March 26, 2023

From the Club Blog
Grants and Grant Deadlines
It's Grant Season! The San Francisco Rotary Foundation is slated to grant at least $194,851 in the 2023-24 Rotary year. The deadline to submit a grant application is April 7, 2023—no exceptions! Application and additional information are found here.
The Committees in our Club have until April 19, 2023 to submit recommendations to me, President-Elect Sunny Singh, on how to allocate the funds. I will then present these recommendations to the Club's Board. The Board will review and forward the final recommendations to the San Francisco Rotary Foundation.

Note: Anyone who received a grant for the 2022-2023 Rotary year (current year) must submit a final report by or before April 30, 2023.
A Message from Your Editor
On March 18, 2023, Rotary District 5150 held its Spring for Rotary, a fundraiser for the Rotary International Foundation Annual Fund. This event complete with a mimosa reception, silent and live auctions, brunch, and celebration, was held at the lovely Marin Art and Garden Center and raised over $100,000 for the Annual Fund. With the beautiful flowers, hats including fascinators, and spring clothes all around, it did appear that spring had arrived.
Pictured from left to right: Ann Daugherty, Carrie Schucker, Angelina Preza, Emily Borland, Bob Hermann, Dan Joraanstad, Sunny Singh, Dora Dye, and David Dye. Not pictured but attended were Eric and Stephanie Schmautz along with daughters Molly and Katie and District Governor-Elect Laine Hendricks.
Upcoming Events
Singing for Heroes - A Musical Journey: Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of Heroes’ Voices: March 26, 2023
Rick Harrell, creator of Heroes’ Voices, will perform a cabaret-style concert featuring important musical moments in his career. The performance will feature veteran musicians and poets whose lives had been touched by Heroes’ Voices, as well as Heroes’ Voices guitar teachers Larry Chung and Paul Young, and pianist Jefferson Packer. Special offers are available to Rotarians, and free tickets will be given to four Volunteers. 
Please take time to read all of the options carefully before you register.
CLUB SOCIAL March 31, 2023: Art Exhibit Tour and Happy Hour in the Mission
Join us for a guided tour of the Generation: The Roots of Making in the Asawa-Lanier Family exhibit. The tour lasts one hour. Immediately after, we will grab a beverage and/or happy hour bites. There is no cost to attend, but donations are accepted. This event is limited to 15 people.
ROTARY LUNCHEON April 4, 2023: Supervisor Aaron Peskin and San Francisco at the Crossroads: Opportunity, Challenge, and Resiliency
Aaron Peskin, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors representing District 3, joins us to speak on the concerns in the City of San Francisco. Supervisor Peskin has been a leader to preserve and expand affordable housing in District 3 and citywide. 
SPECIAL DINNER April 11, 2023: Celebrating Passover
Members of the Rotary Club of San Francisco are invited to celebrate Passover with a traditional evening Seder at a private Jewish home in San Francisco. The Seder is a retelling of the story of how the Jews were liberated from slavery in ancient Egypt and a reminder of our obligation to build a better world for everyone. In other words, Service above Self. The dinner features fish, beef, and chicken and costs $45 per Rotarian. Because space is limited, this event is open only to Club members. No guests. The deadline to register is April 4, 2023.
Supper Club at The Arc: April 17, 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 April 18, 2023: Vern Glenn and Sports in the Bay Area
Vern Glenn, Sportscaster, CBS Bay Area KPIX 5, San Francisco, will speak on sports in the Bay Area. He has worked as a sports reporter and a multimedia journalist and is a two-time Emmy® Award winner for Best Sportscaster.
SERVICE PROJECT May 6, 2023: Bike Build
Come and enjoy the fun at our 13th Annual Bike Build event! We'll be assembling 150 brand new bikes for distribution to kids in Kindergarten through 4th grade in the Bayview area of San Francisco. Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, partner organizations, friends, and family are all welcome.