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Guest Speakers


March 7, 2014


Guest Speakers from Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project spoke about the Hidden Treasure of Korean Art and Modern Korea.

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February 7, 2014


Guest Speaker Judge Selyna Brown spoke about the justice system and encouraged everyone to participate in the process by responding to jury trial notices and if possible experience completing serving in it.

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January 17, 2014


Guest Speaker Suzanne Attenborough spoke to our Rotary Club about Grover one of the dogs being trained as a Canine Companion.

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Nov 1, 2013


Debunking of Past President Valmar Figueiredo on right.  Acting as the wizard on left is Member John Kitchin


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Oct 11, 2013


Guest Speaker Jill Grant spoke on the Hetch Hetchy water improvement project and how wildlife around the reservoir in the Bay Area are very protected.
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June 21, 2013


Guest Speaker Chrisina Nihil spoke on Dealing with Difficult People

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May 10, 2013


Guest speaker and District Assistant Governor Bob Doerr of Burlingame Rotary Club spoke on what it takes to be involved in International Projects and Rotary International Global Grants.

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April 19, 2013


Guest Speaker Rebecca Fisk spoke on Tools for Staying Emotionally Balanced at Work and at Home.

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March 22, 2013


Guest speaker Mary D'Apice spoke on Adapting to Age-Related Vision Loss.

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February 15, 2013

Guest speaker Derrick Quan spoke on Is it Possible for You to Sell your Home without Paying Taxes?
 
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January 25, 2013


Guest Speaker Christina Kahn spoke about features and qualifying for Medicare when the time comes.

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December  7, 2012


Guest Speaker Marcus Ruiz Evans on "What will California Look Like in 100 Years?"  Evans spoke about his book on California's Next Century 2.0 Economic Renaissance.

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November 2, 2012


Guest speaker Jackie Jacobburger, president of the League of Women Voters for north & central San Mateo County spoke on upcoming Propositions to be voted on for the National and local elections. She explained what each provision was and answered questions as to the background of each proposed legislation.

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October 19, 2012


Chief Charles Gibson spoke about how he survived a recent fishing expedition and how one can prepare for the unexpected.

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Sept 21, 2012

Guest Speaker Ben Cardenas spoke on Maximizing your Wealth

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August 17, 2012


Guest Speaker Ron Visconti of Phase2Careers spoke on Careers after 40.

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July 27, 2012


Guest Speaker Rick Justus of 36ixty Group spoke on Rookie to Rainmaker.  He also spoke on what each one can do at present to start creating one's own legacy.

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June 1, 2012



Cynthia S. Simms, PhD - Superintendent of San Mateo/Foster City School District spoke about the status and upgrades being done to our public schools in the area.

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February 17, 2012

Guest Speaker Dr. Harris Meyer DC spoke on keeping healthy.
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December 2, 2011

Hillsdale High School Choir sang some favorite Holiday songs and gave cheer to our Club Members.

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October 21, 2011


Guest Speaker Attorney Roxanne T. Jen, spoke on Estate Planning

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September 2, 2011

Liz Jepsen of Crayon College spoke about providing a safe and stimulating environment for children ages 2-5 years old and is open year round.

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August 5, 2011

Guest Speaker Subash Khanijow speaks on one of the ancient forms of Indian meditation taught more than 2,500 years ago as a remedy for universal ills.

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June 24, 2011

Guest Speaker Leslie McQuaide of Burlingame Garden Club spoke about a Community Garden that Burlingame is starting and seeking a location for.

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May 27, 2011

Guest Speaker Laura Burns speaks about Partner Reading and volunteering to teach reading to disadvantaged children in public schools.
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April 29, 2011

Guest Speaker Gina Simi of Recology San Mateo County, a waste management and recycling company speaks on special recycling locations and allowable items in our every day garbage.

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April 1, 2011


Guest Speaker Bob McConnell, Past District Governor of Newman spoke regarding the world of baseball in the 1920's with his topic "Take Me Out to the Ballgame".

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Feb 18, 2011

Guest Speaker Michael Henderson of Redwood City Saltworks spoke about the progress they are having with the development of a new planned community in the current Cargill Saltworks above Marsh Road in Redwood City.
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Jan 14, 2011

Guest Speaker Jeff Bayer spoke about Mid-Peninsula Girls and Boys Club and his stint as a 49er Official Photographer.

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Nov 19, 2010

Guest Speaker Lewis Wiseman  
spoke about his travels to Africa, the animal preserve and water conditions in the area.
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Nov 5, 2010


Guest Speaker and newly elected San Mateo County Supervisor spoke about how cities can streamline their expenses in today's economy and on
What is Life as a Political Officer.
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October 15, 2010

Guest Speaker and Past District Governor Richard Rohrbacher spoke on Polio Plus.  As a Polio survivor he shared what it was like being a victim of polio as a teenager and currently one of the few experiencing post polio syndrome after being polio-free for several years.
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June 4, 2010
                     
Guest Speaker Ken Housley on architecture and history of Jerusalem.
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August 6, 2010 

Guest speaker Slava Zamalin on Shelter Network of San Mateo County
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September 3, 2010

Fellow Rotarian Greg Kuhl was our Guest Speaker in September who spoke on Rotary International's service club, Interact for youth ages 12 to 18.
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September 24, 2010


Canditate for 19th District Assembly, Alberto Waisman spoke before our Club.  He touched on jobs and the economy.

March 28, 2014


Guest Speaker Tasso Mavroudis spoke about the Hetch Hetchy Crystal Springs Dam.


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February 14, 2014



Guest Speaker Agent DuJuan E Green of the City of Palo Alto and a juvenile detective spoke on Identify Theft and precautionary measures to avoid it.

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January 24, 2014


Guest Speaker Arnie Croce a former City Mayor of San Mateo spoke about his experience as the interim Mayor of the City of Bell in Southern California where the City Mayor, Council members, City Administrator and his Assistant were involved in a highly publicized corruption scandal.

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January 3, 2014

Club Member Liana Ma spoke about her back-packing travels to New Zealand and Indonesia: Lompoc, Bali and Djakarta  including her volunteer work in eco-farms in those places. 


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December 20, 2013


Dr Mark Howard PhD spoke about dealing with stress during the holidays.

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Oct 18, 2013


Guest Speaker Past President Skip Dahl spoke about the right processes for proposing new Members.

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Oct 4, 2013


Guest Speaker Tippi Irwin spoke about the beginning of the breakdown of the British Empire from the vantage of life in South Africa.

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Septembeer 20, 2013


District Governor Eric E. Schmautz spoke on Rotary International and local Rotary Clubs' humanitarian projects.

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May 31, 2013


Guest Speaker Jane Bradley, Esq spoke about the importance of estate planning.


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May 17, 2013


Guest Speaker Sylvia Bambra spoke on being an Expatriat and coming back home to America.

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April 26, 2013


Guest speaker Christine Owen spoke on empowering yourself to self-heal.

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April 12, 2013


Past District Governor Mark Flegel gave an overview of Rotary's Youth Protection Services at our Club Friday meeting.   Mike Hefferenan gave the Youth Services Training - see photo below.


Guest speaker Mike Hefferenan of Burlingame Rotary Club gave our Members the Youth Protection Training towards each member's Youth Protection certification.

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March 15, 2013


Guest speaker Wade Church spoke on President D. Roosevelt's floating White House, U.S.S. Potomac.

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February 22, 2013


Viva Chan of New York Life spoke on Income Strategies for Retirement Years.

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February 1, 2013


Guest speaker Faapuu Fule spoke about Community Outreach and Youth.

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December 21, 2012


Guest Speaker Jake Bryan of Rebuilding Together Peninsula spoke about various projects that help senior citizens and the disabled  remain in a safe and healthy home.

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November 9, 2012


Guest Speaker Jon Kaufman of H2Open Doors spoke about a couple of water filtration systems Rotary Club of Peninsula Sunrise was going to install in the next month in northern Thailand to provide local villages drinkable water. 

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October 26, 2012


Guest speaker Dave Stormont and member of our Club spoke about Reverse Mortgage, the many benefits it has and how it is an alternate form of financing for those at least 62 years of age.

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October 12, 2012

Guest Speaker Jim Murray of Rotary Club of Union Square spoke at our club about RYLA, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards which will be held on April 5-7, 2013 at Westminster Woods.  This training benefits 14-18 year old students within the District. 

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Sept 7, 2012


District Governor Bob Intner visited our Rotary Club and spoke of Membership and the Foundation Event of Sept 30, 2012 at the Bay Model in Sausalito.

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August 3, 2012

Guest Speaker Rick Sutton of +3
spoke on Health with Philanthropy

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July 13, 2012


Guest Speaker Dr. Jon B. Grant spoke on the Rotary Foundation

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June 8, 2012



Jake Bursalyan of State Farm spoke regarding Cycling several miles for a cause.  He was touched and impressed by disabled veteran cyclists who were using hand-propelled recumbent cycles on all kinds of uphill and downhill terrains for several days from the Bay Area to South Lake Tahoe. 

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Feb 10, 2012

Guest Speaker Asst District Governor Charlie Bronitsky-R, spoke on Membership.
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November 18, 2011

Guest Speaker Dr. Tom Lightner, Doctor of Chiropractic, spoke on the Effects of Stress.

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November 4, 2011

Guest Speaker Rosanne Foust, President and CEO of San Mateo County Economic Development Association spoke on Business and Economy in San Mateo County. 

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October 7, 2011

Guest Speaker Don Shoecraft spoke to Club Members and guests on the "History of San Francisco Airport".

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August 26, 2011

Olympic Bronze Medalist in Swimming, Paul Kingsman spoke before our Club members and guests on "How to Overcome Distractions to Achieve Outstanding Results".

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August 12, 2011

Guest Speaker Mary Qian spoke about the intricacies of Chinese music.

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July 22, 2011

Guest Speaker Toni Nava spoke on how to safeguard against ID Theft.
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May 20, 2011

Cynthia Ruby of Cynthia Ruby and Associates spoke regarding LEEDS requirements when renovating businesses.
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April 15, 2011


Guest Speaker Coeta Chambers,Esq. Speaks on Child Aids Prevention before our Club.

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March 11, 2011

Guest Speaker Alicia Heneghan, Principal of Beresford School on cooperation between parents and school to make Beresford an ideal place for their students.
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January 7, 2011

Guest Speaker Bob Arrington of Safe@Home speaks on providing a resource for low income residents of San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda Counties on home repairs and necessary safety upgrades. 

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October 29, 2010

Guest Speaker Sue Patterson spoke on Alaska Expedition before a captive audience of Rotarians and their guests.

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July 30, 2010

Guest Speaker Assemblyman Jerry Hill who was recently named to the Joint Select committee on Report which leads initiatives to streamline state government spoke before our Rotary Club on Is Sacramento the Mess we Hear it is?

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August 27, 2010

Past District Governer Riki Intner spoke before our Members regarding Rotary Membership and its Benefits
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September 17, 2010

District Governor William Koefoed spoke on Rotary International and What Makes Rotarians Feel Proud to be a Rotarian and the numerous projects, people and countries that Rotary has helped.
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October 8, 2010
Rotarian Dr. Mike Wong shared his Alaskan cruise adventures to the Club including bear and moose shots not to mention his mountain bike ride in the wild!

February 21, 2014


Guest Speaker Brian Perkins, District Director of the office of Congresswoman Jackie Speier spoke about the difference of work processes between the State level and the Federal level. 

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January 31, 2014


Panel discussion on attracting younger Rotary Club Members were presented by seasoned and newer Members.  In the photo are from far left John Kitchin, Liana Ma, Ron Visconti as moderator, Dan Bergeron and Skip Dahl.

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January 10, 2014


Guest Speaker Lena Potts spoke about HIP Housing as a resource for alternative housing in San Mateo County and as a creative solution to the housing crisis. 


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Oct 25, 2013


Mike Hefferman of Rotary Club of Burlingame gave a refresher on Youth Protection Services for the benefit of newer Members as well.


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September 27, 2013

Guest Speaker, Hillsborough Police Chief, spoke on Keeping ourselves and our neighbors safe, always.

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June 7, 2013


Guest Speaker and author  Dr. Ron Elsdon PhD spoke on Business Behaving Well.
 
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May 24, 2013


Guest Speaker Saili Gosula spoke on In-Home Elder Care Options.

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May 3, 2013


Guest Speakers Deon Teeple of Pacific Mortgage Consultants; Charles Vezinaw of City National Bank; Jessica Catalan of Waddell & Reed; Jake Bursalyan of State Farm; Mari Hethcoat of ZipRealty, Inc. and Ken Housley of Sperry Van Ness Commercial Properties spoke on Everything You Ever Needed to Know about Your Finances.

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April 5, 2013


Guest speaker Stephen Frost, Executive Director for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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March 8, 2013


Rotary Area Membership Chair Mike Hoffman spoke on Membership to one of the Largest Global Organization in the World.

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February 8, 2013


Guest Speaker Dr. Angelo Capozzi, MD spoke about Rotoplast International and how their missions in 24 countries have brought true meaning to community service - surgically treating children with cleft lip and palate anomalies. 

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January 18, 2013


Guest speaker Corrine Rankin spoke regarding running a Bail Bonds business.

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January 4, 2013


Guest Speaker Dustin Noll, of Peninsula Veteran Center spoke about helping Veterans adjust to living back in their local communities.  

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November 16, 2012



Capt. Les Williams - Tuskegee Airman

Guest Speaker Capt. Les Williams spoke before our Rotary Club about his experiences of being one of the first black man who enlisted in the military later to become a Tuskegee Airman.  This was a crew of all-black World War II pilots, unheard of in those days.  This group of men were featured in the movie 'Red Tails' produced by George Lucas films early this year.

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September 28, 2012


Guest Speaker Megan Delhanty spoke about her climb to the summit of Mt. Everest and ordeals one can expect on the expedition.

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Sept 14, 2012


Guest Speaker Richard Wexler and his colleagues at Points of Life, LLC

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August 10, 2012


Guest Speaker and Member, Dr. Mike Wong, DDS spoke about his trip in the forests and wild of Costa Rica.

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July 20, 2012


Guest Speaker Bruce Howe of House Master spoke before our Rotary Club and guests on "What's Bugging You?"

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May 11, 2012


Guest Speaker and Special Agent Stephanie Douglas of the FBI spoke on the ins and outs of this federal  Agency.

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January 20, 2012


Guest Speaker Scott Hetherington co-Founder of non-profit AbleCloset spoke on their company as a source of rehabilitative equipment for children.

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December 9, 2011

Guest Speaker Stephen Knight spoke on Saving the Bay.

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October 14, 2011

Guest Speaker Cynthia Beck spoke about "Hypnosis for Power and Profit".

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September 30, 2011


Guest Speaker, District 5150 Director, John Bottari, spoke on Rotary International's vision for the future including Rotary Grants for our Club's community service projects.

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August 19, 2011

Guest Speaker Dr. Mike Wong DDS spoke about the various types of dental implants and showed 'before' and 'after' photos of patients that have undergone implant procedure. 

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July 29, 2011

Guest Speaker and International News Commentator, Nan Su spoke about the difference between the old Chinese culture and the new culture.

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June 17, 2011

Guest Speaker and Club Member Jim Rochotte.

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May 6, 2011

Guest Speaker Brian O'Kane and Ken Housley spoke about parts of Italy that are breathtaking and culturally rich in history. 

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April 8, 2011


Guest Speaker Nate Nam speaking before our Club regarding the March 11 Earthquake Disaster in Japan and spoke about the villages in the area where he used to teach English.

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March 25, 2011

Sgt. Anh Ban was awarded our Rotary Club's Veteran of the Quarter for assisting in integrating veterans who have returned from active duty, back into their civilian communities.
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Feb 11, 2011

Guest Speaker and Interior Designer Jean Cary spoke about adjustments one can make on their homes to accommodate for disabilities. 
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Jan 21, 2011

Guest Speaker Dr. Mark L. Howard PhD spoke on 'How to Communicate in Difficult Situations'.
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December 10, 2010

Guest Speaker Dr. Ramon Resa, MD who spoke on his life experience being a farm worker from age 3 to becoming a medical doctor through perseverence and encouragement of a handful of teachers.
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October 22, 2010

Guest Speaker Ron Ricard, Certified Exchange Specialist and Sales Manager, AVP of Investment Property Exchange Services, Inc. spoke on Your Residence can also be an Investment Property and What to do If Your Capital Gains is Greater than your Exemptions.

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May 21, 2010

Guest Speaker Keith Axtell, second from right with wife Holly.  He spoke on Rotary International's Community Service in the Republic of Equador.  Pres Becky N and Paul S presenting Keith with a children's book to sign for donation to a local library.

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August 20, 2010

Rotary Member Val Figueiredo was our guest speaker on Smart Grid/Electricity and Environmental Energy.  He shared how Brazil is utilizing the Smart Grid to improve their efficiencies.
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September 10, 2010
Fellow Rotarian Derrick Felton of Dept of Veterans Affairs spoke about Services available to Veterans today.
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October 1, 2010

Michael Ford, District Chairman for Vocational Service, one of Rotary International's Avenue of Service.  He spoke about the importance of Youth Service -  encouraging their successes and contribution of service to our communities today.