November 20, 2022

From the Club Blog
Price Increase for Late Registration and Walk-in
Beginning with the Tuesday, December 6, 2022 Club luncheon, the cost for in-person registration will remain $45 if you register early until 11:59 AM on Friday, December 2, 2022. When the clock strikes noon on Friday, December 2, 2022, the price will go up to $60. If you show up at the door on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 as a walk-in, you will be charged $60. 
This price increase will remain in effect for all future in-person meetings, meaning that each Friday before the next Tuesday luncheon, the price will go up to $60 starting at 12 noon. To save a few dollars, please register before noon on the Friday before. This is the cost that we pay the Hotel Nikko, and we must pass it on to you. The cost to attend via Zoom remains at $10. If you have questions, please contact President Christopher Wiseman.
LUNCHEON MEETING HIGHLIGHTS November 15, 2022:  Meet the Hotel Chef
President Christopher Wiseman (Nonprofit Management | Glaucoma Research Foundation) called the meeting to order at 12:15 PM. He welcomed those online and those attending in person inside the Anzu Restaurant at the Hotel Nikko. Rick Harrell (Arts Therapy | Heroes' Voices) played guitar and sang a song that he had composed on the tragedy of suicide among veterans. It was lovely and a touching tribute!
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Today's Visiting Rotarians were Brandon Fleming from the University District Rotary Club in Seattle, Washington, Sharon Herman and Arnie Miller from the Rotary Club of Brookline, Massachusetts, Andrew Quinones of the Rotary Club of Pomona, Julia Spark from the Rotary Club of Busselton-Geographe Bay in Australia, and Carrie Schucker from a Rotary club in Davis. We also welcomed Christopher Kazas, Diane Laster, and today's speaker - Executive Chef Adam Mali. Andrew, the grandson of Robin Azevedo (Retail: Mattresses | Retired, McRoskey Mattress Company), introduced Buster and Beau; they are two dogs belonging to staff members at the Hotel Nikko.
Upcoming Events
Thanksgiving at The Arc: November 22, 2022
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, it's time for one of our most popular service projects - Thanksgiving at The Arc San Francisco - to begin again! In the spirit of giving thanks, Rotarians will gather to provide a Thanksgiving feast for participants at The Arc SF. Many hands are needed; please sign up to help. This is the only Thanksgiving celebration for many of the people we serve that day. And they are most appreciative.
ROTARY LUNCHEON December 6, 2022: Rev. Glenda Hope and Women Transitioning out of Prostitution
In response to a series of brutal murders and assaults upon prostituted women in the mid-1990s, Reverend Glenda Hope worked with the Sisters of Presentation to found Safe House, a safe place for women transitioning out of prostitution. Come to hear about the healing work that Safe House has done and continues to do in our community.
SERVICE PROJECT December 8, 2022: Diaper Bag Assembly for Homeless Prenatal Program
Join us at this service opportunity to stuff diaper bags and organize diapers and wipes for giveaway to clients of the Homeless Prenatal Program. We will meet at an open-air warehouse to allow social distancing while stuffing the bags and organizing the goods. Participation is limited to 10 people, so sign up early. Facial mask is required. 
SERVICE PROJECT December 10, 2022: Rotary Meadow Restoration
Come and enjoy nature, fresh air, and fellowship while helping Sutro Stewards seed and restore Rotary Meadow - a garden of native plants our Club planted at the summit of Mount Sutro in 2004. Participation is limited to a maximum of 20 members of our Club. Advanced registration is required.
Holiday Party and Annual Meeting: December 13, 2022
Join us at the Hotel Nikko for this year’s Holiday Party and Annual Meeting. This is always the most festive and fun-filled luncheon of the year, so bring your family, friends, and business associates to celebrate with us!
Baby Showers for Homeless Prenatal Program: December 14, 2022
Join us at one or both of the Baby Showers at the Homeless Prenatal Program where we will give expectant mothers diaper bags filled with supplies. The party for Spanish speakers starts at 10 AM; the party for English speakers starts at 1:00 PM. Registration is limited to two Rotarians at each shower. Mask and on-site COVID test required.
SERVICE PROJECT December 16, 2022: Catholic Charities and working with children and families to make a difference
Please join us at Catholic Charities' Maureen and Craig Sullivan Youth Center to work with kids on holiday art projects, serve food, and spread some cheer during this fun and festive season. The event is limited to 10 volunteers. Register early!