Speaker Date Topic
John Schuster Apr 24, 2018
Wild Wings Company
Wild Wings Company

In the early 1970's, John became an employee of C.D.F. (California Division of Forestry) Ecology Corps, so he could make extra money to further his music career. He fought forest fires, participated in conservation projects throughout the state of California and this foundation prepared him for a lifetime of communing with nature.

A friend of his at the California Department of Fish and Game, turned him onto cavity nesting birds back in 1995, and he has been actively involved in cavity nesting bird conservation ever since. In 2000, John established Wild Wing Company, after personally witnessing the success that beneficial cavity nesting birds have on impacting pests in our vineyard operations.

From rodents to ground and flying insect control, Wild Wing Company offers a wide variety of cavity-nesting boxes for Barn Owls, Screech Owls, American Kestrels, Bluebirds, Violet-green Swallows and Tree Swallows. Also available are exotic bird traps for controlling pest birds that destroy crops, transfer  diseases to livestock, and kill or drive way native cavity nesting birds from their nest sites.

Since 2003, Wild Wing Company has been a member of CWA (California Waterfowl Association), a conservation society dedicated to the preservation of waterfowl, wetlands and habitat development. Wild Wing Company offers fantastic nest boxes for the preservation of one of the most beautiful birds in this hemisphere: the Wood Duck 

CLUB ASSEMBLY - Business Meeting May 01, 2018
Discussion on club's International Service Projects - Mike Pastryk, International Service Director
Discussion on club's International Service Projects - Mike Pastryk, International Service Director
Charley Taylor, Pacific Coast Air Museum May 08, 2018
Richard Nixon's Finest Hour?
Richard Nixon's Finest Hour?

Charley is the son of an Army Air Corps, Pearl Harbor- December 7, 1941, veteran who retired as an Air Force Master Sergeant in 1947. Charley joined the Navy in 1967 and graduated from Arizona State University with a BS in Political Science in 1968. He received his Navy Wings 1969. Charley served in the Navy for 25 years, retiring as a Commander. His others tours of duty included A-6 Instructor Pilot; Catapult & Arresting Gear Officer on USS Enterprise; Maintenance Officer (VA-145), Washington DC (5 years during the Reagan era); Naval Ocean Systems Center in San Diego, including volunteer assignment to Desert Storm and two tours at Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific also in San Diego. Over the past 25 years, Charley has worked in public sector organizations including Oregon State University and Contra Costa County. These days, Charley is writing two books; mentoring in the Petaluma and Santa Rosa Schools; being a "Pop-O" to three grandkids; co-teaching in an Aviation Club at McKinley School in Petaluma along with members of the Petaluma Rotary; 9 years as Guest Speaker Coordinator and now Education Committee Head at the Pacific Coast Air Museum in Santa Rosa, CA.

Michael Haney May 15, 2018
Sonoma County Vintners Association
Sonoma County Vintners Association

Michael Haney, Director of Membership and Government Relations of the Sonoma County Vintners, has been appointed Interim Executive Director by the organization’s Board of Directors. He replaces Jean Arnold Sessions, who is stepping out of the Executive Director position at the end of January 2018.

“The Board felt strongly that Michael Haney was the ideal candidate to lead the Sonoma County Vintners during this transition,” said Russell Joy, President of the Board of Directors. “Michael has spent the last three years as Director of Membership and is a vintner himself. In addition, he has been a leader in government and community relations and raised much needed awareness about the wine community’s positive impact to Sonoma County.”

Mr. Haney also has extensive experience in fundraising having served 11 years as a board member and three years serving as Executive Director of America’s original and oldest wine auction and events, l’Ete du Vin. During his tenure, the organization raised over $15 million for cancer related research and services.

“It’s an honor to serve the Sonoma County Vintners as Interim Executive Director,” said Haney. “Sonoma County is a world-class wine region, and I am passionately committed to continuing to bring greater appreciation to Sonoma County wines through advocacy and education.”

As Interim Executive Director, Mr. Haney will oversee the Sonoma County Vintners and Sonoma County Vintners Foundation. A member of the Martinelli family of Martinelli Winery and Vineyards, Mr. Haney also produces his own wine under Black Dog Cellars, specializing in small boutique case lots of Russian River Pinot Noir, Zinfandel Syrah and Chardonnay.

David Franklin May 22, 2018
Envirotech Services
Envirotech Services

David Franklin is a nationwide presenter, international consultant and award-winning landscape professional with over 35 years experience in the Green Industry, including 20 years in the erosion control and water quality sectors. He has worked on stormwater issues as a consultant, specifier, SWPPP writer/manager, contractor and inspector on projects including vineyards, mines & quarries, river restoration, freeway & railroad and home construction.

Mr. Franklin has developed and delivered numerous stormwater classes to the public and private sector including Caltrans (California Department of Transportation) personnel in Design, Construction and Landscape Architecture divisions, the 24hr Caltrans stormwater course to contractors working on Caltrans’ projects as well as courses for California’s new Construction General Permit

David’s personal hobbies and interests include organic vegetable gardening, honeybees, playing handball like a maniac and songwriting competitions. 

CLUB ASSEMBLY - Business Meeting Jun 05, 2018
Avenue of Service TBD