Next Meeting is via Zoom – October 7, 2020


Rubin Scott, NAACP Branch 1074 President

Inclusion and diversity in the workplace as well as creating inclusive environments within our personal space as well as our community. 

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


All in-person meetings are currently on hold.  Instead, we will be holding online meetings using Zoom.  Please be on the look out for an email with the link from either Jeff or Debi.

Wednesday October 14, 2020: Recology
Wednesday October 21, 2020: Sonoma County Winegrowers
Wednesday October 28, 2020: North Coast Builders

Keep checking back.  New Programs coming soon!


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:

Please note it is only available to view until 10/12/20.

Opening Ceremonies:

Pledge: Robert Pierce
Bill Crowley reciting some humorous quotes from Will Rogers:

“Never miss a chance to shut up” “When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging” “Never kick a cow chip on a hot day”……and much, much more!

Visiting Rotarians:

Jackie McMillan, Will Haymaker

Sunshine Report:

Ginny was not with us today, so members chimed in with what they knew.  Norm and Bev Owen lost their home in Piedmont Heights.  As far as we know no other members have lost their home from the Glass Fire. Former member, Gordon Shurtleff is having surgery this week.

Let’s Talk:

Since our speaker was unable to attend this week’s meeting, President Jeff opened the meeting to discuss how we were all doing with another round of fires.  We all wracked our brains to think of anyone that could have been in harm’s way and how to contact them.  It was decided that we would divide up the roster (from DACdb) to call and check up on all the members to check in on them.  President Jeff, Julia Parranto, Diane Moresi, Robert Pierce, and Casey D’Angelo will be making those calls.

Sculpture for Coffee Park:

Tony Roehrick has been involved with the reconstruction of Coffee Park’s park.  When he was president, he wanted to have us do something to help rebuild the park.  Santa Rosa West and our club went it together to pay for a sculpture of three tear drops.  One is bigger than the other two and stationery.  the other two are smaller and swivel.  It is currently being installed and looks great from the pictures he provided.

Giro Bello Update:

Plans are starting now for the Giro Bello to be held June 26, 2021.  Please let Ray Giampaoli know if you will still do your roll in next year’s event.

Hands-On Project for October:

President Jeff says that our next hands on project will, again, be at the Redwood Empire Food Bank on October 29, 2020….2:00 to 4:00.  Bring on the carrots!

Wild Game Dinner Raffle:

Ray Giampaoli will be raffling off his dinner for 10 next week.  Bidding starts at $950.00.  Get your group of 10 together and be ready to start bidding!

Ways the foundation is supporting club sponsored activities

The Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Foundation (RCSRF)is pleased to support a variety of charitable projects sponsored by the Club. The support includes but is not limited to the following:

Third Grade Dictionary Project – The RCSRF Board has agreed to support the full cost of the “Dictionary Project” this year. According to Ted Wilmsen, 1,588 dictionaries have been ordered at an estimated cost of $16,674 plus $1,200 for stickers. The Foundation will use $3,900 from the Pluth Fund and $13,974 from its Charitable Projects Fund to cover the total amount ($17,874).

COVID 19 Relief Fund – The Foundation has received $1,650 in contributions to this fund. Once the Club decides which local charity will be chosen to receive the funds, the Foundation will issue a check.

Giro Bello Fund – The Foundation accepts contributions throughout the year to the Giro Bello Fund. The current balance in the fund is $11,331.86 The Club will determine which eligible charitable cause will be the benefactor of the funds.

The Foundation is pleased to assist the Club as it strives to increase its level of support for worthwhile local charitable causes.

Additional Pictures:

Governor, District 5130

Doug Johnson


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

Board of Directors

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
Community Service I, Member Involvement, Rio Ray
Community Service II, Youth, Andrea Geary
Vocational Service, Carolyn Fassi
International Service, Dan Balfe

DIGITAL EDITION No. 377 September 30 2020  EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Kris Anderson  PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick