Lenny Mendonca to speak at the Club’s Meeting on 9 July

Lenny Mendonca was the Chief Economicand Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California and Chair of the California High Speed Rail Authority. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsev & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School. He lives on the Half Moon Bay coast with his wife, Christine. They raised their two daughters there and are the founders and owners of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company and The Inn at Mavericks. He is also the Founding Chair of the Coastside News Group (Half Moon Bay Review and Pacifica Tribune).

Join us on 9 July 2023 5pm at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company.

Celebrate Pride in June

Thank you, Kathy, April, and Belinda.

We want to extend a big thank-you to the departing board members who have served the Club long and well. Kathy Klein has served in many capacities, as president and vice president, organizing special events and speakers, and hosting fabulous parties and events at the home she shares with husband Rich. April Vargas has served as president and vice president, has kept the club connected to the County and State Democratic parties, and has stalwartly organized and run voter registration events. Belinda Arriaga has supported the club’s activities and has brought her connections to many important groups on the Coastside. We thank them for all their efforts!

Annual Members’ Meeting and Executive Board Election on Sunday 21 May 1pm


Every May we host our Annual Members Meeting where we hear from an engaging guest speaker and elect the club’s Executive Board. The meeting will be on zoom and the voting will take place via email, as we’ve done for the past 4 years.

Click here to renew your membership and continue receiving our newsletter and invitations to meetings! If you donate now, you will be a member through the spring of 2024. You must be a member in good standing to vote at the Annual Meeting.

We’re very happy to welcome Jenny Walter, a founding member of Coast Pride and current President of their board, to speak with our members and answer questions about her organization and the work they do along the Coastside. She was the first Co-Chair of the San Mateo Co LGBTQ Commission. Jenny is also an attorney who initiated and consulted on the documentary called Tribal Justice, served as lead counsel to the California Tribal Court−State Court Forum, and developed statewide policies relating to children, youth, families and concurrent jurisdiction of tribal and state courts. We look forward to hearing more about the local work she does and how we can all become part of it.

Find out more about CoastPride, bringing together the San Mateo Coastside in support of our LGBTQ community.

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