DIGITAL EDITION No. 257 February 21, 2018  EDITOR: Layne Bowen PHOTOGRAPHER: Kris Anderson  PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick

Our Program For Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Craig Anderson, Executive Director

LandPaths’ mission is to foster a love of the land in Sonoma County.  Craig Anderson, its Executive Director since 1997, will be our speaker on February 28th. He will share with us how LandPaths creates ways for people to experience the beauty, understand the value, and assist in healing the land in our local communities.  Much of the Sonoma County based nonprofit outreach is with traditionally underserved populations.

We will learn about public outings to LandPaths’ own “community hubs”, and other properties protected by the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District, and how our Rotary Club may assist in some ongoing volunteer stewardship projects.

Craig speaks annually to international audiences at the Land Trust Alliance and was chosen by Bay Nature Magazine as its 2014 “Conservation Hero”.  He lives in Santa Rosa with his wife (and LandPaths associate director) Lee Hackeling and their two children.  

Trips offshore to fish from a kayak, hunt nonnative hog and turkey, his front-yard farm and playing music in the “Sonomacana” band Cahoots, help Craig find balance among the passion of community conservation work.


Wednesday March 7, 2018: Bijan 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 – Colton Briner – Emerging technologies that will disrupt industries 


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Opening Ceremonies

Pledge: Jeanne Levin
Reflection: Matthew Henry

Visiting Rotarians

Dan Balfe from Cambria


Michael O’Brien, Sukie Stanley, Roger and Kathleen Meadows, Gayle Dilles, Jennifer Reap, Linda Johnson, Elaine Olsen, Rio Ray, Loralee Carter and Lynette McGee.

Richard de Lambert, introduced Linda Johnson and presented her with a $5,000 business grant check on behalf of Rotary District 5130 Fire Relief Fund.

Carolynn Fassi, introduced Sukie Stanley, related to Dr. Jonas Salk, who developed the Polio vaccine.  In his honor, they both donated to our Rotary Polio Plus fund.


Jose covered for President Julia who is a bit under the weather, having lost her voice. Ginny reported that other than that, all is sunny!

Robby’s Raffle

Rich de Lambert had the right ticket, but the wrong marble.

Cathy’s Clown Show

Charlie was installing a new door and found that one of the hinges was missing.
He asked his wife Mary if she would go to Home Depot and pick up a hinge.
Mary agreed to go. While she was waiting for the manager to finish serving a customer, her eye caught a beautiful bathroom faucet. Then the manager was finished, Mary asked him, “How much is that faucet?” The manager replied, “That’s a gold plated faucet and the price is $500.00.
Mary exclaimed, “My goodness, that’s an expensive faucet — certainly out of my price range.”
She then proceeded to describe the hinge that Charlie had sent her to buy. The manager said that he had them in stock and went into the storeroom to get one. From the storeroom the manager yelled. “Ma’am, you wanna screw for the hinge?” Mary shouted back, “No, but I will for the faucet.”  This is why you can’t Send a woman to Home Depot!

Casey Carter presented with her Blue BadgePast Presidential Announcements

  • Jose read a thank you letter from a 3rd grade teacher, Kristie Webber of Riebli Elementary School for the dictionaries her students received from our Rotary Club.
  • Our club was asked to donate by the district governor to a fund to defray advertising costs for our Fire Relief fund. Our “pass the hat” collection netted $411.00.
  • Casey Carter was presented with her blue badge.

Veteran Craft Talk

Steve Baime gave a craft talk today about Steve Olson. Steve has a masters degree from UC Davis. He has been an agriculture instructor at Ferndale High and later taught at SRJC. He established the SRJC agriculture department. He was also the director of the study abroad program for 19 years. He and his wife Elaine have two daughters, is active in 4H, Rotary and numerous other endeavors.



  • Casey D’Angelo announced the need for mentors for the NewGen Peacebuilder fall program.
  • Yale Abrams has a small hands-on project on the weekend of 3/3/18 for some Giro Bello related hands-on work at club’s storage.
  • Chip Rawson needs ticket takers. Please slap Chip on the head if interested! Apparently, the slap on the head is a motivator as 5 people immediately raised their hands for that opportunity.
  • Ann Gospe announced that we need all hands-on deck to volunteer for Giro Bello. Ask her if you need help signing up!
  • Jeff Kolin said we’re ahead of last year’s pace for registrations. Take a flyer or 10 to put up in businesses around the area. Jeff encouraged volunteers. If you have sponsorship ideas, contact Matt Fannin.
  • Last week, this editor missed that Casey D’Angelo announced the birth of his third grandchild and first granddaughter to his son and daughter-in-law. They welcomed Ada Harriett D’Angelo into the world on January 9th, the day before her great aunt Harriett’s birthday. Congratulations, Grandpa!

Fire Relief Raffle Progress

Ray Giampaoli noted that ticket sales are picking up and again exhorted us to sell raffle tickets for our fire relief fund.


Loralee Carter has worked in Afghanistan in Native American communities as well as a community care counselor. She talked today about the processes that catalyze resilience of humans when confronted with trauma.

Loralee discussed her time in Afghanistan, travelling around the country in Apache and Blackhawk helicopters. She was involved in a variety of programs to help soldiers and others cope with their experiences through counselling, yoga and other methods. There was no set program, so she set about designing her own wellness program.

Loralee related the similarity of experience with the firestorm that hit our community in October to that of a war zone. She described symptoms that many in this area are experiencing since the fire, both mentally and physically and encouraged those people to connect with other caring loving people.

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   

Additional Pictures

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