March 3, 2019
From the Club Blog
Service Project at Rotary Meadow
34 volunteers including Club members – Laura Burrus, Harold Hoogasian, Kathryn McCall, Lilian Tsi-Stielstra, and Scott Stielstra – braved an unpredictable, stormy Saturday to work at Rotary Meadow. Unfortunately, the weather did not permit any work at Rotary Meadow, but the volunteers were divided into three groups and tasked with clearing an area into which a kiosk will be built, planting, removing weeds, or clearing trails.
Membership News: February 2019
In accordance with our Club Bylaws, I am pleased to announce that the Board has accepted the nomination of these new members:
Sonya Brunswick (Pastor; Greater Life Church)
Rachel Kantosky (Healthcare; UCSF Health)
Leah Masuda (Real Estate Sales; McGuire Real Estate)
Irena Matijas (Real Estate Sales; Alain Pinel Realtors)
Maurice Rivers (Non-profit Management; OMI Cultural Participation Project)
Christopher Wiseman (Non-Profit Management; Glaucoma Research Foundation)
We plan to induct these members at our March 12, 2019 luncheon meeting. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about these proposed new members.
LUNCHEON MEETING MINUTES February 12, 2019: Emergency Services Day
President Rhonda Poppen led today’s meeting, beginning with the introduction of a large number of distinguished Rotarians and visitors including District 5150 District Governor Jayne Hulbert, and Past District Governors Ron Gin, Chris Gallagher and Donna-Lee Young Rubin (Non-Profit Medical Services; Rotaplast), and District Governor-Elect Sue Rokaw. In addition, there were a number of Rotarians in attendance from the Greater Mission and Chinatown Clubs.
Upcoming Events
ROTARY LUNCHEON March 5, 2019: Youth Leadership Development
Barry Posner, co-author of the bestseller The Leadership Challenge, and Rebecca Haskell, Founder & Principal Consultant at Just Design Consulting, will underscore the value of intentional leadership development at the high school level and report on the progress of our Club's Project Youth Lead towards developing a leadership curriculum for San Francisco high school students.
ROTARY LUNCHEON March 12, 2019: SF Sheriff Vicki Hennessy
Sheriff Hennessy will discuss how her department uses innovation, infrastructure, and inmates to balance public safety with social justice in her talk, The Changing Role of Law Enforcement - What does the Sheriff Do?
SERVICE PROJECT March 12, 2019:  Diaper Bag Assembly and Tour at HPP
Join us at Homeless Prenatal Program to stuff diaper bags for their clients, enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and tour their facility.
Welcome to the Club: March 13, 2019
This meet-and-greet at the home of Membership VP Dan Joraanstad, near San Francisco's West Portal, is an opportunity for new and prospective members to get better acquainted with each other as well as with a few Club leaders and longer-term members. Light food and refreshments will be provided. Address provided to everyone who RSVPs.
Baby Showers for Homeless Prenatal Program:  March 14, 2019
Join us at one or both of the Baby Showers at the Homeless Prenatal Program where we will give expectant mothers diaper bags filled with supplies. The party for Spanish speakers starts at 10:30 AM; the party for English speakers starts at 1:00 PM.
Rotary District Learning & Leadership Development Assembly: March 16, 2019
Everyone involved in Rotary leadership should attend this annual assembly to learn how to work effectively under the leadership of District Governor-Elect Sue Rokaw. This event is a must for all committee chairs and incoming leaders. Registration is required before March 8, 2019. No walk-ins!
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 Sacha Shashi
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.