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High Gear Bulletin


Zoom Meeting - Wednesday, March 23, 2022

High Gear Editor: No Editor

Pledge: Michael Kimball

Invocation: Jay Miller

 Christine Krolik gave a finance update and informed us how to donate to Rotary and the Rotary Foundation.

 Mike Heffernan encouraged members to attend the College of San Mateo Centennial Gala at Kohl Mansion on March 31. More information here.

Fritz, joining us in person, postponed Jennifer Pence’s interview with Mark Lucchesi due to time constraints this week.

Our speaker was Pat Moorehead, sky diver extraordinaire. He regaled us with stories of his skydiving adventures—80 jumps for his 80th birthday and 9 jumps on his 90th birthday in November 2021. He was an inspiration.

Pat Moorehead Video

A recording of the meeting can be accessed from here:


Links that Pat Moorehead shared with us about his skydiving:

Wall Street Journal digital

Wall Street Journal print

Wall Street Journal readable text

Perris Chamber

Skydiving Museum Newsletter

KTLA 1 (announcing the event at 6 AM on Saturday, November 20th)

KTLA 2 (Lead up to following link)

KTLA 2B (1 minute at 5:58 PM on Tuesday, November 23rd)

KTLA 3 (6-minute interview at 10:45 AM on Saturday, November 27th)

The Week

Skydive Mag

Yahoo News

Aero News 

The Week Newsletter

The Perris Progress

The Perris Progress (Centerfold)

Parachutist – January edition (not published yet)

Aero-News (post)

The Drew Barrymore Show


There were several announcements of upcoming events. A wonderful fundraising event will be held at the home of Christine Krolik on April 30. Space is limited for “Come Fly with Me” so go to our website and signup or click below.
Our Rotary District 5150 Clean-Up Day will be on Saturday, April 9th at Coyote Point. For details and to register go to:



Mar 30, 2022 12:15 PM
Depression & Anxiety During Covid and Beyond
Depression & Anxiety During Covid and Beyond

Melissa Platte has been the Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of San Mateo County since 2003. Prior to that, she was the Associate Director. During the time she has worked with Mental Health Association the agency has been involved in the acquisition, rehabilitation and new construction of housing developments and Melissa has worked with diverse funding sources including City, County, State, and federal agencies as well as numerous local foundations to develop housing and support programs to meet critical community needs and to provide an array of services and health and wellness programs to provide clients with every opportunity for success.  Melissa has also served on numerous committees and Boards from United Way to Housing Leadership Council, Dignity Health Community Advisory Board, HOPE Interagency Council, and currently serves as Chair of the County Continuum of Care.  Melissa has also focused extensively on developing partnerships with other providers throughout the County and most recently, MHA was selected to be the Support Service Provider for two of the County HomeKey projects serving 150 (+) adults and seniors who have been homeless or chronically homeless. 

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Tour of Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos
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Fine Art Photographer
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A&H (Apis & Heritage Capital Partners)
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Genetic Testing
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Upcoming Events
Program Committee Meeting
Zoom Meeting contact Rotary@nolamarketing.com for access
Apr 05, 2022 8:00 AM
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Member Birthdays
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James Young
March 10
Charles Voltz
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