February 9, 2020
From the Club Blog
Giving the Gift of Dignity with Survival Kits for Our Unhoused Neighbors
Catholic Charities is the Rotary Club of San Francisco’s first corporate member and one of the largest human services agencies in Northern California for more than a century now, serving 32,000 children, homeless families, immigrants, aging adults, and adults with disabilities, in San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo counties through more than 30 different programs. 
Super Bowl Party and Winners
What a Super game and potluck this past Sunday! Past President David Dye enjoyed the fourth quarter VERY MUCH while the rest of us liked the first half better. But everyone had a great, congenial time with the warm hosting by Lilian and Scott Stielstra, and food from them and many others.
LUNCHEON MEETING HIGHLIGHTS January 28, 2020:  Rodney Fong
This was the third meeting of the calendar year with approximately 54 Rotarians and guests in attendance. Harold Hoogasian (Retail: Florist | Hoogasian Flowers) introduced one of our Club’s past presidents, Kline Wilson, Jr. Michael Petricca (Education Management | Academy of Art) introduced Sean Buford, president of the San Francisco Firefighter’s Union along with Dr. Ranatta Kiefer (who happened to email Michael and ended up attending as his guest). Carlos Infante (Banking: Management | Chase Bank) introduced Steve Katzin from Chase Commercial Real Estate; Dan Joraanstad (Financial Services: Advising | Retired) introduced second-time attendee Steve Lindstrom, who has now applied for membership; and Jyoti Chokshi (Management Services | Talent Anywhere) introduced her husband, who is also interested in joining our Club.
Upcoming Events
SOCIAL EVENT February 10, 2020: Rotary Night at the Warriors Game
It’s Rotary night at Chase Center! Come watch your Golden State Warriors take on the Miami Heat. Rotarians are offered a discounted rate and will receive a limited edition Rotary Warriors T-Shirt. The Warriors will make a donation toward our fight against polio. A great event for members, prospective members, and guests. Join us!
ROTARY LUNCHEON February 11, 2020: Deputy Chief David Lazar, SFPD Investigations Bureau
Deputy Chief Lazar will be providing an overview of the San Francisco Police Department’s Investigations Bureau including the newly formed centralized structure and how cases are assigned and investigated. Deputy Chief Lazar will also speak to the crime picture in 2019 and what the plans are in 2020 to prevent and address crime. This speaker is part of our series of speakers on San Francisco Still Knows How.
ROTARY LUNCHEON February 18, 2020:  Marc Johnson, Keeping Bees in the City
Marc Johnson, a member of the San Francisco Beekeepers Association, will provide an introduction to honey bees, talk about the benefits of having bees all around us, dispel some common myths about beekeeping that cause anxiety among city dwellers, and answer questions about how bees and humans can co-exist in the City. This speaker is part of our series of speakers on San Francisco Still Knows How.
ROTARY 101 February 18, 2020
Jim Patrick, past president, 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!
CLUB SOCIAL February 26, 2020: Happy Hour at Zingari Ristorante
Join us for a mix and mingle with fellow Rotarians, their guests, and prospective members over drinks and light bites. This is a great opportunity to get to know newer members or catch up with old friends.
Cal Basketball vs. Utah:  February 29, 2020
Join Rotarians and friends from across the Bay Area for Rotary Day at Cal Basketball to help support their Rotaract Club and watch the California Golden Bears basketball team in action.
ROTARY LUNCHEON March 3, 2020: Sunny Schwartz, The Home Free Project and Five Keys
Sunny Schwartz, co-founder of Five Keys, will tell us how the San Francisco County Jail launched a national movement with the first Charter School in the nation for incarcerated and post release adults. This speaker is part of our series of speakers on San Francisco Still Knows How.
CLUB SOCIAL March 6, 2020:  San Francisco Ballet and/or Dinner
Join us for an evening at the San Francisco Ballet to see A Midsummer Night's Dream. Before the ballet, you are welcome to join us for dinner (which is optional). 
ROTARY LUNCHEON March 10, 2020:  Hilary Ego, Better at the Bin with Recology
Join us and learn ways to be better at the bin with Hilary Ego, Recology Waste Zero Specialist! Hilary will discuss the history, benefits, importance, and the dos and don’ts of San Francisco’s recycling and composting programs. This speaker is part of our series of speakers on San Francisco Still Knows How.
SERVICE PROJECT March 11, 2020:  Diaper Bag Assembly and Tour at HPP
Join us at Homeless Prenatal Program to stuff diaper bags for their clients, enjoy some cheese and wine, and tour their facility.