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We had a fantastic meeting on May 12th!
Our speaker was Donata Mikulik, the Elder Justice Coordinator for Sonoma County since 2017, with the non-profit Senior Advocacy Services. This role shines the light on systemic challenges to elder abuse while striving to improve prevention and response efforts. She spoke to us about the issues they address and the programs they run to mitigate them.
Member Andy Esquivel then introduced the recipients of this year’s Drew Esquivel Memorial Scholarship, most of whom attended the meeting and talked about their educational plans and career objectives. The recipients were:
  • Chase Sommer – Interact Club President and Vice President, ASB officer, varsity basketball, top salesperson at HRC, makes a mean street tack
  • Emersyn Klick – Interact Club member, highest GPA award, numerous FFA awards, started a bee business, danced with Drew at Healdsburg Ballet
  • Diana Guzman – volleyball, softball, musician, lots of work and volunteer experience, 3 Stanford STEM summer programs
  • Hernan Mondragon – Interact Club, academic award in science, JV soccer captain, wants to invent something that helps people
  • Nadya Rued – 2-time Interact Club President, made sure we had an Interact Club during the pandemic, graduated early to attend National Outdoor Leadership School
  • Jesse Graves – wrestling, FFA, volunteer, lots of work experience, currently a cellar worker, wants to improve the natural world
Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/T6fY_WgI-ug

We are thrilled to present the Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise’s 11th annual Teacher Appreciation Recognition. Each year we celebrate those teachers and staff who have inspired our students and their peers and who have been nominated by the principals of the Healdsburg Unified School District and Westside Elementary School.  This year’s recognition holds special significance as we honor those who have risen to the challenges of educating our community’s children during a pandemic while also navigating the health, safety, financial, social and educational concerns of their own families.  As you can agree, this was no normal year.  Also joining us today are our elected officials and their representatives who have also met the same challenges while guiding our community through this pandemic and who will make their presentations honoring our special guests. 


Joining us to present their special commendations shortly were:  

  • Senator Mike McGuire, representing California’s 2nd Senate District,

  • Will Tesconi, Field Representative for Assemblyman Jim Wood, representing the 2nd Assembly District,

  • Jenny Chamberlain, Chief of Staff for James Gore, our Fourth District Supervisor,

  • Evelyn Mitchell, Mayor of Healdsburg and 

  • Chris Vanden Heuvel, Superintendent who has supported this program through the years.


Our award recipients for 2021 were:

  • Kelly Mace, Counselor at Healdsburg High School

  • Gloria Hurtado, mathematics teacher and chair at Healdsburg Jr High School

  • Aida Pacheco, lead teacher and tutorial coordinator at Healdsburg Elementary School

  • Irma Figueroa, third-grade teacher at Healdsburg Elementary School’s Fitch Mountain Campus

  • Teresa Brooks, sixth-grade teacher at Westside Elementary School


Read the full program with photos of our award winners and testimonials here: http://bit.ly/2021HBGTeachers

Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/WrfFIrmUJSk

 This week we started with jokes and an inspiration from George Dutton. Being the day before Earth Day, we then watched a short video called “Nature is Speaking”.
After a short game of guessing which member had picked a song as their favorite, George Dutton delivered his craft talk.
Larry Mills and others talked about their experiences at the virtual district training event.
Finally, Janet Ciel talked to us about the Healdsburg Farmers Market that just startup up again.
Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/NTS7KhHIDME
This week we had a club assembly to discuss several topics.
President-Elect Larry Mills talked about his plan for the Board of Directors during his term.
Dan Erickson delivered his craft talk.
We broke out into small groups to discuss what traditions we wanted to continue, add, or change once we start meeting in person again.
We also had updates on plans and upcoming events from several committees.
Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/45ru0iss4ck
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise
Healdsburg Sunrise

Having Fun Doing Good

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Meetings are virtual during COVID-19
Healdsburg, CA 95448
United States of America
Every Wednesday 7:00 am. Except Last Wednesday of the Month. Board Meetings 7:15 am, Last Wednesday of Month: URL https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83308038445 - Passcode 084371
Forest Resener
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Stove Team International
Chris Vanden Heuvel
Jun 02, 2021
Superintendent, Healdsburg Unified School District
Jeff Kay, Manager, City of Healdsburg
Jun 09, 2021
State of City and meet new manager
Allison Cook, Miss Oregon for Miss USA pageant
Jun 16, 2021
Today's pageants, how they have evolved and their purposes for young women.
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