October 2018 Rotarian of the Month:
Rich Swart of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown

Rich has been a member of the Rotary Club of SF Chinatown since September 2013. From the very beginning, Rich has jumped into service and became the Community Service Co-Chair for 2014-2016, President Elect 2016-2017, and President 2017-2018.  He has been one of the most involved members of their club from the start.  All SF Chinatown members love and respect him.  He goes completely out of his way to help any of their members in need.  An example of this was with one of their members Eileen. She was hospitalized and had a long recovery. She had fallen at home. Rich visited her in the hospital and made several “ house calls” when she returned home. He bought and set up an emergency alert system for her to wear for her safety. He went to the medical supply center to purchase a raised toilet seat and rolling walker for her. This is just one of many examples of how Rich cares for our membership like a Big Family!

During his President year, SF Chinatown club members logged in almost 1100 volunteer hours.  Rich went and supported practically every project and event and likely logged in 100 hours himself. Rich wrote eloquent weekly updates and ran very vibrant meetings with a slideshow of pictures showcasing our community service weekly events.  He tutored weekly and put together a garden project for their local school.
Today, as Immediate Past President, Rich has taken on the Role of Community Service Chair. Rich is also very supportive of other multiple clubs not only in SF but in the North Bay and Peninsula.  He attends and supports as many District Events as possible and numerous local club fundraising events. He is definitely a person of action!
We enthusiastically congratulate him as District 5150 Rotarian of the Month!