DIGITAL EDITION No. 229 June 21, 2017 EDITOR: Layne Bowen PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Le PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick
Our Program For June 28, 2017
DEBUNKING OF EL PRESIDENTE´
NOTE: No Lunch Meeting
This annual program always brings with it lots of good fun as we honor and roast our outgoing president Jose Guillen. It is led by the immediate past president, Doug Johnson, and his troupe of “actors”. Come ready for some serious laughing!
Includes hors d’oeuvres, sit down dinner and wine
Thespians wanted! Contact Doug.
Wednesday July 5th: Club is Dark
Wednesday July 12th: Welcome New President – Julia Parranto
Wednesday July 19th: New Gen Students
Wednesday July 26th; Santa Rosa artist and Creative Director of ArtStart
Visit our district at: http://www.rotary5130.org
Check out Rotary International at: http://www.rotary.org
Come see us at: http://rotarymeansbusiness
NEW: Giro Bello Signup Genius: https://www.santarosarotary.com/signupgenius
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Editor: Layne Bowen
Photographer: Nicole Le
Publisher: Richard Lazovick
Pledge: Nona Lucas
Invocation: Steve Marburger
We were honored today to have a Rotarian from Karachi, Pakistan,Talaat Tyabji.
Talaat Tyabji, Past President of the Rotary Club of Karachi, Pakistan is looking forward to the presentation of our banner to her club when she arrives home. We hope our meeting leads to some international projects between our clubs.
Sunshine by Ginny
Ginny announced that all is sunny in Santa Rosa!
- Doug Johnson Passed out the sign- up sheet for the debunking party on the 28th. Doug also wanted to emphasize the need for all of us to have a smile on our face and be helpful to our 850 or so Giro Bello riders this Saturday.
- Jeff Kolin took over and said that we’ve received 98% positive reviews for our event, a very high number. He asked for more volunteers for striping on Friday and a few other odd jobs day of event.
- Steve Olson announced that we have over $6,000 donated so far for the Chase Sorenson scholarship matching grants. Our goal is $10,000.
- Also announced was a social for Broadway Under the Stars on August 4th and a Sonoma Stompers game on July 14th.
With two boards, $2,000 in Instant PH awards and many goodie bags were available. Karen Ball and Doug Roberts were the big winners when both Julia Parranto and Chuck Wear decided they’d won enough stuff and declined their awards.
DAN SHELL – WORLD TRAVELER
Many of our retired Rotarians have great stories from their past. Today, Dan Shell shared his experiences working with colorful characters, dictators and Sandinista’s in Central and South America.
Kim Graves recognized the following Rotarians for achieving PH levels” Roy Thylin, Doug Johnson, Kevin Karbousky, and Layne Bowen.
CHASE – SORENSON DONATIONS
Our club members continue to donate generously to this fund for scholarships in memory of Doug’s wife and Bob’s daughter, Robby. Today’s donations were” Diane Moresi: $250.00, Elizabeth Karbousky, Sam McMillan and Fred Levin: $100 each.
Please see update on the Chase – Sorenson Fund at the end of this bulletin.
ROTARIANS OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to John Poremba and Elizabeth Karbousky for their hard work and accomplishments!
El Presidente Jose shared his memories and the achievements of our club during his tenure at the helm.
MUCHAS GRACIAS, MI AMIGO & AMIGA
Formal El Presidente Don Juan McMillan wishes to thank the following Rotarians for making today’s meeting a success:
Invocation: Steve Marburger
Raffle Seller: Matthew Henry
Visiting Rotarians: Don McMillan
Sgt. At Arms: Rich de Lambert, & Dan Shell
Sorensen-Chase Education Fund Update
The generosity of the members of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa continues to amaze me. With all that is going on with the Giro Bello, Polio Plus and other projects, the club has solidly gotten behind the Chase Families matching grant in support of the new Sorensen-Chase Educational Fund. We are approaching the 75% mark in our goal to maximize the $10,000 matching grant. The deadline is July 1, 2017 so it is not too late to contribute or contribute again. Contributions should be mailed to the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Foundation C/O Judy Glenn, PO Box 1513, Santa Rosa, Ca. 95402. It is not often that $10,000 in member contributions will result in $20,000 flowing to the foundation. Let’s try to reach the $10,000 goal!
Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Foundation
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Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Officers
President: Jose Guillen, President Elect: Julia Parranto, President Elect Nominee: Tony Roehrick, Past President: Doug Johnson, Secretary: Debi Zaft, Treasurer: Cecil G. Humes
President Rotary International
John F. Germ, member of the Rotary Club Of Chattanooga, Tennessee
Governor, District 5130
Wulff A. Reinhold, Sr. member of the Rotary Club of Rohnert Park – Cotati
Debi Zaft P.O. Box 505 Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Board of Directors
Kathleen Archer, Jack Atkin, Gesine Franchetti, Ray Giampaoli, Will Haymaker, Elizabeth Karbousky, Steve Marburger, Jackie McMillan, Diane Moresi