Posted by Robin Azevedo on Jan 13, 2022
President-Elect Christopher Wiseman (Event Planning | Glaucoma Research Foundation) called today's meeting to order. In attendance were the following guests: Dr. Michael Martin (today's speaker); Ozan Yasavur (a Rotarian from Turkey); Wendy Shew; Michael Morgenstern; Margaret Curtis; and Salvador Farfan (from the Rotary Club of Long Beach).
Weekly Holidays
We recognized some weekly holidays around the world:
NEW: Fee for Zoom Meetings
Since March 2020, our Club has offered Zoom meetings and events for free. However, we cannot continue to do so due to costs associated with offering meetings in this manner. Beginning February 1, 2022, we will charge each attendee $10 per Tuesday luncheon meeting. When you register for a Tuesday luncheon meeting, you will be asked to make this payment. Please note that all Committee meetings such as Membership Committee or Community Service Committee meetings via Zoom remain free of charge, and we appreciate your service.
2024-2025 District Governor Nominee Announced
Steven A. Wright of the Rotary Club of Pacifica has been selected to be the District 5150 Governor Nominee for 2024-2025.
$20 for Twenty Seconds
  • Margaret Miley (Hospitality: Hotels | Retired) donated to announce that she is expecting a new grandchild in July 2022.
  • Robin Azevedo (Retail: Mattresses | McRoskey Mattress Company) donated in honor of the promotion of Immediate Past President JT Forbus (Accounting | Bogdan & Frasco) to Senior Technical Director.
  • John Mathers (Management Consulting | eVo Associates) donated to say how much he was looking forward to the April 14, 2022 Assisi Manifesto event in Italy to combat climate crisis followed by wine tasting.
  • President Mary Liu (Real Estate: Sales | JM Real Estate Group) donated to thank President-Elect Christopher for leading today’s meeting and for closing three real estate transactions in the month of January.
  • President-Elect Christopher donated to thank President Mary for her assistance with meeting slides and her leadership.
John Hoch (Financial Services: Advising | Retired) clarified that he donated last week in remembrance of the father of Stephanie Schmautz (Elder Care and Senior Services | The Carlisle) and to celebrate the 92nd birthday of his mother-in-law (she must not be eating red meat).
Breakout Time!
Today’s meeting attendees broke out into groups of five to share New Year's resolutions and progress reports on those resolutions. Some have held to their resolutions; some have extended their resolutions due to breaches; and some made no resolutions.
Dr. Michael MartinGuest Speaker
Scott Plakun (Management Consulting | The Plakun Group) introduced today's guest speaker - Dr. Michael Martin, who is an Associate Clinical Professor in UCSF’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Martin raised our awareness of red meat’s links to common diseases, harm to our environment, and contribution to climate change. President-Elect Christopher thanked Dr. Martin and announced that 100 children would be inoculated against polio in his name.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:30 p.m.
Editor's Note: Thank you to Robin Azevedo for serving as scribe and JT Forbus for managing those who were attending via Zoom.