SoMa Rotary
Service above self

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Our Mission

The members of the Rotary Club of San Francisco SoMa are dedicated neighbors, friends and local leaders who work together as a community and business minded network to serve neighborhoods and citizens in our own backyard and around the world by garnering goodwill and building partnerships through honest grassroots approach.

About Rotary

ROTARY is a community of friends who are committed to creating positive change in the world

Find out how joining your local club can enrich your life and improve the lives of people living in your neighborhood and across the globe. It all begins at the weekly club meeting, where members catch up with friends, hear what’s happening in their community, and organize club activities and service projects. It’s a fun way to connect with the people in your community who share your passion for doing good.

2017 in the Community

✓ The last of the bikes were repaired.

✓ Rotary ladies had a girl’s night out.

✓ Jill Dineen held a successful Sand Castle Classic to raise money for Leap Arts.

✓ Rotary Ladies delivered turkeys and a week’s worth of groceries to Malcolm X for 3 families.

✓ Our Bikes 4 Vets Give A Way was hosted at Atwater Tavern- 90 happy veterans received bikes, helmets, locks, flu shots and a BBQ. Our partners for the Give A Way included: SFPD, Veterans’ Lions’ Clubs and Charities, SOMA Foundation, Walgreens, Bauer Limousine, and the SFPUC, along with generous donors.

2016 in the Community

✓ Packed food at the SF Food Bank on a monthly basis

✓ Served as Maisin Scholar judges for scholarships for minority SF Youth

✓ Distributed 134 Dictionaries to third grader at Bessie Camichael and Starr Elementary Schools

✓ Purchased a Commercial Washer and Dryer for Malcolm X Elementary

✓ School in partnership with the Bayview Rotary Club.

✓ Participated in the ‘Christmas in July’ Toy Drive at Atwater for SF Firefighters.

✓ Organized ‘Wishes for Cops’ for Make A Wish at Perry’s, Embarcadero.

✓ Helped Organized Perry’s Golf Tournament to benefit Make A Wish.

✓ Volunteered at the LPGA Swinging Skirts event to raise money for SOMA.

✓ In partnership with SFPD, Bayview Rotary Club, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Bauer Limousine, Atwater Tavern and Veterans’ Lions Clubs repaired and distributed 88 bicycles to needy veterans.

✓ Organized ‘ Wishes for Cops’ at Original Joe’s.

✓ Sponsored a table at the Special Olympics Gala.

✓ Participated in Toys for Tots Muscle Car event at ATwater Tavern.

✓ With SF West Rotary Club Provided 82 Thanksgiving meals to needy individuals.

✓ Adopted two needy families from Malcolm X for Christmas, provided food and a gift card for each child after securing toys for them through the SF Firefighters’ Toy Program.

✓ Collected needed items for the shelter, ‘A Womens’ Place.


John F. Kennedy – US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt – US President
Manny Pacquaio – Filipino world-champion boxer and congressman
Walt Disney  – Animation filmmaker
Neil Armstrong – Astronaut & first man to walk on the moon
G. Harding – U.S. president
Jean Sibelius – Finnish composer
Joyce C. Hall – Founder of Hallmark Cards
George W. Bush – President, USA
Hillary Rodham Clinton – US Presidential Candidate, Senator, Secretary of State
Charles R. Walgreen, Jr. – Chairman of the Walgreen Drug Co.
Ted Turner – Founder of  CNN
Dr. Charles H. Mayo – Co-founder of Mayo Clinic
Guglielmo Marconi – Italian inventor of the wireless radio and Nobel laureate
HRH Prince Charles – Prince of England
HRH Prince Phillip – Prince of England
Thomas Mann – German novelist and Nobel laureate
Friedrich Bergius – German chemist and Nobel laureate
Dianne Feinstein – U.S. senator
James Cash Penney – Founder of JC Penney Co.
Carlos Romulo – UN General Assembly president
Sigmund Sternberg – English businessman and philanthropist


Photo Gallery

Dictionary Delivery 2018

Christmas for Malcolm X Families

Firefighters Toy Drive Volunteers

SOMA Holiday Party

6th Annual Bikes 4 Vets Give A Way

Charter Event


SoMa Makes Bikes!



Held by SoMa Rotary on 8 April 2015 11:30 AM

Great opportunity to help the SFPD support Special Olympics.  Have a wonderful lunch at Perry's, put some money in an envelope for Special Olympics and everyone wins this one.

Perry's has valet parking which makes it really easy to partici... Read More


Held by SoMa Rotary on 9 April 2015 6:00 PM

Casual opportunity to network with current and potential Rotary Friends.

Environment is fun, casual and funky.  Parking is on the Pier; Red's Java house for the fee.

Charge is $15/person.  Please bring cash. 

Happy hou... Read More


Held by SoMa Rotary on 11 April 2015 12:30 PM

Join the Rotary Evening Club and help pack food for the needy of San Francisco Marin

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