Building a little library for River to Coast Children’s Services 2021-12-21 08:00:00Z 0
35th Annual Crab Feed! 2021-12-13 08:00:00Z 0
Rick Green of Press Democrat addressed club 2021-09-28 07:00:00Z 0
Presidents: Past and Present 2021-08-31 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Celebrates El Molino Staff 2021-07-11 07:00:00Z 0

Daniela's Debunking

Photos from Daniela's debunking! Past President Tim Miller presents a plaque to outgoing President Daniela Hernandez. Our female leadership: Soledad Figueroa, Daniela Hernandez, and Kathy Smith. Kathy Smith presents a goodie bag to Daniela.
Daniela's Debunking 2021-06-22 07:00:00Z 0

District Wide Clean Up

Rotarians Jeff Davis, Tim Miller and Donna Roper participated in a district wide clean up on March 20. Here they are in Guerneville.
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District Wide Clean Up 2021-03-20 07:00:00Z 0

Currently we are  meeting on Zoom last Tuesday of the month

Tim Miller is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Please email President Tim for Zoom meeting Link and Password.
Topic: Russian River Rotary Meeting 4th Tuesday
Time: Apr 28, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
        Every month on the Fourth Tue, until Oct 27, 2020, 7 occurrence(s)
        Apr 28, 2020 06:00 PM
        May 26, 2020 06:00 PM
        Jun 23, 2020 06:00 PM
        Jul 28, 2020 06:00 PM
        Aug 25, 2020 06:00 PM
        Sep 22, 2020 06:00 PM
        Oct 27, 2020 06:00 PM
Currently we are meeting on Zoom last Tuesday of the month 2020-04-30 07:00:00Z 0
Community Speaker Series: Leo Chyi 2020-02-25 08:00:00Z 0
Serving the Homeless 2020-02-18 08:00:00Z 0

Welcome, Kathy, to Russian River Rotary!

Kathy Smith, our newest member, is a retired educator from Guerneville School District. She is inducted by her husband, Ed, and our president, Tim Miller. Welcome to the club, Kathy!
Welcome, Kathy, to Russian River Rotary! 2019-11-12 08:00:00Z 0

Russian River Railroad History w/John Schubert

Famed local historian, John Schubert, gave us a presentation about the railroads that ran through the Russian River area over 100 years ago! It was very interesting to see how the area has changed.
Russian River Railroad History w/John Schubert 2019-10-22 07:00:00Z 0
Welcome, Penny, to Russian River Rotary! 2019-10-16 07:00:00Z 0

Flood Relief Donations to Small Businesses

Thank you everyone for your donations to the Russian River Rotary Foundation to help with local Russian River small businesses flood relief. Here is President Tim Miller with checks to drop off for Dee Dee's Signs and Graphics, The Farmhand, and Stumptown Nursery. 
Flood Relief Donations to Small Businesses 2019-08-28 07:00:00Z 0

Visit by the Assistant Governor

At our last meeting, new President Tim Miller presented outgoing President Hans Bruhner a gavel plaque. In addition, our club was privileged to have a visit by the Assistant Governor Jack Blascoe (center). 
Visit by the Assistant Governor 2019-07-09 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Russian River Rotary awarded 26 scholarships on May 7th to El Molino and Laguna High School students, a record high number! Previously we had never awarded more than 20 students in a year. Below are pictures of all of the recipients along with two students who received special recognition. Congratulations to all of you!
This is Aaron Daniels and he was awarded the Samuel J. Pullaro Memorial Scholarship which is one of our top recognitions, and very dear to our hearts.
This is Natalie Milan and she also received one of our top recognitions which is the John Jordan Foundation Scholarship. 
Here are all of our Class of 2019 scholarship students with the Russian River Rotarians.
Rotary Scholarship Awards Ceremony 2019-05-07 07:00:00Z 0
Community Grants Program 2019-03-25 07:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Serve Local Homeless

 Rotarians came together to serve dinner to the Guerneville homeless at the winter shelter last Tuesday. Thanks to Lori Bruhner, the Rotarians (pictured Kim Menary, Terry Andreacchi and Jeff Davis) dish up sloppy joes, chips and cole slaw. Kim's grandson and Lori Bruhner make a great team dishing out the chips. Hans Bruhner and Daniela Hernandez - great meeters and greeters serving milk and cookies to about 50 participants at the Guerneville Vets Hall Homeless shelter.
Rotarians Serve Local Homeless 2019-03-20 07:00:00Z 0

32nd Annual Crab Feed Success!

Our 32nd Annual Crab Feed held January 26th was tremendous fun as well as a great success. The "Greatest Crab Feed on Earth", thanks to everyone's hard work, raised a ton of money for scholarships and grossed the most yet! Both our silent and live auctions garnered the most ever. There will be adjustments later but the first take has our grand total at $88,000! 
In the photos are President Hans and Lori Bruhner with raffle tickets; State Senator Mike McGuire entertaining the crowd of 350; members of the El Molino H. S. Culinary Arts programs with crab; Herman G. Hernandez with his sister, Daniela and father, Herman J.; and past President Ed Smith.  Lots  more photos of this event can be found on our Facebook page. 
32nd Annual Crab Feed Success! 2019-02-01 08:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Feed Local Homeless

Rotarians served dinner to the Guerneville homeless at the winter shelter. Thanks to Northwood Restaurant for the delicious meat loaf!
Rotarians Feed Local Homeless 2018-12-18 08:00:00Z 0
32nd Annual Crab Feed! 2018-12-12 08:00:00Z 0

Lower Russian River MAC

Amie Windsor, from Supervisor Hopkins' office, spoke to us last night about the Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Council (MAC). She presented its rational, the selection of members,  how it would function and its advantage to the community. For more information from  the county about the MAC, click here. Ms. Windsor encouraged community members to apply and left application forms for us for those who may be interested. 
Lower Russian River MAC 2018-10-09 07:00:00Z 0

Community Matters!

Bernadette Sproul spoke about the school ambassador program at our local schools at tonight’s meeting. One startling statistic she mentioned  was how many youth miss school because they are afraid!
Let’s make our schools safe!
Community Matters! 2018-09-25 07:00:00Z 0
District Governor visits Russian River Rotary 2018-09-11 07:00:00Z 0

Service above Self  Award

Russian River Rotary is proud to announce this year's recipient of the Service above Self award: Michelle McDonnell. The award was presented by her brother, Mike Tor.
Service above Self Award 2018-08-28 07:00:00Z 0

WCCS Counseling Program Presented

Staff from West County Community Services came to our club to describe their new counseling program for anyone affected by the fires of last October. 
WCCS Counseling Program Presented 2018-08-28 07:00:00Z 0

Blue Badge

Tim Miller received his Blue Badge at our August 28th meeting. 
Blue Badge 2018-08-28 07:00:00Z 0

President Ed Smith Debunked

Tuesday evening was the debunking of our outgoing president, Ed Smith. He did a GREAT job! Because he was always on the ready to put out small fires that came up as we planned events, he wore his fireman's hat, and we all helped him by extinguishing the tiny lighter that kept lighting. At the end of the ceremony, Ed presented the gavel to our incoming president, Hans Bruhner. We look forward to a productive year!   
President Ed Smith Debunked 2018-06-26 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary at "Rockin' the River"

Each year the Russian River Rotary Foundation presents "Rockin' the River" community concerts on the Guerneville Plaza. These free dancing street parties are held every other Thursday from 7 pm to 8:30 pm beginning June 21st and going until September 13th. This summer's lineup are: Zepparella, The Everly Brothers Experience, Marlene Valente & Invasion Latina, LuvPlanet, San Francisco Airship, Coco Montoya, and Midnight Sun! Our Rotary members are there to provide information about Rotary and community events and to host a raffle to raise money for these concerts. In the photos, our 2018-19 president, Hans Bruhner, is in front of our booth selling raffle tickets to concert goers. Helping Hans this evening were fellow Rotarians Jeff and Daniela. Come out and enjoy the fun!
Rotary at "Rockin' the River" 2018-06-21 07:00:00Z 0

2018 College Scholarships

Posted on May 08, 2018
Russian River Rotary celebrates all of  the 2018 Russian River Rotary Scholarship awardees.  A HUGE thank you to our amazing donors! They are our biggest support system and without them this night would not be possible.  Congratulations to the very deserving El Molino High School and Laguna High School recipients. Congrats Class of 2018!!
2018 College Scholarships Glen Blackley 2018-05-08 07:00:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0