January 22, 2023

From the Club Blog
Welcome to the Year of the Rabbit
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Today begins the Year of the Water Rabbit, the fourth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac signs. People born in the year of the Rabbit are quiet most times but also act swiftly when needed. Generally, Rabbits are positive, gentle, and elegant. 

This is also the first Lunar New Year that the State of California recognizes as a state holiday. See Press Release from Governor Gavin Newsom.

I wish all Rotarians a prosperous Year of the Rabbit. 恭喜發財 - wishing you great happiness and prosperity! 
Membership News: January 2023
I am pleased to announce that the following is scheduled to be inducted into our Club on February 7, 2023 as our newest member:
Meagan Mod (Nonprofit Administration | Smuin Contemporary Ballet).
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about this proposed new member.
October 2022 and November 2022 Board Highlights
October 25, 2022 Board Highlights
Rotary Club of San Francisco
President Christopher Wiseman called the October 25, 2022 Board meeting to order at 4:01 PM. Stacey Poole, Secretary, recorded the minutes.
In attendance were President Christopher, Gary Dales, Sunny Singh, Wendy Shew, Frank Yoke, Margaret Miley, Jeff Lerner, Maureen O’Shea, Emily Borland, Lisa Christian, Scott Plakun, Brian Lan, and Stacey Poole, constituting a quorum. Absent was Mary Liu. Club members JT Forbus, Dan Davies, Dora Dye, Rachel Donovan, and Jeff Yih also attended the meeting.
"Pal"entine's Happy Hour
SAVE THE DATE for "Pal"entine's Happy Hour on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 from 5 to 7 PM. Grab a post-work, pre-dinner drink to celebrate our Rotary friendships on "Pal"entine's Day! We'll be hosting a low-key get together at a member's home with light bites and drinks included. Feel free to drop by or stay for the whole time. All Rotarians and their guests are invited. More information to come.
Upcoming Events
ROTARY LUNCHEON January 24, 2023: Russell Low and Spirit of the Early Chinese American Pioneers: One Family's Story 
Finding a previously unknown 100-year-old Hong family photograph among the belongings of his great uncle Kim, Russell Low embarked upon a decades-long search to find the stories behind the 1903 photograph. In his new historical novel, Three Coins, Low weaves family stories and real-life characters with the historical and political events of 19th-century America. 
ROTARY LUNCHEON January 31, 2023: Andrew Fraknoi and the James Webb Space Telescope
Andrew Fraknoi, an astronomer and physicist with the Fromm Institute at USF and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of San Francisco State University, will be speaking on the James Webb Space Telescope and sharing the latest images that have been beamed back from the Webb. He'll also talk on the two upcoming solar eclipses. This presentation will be in everyday language; no science background is required.
Super Bowl Viewing Party and Potluck: February 12, 2023
Join your fellow Rotarians, guests, and prospective members on Super Bowl Sunday for fun and fellowship as we watch the game together and enjoy great food. This is a family-friendly event. Winners of the Club Super Bowl Pool will be celebrated at the end of each quarter. 
Supper Club at The Arc: February 13, 2023
The Monday Night Supper Club at The Arc returns to in-person services. Enjoy the opportunity to help with meal set-up and then, sit, eat, and get to know The Arc's participants. This event is limited to 8 volunteers maximum.
ROTARY LUNCHEON February 21, 2023: Semi-Annual Club Assembly
Come with energy and your enthusiasm and join President Christopher Wiseman and members of our Board at our semi-annual Club Assembly as we take a step back so we can see farther ahead.
SPECIAL EVENT February 27, 2023: Emergency Services Day
On Emergency Services Day, the Rotary Club of San Francisco annually honors outstanding representatives of the departments that we depend on for our public safety: the Fire Department, the Department of Emergency Management, the Police Department, the Sheriff’s Office, the Coast Guard, and the Recreation and Park Rangers. This year, ESD will be held at the Academy of Art Automobile Museum. Join us for this very special in-person event.
SERVICE PROJECT February 28, 2023: Diaper Bag Assembly for Homeless Prenatal Program
Join us at this service opportunity to stuff diaper bags and organize diapers and wipes for giveaway to clients of the Homeless Prenatal Program. We will meet at an open-air warehouse to allow social distancing while stuffing the bags and organizing the goods. Participation is limited to 10 people, so sign up early. Facial mask is required.