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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Project Amigo

Dora E. Zúñiga 

Dora E. Zúñiga serves as the Donor Guidance Director for Project Amigo.

For nearly three decades, Project Amigo has helped rural children in Mexico continue their formal schooling up to and including college level.  Started in 1984, Project Amigo is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to provide the resources needed for children from the poor rural communities in the state of Colima to stay in school.  Education and literacy are powerful keys to enabling a brighter future for the world’s children, who in turn benefit the nations they live in.   They now have over 90 college graduates (including doctors and attorneys) and 160+ students in junior high, high school and college.


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Wednesday July 27: Project Quetzal
Wednesday August 3rd: District 5130 Area Governor Brian Reed

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Club member Odalis want to invite everyone to hear live Salsa music.
In an effort to help The Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics reach their goal of $30,000 to stay open after COVID Salsa Rosa Orquesta presents.
July 22, 2022 @7pm, 99 6th Street, Santa Rosa CA

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(No currently scheduled Socials or projects)

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Watch The Meeting:  Did you miss the meeting?  Here is a link to the recording of last week’s meeting:
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Please note it is only available to view until: 7/24/22

NOTE: This is an abbreviated bulletin.  

Kris has been writing the bulletin for a very long time.  Now that she is president, she needs a few bulletin writers to help out.

Opening Ceremonies:

After President Kris welcomed us, Ryan Thomas led us in the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance and the Four-Way Test. His reflection reminds us that service does not have to be big to be impactful:

“You have two hands; one to help yourself and the second to help others.” Audrey Hepburn

“Service does not have to be big and grandiose to be meaningful and make a difference.”  Sister Cheryl A Esplin

“Small actions when multiplied by millions of people transforms the world.” Howard Zinn

Visiting Rotarians:

John Renberg from the Rotary Club of Fremont


Gio Morales and Barbara White


Saturday, July 16:  The art show benefiting Ukraine at Montgomery Village, 2:00 – 5:00

Saturday, July 16:  Former District Governor Ken Moulton’s memorial service at Windsor High School

Friday, July 22:  Salsa Rosa Orquestra fundraiser at the Arlene Francis Center 99 Sixth Street at 7:00. Wear white if you have it. Dance lessons and Odalis Medianero will be singing

The Rotary Club of Pasadena is looking for financial help for this coming year’s Rose Parade

Jeff Gospe says we are $400 short of $40,000 needed to wire for the next day to Ukraine


$109.00 in the pot today. Pete Lescure had to settle for the $10.00 consolation prize. In the second drawing, our guest John Renberg got it, and he got a two-dollar scratcher. Alas, he won nothing.



Scott Bartley had a great story about generosity. His partner, Chris, called Bombas Socks to request a donation for the nonprofit that he works for last Fall. Bombas was very generous and sent 500 pairs of socks. In April, a package came with 5000 socks! Chris called to thank Bombas and they told him to expect another 5000 in October and there will also be tee shirts and underwear! For that Scott made a $100 donation.

Julia Parranto isn’t used to taking 3 weeks off, but she did and took the family to Scotland, England, Wales, Barcelona, and Paris. For that she donated $200 to Ukraine and $100 to club administration.

Sorensen/Chase Scholarship Recipient:

Barbara While was here today to accept her scholarship. She is a divorce, working mother of two. She is a re-entry student at the junior college and is psychology major. The Sorensen Chase Scholarship was started by the Sorensen Family and Doug Chase after both Bob Sorensen and Bobbi Chase passed away. It turns out that Bob Sorensen and Bobbi’s father, Dan Chase, both taught at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in different departments and live near each other. The award is $2500.


Rotaract in Houston:

Gio Morales came today to share about the experience that he and other Sonoma State University Alumnae students had at the Houston Convention. The highlight was the mixer with the Bahama Rotaract Club. Mary Graves gave Gio a Rotary tie from former Jeff Kolin’s year as president as a graduation present.

Up Here, In Canada:

President Kris shared this video by Clark W. that pokes fun, in a clever way, at Canadians. RI President Jennifer Joes played it at PETS. Cute/Funny!

Today’s program was spouses, Curtis Short and Pat Seeden on CHart

Curtis and Pat talked about choosing to rebuild Ridgeway High School’s Garden from a weed choked, Bermuda grass pit to the nice garden that it is evolving into.

Club Job Openings:

Still need a few bulletin writers. Need a person on the board for Vocational Service Recognition

Program Slides

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Additional Pictures:

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Governor, District 5130

Jennifer Strong


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

Board of Directors

Kris Anderson – President
Ann Gospe – President Elect
Casey D’Angelo – President Elect Nominee
Ray Giampaoli – Past President
Debi Zaft – Secretary
Karen Ball – Treasurer
Julia Parranto – Club Service- Membership
Andrea Geary – Club Service – Club Meetings
Matthew Henry – Club Service – Fund Raising
Charlie Howard-Gibbons – Club Services – Member Activities
Pete Lescure – Club Service – Records and Outreach
Casey Carter – Member Involvement
Mary Graves Community – Service – Youth
Position open – Vocational Service
Scott Bartley – International Service
Paul Hamilton – Foundation Representative

DIGITAL EDITION No. 464 July 13, 2022  EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Jeff Gospe PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick