NOTE: Club is Dark – No Meeting 11/25/20
Happy Thanksgiving! 

Next Meeting is via Zoom – December 2, 2020

City Council member and head of St. Vincent de Paul
(talks about really anything)

Jack Tibbetts

Jack Tibbetts was born and raised in Santa Rosa. Early on, he attended St. Eugenes School, followed by Montgomery High School, Santa Barbara City College, then UC Berkeley. Jack has held a wide variety of positions ranging from welder, professional skier, open water lifeguard and, currently, the Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul and as Councilman on the Santa Rosa City Council. Jack also sits on the Board of Directors for Sonoma Clean Power and the Renewal Enterprise District as the City’s representative. When not at work, Jack is an avid pilot, sailor, climber, husband, son, and friend.

What I plan to be talking about (really anything you all want, really): Homelessness (recent gains, and how to keep going; living with COVID-19; Wildfire preparation.

–>  Debi will send you the Zoom login link for the 12:00 meeting. Feel free to put your feet up, grab a sandwich, and join the meeting. <–


All in-person meetings are currently on hold.  Instead, we will be holding online meetings using Zoom.  Please be on the look out for an email with the link from either Jeff or Debi.

Wednesday December 9, 2020: Doug Johnson, District Governor
Wednesday December 16, 2020: Mike McGuire, State Senate
Wednesday December 23, 2020:  Club Is Dark For Holidays

Keep checking back.  New Programs coming soon!


Keep checking back.  New socials coming soon!


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Watch The Meeting:  Did you miss the meeting?  Here is a link to the recording of last week’s meeting:
Click here for this weeks recording
Please note it is only available to view until 11/30/20.

Opening Ceremonies

Pledge:  Andrea Geary
Reflection: Andrea Geary “To succeed in life you need a wish bone, a backbone and a funny bone,” Reba McIntyre
Visiting Rotarians:  Jackie McMillan, Will Haymaker and Heather Edwards
Guests:  Laura McNeill, Carolyn Ball, Chuck Regalia, Amelia Hall, Sarahi Rocha, Ella McNeill
Sunshine Report:  all is sunny!

Paul Harris Fellow Recipients:

Dan Balfe announced that the following people have completed a Paul Harris Fellowship Award.  He briefly gave us a history. In 1957 the Paul Harris Fellowship was founded to recognize Rotarians who gave $1000 to the foundation (and later Polio Plus)

Jock McNeill gave a Paul Harris to his wife Laura McNeill

Jose Guillen gave a Paul Harris to his 10th grandchild Amelia Hall

Jose Guillen also has completed another Paul Harris for himself, so he is now plus 2

Bill Rousseau gave a Paul Harris to his wife Joan Rousseau

Debi Zaft gave a Paul Harris to her eldest Melissa Campos

Dan Balfe gave a Paul Harris to his daughter Carolyn Balfe

Congratulations to all our new Paul Harris Fellows!

Today’s program Project Amigo with Heather Edwards and Sarahi Rocha

Our club has been supporting project Amigo for many years.  Project Amigo provides scholarship at the elementary, secondary and college levels.  Education is free in Mexico, like the United States, but they must pay for uniforms, books, supplies and more. Sarahi Rocha who was on this Zoom call has gotten scholarships for eleven years from Project Amigo.  Project Amigo has many different opportunities for Rotarians (and others) to come down to Colima to visit and even work for a week.  Colima is an agricultural area.  Most children must stop going to school around the 6th grade to help their families in the sugar cane fields.  The scholarships keep the kids in school longer since the parents down have to pay as much if at all.  Spanish is a second language in the area, so they teach the children.  They get swim lessons as they are near water.  Covid has affected them too.  Many are working side jobs in arts and crafts and other things to support their families.  The products are sold online.  Many are getting food boxes to get by.  On a positive note, they now have an alumnae group of 72 former students who help tutor those in the program.  For Christmas they will get new shoes and books.



President Jeff and Patty went to Monterey and Carmel for a quick getaway.  Jeff Gospe was recognized for his 15th anniversary of joining Morgan Stanley and joining the Rotary Club, which led him to Ann……..

Rotary Thankfulness

Home Care Assistance of Sonoma County celebrates Rotary Greatfulness week by recognizing the ongoing contributions of its care givers during the pandemic.  Lunch, small gifts and a drawing were shared with employees as they came in to office this past Friday, November 20, 2020.


Rio Ray needs another 5 people to help deliver Thanksgiving dinners on Monday, November 23rd.

Poinsettias are back!  Ginny Cannon will be sending out the order form They are not coming from Home Depot as in previous years.  this year from a local nursery.  The price is $12.00.  you can order now through December 2nd.  the plants will be available for pick up from Ginny’s house on December 9th.  You will just drive by and give her house, hand her (or other volunteer) your check made out the the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa, and you are on your way.

Rio Ray has a toy sorting program in December that he will need volunteers.  More information to come.

NO MEETING NEXT WEEK – enjoy your turkey day and we will see you again on December 2nd!

Additional Pictures:

Governor, District 5130

Doug Johnson


Debi Zaft P.O. Box 505 Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Board of Directors

Club Service I, Membership, Julia Parranto
Club Service II, Club Meetings, Casey D’Angelo
Club Service III, Fundraising, Diane Moresi
Club Service IV, Member Activities, Anne Gospe
Club Service V, Information Technology and Records, Pete Lescure
Community Service I, Member Involvement, Rio Ray
Community Service II, Youth, Andrea Geary
Vocational Service, Carolyn Fassi
International Service, Dan Balfe

DIGITAL EDITION No. 384 November 18, 2020  EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Diane Moresi PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick