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Cordelia Holst went to Apple Blossom, Twin Hills, and Analy High School in Sebastopol, and earned a BS degree in Business and Marketing from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  She lived and worked 13 years in Norway before she moved back with her family to Sebastopol in 2016. Cordelia´s career has been in marketing, founding and running her own pie shops, and recently started as Executive Director of the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center. 

Seeing the vast inequalities in American society, put in stark perspective after over a decade in Norway, she became interested in the Universal Basic Income (UBI) movement that is growing in both size and attention these days. She has attended conferences at the Basic Income Lab at Stanford University in the Ethics department, attended a weekend long create-a-thon and the CASH conference sponsored by the Economic Security Project. She has contributed to the movement by working as a freelance journalist for BIEN, the Basic Income Earth Network. Cordelia believes a UBI could be a solution for economic insecurities facing Americans today. 

Cordelia Holst - Universal Basic Income
Apr 27, 2018 12:00 PM

Working with teachers and counselors from the three local high schools, students are identified who have had serious obstacles placed in their path and have persevered academically and personally in spite of them.  Students are encouraged to apply for our Overcoming Obstacles Award program.  Students are assigned a club mentor and sponsor, attend a morning session where they hear motivational and moving stories from community leaders, and at the club meeting share their personal stories.  Students receive scholarships for their participation in the program.

Overcoming Obstacles Award 2018
May 04, 2018 12:00 PM

Expect to hear about, and see, the Petaluma River from the duck;s eye-view when Susan Starbird returns to Rotary to talk about kayaking. Rotarians know Susan as a marketing consultant and a past member of both the Rotary Club of Sebastopol and the Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise.  She is also a founder of River Town Racers, a youth team dedicated to the Olympic sport of sprint kayaking, and publisher of an irregularly recurring essay collection titled Susan The Magazine. She has been a member of the obscure kayak racing cult since the late 80's, and several times weekly addles with fast teenagers in skinny boats.


Susan Starbird - Olympic Hopes on Petaluma River
May 11, 2018 12:00 PM
(DARK) (District Conference)
May 18, 2018 12:00 PM
Charles G. Prickett - TBD - Civil Rights Movement
Jun 01, 2018 12:00 PM
Troy Niday - Local Journalism, Fires, "Fake" News
Jun 08, 2018 12:00 PM
Giselia Zebroski - Berlin Airlift, Candy Bomber
Jun 15, 2018 12:00 PM
David Goodman, Redwood Empire Food Bank
Jun 22, 2018 12:00 PM
Dark for Debunking on June 30
Jun 29, 2018 12:00 PM
Jun 30, 2018 6:00 PM