Meeting Bulletin - May 14, 2024

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Transcendence Theater

 
  1. Good Morning! - Rotary Club of Windsor!
  2. Pledge of Allegiance – Led by Ed Turner
  3. Inspiration – Monica McCabe. Act like you are making a difference because you Are making a difference.
  4. Song – JB Leep led us in a fabulous Happy Birthday to Carol!
  5. Visiting Rotarians – Dennis Harris prior Windsor Rotarian now a Board Member at the Rotary Club of Deltan Michigan, soon celebrating their 25th Anniversary.  Welcome back Dennis!
  6. Guests – Anna Louise (Dancing show Th/Fr at WHS, everyone is welcome to attend), Francie Baker (Maureen’s sister attending her 1st Rotary meeting), Ethan Cullen (Heather’s son),
  7. This year’s message from President Doug - Did I Make a Difference?  What wrongs did I right?  What hurts did I heal?
  8. Windsor History Fact, Willie Hoppe, June 1915 undefeated LW Boxer lived in Windsor.
  9. Calendar, Board meeting Monday night (20th) via zoom, all members are invited to attend.
  10. Teacher Appreciation Recap, Thank you to Pam for putting together a great program.
  11. Various Announcements (Environmental Challenge, Board Retreat,) –
  • Environmental Challenge - Barbara McChesney gave a Thank You to Pegi Ball, Sue Nelson and Kurt Mitchler who all participated in abundance and lead the club in reducing plastics in our daily lives. 
  • WRCF Investing Task Force -  Sue Nelson welcomed club members to attend a brief meeting today at 8:30am, to discuss the task force recommendation to the Board for changing our investment structure and engaging in new fund management/administration to support our regular efforts.
  • Interested volunteers can sign up for set up and /or clean up at Grad Night, contact Beth Smith if you are interested or have any questions.
  • Rotary Bar on Thursday Night’s on the Green – Renee Hyde explained our annual International Fundraiser every week during the Summer Night’s series.  It’s a great way to volunteer and have some fun with your fellow Rotarians.  Sign up for a Thursday night, it’s a lot of fun and everyone is welcome.
  • Leadership Windsor graduation of the inaugural Class is tomorrow!  21 Graduates of this first class.  Michael Lacompe, Alissa Johnson, Steve Klick, and Jim Curry are in the graduating class, and Maureen and Sue have been active in the program organization as well, it’s a great celebration of a long planned opportunity.
  • District Conference this weekend with our own Tom Boylan as District Governor.  Dinner is Friday night, and the conference begins at noon on Saturday at Sally Tomato’s in Rohnert Park.  All Rotarians are welcome and you can sign up on the District 5130 website.
  • Barbara and Dave are leaving this weekend to Singapore and will be representing us in for the Int’l Convention.  Have a great time Barbara and Dave!
    
  1. Program – Transcendence Theater Company with Maggie Simental, Operations Manager
Maggie shared the upcoming year for TTC and their signature “Best Night Ever!” series featuring four shows this summer: Summertime, Don’t Stop Us Now, Dancing in the Street, and The Gala: A Sentimental Journey.  The shows this year will be at Fazio Field The Magical Field of Dreams, near the Sonoma Plaza.  Maggie also shared how TTC works every year and their significant Community Impacts including the annual Kids Camps for children ages 8-12 and 13-17, to learn the arts and theater.

Following a lot of great Q&A we were all reminded to share our own “Best Night Ever!” and have the pleasure of supporting our community at the same time.
 
  1. President Doug - Thank you to our guests and volunteers.
    • Setup – Domingo Calleja
    • AV Setup – Brian Williams, JB Leep
    • Song – JB Leep
    • Scribe – Brian Ling
    • Inspiration – Monica McCabe
    • Photos – Sue Nelson
    • Guests -  
 
  1. Closing thoughts and Adjourn –
 

Meeting Bulletin - May 14, 2024

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Transcendence Theater

Today's speaker was Maggie Simental, Operations Manager for Transcendence Theater, bringing Broadway caliber theater to Sonoma County since 2008!
 

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Meeting Bulletin - May 7, 2024

Friday, May 10, 2024

Teacher of the Year Celebration

Rotary Club Minutes for May 7, 2024

Good Morning......Doug Williams opened the meeting at 7:30

Pledge of Allegiance......Kate Smith
Inspiration.......Bill Bolton
Song.......Heather Cullen
Guests Included: 
*Jeremy Decker, Superintendent Windsor Unified School District
*Angela West, Principal of Windsor Middle School
*Heather Kristensen, Principal of North Bay Met Academy
*Danielle Buckman, Principal of Windsor High School
*Annette Zucconi-Montez, Principal of Brooks Elementary School
*Patricia Chadwich, Principal of Mattie Washburn Elementary
*Linda Tervel, Principal of North County Consortium (Cali   Calmecac Academy)
*Rosa Reynosa, Mayor Town of Windsor
*Keith Roberts, District Director representing James Gore
*Karlene Rebich, Representing Mike McGuire and Jim Wood
(Teachers who were honored are listed below.)


Michael Juric reviewed the success of our "An Evening in Seville." We gave $10,000 apiece to the Pump Park, Every 15 Minutes, and the Wellness Center of Windsor High School.

Superintendent Jeremy Decker spoke about our amazing school district and the incredible work of our teachers. He stated that teaching had never been more difficult than now.


Pam Moulton introduced our Teacher Appreciation Program which was started by her husband, Ken Moulton, 25 years ago.

As the teachers of the year were introduced, thanked and honored, they were each given a plaque of appreciation and a gift of $500. The teachers of the year were:

*Mandi Neidlinger of Windsor Middle School; Principal Angela West said the word that exemplifies Mandi is Exceptional
*Shannon Johnson of North Bay Met Academy; Principal Heather Kristensen said the word that exemplifies Shannon is Inspiring.
*Lisa Hadley-Hill of Windsor High School; Principal Danielle Buckman said the word that exemplifies Lisa is Roots.
*Natalie Dye of Brooks Elementary; Principal Annette Zucconi-Montez said that the word that exemplifies Natalie is Sunshine.
*Sharon Pariani of Mattie Washburn Elementary; Principal Patricia Chadwick said the word that exemplifies Sharon is Dedication
*Jaynellen Kovacevich of Cali Calmecac Language Academy; Principal Linda Tervel said the word that exemplifies Jaynellen is Caring.

Interact Club President Kai Arce spoke about the Peace Pole which will soon be installed at Windsor High School.

In-coming President Barbara McChesney introduced Kai Arce the co-president of the Interact Club. Kai invited our members to attend the Peace Pole dedication on Monday the 13th at Windsor High School.

Thank Yous to our guests and volunteers:
*Setup......Steve Klick
*AV Setup......John LeCave
*Greeter.......Robin Resendez

*Song......Heather Cullen
*Scribe......Margaret Johnson
*Inspiration......Bill Bolton
*Photos......Sue Nelson

President Doug Williams closed the meeting at 8:30.

Respectfully submitted,
Scribe, Margaret Johnson
 

Meeting Bulletin - April 23, 2024

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Lime Foundation


          Today’s speaker was Letitia Hanke, a dynamic and inspiring business owner who has used her self-made success to create jobs and opportunities for young people.  She is the CEO of ARS Roofing & Gutters and the founder and leader of the Lime Foundation, which operates the NextGen Trades Academy offering hands-on job preparation courses in the skilled trades and life skills.  The motivation for the Lime Foundation was Hanke’s, and her son Emil’s, experiences with racial discrimination and bullying in their youth (“Lime” is Emil spelled backwards.).
                                                                               

          Call to Order.  President Doug Williams and called the meeting to order at 7:30 am.
          Pledge of Allegiance.  Chris Landwehr led the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

          Inspiration.   Mitch Granhi inspired us with lyrics from the Beatles:

There's nothin' you can know that isn't known
Nothin' you can see that isn't shown
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be
It's easy

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need


and “Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.”

          Our President’s Thought.  Did I make a difference in somebody’s life?  What Wrongs did I Right, What Hurts did I Heal?

          Song. Maureen Merrill, with the assistance of Heather Cullen, led us in singing “This Land is Your Land, this Land is my Land” with a reminder of the indigenous residents of the land we now occupy.

          Visiting Rotarians.  District Governor Tom Boylan, a member in good standing of our Club, visited our meeting today.

          Guests.  There were many visitors today, including Grace Curtin, Vice Principal of Windsor High School; Maya Bowen, an 11th grader at Windsor High School; Ava Gonzales, a senior at Windsor High School, and her parents, Jennifer Wall and Mike Gonzales; Pete Stefanisko, a teacher at Windsor High School; Lilian Padilla, a senior at Windsor High School, and several of her family members; and Connie Joseph, a neighbor of Maureen Merrill.

          Thank you from Sandi and Wally Krutz.  President Doug read a heartfelt thank you message from Sandi and Wally Krutz for meals, cards, calls, and even plants from Club members as they deal with Sandi’s recent health issues. We all value the Rotary support system.

          Windsor History Fact.  The median home price in Windsor increased 12.7% from 2013 to 2014, and continues to rise.

          Club Calendar.
                           April 27                   Tour of Windsor Water Treatment Plant
                                                            (JB requested sign-ups)
                              April 30                   Fifth Tuesday; No Meeting
                              May 4                     Club Retreat
                              May 7                     Club Meeting:Teacher Appreciation Day
                              May 11                   Arundo Donax Removal
                              May 14                   Club Meeting: Transcendence Theater
                              May 20                   Board Meeting
                              June 4                     Club Meeting: Law Enforcement Appreciation
                              June 17                   Board Meeting

          Student of the Year Vineyard Academy.  Daniel Myers introduced Windsor High School teacher Chris Mitts, who introduced Ava Gonzales, the Student of the Year of the Vineyard Academy.  Ava is a senior at Windsor High School.  She has been actively involved in public service and has earned 6 Presidential Volunteer Service Awards, each representing over 100 hours of community service  Ava spoke highly of her father, Michael Gonzales, a retired firefighter, who inspired her with his mantra “Be smart, Be kind, and Be a Leader.”  The Club congratulated Ava on her honor, presented her with an award, and wished her well.

          Student of the Year Arete Media.  Daniel then introduced 30-year Windsor High School Teacher Pete Stefanisko, who introduced Lilian Padilla, the Student of the Year of the Arete Media Core. Lilian reported on her digital media projects including editing videos and working in photoshop. She plans to continue her education by studying early childhood education and she is excited about her future. The Club congratulated Lilian on her honor, presented her with an award, and wished her well.

          Presentation to the Wellness Center. Monica McCabe presented Grace Curtin and Maya Bowen with a large check symbolizing the Club’s contribution of $10,000 for the development of the Wellness Center at Windsor High School.  The funds were raised by the Club’s An Evening in Seville fundraiser.

          Club Projects and Activities.  President Elect Barbara McChesney briefly reported progress on Club projects including the Environmental Challenge to reduce use of one-way plastics, the upcoming retreat and Arundo Donax removal project, and the Interact Club’s installation of a Peace Pole and garden.

          Scholarships Committee.  Michael Juric reported we have received 18 “regular” and 9 “alternative” applications for Rotary scholarships. The scholarships committee will review the applications and interview applicants.
          Speaker.      Maureen Merrill introduced our speaker, Letitia Hanke, the CEO of ARS Roofing & Gutters and the founder and leader of the Lime Foundation.  Letitia grew up in Lake County where she was one of the few black children in her school.  She experienced isolation, bullying, and shame.  A teacher met with her during lunch time and taught her to play the trumpet.  Letitia enjoyed music and played trumpet in the high school band when she was 8 years old!  She later took up piano and was active in performing arts, gaining self-confidence.  She attended Sonoma State University and studied music.  At age 20, she went to work for a roofing company as the receptionist and worked her way up over a period of 8 years to be office manager. In 2004, she got her contractor’s license and started her own roofing business, which currently has 24 full-time, year-round employees. In 2014, her business received from Governor Gavin Newsom the Small Business of the Year Award in California.

          Letitia created and runs the Lime Foundation, which now has 3 programs:
  1. A senior activities program;
  2. The Turner Arts Initiative (an anti-bullying program);
  3.  A roofing and construction jobs program called the Next Gen Trades Academy,
Involving 24 different trades for at risk youth and life skills courses in stress management, financial literacy, and job placement.
She is also active in seeking more females to enter the trades.

          On the completion of the 18-month trades program, graduates receive tools, many of which are donated by the 198 construction trade mentors in the program.  Next Gen Trades classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturday mornings and are open to persons between 16 and 24 years of age. Next Gen coordinates job placements with CTE for high school seniors.  The cost of the 18-month program is $3150 for Zoom sessions and $3850 for in-person sessions.  Donors or sponsors frequently sponsor a student in the program or donate tools.  There are many success stories of graduates of the program who have gone on to form their own businesses and hire recent graduates of the program.

          Club members’ questions signaled a desire to support the Lime Foundation in some manner.  Stay tuned. 

          Following Letitia Hanke’s presentation, Maureen Merrill presented her with a memento notebook and the Club’s thanks for her inspiring presentation.

          District 5130 Conference.  District Governor Tom Boylan popped up to remind us of the District 5130 Social on May 17th followed by the all-day District Conference on May 18th.  More information will be forthcoming.

          Thank You.   President Doug thanked by name our speaker, guests, set-up crew, and administrative folks.

          Next Week.  WE ARE DARK!  There is no meeting on April 30th.


Meeting Bulletin - April 16, 2024

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Craft Talk: Jose Louis Diego

Good Day fellow Rotarians and friends and family who are reading our weekly bulletin. Today’s
minutes are from TUESDAY, April 16, 2024
Pledge of Allegiance: Led by Larry McCabe
INSPIRATION: President Doug Williams offered a quote by Mahatma Gandhi “The Best way to
find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”
Did I Make a Difference in Somebody’s Life?
What Wrongs did I Right, What Hurts did I Heal?
SONG: Heather Cullen did a great job in attempting to lead the members in “Singing in the
Rain” members without the words, not so great, but we gave it a good try.
No Visiting Rotarians
GUESTS OF ROTARIANS: Cara Morrison, Project Coordinator of Project Graduation, Chloe
Ballard, sustainability coordinator for the Town of Windsor, and Dennis Wilkinson a past
Rotarian, we hope will return as a Rotarian

Calendar:
April 20 Windsor Repair Fair 10am-1pm Huerta Gym Windsor weactfair.com
April 21 Earth Day Climate Fest – Healdsburg
April 23 Speaker: Letitia Hanke, roofing contractor & philanthropist
April 27 “5th Tuesday” on SATURDAY Windsor Water Treatment Plant 10am
8400 Windsor Rd. Across from Windsor High School
April 30 No meeting
May 7 Club Meeting: Teacher Appreciation Day
May 11 Arundo Donax Removal
May 14 Club Meeting: Transcendence Theater
May 20 Board Meeting
June 4 Club Meeting: Law Enforcement Appreciation
June 17 Board Meeting

Windsor History Fact

The Flourishing Wine Industry of Windsor
Windsor's history is also deeply intertwined with the wine industry. The region's Mediterranean-
like climate and fertile soil provided the perfect conditions for growing grapes. By the late 19th
century, Windsor was home to several flourishing vineyards and wineries. However, the
Prohibition era in the 1920s dealt a severe blow to this thriving industry. Windsor's indomitable
spirit shone through as the town reinvented itself, shifting its focus to prune and apple farming

Board Meeting Report: Larry McCabe shard treasures Ed Turner & Carol Martin submitted
financials displaying both the club and foundation are in good solid standings.
Thursday March 25 th , 5:15pm there will be a meeting with Exchange Bank at their 4 th St location
to discuss investment fund management. Please contact Sue Nelson if interested in attending.
Barbara McChesney requested and received approval for $280.00 for the Interact club to
purchase the peace pole that will be erected in the peace garden they are creating at Windsor
High School.
Funding was also requested and approved from the community fund to sponsor 3 additional
students to attend RYLA this year.
Foundation Chair, Brian Ling shard the club and several individuals have a good amount of
points available; he is open to discussing use of these points and welcomes questions and
suggestions from the club.
Larry commented he attended SCARC (Sonoma county area rotary clubs) this month, the focus
of the meeting was on local clubs working together to make the most impact in the community.

Project Graduation: June8, 2024 9pm-3:30am
Monica McCabe presented Beth Smith & Carla Morrison a check for $2000.00 for this year’s
Project Grad. Rotary’s funding will support professional security for the event.
Volunteers are needed the day before the event, night of the event and clean up the day after,
volunteer sign up: www.windsorhighprojectgrad.org

Environmental: 5130 District Challenge: Barbara McChesney
Earth Day Monday April 22, 2024 Planet Vs Plastic This year’s theme
Barbara showed a short film of how much plastic is polluting not only our planet but our bodies
every day, and the urgent need to eliminate plastic as much as possible.
District 5130 Plastic Challenge Barbara will be emailing additional information,

Compost Giveaway Windsor April 20 th 9am-12pm Keiser Park 700 Windsor Rd
Bring your own shovels and buckets as the compost will be loose. Compost is certified organic &
CDFA approved. For more information: https://zerowastesonoma.gov/compost-giveaways

Craft Talk: Jose Louis Diego
Jose first joined Rotary in 2019, the pandemic happened and as so many others he lost his job,
He worked a few various jobs when he took a job in a management position at the Pizza Guy in
Windsor. Jose stated he had not worked at Pizza Guy that long when the owner offered to sell
Jose the business. Jose did not feel he had the knowledge to run the business but was told he
would teach him. A year and half later, Jose bought Pizza Guy.
Jose has engaged with the community and provides pizza for various nonprofits. Pizza Guy has
11 employees.
Jose felt he was at a place he could return to Rotary, and we are happy to have him back with
us.
President Doug announced Michael Juric is hoping for some feedback on our fundraiser event,
please email: michaelrjuric@gmail.com

Closing remark
Thank you:
David Doht, Boyd Morrison, & JB Leep: Set-up
Michael Raasch: Greeter
Heather Cullen: Song
Pegi Ball: Scribe
Barbara McChesney: Photographer
President Doug enco:urages us all to go out and make a difference in someone’s life
Meeting adjourned: 8:30am

(NOT SO) FUN FACTS ABOUT PLASTICS

? Americans use over 100 BILLION plastic bags every year. These bags clog
the ocean and sit in landfills for up to a thousand years before decomposing.
? Plastic production has grown to more than 380 million tons per year. More
plastic has been produced in the last 10 years than in the entire 20 th century.
? We recycle less than 9% of the plastic we consume. Most of the plastic we
put into our blue bins goes into the landfill because it isn’t really recyclable.
? By 2050 (the same timeframe as from 1998 to today), the weight of plastics
in the ocean will outweigh all sea life in the ocean.
? What can we do? (1) Refuse, Reduce, Repurpose or Recycle plastics,
(2) Support initiatives to ban or levy deposits on single use plastic, plastic
bags, and (3) Use a metal bottle and refill at a water station.

We can do it- we HAVE to do it!

 

Meeting Bulletin - March 26, 2024

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Understanding the Rotary Foundation

Rotary Meeting Notes--March 26th 2024
History fact – Poley’s market has been in business 70 years!
Announcements:
April 3rd Peace pole dedication – Department of Education at the County office – at 3.30pm – Barbara to send out email with details
April 12th Compost give away at Keiser Park by WeAct - part of the Waste Less Alliance
April 27th Windsor water treatment plant tour (8am) this will take the place of the April 30th 5th Tuesday meeting lasting ~1hour
Fundraiser update - Michael
               Buy your ticket now (Current tally - 53 rotary, 14 sponsors, 47 out of rotary)
There may be a need for people on the clean up crew though during the meeting it was mentioned that there are a few guests coming that plan to help clean up
All items are available for viewing at https://windsorr2024.ggo.bid/bidding/package-browse
Specific Requests:
Buy tickets!
Help promote the event - Visit other clubs and get promotional materials to friends
If you have a picture of the Rotary bar in action on the Town Green then please send it to Catherine
President Doug says a few words
               “Thank you- has been a difficult journey – not used to taking sick days”
Doug noted that the “Group has stood up and filled in for my absence.  Will never be able to say enough for that.”
Doug is optimistic and related that he will be starting a new treatment as part of a clinical trial.  He related that he is on so many different medicines and one causes that very vivid dreams (no he did not say which one, you’ll have to ask him that yourself) –  In one recent dream he walked into the police department and unfortunately chose the wrong door.  Behind the door was an interrogation room and the police were about to question someone.
Again, Doug thanked the group for its support and gave the example of the chicken soup that Monica had provided as recently as last night.  And the help to continue the board meetings while only being able to attend remotely thanks to Brian Ling.
Doug ended with instructions to Pay attention to the fundraiser today and his hope to be back some time in April in a better position.
Heather announcement – Rotary song book has been printed! (Rotarians said they liked these songs)
Anne Louise – Gave a brief update of het time, she recently returned from a youth exchange week in Oahu, Hawaii and attended symphony with Barbara and Dave.  Anne Louise is beginning to see the end to her time in California as she noted making plans to transition to her next host family and is really enjoying life here.
Meeting Main Topic was a presentation by Brian, Carol and Ed that “will clarify everything foundation today”
They started by asking that one “give what you can (and then a little bit above)- but not a commitment that you are not comfortable in meeting.”
Fines started out as catching someone doing something silly – and while now they are still called fines, it is more a celebration and way to acknowledge good things giving people an opportunity to brag a little about the good in their lives.
Fines are expected to be ~$80 annually – and this money goes to the functioning of the club

The rotary foundation (TRF) also known as the rotary international foundation
For every $1,000 donated one receives acknowledgement with a Paul Harris award and pin.  This is renewed with a sapphire or a ruby for each additional $1,000 until one achieves the Paul Harris nine more times.
If you want to know where you are on your Paul Harris journey then ask Bill.
Request for the DAY—Check out Roarty.org –  go to my rotary – then login or register—(register if you have not)—see how easy it is to give to the foundation online in the rotary.org site (donation button on every other page)
When donating, you will be asked where you want your donation applied.  One of the options (and the default) is the annual fund.  The annual fund is collected throughout the year.  At end of the year, half of the amount is donated by the club to Rotary International and the other goes to the larger organization to fund grants given by district (so it goes out and then it comes back).  For instance our district got back $123,000.  The way it works, once approved for a grant, a club will do their project putting up 50% of the fund and the district will reimburse the club for the other 50% of expenses
As example of this was the, the daffodil planting project.
There is a limit of $6K project – where $3K will be reimbursed.

There are several areas of focus to chose from.  Like the fund to eliminate Polio where any dollar that goes to polio is tripled by Gates foundation.  Amazing progress has been made here.  There are less than 10 know Polio cases worldwide!

Meeting Bulletin -March 19, 2024

Friday, March 22, 2024

Planning An Evening in Seville

March 19, Windsor Rotary Minutes

Opening at 7:30:
*Maureen Merrill greeted and opened the meeting
*Jose Diaz led the flag salute
*Robin Resendez gave the inspirational message
*Susan Cole led us in "I've Been Working on the Railroad"
*Our guests: Grace Curtin-Fiano, Jose Diaz,Jeremiah Kahmoson, Michael LaCompte, Robin Schifando, Marisa Snow

Report from the Board Meeting:
*Larry McCabe stated that money had been approved for a new pop-up tent
*Carol Martin reported that our finances are in good order
*Larry McCabe stated that all members are welcome to attend board meetings

Announcements and Recognitions:
*Pam Moulton reported that international funds have been allocated to Zimbabwe, Mexico and the Ukraine
*Monica Merrill introduced and installed new members: Jose Diaz, Michael LeCompte, and Christine Siebord
*Jeremiah Kahmoson, a teacher from Windsor High School, informed us about the up-coming "Levi's Grand Fonda" and expressed the need for volunteers to help at the event

Program Funraiser 2024........Michael Juric "A Night in Seville"

*Reminded us that we are raising funds for:
    The high school Wellness Center
    The Pump Park
    The program, "Every 15 Minutes"
*Related details of the interior village which will be set up and explained about the auction on line and at the event
*Said a guitarist will play for two hours
*At 7:00 a Flamenco dancer will be performing
*Asked that in the next seven days, that we:
    Register if we haven't done so already
    Look at the auction items and bring more to Catherine Hanlon
*Carol Martin showed how to register using either Rotaryfundraiser.com or Windsorfundraiser.com
*Michael Juric recognized all of the co-chairs and asked that everyone sign up to help as much as possible


The new slate of officers:
*President...........Barbara McChesney
*Past President....Doug Williams
*Co-treasurers.....Carol Martin and Ed Turner
*Secretary............Catherine Hanlon
*Members at large.Pegi Bell and Boyd Morrison

Thank you to our guests and volunteers:
*Set-up.................Steve Klick
*AV Set-up............Alissa Johnson
*Greeter................Leslie Lewis
*Song....................Susan Cole
*Scribe...................Margaret Johnson
*Inspiration............Robin Resendez
*Photos..................Sue Nelson

Adjournment: Maureen Merrill adjourned the meeting at 8:30

Respectfully submitted,
Margaret Johnson, acting scribe
 

Meeting Bulletin - March 12, 204

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Leadership Windsor

Rotary Club of Windsor – Meeting Agenda                                                                             March 12, 2024
 
  1. Good Morning! - Rotary Club of Windsor! With Past President Maureen Merrill presiding.
  2. Pledge of Allegiance – led by Bill Conklin
  3. Inspiration – Mike Ragsdale, Empathy by Daniel Pink
  4. Song – JB Leep, Put on A Happy Face!
  5. Guests – Beth Henry, Don Edgar, Gina Fortino-Dickson, Kristine Siebert, Robin Schifondo
  6. Windsor History moment and reminder “Did I make a difference in someone’s life today?”
  7. Windsor History – Many Windsor Rotarians participated in the Windsor Incorporation in 1992 including John Lewis and Andy Wick who chaired the incorporation committee.
  8. Arondo Donax – The Arondo Donax cleanup last weekend at Veterans Memorial Beach included representatives form 6 Rotary Clubs, 3 Interact Clubs, and numerous friends.   Thank you all for your service to our community and there will be additional clean up days scheduled soon.
  9. Fundraiser 2024 An Evening in Seville – Michael Juric, Time to sign up for the event and gather Live and Silent Auction items for the April 6, event.  Sign up online and give your auction items to Catherine Hanron.
  10. JB Leep – As part of the Windsor Community Circle we like to support each other’s events.  Two upcoming events include Corned Beef and Cabbage Drive Thru Dinner by the Kiwanis Club on March 17 and the St Patrick’s Day celebration and “all you can eat corned beef and cabbage fest!” by the Lion’s Club and Fire District on March 16.
  11. Birthdays – Mitch Grandi donated to the WRCF Permanent Fund, Diane Brabetz gave us some encouraging thoughts and is a consistent generous supporter of the WRCF.
  12. Alison Huber – Back to living and working in Windsor at Nieko and is looking forward to re-joining the Rotary Club of Windsor. Allison contributed to the WRCF, Projects Fund.
  13. Heather Cullen - Odyssey of the Mind, teams earned a 3rd and 5th place finishes at last weekend’s competition.  In appreciation Heather contributed to the WRCF, Projects Fund.
  14. Corporate Members – Rene Hyde explained the details of a “Corporate” membership, which can be a great opportunity for a business or organization to have multiple members in our club.
  15. Program – Maureen Merrill, Beth Henry, Gina Fortino-Dickson, Sue Nelson (Steering Committee Members)
Leadership Windsor – Lead Win
  • The Windsor Chamber of Commerce is the lead sponsor of Leadership Windsor.
  • Leadership Windsor is in its first year and recruiting for Class #2.  Class 1 (cohort) includes Windsor Rotarians Alissa Johnson, Robin Rosendez, Steve Klick, and Jim Curry.
  • Developing the Leaders of today and tomorrow
  • Learn about the Windsor community!
  • The Leadership Windsor class meets monthly with a theme of presentations such as Government, Business, Development, Environment, Natural Resources, etc.
 
  1. Closing comments, thank yous, and Adjourn – “Be Generous, Lead with your Heart, and do something Rotarian this week.”

Club Calendar
            March 18         Board of Directors Meeting 6pm (On zoom, members welcome to attend)
            March 19         Club Meeting – Program will be in preparation for An Evening in Seville
March 26         Club Meeting – Program will be an overview of The Rotary Foundation (TRF) and the Windsor Rotary Community Foundation (WRCF), Doing good locally and throughout the world.
April 6             District Training Assembly, Ukiah
April 6             An Evening in Seville
April 9             Club Meeting – Program will be Sonoma County District Attorney Carla Rodriguez

Meeting Bulletin - March 5, 2024

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Perspectives on Race and Racism

Today’s speaker was Tiana Doht, a Mental Health Coach and daughter of Club members Dave Doht and Barbara McChesney, who spoke about how “whiteness” came to be following Bacon’s Rebellion (1676-1677), a multi-racial uprising in the colony of Virginia against the upper class.  Thereafter, the laws changed to characterize “English” and “freeborn” as “white” with special privileges while taking away freedoms of black and indigenous people.  While “whiteness” was not legally defined, it became used as a power and control mechanism.
                                                                               

          Call to Order.  Past District Governor Maureen Merrill acknowledged the presence of President Doug Williams and called the meeting to order at 7:30 am.

          Pledge of Allegiance.  Mike Merrill led the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

          Inspiration.   Joan Mora inspired us with these words:
“May we continue to grow as Rotarians so that we stand in our communities as a symbol of those willing to freely put service above self and make this our community and the world a better place to live.”

          Song. Heather Cullen got us on our feet and taught us how to do the hand jive. Then, with a rollicking music video, we all did a spirited hand jive as best we could.  It was great fun and got our juices going.

          Visiting Rotarians.  There were no visiting Rotarians today.

          Guests.  David Doht introduced returning guest Maureen McSorley and his daughter Tiana Doht, our speaker today. Susan Nelson introduced returning guest Christine Seibert.  Daniel Myers introduced Windsor Interact Club Co-Presidents Kai Arsi and Sydney Parker.

          Student of the Year Community Health Academy.  Daniel introduced Maya Carmona’s mother and Kate Fitzgerald, a long-time Windsor High School teacher of English and Public Health, who introduced Maya Carmona, the Student of the Year of the Community Health Academy.  Maya is a senior at Windsor High School who plans to go to college and major in psychology with the goal of attending medical school and becoming a doctor specializing in pediatrics.  She is a member of the youth board of the 16 Strong Project, a youth mental health program, and she participated in the Sutter Health program “Future Faces of Family Medicine” in which she shadowed rotations and signed patients into the on-line health care app.  The Club congratulated Maya on her honor and wished her well.

          Interact Club.  Kai Arsi and Sydney Parker, the Co-Presidents of the Windsor High School Interact Club, reported on the revival of the club following their attending RYLA this past year.  The Club now has about 25 members.  They just had a pizza party and they look forward to spreading the Rotary message.  The Club intends to participate in the arundo donax removal project on March 9th and they are working on installing a peace pole at the high school with a garden around it.  Kai will also be doing a short-term youth exchange in Denmark.

          Recognition of Maureen and Mike Merrill.  Bill Bolster called our attention to a recent Donor Story published by the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts recognizing the contributions of Maureen and Mike Merrill as donors, former board members, and now members of LBC’s Honorary Advisory Council.  Maureen and Mike exemplify the Rotary ideals of service to our community.  Club members acknowledged the Merrills with applause.

          Update on our FunRaiser.  Michael Juric gave a brief report on the progress toward our FunRaiser, An Evening in Seville, on April 6th, at 5:00 pm at the Mary Agatha Furth Center.  At this point, the “scoreboard” reflects 40 registrations, 6 sponsors, and many donations of wine and auction items.  Carol Martin is looking for club members who know how to use scissors and JB Leep would like to recruit some folks who are handy with hammers.  Please see them to volunteer.  Larry McCabe handed out colorful and attractive event promotion cards for members to take to businesses, friends, and neighbors to get the word out.  This should be a fun event!

          Scholarships Committee.  Michael Juric reported we have received 25 applicants for Rotary scholarships.  He is seeking volunteers for the scholarships committee to review the applications and interview applicants.

          Club Calendar.
                           March 6                  Budget Meeting
                              March 9                  Arundo Donax Removal
                              March 18                Board Meeting
                              April 6          FunRaiser
                              April 6          District Training, Ukiah                
                              April 15                   Board Meeting
                              April 30                   Fifth Tuesday
                              May 7                     Teacher Appreciation

          Speaker.      David Doht introduced our speaker, David’s daughter Tiana Doht.
After completing her Masters degree in Communities, Organizations, and Social Change, Tiana pursued her interest in global politics and culture.  She is a Mental Health Coach and facilitates programs in anti-racism and diversity, equity, and inclusion work. Her interest in studying race in our culture was spurred in 2020 during the pandemic by the prominent deaths of black people such as Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, who were killed while jogging, sleeping, and shopping.


          Tiana learned the difference between race and ethnicity and explored her own German ethnicity with curiosity.  “Whiteness” however is a social construct that we are socialized into and “whiteness” is not the same for everyone.  She gave examples of our nation’s history of structural racism in the Homestead Act, the GI Bill, and redlining of minority neighborhoods.  Tiana encouraged us to approach issues of race with curiosity and take action to interact with those of different backgrounds and ethnicity.  She suggested that white privilege is relative and “intersectional” and contributes to the skewing of wealth distribution in the United States.

          Tiana will provide references to resources to help us understand the history and pervasiveness of race issues in America.

          Thank You.   Maureen Merrill thanked our speaker, guests, set-up crew, and administrative folks.

          Next Week.  At next week’s meeting our speakers will be from Leadership Windsor and we will vote on the slate of new board members for the coming year.

                                                  With apologies for misspellings and mis-hearing,
                                                            Your Scribe, Larry Mills


Meeting Bulletin - January 27, 2024

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Legal Aid for Small Business

Good Day fellow Rotarians and friends and family who are reading our weekly bulletin.  Today’s minutes are from TUESDAY,   February 27, 2024          
Past President Bill Bolster called the meeting to order at 8:30am
We were happy to have President Doug with us this morning; our continued support is with him, so glad he was able to join us.
Pledge of Allegiance recited by the club, but I failed to catch the lead Rotarian
INSPIRATION: Michael Raasch      “Your Work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only ways to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.  And the only ways to do great work is to love what you do.  If you haven’t found it yet, keeping looking, don’t settle.  As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”    Steve Jobs
Geoff Harrison presented a fun twist on our song for the morning by reading the poem "Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic, Sung in the Year 1888" is a mock-heroic poem written in 1888 by Ernest Thayer
VISITING ROTARIANS: Maria Claudia Lorenzini Lorenzii  Club San Agustin de Talca, Chili
GUESTS OF ROTARIANS: Michael LeComte, Christine Seibert, Anne Louise, our YE daughter, and our speakers Ally Berk and Lluvia Gomez. 
PP Bill updated the club on our member Sandie Krutz, she will soon be starting treatment for kidney cancer, inviting club members to offer support for both her and husband Wally.

Windsor History Fact
 In 1872, the railroad came to Windsor.  With the railroad, the town moved from East to West, close to the rail line.  The advent of the railroad enabled farmers to begin extensive fruit production because of the ready market on the other end of the line.
(Note; SMART expected to serve Windsor in 2025)

Michael Juric gave us an update on our FUNRAISER:  An Evening in Seville, April 6th, 5pm Agatha Furth Center, tickets and more information is available at:  https://windsorrotary.ejoinme.org/seville 

This is a CLUB FUNRAISER and your participation is needed, Auction Items, Invite your Friends,
Pam Moulton: Decorations 
Pegi Ball / Steve Klick:  Food & Beverage

Catherine Hanron: Auction Items
Larry Mills:  Sponsors

We are also creating a Wine Library as an auction item and need each club member to provide one or two bottles of wine, minimum value $25.00, Wine donation description forms available at Rotary Meeting or contact Jo Timmsen. 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
If you come into the meeting in the Back Door, Please check in at the Front Door, Thank you,
February Birthdays:  Robin Resendez, & Sue Nelson
February Anniversaries:     
 Renee Hyde and Paul Peloso,  JB Leep and Carol Martin Diane and Les Brabetz                                                                                                                                             

CLUB CALENDAR
March 6 – Budget Meeting                                       
March 9 – Arundo Donax Removal            
March 18 – Board Meeting                                        
April 6 – FunRaiser                                          
April 6 – District Training, Ukiah                             
April 15 – Board Meeting                             
April 30 – 5th Tuesday                                                        
May 7 – Teacher Appreciation


Maria Claudia Lorenzini Lorenzini   (Domingo’s Mom)

In 2013 the Eureka Rotary Club hosted RYE student Franco Calleja Lorenzini, Domingo’s brother.  At the annual YE ski trip Franco suffered a fall, resulting in a coma that lasted 5 days.  The entire Rotary community across two countries stepped up to help Franco and his family.  Windsor Rotarians Glenda Sales, Renee Hyde, Michael Juric and Larry Wasem were particularly responsive. 

      Maria Claudia has traveled from Chili to visit her son Domingo and enjoy Sonoma County; she attended our Rotary meeting Tuesday and shared a little about herself, and expressed her gratitude not only for all the support she and her family received when Franco was injured but also for all the support the club has shown Domingo, especially Renee Hyde for opening her home to Domingo. 

Claudia and her husband have five sons; they have all participated in Rotary Youth Exchange, each going to a different country.  The Lorenzini family has hosted 13 youth exchange students and Claudia heads the YE program in her club.
Claudia shared a video of Franco’s recovery, finishing with a video message from Franco, looking healthy and handsome. 

Speaker:

  Maureen Merrill introduced our speakers:  Ally Berk and Lluvia Gomez from Legal Aid Sonoma County Small Business Equity & Recovery Program
The service they provide is free assistance to small business in Sonoma County, they cover issues such as: Entity Formation, Commercial Leases, General Business Contracts and HR/Employee Issues.
Eligibility Requirements:
Entrepreneurs that want to start a business in Sonoma County,   Owners of existing business located within Sonoma County that have Less than 500 employees,For Profit Business, not-profits do not qualify 
Program is federally funded, channeled through state and county.

Funding was created following COVID to assist small business and will end at the end of 2024.

 Lluvia was raised in Sonoma County, attended UC Santa Barbara and is planning to attend law school.   
Ally Berk, Program Attorney was raised in Sonoma County, attended UC Davis and Berkeley School of Law. 
Additional Core programs offered by Sonoma County Legal Aid include:
Child Abuse Prevention Program, Housing Stability, Domestic Violence, Elder Law, Employment & Health, Disaster Relief, Veteran’s Services.   
Past President Bill Bolster thanked our speakers: Ally & Lluvia, Maria Claudia, our guests, club members and volunteers.

Meeting adjourned 8:30am

Meeting Bulletin - Feb 20, 2024

Monday, February 19, 2024

Rotary Club of Windsor – Meeting Minutes

February 20, 2024
 
  1. Good Morning! - Rotary Club of Windsor! With Past President Bill Bolster presiding.
  2. Pledge of Allegiance – Margaret Johnson
  3. Student of the Year, Nuevo Core – Daniel Myers
    • John Richards, Nuevo Core Teacher ~ Creativity and Performing Arts, introduced Zoey
    • Zoey Arent, Smart, curious, problem solver, every problem is an opportunity.
Appreciative for her teachers, family, and friends help her Grit through the ebbs and flows of high school.  Arts are her life.  Creativity is what drives me.  Zoey is an author, artist, and self-driven sure to be successful at every turn in her life.
  1. Inspiration – Mike Merrill, John F Kennedy, Profiles in Courage, “A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or reward that quality in their chosen leaders today.”
  2. Song – Maureen led a sparked up rendition of “Happy Birthday” to Sue Nelson and Robin Ramirez
  3. Guests – Dennis Wilkinson, Maureen McSorley, Matt Barrington, Lisa Rumbaugh, Robin Chafondou, Family of Zoey Arent, Sean Arent, Greg and Becky Draper, Jose Diego, Michael Lacomte (Oak Tree Winery).
  4. Windsor History moment and reminder “Did I make a difference in someone’s life today?”
  5. Budget Meeting – Carol reminded/invited interested club members to attend either or both of the 2024/25 Budget planning meetings for the club and the WRCF.  Contact Carol if you would like to participate.
  6. 2024/2025 Board – Barbara introduced her proposed Board of Directors for 2024/2025.
  7. 2023/2024 Board Meeting last night– Larry McCabe
Everyone always welcome to attend.  Thorough budget report, youth activities with Interact and RYLA, Environmental project Arundo Donax removal at the Russian River, Membership growth, and very active Community Service committee recently granting almost $5000 to local community projects.
  1. Board Approved Community Service Grants – Monica McCabe
    • Wasteless Windsor $1500
    • Leadership Windsor $1000
    • Spring Show at WMS $1800
    • WHS Website $400
 
  1. Birthdays & Anniversaries – JB (Next week due to time constraints today)
Birthday – Sue Nelson       2/12
Anniversaries -        Renee Hyde and Paul Peloso       2/2
 JB Leep and Carol Martin            2/4
 Diane and Les Brabetz                 2/10

 
  1. Fundraiser 2024 An Evening in Seville – Michael Juric
Time to sign up and gather Live and Silent Auction items for the April 6, event.  Sponsors and donations are essential to our success and please refer any potential sponsors to our committee.
  1. Program – Fred Ptucha & Terry McNeill
Fred – Members of Rotary Club of Santa Rosa East/West and a Vietnam Veteran
Terry – Veterans for Peace
  • Rotary Peace Pole Project, “May Peace Prevail on Earth” on every pole.  Room for up to 8 different languages.  Tangible vision for peace with Peace Poles scattered all over the world.
  • Peace Builder Clubs earn designation from Rotary International for any club that has completed a significant peace related project.  Peace Pole’s for schools and their club has 47 peace poles installed so far with over 20 more in process.
  • Poles are $400 for fabrication and installation of each pole.  Clubs grant 1/3 of the cost with Rotary International supporting the 2/3 balance.
  • Process begins with requesting and receiving support from the Superintendent of the schools.  Then present the process to the individual school principals to determine location for the installation.  Once the poles are installed a celebration and dedication ceremony takes place.  Schools are encouraged to have an annual ceremony recognizing peace throughout the world.
  • Fred also discussed his Vietnam history where he met Mike Merrill in 1968, and the numerous Rotary civilian projects back in Vietnam that he has participated in ever since.
  • Fred had the club share the “I pledge to peace . . . “that has been integrated into the 4th/5th grade programs along with the Peace Pole projects.
  • Be kind to our brothers and sisters!
  • Our new Interact Club at WHS is looking for our support to build a peace garden campus including a Rotary Peace Pole.
 
  • Thank you to our guests and volunteers.
    • Setup – Bill Conklin
    • AV Setup – Larry McCabe
    • Greeter – Leah Hansen
    • Song – Maureen Merrill
    • Scribe – Brian Ling
    • Inspiration – Mike Merrill
    • Photos – Barbra McChesney
    • Guests - Fred Ptucha & Terry McNeill
 
  1. Closing comments, thank yous, and Adjourn –

Meeting Bulletin - Feb 13, 2024

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

New Members Craft Talks

A. Good Morning.....Bill Bolster welcomes Doug Williams return
B. Pledge of Allegiance.....Led by Brian Williams
Thank you to Brianna Mar, who replaced Jennifer Taddai as our longstanding contact at Windsor High School, who led team for Student of the Year from Windsor High. Jack Pollard introduced and spoke about the Build program and his goal to become a pilot. He introduced and thanked instructor Robert Haney who has taught shop classes for over 30 years.
C. Inspiration.....Maureen Merrill from the Hindu "Everything will turn out all right in the end. If it's not all right, it's not the end."
D. Song.....JB Leep "She Loves You!"
E. Visiting Rotarians  - NONE
F. Guests  - a ton...Kristine Seibert, Jack Pollard and his parents, Robert Hanney, Jose Diego
G. Upcoming Budget Meeting.....Carol Martin announced that there will be a meeting to discuss the distribution of the money earned through our investments.  She passed around a signup sheet for those who are interested.  No date has been set.  She emphasized the need for us to be transparent when doing this process.
H. Community Services.....Monica McCabe
 was named Volunteer of the Year for the Daffodil Project California Parks and Rec Society.
I. New Member Badges and Pins.....Maureen Merrill, reminded us that the following members were inducted a couple of weeks ago, but she was presenting each of them with their official Rotary pins. Our newest members include:
    *Jessica Domingues
    *Jim Curry
    *Larry Mills
    *Margaret Johnson
J. Youth Exchange Student Natalie Huie is in Taiwan....President Bill encuraged the members to read her blog nataliehuie.weebly.com.
K. Student of the Year.....Jack Pollard of Build Academy, was presented by Rotarian Daniel Myers, and introduced by his teacher, Robert Haney.  Jack introduced and gave thanks to his parents, his teacher and Rotary.  He explained that he had had a rough go as a student during Covid, but appears to have found a successful pathway and intends to start school at SRJC before ultimately transferring to a four year University.
L. Fundraiser 2024.....Michael Juric  reviewed the status and progression on our upcoming FunRaiser, "Evening in Seville" on April 6, 5:00pm at Agatha Furth Center
The Following Chairpersons gave an overview and update on what is next for their respective committees:
    *Promotions: Larry McCabe
    *Sponsorship: Larry Mills
    *Auction Items: Catherine Hanron
Our goal: $30,000 to support Kaiser Pump Park, Every 15 Minutes, and the Wellness Center at Windsor High
 
M.Pam Moulton.....announced that there is a need for judges of culinary projects for Windsor Middle School, on February 24 8:00-1:30. She announced that AFTER the Next regular Rotary meeting there will be a Decorations Committee meeting to review status.
 
N. Craft Talks:
    *Jessica Domingues: Enjoys hiking, food preparation, softball, spending time with family and friends. Worked at Exchange Bank for 16 years. Two kids, Kari (8) and Kamila (11)
    *Jim Curry: Born near Boston; moved to California at 3 years old, works at Exchange Bank, been in banking for 26 years, has a 20 year old daughter and a son who is a junior at Windsor High, married for 24 years, plays golf, likes wine, bourbon, and movies. Is board chairman for Windsor Chamber of Commerce
    *Larry Mills: A transfer Rotarian and Past President of Healdsburg Sunrise, who Still works in arbitration and dispute resolution; has lived in many places in the US; moved to Sonoma County 8 years ago and to Windsor 2 years ago; likes international travel, is a reader, loves to sing and is active in fundraising.
O. Thanks to the Guests and Volunteers:
    *Set Up: Domingo Calleja
    *AV Set-up: Alissa Johnson
    *Greeter: Jack Hackenberg
    *Song: JB Leep
    *Scribe: Margaret Johnson (with help from Pam Moulton)
    *Inspiration: Maureen Merrill
    *Photos: Barbara McChesney
    *Guests: Jack Pollard, his parents, Kristine Seibert, OTHER??
 
Meeting Adjourned: 8:30
 
Respectfully submitted,
Margaret Johnson and Pam Moulton

Cecily Majerus

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Cecily Majerus and the Marine Mammal Center

Rotary Club of Windsor
Meeting Minutes - JANUARY 30, 2024
 
The Meeting was presided by Past President Michael Juric where he opened with an invitation for the club members to enjoy a few more minutes of socializing with each other.  We opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Alyssa and followed with an inspiration presented by Sandie Krutz where she quoted from a story that she read about a conversation between two children.  Their words of wisdom reminded us to "listen to yourself" and "stop talking to people who call you stupid!!"
Geoff was recently in Disneyland with his daughter and their three boys.  He said that being in Disneyland allows us to "feel like a kid again" and encourages each of us to "take your mind to a different place!"  In Geoff Harrison style, he  enthusiastically lead us in a rousing version of "The Happy Song,"  foot stomping and all!
Four visitors (Kristine Seibert, Jean Hackenberg, Jose Luis, and our speaker, Cecily Majerus.  There were no visiting Rotarians.
This week's Windsor History Fact alerted us to informaton that in 1974/75, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors earmarked $100K for the purchase of a park site for Windsor.  One of the site that was considered was the land near the (then) Windsor Junior High.  Ultimately the site that was chosen is the current LOUIS B. KEISER Park!
 
PP Michael, who is also chair for the upcoming APRIL 6th FUNRAISER, reminded the club who had been selected as beneficiaries of the upcoming event. Those lucky recipients are:  The Windsor High School Wellness Center, the Keiser Pump Park and the program (sponsored by the Police Department), Every Fifteen Minutes.
 Each of the Team leaders were asked to give a brief presentation to the Club members on their specific needs as we get closer to the special event.  As a reminder, the following are the team leads, and the person to be connected when you decide with whom you would like to volunteer.
•Monica McCabe - Beneficiaries (She need us to "care and feed our beneficiaries, and assist them on finding things that they can give to the club as potential auction items)
•Carol Martin - she is working on the budget and wants information on potential expenditures

Renee Hyde - she is working "behind the scenes" and is looking for individuals to assist with describing items that are to be auctioned as well as someone to assist with registration the night of the event.
Larry McCabe - he is working on promotion and encouraged each of us to "pass the word" about the upcoming event - put it on our individual social media platforms!
Larry Mills - he is working on Sponsorship...any ideas or potential people/businesses - send it to him!
Michael Juric and Susan Cole - they are working on the overall program
Pam Moulton - is working on Decorations and will be looking for lots of bodies to assist on the day of the event to set up.  In the meantime -there are some SET UP/BUILDING needs if you the still and time, she would appreciate your expertise!
Pegi Ball, Steve Klick and Bill Conklin are working on the food, beverages. They are looking for beverage donations as well as help with sitting at the bar for a short term position on the night of the event.
 
We moved to our speaker, Cecily Majurus , who was introduced by Larry McCabe.Cecily, who is the CEO of the Marine Mammal Center, gave a comprehensive review ,complete with invitational photos of her "clients" to the club.  She ade note that their organization is responsible for 600 miles of California's coast in protecting ocean health by working with the marine mammals.  It was noted that they are staffed by ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS, whose responsibility is to
•Respond and Rescue
•Rehabilitate (it takes weeks to months!) and to
•Release the animals (whom they usually will tag to keep track of them!)
 
She made note that there are three hospitals that engage in scientific research and are teaching hospitals They are researching ways in which to find a correlation between animal health and human health.  They offer educational programs where she reviewed activities for fifthe grade through Post Doctoral students.
 
The core patients are the Sea lions, yellow fin seals, harbor seals, fur seals, Hawaiian monk seal, otter, bottle nose dolphin and humpback whale.  She quizzed us on our ability to identify the individual breeds.  Clearly we need a lesson in this area - we were able to distinguish the Whale!  She noted of all the mammals, the Hawaiian Monk Seal is is danger of extinction.
Cecily noted that the impact of climate change is having a significant impact on the patterns and behaviors of the marine mammal,including having them come closer into shore where there are liabilities (i.e. nets).
She reviewed a couple of rescue stories, warming the hearts of her audience, complete with wonderful photos of rehabilitation!  She reminded us that while the seals are "cute" they are wild animals and are not docile!
 
She finished with informing us that they receive up to 10,000 calls a year and have been successful in bringing in over 800 animals!  In case you are interested in contacting them, their number is open 24 hours a day, #415-289-7325.
 
PP Michael finished the meeting with a round of  individual thank you's to everyone who assisted in make the meeting happen, including recognition of the guests!  He reminded us of the interdepency that we have for and on each other!  Have a great week!
 
Minutes prepared and submitted by
Pam Moulton
 

Meeting Bulletin - Jan 23, 2024

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Meet our Exchange Student


Good Day fellow Rotarians and friends and family who are reading our weekly bulletin.  Today’s minutes are from TUESDAY, January 23, 2024       
Past President Michael Juric presided our meeting today as President Doug continues his outstanding battle. 

Pledge of Allegiance: Lead by District Governor Tom Boylan
INSPIRATION: Renee Hyde,   “They buried us, but they didn’t know we were seeds”   Greek poet Dinos Christianopoulous
SONG: Susan Cole lead us in a pretty good rendition of “California Dreamin” 
No VISITING ROTARIANS
GUESTS OF ROTARIANS:  Kristine Siebert, Maureen Landwehr, Lisa Rumbaugh, Cara Morrison and our YE Daughter Anne-Lousie Avenet
President Doug’s Message, ask yourself:
Did I Make a Difference In Somebody’s Life?
What Wrongs did I Right?
What Hurts did I Heal?

WINDSOR HISTORY FACT
In 1956, the area the Windsor residents knew as the Hembree’s west pasture was purchased by the Healdsburg High School District for a future Jr.High.  It seemed early to plan on an additional school as part of the High School District but Windsor was expecting to grow.  It was only a couple of years later, in 1958 that Ethel Kerr Brooks and 22 other concerned residents organized the Windsor Citizens improvement committee to advocate for much needed improvements for the Windsor community.  (the Hembree west pasture, was the land that now holds the Huerta Gymnasium) 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
January 30, 2024:  5th meeting of the month Will be our regular meeting, 7:15am Charlies Grill, but with    some fun surprises
January 29th:      Special Board Meeting
February 1st:  FunRaiser Leadership Meeting Zoom, contact Michael Juric for more information
February 3rd:  Arundo Donax Clean Up, Contact Barbara McChesney barbsmcc@gmail.com
February 19th:    Board Meeting
March 18th          Board Meeting
April 6th     FUNRAISER
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
DG Tom Boylan shared that one of this year’s focus areas in District 5130 is on Mental Health, often we do not recognize people who need help and we do not know how to help them if we do.  District 5130 has created a business card “Rotary Cares About Mental Health” with a QR code that will help lead someone in need to local mental health resources:  www.norcalmentalhealth.org
Tom distributed cards to the club members and encouraged everyone to share these cards with everyone we care about. 
Happy Anniversary Brian & Jamie Williams    January 26th

Monica McCabe presented a summary for club approval of our chosen FunRaiser Beneficiaries:
  • Windsor High Wellness Center
The Wellness Center is a professionally staffed programed open to all students at Windsor High School, they have a canopy on the quad at the school encouraging students to check it out and discover they have a safe place to go if experiencing stress, anxiety and need support and a place to regroup.   It appears to be a great program with much more detail than this space allows. 
  • Keiser Pump Park
This will be an area at Keiser Park that will be similar to a skate board park but for dirt bikes.  The pump park will be completed in two phases.  The Town is hopeful the 1st phase will be completed in time for the big bike race that goes through Windsor in 2024, the 2nd phase 2025.

We will also continue to support “Every 15 Minutes” program conducted by The Town of Windsor Police Department and Windsor High School. The program is designed to discourage driving while under the influence of any substance. 
 
“Project Grad” Windsor High School   Provides a safe place for HS graduates to celebrate
The Club approved of all beneficiaries
Program:
Our speaker today was our own Youth Exchange Daughter Anne-Louise Avenet,
Anne-Louise has been with us since August, her first host family was Brian & Jamie Williams, and she is currently living with Dev & Cara Morrison.

Anne-Louise is from Niort France, population of 60,000 and her home is about 1 hour from the ocean.  Anne-Louise mentioned Niort was an old town so I looked it up and discovered they have a medieval castle that dates back to the 12th century, the Donjon.  That is an old town. 

Anne-Louise left her Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother and Dog Parker to travel 10 hours to be with us here in Windsor.  Her Mother works in banking and her Father is an accountant.  She stated school is very different here; school in Niort starts at 8am and ends 5-6pm, you also do not have the option of choosing subjects.  High school is 3 years, while middle school is 4 years.
She plans on attending Business College after she graduates high school.




Anne-Louise has been playing piano for 10 years and attends music school.
She gave us the opportunity to hear her play through a few videos, she is very good. 

She is also very athletic, she play tennis, is involved with gymnastics and enjoys basketball with her brother and father.  She is interested in history and art, enjoys sewing and clothing design.

Anne-Louise and her family love to travel, she mentioned several places they have visited together and she is not afraid to explore the world. 

Rotary is not new to Anne-Louise, her father is a Rotarian in District 1510 and has been involved with youth exchange.  She is grateful and appreciative of this opportunity and feels she will benefit in her personal development from this experience. 

Anne-Louise is a very pleasant young lady and eager for new experiences, remember to reach out and include her in any of your adventures. 




PP Michael thanked our guest and members for attending and everyone that contributed to making the meeting happen.
Meeting adjourned 8:30am







Meeting Bulletin - Jan 16, 2024

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Our Esteemed Governor

Minutes Rotary January 16, 2024              Chaired by past president Michael Juric

Good Morning and welcome to District Governor Tom Boylan
Instead of the pledge, the Club took a minute to send energy and love to President Doug Williams.

Inspiration: Leah Hansen: Life is change; growth is optional – choose wisely.  And, Endings often lead to new beginnings

Song  by JB: “Somewhere over the Rainbow”

No visiting Rotarians

Guests: Tom Boylan’s wife, Melody Montero, his sister and brother-in-law, Joanne Davey and John Thompson, Sue Nelson brought her neighbor Christine Seibert, Leah Hansen brought Don Edgar and Domingo brought his lady love, Valentina.
President Doug asks:  Did I make a difference in someone’s life today? What wrongs did I right? What wounds did I heal.
Windsor History Fact:  The Oddfellows hall was rebuilt in 1933 housing Windsor Branch of Exchange Bank and a meat market owned by C.J. Martin.
WWI veteran, Walter A. Reimen was in the Naval Reserve when he contracted in Spanish Flu.  He died while on furlough in Windsor.  His Fiancé, Edith Olin passed the same day on October 18, 1918.
Upcoming Events/Announcements
               Fun Raiser April 6
               Chris Landeweir has compiled a new assignment list
               Rohnert Park Rotary is having a crab feed on Saturday February 3rd

Birthdays/Anniversaries
               Michael Juric, January 7th birthday
               Steve Klick, January 11th birthday
               Brian and Jamie Williams’ Anniversary, January 26

Governor Tom Boylan pinned the new members with “Create Hope in the World”
               Larry Miles
               Margaret Johnson
               Jim Curry
               Jessica Dominguez

Three minute round table: why did you join Rotary and why have you stayed?

Program: Tom Boylan, District Governor
               There are 200 countries in Rotary and we share many similarities as well as appreciate differences in culture, language and geography
               Tom’s three areas of focus have been:     
                              Environment: Picking up where Jennifer Strong left off and with the help of Barbara McChesney (Plastic Soup, Arundo Dornax and plastic alternative education), and Salvatore Rico, the environmental work is being carried forward and expanded.  We must be concerned for our grandchildren’s world.
                              Membership: Simply inviting a friend/neighbor, etc. to come and here a speaker or come and have breakfast can be a door opener for a new member. We do huge things internationally as Rotarians, but community brings in members and friendship keeps them.
                              Mental Health: Keep hope in the world is the message of the RI President.  Mental health should not be a stigma. 
               Tom’s company, Boylan Point,  created a website of mental health resources by county and created business cards with links to find information.  Rotary cares about mental health.

Tom was gifted a $200 check for the Ken Moulton Scholarship Fund.

Thank you to our guests and volunteers:
-set up: Terry Andreacchi
-AV set up: Larry McCabe
-Greeter: Scott Bonin
-Song: JB Leep
-Scribe: Monica McCabe
-Inspiration: Leah Hansen
-Photos: Barbara McChesney
              
Respectfully submitted: Monica McCabe





Meeting Bulletin - January 9, 2024

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

"Speed Dating" to get to know our members

Rotary Club of Windsor – Meeting Agenda                               January 9, 2024

Today’s meeting was led by Past President (2 times) and Past District Governor (1 time) Michael Juric who will be filling in as needed for President Doug Williams this month.
  1. Good Morning Rotary Club of Windsor!  Happy New Year!
  2. Pledge of Allegiance – Led by Mitch Grandi
  3. Inspiration – Bill Bolster, Maya Angelo, I’ve learned that people will forget what you say, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how they made you feel.
  4. Song – Heather Cullen, America the Beautiful!
  5. Visiting Rotarians – None today
  6. Guests – Michael LeComte (Oak Tree Winery),
  7. Windsor Rotary History Fact – Jim Lillibridge, Alan Rawland, Rolf Nelson, Michael Juric, and Ken Moulton, Charter Members of our club, would meet every Friday afternoon and solve the problems of the world!
 
  1.  New Membership Induction – Led by Membership Chair Maureen Merrill
    • Larry Mills – Larry and his wife recently moved to Windsor and is now moving his membership from Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise to the energy of the Rotary Club of Windsor.
    • Margaret Johnson – Windsor resident since 1976 and joined our Daffodil planting project and have been welcomed by all the members of the Rotary Club of Windsor and am excited to be a part of it.
    • Jim Curry (Exchange Bank) – Past member of Rotary Club of Rancho Cotati and looking forward to being involved in the Windsor community through our club.
    • Jessica Domínguez (Exchange Bank) – Brand new to Rotary and inspired to be invited to join a group of people doing big things for our community.
Welcome Larry, Margaret, Jim, and Jessica to the Rotary Club of Windsor!
 
  1.  Upcoming Events/Announcements –
    • Barbara - T- shirts are here.  See Carol for your $20 contribution and pick up your Rotarian at Work shirt.
    • Bill – Natalie Hui, our outbound exchange student, is in Taiwan and is having a great time.  Natalie Huie's blog is: nataliehuie.weebly.com<http://nataliehuie.weebly.com>
    • Kate Smith spent last year as our outbound exchange student at the same prefecture of the recent hurricane in Japan and reports no problems from her Rotarian family.
    • Fun-Raiser - Need Sponsorship Chair/Team Lead for our April event, please discuss with Michael if you are interested in learning more.
    • Annual District Governor visitation – Our own Tom Boylan will join us for a meeting of the Board of Directors and social, followed by a presentation to the club next Tuesday morning.
    • Board meeting – 5pm on Monday, Jan 15, at Michael Juric’s followed by a
and social at Pam’s home across the street.
 
  1. Birthdays, Anniversaries, Recognition
Next week Michael will be acknowledging club recognitions and announced the birth of his 9th Grandchild, Abigail Rose. 
    
  1. Program – Renée Hyde – Speed Dating
Renee led the club in 3minute “speed dating” to get to know each other a little bit more.

Thank you Renee
 
  1. Thank you to our guests and volunteers.
    • Setup – Bill Conklin
    • AV Setup – Alissa Johnson
    • Song – Heather Cullen
    • Scribe – Brian Ling
    • Inspiration – Bill Bolster
    • Photos – Barbara McChesney and Sue Nelson sharing pictures with President Doug!

Closing comments and Adjourn – A big thank you to our guest, 4 new members, and Maureen leading the charge.  Diane Brabetz, charter member of the Rotary Club of Windsor, closed with a big appreciation for her Rotary family that has always been there as consistent and unconditional friends and support.

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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

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April 9, 2024 Rotary Club of Windsor Minutes
Presiding: Doug Williams, President, Pam Moulton, Past President
Pledge of Allegiance:  Daniel Meyers
Inspiration: Diane Brabetz:  Did I make a difference?
Song: JB:  Take me out to the ball game!
Visiting Rotarians: none
Guests: Student of the Year, Emma Kaspar and her parents .  Emma is in the STEM program and told us about how she loves to build things, and looks forward to a career in mechanical engineering.
Announcements:
Mike Merrill’s birthday on the 10th!
Margaret Johnson’s birthday on the 10th!  She donated $80!
Donnie and Beth Smith’s 22nd anniversary and she is donating $50!

Calendar:
April 15:  Board meeting
April 19, Friday, Dinner Mystery with the Middle School.  6-9 pm, Old West Theme!  Come and dress the part and solve the murder!
April 23:  Speaker: Letitia Hanke, roofing contractor and philanthropist
April 27, Saturday: “5th Tuesday “ trip to the Windsor Water Treatment Facility
April 30: no meeting
May 7: Teacher Appreciation Day at the Club meeting



Club Service:
Monica McCabe thanked the Club members for supporting Sandie Krutz with weekly meals.
There are several volunteer opportunities available and were announced involving our fundraiser beneficiaries and our legacy projects:
-Levi’s GranFondo this weekend needs volunteers
-Ground Breaking of the Bike Pump Track will be Friday, April 12, at 3:00 p.m. in Keiser Park.
-The Every 15 Minutes program at the high school is coming up on April 16 and 17.  Contact Officer JP Tamayo at John.Tamayo@sonoma-county.orgANOTHER

Beth Smith asked for volunteers for Project Grad especially on Friday June 7 from 3:00-8:00pm.  Contact Monica or Beth for info on how to sign up!
AND FINALLY, WE HAVE UNTIL MAY 29 TO DECIDE ON A DISTRICT GRANT FOR 24-25!  WE PLANTED DAFFODILS LAST YEAR! CAN YOU THINK OF A PROJECT THAT HAS A PRICE TAG OF ABOUT $4,400? GIVE Monica McCabe a holler!

Review of the FunRaiser 2024 by Michael Juric. 
Thank you and a shout out to all who helped us raise our $30,000.00 goal.  Please send MJ a compliment and a suggestion about the evening. 

Diane Brabitz says that if any Rotarians want to get together to rent her Mexico home for a  week, she will donate the funds back to our Club.  Thank you, Diane!
The Bodega Bay Shack (which was offered by our speaker, Carla Rodriguez, D.A.) was offered 3 times!  Thank you, Ms. Rodriguez!


Speaker: Carla Rodriguez, Sonoma County District Attorney, introduced by Maureen Merrill.
-The Sonoma District Attorney’s office has a 3.3 million budget and is the largest law firm north of San Francisco. 
-The D.A.’s office receives 13,000 police reports annually and files 8,000 for prosecution.
-Ms. Rodriguez was adamant in her view that Prop 47 which made non violent property crimes under $950 misdemeanors should be rewritten.
-She stressed the problems of the juvenile justice system, where young offenders are often housed with older hardened criminals.

Thank you:
Set up: Terry Andreacchi
AV: John LeCave
Greeter: Joan Mora
Song: JB Leep
Scribe: Monica McCabe
Inspiration: Diane Brabetz
Photos: Sue Nelson

It was great seeing President Doug at the podium today!  Keep it up Doug!

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

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Steven Campbell

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