DIGITAL EDITION No. 242 October 4, 2017  EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Diane Moresi PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick

Our Program For October 11, 2017


Sean McGlynn

Our club is very fortunate to have the Santa Rosa City Manager as our speaker on October 11th. During his tenure the city has focused on boosting economic development, realigning City services and responding to our housing crisis.  Mr. McGlynn will highlight some recent accomplishments and priorities for the future.  Club member and former City Manager Jeff Kolin will be his host.

Prior to coming to Santa Rosa, McGlynn had served as Deputy City Manager in El Paso and in the Department of Cultural Affairs in New York City.  Additionally, he has been active on many non-profit boards.

Members and guests will find this a very informative program. Anyone interested in the state of our city is welcome to join us at Noon, Flamingo Hotel, October 11th.

Wednesday October 18thPat Harper – 180 Studios: New Maker Project
Wednesday October 25th: Adult Literacy Services – Alisa Adams
Wednesday November 1st: Veterans Village – Paula Cook
Wednesday November 8th: Club Is Dark – Veteran’s Program Tomorrow


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Opening Ceremonies


Steve Olson


Ryan Thomas recited some lyrics from Tom Petty songs:  Built to Last, You and I Will meet Again, Go Out and Love Someone

Visiting Rotarians:

George Batchelder from Rotary East


Eileen Carlisle was here with Nona Lucas! Kathleen Daggett was a guest of Charlie Howard-Gibbon.  Our guest speaker, Ed Bauman is a guest of Rick Allen. Casey Carter was a guest of Julia Parranto

Dates to Remember:

October 7th:  Foundation and membership training at Sally Tomatoes.  9:00

October 19th:  Wine tasting and meat auction 5:30 – 7:30

October 26th: SCARC meeting, hosted by Rancho Cotati

November 4th:  District Foundation Dinner 5:30

November 8th:  Social at Corrick’s 5:30

November 9th:  Veteran’s Day luncheon 11:30 at the Vet’s building

President Julia had all persons who had helped as Sargent at Arms for the previous month stand up to be recognized.  Jose Guillen is taking the job.

Sunshine Report:

Fred Levin’s sister is very ill so Fred has left for Florida.  Kathy Schwartz’s mom is also very ill.

Good News!

We are now #12 on the list of Polis Plus giving for this fiscal year!

Judy Glenn is heading up this year’s Children’s Christmas program.  Doug Johnson will be doing the Super Bowl Raffle.  Still looking for a marketing and public relations chairperson.


There was $155 in the pot and 4 marbles.  Jack Tolin was so excited that we called his number.  First time, he says, since 1983.  Guess what.  HE WON IT!  We also had two additional raffles.  Roy Thylin won 2 tickets for the movies and Tony Roehrick won a pomegranate brought in by our guest speaker.

Joke of the Week:

An attractive blonde from Cork, Ireland arrived at the casino. She seemed a little intoxicated and bet twenty-thousand Euros on a single roll of the dice. She said, ‘I hope you don’t mind, but I feel much luckier when I’m completely nude’. With that, she stripped from the neck down, rolled the dice and with an Irish brogue yelled, ‘Come on, baby, Mama needs new clothes!’

As the dice came to a stop, she jumped up and down and squealed…’YES! YES! I WON, I WON!’

She hugged each of the dealers and then picked up her winnings and her clothes and quickly departed.

The dealers stared at each other dumbfounded. Finally, one of them asked, ‘What did she roll?’

The other answered, ‘I don’t know – I thought you were watching.’


Not all Irish are drunks, not all blondes are dumb, but all men……are men!

Sustainable Rotary Clubs:

President Julia is committed to work on growing our club.  Rotary International has asked 100 clubs to join in.  Locally, Healdsburg Noon has agreed to this commitment also.

38 Resolutions to review:

You should have gotten an email from Kevin Eisenberg about the 38 resolutions that RI has put out for comment.  Please review and make comments.

Mike Moore Craft Talk:

Mike has already been in Rotary for 28 years with the Santa Rosa West  Club before transitioning to our club.  He is the previous owner of Discovery Office Systems which he sold in 2002 and retired from in 2007.  He is a really funny guy!  He started at AB Dick in 1967 selling mimeograph and ditto machines.  In 1982 he left to sell copiers and Discovery Office Supply was born.  He hired Doug Johnson about 20 years ago.  He and his wife, Jan, spend their winter months down south in the desert.

Richard Lazovick – Rotary Means Business Moment:

Richard owns iTech Computer, a company that teaches technology (phone, pad, tablets, computers, software and apps) to those of us needing to learn or update our skills.  He has a lot more patience than most! “He has the patience your kids don’t”  Visit his site for more information:

October Birthdays:

Kris Anderson, Dan Bornstein, Tim Fawcett, Ann Gospe, Jose Guillen, Greg Johnston, Nicole Le, John Poremba, Shari Shamsavari, Tim Stewart, and Roy Thylin

Guest Speaker, Ed Bauman “Food for Thought”

The body will heal itself if we create the right solutions and stop doing the bad stuff in the first place.  He showed us his own food mandala (vs. the food pyramid) .  Fruits, vegetables and water are on the outside of the circle.  Seaweed, algae and nutritional yeast are in the next ring; followed by protein and lastly seeds and oils.

Ed Bauman - Eating For HealthYour plate should be half vegetables/fruit and the other half should be ¼ protein and ¼ starch.  Avoid the usual:  over eating, refined carbohydrates, commercial dairy and meat, artificial sweeteners, etc.  Instead be mindful of what you are eating.  Eat the fresh fruit and produce, unrefined starches, organic dairy and eggs, free range meats, pure, filtered water.

He suggests not eating for a period of 12 – 16 hours a day.  It allows your body to rest.    The free radicals (whatever they are) are not able to cause damage to our cells so easily. Oh yeah, free radicals cause oxidation (Steve Marburger asked that question).

He gave us 9 reasons to eat more guacamole:  increased circulation, prevent blood clots, boost your immune system, prevent heart disease, maintain skin and eye health, regulate metabolism, manage energy, boost brain function and reduce cholesterol.

Rich de Lambert asked about good fats and oils.  Ryan Thomas asked what measure of health is best .  Bill Rousseau asked about cooked vegetables vs. raw.  How much sleep is enough?  Get as much as you can.  Your body heals when it is asleep.


Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Officers

President: Julia Parranto, President Elect: Tony Roehrick, President Elect Nominee: Cathy Vicini, Past President: Jose Guillen, Secretary: Debi Zaft, Treasurer: Cecil G. Humes

President Rotary International

Ian Riseley of the RC of Sandringham, Australia

Governor, District 5130

Bob Rogers, Rotary Club of Sebastopol

Attendance Secretary

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

Board of Directors

Kathleen Archer, Ray Giampaoli, Steve Marburger, Jackie McMillan, Diane Moresi, Laura Held, Peter Holewinski, Steve Baime and Jeff Kolin