Our Program For Wednesday, March 4, 2020

2020 Giro Bello Excitement!

Ray Giampaoli

Ray Giampaoli can hardly wait to show the Club the new website. It has the new volunteer system all set up and even the place for volunteers. This will highlight and invite the current sponsors as well as recognize Sarah Trejo Everson for all of her help with this.


Wednesday March 11, 2020: Flying Through The Gut-Wrenching Hurricane
Wednesday March 18, 2020: CA Cheese and Butter Association
Wednesday March 25, 2020: Sonoma County Airport Manager

Keep checking back.  New Programs coming soon!


Keep checking back.  New socials coming soon!


Visit our district at: http://www.rotary5130.org
Check out Rotary International at: http://www.rotary.org
Come see us at: http://rotarymeansbusiness

Opening Ceremonies:

Pledge:  Julia Parranto
Reflection:  Chip Rawson with a quote from Mark Twain, “If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed.  If you read the newspaper you are misinformed.”

Visiting Rotarians:

Steve Amend, a retired contractor from Santa Rosa Sunrise


Lots of students, parents and teacher/administrators plus Wes Daniels from Daniels Chapel of the Roses (a former Rotarian and the son/grandson of Rotarians)


Nona said we have 7 marbles left.  Kathy Schwartz had the right number, but she pulled a yellow marble.  Sorry Kathy!

President Cathy’s Weakly Joke:

I just spotted a cat on someone’s porch, meowing to be let in. Without thinking, I walked up to the door, rang the doorbell, nodded to the cat and left.

As I rounded the corner, it dawned on me what I had done when I heard the owner shouting to his wife “OMG SARAH! THE CAT JUST RANG THE DOORBELL!”


The poker contest started this week!  Each meeting for the next 6 meetings you will get a playing card.  No show, no card!  At the end of 6 weeks whoever has the best hand wins a prize!

Giro Bello update:  88 riders and $14,000 in sponsorship commitments. The goal is 80 riders and $50,000 in sponsorships.  The club is asking all members to find one $500 sponsor from a company outside of our club.

Ted Wilmsen is still looking for leftover dictionaries

President Cathy asked several members to stand and talk about the dictionary project, Rotaract, and NewGen Peacebuilders so that our many guests could learn a bit about our projects.

Will Haymaker is moving to Palo Alto to be near his son as of April 1st.  We are really going to miss him!  Aloha, Will!  We hope you can come back a visit from time to time.

President Cathy read 3 thank you letters from kids that got our dictionaries.  They were really cute letters.  She also commented how reading is so important for our brains.

Program:  Honoring the Best and Brightest Students From Our Nine Area High Schools.

Please note these kids were all given an application to apply for the Stan Lance Scholarship for Outstanding Senior High School Students.

School                                             Student                                     Administrator/Guests

Maria Carillo High School            Chloe Candelario                    Katie Barr – Principal

Guests:  Erinn and Chris Candelario

Montgomery High School           Johanna Blackmore                 Randy Burbank – Principal

Guests: Jim LaFrance – teacher

Santa Rosa High School               Dylan P Day                          Guests:  Katie and Doug Day

Roseland Collegiate Prep.           Sirena Nordstom Miranda      Danielle Yount – Principal

Guests:  Florencia Miranda, Paula Chumpitaz, Jeffrey Nordstrom

Cardinal Newman High School   Creighton Anderson-Soria       Graham Rutherford – Principal

Guest:  June Anderson-Soria

Roseland University Prep            Cristobal Garcia Alcazar          Veronica Vasquez – Principal

Guest:  Alan Lone

Ridgeway High School                Jazmin Moreno                         Valerie Jordan – Principal

Guest:  Patricia Arreola

Piner High School                       Manuel Tah Pech                     John Kennedy – Assistant Principal

Elsie Allen High School               Robert Giacomini                     Gabe Albavera – Principal

These kids are not only smart, but they are kind and caring people.  Dylan has been raising money and volunteering for the Leukemia Society for 13 years.  He raised $50,000 this year alone.  He is headed to Northern Colorado to play ball in college.  Chloe is a math tutor, is in school leadership, lost her home in the Tubbs fire, but has been a beacon of positivity to the other kids as they heal from the 2017 fires.  Creighton is at the top of his class, involved in campus ministry, helps freshmen, a good debater and teaches at Village Charter School. Manny goes to battle to make sure everyone feels welcomed at his school, at the top of his class and involved with Latino service providers.  Jazmin serves on the school board, science club president and always up for a good challenge.  Johanna is the ASB president, take the hardest classes they offer (therefore has attained International Baccalaureate), and in in Interact. Sirena commutes from Lake County every day, honor roll, student government, a previous NewGen Peacebuilders participant and plans on going into medicine.  Cristobal academically excels in all subjects, worked on a 5G project and is headed to Stanford University next year.   Robert Giacomini was unable to attend so we will meet him at a future meeting.

Bonus Pictures

Governor, District 5130

Kathy Flamson

Attendance Secretary

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

Board of Directors

Club Service I, Membership, Michael Moore
Club Service II, Club Meetings, Holly Garretson
Club Service III, Fundraising, Ryan Thomas
Club Service IV, Member Activities, Anne Gospe
Club Service V, Information Technology and Records, Brandon Urich
Community Service I, Member Involvement, Rio Ray
Community Service II, Youth, Andrea Geary
Vocational Service, Carolyn Fassi
International Service, Dan Balfe

DIGITAL EDITION No. 349 February 26, 2020  EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Le PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick