“The heart ❤ of a Rotarian is not measured in size,
but by the depth of their commitment to make a
difference in the lives of others.”
Meet our Club President! Chris-Parr-Feldman is in love with everything Rotary!
Chris has been a member of Rotary International since 1987, the year when women were invited to join this great organization. Over the years she has served on many club and district committees, attended 10 Rotary Int’l Conventions and 27 district conferences, and facilitated membership sessions at the district assemblies. She enjoys traveling with Rotary. Chris served as the Group Study Exchange Team Leader to District 3810, Manila, Philippines in 1996. She had the opportunity to travel to Uganda in 2010, where she visited orphanages, a hospital women’s ward, and villages as large as 5 to 6 thousand people. Chris has many interests, but most of all she enjoys cycling for good causes. One of Chris’ greatest hopes is for everyone to know more about the good works of Rotary, so they, too, will fall in love.
Welcome to The Rotary Club Of Santa Rosa West, where we are celebrating our 53rd year of making a difference in our community! Located in the heart of wine country, our diverse club consists of men and women, young and old who are leaders and professionals in fields such as non-profit, government, small and large local businesses. Our diversity is also exhibited in the different areas in which we help our local community as well as our work internationally. Although we treasure our diversity, we also celebrate our unity. Together, we enjoy weekly fellowship, occasional socials and collaborating as a team, to change the lives of those in need. We are active thinkers and doers, compassionate people who live by the Rotary Moto, “Service Above Self”. We welcome you to explore our website and see more of who we are and what we do. Better yet, we would love for you to come to one of our weekly meetings, be our guest and experience the energy and fun first hand! Check out our weekly calendar and the exciting upcoming programs. Please contact us if you would like further information on our meetings or how to becoming a member of this great club!
President Chris rang the meeting to order at 12:30 PM , at the Odd Fellows Hall, our new home for the time being. President Chris announced that we were doing our meeting backwards because our guest [...]
Santa Rosa West Rotary is the “Go to Club – Getting Things Done while having Fun” in our District.
We have 50 years of impactful experience in making a significant difference in our community and serving the unique needs of the West side of Santa Rosa. We have been awarded “Outstanding Club” recognition from our District the last two years!!
Our membership represents the diversity of our community, and individually and collectively we have an on-going commitment and success in improving the lives of those we serve. To that end we provide college and technical scholarships to in-need and excelling students, and through SAY (Social Advocates for Youth) we provide mentoring and job-shadowing opportunities. We built and continue to support the MultiCultural Development Center, a pre-school for low income families, and we’re proud to have their current and past Executive Directors as active members.
Music and the Arts are diminishing in our school systems, so we ensure that our youth have access to these opportunities. This is seen in our on-going support of the Dulcimer project at the Boy’s and Girls Club, Youth Symphony and Sixth Street Playhouse.
On an international level, we are committed to and have provided measurable funding to clean water projects, youth and adult education, as well as disaster relief for major emergencies. Rotary International is taking the lead on Ending Polio world-wide and we significantly partner in this effort.
Additionally, we sponsor both an Interact and Rotaract Club, grooming teens and young adults for a life of service. One of our in-coming Presidents is a past Rotaract member – carrying on the tradition.
The Rotary Club of Santa Rosa West is a very unique opportunity for individuals who want to make a difference in a dynamic, friendly and vibrant atmosphere. Please contact us to learn more and join us for a luncheon meeting.