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Rotary Club of Tiburon-Belvedere

Fellowship and Service

Address: Sam's Anchor Cafe
Tiburon/Belvedere, CA 94920
Phone: 415-789-0161

Rotary Club
of Tiburon-Belvedere

Tuesday, May 26, 2020


Rotary & COVID-19
All in-person Rotary meetings and events have been cancelled or postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be meeting on Zoom at 4 p.m. on Wednesday until further notice. If you'd like to visit, please send an email to rotary@telli.com requesting a link.

The Rotary Club of Tiburon has donated funds to the following local organizations that are serving Marin's most vulnerable residents during this challenging time:

• Ambassadors of Hope & Opportunity www.ahoproject.org

• Canal Alliance https://canalalliance.org/

• SF Marin Food Bank https://www.sfmfoodbank.org/

• St. Vincent de Paul https://www.vinnies.org/

• Whistlestop https://whistlestop.org

In addition:

• To support local business, the club made a donation to the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce's COVID-19 Tiburon Small Business Fund. https://www.tiburonchamber.org/

• To assist families need, we purchased 10 boxes of fresh produce from Servino Ristorante to donate to the food pantry at The Ranch. www.servino.com

• To help give kids whose parents are financially challenged a good summer, we donated funding for scholarships to The Ranch's summer camp program. www.theranchtoday.org


Community Spirit at Sam's

“Since I bought Sam’s a little over two years ago, Rotary has been a big supporter. … I want to say thank you,” said Conor Flaherty. As a downtown business owner, he’s on the Tiburon Task Force and the board of the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been dramatic. “It’s pretty dire,” he said. Sam’s had a good winter and then had to close on March 16 and was closed for about a month. People like to go there, because it’s an experience, and he was unsure what the next steps should be. He also had to decide what to do about the employees and wanted to continue paying healthcare. As hard as the businesses have been hit, it’s the employees who are taking the brunt, he explained.

Sam’s applied for PPP from the federal government and got it“, but “It’s been really confusing to figure out what we’re supposed to do,” he said. When the restaurant opened, it had a delivery service, but limited services, so it’s been difficult for employees. It’s been hard for his family, which includes his mother, wife and newborn daughter, as well, and so he understood what people were facing.

As a service to the community, he decided to do errands for local residents, which involved tasks such as picking up mail and groceries. He had to insurance  and is planning to expand the service. They did about a dozen runs today, but “I didn’t know what to expect and still don’t,” he said. He expects the situation to continue for at least a year, and Sam’s can be helpful to people during the day. “What I’ve been seeing is fear, and it’s important for us as a community to address that,” he said.

“Past that, we’re just waiting,” he said, explaining that Sam’s has to wait to see what the restrictions and regulations are going to be. ABC has relaxed the laws related to serving alcohol, and seating might be different. They’re looking at expanding seating, maybe outside, but that would require approval of the town. He observed that business is going to be very different than it was before the pandemic hit. “We’ll persevere and do our best,” he said.


“How are your employees taking it?” asked President Annette Gibbs.

“We offered to hire everybody back once we got the PPP,” said Conor, adding that some people won’t return. “It’s hard for them,” he said. Some worked at Sam’s during the day and Servino’s at night and depended on tips. It’s not worth coming back if business is limited, and they can’t make much in tips.

“Are you your own landlord?” asked Marshall Gross.

“Yes, and that’s the saving grace,” said Conor. He added that Sam’s also owns the space where Paparazzi is and has deferred the rent.

Lynn Fox suggested letting restaurants take over the streets so tables can be farther apart with fewer people at a table. “Is that something you’re talking about?” she asked.

“I don’t think there’s enough space to do social distancing,” said Angelo Capozzi, pointing out how crowded Main Street gets at Friday Night on Main.

Conor said they’ve been talking about doing something similar, but social distancing would be difficult. It would require reservation and seating systems and lots of challenges and variables. “We’re going to have at best half seating,” he said. Some costs are fixed, and they’d have extra costs for hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies.

“The price of a meal has to go up a lot,” said Marshall.

Conor said that this year is Sam’s 100 anniversary, and they'd like to do some special things. They’ll have some loss leaders, such as $1 fish and chips, but they hope customers will get a couple of drinks as well.

“Would customers be amenable to having a COVID-19 levy added to the bill?” asked Bill Lindqvist, observing that people might feel good about helping a restaurant to stay in business.

“It’s an excellent idea,” said Conor. “It goes to transparency.”

“What can we do for you,” asked President Annette.

“The biggest thing is staying healthy and positive,” said Connor. If you use Sam’s service, a generous tip goes a long way to helping employees. He added that it’s more difficult to communicate now, so if you see something that needs his attention, tell him. “It’s going to be a long slog,” he said, and everybody’s feeling the pressure.

“Why can’t people use the deck?” asked President Annette, and Conor explained that they’re not allowed to do that until the next phase, which is hopefully June 1.


DASH Housing—A Creative Solution

DASH—Disaster Area Steel Housing—is a company that Rotarian Charlie Oewel, architect Ken Taub, attorneyt John Rosenbaum, and Nola Rocco, who is marketing director, started in September 2019. The concept is to convert steel shipping containers into housing for the homeless and people who have lost their homes in disasters. He explained that the shipping containers come from other countries, mostly China, and don’t go back, because the demand for American goods isn’t great enough. As a result, they end up in storage in the ports. “They can be readily obtained, and we repurpose them into tiny houses,” he said, adding that they can be deployed rapidly.

Homeless housing is especially important now, because people are too close to each in navigation centers, and they’ve had to leave. San Francisco passed an ordinance to allow camping and gave people tents, but, Charlie observed, “That is a public health disaster in the making.” DASH houses, however, are a solution that’s inexpensive and it’s easy to set up a temporary house with a bathroom and kitchen facilities that operates off the grid.

The houses are manufactured in Oakland, and they are Insulated and heated, have sliding glass doors and windows, a bathroom with a walk-in shower and ventilation hatches on the roof. They don’t need a foundation. They are solar powered with water tanks and waste tanks, and the batteries are recharged on a regular basis with solar panels. One that’s 20 feet is designed for one or two people, while a 40-footer is for a family of four. They can be stacked for a second story. “If you see them on ships, they’re stacked seven high,” said Charlie. They are certified by the state and meet most local building standards.
They’re modeled on boats, and “That’s the genius,” said Charlie. The company has applied for a patent, and it is pending.

Several houses can be clustered in a village, which provides a high level of social services. Each village would have medical services and a separate unit for a community center. “We’re hopeful that this will serve a certain segment of the homeless population,” said Charlie.


“How much are they?” asked Klaus Meinberg, and Charlie said a 20-foot unit is $40,000.

Angelo Capozzi asked who covers the cost for the homeless, and Charlie replied that lots of resources are going into solving the homeless problem and getting people off the streets, because there are health hazards and other problems.

He added that the company is a brand-new start-up, and Monterey and San Benito counties have expressed interest. Monterey would create a village for 70 people, which would be a prototype.

Bill Lindqvist reported that similar houses have been used in Australia in remote mining areas for many years.

Klaus added that Nissen huts are somewhat similar and were used in Germany after the war for people who had lost their homes in air raids.

John Kaufmann said he thinks providing housing for the homeless would be difficult in places like San Francisco. “They talk about it, but they don’t really want to do it,” he said.

Charlie replied that San Francisco had a navigation center but it had lots of problems and had to close. “This is a possible solution,” he said. He added that Oakland gave RVs to some homeless people, and FEMA paid.

“How do you make money?” asked Marshall Gross, and Charlie said it’s all sweat equity now, and no one is getting any compensation. They will receive a fee when the business is up and running.

“Are you looking for investors?” asked Marianne Strotz, and Charlie said it’s a good social investment and eventually should have a return.

Blythe Rainey-Cuyler congratulated him for a great project and said, “Thank you for what you’re doing.”

Kathleen Defever asked how high the containers can be stacked, and Charlie said four high, explaining that it would increase the density, which would require different water and disposal systems, increasing the cost

“It’s a brilliant idea,” said Angelo Capozzi.

Charlie added that residents can also have their pets. “Some of these people really rely on their pets,” he said.

Lynn Fox observed that many women can’t afford housing, and they’re hard-working clean-cut people who would love to have a place like Charlie described. Some are living in cars now, and there’s a homeless problem on the hill behind the Elks Lodge in San Rafael.

To learn more, go to www.dashhouses.com.


Closing the Ozone Hole

John Arvesen is a longtime Tiburon resident who used to work at NASA, where he was chief of the high-altitude aircraft program. He now teaches aerial mapping to photographers.

Ozone is three atoms of oxygen—O3—and without it, we couldn’t survive, because it shields the earth from extreme solar rays. A hole in the ozone layer developed in the 1930s, after Dupont came up with chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), and they were subsequently adopted for a wide range of purposes, including refrigeration, aerosols and air conditioning. In 1974, three chemists at UC Irvine, Paul J. Crutzen, Mario J. Molina and F. Sherwood Rowland, reported that CFCs could destroy atmospheric ozone. In 1985, British researchers reported severe ozone loss over their base in Antarctica, thus identifying the Ozone Hole.

Scientists realized it was a bad thing, but they didn’t understand it, so NASA put together the NASA Airborne Antarctic Ozone Mission. In 1987, the Montreal Protocol limited CFCs production worldwide, and in 1995, Crutzen, Molina and Rowland won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work in identifying the degradation of the ozone layer surrounding the earth. Today the hole in the ozone is smaller, but CFS are very stable and are still in the atmosphere. “It’s a big, big scary thing,” said John.

Ozone is found at an altitude of 50,000 to 85,000 feet, and only one aircraft is capable of getting high enough to study it. It’s the ER-2 and is a derivative of the U-2 spy plane that was in use during the Cold War. It used to be based at Moffatt field, but mow works out of Beale Air Force Base in Yuba County. Researchers at NASA Ames Research Center. asked pilots to fly aircraft over Antarctica to do air sampling so they could study it. The pilots fly at 75,000 feet and have to wear pressure suits and inhale oxygen from a tank so they won’t get the bends.

Ushuaia was the preferred base, but Argentina wouldn’t allow the aircraft to be based there, because it was shortly after the dispute over their dispute with Britain over the Falkland Islands, and two of the top scientists were British. Project leaders went to Chile instead to ask permission to use Punta Arenas. It was when Pinochet in power, and an assassination attempt had taken place a few days before. A member of the Chilean Airforce Command greeted the Americans in English, welcomed them and said they were happy to have them use Punta Arenas. It was an ideal place to operate from, and “It worked out well,” said John. They made 12 flights at an altitude of 65,000 to 7,000 feet. Each round trip was 3,500 miles and took eight hours. “We successfully accomplished the mission,” he said, and scientists found a correlation between the decrease in ozone and the increase in chlorine oxide, thus verifying that CFCs were causing the problem. In Antarctica. the hole in the ozone had to do with geography and extreme cold.

Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are compounds containing carbon, hydrogen, chlorine and fluorine. They are greenhouse gases that don’t affect ozone and are acceptable temporary alternatives to chlorofluorocarbons. NASA and NOAA scientists expect fully recovery by the 21st century

John highly recommended a video streaming on PBS called Ozone Hole: How we saved the planet. “I would recommend that to anyone who’s interested in a success story of the environment,” he said. https://www.pbs.org/show/ozone-hole-how-we-saved-planet/


Marshall Gross asked how many aircraft NASA owns and how many are in service.

John replied that NASA has two ER-2s, and about 20 are in service around the world.  He added that it’s a single-engine aircraft.

Marshall was a photographer in the Air Force and had to develop gun camera film. “I never saw any of the pictures I developed,” he said.

Angelo Capozzi asked if the plane is the same model as the one that American pilot Francis Gary Powers was flying, when he was shot down during a reconnaissance mission over the Soviet Union in 1960

John replied that it is not. Powers was flying a U-2, and although similar, it’s larger than the U-2, which was the fastest aircraft ever made and never shot down.

David Albert said that he flew military and commercial aircraft, and he asked if the ER-2 has any capability for inflight refueling. John said no.

Bill Lindqvist said he’d read a paper by a chemist in New Zealand, who said the ozone hole could be result of sodium chloride blown up from the sea.

John responded that it might be possible, but it’s difficult to believe that sodium chloride from the sea could get that high. He added that lots of people don’t believe that CFS are responsible, and the reasons for denial are varied and include the economic impact of eliminating CFCs

George Landau is of a generation that was brought up on sun worshipping and later discovered that exposure to the sun damages the skin. “Do we still need to be covered up when we go outside?” he asked.

It’s still advisable to use sunscreen, but ozone destruction is only over Antarctica, although the hole came close to New Zealand and the tip of South America. With the reversal, it was a phenomenon that’s been turned around. “We caused this one, and we fixed this one,” said John.

“How did world come together?” asked Charlie Oewel.

“This was in the days of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher,” said John. In addition, the Montreal Protocol was unique, and everyone decided to ban CFCs.

Charlie also asked if there is any connection between ozone and climate change.
John explained that ozone affects the upper atmosphere—the troposphere—and the air gets warmer as you go up in altitude. It’s still cold, however, -70?F to -80?F all the way up.





All meeting will be on Zoom until further notice, in accordance with the Marin County Health & Human Services' recommendations on social distancing.



Rotary District 5150 Awards Regatta: 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 13. An online event: register at rotary5150.org



We meet at Sam's Anchor Cafe at 5:30 p.m. for an early evening meeting on the first and third Wednesday of the month and for lunch at 12:15 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Most weeks, either a guest speaker makes a presentation or we have a program.
Attendance is $10. Food and drinks are no-host  We welcome guests. If you'd like to hear a speaker, offer to be one or find out more about Rotary, pay us a visit. We'd be happy to make your acquaintance.

Board of Directors Meetings
Meetings of the Board of Directors are open to all members and take place monthly at a time to be announced. For information, please send an email to judith@telli.com.

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If you'd like to be a guest speaker, please contact Marianne Strotz at properties@pacbell.net.

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The Rotary Club of Tiburon-Belvedere supports a wide range of programs, with a focus on youth, literacy and community. We believe that reaching out to others makes a better world and encourage others to join us. Here's what we're supporting in 2019-2020

Youth—Investing in the Future

• Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity: Support to provide a safety net of stable housing, guidance and community connections for young people 16 to 25, who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless in Marin County.

• Bel Aire School’s Liberia Project: Advice and support for the fifth-grade students’ ongoing projects to help their sister school in Liberia, thus encouraging altruism at home and helping children in a disadvantaged country across the world.

Dave Hutton Rotary Award for Service Above Self: An annual award to a graduating eighth-grader with a record of outstanding community service at Del Mar Middle School.

• Educator of the Year Awards: Annual awards to outstanding educators in local schools, whose unique projects give children a worldview that encourages them to become good citizens

• Global Book Exchange: Sup.port for the Global Book Exchange in San Rafael, which collects lightly-used books and redistributes them to teachers at schools with limited budgets, disadvantaged families and nonprofits that serve children, as well as schools throughout the world.

• Marielos Fund: A scholarship to send a young woman in El Salvador to medical school.

• Marin Youth Sympathy: Support for sending young musicians on a tour to perform in Europe.

• Musica Marin: Underwriting for scholarships for local students to attend events featuring classical music, fine food and a philanthropic purpose

• Rotaplast International: Support for volunteer medical teams to provide life-changing surgery for children with cleft-lip and palate in needy communities around the world.

• Rotary Youth Leadership Awards: Scholarships so high school sophomores and juniors can attend a special camp that guides them to develop their leadership skills.

• Young Performers International: Scholarships for kids to take music lessons and develop their performing skills. Music makes kids smarter!

Meaningful Projects—Service Above Self

• Marin Villages: Support for programs that help seniors age in their own homes. Members pay a small fee and can enjoy social get-togethers and access to volunteers for help with tasks such as getting to appointments, changing light bulbs or assisting with pets.

• Service to the Community Awards: Recognition for people who serve the community in meaningful ways, but don’t often get acknowledgement.

• St. Vincent de Paul: Support for helping Marin’s neediest residents obtain nutritious food, affordable housing, meaningful employment and a voice in the community.

• Whistlestop: Underwriting for Whistlestop's Thanksgiving Feast for Seniors.

District Designated Funds

Rotary's District Designated Funds helped establish this sewing shop in Esmeraldas, Ecuador. Photo: Courtesy of Keith and Holly Axtell

Funds from the Rotary International Foundation's annual campaign earn District Designated Funds for our club. This year, we're contributing our international funds to the Rotary Club of Marin Evening's San Jacinto water project in Ecuador. For the past three years, we have contributed our funds to multi-club microcredit projects in Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru to train people in job and entrepreneurial skills and extend microloans to help them start small businesses and become self-sufficient.

District Designated Funds also support local projects, and this year our funds will go to underwrite the cost of school field trips to the Global Book Exchange and Audubon Canyon Ranch. In addition, we're donating portable bluetooth speakers to Canal Alliance so ESL teachers can fully implement the listening exercises that are part of the curriculum for English-language learners.



Julie Aubrey visited from Rotary International's headquarters in Evanston, Illinois.

(l. to r.) Irene Russell, Kathleen Defever, Helen Lindqvist and Bill Lindqvist at the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce mixer at the downtown Tiburon firehouse.


President Annette Gibbs presented Jessica Hochkiss with a check for $1,000  for The Ranch from the club’s foundation, which will help low-income children attend day camp. “We currently have two large summer camps going on,” said Jessica, and she explained that they take kids to Angel Island every day. “The camp has gone on for 40 years,” she said, and some of today’s campers have parents who attended when they were young.

The Ranch is a nonprofit, and “Every little bit helps,” she said, expressing her gratitude.


Past-president Linda Emberson and incoming President Annette Gibbs at the Installation Celebration

Lata Setty, Zohre Grothe and Lata's son, Deven Ramachandran

Warren and Irene Russell


Having fun at the Tiburon Classic Car Show!
Rotary in the community: Cindy Siciliano and Linda Emberson made it look easy, as they spent the day flipping burgers, hot dogs and corn on the cob for scores of happy customers.


Past District Governor Ron Gin, now district membership chair, presents Mike Keran with a pin in honor of his being chosen Rotarian of the Month for District 5150.

District Governor Jayne Hulbert and First Husband Gene Duffy paid the club a visit.

Cindy Siliciano of the Tiburon Sunset Rotary Club (left) and President Linda Emberson of the Tiburon-Belvedere club get ready to toss goodies to kids at the Labor Day weekend hometown parade. (Photo: Marshall Gross)


Welcome New Members

Membership chair Angelo Capozzi welcomed new members Neelam Kanwar (upper photo) and Lynn Spitler (lower photo).


Jim Deitz

It is with profound sadness that President Linda Emberson announces the passing of beloved member Jim Deitz on Friday, July 13. Jim exemplified Rotary's motto, Service Above Self, and his altruistic spirit was a model for everyone. He was devoted to his family, loved dogs and was one of the best. We'll miss him terribly.


Good Work

(l. to r.) Lisa Brinkmann of Marin Villages accepts a check from Marianne Strotz, and Michael Heckmann presents a check to Michael Keran for St. Vincent de Paul. Photo: Lynn Fox


Rotarian of the Month

District 5150 named Michael Keran Rotarian of the Month for May. Mike's much-deserved honor is in recognition of his ongoing commitment to St. Vincent de Paul and helping the homeless in Marin County. In addition, he recruits a crew of Rotarians to serve lunch at the St. Vincent de Paul Free Dining Room in San Rafael every month. May marked the beginning of the 12th year of this service project.


Annette Gibbs (left) and Shelby Gross joined the Rotary contingent and got into the spirit
of this year's first Friday Night on Main


Celebrating Earth Day

Having Fun at Friday Night on Main

Angelo Capozzi (left) and Neelam Kanwar planted trees at Homeward Bound as part of Rotary International's initiative to plant one tree for every Rotarian. Photo: Marshall Gross


Lending a Hand at St. Vincent de Paul

Stalwart volunteers (l. to r.) Klaus Meinberg, Michael Keran and Angelo Capozzi in the kitchen of the St. Vincent de Paul Free Dining Room in San Rafael. The Rotary Club of Tiburon-Belvedere serves lunch on the fourth Thursday of every month and will begin its twelfth year of volunteering, under Mike Keran's leadership, in May. Angelo is team leader for the club's participation in the REST program, and he and Klaus also served dinner to a group of homeless men at St. Hilary's Church the same day. Service Above Self at its best!


First meeting at Sam's


Rotary does REST

The Rotary Club of Tiburon-Belvedre hosted dinner for a group of 25 homeless men who were spending the night at St. Hilary's Church on Thursday, February 15, as part of the REST (Rotating Emergency Shelter Team) program.

Members of the Rotary crew (above, l. to r.), John Kaufmann, Angelo Capozzi, Brian Walker, Raja Ramachandran and Deven Ramachandran, took a break before serving dinner to guests in Tarantino Hall. Lata Setty, Annette Gibbs, Bill Goldberg, Zohre Grothe, Karl Hoppe and Lata Setty were also on hand to help. The evening featured good conversation, great appetites and uplifting camaraderie, as well as good food.which included homemade lasagna that Deven, Lata’s son, helped prepare as a family Valentine’s Day project, and Mary Kaufmann'a delicious oatmeal cookies and cupcakes decorated with hearts.


Karen Glader welcomes new member Valerie Marsh to the club and gives her a Rotary pin.


Rotarians have fun in the Day Before-Labor Day parade.



The Town of Tiburon issued a proclamation in honor of the Rotary Club of Tiburon-Belvedere's 40th anniversary, which we will celebrate in June, and the 100th anniversary of the Rotary International Foundation. Pictured, left to right, are George Landau, President Linda Emberson and Tiburon Mayor Jim Fraser. Photo: Marsall Gross.


Visitor from Afar

Rehmah Kasule (above left), with President Linda Emberson) is the Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Kampala/Impala in Uganda. She took the opportunity to visit us when she was at a conference in San Francisco in October. In 2010, she received recognition at the White House for her work in empowering women and met President Obama. She then wrote a book, From Gomba to the White House. She shared an African proverb: “When you walk fast, you walk alone. When you walk with others, you go far.”



Marshall Gross donated two beautiful puppets that he won in a gift basket to Rotaplast's mission in Cebu City, Philippines. Dr. Angelo Capozzi (with the big dog) reports that the puppets are making kids smile every day before undergoing surgery, and the mission is going well.


Tiburon Challenger

Charlie Oewel, representing the Rotary Club of Tiburon-Belvedere, accepted a generous check from Ashoo Vaid (middle) of Wells Fargo and tournament director Brendan Curry (right) at the conclusion of the Tiburon Challenger. The funds will go to the club's education projects. (Photo: Getty Images for Revd)


Rotary welcomes Kimberly Brooks

District Governor Jeri Fujimoto (center) inducted new member Kimberley Brooks (right) as Kimi's sponsor, Joe Lavigne, looked on. Photo: Marshall Gross



Tari Nix and friend pull wagons with books for kids from the Global Book Exchange, as Marianne Strotz walks alongside, wheeling a Rotary sign. (Photo: Marshall Gross)

To see more photos of the parade, go to www.tiburonrotary.org and click on "Photo Gallery."


President Linda Emberson (left) of Tiburon-Belvedere and President Marilyn Nemzer of Tiburon Sunset hitch a ride with Michael Heckmann in the Day Before Labor Day Parade. (Photo: Marshall Gross)

Dana and Chester (left), making friends.

Winter in August was the theme of the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce's mixer at the Boardwalk. President Linda Emberson took the prize for the most creative hat.


Jon Rankin views the on-court action at the annual Bocce Ball Tournament, a fundraiser for Rotaplast International. (Photo: J. Wilson)


Changing of the Guard

Thanks to President Marianne

President Linda Emberson (left) thanks outgoing President Marianne Strotz (right) for her two outstanding years of leadership with a special Rotary jacket, as Karen Glader, the club's new secretary, looks on. (Photo: Marshall Gross)


Honors for Angelo

Dr. Angelo Capozzi (left) and Dr. John Kaufmann with a child who underwent surgery during a Rotaplast mission to Peru in May 2016. (Photo: Courtesy of Rotaplast International)


Service Above Self

Dave Hutton presents the Capt. Dave Hutton Rotary Service Above Self Award to Kendall Hermann, graduating senior at Del Mar Middle School, for her outstanding performance in community service. The presentation took place at a special awards assembly in June. Photo: Marshall Gross


Teachers of the Year

(Left to right) RUSD Superintendent Nancy Lynch, Bel Aire School's Kelly Morphy, Reed School's Ross Modlin, Rotarian George Landau and Erin Turner of St. Hilary School (photo: Marshall Gross)



Mary Kaufmann and Jon Rankin got into the spirit of Carnaval, a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Tiburon-Belvedere. For more, see the photo gallery at www.tiburonrotary.org. (Photo: Marshall Gross)