DIGITAL EDITION No. 318 May 29, 2019  EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Diane Moresi PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick

Our Program For Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Antarctica / Patagonia Expedition

Doug Chase

Antarctica is the windiest, coldest, and driest place on earth. Its ice sheet is up to four miles thick and the continent contains 75 percent of the planet’s freshwater. In fact under the ice sheet is a freshwater lake the size of Lake Ontario. Climate change is melting the cap and contributes to a quarter of sea rise. A more immediate danger is the now mechanized fishing of polar krill which is the foundation Antarctic food source.

Come listen to Dr. Chase’s trip to Antarctica and Southern Patagonia with insights on what few people ever get to see with tens of thousands of penguins, shipwrecks, and tectonic plate mountains rising from a few hundred feet to 10,000 feet in minutes on the southern edge of south America rich with valley glaciers in the Chilean fiords. No seasickness bag is needed to attend.


Wednesday June 12, 2019: SRPD (Details to follow)


Aug. 19-26, 2019 – Rotary Rhine River Cruise
The cruise is sold out. Those still interested may place their names on a waiting list.
                 Click here  for pricing, itinerary, etc.
                 Click here for flyer.
                 For more information contact Eva Atkin.


Visit our district at:
Check out Rotary International at:
Come see us at: http://rotarymeansbusiness

Opening Ceremonies:

Pledge of Allegiance: Robby Fouts

Reflection:  Cathy Vicini on “The Six Stories” of faith, trust, hope, confidence, love and attitude

Visiting Rotarians:

No one today


Lynn Johnson, Serma Erden, JC Sun and Maya Bisbiglia

Sunshine Report:

No one ailing today


Mike Moore did his best to channel Robby Fouts. The pot was up to $368 today!  Julia Parranto had the right ticket but did not pull the blue marble.


New Member Installation:

JC Sun is now a member!  Welcome JC!  Ray Giampaoli is his sponsor.



  1. President Tony showed us a photo of the lending libraries painted and installed in Coffey Park. Several of our members helped paint them.  
  2. Mark Burchill is looking for volunteers to help us plan our club’s 100th birthday for December 4th, 2021.
  3. Maya Bisbiglia is our outbound student for France. She is selling raffle tickets for a dinner party of 6 to help finance her trip.
  4. Ray Giampaoli says Giro Bello sponsorships are up to $38,000!
  5. Casey D’Angelo says we need more people to sign up as volunteers for the Giro Bello. Please go to the Signup Genius to see what jobs are available or call Ann Gospe.

Club Foundation Update:

Doug Chase showed us a new video he has been working on about our foundation.  Kris Anderson spoke about the history of the founding in 1989 and how our investments have grown since then.  For fiscal year 2018-19 we have given away $62,000 in scholarships and other charitable donations.


Larry and Mary Miyano are back from a 22-day trip through Europe

Casey and Pam D’Angelo just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.  They will be going to Italy this fall.

Program:  Rotary Fire Recovery Small Business Grants, 18 Months Later

Jose Guillen led the conversation with Lynn Johnson and Semra Erden, two of the many people who got Rotary business grants after the October 2017 fires.  Linda lost her home and business.  Her business is custom picture framing. The grant allowed her to purchase the equipment she needed to get back in business.  Semra also ran her business, Eloquent u Marketing Solutions, from her home.  She lost everything so with the grant she was able to restart her business. 

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