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

Joel Engardio works for a PR firm that specializes in tech start-ups. By hobby, he is a columnist for the San Francisco Examiner. Joel has won multiple journalism awards in outlets like USA Today, PBS and the Examiner. He has also worked in communication strategy for non-profits including the American Civil Liberties Union. His ACLU and journalism work were recognized by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy with a scholarship to the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where Joel earned a Master in Public Administration.

In 2016, Joel won the endorsements of the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner when he ran for city supervisor in District 7 on San Francisco’s west side. He finished a strong second place, with a platform to build more housing and transportation infrastructure for San Francisco’s future. Joel serves on the board of directors for the United Democratic Club and the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club. He previously served as a member of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee.

At this luncheon, Joel will provide an entertaining look at the history that shaped our local politics and how to make sense of it today. See where you fit on San Francisco's unique political spectrum!

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.