January 26, 2020
From the Club Blog
Open Positions in Our Club
“Service Above Self” is not just a motto; it’s a day-to-day practice for Rotarians. When each of us joined Rotary, we joined to contribute to the lives of others and enrich our relationships with others. Below is a list of current positions open in the Rotary Club of San Francisco that call for leadership and service:
Dictionary Plating
On a stormy night, eight Rotarians gathered to plate dictionaries to be distributed in the San Francisco Unified School District. Present were Harold Hoogasian, Mark Calender, David Dye, Dora Dye, Bob Hermann, Dan Joraanstad, Kevin Leong, and Kathryn McCall. Steve Lindstrom, a guest, joined us as well.
Rotary Club of San Francisco Kenya Trip
Rotary Club of San Francisco members Dr. Lily Muldoon, Skip Brewster and Ryan Wilson celebrated World AIDS Day 2019 in Kenya with fellow Rotarians from Africa and the Rotary Club of Boulder Valley, CO. During the week-long trip (Nov. 26-Dec.2), the team recorded radio segments promoting health, development and Rotary that were broadcast on EK-FM, the only wind/solar-power radio station in East Africa, a project supported by a $5,000 grant from the Club in 2018. They also toured several Rotary agriculture, sanitation and water projects; met with local leaders and activists to exchange ideas; and helped with matching grant reporting.
Upcoming Events
2020 Super Bowl Pool Now Open
The Super Bowl Pool is our Club’s annual drive to raise funds for The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International (TRF), whose mission is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. Every Rotarian around the world is asked to donate to TRF every year. Super Bowl Pool winners receive a Paul Harris Fellowship.
ROTARY LUNCHEON January 28, 2020: Rodney Fong, San Francisco is the Best City in the World, and It's Time We Remember That 
Rodney Fong, fourth-generation San Franciscan, small business owner, and CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, will discuss how he is organizing the business community to tackle the City's deepest problems and restore civic pride in our City by the Bay. This speaker is part of our series of speakers on San Francisco Still Knows How.
Club Social/Service Project with Catholic Charities: January 30, 2020
Please join us in preparing survival kits for those families who have lost their home in San Francisco. This project is sponsored by a grant from the Foundation of the Rotary Club of San Francisco. While assembling the kits, volunteers will have an opportunity to share food, drink, and fellowship.
Super Bowl Potluck Party: February 2, 2020
Enjoy watching the Super Bowl while sharing a potluck dinner at the home of Lilian Tsi-Stielstra and her husband Scott Stielstra. Winners of the Club Super Bowl Pool will be celebrated at the end of each quarter.
ROTARY LUNCHEON February 4, 2020: Randall Scott, What is a Community Benefit District and Why Are They Growing in Number?
Randall Scott, Executive Director of the Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District, will cover why community benefit districts are formed, how they are formed, and what they do. This speaker is part of our series of speakers on San Francisco Still Knows How.
ROTARY LUNCHEON February 11, 2020: Deputy Chief David Lazar, SFPD Investigations Bureau
Deputy Chief Lazar will be providing an overview of the San Francisco Police Department’s Investigations Bureau including the newly formed centralized structure and how cases are assigned and investigated. Deputy Chief Lazar will also speak to the crime picture in 2019 and what the plans are in 2020 to prevent and address crime. This speaker is part of our series of speakers on San Francisco Still Knows How.
ROTARY LUNCHEON February 18, 2020:  Marc Johnson, Keeping Bees in the City
Marc Johnson, a member of the San Francisco Beekeepers Association, will provide an introduction to honey bees, talk about the benefits of having bees all around us, dispel some common myths about beekeeping that cause anxiety among city dwellers, and answer questions about how bees and humans can co-exist in the City. This speaker is part of our series of speakers on San Francisco Still Knows How.
CLUB SOCIAL February 26, 2020: Happy Hour at Zingari Ristorante
Join us for a mix and mingle with fellow Rotarians, their guests, and prospective members over drinks and light bites. This is a great opportunity to get to know newer members or catch up with old friends.
Cal Basketball vs. Utah:  February 29, 2020
Join Rotarians and friends from across the Bay Area for Rotary Day at Cal Basketball to help support their Rotaract Club and watch the California Golden Bears basketball team in action.