Posted by Ann Daugherty on Mar 29, 2023
President-Elect Sunny Singh (Financial Services: Advising | PK Wealth Management) called the meeting to order and welcomed those online and those attending in person inside the Anzu Restaurant at the Hotel Nikko. President Christopher Wiseman (Nonprofit Management | Glaucoma Research Foundation) was on vacation. It was noted that both Sunny and Christopher shared a passion for the same drink in Mexico.
Happy Birthday
The audience wished Clifford Phillips (The Arc San Francisco) a happy 50th birthday.
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Mary Fermi (Education | San Francisco Unified School District) introduced Becky Rudd, today's Visiting Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Woodside/Portola Valley. Michael Petricca (Education Management | Academy of Art University) introduced his guest, Academy of Art University Athletics Director Brad Jones. Bill Gregory (Educational Services | Retired) introduced his guest, Donna Duensing who recently retired from the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. Also attending as our guest was today's speaker Ann Killion.
Rick Harrell (Arts Therapy | Heroes' Voices) played the guitar and sang a couple of songs to promote his concert on March 26, 2023 at the Calvary Presbyterian Church.
Meagan Thibodeaux and Maureen O'SheaRed Badge Completed
Maureen O'Shea (Governmental Relations | Retired) announced that Meagan Mod Thibodeaux (Nonprofit Administration | Smuin Contemporary Ballet) had completed her Red Badge requirements and become a full member of our Club. Maureen expressed her delight that Meagan mentored herself and has joined our Club's Development Committee. Congratulations to Meagan!
Photos of the Day
Bob Hermann (Information Technology: Administration | Retired UCSF) and Dan Joraanstad (Financial Services: Advising | Retired) shared photos from their visit to an interactive museum showing the atmospheric rivers happening in California in real time.
Share Your Good News ($20 for Twenty Seconds)
Bob Hermann donated to say that he and Dan were glad to be home from their recent vacation.
Bill Poppen (Banking: Management | MUFG Union Bank) donated to invite everyone to register for the Bike Build on May 6, 2023.
Margaret Miley (Hospitality: Hotels | Retired) donated to welcome Anita Stangl (Medical Services | Alliance for Smiles), who had been attending via Zoom and recovering from surgery. Anita was well enough today to attend in person. Margaret also donated to celebrate the upcoming Bike Build.

David Dye (Management Consulting | Retired) donated to issue a call for rides for Rotaractors to attend the 2023 District 5150 Assembly on March 25, 2023.
Tim Hornbecker (Nonprofit Management | Retired, The Arc CA) donated to cheer for Gonzaga in the March Madness tournament.
John Mathers (Management Consulting | eVo Associates) donated to share some findings from the UN Environment Programme 2023 Climate Change 2023 Report.
Angelina Preza (Sales: Travel | Aquarium of the Bay) donated to invite everyone to Wine, Women, & Shoes on March 30, 2023.
Social Time
The topic for today's table discussion or Zoom discussion was, "Which athlete do you like to watch the most?"
Club and District Events for Rotarians
Club Events: Check the Club's calendar for upcoming Committee meetings and service projects for April 2023. 
Ann KillionGuest Speaker
Dan Joraanstad introduced today's speaker - Ann Killion. Ann's father was a big Giants Fan, but Ann rooted for the A's as a child. Ann has covered Bay Area sports for more than a quarter of a century and is an award-winning columnist. She believes that "sports are a mirror of society, reflecting threads of racism, sexism, and economic disparity". And while sports are a constant to keep our communities together, Ann is fascinated with the ever changing realism and never knows what she will be covering.
President-Elect Sunny thanked Ann Killion and announced that 100 children would be inoculated against polio in her name.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:30 PM
Meeting Volunteers
President Christopher thanked today's meeting volunteers: Ann Daugherty (Financial Services: Private Trading | IBN Financial Services) for serving as scribe; Jim Patrick (Retail: Office Supplies | Patrick & Co.) for serving as photographer; Bill Poppen for managing the microphone; Kurt Burdick of the Academy of Art University for managing the audio-visual equipment during our in-person meeting; Tim Hornbecker for serving as greeter; and Bob Hermann for doing check-in at the Hotel Nikko.