DIGITAL EDITION No. 205 December 28, 2016 EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Kris Anderson PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!
Our Program For January 4, 2017!!
- Guest Speaker will be Justin Reyes Sales Manager for Mycopia
- Local mushrooms from the area will be displayed.
- Mushrooms from Mycopia will be displayed as well.
- I will be cooking some mushrooms from Mycopia for tasting
Wednesday January 4: Mushrooms: A Primer
Wednesday January 11: Stop Recruiting / Start Attracting
Wednesday January 18: Sonoma County Real Estate 2017
Wednesday January 25: Public Safety Awards
NOTE: All images are clickable. Click on the pictures to see them in full size.
Karen Ball led us in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and Ginny Cannon said “Happy New Year” in Hawaiian and read a poem on kindness, “Be kind to wishers who haven’t gotten their wishes…”
Mark Burchill brought Mel Konrad and her brother August. Karen Ball brought Dennis Ball. Cecil Humes brought Gerrie Humes. Kim Murphy brought DeWayne White.
Barbara Beedon rejoined us today from Sebastopol. She knows how much fun this meeting is going to be!
$137 in the pot today and Bart Eddy won it!
JOKE OF THE DAY
Cathy Vicini told a joke about the missing baby Jesus from the church manger. Cute!
Layne Bowen had surgery on his eyes. He’s doing fine, but it does get him out of bulletin duty for a couple of months. LOL!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED WITH THE DECEMBER PROJECTS
President Jose asked everyone who helped with bell ringing, the Vigil Light party and the Children’s Christmas/Nutcracker party to stand. I swear that 80% of the room was standing! Thank you to all!
ROTARY CHANGE BUCKETS UPDATE
Shari Shamsavari hosted a soiree on December 18th and collected $414.00! President Jose was invited, but could not attend, so he fined himself with a contribution to round it up to $500. We are now at $1040.17; more than half way to our goal of $2000!
PAUL HARRIS FELLOWSHIP
Ted Wilmsen says that the dictionaries will be available on January 11th for pick up. He has one school that still needs two people for delivery and another 3 schools that need 1 more person. Give Ted a call if you can help.
Doug Johnson (who was not here) and President Jose were recognized for having new grandchildren recently born. Nona Lucas was recognized (also not here) for her birthday. Kim Murphy volunteered a $100 donation from Nona.
We already know that Debi Zaft makes the best caramels. She gave some to President Jose and he is buying two squares on the Paul Harris raffle because now he knows too!
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
This is the time of year that we nominate and elect people to serve on our board in the upcoming year(s). New directors for 2017-2019: Steve Baime, Jeff Kolin, Laura Held and Peter Holewinski. President for 2017-2018 Julia Parranto. President Elect for 2018 -2019 is Tony Roehrick and President Elect-Elect for 2019-2020 is Cathy Vicini. The vote was unanimous!
TODAY’S PROGRAM: The Annual Trivial Pursuit Challenge!
Today we had just 5 teams playing, but what teams they were! Julia Parranto was our emcee for the game. As is usual, as soon as your team loses 2 questions, you are out of the game. In the first round, 4 of the 5 teams got their answer wrong! I don’t think we have ever had that happen before. Table 6 was out first. Then followed by teams 8 and 9. Table 4 got their last question wrong so table 7 had to get their question right to win. They did not! Table 4 wins the match when they got the last question right!!!!! $176 divided by 10 people. We put a few dollars in the Polio Plus change buckets (yes, your bulletin editor was at the winning table). Rumor has it that table 7 put all their second place winnings on the Polio Plus bucket on their table. Bravo Rotary Club members for coming today and having some fun!
NOTE: All images in the bulletin are now clickable. Click on the pictures to see them in full size.
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: Jack Geary
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