Next Meeting is Hybrid
Wednesday July 28, 2021

NOTE: This is a Hybrid Meeting.
See details below.

The  Redwood Gospel Mission

Jeff Gilman

Jeff Gilman, the Executive Director of the Redwood Gospel Mission will talk about this faith based organization which ministers to the needy with food, shelter and rescue ministry in the Sonoma County and the Santa Rosa metropolitan area.   The Mission has been offering help and hope for the homeless, hungry, and those caught in addictions since 1963.   More than just a soup kitchen, it is located on four sites in Santa Rosa, which encompass a men’s mission and homeless shelter, a women’s mission, a women’s homeless shelter, and our administrative offices at the Ministry Support Center.   In addition, they have a thrift store, open six days a week.  They are a proud member of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions.

Register to attend at  In person attendance and virtual attendance require pre-registering.

–>  Debi will send you the Zoom login link for the 12:00 meeting once you have paid. Feel free to put your feet up, grab a sandwich, and join the meeting. <–


In-Person / Hybrid Meeting details:
Effective July 7th, 2021, we will be hosting in-person and online meetings. In-person meetings will be located at the Epicenter Sports Center located at 3215 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa, CA.  Use the first door, closest to Piner Road. There will be greeters at the door to guide you.

Meetings times are the same.

–> Please note that you NEED TO MAKE A RESERVATION IN ADVANCE so we have a proper count.  Payments received by Saturday will be considered for the upcoming meeting.  Payments after that will be for the following meeting.
–> Debi Zaft will email you the link for online, once you have paid.  Use this link for details and to pay.  CLICK HERE!

Wednesday August 4: First Club Assembly (Members sign up for committees)
Wednesday August 11:
PAWS –  Performing Animal Welfare Society
Wednesday August 18:
Sonoma County Ecology Center
Wednesday August 25: “100 Black Men”

Keep checking back.  New Programs coming soon!


Celebrate Doug Johnson’s Year as District Governor
8/7/21 @ 3pm

Keep checking back.  New socials coming soon!


Visit our district at:
Check out Rotary International at:
Come see us at: http://rotarymeansbusiness

Watch The Meeting:  Did you miss the meeting?  Here is a link to the recording of last week’s meeting:
(Click here)
Please note it is only available to view until 8/1/21

Opening Ceremonies:

The reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, The Four Way Test and the Reflection were done by Michael Moore. Mike was true to his word with President Ray when he said, “Keep it brief, Mike.”

Visting Rotarians: 

Mae Heagerty-Mayo for the East-West Club, Linda Sinkay from Sebastopol Sunrise, David McDonald from East-West Club


Melissa Sherman, Marcia Lucien

Sunshine Report:

Jack Abercrombie is on hospice care

Events to Put on Your Calendar:

Thursday, July 29th, 5:30PM on Zoom Is the monthly SCARC meeting. They will be talking about Zoom, hybrid, and in-person Rotary meetings. If you would like to attend, please call Diana Curtis at (707) 483-8472 or email her at It is free to attend.

A reception to Celebrate Doug Johnson’s year as District Governor will be held Saturday, August 7, 2021, 3:00PM at Jeff and Ann Gospe’s home at 1565 Baird Road, Santa Rosa, CA. You are requested to bring something to eat depending on the first letter of your lost name:  A-F is to bring an appetizer, G-L is to bring a Salad, Fuit, or Vegetable, At M-Z is to bring a dessert. Non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Please RSVP to the Gospes at or text/call to (707) 495-3239

The 100th Birthday reservations are selling strong. If you are planning to go, please pay soon. Reservations are now open to other clubs. Mark Burchill can sell individual tickets for $125.00, or he can group you with others at a table for $150.00.

Sam McMillan says that the Junior Livestock Auction will be July 31st and August 1st. He has instructions from President Ray to buy two lambs and two pigs. Once the meat is butchered and wrapped, we will have a social where the meat will be auctioned off to raise funds for the club. Anybody knows someone at Willowside Meats who would cut and wrap the meat for us for free?


President Ray is getting ready for his “Peak for Polio” climb at Mt Shasta. Please put your change in the pots on the table or go to his Peak for Polio Facebook page to contribute.

Treasurer Karen Ball says we are getting better at signing up and paying for our meetings in advance.

In conjunction with our new Seventh Area of Service, Rotary has a Fellowship ESRAG. It costs $30.00 to join and it will keep you abreast of what Rotary is doing in the environment. They have once a month movie night.

Robert Pierce wants us to know that the Epicenter’s assistant manager, Andrew, is a former recipient of some on the fire funds that we distributed after the Tubbs fire.

President Ray contributed $100 to his wife, Jodi’s Paul Harris in honor of their 29th wedding anniversary. Wood is what you give for the 29th anniversary, so they bought new patio furniture.


$37 was in the pot this week with 8 marbles. Visiting Rotarian Linda Sinkay had the right ticket, but she did not pull the blue marble.


Paul Hamilton forgot to preregister for the meeting, so he contributed $50 to the club administrative budget. Charlie Howard Gibbon has a new granddaughter, so he contributed $50.00 to Polio Plus. Sam McMillan contributed $100 to the Jameson Fund. Pete Lescure donated $100 to Polio Plus because it is his wife’s birthday.

Giro d’wine Country Update:

Looking for sponsors. Physical sponsor packets will be available next week.

Rotary Means Business:

(Click to open)

Reservations are open for the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa’s 100th Anniversary Celebration.  Half of the reserved tables are now sold.  We kept registration to just RCSR club members for July, but in August, we will be inviting members of other clubs, and even non-Rotarians to share our celebration.  Be there or be square! (see flyer)

This week’s guest speaker is Marcia Lucien, Executive Director of the Family Justice Center.

Marsha came to the Family Justice Center last year. She previously worked in San Diego and Sacramento. She was once a probation officer. The Family Justice Center is that one stop place to go for help for a variety of services for abused adults and children. The following agencies can be found there:  YWCA, Verity, Council on Aging, Legal aid of Sonoma County, Catholic Charities, Victim services, Department of health Services, Human Services Department, District Attorney’s Office, Law Enforcement, Camp Hope, and Ruthless Kindness. There are currently 140 similar centers in the United States. It is extremely helpful to the victim of abuse/crime that they have one place to go and tell their story and get the services they need in one location. They can have as little or as much service as they need. There is mentorship for children. There is a donation closet for them to find apparel or diapers or whatever they need as most times they must leave an abusive household with nothing. They have services for elder abuse. People are referred to them by family, friends, neighbors, law enforcement and adult protective services. Even non-citizens can go there for help. They can take care of victims’ pets because some people will not leave an abusive situation if they cannot take their dog/cat, etc.

Hi To The Club:

Kris Anderson ran into Norm and Bev Owen this past weekend and they say “Hi.” to the club.

Additional Pictures & Special Flyers (Click on Flyers to view):

Governor, District 5130

Doug Johnson


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

Board of Directors

Club Service I, Membership, Julia Parranto
Club Service II, Club Meetings, Casey D’Angelo
Club Service III, Fundraising, Diane Moresi
Club Service IV, Member Activities, Anne Gospe
Club Service V, Information Technology and Records, Pete Lescure
Community Service I, Member Involvement, Rio Ray
Community Service II, Youth, Andrea Geary
Vocational Service, Carolyn Fassi
International Service, Dan Balfe

DIGITAL EDITION No. 417 July 21, 2021  EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Le PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick