Although we are the second oldest Rotary Club in existence, the Rotary Club of San Francisco does not rely on its history to define what it is today. Yes, this club has held a prominent place in the life of the City and the Bay Area since 1908. More importantly, its current members are actively involved locally and internationally to apply Chicago Rotary founder Paul Harris's aims of cooperation, teamwork, common purpose, and community spirit.

Our Purpose

The fundamental Rotary concept of "service above self" is integrated into our long-standing commitments to a wide range of issues from local community service to international humanitarian causes.

What do we do?

Locally, we are involved in programs to help youth, build stronger communities, and promote a sustainable environment.

Internationally, we are involved in projects on every continent.  We promote and support international student exchanges and business group exchanges.  We send teams abroad to help children with cleft lip and palate and other deformities, as well as children and adults with disabling eye problems.

Service to members: Our members benefit from the networking opportunities we offer to develop a stronger business and social community.  Through our business roundtable, Rotary Means Business, we give membersthe opportunity to share ideas and contacts.  Our weekly Tuesday luncheons bring in dynamic speakers who are making an impact in the community, the country and the world.  Our speakers program is second only to perhaps the Commonwealth Club's.  Our Worldwide Rotary Day brings representatives from every consulate in San Francisco.  Our Emergency Services Day honors representatives from fire services and law enforcement agencies.

Of course, we also have a lot of fun activities including golf tournaments, skiing outings, bay cruises, informal mixers and more elaborate wine-maker dinners around the City.

Currently, the Rotary Club of San Francisco has over 200 members and is actively recruiting more members. More members equate to more service to community and more contributions to the important funding work of the Rotary.

We invite you to explore this website for more information.