February 19, 2023

From the Club Blog
Sign up for the Monday Night Supper Club with The Arc SF
The Monday Night Supper Club of The Arc San Francisco Friends Like Me Program returned to in person this past Monday, February 13, 2023. Nourishment and fun were had by all. The evening started off with everyone pitching in to dress the salad and heat up rotisserie chickens and Mac and Cheese. After dinner, everyone enjoyed games, dancing, and chocolate-covered strawberries. 

The Rotary Club of San Francisco funds the Monday Night Supper Clubs. Thank you to the following members of our Rotary Club for leading this evening's Supper Club: Christopher Davies, Clifford Phillips, and Barbara Streett. In addition to being a Rotarian, Clifford is also a participant and Barbara is also the Volunteer Manager of The Arc SF.
Members in the News: February 2023
Mary LiuOur own Immediate Past President Mary Liu was mentioned in an article of the February 8, 2023 issue of the Piedmont Post for being the first Asian American president of our Club. The article was about President Mary Geong, the current president of the Rotary Club of Oakland and the first Asian American president of her club. See article here.
David Dye waves the flag of the Kansas City ChiefsWhen the 2023 Super Bowl concluded on February 12, 2023, Past President David Dye was ecstatic that the Kansas City Chiefs had won. David has been a Chiefs' fan most of his life.
2023 Super Bowl Party and Winners
About 50 Rotarians, family, and friends gathered together to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 12, 2023. The crowd enjoyed laughter, fellowship, the game, and a potluck. 
In addition to watching the Big Game, everyone kept an eye on the board bearing the names of the players of our Club's Super Bowl Pool. $12,300 was raised for the 50/50 Campaign. The winners of the Pool (in order of their win) were: Dan Joraanstad, Scott Plakun, Allan Herzog, Jim Patrick, Robin Azevedo, Frank Yoke, Mary Liu, and Jeff Yih. Each winner will receive a Paul Harris Fellowship. Jim and Jeff will each receive two PHFs. Congratulations to all!
Upcoming Events
ROTARY LUNCHEON February 21, 2023: Semi-Annual Club Assembly
Come with energy and your enthusiasm and join President Christopher Wiseman and members of our Board at our semi-annual Club Assembly as we take a step back so we can see farther ahead.
SPECIAL EVENT February 27, 2023: Emergency Services Day
On Emergency Services Day, the Rotary Club of San Francisco annually honors outstanding representatives of the departments that we depend on for our public safety: the Fire Department, the Department of Emergency Management, the Police Department, the Sheriff’s Office, the Coast Guard, and the Recreation and Park Rangers. This year, ESD will be held at the Academy of Art Automobile Museum. Join us for this very special in-person event. SOLD OUT
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SERVICE PROJECT February 28, 2023: 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 10 people, so sign up early. Facial mask is required. 
VOCATIONAL MEETING March 2, 2023: Professional Portrait and Business Networking
Join us on Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 6 PM to 8:30 PM to learn how to support your business and mingle with other professionals in the community. The evening includes networking, a photo opportunity, light bites, and beverages. Advanced registration required.
ROTARY LUNCHEON March 7, 2023: Mark Flegel and the Young Paul Harris
Past District 5150 Governor Mark Flegel is a businessman, a philanthropist, and an active Rotarian. He joins our luncheon to speak on the life of young Paul Harris, the Founder of Rotary.
Baby Showers for Homeless Prenatal Program: March 8, 2023
Join us at one or both of the Baby Showers at the Homeless Prenatal Program where we will give expectant mothers diaper bags filled with supplies. The party for Spanish speakers starts at 10 AM; the party for English speakers starts at 1:00 PM. Registration is limited to two Rotarians at each shower. Mask and on-site COVID test required.
SERVICE PROJECT March 11, 2023: Cameron House Comfort Bag Assembly and Dim Sum Lunch
Join us at Cameron House in San Francisco’s Chinatown to assemble comfort bags full of toiletries and basic needs for Cameron House’s Domestic Violence Survivors. After the assembly, we will walk over to a nearby Dim Sum restaurant for lunch. Register early as the number of volunteers is limited to 10 people. All participants must wear a mask covering the nose and the mouth.
ROTARY LUNCHEON March 14, 2023: Jessica Hansen and Burning Man
Burning Man is difficult to explain and best understood through experience, but since not everyone has the chance (or inclination) to join the event in person, Club Member Jessica Hansen - long time “Burner” and board member of Mystopia - will provide a glimpse into the annual gathering and temporary city in the desert of Black Rock City, Nevada.
Supper Club at The Arc: March 20, 2023
The Monday Night Supper Club at The Arc now meets in person. Enjoy the opportunity to help with meal set-up and then, sit, eat, and get to know The Arc's participants. This event is limited to 8 volunteers maximum.
ROTARY LUNCHEON March 21, 2023: Ann Killion and Bay Area Sports 
Ann Killion, Sports Columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, speaks about sports in the Bay Area and why sports matter. Ann is a native Californian and was named California Sportswriter of the Year in 2014, 2017, and 2018.