Event Types

Dr. Gunther received his Ph.D. from the UC Berkeley in 1987, and has worked at the intersection of environmental science and policy since 1979. He served as the first manager for the San Francisco Bay Regional Monitoring Program and as Assistant Chief Scientist for the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Restoration Program. He is the Executive Director of the non-profit Center for Ecosystem Management and Restoration.
He currently serves as the Executive Coordinator of the Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium. BAECCC was established in 2009 to assess the impact of climate change on Bay Area ecosystems, and identify actions that will preserve the benefits we derive from these ecosystems as climate changes. BAECCC fosters collaboration among San Francisco Bay Area professional interested in climate change.
Dr. Gunther is a member of the Board of Directors of the Union of Concerned Scientists, and a scientific advisor to the Alliance for Climate Education and The Regeneration Project.

Dr. Andrew Gunther will review the basic physical principles and observations that have led every scientific academy in the world to conclude that human emissions of greenhouse gasses are altering the climate. He will discuss what the expected significant climatic changes mean for the country in general and the Bay Area in particular. More information about Dr. Gunther is availablehere.


Dr Andrew Gunther
Nov 01, 2017
Nov 01, 2017 7:15 AM
RCMS Board of Directors' Meeting
1st Wednesday of every month following the Club Meetings
Nov 01, 2017 8:30 AM
I traveled to Nigeria for RI last September and I have been presenting the story of my trip ever since. It looks like the date would be Nov. 8. Actually, Jon traveled to Nigeria last January and he would be an excellent speaker if this date does not work for you. Just a little background, I am an AG in District 7780 and I have been fortunate enough to complete two Global Grants for work in Zambia. This spring I worked on a water project in the Dominican Republic. I guess you could say that my Rotary passion is International Service
Claudia Frost
Nov 08, 2017
Nov 08, 2017 7:15 AM
No Speaker
Nov 15, 2017
Nov 15, 2017 7:15 AM
Nov 22, 2017

Himalayan Kids' mission is to provide a caring, positive environment and modern education for orphans, destitute, and underprivileged children of the Himalayan border regions without regard to race, religion, or caste.

Our goal is to rescue more abandoned children from the high mountains. Eventually we would like to provide employment for these children as nurses, doctors and teachers. We are seeking your support to offer opportunities to these children.

Thank you for your support.

Lama Tenzin
Nov 29, 2017
Nov 29, 2017 7:15 AM

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Notre Dame Monogram Club is pleased to announce that the 2014 Edward "Moose" Krause Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Rotaplast co-founder and medical director Dr. Angelo Capozzi ('56, baseball).

Dr. Capozzi will receive the organization's highest honor at An Evening With the Monogram Club, on Saturday, April 12 in Sports Heritage Hall, following the 85th edition of the Blue Gold Game.

"Dr. Capozzi has taken that concept of service to mankind that we all learned here at Notre Dame and put it into action," Monogram Club past president (2009-11) and Awards Committee chair Joe Restic ('79, football) said. "He has been directly involved with over 50 medical missions all over the world to treat children born with a cleft lip or palate deformity. It is this extraordinary commitment and involvement with youth that makes him the ideal recipient for this year's Moose Krause Award." 

After graduating from Notre Dame with honors in 1956, Capozzi attended the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University in Chicago. He completed general surgery training at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill., and plastic surgery training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, before joining the Air Force. Stationed at the Travis Air Force base in Fairfield, Calif., Capozzi served as Chief Plastic Surgeon until 1968, when he began private practice in San Francisco. 

In 1976, Capozzi made his first international mission, joining Interplast (now called ReSurge) on a trip to Mexicali, Mexico, to assist children with cleft lip and palate. Nearly 40 years and over 60 mission trips later, he is still working to improve the lives of children around the world. 

Today, Capozzi serves as medical director and co-founder of Rotaplast, an organization established with Rotary International in 199

Dr Angelo Capozzi
Dec 06, 2017
Dec 06, 2017 7:15 AM

An easy yet effective form of neurofeedback can now delete self-created stress. LENS Nurofeedback is a low energy mico-pulse that stimulates brain pathways. This information shows the brain how to let go of  negative emotional patterns and rebuild healthy neural networks without medication. Passive, brief treatments relieve symptoms of disorders while supporting healthy brain development for easier thinking and renewed confidence. LENS addresses common procrastination, memory, and focus, as well as clinical ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, depression, Parkinson's, TBI/concussions, recovery, and learning issues.  THis talk will be accompanied by a demonstration; Volunteers are urged to fill out the intake form at homepage.

Victoria Vogel and Grant Rudolph are licensed psychotherapists who have directed Echo Rock Neurotherapy Clinic in Mill Valley since 1986.  They have conducted over 20,000 sessions, and can speak from experience to whether LENS will work for any individual.  The Echo Rock non-profit arm treats disadvantaged children with head trauma and learning difficulties. Grant is working with a startup to bring this technology to millions of people in their homes. 

Grant Rudolph, MA, MFT & Victoria Vogel, MA, MFT
Dec 13, 2017 7:15 AM
Dec 20, 2017
2017 Rotary Club of Marin Sunrise Holiday Party
When:  Wednesday, December 20th, 2017   6:00 pm
Where: Saylor’s Restaurant in Sausalito (Top Floor)
Appetizers and Dinner (No host cocktail bar)
Cost:   $40 per person
Please RSVP to either Cammie Dingwall or Ken Tarrant Please email or call one of us before Dec. 10th
Dec 20, 2017
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Dec 27, 2017
Jan 03, 2018 7:15 AM
RCMS Board of Directors' Meeting
1st Wednesday of every month following the Club Meetings
Jan 03, 2018 8:30 AM

I come from a family of entrepreneurs. My father founded his automobile dealership in 1952. When he passed away prematurely in 1965, neither my brother nor I were prepared to take over the business. My mother sold his business after another year or two because it was too much for her to oversee. If I had known then what I know now, I would have advised her to consider other options that would have ensured the final years of her life were even more comfortable.

But more importantly, I would have advised my dad to put in place a comprehensive plan to ensure my mother benefited from the full value of the business legacy he had created and worked so hard for.

My passion is helping family business owners realize their dreams—for themselves, for their families, for their employees and other stakeholders, and to retire successfully and comfortably.

I help individuals and their businesses achieve phenomenal, enduring success. I’ve worked with businesses of all sizes in a variety of capacities—business strategist; management, marketing and sales consultant; sales, marketing, and systems development manager; intrapreneur (in-house entrepreneur); and systems designer; custom education solutions consultant; and educator.

I hold a Ph.D. in Executive Management from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University and an M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan. My AB degree in Mathematics is from Humboldt State University. I am a member of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics and the Association for Transpersonal Psychology

Don Mcrea, PHD
Jan 10, 2018
Jan 10, 2018 7:15 AM

The Camino de Santiago is a 500 mile pilgrimage beginning in southern France, crossing the Pyrenees mountains into Spain and continues west across the width of Northern Spain. In 2016 over 260,000 pilgrims from all over the world walked this ancient path that has been traveled for over 1,200 years. In June of 2015 Jeff Davidson completed this walk over 25 days. Jeff shared his experiences through a multi-media presentation covering a brief history of the Camino, his preparation, experiences and reflections.

Jeff Davidson
Jan 17, 2018
Jan 17, 2018 7:15 AM


Professor Meg Jordan PhD, RN, CWP, is a woman who has motivated millions to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Author, speaker, international health journalist, registered nurse and a clinical medical anthropologist, Meg is one of the most recognized names in health and wellness reporting. She is Chair of a growing department at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco that offers an M.A. in Integrative Health Studies, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Somatic Psychology, and a PhD in Human Sexuality.

If anthropology is the study of culture’s impact on humanity, then medical anthropology is the study of how cultural views of health and disease, illness and recovery vary among people all over the world.

Dr. Meg will be speaking to us on the neuroscience of human relationships — four areas of your brain which regulate how well your social relationships are doing.

Professor Meg Jordan PhD, RN, CWP
Jan 24, 2018

Camille Richman is a mechanical engineer who started working in agriculture as a researcher at the MIT Media Lab's CityFarm project. There she operated a shipping container-sized hydroponic and aeroponic farm and designed a personal-sized controlled environment farm called the "Food Computer."  Camille was excited by the power of controlled environments to make farming possible anywhere, no matter the season. Now Camille's company HAMAMA is bringing hydroponic technologies into homes across the United States with its first product line: an affordable kit that makes growing nutrient-dense vegetables year-round easy.

Camille Richman
Feb 07, 2018
Feb 07, 2018 7:15 AM
RCMS Board of Directors' Meeting
1st Wednesday of every month following the Club Meetings
Feb 07, 2018 8:30 AM

A.J. Brady is a Bay Area native with more than a decade of experience keeping the community safe, working for the Marin County District Attorney’s Office prosecuting violent offenders and implementing innovative best practices and programs.

Born in San Francisco, A.J. is the oldest of three brothers and thirteen cousins. During his early years, A.J. lived in the Outer Sunset where he spent his afterschool hours in the dry-cleaning business run by his first-generation Chinese-American grandparents. In sixth grade, A.J. moved with his mother to San Rafael and later attended high school at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco.  He then received a B.A. in Political Science/Public Policy from University of California San Diego, where he met his wife Jenna, and later graduated cum laude from University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

A.J. lives in Corte Madera with his wife and two daughters, where he serves as President of the Reed Union School Board of Trustees and Vice-President of the Marin County School Board Association. As an elected official working to improve education in Marin County, A.J. helps oversee a $20 million budget and over 160 district employees. On the school board, he has consulted on strategic planning, employment, and litigation issues, and is working to increase fiscal responsibility in schools while maintaining excellent education standards for all students. 

A J Brady
Feb 14, 2018
Feb 14, 2018 7:15 AM

Oak Dowling, JD, is a retired attorney with 43 years of practice, including 31 years in San Rafael. He's a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison Law School and a native of Chicago. He has lived in Marin County for over 43 years and for over 25 years he was a part-time Instructor of Law at College of Marin. For the past 6 years he has been an Instructor in the OLLI program at Dominican University in the subject of “Courtroom Drama in the Movies and Theatre.” In his Law classes, he uses courtroom drama to demonstrate legal principles. As an avocation, he performed in theater in Marin and San Francisco for 15 years. Oak has been a member of the Rotary Club of San Rafael for 39 years and has served the Club as Director and Speaker’s Chairman.

Oak Dowling
Feb 21, 2018
Feb 21, 2018 7:15 AM


Our mission is to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities by enriching the lives of all people in spirit, mind and body.  

Our strategic vision is that the healthiest children in America will live in the Bay Area, building the skills and habits for a healthy life, being empowered to reach their highest potential.

For more than 160 years, the YMCA of San Francisco has addressed the most pressing social issues of the day—whether that was helping immigrants adjust to life in America or supporting soldiers newly returned from war find jobs back home.

We are committed to building equity through our diversity, inclusion, and global engagement efforts. We work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race, or sexual orientation has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.

Our 14 YMCAs in San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo counties strive to understand the complex nature of emerging needs and develop unique programming built upon community strength. We understand that each of our communities has unique challenges which are always addressed in a pro-active and compassionate way.

Lara is the Senior Executive Director at the Presidio and Point Bonita YMCAs

Lara Farrell Hitchock
Mar 07, 2018
Mar 07, 2018 7:15 AM
RCMS Board of Directors' Meeting
1st Wednesday of every month following the Club Meetings
Mar 07, 2018 8:30 AM

William M. Baeza, D.C. is a State certified Doctor of Chiropractic, licensed by the the California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners in 1972. He graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, Ca.  He practiced in San Francisco from 1972 to 1979 and has been in Marin county since 1979.  Dr. Baeza has lectured on health subjects (from back pain to digestive and respiratory problems etc.) in Marin as well as all over the Bay area. He served as a certified QME (Qualified Medical Evaluator) for 10 years examining Worker's Comp. patients and evaluating their injuries in a Medical-Legal report. He has lectured nationally to Chiropractic Associations and Seminars.  Dr.Baeza calls himself a Chiropractic Activist because he maintains a long term purpose of Changing the Health Care System of the Planet. Also he had his own Chiropractic radio talk show and once debated an Orthopedic Surgeon on KGO radio on the risks and effectiveness of Chiropractic versus Back Surgery. Dr.Baeza's patients say he is the most caring and competent Doctor they have ever been to and explains their problem and treatment in a clear and simple way.  His practice is more than 90 % referral from other patients. 

Bill Baeza
Mar 14, 2018
Mar 14, 2018 7:15 AM

Next Generation Scholars​ believes equal access to higher education is the key to making positive change within our community. Our mission is to level the playing field by providing dedicated underserved students with all the advantages available to those of privilege.

Next Generation Scholars offers a college preparatory curriculum, psychological services, leadership training and supportive social services. All elements of our programs are approached through the lens of ethnic studies and social justice. Our lectures, events, projects and personal interactions are rooted in a deep respect for our multicultural society and a desire to provide our students with a meaningful education. It is of utmost importance that all our students not only see themselves as active agents of change in the community, but that they also think seriously about what values and causes they are going to enact in their lives.

While at Wesleyan, Justin founded and led an affinity group for students who identify as men of color called Invisible Men. Justin continued his education in Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. Previously, Justin has worked in program development, operations, communications, and fundraising in youth development and education non-profits.​

Justin Douglas
Mar 21, 2018
Mar 21, 2018 7:15 AM
Susan B. Levine
Apr 04, 2018
Apr 04, 2018 7:15 AM
RCMS Board of Directors' Meeting
1st Wednesday of every month following the Club Meetings
Apr 04, 2018 8:30 AM
Apr 11, 2018 7:15 AM
Apr 18, 2018 7:15 AM