Event Types

All Our Waves Are Water

Jaimal Yogis and is a San Francisco based author and journalist. He will speak about his new Harper Collins memoir, All Our Waves Are Water (www.jaimalyogis.com/allourwaves) which was recently named a “Best Beach Read of the Year” by the BBC, a "Best Book of the Year" by Spirituality and Health Magazine, and praised by the SF Chronicle, Publisher’s Weekly, the SJ Mercury News, and many others.

Feb 15, 2018 12:25 PM

False News

Brian Sobel will talk to us about False News. Political Analyst from Sobel Communications, Brian Sobel, joins us to talk about the latest in political news.

Principal consultant, Brian Sobel, has served the public as an elected and appointed official in city, county and state governments. He has also taken an active role in community organizations. In the private sector he has served on boards of non-profit agencies and currently is Chairman of the Board of Bank of Marin, headquartered in Novato, California.
Sobel is a published author with a focus on military history and leaders. He also appears on radio and television as a military and political analyst.

Meeting the needs of each client company with an individual program tailored to its specific goals, Sobel Communications is a multi-faceted consulting firm, engaging the services of outside experts in specialized areas when necessary. Brian Sobel brings years of experience and unique knowledge to every situation.

Feb 22, 2018

License Plate Explained!

License Plate Explained

After years of relentless pressure from fellow Rotarians and others, Peter Van Meter will finally reveal an explanation behind his BG DEEL license plate.  Interesting?  Probably not.  Funny? Definitely a no.  A surprise?  Perhaps for some.  Something significant behind it?  A pretty good chance.  You must come and find out!

Mar 08, 2018

"Rebel With A Cause"

Kenji and Nancy are the producers and directors of a documentary on how and why we have the parks around us.  You will probably know a few of the people who are featured in this presentation. 

Beginning in the 1950s, a ragtag group of disparate citizens banded together to protect and preserve open spaces near urban areas from rampant development and, in so doing, brought about America's system of national seashores and recreation areas.  How they pulled off this incredible feat is the heart of REBELS WITH A CAUSE, the stunningly beautiful new documentary narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand.

Their hard fought campaign crosses party lines, overcomes seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and illustrates that passionate individuals have the power to influence the entire nation.  In the end, the efforts of these rebels set new precedents for protecting open space and shaped the environmental movement as we know it today. 

Feel free to invite a friend.  This will be a wonderful meeting!

Mar 15, 2018

District Learning & Leadership Development Assembly

District Learning and Leadership Development Assembly

Register Nowwww.rotary5150.org

Saturday March 17, 2018
8 am - 2 pm

Redwood High School

395 Doherty Drive, Larkspur, CA 94939
Registration required before March 9, 2018. No walk-ins!

CELEBRATE your incoming Club Presidents
NEW educational topics requested by local Rotarians!
MOTIVATE new AND experienced Rotarians!
BUILD a plan for a dynamic 2018-2019 Rotary year!
Breakfast snacks and lunch included and prepared by
RC of Foster City— “The Club That Cooks!
Keep on the lookout for more updates coming soon!

Keynote speakers, breakout sessions and bonus sessions including MOU Training

(no RI or District grants approved without this!!) and Youth Protection Training.

Keep on the lookout for more updates coming soon!

Mar 17, 2018 8:00 AM

Druid Heights- Fascinating Stories of Muir Woods

Mia Monroe is the National Park Site Supervisor of Muir Woods and the Interpretive Supervisor of Marin Lands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area.  She will be speaking to us about some fascinating stories regarding the people and history in the Muir Woods Bohemian Community.  She is passionate about this topic, so this is a meeting not to be missed!

Mar 22, 2018

California Heritage Council

The California Heritage Council is dedicated to preserving and honoring those places and buildings which have given quality and distinction to the cultural life of California.  Our missions are:

  1. to EDUCATE
  2. to help PRESERVE the many significant historic sites in California which are endangered by deterioration or threat of destruction
  3. to HONOR those historic buildings and sites whose owners have significantly enhanced the historic values of their properties by appropriate preservation, restoration, or re-use.

We identify historic sites or structures needing protection or deserving to be honored. We visit these sites under consideration and invite knowledgeable persons to speak about them. We then determine appropriate responses to the perceived threats, and speak out on critical historic preservation issues. When appropriate, CHC honors those whose efforts merit recognition. More about CHC: http://www.californiaheritagecouncil.org/chchistory.php

Mar 28, 2018 12:15 PM


Karly Huff  and her supervisor, Jessie will bringing awareness around what the YMCA does currently for Sausalito, Marin City and the country.  They will be touching on the initiatives they are working on to increase the outreach especially to Marin City.  

Apr 05, 2018

Doing Beautiful things in Sausalito

Sausalito Beautiful is our beneficiary to this year's Sausalito Rotary Gala.  Representatives of Sausalito Beautiful will be on hand to tell us about the project they've done in the past, and their goals for the future.  More about Sausalito Beautiful: http://www.sausalitobeautiful.org/

Apr 12, 2018

Executive Director of TAM

She is interested in hearing what topic(s) we would like her to speak about. Please contact Lucinda at; lucindaart4u@gmail.com for your thoughts.

Apr 19, 2018

How sports reflects the political climate in racism, nationalism, sexism etc. (Sounds intersting!)

Dan Devone is a professional global speaker and media consultant to Fortune 500 companies worldwide.   Five-time Emmy award-winning television sports broadcaster and host in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.

Apr 25, 2018

North Bay Fires and Preparedness for the Future

Deputy Fire Chief Ted Peterson and Deputy Fire Marshal Fred Hilliard will speak to our club regarding the North Bay Fires and the importance of notifications, evacuation planning and vegetation management.  

May 03, 2018

Rotary Gala

An Evening of Cocktails, Dinner, Live & Silent Auction

A benefit for Sausalito Beautiful

Also benefiting Rotary Senior Housing, Rotary Educational Trust and Rotary International Humanitarian Efforts

Get your Tickets today!

May 12, 2018 5:30 PM

The Matthew Turner Tall Ship Update

Alan Olsen will give us an update on the latest news regarding the Matthew Turner Tall Ship.  They will also be inviting us to their gala, because "it is all hands on deck" as they reach their goals on this grand project.  

May 17, 2018

"Robots that Think and Learn"

Roberto Calandra is a Postdoctoral Scholar at UC Berkeley in the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory.  His presentation is entitled “Robots that Think and Learn.”  Can robots learn? What will be the implications of intelligent robots on our society, and the potential risks? In his talk, Roberto discussed the state-of-the-art in Robot Learning and general Artificial Intelligence, and briefly describe the learning techniques currently used.  He addressed these (and other related) questions.

May 24, 2018

Cruising Club

May 30, 2018

Rotary Youth Exchange Program

PDG Mark Flegel, who is the Rotary District Youth Exchange Director will be speaking on Rotary's Youth Exchange Program.  This is a wonderful program and a great way to become internationally involved with Rotary and young adults.

More information to follow.

Jun 07, 2018

benefiting Sausalito Rotary Educational Scholarship Fund

26th Annual Rotary Golf Tournament
benefiting Sausalito Rotary Educational Scholarship Fund

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Shot Gun Tee Off 12:30pm
Indian Valley Golf Club, Novato



$10,000 Hole-In-One Prize!
Cash Prizes ~ BBQ Oysters
Putting Contest
Awards Banquet following

* Four Person Scramble *
$165 per player (If paid by May 18)
$180 thereafter

Book Online!


For Info:
Woody Robinson: 415-289-8857
Matthew Fraser: 628-241-5084

Sausalito Rotary Educational Scholarship Fund is a 1 501(c)3 corporation

Jun 14, 2018

See you at the Golf Tournament

Jun 14, 2018 12:00 PM

Finding a Home within a Home

Home Match helps homeowners with extra rooms connect with home seekers who need an affordable place to live, creating a win-win situation.

Come listen to Christine Ness speak about how Home Match helps seniors find housing and companionship.  



Jun 21, 2018

Cruising Club Fellowship Meeting

Jun 27, 2018

Parade and Food Booth

Jul 04, 2018

Enjoy your holiday weekend early!

Jul 05, 2018

Global and National Economic Issues Regarding Regional Concerns and Opprotunities

Robert Eyler is President and Head of Research at Economic Forensics and Analytics. Dr. Robert Eyler is also Dean of the School of Extended and International Education at Sonoma State University. Dr. Eyler is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis at Sonoma State University, where he has been teaching since 1995. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in 1998. He earned a B.A. in Economics at CSU, Chico in 1992. Dr. Eyler also serves on the board of directors of Redwood Credit Union, a $2.3 billion nonprofit financial cooperative. Robert also serves on the board of directors of SommSelect, a wine curation company. Dr. Eyler specializes in research on macroeconomic and monetary policies, and is finalizing a textbook on monetary and banking topics. His academic work has focused on the economics of the wine industry, monetary policy and theory, derivative markets, and international finance.

Jul 12, 2018

"Facts of Life"

John will share some secrets for living longer, healthier & happier based on his practical & scientific knowledge. 

HEALTH & WEALTH have 5 letters in common, but you can't have both, unless you invest in yourself. So "Give your body what it needs, not what you want". "Eat junk food & your body becomes a junk yard".

Eat half of what you now eat & you wont die, but for sure you'll live longer. Do what you love since you never know when the ticker is going to stop.

Jul 19, 2018

The Marine Mammal Center

Since Dr. Vitor is unable to meet in the afternoon we will have a special presentation at our evening meeting. This highly accomplished veterinarian will only be at the Center from June through August to learn advanced skills that will enhance his research and veterinary care of marine mammals when he returns to Brazil. He and Mary Ann also want to thank our club for contributing $500 towards this endeavor under Past President Ricky's term.

The Marine Mammal Center is the largest marine mammal hospital in the world in terms of the number of patients it treats and the number of visiting professionals it trains. The Center frequently receives requests for technical help and training in wild marine mammal rescue and care. Our highly competitive International Veterinary-in-Residence Program annually brings up to three veterinarians from countries with developing marine science and conservation programs to our Center for a three-month period of time through The Marine Mammal Center (TMMC) Teaching Hospital.

This training program provides them with a range of training in rescue techniques, clinical veterinary care, animal husbandry, pathology, and research. In addition, the Center provides subsequent in-country training and assistance as resources allow. Some of the countries most in need of the technical assistance and training are located along nine critical marine conservation areas, which serve as crucial habitat for the vast majority of marine mammal species, from sea otters to blue whales. Focusing our training efforts in these areas helps advance future global strategies for marine mammal conservation.

The Marine Mammal Center has thus far hosted veterinarians from Chile, Colombia, Thailand, Taiwan, Mexico, South Korea and Brazil. Veterinarians who complete the IVIR program are then prepared to rescue stranded marine mammals, care for them during the rehabilitation process and provide training to staff and volunteers in their home countries.



Jul 25, 2018

Recognition of our Sister City's Japanese Exchange Students

Chris will introduce our 13 exchange students, as we welcome our Sister City friends from Sakaide Japan. This year is the 30th year of our relationship! We will meet and greet this student delegation, along with their 2 chapperones, who will be spending time in the homes of Marin County's high school students and their families.

Aug 02, 2018

Nepal Youth Foundation

Olga is a Sausalito resident who’s lived in the Bay area since the mid 1950s, when she was a new law school graduate.  (brief bio: http://www.nepalyouthfoundation.org/about-us/board-of-directors/).

Touched by the soul-crushing poverty she witnessed while in Nepal and the tremendous impact of a handful of personal scholarships she’d made, Olga Murray founded the Nepal Youth Foundation in 1990. Since then, “Olga Mom,” as she’s known to thousands of Nepali childrenand NYF programs have transformed the lives of over 50,000 impoverished Nepali children by providing them what is every child’s birthright: vital healthcare, education and a safe environment. 

Olga spends half the year in Sausalito, California, raising funds for NYF, and the other six months in Nepal overseeing NYF projects. She’s received a medal from the King of Nepal to honor her work with Nepali children and the Dalai Lama gave her the Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award. Maybe most of all, Olga found her calling when she 60 years old, and is still amazing and active – and turned 93 this month!

Aug 09, 2018