April 14, 2019
From the Club Blog
People of Action - Impact Series: April 4, 2019
On Thursday evening April 4, a number of Rotary Clubs from San Francisco and Oakland put on an event focused on entrepreneurs called the People of Action - Impact Series. Held at a wonderful Market Street venue provided by Wells Fargo, the evening was a great success, not only for the networking amongst attendees, both Rotarian and non-Rotarian, but for the experience of listening to entrepreneurs dedicated to supporting communities and our environment.
SERVICE PROJECT:  Rotary Needle Walk, March 30, 2019
On Saturday, March 30, 2019, the Rotary clubs in San Francisco gathered at the Westfield Mall to do a needle and garbage clean-up. Representing the Rotary Club of San Francisco were President Rhonda Poppen, Bill Poppen, Anita Stangl, and Deborah Wakefield.
Here is a video clip of the group and their efforts to clean up our streets.
Dictionaries for Daniel Webster Elementary: April 5, 2019
Scott Plakun and Lilian Tsi-Stielstra delivered 50 dictionaries to the third grade students at Daniel Webster Elementary School, assisted by Scott Stielstra.
Upcoming Events
Dinner Club at The Arc: April 15, 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 April 16, 2019: Melissa Galliani - Radio: Theatre of the Mind
Club member Melissa Galliani will lead an amusing and insightful discussion about how radio – the first social media – remains relevant with so many choices for today's marketing dollars.
SERVICE PROJECT: Bike Build April 20, 2019
Come and join the fun at our eleventh annual Bike Build. We'll build 100 brand new bikes for kids in the third, fourth, and fifth grades at a variety of schools in San Francisco. Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, friends, and family are all welcome! Students who want bicycles should contact their school's office.
ROTARY LUNCHEON April 23, 2019:  Brooke Ray Rivera - Building Better Public Spaces
When properly cared for, urban plazas, parks, and streets unite communities. When neglected, they divide communities and undermine shared values. Brooke Ray Rivera, Director of Place Lab, will share the thought process for building better public spaces in San Francisco.
RYLA: April 26-28, 2019
Started by the Rotary Club of San Francisco as Camp Enterprise over thirty years ago, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is now a district-wide program offering a three-day leadership experience each spring to over 100 high school students. This year, our Club has contributed $15,000 to support 200 campers - over 60 more than the year before.
This year's camp is fully staffed. There are some limited opportunities to visit the camp while it is in session in Scotts Valley. Visitors must reserve in advance. If you wish to visit the camp, contact David Dye.
CLUB SOCIAL April 30, 2019: Bocce, Beverages, and Bites
Enjoy an evening of bocce ball, beverages, light bites, and fellowship. Bocce is limited to the first 12 people who show up by 6 PM. Hurry! Beverages and bites are open to all during the evening. Registration closes at 5 PM on April 29.
ROTARY LUNCHEON May 7, 2019: Dr. Jahan Fahimi - Gun Violence
Dr. Jahan Fahimi will discuss firearm violence prevention from his perspective as an ER doctor, including a history of firearm violence in the US and a framework for addressing the epidemic of firearm violence.
ROTARY LUNCHEON May 14, 2019: Carlos Muela, StrEat Food Park
Carlos Muela, owner and founder of SoMa StrEat Food Park, will tell us how he started the first food truck park in San Francisco.
ROTARY 101 May 14, 2019
President-Elect Casey Blair will offer a brief training to new and prospective members immediately following the regular luncheon meeting. The training will last about 30 minutes. Whether you are new or returning, everyone is welcome!
The annual District Conference is where clubs in the District come together to celebrate the year's accomplishments under the leadership of District Governor Jayne Hulbert. This year's District Conference is a 4-way fest involving Districts 5130, 5150, 5160, and 5190; more districts, more opportunities, and more fun. All members are encouraged to attend, especially members who are moving into leadership positions.
Join Rotarian Lily Muldoon on a trip to Western Kenya for hands-on volunteering and Rotary fellowship!
The Rotary Club of San Francisco is sponsoring a radio project in Africa that is focused on health education. This is an opportunity to visit the site and contribute to the work.