Contact: Bob Hermann
San Francisco
Hotel Nikko
Anzu Restaurant
222 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States of America

Jennifer BernsteinPrepare to be moved as you learn about the Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB). Jennifer Bernstein, Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), of GDB will provide a historical perspective on GDB, its founding, mission, and the intensive training regimen guide dogs go through in preparing them for a lifetime of service to their owners. She will also speak to the challenges experienced during COVID and how GDB is doing today and its future. 

Jennifer Bernstein has been with GDB since 2001 and became the Volunteer Engagement Manager in 2005. She oversees over 400 volunteers on both the California and Oregon campuses, where volunteers perform over 40 different activities. She also manages the tour program, welcoming thousands of people each year and engaging them with GDB's mission to harness the power of partnerships – connecting people, dogs, and communities – to transform the lives of individuals with visual impairments. Jennifer lives in Petaluma, California where she enjoys the outdoors and friendships in her community. 

This is a regular membership meeting of the Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members, and guests.

Meeting Schedule:

12:00 Noon  Registration & Networking
12:15 PM (sharp!)  Meeting begins 
1:30 PM  Meeting adjourns


Register here for In Person or Zoom attendance.

For in-person attendees: We welcome all attendees! The in-person registration cost for all adults and children is $45 until 11:59 AM on Friday, March 8, 2024. The meeting cost increases to $60 at noon and beyond on March 8, 2024 and includes any walk-ins on Tuesday, March 12. 

The Hotel Nikko holds us to the headcount that we submit on Friday at noon, prior to our Tuesday meeting, whether those registered attend or not. In Rotary spirit, thanks for helping us to maintain a good relationship with our host hotel. 

For attendance via Zoom: For those who wish to participate via Zoom, there is a $10 fee to attend.

Parking: If you are driving to the Hotel Nikko for this meeting, please leave your car with the Hotel Nikko valet. Pick up a validation sticker available at our check-in table. The discounted parking is $17.50 for three hours.

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