July 3, 2020
Kathi’s Follies —
What a great way to begin! Past president Kathleen Patterson asked me about a month ago what I wanted to call my year and that is what I blurted out, and somehow it stuck! It kind of feels right, what with where the world stands right now! Zoom meetings, not able to do our usual debunking party, no fundraisers as we know them, just much uncertainty! It is a trying time for us all!
I wanted my term to be all about membership, not just increasing, but retaining and keeping members actively involved. I’ve felt for sometime, we as members should all see ourselves as the membership chair, always wanting to share Rotary and our love of its principles with everyone we meet! Now more than ever keeping people involved “from a distance” is going to be a huge challenge, however not insurmountable!
So with that being said, we have many irons in the fire (thanks to past President Kathleen Patterson). Our newest one being our water project in Zimbabwe, Pre-school For All, and Scout Hall!
I already feel the love and support from so many of you and I truly appreciate it, and we will move forward. I will keep it fun, after all, this year is Kathi’s follies!
PS: I need to especially recognize Kathleen for the great job she did as past president. She was wonderful to work with and a great mentor. I also want to thank everyone on my board who stepped up and said YES! And we're off!
September 22, 2020
Mariam Hovanesian was born at the San and raised on the Silverado Trail. After high school she graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College and San Francisco State University with a degree in International Business. She worked at Wells Fargo Bank International Group, but when she met Dennis Hansen she moved back home. After a stint at Napa Valley Bank, Mariam quit after the birth of her second child. Due to Dennis' success in business, Mariam was able to be a community volunteer with the schools, Boy & Girl Scouts, etc. When St. Helena Historical Society was founded in 2002, Mariam found her calling, serving as president, events chair, and researcher. Today she is research director and dedicated to preserving and disseminating the history of our town.
Rotary After Dark!
August 25th at 5:30 ZOOM in for..
The Story of the Cliff Family Winery and Virtual Tasting Experience!
Candace Crawford (niece of the family) will lead us through the Virtual Tasting to include the story of the Cliff Family, their philosophies and passions, as well as a wonderful tasting which will include their Rosé, Rt. Sauvignon Blanc, and a light paired nibble of maple curry cashews. The price for each tasting package will be $52.61.
Ben Hill has been delivering pizzas, flowers, puzzles to the Memory Care Unit at the Veterans Home. Rotary has contributed to his efforts.
St. Helena High School
Graduates from St. Helena High School honored for there 4-year service with the Rotary Interact Club.