Rotary Home Team Comes To Rescue Of Marin Seniors and people with disabilities 2019-01-07 08:00:00Z 0
Members who all became Rotarians on January 27, 1982:

Left to right .....

Pablo Castro
Ron Leach
Paul Simmons
Dirck Brinckerhoff
David Hellman
Our Founding Members 2019-01-05 08:00:00Z 0
A Fundraiser for ShelterBox USA 2019-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary is proud to welcome our newest member 2018-10-15 07:00:00Z 0
Our team of Rotarians joined San Rafael High siblings & their mom as well as a bunch of Master Gardeners., to clean up Falkirk Community Center.
Every one worked hard, had fun and enjoyed great camaraderie and tasty food. Our Small-But-Mighty-Team is why we are so proud to be a Rotarians.

"This was the loveliest, nicest, most pleasant group I think we’ve ever worked with.  They all, young and old, worked really hard, were fun to talk to, enjoyed each other and seemed to be enjoying the day, the weather, the physical work and the companionship.  We got a huge amount of work done and it was in the nicest possible way.  Thank you Rotarians for giving your time and their best possible selves to celebrating Earth Day with us."
Earth Day ...... April 21, 2018  Making A Difference  2018-05-02 07:00:00Z 0
Vina Del Mar Rotary Club in Chile 2018-04-13 07:00:00Z 0
Come see why Rotary is not just for OLD people 2018-04-13 07:00:00Z 0
Dear Rotary Home Team;

Wow! Thank you to you & your amazing Rotary Team. I'm so touched & appreciative that I was included to receive this Home Team help. 

Culley & Jane were super!  They helped me with a variety of things that I can’t do myself. Even something like filling & hanging my hummingbird feeder, is so invaluable to a women in my position. (After a stroke at age 41) I've been paralyzed on my left side, leaving me with the use of only one hand & lack of balance. 
Additionally I’m on disability, therefore I am grateful when a giving group of people such as your Rotary group volunteer to help me out with some gardening & a couple of odd jobs. I was so excited to finally have my roses pruned  & my sunshade installed onto my car’s windshield, which I’ve wanted done since I had my windshield replaced last summer. 

Please know the time each of you gives to people like myself is not only a great appreciation but it’s invaluable. Most of us don’t like to ask for help outright. However the way your organization offers your services to us, makes it so much more comfortable to receive your offerings... Thank you all for this! People don’t realize that it’s awkward to put people on the spot, but when it’s given through an offer, it is so special all around. Thanks to each of you! ~  
Jeanine Rossi
Testimonial For The Rotary Home Team 2018-02-12 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Home Team Help Marin Seniors 2018-02-08 08:00:00Z 0
David Hellman presents the highlights of the new 2018 tax law 2018-01-15 08:00:00Z 0
Members of the Rotary Club of Mission San Rafael joined fellow Rotarians from other Marin Clubs to sing for seniors at Aldersley Retirement Home and The Rotary Manor.

We were led by professional singer, Rotarian Noah Griffin, who helped us perform to a high standard.
We even helped celebrate the last night of Hanukah with one of the residents.

Lots of smiles and Thank You's to go around.
Happy Holidays 2017 Rotarian Style 2017-12-21 08:00:00Z 0
Two of the teams that provided volunteer bell-ringing services at the Terra Linda Safeway for the Salvation Army.
(Not shown: Jane Kern, Keith Nance and Marijane Guy)

Altogether our 4 shifts of 2 Rotarians raised $485!
These Bell-Ringers raised $485 2017-12-21 08:00:00Z 0
Holiday Party 2017-12-10 08:00:00Z 0

Caroling With Rotary

December 20, 2017

5:30 PM

Aldersly, 326 Mission Avenue, San Rafael

Rotary Manor, 7:00 to 7:15 PM

Cafe Arrividerci, 11 G Street, San Rafael

7:45 PM for Holiday Cheer!

Contact Melissa Prandi (415) 300-6762

Caroling With Rotary 2017-12-09 08:00:00Z 0
San Rafael Seniors And People With Disabilities Mikol Davis 2017-08-23 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Making A Difference In Saving Lives 2017-08-17 07:00:00Z 0
See What Rotary International Does Because of YOU    mikol davis 2017-08-10 07:00:00Z 0
Thank you to all of our Rotary members for your service beautifying, "Rotary Island." But where is the exotic place located in the world you might ask? Well you can see it in all its glory at the intersection of Tamalpais Street and Second Street, near downtown San Rafael.
Where is Rotary Island ? mikol 2017-07-25 07:00:00Z 0
Attention Rotarians this is an important message about are proposed Bylaws for our Rotary Club of Mission San Rafael.  They will be discussed and voted upon at a meeting in the near future, and will become effective on July 1, 2017.  
If you have questions or suggestions,
please contact
Susan Angel at or
Our new ByLaws effective July 1, 2017 2017-02-02 08:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Clubs of Terra Linda and Mission San Rafael Rotary Clubs will be delivery Socks & Sweets to local senior homes on Valentine's Day!
Want to help? You can donate items
We are currently collecting
new socks and chocolates/sweets
Want to help?  You can help set up the gift bags
Prior to delivery on 2/14
Want to help? You can help deliver
Deliver bags to each Senior Facility on Valentine’s Day
Contact Dave Devlin at
Melissa Prandi at
Socks & Sweets for Seniors  2017-01-24 00:00:00Z 0


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Champagne & Caviar Tasting for 8 at The Pines in Sausalito (home of Jambalaya)
Join owner Roxanna Sheridan in the Historic Home, The Pines, for Champagne and Caviar Tasting one afternoon.
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Jimbalaya- A Fundraiser for ShelterBox 2017-01-14 00:00:00Z 0

   For over 30 years Mission San Rafael Rotary has supported Whistlestop Senior Center. One of the main activities we have supported is the annual Thanksgiving meal served to Seniors and their families. In addition to providing financial support for the lunch, many of our members have also volunteered their time.

   This year, repeat volunteers include Louis Napoli and his son Tony, Nancie Bottmeyer, Susanne Karch and Elsia Galawish.
Thanksgiving 2016 Whistlestop Senior Center 2016-11-25 08:00:00Z 0

Photo from Mikol DavisFeeling young? OK but don't wait until you're "old" to take care of business

My wife Carolyn Rosenblatt and I are experts in the field of aging, advising families. We just did a presentation to the Mission San Rafael Rotary where I'm a member about aging and what everyone needs to do. Rotrian's asked us for the checklist we offered. Thought it might be good for the rest of us young at heart seniors to use with family discussions. Here's the list of "to do" items we all need, even though we're not so old. The FREE checklist is ........

Feeling young ? 2016-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
Here is the financial value of the countless hours our club members have offered through their volunteering.

Rotary Club of Mission San Rafael

Volunteer Time and Cash Donations

2005 - 2016
2005 - 2013
VALUE                                                Volunteer Hours
Avg. of 50 members x 20 hrs/year x 9 years = 9000 hours x $25/hour*    $225,000
Donated expenses of projects (paid for by MSRR)    $532,011
Matching Grants from 5150 or RI    $47,181
Total value of MSRR time & money for 9 yrs $804,102

2013 - 2016  
Volunteer Hours  
Avg. of 45 members x 20 hrs/year x 3 years = 2700 hours x $26.50/hour*  $71,550
Donated expenses of projects (paid for by MSRR)  $118,800
Matching Grants from 5150 or Rotary International  $12,000
Total value of MSRR time & money for 3 yrs $202,350
TOTAL for 2005 - 2016:     $1,006,452

* Based on $ stats from    
The Financial Value Of Serving Our Community 2016-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Lite Home Maintenance for San Rafael Seniors & People with Disabilities

Rotary Home Team Work Day

Saturday, September 24, 2016

(approx 9 a.m. - noon)

The Rotary Home Team offers a free service for San Rafael seniors and people with disabilities who may have financial or physical challenges in performing small household repairs. Teams of Rotarians will replace light bulbs, install new CO2/smoke detectors, replace batteries in smoke alarms, unclog most drains, silence squeaky doors, reset blown fuses, lightly trim bushes from front doors and perform other small repairs. (Note:  Restrictions may apply if you are a renter.)
To arrange a Rotary Home Team Visit, please call Leslie Klor at 415-456-9068 or no later than Friday, September 16, 2016. The workday for the Home Team will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Rotary Home Team Rides Again Mikol Davis 2016-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Every spring Mission San Rafael Rotary Club members take 3-5 middle schoolers with them to learn about what they do for a living. Kids have a chance to see what a typical days is like for an attorney, tile company owner, real estate broker, advertising company owner and more.

While at the Marin County courthouse, they had an impromptu civic lesson from Otis Bruce, a Marin County Assistant District Attorney.

The morning ends with awards and prizes as well as lunch at San Rafael Joes for the kids and their teachers. Each year, their positive feedback reminds us how valuable it is for young people to see models of entrepreneurship.
Job Shadowing 2016-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
For many years, the Rotary Club of Mission San Rafael has joined the rest of the 40 Clubs in our District to distribute large colorful dictionaries to third graders in our schools. This may well be one of the first, or the only, book some of these children can call their own.
The only book they call their own 2016-08-17 00:00:00Z 0

Member Melissa Prandi does her share to help local women's shelter


Marin group for domestic violence victims seeks help to expand shelter

A San Rafael-based nonprofit seeking to add more beds to its shelter for domestic abuse victims is reaching out for community support.

The Center for Domestic Peace is hoping to raise $185,000 by Sept. 30 with its online fundraiser aimed at expanding services.

“Our vision here is people are giving to the concept of what our work represents,” said Donna Garske, executive director. “They’re expanding opportunities for people to be part of increasing safety and well-being for families that are in imminent danger of domestic violence.”

The organization was able to increase its bed space from 16 to 20 three years ago. But a never-ending waiting list of those hoping for help prompted the group to expand, said Marla Hedlund, the center’s development and community relations officer.

“We have seen requests increase since 2008 in housing not only in Marin, but we get a majority of calls outside the county looking for shelter,” Hedlund said.

The nearly 30-day crowdfunding campaign launched this week would enable the group to convert its residence shelter — in an undisclosed location in Marin — into a three-bedroom facility that would offer 10 additional beds.

The funds also would provide a studio space for hotline and advocacy staff, Hedlund said.

Mission San Rafael Rotary does it share to stop domestic violence msd 2016-08-06 00:00:00Z 0
Rocio Camacho, Mission San Rafael Rotary College Scholarship recipient, spoke movingly when she visited us in July about being the first member of her family to go to college! And her sister is following right behind her.
Rocio will graduate from Chico State in Spring 2017 as a registered nurse with an administration minor. Her hope is to become the head of nursing at a healthcare facility.
Our Club is proud to be supporting someone so deserving, hard-working and successful!!
Mission San Rafael Rotary College Scholarship recipient speaks msd 2016-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
We all live busy lives. Yet we choose to be a party of Rotary. Throughout the years of our contribution we are often blessed to be a part of local and international projects. These projects serve to make other peoples lives better. As agents of  change we often remind those people who have lost faith in humanity that  Rotarians still care. Please share your personal stories on how your service has made a difference. Thank you Dr. Mikol Davis, webmaster
We need you to share your stories. How are you making a difference? Mikol Davis 2016-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Mission San Rafael partners with Marin Center for Independent Living
What fun!  A group of 21 boarded the Angel Island Ferry Company boat for an adventure on the the San Francisco Bay.  Our group consisted of clients of the Marin Center for Independent Living (of San Rafael) as well as a few staff members and Rotarians. Since 1979, MCIL’s mission has been to “assist persons with all types of disabilities to achieve their maximum level of sustainable independence as contributing, responsible and equal participants in society.”
With tickets provided by the Rotary Club of Mission San Rafael and snacks provided by MCIL, it was truly a joint venture and a special treat for all on board.
The 90-minute cruise took us from the Tiburon docks around the Belvedere peninsula and finally around Richardson Bay past the beautiful marinas of Sausalito before turning back.
There is no doubt that the evening’s outing touched everyone equally --- we were awed by the natural beauty, thankful for the glorious weather and amazed at how the seagulls practically ate food right out of our outstretched hands!
Anyone interested in learning more about MCIL and the incredibly necessary work they do, can contact them at (415) 459-6245 or go to
CRUISING THE BAY sk 2016-06-01 00:00:00Z 0
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We are all excited to see how ClubRunner will revolutionize the way we manage our day to day club activities, as well as communicate more effectively.
Welcome to our new Website! William Perin 2016-03-29 00:00:00Z 0
Each year there is a wait-list of volunteers that want to help serve a Thanksgiving meal to seniors from around Marin County.

Many Rotarians and friends of Rotary bring their young family members who do a terrific job setting up the room, serving the meal and cleaning up afterwards. Some of the seniors come on their own and others bring family members with them to enjoy a completely home-cooked meal cooked by staff of Fresh Starts Culinary Academy of the Homeward Bound organization of Marin. For more information, see
Serving a Thanksgiving meal to seniors from around Marin County. 2015-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
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