January 8, 2023

From the Club Blog
LUNCHEON MEETING HIGHLIGHTS January 3, 2023:  City Attorney David Chiu
President Christopher Wiseman (Nonprofit Management | Glaucoma Research Foundation) called the first meeting of 2023 to order at 12:15 PM. He 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 Assistant Governor Sylvia Barry from the Rotary Club of Novato Sunrise, Rami Branbo via Zoom from a Rotary Club in Sweden, Past District Governor Peter Cheng from the Rotary Club of Hsinchu Silicon Valley - Taiwan, and Karen Schmautz - mother of PDG Eric Schmautz (Banking: Management | Retired) - from the Rotary Club of Indian Rocks Beach in Florida. We also welcomed Charlie Miles and today's speaker - City Attorney David Chiu. 
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.
Upcoming Events
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. 
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. 
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.
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.