January 12, 2020
From the Club Blog
2020 Super Bowl Pool: The Rotary Foundation
The Super Bowl Pool is our Club’s biggest annual drive to raise funds for The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International (TRF), whose mission is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. Every Rotarian around the world is asked to donate to TRF every year. Super Bowl Pool winners receive a Paul Harris Fellowship.
SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: Emergency Services Day Planning Committee
The Emergency Services Day Planning Committee is calling for volunteers to plan this special day scheduled for October 6, 2020. Emergency Services Day is one of our Club's special events in which we honor outstanding representatives of the public safety departments we depend on every day: Police, Fire, Sheriff, and Coast Guard.
For more information and to sign up, please go here.
Speaker Series: San Francisco Still Knows How
What's happening to our beloved San Francisco? The news focuses on issues like homelessness, trash on the streets, endless construction on Van Ness, and the high cost of living. It's enough to make you think that San Francisco has lost its way. We'll explore another side to the story in San Francisco Still Knows How, a special series of luncheon speakers.
Upcoming Events
No Rotary Luncheon on January 14, 2020
Because of an unusually large conference that will be in town, the Sir Francis Drake is not able to accommodate us.
FUND THE FUTURE BENEFIT January 15, 2020: A Benefit for the Action Leadership Program for Students (ALPS)
Join us in celebrating a new generation of leaders and the expansion of leadership development opportunities for Bay Area high school students held at the Salesforce Tower with dramatic views of San Francisco! 
Dictionary Preparation: January 16, 2020
Join the fun as we prepare hundreds of dictionaries to be given to third graders in San Francisco schools. We'll be meeting at Hoogasian Flowers to put Rotary bookplates in each book and organize them into the right inventory for delivery to schools. 
ROTARY LUNCHEON January 21, 2020: Ted Drake and Accessibility-First Innovation
Much of the technology we depend on today began as assistive solutions for people with disabilities. Ted Drake, Global Accessibility Leader at Intuit, explores what is being developed as assistive technology today. This will include personal sonar, remote sighted agents, dynamic indoor mapping, and personalization.
Welcome to the Club: January 23, 2020
This meet-and-greet at the office of Lynn Luckow in Union Square 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. The address is made available to everyone who RSVPs.
ROTARY LUNCHEON January 28, 2020: Rodney Fong, San Francisco is the Best City in the World, and It's Time We Remember That 
Rodney Fong, fourth-generation San Franciscan, small business owner, and CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, will discuss how he is organizing the business community to tackle the City's deepest problems and restore civic pride in our City by the Bay. This speaker is part of our series of speakers on San Francisco Still Knows How.
Club Social/Service Project with Catholic Charities: January 30, 2020
Please join us in preparing survival kits for those families who have lost their home in San Francisco. This project is sponsored by a grant from the Foundation of the Rotary Club of San Francisco. While assembling the kits, volunteers will have an opportunity to share food, drink, and fellowship.
Super Bowl Potluck Party: February 2, 2020
Enjoy watching the Super Bowl while sharing a potluck dinner at the home of Lilian Tsi-Stielstra and her husband Scott Stielstra. Winners of the Club Super Bowl Pool will be celebrated at the end of each quarter.
ROTARY LUNCHEON February 4, 2020: Randall Scott, What is a Community Benefit District and Why Are They Growing in Number?
Randall Scott, Executive Director of the Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District, will cover why community benefit districts are formed, how they are formed, and what they do. This speaker is part of our series of speakers on San Francisco Still Knows How.
ROTARY LUNCHEON February 11, 2020: Deputy Chief David Lazar, SFPD Investigations Bureau
Deputy Chief Lazar will be providing an overview of the San Francisco Police Department’s Investigations Bureau including the newly formed centralized structure and how cases are assigned and investigated. Deputy Chief Lazar will also speak to the crime picture in 2019 and what the plans are in 2020 to prevent and address crime. This speaker is part of our series of speakers on San Francisco Still Knows How.