Next Meeting is via Zoom
Wednesday June 30, 2021

Debunking Committee Uncovers Double Agent.
News at 12 on Wednesday. Tune in to find out who.

Past President Cathy Vicini


The debunking committee has uncovered the possibility of a double agent in our midst. Due to the circumstances we are unable to divulge any further information.
His plot will be exposed this Wednesday.

–>  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. <–


Effective July 7th, 2021, we will be hosting in-person and online meetings. In-person meetings will be located at the Epicenter Sports Center located at 3215 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa, CA.  Meetings times are the same.

–> Please note that starting the July 7th meeting you will NEED TO MAKE A RESERVATION IN ADVANCE so we have a proper count.  Debi Zaft will email you the link in advance of the meeting.  Use this link for details and to pay.  CLICK HERE!

Wednesday Jujy 7: President Ray Giampaoli Induction
Wednesday July 14: District Governor Dustin Littlefield’s visit to our club
Wednesday July 21: Family Justice Center of Sonoma County
Wednesday July 28: Redwood Gospel Mission

Keep checking back.  New Programs coming soon!


Keep checking back.  New socials coming soon!


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Watch The Meeting:  Did you miss the meeting?  Here is a link to the recording of last week’s meeting:
(Click here)
Please note it is only available to view until 7/3/21

Opening Ceremonies:

President Jeff led us in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Today’s refection was on reflection.

Visitiors:  Cookie Garrett
Visiting Rotarians:  Will Haymaker and Jackie McMillan
Sunshine Report:  Nothing new. Please let Ginny Cannon know if you hear anything.

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Richard Lazovick had a large oak tree branch fall onto his house. Fortunately, it only damaged the gutter. For that reason, he donated $50.00 to the club.

Pete Lescure donated $100.00 to the Foundation’s undesignated funds in honor of his 33rd wedding anniversary.

Sam McMillan is celebrating his 48th wedding anniversary and donated $200.00 to the club’s 100th anniversary fund.

Will Haymaker donated $100.00 for allowing him to participate at our meetings from Palo Alto each week.

Jackie McMillan donated $100.00 to the 100th birthday fund for the privilege of joining our meetings each week.


Mark Burchill is taking reservations for tables of eight for our 100th birthday party. So far, he has sold two tables. the cost is $1200, and you will get better seating. Send him a check to reserve your tables. The 100th birthday committee will be meeting right after the July 7th meeting at Epicenter.

Giro d’wine bike reservations are up to 792! Actual registration will start next week. The jerseys are done and can be ordered from the website. Ray showed us a picture of the jerseys and the volunteer t-shirts. All volunteers will get a t-shirt, but if you do not volunteer you can buy one for $25.00.

Robert Pierce thanked his Sergeant of Arms crew, and they will be ready for July 7th.

Ann Gospe announced that the reception for Past District Governor Doug Johnson will be at their new home on August 7th so put it on your calendars now.

Karen Ball says we are all set up to pay for our lunches on the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa website. $27.00 for in person lunch. $10.00 for Zoom or to come to the meeting and not eat (it pays for the extra technology costs). You need to make your reservation each week 3 business days before the meeting.

New Member:

Shatearra “Cookie” Garrett’s membership application has been approved by the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa’s Board of Director’s.  Her sponsor is Mary Graves.  Cookie works at Sonoma State University as an Area Coordinator providing support for students.  Please make sure you introduce yourself during zoom and at our first in person meeting.

President Jeff:  A year in review

What a year it was! President Jeff said that by the time he got to President Elect Training in San Jose felt he was ready to go. However, Covid shot down the idea of a normal year and we were on our way with him to experience Rotary in a whole new way – Zoom! He showed us pictures of the board retreat at Balletto winery, the banner transfer with Doug Johnson and Marilyn Lira. We saw the glass fire out his back door. Thankfully, most were OK this year, but Norm and Bev Owen did lose their home.

The buy-laws were updated, a new strategic plan was completed. An actual Director’s Handbook was produced! The website was updated. We learned how to Zoom and about half the club would come to the meetings each week.

We had online auctions, the Giro Bello was moved to the fall and will be Giro d’wine country for at least this year. We still gave the dictionaries to the third graders. We celebrated our police, fire, and county sheriffs with an online version of the public safety awards. We still gave out scholarships and honored our outstanding high school students. The year of the pandemic – the year of vaccinations; we still did hands on projects. 11 of them! They became our DeFacto socials. Thanks, the Charlie Howard-Gibbon for all his work. Thank you to Rio Ray for one ton of beans and rice (of which we got noticed in The Press Democrat), Easter baskets, delivering holiday meals and kids summer of fun boxes. All four Rotary clubs came together to make a group donation to the Redwood Gospel Mission. This last year was the beginning of our mission to become a more diversified club. Hop-To-It-For-Hunger was a remarkable success and one we can build upon in the future. It helped the breweries, and it helped the Redwood Empire Food Bank.

Other notable goals:  We became a 100% Paul Harris Fellow club. We found a new location for our meetings. 35 individuals volunteered for one or more service projects during the year. A lot was accomplished in a most unusual year. Well done, President Jeff Kolin! Well done!

Program Slides:

(No program slides this week)

Additional Pictures:

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Governor, District 5130

Doug Johnson


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

Board of Directors

Club Service I, Membership, Julia Parranto
Club Service II, Club Meetings, Casey D’Angelo
Club Service III, Fundraising, Diane Moresi
Club Service IV, Member Activities, Anne Gospe
Club Service V, Information Technology and Records, Pete Lescure
Community Service I, Member Involvement, Rio Ray
Community Service II, Youth, Andrea Geary
Vocational Service, Carolyn Fassi
International Service, Dan Balfe

DIGITAL EDITION No. 413 June 23, 2021  EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Kris Anderson PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick