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2018 Financial Perspective

James F. Karel joined Silicon Valley Wealth Advisors in December 2012 as a Sub Advisor. Jim previously worked with national brokerage firms in the areas of portfolio management, investment advising, office management, and marketing. He also directed a national training center where he was responsible for the training and development of thousands of New York Stock Exchange registered representatives.

Jim is the co-founder of the Karel-Holderreed Biotechnology Stock Index, the first stock index of biotechnology companies. He previously hosted an investment program for Public Broadcasting Systems and wrote a regular column, “Investment Insights,” for The San Mateo Times newspaper. He has been an acknowledged investment industry resource to San Francisco’s ABC-TV affiliate and has been quoted in such publications as USA Today. Barron’s. New York Times. Technology Magazine. San Francisco Chronicle. San Jose Mercury News, and Los Angeles Times. Jim was previously on the Investment Advisory Board for the San Mateo Community College Foundation and served on the Opera Plus Development Board in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He recently served as board president for Mobius Science Center in Spokane, WA, and now remains on the board of directors at large.

Jim received a Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology from San Francisco State University in 1978 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ancient History from the University of California, Berkeley in 1976

Apr 18, 2018 12:15 PM
 
Apr 18, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Apr 18, 2018 4:30 PM
 
 
Apr 25, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 
May 01, 2018 7:30 AM
 
May 02, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 

Curi-Odyssey Museum

Rachel Meyer is the San Francisco Bay Area - ‎Executive Director of the ‎CuriOdyssey Museum at Coyote Point Museum.  Rachel Meyer, Executive Director, joined CuriOdyssey in April 2007. Prior to joining the museum, she served as the executive director of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo for 12 years, where she led a turnaround effort that included capital upgrades, new exhibits, and new programs. Prior to that, Rachel worked at the Exploratorium in San Francisco for 19 years, nine of which were under the tutelage of Exploratorium founder and renowned physicist Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, serving as Director of Facilities, Director of Programs, and Chief Exhibit Curator. While at the Exploratorium, Rachel advised numerous science and children’s museums, nationally and internationally, on effective interactive educational strategies.            
May 02, 2018 7:30 AM
 

James Reid discusses his Documentary Film 'Minutes to Die.'

The documentary, "Minutes to Die", reveals the under-discussed reality of snakebite. In 26 months, the well-publicized Ebola crisis took as many lives as snakebite does in just one month, every month. The 62-minute film was written and directed by James Reid, and narrated by Mike Rowe. "Minutes to Die" travels around the globe to uncover the harsh reality facing snakebite victims and families. A global health crisis unknown to the world.

May 09, 2018 12:15 PM
 
May 09, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
May 16, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 

Radiology

Karen Malekos-Smith will introduce Dr. Harriet Borofsky is a radiologist in San Mateo, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Mills-Peninsula Health Services and San Mateo Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and has been in practice for more than 20 years. She is one of 30 doctors at Mills-Peninsula Health Services and one of 15 at San Mateo Medical Center who specialize in Radiology

May 16, 2018 12:15 PM
 
May 16, 2018 4:30 PM
 
May 20, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
May 23, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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May 23, 2018
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
May 30, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Jun 05, 2018 7:30 AM
 
 
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Veterinary Cardiology

Dr. Lori Drourr graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. She spent 9 years working in general practice prior to returning to academia to pursue her passion for cardiology. Following her residency at Texas A&M University, she achieved board certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and became a Diplomate of the ACVIM in the College of Cardiology. As a specialist she has worked in private specialty practice and as an associate professor at the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College. Dr. Drourr has lectured at local and national meetings including the ACVIM, AVMA, AHAA, and the SFVMA. She has facilitated veterinary staff trainings, and participated in building a cardiology webinar that has reached more than 2000 veterinarians worldwide. She also collaborated with the veterinarians at the San Francisco and Oakland Zoos studying dilated cardiomyopathy in meerkats. She continues to volunteer her time at the San Francisco Zoo as needed.

Jun 06, 2018 7:30 AM
 
 
Jun 13, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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State of San Mateo Schools

Skelly is a lifelong educator with more than 30 years of experience and a passion for ensuring every student of every background thrives in high school. He began his career working for a program serving talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds in Washington D.C. Skelly was also a high school Math and Spanish teacher. In 1993, he began an 11 year stretch as Principal at Saratoga High School in Santa Clara County. From 2004-2007, he was Associate Superintendent of the Poway Unified School District followed by seven years as the Superintendent at the Palo Alto Unified School District. He is currently the Interim Superintendent at the Mt. View Whisman School District where he has served for the past four months. He earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Harvard, and a PhD in Education Policy and Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jun 13, 2018 12:15 PM
 
Jun 13, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Jun 20, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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Debunking...need we say more?

At the end of every Presidency comes 'The Debunking' - a chance for Burlingame Rotary members to reduce the inflated reputaion of our President for July 2017- June 2018. The debunking meeting is one of the favorite meetings of the year when comedy takes a delight in delighting in the embarassment of our President Mike Horwitz. As every past president of our club can attest - this is the funnest meeting of the year.  

 

Jun 20, 2018 12:15 PM
 
Jun 20, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Jun 20, 2018 4:30 PM
 
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Jun 21, 2018
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
Jun 27, 2018
 
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Jun 27, 2018
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
 
Jul 03, 2018 7:30 AM
 
 
Jul 04, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Jul 11, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 

Comedy

Austin Carr, son of Cheri and grandson of Bob Davidson, is a funny guy. He does what he loves to do, stand-up comedy in some of the great comedy clubs in San Francisco. Austin grew up in Burlingame and now lives in San Francisco.

Jul 11, 2018 12:15 PM
 
Jul 11, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 

Director, Emergency Disaster Services, The Salvation Army SF Metro and Golden State Division

John will speak about the Salvation Army's disaster services including stories from recent California incidents like the North Bay Fires of last year.

Jul 18, 2018
 
Jul 18, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Jul 18, 2018
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Jul 18, 2018 4:30 PM
 
 
Jul 25, 2018
 
Jul 25, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
 
 
Aug 01, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Aug 07, 2018 7:30 AM
 
Aug 08, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Aug 15, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Aug 15, 2018 4:30 PM
 
Aug 15, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Aug 22, 2018
 
Aug 29, 2018
 
Sep 04, 2018 7:30 AM
 
 
Sep 12, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Sep 19, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Sep 19, 2018 4:30 PM
 
Sep 26, 2018
 
Sep 26, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Oct 02, 2018 7:30 AM
 
Oct 03, 2018 10:00 PM
 
Oct 10, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Oct 17, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Oct 17, 2018 4:30 PM