DIGITAL EDITION No. 210  February 1, 2017  EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Le PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick

Our Program For February 8, 2017!!


Peter J. Marincovich, Ph.D

Marincovich picturePeter J. Marincovich, Ph.D., CCC-A, Director of Audiology Services and 2016-2017 Partner of the Year Award-Audigy Group, will be our speaker on February 8th.

Our members will learn the “ins and outs” of hearing loss at all age levels, balance, tinnitus, hearing loss prevention and aural rehabilitation/lip reading.  This presentation is not only intended for those with current hearing loss, but also those with family members who struggle with hearing health issues, and all of us interested in preventing future ear difficulties.

Dr. Marincovich earned his graduate degree in communicative disorders from Louisiana State University, and his Ph.D., in Audiology from the University of Memphis. He holds specialized credentials in teaching the handicapped, and has taught courses at Santa Rosa Junior College. He is also a frequent presenter at seminars and academic conferences.

A Santa Rosa native, Dr. Marincovich has practiced in his hometown since 1984., working with patients of all ages and levels of hearing loss. His areas of special interest include the assessment of auditory and vestibular disorders, healthcare policy, hearing care solutions and delivery systems and audiology education.

Please come with your questions for Dr. Marincovich and learn briefly about our latest Global Grant application focusing on an audiology project in Columbia.

Wednesday February 15: High School Recognition Awards
Wednesday February 22: SSU Basketball Program
Wednesday March 1: Santa Rosa History Filmmaker
Wednesday March 8: SE Greenway Project Blueprints


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Karen Ball led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and Jon Poremba gave the invocation…remarks from former President Kennedy


Doug Shureen for Santa Rosa Sunrise and Rick Williams from Willits


Jessica Berry, Ellen Vandenberg, Larry Carlin, Ben Goldberg, &  Dave Smith (guests of Richard Lazovick), Monterey Morrissey and Bonnie Morrissey (guests of Jackie McMillan),  Michelle Zyramski (guest of John Poremba) , Tommy Abel, Chris Smith (guest of Steve Olson) and Crystal Rogers our guest speaker, and Faith, Rich de Lambert’s girlfriend.


Lots of knee surgery going on with this group!  Bill Rousseau is having knee replacement surgery.  In the last few months Cathy Vicini and Steve Marburger have been under the knife for new knees! Dan Schell had eye surgery.

Fred Levin did not win the raffle

Fred Levin did not win the raffle


Robby Fouts said that the pot had $113.00 and there are only 6 marbles.  Fred Levin had the ticket, but not the winning marble.


Tommy Abel came by to introduce himself and to announce that he will be going to Finland this fall!  Tommy wanted to thank the club for making this dream come true for him.


Doug Johnson had some Giro Bello news.  Emily Harrington is changing jobs so she cannot stay in our club, so her Giro Bello duties will be taken over by Tim Delaney.  Our club will also be helping the Petaluma Club with their bike ride on May 20th.  Mark your calendars to help out that day.

Tommy Abel - Out Going Exchange Student

Tommy Abel – Out Going Exchange Student


Besides Emily Harrington, Wayne Rowlands has left the club due to the launching of a new business/website.  It is taking so much of his time that he just cannot attend meetings and participate in a meaningful way at this time.  We wish both good luck and hope to see them back someday!

President Jose says to pass the word that the NewGen applications are due February 3rd for this year’s class


Jackie and Don McMillan announced the arrival of their first grandchild, Collin Jack McMillan.  Since the grandson was named after Jackie, she gets to foot the recognition fee!

Vickie Hardcastle is slowing down her pace as a CPA and hopes to be retired after the 2018 tax season.  She has been a CPA for 39 years!

February birthdays

February birthdays


Kim Murphy had a gift for the 3 February babies that showed up to the meeting.  Here is the list of February birthdays:  Chuck Bartley, Mikki Cardoza, Kim Graves, Marcia Konkel, Jeanne Levin, and Tony Roehrick


Two tickets were donated to go flying for a half hour on a Ford Airplane out at the Sonoma County Airport this weekend.  Tim Delaney had the winning bid at $175


“How much money did the Stella Artois brewery give to for clean water projects?”


UCSF Kidney Transplant Clinic

Monterey Morrissey - Kidney Donor

Monterey Morrissey – Kidney Donor

First we had Monterey Morrissey tell us about his experience of giving a kidney to his wife.  It did not go quite that way because he gave a kidney to someone else and his wife Bonnie got a different kidney.  8 people were involved in the day of kidney donation.  He said he was back at work in 3 weeks and walking 12 miles a day.

Crystal Rogers is an RN at the UCSF Kidney Transplant Clinic.  She talked about what kidneys do for us, what causes kidneys to fail, symptoms of kidney failure.  She spoke about what they do to treat kidney failure while a person is waiting for a kidney; the different kinds of dialysis.  Donors can be living (highly preferable) or they can be recently deceased.

118,630 are looking for an organ transplant right now. 100,000 are waiting for a kidney.  The list at UCSF is 5000.  Depending on blood type, the wait can be 5 – 10 years.

Crystal Rogers - USCF Kidney Donor Coordinator

Crystal Rogers – USCF Kidney Donor Coordinator

Not everyone can be a donor.  You have to be in good physical health.  They run you through a battery of tests to make sure the donor is healthy enough to donate.

For the donor, there will be 4 incisions done laparoscopically and one slightly longer incision.  The hospital stay is 2-3 days and the recovery period is 4-6 weeks during which time you live a fairly normal life, but cannot lift more than 10 pounds

The risks are small. Less than 1% will have complications.  There will be a slight decrease in kidney function and a slight elevation is systolic blood pressure.


Richard Lazovick's request for a kidney~pdfOne of our members, Richard Lazovick, has been on dialysis for 3 years and is looking for a living donor.  Here is his flyer:  Will You Help Save My Life – 7. Please share the flyer and help spread the word.


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

Attendance Secretary

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