January 5, 2020
From the Club Blog
What's New in the Rotary Club of San Francisco!
Happy New Year! Not only are we starting a new year, but we are also beginning a new decade. The Rotary Club of San Francisco has been busy planning new activities for you.
Upcoming Events
ROTARY LUNCHEON January 7, 2020: Paul Saffo, Myth and the Success of Silicon Valley
Paul Saffo, a Silicon Valley-based forecaster who helps corporate and governmental clients understand and respond to the dynamics of large-scale, long-term change, will explain how myth is not only the force behind the success of Silicon Valley but also the factor that ensures the continued success of our region.
No Rotary Luncheon on January 14, 2020
Because of an unusually large conference that will be in town, the Sir Francis Drake is not able to accommodate us.
FUND THE FUTURE BENEFIT January 15, 2020: A Benefit for the Action Leadership Program for Students (ALPS)
Join us in celebrating a new generation of leaders and the expansion of leadership development opportunities for Bay Area high school students held at the Salesforce Tower with dramatic views of San Francisco! 
ROTARY LUNCHEON January 21, 2020: Ted Drake and Accessibility-First Innovation
Much of the technology we depend on today began as assistive solutions for people with disabilities. Ted Drake, Global Accessibility Leader at Intuit, explores what is being developed as assistive technology today. This will include personal sonar, remote sighted agents, dynamic indoor mapping, and personalization.
Welcome to the Club: January 23, 2020
This meet-and-greet at the office of Lynn Luckow in Union Square is an opportunity for new and prospective members to get better acquainted with each other as well as with a few Club leaders and longer-term members. Light food and refreshments will be provided. The address is made available to everyone who RSVPs.
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.
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.
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.