DIGITAL EDITION No. 313 April 17, 2019  EDITOR: Layne Bowen PHOTOGRAPHER: n/a PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick

Our Program For Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Family Justice Center

District Attorney Jill Ravitch

Description:  District Attorney Jill Ravitch will enlighten us on what the Family Justice Center is and how it serves our community.

Brief Bio:  Jill Ravitch is the first woman to serve as District Attorney in Sonoma County. She took office in 2011, and is now serving her third term. During Ms. Ravitch’s first term, she opened the Family Justice Center, dedicated to providing wraparound services to victims of family violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and child abuse.


Wednesday May 1, 2019: Gaye LeBaron – The Wonder Seekers of Fountaingrove


Aug. 19-26, 2019 – Rotary Rhine River Cruise
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Opening Ceremonies

Pledge: Steve Marburger
Reflection: Chip Rawson covered for Laura Held at the last minute. Chip expressed his thanks for this miracle that is Rotary.

Visiting Rotarians

Scott Bartley from SR West.


Dr. Benjamin Goldstein, Jim Bolan, and Terry Lindley.


Ginny Cannon said all is sunny


Rich de Lambert offered Bill Crowley the opportunity to win over $180, but Bill only got a ten spot.

Cathy’s a Clown

Today, Cathy shared some amusing church announcements.


Casey Carter welcomed several Rotarians up so they could be entertained with a mediocre version of the Happy Birthday song.

RI Video

President Tony with the help of our crack media team 😉 shared a video from the Rotary International Foundation on Maternal and Child Health Month showing how Rotary is helping mothers and infant healthcare.


Yale Abrams needs people for July 20th, 9-noon at the Food Bank.

Casey Carter is trying to get signups for Transcendence Theater for two dates.

Ray Giampaoli enthusiastically asked for everyone to get out there and find sponsors for Giro Bello.

Jeff Kolin is looking for Rotarians to offer wine and volunteer at the District Conference in Reno

Rich de Lambert needs help with hot dogs and beer at Tomales Bay on May 18th at a rest stop for the Petaluma Rotary Club’s Backroads Challenge fundraising ride.


Steve Olson introduced Dr. Benjamin Goldstein. Dr. Goldstein, of SRJC discussed the various programs the community college offers under his directorship. The theme was Education, Food and Farming in Sonoma County. Dr Goldstein is responsible for overseeing departments including The Culinary program, Shone Farm, winemaking and brewing programs.

He described how SRJC provides community education and how SRJC touches the entire community. Culinary Department students are in high demand by area restaurants and the JC can almost guarantee that any student graduating from the program will have job offers immediately.

After his presentation, Dr. Goldstein answered questions about the culinary program, wine produced by the JC and where it can be purchased. Several stores carry Shone Farm wines and the proceeds help keep the program going. Wine club members can purchase wine produced by the JC program and wine can be picked up directly from Shone Farm on various dates. Brew Masters from a couple of area craft breweries teach classes in brewing science. He noted that the JC is not yet authorized to sell brewery products (that’s beer, Doug Johnson) currently, but will in the future.


Governor, District 5130

Barb Spangler, Valley of the Moon Rotary Club





Attendance Secretary

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

Board of Directors

Club Service I, Membership, Ryan Thomas
Club Service II, Club Meetings, Jeff Kolin
Club Service III, Fundraising, Steve Baime
Club Service IV, Member Activities, Anne Gospe
Club Service V, Information Technology and Records, Brandon Urich
Community Service I, Member Involvement, Andrea Geary
Community Service II, Youth, Laura Held
Vocational Service, Carolyn Fassi
International Service, Peter Holewinski