August 4, 2019
From the Club Blog
Fun at SPARK Social SF
Over 30 Rotarians and guests gathered around the fire pit swing at the SPARK Social in San Francisco for an evening of fellowship, gourmet food and beverage from the trucks on site, and a chance to roast s'mores.
June 2019 Board Report
President Rhonda Poppen called the final Board meeting of Rotary Year 2018-2019 to order at 12:01 PM on June 25, 2019 at The Carlisle in San Francisco. Present were Jim Bradley, David Dye, Dan Joraanstad, Lynn Luckow, John Mathers, Kathryn McCall, Luis Moran, Scott Plakun, Sacha Shashi, Frank Yoke, Gary Dales, John Dean, Dora Dye, and Michael Petricca. Club Secretary Luis Moran recorded the minutes.
LUNCHEON MEETING MINUTES July 16, 2019: Merola Opera
President Casey Blair (Financial Services: Private Trading | Feis Options) opened the meeting and welcomed several visiting Rotarians. Brent Cunningham, a member of our Club from 2012 to 2016, was visiting from Reno, NV where he is a member of the Reno Central Club.
Upcoming Events
ROTARY LUNCHEON August 6, 2019: Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park
Phil Ginsburg, General Manager of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, will discuss the benefits of nature in his talk, Increasing Access to the World’s Oldest Miracle Drug.
Rotary Twilight Golf: August 8, 2019
Join The Rotary Club of San Francisco for a friendly round of golf and a chance to win our coveted Golf Trophy! Points are based on participation, not necessarily golf score, so all skill levels are welcome! Fellowship follows every outing. Tee time is 4:15.
DISTRICT SEMINAR August 10, 2019: The Rotary Foundation
This Learning & Leadership Development Opportunity will explore the work of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International (TRF). While it is open to all Rotarians, it is of special interest to Club leaders whose responsibility includes development efforts for TRF.
ROTARY LUNCHEON August 13, 2019:  Zak Franet, Youth & Homelessness
Zak Franet, a government relations and public affairs professional as well as a dedicated advocate for youth experiencing homelessness, will speak about his path to recovery from his experience as a homeless youth with addiction.
Welcome to the Club: August 14, 2019
All members – and especially new and prospective members – are encouraged to attend this informal meet-and-greet at the home of Deborah Wakefield in San Francisco. Light food and refreshments will be provided. Address provided to everyone who RSVPs.
Dinner Club at The Arc: August 19, 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 August 20, 2019: Esther Wojcicki, Raising Successful Children
Your children are the future. If you change your parenting, you can change the world. Esther Wojcicki, founder and CEO of and an internationally known educator, will share her approach on how to raise successful children.
CLUB SOCIAL August 25, 2019: Giants vs. A's at Oakland
Take me out to the ball game! Come watch the San Francisco Giants take on the Oakland A’s and mingle with East Bay Rotarians at our joint social event. Tailgating begins at 11:00 AM in the Oakland Coliseum parking lot, and the game starts at 1:05 PM.

Rotarians, prospective members, guests are all welcome. We hope to see you there!
ROTARY LUNCHEON September 3, 2019:  Topher White, Rainforest Protection
Topher White, founder and CEO of Rainforest Connection, will speak on how to protect our rainforests using conservation technology that captures sound signatures of destructive activities.