DIGITAL EDITION No. 256 February 14, 2018  EDITOR: Layne Bowen PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Le  PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick

Our Program For Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Lori Carter

The cultivation of resiliency will be the focus of our program on February 21st.  Our speaker Loralee Carter has been a trauma therapist for 20 years and in private practice for 25 years. She worked in Afghanistan for 15 months and for a Native American Tribe for 8 years. She currently practices in Santa Rosa.  Loralee is also a certified consultant in EMDR (Eye movement desensitization reprocessing). She has been a presenter both nationally and internationally. 

Lori will provide a short summary of her work in Afghanistan. Her main focus will be about the impact of the fires in Sonoma County. She will include information about resiliency, acute stress, PTSD and neuroplasticity. 

For more information about her practice, refer to

Whether we lost our homes or we did not, we can all benefit from this program. 

Club members invite your friends.  Visitors are always welcome.


Wednesday February 28, 2018: Land Paths Restoration – Craig Anderson  
Wednesday March 7, 2018: BBijan Nafea – Medtronic
Wednesday March 14, 2018: Giordan Vilamoski; Chris Gullixson – RYE Inbound and Out Bound Students 
Wdnesday March 21, 2018: Welcome to the Exponential Age – Colten Briner – Emerging technologies that will disrupt industries 


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Opening Ceremonies

Pledge: Doug Roberts

Reflection: Kris Anderson

Visiting Rotarians

Dan Balfe of Cambria and Rich Rackerby of Rancho Cotati.


Danny Thom, Garrett Graff, Maci Guevara, Joceline Moreno, Maura Gallardo, Lee Sampson, Paul Sampson, Daniel Pablo, Mary Gail Stablein, Joe Carusone, Gabby Carusone, Vicki Zands, Iris Bira, Graham Rutherford

Rotary Fire Relief Fund Presentations

Steve Marburger presented $5,000 checks to two people who lost homes and businesses.

Richard Rackerby purchased Air Boy MFG in 1977, a steel and oil tank manufacturer. His business was run out of his house and he lost all of his computer equipment , cabinets, customer database and future patent information along with home during the fire. Richard is  charter member of the Rancho Cotati Rotary Club.

Danny Thom is the owner of WI ZEE, LLC. He performs engineering design and consulting for manufacturing firms in the Northern Bay area.  Danny has a long history of working with large companies. He started his own business seven years ago which was based out of his house. Along with his home he lost all of his computer and networking equipment.

Tim Delaney told us of his success in selling raffle tickets and getting donations from sending out a blanket email to his email list. He recommends that we all do it.


A whopping $34 was in the pot and went unclaimed.


Diane Moresi’s mother passed away last week. Her memorial will be held at 2pm on Sunday, February 25th at Daniels Chapel of the Roses. 


John Poremba shared his trip to Machu Picchu donated money to the Robby Chase Fund. Casey donated $50 to the Foundation for Giro Bello. Kathleen Archer celebrated her daughter’s engagement announcement. For this she donated $50 and bought two raffle tickets. Finally, President Julia donated money for her daughter’s video that she shared on Facebook.

Student Recognitions

Ryan Thomas geeks out this day every year as he presides over honoring our outstanding students from each Santa Rosa high school. Each student received an engraved plaque from the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa for their scholastic and personal achievements within their school and their community. After recognitions, Ryan encouraged the students to apply for the Stan Lance Scholarship. Congratulations to each of these outstanding students from the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa. These are our future community leaders!

The Outstanding Student Awards were presented by a representative from each school:

  • Angelo Panoo of Ridgway HS presented by Gabriel Albavera
  • Hannah Appel of Santa Rosa HS presented by Brad Coscarelli
  • Joceline Moreno of Roseland Prep presented by Sean Kerr
  • Danny Pablo Gallegos of Piner HS presented by Tim Zalunardo
  • Steven Zichichi Cardinal Newman HS presented by Graham Rutherford
  • Gisselle Perez of Roseland Collegiate Prep presented by Danielle Yount
  • Garrett Graff of Rincon Valley CS presented by Marci Guevara
  • Gabby Carusone of Montgomery HS presented by Randy Burbank
  • Iris Bira of Maria Carillo HS presented by Vicki Zands
  • Andrew Chaparro-Gallarzo of Elsie Allen HS presented by Mary G. Stablein

Cardinal-Newman-Student Christian-High-School Student Roseland-University-Prep-Student Maria-Carillo-HS Student Montgomery-HS Student Piner-Student Rdigeway-Student Roseland-Prep-1 Student Roseland-Prep Santa-Rosa-HS-2 Student Santa-Rosa-HS1 Student

At the end of the meeting, the students gathered for a group photo and Ryan gave each a $25 raffle ticket for the fire relief drawing in April. 

Club Membership Announcement

Dan Balfe has applied for membership in our club (transferring from the Cambria Club) and has been approved by the board.

Special Request

Our guest speaker on April 18th is interested in knowing how many of our club members have served in the armed forces, what branch and when, particularly Viet Nam vets.  Sometime between now and then, please email Jackie McMillan with this information at   

Governor, District 5130

Bob Rogers, Rotary Club of Sebastopol

Attendance Secretary

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

Board of Directors

Kathleen Archer, Ray Giampaoli, Steve Marburger, Jackie McMillan, Diane Moresi, Laura Held, Peter Holewinski, Steve Baime and Jeff Kolin