December 2, 2018
From the Club Blog
Report from Thanksgiving at The Arc: November 20, 2018
Thanksgiving week is the time for one of our Club’s favorite traditions, one that dates back more than ten years: Serving lunch to clients of The Arc of San Francisco and others.

The day got off to an early start: Past Club President and Past District Governor Eric Schmautz met Jonathan Scopazzi at The Salvation Army’s South of Market commercial kitchen at 4:40 AM. They worked through the morning to roast 200 pounds of pork shoulder, cook 100 pounds of carrots, make a mountain of stuffing, prepare 5 gallons of gravy and decant 8.5 gallons of cranberry sauce.
Anniversary T-Shirt Available Again!
Our Club is celebrating the 110th anniversary of its founding this year. Celebrate with us by purchasing this commemorative shirt. Orders accepted through December 21.
Upcoming Events
ROTARY LUNCHEON December 4, 2018: Ivanhoe Chang, Hong Kong Trade
Ivanhoe Chang, Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco, will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing Hong Kong and its relevance to California and the United States.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing: December 7, 2018
Join your fellow Rotarians and some of San Francisco's finest celebrities -- media personalities, bell ringing champs, costumed characters, local bands and much more -- as you ring bells, spread holiday cheer, and raise awareness for The Salvation Army. Registration is now closed.
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ROTARY LUNCHEON December 11, 2018: Dr. Michael Merzenich - Brain Plasticity
Dr. Michael Merzenich, UCSF Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience, will discuss how our new understanding of the "plasticity" of the brain changes our understanding of our elementary humanity, and challenges us to reconsider how we have organized modern societies. 
Diaper Assembly for Homeless Prenatal Program: December 11, 2018
Join us at this service opportunity where Club members and guests will stuff diaper bags with the supplies new moms need to help care for their babies. The bags will be distributed to pregnant women involved in Prenatal Classes at the Homeless Prenatal Project. Afterwards, we'll walk down the block to Mars Bar and Restaurant for food, fellowship, and fun.
Baby Showers for Homeless Prenatal Program: December 13, 2018
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.
Holiday Dinner Club at The Arc: December 17, 2018
Enjoy the opportunity to make a special holiday dinner and share it with new friends at The Arc. This special Dinner Club event, sponsored by SF Rotary Foundation, includes holiday decorations, music and carol singing, a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings, and warm holiday wishes.
HOLIDAY PARTY and Annual Meeting: December 18, 2018
Don't miss our Annual Holiday Party at the Westin Saint Francis, where we will celebrate our Club's 110 Anniversary! Bring your family, friends, and business associates to enjoy this most festive and fun-filled luncheon of the year. It's important for members to attend so we have a quorum for the brief Annual Meeting, where we will elect new Board members and our next Club President.