September 26, 2021
From the Club Blog
MEET A NEW MEMBER: Esther Landau
Esther Landau joined our Club on August 17, 2021. She is the Senior Director of Advancement for The Arc San Francisco and is responsible for all the fundraising and communications at the organization. She started at The Arc San Francisco in June of this year and prior to that, was in the same role at the Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center, a similar organization on the west side of the City. 
Esther is a serious knitter and crossword enthusiast. In her past life, she was a professional flutist, but these days she just occasionally grabs the pennywhistle and plays a few tunes. She is married to Caroline Pincus, and their daughter, Ruby, is a senior at Columbia in New York, where she is majoring in Yiddish.
Service Above Self at the Fifth Annual Autumn Moon Festival
The Rotary Club of San Francisco had a display booth at the fifth Annual Autumn Moon Festival in the Richmond District of San Francisco on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Thank you to our members President-Elect Christopher Wiseman, Ann Daugherty, and Jenny Campbell and our guests James Wong (my husband), Jason Campbell (Jenny’s son), and Shirley Tan, who all joined me to represent our Club. Additionally, Vanita Louie, Cathy Cheng, and President Richard Swart (members from the Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown) were present to lend support.
LUNCHEON MEETING HIGHLIGHTS September 21, 2021:  John Mathers and Building RCAT to Tackle Climate Change
President Mary Liu (Real Estate: Sales | JM Real Estate Group) called the meeting to order promptly at 12:15 PM and welcomed those on Zoom and those in person who were enjoying a respite from the heat.
Visiting Rotarians and Special Guests
Joining our members attending in person and online were Idiko Polony who is the Executive Director of Sutro Stewards and today's speaker — our own Past President John Mathers.
Upcoming Events
FIRST FIVE ROTARY CLUBS September 29, 2021: We'll Be Talking Membership
Join the first five Rotary Clubs for a joint meeting via Zoom where we will be talking MEMBERSHIP! Featured speakers are Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta, Jenny Bates, and Patrick Galvin. Don't miss out on this networking opportunity to meet and greet Rotarians from across the globe! Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
CLUB SOCIAL September 30, 2021: Precita Eyes Mural Walking Tour
Join us for a cultural and historic walking mural tour along the Mission and 24th Streets corridor hosted by Precita Eyes. Tour is limited to 10 participants; so, purchase tickets early.
TRAINING VIA ZOOM October 2, 2021: ALPS *NEW* Leadership Coach Training Session 1
Support youth leadership by joining the Action Leadership Program with Students (ALPS) for virtual leadership coach training! This training will be limited to 8 individuals. 
SPECIAL EVENT October 9, 2021: Blue Angels Viewing Party, a Rotary Club of San Francisco Exclusive
Join us for the perfect opportunity to socialize, relax, and watch the San Francisco Fleet Air Show. Delicious food and beverages are included with your admission fee. Attendance is limited; register early.
ROTARY LUNCHEON October 12, 2021: Marc Pomerleau and The Roots of Anti-Asian Hate, San Francisco Chinatown, and Why this Legacy Matters Today 
Marc Pomerleau will provide highlights of the Chinese immigrant experience and the evolution of San Francisco Chinatown and offer a perspective of what these mean today, especially for the AAPI youth inheriting this proud legacy.
VOCATIONAL MEETING October 14, 2021: Professional Portrait and Business Networking
Get a professional headshot during this business networking event! Learn more about each other's businesses and how we can help each other! Registration is limited to 25 people. The evening includes snacks and beverages. Advanced registration required.
SERVICE PROJECT October 18, 2021: Delivering Meals for The Arc San Francisco
Drivers needed to pick up pre-packaged meals at The Arc San Francisco and deliver to individual residences of Arc participants who are experiencing food insecurity. Exact directions will be provided when you pick up the meals. Hand delivery of meals must occur between 4 PM and 5:30 PM in advance of the Monday Night Dinner Club with Friends Like Me via Zoom to be held on the first and third Monday of each month.
ROTARY LUNCHEON October 19, 2021: Laine Hendricks and Rising to a Challenge
Past Club President Laine Hendricks will tell us what it was like for her when her role suddenly changed from Public Information Officer for Marin County to the county’s public-facing spokesperson about COVID-19.
DISTRICT 5150 October 24, 2021: Rotary Race to END POLIO NOW
Rotary International District 5150 invites you to support World Polio Day on Sunday, October 24, 2021 by participating in the Rotary Race to End Polio with Rotarians, Friends of Rotary, and local community members. Join us for a fun and team-oriented, urban scavenger-hunt adventure in Fisherman's Wharf followed by lunch and prizes. $25 of each adult ticket sold for this Race benefits the Polio Plus Fund of The Rotary Foundation, and you may donate more. Sign up soon as registration closes at 5:00 p.m. PDT on Sunday, October 17, 2021.
CLUB SOCIAL October 28, 2021:  Virtual Musical Bingo and Halloween Costume Contest
Join your fellow Rotarians for a night of virtual musical bingo and a Halloween costume contest. Prizes will be awarded to bingo winners and best costume. This is a great event for new and prospective members and family members of all ages. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
Congratulations!  October 2021 Birthdays and Rotary Anniversaries
October 2
   Dan Davies
October 8
   Kaushal Chokshi
October 11
   Gary Dales and Sally Swanson
October 13
   Kevin Leong
October 20
   Peter Logan
October 21
   Maureen O'Shea
October 26
   Moustafa Harfoush
October 27
   Tom Briody and Marc Johnson
October 28
   Sue Rokaw
October 29
   David Shen
Note: This birthday list is based on membership information in ClubRunner. Please update your ClubRunner account to help us keep this information current. If you need help with ClubRunner, please contact our current newsletter editor.
2005: Mark Calender
2015: Frank Yoke
2017: Gary Dales
2018: Angela Warren
Note:  The year listed above is when these members joined the Rotary Club of San Francisco. Happy anniversary to all!