Club Officers
Geoff Wiggs
   President
Jennifer Dicker
   President Elect
Jack Murray
   Immediate Past President
Charles McDonald
   Secretary
Karen Haas-Foletta
   Treasurer
 
Activity Chairpersons
Mike Telleen
   Club Service, Programs
Charles McDonald
   World Community Service
Jack Murray
   Rotary Foundation
Karen Haas-Foletta
   Youth Service, Interact
Jennifer Dicker
   Community Service
John Rossetti
   New Member Orientation
Greg Scoles
   Publicity & Public Relations
Jack Murray
   Website & Facebook
Ross Stangeland
   Photography
 
Debunking is Rotary's way to say thanks to the outgoing leadership and to welcome the new leader. Outgoing President Geoff Wiggs, with his wife Nancy and daughter Bebe, received a plaque presented by Jack Murray, Past President, recognizing Geoff's service this past year, in which the club's annual Lobster Fest (chaired by Incoming President Jennifer Dicker) brought in record revenue and fun. Bebe received a special award (not shown) from previous club President Sharrie Kriger for her super help for her Dad throughout the year.
 
New President Jennifer Dicker brought her whole family! Shown below is Jennifer's Mom Shirley Davelaar, Jennifer with her son Austin, Derek Dicker with son Luke and Jennifer's Dad John Davelaar. Jenny comes from a Rotary family, was an Interacter herself and loves being involved!
 
 
 
 
 
What a fabulous evening we had on Monday night at The Van's on the Hill in Belmont. It was time to award our club's Gretchen Ross Legacy Teacher Mini-Grants to local area teachers to pursue their vision of special projects or programs that they feel will advance their students' needs. This is a program unique here in the Bay Area, and it has grown and grown. And what fantastic ideas these great teachers have! They come from most of the local schools here in Belmont and Redwood Shores, and their names are shown in the photo above. Sharrie Kriger was this year's chair, and she organized a wonderful celebration attended by the winners and their families, along with Rotarians from our club and others. A great night!
 

Here is just a sampling of the great ideas of these dedicated teachers: (1) heart rate and blood oxygen monitors for biology and chemistry students; (2) earbuds with attached microphones for students learning Chinese language, to enable them to listen and share with the teacher and each other their progress; (3) software for students in calculus and computer science to facilitate inter-action and conceptual understanding; (4) new pH electrodes for advanced placement chemistry to precisely measure the pH of aqueous solutions; (5) purchase of summer reading books for 'at-risk' students who struggle with reading, to incentivize them with a resource for books which they or their family could not afford, and to provide books that are both of interest to them and meet their educational needs.

There are many, many more grants so this story can't list all of them, but every teacher who either won or just applied should be congratulated for everything they do for our young people!

On May 4, 1987, the U.S Supreme Court gave a unanimous ruling which barred Rotary clubs from discriminating against women on the basis of gender.
 
In 1990, Belmont Rotary inducted Mary Lou South as its first female member and in 1994 elected its first woman president.

 

On Tuesday, July 5, 2016, the Rotary Club of Belmont/Redwood Shores commemorated the Fourth of July holiday by giving away a car to a wounded United States military combat veteran.  Working with James Brown of the Wine Country Marines, Roberto Rojas a navy veteran combat injured in Fallujah, was selected as the recipient.
 
Lobster Fest 2016
An amazing evening altogether.  Former PDG Fred West whipped up a truly memorable event for the Belmont and Redwood Shores community, a Lobster Festival dinner, live and silent auction, dessert auction, raffle, bar, Interact Peace Project and presentation of an automobile to a worthy disabled U.S. Marine veteran, with fellow Marines in attendance.
 
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NAME CHANGE
 
On November 11, 2015, Rotary International approved the name change which the club had previously approved by unanimous vote on November 9th. Subsequently, on December 21, 2015, the California Secretary of State approved the Certificate of Amendment of our corporate name. Therefore, our club is now named and shall be known as:
 
THE ROTARY CLUB OF BELMONT & REDWOOD SHORES
 
Venture Crew in Action!
 
 
De-Bunking!
 

 
JIM McGOVERN DAY!
 
 
 

Thanks to everyone for a great success!

Remembering Rudy
 
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