Next Meeting is via Zoom
Wednesday May 5, 2021

World Community Service

Jose Guillen

Join us to learn more about our World Community Service (WCS) projects and how our WCS Committee is doing and helping promote Rotary International’s vision “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change-across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.”

WCS has funded eight international projects, three in Africa, two in Mexico, one in Guatemala, one in Nepal, and one global.  These projects focus on supporting education; fighting disease; providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; and saving mothers and children.  We have invested $14,900 toward these projects, three of which involved multi clubs and districts global grant collaboration (Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Nepal).

You will hear from committee members about their experiences and why WCS is so near and dear to their hearts.  Through our Club’s contributions we transform lives, communities, and make a difference in the world.

–>  Debi will send you the Zoom login link for the 12:00 meeting. Feel free to put your feet up, grab a sandwich, and join the meeting. <–


All in-person meetings are currently on hold.  Instead, we will be holding online meetings using Zoom.  Please be on the look out for an email with the link from either Jeff or Debi.

Wednesday May 12: High School Recognition Program
Wednesday May 19: Fire Forward
Wednesday May 26: Toastmasters and Rotary Alliance 

Keep checking back.  New Programs coming soon!


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Watch The Meeting:  Did you miss the meeting?  Here is a link to the recording of last week’s meeting:
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Please note it is only available to view until  (5/7/21)

Opening Ceremonies:

President Jeff welcomed all our visitors for today and Carolyn Fassi led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Carolyn Fassi for her Reflection spoke of the Seven Areas of Service and how that reflects Rotary’s Motto “Service Above Self.”


Dr Sundari Mase, Dr, Kismet Baldwin, Paul Gullixson, Carolyn Green, Pam D’Angelo, Patty Kolin, Celine Berman, Richard Fennell, Cathy Vyenello, Gina Dickson, Cate Steane, Spenser Smith, Kevin Conway, Kanani Reynolds, Lisa Hamilton, and Florentia Scott

Visting Rotarians:

Will Haymaker and Jackie McMillan

Sunshine Report:

Debi Zaft is having her second cataract surgery today.

New meeting location update:

After researching several facilities, it came down to The Flamingo, Cattlemen’s and Epicenter.  The Flamingo quoted $55.00 per lunch.  Cattlemen’s was about $35.00 per lunch, but the parking would be a problem, especially during holidays.  Epicenter had pricing under $30.00 per lunch, they had a private room and good audio-visual equipment.  We can store our banners and other club paraphernalia there.  We tested the food, and it was fine.  So, the clear winner is Epicenter and Jeff was going to contact them for a one-year contract. After polling the members, we will start in person meetings July 7th.

FYI:  80% of our membership is fully vaccinated.  Another 12% has received their first shot.   See you all July 7th!  We are so excited!!!!!

Clothes For The Homeless

Carolyn Fassi is collecting clothes for her friend, Carolyn, whose church gives them out once a month to Homeless individuals.

Donations Of District Grant Funds

Our Guest Speakers:
– Dr. Sundari Mase, Dr. Kismet Baldwin & Paul Gullixson
– Covid in Sonoma County.

As has been reported in the news, we are on the edge of moving into the yellow tier and may already be there.  Once in yellow, we must maintain it for 2 weeks and then it is official!  45% of all adults have been completely vaccinated.  Many more people have one shot.  So, by the end of that two-week period, we should have over 50% of the 16-year old’s on up vaccinated.  Sonoma County is in the top 10 counties for getting their population vaccinated in California.  To get to some of the hard-to-get areas they are opening clinics in Roseland, Sonoma Springs and Alexander Valley.  They have started a “Say Yes” campaign to reach those who are hesitant to get their vaccinations.

They are carefully watching for variants.  The British variant is here as well as the West Coast variant.  The Brazil and South Africa variants have shown up in the Bay Area, but not in Sonoma County. Case numbers and hospitalizations are declining so they are cautiously moving forward.

The pharmacies at Safeway, Walgreens, Rite-Aids, etc. Have really picked up the slack.  A person can call around and find a vaccination available very quickly.   They are also concerned about people who got the first shot and skipped the second.  They are vulnerable.

Questions:  What should we expect come June 15th.  Dr Baldwin said it is a bit up in the air, but if the hospital rates are down and anyone who wants a vaccination gets one, we should be OK.  However, masks should still be worn in crowds of 5000 or more.  There may be events and travel that require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.

Can we have our District Conference in October?  Yes, we should be able to have 300 people meet for district conference.

If a person gets their vaccination outside of the county does that count in our totals?  Yes.

What is the time frame for kids 12- 15?  Pfizer has already applied to vaccinate your children.  Moderna and Johnson & Johnson have not.

Can schools open in the fall with all children, teachers and staff?  Looks promising.  children don’t easily spread it like adults.  If they do get sick, they don’t get very ill.

Should we still be tested for COVID?  Not recommended if you are fully vaccinated and have no symptoms.  Rapid tests are available at drug stores.  They are not as reliable as the PRC test.

Should those attending Ray Giampaoli’s wild game dinner have a COVID test before attending?  Not necessary if fully vaccinated!

Program Slides:

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Additional Pictures:

Governor, District 5130

Doug Johnson


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

Board of Directors

Club Service I, Membership, Julia Parranto
Club Service II, Club Meetings, Casey D’Angelo
Club Service III, Fundraising, Diane Moresi
Club Service IV, Member Activities, Anne Gospe
Club Service V, Information Technology and Records, Pete Lescure
Community Service I, Member Involvement, Rio Ray
Community Service II, Youth, Andrea Geary
Vocational Service, Carolyn Fassi
International Service, Dan Balfe

DIGITAL EDITION No. 405 April 28, 2021  EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Kris Anderson PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick