September 10, 2023

From the Club Blog
Serving our Community in August 2023
Volunteering at the San Francisco-Marin Food BankOur Club completed two community service projects in August 2023. The first project was on August 26, 2023 when two members of our Club (Emily Borland and Victoria Lozano), two Visiting Rotarians, two non-Rotarians, and one RYLA alumna assembled and packaged food for distribution at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. Emily even brought her older son for the experience. In 2.5 hours, this group of eight packed 1,100 bags of produce that equaled 26,400 pounds.
Then, on August 30, 2023, 10 volunteers (Rhonda Poppen, Robin Azevedo, Lisa Stark, Hana Xu Wang, Carrie Schucker, Jim Patrick, Bill Gregory, Jo Patrick and two friends) assembled diaper bags to give away to homeless or housing insecure families in San Francisco and stuffed invitations to the Homeless Prenatal Program's Annual Luncheon.
Thank you to all for your service to our community!
a job well done!
Upcoming Events
ROTARY LUNCHEON September 12, 2023: The Hong Kong Advantage: Understanding Hong Kong's Competitive Edge and Latest Strategic Initiatives
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office's mission is to broaden Hong Kong's economic relations with the 19 western states, by enhancing free trade policy and its two-way platform for overseas companies to access the China market and for Chinese companies to go global. Director Jacko Tsang will join us to present an overview of Hong Kong's advantages and latest initiatives in selected areas.
CLUB SOCIAL September 14, 2023: Rooftop Happy Hour in Downtown San Francisco
Celebrate the end of summer at an outdoor rooftop party! This event is open to all Club Rotarians, their families, and guests (including prospective members). Attendance is capped at 35 people, so buy your ticket early! Free tickets to two volunteers.
DEI EVENT September 17, 2023: Rotary DEI Film Festival Presents Loving
Our Club’s DEI Committee is pleased to present the screening of Loving. This film is rated PG and based on the true story of a couple whose arrest in Virginia began a legal battle that led to the U.S. Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision legalizing interracial marriage. This event is open to members, prospective members, their friends, and family. 
ROTARY LUNCHEON September 19, 2023: Rodney Fong and a San Francisco Business Update
Rodney A. Fong, President and CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, will provide a San Francisco Business Update and discuss downtown revitalization.
Service for Past President John Mathers: September 23, 2023

Come and join a Thanksgiving for the life of 2017-2018 Past President John Mathers. Flowers are welcome as well as a donation to the Rotary Club of San Francisco's Rotary Climate Action Team (RCAT) program. John had dedicated the last few years of his life to spearhead RCAT to raise awareness of the dangerous effects of climate change. 

See details here on the time, location, parking, and how to donate.