September 20, 2020
From the Club Blog
E-MEETING Highlights for September 15, 2020: John King, Architecture and the City in Uncertain Times
President JT Harold Forbus (Accounting | Bogdan & Frasco) celebrated the return of college football and his favorite team, the Auburn Tigers, from his alma mater of Auburn University in Alabama. He led us virtually to Jordan-Hare Stadium for today's luncheon. Today's guests included Salvador Farfan (a former Rotarian from Long Beach, CA) and John King (today's speaker).
Upcoming Events
SERVICE PROJECT September 21, 2020:  Delivering Meals for The Arc San Francisco
Drivers needed to pick up pre-packaged meals at The Arc San Francisco and deliver to individual residences of Arc participants who are experiencing food insecurity. Exact directions will be provided when you pick up the meals. Hand delivery of meals must occur between 4 PM and 5:30 PM in advance of the Monday Night Dinner Club with Friends Like Me via Zoom to be held on the first and third Monday of each month.
E-MEETING September 22, 2020: Nancy Cushen White and Demystifying Dyslexia
English spelling isn’t crazy! Nancy Cushen White, Ed.D., will present her work and research in dyslexia, a learning disorder that causes difficulty in reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
SERVICE PROJECT September 26, 2020: Beach Clean-up
Rotary International has a seventh area of focus: supporting the environment. In response, our Club is holding a beach clean-up on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Pick your favorite beach, schedule an hour or more of clean-up, and report your results using a free app. 
CLUB SOCIAL September 27, 2020:  Sunday Gathering
Join Rotarians, family, and friends every Sunday, and catch up on the week. There is no agenda – only a chance to chat and enjoy some fellowship. Open to Rotarians and guests of all ages. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
E-MEETING October 6, 2020: Dr. Tatjana Kobb, Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations
The Rotary Club of San Francisco will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations. Our guest speaker, Dr. Tatjana Kobb, appointed by Rotary International President Holger Knaack as a 2020-2021 Rotary International Representative at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, will discuss Rotary’s involvement in the formation of the U.N., Rotary‘s role in the past and the future, and her role as the Rotary Representative to the U.N. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
DISTRICT 5150 October 9, 2020: Blood Drive
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a shortage of blood donations. Rotary District 5150 is holding a districtwide blood drive to help meet the demand for blood. For everyone's safety, please select the information link below and read all the information. Please donate if you can.
E-MEETING October 20, 2020: Rob Byrne and Reanimating the Silent Era
For the past 25 years, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival (SFSFF) has pursued its mission of bringing silent-era cinema to life for contemporary audiences. In this presentation, SFSFF president Rob Byrne brings the festival to life, sharing the wonder of silent-era cinema and the organization’s efforts to present and preserve this fragile art form. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided immediately to all who register.
EDUCATIONAL SERIES October 22, 2020: Rotary People of Action Confronting the Climate Crisis
Climate change is an unprecedented challenge to humankind. CO2 in the atmosphere is dramatically changing our planet, no matter what or who may be the cause. John Mathers, 2017-2018 Club President, discusses how Rotary asks us to take action as individuals, as business people, as a Club, and in the community in the climate crisis. This session is part of our educational series entitled 2020-2021 Becoming People of Action: Learning and Growth