Our next regular lunch meeting will be Wednesday, January 16 at 12:15pm at Poplar Creek.  Our program will consist of a video presentation coordinated by Bod Doerr and Fritz Brauner.  Additionally Fritz will deliver the first newscast of the year.
Don't forget to bring some travel sized toiletries for our CALL Primrose community service project.
On Wednesday, January 23 we will have a social meeting at Poplar Creek at 5:00pm in the bar.  Following our time drinking and socializing. we will recess into a Club Assembly facilitated by Emily Matthews.   
Let’s Review What Happened Last Week:
Last Wednesday your president showed up at the meeting not feeling too well.  So Past President Mike Horwitz came to the rescue, led the meeting and allowed your president to go home and get some needed bed rest.  
At the meeting we were joined by Pennie Lundberg on her first "guest of the club" visit.  Additionally, former long-time member, Tom Mohr, paid us a visit.
Our speaker was Brenda Gonzalez from CORA.  A Rotary Scholar and recent Cal State East Bay graduate, she spoke about domestic violence issues and CORA's activities.
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, 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:
January 16 - Lunch meeting at Poplar Creek at 12:15pm.  Bob Doerr and Fritz Brauner will facilitate a video presentation.
January 23 - Social meeting at 5:00pm at Poplar Creek followed by a Club Assembly.
January 30 - Fifth Wednesday. DARK
February 6 - Lunch Meeting at Poplar Creek at 12:15pm.  Speaker will be Jim Karel who speak on the 2019 investment outlook.
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
February 27 - Social Meeting at 5:00pm.  Location TBD.
APRIL 27TH - Rebuilding America Together Community Service Activity at Gatepath on Stanton Road