DIGITAL EDITION No. 304 February 13, 2019 EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Le PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick
Our Program For Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Larry Miyano & Craig Meltzner
Meet Tommy Abel & Ardie Martono
Santa Rosa Rotary’s Outbound & Inbound Exchange Students to Finland and from Indonesia
Every year Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries sponsor more than 8,000 high school students worldwide who leave their home country as student ambassadors for a life-changing year in another country. Exposure to different cultures ranks as one of the most powerful ways to promote international understanding and peace, and these intrepid students have left their homes and families for a year to learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens.
Tommy Abel, age 19 and a graduate of Maria Carrillo High School, recently returned from a year as our club’s outbound student to a rural town of 12,000 in southwestern Finland.
Ardie Martono, age 17, arrived in August and is a senior at Santa Rosa High School. Ardie hails from Surabaya, a port city of 3.5 million people on the island of Java, Indonesia, located below the equator in Southeast Asia and in the largest Muslim country in the world.
Please join us to hear these Rotary exchange students share about their lives in Finland and Indonesia, as well as their unique perspectives about Santa Rosa, the United States and how they’ve grown and changed as a result of Rotary youth exchange.
Wednesday February 27, 2019: How A Mountain Was Made – Dr. Greg Sarris
Wednesday March 6, 2019: Arequipa Sanatorium: Life in California’s Lung Resort for Women – Lynn Downey
Pledge of Allegiance: Rich de Lambert
Reflection: Robert Pierce reflected on his 50+ years as a photographer and his membership in Rotary. The common denominator is love. Rotary is his valentine. “Roses are Red. Violets are blue. Rotary is cool and so are you!”
No one this week
Jeff Smoot from Keller Williams, Mariano Perez form Roseland University Prep, Alan and Mandy McCormick, Jeanette Grace, Chad Maxwell, Etelvina Esquivel, Josh and Stacy McGarva, Ralph Leaf, Nelson McKaryan, Cathy Grace, Tim and Lori Lewallen, Donna Woodle, and Mariano Perez.
Former member Bob Matteri has passed away. His services will be at St Rose on Sunday, February 19th at 1:00 PM
Layne Bowen won last week so the pot was small. Rich de Lambert had the winning number but did not draw the correct marble.
Mark Burchill is looking for homes to house some visitors from France in April.
Ray Giampaoli has sponsor packets for the Giro Bello. He would like the membership to strive to get one $500 sponsorship each.
Once again, a remarkable group of kids that amaze us with their accomplishments. Our future is bright from what we saw and heard today!
School Student Administrator
Elsie Allen High School Rebeca Franco Gabriel Albavera
Maria Carillo High School Owen McGarva Katie Barr
Montgomery High School Rima Makaryan Randy Burbank
Santa Rosa High School Caitlin Grace Ally Green
Roseland Collegiate Prep Allison Lewallen Danielle Yount
Cardinal Newman Mikayla McCormick Graham Rutherford
Roseland University Prep Leslie Perez Luis Escobar
Ridgway High School Nikita Tamayo Valerie Jordan
Piner High School Rodrigo Perez Carcamo Tim Zalunardo
Lastly, Laura Held announced the Community Youth Leadership Award. This year it went to Leslie Perez of Roseland University Prep. With this award she gets a $500.00 scholarship!
Governor, District 5130
Barb Spangler, Valley of the Moon Rotary Club
Debi Zaft P.O. Box 505 Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Board of Directors
Club Service I, Membership, Ryan Thomas
Club Service II, Club Meetings, Jeff Kolin
Club Service III, Fundraising, Steve Baime
Club Service IV, Member Activities, Anne Gospe
Club Service V, Information Technology and Records, Brandon Urich
Community Service I, Member Involvement, Andrea Geary
Community Service II, Youth, Laura Held
Vocational Service, Carolyn Fassi
International Service, Peter Holewinski