Our next regular lunch meeting will be Wednesday, February 13 at 12:15pm at Poplar Creek.  Our speaker will be Bryan Neider of Gatepath.
There will be a Salon meeting on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:00pm at Suzanne Juptner's house (428 Occidental in San Mateo).   Mary Murphy will lead a discussion on the book Farsighted by Steven Johnson.
Don't forget to bring some travel sized toiletries to the lunch meeting for our CALL Primrose community service project.  In addition to the toiletries you collect from hotels, we could use some travel size toothpaste.  Considering purchasing some of these items at your local drug store and bringing to the meeting.
Let’s Review What Happened Last Week:
Last Wednesday Jim Karel, a regular annual speaker at our club, presented on the 2019 investment outlook and issues that investors need to be on the lookout for.
At the meeting we were joined by Alexa Albarzi for her first "guest of the club" visit.  We were also joined by Assistant District Governor Janette Rabin.
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 12 - Salon meeting on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:00pm at Suzanne Juptner's house (428 Occidental in San Mateo).   Mary Murphy will lead a discussion on the book Farsighted by Steven Johnson.
February 13 - Lunch Meeting at Poplar Creek at 12:15pm.  Speaker will be Bryan Neider, the CEO of Gatepath.
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 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.  
APRIL 27TH - Rebuilding America Together Community Service Activity at Gatepath on Stanton Road