November 21, 2021
From the Club Blog
President Mary Liu (Real Estate: Sales | JM Real Estate Group) called the meeting to order at 12:15 PM and welcomed everyone to the second oldest Rotary club in the world. This is our Club's 113th year. 
Visiting Rotarians and Special Guests
Today's Visiting Rotarians were Past District 5150 Governor Jayne Hulbert and Rotarian Gene Duffy (PDG Jayne's husband). Also in attendance were Jatinderpal Kaur Sahi, CEO of RotaCare Bay Area; Armando Zumaya from Catholic Charities; Clifford Phillips from The Arc San Francisco; Dorian Luey and Meshtli Villalta from the University of San Francisco; Hamid Ansari from Roots of Peace; and Victoria Cooper.
Members in the News: November 2021
Sue Rokaw, Past District Governor (PDG) of Rotary District 5150 and member of our Club, sends her best regards and announces that she and her husband, Alan Test, recently moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Ocean Springs in the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.
ALPS Project November 24, 2021:  Canned Food Drive
The Rotary Club of San Francisco and the San Francisco Rotary Foundation launched the Action Leadership Program with Students (ALPS) in 2019. Below is an ALPS project where we can help by donating canned food. Any questions, please contact Harmony Ma, ALPS Program Manager.
Report from the Nominating Committee
In accordance with our Club's Bylaws, the Nominating Committee has selected these candidates for open positions on the Board of Directors:
2022-23 President: Christopher Wiseman
2022-23 President-Elect: Sunny Singh
2022-24 Vice President of Community Service: Emily Borland
2022-24 Vice President of Development: Maureen O'Shea
2022-24 Vice President of International Service: Frank Yoke
2022-24 Vice President of Membership: Margaret Miley
INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Sowing the Economics of Peace
For nearly 25 years, Roots of Peace, a humanitarian non-profit, has worked to cultivate peace through agriculture in war-torn lands worldwide. Now, they have expanded their business model for peace to include the Western Highlands of Guatemala seeking the "root" cause for out-migration in the Northern Triangle of Guatemala. Instead of investing in higher walls at the U.S. border, the Kuhn Rotarians seek to build longer tables so that families may stay home with the dignity to break bread with fruits grown in their homeland and income from exports to international markets.

See this ABC7 News segment to learn how Rotarians may become involved in sowing the "economics of peace" to solve the U.S. border crisis.
Upcoming Events
Thanksgiving at The Arc San Francisco: November 22 and 23, 2021
We live in a community in need this holiday, and here is one way we can safely make a difference and help The Arc San Francisco participants. The Rotary Club of San Francisco will deliver a meal to The Arc SF participants in need and food insecure this Thanksgiving. We’ll need volunteers to help package the meals on Monday, November 22, 2021 in the late afternoon and evening or deliver meals to participants in the Bay Area on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in the morning. This is the only Thanksgiving celebration for many of the people we serve that day. And they are most appreciative.
Wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving!
We are not meeting on November 23, 2021; our next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 starting at 12 noon. We wish you continued good health and peace as you gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving 2021. 
SERVICE PROJECT December 2, 2021: Putting Together Care Kits for Huckleberry’s HART Program
Join us to assemble care kits containing laundry, transportation, art and other items for clients of the Huckleberry Advocacy and Response Team. Participation is limited to FIVE people, so sign up early. Masks are required. REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED FOR THIS PROJECT.
CLUB SOCIAL December 4, 2021: Fighting History of San Francisco Chinatown walking tour
Explore the alleys of the oldest and most storied Chinatown with Marc Pomerleau as we journey through time with stories of the brutal and the beautiful, unfathomable adversity versus incredible courage and creativity. This is a walking tour and limited to 12 participants. Everyone must be vaccinated. 
ROTARY LUNCHEON December 7, 2021: Bill Yenne and When the Other Shoe Dropped: Imperial Japan Attacks the West Coast 1941-1942
December 7 is observed annually in the U.S. to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Join Author Bill Yenne, as he provides a brief look at what DID happen after Pearl Harbor, when the other shoe fell on the West Coast.
MEMBERSHIP EVENT December 10, 2021:  Coffee and Conversation with President Mary Liu
President Mary Liu hosts “Coffee and Conversation” to provide an opportunity to meet new members and provide a forum for all members to learn more about how to get involved in various Club activities and events. 
Holiday Party and Annual Meeting: December 14, 2021
Join us at the Hotel Nikko for this year’s Holiday Party and Annual Meeting. This is always the most festive and fun-filled luncheon of the year, so bring your family, friends, and business associates to celebrate with us!
Best Wishes for the Holidays and a Safe and Healthy 2022!
We are not meeting on December 21 and December 28. In addition, Grindings will not be published on December 26, 2021 but publication will resume on January 2, 2022.
We wish you good health and all the best during the holidays and throughout the new year.