February 28, 2021
From the Club Blog
Volunteering with TogetherSF
Our Club recently distributed over 300+ dictionaries with TogetherSF to low-income, poverty-stricken neighborhoods, such as the Tenderloin in San Francisco. Today (Saturday, February 20, 2021), however, our project, led once again by project leader Maureen O’Shea, addressed food insecurity by providing boxes of nutritious food to ten churches to feed over 800 families in need. 
It was a cool and damp beginning but at the end of the morning, over 14 pallets of food were loaded onto five U-Haul trucks and three cars to provide nourishing meals to ten churches located in the Bayview Hunter’s Point area of the City. The boxes of food contained pre-packaged meats, dairy, vegetables and other nourishing grocery items to help sustain a family for a week. Each box weighed about 15 pounds to 25 pounds and through an assembly line was packed into these U-Haul vehicles for distribution. We were pumped, tired, but energized knowing the difference we were making in the lives of others.
Membership News: February 2021
In accordance with our Club Bylaws, I am pleased to announce that the following is scheduled to be inducted into our Club as our newest member on March 9, 2021:
Moustafa Harfoush (Law: Estate Planning and Real Estate | Law Office of Moustafa Harfoush)
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about this proposed new member.
January 2021 Board Highlights
President JT Forbus called the Board meeting via Zoom to order at 4 p.m. The entire Board was present. Also in attendance were Jessica Hansen and Past President Rhonda Poppen. Dora, Secretary, recorded the minutes.
Susan Dean had submitted her resignation as Vice President of International Service. Mary introduced Jessica Hansen to the Board for consideration to finish out Susan’s term. Jessica expressed her interest in the position and her vision. The Board discussed the procedure to fill a Board vacancy and referred to the Bylaws. A motion was made and seconded to approve Jessica Hansen to serve as Vice President of International Service until June 30, 2022. The motion was unanimously approved.
Upcoming Events
E-MEETING March 2, 2021: Alan Deardorff, International Trade and Trade Policy during the Pandemic 
Dr. Alan V. Deardorff will discuss the pandemic's effect on economies and international trade and analyze the policies that the US and other countries used, some positively but often negatively, to deal with the damage. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided immediately to all who register.
SERVICE PROJECT March 6, 2021: Rotary Meadow Restoration
Come and enjoy nature, fresh air, and fellowship while helping Sutro Stewards weed 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 8 members of our Club. Advanced registration is required.
E-MEETING March 9, 2021: Cinthia Carvajal and Ammarah Maqsood, Global Fund for Women: How Philanthropy & Politics Impact Gender Justice
In honor of International Women’s Day, we will be joined by two impressive members of the Global Fund for Women team - Cinthia Carvajal and Ammarah Maqsood - to learn more about what current politics and movements mean for women (in the U.S. and abroad), and how power and privilege can be shifted to women via feminist philanthropy. Join us to learn more about what we can all do to support gender justice and help create meaningful and lasting change for women and girls around the world. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided immediately to all who register.
SERVICE PROJECT March 13, 2021:  Volunteering at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
Join us to assemble and package food for distribution at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. The need for volunteers at the Food Bank has never been greater with the increased food insecurities in our community caused by COVID-19. Register Early: limited to 10 volunteers
E-MEETING March 16, 2021: Valerie McGrew, Snapshots of the Story of the Irish in San Francisco
A local historian, Valerie McGrew will provide an overview of the story of the Irish in San Francisco, including snapshots which focus on the contributions of the Irish to San Francisco especially during its early period and the turn of the 20th century. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided immediately to all who register.
SOCIAL March 18, 2021: Peter Logan, The Golden Age of Rock 'n Roll
Peter “Drumhead” Logan, our “DJ”, will take us through a brief history of rock ‘n roll from the 1960s through the 1980s.  Join us for an evening to listen, learn, and test your musical knowledge during DJ Peter’s music trivia game. Also, consider digging out those bell-bottom pants, your mini skirt or favorite tie dye tee shirt. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided immediately to all who register.
DISTRICT 5150 March 20, 2021: First Virtual District Assembly
This annual assembly provides a great deal of training and planning for the Rotary Year that begins on July 1, 2021. All Club members are invited, and all Club leaders are strongly encouraged to attend. Come and cheer for Mary Liu as she begins her year as our Club's President.
SERVICE PROJECT March 22, 2021:  Delivering Meals for The Arc San Francisco
Drivers needed to pick up pre-packaged meals at The Arc San Francisco and deliver to individual residences of Arc participants who are experiencing food insecurity. Exact directions will be provided when you pick up the meals. Hand delivery of meals must occur between 4 PM and 5:30 PM in advance of the Monday Night Dinner Club with Friends Like Me via Zoom to be held on the first and third Monday of each month.
E-MEETING March 23, 2021: Dr. Diane Birnbaumer, The Latest on COVID Vaccines
Dr. Diane Birnbaumer will discuss the COVID vaccines and answer questions related to these vaccines. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided immediately to all who register.