April 9, 2023

From the Club Blog
February 2023 Board Highlights
Rotary Club of San Francisco
President Christopher Wiseman called the February 28, 2023 Board meeting to order at 4:02 PM. Stacey Poole, Secretary, recorded the minutes.
In attendance were President Christopher, Gary Dales, Wendy Shew, Frank Yoke, Jeff Lerner, Maureen O’Shea, Emily Borland, Lisa Christian, Scott Plakun, Mary Liu, and Stacey Poole, constituting a quorum. Absent were Sunny Singh, Margaret Miley, and Brian Lan. The invited guests were JT Forbus, Robin Azevedo, David Dye, Dan Davies, and Ozan Yasavur.
LUNCHEON MEETING HIGHLIGHTS April 4, 2023: Supervisor Aaron Peskin and San Francisco at the Crossroads: Opportunity, Challenge, and Resiliency
President Christopher Wiseman (Nonprofit Management | Glaucoma Research Foundation) called the meeting to order and welcomed those online and those attending in person inside the Anzu Restaurant at the Hotel Nikko. 
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Today's Visiting Rotarians were Past President Casey Blair, Cynthia Bustos from the Rotary Club of San Francisco Sunset, and Joel Valdes from the Rotary Club of Manila and his son, Carlos Francisco. Our guests were Tony Coen, Holley Arbeit, Jack Grippi, Jeffery Douglass, Robert Harris, Sam Moss, Patrick Marks, Gent Sturgeon, and today's speaker - President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Aaron Peskin. Dan Joraanstad (Financial Services: Advising | Retired) introduced his guest - Mark Malaspina. Tom Christian was the guest of Dr. Elisa Stephens (Education Management | Academy of Art University) and Michael Petricca (Education Management | Academy of Art University).
Upcoming Events
SPECIAL DINNER April 11, 2023: Celebrating Passover
Members of the Rotary Club of San Francisco are invited to celebrate Passover with a traditional evening Seder at a private Jewish home in San Francisco. The Seder is a retelling of the story of how the Jews were liberated from slavery in ancient Egypt and a reminder of our obligation to build a better world for everyone. In other words, Service above Self. The dinner features fish, beef, and chicken and costs $45 per Rotarian. Because space is limited, this event is open only to Club members. No guests. The deadline to register is April 4, 2023.
This event is sold out.
CLUB SOCIAL April 15, 2023: Arepas and more at the North Beach Farmers Market
Now that the weather is hopefully starting to clear, let's go and try some arepas and other local delicacies at the North Beach Farmers Market! Our very own member, Victoria Lozano, runs her own Venezuelan comfort food catering company, Andina, and has a stand at the Farmers Market every Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Supper Club at The Arc: April 17, 2023
The Monday Night Supper Club at The Arc now meets in person. 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 April 18, 2023: Vern Glenn and Sports in the Bay Area
Vern Glenn, Sportscaster, CBS Bay Area KPIX 5, San Francisco, will speak on sports in the Bay Area. He has worked as a sports reporter and a multimedia journalist and is a four-time Emmy® Award winner for Best Sportscaster.
CLUB SOCIAL April 20, 2023: Law Rocks San Francisco Concert at the Chapel
Come and support Club member Peter Logan and his Band, the 12th Root of Two, in the 9th Annual Law Rocks Competition! They will be competing against seven other bands for the top spot. Peter and his Band will also be fundraising for St. Anthony's and the Blue Bear School of Music, so make sure to select these beneficiaries when purchasing your ticket. Tickets are $45 for General Admission and $120 for VIP Admission. All attendees must be age 21 or over.
SERVICE PROJECT April 22, 2023:  Volunteering at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
Join us to assemble and package food for distribution at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. The need for volunteers at the Food Bank continues to be great as our community recovers from financial and food insecurities. Register early as the number of volunteers is limited to 15 for safety reasons. 
SERVICE PROJECT May 6, 2023: Bike Build
Come and enjoy the fun at our 13th Annual Bike Build event! We'll be assembling 150 brand new bikes for distribution to kids in Kindergarten through 4th grade in the Bayview area of San Francisco. Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, partner organizations, friends, and family are all welcome.