April 30, 2023

From the Club Blog
Join us for the 2023 Bike Build!
We need your help at the upcoming Bike Build event on Saturday, May 6, 2023. This is our 13th Bike Build and promises to be our biggest one yet.

We'll be assembling 180 brand new bikes for distribution to kids in Kindergarten through 4th grade in the Bayview area of San Francisco. This event is a financial partnership among the Rotary Club of San Francisco, the Rotary Club of San Francisco Bayview, the Rotary Club of San Francisco Greater Mission, the Bayview Hunter's Point YMCA, TogetherSF, and the Academy of Art University. Also partnering with us on the event will be the San Francisco Police Department, the San Francisco Firefighter's Union, and the Salvation Army Kroc Center. In addition, the SF Bike Coalition and YBike San Francisco will have representatives at the event.
Membership News: May 2023
I am pleased to announce that the following are scheduled to be inducted into our Club as our newest members:
Robert Beadle (Real Estate: Sales | Coldwell Banker)
Carlos Francisco Valdes (Real Estate: Sales | Aeternum Holdings, Inc.)
Carlos will be inducted at our luncheon on May 16, 2023. Robert will be inducted on a date to be announced. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about these proposed new members.
Members in the News: April 2023
Todd St Vrain and Lynn Luckow were guests at the Northern California Junior Achievement Hall of Fame Luncheon on April 21, 2023 where they were cultivating a partnership between Junior Achievement and RYLA. Todd and Lynn met many high school students interested in RYLA and a few college students interested in becoming facilitators at RYLA Camp.
Lynn Luckow, Cristene Burr (CEO of Junior Achievement Northern California), and Todd St Vrain
Upcoming Events
ROTARY LUNCHEON May 2, 2023: Lisa Grotts and A Tribute to Charlotte Shultz
Lisa Mirza Grotts, a 23-year authority on etiquette and a former Director of Protocol for the City and County of San Francisco, joins us to pay tribute to Charlotte Shultz. Ms. Shultz was the Chief of Protocol for the state of California and the Chief of Protocol for the City and County of San Francisco and a former member of our Club. 
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.
ROTARY LUNCHEON May 9, 2023: Eric Schmautz and Rotary International Conventions
Past District Governor and Past Club President Eric Schmautz joins us to talk about the upcoming Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia, and San Francisco's bid to host a Rotary International Convention.
SERVICE PROJECT May 13, 2023: Rotary Day of Service
Join us for this year's Rotary Day of Service at Bison Paddock in Golden Gate Park. The day includes clean-up projects, lithium battery recycling, eyeglass recycling, an Environmental Exhibitor Fair, and an Electric Vehicles and eBike show. This is a family-friendly and dog-friendly event. Advanced registration is required.
Supper Club at The Arc: May 15, 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 May 16, 2023: Lauren Kivowitz and Inclusive Arts
Lauren Kivowitz will share about the background that led to founding Inclusive Arts and discuss some of the exciting projects that she has participated in, including working with the American Conservatory Theater to develop the first ever sensory-friendly performance in San Francisco. Lauren will also share some background context about language, neurodiversity, and where ableism exists in the arts, and offer practical tips for how we can actively reflect on building more inclusive practices into our work and lives.
SERVICE PROJECT June 1, 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 while stuffing the bags and organizing the goods.
SERVICE PROJECT June 3, 2023: Rotary Meadow Restoration
Come and enjoy nature, fresh air, and fellowship while helping Sutro Stewards seed and restore Rotary Meadow - a garden of native plants our Club planted at the summit of Mount Sutro in 2004. Participation is limited to a maximum of 20 members of our Club. Advanced registration is required. 
Congratulations! May 2023 Birthdays and Rotary Anniversaries
May 2
   Rhonda Poppen
May 3
   Robert Schmitz
May 6
   Christopher Wiseman
May 9
   Ann Daugherty
May 11
   Laine Hendricks
May 16
   Tim Hornbecker
May 17
   Jim Kennedy, Kevin Waldeck
May 19
   Bill Poppen
May 20
   Todd St Vrain
May 25
   Christian KuhnLisa Stark
May 27
   Paul Robertson
May 31
   Les Andersen
Note: This birthday list is based on membership information in ClubRunner. Please update your ClubRunner account to help us keep this information current. If you need help with ClubRunner, please contact our current newsletter editor.
1989: Senator Dianne Feinstein
2006: Tim Hornbecker, Heidi Kuhn 
2007: PDG Phyllis Nusz
2011: Michael Strohl
2012: Tom Briody
2013: Sally Swanson
2015: John Mathers, Karl Wustrack
2019: Mary Liu, Maureen O'Shea
2020: Nancy Graydon
2022: Angelina Preza
Note:  The year listed above is when these members joined the Rotary Club of San Francisco. Happy anniversary to all!