DIGITAL EDITION No. 241 September 27, 2017  EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole, Kris, & Kerrie PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick

Our Program For October 4, 2017


Dr. Ed Bauman


Dr. Ed is a delightful teacher, facilitator, speaker, mentor, author, advocate, and magical chef.

His lifelong mission has been and continues to be to integrate health, wellness and holistic nutrition and therapeutic cooking with conventional medicine and community health care.

Ed Bauman - Eating For HealthIt was he who coined the phrase Holistic Medicine in 1976 and put it into practice at the Berkeley Holistic Health Center, one of the first successful integrative health clinics in the United States.

He is also the founder and President of Bauman College: Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts, the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP). After studying traditional health and nutrition systems for more than 30 years, Dr. Bauman created the Eating for Health approach, which forms the basis of Bauman College professional and community nutrition programs.

Dr. Bauman received a BA in Political Science from Syracuse, a Master’s in Education from the University of Massachusetts, a Master’s of Science in Nutrition from Heartwood College and a Ph.D. in Community Health Education from the University of New Mexico.  He is a two time president of the Sonoma West Medical Center (SWMC) Foundation, in Sebastopol and the author of several bestselling books.

This program may literally save your life. Come join us on October 4th.

Wednesday October 11th: City Manager – Sean McGlynn
Wednesday October 18thPat Harper – 180 Studios: New Maker Project
Wednesday October 25th: Adult Literacy Services – Alisa Adams
Wednesday November 1st: Veterans Village – Paula Cook


Visit our district at:
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Opening Ceremonies:

Pledge:                 Kim Graves
Reflection:            Peggy Soberanis

Calendar of Events:

09/28:  SCARC dinner at The General’s Daughter in Sonoma, 5:30
09/29:  Rotary Club social at The Living Room, 5:00
09/30:  Grand Fondo Monte Rio rest stop 7:00 to 11:00ish
10/01:  Wally Lowry’s celebration of Life at Legends at Bennett Valley Golf Course 3:00 – 5:00
10/07:  Membership and foundation training at Sally Tomatoes (check your email for details)
11/04:  District 5130 South Foundation Dinner

Members with Guests:

Sheriff Rob Giordano, Nick Gurney, Ed Bauman, Bijan Nafae, and Rose Frances

Sunshine Report:

See above.  Wally Lowy’s celebration of life is Sunday

Cathy’s Weekly Joke:

Two wives go out for girl’s night. Both got drunk, started walking home and had to pee. They stopped at a cemetery but had nothing to wipe with. One used her panties the other grabbed a wreath off a grave. The next morning one husband called the other and said, “No more girl’s night out! My wife came back with no panties.” the other husband said “you think that’s bad? Mine came back with a card in her crack that read “From all of us at the fire station- we’ll never forget you.”


Peter Holewinski said there was $126 in the pot with 5 marbles remaining.  Sam McMillan’s number was pulled but he had to settle for the $10.00 consolation prize.

Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Major Donors:

Bill Hatcher, a member of the local foundation board, gave away Cross pens to those who have contributed $1000, $5000 or $10,000 to our local foundation:  Peggy Soberanis, Caroline Fassi, Jack Tobin, Nicole Le, Jeff Gospe, Gary Swartz, Doug Johnson, Judy Glenn, Vickie Hardcastle, Tim Delaney, Doug Chase, Bob Sorenson, Wayne Rowlands, Chuck Wear, Jeff Kolin, and Craig Meltzner.  The local foundation is our non-profit that gives away the scholarships, funds the dictionaries and most of the other charitable donations on behalf of our club.


Matthew Henry still needs volunteers to help serve beer at the YMCA golf tournament on Friday, September 29, 12:30 – 5:30 at the Windsor Golf Course.

Andrea Geary announced the interclub social at The Living Room this Friday at 5:00.  Please bring a side dish or dessert and your choice of beverage.  The cost is $10.00 payable to the Rotary Club East.

Vickie Hardcastle announced that the annual foundation dinner for District 5130 South will be on Saturday, November 4th.  The cost is $70.00.  Sign up on the Dacdb website.  All donations made to Rotary International/Polio Plus during the month of October will get a raffle ticket for every $20.00 donated.

Jackie McMillan says it is last call for Transcendence tickets for December.  Please call her ASAP if you want to participate in this Rotary social.  Tickets are $50.00 for orchestra side and $67.00 for orchestra middle.

Jeanne Levin said that she saw on Facebook that former member Vinay Patel was asking for birthday donations for our club!

If you don’t already know about this, here is the scoop.  If you log into Amazon at www. you can set it up so that our club gets a donation from Amazon every time you make a purchase.  It is not a lot of money, but if the whole club signs up and uses this site to log into Amazon those pennies add up.  It costs you nothing!

Guest Speaker, Sheriff Rob Giordano

Where to start!  First of all Marnie Goldschlag announced that the public service awards in January will now include the county sheriff’s department.  Three awards!

Misty Harris has been hired as the community engagement liaison person so that there is more visibility.  The department is very active on social media.

“Why did God invent deputy sheriffs?  So the fire fighters would have someone to look up to.”  He’s going to give Cathy Vicini a run for her money! He swears that they have more Facebook followers than The Press Democrat.

Crime is up a bit due to less people in our prisons and more in our jails.  Our local jail should be only holding people for up to one year; now they have some who may be there up to 12 years.

Their job is to protect lives and property from people, but much more is asked of them now and has become a tricky balance. 40% of the people in jail have mental health issues, hence the new jail that is being built.

Marijuana/cannabis is the new and most visible issue.  95% of county homicides have to do with marijuana.  In the future cannabis issues will be handled by PRMD.  They will be enforcing the marijuana laws.

Since legalization of marijuana in Colorado, many unsuspected issue have arisen.  More marijuana is going into Mexico than is coming out.  There will still be lots of illegal growing until the whole nation legalizes marijuana.  It is now stronger and there are more issues with poisoning and overdoses.  There are more dispensaries in Colorado than there are Starbucks or McDonalds.  Fatal accidents are way up in Colorado.

Heavy users will find it says in their system for 30 days or more.  How do you determine when it is impairment or not?

Lots of jobs available with the sheriff’s department, but getting qualified candidates is a problem.

Do they or don’t they cooperate with ICE? Yes and no.  Sheriffs do not ask if a person is here illegally.  If they have been arrested before, that can trigger ICE.  The fingerprints go into the data base where ICE can find them.  They stopped honoring ICE requests for holds 3 years ago.


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