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.


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