February 23, 2020
From the Club Blog
LUNCHEON MEETING HIGHLIGHTS February 11, 2020:  Deputy Chief David Lazar
In the absence of President Casey Blair (Financial Services: Private Trading | KCB Trading, LLC), President-elect JT Forbus (Accounting | Bogdan & Frasco) opened the meeting to a standing ovation. We had a visiting Rotarian from Switzerland and several guests.
Rotary in Pictures February 23, 2020
Tim Hornbecker shared these photos of "the last hurrah" of Clif Thomas. Both Clif and Sue Farlow have decided to make their home full-time in Beaufort, South Carolina and are leaving our Club.
Anita Stangl, Tim Hornbecker, Migena Schroeder, Clif Thomas, and Cecile ChiquetteAt the February 18, 2020 Club Luncheon, Tim presented to Clif the Golfer Extraordinaire Award for Clif's participation in the Rotary Club of San Francisco’s Twilight Golf in 2019. After the luncheon, the celebration of Clif continued with Tim, Anita Stangl, Cecile Chiquette, and Migena Schroeder. We will miss you, Clif and Sue, and wish you the very best.
By the way, if you are interested, Twilight Golf starts again on June 24, 2020. Contact Tim Hornbecker for information.
What's New in the Rotary Club of San Francisco!
The Rotary Club of San Francisco has planned some exciting events and service projects for you in the month of March:
Back after two months of holidays on the third Monday is the popular Dinner Club at The Arc, an opportunity to plan and prepare a meal with the clients of The Arc.
This year's first Diaper Bag Assembly and Baby Showers will include a tour of the Homeless Prenatal Program's facility.
On March 17, President Casey Blair and the Board will update us on the Club's many service opportunities and give you an opportunity to learn more about how to get involved. Also, members of Rotary District 5150 will be presenting special awards. Don't miss this chance to honor our winning members!
On March 24 is World Wide Rotary Day, one of our Club's signature events. Please RSVP well in advance so we can be sure to have enough seats for all who want to attend. NO WALK-INS WILL BE ALLOWED AT THIS EVENT. We also need Club members to volunteer to serve as hosts for visiting consuls.
Upcoming Events
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.
Dinner Club at The Arc: March 16, 2020
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 17, 2020:  A Town Hall to Connect the World, Our Club, and You and Awards Ceremony
Learn about the great work being done in your name by our Club in this update on how our many service projects are making a difference in San Francisco and around the world. Get the info you want during the Q&A session. And be there to appreciate members who will be given special awards by leaders of Rotary District 5150. 
ROTARY 101 March 17, 2020
Dan Joraanstad, Vice President of Membership, 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!
Baby Showers for Homeless Prenatal Program: March 19, 2020
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 21, 2020
Everyone involved in Rotary leadership should attend this annual assembly to learn how to work effectively under the leadership of District Governor-Elect Mary Bates. Come also to cheer on our President-Elect JT Forbus as he embarks on his year as our President. This event is a must for all committee chairs and incoming leaders. Deadline to register is March 18, 2020. No walk-ins allowed!
ROTARY LUNCHEON March 24, 2020: 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. This year, we will feature a distinguished panel of leaders connecting the world to discuss three of Rotary International’s pillars that benefit the climate: fighting disease; providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; and growing local economies. 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 JT Forbus.
Please RSVP well in advance so we can be sure to have enough seats for all who want to attend. NO WALK-INS WILL BE ALLOWED AT THIS EVENT.