Posted by Dora Dye on Apr 23, 2020
At the e-meeting held on April 21, 2020, we had an audience of 56 members and guests including a few who were outside the United States. President Casey Blair (Financial Services: Private Trading | KCB Trading, LLC) welcomed everyone.

Service Project
Major Raymond Erickson-King (Nonprofit Management | The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center) logged in live from the streets of San Francisco as he began another day of delivering meals to the homeless. Major Raymond issued a call for volunteers to help. Dora Dye (Education: Community College | City College of San Francisco) emailed all members that afternoon with information on how to sign up.
Club Updates and Online Opportunities
President Casey discussed the upcoming Rotary 101 that he would host on April 23, 2020.
John Mathers (Management Consulting | eVo Associates) shared a slide of what he planned to discuss during the Educational Series on April 30, 2020.
President Casey encouraged members to register for the zoom-side chat with the current presidents of the first five Rotary Clubs in the world on May 7, 2020. Rotary International President Mark Maloney will facilitate the chat.
Connor Krone (Education: Management | Connor Krone, Inc.) announced ALPS facilitator training dates in May 2020. Contact Connor for more information.
Rotarian of the Month
Tim Allen (Social Services Consulting | Allen/Loeb Associates) was honored as Rotarian of the Month for his tireless efforts in grant writing and youth leadership since becoming a member of our Club. President Casey said that Tim "elevated the conversation of our Club’s philanthropy".
Member Moments Contest
Next, president Casey shared some old photos of current members and had the audience guess who they were. The winner would get a prize in the mail. Stephanie Schmautz (Elder Care and Senior Services | The Carlisle) guessed two out of the three entries for the contest.
For the next contest, president Casey asked for photos from the women in our Club.
Guest Speaker
Today's speaker was Topher White, founder and CEO of Rainforest Connection, who spoke on how to protect our rainforests using conservation technology. Topher shared video clips of how he used old cell phones to monitor illegal logging and poaching in the rainforests. Said Topher, "Saving rainforests is not only the key to halting climate change, it's also vital to supporting many of the world's poorest communities who rely on rainforests for food, shelter, and livelihood." Topher is the son of Club member, Bebo White (Education: University | Stanford University (SLAC), who was very proud of his son, but accepted no credit for his son's success.
$20 for 20
The proceeds for today's $20 for 20 were to go to MealsinPlaceSF. President Casey pointed out that donations could be paid here If you donate more than $20, just add more to the cart.
Grant Deadline
Members were reminded to submit global and international grants by May 1, 2020.