Friends of Parks & Recreation and Affiliated Groups

Spencerian Script Calligraphy Workshop Fundraiser

On January 22, join the South San Francisco Friends of Parks and Recreation and former White House chief calligrapher, Rick Paulus, as he gently introduces the finer details and mechanics of America's most popular script hand, Spencerian Script. Once a staple of business writing, this elegant, nature-inspired hand is enjoying a lively renaissance in response to digital influence on today's design.

Rick Paulus has enjoyed being a student, practitioner, and teacher of calligraphy for over forty years. As an apprentice at the famous Tolley Studios in Washington, DC, Rick was introduced early on to pointed-pen hands, and has utilized them extensively in his over thirty years as a professional calligrapher. In 1993, Rick studied Spencerian Script under the tutelage of Michael Sull, the modern father of Spencerian Script. While serving as chief calligrapher of the White House, Rick introduced the use of Spencerian Script on invitations, menus and place cards, showcasing this uniquely American hand at the highest levels of entertaining. Today, he still finds plenty of occasion to utilize this elegant hand while experimenting with letters in his studio in the coastal hills of Sonoma County. 

Registration for this one day event is being accepted over the counter at the Recreation Office, 33 Arroyo Dr, South San Francisco. Register early, as this is expected to fill up quickly! Materials list to be provided. Proceeds benefit parks and recreation programs in South San Francisco.

More Information

Workshop Flyer
Workshop Description & Materials List
Registration Form

About the Friends

South San Francisco Friends of Parks and RecreationThe South San Francisco Friends of Parks and Recreation is a non-profit volunteer citizen's group organized to support parks, programs, and facilities.


  • Raise funds through memberships and programs to help develop parks and recreation resources beyond what is provided through the City's budget to the Parks and Recreation Department
  • Help with many of the activities sponsored by the City and participate in fun and worthwhile projects

Join the Friends

Fill out a Membership Application.

Membership Levels

Basic Friend
$15 annually

Family Friend
$25 annually
Receive $10 gift certificate towards Recreation classes and programs

Corporate Friend 
 $150 annually
Receive $10 gift certificate towards Recreation classes and programs
Recognition in the Department Leisure Guide (mailed to 20,000+ SSF residents)

Volunteer Clubs and Organizations

South San Francisco is fortunate to have many volunteer clubs and organizations that organize a variety of recreational and enrichment activities. Groups that have requested permission to use public facilities to conduct their activities are subject to conditions of co-sponsorship to ensure activities are non-profit and group membership is open to the public.

The following groups are affiliated or co-sponsored: