April 28, 2019
From the Club Blog
Bike Build 2019
For the past 10 years, our Club has assembled new bikes and donated them to elementary school students in San Francisco. This year’s Annual Bike Build was held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Bryant Elementary School in the Mission District. Sunny Singh was our leader in the Build. Long before Saturday, he had set up this event, obtained the necessary permit, ordered the bikes, and visited San Francisco schools to work with the administration and find the kids who would like to have a bike. Three cheers for Sunny!
LUNCHEON MEETING MINUTES April 2, 2019: Club Assembly
President Rhonda Poppen opened the meeting by reviewing the Rotary “Four-Way Test”. 
President Rhonda then provided updates on several events held last month, including:
  • The Homeless Prenatal Program (“HPP”) Diaper Bag Assembly on March 12, and the HPP Baby Showers on March 14. Rhonda thanked Susan Dean (Health Care Management; Retired) for crocheting over thirty baby blankets which were distributed by HPP to expectant mothers.
  • The “Welcome to the Club” Party on March 13, hosted by Dan Joraanstad (Financial Management; Retired).
  • The District Assembly on March 16, where President-Elect Casey Blair (Foreign Equity Trading; Feis Options) was introduced as San Francisco Rotary Club’s incoming president.
  • The tour of the Haas-Lilienthal House on March 26.
  • The Needle Walk Service Project on March 30.
President Rhonda Poppen opened the meeting by welcoming visiting Rotarians from Miami Springs, San Leandro, and China. A number of prospective new members were also in attendance.
Upcoming Events
CLUB SOCIAL April 30, 2019: Bocce, Beverages, and Bites
Enjoy an evening of bocce ball, beverages, light bites, and fellowship. Bocce is limited to the first 12 people who show up by 6 PM. Hurry! Beverages and bites are open to all during the evening. Registration closes at 5 PM on April 29.
ROTARY LUNCHEON May 7, 2019: Dr. Jahan Fahimi - Gun Violence
Dr. Jahan Fahimi will discuss firearm violence prevention from his perspective as an ER doctor, including a history of firearm violence in the US and a framework for addressing the epidemic of firearm violence.
ROTARY LUNCHEON May 14, 2019: Carlos Muela, StrEat Food Park
Carlos Muela, owner and founder of SoMa StrEat Food Park, will tell us how he started the first food truck park in San Francisco.
ROTARY 101 May 14, 2019
President-Elect Casey Blair will offer a brief training to new and prospective members immediately following the regular luncheon meeting. The training will last about 30 minutes. Whether you are new or returning, everyone is welcome!
Welcome to the Club: May 15, 2019
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. Address provided to everyone who RSVPs.
The annual District Conference is where clubs in the District come together to celebrate the year's accomplishments under the leadership of District Governor Jayne Hulbert. This year's District Conference is a 4-way fest involving Districts 5130, 5150, 5160, and 5190; more districts, more opportunities, and more fun. All members are encouraged to attend, especially members who are moving into leadership positions.
Dinner Club at The Arc: May 20, 2019
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.
ROTARY LUNCHEON May 21, 2019: Dr. Eric Plakun, 4 Freedoms of Mental Health
Dr. Eric Plakun, Medical Director/CEO of the Austen Riggs Center, will discuss four freedoms that are key to overcoming obstacles to mental health treatment.
Join Rotarian Lily Muldoon on a trip to Western Kenya for hands-on volunteering and Rotary fellowship!
The Rotary Club of San Francisco is sponsoring a radio project in Africa that is focused on health education. This is an opportunity to visit the site and contribute to the work.