September 13, 2020
From the Club Blog
Sunny Singh joined the Rotary Club of San Francisco in 2017 on the recommendation of an older work colleague who advised him “to surround myself with successful and well-rounded people.”
“I enjoy the aspect that we have so many members involved in long-lasting nonprofit projects,” he says. “That makes it easier to get involved in projects that the Club is already doing. There are so many projects in different categories, so it’s easy to find something you’re passionate about.” And he jumped right in, volunteering for such Club projects as the Bike Build, Alzheimer’s Walk, stuffing diaper bags for the Homeless Prenatal Program, and attending several Club social events. On July 1, he joined the Club Board as Vice President of Vocational Service, replacing Mary Liu, who became President-Elect.
Pandemics and How Rotary Adapts
Living during a pandemic for the past six months has been challenging and at times uncertain. However, this moment has also propelled us to adopt methods that had existed but were not as widely used until now to stay engaged, complete work, and move forward such as working remotely, taking online classes, dining outdoors, and meeting online.
E-MEETING Highlights for September 8, 2020: Gwyneth Borden, What Will the Restaurant Industry Look Like After the Coronavirus Pandemic?
President JT Harold Forbus (Accounting | Bogdan & Frasco) celebrated International Literacy Day today. This day was founded by proclamation of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and is in line with one of the areas of focus of Rotary International - supporting education and literacy. International Literacy Day has been celebrated on September 8 every year since 1967.
Upcoming Events
E-MEETING September 15, 2020: John King, Architecture and the City in Uncertain Times
John King, The San Francisco Chronicle's urban design critic since 2001, surveys the landscape of shared streets and dining parklets, and the concerns that they represent, and speculates on what changes might come next in San Francisco. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
SERVICE PROJECT September 15, 2020: Diaper Bag Assembly for Homeless Prenatal Program
Join us at this service opportunity to stuff diaper bags and organize diapers and wipes for giveaway to clients of the Homeless Prenatal Program. We will meet at an open-air warehouse to allow social distancing while stuffing the bags and organizing the goods. Participation is limited to NINE people, so sign up early.
ROTARY CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK September  17, 2020: The Climate Crisis:  Meeting the Moment
Dr. Andrew Gunther, Ph.D., an environmental scientist and a climate change educator, will reveal the surprising history of climate science, discuss the critical events leading to the current climate emergency and offer vivid illustrations of some of our most hopeful solutions - many of which are already underway. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
EDUCATIONAL SERIES September 17, 2020: 50/50 Campaign: Helping Neighbors Near and Far
Come and hear about the 50/50 Campaign: Helping Neighbors Near and Far. The presenters are JT Forbus, President of the Rotary Club of San Francisco; Dan Joraanstad, President of the San Francisco Rotary Foundation; and Christopher Wiseman, Vice President of Development for our Club. This session is part of our educational series entitled 2020-2021 Becoming People of Action: Learning and Growth
SERVICE PROJECT September 19, 2020: 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 10 members of our Club. Advanced registration is required.
CLUB SOCIAL September 20, 2020:  Sunday Gathering
Join Rotarians, family, and friends every Sunday, and catch up on the week. There is no agenda – only a chance to chat and enjoy some fellowship. Open to Rotarians and guests of all ages. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
SERVICE PROJECT September 21, 2020:  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 September 22, 2020: Nancy Cushen White and Demystifying Dyslexia
English spelling isn’t crazy! Nancy Cushen White, Ed.D., will present her work and research in dyslexia, a learning disorder that causes difficulty in reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
SERVICE PROJECT September 26, 2020: Beach Clean-up
Rotary International has a seventh area of focus: supporting the environment. In response, our Club is holding a beach clean-up on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Pick your favorite beach, schedule an hour or more of clean-up, and report your results using a free app. 
DISTRICT 5150 October 9, 2020: Blood Drive
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a shortage of blood donations. Rotary District 5150 is holding a districtwide blood drive to help meet the demand for blood. For everyone's safety, please select the information link below and read all the information. Please donate if you can.