DIGITAL EDITION No. 333 September 18, 2019 EDITOR: Layne Bowen PHOTOGRAPHER: Diane Moresi PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick
Our Program For Wednesday, September 25, 2019
President Cathy’s Catch Up Day
Wednesday October 2, 2019: Hugh Futrell – Note, meeting is at Bennett Valley legends
Wednesday October 9, 2019: tba
Wednesday October 16, 2019: JC rotary member: on his medical device he created
Wednesday October 23, 2019: Dr Brown SoCo Disaster preparedness
(Details for the above to follow)
Pledge: Rich de Lambert
Reflection: Cathy’s thoughts for the day.
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!
As Queen sang exultantly, The Santa Rosa Rotary bocce team led by Steve Boeme and Rich de Lambert FINALLY came home with the winners trophy after years of effort! They were joined by two non-Rotarians (also known as ringers) by the names of Gary Baumbach, Troy Aldrich. Steve Marburger was also on the team. I think he was the jammer. Steve and Rich are definitely blockers….
None present today
Speaker Richard Lopez, Gary Baumbach and Troy Aldrich were today’s guests..
You Are My Sunshine
Ginny shared that all is sunny!
The pot is new and not very big. 25 Yankee dollars were up for grabs. Kim Graves chose the wrong, yellow marble.
Two little boys were at a wedding when one leaned over and whispered to his friend asking, “How many wives can a man have?” His friend whispered back, “Sixteen…four better, four worse, four richer, for pourer.”
Pete is looking for a few good Rotarians to sign up for fellowship.
Vicki Hardcastle announced the upcoming district foundation event.
Doug Johnson announced that you might want to sign up soon for the Rotary International convention in Hawaii.
Ray announced the GB website is being rebuilt. We need sponsors!
Debi Zaft said the new roster is going to print.
Richard Lopez started Double Punches Boxing back in the 1990’s
as a response to seeing neighborhood kids hanging out with nothing to do, no direction, some joining gangs. He wanted to give them a place to go and give them something to be a part of. He also saw that sports and teamwork develops character.
Starting in his home two car garage, he has since grown into a beautiful space at the Salvation Army building on Stony Circle. Richard watches his kids not only develop strength and character, but also spiritual growth.
Richard’s was initial resistant transition to moving his gym to becoming part of the Salvation Army. He didn’t want to give it up because it was “his”. An inner voice told him, ” It doesn’t belong to you”. He finally came to understand that it belongs to the community. Coming under the Salvation Army has allowed his program to expand throughout the community and then the county.
Richard noted that humility is something gang members have to learn. The program serves grade school kids through young adults. Successful adults and guest speakers come in to speak to the kids to help inspire and encourage the kids. Many girls participate for aerobic exercise. October 12th they will have other gyms come to box. Sponsorships for trophies are available for the October 12th event.
Richard was a passionate speaker and answered lots of questions, mostly good from our club members. Kathleen Archer was so inspired she offered to fund a scholarship for a child.
Governor, District 5130
Debi Zaft P.O. Box 505 Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Board of Directors
Club Service I, Membership, Michael Moore
Club Service II, Club Meetings, Holly Garretson
Club Service III, Fundraising, Ryan Thomas
Club Service IV, Member Activities, Anne Gospe
Club Service V, Information Technology and Records, Brandon Urich
Community Service I, Member Involvement, Rio Ray
Community Service II, Youth, Andrea Geary
Vocational Service, Carolyn Fassi
International Service, Dan Balfe