The Windsor Rotary 5th Annual Lobster Feed Was Saturday, April 6, 2019

This event was all about raising funds for the Kids in Windsor. Proceeds went to:

  • Windsor Middle School Theater Upgrade:  New curtains, enhanced lighting, and sound system. Used by performing arts, including bands, drama, and dance groups, and Windsor Academy for the Arts.
  • New band instruments for WMS & WHS.
  • Windsor High School Project Grad:  Providing a safe and sober all night party experience for seniors after their Grad Day. 
  • Choices Program to help WHS Freshman make choices to finish high school and graduate.

A message from our Club President:

Thank you to everyone who supported and attended our April 6 Lobster Feed Celebration.  It’s our fun and tasty way to raise funds for all of our local community projects.

The attendees spent the evening with over 200 friends and neighbors, enjoying local wine and craft beer tastings while perusing the amazing silent auction offerings, and then sat down to a whole lobster with the center of the table full of corn, sausage, shrimp, potatoes and artichokes. After dinner, our energetic auctioneer, Carla, presented the live auction offerings and the Fund-A-Need project for the Windsor Music Department.

The evening concluded with lively dancing to music provided by Dax Entertainment.

Sandie Krutz
2018-19 President
Rotary Club of Windsor

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2019 Live Auction Items

Wine Tasting with the Mayor

Wine tasting for 8 guests at Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli’s Christopher Creek Winery in Healdsburg.  An opportunity to experience a guided tasting of the excellent Christopher Creek wines, to tour the winery and overlook the vineyards.  Mayor Foppoli and the guests will enjoy a lively discussion regarding the latest goings-on in Windsor while sipping wine and dining on a lunch catered by (TBD).

Located between Healdsburg and Windsor and situated amidst the rolling vineyard covered hillsides, Christopher Creek Winery is an ideal spot to spend an afternoon with your friends enjoying all the best of Sonoma County wine country, while gaining insights from one of areas most dynamic young leaders.

A Complete Graton Resort & Casino Getaway Adventure

This Getaway Adventure allows you to sample every exciting aspect of the Graton Resort & Casino!  First, there’s an overnight stay for two (2) in a Premium Room on any night of the week.  Premium Rooms at the Resort feature spacious accommodations with luxurious king-sized beds.

And in addition to your room, you will also receive a $500.00 resort credit that can be used at the spa, in the many restaurants, bars, lounges, and even to enjoy games in the casino.  This Item has it all when it comes to a Graton Resort & Casino getaway adventure!  Do you feel lucky?

Meritage/Bordeaux Tasting for 4 at Williamson Wines and Lunch

The Williamson Wines Meritage and single-varietal Bordeaux wines are small production, collectible wines made from the best fruit available using the most painstaking wine making methodology.   The winemaker will select six wines from their most iconic collection, and the chef will pair the wines with unique food tastes to provide 4 honored guests with a delicious multi-course lunch experience.  The wine tasting and lunch will occur at the Williamson Tasting Room in Healdsburg.  What a special event for four friends to share at this private wine tasting and dining adventure.


Blast and Brew Party for 10

Have you ever wanted to blow something up?  Now is your chance!  As the winning bidder, you and nine lucky friends will be driven to a local quarry where you’ll get an in-depth, behind the scenes tour from Bodean Co., Inc. Director of Operations, Charlie Young. Then you’ll accompany their crew and assist in initiating a live blast! Using explosives, we will blast hard rock which is the first step in the mining process.

Following the excitement, you’ll enjoy a catered lunch from Oliver’s, served to you on top of the mountain by our capable Rotary staff!

But you’re not done yet!  As you are driven back to town, you’ll be delivered to the Russian River Brewing Company right here in Windsor for the “BREW” part of this item.  Now it’s time to relax and calm down with your own private brewery tour and tasting. This experience will take place on a mutually agreeable Saturday in either June or July 2019.  This Russian River Brew Company portion of this experience is for adults only.

Private Golf Tournament for 12

You are the Director for your own, private Golf Tournament for a total of 12 golfers playing TWO 18-hole rounds at the incredibly beautiful and challenging courses at the Windsor Golf Club, Windsor and Rooster Run, Petaluma.  Carts are included for all players during both rounds, and everyone will be hosted for lunch at the snack bars at both courses.  What a unique and amazing opportunity to host your friends for golf at your very own tournament!

Fire Truck Ride and Dinner at the Windsor Fire Station

Enjoy a firehouse dinner for 8 at one of the Windsor fire stations. They will pick up your party of eight in a fire engine and truck (from location in the Fire District’s service area), drive you to the station, feed you a fun dinner, give you a station tour, and then provide you a ride home in the engine.

This is a donation from the Sonoma County Fire District, formerly the Windsor, Rincon Valley, Bennett Valley and Mountain Home Fire Districts.  (Scheduling must be for a date after June 1st, 2019.)

Paella Dinner for 20

This unique item provides you the joy of having your very own chef from Spain prepare an authentic Spanish Paella Party for you and 19 friends, including appetizers and dessert. You provide the place and we will bring the party – and what’s better than being a guest at your own party?  Don’t miss this extraordinary dining experience for you and your friends!

Puerto Vallarta Trip

This item is an eight-day/seven-night stay for two (2) at the gorgeous Costa Sur Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  The Costa Sur Resort has been providing wonderful vacations to its guests for more than 30 years. The hotel has a very Mexican feel to it, with spacious bedrooms all of which have mesmerizing views of Banderas Bay. Close to the ocean and the mountains, Costa Sur offers the best of both worlds! Hotel amenities include a full-service restaurant and Barefoot Bar, as well as a spa and gym.  The staff is friendly and dedicated to offering guests a completely local experience while indulging in one of the best hotels in all of Puerto Vallarta! (Air transportation is not included.)

Farm to Table Catered Dinner for 8

The lucky, successful bidders for the Farm to Table Catered Dinner, Auction Item #1403, will be enjoying catered hors d’oeuvres and a four (4) course dinner for eight (8) served in the comfort of their own home. The meal will be prepared with the very finest local, farm fresh ingredients from Santa Rosa’s Original Certified Farmer’s Market and prepared by the acclaimed Pegi Ball Catering Company. In addition, wines will be provided to accompany both the appetizers and dinner.  So, bring your friends together for a true dining celebration with everything provided including clean up.  (The scheduling of this dinner and planning for the meal will require coordination with Pegi Ball a minimum of 2-weeks in advance.)

Salmon Fishing Extravaganza for Four and Dinner for Eight

Enjoy a day of salmon fishing for four on the Outer Limits fishing boat docked in Sausalito. This fishing excursion will be scheduled on a Monday sometime during the summer of 2019 depending on the salmon fishing season. This excursion includes the fishing trip and all equipment needed followed by a BBQ salmon dinner for eight. The dinner for eight will be scheduled the Saturday following the fishing trip. This gourmet meal will include four courses and a wine pairing. Rotarian Warin Parker will coordinate the fishing trip while Rotarians Pam and Ken Moulton will host the dinner in their home in Windsor.

Instant Wine Cellar

Auction Item #1405 provides the successful bidder with the opportunity to take home an Instant Wine Cellar filled with six (6) cases (that’s 72 bottles!) of extraordinary red, white and sparkling wines valued at $3,000.00. Selected from the private collections of discerning wine aficionados, this wine cellar features award-winning varietals from such fine wineries as Dutcher Crossing, Williamson, Balletto, Rafanelli, Gary Farrell, Munselle Vineyards, VJB, and Rued, just to name a few. Don’t miss this chance to supplement your existing cellar – or begin to build that cellar you’ve always wanted to have!

A partial list:

  • Gary Farrell, 2015 Pinot Noir
  • Williamson Winery, 2014 Cabernet Franc
  • Chateau Montelena, 2014 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Thomas George, 2013 Pinot Noir
  • Jordan, 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Williamson, 2012, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Siduri, 2015 “Parsons” Pinot Noir
  • Selby, 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
  • Martorano Family Wines, 2015 Merlot
  • Mounts, 2015 Old Vine Zinfandel
  • VJB, 2016 Sangiovese
  • Foppiano , 2016 Russian River Valley Carignane
  • Munselle, 2015 Coin Flip Ranch Chardonnay

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Wine Country Weekend

This is a wine country weekend getaway featuring a four-day, three-night stay in a lovely townhouse within walking distance to the Windsor Green, restaurants and shopping.  Available for up to 4 guests, this two-bedroom home offers a private bath in each bedroom suite.  Located in one of Windsor’s best neighborhood settings, opportunities for great walking, hiking, and biking abound.  This weekend vacation package will be enhanced with numerous other gifts including fresh flowers, champagne and a welcome basket upon arrival, plus gift certificates for breakfast at KC’s American Kitchen on the Green, passes to visit the Pacific Coast Air Museum, wine tastings, a salon certificate for a mani/pedi, health club passes, Airport Cinema passes and more.  Whether you’re coming from out of town or just want a vacation in your own backyard – this will be an unforgettable weekend!

Golf Around with Gore

What an amazing opportunity: Sonoma County’s 4th District Supervisor, James Gore, will play a round of 18-holes at the gorgeous Windsor Golf Course with three (3) constituents.  This unique opportunity to “rub-political-elbows” with Supervisor Gore is an experience that’s not to be missed!  This Auction item covers golf fees for all players, including cart fees.  After your round, Charlie’s Grill will host lunch for the entire group.  The date and tee time will be arranged by mutual agreement with James and the 3 players. Enjoy a round while golfing with Gore!

The Ultimate Winery Tour and Tasting

This Auction Item is the ultimate private winery tour and tasting event to be held at Grand Cru Custom Crush in Windsor for up to 16 people on a mutually agreed upon date. This extraordinary event includes a private tour of the Grand Cru Custom Crush facility hosted by Robert Morris, the Co-Founder of Grand Cru, and a wine tasting hosted by Sam Lando, owner of Lando Wines, one of the finest Pinot Noir producers in Northern California.

Following the tour and tasting, Lombardi’s Catering will provide a BBQ tri-tip and chicken feast, including green salad and assorted sides for all 16 guests at the Grand Cru/Lando Wines event.

This is a total experience for all the senses: the sights and sounds that occur behind-the-scenes at a major grape crush facility, the tastes and fragrant smells of an award-winning pinot noir wine, and the delicious tastes of a meal expertly prepared by the one of the area’s finest caterers! An incredible party for you and your friends!