July begins the new Rotary year and with that is a new team who will lead us.  This year our new President is Suzanne Taylor, a Principal Retirement Advisor, Share Builder 401k, for Capital One Financial.  Please see her message below:
 “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”  That is the vision statement of Rotary International, adopted in 2017.  
I am very proud to be this year’s President of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Evening.  I’m happy to have this opportunity to grow as a leader and as a person, and I’m also in love with this club.  We are truly a progressive, new generation club, and I feel like we can effect positive change within Rotary itself as Rotary continues to change the world.  
With membership of women at 18% worldwide, our membership is 50% women and our board is 70% female. Our club was also the sponsor of the first LGBT-focused Rotary Club in the world, The Rotary Club of San Francisco Castro, which is doing amazing work in their community.  
Though I joined Rotary in 2013, I have been familiar with Rotary since my childhood.  My father has been a member of the Rotary Club of Covington, Kentucky since 1984 and while growing up, I watched him engage with our community through Rotary.
I joined SF Evening Rotary to fill a similar need within myself to be a part of the community and effect positive change.  As a member, I have become more aware of the amazing impact that Rotary has globally as well.  Notably, after 40 years of Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio, we are “this close” to eradicating polio.    
This year, we will be making a concerted effort to expand our reach in the community and worldwide by adding more passionate individuals of all ages and genders.   And we will endeavor to make a difference in our community and the world.
Please come to our next club meeting to learn more about how we serve our community with a focus on homelessness, at risk youth and our aging population; and how we serve the world by promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene, saving mothers and children, supporting education and supporting global economies.  
If you have a few moments, please read this message from Rotary International President, Barry Rassin: https://my.rotary.org/en/news-media/office-president/presidential-message.  
Thank you for everything you do.
Suzanne Taylor
The Rotary Club of San Francisco Evening