June 20, 2021
From the Club Blog
Report on the Sock Project
Last week, members of our Club sorted almost 1,500 socks and distributed them to the Homeless Prenatal Program, SF Police Department, SF Fire Department, and LavaMaeˣ.  

Our Club has been sharing socks with our partners who support the homeless since Emergency Services Day in 2018 when we supplemented flower arrangements with socks and then shared them with our first responders after the event. The San Francisco Rotary Foundation has provided grants for this program. We have also solicited corporate donations and received many socks from Bombas -- some as part of their 1:1 match (for every pair of socks they sell, they give one pair to share with the homeless). Last summer, Bombas gifted an extra 3,750 pairs of socks to our Club to distribute in San Francisco. 
E-MEETING Highlights for June 15, 2021: How Our Club Changes the World
President JT Forbus (Accounting | Bogdan & Frasco) opened the final meeting of his term as our Club's president and welcomed everyone. He shared the following Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement from Rotary:
"As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Rotary will cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which people from underrepresented groups have greater opportunities to participate as members and leaders."
Then, President JT led the audience virtually to the Empire Room at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel for one final visit. The Hotel remains closed from the pandemic and has also been sold. Our Club closes a chapter in its history of meeting at the Sir Francis Drake and begins a new chapter on June 22, 2021 when we will start meeting at the Hotel Nikko.
Upcoming Events
SERVICE PROJECT June 21, 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 June 22, 2021: Debunking President JT Forbus
It's time to thank President JT for a job well done at the traditional "debunking". Come and find out what President-Elect Nominee Christopher Wiseman has planned to help us forever remember President JT as we say THANK YOU at the last Luncheon Meeting of his challenging year as Club President. This meeting will also be the first one held in person for our Club since the start of the pandemic.
Club Picnic June 26, 2021: Celebration for Presidents  Casey and JT, New Members, and Our Year Together
Join us to show Presidents Casey and JT our appreciation for their leadership during the pandemic. We will congratulate our new members in person, and salute the many fine accomplishments of the Club this year. All members, guests, and their families are welcome. However, you must register by Tuesday, June 22, 2021 to reserve a spot. 
SERVICE PROJECT June 28, 2021:  Volunteering for RotaCare Northern Peninsula
Join the Rotary Club of Daly City/Colma Evening, the Rotary Club of Pacifica, and the Rotary Club of San Francisco to distribute RotaCare Northern Peninsula flyers during a drive-through food distribution hosted by Second Harvest and coordinated by the Daly City Partnership. There is also a choice to participate in the food distribution. Advanced registration is required.
No Meeting on July 6, 2021
In honor of the Independence Day holiday weekend, there is no Rotary Luncheon on July 6, 2021. Our first meeting for the Rotary year 2021-2022 will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
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 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.