DIGITAL EDITION No. 167   March 16, 2016  EDITOR: Layne Bowen   PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Le

Our Program for March 23rd:


The Issues We Care About

Senator McGuire

Senator Mike McGuire is a third generation Northern Californian whose family farmed prunes and grapes in the Alexander Valley for nearly a half century.  Raised by his mom and grandma, Mike worked his way through high school and college and enjoyed a career in the radio and television industries.

Mike was first elected to the Healdsburg School Board when he was 19.  As one of Northern California’s youngest school board presidents, he led successful efforts to rebuild local decaying schools.  In 2004, he was elected to the Healdsburg City Council and in 2010 Mike was elected to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors where he served for four years.

In December of 2014, Mike was sworn into the State Senate where he represents the Second Senate District, which stretches from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon Border.  The district includes Del Norte, Trinity, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma and Marin counties.

Mike attended Santa Rosa Junior College and graduated from Sonoma State University.  He is married to local high school teacher and middle school assistant-principal, Erika McGuire.  Erika and Mike live in Healdsburg.


Wednesday, March 30th: Charitable Grants Recipients
Wednesday, April 6th: You Say Tomato…
Wednesday, April 13th: Meet the District Attorney


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Eileen Carlisle is understandably taking a leave while her brother is ill. She will be missed but has our support.


Andrea Geary         Accountant
Sponsored by Jack Geary

Mikki Cardoza         Real Estate
Sponsored by Kerrie Chambers


Tony Roehrick ran the raffle today and Tim Delaney won the prize! (The amount is under review by the Treasurer.)


Blaine Goodwin and Will Haymaker were honored for bringing in new members.

Dr Shari, Paul Harris winner with Debi Zaft and Pres Doug

Dr Shari, Paul Harris winner with Debi Zaft and Pres Doug

President Doug shared some photos of Tony and Casey – the master chefs at their joint cooking fundraiser which brought in $650 for Polio Plus.

Doug and Debi Zaft (acting as sort of a Vanna White) awarded prizes for those who have contributed to their Paul Harris and have squares on the board. Dr. Shari Shamsavari obviously bought A LOT of squares. She won half the prizes!

The SCARC meeting is at St. Rose on March 31st.

The District Assembly coming up on April 9th and members are encouraged to attend. If you haven’t attended a District Assembly before, you will find it informative and inspiring. The $50 cost will be reimbursed by our club.

The Annual Bocce social event is now being run by our club. Cost is $30 which includes the barbecue on June 11th. You don’t have to play bocce to attend. Support our team and participate in the barbecue!

on McMillan with gifts from Palm Springs

Don McMillan with gifts from Palm Springs


Past President Don McMillan asked for volunteers to go to Marin to put up signs and deliver posters and hand bills at bike shops. After masterful guilt tripping, he was able to sign up enough volunteers.

Robert Pierce will take photos April 6th for those wanting to update photos for the roster. Photos will be available for purchase for $50. Robert will donate half that amount to the club.


Copperfield speaker2Paul Jaffe, founder and co –owner of Copperfield’s Books shared his company vision for being a full service local bookstore. He noted that bookstores can provide advantages that online booksellers cannot. Mr. Jaffe is proud that Copperfield’s is a meeting place as well as a place to buy books.  His knowledgeable staff can make recommendations, offer insights and order hard to find books for patrons.

Copperfield’s also pioneered author speaking events at their stores and over the years has worked closely with schools for educator events that promote new learning materials, and offering discounts for books each school desires. In addition to books, Copperfield’s also sells E books, as well as books online.

Editor’s Note

You’ve probably noticed that the bulletin has been a bit shorter lately. A committee was recently formed (headed by Bill Hatcher) to consider the ways in which we share information within our club as well as outside the club. It was determined that much of the information that we’ve been publishing really doesn’t accomplish much other than to give a pretty detailed record of what we did at any particular meeting.  Much of it is somewhat insignificant.  

Ultimately, what we really want to do is highlight the important stuff. This accomplishes a couple of things: 1) it makes writing the bulletin much easier reduces the time it takes to produce 2) It focuses us on our committee projects, awards and fundraising activities –  the things we really want to share about our club. 

To that end, we’d like to ask all committee chairs to give us a periodic report any time your committee does something of note. Please email an edited description of what your particular committee did or plans to do in Word format, to Layne Bowen.  A paragraph or two are probably all that’s needed. Photos are always great to enhance the story, so feel free to send those as well.  We can then simply cut and paste your story into an issue with ease.





Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Officers

President:Doug Johnson, President Elect: Jose Guillen, President Elect Nominee: Julia Parranto, Past President: Mark Burchill, Secretary: Jack Abercrombie, Treasurer: Cecil G. Humes, Sergeant at Arms: Jack Geary

President Rotary International

K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran, member of the Rotary Club of Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Governor, District 5130

Erin Dunn, member of the Rotary Club of Fortuna Sunrise

Attendance Secretary

Jack Abercrombie P.O. Box 505 Santa Rosa, CA 95402 707-538-4770

Board of Directors

Jack Atkin, Karen Ball, Tim Delaney, Tim Fawcett, Gesine Franchetti, Bill Hatcher, Will Haymaker, Elizabeth Karbousky, Steve Olson