Burlingame Rotary Club
Founded in 1925

Lunch Meetings are held every Wednesday for the Rotary year 2019 - 2020. 

Pledge of Allegiance
President Carr asked Jim Shypertt led the Club in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Perseverance is the continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.  It is the steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, it is a state of mind, especially in spite of obstacles. "Grit is that ‘extra something' that separates the most successful people from the rest. It's the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality." Travis Bradberry
Visiting Rotarians
Suan See Yap was visiting from District 3300 in Malaysia. Her Club is 90 years old and is heavily involved in the community providing free dental care for children 6 to 12 years old. Suan and President Cheri exchanged Club banners.
Guests of the Club Today's speaker, Michele Beasley was today's guest of the club.
Announcements Golf Event Chair, Mike Horwitz reminded the Club that our annual Golf Tournament is fast approaching, October 21, 2019, is just around the corner. A reminder this year it will be held at the beautiful Green Hill Country Club. He reminded us that this is our main fundraiser of the year, we are requesting every member of the club to show their support and purchase at least one (1) dinner ticket. You can pay at the lunch meeting front desk or go the Burlingamerotary.org and get your ticket online. Club members are also required to either bring a $60 bottle of wine for the event or write a check for $40 and the Club will purchase a bottle. This wine will help boost the items for our Silent Auction. 
Veteran Stand Down Event Member Bob Doerr announced a need for volunteers for this event which is a community-based event on October 3rd to 5th, to assist Veterans in need. Volunteers will help assist by manning a Red Cross food station, Clothing, and toiletry distribution and as on-site helping hands. Please contact Bob, or Eleanor Britter 415-378-6789
Candidate Forum At our Wednesday, October 2nd, Lunch Meeting we will be hosting Burlingame City Council Candidates, Emily Beach, Donna Coulson, and Mike Dunham. The event is open to the public so sign up your friends (cost for lunch is $25) and neighbors at http://burlingamerotary.rsvpify.com 
Fireside Chat: We're delighted that Fritz and Joe will hold the famous Fireside Chat on  October 1st at Joe La Mariana’s home. For more details or if you'd like to attend please call Fritz.
President Carr held an impromptu “Ticket” Auction item. Member Maki Koboyashi graciously donated his “CENTER SEAT - FRONT ROW” ticket for Walter Isaacson for the san Mateo Speaker Series. The lucky taker was Charles Voltz.
Guest Speaker: Member Chris Ramirez introduced Speaker for today, Michele Beasley. Michele was born and raised in San Mateo County and has dedicated her career to creating sustainable and equitable communities. Prior to becoming the Executive Director of the San Mateo County Parks Foundation in 2015, Michele spent 11 years as Greenbelt Alliance's Regional Director in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. She has worked as an advocate for the homeless in Contra Costa County and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana supporting eco-tourism efforts in the last nineties. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Saint Mary's College of California. 
With the aid of visuals, Michele shared her adventures in Ghana in the Peace Corps. She reminded us that in 1957 Ghana was the first Sub-Sarahan African County to get its Independence. She shared her experiences with the friendly people of Liati Wote village who welcomed her and made her feel at home during her stay. She shared how beautiful the country is with its waterfalls and how the historic site of the area is both interesting and overshadowed by the slave trade which began in the area. She stayed with two sisters and their children and loved her tour. The area is also famous for its butterflies and poisonous snake. One fun fact was that all the buses are named and one she regularly took was called "The Bill Clinton' Bus. After answering a number of questions from the Club, President Cheri presented Michele with a Certificate to let her know 5 children will receive Polio shots in her name.
Closing Remarks:  Choosing to make an impact “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life” – Steve Jobs
"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way." -Napoleon Hill
See You September 25th for our Regular Lunch Meeting.
Oct 02, 2019 12:15 PM
Burlingame City Council Candidates Forum
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Sheryl Young
September 3
Suzanne Juptner
September 15
Maki Kobayashi
September 26
Bob Doerr
Robert Doerr
September 8
Duffy Offield
September 9
Ricardo Ortiz
Lauren Barranti
September 15
Charles Rosebrook
Nancy Rosebrook
September 24
Russell Hampton
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