March 29, 2020
From the Club Blog
Resources To Help You Stay Connected and Informed
In these times of shelter-in-place and social distancing, here are some resources offered by our members and friends to help you stay connected and informed. 

HOW TO SLOW THE PANDEMIC:  Thank you to Past President John Mathers for sharing this newsletter from the Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group on what to do to slow the pandemic. There are some good points and reminders.
E-MEETING HIGHLIGHTS March 24, 2020:  Town Hall
The first-ever “e-meeting” of the Rotary Club of San Francisco was called to order by President Casey Blair (Financial Services: Private Trading | KCB Trading LLC). The meeting was conducted via Zoom, with over 65 members participating. President Casey noted that the Club leadership was striving to be “nimble” as we adapt and respond to the evolving reality of the coronavirus crisis. He indicated that Club meetings would be online through at least May 1, 2020; he added that the Sir Francis Drake Hotel had been completely closed and boarded up, and the entire staff had been laid off through the end of April. President Casey thanked the Presidents' Council, Dora Dye (Education: Community College | City College of San Francisco), and Eric Schmautz (Banking: Management | Wells Fargo) for their support and assistance in putting this e-meeting together.
Upcoming Events
SERVICE PROJECT April 1, 2020:  SFPD Sock Delivery
Join us to deliver socks to San Francisco Police Department’s homeless outreach team. We will meet with the SFPD at 850 Bryant at 5:30 PM. After our brief conversation, we will walk over to the Mars Bar for a bite to eat and more conversation. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
E-MEETING April 7, 2020:  2019-2020 Rotary International President Mark Maloney
With the Rotary International Convention in Hawaii canceled this coming June, we thought the next best thing is to have the 2019-2020 Rotary International President Mark Maloney at our second e-Meeting. Enjoy lunch wherever you are, and log in to hear RI President Maloney's message to Rotarians. For Rotary spirit, wear your favorite Hawaiian outfit and Rotary pin. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to ONLY those who register by the deadline.
Vocational Service April 10, 2020:  Make Connections and Grow Your Business!
Join us virtually to introduce us to your business or non-profit organization and connect with like-minded people to receive quality referrals and form strategic alliances. We will also be sharing how your business skills can be used to benefit humanitarian work through our Club’s local and international service projects. Open to all interested members who want to support other members and their businesses. Feel free to invite your non-Rotarian friends to join us too!
E-MEETING April 14, 2020:  Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Bias on the Web
The Web is the most powerful communication medium and the largest public data repository that humankind has created. Ricardo Baeza-Yates will discuss the different biases that affect all of us on the Web. Awareness is the first step to be able to fight and reduce the vicious cycle of web bias. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
Dinner Club at The Arc: April 20, 2020
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.
E-MEETING April 21, 2020:  Topher White, Rainforest Protection 
Topher White, founder and CEO of Rainforest Connection, will speak on how to protect our rainforests using conservation technology that captures sound signatures of destructive activities. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
e-ROTARY 101 April 21, 2020
Terry Pickering, Incoming Vice President of Membership, will offer a brief training to new and prospective members immediately following the regular e-Meeting. The training will last about 30 minutes. Whether you are new or returning, everyone is welcome! Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.