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April 26, 2020
From the Club Blog
COVID-19 #RotaryResponds Livestream Telethon
Rotary’s 1.2 million members across the globe have taken swift action to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than $3.4 million in Rotary Disaster Response Grants have already been put into action on the front lines to battle COVID-19. Additionally, millions more have been raised by our #PeopleofAction - they have responded quickly and are truly saving lives. Now, we need to do more and the need for additional funding is a priority.
 
 
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SERVICE PROJECT:  Assemble Face Shields
A few weeks ago, Dr. Lily Muldoon, Club Member and Emergency Department Physician, applied for funding from The Rotary Club of San Francisco Foundation to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for front-line healthcare workers. The equipment was fully funded and has arrived. 

Now, Lily is looking for dedicated Rotarians to volunteer to further support the cause, by assembling face shields at home. Rotarians would pick up a package of pre-cleaned supplies from her porch, learn how to assemble using an online video, and drop the assembled shields back off in 48 hours. For more information and to register, please go here.
SERVICE PROJECT:  Feeding the Homeless
During the COVID-19 crisis, The Salvation Army is distributing approximately 650 fresh meals Mondays to Saturdays to over 40 homeless encampments across San Francisco as part of MealsInPlaceSF. We urgently need volunteers to accompany Officers and Staff as we distribute meals.
 
 
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Remembering Marie Brooks
The Rotary Club of San Francisco lost one of its oldest members when Marie K. Brooks died April 4 at her home in San Francisco at the age of 94. She was one of the second group of four women to join the Club after membership was opened to women in 1987.

“She was an extraordinarily gracious and elegant person,” says Past President and Past District Governor Peter Lagarias, “just somebody who garnered complete respect.”
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E-MEETING HIGHLIGHTS April 21, 2020:  Topher White, Rainforest Connection
At the e-meeting held on April 21, 2020, we had an audience of 56 members and guests including a few who were outside the United States. President Casey Blair (Financial Services: Private Trading | KCB Trading, LLC) welcomed everyone.

Service Project
Major Raymond Erickson-King (Nonprofit Management | The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center) logged in live from the streets of San Francisco as he began another day of delivering meals to the homeless. Major Raymond issued a call for volunteers to help. Dora Dye (Education: Community College | City College of San Francisco) emailed all members that afternoon with information on how to sign up.
 
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Upcoming Events
EDUCATIONAL SERIES April 30, 2020: Getting involved with social action
John Mathers, past president, will engage us in:  Getting involved in social action. This session is part of our educational series entitled Becoming People of Action:  Learning and GrowthAdvanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
 
E-MEETING May 5, 2020:  Sheriff Paul Miyamoto
Paul Miyamoto became San Francisco's 37th sheriff in November 2019. He will talk about his goals and objectives for the sheriff’s office. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
 
E-MEETING May 7, 2020: A Zoom-side Chat with the First Five Rotary Clubs
Join us for a journey through Rotary history and become part of the history. Rotary International President Mark Maloney will facilitate a panel discussion among the current presidents of the First Five Rotary clubs in the world:  Rotary Club of Chicago, Rotary Club of San Francisco, Rotary Club of Oakland, Rotary Club of Seattle, and Rotary Club of Los Angeles. Immediately following the above panel will be optional breakout sessions via Zoom on membership, local service, and international service. This event is for members only. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
 
E-MEETING May 12, 2020:  Dr. Andi Tenner, Pandemic Response in the Bay Area
In a time when terms like "flattening the curve", "R naught", and "personal protective equipment" can be heard over (virtual) dinner conversations, it can be hard to keep up. Dr. Andi Tenner will help you wade through all of the information (and mis-information) to better understand COVID-19, how we got here, and how we get out. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
 
EDUCATIONAL SERIES May 14, 2020: Local Clubs and Rotary International
Anita Stangl, past president, will talk about Local Clubs and Rotary International. This session is part of our educational series entitled Becoming People of Action:  Learning and GrowthAdvanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
 
E-MEETING May 19, 2019: Rotary Opens Opportunities
Join President-Elect JT Forbus and the incoming Board of Directors at our annual Club Assembly. We will hear about the Presidential goals for the upcoming year, the evolution of our Club, and the Club survey results. The Club will also vote on Bylaw changes. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.