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Ridgeway Project - December 17, 2022

It’s a flourishing garden in the middle of a sea of asphalt. A small space, dead center in the Santa Rosa City Schools District parking lot, that just a year ago was a stretch of dirt and weeds and a few sad-looking fruit trees.

Today there is a footbridge over a rock-lined drainage spillway that is gorgeous but also entirely functional. There are grapevines and trellises, a brand new equipment shed, dahlias and roses, and a smattering of flower beds and fountains.

And perhaps most beautiful, there is regular activity on Ridgeway Avenue, just east of Highway 101. It’s a sight to behold, but it lacked enough seating for the students and teachers from the school district’s 18--22 Transition Program who worked to create it, to actually sit and enjoy it. The transition program targets students with special educational needs who have matriculated out of high schools throughout the district. It works to give them tools for independent living and entering the workforce.

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Hensey’s Hatchings - November 11, 2022

Upcoming Events - October 8, 2022

From President Diana - here are our upcoming events:

October  8       Saturday      3:00 – 6:30 PM District 5130 Foundation Celebration South

October  8       Saturday      5:30 – 8:30 PM Maine Lobster Boil at Center for the Arts

October 15      Saturday      5:30 – 9:00 PM District 5130 Foundation Celebration North

October 16      Sunday         1:00 – 4:00 PM Bruce Campbell Celebration of Life

October 18      Tuesday        5:30 PM – District Governor Jennifer Strong

October 19      Wednesday 7:30 AM – District Governor's Club Visit

October 26      Wednesday 2pm – 4pm Volunteer at Redwood Empire Food Bank

Sebastopol Sunrise Coming Events - September 15, 2022

September 17 Saturday
12:00 – 4:00 Sebastopol Rotary Club Picnic 

September 17 Saturday
5:30 PM – Ukraine Refugee Relief Fundraiser 

September 19 Monday
5:30 PM – Board Meeting

September 24 Saturday
2:00 – 4:00 PM Ukrainian Family Fund Concert

September 28 Wednesday
2pm – 4pm Volunteer at Redwood Empire Food Bank

October 8 Saturday
3:00 – 6:30 PM District 5130 Foundation Celebration

October 8 Saturday
5:30 – 8:30 PM Maine Lobster Boil at Center for the Arts

October 16 Saturday
1:00 – 4:00 PM Bruce Campbell celebration of life

October 18 Tuesday
5:30 PM – District Governor Jennifer Strong 

October 19 Wednesday
7:30 AM – District Governor Club Visit


International Service Report by Mikel Cook - January 29, 2022

Community Service Report by Dan Needham - January 19, 2022

2021 Christmas Dinner Boxes Event - December 31, 2021

From Michael McGlothlin -

On December 23rd. over 50 Rotarians and Community members gathered together to construct 300 Christmas Dinner Boxes for needy families in West County. The Dinner Boxes contained everything needed to make a Christmas Dinner for a family of four.  The box included a frozen chicken, stuffing, potatoes, carrots, onions, green beans, cranberry’s, chicken stock, sweet potatoes and a pie. Each box also had a hand written card wishing the recipient a happy holiday.

The Christmas Dinner Box giveaway was a joint venture of the Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise, The Rotary Club of Sebastopol, The Sebastopol Center for the
Arts, and VFW post 3919. This is the second year that these nonprofit organizations have teamed up for the giveaway.

The Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise has put a Community Christmas Dinner for since 2002. The last dinner in 2019 had over 1000 people attend. Since the Covid-19 pandemic the club has created and distributed the Dinner Boxes. We received very generous support from Pacific Market in Sebastopol as well as support from Korbel Champagne Cellars and the Redwood Area Food Bank.

Holiday Groceries December 23 - December 9, 2021

Rotary Clubs of Sebastopol, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, and the VFW Post 3919 to Give Holiday Groceries December 23


The Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise, The Rotary Club of Sebastopol, the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3919 are joining forces to deliver holiday groceries to those in need this holiday season. 
On December 23, local families needing assistance to put a holiday dinner on the table are encouraged to visit the Sebastopol Center for the Arts between 1-3pm. As visitors drive through, they will each receive a large box of food containing a frozen chicken, vegetables, rolls, a dessert, and other assorted items.

“Prior to the pandemic, Rotary served a sit-down meal,” said David Mark-Raymond, President of the Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise. “This year, like last, we’ll safely hand out holiday meal ingredients so folks can prepare their own feasts at home.”
The Redwood Empire Food Bank and Pacific Market will donate the food, and Korbel is donating oversize champagne crates to hold the groceries. The other hosting organizations will collect, pack, and safely distribute the food to cars as they pass through.

About Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise
The Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise supports the local community whenever help is needed, financial or otherwise. To learn more, visit

About Rotary Club of Sebastopol
Formed in 1925, this club has been funding and volunteering for worthy projects such as Learn-to-Swim, Interact, and an international Youth Exchange program for more than 100 years. To learn more, visit

About Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Sebastopol Center for the Arts is committed to cultivating creativity and inspiring appreciation for the transformative power of art. They produce, promote and present artists and produce an acclaimed documentary film festival. To learn more, visit

About VFW
The West Sonoma County VFW Gold Ridge Post 3919 is a community of veterans who meets regularly to support veterans and their families, and to take part in community activities. To learn more, visit

Linton Hale - new home in Sebastopol - October 13, 2021

New Member Ana Booker - October 13, 2021

Oct 2021 - all the news you need - October 11, 2021

Hello Dear Rotarians, there is lots happening in our club. Check out the dates, grab your baseball bling and jump in!

Monday October 11th at 7:30 am    Gather at the parking lot next to Hop Monk Tavern in Sebastopol for a morning  hike/social at Tolay Lake Regional Park in Petaluma.  We will ride share from there.  Consider joining the group and having fun.

Tuesday October 12th at 5:30 – Membership Committee Join our active and effective Membership Committee chaired by Kathy Rogers. Meeting is on Zoom, link is on the club website calendar at

Wednesday October 13th at 7:15.  Weekly Meeting.  Join us for breakfast arriving early if you are coming in-person to socialize and get part way through your breakfast before the meeting starts.  Wear something from your favorite baseball team. Show your pride!  Your team may or may not be in the playoffs but this is the Season!   

Our program presenters are Los Cien speaking on Building Bridges.  Herman Hernandez and Lisa Carreno will present Los Cien, a Sonoma County organization advancing belonging, trust and equity by engaging with our community, facilitating honest dialogue, and elevating Latinx pride and power in Sonoma County.  Los Cien members are some of the most important and influential people in our communities. 

Monday October 18th 5:30 RCSS Board Meeting on Zoom. Have an idea? Have imput? Want to be a part of what helps our club build community?  Join us! The zoom ink is on the club website.

Rotary Exchange Student Recruitment  October is the time we seek Rotary Exchange Student Candidates for short and long term Rotary sponsored student exchanges.  We are looking for local students who will be aged 15 – 18.5 in August of 2022.  Know someone who might be appropriate?  David, Michael, PJ and Linton are on the team for you. Let us know if you have participant suggestions. Flyers are attached.  We are getting some responses for both programs from potential applicants. We are open to more. 

Do you have an idea for fundraisers we should consider?  Are you thinking about how we might grow our membership?  Want to contribute to our success and help Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise work better for all of us and do good things?  Start by sharing your ideas and supporting the people and things that you love. Reach out and stay in touch with others in our club.
We are better together.

First Friday at Mexico Lindo Sep 5 2021 - September 8, 2021


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Thank you, Kathy Rogers, for organizing our First Friday event! Thank you, Mario, for hosting our Fiesta! :-)

News and Announcements - August 14, 2021

Monday August 16th 7:00am Our newly formed weekly Monday Hiking group will walk about 4.5 miles in the morning. The hikes go up and downhill. Meet at the City parking lot by Hop Monk then ride share to the hike. Contact Dan Needham for more info.

Wednesday August 18th. 7:15am Hybrid Meeting: “Don’t miss the inaugural breakfast of our new caterer Sebastopol Sunshine Cafe this Wednesday! Those who have visited Esmeralda and Efrains’ restaurant on Main Street have become real fans. Let's give a big turnout when Sunshine comes to Sunrise. We want to make them feel welcome.

August 25th - 8:30am International Committee follows our regular club meeting - Mikel Cook

August 25th - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Redwood Empire Food Bank - Dan Needham

September 10th - 7:00pm RC Santa Rosa East West Wild West Virtual Fundraiser attend their fundraiser, some of them attended our recent auction.

September 18th - Apple Blossom Parade - Diana Curtis

October 8th - 9th. District Conference and Foundation Celebration. Your registration is paid. Meals and room extra as you can see below. Mix with Rotarians from clubs throughout our District 5130

Rotary Sebastopol Sunrise Monday Hikers' Report - August 10, 2021

Four stalwart Rotarians braved the mountain lions, coyotes, bobcats, turkeys, jackrabbits, deer, and mountain bikers in Annadel Park this morning. Well, we saw a couple of mountain bikers, but other than that we had the trails to ourselves. 4.3 miles with stops for viewing valleys, Lake Ilsanjo, and delighting in the silence took us just under 2.5 hours. Join us next Monday when Charlie Judson has a 5.5 mile hike near Duncans Mills mapped out for us. Details to follow later in the week.

Don't let us be the only ones to enjoy these great hikes. Look how much fun we were having in the attached picture.

Yours in Rotary Service,


The Shiny Penny - August 9, 2021

The Shiny Penny

• Each week we will ask three members to tell us one of their “Shiny Penny” moments.
• This is not to ask you to brag, but to share something that tells your story.
• It help’s us get to know each other a little better.
• You may get more than one chance this .
• This may not be your only chance to do this during the year.

Sebastopol Service and Action Coalition - July 21, 2021

Dan Needham and the team signing up volunteers for our Sebastopol Service and Action Coalition during Peacetown.

Past President Barbara's Debunking - July 14, 2021

Michael McGlothlin (left) as "Carbine Miranda" - we've seen him as "Carbine" before, but this appears to be a new outfit.

Michael McGlothin and Kathy Rogers, as Julia Child (right).

Every year we celebrate the President's accomplishments and dedication at "debunking".

The theme of this debunking was "Women in History".

Congratulations Barbara on a terrific year - you made history.

2021-2022 Board Retreat - June 14, 2021

David Mark-Raymond met with his incoming Board for a retreat and meal. David reviewed his goals and theme, "Building Community". We had sun, wind, and conversation in Freestone. As usual, fellowship was in abundance. It was a great start to the upcoming Rotary year.

Redwood Empire Food Bank - March 18, 2021

Our members on March 17 2021 at Redwood Empire Food Bank packing potatoes and broccoli. Helping our neighbors in need!

Libby Park Dedication Ceremony - March 4, 2021

Enjoy this Facebook Live video of the dedicaton ceremony for the Libby Park Playground.

Holiday Meal PD Article - December 26, 2020

Press Democrat Article: Sebastopol nonprofits spread Christmas Eve cheer in meal giveaway

2020 Holiday Food Box - December 9, 2020

We’re unable to host our traditional Christmas Day dinner gathering this year, but we will be preparing dinner boxes that will be available on the afternoon of Thursday, December 24.

Each box will contain the fixings for a family of 4: A whole frozen chicken, stuffing mix, gravy seasoning, potatoes, other vegetables, and dessert ready to thaw and cook on Christmas Day.

CASTLE Child Care Grant - November 18, 2020

We received a thank you card from CASTLE Child Care for our grant for video hardware resources.

This is a joint project with the Rotary Club of Sebastopol.

November 19 SCARC Meeting - November 4, 2020

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Volunteer Event - Redwood Empire Food Bank - October 30, 2020

I have scheduled another Volunteer session at the Redwood Empire Food Bank on Wednesday November 18th, from 10:00am - 1:00pm.  The signup link is below.

Thanks, Michael McGlothlin

Video message from DG Doug Johnson - October 6, 2020

Rotary DG Doug Johnson shares his thoughts about the challenges of fires and Covid-19 as well as the opportunities for Rotarians.

Thank you for all your hard work - let's stay together and get through this together.

I'm hearing so many good stories of things people have learned and that they can use in the future to make Rotary a better organization. So keep up the good work, stay together as a family, we are people of action.  

District Governor, Doug Johnson

Video message from DG Doug Johnson - October 6, 2020
Rotary DG Doug Johnson shares his thoughts about the challenges of fires and Covid-19 as well as the opportunities for Rotarians:
Thank you for all your hard work - let's stay together and get through this together.
I'm hearing so many good stories of things people have learned and that they can use in the future to make Rotary a better organization. So keep up the good work, stay together as a family, we are people of action.
District Governor, Doug Johnson

Laurie Darling's Husband Steve Motorcycle Project - September 23, 2020

After many years of riding a two wheel motorcycle racing dirt track and then pleasure riding, Steve Darling became disabled and unable to ride any longer.  

Missing this hobby, he decided to make a three wheel trike that he could ride with his physical limitations. This first project the Yaba Daba Doo – it is a Fiero back and originally had a Harley front. 

Steve recently replaced the Harley front with a Suzuki front due to needing a braking mechanism for the front wheel (safer to have front and  back brakes).  The Yaba Daba Doo is headed for Hawaii for him to ride there.  No worries, he has a second similar trike he is keeping here in California to ride!  Riding is a peaceful way to forget your troubles.  I am super proud of his creative talent. 

Laurie Darling

District Conference Sat Oct 24 2020 - September 21, 2020

Come join District 5130 in celebrating a most unusual year of Close-Knit collaboration, creativity, accomplishment and do-goodery!  We will be celebrating the Rotary year 2019-2020 in virtual style.  We will honor our fine Rotary clubs and announce the winners of many awards. Our RI Vice President Johrita Solari will have a few words for us. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to celebrate with the District in the comfort of your own home.  It will be held on Saturday, October 24 (World Polio Day!!!). 

The District Conference celebration will be from 4-5 PM and the Foundation Celebration will be from 5-6 PM.

The Zoom Link will be sent to you a few days before the conference.   See you there!


Kathy Flamson
District Governor 2019 - 2020


Ms. G's Musiclandia - September 16, 2020

Bukoba, Tanzania Project - August 26, 2020

The Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Bukoba, Tanzania, successfully completed a water, sanitation and hygiene Rotary Global Grant project at Iluhya Secondary School in Bukoba.

The rural boarding school, 30 km outside of town, lacked sufficient water for the 600 students, faculty and staff.

Students had to rise at 5:00 am and hike 4 km to a spring and carry water back to school in five-gallon buckets each day before attending classes.

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Please note: To the far right, Rotarians Dale Knight and Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise Past President, Jerry Meshulam.

Certificates for Food Pantry - August 6, 2020

Michael McGlothlin, Community Services Chair, and Barbara Barney, President, deliver local grocery store gift certificates to Jerry Slaby, President of the Sebastopol Inter-Church Food Pantry.  

The certificates will be distributed to pantry clients and can supplement other food assistance.  The clients can also purchase non-food items.  

Many households need items such as diapers, paper products, soap, and pet food.

Pinot and Pizza Fundraiser - July 22, 2020

Pinot and Pizza fundraiser  is presented in partnership with Paradise Ridge Winery and Global OffSite Care, benefitting Dr. Jim Gude's Global Telemedicine Projects worldwide.


Global Offsite Care is rolling with the times and hosting a virtual Pinot & Pizza fundraiser on July 25, 2020, 7pm.

Given COVID 19, we are unable to host a large gathering at Paradise Ridge Winery this year, and so we have decided to bring the winery and the event to you. Please join us this year for a fun night in our "Zoom Living Room" as we come together for a Live Auction and Fund A Need to raise much needed funds for global telemedicine. We will be bringing our Pinot & Pizza to your home with our "WOW Package."

When you purchase your ticket for $125, you will receive a "WOW Package" which includes (but is not limited to) the following items:

  •     One bottle of Paradise Ridge Winery 2016 Pinot Noir
  •     One wood oven pizza from Franchettis
  •     Free Door Prize Ticket
  •     Exclusive opportunity to bid on our Live Auction Items  on July 25, 7pm


Phyllis Meshulam - Sonoma County 2020 Poet Laureate Event - July 14, 2020

Phyllis Meshulam - Sonoma County 2020 Poet Laureate Event.

This is a video of the ceremony honoring Phyllis as the new Poet Laureate of Sonoma County.

You may have to advance it a minute to get to the musical introduction and then the rest of the program.

Transcendence Theater, July 12 2020 - July 3, 2020

Singing and dancing under the stars, under the sun, in a theater.  Not happening this month and perhaps not for a while but Northern California Rotary clubs will be doing their best to bring a piece of Broadway into living rooms to entertain audiences—and to support Rotary efforts to eliminate polio throughout the world. 

Rotary International District 5130–47 Rotary clubs located from the Wine Country to the Oregon border—is partnering with Transcendence Theatre Company as their Nonprofit Partner for their free online performance of Don’t Stop Believin’ on Sunday, July 12.  Featuring staged performances of theatrical musical numbers, Broadway hits, the classics and the contemporary, TranscendenceTheater has brought award-winning concerts to audiences from the majestic ruins of Jack London State Historic Park as well as from iconic locations throughout Wine Country’s Sonoma Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Press Release

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July 30 2020 SCARC Meeting - July 3, 2020

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The Debunking of President Laurie Darling - June 27, 2020

The debunking of President Laurie Darling held via Zoom.

Youtube Recording

Rotarian of the Year - Judy Rice

District Governor Newsletter - June 2020 - June 24, 2020

Hi Rotary family and friends,

This will be my last message to you as District Governor.  It’s been a wild ride, hasn’t it?  Many people have said they were glad they didn’t have to serve in such trying times.  But those of us who had the privilege of serving this year understand that the obstacles, and there were a few, are far outweighed by the reward of having served at a time when we can see the best in people.  We can see our Rotary family step up to donate to those in need of food, shelter and clothing.  We were able to create shelter for animals – some we’ve never heard of – who were burned in wildfires in Australia.  We were able to accept the generosity of other Districts to help with our communities in times of disaster.  We were able to share food and comfort when the days went dark due to PSPS events.  We were able to make masks, give food, support our seniors – both school-aged and Social Security-aged.  Most of all, we were able to serve those we know and love and those we will never meet.  And THAT’s what Rotary is all about.  We were able to be agents of do-goodery and create a close-knit world. 

During those times when we are seeing the not so good side of people, I ask you to use our Rotary tools to help understand.  We have our areas of focus to help us with our commitment to service, fellowship, leadership, integrity and diversity.  When we listen, we are listening with the 4-way test in our minds and in our hearts, not to judge others, but to understand. 

This year we had milestones, as well.  The Rotary Club of Napa turned 100!  The Rotary Club of Santa Rosa East turned 50.  There were many milestones in between.  We are not forgetting them, but waiting until we can properly celebrate them.

I want to thank all of you for being so flexible.  I think our virtual meetings allowed us to have a sense of normalcy.  We were able to see each other’s faces and hear each other’s voices.  Although we were physically distanced we were all able to stay connected. And those who couldn’t join the virtual world were connected by caring club members who reached out by telephone or a drive-by visit. 

I want to quote a classmate of mine – “The privilege to serve others is a gift, the power to serve others is a blessing, the desire to serve others is success.”  Thank you for the privilege to serve you as District Governor.


Kathy Flamson
District Governor 2019-2020

Sebastopol Inter-Church Food Pantry - June 18, 2020

Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise President Laurie Darling and President-Elect Barbara Barney presenting Mary McAulay, representing the Sebastopol Inter-Church Food Pantry, with local grocery store gift cards.

The cards will be distributed to families that receive food aid from the pantry.  The families can use the cards to supplement the food received or purchase essential non-food items such as soap, paper products, etc.

The Pantry, located at St. Stephen’s Church, served 76 families during the first half of June and distributed over 7,500 pounds of food during the last six weeks.  It is supported by local Sebastopol churches.

Find a Rotary Fellowship that’s right for you - June 18, 2020

Want to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience? Join a Rotary Fellowship! Rotary Fellowships are international groups of Rotary members, their family members, program participants, alumni, and even non-members who share a common passion.

From bowlers to jazz fans, scuba divers to history enthusiasts, photographers to lawyers, there’s a Rotary Fellowship for everyone. Currently, about 91fellowships unite members in fun and friendship.

This month, we’re celebrating Rotary Fellowships Month. If you’re not already part of a fellowship, it’s a great time to learn why you should join one. Look at a complete list of fellowships and watch a video highlighting just a few of them.

Polio Plus - June 17, 2020

Although Rotarians in our District have been very giving, Rotary is still about $10.5 million shy of the $50 million goal for PolioPlus, which the Gates Foundation has pledged to match, and we have less than 3 weeks to try and make it up..

Go to to donate $10 to help out.

President Laurie shows Barbara the Zoom ropes - June 10, 2020

President Laurie showed President-Elect Barbara the "ropes" while running our Zoom meeting this week.

Our speaker was Sheba Person-Whitley, Executive Director at the Sonoma County Economic Development Board.


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Great program this morning. There is so much to consider as we re-open for business. Sheba and the Economic Development board are excellent resources for all things business, with insightful solutions for our success. Check out their website...lots of good information there too: .

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Rotary creates environments of peace

As a humanitarian organization, peace is a cornerstone of our mission. We believe when people work to create peace in their communities, that change can have a global effect.

By carrying out service projects and supporting peace fellowships and scholarships, our members take action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, discrimination, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.

Our commitment to peacebuilding today answers new challenges: how we can make the greatest possible impact and how we can achieve our vision of lasting change. We are approaching the concept of peace with greater cohesion and inclusivity, broadening the scope of what we mean by peacebuilding, and finding more ways for people to get involved.

Rotary creates environments where peace can happen.

Joyce Oneko: Who am I? - June 3, 2020

Joyce Oneko gave her "Who am I?" presentation.

Joyce showed this photo of herself with her gradchildren.  See our Youtube account for the Jun 3 2020 video of the full meeting.

News Article - Sonoma West News - May 26, 2020

On Saturday, May 23, members of Sebastopol’s two Rotary Clubs — the Rotary Club of Sebastopol and Rotary Club Sebastopol Sunrise — donned masks and brought their shovels to put the final touches on the new play structure in Libby Park, dispersing bark around the playground.

Sonoma West Article


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I was part of the original construction of the Sebastopol Super Playground.Here's a great video about the amazing original project: Now we are in Phase three of its existence! Hooray for Rotary, making sure that our kids still have a place to play!

District 5130 Newsletter - May 20, 2020

District Governor Kathy Flamson reminds us that May is Rotary Youth Service Month.

Rotary International's Structured Programs for Youth Service are: Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Youth Exchange.

The month of May is designated as “Youth Service Month” to focus on all Rotary activities that support the development of young people up to the age of 30.

May 13 2020 Meeting - May 14, 2020

Our Zoom meetings are available in video form via the Club's Youtube channel. 

We will post them in the center column of the home page.

There is very little in the Youtube channel now, but going forward, you can use THIS LINK to access it.

Happy Trails!

Ana's Rotary Program - May 13, 2020

Ana was our program speaker this morning.  She gave a lovely presentation covering her year as an Exchange Student from Brazil.  Her slideshow included photos of her friends, family, and Brazil.

New Zoom Link - May 6, 2020

President Laurie emailed out a new link for our Zoom meetings. 
Click the zoom logo to join the meeting.

Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise Zoom link

Happy 33rd Anniversary! - May 4, 2020

 Happy Anniversary to all Women in Rotary!

Women Rotary International Celebrate sisterhood
On May 4th in the year 1989 the Rotary Council on Legistlation approved female membership.  This decision to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide remains  a watershed moment in the history of Rotary.  Read More

May is Youth Service Month - May 1, 2020

The Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise supports youth in many ways. 

We recognize a "Student of the Month" during the school year and one of those well-deserving kids is recognized as the "Student of the Year".

We host an exchange student each year, and also sponsor an outgoing Exchange Student.  This year, we are hosting Ana, from Brazil, and our outbound student, Julian, is going to Brazil in the Fall.

We also sponsor a Rotary Interact club at El Molino High School in Forestville, CA and support RYLA, the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Camp at Wesminster Woods, in Occidental, CA, where our young men and women learn lifelong leadership skills. 

While it may sound cliché, the children of the world are our future, and we proudly nurture them, helping them become leaders, peace builders and world citizens.

The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention - April 30, 2020

Mark your calendars for 20-26 June for an exciting opportunity to gather online with the family of Rotary for our first online convention.

Now More Than Ever, Rotary Connects the World: The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention will join you with Rotary participants around the world during a time of unprecedented challenges.

Together, we’ll still experience the spirit of Rotary, be inspired by innovation, celebrate our resilience, and explore how clubs are addressing COVID-19. Experience Rotary in action during our Flag Ceremony, witness the power of connection during our general sessions, learn new ways to engage with Rotary during our breakout sessions, find inspiration from our global speakers, and much more.

We have never needed Rotary — and we have never needed each other — more than we do now. We hope to see you online, because Now More Than Ever, Rotary Connects the World.


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