Welcome to the South San Francisco Rotary Club. Our club has a long and rich history, and welcomes new members. We invite you to browse our website and learn more about our club and its service to the community.
Founded in 1951, the club has worked hard to support its city and residents.
Rotarians are business and professional leaders who take an active role in their communities while greatly enriching their personal and professional lives. A Rotary club contains a diverse group of professional leaders from the community that the club serves.
Membership in a Rotary club offers a number of benefits, including:
Effecting change within the community
Developing leadership skills
Gaining and understanding -- and having an impact on -- international humanitarian issues
Developing relationships with community and business leaders
Currently, our club meets at the Basque Cultural Center Restaurant each Thursday for lunch at 12:15 PM. The Basque Cultural Center is located at 599 Railroad Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080, 650-583-8091. Click "Map" above for location and directions.
Next Meeting: August 29th. Making Stress Work for You, Dr. Michael H. Smith from Get the Word Out Communic.
The SSF Rotary Club publishes and prints a weekly newsletter, called "Wheel Writes." Wheel Writes summarizes the program of the week before, as well as introduces that week's speaker. It's also filled with upcoming program information, member-business advertisements, member roster, and much more.
Please click on a link below to view a sample Wheel Writes.
John Germ International President
Jeri Fujimoto District Governor
Gary Chow Assistant District Governor
Michele Evans President
Mike Massoni President Elect
Gene Mullin Vice President
John Henry Fullen Treasurer
Matteo Rizzo Secretary
Lisa De Zordo Executive Secretary
Don Bowcutt Ex Officio
Dianna Ariani * School Coordinator
Mark A. Barradas, D.D.S. +# Dentistry
Alex Barreiro Snake Breeder
Ed Bortoli+#*** Waste Management
Don Bowcutt ++#*** Printing Services
Pete Carcione++# Wholesale Produce
Puchi Carrion-Di Ricco*** Gerontology
Sabrena B. Chapman* Healthcare
Gary Chow, MPH* American Cancer Society
Ann Marie Dabo*** Credit Union
Dick Darling*** Retired/Engineering
Judy DeLuca Banking - Savings
Lisa De Zordo* Accountant
Sharon Dolan Youth Services
Renan Dominguez +###* Retired/Structural Engineering
Elena I. Flores Legal Services
John Henry Fullen* Long Term Health Insurance
Mark C. Gillelen+** Financial Advisor
Mario Gonzalez* Community Service
Alejandro Hogan School Superintendent
Henry Hoge +#*** Retired/Electrical Engineer
Henry Karnilowicz** General Contractor
Joe Kashani+#* CPA – Tax
Houston Lawrence +###** Loan Broker
Norm Martin ++# Retired/Boys & Girls Club
Michael J. Massoni*** Law Enforcement
Jesse Moreno* Amway Sales
Gene Mullin* Assemblyman, District 19
Kathy Murphy* Copy Machine Sales
Dr. Stanley Piett** Psychologist
Gary Ryan Construction
Werner Sadlowski#**** Resident Guest
Gerald Stratford +* Honorary Member
Philip White**** Fire Safety
Doug Wigton +**** Retired/P.G.&E.
Brian Wong* Jeweler
Rob Wood+** Web Design
Bruce Wright+###*Certified Public Accountant
Leroy G. Folmer +** Honorary Member
S. William Meehan +* Honorary Member
Dennis Rosaia +##** Retired/Retail Liquor
+Denotes - Past President
#Denotes – 5 Paul Harris Fellows
*Denotes – 1 Paul Harris Fellow
Rotary Club of SSF
P.O. Box 563
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.
Rotary Plaza Senior Apartments
433 Alida Way
Becoming a Rotarian
An important distinction between Rotary and other organizations is that membership in Rotary is by invitation. Rotary clubs invite individuals to join and become members.
Membership is vital to a Rotary club's operations and community service activities. A primary goal of the club is to continually expand the club with committed members who have the interest and ability to get involved in service and humanitarian projects. Prospective members must:
hold — or be retired from — a professional, proprietary, executive, or managerial position;
have the capacity to meet the club's weekly attendance or community project participation requirements;
live or work within the locality of the club or the surrounding area.
The membership process
Often a person being considered for membership is invited by a member/sponsor to attend one or more club meetings to learn more about Rotary. The sponsor may then submit the name of the candidate to the club's membership committee.
An individual who is interested in membership but doesn't know any Rotarians can contact our club directly.
Classifications: professional representation
Rotary uses a classification system to establish and maintain a vibrant cross-section or representation of the community's business, vocational, and professional interests among members and to develop a pool of resources and expertise to successfully implement service projects. This system is based on the founders' paradigm of choosing cross-representation of each business, profession, and institution within a community.
A classification describes either the principal business or the professional service of the organization that the Rotarian works for or the Rotarian's own activity within the organization. Some examples of classifications include: high schools, universities, eye surgery, banking, pharmaceutical retailing, petroleum-distribution, and insurance agency.
To inquire about membership or request more information, please use the form on "Contact" in the main menu.
What Is Rotary?
What is Rotary?
Location of Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080, 650-583-8091