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July 16, 2023

From the Club Blog
RYLA Bus Volunteers Needed July 31 and August 4
Two to three volunteers are needed early on the morning of Monday, July 31, 2023 from approximately 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM to help check in 60 students heading from San Francisco to the RYLA camp. 
 
Two to three volunteers are also needed to supervise the pick-up of the campers when the bus returns on Friday, August 4, 2023 estimated at 5:30 PM and staying until the last camper is picked up around 6 PM. 
 
The pick-up and drop-off location is the Academy of Art University, 601 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94107. Please contact Kristine Baltasar to volunteer and let her know which day(s) you can help. Please also copy me, Todd St Vrain, when you contact Kristine.
LUNCHEON MEETING HIGHLIGHTS July 11, 2023: President Sunny Singh
As members and guests arrived, David Dye (Management Consulting | Retired) took a moment to look at the tables beautifully set and ready for our Club to begin a new Rotary year. Immediate Past President Christopher Wiseman (Nonprofit Management | Glaucoma Research Foundation) called the first meeting of the 2023-2024 Rotary year to order at 12:15 PM and welcomed those online and those attending in person at the Anzu Restaurant in the Hotel Nikko.
 
photo by Dora Dye
 
Induction of New President
Joining Immediate Past President Christopher on the podium were our new Club President Sunny Singh (Financial Services: Advising | PK Wealth Management) and our new District Governor Laine Hendricks (Public Relations and Marketing | County of Marin). DG Laine expressed her pleasure at attending her own Club's luncheon in person and inducted President Sunny.
 
photo by Jim Patrick
 
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Membership News: July 2023
I am pleased to announce that the following is scheduled to be inducted into our Club on July 18, 2023 as our newest member of our corporate member - Catholic Charities San Francisco:
 
Bridget Mahoney (Nonprofit Administration | Catholic Charities SF).
 
In addition, former Club member Hana Xu Wang (Financial Services: Advising | Wang Wealth Advisors, LLC) is rejoining our Club, also on July 18, 2023.
 
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about these proposed additions to our membership.
Opportunities to Become Involved with Youth Services
Our Club's Youth Services Committee is seeking advisers for Interact and Rotaract. Advisers can work in pairs or small teams to support each Interact and Rotaract Club.
 
Interact logoInteract: Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Our Club currently oversees two Interact Clubs in collaboration with the Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown: one at Lowell High School and the other at George Washington High School. The adviser for each Interact Club must be available to meet in person either midday or after school once a month.
 
Rotaract logoRotaract: Rotaract clubs were created to bring together young people ages 19-30 to take action in their communities and develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Our Club currently oversees two Rotaract Clubs: one at the University of San Francisco in collaboration with the Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown and the other at San Francisco State University in collaboration with the Rotary Club of San Francisco West. While Rotaract clubs can now operate independently, a Rotarian adviser is still recommended for guidance. The adviser must be available to meet once every 1-2 months either in person or online.
 
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Upcoming Events
ROTARY LUNCHEON July 18, 2023: Mark Malaspina and SFJAZZ
SFJAZZ explores the full spectrum of jazz from its origins to its diverse and evolving expressions around the world today. Mark Malaspina of SFJAZZ joins us to share their mission and vision. He will be joined by a group of student musicians who will perform a few select pieces of jazz.
 
 
CLUB SOCIAL July 21, 2023:  Live Music and Views at Pier 23
Come and join your fellow Rotarians for live music, stunning water views, and drinks and bites at the historic Pier 23 Cafe, Restaurant, & Bar! Happy hour bites will be provided, and there will be a full, no host bar. This event is open to all Rotarians, their families, and guests (including prospective members). Attendance is capped at 20 people, so register early!
 
ROTARY LUNCHEON August 1, 2023: State Senator Scott Wiener
California State Senator Scott Wiener will give an overview on the legislation and the priorities he has planned for the 2023 legislative cycle. In the Senate, Senator Wiener works to make housing more abundant and affordable, invest in our transportation systems, increase access to healthcare, meaningfully address climate change and the impacts of wildfires, reform our criminal justice system, reduce gun violence, reduce California‚Äôs high poverty rate, and safeguard and expand the rights of all communities, including immigrants and the LGBTQ community.
 
 
ROTARY LUNCHEON August 8, 2023: JoEllen Arntz and SMUIN Contemporary Ballet
JoEllen Arntz, Company Manager and Wardrobe Supervisor of the SMUIN Contemporary Ballet, will present a very unique view of the Ballet World that is sure to please both adults and children. She will bring authentic SMUIN ballet costumes for the audience to view. Members and guests are encouraged to bring their children and grandchildren to this luncheon who will be allowed to come to the front of the room to view the costumes closely and see how they are made.
 
 
No Meeting on August 15, 2023
There is no Rotary Luncheon on August 15, 2023. Please join us on August 17, 2023 for a reception and a night at the theater to watch A Chorus Line. Attendance is capped at 25 people, so buy your ticket early!
 
Our next Rotary Luncheon will be on August 22, 2023 when our speakers will be three winners of the Miss Indian New Mexico Pageant who will speak on their organization and its mission.
 
CLUB SOCIAL August 17, 2023: A Chorus Line and Welcome Reception
Enjoy a night at the theater and watch the Broadway classic - A Chorus Line - at the San Francisco Playhouse with the Rotary Club of San Francisco. Before the show, there will be a welcome reception in the Kensington Park Hotel that offers heavy appetizers and drinks. This event is open to all Rotarians, their families, and guests (including prospective members). Attendance is capped at 25 people, so buy your ticket early!