Posted by Robin Azevedo on Mar 17, 2022
President Mary Liu (Real Estate: Sales | JM Real Estate Group) called the meeting to order at 12:15 PM and welcomed everyone attending either online or in person inside the Anzu Restaurant.
Visiting Rotarians and Special Guests
Today's visiting Rotarians were Nik Barr from the Rotary Club of Carmel and Stan Pond from the Rotary Club of Foster City. Stan was a guest of Peter Logan (Law: Insurance | Peter Logan Law Offices). Peter brought additional guests: Toby Leavitt and Craig Moody from the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and Phil Kohlmetz. Other guests were Angelina Preza, Harmony Ma, and today's speaker, Rebecca Ennals. 
Today's Agenda
Below is the agenda for today:
Upcoming Events
President Mary shared the line-up of speakers, service projects, and events through April 9, 2022. See our Club's calendar to register and more details. Upcoming Rotary District 5150 events are the District Assembly; the Rotary Day of Service: Protecting the Environment in three locations; and the District Conference: An event fit for the stars. Anita Stangl (Medical Services | Alliance for Smiles) encouraged everyone to attend the District Assembly on March 26, 2022 to cheer for Christopher Wiseman as he begins his year as our Club's President.
Share Your Good News
The audience in person and online was asked to share any good news. 
Jim Kennedy (Interior Design | James Kennedy Design) shared that his health is improving. He introduced his wife, Mary Kay Kennedy, who is a Rotarian in Menlo Park.
Bob Hermann (Information Technology: Administration | Retired UCSF) wished Dan Joraanstad (Financial Services: Advising | Retired) a happy birthday. 
Scott Plakun (Management Consulting | The Plakun Group) announced that he had tested negative 10 days after he was notified by an app about possible exposure to COVID.
Far West PETS
President-Elect Christopher Wiseman (Event Planning | Glaucoma Research Foundation) reported on his experience at Far West Presidents-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) from March 4-6, 2022.
A Look Back at Emergency Services Day
The audience celebrated the success of last week's Emergency Services Day. See here for full story. See here for photos.
Grant Presentation
Dan Joraanstad, President of the San Francisco Rotary Foundation, introduced Lisa Christian (Development), Vice President of Youth Services, and Action Leadership Program with Students (ALPS) Program Manager Harmony Ma and awarded a grant to ALPS in the amount of $37,500. Both Lisa and Harmony were attending via Zoom. Both have contributed to the success of ALPS, now in its third year, by connecting students to successful professionals and implementing projects that help students to achieve leadership skills, confidence, and self-esteem. ALPS is a working model of change. For example, one particular project focuses on Asian American students and the sharing of their experiences with mental health issues. 
Guest Speaker
Peter Logan introduced today's guest speaker, Rebecca Ennals. Rebecca has been on the staff of the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival since 2002 and Artistic Director since 2012. She took the audience through the Festival's history, including how the company thrived during the pandemic, with an eye toward creating Shakespeare that speaks to us now and in the years to come. President Mary thanked Rebecca and announced that 100 children would be inoculated against polio in her name.
Peter Logan introduces Rebecca Ennals.
St. Patrick's Day Meal
Those attending in person were treated to a St. Patrick's Day lunch.
St. Patrick's Day lunch
There will be no luncheon on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Please join us on March 29, 2022 when Past Rotary International President John Germ will be our speaker.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:30 p.m.
Editor's Note: Thank you to Robin Azevedo for serving as scribe at this meeting; to Jim Patrick (Retail: Office Supplies | Patrick & Co.) for serving as photographer; to Larry Booth (Engineering: Mechanical | Frank M. Booth, Inc.) for managing the microphone; to Margaret Miley (Hospitality: Hotels | Retired) for collecting lunch tickets; to Jessie Austin of the Academy of Art University for managing the audio-visual equipment during our in-person meeting; to Maureen O'Shea (Governmental Relations | Retired) for serving as greeter; to Scott Plakun for managing those who were attending via Zoom; to Bob Hermann for doing check-in at the Hotel Nikko; and to Gary Dales (Accounting | Fly Leasing) for serving as cashier. Peter Logan also shared a few photos of this day.