DIGITAL EDITION No. 212  February 15, 2017  EDITOR: Layne Bowen PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Le PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick

Our Program For February 22, 2017


Pat Fuscaldo and Frank Scalercio

SSU Basketball head coach Pat Fuscaldo and Frank Scalercio, the SSU Director of Development for Athletics will be our speakers on February 22nd.

SSU Seawolves logoPat Fuscaldo, who returns for his 23rd season as head coach, became the winningest basketball coach in Sonoma State history in 2007-08 and is currently the dean of Men’s Basketball coaches in the CCAA. In 2005-06, he led the Seawolves to their first ever California Collegiate Athletic Association championship with a 16-4 conference record. For his efforts, Fuscaldo was voted the CCAA Coach of the Year by his peers. He received his B.A. in 1983, and later his Master’s Degree in Physical Education/Sports Psychology-Administration, both from San Francisco State. He is married to former Stanford All-American and ABL player Molly Goodenbour, now the head women’s basketball coach at the University of San Francisco.

Frank Scalercio is a 1978 graduate of Montgomery High School, where he lettered in football, wrestling and track and field. He played football for SRJC and U C Davis, receiving All Conference honors.   After graduation, Scalercio coached one year at UC Davis and then moved to Sonoma State, first as an assistant coach, then head coach from 1993 until the program was discontinued. He recruited and coached former NFL great and Hall of Famer, Larry Allen.

As Director of Development for Athletics, Frank has been charged to develop an Alumni, booster and friends of SSU organization known as the Sonoma State Athletic Association. The mission of this organization is to provide both moral and financial support for intercollegiate athletics at Sonoma State University.

Come hear about these fine programs and help celebrate the new SSU gym dedicated on February 3rd.

Wednesday March 1: Santa Rosa History Filmmaker
Wednesday March 8: SE Greenway Project Blueprints
Wednesday March 15: Past Presidents Day
Wednesday March 22: Charitable Grants Presentation


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The pledge was delivered telepathically from the absent Judy Glenn through the mouth of Debi Zaft.


The short but sweet invocation was delivered by Carolyn Fassi.


Only one today – John Jones, Sebastopol Sunrise


Julia Parranto introduced her friend, and a former Rotarian Cate Steane.  Other guests present for the Rotary High School Outstanding Student recognitions were:

Ted Wilmsen raffle loser

Ted Wilmsen raffle loser

Greg Gallegos
Belinda Soiland
Kristine Erkin
Tim Zalanardi
Marci Guevara
Lucas Anderson
Nicolay Anderson
Monica Baldenegro


Twenty something Yankee dollars were at stake when Ted Wilmsen drew an unlucky marble. He still walked away with $10. (presumably Yankee.)


  • Brandon Urich with blue badge

    Brandon Uhrich with blue badge

    Elizabeth K. Announced that the next social is on the 24th at Franchetti’s

  • Mark Burchill is hosting a wine tasting social on March 14th.
  • Ray Giampaoli asked for 2 volunteeers
  • Red to blue – El Presidente Jose acknowledged Brandon Uhrich for earning his new blue badge.


Jeff Gospe with french exchange student

Jeff Gospe with french exchange student

Jeff Gospe introduced Chloe Bodin our exchange student from France. Chloe shared photos of her family, told us a little bit about French culture and some French history. She attends Santa Rosa High. Once a Panther, always a Panther! Chloe has travelled to LA, NY and Hawaii during her year in the US. Chloe obsessively takes photos of license plates from different states.

student exchange 2  student exchange 1


Ryan Thomas shared the history of the outstanding student recognition awards at our club. For many years, our club would recognize one student from one high school at each meeting, but a few years ago , it was decided that students from all nine local high schools should recognized at one meeting.  The students honored today were:

Ryan Thomas with student awards

Ryan Thomas with student awards

Jamilette Arango Loza – Elsie Allen
Theresa Daniels – Ridgway
Justin Haiman – Santa Rosa
Will Soiland – Rincon Valley Christian
Lucas Anderson – Randy Burbank
Katherine (Katy) Hilario – Maria Carillo
Alysa Gallegos – Piner
Lidia Tapia – Roseland University Prep
Jalen Dural – Cardinal Newman


Alysa Gallegos - Piner  IMG_3127  IMG_3123  IMG_3131  IMG_3136  IMG_3142  IMG_3152  Jalen Dural - Cardinal Newman  Katy Hilario - Maria Carrillo


El Presidente Jose wishes to say,“MUCHAS GRACIAS!” to the following Rotarians for making today’s meeting a success:

Greeters: Laura Held & Bill Crowley
Lunch Ticket Taker: Diane Moresi
Lunch Ticket Sellers: Andrea Geary & Chip Rawson
Raffle Seller: Robby Fouts Arms: Los Barron, Debi Zaft, Rich de Lambert, & Dan Shell

*Special thanks from the Editor to Kris Anderson for handling ALL the bulletin writing duties for the past 2 months while I was recovering from eye surgery. Thanks, Kris!”

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela


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