DIGITAL EDITION No. 213  February 22, 2017  EDITOR: Layne Bowen PHOTOGRAPHER: Kris Anderson PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick

Our Program For March 1, 2017


Nick Tipon & Don Cambou

Santa Rosa History FilmA special showing of a new film covering the nearly 150-year history of Santa Rosa will be our program on March 1st. Two men who researched and produced the film will be our guests.

Producer Don Cambou has 35 years’ experience in the production of documentary films. This includes 15 years of producing Modern Marvels for the History Channel.  Don currently lives in Sebastopol and attended Santa Rosa High School.

Historian Nick Tipon was born and raised in Santa Rosa, attended local schools and spent his entire career (33 years) as a teacher at local high schools. Retired for the past 12 years, he still resides in and enjoys his “home town’.  Nick is currently a Board member of the California Mission Foundation and the Historical Society of Santa Rosa. He lectures on a variety of topics related to changes to Native American cultural resources, archaeology and the curation and treatment of cultural resources.

Copies of the 33 minute DVD will be available for a donation of $20.

Invite your friends and come celebrate “Santa Rosa: The Chosen Spot of all the Earth”.

Wednesday March 8: SE Greenway Project Blueprints
Wednesday March 15: Past Presidents Day
Wednesday March 22: Charitable Grants Presentation
Wednesday March 29: City’s Community Development and Economic Development Director


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Pledge: Yale Abrams

Invocation: Robert Pierce


There were no visiting Rotarians today.


Kerrie Chambers and son Alex Ward

Kerrie Chambers and son Alex Ward

David Berman, Sarah Laggos and Alex Ward.


Everything is sunny in Santa Rosa. Welcome back Bill Rousseau


$43.00 Yankee dollars were on the line for Robert Pierce, but he did not get lucky.


  • Transcedence Theatre Company gave a brief video presentation for the Best of Broadway Under the Stars which will take its show to the LBC on March 11th and 12th.
  • Alex Ward promoting 20-30 Club Event

    Alex Ward promoting 20-30 Club Event

    Alex Ward of the Active 20/30 Club is promoting their “Battle of the Brews” fundraising event for foster youth in our county.

  • Ray Giampaoli shared appreciation for those Rotarians who helped Cardinal Newman Interact in serving homeless.
  • Elizabeth Karbousky reminded us of the upcoming social at Frachetti’s Restaurant this Friday at 5:30.
  • Casey D’Angelo announced the New Gen Peace Builders program starts this Friday with 8 volunteers.
  • El Presidente announced submittal of a $76,000 RI global grant for the New Gen project in Argentina.
  • March 25th, a reforestation project will be held in Lake County where fires have ravaged the landscape last couple years. Rotarians from our club are welcome to participate in the planting of 3,000 trees.
  • Bob Higgs

    Bob Higgs

    To promote our premier fundraiser, Giro Bello, Rotarians are encouraged to pass out flyers. We have 1,000’s of them. Don’t be shy!


  • Pete Lescure recovered his cell phone after Jose put out an Amber Alert.
  • Kathy Schwartz was happy for attending an event in San Diego.
  • Don & Jackie McMillan returned from visiting their grandchild, Collin Jack in New York and vacationing in Puerto Vallarta. They started a Paul Harris for Collin for $200.00. Jackie also donated $45
  • Ann Gospe donated $50 for being freshly unemployed.
  • Rich de Lambert announced his son is in Peru
Kathleen Archer is member of the month

Kathleen Archer is member of the month


Kathleen Archer was recognized by El Presidente for her many contributions as Rotarian of the Month.


Guest speaker Frank Scalerio SSU director of Development

Guest speaker Frank Scalerio SSU director of Development

Rich de Lambert introduced today’s speakers representing Sonoma State basketball. SSU Director of Development of Athletics, Frank Scalercio talked of his history growing up in Sonoma County. He attended Santa Rosa schools, and is a 1978 graduate of Montgomery High where he lettered in football, wrestling and track. He played football at SRJC and at UC Davis.

Pat Fuscaldo basketball coach

Pat Fuscaldo basketball coach

He coached football at SSU until 1993 when the football program was discontinued.

Frank then introduced men’s basketball coach Pat Fuscaldo who preceded a 4 hour drive to Humboldt State for tonight’s game by speaking to us about his 23 years of experience as basketball coach at Sonoma State University.  Using humor and dropping a few names (mostly Italian coach names like John Calipari, Pat shared stories of his career, coaching and his experience with this year’s basketball team.

MOOchas Gracias (say’s Clo the cow!)

El Presidente wishes to thank the following Rotarians for making today’s meeting a success:

  • Greeters: Ginny Cannon & Diane Moresi
  • Lunch Ticket taker: Brandon Uhrich
  • Lunch Ticket sales: Andrea Geary & Anne Gospe
  • Raffle Seller: Robby Fouts & Steve Baime
  • Sergeant At Arms: Los Barron, Debit Zaft, Rich de Lambert & Dan Shell


  1 Stephen Stubbin  8 Frank Scalerio SSU Director of Development  9 Pat Fuscaldo basketball coach


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