January 27, 2019
From the Club Blog
2019 Super Bowl Pool: The Rotary Foundation
The Super Bowl Pool is our Club’s biggest 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.
LUNCHEON MEETING MINUTES January 15, 2019: State of the Club
More than 70 members and guests attended today's meeting, including visiting Rotarians from Tokyo and several local clubs.

President Rhonda welcomed everyone back for the new year. She shared photos from last week's New Member Event on January 8 and thanked Deborah Wakefield (Concierge Senior Care and Family Support) for hosting, and Anita Stangl (Non-profit Medical Services; Alliance for Smiles) and Daniel Joraanstad (Financial Management; Retired) for coordinating.
Upcoming Events
ROTARY LUNCHEON January 29, 2019: Katelyn Cano, 1st Generation College Student
Katelyn Cano will talk about her experience as a first-generation college student and how her book, More than Before: A First-Generation College Student Guide, provides first-generation students with the information they need to be successful in college.
CLUB SOCIAL January 31, 2019: Mix & Mingle in the Automobile Museum
Come to mix and mingle with your fellow Rotarians while getting the opportunity to view rare and classic automobiles at the Academy of Art Auto Museum. Drinks and light bites will be provided. This is a great opportunity for fellowship, to meet new members and to introduce prospective members to Rotary in a fun and casual environment. Please RSVP by January 28, 2019.
Super Bowl Potluck Party: February 3, 2019
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 5, 2019: Barbara Engdahl, Being an Activated Patient
Barbara Engdahl, a retired medical social worker with over 40 years of experience, will speak about how to become an activated patient who is involved in decisions regarding your own medical care, asking for the treatment you want and refusing what you don’t want.
SOCIAL EVENT February 6, 2019: Rotary Night at the Warriors Game
Come mingle with Rotarians across the Bay while cheering on our Golden State Warriors as they play the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Game starts at 7:30 PM. Tickets must be purchased by 6 PM on Monday, January 28, 2019. Ten dollars from each ticket will be donated back to Rotary.
ROTARY LUNCHEON February 12, 2019: Emergency Services Day
This is the day when we honor outstanding representatives of the public safety departments we depend on every day: Police, Fire, Sheriff, and Coast Guard. Meet the honorees and their loved ones, and hear their amazing stories of heroism and dedication told by the top brass of each department.
We can only guarantee seating for those who registered in advance. This event will begin at noon. Please arrive early enough to be seated by noon.
SERVICE PROJECT February 16, 2019: Rotary Meadow Restoration
Get a little muddy and help Sutro Stewards weed and restore Rotary Meadow - a garden of native plants our Club planted at the summit of Mount Sutro in 2004. Friends and family (including children ten and older) are welcome. After all the work is done, we'll enjoy pizza, beer, and fellowship.
ROTARY LUNCHEON February 19, 2019: Arlie Hochschild, Crossing the Political Divide
Arlie Hochschild, Professor Emerita at UC Berkeley, will discuss her experience getting to know conservative Republicans in Louisiana. She will share what she learned about how America can heal the growing partisan gap.
INTERACT February 22, 2019: New Interact Club Charter
Please join us at the Academy of Art University Automobile Museum to celebrate the chartering of San Francisco’s newest high school Interact club formed at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory. This club is co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of San Francisco and the Rotary Club of San Francisco West. Come out and show your support for this club and meet the students of Saint Ignatius. Food and beverage will be provided. Please RSVP by February 20, 2019.
SOCIAL EVENT February 26, 2019: Let's Go Bowling
Join fellow Rotarians, guests and prospective members for a night of bowling and socializing. $45 per person includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, food and a drink. Tickets available through February 22. Limited to 20 participants, so buy your tickets now!