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Wonderful Day for a Barbeque

The weather couldn’t have been nicer.  P1010646 Bill and Betsy Koefoed hosted a very casual, down home barbecue at their San Carlos home on a recent Saturday Afternoon.  Bob Gugtsell brought a fabulous fruit salad and Bernie Mellott brought a box of sinfully sweet cup cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes.  The best part of the afternoon though was Bill’s perfectly grilled hamburgers with all the fixin’s you could possibly need.P1010645
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Nothing Like a Stack of Pancakes After a Run

The San Carlos Rotary Club  sponsored its annual Pancake Breakfast on May 19th during Hometown Days.

15For more than two decades the Rotary Club of San Carlos has joined with the City of Good Living to celebrate Hometown Days at Burton Park.

This year’s festival was held on May 18 and 19, 2013.  The weekend event kicked off Saturday morning with a parade down Laurel Street and Rotary’s Miss Pancake was part of the procession.

pancakesRotary played a huge role on Sunday morning, May 19, as it concurrently ran its renowned Pancake Breakfast ; and the officially-sanctioned 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk.

These two staple fundraising events for Rotary raise nearly half of the Club’s annual contributions it makes to the community through youth scholarships and funding to other worthy and deserving entities that serve San Carlos and the surrounding cities. The Rotary volunteers  welcomed  618 Fun Runners/Walker this year.  All were issued RFID chips to wear.  The chips tracked each participants elapsed time.  The results are posted here.

IMG_5175_6_1The Fun Run was inaugurated in 1990 and each year it attracts larger participation despite competing against the notorious Bay to Breakers.  Serious runners engage in setting a bristling pace over clearly-marked city streets.  The race begins and concludes at the circle on Chestnut Street across from the San Carlos Youth Center in the heart of Burton Park.

0Less serious runners, walkers and parents pushing toddlers and infants in carriages can be seen throughout the streets as they wend their way back to the finish.  For many the prize awarded to them for their participation in the run/walk is a ticket to the pancake breakfast.

With multiple tables set up in left field of the softball field along Cedar Street 640 diners lined up for a scrumptious meal of pancakes which were hot off the three griddles that Rotarians use to satisfy the hungry throng.  The pancakes were accompanied by sausages, orange juice and steaming hot coffee.

16You are encouraged to plan to run or walk next year at the Fun Run/Walk and build up a hearty appetite, before  devouring a delicious  pancake breakfast and enjoying the multiple venues that have made Hometown Days a successful and feel-good City-wide event.

Upcoming San Francisco Fleet Events


It’s Summer And It’s Heating Up!
Summer is in full swing, and there’s lots to do!  We’ve been invited to participate in some great parties around the San Francisco Bay, and there’s more on the planning board to come!  In an effort to encourage new Rotarians to the Fellowship, please announce these events at your Club – all Rotarians are encouraged to participate, and hopefully, join the Fellowship!
July 27th – Island Time Party – Sequoia Yacht Club
This event has become an annual tradition and is a must!  Great food, great fun, great fellowship!  The Sequoia Yacht Club has once again invited us to join in the reverie.  Cocktails at 5PM and Dinner at 6PM  Cost is just $20 per person before July 19th – SO RSVP TODAY to Steve Holmstrom ( you will pay at the door, so it’s important to let him know your coming right away!  Price goes up to $25 per person after the 19th.
August 18th – Fleet BBQ – Emeryville Yacht Club

You won’t want to miss our annual bar-b-que on Sunday, August 18th. starting at 5PM!  The EYC is putting together a down-home, old fashioned BBQ featuring Lee Seacrist’s awesome BBQ/Smoked ribs and chicken,  with beans, pasta salad, rolls, and cookies.     COST:  $25 per adult before 8/11, $13 per child 7-15 years, <7 years old eat for free!   Sodas & Water Provided – BYOB 

RSVP TODAY! Email EYC Commodore Mark Weiber (   Let Mark know the total number (and ages of kids) that will be attending.  The price increases to $30 after 8/11.

Emery Cove Yacht Harbor
3300 Powell Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
Attn: 2013 Commodore EYC

There are a VERY limited number of guest berths available for IYFR members.  If you wish to reserve one for your use, please call Emery Cove (510-428-0505) TODAY!
September 14th – America’s Cup Cruise on the Bay!
Thanks to IYFR member Greg Schuyler, you can be there when history is made! America’s Cup race trials as seen up close and personal – from the water. We will board at Jack London Square, Oakland at 11:00 AM, embark for the race course at 11:30 AM, and arrive back about 4:30 PM. ! We are open for groups to purchase tickets at this time as well as individual tickets. Cost is $75 per person including hearty buffet luncheon. Buy your tickets online, or call 510-499-4229 for more information or to sign up by phone. (child tickets are for youth 2-10 years of age, 2 and under are free). Wear layers in case it gets breezy. Good parking in the underground garage in front of Scott’s.

To register online, go to:
  • Select “Buy Tickets Online” fromt he menu on the left
  • Click on “IFYR America’s Cup Trials 9/14/13” on the lower portion of the page
IYFR is a member of the PICYA.  You’re receiving this email because you’re a member of the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians – San Francisco Fleet or perhaps a friend of a member.  Questions? Comments? Please contact fleet commodore, Jeff Kasper at 925/4599-6786 or by email Membership in the IYFR-San Francisco Fleet is just $40/year and open to Rotarians who enjoy boating and other maritime activities.  No boat is required!

Rotary District 5150 Foundation Family Fun Day

leo-ryan-park-concertOctober 20, 2013 

11:30AM to 3:30PM

Leo Ryan Park
650 Shell Blvd.
Foster City, CA

Early Bird Special by Sept 28
After Sept 28, 2013 $58.00

  • Adults: $48.00
  • Children 10-17: $20.00
  • Children under 10: FREE

This event will include:

  • Friends, Family, Fellowship
  • Tasty BBQ Food
  • Live Entertainment
  • Beer & Wine with tickets
  • Electric Boat Rides on the Foster City Lagoon
  • You Drive Paddle Boats,
  • Kayaks, & Paddle Boards
  • Children Games and MORE
  • Foundation Raffle with Great Prizes from each Club

Event Co-Chairs

Event takes place rain or shine, some activities are subject to inclement weather

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