November 14, 2021
From the Club Blog
Report on Vocational Meeting: Professional Portrait and Business Networking
On November 3, 2021, a group of 15 people participated in our Vocational Service event - Professional Portrait and Business Networking. President Mary Liu offered her office at Vanguard Properties for this event. Pat Johnson, a well-known Bay Area photographer, took a professional headshot of each attendee.
Jenny Campbell, one of our Club's new members, led the networking during the event. Each attendee partnered with someone in the group and learned their elevator pitch. Next, each person went up to the stage and presented the partner’s elevator pitch. 
LUNCHEON MEETING HIGHLIGHTS November 9, 2021: Carly Devlin and Ending Human Trafficking
On a rainy day, a small group of Rotarians ventured out to attend the Tuesday luncheon. Joining them was another group of Rotarians on Zoom. President Mary Liu (Real Estate: Sales | JM Real Estate Group) called the meeting to order at 12:15 PM and introduced Jessie Austin of the Academy of Art University. Jessie now manages the audio-visual equipment during our in-person meetings, and we are truly grateful.
Bagging Housewares for the Homeless Prenatal Program
Nine Rotarians and friends gathered at Hoogasian’s Flower Shop on October 26 to sort and bag housewares for the Homeless Prenatal Program (HPP). It was a fun event and a change of pace from our typical projects in the past, when we bagged items for new babies.
This time, we bagged the housewares for 50 moms who are moving into new homes with their families. Items included bakeware, knives and mixing spoons, bowls, colanders, and other kitchen basics. 
Upcoming Events
SERVICE PROJECT November 15, 2021: Delivering Meals for The Arc San Francisco
Drivers needed to pick up pre-packaged meals at The Arc San Francisco and deliver to individual residences of Arc participants who are experiencing food insecurity. Exact directions will be provided when you pick up the meals. Hand delivery of meals must occur between 4 PM and 5:30 PM in advance of the Monday Night Dinner Club with Friends Like Me via Zoom to be held on the first and third Monday of each month.
ROTARY LUNCHEON November 16, 2021:  A Day of Thanks
Join us as we spend time with each other reflecting on events, projects, or people that have made us thankful during such an extraordinary year.  Bring your thanks and cheerfulness to this special meeting.
ROTARY CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK November 18, 2021: Dr. James Rising, Climate Emergency: The Reality and Economics of Critical Tipping Points
As the climate passes crucial “tipping points”, these changes intensify and make it harder to stabilize our environment. Dr. James Rising discusses how climate change is producing winners and losers in the near term, and how a global perspective and urgent action is needed to reduce the impacts we will all feel in the future. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
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. 
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!