DIGITAL EDITION No. 285 September 12, 2018 EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Le PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick
Our Program For Wednesday, September 19, 2018
REMINDER: Meeting will be at Odd Fellows Hall
First Responder Resiliency
Susan Farren is a 30-year paramedic, published author, speaker and mother of five. She is the founder of First Responders Resiliency, Inc. a non-profit designed to train first responders in the art of saving themselves, not just others.
Susan will be speaking on the impacts negative emotions and stress have on the human body and tools, which can be used to combat disease and live a peaceful and resilient life.
Wednesday September 26, 2018:Friends of Trione-Annadel State Park – Dan Stamps
Wednesday October 3, 2018: Dean – SRJC Tech/Economic Dev. – Jerry Miller
Wednesday October 10. 2018: Senator Mike McGuire
Wednesday October 17, 2018: Tony Roehrick – My Rotary Tutorial
Wednesday October 24, 2018: Buck Institute – Dr. Eric Verdin
Jackie says only 3 cabins are left for the 2019 Rhine River Cruise.
Fred Levin did his reflection on Will Roger’s quotes on taxes. Will probably would have belonged to the Sonoma County Taxpayer’s Association if he were still alive.
Patricia Shafer and her side kick Elizabeth
Ginny Cannon welcomed Dan Schell back from his injury.
Matthew Henry is still looking for people to help serve beer at the YMCA golf tournament on September 28th.
The Rotary Potluck and Meat Auction that will take place at Crane Melon Barn on October 18th
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR! WE HAVE 3 UPCOMING MEETINGS THAT WILL BE MEETING AT THE ODDFELLOWS LODGE, 545 PACIFIC AVENUE, SANTA ROSA: SEPTEMBER 19, OCTOBER 24, AND NOVEMBER 14. PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT THE VETERAN’S PROGRAM WILL BE NOVEMBER 8, THEREFORE NO MEETING ON NOVEMBER 7.
Dan Balfe announced Bob Rogers Pedal for Polio ride on October 4th. He wants to raise $140,000. That would be about $65.00 per person in District 5130.
World Polio Day is October 24th.
District 5130 Rotary Foundation meeting for the South is on October 21st at the Doubletree in Rohnert Park. Keep an eye on your email for more details.
Holly Garrettson is looking for volunteers for fellowship assignments in October
Karen Ball says that you can now pay on line $270 to prepay for all lunches in the 4th quarter.
Robby and Delinda Fouts are celebrating 40 years of marriage. Fred and Jeanne Levin are celebration 47 years of marriage today. Kris Anderson’s parents were married this day in 1953 as were Jack and Jackie Kennedy. Diane Moresi is proud of Molly for completing a reading assignment this summer and got to meet Congressman Thompson the other day a Shuffles Ice Cream and Magic Shop. Elizabeth Karbousky is feeling guilty for missing meetings since her son was born, a year ago! She is happy to be back more often. The best recognition must be Matthew Henry for his daughter admitting that her favorite word is “poop.” Everyone gave a donation to their favorite Rotary program.
PROGRAM: PATRICIA SHAFER ON NEW GEN TODAY, “TOGETHER, PEACE IS SOMETHING WE BUILD (AND REBUILD)
Patricia shared with us how our club’s involvement has change lives. From the time Doug Johnson tackled her in Brazil in 2015 to out first cohort in 2016 and how that has change lives. As you may remember the first cohort chose “Foster the Future” when they took a group of foster kids out for a day of fun in Armstrong Woods. That one day has morphed back in Virginia and Kentucky. In Argentina the first class has taken on kids that drink and drive (drinking and driving is the #1 killer of teens in Argentina). The have a video that they made,
Toma tu Vido.” They are actively working to stop this tragedy and it is working.
A Message From Past District Governor Bob Rogers
“Rotary…Where Dreams Take Flight.” Hello District 5130 Rotarians…Past District Governor Bob Rogers here following up on the “Ideation” process begun at our District Conference this past May. We promised to get you all the ideas that came from those incredible sessions. We hope these will become “sparks” toward new efforts and initiatives to address these club, community and beyond issues. Our plan is to issue them at the rate of two per month. With this email, we are starting the process with the first two, Educating Children to be Better Citizens and Attracting New Members for Clubs, by including them as attachments. I think you’ll find plenty of new ideas for both challenges in these documents, particularly for your youth related Committees and your Membership Committee members.
Some history for those who could not attend. We sent out a survey to all Rotarians last December, where we took your responses and picked the top 8 challenges we, as Rotarians, should focus on at the District Conference’s brainstorming “Ideation” Sessions.
Here they are in their order of ranking and the dates we’re “releasing” the results in the months ahead (Please note: All of the results will be posted on the Rotary5130.org website).
1. Educating children to be better citizens
2. Attracting new members for clubs
3. Rotary’s relevance in the future
4. Access to education in the developing world
5. Disaster preparedness and response
7. Developing and sustaining vibrant communities
8. Female rights in the developing world
These Conference Theme quotes above are what the Conference was all about. Rotarians, In-bound and Out-bound Youth Exchange Students, Rotaractors, and Rotex Members all collaborated together in this process. Join in, take these ideas and make them fly!
Yours in Rotary,
Governor, District 5130
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