Thursday 2/20: SFPD Chief Greg Suhr, Chancellor Hotel, 7:30pm

February speaker: Chief Greg Suhr

The club is honored to welcome SFPD Chief Greg Suhr as speaker on Thursday 2/20.

When: Thursday, February 20, 7:30pm
Where: Chancellor Hotel, Clipper Room (433 Powell St. between Sutter and Post)
How: Adjacent Muni lines: 3, 8X, 38, 30, 45, cable cars. The Powell Street BART/Muni station is a 10-15 minute walk away, as are Market and Mission street lines.

Mayor Lee appointed Greg Suhr as Chief in 2011. During his tenure, crime has dropped in the City. Chief Suhr has a strong focus on community policing; another of his key efforts is to create a 6th Street Substation in Central Market.

Suhr joined the SFPD in 1981 as a patrol officer at Tenderloin Station. He later became Captain for Bayview and Mission stations as well as Deputy Chief of Field Operations. His many other roles have included leadership in the Narcotics Division and the SFPUC.

Chief Suhr has worked to engage San Francisco’s youth, starting sports programs in both the Mission and the Bayview to promote community outreach and to reduce and prevent gang violence. He also helped implement Safe Corridor, a Mission program to reduce violence and gang activity. He serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of SF and the Bayview YMCA.

Chief Suhr is a graduate of USF and has a certificate in the Counter-Terrorism Executive Program from the University of Southern California.

2014 Executive Board nomination and voting

The club’s 2014 Executive Board will be elected in April. The board currently consists of a President, two Vice Presidents, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer, as well as members-at-large. The bylaws also provide for a Parliamentarian, which currently is not assigned.
At the February meeting, the current board will propose a slate for 2014 and strongly encourages nominations from the membership. Only current, paid members for 2014 may nominate, stand for office, or vote in the officer election.

Renew now to make sure the 2014 Executive Board reflects your views.

March dark, April meeting

There will be no meeting in March. Stay tuned for April programming, which will include board elections.

Retain eligibility to vote: Join or renew for 2014

Renew now to make sure your voice is heard for election endorsements and board composition. Regular dues are still $35, discounted to $15 for students and seniors.

To be eligible to vote in an endorsement meeting:

  • Members in 2012 or 2013 must renew at or before the endorsement meeting.
  • New members must join at least 28 days before the endorsement meeting. For June primary endorsements, the new-member cutoff is estimated at March 20 but is subject to change until the meeting date is set.

To vote or nominate for the 2014 Executive Board, or to stand for office, dues must be current. The 28-day rule does not apply for board elections.

Regular dues can be paid securely using the PayPal button in the sidebar. Or send checks to us at 621 LaSalle Ave., San Francisco, 94124. We’re unable to accept cash through the mail.

November 2013 Endorsements

Friday, September 20, 2013 – Club members voted yesterday to endorse Propositions A and D, and Katy Tang, Carmen Chu and Dennis Herrera for local offices.

Propositions B and C are No Endorsement.

Local Offices

Katy Tang for Supervisor, District 4.
Carmen Chu for Assessor-Recorder.
Dennis Herrera for City Attorney.

Due to a typographical error, the Treasurer race was omitted from the club ballot. José Cisneros is running unopposed in this race. The club has no position on this office because of the error.


Yes on A, Retiree Health Care Trust Fund.
No endorsement on B, 8 Washington – Initiative.
No endorsement on C, 8 Washington – Referendum.
Yes on D, Prescription Drug Purchasing.

“No endorsement” means that neither Yes nor No reached the 60% threshold required to endorse. The club’s position is to not support either side on Propositions B and C.

Thank you!

The club extends a warm thank-you to our presenters from the Proposition B and C campaigns and to the membership for its careful consideration and its votes.

Key dates

Mark your calendar for these key dates and deadlines:


October 7: Early voting begins at City Hall
October 21: Last day to register to vote. City voter registration info on
October 29: Last day to request a mail ballot
November 2-5: Mail ballots can be dropped off at curbside collection stations at City Hall
November 5: Election Day. Polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Next Up
Projections for upcoming club meetings:

November: After-work happy hour, most likely the 21st (third Thursday).
December: Holiday party.

2014: We’re lining up great speakers for the spring. Stay tuned.