March 17, 2019
From the Club Blog
It's Time for New Club Project Ideas
If you have an idea for a great service project for our Club, and are looking for funds to help make it happen, now is the time to act!
Start by reading our Grant Overview and the Grant Request Form. Then reach out to the relevant service chair (Local Community, International, or Youth Leadership) with your ideas and questions. You'll find contact information for the service chairs here. All grant applications for the 2019-2020 Rotary Year need to be in the hands of the relevant service chairs by April 15, 2019.
Report from March 2, 2019 Board Retreat
The Boards of the Rotary Club of San Francisco and Rotary Service met for a day-long retreat on Saturday, March 2. Those who are going off the board, those who are coming on to the board, and those who are staying on the board after June 30 all participated.
LUNCHEON MEETING MINUTES March 5, 2019: Youth Leadership
President Rhonda Poppen (Grant Writing: GRANTdog) welcomed all members and visitors, including visiting Rotarians from Austria and from Toronto, Canada.
March 2019 Membership Corner
New Members: The March 2019 class of new members has been inducted. This is an impressive set of individuals. Some of the details about their background are highlighted below. Please reach out, say hello, and get to know our newest members.
Upcoming Events
Dinner Club at The Arc: March 18, 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 March 19, 2019: World Wide Rotary Day
World Wide Rotary Day honors the San Francisco Consular Corps as the special guests of the Rotary Club of San Francisco. One of the most popular programs on our Club's annual calendar, WWRD was founded in 1997 to recognize our Club's international service activities and the support of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Our featured speaker this year is Daniel Ellsberg (scholar, anti-war activist, anti-nuclear war activist), who will be talking about The New Global Order and the Role of the Engaged Citizen. As always, many members of the Consular Corps of San Francisco will attend as our guests.
We need Club members to volunteer to serve as hosts for visiting consuls. If you are interested in hosting a consul, please contact John Mathers.
Please RSVP well in advance so we can be sure to have enough seats for all who want to attend.
SOCIAL EVENT March 26, 2019: Tour of Haas–Lilienthal House
Join us for a private tour of the Haas–Lilienthal House, one of only 34 National Treasures in the United States. Rotarians, family, friends, and prospective members are all welcome!
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