DIGITAL EDITION No. 293 November 14, 2018  EDITOR: Layne Bowen PHOTOGRAPHER: Kris Anderson PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick

Club Is Dark – November 21, 2018

Our Program For Wednesday, November 28, 2018

World War II Women War Correspondents Behind Enemy Lines

Jeane Slone


Jeane Slone

World War II Women War Correspondents Behind Enemy Lines

World War II Women War Correspondents Behind Enemy Lines

Did you know there were 127 Women War Correspondents during World War II?

Local author, Jeane Slone will speak about these amazing women who went behind enemy lines even though it was against Army regulations.

Come to the Rotary Club meeting on November 28 to find out about their exciting adventures.

Books will be on sale, or you can order all four novels through Pay

Wednesday December 5, 2018: “3 Acre Holler” – Featuring Layne Bowen and Cori  
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.
                 Click here  for pricing, itinerary, etc.
                 Click here for flyer.
                 Jackie McMillan and Eva Atkin


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Come see us at: http://rotarymeansbusiness

Opening Ceremonies

The meeting was called to order by President Tony.

Pledge: Michael Moore
Reflection: Craig Meltzner and Mary Graves shared a prayer.

Visiting Rotarians 

Mike Introduced our past president Barbara Beedon and guest speaker Vicki Whiting.


Past president Julia’s old friend, Lori Rodrigues.


Ginny Cannon – thoughts and prayers to Bart Eddy whose wife passed away after a long illness.


Steve Marburger ran the raffle and as usual Ted Wilmsen’s ticket was drawn. Unfortunately for Ted, he did not draw the winning spinner marble.

Cathy’s Clown Show

Have you ever wondered why wearing earrings became so popular with men? A man is at work one day when he notices that his co-worker is wearing an earring.
The man knows his co-worker to be a normally conservative fellow, and is curious about his sudden change in “fashion sense”.  So he walks up to him and says, “I didn’t know you were into earrings.” “Don’t make such a big deal, it’s only an earring,” the man replies sheepishly. His friend falls silent for a few minutes, but then his curiosity prods him to ask, “So, how long have you been wearing one?”

“Ever since my wife found it in my truck.” 


  • Debi Zaft announced that a memorial service for Roy Thylin will be held on Sunday, November 25th at 2pm at the Flamingo. Debbie also announced that we are dark next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  We resume on Wednesday, November 28th back at the Flamingo. 
  • Casey D’Angelo announced the Peace Project.
  • Casey also announced that he is Giro Bello chair this year. He needs volunteers!
  • Rio Ray announced that Salvation Army will be asking us to ring bells at Christmastime last weekend in November and 1st week of December.
  • Casey Carter thanked Rotarians who have helped Tim with his reading and helping him get around. He still needs our help, so please volunteer in any way you can to help Tim with reading and transportation.
  • Rich de Lambert asked for more readers for one hour at a time to help Tim Fawcett in his fall recovery.
  • Kim Graves has begun asking for poinsettia signups.
  • Pete Lescure thanked those who signed up for fellowship duties and is looking for signups for future dates.
  • Steve Olson thanked all who brought children’s books to be sent to Paradise fire survivors.
  • Sam McMillan still has some meat available from the October auction.
  • Vicki Hardcastle asked for those who volunteered Monday for Pedal for Polio to get their checks in made out to the Rotary Foundation.

Rotarian of the Month

Dave Berman was honored as Rotarian of the Month for his work with road marking at Giro Bello and his work with young people in the New Gen Peace program.

Paul Harris Recognitions

Kim Graves had several PH fellowship presentations to make. Dan Shell, Julia Parranto for 3 Paul Harris awards. Rich de Lambert shared that his son has been working on the fireline and bought a Paul Harris in his honor.  Ann and Jeff Gospe shared that this is their 5th PH. Kathleen Archer and Shari Shamsavari were honored for their 4th and 2nd PH fellows respectively.



Today’s program was Rotarian Vicki Whiting who spoke to us about her Awaken the Magic of Reading program focused on providing reading content for children as well as giving children the opportunity to write for thousands of readers. Vicki shared copies of her Kids Scoop News, a publication she produces to give kids fun and educational reading material at an early age. Vicki stressed the importance of children reading by 3rd grade and how reading is fundamental to having a successful career later in adulthood. In fact, reading is so very important to anyone wishing to participate in any meaningful way in society. Vicki noted how many Rotarians participate in reading with children.

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