April 21, 2019
From the Club Blog
As he prepares to join the Board of the Rotary Club of San Francisco as Vice President for Club Service, Michael Petricca sees a natural partnership between his job as director of security for Academy of Art University and Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self.
“Both want to help kids and make the community better,” he says.
Report from Dinner Club at The Arc:  April 15, 2019
Managed by Lance Scott, Director of Arts, Recreation and Socialization at The Arc, the Monday Night Dinner Group is part of the “Friends Like Me” socialization program, where peers gather for group board games, movie nights, drama workshops, and a weekly dining club get together. The “Friends Like Me” program was established to help alleviate social isolation among people with autism and developmental disabilities.
Upcoming Events
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.
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!
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.