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San Francisco
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA  94102
United States

In the first meeting of our Club’s 2018-2019 year, incoming Club President Rhonda Poppen will present information regarding Rotary’s plans to be an inspiration to others and what it means for our Club.

Rhonda is an Independent Grant Consultant, doing business as GRANTdog in San Francisco. Her professional journey has taken her from a healthcare marketer in Dallas/Ft. Worth and Charlotte, to Mayor Pro Temp of a small suburban town, to calligrapher extraordinaire for 13 years and finally to a nonprofit volunteer turned developer and grant writer. She is a firm believer that you "bloom where you are planted" and that includes looking around you to be an inspiration!

As a Rotarian, Rhonda has served in various capacities from both coasts. In North Carolina she was on the Board of Directors, served as a Junior College Rotaract sponsor, and spearheaded the annual drive to send dozens of boxes to US troops overseas. She was past Club Secretary for the Rotary Club of San Francisco and chaired last year's expansion of Emergency Services Day. Rhonda is married to Bill Poppen, also a member of our Club, and the couple has two grown children and one very large dog.

Come and celebrate the launch of a new Rotary year and welcome our new president.

Meeting Schedule:

12:00 Noon Registration & Networking
12:15 PM (sharp!) Meeting begins (club business first, followed by keynote speaker)
1:30 PM Meeting adjourns

This is a weekly membership meeting for The Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members, and guests.

Each luncheon ticket includes a three-course lunch. Tickets for Club members are $35 each; $30 if you register online in advance. Non-member tickets are $40 each. Payment by credit card or check is preferred. Tickets available for purchase only at the door.