San Francisco
Hotel Nikko
Anzu Restaurant, (located on 2nd Floor)
222 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States of America

Reverend Glenda HopeReverend Glenda Hope will speak to us about women transitioning out of prostitution.

Known as the Saint of the Tenderloin, Glenda Hope, a Presbyterian minister, has been known for decades of service to the poorest neighborhoods in the City. In response to a series of brutal murders and assaults upon prostituted women in the mid-1990s, she worked with Sister Rosina Conrorro of the sisters of Presentation, an order of Nuns also focusing on society’s discarded, to found Safe House, a safe place for women transitioning out of prostitution.

Long before “trafficking” became a media issue, Rev. Hope had been reaching out to marginalized women on the street. Since its founding, Safe House has served over 350 women and successfully created a healing space that addresses gender-specific trauma, homelessness, and substance abuse. The women Safe House has served and continue to serve are a testament to the possibilities of overcoming obstacles and making major changes in their lives. 

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

A three-course lunch will be served. If you require a vegetarian, gluten free, or vegan lunch, please email Past President Mary Liu.

For Club members and visitors, there is a $45 charge for in-person attendance (which covers the cost of your lunch). NOTE: For those who wish to participate via Zoom, there is a $10 fee to attend.

Click here to register for in-person attendance.

Click here to register for attendance via Zoom. 

For in-person attendees: The cost for in-person registration will remain $45 if you register early until 11:59 AM on Friday, December 2, 2022. When the clock strikes noon on Friday, December 2, 2022, the price will go up to $60. If you show up at the door on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 as a walk-in, you will be charged $60. Please note that once Past President Mary Liu provides the headcount to the Hotel Nikko on the Friday before our Tuesday meeting, we will be billed for that count regardless of whether you show or not. Therefore, it is important to let her know if you are unable to attend after registering, but no later than Sunday night. If you are a no-show without notifying her ahead of time, the Club will be billed the cost of the meal and will have to pass the cost down to you. We hope to not have to do this.

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.

COVID-19 Protocol

If you do not feel well, please do not attend in person. Masks for those attending in person are optional during the event. We recommend that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when the risk may be high.