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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

Guest editor Susan Lundy (Jaime's on vacation!).   July 24th meeting date change...we instead meet at 11:30 to watch the under six year old kids from the Canal area graduate swimming lessons at San Rafael High School's pool!   This is our 3rd year of supporting Make a Splash, and each year we get more attached to the youngster's and their contagious excitement and pride.  We then join the kids for lunch.  Come enjoy.
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!
Mark Hoffman served on the 2011-2012 Grand Jury, so his depth of experience went from the early 2000's through today.  He knew which topics had been buried, which had made profound differences in the way Marin County conducted business, and which needed to be re-visited.  By the time he had finished, the wealth of information about Grand Jury services made those of us in attendance (and it was a good crowd) all proud of our volunteers and even may have inspired one or two to seek Grand Jury service next year.
Many thanks to guest and potential new member  Sandi Luna for the close-ups of Mark.
President Carola has set the bar pretty high for her year in terms of the Club Goals she has set with Rotary International:
 
GOALS…30 members  (current 22)
10 new members  (In other words, don't lose more than 2 to get 30 at end of year)
3 people participating in Rotarian Action Groups
5 people in participating in Leadership Development at the district level
10 attending the district conference
3 in Rotary Fellowships (already there)
8 in District Training
Jim Carriere sent the following announcement to Susan Lundy (and other Shelterbox supporters) as a personal email.  Susan Lundy thinks it needs more publicity!!!
 
I wanted to announce that there is a new way to support ShelterBox. Sno Road Winery in Echo, OR is now producing a 2013 "In Tents" Cabernet at $38/bottle + S/H. Pictures are attached.
 
This is the normal price for many of their wines and all profit from these sales is being donated to ShelterBox. The owners are only recouping their production and bottling costs. I can tell you that the sale of each case will sponsor a Shelter Kit like the ones we are currently distributing in Syria and Iraq.
 
Want to purchase? Call the winery direct at 541-376-0421. Have your credit card ready, tell them you want the ShelterBox In Tents Cabernet, and Lois will take it from there.
 
DG Ron Gin made at least five of us cry, which means half the women in attendance were teary eyed.  This is definitely not a great idea of we have to leave for business meetings all day; really messes up the eye liner!   What did he say or do???  He had a lot of inspiration courtesy of Gene Roddenberry and George Lucas, and closed with a video of our work and efforts (both RI and Harbor) to the tune of "You Raise Me Up".  Nice job, Ron.    Since we have been inspired by other DGs, particularly our own John Bottari, you are not "boldly going where no man has gone before" but you certainly can truly claim that the force (of 5150 and Harbor) is with you.
 
MELISSA PRANDI DISCUSSES MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION
 
While crediting three years of  our own Helen Abe's guidance as District 5150 Membership leadership, Melissa is handling her second year as Chair, hopefully again showing district membership growth,  Her ideas were inspiring...mentoring new members, writing 3 names and giving them to our President, and working with the new Rotary theme to get new members involved quickly and efficiently.  Thanks, Melissa!
President Carola Detrick presents our Speaker's gift to Allen Ng in appreciation of his appearance July 20th, 2017.
Today we welcomed Stan Green, retired Independent Registered Investment Advisor, into our Club.  Stan has been very active in the volunteer community in Marin, having worked with CVNL (both as Board member and Volunteer Matchmaker), with  St Vincent de Paul in kitchen food preparation, with COM in their financial literacy program, Marin County FAST team in their financial elder abuse program, and with Carola's MoM program.  All in all...a valuable new member.  He is also interested in international projects (heads-up, Karen!).   Welcome, Stan.
 
 
Lauren Vuong, mother, attorney, and rescued Vietnamese "boat child" spoke to our Club about her quest to find and film the men who rescued her 30 fellow children and 31 adults when they were stranded in the ocean, almost out of fuel, food, water, and near death.  She wants to produce a short documentary about Compassion and Gratitude.  Her story was compelling and emotionally charged; a very good breakfast meeting.
 
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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 Tuesdays at 8:00 AM
Whistlestop Wheels
Jackson Cafe
930 Tamalpais Avenue
San Rafael, CA  94901-3325
United States

Phone:
(415) 793-0446
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Harbor Beacon
Jul 17, 2018
Harbor Beacon
Jun 25, 2018
Membership Campaign 2
Feb 20, 2018
Harbor Beacon
Feb 20, 2018
Harbor Beacon
Sep 19, 2017
Harbor Beacon
Aug 05, 2017
The Harbor Beacon
Jan 12, 2017
The Harbor Beacon
Aug 18, 2016
The Harbor Light
Jul 21, 2016
The Harbor Light
Mar 28, 2016
The Harbor Light
Feb 02, 2016
Meeting Change Notice
 
Speakers
NO MEETING JULY 24...JULY 25 is lunchtime meeting
Jul 25, 2018
MAKE A SPLASH GRAUDATION
District Governor Jayne Hulbert 2018-2019
Jul 31, 2018
Harbor Rotary Introductory Club Visit
NO BREAKFAST MEETING: August 10th meeting iinstead
Aug 07, 2018
Meet August 10th at Huey at Northgate
Nicole Engler
Aug 14, 2018
Technology 4 Life
John Bottari
Aug 21, 2018
President, California Employers Advisory Council
PDG Jeri Fujimoto (2016-17)
Aug 28, 2018
Rotary and Polio Eradication
NO Meeting Oct 23: Senior Fair Parking at Civic
Oct 24, 2018
also Financial Literacy for Seniors (Stan Green)
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Cindy Stameroff
    July 27
  • Pat Goldman
    July 27
  • Brigette Waterbury
    July 29
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Brian Waterbury
    July 18
Anniversaries:
  • Christopher Major
    July 27
Join Date:
  • Christopher Major
    July 1, 2010
    8 years
  • Karen Hansen
    July 11, 2006
    12 years
 
 
Club Meeting Info

Business leaders working together to serve others above ourselves

Harbor Rotary

The Club that touches peoples' hearts.

We meet Tuesdays at 8:00 AM
Whistlestop Wheels
Jackson Cafe
930 Tamalpais Avenue
San Rafael, CA  94901-3325
United States

Phone:
(415) 793-0446
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District Site
LatestPublishedBulletin
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