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The 2021 Thanksgiving Turkey Trot was a huge success. The event supports the Drew Esquivel Memorial Scholarship Fund and Reach for Home.
Thousands of runners turned out for the event this year. Everyone had a fantastic time!
Healdsburg Turkey Trot - Part 1 Pre Race - 11 25 2021
During the race:
Healdsburg Turkey Trot - Part 2 The Race - 11 25 2021
At the finish:
Healdsburg Turkey Trot - Part 3 After the Race - 11 25 2021
Join hundreds of other families and kids of all ages for the annual 4th of July Kids Parade and Duck Dash in the downtown Healdsburg Plaza on July 4th from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. The annual event continues to be a major attraction for the Healdsburg community to celebrate the founding of our nation. The event is presented by the Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise and the City of Healdsburg.
Youngsters are encouraged to dress in costume; arrive on bikes, tricycles, and wagons adorned with red, white, and blue decorations. There will be live music and activities for all including; games, races, and music from Court 'n' Disaster, and the Healdsburg Community Band.
Enjoy free lemonade, hot dogs, snow cones, popcorn, and street corn!
Throughout the day enjoy Duck Dash Races organized and promoted by Healdsburg Sunrise Rotary. Adopt a duck and watch it race to the splash zone. Donations are appreciated and will benefit the good deeds of Rotary in the local community including scholarships, teacher appreciation, Choices Program, Wonder League, and much more!
We also need volunteers to help us run this event. Please sign-up to get involved.
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Undoubtedly, the highlight of the day is the Kids Parade. 
This week, our new city manager, Jeff Kay, joined us to introduce himself and provide a brief “state of the city” update to the club.
He was joined by Vice Mayor Osvaldo Jimenez. 
Both of them answered numerous questions from the club members.
We also received updates on the upcoming 4th of July event, BoD activities, total club contributions, and more.
Watch the recording here:

This week, Chris Vanden Heuvel, Superintendent of Healdsburg Unified School District, talked about how the schools in Healdsburg worked through the COVID crisis.
He then shared some of the physical improvements they were able to make to the campuses while students were learning remotely. It was obviously a herculean effort by all involved.
We also thanked the outgoing leadership of the Interact Club and welcomed the new team. They shared some of the projects they worked on over the year including two with Reach for Home and porch visits with a number of local seniors. Some pictures from that event are below the embedded video.
Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/LG7LzqMJTXs

At the beginning of the meeting, Larry Orr introduced us to the recipients of our Club scholarships. They were an impressive group of people. We expect to see great things from them in the coming years!


After club business and planning for our upcoming 4th of July event, we saw a presentation from StoveTeam on the massive health and environmental problems caused by open fire cooking and how they are addressing it with very low cost locally constructed efficient stoves.


Members of the 2021 Club Scholarship Committee:

Diane Bucher

Leanna Dole

George Dutton

Larry Mills

Dan Petrik


Special Thanks to Shelley Anderson, Work Based Learning Specialist and Scholarship Coordinator at Healdsburg High’s McCord Career Center, for all of her assistance. Her advice and guidance has been invaluable.


Criteria used for evaluating student applications:

Grade Point Average

School Activities

Honors and Awards

Participation in Sports

Employment Experience

Service Above Self

Financial Need


2021 Jack Vallerga Female Scholar-Athlete: 


Fiona Affronti

  • GPA of 4.26

  • Over 150 Hours Volunteering with groups such as Alexander Valley Film Society, Healdsburg FFA, Vote Forward and Cazadero Music Camp

  • Senior Class President

  • Junior Class President

  • Team Captain, Healdsburg Girls Varsity Soccer

  • North Coast Region Agriculture Communications Proficiency Winner

  • Sonoma Section 1st Place Extemporaneous Public Speaking

  • Healdsburg FFA Chapter Reporter

  • Numerous Healdsburg & California Future Farmers of America or FFA Awards & Recognitions


2021 Jack Vallerga Male Scholar-Athlete: 


Jack Vanden Heuvel

*  GPA of 4.19

*  Captain, HHS Cross Country and Track & Field 2019-Present

*  HHS Interact Club Member

*  HHS Future Farmers of America Member

*  Holder of Numerous Athletic Awards

*  Bilingual and Bi-literate in English and Spanish


2021 Rotary Ideals Club Scholarships:


Aidan Bernard 

*  GPA of 3.81

*  Academic Honor Roll, every semester 2015-Present

*  Varsity Wrestling 2015-Present

Viviana Magdaleno

*  GPA OF 3.51

*  President, Healdsburg FFA

*  Numerous Local, State & National FFA Awards & Recognitions

*  Multiple year Participant in Advance Via Individual Determination and Public School Success programs 


Maira Rodriquez

*  GPA of 4.0

*  Multiple year Participant in Advance Via Individual Determination program

*  President, Mayo Club

*  Multiple FFA Awards

*  Member, Varsity Softball, Soccer and Volleyball teams

*  Extensive Volunteer Experience


Owen Smith

*  GPA of 4.21

*  Vice President, Healdsburg High’s Interact Club

*  Secretary, Interact Club 2019 to 2020

*  Secretary, Healdsburg High’s Key Club. 2019 to Present

*  Multiple year Wonder League Volunteer

*  Varsity Baseball 

*  Extensive Work Experience

Heartfelt Thank You from Club Scholarship Committee and the entire Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise to Andy and Susanne Esquivel. Their Amazing Support and Generosity enabled us to dramatically increase the funding available for 2021 Club Scholarships.


Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/_DKQonKHu-U

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Tayman Park Clubhouse
927 S Fitch Mountain Rd
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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