Speaker Date Topic
Karen Betzner Jan 25, 2018 12:15 PM
Marin County Civil Grand Jury

Karen will talk to the club about her experience on the Marin County Civil Grand Jury and why you should get involved. She will talk about the time commitment, the process, substance of reports and the overall experience. Karen is married to new member Jim Simkalo.

Maureen Roddy Jan 31, 2018 5:30 PM
Heart Health
Heart Health

Moe Roddy is a retired RN and transplant to the bay area from St. John USVI and Newport RI. She has sailed and raced extensively in the Caribbean and North East both ocean racing and deliveries. In 2005, at the age of 51, she became the second woman to finish the single handed leg of the Bermuda 1,2 ( the first having finished hours before her) and on the return leg to Newport her crew member was another woman, together they became the first women’s team to compete and finish both legs of the Bermuda 1,2. A record they still hold. She has spoken around the country about heart disease, the number killer of women, and uses her experience of both being a nurse assisting in open heart surgery and single handing to Bermuda to educate women about heart disease and empowering them to take control of their health. As she likes to say, “Sailing empowers women to do the things they thought impossible”. Moe recently retired after 34 years of nursing. She is now actively involved as a volunteer at the Guide Dogs for the Blind, is on the Advisory Board at the St. Francis Sailing Foundation and is active racing on Lulu with her partner and race management at both StFYC and SFYC.

Leonel Figueredo Feb 08, 2018 12:15 PM
Huejotitan Orphange - RCS International Project

The presentation will center around our clubs first International project, the building and equipping a woodworking shop for an orphanage in Huejotitan, a town near Jocotopec, Jalisco, Mexico.  There will be a slideshow and recollections from participants Steve Bogel, Bill Rich, Brian McLaren and myself. 

There will also be a handout of Tory Ceschi's diary, a chronical of the trip and the project.

Jaimal Yogis Feb 15, 2018 12:25 PM
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.

Brien Sobel Feb 22, 2018
False News
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.

Chris Tubbs, SMCFD Fire Chief Mar 08, 2018 12:15 PM
Fire Prevention

Southern Marin County Fire District Chief Tubbs was a guest at our Rotary meeting in early December and graciously offered to come and talk about Fire Prevention as well as the fires in Sonoma County. Join us as we welcome him back!