Speaker Date Topic
DG Bob Rogers Aug 22, 2017
Official District Governor Visit
Official District Governor Visit

Rotary District 5130 Governor Bob Rogers will make his official visit to our club today.  Come to hear his vision and goals for the district and for our club.

Bob is a retired pilot with US Airways, a Sebastopol Rotarian since 2007, serving as president of the Rotary Club of Sebastopol in 2013-2014.  He is also a Polio survivor.  As you might imagine, Bob has been interested and committed to working with Rotary's programs to eliminate polio from the world.

Bob contracted polio at age 5 and was hospitalized for a brief period of time. With a great deal of therapy he was able to regain much of his function and now is able to walk without any assistive devices and only a hint of a limp, in which he takes some pride. It serves him as a reminder of the presence of polio and its devastating effects, and helps to open discussions with other people who may not be as familiar with the disease.


Esther Molina, Program Manager Aug 29, 2017
Canine Companions
Canine Companions

Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship. The National Headquarters and Northwest Training Center are located on the Jean and Charles Schulz Campus in Santa Rosa, California. The Northwest Region covers Northern California, northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Wyoming.

Dan Hubacker, Director Sep 05, 2017
United Anglers of Casa Grande, Inc.
United Anglers of Casa Grande, Inc.

The United Anglers of Casa Grande is a Non-Profit Organization whose purpose is to promote environmental awareness through education and hands-on experience and to save a species from extinction.

Shadowing the scientists at nearby Bodega Bay Marine Labs, students are on the leading edge of current developing technology. Several members of United Anglers of Casa Grande High School have taken up intern positions at the lab, where they work with scientists in the fields of Pathology, Broodstock Development, and Genetic Analysis.

The coordination of collection of Steelhead Trout and Chinook Salmon material for analysis at Bodega Bay Marine Lab. The results are plotted and graphed, then returned to the facility at Casa Grande High School. This allows students the opportunity to perform correct spawning procedures. This technology allows genetic variability to remain intact.

CLUB ASSEMBLY - Business Meeting Sep 12, 2017
Joe Aaron - Economic Futurist Sep 19, 2017
A Peek at Our Economic Future
A Peek at Our Economic Future

Joe Aaron is an Economic Futurist. A futurist identifies trends in society, and an economic futurist attempts to anticipate the economic impact of those trends. Trends identify themselves through exponential growth, not linear. The most common example of exponential growth is Moore’s Law named after the co-founder of Intel Corporation.

The two trends that will impact our economy the most over the next 10 to 15 years are the Electric Vehicle (EV) and the Autonomous Vehicle (AV). Together they will add two trillion dollars to our GDP, They will drive the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) into extinction and cause oil to retreat 20% from a “Peak Demand” of 100 million barrels a day before the end of the next decade.

Joe Aaron started his professional career by serving ten years as an FBI Agent in New York City and San Francisco. He then entered the financial services business as a stockbroker, became a money manager and spent his last ten years as a hedge fund manager.

Dale Miller Sep 26, 2017
Romelli Bail Bonds
Romelli Bail Bonds

Dale Miller has been a bondsman for more than 25 years. He also holds a Real Estate license and a Property and Casualty Insurance license. Dale is a member of Professional Bail Agents of the United States and the California Bail Agents Association, as well as, the National Association of Surety Bond Producers.

Dale is active in his community and serves on the board of Social Advocates for Youth. He lives in Santa Rosa with his wife and step-children and is currently working on his law degree at Empire College School of Law.

CLUB ASSEMBLY - Business Meeting Oct 03, 2017
Bob Sonnenberg Oct 10, 2017
Earle Baum Center for the Blind
Earle Baum Center for the Blind

The Earle Baum Center for the Blind is a nonprofit regional community center in Santa Rosa, CA, serving people with sight loss in Northern Marin, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties.

Earle Baum Center opened on October 1, 1999 and focuses instruction in these three areas:

  • Independent Living Skills. Teaches adaptive skills for cooking, hygiene, shopping, financial management, cleaning, clothing color matching, and more.
  • Orientation and Mobility. Teaches the physical and communications skills required to travel independently, safely and confidently through one’s environment.
  • Assistive Technology Services. Evaluates a person’s skills and needs, and offers individualized recommendations and training, including the use of adaptive computer hardware and software that enable full participation in today’s world of electronic communication and information storage and retrieval.

The Earle Baum Center also places special emphasis on Senior Services.

Since 1999, the EBC has served thousands of senior citizens through California Title VII grants, activity and fitness programs, support groups and a wide variety of other social and recreational programs. In addition, sports, recreation and social opportunities are fostered at the EBC, including summer barbecues, holiday celebrations and a limited fitness program.

The property’s rural expanse also features a beep baseball and recreational field. Supporting the belief that people with sight loss are best served by those who share their condition, the majority of the EBC faculty are highly trained individuals who are themselves either blind or visually impaired. The EBC is a vendor of the California State Department of Rehabilitation and the Veterans Administration and receives referrals for education and training. Our facility also provides meeting space for local support groups and other organizations that serve the blind.

The Sonoma County Office of Education, Teachers of Visually Impaired, works with the EBC to provide opportunities and activities for children with sight loss.

Shirley Zane, Sonoma County Supervisor Oct 17, 2017
Tom Greco Oct 24, 2017
Pepperwood Preserve
Jon Stout - Airport Manager Oct 31, 2017
Sonoma County Airport
Sonoma County Airport

Located in the heart of Northern California’s world-renowned Wine Country, Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) is the only airport that offers scheduled air service into the North Bay region. Alaska Airlines offers daily nonstop flights to and from Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, and Seattle; four great cities that offer a wide range of connecting flights to destinations in the U.S. and around the world. Visitors and residents alike find STS an easy and convenient airport for getting to and from Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma Counties.

Our speaker this week will be Airport Manager Jon Stout who will discuss current and planned operations at the airport and what changes have taken place over the last year.

Paul Belanger, WWII Veteran Nov 07, 2017
Stacy Mohr Nov 28, 2017
Big Brothers Big Sisters
CLUB ASSEMBLY - Business Meeting Dec 05, 2017