March 22, 2020
From the Club Blog
Perception Connects Grant Consulting and Rotary Leadership
“To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.” — Stephen R. Covey, Leadership Author
Rotary is a place to belong, to serve, and to grow professionally. I’ve belonged to the Rotary Club of Cabarrus County NC and the Rotary Club of San Francisco CA. Professional men and women, of all ages, work as part of these clubs. They intensely give back to local and international communities.
What's New in the Rotary Club of San Francisco!
Humankind has always been resilient, and we do not give up. So, when meeting in person becomes impossible, we use technology created by humankind to meet virtually and carry on the Rotary spirit. The Club will hold its first e-Meeting on March 24, 2020, and you are all invited. Many of you have already accepted the invitation. If you have not already done so, please register here so that you can get the details on how to log in or call in. Advanced registration is required.
During this time when we are to shelter in place, we have also set up a support group to help you stay connected with Rotary friends and enjoy some fellowship by phone or email. Please check your email for this message.
Last Minute Announcement: Be sure to check out this Vocational Service opportunity on March 26, 2020 starting at 4PM.
Upcoming Events
e-Meeting March 24, 2020:  State of the Club
Make a lunch for yourself, and join us online. President Casey Blair will deliver a State of the Club presentation and talk about upcoming plans. Help us to launch this temporary meeting format with your attendance and participation! Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
Vocational Service March 26, 2020:  Make Connections and Grow Your Business!
Join us virtually to introduce us to your business and connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and business owners to receive quality referrals and form strategic alliances. We will also be sharing how your business skills can be used to benefit humanitarian work through our Club’s local and international service projects. Open to all interested members who want to support other members and their businesses. Feel free to invite your non-Rotarian friends to join us too!
SERVICE PROJECT April 1, 2020:  SFPD Sock Delivery
Join us to deliver socks to San Francisco Police Department’s homeless outreach team. We will meet with the SFPD at 850 Bryant at 5:30 PM. After our brief conversation, we will walk over to the Mars Bar for a bite to eat and more conversation. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
e-Meeting April 7, 2020:  Patricia Frost, Children and Disaster:  Being Aware and Prepared
The needs of children are often not part of routine disaster planning and preparedness. Patricia Frost, Vice Chair of the National Pediatric Disaster Coalition, will highlight what has been learned during 9-11, H1N1, Katrina, Sandy Hook, wildfires, and earthquake events and how efforts to create emergency medical systems of care for children may be able to make the critical difference. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
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.
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.
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 21, 2020
Terry Pickering, Incoming Vice President of Membership, will offer a brief training to new and prospective members immediately following the regular e-Meeting. The training will last about 30 minutes. Whether you are new or returning, everyone is welcome! Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.