January 13, 2019
From the Club Blog
Luncheon Meeting Price Change
The Club Board has determined that we must change the member prices for our luncheon meetings to better cover our costs. Beginning with the first meeting of the new year on January 15, 2019, prices will be:
  • $35 for members who register online in advance. Online registration closes at 5PM the day before each luncheon meeting.
  • $40 for members who do not register in advance.
Tickets already purchased at the 2018 prices will be accepted. The price for visitors remains $40.
Please contact JT Forbus (VP of Club Service) if you have any questions or concerns about this change.
LUNCHEON MEETING MINUTES December 4, 2018: Hong Kong
President Rhonda Poppen welcomed our guests and visitors, including Rotarians from France and Italy. She reviewed some recent events, including Thanksgiving at The Arc on 11/20/18 and the Ugly Sweater Holiday Party on 11/28/18.
She also let members know that member luncheon meeting prices would be changing in order to better help cover costs:
  • $35 for members who register online in advance.
  • $40 for members who do not register in advance.
These prices go into effect at the first meeting of the new year on January 15, 2019. Tickets already purchased at the 2018 prices will be accepted. The price for visitors remains $40.
LUNCHEON MEETING MINUTES December 11, 2018: Brain Plasticity
President Rhonda Poppen (Grant Writing; GRANTdog) welcomed visiting Rotarians from France, Germany, the Rotary Club of San Francisco Evening, and Los Gatos as well as guests from Roots of Peace, Vietnam, the Consulate General of Honduras, the San Francisco Police Department and the San Francisco Police Activities League.
She shared with us events from last week including the Salvation Army Bell Ringing on 12/7/18 and noted that again the 110th anniversary t-shirt would be on sale through 12/21/18 and could be purchased via the Club website.
Upcoming Events
ROTARY LUNCHEON January 15, 2019: State of the Club
President Rhonda Poppen, President-elect Casey Blair, and President-elect Nominee JT Forbus will lead a spirited celebration of our OUTSTANDING track record in every aspect of Club performance so far this Rotary year. We'll all work together to build plans, excitement, and energy for how we will go forward in 2019 to blow the top off our goals!
ROTARY LUNCHEON January 22, 2019: Jeff Kositsky, Homelessness in SF
Jeff Kositsky, director of the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH), is responsible for driving San Francisco’s homeless response system that seeks to make homelessness in San Francisco rare, brief, and one-time. He will focus on how the City plans to create a significant and sustained reduction by December 2022.
Dictionary Preparation: January 23, 2019
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 29, 2019: Katelyn Cano, 1st Generation College Student
Katelyn Cano will talk about her experience as a first-generation college student and how her book, More than Before: A First-Generation College Student Guide, provides first-generation students with the information they need to be successful in college.
CLUB SOCIAL January 31, 2019: Mix & Mingle in the Automobile Museum
Come to mix and mingle with your fellow Rotarians while getting the opportunity to view rare and classic automobiles at the Academy of Art Auto Museum. Drinks and light bites will be provided. This is a great opportunity for fellowship, to meet new members and to introduce prospective members to Rotary in a fun and casual environment. Please RSVP by January 28, 2019.
ROTARY LUNCHEON February 5, 2019: Barbara Engdahl, Being an Activated Patient
Barbara Engdahl, a retired medical social worker with over 40 years of experience, will speak about how to become an activated patient who is involved in decisions regarding your own medical care, asking for the treatment you want and refusing what you don’t want.
ROTARY LUNCHEON February 12, 2019: Emergency Services Day
This is the day when we honor outstanding representatives of the public safety departments we depend on every day: Police, Fire, Sheriff, and Coast Guard. Meet the honorees and their loved ones, and hear their amazing stories of heroism and dedication told by the top brass of each department.
We can only guarantee seating for those who registered in advance. This event will begin at noon. Please arrive early enough to be seated by noon.