January 10, 2021
From the Club Blog
Laine Hendricks Selected to be District Governor in 2023-24
Laine Hendricks
On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, Mary Bates (2020-21 District 5150 Governor), along with Past District Governor Chris Gallagher (Chair of the Nominating Committee for the next District 5150 Governor Nominee Designate), announced to our Club that our own Laine Hendricks had been unanimously selected to serve as District 5150 Governor in 2023-2024. Laine served as our Club's President in 2014-15 while Chris Gallagher served as District 5150 Governor in the same Rotary year. Said PDG Chris, "I know what she can do. Laine will make an excellent District Governor."
Revised Grant Template and Final Form Now Available
The San Francisco Rotary Foundation (SFRF) and the Grant Review Committee of the Rotary Club of San Francisco have updated and released the Grant Application Template and the Final Report Form along with the instructional guides. Many hands have helped to shape these documents on behalf of the SFRF. Thanks to all who have participated. But one person in particular has to be recognized for improving these crucial documents: Tim Allen. Tim’s career has been spent in grant making and his perseverance, expertise, and background were of great help. Thanks, Tim!  
E-MEETING Highlights for January 5, 2021: Rob Valletta, The U.S. Economy: On the Mend in 2021? 
Over 65 Rotarians and guests attended our first meeting in 2021. President JT Forbus (Accounting | Bogdan & Frasco) invited everyone to enter the Chase Center virtually. 
This Day in History
88 years ago on January 5, 1933, construction began on the Golden Gate Bridge, ushering in the "hard hat area" in San Francisco. 
President JT shared today's agenda and invited everyone to post their New Year's Resolution(s) on the chat.
What's New in Rotary District 5150 and the Rotary Club of San Francisco
Coming up this week are the following District events:
January 12, 2021: Blood Drive.
January 16, 2021: the Basic Potential Rotary Leaders Seminars (PRLS), teaching leadership skills and techniques.
January 16, 2021: Rotary 101 for new members in Rotary and anyone interested.
Our Club invites you to participate in the following:
Upcoming Events
DISTRICT 5150 January 12, 2021: 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 January 12, 2021:  Geoff Cochran, An Overview of The Rotary Foundation and Annual Fund
Geoff Cochran, an Annual Giving Officer with The Rotary Foundation, will provide an overview of The Rotary Foundation, discuss the Annual Fund, and share with us the recognitions. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided immediately to all who register.
DISTRICT 5150 January 16, 2021: Basic Potential Rotary Leaders Seminars
Calling all Rotary leaders and potential Rotary leaders! District 5150 presents its Basic Potential Rotary Leaders Seminars (PRLS), the first course in a series of courses designed by Rotarians to teach Rotarians skills and techniques as they prepare to assume leadership roles in their Clubs.
SERVICE PROJECT January 16, 2021:  Volunteering with TogetherSF
Join our Club along with TogetherSF to assemble and package food and dictionaries for distribution to the San Francisco African American Faith-Based Coalition. Limit: 10 people. Advanced registration is required.
E-MEETING January 19, 2021:  Leslie Frates, Backstage Secrets of Jeopardy!
Leslie Frates, five-day champion of the game show Jeopardy! and winner of several Jeopardy! tournaments, shares her experience as a contestant, the testing procedures, the Buzzer, the security measures and her memories of host Alex Trebek. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided immediately to all who register.
ROTARY CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK  January 21, 2021: Climate Restoration: Our Legacy for the Planet
Climate Restoration is not a substitute for mitigation (preventing or reducing greenhouse-gas emissions) or adaptation (preventing or reducing damage from global warming) — but a timely and much-needed addition to them. It will allow the world to achieve what climate activists have been working for over the decades: a safe and healthy climate for humanity and the ecosystems we need and enjoy. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
E-MEETING February 2, 2021:  Sharon Sayles Belton, Dare to Dream: A Vision for Community Engagement 
2021 is a year for new opportunity. Through interesting examples and dynamic communication, Sharon Sayles Belton will show us how we can play a meaningful role as a citizen and stakeholder in the future of America through community engagement. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided immediately to all who register.
FUND THE FUTURE BENEFIT February 4, 2021: Second Annual ALPS Gala 
You are cordially invited to join the Rotary Club of San Francisco as we celebrate the voices and projects of high school youth as they become Service Above Self  leaders in their communities and schools. Come learn about ALPS, our pilot program to support youth-generated projects in the Bay Area throughout the academic year. You'll have a great time hearing student stories and bidding on auction items, and your contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all ticket holders.