January 2, 2022

From the Club Blog
Peter J. Logan is a solo attorney advocating for clients against insurance companies. Says Peter, "It's great when I can help people collect what they are due." When not practicing law, his main hobby is playing drums in a rock band. He and his band love to get people up and dancing. Peter has a daughter who is a magazine and aspiring television writer living in New York City.
Peter joined our Club on April 1, 2011 and joined the Board of the San Francisco Rotary Foundation in 2018. On the Board, he is a member-at-large and provides input on most matters that come before the SFRF Board. The input can cover the Foundation's rules, grant applications, and status reviews on projects already funded by SFRF.
A Look Back at 2021 and Welcome to 2022
2021 began with many of us in search of the first shot of COVID vaccine. Who got the first shot was determined by age and health risk factors, but eventually, anyone who wanted a shot got one and then two. Our Club began 2021 on a high note: Past President Laine Hendricks (Public Relations and Marketing | County of Marin) was selected to serve as District 5150 Governor in 2023-2024.
We never wavered from the Rotary motto of 'Service Above Self'. In fact, we did many service projects by carefully following the health guidelines and limiting the number of participants. We expanded our reach to groups we had not partnered with in the past such as TogetherSF by loading food boxes for delivery to churches to feed those in need and by donating dictionaries in print for distribution to children who could not afford electronic devices to use for educational purposes. We delivered personal safety alarms to Asian seniors in our community.
Upcoming Events
ROTARY LUNCHEON January 4, 2022: PDG Russ Ketron - Polio and TRF
Past District Governor Russ Ketron will give us an update on the End Polio Now campaign and other key activities of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International (TRF). 
E-MEETING January 11, 2022: Dr. Michael Martin and Red Meat: Is it really bad for you?

Dr. Michael Martin addresses concerns about including red meat in our diet. He’ll describe red meat’s links to common diseases and detail the ways in which red meat damages our environment and contributes to climate change. Please note that this meeting will be via Zoom only. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.

DISTRICT 5150 Rotary Means Business January 13, 2022: Communication and Media for Business Professionals
District 5150 Rotary Means Business Fellowship and the Rotary Club of San Francisco proudly present Communication and Media for Business Professionals with Amy Scruggs.
ROTARY LUNCHEON January 18, 2022:  Heidi and Gary Kuhn, Afghanistan Update
Heidi KuhnGary KuhnHeidi and Gary Kuhn will provide a riveting presentation about what’s been happening in Afghanistan. They will tell us what it was like “on the ground” during the evacuation, what has changed there – and what hasn’t, and what ordinary Afghanis think about what’s happening to their country.
CLUB SOCIAL January 20, 2022: The Escape Game
Come join us for 60 minutes of adventure and challenge in a Gold Rush escape room to hunt for gold with fellow Rotarians and guests. This game is limited to 8 participants. Everyone must be masked, vaccinated, and over the age of 13.
Ending Human Trafficking Committee January 22, 2022:  Planting Seeds of Hope
Tommy ThachIn this meeting, we will hear from educator Amy Argenal and nonprofit manager Tommy Thach on their perspective and efforts to end human trafficking.
SERVICE PROJECT January 29, 2022:  Volunteering at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
Join us to assemble and package food for distribution at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. The need for volunteers at the Food Bank continues to be great as our community recovers from the financial and food insecurities caused by COVID-19. Register early as the number of volunteers is limited to 12 for safety reasons. 
Congratulations!  January 2022 Birthdays and Rotary Anniversaries
January 3
   Katherine Cooney, Carlos Infante
January 6
   Heidi Kuhn
January 10
   Stephanie Schmautz
January 15
   Tricia Tran
January 16
   Lesya Pishchevskaya
January 22
   Elizabeth Giorgis, Rick Harrell
January 25
   Fred Marschner
January 26
   Csongor Czezar, Andrés Vera
January 28
   Jilma Meneses
Note: This birthday list is based on membership information in ClubRunner. Please update your ClubRunner account to help us keep this information current. If you need help with ClubRunner, please contact our current newsletter editor.
1979: Allan Herzog
2008: Dan Joraanstad
2019: Jennifer Lee, Sofia Valverde
2021: Margaret Miley
Note:  The year listed above is when these members joined the Rotary Club of San Francisco. Happy anniversary to all!