DIGITAL EDITION No. 216  March 15, 2017  EDITOR: Layne Bowen PHOTOGRAPHER: Diane Moresi PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick

Our Program For March 22, 2017

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Thea Hensel

Thea Hensel

Thea Hensel

Thea Hensel, a founding member of the Southeast Greenway Campaign and Co-Chair of the organization for the past 9 years, will be our speaker on March 8th.  She will bring us up to date on the progress being made through community input and Planning Commission meetings.

Few projects have been in discussion longer than this one.  Approximately 1,400 households live within ¼ mile, and 5,000 households are within 1 mile of the Greenway. Many destinations including schools, shopping centers, medical facilities, and places of worship are within walkable/bikable distance from the Greenway.  Invite your friends to come and learn what the future may bring for this significant undeveloped parcel in the heart of Santa Rosa.

Thea is a 2011 Fellow of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy, was a Board member of the Sonoma County Forum, works on the grant committee for Impact-100 and has resided in a cohousing community for the past 11 years.

Southeast Greenway Campaign

Southeast Greenway Campaign

Before retiring, Thea had a long career in sales with the Wrangler Jeans Company, taught school for five years, and was an employment recruiter in the biotech industry. She has a BS from State University of New York, Oneonta, a Masters in Education from NYU and an HR certificate from SRJC.  She enjoys traveling with her adult daughter who teaches in the Bay Area, hiking, music, swimming and sharing all things food, wine and the arts with friends.

Thea comments, “It brings me great joy to work with dedicated people in this shared vision of a Greenway for Santa Rosa.”

Wednesday March 22: Charitable Grants Presentation
Wednesday March 29: City’s Director of Housing and Community Services


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Reminder; Our March 22nd meeting will be at St. Rose Church.

Past President Doug Johnson announced that our El Presidente is actually Irish. Jose O’Guillen

Past President Doug Johnson hosts the Past Presidents’ Day eventOPENING CEREMONIES

Pledge: Kathleen Archer

Invocation: Tony Roehrick recited some Irish blessings.


Ann Gospe introduced Paul Peck

Kris Anderson introduced Judith Palmer. Rich de Lambert introduced Faith, his significant other.


Kathy Schwartz introduced Barbara Beedon and Les Crawford.


Keven Brown calling the raffle numberGinny Cannon welcomed back Tim Delaney from recent prostate surgery.


#5 Yes, Ted Wilmsen had the winning number, but no prize again!Keven Brown ran the raffle today. There was over $100 Yankee Dollars in the pot of gold, but Ted Wilmsen was unable to draw the lucky marble.


Jack McMillian reads the biography of Rich DeLambert. What an amazing array of adventures and service to the community!In celebration of this veteran Rotary member Jackie McMillan shared sort of a “living eulogy” for Rich de Lambert. A 3rd generation Californian, Rich has led a rich and varied life. He was born and raised in Oakland and is a graduate of San Jose State. As a young man, Rich was an athlete – swimming and tennis were his specialties. He competed in national clay court tennis events and US Open tournaments and coached tennis at Cardinal Newman for 5 years.  Rich served two years as an active serviceman in the Army as well as four years as a reserve. While in the service, Rich was a quartermaster tennis player, was a catcher and manager of a baseball team, was a payroll guard and worked in the color guard.

Past President Rich DeLambert and Faith BredfeldA classic “overachiever” has worked with almost every mover and shaker in our area during his successful career in banking and lending.  Over the years at Empire Title Co., Rich worked with Hugh Codding, Frances Carrington and Andy Shepard. At SR Savings and Loan, Rich worked with Ralph Stone, Bob Kerr, Jim Keegan and Henry Trione.  He also started Sonoma County S&L with Traverso and Italian Bank.

Rich was also a teacher at SRJC, holding a credential in economics, business law and math. He has taught evening classes in these subjects. Since retirement from his other pursuits, Rich has worked at four different wineries.

Rich has been a fine community leader. He was the chair for the United Way of Sonoma Valley. In 1971 he joined Rotary and was the president in 1988. In 1985 he organized the County Visitors Bureau and in 1986 was the president of the Chamber of Commerce.


The Past PresidentsDoug Johnson showed a couple of short videos describing the ideas, goals and accomplishments of Rotary, with an emphasis on leadership.

Doug recognized Rich who described his accomplishments which included bringing in the first two female club members and raised over $100,000 for polio.
A Place to Play was an effort put forth by Will Haymaker during his presidential year. Steve Marburger was the president of a Rotary Club in Santa Fe in 1999. His club grew from 20 to over 50 people during his year. Mark Burchill’s goal and accomplishment was to make meeting more fun. Les Crawford tried to mix things up and efforted to work collaboratively to increase the financial health of the club. Remember the Mac McAnally and Jonatha Brooke concert collaboration with Sonic Temple? Don McMillan’s 2010/11 year was to come up with a new fundraiser, which resulted in Carmen’s Giro Bello idea. Wally Lowry’s year saw financing of a film about people with disabilities. Membership grew from 140 to 240 members during Wally’s year, to which he credited Rich de Lambert. Norm Owen oversaw the building of the Rotary gate at the entrance to the children’s play area at Howarth Park, which was built by the Rotary Club. Norm went on to become a dynamic district 5130 governor.

All presidents are to be recognized for their leadership and accomplishments with the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa.

Past President Will Haymaker  Past President Les Crawford, guest  Past President Don McMillan  Past President Wally Lowry  Past Presidents Jeanne Levin, Norm Owens, Bill Rosseau  Past Presidents Kathleen Archer, Chuck Bartley, and Bill Rosseau  Past Presidents Ed Anderson, Kathleen Archer and Chuck Bartley  Past Presidents Norm Owens and Bill Rosseau

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Greeters:                      Jack Atkin & Matthew Henry
Tickets Sales:              Paul Hamilton & Ann Gospe
Pledge:                        Kathleen Archer
Invocation:                  Tony Roehrick
Visiting Rotarians:       Kathy Schwartz
Sunshine Report:        Ginny Cannon
Raffle:                          Keven Brown


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, Sergeant at Arms in Training: Los Barron

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

Attendance Secretary

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