March 31, 2019
From the Club Blog
DISTRICT ASSEMBLY:  First Impressions
On Saturday, March 16, 2019, Rotarians in District 5150 gathered for the annual District Learning & Leadership Development Assembly. This was my first time as I had always had a work conflict in the past.
District Governor-Elect Sue Rokaw had chosen a nautical theme for the year 2019-20. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Rotarians in sailor outfits and hats. After checking in, we were handed the District pin in the shape of a sailboat for the incoming year, a program, and a list of breakout sessions.
LUNCHEON MEETING MINUTES March 19, 2019: Worldwide Rotary Day
About 120 Rotarians, Consular Corps members, and friends brought great energy into the room for Worldwide Rotary Day. Special guests included District Governor Jayne Hulbert, District Governor-Elect Sue Rokaw, DGE, District Governor-Elect Nominee Mary Bates, and Mary's Chief of Staff Gary Chow, as well as Pablo Castro and Mary Steiner from the UN Association, and visiting Rotarians from other nearby Rotary Clubs and from Switzerland.
Club Member Heidi Kuhn Featured in The Rotarian Magazine
Club member, Heidi Kuhn, founder of Roots of Peace, is featured in a member profile in the April 2019 issue of The Rotarian magazine. You'll find the article on page 11 of the magazine. Or you can read it in the online version of The Rotarian.
Way to go, Heidi!
Upcoming Events
ROTARY LUNCHEON April 2, 2019: Connecting the World
Join President-Elect Casey and the incoming Board of Directors at our annual Club Assembly. This year's focus is on how to maintain Club growth and deepen member engagement in Club programs and activities in the 2019-20 Rotary Year.
People of Action - Impact Series: April 4, 2019
Join guest speakers from Litterati, Zaya Learning Labs, and Asante Africa who will discuss how the technology affects social entrepreneurship and how you can utilize philanthropy throughout your career to enhance your individual development. A reception provides the opportunity to meet the speakers and connect with fellow attendees.
ROTARY LUNCHEON April 9, 2019: Pam MacKinnon, ACT Artistic Director
Pam MacKinnnon, the new Artistic Director of American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco, will talk about A NEXT CHAPTER: ACT and theater in the Bay Area
Dinner Club at The Arc: April 15, 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 April 16, 2019: Melissa Galliani - Radio: Theatre of the Mind
Club member Melissa Galliani will lead an amusing and insightful discussion about how radio – the first social media – remains relevant with so many choices for today's marketing dollars.
SERVICE PROJECT: Bike Build April 20, 2019
Come and join the fun at our eleventh annual Bike Build. We'll build 100 brand new bikes for kids in the third, fourth, and fifth grades at a variety of schools in San Francisco. Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, friends, and family are all welcome! Students who want bicycles should contact their school's office.
ROTARY LUNCHEON April 23, 2019:  Brooke Ray Rivera - Building Better Public Spaces
When properly cared for, urban plazas, parks, and streets unite communities. When neglected, they divide communities and undermine shared values. Brooke Ray Rivera, Director of Place Lab, will share the thought process for building better public spaces in San Francisco.
RYLA: April 26-28, 2019
Started by the Rotary Club of San Francisco as Camp Enterprise over thirty years ago, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is now a district-wide program offering a three-day leadership experience each spring to over 100 high school students. This year, our Club has contributed $15,000 to support 200 campers - over 60 more than the year before.
This year's camp is fully staffed. There are some limited opportunities to visit the camp while it is in session in Scotts Valley. Visitors must reserve in advance. If you wish to visit the camp, contact David Dye.
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.
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.