In-Person Meetings Return

Next meeting
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

International Projects

Jose Guillen

(details coming soon) 


–>  Debi will send you the Zoom login link for the 12:00 meeting once you have paid. Feel free to put your feet up, grab a sandwich, and join the meeting. <–


PLEASE NOTE: In-Person & Zoom meetings returned!  Please register.

–> Debi Zaft will email you the link for online, once you have paid.  Use this link to payCLICK HERE!

Wednesday March 2: Fence At The Top (details coming soon)
Wednesday March 9: Negro League Baseball (details coming soon)
Wednesday March 16: Public Health Awards

Keep checking back.  New Programs coming soon!  Click here for the current calendar, subject to updates.


–> International Service Project

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–> 100th Birthday Celebration:

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100th Flier 211107  Put this date on your calendar:  Friday, May 13, 2022. The party will be at the Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club. Tickets are $125.00 or pay $150.00 to be at a table of eight Rotarian friends. The club is so pleased that we came to an agreement with SRCC for the new date!

Keep checking back.  New socials coming soon!


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Watch The Meeting:  Did you miss the meeting?  Here is a link to the recording of last week’s meeting:
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Please note it is only available to view until: 2/27/22

Opening Ceremonies:

President Ray was very happy to welcome us all back to our first in person meeting in over 2 months. Casey Carter led us in reciting The Pledge of Allegiance and The Four-Way Test. Her Reflection was 4 quotes from Rumi on gratitude:

“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will cover every corner of your life.”

“Be grateful for your life, every detail of it, and your face will come to shine like the sun, and everyone who sees it will be made glad and peaceful.”

“Giving thanks for abundance is sweeter than the abundance itself.”

“Gratitude is the wine of the soul. Go on. Get drunk.”


Sabra Locke (has an application in!), Emily Forceville, Connie Marx, and a whole lot of outstanding students, and their parents and grandparents.

Sunshine Report:

Barbara Spangler’s (Valley if the Moon Club) husband has died, former member, Gordon Shurtleff had successful surgery, Ken Moulton (a former District Governor) passed away after a battle with ALS.


Julia Parranto said we had 8 marbles and she was not sure what was in the pot as the carryover was unknown. One of our students had the right ticket, but did not pull the blue marble, but she did go home with $10.00!


Polio Update: No new cases of Polio in the world this week.

Mexico Project: President Ray said we have a commitment for 268 water filters. The goal is 300. They cost $55.00 and provide a family with clean water for up to 10 years with proper use. World Community Service is donating a bunch of water filters. Just give up Starbucks for 10 days and you can pay for one. Thank you WCS!

The Giro Bello website and registration is now live! Just before the meeting we already had 41 signed up for one of the three rides. Do you know anyone who wants to ride? Let them know about the Giro Bello. Know anyone who could be a sponsor? Ann Gospe should have the sponsor packets ready for next week’s meeting.

Hop to it for Hunger is on! Julia Parranto has gotten commitments for the beer. We need volunteers to package the beer on Friday, March 11 and Distributing Saturday, March 12. The beer goes on sale Saturday, February 26. The cost is $50.00 for a bag of six local beers. Our goal is to sell $150.00. That would be $5000.00 for the Redwood Empire Food Bank.

Dictionaries: Ted Wilmsen thanked everyone who helped distribute the dictionaries this year. If you have extra dictionaries, please bring them to him at a meeting. Please bring back the envelopes too.

Ryan Thomas and the High School Recognition Awards

We do not know for sure how long we have been doing the high school recognition awards but has been over 25 years. These students are not only great at academics but are also leaders and doers. They are not necessarily the class valedictorian but are outstanding in other areas.

Elsie Allen High School:  Principal Gabe Albavera introduce Chelsy Reyes Ramirez. She is active in many clubs at her school as well as athletics and being a cheerleader. She is hoping to become a pediatrician.

Roseland University Prep:  Connie Lopez Marx introduced Ricarda Suarez Moreno. Environmental issues are important to her. She went to City Hall to stop a cannabis store from be located near her school. She wants to study political science in college and become any attorney.

Cardinal Newman High School: Graham Rutherford introduced Meghan Do. She plays water polo, volunteers at Ceres Community Project, is active in student government and will take on what she sees is an injustice

Roseland Collegiate Prep: Danielle Yount introduced us to Aylin Becerra Orozco. She works parttime, volunteers, mentors teens active in student government. She is going to college and will study business and marketing.

Ridgeway High School: Valerie Jordan introduced us to Travis Summers. Hard to believe, but Travis has perfect attendance! He participates in several clubs. He is Step 3 Plus and is on task to graduate on time. He completed 50.5 credits his first semester.

Piner High School: Steve Olson introduced us to Lauren Des-Bordes. She is a friend of Steve’s granddaughter. she has a 4.1 GPA and is in an early college Magnet program. She likes health sciences and biology. she would like to study forensics in college.


Unfortunately, Santa Rosa High School did not come. Ruby Sanches was there selection as outstanding student. Montgomery High School and Maria Carillo High School chose not to participate this year.  We look forward to all schools participating next year.


(No slides this week)

Additional Pictures

There were a lot of great pictures this meeting.
Click image below for High Resolution Copies of all the meeting pictures.

Governor, District 5130

Dustin Littlefield


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

Board of Directors

President Elect, Kris Anderson
Club Service I, Membership, Julia Parranto
Club Service II, Club Meetings, Casey D’Angelo
Club Service III, Fundraising, Diane Moresi
Club Service IV, Member Activities, Anne Gospe
Club Service V, Information Technology and Records, Pete Lescure
Club Director, Casey Carter
Community Service I, Member Involvement, Rio Ray
Community Service II, Youth, Andrea Geary
Vocational Service, Carolyn Fassi
International Service, Dan Balfe

DIGITAL EDITION No. 444 February 16, 2022  EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Jeff Gospe PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick