July 18, 2021
From the Club Blog
ALPS Canned Food Drive - A Success
ALPS Canned Food Drive on July 10, 2021Last weekend, hope4humankind, an Action Leadership Program with Students (ALPS) youth project that helps in easing and ending homelessness, held its first food drive! Eight students from Summit Shasta and Westmoor High School in Daly City came together, spending their summer organizing and coordinating a food drive to serve their local food pantries and community.
LUNCHEON MEETING HIGHLIGHTS July 13, 2021: President Mary Liu
Seventy-five members and guests in person and online combined attended President Mary Liu’s (Real Estate: Sales | JM Real Estate Group) first meeting in the new Rotary year at the Hotel Nikko. Those attending in person were treated to red sparkling wine, courtesy of guest Shirley Tan.
Visiting Rotarians and Special Guests
In today's audience were the following special guests in person: District Governor Danielle Lallement and Past District Governor Mary Bates and the following special guest online:  Assistant Governor Liz Mark. Additional guests attending in person included:  Anita Baker, Chris Bell, Larry Booth, Chato Calderon, Edna Casteel, Edita Cruz, Roselyn de Jesus, Bud Dillon, Tom Fox, Elaine Hom, Rosie Liu, Stanley Liu, Robert Melhorn, Shirley Tan, and James Wong. Online were these guests: David Alfon, Heather Atkinson, Jeff Pickett, and Aline Tong.
Upcoming Events
ROTARY LUNCHEON July 20, 2021: Dr. Todd "Bowtie" Jenkins; Moving from Diversity to Inclusion
A top priority for Rotary is growing and diversifying its membership to make sure it reflects the communities it serves. Dr. Todd “Bowtie” Jenkins will discuss Rotary's plan to align Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion assessment, strategy, goals, and initiatives.
CLUB SOCIAL July 28, 2021: SPARK Social San Francisco
Come enjoy a fireside chat with fellow Rotarians and their guests at SPARK Social San Francisco. Grab no-host dinner and a drink at the food cart of your choice followed by roasting s’mores by the fireside pit.
DEI Overview: August 2, 2021
Learn what our Club is doing to address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) – and how you can get involved. Information about a similar meeting on August 5, 2021 is available here.
ROTARY LUNCHEON August 3, 2021: Lucy Meyer, Overcoming Cerebral Palsy and Advocating for Children with Disabilities Around the World
Lucy Meyer has passionately advocated for the 150 million young people with disabilities around the world – and she loves doing it!!! Join us as Lucy shares her story, and get ready to be inspired by this young woman wise beyond her years. 
VOCATIONAL MEETING August 4, 2021: Professor Emeritus Robert Girling and Social Enterprises, Benefit Corporations, and Nonprofits
The Vocational Service Committee of the Rotary Club of San Francisco and SCORE San Francisco present to you an afternoon online workshop on social enterprises, benefit corporations, and nonprofits. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided immediately to all who register.
DEI Overview: August 5, 2021
Learn what our Club is doing to address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) – and how you can get involved.
ROTARY LUNCHEON August 10, 2021: Joe D’Alessandro; San Francisco’s Resilient Tourism Industry: When Is It Coming Back?
San Francisco’s dynamic tourism industry was especially hard hit during the Pandemic, declining almost 80% over 2019. However, as the City begins to reopen, there is some light at the end of the tunnel. Find out from Joe D’Alessandro, President and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association when we’ll start to see conventions, meetings and international visitors returning to the City by the Bay. 
ROTARY LUNCHEON August 17, 2021: District Governor Danielle Lallement
District Governor Danielle Lallement, founding member and Charter President of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Evening, will talk about how this year's Rotary international theme, Serve to Change Lives, impacts our District and our Club. DG Danielle's presentation is sure to be informative, inspiring, and fun.