DIGITAL EDITION No. 215 March 8, 2017 EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Diane Moresi PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick
Our Program For March 15, 2017
PAST PRESIDENT’S DAY
It is time once again for the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa to honor our Past Presidents. Come join your fellow Rotarians for conversations and words of wisdom from those who have helped guide our club, and other clubs, over the past years. This is a special day, honoring some very special people. We hope you’ll join us.
Our Past President Doug Johnson will be the Master of Ceremonies.
Wednesday March 22: Charitable Grants Presentation
Wednesday March 29: City’s Community Development and Economic Development Director
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Ray Giampaoli led us in the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance and Carmen Sinigiani read a bit of history on International Women’s Day from Wikipedia. President Jose pointed out that this is also the 30th anniversary of women in Rotary.
Here is a link to a video. It is a talk by Sylvia Whitlock, the woman who led the legal fight for the inclusion of women in Rotary.
President Jose asked for a moment of silence due to the death of Robbie Chase while on vacation in Africa to celebrate Doug Chase’s 60th birthday. While in Zanzibar she suffered a blood clot to the brain. In other news, member Ray Foreaker, fell and broke his neck! It could have been a lot worse than it is, but he is having great difficulty in getting around at the moment.
Today we had Mike Muscanella from Paduaa, Kentucky. He is in hospital administration.
ROTARIANS WITH GUESTS:
Jack Abercrombie introduced David Berman. Sounds like David is considering membership. For the record, he owns a company called Berman and Associates that does Agribusiness consulting, finance, industry analysis and appraisal. Bill Crowley introduced Tony White who is a retired professor.
REPORT FROM THE BOARD MEETING OF MARCH 7TH:
President Jose said the board was reviewing the current budget and was pleased to report that the club is well capitalized at this time. We have money set aside for all contingencies along with funds for the operating budget and charitable contributions.
Will Haymaker was just back from Mexico and brought back some Mexican Coffee for President Jose. I don’t know if he was joking or not, but Will commented on cannabis growing between the rows of coffee! “It will wake you up and set you free.”
Carolyn Fassi will be taking over the guidance of the Interact Club through June. There are 22-23 kids in the program. President Jose told her that the club has funds for 4 Interact kids to go to the upcoming District Assembly on Saturday April 1st.
Ryan Thomas is coaching his 3rd grade son in basketball. They did not win the tournament, but they did well. He is proud that his son won first prize for an Ag Day essay!
Richard Lazovick donates a wine making kit to be auctioned off! President Jose does a marvelous job as auctioneer and Steve Olson goes home with the kit!
Kris Anderson announced that Rotary Means Business will be meeting April 6th at World of Carpets at 3023 Santa Rosa Avenue on April 6th from 5:30 to 7:00. Please come out if you are interested in doing business with fellow Rotarians.
Sam McMillan donated two tickets for the 4H Foundation pancake breakfast in Rohnert Park this Saturday. President Jose auctioned them and Kathy Schwartz was the winner.
Pete Lescure needs some people to sign up for fellowship duties during the month of April. If you are a red badger, please see him to fulfill your requirements for receiving your blue badge. If you already have your blue badge, you can sign up too!
Ray Giampaoli handed out forms for us to all fill out for the hours we put in to Rotary volunteer events and how much cash we donate. This will be for the period on July 1, 2016 to the present. In the future the club will be carefully measuring this for Rotary International.
PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS:
We had a few members receive their Paul Harris certificates and pins today. Casey D’Angelo and Ray Giampaoli got their first award. President Jose got his second plus his wife Esthela got her first! Larry Miyano got his 3rd. Will Haymaker got a ruby pin. I am not sure how many Paul Harris’ that is for him! Plus we had a surprise Paul Harris Fellow…..Richard Lazovick was given a Paul Harris for all the work he does for our club. Congratulations to all and thank you for your support!
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ROTARIAN OF THE MONTH:
TODAY’S PROGRAM: CYBER SECURITY
Steve Marburger showed us a couple of TED Talk films on Cyber Security. The bad guys and girls out there want your contacts, personal conversations, travel itineraries, photos, invoices, scanned IDs, insurance certificates, calendars and much more. James Lyne from a February 2013 TED Talk said, “When in doubt, always turn off your computer if you are not using it.” That gets rid of 80% of the crime. Caleb Barlow was the other TED Talk speaker from November 2016. 80% are criminal gangs. Cyber security is worth $445 BILLION in crime….much larger than many countries GDP. It is not just your computer; it is your cell phones, notebooks, etc. All are vulnerable to attack. Ransomware is big. Your device is hacked and the hacker demands a ransom for you to get your device back in working conditions. What to do about it:
- Get rid of old systems
- Have a fire wall
- Good antivirus software. He can give you recommendations. He mentioned a product called Malware Bytes
- Use complex passwords
- Use double authentication
- Keep you security settings up-to-date
- Back up your computer to a hard drive and also to the cloud.
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
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