Next meeting
Wednesday, June 28, 2023

The Debunking of Kris Anderson

Past President Ray Giampaoli 

President Ray Giampaoli, 2021 – 2022

Come one, come all for the debunking of soon to be past president Kris Anderson Manos. You may laugh, you may cry, you may be compelled to donate to our causes but it is guaranteed that you will have something to talk about after the program.

To be held at Bennett Valley Golf – in-person only.

Wednesday June 28: Celebrations of Kris Andersons Year As President
Wednesday July 5: Ann Gospe’s First Meeting
Wednesday July 12: Jewish Community Center Free Clinic
Wednesday July 19: 30 Project Documentary
Wednesday July 26: Free To Be

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


Redwood Empire Food Bank – 2nd Wednesday of the month.  The next one is July 12th – 5 PM – 7 PM

Giro Bello –  was June 24, 2023 – huge success. Story and pictures coming soon.

August 13-16 – ShelterBox is launching ShelterBox Adventure Trek.  The first outing will be August 13-16 in Yosemite National Park.

More socials, projects, & events coming soon!

Rotary Announcements

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“Welcome to the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa where we imagine a world that deserves our best, where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”


President Kris Andersen welcomed the Rotarians and guests to the meeting. She thought everyone was looking great in their Giro Bello tee shirts.

Andrea Geary let the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and Four-Way Test and provided us with a reflection.


Miriam Hohl, RYE

Aaron Hohl, CalPoly, Humbolt Forestry

Jennifer Da-Hon Warner, Principal of Greenacre School

Rich Aguirre, Director of Educational Services, Greenacre School


Ginny Cannon reported all was well.


Craig Meltzner conducted the raffle. New member Rich Rossi received the $10 consolation prize.

Giro Bello News – Over 600 riders!

Casey D’Angelo thanked Robert Pierce as Ray Giampaloi presented Robert with a Giro Bello ride jersey. Casey thanked the Santa Rosa Cycling Club and reminded everyone to thank riders and volunteers from SRCC for all they do to support Giro Bello.

Casey announced that Hen House Brewery is donating six kegs of beer for the ride, and Cuver Brewery in Windsor is donating two.

Robert Pierce announced that there are lanyards on the tables that all members should take to wear on Saturday so riders know who to speak to.

Ray announced that $35,000 was received from sponsorships. They are listed on our website. Please support those businesses and individual sponsors.


Ray auctioned off a Balletto Vineyards Russian River Pinot and complimentary tasting for four. Craig Meltzner purchased it for $150.

Jeff Kolin singled out Andrea Geary to be thanked for securing our first-ever special event.

Ray announced next week is President Kris Andersen’s’ Debunking. If you would like to participate, please see Ray.

Rotary Youth Exchange

Craig Meltzner introduced next year’s Rotary Youth Exchange student. There was not a Sonoma County application that met the qualifications. The search was broadened, and Mariam Hohl from Arcata was selected. She is being sponsored by both our club and the Rotary Club West. She will be going to Paraguay. She is a sophomore at Arcada High School. Our Inbound Youth Exchange Ambassador student from Chili will arrive in August. The Stevens will be her first host family. A second family is needed. Please help find prospective RYE students.


Mark Burchill shared that he had traveled the world on their RI convention adventure, which he shared last week. They traveled 25,090 miles.

Sam Mcmillian and Rita will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this week.

Pete Lescure shared his 35 wedding anniversary is coming up as well.

Julia Parranto shared that she and Rose were married in 2008. It was the first year they could be married. They celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary in New York.

Matthew Henry will not be at Giro Bello because he will be gone celebrating their 23rd wedding anniversary.

Rotarian of the Month

President Kris announced that Tasia Henderson is the Rotarian of the Month for her work on Telemedicine.


Tasia Henderson introduced our program – Greenacre Homes and School.

Founded in 1975, Greenacre Homes and School(Greenacres) is one of the most comprehensive and innovative agencies in Sonoma County, providing trauma-informed care with a strengths-based, culturally relevant approach for boys and young men ages 6 to 20. Greenacres provides a specialized environment dedicated to healing the effects of trauma and loss, stabilizing behaviors, and readying children and on-minor dependents to step down to family-based care within six months of intake. Located 55 miles north of San Francisco in Sebastopol, CA, Greenacres integrated services include four CCR/CCL licensed short-term residential therapeutic programs (STRTPs), a year-round non-public school, and a vocational training/life skills program currently serving students from 24 school districts from throughout Northern California.

Program Slides

(No slides this week)

Club Job Openings:

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

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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
Robert Pierce – Sergeant At Arms
Julia Parranto – Club Service- Membership
Andrea Geary – Club Service – Club Meetings
Matthew Henry – Club Service – Fund Raising
Charlie Howard-Gibbon – Club Services – Member Activities
Pete Lescure – Club Service – Records and Outreach
Casey Carter – Member Involvement
Mary Graves Community – Service – Youth
Tim Fawcett – Vocational Service
Scott Bartley – International Service
Paul Hamilton – Foundation Representative

DIGITAL EDITION No. 505 June 14, 2023  EDITOR: Diane Moresi PHOTOGRAPHER: Richard Rossi PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick