Posted by Dora Dye on Dec 03, 2020
President JT Forbus (Accounting | Bogdan & Frasco) welcomed everyone to today's meeting held virtually at The Overlook Hotel. (Do you remember which movie is connected with this hotel?) He shared how he had spent the Thanksgiving holiday.
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Among today's guests were Csongor Czezar from Hungary, Margaret Miley (prospective member), Stan Pond who was visiting from the Rotary Club of Foster City as a guest of Peter Logan (Law: Insurance| Peter Logan Law Offices), Sara Willett, a guest of Miranti Ojong (Financial Services: Advising | Team Armada), Krista Maloney and Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA, and Dr. Kiran Dabholkar of the Rotary Club of Deonar, Mumbai, India.
Your Rotary Moment
Proud father President JT Forbus shared his daughter's Thanksgiving prayer for our Club. The words by Leia Forbus, age 8, were very touching.
Next, we recognized today as Giving Tuesday. President JT showed that we had achieved $76,000 in the 50/50 Campaign. The goal is $100,000.
Rotarian of the Month
The Club celebrated Harold Hoogasian (Retail: Florist | Hoogasian Flowers) as Rotarian of the Month. See full story here. Harold joined to thank the Club for this recognition and to encourage us to support Rotary everyday.
The Arc San Francisco Thanksgiving Meals
Eric Schmautz (Banking: Management | Wells Fargo) joined to report on how our Club celebrated Thanksgiving 2020 with The Arc San Francisco. See full story and photos here. Unfortunately, we could not serve the Salvation Army this year.
Rotary Climate Action Team
We watched a video entitled "The Climate Minute on Carbon Tax". John Mathers (Management Consulting | eVo Associates) joined to urge everyone to take the message from the video seriously and take care of our environment. He was concerned that there has been some backsliding.
Highlights of the November 24, 2020 Board Meeting
President JT shared the following highlights from the November 24, 2020 Board meeting:
Breakout Sessions
President JT broke the audience out into breakout rooms for some fellowship in small groups.
New Baby
Christopher Eggers (Building Security | Clavus Group) and his wife welcomed their new daughter, Amelia Bell Eggers, born on November 29, 2020.
Guest Speaker
Anita Stangl (Medical Services | Alliance for Smiles) introduced today's speaker, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, president of the San Francisco SPCA. Dr. Scarlett led off with a quiz on the history of Macy's and the SPCA. She described how the beloved Macy's Holiday Windows were different this year in response to the limitations created by COVID-19. Instead of live animals, the animals are shown via video. Inside the story are cut-outs. Dr. Scarlett added that adoption of animals are at an all time high. President JT thanked Dr. Scarlett and announced that 100 children would be inoculated against polio in her name.