DIGITAL EDITION No. 326 July 31, 2019  EDITOR: Layne Bowen PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Le PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick

Our Program For Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Incredible Advancements In Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Krome

It is impossible to leave Dr. Krome’s treatment room without an easy to understand knowledge of what is wrong with your pet. Dr. Krome, previously a professor at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, is forever teaching. As a veterinarian, Dr. Krome’s greatest joy comes from imparting knowledge of disease and treatment to a pet’s owner.

His presentation will be discussing the incredible advancements in veterinary medicine over the last 30 years.


Wednesday August 14, 2019: The Cannabis Industry
Wednesday August 21, 2019: Sonoma Clean Power
Wednesday Spetember 4, 2019: United Way Schools of Hope


Aug. 19-26, 2019Rotary Rhine River Cruise
The cruise is sold out. Those still interested may place their names on a waiting list.
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                 For more information contact Eva Atkin.


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Opening Ceremonies

Pledge: Robert Pierce
Reflection: Rose Frances shared a poem about angels by May Oliver. It concluded with, “It’s enough to know they exist and that they dance”.

Visiting Rotarians 

Ezbon Jen, Stephen Stubbins, Catherine Ristola Bess


Diane Morales


All is sunny today!


Robby announced there are 673 Yankee Dollars in the pot. 8 yellow and 1 blue marbles. Kim Graves dug around in the bag and found the winning marble!

Who’s the Jokester?

Today it was Dan Shell who shared today’s mouse in the chicken chili joke.

Cathy’s announcements

Fill the polio bucket on your table.


  • Kris Anderson passed out some flyers and paid $50 for illegal advertising.
  • Andrea Geary needs more participants in the upcoming bocce tournament.
  • Yale thanked those who showed up for the most recent hands on project at Food Bank. He also announced the next one Saturday, August 10th.
  • Pete Lescure needed a volunteer to run a raffle on the 14th.
  • Sam McMillan will be purchasing a lamb at the fair. He invited anyone who wants to join him. A pig auction is also coming up.

  • Bill Hatcher recognized Michael Moore for his donations to the
    Club Foundation.
  • August 11th is a dance event for the Sonoma County Transcendance Theater Company.

Belated July Birthdays

Casey Carter led in singing Happy Birthday to July’s Rotarians. Cathy shared goodies from her bag of tricks.


  • Kim Graves broke ground on her new house
  • Rich de Lambert’s son was

    was the battalion chief on 3 thousand gallon gas truck that went off a cliff and landed upside down. He drilled a four inch hole in the tanker to get the gas out.  It was a 10 hour job.

  • Bill Hatcher came back $100
  • Jose came back from a project in Colombia $50
  • Tim Delaney went to a huge air show in Oshkosh. On the way back, he ran into a storm system over Wyoming. Surrounded by clouds, he had a decision to make and landed in the Little America Truck Stop parking lot in Rock Springs.
  • Kevin Brown donated $100 in honor of his childhood friend who is visiting our club today.
  • Michael Moore returned safely from New Brunswick and donated $100 to his Paul Harris.


Diane Morales talked healthcare in Sonoma County to our club today. Diane is an advocate for those seeking health insurance.  Starting with networks, doctor and plan, she does her best to find the best product for her clients.

Sonoma County is blessed with 3 quality hospitals including a major trauma center (Memorial). Diane helps her clients navigate the healthcare landscape and finding the best fit. Her main focus is on individual clients who are on Medicare. Diane shared a story of a client who had to choose between food and medicine. She helped the client get food delivered from a senìor program that day. She does not charge clients for her services, but is paid by insurers.

Diane answered a number of questions from the club. It was an interesting and informative program. In honor of her friend Debbie who is battling cancer, Diane generously donated $100 to our club.

Cathy’s Knox


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