DIGITAL EDITION No. 221 April 19, 2017 EDITOR: Layne Bowen PHOTOGRAPHER: Diane Moresi PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick
Our Program For April 26, 2017
YOUTH PROTECTION AWARENESS
Robert will be providing Youth Protection Awareness Course training to our club members on April 26th. This training is required by ALL Rotarians who may or will have one-on-one contact with youth in a Rotary context – in other words all of us.
Please make every effort to attend this meeting. Rotarians from other clubs are welcome to attend.
Wednesday May 10th: Artist in Residence
Wednesday May 17th: Real Talk about Homelessness in our Community
Wednesday May 24th: Passions, Profession, Polio: A Balanced Life
Wednesday May 31th: The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
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Pledge: Mark Burchill
Invocation: Shari Shamsavari
None present for this meeting. This seems to be a trend.
On our special “bring a guest” day, the following guests attended: DeWayne White, Troy Sours, Mike Runyan, Holly Gleason, Steve Knudson, Cate Steane and guest speaker, Tom Kendrick.
SUNSHINE BY GINNY
Nothing to report today. All is sunny in Santa Rosa.
EL PRESIDENTIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
El Presidente reminded everyone of the upcoming Rotary District Conference at Lake Tahoe on May 12th-14th. He also reminded everyone of the upcoming social at Jack Atkin’s house in Kenwood on Thursday, April 20th from 5:30 -7:30. Carpooling is encouraged due to limited parking space.
August 13th through the 16th is Pedal for Polio, a fun ride from Crescent City to Petaluma to raise awareness to eradicate polio throughout the world. This will be our incoming District Governor’s primary goal for his year.
The Rotary Friendship Exchange offers an opportunity to host a family from India on Memorial Day Weekend. If you are interested, please contact Rick Allen or Tim Delaney.
El Presidente welcomed Cathy Vicini back from recent surgery and asked if she had a joke to share. Cathy deferred to Dan Schell who told not one, but two absolute groaners. Cathy did mention that at Trecini Wine Tasting Room, she is using National Bike Day for promoting Giro Bello.
Doug Johnson announced that the NewGen Peacebuilders-Argentina Global Grant being sought by the World
Community Service Committee has been approved. He also requested volunteers to help with El Presidente Jose’s debunking to be held at the Flamingo on June 28th at 5PM. El Presidente tried to bribe Doug with a nice bottle of wine to keep the debunking nice.
Finally, El Presidente reminded those interested in attending the dinner following the life celebration for Robbie Chase on Saturday, April 29th to let Doug Chase or Bob Sorensen know, so they can get a head count.
New Gen Peace Builders graduation will be held on Saturday afternoon, May 20th at Village Elementary School. This will be a public event to unveil the NewGen students’ peace projects.
At this point the PowerPoint gremlins took over, so I’m not sure how to report what Jose was trying to share, but I’m sure it was important!
Kim Murphy along with DeWayne reported back on their wonderful trip to Spain. They were very impressed by the historical sites and presented El Presidente with a couple of sweet ceramic bowls.
Diane Moresi has a new granddaughter, Emmy who weighed in at 8lbs., 12oz. upon arrival. Diane started Emmy’s Paul Harris with $100.
Will Haymaker introduced Tom Kendrick, an Oakmont resident with a story. Many stories, actually. Tom spent 22 years “swimming with the fishes” harvesting sea urchins and getting to know other much larger sea creatures on a rather personal basis. He shared photos of various types of urchins that he harvested from the reefs by hand. Tom described the process of harvesting and shipping urchins to the Japanese market. Tom was raised in Hawaii and then Santa Barbara and described his life growing up as a surfer. While looking for big waves near the islands off Santa Barbara, Tom was introduced to urchin harvesting. He soon bought a boat and became a professional urchin diver. He then followed the blue water gold rush to the Mendocino coast, then the Farallon Islands where the water is clear, urchins are many and so are the great white sharks. Tom described his years hanging out with larger than life characters and later after writing his book, meeting many of his heroes in surfing as well as authors and movie stars.
MUCHAS GRACIAS, MI AMIGO & AMIGA
El Presidente Jose wishes to thank the following Rotarians for making today’s meeting a success:
Members with guests
Greeters: Kris Anderson & ted Wilmsen
Lunch Ticket Taker: Dan Schell
Lunch Ticket Sellers: Karen Ball
Raffle Seller: Rich de Lambert
Sgt. At Arms: Rich de Lambert, & Dan Schell
David Berman’s membership application has been approved by our Board. David does Agribusiness Consulting. His name will be published as required by our bylaws. Court Administration is happy to recommend him.
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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 in Training: Los Barron
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
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