Posted by Kelly Stieglitz on Oct 17, 2019
President Casey Blair (Financial Services: Private Trading | Feis Options) welcomed 43 members and 7 guests to today’s Club luncheon. The guests included a visiting Rotarian from Germany; a visiting Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Palo Alto University; Past District Governor Mark Flegel from the Rotary Club of Menlo Park and his wife, Shirley, founder of the Rotary Club of Taipei Precious Love; Valentina Sacchi, a law student at the University of San Francisco and this year’s recipient of a Global Grant; and Chris Eggers and Tricia Tran who are both prospective members.
John Mathers (Management Consulting | eVo Associates) was recently in Assisi, Italy to establish a sister Rotary club. Our Club will work with the Rotary Club Assisi on climate projects. John received from the Rotary Club Assisi a book on water and nature that will be a raffle prize at one of our Club’s future luncheons.
Our Club holiday party will be held on December 17, 2019 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel. Stephanie Schmautz (Elder Care and Senior Services | The Carlisle) is leading the holiday party team and looking for volunteers. Please sign up or reach out to Stephanie if you are interested.
On January 15, 2020, there will be a districtwide fundraiser for Youth Action Leadership Program for Students (ALPS) on the 61st Floor of the Salesforce Tower from 6-9PM. Mark your calendar and contact any potential sponsors for this event.
Rachel Kantosky (Information Technology: Administration | University of California, San Francisco) has been a member of our Club since March 2019. She is originally from Chicago and now works in IT at UCSF where she met Bob Hermann (Information Technology:  Administration | Retired) and then Dan Joraanstad (Financial Services:  Advising | Retired), both of whom introduced the Rotary Club of San Francisco to her. Rachel runs multiple half marathons annually and just completed her third race of this year this past weekend in San Jose. She is a big baseball fan of both the Cleveland Indians and now of the San Francisco Giants. If anyone is interested in going to a game at Oracle Park, Rachel is always up for it.
Tim Hornbecker, David Dye, Connor Krone, and Lynn LuckowTim Hornbecker (Nonprofit Management | Retired), president of our San Francisco Rotary Foundation, awarded $18,000 to our Interact clubs and the Interact Program. Lynn Luckow (Development | accepted a check for $8,000 to fund four Interact scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000. Connor Krone (Education:  Management | Student Investment Lab) accepted a check in the amount of $5,000 to fund programs for our Interact clubs. David Dye (Management Consulting | Retired) accepted a check for $5,000 to fund Interact programs districtwide.
$20 for 20 SECONDS
Those participating included: 

Laura Burrus (Education:  University | San Francisco State University) celebrated her recent submission of a new climate change certificate for students. She also commemorated the one-year anniversary of her son’s diagnosis of diabetes.
Tom Brunner (Nonprofit Management| Glaucoma Research Foundation) just returned from his 60th high school reunion with his wife (in the same graduating class).
Janet Krahling (Real Estate:  Sales | Compass) recently returned from a mission trip to Guatemala where she distributed solar home kits and built chicken coops for families in the community.
Luis Moran (Real Estate:  Sales | Coldwell Banker) moved into his new home on the Embarcadero just in time for Fleet Week.
After 40 years of practicing family law, Esther Lerner (Law:  Family | Lerner-Poole) is retiring at the end of this year. She plans to spend part of her time in Florida and will be attending fewer Club meetings.
Stephanie Schmautz was motivated to run the half marathon with Rachel Kantosky this past weekend.
Bob Hermann and Dan Joraanstad will be going to a medical mission in Egypt for Alliance for Smiles. It will be their first trip of this kind together.
Past District Governor Mark Flegel, a board member for San Francisco Fleet Week, introduced Lewis Loeven, today’s speaker. Lewis is the Executive Director of San Francisco Fleet Week. He explained how Fleet Week is more than just a parade and an air show; it is really about welcoming the troops to San Francisco and making them feel like part of the community. Lewis also discussed the many events such as concerts, exhibits, the parade, and the Blue Angels that make up the Fleet Week celebrations from October 6-14, 2019. Fleet Week programming is funded by a non-profit, and the Board is constantly fundraising.
Carol Ede (Homemaker| Retired) won the door prize, which was a bottle of wine and a wine bottle carrier bag.
Photos by Evan Fu (Event Planning | Socialhaus)
Edited by Dora Dye (Education:  Community College | City College of San Francisco)