DIGITAL EDITION No. 164   February 24, 2016        EDITOR: Layne Bowen  PHOTOGRAPHER: Diane Moresi

Our Program for March 2nd:



This meeting will be held at St. Rose


Jeff Weber2The Newest Company You’ve Known for a Long Time. Keysight Technologies is the largest public company headquartered in Sonoma County, and has been here since the early 1970s – first as part of the Hewlett-Packard Company, then as the largest business in Agilent Technologies. In 2014, Agilent completed a separation into two companies, with Keysight becoming the world’s leading electronic measurement company. Today, Keysight and its 1,200 local employees continue building on the company’s 44-year legacy of technology leadership and strong corporate citizenship in Sonoma County. Keysight Public Affairs Manager Jeff Weber will provide details on the company’s history here, its advanced products and solutions, and Keysight’s commitment to make a positive difference in Sonoma County as a leading employer and supporter of local education, health and human services and environmental programs.


Wednesday, March 9th: Past Presidents Day
Wednesday, March 16th: Copperfields
Wednesday, march 23rd: Senator Mike McGuire: The Issues We Care About


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Bill Pedersen – pledge
Schuyler Jeffreys – invocation

Lots of guests……


Welcome back, Dan! Eileen Carlisle’s brother has cancer and Dr. Shari’ Shamsavari’s mother is having heart surgery.

Robby Fouts draws Sam McMillan's number. Sam did not choose the correct marble.

Robby Fouts draws Sam McMillan’s number


Sam McMillan had the right ticket and chose the lucky marble, winning the pot of $100!


Steve Marburger and Richard Lazovick are our new Technology Committee. President Doug and Steve teamed up to demo how to register on My Rotary. Steve then ran a 1 minute Polio video.

Doug announced – 3 upcoming  events to raise money for polio. Two are cooking/eating events and the other a cigar smoking/whiskey tasting event.

Tony Roehrick is preparing a dinner for 8-10 to raise money for Polio Plus. It is $50 per person. It will be held on March 5th.

Giro Bello – Emily Harrington announced that $18,500 has been pledged for corporate donations toward our $50,000 goal. Club members are responsible for at least $500 in donations each. A drawing will be done for some great prizes.

Don McMillan asked for volunteers to post signs for Giro Bello.

Reminder our club meeting is at St. Rose next week.


Craig Schultz raffles of an autographed poster from the movie

Craig Schulz raffles of an autographed poster from the movie

Speaker Craig Schulz – Son of Charles Schulz and producer of Peanuts movie. Craig shared with us how animation is done and the incredible number of hours required. The average production time for an animated film is over 3 years. Blue Sky Animation had a crew of 400 plus people working on the film.

Craig wrote the story for the film script.  Craig asked that the Blue Sky crew in Connecticut refer to his father as “Sparky” and recognize he is looking down overseeing the project. He described the challenges of using 3D animation in the movie and how the production managers accepted the challenge. Each character had its own lead animator.

Cathy Vicini wins the poster!

Cathy Vicini wins the poster!

Craig gave an overview of the two parallel story lines running throughout the film.  In addition, he shared lots of technical information and challenges in animating a comic strip. Interestingly, Sparky was ultimately referred to as the film’s production designer. A very fun and informative program!

Craig auctioned off a rare Peanuts movie poster for $1,000 which included a screening for 5 at Craig’s personal theater. Cathy Vicini was the winning bidder.


The Giro Bello Goal Chart - Goal $50,000 - we are at $18,195. Not bad!

The Giro Bello Goal Chart – Goal $50,000 – we are at $18,195. Not bad!


Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Officers

President:Doug Johnson, President Elect: Jose Guillen, President Elect Nominee: Julia Parranto, Past President: Mark Burchill, Secretary: Jack Abercrombie, Treasurer: Cecil G. Humes, Sergeant at Arms: Jack Geary

President Rotary International

K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran, member of the Rotary Club of Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Governor, District 5130

Erin Dunn, member of the Rotary Club of Fortuna Sunrise

Attendance Secretary

Jack Abercrombie P.O. Box 505 Santa Rosa, CA 95402 707-538-4770

Board of Directors

Jack Atkin, Karen Ball, Tim Delaney, Tim Fawcett, Gesine Franchetti, Bill Hatcher, Will Haymaker, Elizabeth Karbousky, Steve Olson