Posted by Sunny Singh on Dec 09, 2021
President Mary Liu (Real Estate: Sales | JM Real Estate Group) called the meeting to order at 12:15 PM and welcomed everyone to the second oldest Rotary club in the world. This is our Club's 113th year. 
Special Guests
Ann Daugherty (Financial Services: Private Trading | IBN Financial Services) introduced her guest, Rose Marie Cleese. Scott Plakun (Management Consulting | The Plakun Group) introduced his guest, Michael Harrington. John Mathers (Management Consulting | eVo Associates) introduced his guest, Tracy Roberts. Also present was today's speaker — Bill Yenne who introduced his guest, Hudson Martin.
A Recap of the Past Few Weeks
As our Club had not held a luncheon for a couple of weeks, President Mary gave us a recap of events that had transpired. First was the District 5150 Up and Up Away with EREY Gala that raised $68,000 to end polio.
Then, there was Thanksgiving with The Arc San Francisco. We certainly did not let COVID take away our ability to provide meals for this holiday. Many thanks to Eric Schmautz (Banking: Management | Wells Fargo) who was in charge of the food. Speaking of Thanksgiving, President Mary shared photos of how Club members celebrated on this day.
Upcoming Events
The Holiday Party and Annual Meeting will take place on December 14, 2021. President Mary reminded everyone to bring an unwrapped gift for kids to support the San Francisco Fire Department's toy drive.
President Mary shared the upcoming line-up of speakers, service projects, and events. See the Club's calendar to register and more details.
December Birthdays
Today's audience celebrated our members who have a birthday in December
New Members Inducted
President Mary and our Vice President of Membership Nancy Graydon (Development | Glaucoma Research Foundation) inducted husband and wife, Jefferson Li-Kuo Yih (Student and Musician) and Rachel Donovan (Engineering: Civil | California Department of Transportation). Both are friends of the Kuhn family, and their mentor will be Christian Kuhn (Peace Building | Roots of Peace). Welcome to Jeff and Rachel!
Rachel Donovan, Jeff Yih, Christian Kuhn, Nancy Graydon, and President Mary Liu
From left to right are Rachel Donovan, Jefferson Yih, Christian Kuhn, Nancy Graydon, and President Mary Liu.
Guest Speaker
Ann Daugherty introduced today's Guest Speaker - Bill Yenne. Today happened to be the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Bill discussed what DID happen after Pearl Harbor when the other shoe fell on the West Coast. He shared images of the planning Japan had done for a possible attack on San Francisco, primarily focused on destroying airplane manufacturers. He also shared how the United States was not prepared to handle such an attack on the West Coast. 
President Mary thanked Bill and announced that 100 children would be inoculated against polio in his name. 
Bill Yenne
The meeting was adjourned at 1:30 p.m.
Editor's Note: Thank you to Sunny Singh (Financial Services: Advising | PK Wealth Management) for serving as scribe, to Michael Petricca (Education Management | Academy of Art) for serving as photographer, to Robin Azevedo (Retail: Mattresses | McRoskey Mattress Company) for managing the microphone, to Christopher Davies (Real Estate: Property Management | Self-employed) for collecting lunch tickets, to Christopher Davies, Dan Joraanstad (Financial Services: Advising | Retired), and Maureen O'Shea (Governmental Relations | Retired) who served as greeters, to Jessie Austin of the Academy of Art University for managing the audio-visual equipment during our in-person meeting, to Casey Blair (Financial Services: Private Trading | KCB Trading, LLC) for managing those who were attending via Zoom, to JT Forbus (Accounting | Bogdan & Frasco) for doing check-in at the Hotel Nikko, and to Gary Dales (Accounting | Fly Leasing) for serving as cashier.