DIGITAL EDITION No. 319 June 5, 2019  EDITOR: Layne Bowen PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Le PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick

Our Program For Wednesday, June 12, 2019

An Overview On Items The Santa Rosa
Police Department Is Working

Ray Navarro

Ray Navarro was hired by the City of Santa Rosa and has served as a police officer for 27 years. He has held a variety of assignments at the Santa Rosa Police Department.  

Capt. Navarro will give an overview on items the Santa Rosa Police Department is working on including some of the current issues law enforcement and the community are dealing with. If there is time at the end of the presentation Capt. Navarro is happy to answer questions from the members.


Wednesday June 19, 2019: Debunking of President Roehrick


Aug. 19-26, 2019 – Rotary Rhine River Cruise
The cruise is sold out. Those still interested may place their names on a waiting list.
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Opening Ceremonies

Pledge: Karen Ball
Reflection: Chip Rawson recognized the D-Day invasion, which essentially saved humanity.

Visiting Rotarians

Ned Morris


Former member Matt and his lovely wife Sarah Everson visited us today. Chelsea Kurnick and Ron Gallagher were also in the house.


Debi Zaft reported that Norm Owen’s wife Beverly broke her leg. Asked for volunteers to provide some dinners while Beverly recovers.


$398.00 in the pot. Matt Everson’s wife, “Shirley” pulled Mathew’s ticket, but he pulled the wrong marble.

Cathy’s a Clown

An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman were trying to determine what type of cow they were observing. The udderly ridiculous punchline was, “The Scotsman said, it’s a Scottish cow – it has bagpipes underneath!”


  • Casey has Giro Bello lawn signs. Please get one to display in a conspicuous place.
  • Julia announced that today is the last day for early registration for the International convention in Honolulu.
  • Ann Gospe announced we are short of volunteers for Giro Bello.
  • Vicky said it’s buy one, get one for $100 donations and up to the foundation.
  • Ray Giampaoli needs more sponsorships. We are at $37,000, but short our goal. Ray asked for $100 donations.


Ted Wilmson saw an opportunity to go up on a B17 Flying Fortress from the Sonoma County Airport. He took it and said it was a thrilling half hour flight. He donated $100 to the John Brown scholarship fund.

Will Haymaker was recognized for his photo as the best photo in the Press Democrat.


Ned Morris, from Walla Walla, WA Rotary shared information about Shelterbox. He shared how Shelter Box is being used in the US helping tornado victims, as well as Phillipines, the Caribbean and other locations around the world.


Diane Moresi introduced fellow SR Rotarian Doug Chase as today’s speaker. Dr. Chase lectures both nationally and internationally.

Today, Doug shared his once in a lifetime expedition to Patagonia with his brother, Jeff. Doug first showed us video of his boat ride to Antarctica and photos of penguins on the Shetland Islands as well as the peninsula on Antarctica where they eventually landed. He shared photos of sailing boats at Antarctica which amazed Doug. Doug and his brother Jeff went kayaking while there. He noted that not many species of wildlife exist in that environment, but there are A LOT of whatever species that are there.

The expedition visited the Antarctic Circle for a glass of champagne, then on to US owned Palmer Station, and other sites, including a one night camping  trip listening to glaciers calving. At this point, the Rotary Media Gods got their pound of flesh stating with a really, really loud buzz which seemed to last for hours……after which, Doug lost his voice (or at least his microphone).

Doug then showed photos from Cape Horn where they observed valley glaciers in the fiords of Tierra del Fuego, Chile and spectacular mountains. This trip showed off Doug’s awesome photography skills. Oh, yes – Doug proposed to Allison! All in all it was a good program showing the adventurous side of one of our members who also has mad photography and power point skills!

Governor, District 5130

Barb Spangler, Valley of the Moon Rotary Club





Attendance Secretary

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

Board of Directors

Club Service I, Membership, Ryan Thomas
Club Service II, Club Meetings, Jeff Kolin
Club Service III, Fundraising, Steve Baime
Club Service IV, Member Activities, Anne Gospe
Club Service V, Information Technology and Records, Brandon Urich
Community Service I, Member Involvement, Andrea Geary
Community Service II, Youth, Laura Held
Vocational Service, Carolyn Fassi
International Service, Peter Holewinski