September 8, 2019
From the Club Blog
Call for Candidates to Serve on the Board
The Rotary Club of San Francisco is seeking candidates for the following positions in 2020-2021:
  • President-Elect Nominee to serve as Club President in 2021-2022.
  • Vice President of International Service.
  • Vice President of Membership.
  • Vice President of Development.
  • Vice President of Community Service.
  • Vice President of Youth Service.
In addition, our Club has an immediate need for a Vice President of Vocational Service. Once confirmed, the VP of Vocational Service will begin to serve right away.
All candidates must be active members of the Club in good standing. Please submit your nominations and questions to President-Elect JT Forbus.
Bay Bridge Series
About 25 enthusiastic members of our Club met up at the Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, August 26, 2019 along with six other Rotary Clubs from two Rotary Districts for a tailgate and the Bay Bridge Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland A's. The bet was on as to which one of the Rotary Clubs would go home with a check for its Foundation.
District Raffle for The Rotary Foundation
Don’t miss your chance to win a gift card by making a pledge or a donation to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International (TRF) during the District 5150 Every Rotarian Every Year campaign.
Whether or not you win, you’re donating to a great cause! The Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of Rotary International, supports humanitarian projects to promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water and sanitation, save mothers and children, support basic education, and grow local economies across the globe. 
Upcoming Events
ROTARY LUNCHEON September 10, 2019:  Leila Zia and Wikipedia
Zia, Leila Feb 2014Leila Zia, Principal Research Scientist and Head of the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation, will define the role of Wikipedia today and describe it not only in terms of what it directly brings to its users and editors on site, but also in terms of the technological advancements it has made possible to an array of non-profit and for-profit organizations.
Diaper Bag Assembly for Homeless Prenatal Program: September 10, 2019
Join us at this service opportunity where Club members and guests will stuff diaper bags with the supplies new moms need to help care for their babies. The bags will be distributed to pregnant women involved in Prenatal Classes at the Homeless Prenatal Project. Afterwards, we'll walk down the block to Mars Bar and Restaurant for food, fellowship, and fun.
Baby Showers for Homeless Prenatal Program: September 12, 2019
Join us at one or both of the Baby Showers at the Homeless Prenatal Program where we will give expectant mothers diaper bags filled with supplies. The party for Spanish speakers starts at 10:30 AM; the party for English speakers starts at 1:00 PM.
Rotary Twilight Golf: September 12, 2019
Join The Rotary Club of San Francisco for a friendly round of golf and a chance to win our coveted Golf Trophy! Points are based on participation, not necessarily golf score, so all skill levels are welcome! Fellowship follows every outing. Tee time is 4:15.
Cal vs N Texas Football & Tailgate: September 14, 2019
Join Rotarians and friends from across the Bay Area for a Rotary Tailgate and seats in a reserved section at the Cal/North Texas football game and T-shirt toss.
Roots of Peace Pool and Barbecue Party: September 15, 2019
Roots of Peace is throwing a thank-you pool and barbecue party, and you are invited. Registration is required and will close one day before the event. When you register yourself, please be sure to also register anyone else in your party.
Dinner Club at The Arc: September 16, 2019
Enjoy the opportunity to make dinner and share it with new friends at The Arc. Rotarians are invited to join the fun at one dinner a month: come once, or make it a regular commitment! Open to family and friends who are over 17.
ROTARY LUNCHEON September 17, 2019: Caroline Kornfeld Roberts, Asylum
Caroline Kornfield Roberts, the Executive Director of Oasis Legal Services, will discuss the process of applying for asylum, recent changes in policy and the work that Oasis is doing locally and on a national level..
ROTARY 101 September 17, 2019
Dan Joraanstad, Vice President of Membership, will offer a brief training to new and prospective members immediately following the regular luncheon meeting. The training will last about 30 minutes. Whether you are new or returning, everyone is welcome!
Rotary Twilight Golf: September 26, 2019
Join The Rotary Club of San Francisco for a friendly round of golf and a chance to win our coveted Golf Trophy! Points are based on participation, not necessarily golf score, so all skill levels are welcome! Fellowship follows every outing. Tee time is 4:15.
ROTARY LUNCHEON October 1, 2019:  San Francisco Fire Department Chief Nicholson
San Francisco Fire Chief Nicholson was sworn in as the 26th Fire Chief of San Francisco on May 6, 2019. She will talk about her background, the Fire Department's history, and her goals for the Department.
ROTARY LUNCHEON October 8, 2019:  Lewis Loeven and Fleet Week
Every October, the roar from the jets as the Blue Angels zip through San Francisco's sky is an unmistakable reminder that Fleet Week has arrived. Lewis Loeven, Executive Director of the San Francisco Fleet Week Association, will discuss the 2019 San Francisco Fleet Week and how its innovative programs help create a better San Francisco.