January 1, 2023

From the Club Blog
Happy New Year!
The Rotary Club of San Francisco thanks you for your participation and support in 2022 and looks forward to seeing you in 2023. We resume our Tuesday luncheon meeting on January 3, 2023.
Happy New Year and all the best in 2023!
Invitation to Join the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce invites members of our Rotary Club to join by January 31, 2023 and receive a 10% discount in membership dues. The SF Chamber of Commerce attracts, supports, and grows business through advocacy, economic development, and business development. Your benefits will include:
  • opportunity to showcase your products at SF Chamber of Commerce events, programs, and marketing channels.
  • exposure through offering member-to-member deals.
  • networking opportunities with leaders from all businesses.
  • access to San Francisco Chamber Care for discounted health care for your employees.
Click here for more information and application. If you have questions, please contact Sunny Singh before January 31, 2023.
Recap of the 2022 Holiday Party
The Rotary Club of San Francisco’s Holiday Party was held on December 13, 2022 at the Hotel Nikko. The festivities started early with fellowship, a chance to spin the wheel to win a prize, a make-up session with artist Lawrence Wu, fun at the photo booth, music by the Spencer Hoefert Quartet, and champagne. At 12 noon, President Christopher Wiseman (Nonprofit Management | Glaucoma Research Foundation) welcomed Rotarians and guests and wished everyone a happy holiday season.
New Year's Resolutions
After the restrictions of the pandemic lifted, the aftermath changed the way we were to such a degree that we are still trying to find a solid path on which to move forward. Working from home became the desire of many, affecting attendance at events outside the home. Our Club continues to offer a variety of activities and events in different modes. As part of your New Year's Resolutions, we hope that you will find a way to join us. Here are some ideas:
Upcoming Events
ROTARY LUNCHEON January 3, 2023: City Attorney David Chiu
San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu talks about the role of city attorney and how his position helps and benefits our City.
E-MEETING January 10, 2023:  Michael Conley and the Power of Music
While all art is instrumental in expanding our minds and unlocking empathy and emotion, music has a unique power to connect us to each other, to probe our broken places, and to facilitate grieving, healing, and ultimately, joy. Michael Conley will talk about why art, generally, and music, specifically, are so crucial to our well-being as individuals and to our success as a society. Please note that this meeting will be via Zoom only and is free of charge. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
No Rotary Luncheon on January 17, 2023
There is no Rotary Luncheon on January 17, 2023. You are welcomed to join the monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of San Francisco and the Board of Trustees of Rotary Service, Inc. 
SERVICE PROJECT January 21, 2023: Rotary Meadow Restoration
Come and enjoy nature, fresh air, and fellowship while helping Sutro Stewards seed and restore Rotary Meadow - a garden of native plants our Club planted at the summit of Mount Sutro in 2004. Participation is limited to a maximum of 20 members of our Club. Advanced registration is required. 
CLUB SOCIAL January 28, 2023: Ping Pong Social
Join your fellow Rotarians for our first 2023 social to determine who will win bragging rights as our Ping Pong Champions! We will have tables reserved from 2 to 4 PM. Admission includes a light lunch and soft drinks. All Rotarians, their families and guests, and prospective members are welcome. Registration closes on January 22, 2023; sign up now to join the fun.
Congratulations!  January 2023 Birthdays and Rotary Anniversaries
January 3
   Carlos Infante
January 6
   Heidi Kuhn
January 10
   Stephanie Schmautz
January 16
   Aida Jones, Lesya Pishchevskaya
January 22
   Elizabeth Giorgis, Rick Harrell
January 25
   Fred Marschner
January 26
   Andrés Vera
Note: This birthday list is based on membership information in ClubRunner. Please update your ClubRunner account to help us keep this information current. If you need help with ClubRunner, please contact our current newsletter editor.
1979: Allan Herzog
2008: Dan Joraanstad
2021: Margaret Miley
Note:  The year listed above is when these members joined the Rotary Club of San Francisco. Happy anniversary to all!