Upcoming Events

Club Meeting: TITAN FOOTBALL
December 3rd 2020 at 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: TITANS WITH AMAZING CAREERS, PART V
December 10th 2020 at 12:10 pm
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Dark for the Holidays
December 24th 2020 at 12:10 pm
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Rotoscopes

November-27-2020.pdf - 264 KB 11/20/2020

November-5-2020.pdf - 279 KB 10/30/2020

Merrill W. Francis

April, 3, 1933 – November 10, 2020

Merrill joined the club on October 24, 1985 and Past President of San Marino Rotary (1990-1991).  Services will be private.

COVIS-19 Shutdown - Club Zoom Meetings

During the COVID-19 Shutdown the Rotary Club of San Marino is meeting on-line using Zoom Meetings.

Santa Claus
is coming to
San Marino Rotary Club’s
Virtual
Christmas Party

 

December 17, 2020
5-6pm Wine Tasting (small group only)
6-7pm Cocktail Mixing
7-8pm Dinner & Program
$35.00 (Fee for Party)
Sign on with your kids or grand kids, and they can talk to Santa Claus at 7:45pm

Q and A Christmas Party
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Invitation
RSVP by Mail

Chili Cook-off - February 18, 2021

Prepare your recipes and taste buds for the annual San Marino Rotary Chili Cook-off that will be held February 18, 2021.  Whose chili will win this international competition? Will it be the chefs from the San Marino Police or Fire Department, or a cook who can dish up the heat?

To prepare for this event, we would like volunteers:

♦ To be a member of the organizing committee
♦ To be a Judge
♦ To prepare your favorite chili dish

Please contact Stephanie Johnson – 626-808-3270 or stephjohnson17@hotmail.com

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Rotary Club Member Survey

In this Pandemic Year, it’s critical we stay connected, we need to “Think Outside the Box” and share our talents, skills and other projects we are doing with other organizations.  Help us find out what will help you stay engaged and help us achieve our ROTARY ideals.  Please complete this survey and help the club plan events that will bring our club together in our virtual format.

Barth Rotary Scholarship Winners Announced

Barth Rotary Scholarship Winners Announced

The Barth Rotary Scholarship winners, given to a girl and boy just-graduated from either/both of San Marino and Southwestern, were announced at last Thursday’s Rotary luncheon. They are Richelle Chow from Southwestern Academy, and Ethan Wang from San Marino High. Each...

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Gaelen Stanford-Moore – Greetings from San Francisco

Gaelen Stanford-Moore – Greetings from San Francisco

All is well in SF. I am still working, though they have cancelled all of our non-emergent surgeries. As part of the fellowship of Rotarian Doctors there have been bi-weekly phone calls with doctors from around the world to discuss the COVID pandemic. In San Francisco...

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Photos and Videos of Our Activities

Rotary on the Town - October 17, 2019

2019 San Marino Motor Classic

2019 San Marino Motor Classic

New Cal-State LA - Rotaract Club - October 3, 2019

Check Presentation to the new California State University at Los Angeles Rotaract Club.

Art Contest - April 18, 2019

Rotary Foundation Awards Presented at the March 7, 2019 Meeting

Rotary on the Town - May 2, 2019

2019 Mini-Grants
School Montage (Business Plan, Interact, RYLA, MiniGrants) Spring 2019

Corazon House Build 2019

Corazon House Build on 4/13/19 sponsored by South Pasadena Rotary; more than 50 Rotarians joined in the effort.

District Conference May 2-4, 2019

February 28, 2019 Meeting

Speaker – Dr. Tye Jackson. speaking about teaching to learn and the pathway to career success.

 

Student of the Month

Rotary Readers Book Distribution 2019

Holiday Party - Rotary on the Town - December 14, 2018

Tijuana Soccer Field Dedication, December 8, 2018

Rotary on the Town, October, 2018
Ice Cream Social - Southwestern Academy - 9/20/18

2018 Fourth of July Parade

Demotion Party 2018

To send photos for the club website, facebook page or the Rotoscope click here.

San Marino Rotary’s Global Scholars

More information about Rotary Scholarships

Jacqueline Chen

Oxford University
Oxford, England

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Meeting Information

Thursdays at 12:10 PM

San Marino Community Church, Fellowship Hall

1750 Virginia Road
San Marino, CA Map It

Our meeting location occasionally changes.  Click “More info” in the Upcoming Events section below to confirm the location.

Due to the COVIS-19 Epidemic the club is temporarily meeting on-line via Zoom.  Contact Aaron Gil, President to find out how to log into Zoom.   agil73@gmail.com or 626-688-6047

Upcoming Events

Club Meeting: TITAN FOOTBALL
Speaker: Justin Mesa, Varsity Head Football Coach
Topic: Prospects for the upcoming season, covid or no.
December 3rd 2020 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: TITANS WITH AMAZING CAREERS, PART V
Speaker: Justin Talt
Topic: How to Survive in the Entertainment Business During the Pandemic
December 10th 2020 12:10 pm
More info

Dark for the Holidays
December 24th 2020 12:10 pm
More info

Rotoscopes

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It’s a HOOT!

At least that is what OLIVIA LEE hopes the owls will say as they are attracted to her 30 newly-constructed and recently-installed owl boxes in the trees at The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino.

As her Girl Scout Gold Project, Olivia, a senior at Flintridge Prep, created a sustainable project to help eradicate persistent rodents from the gardens of The Huntington by attracting their prime predator.…Barn Owls.

At the suggestion of Jim Folsom, Director of the Botanical Gardens for the Huntington, and Olivia’s mentor throughout the process, she designed the project, created a means to share her work with other scouts and constructed the owl boxes in a carpenter’s shop. She submitted an application to the San Marino Rotary for partial funding. In a competition with eight other applicants, Olivia was awarded $1,000. Working as a sales representative for a knife company, she earned the other half of the cost of her project.

The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens have been an important part of Olivia’s life since she was a child; she visited regularly with her parents. Olivia’s goal in completing this project was to give back to the institution that has meant so much to her and to visitors from around the world.

The completion of these owl boxes is a win-win for The Huntington, Olivia, hungry owls and for those friends and family who, thanks to a super salesperson, have new knives for the holidays.

Nice work, Olivia. Thank you for “paying it forward” with your creative idea.

By Barbara Brice, a member of San Marino Rotary Club since 2008. She is the chair of the 2020 Boy and Girl Scouts projects community grants.

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A “FOOD SYSTEMS THINKING” ROADMAP FOR POLICYMAKERS AND RETAILERS TO SAVE THE ECOSYSTEM BY SAVING THE ENDANGERED HONEY PRODUCER FROM THE DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES OF HONEY FRAUD.

This White Paper recognizes how complicated the food supply chain is and how difficult it can be for stakeholders to see the big picture. This challenge is particularly true when it comes to the problem of the endangered US honey producer via honey fraud in the United States. This White Paper invites both policymakers and retailers to engage in food-systems thinking and recognize two critical points. The first point is the symbiotic relationships and interdependence between the domestic production of authentic honey, the critical eco-sytem role of honeybees as pollinators in the United States, and the livelihoods of the managers of these honeybee pollinators – the honey producers. The second point is the destructive force of honey fraud in undermining these symbiotic activities and the resultant threat to the ecosystem. To address these two points, this White Paper makes a number of food-systems recommendations to policymakers and retailers – two stakeholder groups who can really make a difference – in order to save the endangered honey producer from fraud and in turn benefit the ecosystem. This White Paper follows on the heels of the Resnick Center’s previous publication on food fraud: The Pursuit of Food Authenticity: Recommended Legal and Policy Strategies to Eradicate Economically Motivated Adulteration (Food Fraud) (2016). The Resnick Center is also pleased to partner recently with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on a series of research and advisory initiatives, the first one of which is addressing food fraud on a global scale.

by Michael T. Roberts, Michael T. Roberts is the founding Executive Director of the Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law. He is well versed in a broad range of legal and policy issues from farm to fork in local, national, and global food supply systems. This White Paper was researched and written by Michael T. Roberts, Founding Executive Director of the Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. Diana Winters, Assistant Director of the Resnick Center, assisted with cite-checking sources and editing suggestions. You can read full Whit Papper information in law.ucla.edu/sites/default/files/PDFs/Publications/_RES_PUB_Honey%20White%20Paper%20Final%20v2.pdf
Roberts was a guests speaker for San Marino Rotary in Sept. 24,2020.

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A “FOOD SYSTEMS THINKING” ROADMAP FOR POLICYMAKERS AND RETAILERS TO SAVE THE ECOSYSTEM BY SAVING THE ENDANGERED HONEY PRODUCER FROM THE DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES OF HONEY FRAUD. 
 
This White Paper recognizes how complicated the food supply chain is and how difficult it can be for stakeholders to see the big picture. This challenge is particularly true when it comes to the problem of the endangered US honey producer via honey fraud in the United States. This White Paper invites both policymakers and retailers to engage in food-systems thinking and recognize two critical points. The first point is the symbiotic relationships and interdependence between the domestic production of authentic honey, the critical eco-sytem role of honeybees as pollinators in the United States, and the livelihoods of the managers of these honeybee pollinators – the honey producers. The second point is the destructive force of honey fraud in undermining these symbiotic activities and the resultant threat to the ecosystem. To address these two points, this White Paper makes a number of food-systems recommendations to policymakers and retailers – two stakeholder groups who can really make a difference – in order to save the endangered honey producer from fraud and in turn benefit the ecosystem. This White Paper follows on the heels of the Resnick Center’s previous publication on food fraud: The Pursuit of Food Authenticity: Recommended Legal and Policy Strategies to Eradicate Economically Motivated Adulteration (Food Fraud) (2016). The Resnick Center is also pleased to partner recently with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on a series of research and advisory initiatives, the first one of which is addressing food fraud on a global scale.
 
by Michael T. Roberts, Michael T. Roberts is the founding Executive Director of the Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law. He is well versed in a broad range of legal and policy issues from farm to fork in local, national, and global food supply systems. This White Paper was researched and written by Michael T. Roberts, Founding Executive Director of the Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. Diana Winters, Assistant Director of the Resnick Center, assisted with cite-checking sources and editing suggestions. You can read full Whit Papper information in  https://law.ucla.edu/sites/default/files/PDFs/Publications/_RES_PUB_Honey%20White%20Paper%20Final%20v2.pdf
Roberts was a guests speaker for San Marino Rotary in Sept. 24,2020. 

sanmarinorotary.org
rotaryclubofsanmarino@gmail.com

The 2019-2020 International Projects of the San Marino Rotary

Members of the Rotary Club of San Marino work together to make improvements in our community and around the world. San Marino Rotary is actively involved in International Projects, in line with the focus of Rotary International in preventing diseases, providing access to clean water and sanitation, enhancing maternal and child health, improving basic education and literacy, and helping communities develop.

In 2019, the following projects were completed:
Corazon House Build in Tecate, Mexico
Coconut Plantation project in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Water tanks and furniture for a school in Kabaale, Uganda
Fish Tanks for Farm School in Sen Sok, Cambodia
Spanish books for school in Tijuana, Mexico

In 2020, the following projects are in process:
Village Aquaponics in Sen Sok, Cambodia
School Restoration in Tijuana, Mexico
Ambulance for Clinic and School in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Equipment for Hospital in Nakhon Ratchasima Province in Thailand

The Information is provided by International Projects Committee

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