All Past Meeting Bulletins

Meeting Bulletin - October 3, 2023

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

International Service



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Meeting Bulletin - September 26, 2023

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

SRJC Public Safety Training Center



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Meeting Bulletin – September 12, 2023

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Michele Chaboudy Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Making it happen!

The meeting of September 12th opened with Carol Martin leading us in the Pledge, followed by Heather Cullen leading us in a new song called "Under the Lollipop Tree" - She was channeling CAMPFIRE times, bu her own admission!  President Doug share some Windsor History stating that Windsor had originally been called "TSOLOLKAWCI"  (try to pronounce that one five times!) which means BLACKBIRD FIELD.

Introductions of visiting Rotarians was made including Walter Little from Rancho Cordova, Alison Huber (a former Rotarian) who recently moved back from Las Vegas, Jose Diego, also a former Rotarian who owns PIZZA GUYS in Windsor and his partner, Jori Sheppard, and Tammy (whoops , did not get her last name!), from Lux Places and Baldassori Wine.

The announcements included:  WE ARE GETTING BUSY!!

  • Russian River Clean-up on September 16 from 9-11am
  • SCARC (Sonoma County Association of Rotary Clubs)meeting at Charlie's on       September 28th (Windsor Club is Hosting!!)
  • Windsor Parade on September 30
  • The Halloween Community Party on October 21st
  • District Wide River Clean up on October 28
  • WE ARE DARK on October 31st
  • The Daffodil Project on November 4
  • Honoring the VETS on November 11 at the Town Green
  • The Nations Finest Bagpipe and BBQ on November 11
  • WRC Board meeting at JB and Carols on November 18

It was noted that Tom Boyland has developed a GIVING TIME website where he is listing the areas on which ALL Rotarian can give time back to the communities!

Maureen M gave a little history of what SCARC is and asked the members to attend (particularly since we are hosting it!!).  A flyer will be coming out this week!!

Susan Cole has been put in charge of LOOKING FOR DISASTERS! While she did not think that she was going to be particularly busy, she has successfully found THREE in a short period of time. Maui Fire, Moroccan Earthquake and Libyian Flood!  It was noted that the Club contributed to Maui Fire Victims, and we are looking for ways in which to support both Morocco and Libya.  At present, Rotary International has not designated any particular funding methods.

Diane B, our COVID /CDC update nurse, announced that there is a new approved vaccine for youngsters over 65, or those with compromised health conditions.

Robin R. announced the upcoming WINDSOR DAY PARADE, on September 30th and asked for a few more volunteers to hold the balloon as it is meandering the streets of Windsor, and for assistance at the bar.  At present, only Domingo L. and Renee H. are serving drinks!!!

We finally moved into a new storage unit thanks to many volunteers, but focus was given to Wally K. and Geoff who showed up with a large flatbed truck to move our stuff!  Jesus, a colleague of Geoff saved the day according to those who were working that day!!  thank you all!!

JB Leep did a wonderful introduction of our speaker,  MICHELLE CHABOUDY, who is on the faculty at SRJC, is President of the World Affairs Council of Sonoma County, is Vice Chair of the North Bay Angels and President of MacAbbey and Associates.

Her presentation addressed WHAT IS INNOVATION? and WHAT IS ENTREPRENEURSHIP?

She started by giving wonderful compliments and acknowledgements to the Rotarians for all the work that is done both locally and internationally!

She mentioned that an entrepreneur is a person who has an idea and works to create a product or service that people will want to buy or use!  She made note that entrepreneurship is a process moving from where you are to where you want to go and then reflecting on how you got there! She gave the history of Entrepreneurship as starting at Babson College ins 1996 where students were asked to create a business!  She noted that the explosion of entrepreneurs is likely due to the availability and accessibility of social media options (website, shopify, 3-D printers, etc)  Further she noted that being an entrepreneur doesn't require "personality, a detailed business plan, a university degree or venture capital ."  Basically, it require a CURIOUS MIND!

She reminded us that the process is that of an irregular patterns of "ups and downs towards success!"  It is a search process and requires DISCOVERY SKILLS, creative thinking, communication and teamwork, being adaptable, determination and focus!  The bonus is that one who attempts to become an entrepreneur feels empowered! The core belief is to have a mindset that allows you to be curious and aware!

She mentioned that the habits of Successful Entrepreneurs include (but are not limited to):

  • Be good at Networking
  • Be a good interviewers
  • Be observant and scrutinize products and technology
  • Ask WHY or WHY NOT
  • Make unusual associations and connections

She reminded us that Legacy BIG Businesses did not take quantum leaps in the area of innovation, such that the Taxi business did not CREATE Uber or Lyft; nor id Wells Fargo create PayPal and Hilton did not create AirBnB!  Being innovative is "squiggly" but will create significant positive change!  She talked about the Expert Dilemma which is responsible for inhibiting innovations!

Michelle emphasized that Innovation is a VITAL ingredient of Entrepreneurship and that CREATIVITY is part of the Innovation process!

She closed with sharing some of the successful innovations that have been supported by the North Bay Angels and alerted us that there are 995 small business in our little Windsor community of 26,000 people!! She recommended a couple of books (which she shared on screen!) and suggested that we keep a journal to jot down our great ideas! She made note that losing money is ok, but to be aware that some of the barriers to success are:  Competition, Intellectual Property and funding!

A couple of the books were:

  • The Dance of the Possible by SCOTT BERKUN
  • The Innovation Engine by TINA SEELIG
  • Unreasonable Hospitality by Will Guidara

The meeting ended around 8:30am and President Doug gave thanks to all who contributed to the meeting and wished us a great week.

I am doing the same!  Sorry this is a little bit late, but see you next week,

Your scribe

Pam Moulton


Meeting Bulletin – September 5, 2023

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Heather Cullen on the Windsor Academy of Performing Arts



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Meeting Bulletin - August 22, 2023

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Craft Talks: Robin Resendez and Wally Krutz



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Meeting Bulletin - August 15, 2023

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Brian McClatchey Explains Indian Law



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Meeting Bulletin – August 8, 2023

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

RYLA students share their stories



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Meeting Bulletin - July 25, 2023

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Kate Smith Youth Exchange - Back from Japan!



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Meeting Bulletin - July 18, 2023

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Reverend Mary Beene



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Meeting Bulletin - July 11, 2023

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

A New Rotary District 5130 Year!



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Meeting Bulletin - June 27, 2023

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

The King of Rock & Roll and how he changed music



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Meeting Bulletin - June 20, 2023

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Zero Waste Sonoma



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Meeting Bulletin - June 13, 2023

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Public Speaking - Awful to Awesome



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Meeting Bulletin - June 6, 2023

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Rotary Scholarships



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Meeting Bulletin - May 23, 2023

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Meagan Black for Riebli Elementary School



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Meeting Bulletin - May 16, 2023

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Craft Talks - Boyd Morrison, Steve Klick, John Hackenburg



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Meeting Bulletin - May 09, 2023

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Teacher of the Year



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Meeting Bulletin - May 02, 2023

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Nan Su of the Epoch Times



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Meeting Bulletin - April 25, 2023

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Chris Castillo - Verity



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Meeting Bulletin - April 18, 2023

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Festival of Brotherhood



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Meeting Bulletin - April 11, 2023

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Microplastics Everywhere



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Meeting Bulletin - April 4, 2023

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

A Year in Review

 



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Meeting Bulletin - March 28, 2023

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

A Visit from Mayor Rosa Reynoza

 



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Meeting Bulletin - March 21, 2023

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

DGE Tom Boylan

 



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Meeting Bulletin - March 14, 2023

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Koi Nation Casino



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Meeting Bulletin - March 7, 2023

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Sonoma Watershed



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Meeting Bulletin - February 28th, 2023

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

SANAS Cuenca



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Meeting Bulletin - February 21, 2023

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Windsor Town Manager



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Meeting Bulletin - February 14, 2023

SoCo Superintendent of Schools



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Meeting Bulletin - February 7, 2023

Sonoma County Airport

Rotary Club of Windsor        February 7, 2023
A. Good morning Rotary Club  of Windsor by President Brian Ling
B. Pledge of Allegiance led by Beth
C. Inspiration presented by Mike Merrill



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Meeting Bulletin - January 17, 2023

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Craft Talks

Minutes for Rotary Club of Windsor, January 17, 2023
Pledge of Allegiance – Sue Nelson
Song: Bill Bolster in recognition of MLKjr: Amazing Grace
Inspiration – Tom Boylan: Tom spoke of the Rotarian theme of “Creating Hope.”

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Meeting Bulletin - January 10, 2023

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Round Table Questions

Happy New Year fellow Rotarians and friends and family who are reading our weekly bulletin,
Today’s minutes are from January 10, 2023

Pledge of Allegiance: Robin Resendez
INSPIRATION: Terry Andreacchi “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take
your eyes off your goals.” — Henry Ford

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Meeting Bulletin - January 3, 2023

Steven Campbell

First meeting of the new year which began around 7:34am.  The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Terry Andreacchi, with an inspiration by Renee Hyde where she reminded us that we frequently make New Year's resolutions to change ourselves. She suggested that our resolution this year is to SEE YOURSELF!

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Meeting Bulletin - December 20, 2022

Stefan's Story



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Meeting Bulletin - December 13, 2022

2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference with Santar Rosay Outgoing Mayor, Chris Rogers



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Meeting Bulletin - December 6, 2022

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Court Appointed Special Advocates



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Meeting Bulletin - November 22, 2022

Wally Krutz explains the Grand Jury
and a Craft Talk by Geoff Harrison



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Meeting Bulletin - November 15, 2022

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Jim Wood

 



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Meeting Bulletin - November 08, 2022

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Sonoma Water and what you can do



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Meeting Bulletin - November 01, 2022

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Riding the Rails



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Meeting Bulletin - October 25, 2022

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Gabriela's Story



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Meeting Bulletin - October 18, 2022

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Polio Recognition Day



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Meeting Bulletin - October 11, 2022

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Staubli in Windsor



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Meeting Bulletin - October 4, 2022

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Craft Talks from Members



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Meeting Bulletin - September 27, 2022

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Windsor Council and Mayoral candidates

 



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Meeting Bulletin - September 20, 2022

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Sonoma County Transit Authority



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Meeting Bulletin - September 13, 2022

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Poland and Ukraine



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Meeting Bulletin - September 6, 2022

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Motown

 



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Meeting Bulletin - August 30, 2022

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

5th Tuesday Golf Social - Putting Contest with WUSD Pro Danielle Buckman



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Meeting Bulletin - August 23, 2022

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Craft Talks

 



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Meeting Bulletin - August 16, 2022

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

District Governor in the house

 



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Meeting Bulletin - August 9, 2022

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

RYLA

 



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Meeting Bulletin - August 2, 2022

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

SMART Rail

 



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Meeting Bulletin, July 26, 2022

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Farewell to our Exchange Students, and the Interesting History of Rigid Airships



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Meeting Bulletin - July 19, 2022

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Rotary Past and Future

 



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Meeting Bulletin - July 12, 2022

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Bring on Brian!