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President Susan Sheridan
President Elect David Cohen
Treasurer Linda Geery
Secretary Katrina Salazar
Sergeant-At-Arms John Lemmon
Executive Director Katrina Salazar
Director, Administration & Membership Bruce Hester
Director, Administration & Membership Amin Elmallah
Director, Administration & Membership Robyn DeLong
Director, Club Service Richard Osen
Director, Club Service John Swentowsky
Director, Communication & Public Relations Mark Huffman
Director, Community Service & Outreach Becki Roberts
Director, Community Service & Outreach Todd Andrews
Director, Community Service & Outreach Virginia Wade
Director, Foundation John Shelby
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Posted by RCS Staff on Sep 04, 2014


The Ride With Something For EVERYONE!

Posted by Mark Huffman on Sep 11, 2014

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President Susan Sheridan opened the meeting by recognizing Past President John Hamlyn for donating the wine for the wine reception, and offered her sincere thanks on behalf of those assembled to Paul Stone and Jeff Stone for their ivory tickling, and Judge Bill Shubb for his “serenade de ukulele.”

President Susan then introduced the day’s invocator, Sharon Gerber, wife of Past President Rob Scherer, who offered three participatory Jewish prayers:  one for bread, one for wine and one for peace which end with a thundering “L’Chaim!”

Sergeant-at-arms John Lemmon welcomed our honored guests, one of which was a member visiting from Uganda.  After some fellowship time President Susan called the throng to order for a little wallet lightening time.  Julia Ciano began with a moving remembrance of Bill Underwood who passed away recently.  Past President Dan Cole rose to thank Jim Phillips for leading yet another trip to his beloved Yosemite.  These were followed by donations by Jim Streng and Bill Stone, as well as Dick Noonan in honor of his daughter who was recently admitted to the Eastern Star Temple masonic organization.  Mark Huffman rose to make a donation to commemorate the fact that his alma mater, and that of his father Steve Huffman, was ranked as the number one undergraduate college or university in the entire country by Forbes magazine.  Bob Gaines made a donation in honor of his son-in-law Todd Andrews for his efforts in heading the upcoming Sacramento Century bicycle ride on October 25, 2014. 

President Susan reiterated that the Sacramento Century event will take the place of the Bids for Kids, and will benefit Habitat for Humanity.  Specifically, it will fund the building of a house for a selected family on land donated by Bank of America.  However, the home will not benefit just one family.  The family the event is directly supporting will make mortgage payments on the home which will be used to fund many other homes for many other worthy families.

With that, President Susan then turned the podium over to Amin Elmallah who introduced our speaker of the day, Dr. Ayad Al-Qazzaz professor of sociology at California State University, Sacramento.  Educated at the University of Baghdad and the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Al-Qazzaz teaches courses on the Middle East societies and cultures.

He began his talk by observing how pleased he was to see so many women members in the Club but observed that, more than half of our population is female, so more than half of the members of the Rotary Club should be female as well.

The subject of his talk was the importance of oil in the Middle East.  He contended that both Presidents Bush and Obama did not level with the American people when offering justifications for intervening in the conflicts in the Middle East because they did not indicate that a primary reason for doing so was protecting oil supplies. 

He then provided some statistics on worldwide oil supplies.  There are about 1.2 trillion barrels (a barrel is about 32 gallons) of currently known petroleum reserves worldwide, of which two-thirds is in the Middle East and about 32 billion barrels are in the United States.  The reason the Middle East exports so much oil is because its population uses so little of what they produce.  Saudi Arabia consumes the most, primarily to power water desalination plants, air conditioning in a hot desert climate, and to put gasoline in big cars.  Another reason the Middle East is such a dominate exporter of oil is that the cost of extraction is so much less.  In the Middle East it costs about $18 to extract a barrel of oil, while in the United States that number is $35 for land based supplies, and $52 for offshore.  As for natural gas, proven worldwide reserves are about 190 trillion cubic meters, of which one-half is in the Middle East.  Iran has 35 trillion cubic meters as compared to the United States which has about 10 trillion.

All of this is important Dr. Al-Qazzazz said because of how much oil and natural gas the United States consumes, and how much emerging economies such as China are using and will need to use in the future.

President Susan then dismissed everyone wishing them a great rest of the week.

Posted on Sep 10, 2014


Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento


Welcome to the Mayor’s Office. Since I took office in 2008 my vision has been to make Sacramento “a city that works for everyone.”

We have so much to be proud of, like our unique and diverse neighborhoods, our thousands of beautiful trees, the country’s oldest art museum west of the Mississippi River and our beloved Sacramento Kings.  Sacramento is also the ‘Farm to Fork’ capital of the country with dozens of restaurants serving the freshest ingredients directly from the farm to your plate, prepared by some of the finest chefs in the country.

Sitting on the confluence of two rivers with miles of beautiful biking and hiking travels there is never a shortage of recreation activities and of course we have one of the best climates in the world. Our city is in the midst of revitalizing our downtown and creating thousands of new jobs as we build a state of the art entertainment and sports center, the future home of the Sacramento Kings. It’s an exciting time to be in Sacramento as we transform our wonderful city into a world class city.

Posted by RCS Staff on Sep 10, 2014

Thanks to Jim Culleton, our new 2014 - 2015 club rosters are "hot off the press".  If you did not pick up your copy at the meeting on Tuesday, they are available at the Rotary office or we will have them at the next meeting on September 16th.


Posted on Aug 13, 2014


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Posted by RCS Staff on Sep 10, 2014

NOTE: Starting in July **Meeting Day Now On Tuesday**

September 16, 2014 - Red Lion Woodlake

September 23, 2014 - Red Lion Woodlake

September 30, 2014 - Red Lion Woodlake

October 7, 2014 - Red Lion Woodlake

October 14, 2014 - Red Lion Woodlake

October 21, 2014 - Red Lion Woodlake

October 28, 2014 - Red Lion Woodlake

Posted by Katrina Salazar on Aug 28, 2014

Request for Proposal for

Investment Management Services

The Rotary Club of Sacramento Foundation would like to announce that as part of its regular due diligence process, it will be accepting Proposals for Investment Management Services through September 22, 2014.  The Request for Proposal criteria is available upon request.  Please direct inquiries to the Executive Director at to receive additional information.


Katrina L. Salazar, CPA, MBA

Executive Director
Rotary Club of Sacramento
355 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 929-2992

“Where Leaders Meet to Serve”

Posted on Jul 17, 2014

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Bungee Jumping - $1000                                    Ultra Lighting - $500  
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Whitewater Rafting - $250                                 Chicken Out - $100     
Sep 08, 2014
by RCS Staff
Prospective New Member for September 8, 2014

The following applicant has been proposed for membership and has given permission for his name and proposed classification to be published.

Comments relating to this proposed new members' classification must be in writing and received by the Executive Director of the Club prior to September 15, 2014.

Prospect: Michelle Single
Business: Modis
Position: Business Development
Classification: BUSINESS - Human Resources - IT
Sponsors: Kathe Nathan & Mike Bullington
Jun 30, 2011
by RCS Staff
The Roster and Online Directory are provided for the members of The Rotary Club of Sacramento
Aug 02, 2012
by RCS Staff

The new District Newsletter is available for viewing by all Club members.  See the current issue in our "download" section or visit the district website at

Jul 08, 2009
by RCS Staff
May 27, 2009
by RCS Staff
Paul Harris Fellow and Eddie Mulligan Fellow
Aug 02, 2012
by RCS Staff

President Susan's Levels of Risk

$1000 - Bungee Jumping

$500 - Ultra Lighting

$250 - Whitewater Rafting

$100 - Chicken Out

Cell Phone Fine - $100

Meeting Sponsor - $300

Club Events
Senior Gleaners Work Day Sept 20, 2014 Seniors Gleaners
Sep 20, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rotary New Member Reception/Happy Hour Cafeteria 15L
Sep 30, 2014 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Sacramento Century Start & Finish - Capitol Mall & 6th Street
Oct 25, 2014
Sep 16, 2014
Mayor of Sacramento
Sep 23, 2014
"fragile X: The leading cause of autism and aging problems."
Sep 30, 2014
"state of our Congress"
Oct 07, 2014
Oct 14, 2014
Oct 21, 2014
Sacramento Bee restaurant critic
Oct 28, 2014
District 5180
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