We are dark this Wednesday (February 20) due to President's Day week.
Our next meeting will be a social/community service meeting on Wednesday, February 27 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Poplar Creek Restaurant & Bar.  During the meeting we will begin compiling the toiletry bags for CALL Primrose.
Our next regular lunch meeting will be Wednesday, March 6 at 12:15pm at Poplar Creek.  Our topic will be taxes and our speakers will be our very own tax geniuses, Joe Galligan and Lage Andersen.
Let’s Review What Happened Last Week:
Last Wednesday our speaker was Bryan Neider, CEO of Gatepath.  He spoke of the history of the organization including Burlingame Rotary's involvement in the founding of the organization.  He also told us about the different activities the Gatepath is involved with as it serves our community.  
The meeting was the third "guest of the club" meeting for Bryan and Pennie Lundberg.  We hope and expect they will be full fledged members of our club prior to our next lunch meeting.
Walt Ramseur Obituary:
Past President Walt Ramseur passed away last month in his hometown of Morgantown, NC at the age of 95.  Click here to read his obituary from his hometown newspaper.
2019 Community Service Initiatives:
Your Burlingame Rotary Board approved two new exciting community service initiatives for the first half of 2019:
1) Rebuilding Together/Rebuilding Together Peninsula/Gatepath - Burlingame Rotary will be underwriting and taking the lead on a project at the Gatepath facility on Stanton Road that will be completed on National Rebuilding Day - Saturday, April 27th.  National Rebuilding Day, formerly known as Christmas in April, is a program coordinated by Rebuilding Together (www.rebuildingtogether.org) through its affiliate Rebuilding Together Peninsula (www.rebuildingtogetherpeninsula.org) where numerous projects are completed throughout the country.
Our project will be to paint 8 rooms in the Gatepath facility on Stanton Road and build planters for the to surround the facility.  We will be underwriting the cost of the materials.  Additionally, we will be organizing and providing the people to complete the project.  To complete this project it will take a team of at least 50 people.  Burlingame Rotary will be recruiting members to that team from our club, spouses, friends, colleagues from your workplace and students from local schools.  Our Community Service chairs, Cheryl Fama and Sheryl Young will be coordinating our efforts and the recruiting of team members.
For now, we ask that you save the date, Saturday April 27 and begin to ask your spouses, friends and colleagues if they would like to join us for a day of hands-on community service.
2) CALL Primrose - Every new client for CALL Primrose's food pantry service receives a welcome bag.  This welcome bag contains information on the services CALL Primrose provides as well as a collection of travel size toiletries.  These toiletries are shampoos, conditioners, toothpaste, soap and lotions that donors collect from hotels they visit. Our project is to gather and collect these toiletries over the first two months of the year, and then at the end of February compile welcome bags that CALL Primrose can provide new clients.  At every meeting in January and February, we will have a collection box for you to onate travel size toiletries that you collect from hotels you visit or purchase at our local drug stores.
Upcoming Meetings And Events:
February 20 - President's Day Week.  DARK - NO LUNCH MEETING.
February 20 - Board of Directors meeting from 4:30pm to 6:00pm at the Peninsula Healthcare District (1819 Trousdale in Burlingame).
February 27 - Social Meeting at 5:00pm at Poplar Creek.  At the meeting we will also will begin to compile the Welcome Bags for CALL Primrose using the toiletries we have collected.
March 6 - Lunch Meeting at Poplar Creek at 12:15pm.  Our speakers will be our very own Joe Galligan and Lage Andersen who will provide a timely update on all we need to know as file our 2018 income taxes and plan for 2019.  
March 13 - Lunch Meeting at Poplar Creek at 12:15pm.  Our speaker will be from the Mosquito Abatement District of San Mateo County.
March 20 - Lunch Meeting at Poplar Creek at 12:15pm. 
APRIL 27TH - Rebuilding America Together Community Service Activity at Gatepath on Stanton Road