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Ron Gin is a native San Franciscan, born at Chinese Hospital in Chinatown. He and his older sister and brother grew up in the Richmond District and he attended George Washington High School. While in high school, he worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken and his family ate a lot of the Colonel’s chicken. Ron attended City College of San Francisco, and enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served three years toward the end of combat operations in Viet Nam. He returned to City College of San Francisco, where he received an AS degree in radiologic technology. He completed his Bachelor of Science at SF State University and worked as a hospital technologist, vice president of operations, and regional sales manager. After 13 years in medical management, Ron began studies for an MBA at the College of Notre Dame in Belmont and, in the process, met someone from Morgan Stanley who inspired him to make a career change. Since starting at Morgan Stanley in 1998, he has received multiple national sales awards and continues at Morgan Stanley as a Certified Financial Planner™, financial advisor, and vice president. On the Rotary front, District Membership Chair Helen Abe asked Ron to lunch in 2007, and the rest is history. He is a charter member of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown and served as the charter president-elect 2009-2010. Since that time he has served in numerous positions with his club and at the district level, including assistant governor, area membership coordinator, programs chair, current chief of staff, and now district governor 2017-2018. Personally, Ron is divorced with two adult children. He enjoys muscle cars, golf, cycling, tennis, and spending time with his girlfriend Liz Mark, who is also a member of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown. Last January, Ron organized the Hug It Forward Guatemala Bottle School project in which Liz and his daughter Tracy accompanied him. As anyone who knows Ron will tell you, he is a special guy…a true Rotarian in every way. 

Ron Gin
Sep 13, 2017
 
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Sep 13, 2017 7:15 AM
 
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Vital Link takes pride in being a local, family-owned business. It is because of this that we are able to provide the highest quality service to our clients. When calling in to Vital Link you will always reach one of our qualified staff members ready to assist you in any way they can. Vital Link is committed to hiring and developing the best staff in the industry. We are dedicated to providing a working environment that allows our employees to feel job satisfaction. We wish to develop employees known for their character and confidence, and we recognize how each staff member is part of a larger Vital Link team.

Lee Cutler
Sep 20, 2017
 
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Sep 20, 2017 7:15 AM
 
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Sep 27, 2017 7:15 AM
 
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Linda Palermo is a resident of San Rafael and owns the local Sandler Training office in Marin County.  As one of over 250 trainers worldwide, Sandler has helped businesses for almost 50 years in the areas of strategy, structure, staff and skill building. 

This includes sales, customer service, communications and leadership training in over 160 industries.   Although Sandler clients include large organizations like Oracle, Prudential and LinkedIn, their primary focus is on solopreneurs and small to medium size businesses who are striving to go from good to great. 

Linda’s background includes over 20 years in sales and marketing leadership roles in digital marketing, travel technology and hospitality.  

Linda Palermo
Oct 04, 2017
 
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Oct 04, 2017 7:15 AM
 
RCMS Board of Directors' Meeting
1st Wednesday of every month following the Club Meetings
Oct 04, 2017 8:30 AM
 
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How We Do It

We identify academically talented young leaders who have few opportunities, provide ACT and IELTS preparation, and pair them with 4-6 American professionals who guide them in applying for scholarships. After they win a scholarship, SHE-CAN funds all non-scholarship costs, and their mentor team supports them emotionally and helps them launch their career when they return home.

Identifying Candidates

SHE-CAN aims to find the best candidates with the strongest potential of succeeding, not just in a US college, but as leaders in their home country and globally. Through a democratic application process, we work with local partner organizations (Gashora Girls Academy, Generation Rwanda, FAWE Rwanda, and school counselors) to identify high potential female students with top academics rankings. We push opportunities down the socioeconomic pyramid by targeting low-income girls, many of whom have been impacted by the atrocities committed in their country. All of the young women selected are brave and passionate to become leaders and change agents in their home country by challenging ingrained social, economic, and gender standards.
Barbara Bylenga
Oct 11, 2017
 
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Oct 11, 2017 7:15 AM
 
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As a former Mayoral Press Secretary, Crisis Communications
Manager, Talk Show Host and Syndicated Columnist who's
worked on two presidential campaigns,
I have a unique perspective on the right and wrong
ways to get your message across and how to make
the press your friend.
Noah Griffin
Oct 18, 2017
 
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Oct 18, 2017 7:15 AM
 
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Oct 25, 2017 7:15 AM
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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Nov 08, 2017 7:15 AM
 
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No Speaker
Nov 15, 2017
 
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Nov 15, 2017 7:15 AM
 
NO MEETING
Nov 22, 2017
 
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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
 
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Nov 29, 2017 7:15 AM
 
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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
 
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Dec 06, 2017 7:15 AM
 
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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 EchoRockNeurotherapy.com 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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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Jan 10, 2018 7:15 AM
 
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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
 
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Jan 17, 2018 7:15 AM
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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Feb 14, 2018 7:15 AM
 
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Come join our very own Redwood High School Interact Club for a special breakfast and auction to help support the various efforts these students have been involved in all year. Meet the young leaders and hear about how they have joined together to tackle the issues in our community that they care about most.

Redwood High School Interact Club Fundraiser
Feb 21, 2018
 
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Feb 21, 2018 7:15 AM
 
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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
 
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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