Burlingame Rotary Club
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High Gear Bulletin


Zoom Meeting - Wednesday, March 30, 2022

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President Joe called the meeting to order welcoming the 22 Rotarians and guests in the room with a few more on the “big screen”.
Pledge: Jerry Winges was asked to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Invocation:  Bobba Venkatadri gave us some heartfelt words and thoughts.
Sunshine Report: Mark Johnson informed us that he has spoken with Pierre Bouquet who is still recovering from a serious fall. However, Pierre was able to join the meeting via Zoom.
  • Come Fly with Me FUNdraiser will be on Saturday, April 30. Christine Krolik is hosting this in her lovely Hillsborough home. A sumptuous dinner and live entertainment are part of the evening so sign up while you still can.
  • Rotary Day of Service – April 9th at Coyote Point. Register below.
  • Off-site Rotary meeting on April 20. President Joe will host us at the Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos. More information to come.
  • An additional FUNdraiser will be held at the home of President Joe in May. It will be a belated Cinco de Mayo event complete with a taco truck!!
Newscast+: Our newscasters, Fritz Brauner and Jennifer Pence, were off on assignment so were not able to deliver the news.
Fellowship: Having dispensed with a newscast, we had extra time to enjoy time with our fellow Rotarians.
Program: Nancy Bush introduced our speaker, Melissa Platte. Melissa has been the Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of San Mateo County since 2003. She discussed how the COVID pandemic has increased anxiety and depression for many residents of San Mateo County. She stressed that these are serious conditions. At the conclusion of her talk, she noted that exercise and being outdoors go a long way to helping with these feelings. For her full presentation watch the recording.


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Apr 13, 2022 12:15 PM
Burglaries and how to help prevent them
Apr 20, 2022 12:15 PM
Tour of Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos
Apr 27, 2022 12:15 PM
Fine Art Photographer
May 04, 2022 12:15 PM
A&H (Apis & Heritage Capital Partners)
May 11, 2022 12:15 PM
Genetic Testing
May 18, 2022 12:15 PM
Classic Car Expert
May 25, 2022 12:15 PM
San Mateo County Poet Laureate
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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
Marilyn Orr
April 1
Christopher Ramirez
April 3
Jerry Winges
April 3
Karen Malekos-Smith
April 7
Goddess of Garbage Tanzi
April 9
John Crosby
April 12
Wendi Upchurch
April 15
Fritz Brauner
April 17
Marc Friedman
April 21
Alex Buljan
April 26
Bill Tiedeman
Patricia Harding
April 12
Frances Boscacci
Mark Boscacci
April 19