Posted by Margaret Miley on Jun 07, 2023
President Christopher Wiseman (Nonprofit Management | Glaucoma Research Foundation) called this meeting to order at 12:15 PM and welcomed those online and those attending in person at the Carmel Ballroom in the Hotel Nikko.
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Our Visiting Rotarians today were Cristina Aquino from the Rotary Club of South San Francisco, District 5150 Governor Nominee Steve Wright from the Rotary Club of Pacifica, Past District 5160 Governor Jonathan Dwyer, Norma Faris Taylor from the Rotary Club of San Francisco Bayview, Brian Flaherty from the Rotary Club of San Francisco South of Market (SOMA), Lesley Kraechan from the Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown, Vanita Louie from the Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown, James O'Donnell from the Rotary Club of San Francisco South of Market (SOMA), Jim O'Grady from the Rotary Club of Petaluma Valley, Elizabeth Ranieri from the Rotary Club of San Francisco International Airport, Brian Rusch from the Rotary Club for Global Action, Howard Weathersby from the Rotary Club of San Francisco Bayview, Mark Williams from the Rotary Club of Midtown Atlanta, and Bruce Wright from the Rotary Club of South San Francisco.
On Zoom were current Rotary District 5150 Governor Gary Chow, Past District 5230 Governor Joy Anderson, Past District 5170 Governor Richard Flanders, Past President of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Casey Blair, Past District 5150 Governor Peter Lagarias, Past District 5150 Governor Chris Gallagher, and Karen Schmautz from the Rotary Club of Indian Rocks Beach in Florida.
Other guests were Matthew Hawes, Clavel Bascom, Margarita Baxter Lozano, Derrick Cooper, Nikki Cooper, Grace Kuth, Austin Louie, Dr. Toye Moses, Simon Yu, Michael Rabara, and Jean Rosenblum.
Scott Plakun (Management Consulting | The Plakun Group) introduced his guest - John Cremer. Barbara Streett (Nonprofit Administration | The Arc San Francisco) introduced her guest - Steffany Dignum. Past District 5150 Governor Eric Schmautz (Banking: Management | Retired) introduced his mother-in-law, Jackie Herrin, and his guest - Neeraj Miglani. Robin Azevedo (Retail: Mattresses | Retired, McRoskey Mattress Company) introduced her guest - Christopher Kazas. Christopher Davies (Real Estate: Property Management | Self-employed) introduced his guest - Douglas Konecki. Carlos Valdes (Real Estate: Sales | Aeternum Holdings, Inc.) introduced his guest - Manny Posadas.
Club Events for Rotarians
Club Events: Check the Club's calendar for upcoming Committee meetings and service projects. At today's meeting, there was a call for one more volunteer for the Homeless Prenatal Program baby showers on June 7, 2023. There were also three more seats left for President Christopher's partea on June 10, 2023.
Guest Speaker
Past District 5150 Governor and Past President Eric Schmautz introduced today's guest speaker - San Francisco Mayor London Breed. Please click here to see and hear the Mayor's presentation to the Rotary Club of San Francisco. President Christopher thanked Mayor Breed and announced that 100 children would be inoculated against polio in her name.
President Christopher Wiseman and Mayor London Breed (photo by Mary Liu)
Share Your Good News ($20 for Twenty Seconds)
There were many donors today. Here are just a few:
  • Andrés Vera (Entertainment | Self-Employed) donated to share how proud he is that Wikipedia has added biographies for Black and Hispanic STEM professionals.
  • Bob Hermann (Information Technology: Administration | Retired UCSF) donated to share how much he is looking forward to participating in RYLA Camp this coming August.
  • Emily Borland (Engineering, Architecture, and Construction | Emily Borland Specifications) donated to celebrate her grandmother's life of 104 years.
  • Jim Patrick (Retail: Office Supplies | Patrick & Co.) donated to celebrate the 79th anniversary of D-Day.
  • Jean Ronsenblum donated to thank those involved with Alliance for Smiles and recognize Anita Stangl's (Medical Services | Alliance for Smiles) dedication to Alliance for Smiles.
  • Allan Herzog (Financial Services: Advising | Wells Fargo Advisors) joked that he wanted to honor Jackie Herrin for putting up with her son-in-law, PDG Eric Schmautz.
  • President Christopher donated to thank PDG Eric Schmautz for bringing to us Mayor Breed as our speaker today.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:30 PM
Meeting Volunteers
President Christopher thanked today's meeting volunteers: Margaret Miley (Hospitality: Hotels | Retired) for serving as scribe; Jim Patrick, Mary Liu (Real Estate: Sales | JM Real Estate Group), and David Dye (Management Consulting | Retired) for serving as photographers; Dan Davies (Information Technology: Consulting | North American Lighting) and Brian Lan (Information Technology: Financial Services | Meta) for handling social media; Andrés Vera for managing the microphone; Kurt Burdick of the Academy of Art University for managing the audio-visual equipment during our in-person meeting; Ann Daugherty (Financial Services: Private Trading | IBN Financial Services), Carrie Schucker (Counseling | Retired), and Anita Stangl for serving as greeters; and Gary Dales (Accounting | Fly Leasing) and Robin Azevedo for doing check-in at the Hotel Nikko.