March 10, 2019
From the Club Blog
Bowling for fun: February 26, 2019
Eleven Rotarians and guests enjoyed an evening of bowling, food, and fellowship at Yerba Buena Bowl. President-elect Casey Blair had the highest score for two of the three games, while John Mathers tried to bet members that they couldn’t knock down an individual colored pin. It was a great opportunity for newer members and guests to mix and mingle with a few seasoned members and lots of fun was had by all. We hope to see you at a future social event!
Volunteering for RotaCare
It was a rainy, foggy, and blustery day, but this didn’t stop volunteers from the Rotary Club of San Francisco in staffing the RotaCare booth this past Saturday at the Serramonte Mall. Present were Club members: Bob Hermann, Susan Dean, and guest Karen Tomczak. Also present were the Club’s Corporate members: Catholic Charities represented by Patty Clement Clark, Mike Clark, Jane Ferguson Flout, and Ross Lyon; and San Francisco State University represented by Destinee Lanns. From RotaCare was Regina Cruz.
LUNCHEON MEETING MINUTES February 19, 2019: Arlie Hochschild
President Rhonda Poppen (Grant Writing; GRANTdog) welcomed about 70 Rotarians and friends. Many of today’s visitors said they had come specifically to hear the speaker, including a Rotarian from Germany who asked her to sign two copies of her recent book, one published in German and the other in English.
Upcoming Events
ROTARY LUNCHEON March 12, 2019: SF Sheriff Vicki Hennessy
Sheriff Hennessy will discuss how her department uses innovation, infrastructure, and inmates to balance public safety with social justice in her talk, The Changing Role of Law Enforcement - What does the Sheriff Do?
SERVICE PROJECT March 12, 2019:  Diaper Bag Assembly and Tour at HPP
Join us at Homeless Prenatal Program to stuff diaper bags for their clients, enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and tour their facility.
Welcome to the Club: March 13, 2019
This meet-and-greet at the home of Membership VP Dan Joraanstad, near San Francisco's West Portal, is an opportunity for new and prospective members to get better acquainted with each other as well as with a few Club leaders and longer-term members. Light food and refreshments will be provided. Address provided to everyone who RSVPs.
Baby Showers for Homeless Prenatal Program:  March 14, 2019
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 10:30 AM; the party for English speakers starts at 1:00 PM.
Rotary District Learning & Leadership Development Assembly: March 16, 2019
Everyone involved in Rotary leadership should attend this annual assembly to learn how to work effectively under the leadership of District Governor-Elect Sue Rokaw. This event is a must for all committee chairs and incoming leaders. Registration is required before March 8, 2019. No walk-ins!
Dinner Club at The Arc: March 18, 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 March 19, 2019: World Wide Rotary Day
World Wide Rotary Day honors the San Francisco Consular Corps as the special guests of the Rotary Club of San Francisco. One of the most popular programs on our Club's annual calendar, WWRD was founded in 1997 to recognize our Club's international service activities and the support of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Our featured speaker this year is Daniel Ellsberg (scholar, anti-war activist, anti-nuclear war activist), who will be talking about The New Global Order and the Role of the Engaged Citizen. As always, many members of the Consular Corps of San Francisco will attend as our guests.
We need Club members to volunteer to serve as hosts for visiting consuls. If you are interested in hosting a consul, please contact Sacha Shashi
Please RSVP well in advance so we can be sure to have enough seats for all who want to attend.
SOCIAL EVENT March 26, 2019: Tour of Haas–Lilienthal House
Join us for a private tour of the Haas–Lilienthal House, one of only 34 National Treasures in the United States. Rotarians, family, friends, and prospective members are all welcome!
People of Action - Impact Series: April 4, 2019
Join guest speakers from Litterati, Zaya Learning Labs, and Asante Africa who will discuss how the technology affects social entrepreneurship and how you can utilize philanthropy throughout your career to enhance your individual development. A reception provides the opportunity to meet the speakers and connect with fellow attendees.
ROTARY LUNCHEON April 9, 2019: Pam MacKinnon, ACT Artistic Director
Pam MacKinnnon, the new Artistic Director of American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco, will talk about A NEXT CHAPTER: ACT and theater in the Bay Area