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April 12, 2020
From the Club Blog
Heroes and Protecting Those on the Front Line
In times of crisis, heroes emerge. Dr. Lily Muldoon, a member of our Club and an emergency room physician, is that hero. She saw the short supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the urgent need to protect the front-line healthcare workers. Dr. Muldoon quickly put together a proposal for the following:
 
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E-MEETING HIGHLIGHTS April 7, 2020:  Rotary International President Mark Maloney
Our Club held its second e-meeting on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. President Casey Blair (Financial Services: Private Trading | KCB Trading, LLC) called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m. and welcomed an audience of 120 people. In addition to our own members, there were many Rotarians from District 5150; several past District Governors including our current District Governor Sue Rokaw and incoming District Governor Mary Bates; president Phil Trompetter and members of the Modesto Rotary Club; president Jan Brown and members of the Richmond Rotary; and members of the Rotary Club of Indian Rocks Beach in Florida.
 
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Becoming People of Action:  Learning and Growth
The Membership Committee announces a new educational series entitled Becoming People of Action: Learning and Growth that will be delivered online to you. The objective is to provide insight and understanding of what it means to be a Rotarian.

Below are the upcoming programs scheduled every other Thursday through the end of May 2020 starting at 12 noon and lasting approximately 45 minutes:
 
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Resources for you
In these times of shelter-in-place and social distancing, here are some resources offered by our members and friends to help you stay connected and informed. 

SOCIAL HOUR: Leave it to our Club to find a way to hold a social hour. The Membership Committee is hosting a virtual social hour on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 6PM each week until further notice. For information on how to participate, please contact Dan.

COUNSELING: Kevin Ringstaff is a grief recovery specialist. He has generously offered a virtual counseling session every Wednesday starting at 12 noon for anyone who would like to share what is on their mind or any loss they are experiencing. Please contact Kevin if interested.
 
If you have resources to share with us, please send them to me for future posting. Laughter and friendship can and do strengthen immunity.
Upcoming Events
E-MEETING April 14, 2020:  Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Bias on the Web
The Web is the most powerful communication medium and the largest public data repository that humankind has created. Ricardo Baeza-Yates will discuss the different biases that affect all of us on the Web. Awareness is the first step to be able to fight and reduce the vicious cycle of web bias. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
 
EDUCATIONAL SERIES April 16, 2020: Rotary Connects the World
Terry Pickering, incoming Vice President of Membership, will discuss this year's Rotary theme:  Rotary Connects the World. This session is part of our educational series entitled Becoming People of Action:  Learning and GrowthAdvanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
 
Dinner Club at The Arc: April 20, 2020
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. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN MAY 2020.
 
E-MEETING April 21, 2020:  Topher White, Rainforest Protection 
Topher White, founder and CEO of Rainforest Connection, will speak on how to protect our rainforests using conservation technology that captures sound signatures of destructive activities. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
 
e-Rotary 101: April 23, 2020
Join Dan Joraanstad, Vice President of Membership, as he offers a brief training to new and prospective members. This training is especially relevant to members who have joined our Club recently, but everyone is welcome to attend. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
 
 
EDUCATIONAL SERIES April 30, 2020: Getting involved with social action
John Mathers, past president, will engage us in:  Getting involved in social action. This session is part of our educational series entitled Becoming People of Action:  Learning and GrowthAdvanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
 
E-MEETING May 5, 2020:  Sheriff Paul Miyamoto
Paul Miyamoto became San Francisco's 37th sheriff in November 2019. He will talk about his goals and objectives for the sheriff’s office. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
 
E-MEETING May 12, 2020:  Dr. Andi Tenner, Responding to the Coronavirus Threat
Dr. Andi Tenner is helping lead the response by San Francisco General Hospital to the growing threat of the novel coronavirus. She will speak on COVID-19, its development, and its current status. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.