June 25, 2023

From the Club Blog
LUNCHEON MEETING HIGHLIGHTS June 20, 2023: Celebrating and Thank You to President Christopher Wiseman
President Christopher Wiseman (Nonprofit Management | Glaucoma Research Foundation) called the last meeting of the 2022-2023 Rotary year to order at 12:13 PM and welcomed those online and those attending in person at the Anzu Restaurant in the Hotel Nikko.
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
We welcomed Past President and now Visiting Rotarian Casey Blair from the Rotary Club of Boise. Visiting us via Zoom was Lisa Schwie from the Rotary Club of Burnsville Breakfast in Minnesota. Thank you to Lisa for facilitating the wine donation to our Club.
Dan Joraanstad (Financial Services: Advising | Retired) introduced former Club Member Xu Wang who returned to visit us. Donna Duensing (Education: Seminary | Retired) introduced Barbara Lowe. President Christopher introduced his husband - Eric Sleigh - on Zoom. Another guest today was Margarita Baxter Lozano.
Today's Meeting Recorded
You can view today's meeting by clicking here. Please note that you can only hear but not see the Fashion Show portion as the performers were not in front of the camera.
Upcoming Events
CLUB SOCIAL June 30, 2023: Summer Friday Fiesta
Let's celebrate the start of summer and a new Rotary year with a summer Friday happy hour at Nopalito! We have reserved the outdoor parklet from 4:30 PM to 6 PM and will be doing a tequila/mezcal tasting for those age 21 or over. Happy hour bites and non-alcoholic beverage options will be provided as well for those under 21 or who prefer a "zero proof" celebration. This event is open to all Rotarians, their families, and guests (including prospective members). Attendance is capped at 20 people, so register early!
No Meeting on July 4, 2023
In honor of the Independence Day holiday, there is no Rotary Luncheon on July 4, 2023. Our first meeting for the Rotary year 2023-2024 will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2023.
ROTARY LUNCHEON July 11, 2023: President Sunny Singh
In the first meeting of our Club's 2023-2024 year, incoming Club President Sunny Singh will introduce this year's Rotary International theme, Create Hope in the World, and what it means for our Club. President Sunny and the New Board will also share their plans for the new Rotary year.
DEI EVENT July 16, 2023: Rotary DEI Film Festival Presents Amistad
Our Club’s DEI Committee is pleased to announce the launch of our DEI Film Festival with the screening of Amistad. This film is rated R and based on true events starting in 1839, when a group of Africans overwhelmed the crew of the Amistad, a ship that was bringing them to slavery in the New World. The film focuses on the subsequent trial that went all the way to the US Supreme Court. This event is open to all Club members, prospective members, their friends, and family. 
CLUB SOCIAL July 21, 2023:  Live Music and Views at Pier 23
Come and join your fellow Rotarians for live music, stunning water views, and drinks and bites at the historic Pier 23 Cafe, Restaurant, & Bar! Happy hour bites will be provided, and there will be a full, no host bar. This event is open to all Rotarians, their families, and guests (including prospective members). Attendance is capped at 20 people, so register early!
Congratulations! July 2023 Birthdays and Rotary Anniversaries
July 2
   John Mount
July 3
   Mary Liu
July 4
   Evelyn Abad and Carmel Finnerty
July 5
   Charlie Miles
July 9
   Jane Flout
July 12
   Rosemary Welde
July 14
   Nancy Graydon, Harold Hoogasian, and Brian Lan
July 16
   Esther Lerner and Wendy Ross
July 20
   Ed Shenkan
July 30
   Dora Dye
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.
1988: Harold Hoogasian
2001: Wendy Ross
2004: Robin Azevedo
2007: David Dye
2016: Kathryn McCall
2017: Ann Daugherty
2019: Paul Robertson
2021: Jenny Campbell and William Gregory
2022: Dalila Dynes and Victoria Lozano
Note:  The year listed above is when these members joined the Rotary Club of San Francisco. Happy anniversary to all!