DIGITAL EDITION No. 273 June 20, 2018  EDITOR: Layne Bowen PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Le PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick

Our Program For Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Debunking of President Julia

Jose Guillen

Although, as Julia stated at her last meeting, there is nothing to make fun of. Come be surprised and share in the fun, jokes, and festivities



Wednesday July 4, 2018Club is DARK
Wednesday July 11, 2018: Introducing the new President of Rotary Club of Santa Rosa – Dr. Tony Roerick
Wednesday July 25, 2018: Ag Education in the High Schools and FFA – Annette O’Kelley


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Opening Ceremonies

Pledge: Jose Guillen
Reflection: Robby Fouts


Molly, Ella and Laura McNeill were introduced by father Jock McNeil, who we understand is a member of our club. 😉 Holly Garretson, Jackson Collins, Lena Treboulsi and Mike Rice visited our club today. Holly is on the way to becoming a member of our little association!

Visiting Rotarians

No visitors today

Cathy’s Joke

One hot summer day, a blonde woman came to town with her dog, tied it under the shade of a tree, and headed into a restaurant for something cold to drink. 

Ten minutes later, a policeman entered the restaurant and asked, “Who owns the dog tied under that tree outside?”

The blonde said it was hers. “Your dog seems to be in heat,” the officer said.

The blonde replied, “No way. She’s cool ’cause she’s tied up under that shade tree.”

The policeman said, “No! You don’t understand. Your dog needs to be bred.”

“No way,” said the blonde. “My dog doesn’t need bread. She isn’t hungry ’cause I fed her this morning.”

The exasperated policeman said, “NO! You don’t understand. Your dog wants to have sex!”

The blonde looked at the cop and said, “Well, go ahead. I always wanted a police dog.”


With 120 Yankee dollars in the pot today, Tim Delaney read the numbers.  Don McMillan was unable to draw the correct marble.


Jack Abercrombie is back today! Great to see you, Jack. Carolyn Fassi had successful hip surgery. Bob Sorenson is unfortunately, no longer able to drive.


Matt Fannin asked for volunteers to help place Giro Bello road arrows on Friday.

Karen Bell shared information for the August 4th Bocce Tournament at Julliard Park. No dinner is included this year and participants cost is $25.00. BYOB and food.

Jackie McMillan thanked those who helped stuff 900 swag bags.

Jeff Kolin reminded volunteers to park at 825 Gravenstein Hwy. North on Saturday.  Wear sun screen, arrive early and stay hydrated! We still need 2 helpers for Robby driving and loading trailers. Also helpers needed 5:30-10:30. Finally, Jeff is looking for someone to shadow him all day. We also need a few people to help the cleanup crew with Rich de Lambert. Jeff also recognized Jackie McMillan and Diane Moresi for their hard work for Giro Bello.

Jackie McMillan announced that we have 843 riders registered for Giro Bello.

Jeff held the drawing for those who brought in sponsorships. Winners of wine were Jackie and Jeff Gospe, who wasn’t there, so Ann Gospe helpfully leapt up and grabbed the bottle. Kim Murphy won tickets for Paula Poundstone in Napa.


President Julia presented her year in review. We set a record last year for new Rotarians. Unfortunately, we lost more members than we gained internationally. Julia noted with sadness the loss of Wally Lowry and Schuyler Jeffries and talked about membership practices, etc….she discussed the relativity between membership and a legacy project. Julia had recommended the Rotary Peace Fountain in Old Courthouse Square. Due to the fire, the focus immediately shifted and instead, we raised money for fire relief. We awarded $20,000 to the SR Cycling Club to rebuild their warehouse. We helped fellow Rotarians. We helped community members who lost everything with checks and building sheds. RI president Ian Riseley visited our club to replace Paul Harris certificates and medals for those who lost theirs. We raised 150K in 6 months with our $25 raffle. Our club didn’t do the large project she had initially envisioned, but we rose to the occasion and helped our community through a very difficult time. As usual, we did our projects such as the Christmas program, Vigil Lights Christmas party, dictionary giveaways, etc…. We did our Public Safety Awards. On that day all Public Safety members were recognized for their work during the fire. We did all the usual things we do in spite of the fire. Due to the fire, New Gen was delayed until Fall, but it will still happen. It was a great year for our club. 


Holly Garretson is a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Santa Rosa and has been approved by the Board of Directors for membership.

Tim Fawcett Go Fund Me

“Tim Fawcett has been a member of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa for over 20 years and every year he has been the Club’s Santa for our annual Christmas party for children.

Tim Fawcett – 18 years of perfect attendance!

Last Christmas, Tim didn’t show up for the party and the club records found we only had a P.O. box address for him. After four to six hours a friend of Tim’s dropped by to find him latying on the ground as he had fallen off the roof onto his head. Tim spent the next month in Memorial Hospital at a cost of 1.3 million dollars. He had some insurance, but not nearly enough to cover this type of accident and care.

Tim now is living on $50.00 a week from the state. He has a home and two cars, but he cannot drive. It is a very slow recovery with no light at the end of the tunnel. He still has no sense of smell, taste and very little short term memory. He has no tv (and doesn’t want one), but has a radio, a computer and four walls.

Some club members are working on getting him federal disability, but it is a slow process. They are trying to keep him busy with walks, calls and visits. Last Sunday, they held a very successful picnic which Tim was able to attend. Between the club meeting and picnic, we were able to raise $2,000. A GoFundMe account has been set up in Tim’s name and currently, it has over $2,200 in deposits. To keep it going, a steady stream of contributions is needed. If you are able to help a fellow Rotarian, please go to”

Don’t forget to sign up for the river cruise if you are going!Rotary Rhine River Cruise August 19-26, 2019

So far 22 Rotarians from our club and friends have signed up for the Rotary cruise on AMA Kristina. There are cabins remaining. If you are interested in joining us, please book as soon as possible to get the best cabin category.

Click here to get more information on pricing, itinerary, etc. Printed fliers are also available at our meetings. The early booking discount deadline has been extended to May 31, 2018.

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Governor, District 5130

Bob Rogers, Rotary Club of Sebastopol

Attendance Secretary

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

Board of Directors

Kathleen Archer, Ray Giampaoli, Steve Marburger, Jackie McMillan, Diane Moresi, Laura Held, Peter Holewinski, Steve Baime and Jeff Kolin