Posted on Aug 02, 2017
Meeting held at the Singletree Cafe, which is suffering financial due to the delayed construction of the Healdsburg traffic rotary. Keynote Speaker was Club member Jack Vallerga Dan Zastrow and Jessica Felix joined us this morning to promote "Save the SingleTree" a fundraiser planned for August 20, 2017, from 1:00 to 8:00 at the restaurant. Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Rotary District 5130 Singletree Cafe
Gina Riner came to promote "Art After Dark" which is held every 4th Friday on Plaza Street from 7 pm to 9:30 pm.  Live music, dance & theater, stand-up comedy, fine art displays, artist demos, street entertainment, film, literary arts, children's art activities and entertainment are all available for your enjoyment.  Events See attached flyer for more information.
Jack Vallerga talked about his experience as a Rotarian.  When he joined Rotarians were the leaders in their fields.  He was the first educator to join and felt he had to work really hard to live up to Rotary's reputation.  The district at that time encompassed the whole of the coastal California from the Golden Gate Bridge to and including Crescent City.  He was asked to consider becoming a District Governor.  He accepted.  Then learned his wife Gloria had terminal cancer.  He had to make some hard decisions and discussed with his wife if he should become a governor or not.  They decided to seek advice from trusted friends and their pastor.  All encouraged him to become Governor, which he did.  He was the first District Governor of District 5130.