September 19, 2021
From the Club Blog
MEET A BOARD MEMBER: Bob Hermann, Vice President of Community Service
Bob Hermann retired in 2018. He had worked as an Information Technology Program/Project Manager for over 26 years in health care projects including electronic medical systems. His family’s motto is to continually do good in the world to help others as we would want someone to help us if ever needed. The joys of giving back to others, be it through our time, our treasures, or our avocational experience, is something his family cherishes. Bob's continued hopes are to be transparent with work, engage and include others, and have fun while serving.
Bob’s passion to help others extended to the far reaches of Egypt to provide non-clinical support in helping pediatric patients with cleft lip and palate surgeries and recoveries to the domestic leadership of RotaCare and its Electronic Medical Record implementations.
Nat Crawford joined our Club on August 17, 2021. He owns a tutoring company in Sunnyvale that helps kids to achieve their dreams for education and for college admission. He co-parents an 8-year-old son who loves to read, play soccer, and negotiate for chocolate. Nat joined the Rotary Club of San Francisco because he has lived in San Francisco for over 20 years and would like to spend more time building up the local community.

Editor's Note: In this column, we invite a new member in our Club to share with us. Please join me in welcoming this new member the next time you see him in person at any of our events.
LUNCHEON MEETING HIGHLIGHTS September 14, 2021:  Laurie Thomas and 2020 in the Rearview Mirror and the Road Ahead for the SF Restaurant Industry
President Mary Liu (Real Estate: Sales | JM Real Estate Group) called the meeting to order promptly at 12:15 PM.
Visiting Rotarians and Special Guests
Attending in person today were two guests of Heidi Kuhn (Peace Building | Roots of Peace) - Rachel Donovan and Jeff Yih; a guest of Dan Joraanstad (Financial Services: Advising | Retired) - Steve Redlin; and a guest of Jane Flout (Nonprofit Management | Catholic Charities) - Armando Zamaya. Attending online were Salvador Farfan from the Rotary Club of Long Beach, ALPS Program Manager Harmony Ma, Anna Klink, and today's speaker — Laurie Thomas
Upcoming Events
SERVICE PROJECT September 20, 2021: Delivering Meals for The Arc San Francisco
Drivers needed to pick up pre-packaged meals at The Arc San Francisco and deliver to individual residences of Arc participants who are experiencing food insecurity. Exact directions will be provided when you pick up the meals. Hand delivery of meals must occur between 4 PM and 5:30 PM in advance of the Monday Night Dinner Club with Friends Like Me via Zoom to be held on the first and third Monday of each month.
ROTARY LUNCHEON September 21, 2021: John Mathers and Building RCAT to Tackle Climate Change
John Mathers will tell us what he did to help create the RCAT Network and give us an overview of the climate crisis along with the issues and actions that will make a difference. 
TRAINING VIA ZOOM September 23, 2021: ALPS *NEW* Leadership Coach Training Session 1
Support youth leadership by joining the Action Leadership Program with Students (ALPS) for virtual leadership coach training! Each training will be limited to 8 individuals. You may join this training on September 23 or October 2.
SERVICE PROJECT September 25, 2021: Rotary Meadow Restoration
Come and enjoy nature, fresh air, and fellowship while helping Sutro Stewards weed and restore Rotary Meadow - a garden of native plants our Club planted at the summit of Mount Sutro in 2004. Participation is limited to a maximum of 20 members of our Club. Advanced registration is required.
FIRST FIVE ROTARY CLUBS September 29, 2021: We'll Be Talking Membership
Join the First Five Rotary Clubs on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 12 noon to learn about membership from Jenny Bates and Patrick Galvin. This is a networking opportunity to meet and greet Rotarians from across the globe that you will not want to miss! Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
CLUB SOCIAL September 30, 2021: Precita Eyes Mural Walking Tour
Join us for a cultural and historic walking mural tour along the Mission and 24th Streets corridor hosted by Precita Eyes. Tour is limited to 10 participants; so, purchase tickets early.
TRAINING VIA ZOOM October 2, 2021: ALPS *NEW* Leadership Coach Training Session 1
Support youth leadership by joining the Action Leadership Program with Students (ALPS) for virtual leadership coach training! This training will be limited to 8 individuals. 
ROTARY LUNCHEON October 5, 2021: Rodney Fong and Update from the SF Chamber of Commerce and COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
Rodney A. Fong, President and CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, will update the Rotary Club of San Francisco on the current status of the SF Chamber of Commerce and how businesses are doing in regards to current COVID-19-related mandates.
SPECIAL EVENT October 9, 2021: Blue Angels Viewing Party, a Rotary Club of San Francisco Exclusive
Join us for the perfect opportunity to socialize, relax, and watch the San Francisco Fleet Air Show. Delicious food and beverages are included with your admission fee. Attendance is limited; register early.
ROTARY LUNCHEON October 12, 2021: Marc Pomerleau and The Roots of Anti-Asian Hate, San Francisco Chinatown, and Why this Legacy Matters Today 
Marc Pomerleau will provide highlights of the Chinese immigrant experience and the evolution of San Francisco Chinatown and offer a perspective of what these mean today, especially for the AAPI youth inheriting this proud legacy.
DISTRICT 5150 October 24, 2021: Rotary Race to END POLIO NOW
Rotary International District 5150 invites you to support World Polio Day on Sunday, October 24, 2021 by participating in the Rotary Race to End Polio with Rotarians, Friends of Rotary, and local community members. Join us for a fun and team-oriented, urban scavenger-hunt adventure in Fisherman's Wharf followed by lunch and prizes. $25 of each adult ticket sold for this Race benefits the Polio Plus Fund of The Rotary Foundation, and you may donate more. Sign up soon as registration closes at 5:00 p.m. PDT on Sunday, October 17, 2021.