January 29, 2023

From the Club Blog
LUNCHEON MEETING HIGHLIGHTS January 24, 2023:  Russell Low and Spirit of the Early Chinese American Pioneers: One Family's Story
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. 
Today's guests were Maria Filmar, Charlie Miles, and Meagan Mod. Dan Joraanstad (Financial Services: Advising | Retired) introduced Peter de Castro (Financial Services: Advising | RBC). Peter is an active member of our Club who has been living in Paris.
2022 Holiday Party Photos
President Christopher continued to share 2022 Holiday Party photos that he has received. Thank you to Ozan Yasavur (Engineering: Mechanical | Bioforcetech Corporation) for sharing his photos today with the Club.
Upcoming Events
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.
ROTARY LUNCHEON February 7, 2023: Jack McBrayer
Last year the Rotary Club of Los Angeles honored Jack McBrayer for its Good Sam awards which recognize individuals making a positive impact through their work and lives! Jack joins our Club today to share his acting and comedy skills.
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.
CLUB SOCIAL February 14, 2023: Palentine's Happy Hour
There will be NO Rotary Luncheon on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. Instead, we'll be hosting a low-key "Pal"entine's Happy Hour at a member's home with light bites and drinks included on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 from 5 to 7 PM. All Rotarians, their families, and guests are welcome. Join us to celebrate Rotary friendships.
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. 
Congratulations!  February 2023 Birthdays and Rotary Anniversaries
February 7
   Carrie Schucker
February 8
   Allan Herzog
February 12
   Thomas Brunner
February 18
   Diane Kohler, Jane Mermelstein, Anita Stangl
February 19
   John Mathers
February 27
   Mark Calender
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.
1969: Les Andersen
2009: Stephanie Schmautz
2017: Michael Petricca, Bill Poppen
2018: Christopher Davies
Note:  The year listed above is when these members joined the Rotary Club of San Francisco. Happy anniversary to all!