NOTE: Kris will start the meeting 15 mins early
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Ann Miller & Keven Brown
We will also get to hear Steve Marburger and Curt Groninga present their craft talks.
To be held at Bennett Valley Golf – in-person only.
Wednesday April 26: Constitution of the United States
Wednesday May 3: Santa Rosa Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Wednesday May 10: Story Of Survival And Resilience Hiding From The Nazi’s
Click here for the current calendar (Subject to updates).
UPCOMING SOCIALS & PROJECTS & EVENTS
May 6th – Rebuild Together will work in Sebastopol on May 6th. Volunteers meet at Ives Park, 7400 Willow St., Sebastopol. To volunteer, contact George Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (707) 953-6200
May 30th – Slater Junior High School is looking for volunteers to help serve breakfast to the graduating 8th graders.
August 13-16 – ShelterBox is launching ShelterBox Adventure Trek. The first outing will be August 13-16 in Yosemite National Park.
New socials, projects, & events coming soon!
The District Conference is May 4-7 at the newly renovated Konocti Harbor Resort
May 27 – 31, 2023: The Rotary International Convention will be in Melbourne, Australia. You can sign up now and book you room(s). This will be RI President Jennifer Jones’ convention so it should be epic as the first woman RI president.
“Welcome to the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa where we imagine a world that deserves our best, where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”
President Kris welcomed a small group today. Pete Lescure led the opening Pledge of Allegiance, the Four Way Test, and a thoughtful reflection. “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
There were no visitors for today’s meeting.
Dena Lesh is a community volunteer looking for a possible Rotary Club to join.
Heather Thurber and Rich Rossi have met with President-Elect Ann. Their next step is Rotary Informational with Julia Parranto
Doug Landin conducted the raffle. The consolation prize of $10 went to Pete Lescure, as he did not pull the winning marble this week.
Announcements from President Kris
Next week, we will start 15 minutes early to get in our speakers, Sam McMillan and Ann Miller from Transcendence Theatre, and craft talks from Steve Marburger and Curt Groninga.
The District Conference is May 4-7 at the newly renovated Konocti Harbor Resort. The theme is rock and roll. It is suggested that you dress as a favorite rock star on Friday night and wear your best Grammy Award glamour for Saturday night. On Friday morning and afternoon, there are a lot of tours. All the information is in the email. If you cannot make it, Jennifer Strong is asking that you decline to come in that same email.
Slater Junior High School is looking for volunteers to help serve breakfast to the graduating 8th graders on May 30th.
ShelterBox is launching ShelterBox Adventure Trek. The first outing will be August 13-16 in Yosemite National Park.
Rebuild Together will work in Sebastopol on May 6th. Volunteers meet at Ives Park, 7400 Willow St., Sebastopol. To volunteer, contact George Elliott at email@example.com or call (707) 953-6200
There are over 200 riders thus far, Everyone is encouraged to find a $500.00 sponsor so that we can be very generous in Ann Gospe’s year as president. We will be volunteering at the Wine Country Century – keep an eye out for the SignUp Genius to sign up to help.
Correction – Olson with an “o”
A very astute club member who reads the bulletin noticed that on some occasions, his name was spelled Steve Olson with an “e,” and other weeks, it was Steve Olson with an “o.” My sincere apologies to Steve and Elaine for not spelling it correctly every time! Please inform me if anyone else notices a misspelling, grammatical error, or otherwise incorrect information. I am always willing to have mistakes pointed out and happy to correct them.
Program Chair Susan Nowacki introduced today’s speaker, Nan Su. Nan Su is an Epoch Times’ Senior Correspondent whose presentation focused on China’s Global expansion, past and present. Mr. Su was born and raised in China. He came to the United States in 1989. He has been a China expert and commentator for over 20 years, covering many topics related to traditional Chinese Culture, Human Rights, and the Chinese Economy. Mr. Nan Su has been married for 30 years and lives with his wife and two daughters in San Jose, California.
Please see the accompanying photos for a sample of Nan Su’s presentation.
see the additional photos for pictures with the slides
Club Job Openings:
Still need a few bulletin writers. Need a person on the board for Vocational Service Recognition
Governor, District 5130
Debi Zaft P.O. Box 505 Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Board of Directors
Kris Anderson – President
Ann Gospe – President Elect
Casey D’Angelo – President Elect Nominee
Ray Giampaoli – Past President
Debi Zaft – Secretary
Karen Ball – Treasurer
Robert Pierce – Sergeant At Arms
Julia Parranto – Club Service- Membership
Andrea Geary – Club Service – Club Meetings
Matthew Henry – Club Service – Fund Raising
Charlie Howard-Gibbon – Club Services – Member Activities
Pete Lescure – Club Service – Records and Outreach
Casey Carter – Member Involvement
Mary Graves Community – Service – Youth
Tim Fawcett – Vocational Service
Scott Bartley – International Service
Paul Hamilton – Foundation Representative
DIGITAL EDITION No. 497 April 5, 2023 EDITOR: Diane Moresi PHOTOGRAPHER: Jeff Gospe PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick