Burlingame Rotary Club
Founded in 1925

High Gear Bulletin


Zoom Meeting - Wednesday, April 6, 2022

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President Joe called our meeting to order at 12:15 or so.
Pledge of Allegiance:  ?? then led us in the pledge to our flag.
Invocation: Marilyn Orr gave a tribute to Women’s History Month which falls each year in March. After a bit of a history lesson on the holiday, she gave special recognition to the Rotary Club of Duarte who would not accept Rotary International’s ban on women in Rotary pursuing it all the way to the Supreme Court who struck down the RI ruling in 1987 clearing the way for our membership in and service to Rotary.
  • 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. We will need a headcount so please respond when you get the email
  • An additional FUNdraiser will be held at the home of Joe La Mariana on May 20th. It will be a belated Cinco de Mayo event complete with a taco truck!!
President Joe then invited us to have some fellowship with those gathered at each table.
Newscast+:  Our intrepid newscasters have returned so they were again part of the meeting. Fritz Brauner asked fellow newscaster Jennifer Pence to come to the podium. Jennifer’s task was to interview fellow Rotarian Mark Lucchesi about his exploits in the grocery business. Mark joined us remotely from Southern California where he was babysitting for his grandchildren.  Mark had a number of humorous tales of practical jokes he had pulled over his long career. He answered questions about the highs and the lows of his many years in grocery retail. To hear the full interview, watch the recording of the meeting. The link is at the bottom.
Program: Emily Matthews introduced our very accomplished speaker, Kin Wong who talked to us about the benefits of ballroom dance. See related links below.

1) Dancing Makes You Smarter

More recently we've seen research on further health benefits of dancing, such as stress reduction and increased serotonin level, with its sense of well-being.


2) The new england journalofmedicine...Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1165 ... and dancing were associated with a reduced risk of dementia.

3) Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures

Prevalence · An estimated 6.5 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's in 2022. Seventy-three percent are age 75 or older. About 1 in 9 age …
4)  “Why people are dancing at Stanford’s Neuroscience Health Center” By Richard Power  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjgZqIXqaWQ
5)  “ Tango Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease - YouTube” this study proved that Parkinson’s patients had improved balance and gait (walking) after a 20 hr session of Argentine Tango. Done at Washington university,  St. Louis School of Medicine.
Dancing reduces stress levels, increases serotonin levels and cognitive functions. Whilst this is true for all dances, studies have shown this to be ...
7) San Francisco Bay Area Local Tango Dance Event and Studio schedules
Jan Copes and Kin Wong recommended local Tango Teachers
Nancy and David Mendoza
Andrea Monti and Adrian Durso


Apr 13, 2022 12:15 PM
Burglaries and how to help prevent them
Burglaries and how to help prevent them

Are burglaries in our area becoming more frequent? Are the thieves getting more sophisticated? Hillsborough Police Chief Doug Davis will share the latest data and give us guidance on how to “harden” our homes and make them less attractive to the bad guys.

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
May 03, 2022 8:00 AM
Program Committee Meeting
Zoom Meeting contact Rotary@nolamarketing.com for access
Jun 07, 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