Next Meeting is via Zoom
Wednesday April 14, 2021

Provident St. Joseph Community Health Investments

Dan Schuman

This presentation will cover the community health improvement activities of Providence in Sonoma County through its three hospitals (Santa Rosa Memorial, Petaluma Valley, and Healdsburg Hospitals). In addition to providing excellent clinical care, Providence has a mission and an obligation to address community health issues outside of its hospital walls. This includes conducting regular assessments of community health needs, designing interventions and strategies to address these needs, and partnering extensively with health services providers and community-based organizations. A primary focus of these efforts is in addressing health equity and the social determinants of health such as housing, and in increasing access to care and resources throughout the community.

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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 April 21: Rotary’s Environmental Protection Focus
Wednesday April 28: COVID in Sonoma County

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Opening Ceremonies

President Jeff welcomed all our past presidents to the meeting.

Pledge and Reflection:

Scott Bartley, one of our newest members, led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and for his reflection, he chose to read an ode to beer (because it is national beer day!).

Past Presidents here today:

Jeanne Levin, Mark Burchill, Cathy Vicini, Mary Graves, Susan Nowacki, Scott Bartley, Dan Balfe, Steve Marburger, Tony Roehrick, Don McMillan, Jose Guillen, Doug Johnson, Julia Parranto, Bill Rousseau, Steve Olson, Rich de Lambert, Will Haymaker, and Debi Zaft.

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Visiting Rotarians:

Jackie McMillan


Elissa Lines


Julia let us know that the NewGen Garden Project is dead for now.  Turns out that Catholic Charities plans on building a parking lot on the same spot within a few months.

President Jeff said five people were at the Food Bank to bag apples last Thursday.


District Governor Doug Johnson donated $50.00 to the Larry Miyano fund.

Reflections of Our Past Presidents – By Cathy Vicini:

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Doug Johnson said our last membership growth years were his and Don McMillan’s years.  Will Haymaker said A Place to Play was built during his year. Don McMillan reminded us that the Giro Bello started his year. Tony Roehrick was very proud of our effort to help rebuild the park in Coffey Park along with Rotary West Club.  Mark Burchill cut off his ponytail which was also the last Denim and Diamonds before we started the Giro Bello. Steve Olson said the Public Service Recognition Awards started in his year as well as the third year of the Howarth Park project.  Great things done by great people!


Guest Speaker Elissa Lines on the Pearl Harbor Museum

The museum was opened in 2006.  Elissa was hired as Director of Development for the museum and became Director in 2018.  The museum is on Ford Island and it is still an active Navy Base.

In Hanger 37 you can see pieces of the USS Arizona that they found in a Navy junkyard known as the Boneyard.  Turns out that the Navy was giving a way pieces of the ship to other museums around the United States.  Hanger 79 has a plane that they call the Swamp Ghost.  It sat mired in a muddy swap in Papua New Guinea for 40 years.  In 2007/2008 it was removed and somewhat restored.  During World War II, Disney made training films for the Navy and nose art for the planes.  The iconic control tower was a water tower.  It only became a control tower in 1942.  It was painted the same colors as U-Haul trailers due to the owner of U-Haul doing so much for the restoration.  There will be a Bob Hope exhibit in Hanger 79 soon.  The Raytheon Pavillion is a temporary structure as no new buildings are allowed on the base. It was not unusual for Hawaii locals to take in GIs during the war for rest and relaxation.  There is a wall that is signed by over 20,000 GI’s who visited just one house.  That wall is going into the Museum. Ellisa says that Rotarians from around the world have been involved with the museum and the cemetery.

Program Slides (Slide Show):

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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. 402 April 7, 2021  EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Richard Lazovick & Kris Anderson PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick