January 20, 2016

DIGITAL EDITION No. 159    January 20, 2016        EDITOR: Kris Anderson   PHOTOGRAPHER: Elizabeth Karbousky

Our Program for January 27th:


Woods_Keith-picKeith Woods will be our speaker. Mr. Woods has conducted customer service training in the North Bay and throughout the nation for nearly 20 years. The humor, innovation and common sense he injects into his programs have made him a popular presenter to over 5,000 employees in businesses, professional firms, governmental agencies, and education institutions alike.

In addition to his customer service training, Keith serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the North Coast Builders Exchange, an 1800-member construction industry association. He was also the President/CEO of the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce for 13 years. Keith will share fascinating inside stories about the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame and, if asked, give us his take on the state of affairs in Santa Rosa, as only Keith can do!


Wednesday, February 3rd: Creatice Sonoma EDB
Wednesday, February 10th: The Bishop Wears No Drawers


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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa!



Next week the dictionaries should be delivered to the third graders in Santa Rosa.  If your team does not have enough dictionaries, please contact Ted Wilmsen for more.  This year a survey letter is to be given to each teacher for a periodic evaluation of this program.


Carolyn Fassi
Sponsor:  Will Haymaker
Carolyn is a retired assistant professor from Idaho State University.  She is a former Rotarian in the Rushmore Rotary and Rapid City Rotary Clubs

William (Bill) Crowley
Sponsor:  Blaine Goodwin
Bill is a retired professor from Sonoma State University.


This week was our annual Public Safety Awards.  Always one of our most popular programs!  We had lots of non-Rotarian quests, visiting Rotarians and friends and family of our award recipients.  Of special note, Terry Abramson, Jim Gerien and Jim Johnson were noted as the founders for these special awards.

As she has done for the last few years Marnie Goldschlag was our emcee.  She is perfect for the part due to the fact that she knows so many in the police and fire departments in Santa Rosa.

First she introduced the heads of the police department, Chief Hank Schreeder, and fire department, Fire Chief Anthony Gossner.  Their resumes are long and very distinguished, but too much for this bulletin editor to write down.  I suspect their resumes are on the City websites should you care to read them.

This year’s recipient from the fire department is Fire Engineer Scott Byrn.  He was chosen by his department for a call that happened just before the end of 2015.  A house was on fire and a man was said to still be in the home.  Scott went in and got him out.   As chief Anthony Gossner said, it is not often that they do such a dramatic rescue, but when it needs to be done there are firemen like Scott and his team that know their jobs and do it.

Next up was Chief Hank Schreeder to introduce Tim Doherty.  In Tim’s case he was called to assist a man who had cut his wrist with a knife.  When Scott got there the man was unresponsive.  He found a piece of plastic to use as a tourniquet and saved the man’s life.  All told it took about a minute upon Tim’s arrival at the scene to analyze the situation and go to work.  Tim credits those who arrive with him for their part in saving the man’s life.


Next week our guest will be Keith Woods.  He always has some great stories to tell.


Marnie Goldschlag

Marnie Goldschlag

Carmen and Pres Doug

Carmen and Pres Doug

Police Officer of the Year Tim Doherty

Police Officer of the Year Tim Doherty

Fire Fighter of the Year Scott Byrn

Fire Fighter of the Year Scott Byrn

POOTY Tim Doherty (L) and Chief of Police Hank Schreeder

POOTY Tim Doherty (L) and Chief of Police Hank Schreeder

FFOTY Scott Byrn (L) with Fire Chief Anthony Gossner

FFOTY Scott Byrn (L) with Fire Chief Anthony Gossner


Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Officers

President:Doug Johnson, President Elect: Jose Guillen, President Elect Nominee: Julia Parranto, Past President: Mark Burchill, Secretary: Jack Abercrombie, Treasurer: Cecil G. Humes, Sergeant at Arms: Jack Geary

President Rotary International

K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran, member of the Rotary Club of Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Governor, District 5130

Erin Dunn, member of the Rotary Club of Fortuna Sunrise

Attendance Secretary

Jack Abercrombie P.O. Box 505 Santa Rosa, CA 95402 707-538-4770

Board of Directors

Jack Atkin, Karen Ball, Tim Delaney, Tim Fawcett, Gesine Franchetti, Bill Hatcher, Will Haymaker, Elizabeth Karbousky, Steve Olson

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