Next meeting
Wednesday August 3, 2022

District 5130 Area Governor

Brian Reed 

BRIAN REED is the Area Governor for our Rotary District. He is a past president of the Santa Rosa East Rotary Club. He is also president of Children and Family Circle and Treasurer of Free to Be. Brian is the CEO of Summit Bank and has over 35 years of lending and community banking experience. He earned his Master’s degree from the American Graduate School of International Management in Arizona, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, with an emphasis in Accounting and Corporate Finance.


PLEASE NOTE: In-Person & Zoom meetings returned!  Please register.

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Wednesday August 10th: Antarctica…. A Journey to Earth’s Past
Wednesday August 17th: (TBD)
Wednesday August 24th: Deputy District Attorney & former Santa Rosa City Attorney
Wednesday August 31st: Former Hobo, on riding the rails and his latest novel

Click here for the current calendar (Subject to updates).


(No currently scheduled Socials or projects)

Keep checking back.  New socials coming soon!


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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: 8/6/22

Opening Ceremonies:

After President Kris rang the bell and welcomed us to the meeting, Past President Ray Giampaoli led us in the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance and the Four-Way Test. His Reflection was a quote from a song from the 1960’s. “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.”


Janice Stradford, Bill English, Richard Fennel, and Martin from the Arlene Frances Center


$34 in the pot and Bill Hatcher had the right number. However, he did not pull the blue marble.

Sunshine Report:

We think Cecil is home. He has been coy about his hospital visit. Richard Lazovick has shingles. A moment of silence was held for Past District Governor Bruce Campbell who passed away in Sparks, Nevada. A celebration of his life will be held in Sonoma County in the future.


Professional Photos Scheduled for August 10th:

Robert Pierce is setting up to take photos of club members at the August 10th meeting. The cost is $100 for the sitting. You cannot get a professional photo for that price! So come to the meeting and he will make you look “absolutely marvelous.”


The Ken Moulton Leadership Academy will be offered November 18-19, 2022, at the Santa Rosa Junior College. The cost is $150.00. This is a great class if you are looking for some leadership training for the club or in your professional life. Sorry, it is not in the club budget to pay for everyone.

Karen Ball reminded us that the bill for dues is now due. She clarified that the “recognition” portion of the bill is charged if you have not paid a recognition to the “club administration.”

Call her with your questions.


Ray and Jodi Giampaoli finally went on their postponed Alaskan Cruise. They had a wonderful time and Ray donated $50.00 to the club.

Today’s guest speakers Janice Stradford on Project Quetzel:

Much like Project Amigo, Janice and Bill were traveling in Guatemala and found that children in the indigenous communities did not do well in school because they did not speak Spanish. There are at least 23 different languages in Guatemala. Schools in Guatemala start with first grade when the children are seven years old. Those children in the indigenous speaking areas did not speak Spanish, so they often flunked out of school. Project Quetzel runs preschools for children ages 4-6 and teaches Spanish as part of the curriculum. Janice and Bill have started 9 preschools are looking to establish more. They recruit women who are educated to be the teachers in their communities.

We also gave a minute for Martin from the Arlene Francis Center to talk about the Salsa Rosa Orquestra event that Odalis Medianero invited us to last week (President Kris went).

Club Job Openings:

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

Program Slides

(No program slides this week)

Additional Pictures:


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. 466 July 27, 2022  EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Jeff Gospe PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick