April 5, 2020
From the Club Blog
Membership News: March 2020
In accordance with our Club Bylaws, I am pleased to announce that these individuals are scheduled to be inducted into our Club as our newest members on April 14, 2020:
Kaushal Chokshi (Management Consulting | Scaale Inc.)
Hayden Gubernick (Medical Services | Alliance for Smiles)
Jessica Hansen (Medical Services | Alliance for Smiles)
Alex Omoko (Human Services | Geo Re-Entry Services)
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about these proposed new members.
February 2020 Board Highlights
The Board of the Rotary Club of San Francisco met on February 25, 2020; a quorum was present. In addition to the Board, Club member John Mathers was in attendance. 
The Board reviewed the upcoming events in the Club and in the District and discussed the two events planned for March 6, 2020: (1) dinner and an evening at the San Francisco Ballet, and (2) the Gala for The Arc San Francisco.

President Casey presented what he had in mind for the Town Hall on March 17, 2020. He wanted to be able to call on several vice presidents to talk about the accomplishments of their service committee so far this Rotary year. President Casey added that lunch on March 17 would be an Irish meal and authorized Dora to purchase some table decorations.
SERVICE PROJECT April 1, 2020:  Report on SFPD Sock Delivery
The Rotary Club of San Francisco has been purchasing socks for the last few years and distributing them through organizations that our Club partners with who work with the homeless including: Homeless Prenatal Program, San Francisco Fire Department's Paramedics, Catholic Charities, and San Francisco Police Department. Why? Socks are one of the most requested items by homeless people. Our partner organizations have been enthusiastic about the donations, including the San Francisco Police Department who have noted that having socks can help build rapport with homeless people.
Upcoming Events
E-MEETING April 7, 2020:  2019-2020 Rotary International President Mark Maloney
With the Rotary International Convention in Hawaii canceled this coming June, we thought the next best thing is to have the 2019-2020 Rotary International President Mark Maloney at our second e-Meeting. Enjoy lunch wherever you are, and log in to hear RI President Maloney's message to Rotarians. For Rotary spirit, wear your favorite Hawaiian outfit and Rotary pin. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to ONLY those who register by the deadline.
Vocational Service April 10, 2020:  Make Connections and Grow Your Business!
Join us virtually to introduce us to your business or non-profit organization and connect with like-minded people to receive quality referrals and form strategic alliances. We will also be sharing how your business skills can be used to benefit humanitarian work through our Club’s local and international service projects. Open to all interested members who want to support other members and their businesses. Feel free to invite your non-Rotarian friends to join us too!
E-MEETING April 14, 2020:  Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Bias on the Web
The Web is the most powerful communication medium and the largest public data repository that humankind has created. Ricardo Baeza-Yates will discuss the different biases that affect all of us on the Web. Awareness is the first step to be able to fight and reduce the vicious cycle of web bias. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
Dinner Club at The Arc: April 20, 2020
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. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN MAY 2020.
E-MEETING April 21, 2020:  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. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.