August 20, 2023

From the Club Blog
Remembering Don Parachini
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Parachini. Don was a member of our Club from June 1, 1986 to March 8, 2020. He was a lawyer specializing in banking and financial institution regulatory law and solving problems with contracts and business transactions and had retired as a partner from Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger and Melnick, LLP. 

In Rotary, Don was very active, highly respected, and a much beloved member. For several years, he volunteered as our Club's legal counsel. See here for more information on Donald Parachini and his memorial.
Sharing Some Memories of Don
Here are memories from some of our Club's leaders who had worked with and known Don:
An Evening at the San Francisco Playhouse
Members and friends of the Rotary Club of San Francisco gathered at the San Francisco Playhouse for drinks and dinner on August 17, 2023. After dinner, we watched the Broadway classic - A Chorus Line. A big thank you to Bill Gregory and Alisha Marfatia for organizing the delicious meal and the exciting show. I am extremely grateful for another memorable night with my Rotary family.
Front row (l to r): Maureen O'Shea, Anita Stangl, Bill Gregory, Hana Xu Wang, Mary Liu, Dora Dye, Mary Fermi, Donna Duensing, and Rae Sensa. Second row (l to r): Margaret Miley, Robert Hunter, Henry Rubin, Carrie Schucker, Dan Joraanstad, Lisa Stark, President Sunny Singh, David Dye, Ann Daugherty, and Georgie Evans (hidden). Third row (l to r): Markham Miller, Rich Martini, Bob Hermann, Alisha Marfatia, and Doug Spradlin. Angel Gang O'Neil took the photo.
Upcoming Events
ROTARY LUNCHEON August 22, 2023: Miss Indian New Mexico, Inc
Miss Indian New Mexico, Inc. is a Tribal group that seeks to to protect, revitalize, and educate communities of the diverse cultures of all Tribal Nations in the State of New Mexico. Joining us today to speak on the Mission and Goals of Miss Indian New Mexico, Inc. are three winners of the Miss Indian New Mexico Pageant who are also leaders in their chosen profession.
Welcome to the Club: August 24, 2023

This meet-and-greet is an opportunity for new and prospective members to get better acquainted with each other as well as with a few Club leaders and longer-term members. Hear of service opportunities in our community. Network with leaders in the business community. Learn about Rotary. Light food and refreshments will be provided. Everyone including guests must register.

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SERVICE PROJECT August 26, 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 Food Bank continues to need your helping hands. Register early as the number of volunteers is limited to 10 for safety reasons. 
SERVICE PROJECT August 30, 2023: Diaper Bag Assembly and Tour at 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. Afterwards, we will enjoy a brief tour of the facility to better understand HPP and what it does for our community. Event is limited to 12 people.
No Meeting on September 5, 2023
In honor of the Labor Day holiday weekend, there is no Rotary Luncheon on September 5, 2023. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.
Baby Showers for Homeless Prenatal Program: September 6, 2023
Join us at one or both of the Baby Showers at the Homeless Prenatal Program where we will give expectant mothers diaper bags filled with supplies. The party for Spanish speakers starts at 10 AM; the party for English speakers starts at 1 PM. Registration is limited to two Rotarians at each shower. 
ROTARY LUNCHEON September 12, 2023: The Hong Kong Advantage: Understanding Hong Kong's Competitive Edge and Latest Strategic Initiatives
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office's mission is to broaden Hong Kong's economic relations with the 19 western states, by enhancing free trade policy and its two-way platform for overseas companies to access the China market and for Chinese companies to go global. Director Jacko Tsang will join us to present an overview of Hong Kong's advantages and latest initiatives in selected areas.
CLUB SOCIAL September 14, 2023: Rooftop Happy Hour in Downtown San Francisco
Celebrate the end of summer at an outdoor rooftop party! This event is open to all Club Rotarians, their families, and guests (including prospective members). Attendance is capped at 35 people, so buy your ticket early! Free tickets to two volunteers.
DEI EVENT September 17, 2023: Rotary DEI Film Festival Presents Loving
Our Club’s DEI Committee is pleased to present the screening of Loving. This film is rated PG and based on the true story of a couple whose arrest in Virginia began a legal battle that led to the U.S. Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision legalizing interracial marriage. This event is open to members, prospective members, their friends, and family. 
ROTARY LUNCHEON September 19, 2023: Rodney Fong and a San Francisco Business Update
Rodney A. Fong, President and CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, will provide a San Francisco Business Update and discuss downtown revitalization.