Posted by Bob Hermann on Mar 18, 2021
2021-2022 President-Elect Christopher Wiseman (Event Planning | Glaucoma Research Foundation) welcomed everyone to today's meeting and early celebration of St. Patrick's Day. He provided some fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day including that the original color was BLUE, not GREEN.
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
In today's audience were Jeff Lerner, Rich Moran, Maria Pohlman, Eric Sleigh, Karen Sommerich, Andres Vera, Andy Wang, Charley Vogt of the Rotary Club of Ignacio, and today's speaker, Valerie McGrew. 
$20 for Twenty Seconds
Leading today's donations was Marti Sullivan (Development | The Arc San Francisco) who donated to celebrate the re-opening of the Monday Night Dinner Club with Friends Like Me on the first and third Mondays of each month. See dates and registration on; the Arc SF needs your help.
Lynn Luckow (Development | donated to celebrate the visit of Rich Moran at our meeting.
Rhonda Poppen (Grant Writing | GRANTdog) donated $61 in honor of her parents' wedding anniversary, survival from COVID-19, and first trip in over a year to the Atlantic Coast.
Allan Herzog (Financial Services: Advising | Wells Fargo Advisors) recognized the San Francisco Rotary Foundation and encouraged everyone to donate to the 50/50 Campaign to reach the $100,000 goal. 
Peter Logan (Law: Insurance | Peter Logan Law Offices) invited everyone to The Golden Age of Rock 'n Roll on March 18, 2021.
Casey Blair (Financial Services: Private Trading | KCB Trading, LLC) celebrated his daughter's 5th birthday on March 17 as well as St. Patrick's Day.
Tom Brunner (Nonprofit Management | Glaucoma Research Foundation) donated to thank Christopher Wiseman for leading today's meeting. 
Billy Funkhouser (Financial Services: Advising | Wells Fargo Advisors) welcomed Maria Pohlman who was visiting our Club today.
Dan Joraanstad (Financial Services: Advising | Retired) donated to show appreciation for the technical support at Peter Logan's upcoming Rock 'n Roll program.
Magic Wheel
The Magic Wheel was spun, and the winner of a $10 Safeway gift card was Jeff Lerner.
Rotary Means Business
Sunny Singh (Financial Services: Advising | PK Wealth Management) invited everyone to the next Rotary Means Business workshop on Presenting in a Digital World, an interactive virtual workshop to boost your online communication skills. 
Valerie McGrewToday's Speaker
Steve Lindstrom (Software Engineering | introduced today's speaker, Valerie McGrew. Valerie is a local historian, who provided an overview of the story of the Irish in San Francisco. The story included snapshots, which focused on the contributions of the Irish to San Francisco especially during its early period and the turn of the 20th century. She also discussed the current vibrant relationship between the San Francisco Bay Area and Ireland. Christopher Wiseman thanked Valerie and announced that 100 children would be inoculated against polio in her name.