Speaker Date Topic
John Blount, Rotary's Powerful Connections Jul 23, 2021 12:15 PM
Rotary's Powerful Connections by John Blount, DDS, Past RI Director

John Blount began a lifelong investment in Rotary when he joined the Rotary Club of Sebastopol at the age of 27.  In the recent past he served two years on Rotary International's Board of Directors; then chaired RI's Communications Committee for two years. He led Rotary's elite world-wide training program for all incoming Governors, as Moderator of the 2015 International Assembly. Dr. Blount has recently retired as a dentist in private practice in Sebastopol, CA.

John is a 2020-21 Outstanding Rotarian of the Year for the Rotary Club of Sebastopol.

Ky Boyd, An Update on the Movie Industry Jul 30, 2021 12:15 PM
Are Streaming Services Killing our Theaters? An Update on the Movie Industry and on Rialto Cinemas

For the past 20 years, Ky Boyd has owned and operated Rialto Cinemas in Sonoma County.  Currently located at 6868 McKinley Street in Sebastopol, Rialto Cinemas is Sonoma County's premiere movie theatre for independent, foreign, classic and major Hollywood films.  Since opening in January, 2000, the theatre has been voted Sonoma County's favorite movie theatr for each of the past fourteen years by readers of the North Bay Bohemian.  Just this year Ky, as proprietor of Rialto Cinemas, received the 2015 Sebastopol Commmunity Award for Business of the Year. In 2001, the theatre won an Indy Award for bringing diversity in arts and culture to Sonoma County.  That was the first time the award was given to a Sonoma County movie theatre.  In 2005, the theatre received an award for innovative use of Media and Technology from the Sonoma County Mayor's Council on the employment of people with disabilities for its partnership with Community Resources for Independence in hosting a screening of the documentary MURDERBALL for which 180 tickets were distributed free of charge to disabled persons.  In June, 2007, Ky acquired the Elmwood Theatre in Berkeley, a three screen theatre in the Elmwood District of Berkeley at the intersection of College Avenue and Ashby.  In July 2009, Ky acquired the Cerrito Theatre, a two screen theatre on San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito - the Cerrito serves food, beer and wine in addition to screening first-run films.  In December 2015 Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol began offering food, beer and wine, allowing patrons to watch, eat and enjoy - watch great movies, eat a delicious selection of food, and enjoy local beer and wine.

A native of Great Falls, Montana, Ky received a Bachelors degree in Business Management from the University of Montana in 1986 and a Master of Arts degree in Arts Administration from the Univeristy of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 1991.  He makes his home in Santa Rosa with his husband and their always-hungry cat, Alia.

Dustin Littlefield, Rotary District 5130 Governor Sep 24, 2021 12:15 PM
DG Visit - Dustin Littlefield
2021-22 District Conference - Rohnert Park, CA Oct 08, 2021
2021-22 District Conference - Rohnert Park, CA

Plan to attend 2021-22 District Conference -in Rohnert Park, CA (in place of an onsite Friday meeting).

Stay tuned for details regarding the 2021-21 District Conference being held 10/8 through 10/10/21 in Rohnert Park, CA.

Dark for the Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 26, 2021
No Meeting

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Dark Dec 24, 2021
No Meeting

Happy Holidays!

Dark for the Holiday Dec 31, 2021
No Meeting

Happy New Year's Eve!!