Posted by Jane Mermelstein on Jan 27, 2020
President Casey Blair (Financial Services:  Private Trading | KCB Trading, LLC) welcomed Visiting Rotarians and guests, and thanked the Volunteers of the Day.

John Mathers (Management Consulting | eVo Associates) reported on the success of the Fund the Future benefit. 130 people attended, and $53,200 net was raised. Both John and Janine Padilla (Real Estate:  Sales | Astral Management) praised the student participation and talked about the great silent auction. In recognition of her work to put together Fund the Future and her contributions to the Club, Janine Padilla was named Rotarian of the Month.
President Casey thanked those who participated in the Dictionary Plating, especially Harold Hoogasian (Retail: Florist | Hoogasian Flowers) who donates space to house the dictionaries. See this story for more details.
President Casey presented the upcoming events, including the San Francisco Still Knows How speaker series.
The following received a Paul Harris award as follows: 
  • Jane Mermelstein (Real Estate: Sales | Zephyr Real Estate), Paul Harris +1; and
  • Robin Azevedo (Retail: Mattresses | McRoskey Mattress Company), Paul Harris +3.
Those not present at the luncheon would receive their Paul Harris pin at a later date.
Fred Marschner (Financial Services: Advising | Northwestern Mutual) reported that $14,600 in Super Bowl pledges were made on January 7, 2020. He called for more pledges and noted that the game will be extra special this year with the San Francisco 49ers playing.

Dr. Lily Muldoon (Healthcare: Physician | University of California, San Francisco) shared her trip to Kenya to celebrate World AIDS Day and to bring awareness to HIV and AIDS. Accompanying her were Club members Skip Brewster (Insurance: Risk Management | Retired) and Ryan Wilson (Advertising and Public Relations | Dropbox). See full story here.
Congratulations to Heidi Kuhn (Peace Building | Roots of Peace)! On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, Heidi received the Mahatma Gandhi Seva Medal for her work as Founder of Roots of Peace, carrying forth the vision of Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., President John F. Kennedy, and other visionaries. She was the first American and non-Indian to receive this award. 
$20 for Twenty Seconds:  Among those participating was Tom Brunner (Nonprofit Management | Glaucoma Research Foundation) who invited everyone to attend the Glaucoma Research Foundation Gala on February 6, 2020. Tom also mentioned that this Gala needed volunteers.
Ted Drake, the Global Accessibility Leader at Intuit, was today's speaker. He presented his slides using closed caption and discussed the assistive technology used today that began as solutions for people with disabilities and are now used by all, disabled or not. Ted demonstrated with the use of a smartphone and a camera how a remote person could help to read a label on a prescription bottle. Our speaker was thanked with our usual speaker’s gift: 100 children will be inoculated from polio in his name.
Photos by and edited by Dora Dye (Education: Community College | City College of San Francisco)