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CHAMBER NEWS - May 20, 2011


Sat. 5/21, 8 - 10:30 pm

Washoe Creek Golf Course, 1475 W Sierra Ave, Cotati

Our next Night Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2011.  Pre-pay for the tournament by May 19 and save $5.00 off the regular tournament fee of $35.00.

The tournament schedule is:

8:00 pm - Registration/check-in

8:30 pm - Dinner

9 - 9:15 pm - Tournament start

10:30ish - after tournament - Awards and cake

Your tournament fee includes one LED Night Golf Ball, dinner and the 9-Hole Tournament.  Tournament is to be played on the Executive Course - Shotgun Start and Individual Scores. This will be loads of fun, as always!

Link to our Event Page on Facebook:!/event.php?eid=100454960046489 

Thanks and see you there!

Washoe Creek Golf Course




Sat. 5/21, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cotati Lions Club/Scout Hut, 86 La Plaza (behind the Cotati fire station)

Donation cost - $8 for a plate of spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and coffee and an entry in a raffle with a grand prize of a two-night stay at Robinson Rancheria. For an additional cost, a bake sale will be there for those sweet-tooth issues. Pre-tickets are available at the Apple Crate Gifts & Collectibles (8109 La Plaza), Cotati Oaks/True Value Hardware (7520 Commerce Blvd.),  and the UPS Store in the Safeway shopping Center in RP. For more information, contact Mike O'Neill at 664-8511. To make a donation, visit any Wells Fargo Bank and donate to the Calli Ann Memorial Fund or CAMF, Account# 7555557037


The sun is out again, and it's time for Spring cleaning! Saturday is the day where you can get rid of those larger items that won't fit in your trash, yard waste or recycle bins ... and it's FREE.

Cotati Spring Community Cleanup
Saturday May 21st from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cotati Park-n-Ride (St. Joseph's Way)

Here is a list of materials accepted:

Wood and Yard Waste, nothing longer than 5 feet, NO stumps, palm fronds or poison oak

Household Trash

Household Recyclables

NON-FREON containing appliances

Scrap Metal (NO drums, cylinders, tanks or items with gas engines)

Materials NOT accepted:


Refrigerators, Freezers, Air Condioners

Mattresses or Box Springs


Computers or Electronics

Pressure Treated Wood


Anything with a Gas Engine (lawnmower, weed eater, chainsaw)

Bricks, Concrete, Rocks, Dirt or Sheetrock

Hazardous Waste (motor oil, flourescent tubes or bulbs, paint, pesticides etc)

* Cotati residents only. Proof of residency is required upon arrival.



Thurs. 5/26, 12 noon - 1:30 pm
Cotati Room, Ray Miller Community Center, 216 E. School St.
Topic: Disaster Preparedness for Businesses & Residents
Speakers: Cotati Chief of Police Michael Parish, a representative of Rancho Adobe Fire District, and a representative from the Sonoma County Chapter of the American Red Cross
Delicious Pizza Buffet Lunch catered by Brixx Pizzeria Cotati, includes pizza (both meat & veggie), mixed green salad & beverage - cost: $15

RSVP before Tues. 5/24

to or 795-5508


Time is running out to sponsor the Jazz Festival with a program ad 

     This is a great way to increase your visibility in the community and support the Cotati Chamber as well. Contact Jami Brady at 707-495-9373.

Jazz Festival Ad Rates


Cotati Farmers Market


Distinguished members of the Rohnert Park City Council, Cotati City Council and other business leaders in our community.


You are cordially invited to drop-in during the final stages of this year's Rancho Cotati High School's Project Graduation event. On Thursday, June 2 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm, we are hosting an Open House so community leaders can have a sneak peak at the all-night drug-, alcohol- and tobacco-free event we put on for the graduating seniors from Rancho Cotate, Tech High, Phoenix and El Camino High Schools.


This will be my 5th and final year as President, but I know the tradition will live on.


For over 20 years, this event has yielded at least one safe night for graduates, and county-wide, has resulted in no drug or alcohol related death of our graduates. We provide this $35,000 party in large part due to your assistance and generosity.


We are carrying on our tradition of throwing this party complete with an outdoor carnival, free door prizes for every child (e.g. microwaves, blenders, cameras, tool kits, etc.), food from local restaurants, a rock climbing wall, slot machines, card tables, a beauty room where hair styling, (temporary) tattoos and manicures are available, a DJ with large video screens, caricature artist, wandering magician, a 2-hour hypnotist show and much more.


I really want to again thank the Rohnert Park City Council for waiving the fees for the use of the Callinan Sports Center and the Community Center for this year's event. We can rest more peacefully knowing these kids have a safe place for this one evening, including my graduating daughter this year! Please join us if you can. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email ( or at home at 664-0598.



John A. Dell'Osso & Summer KeithCo-Presidents, RCHS Project Grad


Fri. 6/3, 12 noon
Cotati True Value Hardware, 7520 Commerce Blvd., Cotati
Raffle and specials throughout their Grand Re-Opening Weekend 6/3 - 6/5. Visit them for all the fun!
CLICK HERE for True Value's flyer.


Fri. 6/3, 11 am check-in

Foxtail Golf Course, Rohnert Park

The Active 20/30 Club of the North Bay's Annual "It's For The Kids" Golf Tournament will be on June 3rd at Foxtail Golf Course in Rohnert Park. This year's theme is "Gilligan's Island" so get your sailor hats ready, little buddy!!

The price for pre-registration is $135.00 ea. This includes tons of food and drink on the golf course, a dinner and awards presentation afterwards, silent and live auctions, lots of games on the course and all the random fun that you can't quantify. All proceeds go to helping disadvantaged kids in Sonoma County. As we all know, the need for help in our community is growing at a staggering pace. We have the manpower to do lots of good but the funding is the key. Again please come join us and sign up early to lock in the low price. You can sign up on the website at or by contacting a member directly. Can't make it but still want to help? We are accepting donations for our silent and live auctions as well as raffle prizes. We'll accept anything, but in the past the biggest hits have been vacation rentals, trips and gift certificates for fancy meals that we pair with rounds of golf for a great auction item. Sponsorships and advertising opportunities are also available. For questions please don't hesitate to contact Nate Gulbransen, Golf Chairman, at 707-664-6450.


Penngrove Proud magazine, publisher of the Cotati Community Guide and Business Directory gives a hearty thanks to Cotati Chamber members and the community for advertising and thus supporting the publication. We would also like to invite you to advertise in our quarterly magazine, Penngrove Proud. Penngrove Proud's Summer issue comes out in mid/late June. It is mailed to all Penngrove addresses, about 2,200 and an additional 5,000 plus copies are printed and distributed in Penngrove, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Petaluma and Santa Rosa at libraries, visitor centers, advertiser locations, and other local businesses. For this Summer edition we also print additional copies to be handed out at Penngrove's annual 4th of July parade, thus additional exposure. We offer 1st time advertisers and Cotati Guide advertisers special discounts. Our advertising deadline is Friday, June 3. If you would like more information please contact Debbie Goodier Koos @ 707-484-7451 or

We are happy to create an ad for you to promote your business to the neighboring community



Sun. 6/4, 8 am Registration, 10 am Opening Ceremonies - walking around the park will follow
La Plaza Park, Cotati
The Relay for Life of Rohnert Park/Cotati team Leprachauns for a Cure invites you to join them for a new Relay tradition. Celebrate Relay for Life with your four-legged loved ones!
Registration is $25 for the first dog, $10 for each additional dog, per owner. For each registered dog, the owner will be entered into a drawing for awesome door prizes. Please remember, dogs must be on a leash and be ready to clean up after them.
Show Your Relay Spirit!
Prizes will be given for the best Relay Dog and for the owner showing the most Relay Spirit!
More information? Contact Melissa at or 707-364-2532 or Pam at or 707-888-7280. Remember, animals also get cancer. We fight back for them, too!


Tues. 6/7, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Ribbon Cutting at 6:15 pm

Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar, 7582 Commerce Blvd., Cotati

Yummy refreshments and treats to enjoy!  

Great networking opportunity with other business people in the community. Don't forget to bring your business cards. This is your chance to sample cupcakes from the winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars - our very own Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar!  



Thurs. 6/16, 4 - 7:30 pm
Pacific Coast Air Museum, 2230 Becker Blvd., Santa Rosa
Chamber Members from all Sonoma County Chambers are invited to attend - booths and exhibits from many Chambers, including the Cotati Chamber! Wine & appetizers, raffle, give-aways!
Cost: $5 donation per person

All the proceeds are going to support the F-15 restoration and exhibit fund for the Air Force interceptor that flew cover over New York City during the 9/11 tragedy.  This aircraft has been acquired by PCAM for its permanent collection.  The 2011 Chamberee audience will be among the first to get a sneak preview of this historic guardian, now retired from active duty, before it is unveiled formally to the public later in the summer. A great networking opportunity!!

Chamberee flyer 

Businesses - Looking to acquire new customers from all over Sonoma County? Interested in handing out your brochures, business cards or give-aways to 300+ Chamber members from 12 different Chambers? If you would like to volunteer at the Chamberee, signing in attendees or working at the Cotati Chamber booth, we will promote your business at our booth. Contact Suzanne if you are interested at 707-795-5508 or 

Also, looking for wine & appetizer/treat donations and items to include in a Cotati Gift Basket for the Chamberee raffle. If you would like business exposure through your donations at the Chamberee,  please contact Suzanne at 707-795-5508 or 






Jazz Festival







      A Benefit for the Education Foundation of Cotati-Rohnert Park will be held in honor of Mothers Day.  Dr Venus Maher, of Maher Chiropractic, will be providing free services in May to include one history, examination, and gentle first treatment/adjustment per person. The services are at no charge, but donations will be accepted for the Education Foundation, to support our schools and our children's education here in the Rohnert Park / Cotati area. To honor Mothers day, any new patient who wishes to participate will be seen by appointment anytime in the month of May for free for care through their first treatment.

     Donations will continue to be accepted for the Education Foundation through May 2011. All donations are tax-deductible. The tax 501(c)  ID # of the Education Foundation is 94-2900185.
      For further information or to schedule an appointment call Maher Chiropractic at 792-0202.

Maher Chiropractic



8280 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati  94931

Songbird Community Healing Center, conveniently located in downtown Cotati, offers a branch of health care and education that connects the body, mind, and spirit. We are synthesizing the traditional and modern, new and old. Our branch provides a community gathering place for people of like minds to network and share. We offer cost-effective space rental and affordably-priced holistic education and care.

For more information, call (707) 795-2398 or visit



Sat 5/22, 2 pm 

Ek' Waynal 2012 and the Galactic Center 


Thu 5/26, 7 pm

Introduction to Meditation  


Sat 5/28, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Meditation & Lecture with Ayurveda Master Dr. Javanath Aveywickrama (by donation)


Tue 5/31, 7 pm  

Embodying the Four Agreements  



Every Tue, 11:00 am

Acupuncture Appointments


2nd /4th Tue, 7:30pm 

Hands of Gold Healing Clinic 


1st/3rd Thu, Noon 

Astrology Appointments   


3rd Sat, 9:30 am

Chiropractic Clinic by appointment 



1st Sun, 11:00 am

Sufi-Universal Worship Service + 12:30 Potluck  


Mon, 5:30 pm

Women's Meditation  


Tue, 9:30 am

Move with Comfort: The Feldenkrais® Method


1st/3rd Tue, 7:30 pm 

Law of Attraction  


1st/3rd Wed, 5:30 pm 

Restorative Yoga 


2nd/4th Wed, 7:00 pm 

Introduction to Healing with Alchemy


2nd Thu, 7:00 pm

Women's Empowerment  & Meditation Circle


3rd Sat, 2:00 pm 

Flowing with the Wave of Change





5/21 - Oliver's Market

          546 E.Cotati Ave, Cotati     

          10 am -1 pm

6/9 -  Cotati Farmers Market   

          La Plaza Park 

          4:30 - 7:30 pm  



6/17-  TCBY 

          7285 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park

          3- 6 pm

**Soft Serve yogurt for donors


6/25 - Exchange Bank

          6290 Commerce Blvd, Rohnert Park

          10:30 am - 1:30 pm



6/2 -   Rancho Adobe Fire Protection District Station 2

          11000 Main Street, Penngrove

           3 pm - 5 pm

Donors are encouraged to sign up at
Your support is appreciated.





Refer a Business & Get Chamber Cash!           

  • For every business, organization or individual you refer who joins the Cotati Chamber of Commerce, you will receive 25% of their first year's membership dues in Chamber Cash.
  • You can spend Chamber Cash on anything the Chamber offers for purchase - your own membership dues, merchandise, luncheon or breakfast meetings, or tickets to any Chamber events.
  • The amount of Chamber Cash could be anywhere from $13 to $90 (rounded to the nearest dollar), depending on the new member's membership category.
  • There is no limit to the amount of members you can refer to collect Chamber Cash.
  • Just have the new member write your name on their membership application at "Referred By" and when the business joins, you'll receive your Chamber Cash soon after by mail.
  • Chamber Cash will expire one year from the date of issuance.

CLICK HERE for the Cotati Chamber Membership Application, which you can give to all of your business referrals. Any other questions, call the Cotati Chamber of Commerce at (707) 795-5508.


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