DIGITAL EDITION No. 294 November 28, 2018  EDITOR: Layne Bowen PHOTOGRAPHER: Diane Moresi PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick

Our Program For Wednesday, December 5, 2018

“3 Acre Holler”

Featuring Layne Bowen and Cori Wood
Joined by award winning fiddler Paul Shelasky


3 Acre Holler is a folk/old time music duet from Sonoma County. The duet features Forestville vocalist Cori Wood and Layne Bowen on guitars and vocals. Together, Cori and Layne interpret traditional songs of rural America while also featuring their own original songs and songs from contemporary writers they admire.  Today, they will be joined by award winning fiddler Paul Shelasky.  Paul is perhaps the most acclaimed bluegrass fiddler in California and was awarded a Lifetime Membership to the California Bluegrass Association. He has been a featured player with David Grisman, legendary bluegrass band The Good Old Persons, Laurie Lewis and many, many others. Layne said, “Paul’s a pretty good fiddler, but we thought we’d bring him along for his comedic skills.” They’ll play a few songs, maybe let Paul rip up a fiddle tune or two and talk about the roots music business in the Bay Area and beyond. Feel free to ask questions between songs!


Wednesday December 12, 2018: Sheryl Bratton – Sonoma County Administrator
Wednesday December 19, 2018: Bill Rosseau – “Property Tax Assessments After the Fire”

UPCOMING SOCIALS                 

Aug. 19-26, 2019 – Rotary Rhine River Cruise
Jackie says only 3 cabins are left for the 2019 Rhine River Cruise.
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                 Jackie McMillan and Eva Atkin


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President-elect Kathy Vicini - looks like a natural!

Opening Ceremonies

Cathy Vicini presided over today’s meeting.
Pledge: Diane Moresi
Reflection: Casey Carter shared some inspirational writings

Visiting Rotarians 

None present today


Chad Maxwell was our only guest today.


Jack Geary has suffered from a mini stroke. He is now recovering at home. Will Haymaker cracked his L3 bone and will likely miss a few meetings. Please keep these beloved fellow Rotarians in your thoughts and prayers. A card wouldn’t hurt, either!


Rio Ray ran today’s raffle for a prize of $73. Bob Sorenson was unable to draw the winning blue marble but still walked away $10 wealthier.

Rotarian Rio Ray runs an entertaining raffle  Bob Sorensen has the lucky number, but unfortunately doesn’t win the big prize!

Rotarian Dan Balfe gives a pitch for the importance of donating to the Rotary International Foundation.Rotary Foundation Report

Dan Balfe showed a short film that showed how funds sent to Rotary Foundation are used. The film demonstrated how Rotary funds help invest in sustainable women’s enterprises in the 3rd world. Dan recognized Vickie Hardcastle’s work in the local foundation for over 22 years. Dan encouraged club members to donate to the foundation. Dan also encouraged donations to the New Gen project which is attempting to raise $2,500.


  • Casey D’Angelo asked how many people will attend the upcoming NewGen event.
  • Casey is also hosting a Giro Bello meeting after today’s meeting
  • Kim Graves reminded us to buy poinsettias to support our program to donate poinsettias and a party at Vigil Light.
  • Diane Moresi read a letter from Jackie McMillan. Virginia is cold this time of year.
  • Judi Glenn announced the Rotary Christmas program will be held December 15th. She needs help at the event as well as cookie donations.
  • Ann Gospe announced that Chloe a former French exchange student will be visiting. A social will be held at the Gospe House on December 23rd.
  • Rio Ray asked for bell ringer volunteers and passed around a sign-up sheet..
  • Casey Carter asked for volunteers to read to Tim and help him get ready for his drivers test.
  • Ted Wilmsen reminded us that volunteers will be needed for dictionary distribution. Signups will start next week.


Karen Ball brought back some Disney items for auction. Mr. Potato head and some pot (holders) were sold for $60 to Kathy Schwartz. Karen also donated $100 to the foundation.

Karen Ball highlights her October vacation to Disneyland.  President-elect Vicini auctions off Karen’s gift from her trip.  


Guest Speaker and author Jeanne SloneWriter Jeane Slone, noted author of historical novels was today’s guest speaker. Her latest is a novel about female war correspondents during World War II. Jeane shared photos by and of female war correspondents and shared their stories from several different wars. She interspersed readings from her books with real life photographs from the war fronts. In addition, Jeane noted that many female pilots who were active during World War Two, as well as workers in factories had to give up their positions to men after the war. 

After the meeting, Ms. Slone had books and memorabilia for sale. 

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