July 11, 2021
From the Club Blog
2021 Club Picnic:  A Celebration to Remember
The 2021 Rotary Club of San Francisco’s annual picnic was a wonderful day to celebrate, socialize, and come together. The picnic was chaired by Christopher Wiseman (the 2021-2022 President-Elect) and a dynamic committee that included: Dan Joraanstad, Bob Hermann, Robin Azevedo, Stephanie Schmautz, Eric Schmautz, Mary Liu, Cecile Chiquette, David Dye, Dora Dye, JT Forbus, Kevin Leong, Sue Rokaw, and Jeff Lerner.
70 members attended and honored two Past Presidents - Casey Blair and JT Forbus - at the home of Robert Thomas, the father of Club member, Heidi Kuhn. The beautiful home in San Rafael was the perfect venue to celebrate the occasion.  
What's New in Rotary District 5150 and the Rotary Club of San Francisco
Coming up are the following District events:
July 15, 2021: Blood Drive or July 23, 2021: Blood Drive.
July 24, 2021: the Basic Potential Rotary Leaders Seminars (PRLS), teaching leadership skills and techniques. Note: If any Rotarian has already completed this seminar and wishes a review or to take this seminar again as a refresher course, there is NO charge. 
Our Club invites you to participate in the following:
Upcoming Events
ROTARY LUNCHEON July 13, 2021: President Mary Liu
In her first meeting as Club President, Mary Liu will discuss the 2021-2022 Rotary International theme, Serve to Change Lives and what it means for our Club. She will also share her goals.
ROTARY CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK  July 15, 2021:  Irene Yang and Julie Gaudin: Fossil Fuel Economics and the Climate Crisis
Irene YangJulie GaudinOur environment is heating up! We see it all around us, no matter where we live. Efforts to mitigate and adapt are not moving fast enough to address this crisis. This special Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) presentation is intended to engage the RCAT Network in advocating for national climate legislation. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
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.
E-MEETING 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. 
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.