November 13, 2022

From the Club Blog
LUNCHEON MEETING HIGHLIGHTS November 8, 2022:  John Rothmann and Election Day
President Christopher Wiseman (Nonprofit Management | Glaucoma Research Foundation), sporting a new look and perfect vision, called the meeting to order at 12:15 PM. He welcomed those online and those attending in person inside the Anzu Restaurant at the Hotel Nikko.
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Today's Visiting Rotarians were Brandon Fleming from the University District Rotary Club in Seattle, Washington, Jean Schore from the Rotary Club of Eugene, Oregon, and Jesse Bowdle from the Rotary Club of Oakland. Maureen O'Shea (Governmental Relations | Retired) introduced her guest, Megan Mod. We also welcomed Troy Wilson and Yulanda Kwong from Cameron House and today's speaker - John Rothmann.
Upcoming Events
ROTARY LUNCHEON November 15, 2022: Meet the Hotel Chef
Have you ever wondered what happens in the kitchen on a Tuesday at the Hotel Nikko? Join us as President Christopher interviews the Hotel Chef. This is an opportunity to find out how the Hotel kitchen works, and how we can be a good cook too!
Thanksgiving at The Arc: November 22, 2022
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, it's time for one of our most popular service projects - Thanksgiving at The Arc San Francisco - to begin again! In the spirit of giving thanks, Rotarians will gather to provide a Thanksgiving feast for participants at The Arc SF. Many hands are needed; please sign up to help. This is the only Thanksgiving celebration for many of the people we serve that day. And they are most appreciative.
ROTARY LUNCHEON December 6, 2022: Rev. Glenda Hope and Women Transitioning out of Prostitution
In response to a series of brutal murders and assaults upon prostituted women in the mid-1990s, Reverend Glenda Hope worked with the Sisters of Presentation to found Safe House, a safe place for women transitioning out of prostitution. Come to hear about the healing work that Safe House has done and continues to do in our community.
SERVICE PROJECT December 8, 2022: Diaper Bag Assembly for Homeless Prenatal Program
Join us at this service opportunity to stuff diaper bags and organize diapers and wipes for giveaway to clients of the Homeless Prenatal Program. We will meet at an open-air warehouse to allow social distancing while stuffing the bags and organizing the goods. Participation is limited to 10 people, so sign up early. Facial mask is required. 
SERVICE PROJECT December 10, 2022: Rotary Meadow Restoration
Come and enjoy nature, fresh air, and fellowship while helping Sutro Stewards seed and restore Rotary Meadow - a garden of native plants our Club planted at the summit of Mount Sutro in 2004. Participation is limited to a maximum of 20 members of our Club. Advanced registration is required.
Holiday Party and Annual Meeting: December 13, 2022
Join us at the Hotel Nikko for this year’s Holiday Party and Annual Meeting. This is always the most festive and fun-filled luncheon of the year, so bring your family, friends, and business associates to celebrate with us!
Baby Showers for Homeless Prenatal Program: December 14, 2022
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 AM; the party for English speakers starts at 1:00 PM. Registration is limited to two Rotarians at each shower. Mask and on-site COVID test required.
SERVICE PROJECT December 16, 2022: Catholic Charities and working with children and families to make a difference
Please join us at Catholic Charities' Maureen and Craig Sullivan Youth Center to work with kids on holiday art projects, serve food, and spread some cheer during this fun and festive season. The event is limited to 10 volunteers. Register early!