Statement from Rotary International

Statement from Rotary International

At Rotary, we have no tolerance for racism. Promoting respect, celebrating diversity, demanding ethical leadership, and working tirelessly to advance peace are central tenets of our work.

We have more work to do to create more just, open and welcoming communities for all people.

We know there are no easy fixes and that challenging conversations and work lie before all of us. Rotary’s strength has long been our ability and commitment to bringing people together. We will tap into that strength now as we stand with those who are working for peace and justice. 

Rotary will do our part to listen, learn and take action to ensure that we continue to contribute to making positive change.

https://www.rotary.org/en/statement-rotary-international

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  Main Library
Climate Change Committee — 2nd & 4th Thursday, 11:15am–11:45am
  Zoom or Poplar Creek
                                                                                                                                                               
 
Dear Fellow Rotarians, Rotarians-To-Be, and Friends,
 
Camaraderie…Community…Outreach…Great Speakers on local issues, world affairs, and many other themes…Fun - we are the Rotary Club of San Mateo!  
 
The past year and a half have been unprecedented.  We’ve all been impacted by the shelter-in-place mandate, by the virus itself, and/or by the economic shutdown.  At the same time, our experiences have reaffirmed our tremendous sense of community – Rotarians checking on each other, running errands, and helping each other and our greater community in countless ways.
 
Rotary is a beacon of unity in these often divided times.  Our club members are people from diverse backgrounds who serve, learn, and grow together in support of our local and global communities.  We sometimes approach things from different perspectives and we sometimes look at things through different lenses, but our desire to help each other is rooted in a common place.  We share a commitment to the greater good by working with each other, and doing so for others.
 
It’s not a special type of person who becomes a Rotarian; it’s that special part of every person that draws someone to Rotary.  Imagine the feeling of impacting lives by…
 
     - Helping local students achieve their educational dreams by raising money for scholarships so they can attend college 
     - Supporting and complementing critical social services
     - Caring for the environment by participating in service projects like planting trees and cleaning our bayshore 
     - Developing and implementing innovative solutions to local and global problems
     - Mentoring the next generation of volunteers by working with students on programs and initiatives  
 
Quite a nice feeling, isn’t it?  
 
To my fellow Club members, I thank you for your efforts in these and other areas, and for your unrelenting commitment to our community.  I thank you for enriching my life.  
 
To all others, I offer an invitation: if you want to serve your community, make fantastic personal and professional friends, and have a good time, join us for lunch anytime.  I’ll pay!  We meet every Thursday at 12:15 at the Poplar Creek Golf Course in San Mateo.  Your life will be enriched – as will the lives of our Club members.   
 
As we emerge from the challenges of the past year, we have much to be encouraged about.  The commitment demonstrated by my fellow Rotarians is a primary factor in enabling me to look forward with such optimism.  You’ll share that optimism once you meet them…so I invite you to join us on this wonderful journey!
 
Sincerely,
 
Rod Linhares
 
 
 
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Welcome
San Mateo

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Poplar Creek Grill at Poplar Creek Golf Course
1700 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
United States of America
 
Speakers
Christopher Major
Sep 16, 2021
Playing Chess
Diane Carlson Evans
Sep 23, 2021
Founder - Vietnam Women's Memorial
Father Peter Pabst
Sep 30, 2021
Chancellor - Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School
Bob Fitzgerald
Oct 07, 2021
The Tokyo Olympics
 
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