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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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An unconventional chronicle, Conventional Wisdom is author-photographer Arthur Drooker's quirky look at conventions held by some unusual interest groups, including Lincoln presenters, furries, and mermaids. Dropper documents these events as unique expressions of community, culture, and connection. The humorous and insightful text,including intimate interviews conducted with attendees, complements the stunning photographs Drooker shot during his visits to each convention over a three-year period. From the ball rooms to the vendor rooms to the guest rooms, Drooker's ubiquitous camera captures the essence and exuberance of these annual gatherings.

Arthur Drooker
 Nov 15, 2017
 
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 Nov 15, 2017 7:15 AM
 
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 Nov 22, 2017 7:15 AM
 
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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
 
RCMS Board of Directors' Meeting
1st Wednesday of every month following the Club Meetings
 Dec 06, 2017 8:30 AM
 
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 Dec 13, 2017 7:15 AM
 
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 Dec 20, 2017 7:15 AM
 
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 Dec 27, 2017 7:15 AM
 
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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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 Jan 10, 2018 7:15 AM
 
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 Jan 17, 2018 7:15 AM
 
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 Jan 24, 2018 7:15 AM
 
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 Jan 31, 2018 7:15 AM
 
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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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 Feb 14, 2018 7:15 AM
 
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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
 
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 Feb 21, 2018 7:15 AM
 
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 Feb 28, 2018 7:15 AM
 
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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