Posted by Nancy Graydon on Jun 14, 2023
On Saturday, June 10, 2023, more than 60 Rotarians, family, and friends gathered for an afternoon tea to celebrate Christopher Wiseman's tenure as the 2022–2023 President of the Rotary Club of San Francisco. Hosted by Dan Joraanstad and Bob Hermann at their lovely home in San Francisco, the tea included sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, petit fours, and, of course, tea and other beverages. The ‘partea’ was catered by one of Christopher’s favorite San Francisco spots - Lovejoy’s Tea Room. (Attendees were encouraged to dine at Lovejoy's on their own; just ask for Celine.)

In addition to the tea and treats, everyone enjoyed a surprise performance by Dan Joraanstad and Rick Harrell. Dan played the piano while Rick sang three musical numbers including a favorite of Eric Sleigh and President Christopher - Fly Me to the Moon.
President Christopher, feted in a British Union Jack vest, thanked the audience for their support and inspiration and referred to Rotarians as his family. Remarked Dan, "Despite the overcast and shivering June weather, we had one of our best parties ever. Lots of camaraderie and good abounded throughout. Definitely, a memorable event!" Special thanks go to hosts Dan and Bob and the entire Partea Committee consisting of Ann Daugherty, Maureen O’Shea, Margaret Miley, John Mathers, Peggy Mathers, Carrie Schucker, and Nancy Graydon. 
Congratulations to President Christopher, and thank you for your outstanding leadership, earnest enthusiasm, and extraordinary commitment to the year of Imagine Rotary.
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