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

World Wide Rotary Day, launched by our Club in 1997, honors the San Francisco Consular Corps as the special guests of the Rotary Club of San Francisco. Typically, representatives from about 35 countries attend. The event also recognizes the many international service activities of the Rotary Club of San Francisco and the broad global impact of Rotary International. Past World Wide Rotary Day programs have featured several past presidents of Rotary International and as well as a variety of business leaders from the Bay Area. The presence of so many members of the San Francisco Consular Corps and Rotarians makes World Wide Rotary Day a very special occasion.

Our speaker this year is Dr. Daniel Ellsberg, who will be talking about The New Global Order and the Role of the Engaged Citizen.

Dr. Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, significantly strengthening public opposition to the Vietnam War. The Nixon Administration named him “the most dangerous man in America.” He was celebrated in Steven Spielberg’s recent powerful film, The Post. Over the past 40 years, Ellsberg has continued his work as a scholar and an anti-war, anti-nuclear weapons activist.

World Wide Rotary Day is one of our most popular luncheon programs. Please be sure to RSVP so we can be sure there are enough seats for everyone who wants to attend.

Members are needed to host visiting members of the Consular Corps at the reception and luncheon. For more information about volunteering as a host, contact John Mathers, 415 720-0165.

Members of the Consular Corps: REGISTER HERE

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

Meeting Schedule:

11:00 AM Registration and Reception
Noon Meeting begins (club business first, followed by keynote speaker)
1:30 PM Meeting adjourns

Each luncheon ticket includes a three-course lunch. Tickets are $40 each; $35 for Club members who register online in advance (online registration closes at 5PM the day before the meeting). Payment by credit card or check is preferred. Tickets available for purchase only at the door.