December 14, 2016 Bulletin

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DIGITAL EDITION No. 204  December 14, 2016  EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Diane Moresi PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick

CLUB IS DARK DECEMBER 21 !
Happy Holidays !

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Our Program For December 28:

TRIVIA PURSUIT
Julia Parranto

incoming-pres-julia-parrantoThe ever popular annual Trivia Pursuit will return on Dec. 28th with a new Master of Ceremonies, Julia Parranto.  We have had two speakers this year teaching us how to use our brains more effectively.  So begin forming your teams and come prepared for a rousingly fun meeting

UPCOMING PROGRAMS
Wednesday December 21: Club is Dark due to Christmas Holiday
Wednesday December 28: Annual Trivia Contest
Wednesday January 4: Mushrooms: A Primer
Wednesday January 11: Stop Recruiting / Start Attracting

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USEFUL LINKS

Visit our district at: http://www.rotary5130.org
Check out Rotary International at: http://www.rotary.org
Come see us at: http://rotarymeansbusiness

Queen Jeanne, Secretary Debi Zaft, and Chip Rawson sample some of the Rotary’s traditional egg nog to celebrate the holidays!

Queen Jeanne, Secretary Debi Zaft, and Chip Rawson sample some of the Rotary’s traditional egg nog to celebrate the holidays!

OPENING CEREMONIES

Sam McMillan led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and Ted Wilmsen asked us to remember the less fortunate at this time of year for our invocation.

VISITING ROTARIANS

Peter Banks, a scientist, from Santa Rosa Sunrise was our only visiting Rotarian

GUESTS

Phyllis Rosenfield (speaker), Lucinda Orth and Bruce from Listening for a Change.  Captain Dan Whipple from the Salvation Army along with two talented Salvation Army Cadet musicians visiting from New York with their new born  to entertain us with Christmas Carols

SUNSHINE REPORT

Tony Roehrick’s granddaughter Maya Rae had heart surgery yesterday and it was quite successful!  Layne Bowen had eye surgery last week and we hope he is feeling better.  Richard Lazovick is still on the hunt for a new kidney.  Presidente Jose encouraged everyone to help our brother Rotarian find a donor to give him the gift of life.  Richard’s two kidneys have failed and he must undergo dialysis every day to stay alive.

RAFFLE

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Doug Roberts doesn’t pull the winning marble, but wants to make sure he gets his consolation prize!

Doug Robert’s number was pulled, but he did not get the right marble and had to settle for the $10.00 consolation prize.  Instead of buying Lotto tickets, he decided to buy a Paul Harris square.  Good luck with that Doug.

SPECIAL REPORT! BELL RINGING UPDATE

Salvation Army Captain, Dan Whipple, showed off the refabricated bell trophy that could be ours if we win the bell ringing contest.  He says our club is in the lead …..but only by $500.00!  So if you can,  let everyone you know to go visit the Safeway on Fourth Street this week to make a donation and keep us in the lead.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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The Salvation Army Captain honors our Club by pointing out that from 2002-20015, we were the highest earning bell ringing service club!

No meeting next week (December 21st).  Next meeting is December 28th for Family Trivial Pursuit and also our Annual Meeting to elect our incoming board of directors, president elect, and nominees.

Ted Wilmsen reminded us to sign up for dictionary delivery.  He still has three schools without anyone.

Steve Olson talked about the Wes Jamison Endowment Fund.  This scholarship goes to FFA members and chapters to support agriculture education and leadership training.

Kim Graves thanked all for the purchase of 192 poinsettias.  The party at Vigil Light was held right after today’s meeting.  She has committed to running this program next Christmas season, as result of our members meeting the poinsettias sale challenge.

TWO NEW PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS

Doug Roberts and Jeff Kolin have donated $1000 each (no, not $100,000) to complete a Paul Harris Fellowship.  Each were recognized and thanked

The Salvation Army adds a musical note to the “holiday" meeting!

The Salvation Army adds a musical note to the “holiday” meeting!

with a pin and certificate.

JOINT CHARITABLE GRANT AWARDS FOR 2016-2017

Cathy Vicini gave a rundown of the non-profits that were awarded grants by our club and foundation:  Free Bookmobile (books, etc.) for $2500, Laguna de Santa Rosa for educational  flyers in the amount of $2500, The Volunteer Center for $6000 (this will go toward providing 90 bicycles to children and adults for Christmas), The YWCA for building adequate access to restrooms for children for $3000, FISH got $1500 to help them supplement their food give-away packages with more protein items,  Landpath got $2000 for garden improvements, and the Women’s Recovery Center received $3,000 from the Drucker Fund for beds, mattresses, dressers.

MINI CRAFT TALK –YALE ABRAMS

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Blaine Goodwin steps in to hold the musicians’ little one while they entertain us!

Presidente Jose introduced this concept as an opportunity for newer members to get to know our longer-tenured member better.   These will be held at least monthly.

Julia Parranto led this new project by introducing us to long time member Yale Abrams.  Yale last gave a craft talk in 1995 when he joined the club.  Here is some info you may not know about Yale; He was born and raised in Philadelphia and was smart enough to graduate from college at age 17. He went on for another degree at Penn State and an MBA from Temple University. Somewhere along the way he met and married his lovely wife Terry (she won him in a contest, but if you want more details, you need to ask Yale).  Yale worked for Boeing and in 1976 they moved to Northern California to escape the cold winters.  Over the years, Yale has worked for many businesses and non-profits as a management consultant, still does!  He volunteers for a lot of organizations; the YMCA and Symphony Board just to name two.  Yale has been instrumental in assisting our club with our own strategic planning.

RECOGNITIONS

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President Jose acknowledges Steve Olsen’s recent award and photograph in the PD

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President Jose continues to discuss the recognition with Steve Olsen hoping to get a few dollars for the Club!

Steve Olson was honored by Santa Rosa Junior College and his award was chronicled in the Press Democrat.  El Presidente gave him a copy of the article and He graciously donated $100 toward the Wes Jamison Fund he had previously promoted (leading by example).

 

GUEST SPEAKER, PHYLLIS ROSENFIELD, PRESIDENT OF LISTENING FOR A CHANGE

Listening for a Change guest speaker, center, Phyllis Rosenfield, with her board members

Listening for a Change guest speaker, center, Phyllis Rosenfield, with her board members

The mission of this organization is to “Promote understanding and acceptance of human diversity through education, oral history and the arts.”  Phyllis grew up in the South where she experienced the effects of segregation.  She was also influenced by the loss of family members in Europe during the Holocaust.

Listening for a Change’s programs are built on the foundation of dispelling “Otherness.”  The program teaches people to be good listeners and create opportunities to get to know people who appear to be different; or as she says “other.”

Most work is done in the schools, but they also work with community groups, businesses and law enforcement.  They have a traveling video Kiosk in Cloverdale which highlights stories of people from throughout the community.  They have received a grant to install a kiosk in Santa Rosa.

The organization seeks to help us make connections with people who are different than ourselves for better understanding and peaceful conflict resolution.

CLOSING CEREMONY

El Presidente adjourned the meeting by thanking all members that helped make this another successful meeting and wished everyone a joyous holiday.

THE AFTER PARTY at VIGIL LIGHTS

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The after party…the choral group at the poinsettia Christmas party at Vigil Lights!

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Volunteer pianist Andy Darrow, Rincon Valley Union School District music teacher, plays for the poinsettia party!

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President elect Julia Parranto, Ginny Cannon, and Rich DeLambert joining in the Christmas caroling

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President elect Julia Parranto, Ginny Cannon, and Rich DeLambert.

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Chip Rawson leads the singing with humor and gusto!!!

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OFFICERS

Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Officers

President: Jose Guillen, President Elect: Julia Parranto, President Elect Nominee: Tony Roehrick, Past President: Doug Johnson, Secretary: Debi Zaft, Treasurer: Cecil G. Humes, Sergeant at Arms: Jack Geary

President Rotary International

John F. Germ, member of the Rotary Club Of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Governor, District 5130

Wulff A. Reinhold, Sr. member of the Rotary Club of Rohnert Park – Cotati

Attendance Secretary

Debi Zaft P.O. Box 505 Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Board of Directors

Kathleen Archer, Jack Atkin, Gesine Franchetti, Ray Giampaoli, Will Haymaker, Elizabeth Karbousky, Steve Marburger, Jackie McMillan, Diane Moresi

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