2021 Turkey Trot

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
2021 Turkey Trot Lance Cottrell 2021-12-06 08:00:00Z 0 Drew Esquivel,LiveLikeDrew,Rotary,TurkeyTrot
6th Annual Drew Esquivel Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament Lance Cottrell 2021-07-26 07:00:00Z 0

Healdsburg 4th of July on the Plaza is Back!

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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Get updates on all the latest information by following our Facebook page! 
Undoubtedly, the highlight of the day is the Kids Parade. 
Healdsburg 4th of July on the Plaza is Back! Lance Cottrell 2021-06-09 07:00:00Z 0

June 9, 2021: Jeff Kay, City Manager of Healdsburg

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:

June 9, 2021: Jeff Kay, City Manager of Healdsburg Lance Cottrell 2021-06-09 07:00:00Z 0

June 2, 2021: Chris Vanden Heuvel, Superintendent of Healdsburg Unified School District

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
June 2, 2021: Chris Vanden Heuvel, Superintendent of Healdsburg Unified School District Lance Cottrell 2021-06-02 07:00:00Z 0

May 12, 2021: StoveTeam and Club Scholarships

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

May 12, 2021: StoveTeam and Club Scholarships Lance Cottrell 2021-05-20 07:00:00Z 0

May 12, 2021: Drew Esquivel Scholarships Recipients & Donata Mikulik of Senior Advocacy Service

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
May 12, 2021: Drew Esquivel Scholarships Recipients & Donata Mikulik of Senior Advocacy Service Lance Cottrell 2021-05-14 07:00:00Z 0

May 5, 2021: Teacher Appreciation Award

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

May 5, 2021: Teacher Appreciation Award Lance Cottrell 2021-05-05 07:00:00Z 0

April 21, 2021: Janet Ciel, Healdsburg Farmers Market

 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
April 21, 2021: Janet Ciel, Healdsburg Farmers Market  Lance Cottrell 2021-04-22 07:00:00Z 0

April 14, 2021: Club assembly and discussion of upcoming events

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
April 14, 2021: Club assembly and discussion of upcoming events Lance Cottrell 2021-04-15 07:00:00Z 0
Tube Steaks Under the Stars Fundraiser 2021-04-06 07:00:00Z 0


Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise
A drive up, take-out dinner to support Rotary International's worldwide Polio Plus Eradication Project.  
Pick up your Tube Steak Dinners at Costeaux French Bakery, 417 Healdsburg Ave from 4-5:30 pm on April 1 with special Fool's Day entertainment as you drive up.  
CELEBRATE APRIL FOOL'S DAY! Nancy Palumbo 2021-04-01 07:00:00Z 0

March 24, 2021: Marcus Anthony Shelby, Artistic Director of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival

 President Nancy was in South Carolina this week so President-Elect Larry Mills ran the meeting.
We are honored to welcome Marcus Anthony Shelby, the Artistic Director of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, as our guest speaker.  Marcus is a composer, bassist, leader of the Marcus Shelby Orchestra, and an educator who currently lives in San Francisco.  Marcus will enlighten us regarding plans for this year's Healdsburg Jazz programs and venues.
We are preparing for our Club's 12th-anniversary celebration, Tube Steaks Under the Stars, on April 1st. You can sign-up here: https://rotaryclubofhealdsburgsunrise.org/Stories/celebrate-april-fool-s-day Please forward the flyer to family, friends, and your entire list of Healdsburg area contacts!  This is a fundraiser for our Club and we need to get the word out now.
David Maciel talked to us about his new effort in Cloverdale to restore and refurbish bicycles and give them away to local kids.
We also had updates on plans and upcoming events from several committees.
Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/E_9_06G2kiM

March 24, 2021: Marcus Anthony Shelby, Artistic Director of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival  2021-03-25 07:00:00Z 0

March 17, 2021: Jeff Harding, Sonoma County Office of Education Vaccine Coordinator

Jeff Harding, updated us on the progress being made on vaccinating everyone involved with our local schools and the progress they are making towards restarting in-person classes.
Jay Beckwith shared more on our developing Healdsburg Pollinators Project.
Will Seppi talked about our upcoming Polio Plus fundraiser and the club’s 12th-anniversary event on April 1st. It is called “Tubesteaks under the stars”, and the marketing materials look amazing.
Mark Bisignani updated us on the upcoming Teacher Appreciation event. While the schools are overwhelmed with the reopening process right now, this is very important to the teachers and principals. We plan to do a virtual event again this year. It was very effective last year.
Lance Cottrell lead a discussion of options for our annual 4th of July event, and how we may need to adapt it in light of the likely COVID restrictions at that time.
Finally, we shared a number of limericks of an appropriate nature but questionable quality.
Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/1I2pS3P0H6k
March 17, 2021: Jeff Harding, Sonoma County Office of Education Vaccine Coordinator Lance Cottrell 2021-03-18 07:00:00Z 0
March 10, 2021: Sara Leffew, chairperson of Healdsburg Education Foundation Lance Cottrell 2021-03-10 08:00:00Z 0

March 3, 2021: Vitaliy Bezrodnov on the Rotary Children’s Fund

Jay Beckwith gave an update on the Healdsburg Pollinator Project.

Andy Esquivel talked about plans for our Bike Tour and Fundraiser this Summer.

Will Seppi reminded us about our upcoming club anniversary on April 1st, and our plan to have a “Tube Steaks Under the Stars” drive through dinner pickup fundraiser.

Doug Pile discussed his thoughts on selecting the next recipient of the coveted “Fools Cup” which will be awarded April 1.

Finally our speaker Vitaliy Bezrodnov told us about a project he started, the Rotary Children’s Fund which brings young performers to the United States as a cultural exchange.

Watch the recording here:


March 3, 2021: Vitaliy Bezrodnov on the Rotary Children’s Fund Lance Cottrell 2021-03-04 08:00:00Z 0
Feb 17, 2021: Kathy Flamson, past District Governor on Rotary Youth Exchange Lance Cottrell 2021-02-18 08:00:00Z 0
Feb 10, 2021: Yavuz Atila, a Rotarian from the Monterey Bay area, discussed ESRAG 2021-02-11 08:00:00Z 0

Feb 3, 2021: Rotary International Peace Fellow Erin Thomas

Fellow Jesters, this week:

Our guest speaker is RI Peace Fellow Erin Thomas who will be joining us from Belgium.  The February 2021 issue of Rotary includes interesting articles on RI’s Peace Initiatives in line with February Peace and Conflict Resolution Month. 

Closed captioned meeting:  We are going to try this out for those of us having difficulty hearing the zoom audio.

Football pool?  Anyone 'game' for setting one up?

District news:

Roundtable Discussion on Saving Local Journalism this Thursday evening, February 4th, at 6 pm.  Fellow Rotarian and Healdsburg Tribune publisher, Rollie Atkinson is a featured speaker.  See attached flyer for details.

Upcoming District Assembly:  Please save the evening of Friday April 16th and the morning/afternoon of Saturday April 17th for this year's District Training Assembly! Friday evening be prepared to Zoom in for our District breakout rooms and guest speaker. Saturday morning we'll return to a Vibrant District kickoff with a guest speaker, morning sessions and afternoon electives.  More detailed login and content information to follow.  Attendance is recommended to incoming Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and everyone who is interested in learning good ways to have an effective club.

Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/luIeXHnEy3I

Feb 3, 2021: Rotary International Peace Fellow Erin Thomas 2021-02-04 08:00:00Z 0

Jan 20, 2021: Ted Calvert on Sonoma Open Space District Preserves. HHS Interact Club ran the meeting.

We met just hours before the US Presidential inauguration to hear from one of our members, Ted Calvert. He talked about the various Open Space District Preserves around Healdsburg and many of the wonders contained within. You can learn more about these spaces at www.SonomaOpenSpace.org

The Healdsburg High School Interact club took over the meeting and, as usual, enjoyed themselves and raised money by humiliating the membership with a quiz centered mostly on current pop-culture facts. We always have a great time each year when they join us.

Jan 20, 2021: Ted Calvert on Sonoma Open Space District Preserves. HHS Interact Club ran the meeting. Lance Cottrell 2021-01-22 08:00:00Z 0
Club Assembly and Farm-stand Auction- Healdsburg Sunrise Rotary January 6, 2021 2021-01-13 08:00:00Z 0
Speaker: Leslie Brutocao “OLLI” program Sonoma State (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute)- Healdsburg Sunrise Rotary January 6, 2021 2021-01-08 08:00:00Z 0

Speaker: Lance Cottrell - Healdsburg Sunrise Rotary December 23, 2020

With the upcoming holidays, in this last meeting of 2020, we kept things more informal and within our Rotary family.

Archie Julian challenged everyone to identify the decorated homes and business of their fellow members. He then shared some of his own background and interests.

Lance Cottrell then talked about cyber security with particular focus on the recent massive breaches in government networks caused by a hack against the company SolarWinds. He then segued into a craft talk on his time in astrophysics, entrepreneurship, and working with spooks in the national intelligence community.

Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/TxI2FKMspB8

Speaker: Lance Cottrell - Healdsburg Sunrise Rotary December 23, 2020 2020-12-24 08:00:00Z 0

Speaker Stan Jacobs and farewell to Colleen - Healdsburg Sunrise Rotary December 16, 2020

In this meeting, we presented Colleen with her farewell gifts and generally hassled her in a show of affection.

Dr. Stan Jacobs spoke to us about his dream to provide life-saving wound care training for developing communities around the world.  Past-president King George Dutton recommended Dr. Jacob's program to us to explore as a possible International Project or come up with ideas about how to move this wonderful idea along.  It's a simple but effective idea and could save lives and limbs.

Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/Hta7nDSp2E4

Speaker Stan Jacobs and farewell to Colleen - Healdsburg Sunrise Rotary December 16, 2020 Lance Cottrell 2020-12-17 08:00:00Z 0

12/9 Meeting - Ryan Xavier on GoGalora home grown/made trading platform

On December 9th, 2020, our speaker was Ryan Xavier, CEO of GoGalora, whose company provides an internet platform connecting people with skills, items they make/produce that they can sell or barter.
They just launched a page for exchanging food, and crafts in the Healdsburg area.
Check it out at https://gogalora.com/healdsburg-home/
12/9 Meeting - Ryan Xavier on GoGalora home grown/made trading platform 2020-12-10 08:00:00Z 0

Bob Rodgers spoke about Polio Plus - 2 Dec 2020

Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise December 2nd meeting.
In addition to normal club business, Nadya Rued, Interact Club president and daughter of our own Steve Rued, will joined us for a special recognition.
Bob Rogers, Sebastopol Rotarian and polio survivor, will spoke to us about Polio Plus. Bob has spoken to our group over the years and always provides the most relevant news and achievements about our international efforts to eradicate polio.
Got Presents Project presents? Check with your social group and help us help this family have a good Christmas. Our family is a single mom of five. I can't even imagine how to do this. Two were a handful.
Bob Rodgers spoke about Polio Plus - 2 Dec 2020 2020-12-03 08:00:00Z 0

Recording of 11/11/2020 Meeting - Veterans Day

Recording of our 11/11/2020 meeting:
Thank you to our Veterans!
Thanks to Tom Tevendale for your inspiration and for sharing your story
Thanks to Mary Roddy for her presentation of how, through genealogy, she pieced together the story of a WWII friend of her father's whose cause of death remained a mystery. It is a compelling, relevant, inspiring and a beautiful tribute.
Will Seppi secured a $35k grant for our club from the Healdsburg Tourist Improvement District for a community holiday lighting project - more details to come. Our help will be needed.
Doug Pile discussed this year's Presents Project. We will contact each social group to help with a family member.
We thank Colleen for her contributions to our club before she moves away to the North - we are preparing a proper send-off and will be in touch with all members shortly.
Recording of 11/11/2020 Meeting - Veterans Day Lance Cottrell 2020-11-12 08:00:00Z 0

Recording of the November 4th, 2020 meeting

California State Senator Mike McGuire spoke to our club immediately following the national election. He talked about the national and local results to the extent they were known. He also talked about how Covid has impacted our budgets, and what the government is doing about wildfire mitigation. Mike also took questions from our members.
Watch it here, or on YouTube: https://youtu.be/SqhB73HmGoc
Recording of the November 4th, 2020 meeting 2020-11-07 08:00:00Z 0

Recording of the October 21st meeting

Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise Meeting on October 21, 2020
Watch the meeting recording here: https://youtu.be/uqE_g7_zBc0
October 21st is:
7:05 am           Start meeting
  • Inspiration – Larry Orr
7:08 am           Committee Reports
  • Trunk or Treat – Update - Jay
  • 2021 Healdsburg Bike Tour – Larry Orr
  • Choices chair
  • Bike Tour committee
  • Sgt at Arms
7:15 am           Call for Announcements
  • October 24 – World Polio Day – Lance Cottrell
    • Video shown during the meeting: https://vimeo.com/356074766/09093ee441
  • Gratitude Grant – Will Seppi
7:25 am           Recognitions - Colleen Carmichael
7:35 am           Craft Talk – Larry Orr
7:45 am           Discussion of Halloween Memories
8:10 am           Final announcements
  • 10/28 Dark for board meeting
  • 11/4 Guest speaker State Senator Mike McGuire (day following election) and craft talk, Jack Mallinson.
Recording of the October 21st meeting Lance Cottrell 2020-10-22 07:00:00Z 0
Recording of October 14th meeting Lance Cottrell 2020-10-16 07:00:00Z 0

Recording of the September 23rd meeting

You can watch a recording of our September 23rd meeting on YouTube: https://youtu.be/KON6nsV3cb8
Our speaker this week was Doug Johnson - District Governor, District 5130. He provided an inspirational talk on the mission of Rotary and how we can persevere through our current circumstances.
We heard reports on our upcoming Drew Esquivel charity golf tournament and online auction, planning for next year’s bike tour, updates on our socially distanced club socials, and the Memorial Beach cleanup on 9/26.
Jay talked about developing plans for virtual Halloween activities including giving away pumpkins, and a project to build play equipment from donated logs at the North Bay Children’s Center.
Lee Morton provided our weekly inspiration as well as a craft talk.
Recording of the September 23rd meeting 2020-09-24 07:00:00Z 0

Memorial Beach Cleanup 9/26

Our president, Nancy Palumbo, invites everyone to come out for the Memorial Beach Cleanup on September 26th.
Memorial Beach Cleanup 9/26 Lance Cottrell 2020-09-23 07:00:00Z 0
The Drew Esquivel Memorial Golf Tournament Larry Orr 2020-09-21 07:00:00Z 0 golf tournament

Recording of the September 16th Meeting

Our speakers this week were Samantha Ponts, Health Educator, Mendocino County and E.B. Troast – Sr. Education Manager
San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma and Mendocino Counties from Planned Parenthood of Northern California. They discussed how to talk about the sensitive questions kids often ask about sex and relationships.
We also heard from Kathryn Hecht, executive director of the Alexander Valley Film Society who talked about their upcoming film festival.
Recording of the September 16th Meeting Lance Cottrell 2020-09-17 07:00:00Z 0
Recording of the September 9 meeting featuring Will Seppi 2020-09-12 07:00:00Z 0

Sept 2 meeting: Unconscious Bias and Food for Firefighters

The recording of our latest meeting is now available on YouTube.
The guest speaker for September 2 meeting was our own Dr. Bob Mosby and his topic, at the request of our club, is 'unconscious bias.'
Skip Brand, owner of Healdsburg Running Store has collaborated with RCHS Foundation 501c3 to raise funds to feed our firefighters. This idea kicked off last Friday and has raised close to $38,000 from our community. Thank you to all who have supported this effort.
HRC Go-Fund-Me Food For Firefighters: https://www.gofundme.com/f/food2firefighters
Carl Milfeit delivered his craft talk.
Sept 2 meeting: Unconscious Bias and Food for Firefighters Lance Cottrell 2020-09-02 07:00:00Z 0

August 19, 2020 Zoom Meeting

Posted by Lance Cottrell
Greetings fellow Jesters!
You can now watch a video recording of our last meeting on YouTube. https://youtu.be/6weAi58cXHo
In line with Rotary International’s Membership & Club Development Month, the Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise August 19 meeting was hosted by our esteemed Membership Committee:  Diane Bucher, Leanna Dole, Terry Tremblay, Bob Mosby, and Andy Esquivel. 
Our guest speaker was Dick Kirk, chairperson of California Rare Fruit Growers.  
August 19, 2020 Zoom Meeting Lance Cottrell 2020-08-24 07:00:00Z 0 Rotary,Sunrise,Zoom Meeting Recording

2020 4th of July Caravan

A Roll-thru Rotary 4th!

Notice: We changed our 4th of July plans in response to the recent spike in COVID cases in Sonoma.
The Sunrise Rotary Club invites all parents of children in Healdsburg to pick up bags of fun patriotic craft items on July 4.

Come to the Community Center beginning at 10:00 AM. Cars should enter at the north end of the parking lot and drive through the loop. We will place the bags in your trunk or back seat for safe hands-free delivery. Look for our large Rotary Duck out front along with our costumed ducks.

Parents, please post pictures of your children in working with these crafts or in 4th of July costumes to social media with #Healdsburg4th and tagging our club's social media accounts. We will highlight your photos on our website and social media.
Twitter: @rotaryhealdsun
2020 4th of July Caravan Lance Cottrell 2020-06-15 07:00:00Z 0
Special Needs Activity Program - First Session Jay Beckwith 2018-01-14 08:00:00Z 0
Howard Sapper - Executive Director of "Everybody Is A Star" Ciro Morales 2017-12-11 08:00:00Z 0
Healdsburg Turkey Trot #Sonomastrong Ciro Morales 2017-11-06 08:00:00Z 0
Meeting: 27 Sep 2017 - Mark Burchill, Rotary Fellowship 2017-10-05 07:00:00Z 0
Joe Aaron - Futurist Ciro Morales 2017-10-05 07:00:00Z 0
2ND ANNUAL DREW ESQUIVEL MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT 2017-08-15 07:00:00Z 0 Drew Esquivel,Healdsburg,LiveLikeDrew,RotaryClub
Colleen Carmichael - Reach for Home Douglas Pile 2017-06-24 07:00:00Z 0
Jake McKee, Land Use Consultant Doug Pile 2017-06-15 07:00:00Z 0
Pat Callahan, Fundraising and Major Gift Development Douglas Pile 2017-06-08 07:00:00Z 0
Dan Needham, CEO Earle Baum Center Douglas Pile 2017-06-05 07:00:00Z 0

Meeting on May 24, 2017

Emma Nissen, our club-sponsored exchange student for the 2016-2007 academic year gave a presentation on her country and reflections upon her year of experiences in the United States and in Healdsburg.
Meeting on May 24, 2017 Douglas Pile 2017-05-24 07:00:00Z 0
Kim Vail - Sonoma County Farm Bureau Douglas Pile 2017-05-10 07:00:00Z 0

2017 Teacher Recognition Breakfast

Posted on May 06, 2017
The Teacher Appreciation Breakfast was one of our first annual events created by our Vocational Service Committee. it has become a corner stone in our support of education in the Healdsburg Community. Teachers are chosen by their principals as having been outstanding among their peers. Each teacher receives a check for $500. as well as citations and awards from local and state representatives.
2017 Teacher Recognition Breakfast Ciro Morales 2017-05-06 07:00:00Z 0

Corazon Healdsburg

Leticia Romano and Ariel Kelly presented a program on Corazon Healdsburg and immigrant legal services for our community.
Corazon Healdsburg Douglas Pile 2017-04-28 07:00:00Z 0
Mary Ritchie...Going to Paraguay! Douglas Pile 2017-04-19 07:00:00Z 0
Nathalie Abramo - Refugee Development Project Douglas Pile 2017-04-14 07:00:00Z 0
Elaine Watkins - McCord Career Center, HHS Douglas Pile 2017-04-08 07:00:00Z 0

Citizen's Climate Lobby

David Warrender, local spokesperson for the Citizens’ Climate Lobby presented a program aimed at promoting behavior changes to reduce the consequences of climate change.
Citizen's Climate Lobby Douglas Pile 2017-03-22 07:00:00Z 0

Why Blood Pressure?

Member Doug Pile presented a program on hypertension awareness and the significance of unrecognized and undertreated hypertension on our lives.
Why Blood Pressure? Douglas Pile 2017-03-17 07:00:00Z 0
Chris Vanden Heuvel, Superintendent Heasldsburg Unified School District Douglas Pile 2017-03-02 08:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now Larry Myers Douglas Pile 2017-02-23 08:00:00Z 0
Danii Wilcox Farm to Pantry, Healdsburg Douglas Pile 2017-02-16 08:00:00Z 0
Spring Means Baseball - Healdsburg Prune Packers Douglas Pile 2017-02-10 08:00:00Z 0
Photo Essay on Homelessness in Northern Sonoma County Douglas Pile 2017-01-26 08:00:00Z 0
Margaret Van Vliet, Community Development Commission Douglas Pile 2017-01-19 08:00:00Z 0
Richard Mucci, M.D. Amazing Amazon Douglas Pile 2017-01-13 08:00:00Z 0
Present Project Ciro Morales 2016-12-22 08:00:00Z 0
Jenny Helman Presents "10 Eating for Health Tips" Ciro Morales 2016-12-05 08:00:00Z 0
Healdsburg High School Interact Club Ciro Morales 2016-11-23 08:00:00Z 0

David Goodman, Redwood Empire Food Bank

David Goodman, CEO of the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB), gave a presentation on the organization and its scope of services as well as a overview of food insecurity in Sonoma County and the Northern California region.
David Goodman, Redwood Empire Food Bank Douglas Pile 2016-10-06 07:00:00Z 0
Kiurani High School, Chogorio, Kenya Douglas Pile 2016-09-28 07:00:00Z 0
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SONOMA COUNTY Douglas Pile 2016-09-22 07:00:00Z 0
Craig Anderson of LandPaths - 14 Sept 2016 Ciro Morales 2016-09-14 07:00:00Z 0
Global Off-Site Care   SSU Rotaract Projects Douglas Pile 2016-08-25 07:00:00Z 0
Sunrise Rotary / Drew Esquivel Memorial Scholarship 2016-08-12 07:00:00Z 0
Rich Kagel, Guinea-Bissau Water Project Douglas Pile 2016-08-10 07:00:00Z 0
Wulff Rewinhold, DG Visit August 3, 2016 2016-08-03 07:00:00Z 0

Meeting 27 JULY 2016

Lance Cottrell, world-class expert on cyber security and also a Club member, presented a program on Basic Survival Training For The Cyber Wilderness
Meeting 27 JULY 2016 Douglas Pile 2016-08-02 07:00:00Z 0
John Jordan Foundation and Upstrean Investments Sonoma County Douglas Pile 2016-07-24 07:00:00Z 0
SYRIAN REFUGEES IN GREECE Douglas Pile 2016-07-15 07:00:00Z 0
4th of July Healdsburg 2016 2016-07-06 07:00:00Z 0

CTE Foundation

Kathy Goodacre and Tony Crabb presented a program about the operations of the Career Technical Educational Foundation of Sonoma County.
CTE Foundation Douglas Pile 2016-06-23 07:00:00Z 0


Taya Levine,, Board Chair of Healdsburg Forever made a presentation on the status of nonprofit organizations in Healdsburg and Geyserville.
MEETING 15 JUNE 2016 2016-06-17 07:00:00Z 0
MEETING 1 JANE 2016 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 2016-06-07 07:00:00Z 0

Harry Morse Veteran

First Sgt. Harry Morse, United States Army, Retired presented a program reviewing his service in WWII, The Korean War and Vietnam
Harry Morse Veteran Douglas Pile 2016-05-25 07:00:00Z 0
Damien Wison, Wine Business Institute, SSU Douglas Pile 2016-05-12 07:00:00Z 0
Fucus on Fundraising Douglas Pile 2016-04-29 07:00:00Z 0
Membership Development and Rotary India Literacy Mission Douglas Pile 2016-04-22 07:00:00Z 0
SMART Train.......Coming down the tracks in 2016 2016-04-14 07:00:00Z 0
MEETING 23 MARCH 2016 OAK MOUND CEMETERY Douglas Pile 2016-03-24 07:00:00Z 0
Mike Mullins, Legal education and services in Sonoma County Douglas Pile 2016-03-17 07:00:00Z 0
Tanzania GPFD 9 March 2016 Douglas Pile 2016-03-11 08:00:00Z 0
Global Offsite Care Erika Jimenez 2016-03-07 08:00:00Z 0
Sonoma Land Trust, 24 February 2016 Douglas Pile 2016-02-28 08:00:00Z 0

So-Fi in Healdsburg, 17 February 2016

Debra Jack and Sonja McIntosh, executives of So-Fi, a financial service organization, presented an overview of their organization and what parts of its operations are being conducted in Healdsburg.
So-Fi in Healdsburg, 17 February 2016 Douglas Pile 2016-02-20 08:00:00Z 0
Talia Morones, Long Term Exchange Program Student Douglas Pile 2016-02-10 08:00:00Z 0
MEETING 27 JANUARY 2016 2016-01-28 08:00:00Z 0
MEETING 20 JANUARY 2016 Douglas Pile 2016-01-21 08:00:00Z 0


Lee Harmon, an ophthalmologist Rotarian from Arlington Washington presented a program outlining the history of the polio eradication program
MEETING 13 JANUARY 2016 Douglas Pile 2016-01-14 08:00:00Z 0
MEETING 6 JANUARY 2016 2016-01-06 08:00:00Z 0
Wonder League SCARC Dinner 2015-12-17 08:00:00Z 0

Pat Gascaldo, Sports at Sonoma State University

Pat Fuscaldo, head basketball coach at Sonoma State University for the past 21 years, gave a very entertaining history of his early development with many stories of fun, intriguing and interesting encounters in his Italian-American community.
Pat Gascaldo, Sports at Sonoma State University Douglas Pile 2015-12-16 08:00:00Z 0
MEETING 9 DECEMBER - DISTRICT GOVERNOR ERIN DUNN Douglas Pile 2015-12-10 08:00:00Z 0
Community Matters - Rick Phillips 2015-12-05 08:00:00Z 0
An Evening With RI President Ravi Ravindran 2015-12-05 08:00:00Z 0
KIURANI SCHOOL - KENYA Douglas Pile 2015-11-25 08:00:00Z 0
Sixth Annual Veterans Breakfast Douglas Pile 2015-11-13 08:00:00Z 0
Club Assembly 4 November 2015 Douglas Pile 2015-11-04 08:00:00Z 0
Beatrice Bostick, Alliance Medical Center Douglas Pile 2015-10-24 07:00:00Z 0
Marcie Waldron, Organ Donation Douglas Pile 2015-10-15 07:00:00Z 0
Club Assembly 7 October 2015 2015-10-10 07:00:00Z 0
Broce O'Krepkie, Mayor, Town of Windsor Douglas Pile 2015-09-30 07:00:00Z 0
Russian River Keeper Association - Don McEnhill Douglas Pile 2015-09-17 07:00:00Z 0
Sonoma County Economy and Community Banks _ Tom Duryea doug 2015-09-12 07:00:00Z 0
Club Assembly 26 August 2015 Douglas Pile 2015-08-28 07:00:00Z 0
Marrianne McBride Council on Aging 2015-08-22 07:00:00Z 0
Ben Stone - Economic Development Board 2015-08-22 07:00:00Z 0
Alexander Valley Film Society - Year One! Douglas Pile 2015-07-31 07:00:00Z 0

Life on the MacMurray Ranch

Kate MacMurray, daughter of Fred McMurray presented a program featuring some of the highlights of family life on the MacMurray Ranch from the 1940’s along with insights into the character of Fred McMurray, both as an actor as well as a father, husband and farmer.
Life on the MacMurray Ranch 2015-07-22 07:00:00Z 0
And The Winners Are!!! 2015-07-10 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting of 8 July 2015 Douglas Pile 2015-07-09 07:00:00Z 0
Fourth of July Healdsburg 2015-07-07 07:00:00Z 0

Healdsburg Center for the Arts - Youth Programs

Harvey Brody, Educational Director at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts, presented a program on art in the community and its central role in creating a society that is smarter, happier, and more creative because of its connection with art.
Healdsburg Center for the Arts - Youth Programs Douglas Pile 2015-06-05 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Friendship Exchange Disrtrict 3060, Gujarat, India Doug 2015-06-01 07:00:00Z 0
TEACHER RECOGNITION AWARDS - 2015 Douglas Pile 2015-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
The Bird Rescue Center Douglas Pile 2015-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
Public Schools Success Team - PSST Douglas Pile 2015-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Sonoma County Library System - Brett Lear Douglas Pile 2015-04-14 00:00:00Z 0


The April Fools' 6th  Anniversary Dinner was simply a blast.   Members and their families enjoyed a tasty dinner provided by Rosso's Pizzeria and Costeaux Bakery.  Highlights of the evening included a recap of our many accomplishments, induction of Colleen Householder, our 51st member, the Hat Presentation to Ed Smith, Paul Harris Presentations,  and of course, the coveted Fool's Cup Award.  President Pam presided along with special guests, PDGs Ken Moulton, Helaine Campbell, and Bruce Campbell.  Excellent photos by our own Doug Pile can be seen in slideshow form under Photo Albums in the Bulletin or on the Home Page of our website.  A special thanks goes to Dan Erikson, his committee, and their families for lending a hand. 
Initiated by Nancy Palumbo, The Fool's Cup has come to honor the most spirited new member of the year.  This year the Cup was passed from Jay Beckwith to Diane Bucher.  Diane has thrown herself into the  club's activities with dedication and an enormous capacity for fun, demonstrated here by her great smile.  Diane must display the Fool's Cup for one year in her office and at the end of that year, add a little something that signifies her Jester experience.  Past winners are:  Susan Jones, Greg Marguglio, David Wasley, and Jay Beckwith.

OH WHAT A NIGHT! 2015-04-07 00:00:00Z 0

President Elect, Lee Morton's Announces

The 2015 - 2016 Board of Directors
Pam Moulton, Past President
Terry Tremblay, Treasurer
Doug Pile, Secretary
Andy Esquivel, Audit
Herb Liberman, Sergeant at Arms
Manuel Ramos, At Large
Jeff Harding, At Large
Diane Bucher and Bonnie Headley, Fundraising Chair
Fred Walter, Foundation Chair
President Elect, Lee Morton's Announces 2015-04-07 00:00:00Z 0

Our Progress

Posted on Mar 25, 2015
Happy Anniversary Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise. 
Let us be merry Jesters one and all!
The Progress Section of this week's Healdsbrurg Tribune includes an article which sums up our growth and commitment to community. 
Our Progress Ann Marie Montecuollo 2015-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
Bob Rogers - End Polio Now! Douglas Pile 2015-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary trip to India and Wonder League Douglas Pile 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
Thank You Note from the Bookmobile of Sonoma County 2015-03-06 00:00:00Z 0

Vocational Services Update from Rich Hillman

The Vocational Services Committee will begin coaching Marce Becerra Juniors on March 2nd  as they prepare their oral and slide presentations covering their recently completed three week internships in the community.  Their reports will be given to a Review Board made up of teachers and community citizens on March 11th. 
Later in March, the committee will be kicking off the mentoring program for all Marce Becerra Seniors.  In order to graduate, each MB Senior must prepare a written report and oral presentation on their intended vocation.  Sunrisers will be matched with Seniors based on their vocational choices and will then coach them in creating their final reports.
Vocational Services Update from Rich Hillman 2015-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Colleen Householder - Homelessness in Northern Sonoma County Douglas Pile 2015-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Sid Hillman - Nutrition, Exercise and Motivatiion Douglas Pile 2015-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Cacao to Chocolate - Tastefully Done! 2014-12-30 00:00:00Z 0
Salvation Army - Lytton Station Meeting Douglas Pile 2014-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Teresa Baldassari - Child Abuse and Neglect - Sonoma County Douglas Pile 2014-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Judy Douglass - Presents Project Douglas Pile 2014-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
FOUNDATION UPDATES Douglas Pile 2014-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Steve Brumme - Moving Fast Sitting Still Douglas Pile 2014-10-30 07:00:00Z 0

Celebrate Our Veterans

                                  The Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise
is proud to present
Jeane Slone, Keynote Speaker
at the Veterans Breakfast, November 12.
Celebrate Our Veterans Ann Marie Montecuollo 2014-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting at Krug Center - Health Care Douglas Pile 2014-10-24 00:00:00Z 0

Meeting at Krug Event Center - City Services

Marjie Pettus, member and City Manager for the City of Healdsburg introduced speakers from the electrical department, public works, and city planning who spoke about the scope of their activities and their joy of working for the City of Healdsburg.
Meeting at Krug Event Center - City Services Douglas Pile 2014-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Kevin Eisenberg visits Healdsburg Sunrise Douglas Pile 2014-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting at Krug Event Center Douglas Pile 2014-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Capt. Clifford Stewart, USN,–The Boys of Arctic Summer/The White Sea league Douglas Pile 2014-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Steve Pile - Konteh Kunda School of Music Douglas Pile 2014-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
Rick Kaye - Compost Club Douglas Pile 2014-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Rene Hyde Rotary Youth Exchange Programs Douglas Pile 2014-09-04 00:00:00Z 0

Youth Services Month

Posted by Ann Marie Montecuollo
Youth Services is a Core Theme for the Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise.               
Youth Services Month Ann Marie Montecuollo 2014-09-01 00:00:00Z 0

Summer Science Program - Juan Carlos Garcia

   Juan Carlos Garcia Experiences the Summer Science Program
Juan Carlos participated in the five-week Summer Science Program at New Mexico Tech which focuses on astronomy.   He gave an energy-filled account of his experience and the unforgetable impact that it has had on his life.  The Summer Science Program is a five-week intensive educational experience for approximately 100 students from around the country who are chosen because of their academic success and their commitment to science.  Healdsburg High School has had 3 participants in the program over the past 5 years and the Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise has proudly supported those students with scholarships that of-set some of the program's expenses. 
Summer Science Program - Juan Carlos Garcia Douglas Pile 2014-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Jeff Gospe/Fall of Communism Douglas Pile 2014-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
MARC ELIN - ROTARIAN Douglas Pile 2014-08-08 00:00:00Z 0

Social Sunrisers at SCARC

Posted on Jul 31, 2014
Annual SCARC BBQ at the Dutton Ranch
Like this Dr. Doug!  OK.  GOT IT!  Thank you Bonnie                                                                                                                                                                                          
Social Sunrisers at SCARC 2014-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
NEIGHBORS NETWORK OF HEALDSBURG Douglas Pile 2014-08-01 00:00:00Z 0

And The Winners ARE!!!

Twenty-four Lucky Duck Numbers Win Huge Prizes for their Ticket Holders!
The Top Five are:
$2500.00 CASH,  Kitty Wells
Healdsburg Hotel Stay/ Dry Creek Kitchen Dinner for 2,  Robert Markowitz
Nob Hill Weekend, Tom Chambers
Stanford Inn Get Away, Katie Lawson
Jerry Anderson Original Painting, Vicki Norris
List of More Winners:
Sonoma Canopy Tours, Rich Mucci
Bella Vineyards Ultimate Tour,  John, La Pizza
Apple TV, Leslie Griswold
Amazon Kindle, Stu Clark
Fusion Technologies Consult, Jane Rosenberg
Rangefinder, Malcolm Burns
St. Dizier Gift Certificate, Gloria Hersch
Ann Marie Fine Jewelry Gift Certificate, Todd Woolman
Costeaux French Bakery Gift Certificates,  Larry Orr, Stephen Schwarz, Mike Burke, Richard Dow and Victor Trentadue
Baci Cafe Gift Certificates, Gina Bales and Tim Sanderson
Park Point Club Gift Certificate, Dan Erikson
Pam Moulton Original Print, Victor Trentadue
Erik's Barber Shop, Elise Bulger
Bella, all things beautiful, Mimi Gurbst
Taymen Golf Club Gift Certificate, Diane Bucher
And The Winners ARE!!! 2014-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
Kid's Parade and Duck Dash ReCap 2014-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
TRANSCENDENCE THEATRE COMPANY Douglas Pile 2014-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
Testing Testing 2014-06-26 00:00:00Z 0

Sonoma Canopy Tours

Bruce Wohlert, director of Sonoma Canopy Tours gave an engaging presentation regarding this type of “eco-adventure-tourism” that is occurring in the Alliance Redwood Grove in Sonoma County.
Sonoma Canopy Tours Douglas Pile 2014-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
COMMUNITY MATTERS Dougla Pile 2014-06-13 00:00:00Z 0

Duck Dash Prize List Expands!

Posted on Jun 04, 2014
Prize List:
1st   Grand Prize: $2500. Cash
2nd   Two night stay in lovely fully serviced Nob Hill apartment
3rd   One night stay at  Hotel Healdsburg with dinner for two at Dry Creek Kitchen
4th   One night stay with breakfast at the Stanford Inn, Mendocino
Jerry Anderson Original acrylic, Green Portal.  20"x 20" $1500.00 value
Bella Vineyards  Ultimate Tour for 4 / gift certificate for 2 bottles of wine, $320.00 value
Sonoma Canopy Tours   Tour for Two with dessert at the Union Hotel, $225.00 value
Fusion Technology Solutions   $250.00 Gift Certificate 2hours of network consulting
Fusion Technology Solutions    Amazon Kindle Fire HD 16GB, $170.00 value
Geyser Peak Winery                Picnic and tasting for 4, $120.00 value
Fusion Technology Solutions    Apple TV, $100.00 value
Ann Marie Fine Jewelry           $100.00 Gift Certificate
Saint Dizier Home                  $100.00 Gift Certificate
Costeaux’s                             5  $20.00 Gift Certificates
Baci Cafe and Wine Bar           2  $50.00 Gift Certificates
Pam Moulton                          Original Photography
Park Point Club                       One month free membership
Tayman Park Golf                    One Round of Golf
Bella                                     $40.00 Gift Certificate
Erik's Barber Shop                  2 Haircuts, $40.00 value
Larry Orr                              Bushnell Tour Z6 Laser Range Finder
Duck Dash Prize List Expands! 2014-06-05 00:00:00Z 0
The Duck Dash Ticket Sales Begin 2014-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Restorative Resources Douglas Pile 2014-06-04 00:00:00Z 0

FFA Parade 2014

Several Rotarians were in the parade on 5/28. More were at Dennis O'Neel's bash!  See some shots in the photo album FFA Parade 2014.
FFA Parade 2014 Douglas Pile 2014-06-04 00:00:00Z 0

Marce Becerra Scholarship AWARDS- 2014

Andreina Flores and Erick Villa Receive Marce Becerra Scholarships
Marce Becerra graduates, Erick Villa and Andreina Rosas, each received $1,000 scholarship awards from the Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise.  
Eric hopes to study photography, graphic design, and computer technology and to someday have his own business providing those services in our community. He looks forward to attending the Santa Rosa Junior College as part of the first step of his training.
Andreina plans to study cosmetology, hairdressing and nail care. She hopes someday to open her own salon in this area. She will be attending a cosmetology school in the area.
Marce Becerra Scholarship AWARDS- 2014 Douglas Pile 2014-05-31 00:00:00Z 0

Induction Bonnie and Erik

2 new members were inducted into the Healdsburg Rotar Club Rise today. Eric Wagner, a local barber, and Bonnie Headley, a homemaker, are the newest members of the Healdsburg Rotary  Club Rise.
Induction Bonnie and Erik Douglas Pile 2014-05-22 00:00:00Z 0

Ed Smith Red to Blue

New member Ed Smith was presented his Blue Badge by President Larry Orr at the meeting on Wednesday, 14 May 2014. Ed praised his mentor, Archie Julian, for helping him complete all the requirements for this  to happen.
Ed Smith Red to Blue Douglas Pile 2014-05-14 00:00:00Z 0
Teacher Appreciation Awards 2014 Douglas Pile 2014-05-07 00:00:00Z 0

Robin Olds - Ace Fighter Pilot

Christina Olds, Director of the Pacific Coast Air Museum at the Sonoma County Airport, presented a biography of her father, Robin Olds, a fighter pilot in World War II and in the Vietnam War.
Robin Olds - Ace Fighter Pilot Doug 2014-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Chris Phipps - Solar Power , Practical Considerations Douglas Pile 2014-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Fools Night Out! Ann Marie 2014-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Vesta Copestakes 4/9/14 Douglas Pile 2014-04-10 00:00:00Z 0
Libermans in Nicaragua Douglas Pile 2014-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
Fools Night Out! 2014-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Kiriani School in Kenya 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Sinoli Colegio Project Ann Marie Montecuollo 2014-03-15 00:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Awards 12 March 2014 Douglas Pile 2014-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Induction Jerry Anderson and Diane Bucher Douglas Pile 2014-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Club Social Pam and Ken Moulton's 02/06/14 2014-02-07 00:00:00Z 0

NCPA - Geyers Presentation

Posted by Douglas Pile on Feb 04, 2014
Murray Grande.  Northern California Power Agency (NCPA), presented a program on the  Geysers geothermal electrical generation facility. He reviewed the history of the region as well as the chronology of  its development.
NCPA - Geyers Presentation Douglas Pile 2014-02-05 00:00:00Z 0

MLK Day - Interact Project

Martin Luther King Day Day of Service was provided jointly by Healdsburg High School Interact members along with students from Rio Lindo Academy. January 20, 2014.
MLK Day - Interact Project Douglas Pile 2014-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
County-wide Interact Clean-Up Project 2014-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Elizabeth Gore and the United Nations Foundation Ann Marie Montecuollo 2014-01-25 00:00:00Z 0

Jimmy Gore Joins the Sunrisers

    We welcomed James Gore into our club on November 13.    Jimmy brings a wealth of international experience and service to this community.   He is a former Peace Corp Volunteer and speaks several languages.  Not only was he a Representative of the U.S. Wine Industry in Washington D.C., he was also awarded a Presidential Appointment for the Obama Administration at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Jimmy hopes to share his talents while serving on our Community Service Committee as well as Vocational and New Generations Committees. 
Jimmy Gore Joins the Sunrisers Ann Marie Montecuollo 2013-11-30 00:00:00Z 0

One Hot Raffle Getting Hotter!

Posted on Oct 24, 2013
      With the Pot at more than $700. fellow Rotarians are inclined to buy more raffle tickets.  We Sunrisers have spiced things up a bit. Your ticket may be drawn but now you face the next challenge.  Who will finally pick the winning card....the Joker?
One Hot Raffle Getting Hotter! 2013-10-25 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise Veteran Breakfast

This year we are most fortunate to have a guest speaker with first hand experience in the South Pacific during WWII.   Dr. Charles Greene served with the 3rd Marine Division from 1944-45 and participated in both campaigns for the islands of Guam and Iwo Jima.  Following the cessation of hostilities, he was transferred to the 1st Marine Division in Northern China.
After the war, he persued his education at the University of Chicago under the GI Bill and received a Ph.D., in chemistry, in 1952.  Working for Shell Oil Company for 30 years, he built commercial plants and invented the process to produce industrial chemicals, synthetic rubber and detergents.
Following retirement from Shell, he worked as an expert witness in the Federal courts in the United States, and also courts in England and Germany.
Currently he serves as a substitute teacher in science in Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Roseland and Santa Rosa school districts.  He tutors chemistry and math two days per week at Santa Rosa High School. 
Don't miss this opportunity to meet this distinguished member of our community. 
Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise Veteran Breakfast 2013-10-10 00:00:00Z 0

Polio and Extremism in Pakistan, PBS


This segment of PBS gives an excellent account of the challenges and setbacks encountered by Rotarians in Pakistan.  To view the video, click on the link below.


"Most of the world is polio-free, but not in Pakistan, where setbacks have hampered efforts to eradicate the virus. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how health workers are working to reverse perceptions created by religious extremists and fight public indifference."


Polio and Extremism in Pakistan, PBS 2013-10-08 00:00:00Z 0

Healdsburg Water Carnival

Posted by Ann Marie Montecuollo on Jul 15, 2013
Rotary Club Of Healdsburg Sunrise and Sonoma County Parks
the Healdsburg Water Carnival 
July 27  11AM to 3PM.
Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach
    a fundraiser benefiting the Healdsburg Community
 Let's Get Quackin' and sell those tickets!
Healdsburg Water Carnival Ann Marie Montecuollo 2013-07-16 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Ann Marie Montecuollo on Jun 13, 2013

Go to the Photo Tab for a slide show of the highlights.

DE BUN KING Ann Marie Montecuollo 2013-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
Gearing Up for 4th of July Kids' Parade and Water Carnival Duck Dash Ann Marie Montecuollo 2013-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
Healdsburg Rotary Sunrise donates to Healdsburg High School Wrestling Team Andy Esquivel 2012-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
Loading up the Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County. Andy Esquivel 2012-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Interact Club Book Drive Andy Esquivel 2012-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Helping at the Community Garden Andy Esquivel 2012-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Grill Master Shaun and his faithful assistants Pam and Archie. Andy Esquivel 2012-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
Interact Club at Foss Creek Clean Up 2012 Andy Esquivel 2012-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
2012 Scholar Athlete Awards Andy Esquivel 2012-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
2012 Scholar Athlete Awards Andy Esquivel 2012-06-12 00:00:00Z 0

Foss Creek Cleanup Day!

Posted by Susan Jones on Oct 21, 2011
Your favorite Healdsburg Sunrise Rotary Group was out and about wielding garbage bags and trash grabbers Saturday morning, October 22nd.  Our group photo shows the Interact Students along with some ready and raring to go Rotarians!  The fun started at 8:30 AM with Supervisor Mike McGuire orchestrating the 60+ people to scream "Good Morning!" as loudly as possible for the sleeping in guests at Hotel Healdsburg!  Go Mike!
Foss Creek Cleanup Day! Susan Jones 2011-10-22 00:00:00Z 0

Women in Business!

Posted by Susan Jones on Sep 13, 2011
Pictured are seven of our twelve women members who will be featured in the upcoming review of Business and Professional Women 2011. From left to right are Marjie Pettus, Pam Moulton, Ann Marie Montecuollo, Susan Jones, Dawn Brown, Nancy Palumbo and Deborah Brown.  Not pictured are Sandi Passalacqua, Therese Walker, Peggy DeZurik, Pam Everson, and Carla Howell.
Women in Business! Susan Jones 2011-09-14 00:00:00Z 0

President Will's Debunking

Posted by Richard Hillman on Jun 30, 2011

 The Debunking party for outgoing Sunrise Rotary President Will Seppi held at Dutton Ranch on June 17th.



President Will's Debunking Richard Hillman 2011-07-01 00:00:00Z 0

The Foss Creek Pathway Planting Project

Posted by Susan Jones on May 20, 2011

The Planting Project was a huge success!  Richard Hillman was the first there at 8:50 AM and Howard Brunner arrived at 8:58 AM.  They were very proud of that so I thought I'd mention it.  The remain three (Marjie Pettus, Pam Iverson and Susan Jones) of us arrived shortly after 9:00 AM.  The short story was we planted close to 1,000 plants during the three and a half hours we were there.  The weather was beautiful.  City staff were great!  The guys got to digging and the women and children got to planting.  It was perfect!  I can't walk today and I have it on good authority that another Rotarian is a tad stiff.  Hats off to Richard, Howard and Pam as they left our planting project to go work at the Wonder League.  Now that's dedication!  Thanks for a great day everyone!


The Foss Creek Pathway Planting Project Susan Jones 2011-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
Great Russian River Race Richard Hillman 2011-05-16 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Terry Tremblay on May 14, 2011


The HEALDSBURG  WONDER LEAGUE. had its opening game on  Saturday, May 14th and a fun time was had by all!  League Commissioner  George Lawson organized a great day of fun for the participating Rotarians,  children with special needs and volunteers from the community.  No one was injured and everyone got to bat, hit the ball and  run as many bases as they wanted.  The children all seemed to have a   really great time playing ball and several adults watching were heard to say  that this is a wonderful activity for the children, the community and Sunrise  Rotary.  As much as the kids enjoyed the day, I think all of us  participating and helping out enjoyed and appreciated the day as much as they  did.


The "Golden Voice" of Fred  Walter was heard announcing each player as they came to bat as well as  announcing close plays in the field.  Terry "Zito" pitched (like  his name sake Barry Zito, is past his prime and way overpaid for his limited  skills) and has an ERA of 10.9 after this game.  Sunrise Rotarians Jack Mallinson, Richard  Hillman, Sandi Passalaqua, Bob Durler, Pam Everson, Larry Orr, Howard Brunner,  Andy Esquivel and Archie Julian all assisted Commissioner Lawson by coaching,  acting as player buddies, registering participants and providing refreshments  (thanks Archie).  The rumor is that Terry got to pitch because he pledged  a $50 donation to the RI Foundation for the privilege of playing ball with these children. It's a  standing offer - so if you want to pitch one of these games simply pledge more  than Terry's $50 and you too can pitch in the WONDER LEAGUE - the satisfaction  of being a part of this activity is well worth the donation.


There will be games each of the next 4  Saturdays, 1:30 pm at Foss Creek Community Center - Come out,  participate,  and watch the kids have a wonderful time!   

HEALDSBURG WONDER LEAGUE Terry Tremblay 2011-05-15 00:00:00Z 0

Wonder League News

Posted by Richard Hillman on May 01, 2011
 The Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise received a $250 grant from the Exchange Bank to sponsor The Healdsburg Wonder League.   
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Sunrise Rotary Contributes To Music Education Programs Richard Hillman 2011-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Sunrise Rotary Celebrates Second Anniversary Richard Hillman 2011-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
GSE team from Japan visits Sunrise Rotary Meeting Richard Hillman 2011-04-26 00:00:00Z 0

Club Donates $1,000 To PSST

Posted by Richard Hillman on Apr 04, 2011

The Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise recently presented a $1,000 check to the Public Schools Success Team to support their great work.  PSST’s mission is to, “Leverage the knowledge, energy and philanthropy of the Healdsburg community to increase significantly the number of students graduating from the public school system.” 

Club Donates $1,000 To PSST Richard Hillman 2011-04-05 00:00:00Z 0

Club Participates in Choices Program

Posted by Richard Hillman on Apr 04, 2011

Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise presented The CHOICES Workshop to ALL the 9th & 10th Grade Classes at Healdsburg High School and the Marce Becerra Academy students on Monday and Tuesday, March 14 & 15th and March 21st & 22nd.

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Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Scott Schulze 2010-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Scott Schulze 2010-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
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2011 Scholar Athlete Award Winners Andy Esquivel 0
Holiday Caroling at the Senior Living Center and Beyond Ann Marie Montecuollo 0
Supporting Fellow Rotarians in Wake of Hurricane Sandy Ann Marie Montecuollo 0

President's Message

Posted by Scott Schulze

Presidents message;


The Healdsburg Sunrise Rotary Club is made up of enthusiastic members who focus on engaging in projects and activities to make life better in our community. This year the Club will celebrate the fourth anniversary of service in Healdsburg and the greater global community.

When the community needs help, Rotarians step forward.  Service above self has been and will continue to be our proud tradition. We join together in a fellowship which uses different skills, abilities, and resources to assist in improving the lives of those around us. Our aim is to build a better community. Satisfaction results from providing service to others.


We have an outstanding group of officers, directors and Club members working together to provide service and benefits locally as well as globally. Our goal is to provide goodwill through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.


Join us for breakfast any Wednesday morning (7 AM, Senior Center, Matheson St., Healdsburg) to learn more about our Club.


Yours in Rotary Service,


George R. Dutton, President, 2012-13

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The Top 3 Duck Dash Races Winners!

Posted by Scott Schulze

Congratulation to all the winners and a BIG Thank You to ALL who purchased tickets and donated their time to this successful event!      

  John White -- 1st Place

Guy Dana -- 2nd Place

Bill & Nancy Pettus -- 3rd Place

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4th of July Old Fashion Picnic and Duck Dash Article Scott Schulze 0
Listen to our radio spot for our 4th of July Picnic on KTRY 106.3 Scott Schulze 0
2012 Fourth of July Old-Fashioned Picnic Celebration Sponsors and Donors - UPDATED Scott Schulze 0
Duck Dash Prizes -- Check out the current list! Scott Schulze 0
We're now on Facebook! Make sure to visit and "like" us! Scott Schulze 0
City of Healdsburg Proclaimation Scott Schulze 0

Mark your Calendar for the Old-Fashioned 4th of July Picnic!

Posted by Scott Schulze
Bring your entire family and enjoy the fun at our Old-Fashioned 4th of July Picnic!  With lots of activities for adults and kids alike.

Festivities begin at 11:00 am and end at 4:00 pm.  Make sure to Adopt a Duck and enter the Duck Dash Races to win prizes -- Grand Prize valued at $5,000

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Still Time Left -- Adopt Your Duck Today - Grand Prize valued at $5,000! Scott Schulze 0


Posted by Terry Tremblay

One-Hundred scholar athlete's were honored at a reception and awards ceremony sponsored by  The Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise on May 17th at St. Eugene's Becker Center in Santa Rosa. The event was MC'd by our very own Andy Esquival who honored each of the one-hundred students individually.  Welcoming the more than two-hundred students, family members and school staff in attendance was President-Elect George Dutton followed by an address by keynote speaker Bob Padecky, sports reporter from the Press Democrat.  Under the leadership of Jack Vallerga,  the Scholar Athlete Committee awarded $9,400 in scholarships and awards during the evening.  Andy called each of the twenty top scholar athletes to the stage and where they were given their cash awards or scholarship by President-Elect George and Chairman Jack.

Scholarship sponsoring organizations were;  Friedman's Home Improvement,  Summit State Bank,  Redwood Empire Disposal,  Edward Jones,  State Farm Insurance,  and The Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise.  Additionally, an anonymous donor contributed $1,000 for scholarships. The steering committee of Jack Vallegra, Chairman, George Dutton, Will Seppi, Dan Erickson, Andy Esquival, Peter Witter and Terry Tremblay would like to thank club members Doug Pile and Lee Morton for their help at the awards ceremony.

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Prez Susan in Action during Foss Creek Cleanup! Susan Jones 0
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Fund Raiser Raises $12,000!!!

Posted by Scott Schulze

The first ever major fund raiser, Swords, Skulls and Men in Dresses,  raised $12,000.00. The money will be put to use in giving back to the community for various causes!

We would like to thank those that came out to support us and helped make this such a success!

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Recycling at Healdsburg Senior Center

Posted by William Seppi
The Sunrise Club was please to help the Healdsburg Senior Center with the purchase of recycling bins for the venue.   Blue bins were purchased by the club and provided to the Center for use in recycling their bottles, cans, and paper products.
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