Next Meeting is Hybrid
Wednesday October 20, 2021

Challenges Facing The Wine Industry

Past President Cathy Vicini

Rotary Past President Cathy Vicini will talk about the challenges and issues currently facing the wine industry

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


In-Person / Hybrid Meeting details:
All meetings are in-person and online meetings. In-person meetings will be located at the Epicenter Sports Center located at 3215 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa, CA.  Use the first door, closest to Piner Road. There will be greeters at the door to guide you.

–> Please note that you NEED TO MAKE A RESERVATION IN ADVANCE so we have a proper count.  Payments received by Saturday will be considered for the upcoming meeting.  Payments after that will be for the following meeting.
–> Debi Zaft will email you the link for online, once you have paid.  Use this link for details and to pay.  CLICK HERE!

Wednesday October 27: Regenerative Medicine

Keep checking back.  New Programs coming soon!


New Social!
October 30th – 3:00 – 6:00 pm
At Ann & Jeff Gospe’s House
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Oktoberfest & Meat Auction

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Ann would love more people on the social committee and someone to be in charge.
See Ann if you are willing to help.

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:
(no recording this week)
Please note it is only available to view until n/a

Opening Ceremonies:

President Ray welcomed us all to the meeting. Ginny Cannon led in the Pledge of Allegiance and The Four-Way Test. Her reflection:  One tree can start a forest, One smile can begin a friendship, One hand can lift a soul, One word can frame the goal, One candle can wipe out darkness, One laugh can conquer gloom, One hope can raise your spirits, One touch can show you care, One life can make a difference, Be that one today… by Anonymous.


District Attorney Jill Ravitch

Sunshine Report:

Pris Abercrombie sent us a note of thanks.


Peter Holewinski said we had 9 marbles and $20 in the pot. Ted Wilmsen had the correct ticket, but he did not pull the blue marble. the pot rolls over to next week.


President Ray said that there were no new cases of wild polio this week per Bob Rogers.

Ann Gospe announced more information on our Octoberfest party. Besides auctioning off the meat, they will have a balloon pop for $50.00. You can win a lot of the meat. Feel free to wear German attire. Please see the attached flyer for the party in this week’s bulletin for more information.

Mark Burchill announced that our 100th birthday party is canceled for December 3rd and will be moved to next spring or summer so that we can have an afternoon party, outdoors.

Hap from the East-West Club sent word that the October 16th work party at Sugarloaf has been canceled due to the lack of rain. October 30th is still on (remember our Octoberfest is that day, should you choose to help, make sure you leave early to come to our party).

Jose Guillen read a letter from Project Amigo, thanking us for our $2000.00 gift.


Matthew Henry and his brother have started a Podcast called, “Giant Cocktails.” They discuss the making of a cocktail and our local San Francisco Giants. They have reached 100 downloads. Matthew donated $50.00.

Kris Anderson was watching online from Mazatlan, Mexico and she donated $50.00 to the operating budget since she was on vacation (Editor’s note:  I cannot tell you how great the Sergent of Arms committee has done for the Zoom portion of the meeting. I felt very much a part of the meeting).

Karen Ball had great plans for a trip to Reno with Dennis. However, things did not go according to plans. The magician they wanted to see was canceled. The saw a comedian instead and he was awful! They went to a German restaurant for dinner and the food was so salty that it was inedible. Lastly, they went to a comedy show in Sparks, but the comic was so raunchy that they walked out. For all that fun, she donated $50.00 to Polio Plus.

President Ray was back from Cabo San Lucas for a week. The highlight was going fishing with his son. He donated $50.00 to the World Community Service budget.

Casey D’Angelo went to Knoxville and Nashville with his daughter to go school shopping. He got to go to an Alabama Razorbacks football game. He donated $50.00 to the Club’s budget.

Today’s Guest Speaker, District Attorney Jill Ravitch

She has been an attorney for 35 years. She has been District Attorney since 2010 and will be retiring at the end of her term in 2022. She was very happy the majority of voters chose to keep her in office. He-who-will-not-be-named could not buy the election. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. She is proud of what the Family Justice Center has done in this regard.

There are about 20,000 police reports in the last year. 65% of those prosecuted are mentally ill. They make bad decisions. 45 percent of those in jail are mentally ill. They are working closely with mental health professionals to get them help. Drug and alcohol abusers are not counted in this metric.

A question was asked about vagrancy laws. There are no such laws. Locking a person up for vagrancy does not work. Putting them in jail costs $190 per day per person.

There are about 35 drunk driving arrests per week. Fentanyl is running through the community. For the year 2020-2021 there were 1456 DUI cases.

The question came up about where are the homeless coming from; are they being bused in? That may have happened in the past, but it is not true now. Those who are homeless are local.

Elder abuse – they have an elder court.

Gang violence is a big problem going back to years 2008 and 2009. They had to stop working the gang violence. Now they are starting it again.

Additional Pictures:

Governor, District 5130

Dustin Littlefield


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

Board of Directors

President Elect, Kris Anderson
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
Club Director, Casey Carter
Community Service I, Member Involvement, Rio Ray
Community Service II, Youth, Andrea Geary
Vocational Service, Carolyn Fassi
International Service, Dan Balfe

DIGITAL EDITION No. 429 October 13, 2021  EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Jeff Gospe PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick