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Congratulations to Rotary 5150's Brigette Waterbury!!!!
 
 
Congratulations to our Rotarian of the Month for February 2019 - Brigette Waterbury from the Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor!

Brigette is the epitome of a Rotarian's Rotarian. She has helped San Rafael Harbor Rotary develop into the wonderful, welcoming, active, and productive club that it is today. As a founding member, she helped bring this new club into existence. Ever since that day, her gentle guidance and strong leadership has helped the club to thrive and weather more than a few stormy squalls.

Brigette has served our club in almost every leadership position that exists in our club. She is always willing to step up and fill in where necessary. Currently, Brigette serves as Youth Leadership Chair and leads the Harbor sponsored   Interact San Rafael Club from   San Rafael High School. She has started and has helped lead this club for several years, including the years when her daughter attended the high school, as well as after her daughter graduated.

Last year, as our Youth Services Chair, she had the inspired idea to start 3   Girl Scouts Troops in underserved areas of   Marin County, California. San Rafael Harbor Rotary is helping to support this initiative and together with the Girl Scouts, will provide troop supplies, uniforms and materials needed to help these young girls learn leadership skills and an awareness of community service. Perfect traits for future Rotarians!

She is a past president of Harbor Rotary and continues to serve our club and the   Rotary District 5150 with her input and valuable suggestions. One recent example is when we were struggling to keep up with our social media and on-line presence. In brainstorming ideas, she suggested that we tap into the Interact Club to help us out. Perfect - we met with a student from the club, explained our needs and voila - problem solved. It is a win-win-win, solving a club problem, connecting us with Interact Club, and providing a little monetary compensation for the student.

Community leaders throughout Marin recognize Brigette as someone who works hard to serve the community and is very involved in many different organizations. She recently was tapped to help   Opening the World plan and organize their annual fundraiser, which is a vital funding stream for their organization. Because of Brigette's work, together with the hard work of all Harbor Rotary members, Rotary was recognized that night by   Congressman Jared Huffman with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by the   U.S. House Of Representatives, presented to honor and recognize our exceptional community service. Brigette is a vital member of our club, of Rotary and of our community, and it is for this reason that I humbly and respectfully put forth her name for Rotarian of the month of District 5150.
 
Once again, congratulations to  Brigette Waterbury from the  Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor  as our  "Rotarian of the Month" in February 2020!  
 
       
 

Congratulations again Brigette!!!!!

 

San Rafael Harbor Rotarians attend Opening the World annual dinner fundraising event.  While there, we were called up to the stage to receive a Special Congressional Recognition, from the Honorable Jared Huffman, for our "Exceptional Community Service". 

Harbor Rotarians attend Passport fundraiser celebrating Rotarian birthdays and raise money for 3 local charities and 3 global charities. A great time was had by all!!!!

Harbor Rotarians volunteer at the Canal Alliance food pantry, which provides families with  free nutritious food, fresh fruits, and vegetables.  

Each year, the Tuesday Food Pantry serves more than 1,200 families and distributes more than $1 million in food to the community.

We are very excited to welcome Mel Matsumoto to our Harbor Rotary family!  Your enthusiasm and energy are wonderful additions to our club, and together we can accomplish great things! 
#newrotarymember #growrotary
 
 
 

What a beautiful day to visit the Make A Splash summer swim camp, where high school students, organized by the Pacific Coast Marlins, teach children to swim.  Today was the camp's graduation day and we had the opportunity to see the wonderful swim skills that the children have learned.  Some swimmers showed us their swim stroke skills and others have progressed so much that they are ready for the swim team - wow!  The Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor is proud to support this amazing local organization where everyone benefits, the swimmers, the teachers and the Rotarians who have the opportunity to witness the fun in the sun!  Go team!!!!  See Harbor Rotarians with these wonderful instructors and for more information on this great group, please visit https://pcmlearntoswim.org/  
Please join me in honoring Jim Carriere, our Harbor Rotary member who recently hit a milestone. He has raised over $400,000 in funds for ShelterBox USA, an international disaster relief charity. This has earned him recognition as the organization’s top all-time fundraiser. ShelterBox delivers emergency shelter and life-saving supplies to people affected by natural disasters or conflict around the world.
 
“ShelterBox would not be able to help so many families in need of shelter without the exceptional efforts of volunteers who have a passion for helping people in need,” said Kerri Murray. “Jim has truly gone above and beyond and his extraordinary service to raise funds for ShelterBox has resulted in hundreds of families receiving life-saving aid.”
 
Carriere, who is senior vice president of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of San Rafael, has been involved with the organization for more than a decade. He served on ShelterBox USA’s board from 2010-2018, including service as board chair in 2017 and 2018.
 
For the last four years, Carriere has hosted a successful fundraising event for ShelterBox called Jimbalaya, in which he treats guests to cuisine from his hometown of New Orleans. In total, the event has raised more than $100,000.
 
A member of the Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor, he first learned of the organization through its connection to Rotary. ShelterBox is the official Project Partner of Rotary International in disaster relief. Rotarians are often the first point of contact for the ShelterBox Response Team when they arrive in a country that has been devastated by a disaster.
President Barbara Weldon Goes to Hamburg for the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg.  Here she is at the Rotary Booth placing her Rotary Lego block helping to create the beautiful Rotary Lego Wheel.
 
 
 
 
Genie and Jeff Reynolds of San Francisco are the Grand Prize Winners of our 2019 Restaurant Raffle.  They are the lucky recipients of thirteen $100 gift certificates from Marin's finest restaurants including:
 
Arrivederci, Beso Bistro and Wine Bar, Buckeye Roadhouse, Chalet Basque, HopMonk Tavern, il Davide, In-N-Out Burger, Insalata's, La Toscana, LaVier Latin Fusion, Left Bank, Marin Brewing Company, Parranga, Perry's, Pizza Antica, San Rafael Joe's, Thep Lela Thai, and The Spinnaker.  The winning ticket was sold by Susan Lundy,
 
We had a banner year for our Raffle sales this year, raising more than $18,000.  We use this money to support local community projects and nonprofits, as well as international groups that work in developing countries.  Thank you, thank you very much to our generous restaurant sponsors and our wonderful friends who bought tickets.  
 
Stan Green, Susan Lundy, Bev Shwert, and Judi Cooper attended the 4 Way Fest in Reno.   This author (Susan). felt as though I was singing the Girl Scout ditty:  "Make new friends, but keep the old...one is silver and the other gold".   It was good to enjoy the friendship of our own club and fun to visit with Rotarians from not only our area, but also Nevada, Northern CA, and East Bay.   
Pictured at the House of Friendship is Susan and her fellowship friend Becky (aka Linda) Regan.  They worked the International Travel and Hosting Fellowship booth.
Breakfast with Stan, Susan, Judi, and Stan's friend from Novato Sunrise.
Bev Shwert enjoying "after the convention" day in Reno/Sparks.
 
Cindy Stameroff left before we got a picture...but below are Greg Spellerberg and his Mom, Susan Lundy, and Steve Villa.  We served lunch on Mother's Day from 10:30 until 1pm,  Cindy, Steve, and Greg had to stand over the steam table for the hot meal but Susan "volunteered" for the dessert table.  She was the  most popular one there!  Over 150 plates were dished out to friends and families.  
The 2015-16 recipient of the Noushin-Sharif Murphy Memorial Scholarship, Sierra Murphy (no relation), graduated with honors and a triple-major from Arizona State University.  Representing Harbor Rotary at the ceremony was Past President Hugh Murphy (also no relation).  He is pictured below with Sierra.  Hugh writes: 
Following up on a wonderful weekend in Tempe, AZ.  Met Sierra's extended family and  her boyfriend.  Mom (Tina) saved Sara and I a seat with them and we had a great conversation with Tina and Sierra's grandparents.  Both grandparents are deaf (they had met at a school for the deaf in Berkeley) and Tina acted as translator.  Was cool to see Sierra, sitting down on the floor, communicate with mom and grandparents  using sign language. No need to shout. 
 
The only down side was that there were over 900 honors students graduating and each student was individually introduced and what their majors were.  Those basketball seats were very hard and when the last student was introduced she got a standing ovation.  I think she was surprised until she figured out why we were cheering (ha).
 
Sierra was one of 23 graduating students, out of 15,000+, who received bachelor degrees in three different majors.  Her final GPA was 4.1.  She is on her way to medical school next year.  And by the way she is a graduate of the RYLA program which she again mentioned to me how important it was to her for her self confidence in high school.  
 
Whether she is a future Rotarian or not, I am sure we will be hearing her name again in the years to come as either a preeminent neurosurgeon or cancer researcher.  
 
St. Vincent's kitchen was manned by four Harbor volunteers on Sunday, March 31st.  Rotarians pictured are, left to right, Stanley Green (International Service Chair), Brigette Waterbury (Community Service Chair), Jaimie Ortez (Public Image) and Cindy Stameroff (Club Treasurer).
President Elect Judi Cooper wore her Captain's cap and was proudly supported by almost half of her Club.  Immediate Past President Carola Detrick attended as new Assistant District Governor.  Jim Carriere attended to speak about SHELTERBOX USA.  President Barbara Weldon attended for final hints on Awards qualification.  Also attending were Cindy Stameroff, Stan Green, Susan Lundy, Bev Shwert, and Hugh Murphy.
 
Pictured are, left to right, Barbara, Bev, Susan, and Judi.
The annual Shelterbox fundraiser is our alternative meeting this week.  Join us next week, January 29, back at Whistlestop and remember, February 5th we are looking forward to the Climate Change discussion.
John Bottari discussed the CA Employers Advisory Council, an organization which he leads as California President this year.  John covered information also available on their website, but personalized it with reasons an employer should join:
 

The California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) is your connection to employment and workforce development information. The CEAC has been in partnership with the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) since 1980. As the nonprofit, statewide umbrella organization for local Employer Advisory Councils (EACs), the CEAC:

  • Provides low-cost, timely seminars on topics such as employment law, workforce development, and human resource practices through the local EACs.
  • Works with the EDD to promote regulations, policies, and procedures that are business friendly.
  • Provides links between employers, EACs, and the EDD at the local and state level.
  • Notifies employers about pending legislation that may impact them.
  • Provides employer representation on state-level panels, boards, and advisory groups.
Then,  Daisy Batten spoke  of Diversity awareness.    Daisy is active in her college's diversity program and discussed how easy it is to judge people by first initial impressions based upon skin color, build, ethnicity, or other factors that blind people with stereotypical judgments.   Daisy presented a very timely "refresher course" for all of us to BE AWARE of diversity.

Marin Food Bank uses Harbor Rotarian's help!

Stan Green and Barbara Weldon are shown lifting a box of food  packed at Saturday's (Aug 18) Marin and San Francisco Food Bank event.  Stan was there in the morning representing Harbor Rotary and Barbara was there in the afternoon.  Sunday, Harbor Rotarians will be at the Bocce Ball event for Rotary.  Busy, Busy August!
 
An Open Letter from member Jim Carriere to us all:
I think I've shared that there is a ShelterBox Ambassador canoeing the length of the Mississippi River in hopes of raising over $250,000. In addition he can win another $50,000. Please see below, vote daily if you can, and share with friends. I'll provide details tomorrow and let you know how to sponsor a mile (or more) if you'd like to. 
 
Great news! Because of his paddle expedition down the Mississippi, ShelterBox volunteer Erik Elsea has been nominated for the Eagle Rare Life Award. The $50,000 prize will go to the winner’s charity of choice!
 
Cast your vote (one per day) here: http://www.VoteForErik.com
 
The top five finalists to receive the most votes in each category will be considered for a category prize of $5,000. The judges will then evaluate the top 10 nominees across all categories to determine the winner of the Eagle Rare Life Award and the $50,000 Grand Prize, which will be donated to the charity or cause of the winner’s choice.
 
Learn more about Erik's Mississippi Expedition here:  https://www.shelterboxusa.org/expedition/
 

Jim Carriere

Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor

President, Harbor Foundation

July 25th was GRADUATION DAY for the 3-8 yr olds in the Canal area who learned water safety and how to float and beginning swimming at San Rafael High School.  We enjoyed the celebration and enjoyed the visiting afterwards!
Today  "What's Happening" calendars guru, John Benus, gave us tips about healthy living.  A brief summary in no particular order:  1. toothpaste is poison (read the label) so rinse three times  2. Four grams of sugar - 1 teaspoon, so one quart of low-fat yogurt is 15 teaspoons of sugar.   3.  Use soap to shave not areosol spray cans, then use aloe vera gel on your face, legs, etc.  4. Don't drink milk.  5. Chew well so your stomach can actually digest the food.  6. Ignore the "3 square meals a day" idea...eat the largest meal in the middle of the day.   7. Avoid gluten and avoid meat (chicken or fish okay but not red meat.  If you must eat red meat to survive, eat grass fed organic red meat).  8. Bike, jog, hike..and if you walk, make sure you are walking at 3 mph.  Do so daily.    Good ideas for us all and that was just a quick sampling of all the data he presented.
January 29, 2018, the San Rafael High School Interact members once again worked to cook and serve the homeless.  Showing up to help with clean up were our own two members, President-Elect Barbara Weldon (on the right) and President-Elect Nominee Judi Cooper (on the left).  THANKS, kids!
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Congratulations to Rotary 5150's Brigette Waterbury!!!!
 
 
Congratulations to our Rotarian of the Month for February 2019 - Brigette Waterbury from the Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor!

Brigette is the epitome of a Rotarian's Rotarian. She has helped San Rafael Harbor Rotary develop into the wonderful, welcoming, active, and productive club that it is today. As a founding member, she helped bring this new club into existence. Ever since that day, her gentle guidance and strong leadership has helped the club to thrive and weather more than a few stormy squalls.

Brigette has served our club in almost every leadership position that exists in our club. She is always willing to step up and fill in where necessary. Currently, Brigette serves as Youth Leadership Chair and leads the Harbor sponsored   Interact San Rafael Club from   San Rafael High School. She has started and has helped lead this club for several years, including the years when her daughter attended the high school, as well as after her daughter graduated.

Last year, as our Youth Services Chair, she had the inspired idea to start 3   Girl Scouts Troops in underserved areas of   Marin County, California. San Rafael Harbor Rotary is helping to support this initiative and together with the Girl Scouts, will provide troop supplies, uniforms and materials needed to help these young girls learn leadership skills and an awareness of community service. Perfect traits for future Rotarians!

She is a past president of Harbor Rotary and continues to serve our club and the   Rotary District 5150 with her input and valuable suggestions. One recent example is when we were struggling to keep up with our social media and on-line presence. In brainstorming ideas, she suggested that we tap into the Interact Club to help us out. Perfect - we met with a student from the club, explained our needs and voila - problem solved. It is a win-win-win, solving a club problem, connecting us with Interact Club, and providing a little monetary compensation for the student.

Community leaders throughout Marin recognize Brigette as someone who works hard to serve the community and is very involved in many different organizations. She recently was tapped to help   Opening the World plan and organize their annual fundraiser, which is a vital funding stream for their organization. Because of Brigette's work, together with the hard work of all Harbor Rotary members, Rotary was recognized that night by   Congressman Jared Huffman with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by the   U.S. House Of Representatives, presented to honor and recognize our exceptional community service. Brigette is a vital member of our club, of Rotary and of our community, and it is for this reason that I humbly and respectfully put forth her name for Rotarian of the month of District 5150.
 
Once again, congratulations to  Brigette Waterbury from the  Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor  as our  "Rotarian of the Month" in February 2020!  
 
       
 

Congratulations again Brigette!!!!!

 

San Rafael Harbor Rotarians attend Opening the World annual dinner fundraising event.  While there, we were called up to the stage to receive a Special Congressional Recognition, from the Honorable Jared Huffman, for our "Exceptional Community Service". 

Harbor Rotarians attend Passport fundraiser celebrating Rotarian birthdays and raise money for 3 local charities and 3 global charities. A great time was had by all!!!!

Harbor Rotarians volunteer at the Canal Alliance food pantry, which provides families with  free nutritious food, fresh fruits, and vegetables.  

Each year, the Tuesday Food Pantry serves more than 1,200 families and distributes more than $1 million in food to the community.

We are very excited to welcome Mel Matsumoto to our Harbor Rotary family!  Your enthusiasm and energy are wonderful additions to our club, and together we can accomplish great things! 
#newrotarymember #growrotary
 
 
 

What a beautiful day to visit the Make A Splash summer swim camp, where high school students, organized by the Pacific Coast Marlins, teach children to swim.  Today was the camp's graduation day and we had the opportunity to see the wonderful swim skills that the children have learned.  Some swimmers showed us their swim stroke skills and others have progressed so much that they are ready for the swim team - wow!  The Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor is proud to support this amazing local organization where everyone benefits, the swimmers, the teachers and the Rotarians who have the opportunity to witness the fun in the sun!  Go team!!!!  See Harbor Rotarians with these wonderful instructors and for more information on this great group, please visit https://pcmlearntoswim.org/  
Please join me in honoring Jim Carriere, our Harbor Rotary member who recently hit a milestone. He has raised over $400,000 in funds for ShelterBox USA, an international disaster relief charity. This has earned him recognition as the organization’s top all-time fundraiser. ShelterBox delivers emergency shelter and life-saving supplies to people affected by natural disasters or conflict around the world.
 
“ShelterBox would not be able to help so many families in need of shelter without the exceptional efforts of volunteers who have a passion for helping people in need,” said Kerri Murray. “Jim has truly gone above and beyond and his extraordinary service to raise funds for ShelterBox has resulted in hundreds of families receiving life-saving aid.”
 
Carriere, who is senior vice president of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of San Rafael, has been involved with the organization for more than a decade. He served on ShelterBox USA’s board from 2010-2018, including service as board chair in 2017 and 2018.
 
For the last four years, Carriere has hosted a successful fundraising event for ShelterBox called Jimbalaya, in which he treats guests to cuisine from his hometown of New Orleans. In total, the event has raised more than $100,000.
 
A member of the Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor, he first learned of the organization through its connection to Rotary. ShelterBox is the official Project Partner of Rotary International in disaster relief. Rotarians are often the first point of contact for the ShelterBox Response Team when they arrive in a country that has been devastated by a disaster.
President Barbara Weldon Goes to Hamburg for the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg.  Here she is at the Rotary Booth placing her Rotary Lego block helping to create the beautiful Rotary Lego Wheel.
 
 
 
 
Genie and Jeff Reynolds of San Francisco are the Grand Prize Winners of our 2019 Restaurant Raffle.  They are the lucky recipients of thirteen $100 gift certificates from Marin's finest restaurants including:
 
Arrivederci, Beso Bistro and Wine Bar, Buckeye Roadhouse, Chalet Basque, HopMonk Tavern, il Davide, In-N-Out Burger, Insalata's, La Toscana, LaVier Latin Fusion, Left Bank, Marin Brewing Company, Parranga, Perry's, Pizza Antica, San Rafael Joe's, Thep Lela Thai, and The Spinnaker.  The winning ticket was sold by Susan Lundy,
 
We had a banner year for our Raffle sales this year, raising more than $18,000.  We use this money to support local community projects and nonprofits, as well as international groups that work in developing countries.  Thank you, thank you very much to our generous restaurant sponsors and our wonderful friends who bought tickets.  
 
Stan Green, Susan Lundy, Bev Shwert, and Judi Cooper attended the 4 Way Fest in Reno.   This author (Susan). felt as though I was singing the Girl Scout ditty:  "Make new friends, but keep the old...one is silver and the other gold".   It was good to enjoy the friendship of our own club and fun to visit with Rotarians from not only our area, but also Nevada, Northern CA, and East Bay.   
Pictured at the House of Friendship is Susan and her fellowship friend Becky (aka Linda) Regan.  They worked the International Travel and Hosting Fellowship booth.
Breakfast with Stan, Susan, Judi, and Stan's friend from Novato Sunrise.
Bev Shwert enjoying "after the convention" day in Reno/Sparks.
 
Cindy Stameroff left before we got a picture...but below are Greg Spellerberg and his Mom, Susan Lundy, and Steve Villa.  We served lunch on Mother's Day from 10:30 until 1pm,  Cindy, Steve, and Greg had to stand over the steam table for the hot meal but Susan "volunteered" for the dessert table.  She was the  most popular one there!  Over 150 plates were dished out to friends and families.  
The 2015-16 recipient of the Noushin-Sharif Murphy Memorial Scholarship, Sierra Murphy (no relation), graduated with honors and a triple-major from Arizona State University.  Representing Harbor Rotary at the ceremony was Past President Hugh Murphy (also no relation).  He is pictured below with Sierra.  Hugh writes: 
Following up on a wonderful weekend in Tempe, AZ.  Met Sierra's extended family and  her boyfriend.  Mom (Tina) saved Sara and I a seat with them and we had a great conversation with Tina and Sierra's grandparents.  Both grandparents are deaf (they had met at a school for the deaf in Berkeley) and Tina acted as translator.  Was cool to see Sierra, sitting down on the floor, communicate with mom and grandparents  using sign language. No need to shout. 
 
The only down side was that there were over 900 honors students graduating and each student was individually introduced and what their majors were.  Those basketball seats were very hard and when the last student was introduced she got a standing ovation.  I think she was surprised until she figured out why we were cheering (ha).
 
Sierra was one of 23 graduating students, out of 15,000+, who received bachelor degrees in three different majors.  Her final GPA was 4.1.  She is on her way to medical school next year.  And by the way she is a graduate of the RYLA program which she again mentioned to me how important it was to her for her self confidence in high school.  
 
Whether she is a future Rotarian or not, I am sure we will be hearing her name again in the years to come as either a preeminent neurosurgeon or cancer researcher.  
 
St. Vincent's kitchen was manned by four Harbor volunteers on Sunday, March 31st.  Rotarians pictured are, left to right, Stanley Green (International Service Chair), Brigette Waterbury (Community Service Chair), Jaimie Ortez (Public Image) and Cindy Stameroff (Club Treasurer).
President Elect Judi Cooper wore her Captain's cap and was proudly supported by almost half of her Club.  Immediate Past President Carola Detrick attended as new Assistant District Governor.  Jim Carriere attended to speak about SHELTERBOX USA.  President Barbara Weldon attended for final hints on Awards qualification.  Also attending were Cindy Stameroff, Stan Green, Susan Lundy, Bev Shwert, and Hugh Murphy.
 
Pictured are, left to right, Barbara, Bev, Susan, and Judi.
The annual Shelterbox fundraiser is our alternative meeting this week.  Join us next week, January 29, back at Whistlestop and remember, February 5th we are looking forward to the Climate Change discussion.
John Bottari discussed the CA Employers Advisory Council, an organization which he leads as California President this year.  John covered information also available on their website, but personalized it with reasons an employer should join:
 

The California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) is your connection to employment and workforce development information. The CEAC has been in partnership with the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) since 1980. As the nonprofit, statewide umbrella organization for local Employer Advisory Councils (EACs), the CEAC:

  • Provides low-cost, timely seminars on topics such as employment law, workforce development, and human resource practices through the local EACs.
  • Works with the EDD to promote regulations, policies, and procedures that are business friendly.
  • Provides links between employers, EACs, and the EDD at the local and state level.
  • Notifies employers about pending legislation that may impact them.
  • Provides employer representation on state-level panels, boards, and advisory groups.
Then,  Daisy Batten spoke  of Diversity awareness.    Daisy is active in her college's diversity program and discussed how easy it is to judge people by first initial impressions based upon skin color, build, ethnicity, or other factors that blind people with stereotypical judgments.   Daisy presented a very timely "refresher course" for all of us to BE AWARE of diversity.

Marin Food Bank uses Harbor Rotarian's help!

Stan Green and Barbara Weldon are shown lifting a box of food  packed at Saturday's (Aug 18) Marin and San Francisco Food Bank event.  Stan was there in the morning representing Harbor Rotary and Barbara was there in the afternoon.  Sunday, Harbor Rotarians will be at the Bocce Ball event for Rotary.  Busy, Busy August!
 
An Open Letter from member Jim Carriere to us all:
I think I've shared that there is a ShelterBox Ambassador canoeing the length of the Mississippi River in hopes of raising over $250,000. In addition he can win another $50,000. Please see below, vote daily if you can, and share with friends. I'll provide details tomorrow and let you know how to sponsor a mile (or more) if you'd like to. 
 
Great news! Because of his paddle expedition down the Mississippi, ShelterBox volunteer Erik Elsea has been nominated for the Eagle Rare Life Award. The $50,000 prize will go to the winner’s charity of choice!
 
Cast your vote (one per day) here: http://www.VoteForErik.com
 
The top five finalists to receive the most votes in each category will be considered for a category prize of $5,000. The judges will then evaluate the top 10 nominees across all categories to determine the winner of the Eagle Rare Life Award and the $50,000 Grand Prize, which will be donated to the charity or cause of the winner’s choice.
 
Learn more about Erik's Mississippi Expedition here:  https://www.shelterboxusa.org/expedition/
 

Jim Carriere

Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor

President, Harbor Foundation

July 25th was GRADUATION DAY for the 3-8 yr olds in the Canal area who learned water safety and how to float and beginning swimming at San Rafael High School.  We enjoyed the celebration and enjoyed the visiting afterwards!
Today  "What's Happening" calendars guru, John Benus, gave us tips about healthy living.  A brief summary in no particular order:  1. toothpaste is poison (read the label) so rinse three times  2. Four grams of sugar - 1 teaspoon, so one quart of low-fat yogurt is 15 teaspoons of sugar.   3.  Use soap to shave not areosol spray cans, then use aloe vera gel on your face, legs, etc.  4. Don't drink milk.  5. Chew well so your stomach can actually digest the food.  6. Ignore the "3 square meals a day" idea...eat the largest meal in the middle of the day.   7. Avoid gluten and avoid meat (chicken or fish okay but not red meat.  If you must eat red meat to survive, eat grass fed organic red meat).  8. Bike, jog, hike..and if you walk, make sure you are walking at 3 mph.  Do so daily.    Good ideas for us all and that was just a quick sampling of all the data he presented.
January 29, 2018, the San Rafael High School Interact members once again worked to cook and serve the homeless.  Showing up to help with clean up were our own two members, President-Elect Barbara Weldon (on the right) and President-Elect Nominee Judi Cooper (on the left).  THANKS, kids!
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Club Meeting Info

Business leaders working together to serve others above ourselves

Harbor Rotary

The Club that touches peoples' hearts.

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 8:00 AM
Whistlestop Wheels
Jackson Cafe
930 Tamalpais Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901-3325
United States of America
We are currently meeting on Zoom Tuesday Mornings at 8:00AM
Speakers
Britt Woodrum, ShelterBox Hero & Adventurer
Dec 01, 2020 8:00 AM
Stories from My Long Treks

Brittney “Bert” Woodrum is a Rotary Peace Fellow Candidate who became a ShelterBox ambassador nearly a year ago when she began her masters in Humanitarian Assistance at the University of Denver. A Kentucky native, she graduated from the University of KY in 2015 with a focus in Nonprofit Administration and Spanish. Over the past four years, she has put her education to good use, working for a variety of NGOs across the globe, including in Mexico, Hong Kong, and Myanmar. In her free time, Bert enjoys studying languages, cycling, and hiking. As an avid thru-hiker, she has completed the entirety of the Appalachian Trail and Camino de Santiago and hopes that before leaving Colorado, she’ll have the opportunity to explore all that the Rockies have to offer. Above all else, however, Bert’s ultimate goal is to be of service to the global community and plans to dedicate her life to solving logistical challenges across the field of Humanitarian Assistance.

Luanne Mullin, President, Emeritus Students COM
Dec 08, 2020 8:00 AM
The Joy of Engagement and Lifelong Learning
Torrey Kelly, Assoc ED, Marin YMCA
Dec 15, 2020 8:00 AM
Marin Community Learning Hubs - Addressing the Equity Gap in Education
No meeting
Dec 22, 2020
No meeting
Dec 29, 2020
TBD (SG-RG)
Jan 05, 2021 8:00 AM
Bob Mauceli, Marin Master Gardeners
Jan 12, 2021 8:00 AM
A Quick Overview of Fire-smart Landscaping
Kate Johnston, Retired California State Attorney
Jan 19, 2021 8:00 AM
Characters from the Early Days of San Quentin
TBD (SG-SL)
Jan 26, 2021 8:00 AM
Richard Breyer,Film Professor, Syracuse University
Feb 09, 2021 8:00 AM
300 Miles to Freedom
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Steve Villa
    November 5
Join Date:
  • Pat Goldman
    November 14, 2017
    3 years
 
 
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Club Meeting Info

Business leaders working together to serve others above ourselves

Harbor Rotary

The Club that touches peoples' hearts.

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 8:00 AM
Whistlestop Wheels
Jackson Cafe
930 Tamalpais Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901-3325
United States of America
We are currently meeting on Zoom Tuesday Mornings at 8:00AM