Posted by Casey Blair on Mar 09, 2020
Dear Members and Friends of the Rotary Club of San Francisco:

In response to the San Francisco Department of Public Health's announcement to limit outings and avoid large gatherings to disrupt the spread of the coronavirus and protect community health, we have had to cancel luncheons and other events in March 2020. I am quite sad to not be able to see all of my Rotary friends and share in the wonderful community service, youth leadership, and international projects for which our Club is known. In addition, we all are missing the social aspect and camaraderie that Rotary builds and fosters among its members! I’m especially sad to not enjoy everyone’s company on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 when we would have held a Town Hall, presented some very special awards with the help of our District, enjoyed a special meal for St. Patrick’s Day, and celebrated my daughter Emmy’s birthday!
At this point, we are optimistic that the spread of the virus will be successfully controlled, and social gatherings will be permitted to resume in early April. We are in regular contact with City Officials and will keep you updated in the coming weeks. Please check your weekly Grindings and for the latest information.
To keep members engaged and cultivating our Club’s energy, we are looking at how we can still function as a Rotary Club in these strange days that we are all experiencing. One idea is to provide a town hall format like the one we had planned for this coming Tuesday, but in a Zoom conference setting. Please let us know your feedback on this idea or any others that you might deem worthwhile to consider to keep our Club strong and spirits up! Send your input to
Take care and stay well.
Casey Blair
The Rotary Club of San Francisco