November 27 – Club Is Dark!
Happy Thanksgiving! 

Our Program For Wednesday, December 4, 2019

State Of The Court
Honorable Gary Nadler

Honorable Gary Nadler, presiding judge of our Sonoma County Superior Court will provide his state of the court presentation to our club, highlighting its accomplishments and future plans.


Wednesday December 11, 2019: Sonoma County Economic Development board
Wednesday December 18, 2019: Karen Ball’s Choir


Keep checking back.  New socials coming soon!


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Come see us at: http://rotarymeansbusiness

Opening Ceremonies

Pledge: Kathy Flamson
Reflection: Kris Anderson read us the history of the AP Carter song “Keep on the Sunny Side”. She then read us the lyrics.

Visiting Rotarians

District Governor Kathy Flamson and past District Governor Jim Flamson, Lita and Julie.


Leo Prada, Bill Johnson


Ginny said all is sunny!


Steve Marburger presided over today’s raffle with $48. Pete Lescure drew the right ticket but the wrong marble.

Cathy Tells a Joke

Due to a power outage, the house was very dark so the paramedic asked Karen, a curious 3-year old, to hold a flashlight high over her mommy so he could see while he delivered her mommy’s baby and then little Connor was born. The paramedic lifted him by his feet and spanked him on his bottom and baby Connor let out a cry. The paramedic then asked the wide-eyed 3-year old what she thought about what she had just witnessed. She quickly responded, “He shouldn’t have crawled in there in the first place. Spank him again!”.


NEXT WEEK IS DARK! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

December 4th will be a tribute to our beloved Yale Abrams. (Teri will be in attendance) Superior Court Judge Nadler will be our featured speaker.

Pre-Holiday evening party will be held December 12th at Corrick’s store downtown.

Ginny announced the poinsettia program that will be held December 4th at Vigil Light. Please buy poinsettias or offer a donation of money or cookies for the event which will be from 1:45 to 3pm.

Dictionary Distribution is coming up. Ted Wilmsen is hoping everyone will do the school they did last year.

It’s bell ringing time! Rio Ray is passing out a sign-up sheet.

Sam McMillan still has 11 mostly lamb items for sale. Friday is the 30th anniversary of the Foundation from 5:30 to 7:30 at Shone Farm.

Debi Zaft announced again that we’re voting on next year’s meeting location. Legends and SR Country Club are options being considered.

Steve Olsen announced the annual fund raising campaign for the Club Foundations “Jamison Merit Award” Program. The attached flyer was on the table and gives further detail (click here).

Ray Giampaoli announced that Giro Bello sponsorship packages will be going out soon. Please get with your past sponsors and close the deal!

Cathy Announced board nominees and took a voice vote approving. Kris Anderson is going to be the next president elect, elect (after Ray, 2022/2023). The incoming or continuing board members will be Diane Moresi, Ann Gospe, Peter Lescure, Andrea Geary, Carolyn Fassi, Michael Moore, Holly Garrison, Rio Ray

Paul Harris Awards

Dan Balfe announced Mary Graves and Jack Atkin won $50 Amazon gift certificates.

Paul Harris fellows were awarded to Cathy Vicini PH +3 and Tony Roehrick for his grandson’s PH. Sam McMillan has 8 PH awards, the latest for his grandson. Jeff Kolin was awarded a PH for his daughter. Ted Wilmsen was awarded a PH for his granddaughter. Judy Glenn received a PH for her previous award lost in the 2017 Tubbs Fire. She has PH +3. Kim Murphy also received her replacement for her PH lost in the fire. Steve Olson received a PH plus he earned for his daughter. Lord knows how many pluses Steve has.


Before the luncheon began, District Governor Kathy Flamson met with the Board and listened to each committee’s reports as well as offered suggestions to help with various areas of running a club that she too had faced.

District Governor Kathy Flamson was also today’s program speaker. Kathy shared the satisfaction of seeing how much a small group of people can get done. She noted the long narrow shape of our District 5130. Her theme for this year is about closing the separation between clubs. Kathy announced that our club’s Casey D’Angelo was acknowledged as our club’s amazing member who contributed so much all year. She pinned a very special pin on him as a thank you.

Kathy announced this year’s convention is in Honolulu this year. Reservations need to be made soon as the site is on the small side as convention sites go. She also announced the district conference will be held at ???? Reserve your rooms soon!

Kathy shared the following thoughts about being a Rotarian:

  • Educate – ourselves and our community about Rotary.
  • Inspire – others with actions and leadership.
  • Connect – with people about what Rotary does. Connect with other Rotarians and clubs. Work to make Rotary events family friendly.

Kathy noted that Rotary is well respected around the globe and that the United Nations even has an annual Rotary Day recognizing the contribution of Rotary in promotion of peace and collaboration.

Kathy noted that she was raised in Ft. Bragg and is a ” child” of the district. Her father was a Kiwanian. Before Rotary allowed women, she was a “Rotary Annie”.  Kathy shared her unique Rotary experience coming into the club as a secretary at a time when most members were business owners or executives.

With over 1 million members, we don’t know how Rotary can touch and change people’s lives in small ways and also in large ways. Kathy shared an experience visiting the CDC when attending the Rotary Convention in Atlanta. She was told that Rotary actually changed how the CDC responds to outbreaks of diseases throughout the world. Whether working on local projects or international be proud of what you’ve done as a Rotarian!

Governor, District 5130

Kathy Flamson

Attendance Secretary

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

Board of Directors

Club Service I, Membership, Michael Moore
Club Service II, Club Meetings, Holly Garretson
Club Service III, Fundraising, Ryan Thomas
Club Service IV, Member Activities, Anne Gospe
Club Service V, Information Technology and Records, Brandon Urich
Community Service I, Member Involvement, Rio Ray
Community Service II, Youth, Andrea Geary
Vocational Service, Carolyn Fassi
International Service, Dan Balfe

DIGITAL EDITION No. 339 November 20, 2019  EDITOR: Layne Bowen PHOTOGRAPHER: n/a PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick