DIGITAL EDITION No. 158    January 13, 2016        EDITOR: Layne Bowen   PHOTOGRAPHER: Elizabeth Karbousky

Our Program for January 20th:




Wednesday, January 27th: Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame
Wednesday, February 3rd: Creatice Sonoma EDB
Wednesday, nFebruary 10th: The Bishop Wears No Drawers


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Come see us at: http://rotarymeansbusiness


President Doug is still trying to convince us all to join the District and Club Database. is the Rotary database.  Everyone in the club should go online and check out their personal page.  Make sure everything is correct and add as is needed.  Your user name is your email address and the password is your membership number that is on the Rotary Magazine.  If you need help, ask Debi Zaft or President Doug for assistance.


Speaker Brian Sobel

Speaker Brian Sobel

This week’s speaker is an acknowledged expert who is called frequently by Bay Area news stations to weigh in on political matters. He is Brian Sobel, principal of Sobel Communications.  Brian has been a consultant for over 25 years and has served in the public sector as a planning director and vice mayor of Petaluma and was once a candidate for the California State Assembly.

Today, Brian gave us a run down on the 2016 presidential candidates and answered numerous questions in a lively give and take of ideas. Ultimately, Brian believes firmly that the voters will have a choice between Hillary Clinton and one of the more traditional republican candidates (think Cruz or Christie) rather than the current leader in the polls Donald Trump.

While Trump is currently popular, Brian ultimately thinks the Republican Party will tire of his act and will nominate a more traditional politician to represent them in the election. He also believes that Bernie Sanders will also fall by the wayside in favor of Hillary.  The PAC money has allowed many candidates to linger longer than is probably good for either party at this point.

Next week’s program is our club’s annual Public Safety Awards luncheon.  We will have many guests from the City of Santa Rosa and Fire Departments and who knows, maybe Past President Marnie Goldschlag will be here to introduce them all to us!



January Birthdays

January Birthdays

Raffle - Robby Fouts and Casey D'Angelo

Raffle – Robby Fouts and Casey D’Angelo


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