Next Meeting is via Zoom – June 24, 2020

President Cathy’s Debunking 

Tony Roehrick

President Cathy’s first day as president.

This week, the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa honors President Cathy at her final meeting of her year. The Honoring Committee has put together a presentation that is sure to amuse and entertain. Please join Ann Gospe, Past Presidents Jeanne Levin, Julia Parranto, Jose Guillen, Tony Roehrick and incoming President Jeff Kolin this Wednesday for Cathy’s “Debunking”!

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

Thank you all for your patience and always feel free to pass along any suggestions for programs to me,
President Cathy.


All in-person meetings are currently on hold.  Instead, we will be holding online meetings using Zoom.  Please be on the look out for an email with the link from either Jeff or Debi.

Wednesday July 1, 2020:  Jeff Kolin’s Installation
Wednesday July 8, 2020:  Doug Johnson’s installation as District Governor and Chris Smith of the Press Democrat
Wednesday July 15, 2020: John Stout from the Sonoma County Airport
Wednesday July 22, 2020: Steve Page from the Sonoma County Raceway
Wednesday July 29, 2020: Adam Kaplan on robotic surgeries

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The Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Bulletin for June 17, 2020

Opening Ceremonies:

Pledge:  Ted Wilmsen
Reflection #1:  Ted Wilmsen says he thinks that he has recited the Pledge of Allegiance about 5000 +/- times in his lifetime.   In thinking about that last line, “justice for all,” not everyone in this country has had justice.  The Black Lives Matter demonstrations have made him think about justice.  From now on when he recites the Pledge of Allegiance, he will put emphasis on that last work, “All.”
Refection #2:  President Cathy had a thoughtful reflection. “Everyone has a story to tell.  Share your story.  Be the difference.”
Visiting Rotarians:  no one today.  Where was Jackie McMillan?
Guests:  Chad Maxwell’s mom, Barb Maxwell was on the call today.
Sunshine Report:  Just that Ann Gospe’s minor knee surgery went well, and she is already off her crutches.
Raffle:  What raffle?  But everyone has their playing cards saved for when we go back the Flamingo!


— Social tomorrow on Zoom from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.  Pour yourself a beverage and grab some munchies and join for some camaraderie.  Debi Zaft has sent out the Zoom link

— Ray Giampaoli said all the Giro Bello refunds are going out this week.  26 people asked that their money be donated to the club.  15 people ordered the bike jersey.

— Will Haymaker’s moving date is coming fast, June 26th.  He hopes we will keep sending him the Zoom link for the meetings.

— Rio Ray announced the beans and rice packing day is July 11th from 9:00 to 12:00.  We need at least 25 people.  Here is the connection for Signup Genius;

— Jeff Kolin says that Debi Zaft has ordered 866 Rotary masks!  Jeff says they will be in sometime over the next 3-4 weeks.  The cost will be slightly more than $4.00 each.

Rotarian of the Year:

Duh!  It is Ray Giampaoli!  He took on the Giro Bello and so many other projects for our club.  President Cathy says she will have an extra gift delivered to his home since there will be no free lunches anytime soon.  President Cathy is also delivering a present to last year’s winner, Casey D’Angelo for the same reason.

President Cathy’s Thank You:

President Cathy thanked each member of her board for their hard work this past, challenging year.


Today’s speaker was James Allen, a motivational speaker and coach.  He had a rather unorthodox upbringing. His parents were in a violent motorcycle gang. His mom shot his dad in a violent argument that was the end of his family.  He tried construction, but it was not satisfying work.  He discovered Mary Morrisey, a life coach, and knew that was what he wanted to be.

He gave out his phone number 657-310-2055 and said that if we texted him the word “focus” we could get a one-hour free consultation.  You can also contact him at

At our meeting he shared The Vision Worksheet which included:  How to Notice Your Dreams, 3 Tools, Greater Clarity, Confidence in Abilities.  You need to decide what you want and befriend your fear.  Reconnect with the dream and take action.  Contact him for more information.


Additional Pictures

Governor, District 5130

Kathy Flamson

Attendance Secretary

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

Board of Directors

Club Service I, Membership, Michael Moore
Club Service II, Club Meetings, Casey D’Angelo
Club Service III, Fundraising, Ryan Thomas
Club Service IV, Member Activities, Anne Gospe
Club Service V, Information Technology and Records, Brandon Urich
Community Service I, Member Involvement, Rio Ray
Community Service II, Youth, Andrea Geary
Vocational Service, Carolyn Fassi
International Service, Dan Balfe

DIGITAL EDITION No. 362 June 17, 2020  EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Kris Anderson & Richard Lazovick PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick