DIGITAL EDITION No. 307 March 6, 2019  EDITOR: Layne Bowen PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Le PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick

Our Program For Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Ultrasonic Drug Delivery:
Saving Legs From Amputation

Dr Barry Silberg

Diabetes is the most common cause of leg amputation.  90% of amputations in diabetics are instigated by an infection.  Decreased circulation means antibiotics can not get where they are needed and giving an antibiotic intravenously means it is diluted by the entire body.  Millions of people with circulation problems suffer from painful chronic wounds that do not heal because are colonized by bacteria. Ultrasonic Drug Dispersion delivers an antibiotic independent of blood supply in a concentration high enough to be able to treat even the most antibiotic resistant bacteria.  Cefazolin, a very commonly used antibiotic is now effective against the most resistant  strains of MRSA with the concentration delivered by this new method.  After treating over 175 patients and a successful F.D.A. clinical trial on patients who had failed all standard treatments, we are about to begin a phase 2 clinical trial at USC.

Dr. Barry Silberg came to Santa Rosa in 1979 after starting the Plastic Surgery residency program at UC Davis as the first Chief Resident.  He does both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery and is an active member of the trauma team at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.  Dr. Silberg has travelled with Rotaplast to repair cleft lips and cleft palates, has published papers and written chapters in plastic surgery, lectured and been a guest surgeon at major meetings in Europe, Asia, and South America.  Dr. Silberg holds patents on new surgical devices and techniques.  He is CEO of Sonescence, Inc.


Wednesday March 20, 2019: Achon Uganda Children’s Fund – Mike Fee


Aug. 19-26, 2019 – Rotary Rhine River Cruise
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Opening Ceremonies

Pledge: Holly Garrettson
Reflection: Steve Baime


Jennifer Gunn, JC Sun, Chad and Nour Maxwell, Angie Rizzo

Visiting Rotarians

Steve Amend, Stephan Stubbins

Julia Parranto and lucky guy - Ted Wilmsen! However he did not win the prize, just the consolation $10

Julia Parranto and lucky guy - Ted Wilmsen! However he did not win the prize, just the consolation $10


Julia Parranto was the marble maven today. Ted Wilmsen finally woke up about the 4th time his ticket # was called and, of course, drew the winning marble and the half million dollar (give or take) prize. Word has it, Ted’s a good guy to hang around at the horse track or craps table.   However, after further review, it wasn’t the winning marble and Ted walked away with a $10 bill.

Cathy’s a Clown

Closing Sermon Words

A preacher was completing a temperance sermon with great expression he pronounced, “If I had all the beer in the world, I’d take it and throw it in the river” Then with greater emphasis he said, “And if I had all the wine in the world, I’d throw it in the river”.

Then he concluded with gusto, “And if I had all the whiskey in the world, I’d take it and throw it in the river”. He sat down.

The song leader the stood very cautiously and announced with a smile, “For our next song, let us sing Hymn #365. “Shall We Gather at the River”.


Mark Burchill is still looking for one more host family to host the French Group.

Casey Carter presented a representative from Transendance Theater Broadway Under the Stars who shared this season’s shows.

Rio Ray thanked Rotarians who volunteered.

Yale Abrams said that our club was invited to participate in a tree planting in Middletown on March 23rd.

Casey D’Angelo asked for 100 percent participation in spreading the word about Giro Bello.

Steve Baime is working on a Giro Bello sponsorship spread sheet.

Karen Ball shared thank you notes for dictionaries. Also, she asked for a judge Saturday for science challenge from 9-12.

Pete Lescure asked for volunteers to help at club meetings.

Rotarian of the Month

Ted Wilmsen was honored for his work on the dictionary program as well as his other work for the club. Ted collects and distributes dictionaries to each Rotarian for delivery to schools.  This year, Ted also coordinated handing out books to students who had lost their dictionaries in the October 2017 wildfires.  This is no small task and we appreciate Ted’s efforts.

Ted Wilmsen is presented as the Rotarian of the Month for his continued work on the club’s dictionary project.      Ted Wilmsen thanks the club and Sam McMillian

Rotary International Video

President Tony shared an enlightening Rotary video about the international polio vaccination effort, led by Rotary. Only three countries still have new cases, 37 last year.


Ray Giampaoli introduced author Lynn Downey, former historian for Levi Strauss. Lynn shared the story of Arequipa Sanitorium, California’s Lung Resort for Women in Fairfax, CA.

Lynn’s grandmother had been treated at the center for 14 months in the 1920’s.  After recording her story, Lynn researched the history of sanitoriums, of which there were some 400 around the country.

After the 1906 earthquake and fire, women who worked in buildings were more susceptible to tuberculosis (TB) than men, who mostly worked outdoors rebuilding the city. It was found that with bed rest and breathing clean air, women were able to recover. In 1911, the Ariquipa Sanitoroum for Working Women was created by a Dr. Phillip K. Brown in Fairfax for that purpose.

Women had to stay bed for long periods of time, so boredom could become an issue. A pottery program was started for women who were ambulatory and could work for a couple of hours per day. Other occupational therapy was offered that resulted in many women starting new careers after recovery.

Ariquipa eventually opened to children as well as women. All races and backgrounds were welcomed. The sanitorium was in operation until the 1940’s when a cure was found. The property was acquired by the Girl Scouts in the 1960’s.

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