Rotary Club of the Valley of the Moon
Number one mid size Club in District 5130
6572 Oakmont Drive, Suite A, Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Volume IX Issue No. 16 Gordon Freedman, President November 13, 2009
- If you can always be cheerful ignoring
aches and pains,
- If you can resist complaining and
boring people with your troubles,
- If you can understand when your loved
ones are too busy to give you any time,
- If you can overlook it when those you
love take it out on you when - through
no fault of your own - something goes
- If you can take criticism and blame
- If you can ignore a friend’s limited
education and never correct him,
The Four-Way Test of things we think, say or - If you can resist treating a rich friend
do: better than a poor friend,
Is it the Truth? - If you can face the world without lies
Is it Fair to all concerned? and deceit,
Will it build Goodwill and better Friendships? - If you can conquer tension without
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned? medical help,
- If you can sleep without the aid of
- ….. Then You Are Probably The Family
President Gordon rang the bell and started the Dog!!
meeting right on time. He asked Barb Spangler
to lead us in the It’s great to start Friday the 13th with a good
pledge. giggle. Thanks, Valerie!
Valerie Hulsey VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS
got the meeting
started with a very Sergeant-at-Arms Jerry Dion announced that
humorous Thought there were no guests or visiting Rotarians this
For the Day: week.
Inner Strength PRESIDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
- If you can President Gordon started club announcements
start a day by sharing the 1970-1971 Rotary motto: “Bridge
without the Gaps” by President William Walk.
- If you can get going without pep pills, He also acknowledged the good work of Dan
Grow on last week’s Veteran’s Day Memorial at
the Santa Rosa Veteran’s Center. We had 13 meetings
excellent representation from the club, and the X 8 tickets each
program was very inspiring. 104 additional tickets sold
The Rotary Foundation Dinner is this Saturday Not a bad outcome for about an hour and a half
night, we have a full table, the tuxes have been of effort per meeting! We really can get 1,000
dusted off, and the dancing shoes are ready to tickets sold if we try. IMUA!!!
trip the lights fantastic!
We have a Sunshine Report on three members:
President Gordon Pat Randall is home after knee replacement
went to the Sausalito surgery, Al Blake is home after hernia surgery
Rotary Club meeting and Merle
this past Thursday and Lawrence is
sold 8 raffle tickets also home
just by letting people from a recent
know that they could illness. Three
participate. cards were
This inspired a new the tables for
short program to signatures and
generate more ticket will be sent to
sales: volunteers are needed to attend local our recuperating members.
/Rotary meetings, bring some tickets, and ask for
a minute on the program to talk about the raffle. Save the date: The Rotary Holiday Party will
The elevator speech sounds something like: be at the Quail Inn on
Friday December 18.
“We only have about 200 tickets left out of 1,000 Lois Kelly has done a
total for our grand raffle to be held December 18. You great job on flyers for
can help local Rotary projects and have a chance to the event, choose your
win a 14 day boat trip through Holland, Germany, and
Vienna including air fare for two, or take $10,000 in
entrees and get your
cash! 2nd prize is $500, or the 3rd prize is $250. If reservations in as soon
you’re looking for a great Thanksgiving hostess gift, as possible. We’ll be
or a holiday stocking stuffer, this is it! picking the raffle
winner at this event, so
So far, we have Santa Rosa East, Windsor, and it should be a great
Santa Rosa Sunrise meetings covered. Please evening!
contact President Gordon if you can help out at
any of the following clubs: ANNOUNCEMENTS
Healdsburg Rich Irwin proudly announced that we have
Burlingame sold $4,000 in Rotary Foundation raffle tickets
Sonoma since starting in July of this year. Great job!
San Rafael Main That should make Saturday’s dinner and
Santa Rosa Main celebration an even sweeter event!
Petaluma BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES
Santa Rosa West & HAPPY DOLLARS
If we can pull this off, it will look like this:
Rich Irwin 11/02 Mac also donated to recognize two Rotary
Debby Roumbanis 11/5 members in the running for the Oakmont Golf
Mike Isola 11/14 Club and the presentations they made at the
Dave Northoek 11/14 (not!! – this error recent candidate’s night. Lois Kelly and Barb
cost President Gordon $25 – assessed by Spangler are two of the four candidates on the
Carolyn Anderson – better get that list updated ballot. Voting concludes next week.
Anniversaries: donated to celebrate
a leaf-peeping trip
Bill and Marilyn to the East that
Shaver 11/7 included stops in
Arnie and Marge New York, New
Lamb 11/15 Haven, Hotchkiss,
(where he visited
John Heilbronner the Bixby House, a
donated happy historic site donated
dollars to celebrate by his family to the
a recent 15-day town of Sturbridge), and Rhinebeck Valley in
cruise to Hawaii. Very relaxing! New York. Beautiful part of the country in the
Gay Weir also spent
some time on Kauai Al Blake donated to celebrate a successful
and returned with surgical procedure performed earlier this week.
some very cool He’s our Iron Man – surgery on Monday and
sunglasses and a Rotary on Friday. Wow!
great Rotary flag
from the Kauai Judy Coleman donated to thank Lois Kelly for
chapter. She the great job on the holiday party flyers.
meeting and Carolyn Anderson donated to celebrate a great
especially liked the trip to China that was an excellent educational
part where they pass experience. She is trying to get the tour guide as
out printed lyrics a speaker for the club – very interesting! She
and sing two new songs at the end of each also celebrated a very good performance by her
meeting. She’s looking granddaughter at a recent equestrian event.
to start up the VOM
Rotary chorale – look Paul Rasore donated to celebrate a very good,
out world! cane free, comfortable stroll to the buffet at the
Quail Inn this week. Great smile when you were
Mac McHenry donated telling us
happy dollars to about this,
celebrate a quick trip to Paul, Good
the East to watch a for you!
volleyball at Amherst Paula
College. Family and Foliage – great celebration! Schnelle
held the winning ticket – nice work if you can at Safeway is OK – at any time, there are about
get it! Unfortunately, she but wasn’t able to draw 30 people wandering around the parking lot there
the winning card. The weekly raffle is up to pressing their little car remote control buttons
$123.50. Better luck next time!! and waiting for the car to tell them where it is,
we’ve all seen it and done it! If you forget that
GUEST SPEAKER you have a car, or don’t know that you’re at the
store, then it might be a bigger problem…
Frank Sites introduced our guest speakers,
Noelle Thill, Family Care Associate at the A copy of Noelle’s presentation is attached to
Northern this bulletin.
and Nevada In addition, more info can be found at:
Chapter of www.alznorcal.org
Alzheimer’s If you go to this site, click on the Alzheimer’s
Association. link, then click on Interactive Tour, you can see
She has about 16 slides that give a great overview of the
worked at the disease and how it affects the brain.
and as a There were
caregiver at many
Alzheimer’s for Noelle
facility and and she was
has an very kind to
excellent perspective on dementia and stay a little
Alzheimer’s. Noelle and her identical twin sister longer after
Holly were born on December 25, and she has a the meeting
kindergartener at home and a new baby on the to answer
Noelle shared a very informative presentation A
with the club that covered different types of children’s
dementias, warning signs, causes, details on book will
Alzheimer’s diagnosis and progression and the be donated
role of the association in providing assistance to to the Whited School in recognition of her being
patients and with us this morning.
was very well President Gordon thanked Phil Wigen for
done; Noelle being our greeter and Barb Spangler for leading
made very good the pledge. He also thanked Jim Carty, Dennis
distinctions Schroeder, Phil Wigen and Frank Sites for
between normal setting up the room and Paula Schnelle for
forgetfulness and managing the weekly raffle.
the symptoms of
the dementias. Remember to bring a potential Rotarian as a
Forgetting where guest to breakfast. Please tell or email Fred or
you parked the car Gordon if you are bringing a guest.
PRESIDENT'S THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK 11/19/09 SCARC Rohnert Park/Cotati
“We live very close together. So our prime 11/20/09 The Veggie Queen’s Health Care Solution
purpose in this life is to help others. And if you Jill Nussinow
can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them”
The Dalai Lama 11/20/09 Board Meeting – Sonoma National Bank
The meeting was closed with the ringing of the 11/27/09 DARK due to Thanksgiving
12/4/09 Rotaplast – A Legacy of Smiles – Dr. Angelo
“Rotary is in Your Hands” Capozzi
MEMBERSHIP 12/11/09 CHP 2009 – Not your grandfather’s
Highway Patrol – John Sloat
No new member postings this week.
12/11/09 Club Board Meeting – Sonoma National
Share Rotary with your friends. We should Bank
invite business friends and neighbors to a
meeting. Who do we do business with, what 12/18/09 Holiday Dinner and Raffle Drawing – Quail
neighbors do we know, what former Rotarians Inn
could be asked to join us? Clip and save the
invitation below to give to a friend, neighbor, 12/25/09 Dark - Christmas Holiday
or business associate. Please tell or email
Gordon or Fred Polkinghorn if you are 1/1/10 Dark – New Year’s Holiday
bringing a guest.
1/08/10 Children’s Cancer Community – Michael
Guests and potential Rotarians are invited Irvine
twice at the Club’s expense.
1/15/10 Civil War Miniatures – Bob O’Connell
MANY PEOPLE SAID THEY WOULD
1/22/10 Club Assembly – VOM Rotary Vision Plan
HAVE JOINED ROTARY HAD SOMEONE
1/29/10 Oakmont Emergency Preparedness – Fred
Cut and put in your wallet
You are invited as a guest
a breakfast meeting of Valley of the Moon
Rotary. The Club meets Friday mornings at ERRORS AND OMISSIONS
7:15 a.m. at the Quail Restaurant 7035
Oakmont Drive in Oakmont. Please submit any corrections or omissions to
Barb Spangler for insertion in the next bulletin.
FUTURE CALENDAR EVENTS Editor: Barb Spangler
Publisher: Jack Monahan
2009-2010 Photographer Jack Monahan
11/14/09 RI Foundation Dinner – Double Tree Inn President: Gordon Freedman; President Elect: Valerie
Petaluma Hulsey; Secretary: Pat Randall; Treasurer: Arnie
Lamb; Jerry Dion; Sgt-At-Arms