DIGITAL EDITION No. 284 September 5, 2018 EDITOR: Kris Anderson PHOTOGRAPHER: Diane Moresi PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick
Our Program For Wednesday, September 12, 2018
New Gen Update
NewGen Peacebuilders is a youth peace education program designed for high school and university students (14 to 25). It draws on principles of peace education familiar to Rotary Peace Fellows as well as best practices in peace and global education for youth. The program was designed by Rotary Peace Fellow Patricia Shafer (US) with collaboration and input from Rotary Peace Fellows Phill Gittins (UK), Carla Lineback (US) and Pranisa Ekachote (Thailand). One of the key elements/outcomes of this youth peace education program is a team peace education project that youth complete. These projects have spanned education inequality, poverty, domestic violence, international/cultural bridgebuilding and peace conference planning and management. The program content is global/universal in nature, but also adapted/adaptable to local language, issues and cultural circumstances.
Wednesday September 19, 2018: First Responder Resiliency – Sue Ferren
Wednesday September 26, 2018: Trione Annadel Parks Foundation – 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.
The Pledge was led by Michael Moore, “I got the job because it was the only one I could not screw up.”
Laura Held did her reflection on the “Goodness of Working People,” in honor of Labor Day
Scott Barkley from Santa Rosa West Club
Jim Allen, a former Rotarian from Tiberon and a property manager was visiting us today. Me thinks he is looking for a new Rotarian home in the North Bay? Hummmm……
Ginny Cannon says Dan Schell is home recuperating from a fall. He is on crutches. Tim Fawcett is looking for help. He needs people to drive him to appointments etc.
Oh my! Matthew Henry said we had a whooping $27.00 in the pot this week. Bill Crowley had the right ticket but did not draw the correct marble.
Matthew Henry is still looking for people to help serve beer at the YMCA golf tournament on September 28th.
Matthew also announced the Rotary Potluck and Meat Auction that will take place at Crane Melon Barn on October 18th
Matthew’s last announcement is a good by party for Jackie and Don McMillan tentatively to be on October 21st at Legends at the Bennett Valley Golf course.
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR! WE HAVE 3 UPCOMING MEETINGS THAT WILL BE MEETING AT THE ODDFELLOWS LODGE: 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.
Doug Johnson is still asking for sign ups to help at the Grand Fondo Monte Rio rest stop. We start at sunrise (about 7:00 am) and are finished between 11:00 and 11:30. What do we have you do? Make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cut up fruit, mix up the energy drink, general set up and put out the food. Then we put it all away. Easy peasy!
Doug also announced that there is still $350,000 left in the fire relief fund. $175,000 is earmarked for Coffey Park (playground?). They would like to make 3 donations of $50,000 each to an organization that is working with the fire survivors in some way. They are keeping $25,000 in reserve for whatever may come up.
This month we are honoring Steve Olson and Sam McMillan for their work at the Sonoma County Fair buying the meat that we will auction on October 18th and the on going work they do for the scholarship committee on our local foundation board.
OUR LOCAL FOUNDATION: WHAT IT IS, HOW IT INVESTS THE MONEY AND WHAT THEY DO WITH THE MONEY:
The foundation began in 1989 as a 501c3 charity. There are 15 members of our club who serve on the board. They serve 3-year terms. Sam Saunders was our original treasurer. Jeanne Levin just came off the board after serving from the beginning. She is our go-to person for people who want to leave money to the foundation in their estate. The purpose of the foundation is to accept, invest and distribute funds. The funds have grown to $1,553,495 since 1989. We invest conservatively with Steve Reuter to earn, on average 7.5%. We give out in scholarships 4.0% of the earned income per year. We have 12 different scholarships and 8 different funds. Here are a few of the funds and what they are for: The Jamison is for students in agriculture. The Pluth is for children’s books. The Druquer is for battered and abused people. The Bello for technical schooling, Flournoy for engineering. The Levar for business and marketing. The Lance is for a high school student. The John Brown is for a veteran. The Christopher Wood in for business. The Chase/Sorenson is for excellence in education. A fund can be started with as little as $1000, but must have $25,000 within 5 years. The foundation can except charitable donations for the Giro Bello. Donors are recognized when the reach different levels of giving to the foundation starting with $1000. Today we recognized Peggy Soberanis for putting the foundation in to her will. She was presented with a lovey Orifors crystal bowl.
Thank you to Doug Chase for the great video and slide show presentation. We hope to have it distributed to our website and Facebook pages very soon.
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