DIGITAL EDITION No. 323 July 10, 2019  EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Kris Anderson PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick

Our Program For Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Amazing Canine Companion for Independence 

Angie Escudero


Live demonstration and an amazing video presented by Canine Companion for Independence trainer Angie Escudero.

Angie will be do a demonstration with a dog in professional training and presenting an amazing video on the Coffey Creek Women’s Correction Facility and how a young girl’s life with Autism is transformed.


Wednesday July 24, 2019: A memorable presentation by 86 years old Polio Survivor
Wednesday July 31, 2019: Healthcare Broker Specializing in the Senior Market
Wednesday August 7, 2019: The Incredible Advancements In Veterinary Medicine
Wednesday August 21, 2019: Sonoma Clean Power


Aug. 19-26, 2019Rotary Rhine River Cruise
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Opening Ceremonies:

Pledge of Allegiance: Holly Garrettson

Reflection:  Chip Rawson went on and on about “stuff”, good stuff, but it was really all about, well read it below:

If you can live without caffeine,
If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can ignore a friend’s limited education and never correct him or her,
If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can honestly say that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, color, religion, gender preference, or politics,

Then you have almost reached the same level of spiritual development as your dog!

Visiting Rotarians:

Ezbo Jen from Santa Rosa Sunrise


Knox and Leo

Sunshine Report:

No one ailing today

The New Joke Master for this year: 

Dan Schell


Kris Anderson said the pot was up to $560ish and only 3 marbles left.  Rich de Lambert’s number was called, but he did not get the right marble.  Next week; only two marbles and we will probably have a pot over $600


  1. Casey D’Angelo asked everyone to collect their Giro Bello signs and return to him. There is a 4:30 Giro Bello Committee meeting on July 23rd at Casey’s house.
  2. Karen Ball needs all outstanding Giro Bello bills be turned into her ASAP. Proceeds of the event look to be around $75,000!
  3. Karen Ball let us know that our second half of the year dues will be mailed shortly.
  4. Andrea Geary announced that the Bocce Ball Tournament will be on September 7th. Please get your teams ready!
  5. President Cathy announced a social at Trecini Winery on July 18th at the tasting room. Please vote for the Trecini sauvignon blanc for the best in the reader poll.

Upcoming programs: 

Holly Garrettson is getting some great speakers lined up for the weeks ahead.  Someone will be coming from Canine Companions.  An 87-year old polio survivor will talk about her life with polio and post-polio.  Diane Morales will come to talk about being prepared.  Cathy says our programs will be things that you will be proud to bring a guest!  She would also like us to get more media exposure.


Doug Johnson has partnered with the Humane Society so that they will get 1% of his gross sales…  Jeff Kolin has a new granddaughter…Fred and Jeanne Levin have moved back into there home after 19 months…Rio Ray was happy to get out of Chicago….Gary Vice’s sons bought tickets for them all to go see the Master’s Golf Tournament earlier this year.  I think between all these recognitions, the club foundation got $500.00 and Polio Plus got $20.00!

President Cathy: State of the Club Address

President Cathy passed out new Rotary pins to everyone.  If you were not at the meeting, get one!  She is going to start fining people for not wearing their Rotary pins to the meetings.  This can be any Rotary pin (but she prefers hers).  Kris Anderson asked about other jewelry….like earrings….and she was fine with any Rotary pin, etc.

Her theme for the year is unity; “the state of being united or joined as a whole.”

Fellowship is “A community of interest activity of shared feeling our purpose.”

“It is important to make friendships that are deeper than gossiping and drinking and smoking and going out.  Make friends you can cry with, make friends who support your life goals and believe in you.”  Knowledge, her goal is to help us know more about our own Foundation and Club Boards.  The website is being updated and she would like it to have a summary of the Foundation and Club board meetings.  No more being invisible… Teamwork works well when we know

each other’s strengths and that starts with knowing each other.  Members need to welcome fellow members and help them feel part of the Club.  Always make visitors feel special.

If you hear of anyone that might make a good speaker at a meeting, let her know.  Good speakers bring more visitors and increases our own attendance. 

Chickens will pay a roll this coming year….being that chicken is what the Flamingo serves us most weeks.  She almost brought us all a rubber chicken! 

She will be asking people to stand up each week, at random, and tell us something about themselves (what’s going on in our lives).  Today she asked a few…Brandon Uhrich just won an award for his 2016 Ford Mustang.  His prize was some type a gadget to make drinks…..but he won a prize! With that, President Cathy told us her first car was a 1969 Mustang Mach 1.  She got it for getting straight A’s in school.  Marnie Goldschlag was here, today, and she said that even though her husband is retired, she’s not…but she has been camping and working hard in her business that she co-owns with Jock McNeill……a real estate company called Next Door.  Holly Garrettson was called upon and she let us know that helping people is her life’s mantra.  That is why she started an Edward Jones office and serves on various boards.  Julia Parranto was called upon and she told us how her home/office was shaping up.  Lastly, she called on visiting Rotarian Ezbo Jen.  What a remarkable life.  If I got it right, his grandfather came to the United States from China.  His dad was born in San Francisco.  They went back to China and Ezbo was born in Hong Kong.  After World War II his father was in danger as he was an American citizen so eventually, they came back the United States.  He was a medic during the Viet Nam War.  He made a joke that he was never shot because he was good at crawling and had a skinny butt, so it wasn’t sticking up to get shot! 


Governor, District 5130

Barb Spangler, Valley of the Moon Rotary Club





Attendance Secretary

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

Board of Directors

Club Service I, Membership, Ryan Thomas
Club Service II, Club Meetings, Jeff Kolin
Club Service III, Fundraising, Steve Baime
Club Service IV, Member Activities, Anne Gospe
Club Service V, Information Technology and Records, Brandon Urich
Community Service I, Member Involvement, Andrea Geary
Community Service II, Youth, Laura Held
Vocational Service, Carolyn Fassi
International Service, Peter Holewinski