Posted by Brian Lan on Oct 25, 2018
President Rhonda opened the meeting by reviewing Rotary Four-Way Test and asking that we live by these principles:
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned? 
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
She then welcomed visiting Rotarians from Italy and Australia before sharing several upcoming events:
President-elect Casey Blair (Foreign Equity Trading; Feis Options) announced that the Nominating Committee is meeting this evening to consider nominations for the next board.

Rhonda invited Peter Logan (Law - General Practice; Peter Logan Law Offices) to share his recent experience with the Friends Like Me Dinner Club at The Arc on 10/15, where several Rotarians spent time with the clients of The Arc over dinner and activities.
Rhonda also shared news about the new Interact Club at St. Ignatius College Prep. The club signed up 75 new members and represented at the recent Italian Heritage Parade earlier this month.
Rhonda then had Luis Moran (Realtor; Coldwell Banker), the Secretary of the Board, share his Vocation Moment. Luis works as a Realtor at Coldwell Banker though he noted that he had many other careers beforehand. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from UC Berkeley and then decided to move to Miami to work as a financial consultant for Merrill Lynch. Missing the Bay Area, Luis moved back to San Francisco where he eventually found his true calling working in real estate. Luis shared that being in Rotary greatly aided his career and helped him grow personally and professionally.
Rhonda then introduced a fun "Guess the Member" game as everyone tried to identify facts about the participating members: Casey Blair, Lisa Christian (Development: Community Housing Partnership), Carrie Condran LaBriola (Non-profit Management; Retired), and Bill Poppen (Banking Management; MUFG Union Bank). As thanks for their involvement, Rhonda gave each participant a Four-Way Test coin as a gift.
Those giving $20 or more included:
  • Rhonda shared that she recently learned from a newspaper clipping that her great-grandfather’s old house has been renovated by a local Rotary club and will be leased to help the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Immediate Past President John Mathers (Management Consulting; eVo Associates) and his wife recently returned from their trip to Italy. While touring the country, John was able to try 28 different kinds of tiramisu!
  • Lisa Christian shared that the Community Housing Partnership will be hosting a social event on Thursday 10/25 from 6-9pm at the Equinox Sports Club in San Francisco (747 Market St). Food and drinks will be served at the benefit to help the homeless.
  • JT Forbus (Accounting Services ; Bogdan & Frasco), Vice President of Club Service shared that he was thankful to be finally out of the office with end of the 10/15 Tax Deadline.
Today’s speaker, Dan Devone, is a former Emmy award-winning television sports broadcaster and currently a professional global speaker and media consultant. Dan first covered his career in sports broadcasting, which took him across the US to several major cities and resulted in many interesting experiences. Dan then examined the intersection between sports and politics, noting that sports has always been a mirror of our culture and society. He explored whether athletes have an obligation to enlighten others and do more than just play sports.
Dan discussed several events in sport history, including the recent National Anthem protests in the NFL and the political impacts of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Germany, and the Black Power Salute at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico. Dan concluded his presentation by answering questions from members.
To thank our speaker, a donation to The Rotary Foundation was made in his name to help fight Polio.

Today's door prize winner, John Mathers, received an artistic trinket box generously provided by Cecile Chiquette (Accounting Services; Retired).
Edited by Scott Plakun (IT Consulting; The Plakun Group)