DIGITAL EDITION No. 331 September 4, 2019 EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Diane Moresi PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick
Our Program For Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The Law Enforcement Chaplaincy of Sonoma County
Wednesday September 18, 2019: Double Punches
Wednesday September 25, 2019: tba
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)
Kid friendly with a nice park and games 🙂
No one today, but we did note that Greg Johnston was here today!
GUESTS OF ROTARIANS:
Greg Johnston brought Cindy Thomas, president of Petaluma Community Access
UPDATE ON YALE ABRAMS AND OTHER SAD NEWS:
Per Terry Abrams, there will be no public memorial for Yale. Please send your cards and condolences to Terry. Also, former member Barbara Beedon’s husband, Greg, died last week. No news on what happened. Greg was also a former Rotarian in Rohnert Park.
Pete Lescure said that today’s jackpot was a whooping $29.00! Robert Pierce had the lucky number but did not pull the blue marble.
PRESIDENT CATHY’S “THERAPY MOMENT”
This week’s joke was cute. Sorry, I forgot to write it down.
On Friday, September 13 is the Inter-Rotary social at the Living Room. The cost is $10.00, and we are asked to bring some side dishes and/or dessert. See Andrea Geary for details, sign up and volunteering at the event.
And if you need another social, there is the paella lunch at Youth Park on Fulton Road on Saturday, September 21st. See Doug Johnson for that one. The cost is $40.00.
The Grand Fondo is on Saturday, October 5th. Jeff Kolin needs volunteers to work the Monte Rio rest stop as we have done for many years. You need to be out there at sunrise (approximately 6:45 – 7:00) and we are usually done between 11:00 and 11:30.
The Rotary Club of Santa Rosa is celebrating it’s 30th year! The birthday party is on Friday, November 22nd at Shone Farm. Put it on your calendar.
Ray Giampaoli announced that Ann Gospe is replacing him as the Cardinal Newman Interact leader.
Pete Lescure was passing around a clip board for fellowship sign ups at the upcoming meetings.
Dan Balfe announced that our club gets recognition points from RI for all the dollars they receive from us. We haven’t done anything with those points, but now we will……..
Ann Gospe was named Rotarian of the month! She was awarded 100 points of the above-mentioned RI points that will go toward her next Paul Harris Fellowship.
ROTARY BOARD MEETING, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019:
The board finished the budget at last Tuesday’s meeting. There had to be a little belt tightening. One important change that we all need to know is that guest no longer get their first meeting for free. This was not widely abused, but most guests are not becoming members. From here on out the guests are not free. Either they, or the person who invited them will have to pay. There will be some exceptions like the scholarship recognitions and the public service awards. Once they become a member, they will get a free lunch. If you have any question, please see President Cathy or any board member.
CHANGE OF VENUE FOR OCTOBER 2, 2019:
We will be meeting at Legends at the Bennett Valley Golf Course for our meeting/lunch on Wednesday October 2nd to check the facility out.
TODAY’S PROGRAM: UNITED WAY OF THE WINE COUNTRY PROGRAMS: SCHOOL READINESS PACKS, SCHOOLS OF HOPE, AND SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Our guest speaker was Ariel Vipond. The United Way was started in 1887 and focuses on education, income and health issues. Today Ariel spoke of the 3 programs for younger children. The first being the School Readiness Packs. These are back packs filled with educational materials for the student and their family. This Is particularly geared toward the kindergarten aged students. Schools of Hope focuses on kids in grades 1 – 3 on reading skills. They have found that if kids are at 3rd grade reading level by the third grade, they are more successful throughout their education and are more successful adults. The Summer Reading Program gives the kids 6 books to read during the summer. This helps them from back sliding when they are off for the summer. Ariel also mentioned that you can call 2-1-1 on your phone to get connected to local resources!
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