September 23, 2018
From the Club Blog
September 2018 Membership Column
New Member Induction 
We are enriched once again by the arrival of a new member in the Club. Janine Padilla was inducted into membership under the category of Real Estate, working for Coldwell Banker. She was born and raised in San Francisco, and while working in the City, currently lives in Vallejo. Janine is also a member of the Junior League of San Francisco as well as the Urban Land Institute. She is interested in contributing her talents in the area of fundraising, event planning and marketing. And she wants to learn from others in the Club and connect in the common cause of serving others. Welcome Janine! Her sponsor and mentor is Gary Keener.
Anniversary T-Shirt Now on Sale
Our Club is celebrating the 110th anniversary of its founding this year. Celebrate with us by purchasing this commemorative shirt. Orders will be taken through October 15, 2018.
Report from Homeless Prenatal Program: September 11 & 13, 2018
In August 2018, we had Martha Ryan, Executive Director of Homeless Prenatal Program (HPP) and Megan Lucas, Board Member and former client of HPP, give an inspirational presentation to our Club about the work that HPP is doing in our community.
Hurricane Florence: How We Can Help
The forces of nature, namely, Hurricane Florence, is causing, and has caused massive loss in the Southeastern States of the US. In the next few days, we will be assessing and responding to the IMMEDIATE needs for the bare survival of nearly 2 million people. As of this writing, roughly 1 million people are without power, and it’s unknown just how long it will be before power is restored, before people will be able to leave shelters to return to their homes, and months before life will take on any form of normalcy again.
LUNCHEON MEETING MINUTES September 11, 2018: John O'Connor
President Rhonda opened the meeting with a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in honor of Patriot’s Day. Richard Harrell (Veterans Outreach; Heroes’ Voices) then led the Club in singing America the Beautiful. Rhonda welcomed prospective members, a visiting Rotarian from Germany, and other guests, including her parents, Ron and Ann Harvey, who are here from Virginia seeking shelter from Hurricane Florence.
Upcoming Events
Rotary Twilight Golf: September 27, 2018
Join The Rotary Club of San Francisco for a friendly round of golf and a chance to win our coveted Golf Trophy! Points are based on participation, not necessarily golf score, so all skill levels are welcome! Fellowship follows every outing. Tee time is 4:15.
Cal vs Oregon Football and Tailgate: September 29, 2018
Join Rotarians and friends from across the Bay Area for a Rotary Tailgate and seats in a reserved section at the Cal/Oregon football game.
ROTARY LUNCHEON October 2, 2018: Leah Garchik, Chronicle Columnist
San Francisco Chronicle columnist Leah Garchik will talk to us about her experiences climbing up the hills and sliding down the chutes of San Francisco, geographically and socially.
Rotary Parade of Flags at SF Italian Heritage Day: October 7, 2018
Help us make Rotary's float be the largest float in the whole parade! We need hundreds of marchers to represent Rotary and carry the more than 200 flags of the countries and geographic territories that are part of the Rotary World. Those who prefer can ride in style in a motorized cable car. All Rotarians, Interactors, and Rotaractors are invited and all are encouraged to bring family and friends for this fun event.
ROTARY LUNCHEON October 9, 2018: State Senator Scott Wiener
State Senator Scott Wiener will give an overview of his 2018 bills that are now on the Governor’s desk. He will also elaborate on his housing legislation and the priorities he has planned for the 2019 legislative cycle.
Rotary Twilight Golf: October 11, 2018
Join The Rotary Club of San Francisco for a friendly round of golf and a chance to win our coveted Golf Trophy! Points are based on participation, not necessarily golf score, so all skill levels are welcome! Fellowship follows every outing. This is the final, championship round of this year's tournament. Tee time is 4:15.
Dinner Club at The Arc: October 15, 2018
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 18.
ROTARY LUNCHEON October 16, 2018: Dan Devone, Game Changer
Dan Devone, Emmy award-winning sportscaster, will talk about the intersection of sports and politics. He will discuss how sports has served as a platform for issues such as racism and nationalism.
ROTARY LUNCHEON October 23, 2018: John Rothmann on the Election
KGO 810 radio talk show host and political commentator John Rothmann, one of our most popular speakers, will discuss his thoughts about the upcoming election and other current political events. John always welcomes our questions.
SERVICE OPPORTUNITY October 24, 2018: Project Homeless Connect
Help Project Homeless Connect provide comprehensive services to more than 1,000 homeless people at their 72nd Community Day of Service at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Three shifts (morning, afternoon, all day) are available. Deadline for registration is October 15.