Speaker Date Topic
Club Assembly – FUN, Fellowship, Friendship !!! Sep 27, 2018
Club Assembly – Do you feel the need for speed?
  Great, then let’s get it on with a Timed SPEEDMET with your fellow Rotarians!
ALSO – Community “Spirit of Service” Announcement/Award
Leonard Thompson, Chief of Petaluma Fire Departmen Oct 04, 2018
The State of the Department
The State of the Department

“Chief Thompson retired from the Los Angeles City Fire Department in 2010, following a 35-year career with that organization that saw him advance from the position of Firefighter in 1975, through the ranks including Captain and Battalion Chief, to the Chief Deputy position, which is 2nd in command.  Chief Thompson possesses both broad and specialized experience in field operations, and in management, as well as experience as Chief Deputy commanding Emergency Operations.  Chief Thompson has been a resident of San Rafael since 2010 and serves as a member of that City’s Fire Commission where he’s fortunate to provide volunteer support and mentoring to the personnel of that Department. He was appointed Interim Fire Chief for Petaluma in April, 2015 and was later sworn in as the permanent Fire Chief in September, 2015.  Chief Thompson also proudly serves as the Fire Chief for the Rancho Adobe Fire Protection District through a Shared Services Agreement and has held that position since March of 2017.”

Julie Wyne Oct 11, 2018
Sonoma County Employees’ Retirement Pension Benefits
Sonoma County Employees’ Retirement Pension Benefits

Julie joined SCERA as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in December 2013. As CEO, she works closely with the Retirement Board on administrative, financial and investment portfolio issues, and is responsible for translating Board policy into action. Prior to coming to SCERA she spent 13 years at Orange County Employees' Retirement System as legal counsel and, as of 2008, both their General Counsel and Assistant CEO, External and Legal Operations. Julie is a member of the Legislative Committee of the State Association of County Retirement Systems. She has a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Southern California, as well as a JD and Bachelors of Science Degree in Law from Western State University.

District 5130 Governor Barb Spangler Nov 01, 2018

Two and a half years ago, when Barb Spangler learned that she would be District Governor in 2018-2019, she took a deep breath and made Rotary District 5130 a top priority in her life.

After many informal club visits and participating in a number of great club projects, Barb has come to love our District and describes the DG experience as the best job ever.

According to Barb, “It’s a brilliant opportunity to be with and work with Rotarians: Good people at their very best.”


Be sure to attend and find out more about Barb and her 2018-2019 the District 5130 goals!  See you there. 


Janis Couveaux Nov 08, 2018
Author of Sail Cowabunga
Author of Sail Cowabunga
David Rabbitt - Sonoma County Supervisor Nov 15, 2018

David Rabbitt was elected in November 2010 to represent Sonoma County’s 2nd District on the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. David began his four year term in January after previously serving as the Vice Mayor and member to the Petaluma City Council.

Supervisor Rabbitt is the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Vice-Chair Pro and is assigned many responsibilities that include: Fires Services, Strategic Planning, Pension Advisory Committee, Water Advisory, Sonoma County Employment Retirement Association and Sonoma County Transportation Authority and others

Supervisor Rabbitt has been active in numerous community activities in the Petaluma City Schools; the District’s Fund Development Task Force, and serving on the Campaign Committees for Measures C and K to help raise funds for local schools. Supervisor Rabbitt also has spent years as a baseball and soccer coach as well as serving as a Board Member for both the Sonoma County Alliance Soccer Club and the Petaluma National Little League.

David Rabbitt is an architect having earned his architectural degree at the University of Oregon and resides in Petaluma with his wife Jane and three children Megan, Patrick and Sarah.