Posted by David Dye on Nov 10, 2019
President Casey Blair (Financial Services: Private Trading | Feis Options), wearing a golfing outfit in honor of today's guest speaker Barry Deach, Championship Director of the 2020 PGA Championship, called the meeting to order. As the theme of the day was golf, president Casey presented an award to Clif Thomas (Accounting | Clifton S. Thomas CPA) for being the winner of the 2019 Rotary Twilight Golf Tournament. Twilight Golf has concluded for the season.
Casey welcomed past president Jimmy Jeffery; he also welcomed Count Hans Schimmelmann, a visiting Rotarian and a real count from Spain, and exchanged club flags with him.
A big thank you went to Carlos Infante (Banking: Management | Chase Bank) for inviting our Club to celebrate the new Chase Bank located at the Chase Center. Kudos also went to Bob Hermann (Information Technology: Administration | Retired) and Dan Joraanstad (Financial Services: Advising | Retired) for hosting the latest Welcome to the Club gathering at their home and new kitchen.

Terry Pickering (Financial Services | Retired) talked about the Walk To End Alzheimer's on November 9, 2019 and the significance of the walkers and donors to the many families who have experienced Alzheimer's.
Paul Robertson (Real Estate: Sales | Keller Williams San Francisco) completed his Red Badge requirements. Congratulations, Paul!
John Mathers (Management Consulting | eVo Associates) talked about the progress of the Climate Action Group and said that he will be sharing additional information soon.
Christopher Wiseman (Event Planning | Glaucoma Research Foundation) encouraged everyone to sign up for the annual holiday party and 111th birthday celebration for the Rotary Club of San Francisco at the Westin St. Francis Hotel. This year the event will include new elements. Special musical entertainment will be provided by the Jayden Clark Quartet. In addition to the music prior to the luncheon, attendees can entertain themselves playing "wine toss" where you have a chance to win bottles of wine by tossing rings over the tops of wine bottles. Our Club's annual meeting will be held where new members of the Board of Directors will be elected.
Lynn Luckow, Connor Krone, David Dye, Richard Swart, Mary Liu, Cecile Chiquette, and Susan DeanOn behalf of the San Francisco Rotary Foundation, President Casey presented a check for $20,000 to Lynn Luckow (Development |, director of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program. Our Rotary Club is RYLA's lead sponsor. Joining Lynn in receiving the check were David Dye (Management Consulting | Retired), RYLA treasurer and past RYLA director, Connor Krone (Education: Management | Student Investment Lab), Rich Swart, past president of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown and a member of the camp's medical support team, Mary Liu (Real Estate: Sales | Vanguard Properties / JM Real Estate Group), Cecile Chiquette (Accounting | Fiduciary Administration), and Susan Dean (Healthcare: Nursing Services | Retired), who will be managing this year's counseling staff.
$20 for 20 seconds
There were many members who participated in this part of the meeting. These three are highlighted:
Connor Krone shared about the successful Interact Fall Leadership Conference at Lowell High School on November 3, 2019 and acknowledged the Rotarians from our Club and from our District who made the event such a success for over 200 high school students attending.
Fred Marschner (Financial Services: Advising | Northwestern Mutual) and Allan Herzog (Financial Services: Advising | Wells Fargo Advisors) competed in donating to the Club. Fred presented Allan with a Herzog beer stein and donated $20 to the Club. Allan said that he would donate $50 to the Club if Fred would do the same. In the end, Fred and Allan each donated $50 to the Club.
Paul Robertson, program chair for the day, introduced our guest speaker, Barry Deach. Barry provided a complete view of the upcoming 2020 PGA Championship at Harding Park, one of the few times that a championship event is hosted at a municipal golf course. President Casey might get a special pass for his fancy golf pants worn to honor Barry’s presentation today. If you want to join as one of the many volunteers needed for the event, please go here.
Notes by Lisa Christian (Development | Community Housing Partnership) and David Dye
Photos by Sally Swanson (Engineering, Architecture, and Construction | Sally Swanson Architects)
Edited by Dora Dye (Education: Community College | City College of San Francisco)