January 9, 2022

From the Club Blog
Change in Celebrations of Life for Cliff Dochterman
The plans to celebrate Cliff Dochterman's life in person have been postponed due to concern over the current variant of the COVID-19 virus. We will let you know of the new dates later this year.
Dan Joraanstad was born and raised in North Dakota and had an 18-year career in college textbook sales and publishing. He shifted from the publishing world to the financial world in 1996 and became a financial advisor. His 20 years in the industry concluded at Wells Fargo Advisors when he was named a director. The next chapter of his life (volunteering and traveling) beckoned, and Dan responded by retiring in 2016.
Dan met his husband, Bob Hermann, in 1988. Both feel incredibly fortunate to have rewarding careers, supportive family and friends over time, and now a large extended family in the world of Rotary. 
New Online Application for Start of 2022-2023 Grant Season 
The San Francisco Rotary Foundation (SFRF) presents a new online application for Grant Requests found here.  Additional information for Grants for service projects can be found here: The fillable form works easily as you move through the document and will also be a boon to the people reviewing the applications.
LUNCHEON MEETING HIGHLIGHTS January 4, 2022: PDG Russ Ketron - Polio and TRF
First Meeting of 2022
The recent spike in COVID cases prompted our Club to switch at the last minute from a hybrid meeting to a Zoom-only meeting on January 4, 2022. Past President JT Forbus (Accounting | Bogdan & Frasco) called the meeting to order. In attendance were the following guests: PDG Russ Ketron, Rob Strahan of Catholic Charities, and Ozan Yasavur, a Rotarian from Turkey. Joining them were almost 40 members of our Club.
Rotarian of the Month
Past President JT recognized Peter Logan (Law: Insurance | Peter Logan Law Offices) as the Rotarian of the Month for December 2021. Peter was nominated and approved by our Board for his service on the Membership Committee and on the Board of the San Francisco Rotary Foundation. He also sends out anniversary cards to members and is always helpful at our weekly luncheon meetings. Congratulations and thank you to Peter!
Upcoming Events
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.

ROTARY CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK January 20, 2022: Getting to Net-Zero: Climate Challenges and Solutions

Leaders all over the world are embracing the goal of “net-zero emissions” by 2050. Dr. Karl Hausker will share analysis and modeling of climate mitigation and net-zero pathways. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
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 24, 2022: Delivering Meals for The Arc San Francisco
Drivers needed to pick up pre-packaged meals at The Arc San Francisco and deliver to individual residences of Arc participants who are experiencing food insecurity. Exact directions will be provided when you pick up the meals. Hand delivery of meals must occur between 4 PM and 5:30 PM in advance of the Monday Night Dinner Club with Friends Like Me via Zoom to be held on the first and third Monday of each month.
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.