Speaker Date Topic
Speech Contest Mar 16, 2018 12:00 PM
Jorgen Holst - The Robots & Jobs Mar 23, 2018 12:00 PM
Jorgen Holst - The robots Are Taking Our Jobs, Or Are they?

Jorgen Holst was born and raised in Oslo, Norway, and has his career first in advertising, and later in business innovation.  He is a facilitator, writer, business consultant and, soon to be, foresight councilor who spends a lot of his time helping businesses prepare for what’s next. And what’s next might just be robots and automation and whether they will take our jobs. He will share the latest thinking on the topic, his own views, and what the different scenarios could mean for workers, education, and our economy.  Jorgen is a member of our club and an AppleKnocker –Ed’itor.

Steven Spainer - Problems of Polarized Society Mar 30, 2018 12:00 PM
Solving the Problems of a deeply Polarized American Society

Steve Spanier is retired from a career in high technology.  During his career, he held various positions in the Silicon Valley including Director of Knowledge Products at networking giant Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for over 200 employees and a $25 million budget. Since he retired, Steve has become interested in the root causes of and potential solutions to some of the big problems in our society. His research has led to various initiatives designed to educate the public about contentious issues such as money in politics, corporate power and responsibility, media consolidation and, more recently, societal polarization. His initiatives have included speaking to Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (at the University of California at Irvine and Cal State Fullerton), a radio show and the founding of the Orange County chapter of the organizationReclaimDemocracy.org. His latest interest is to create a grassroots movement dedicated to bridging ideological divides through a dialogue process designed to create empathetic understanding and connection between individuals on different sides of the divides. 

Teacher of the Year Apr 13, 2018 12:00 PM
Rick Williams - Trade Path Awards Apr 20, 2018 12:00 PM

Sebastopol Rotary recognizes there is far more to high school than just academic performance.  Whether the goal of what we used to call “vocational education” is to give a student the grounding in a traditional craft, like wood shop, introduce her to modern agricultural methods, begin to train him for a career in the culinary arts, or teach her to create great video, we recognize the importance of highlighting and acknowledging the extraordinarily creative things students do in school outside the traditional classroom.  Each year students from El Molino and Analy High Schools who have distinguished themselves are invited to our Rotary meeting to receive a framed certificate and a check for $125.

Cordelia Holst - Universal Basic Income Apr 27, 2018 12:00 PM
Universal Basic Income-a Radical, Yet Inicreasingly Popular Solution to Many of our Biggest Problems
Overcoming Obstacles Award 2018 May 04, 2018 12:00 PM
Susan Starbird - Olympic Hopes on Petaluma River May 11, 2018 12:00 PM
Susan Starbird-Olympic Hopes on the Petaluma River-Youth Kayak Racing With River Town Racers
(DARK) (District Conference) May 18, 2018 12:00 PM
(DARK) (District Conference)
Jennifer Strong-The Power of Rotary May 25, 2018 12:00 PM
Jennifer Strong, Lakeport Rotarian-The Power of rotary-One Ordinary Rotarian's Journey to the Why
Charles G. Prickett - TBD - Civil Rights Movement Jun 01, 2018 12:00 PM
Title TBD - Civil rights Movement
Troy Niday - Local Journalism, Fires, "Fake" News Jun 08, 2018 12:00 PM
The Value / Importance of Local Journalism, esp. in light of recent fires and rise of "fake" news
Giselia Zebroski - Berlin Airlift, Candy Bomber Jun 15, 2018 12:00 PM
The Berlin Airlift, The Candy Bomber, and I
David Goodman, Redwood Empire Food Bank Jun 22, 2018 12:00 PM
REFB's Role in the Fire Recovery
Dark for Debunking on June 30 Jun 29, 2018 12:00 PM