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Posted by John Wood on Jul 16, 2014

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A quick relationship question for you, dear reader:  What does one do on their 41st wedding anniversary?  Well, if you’re Susan Sheridan, you reserve a room at the Hilton with hubby (Dr. Larry), stuff it full of Rotarians, throw in some bungee jumping, a haka dance, and one of the finest speakers in the Rotary World, and hold your first full meeting as President of the Rotary Club of Sacramento (not exactly sexy, but hey, did I mention it was their forty-first anniversary?)

It all started quietly enough, with the usual pre-gavel meet-and-greet, with Ted (I sing like Barry) White buying drinks for everyone and newer members Todd Koolakian and Michael Pearson greeted the gathering throng.

After the invocation by the visiting Reverend Christine Martin, and the dispatching of the introduction chores by the pinch-hitting Sarge-at-Arms, Todd (I sing like Julie) Andrews, President Susan took over the meeting and the mayhem ensued.

 Among the quickly growing list of things that you likely didn’t know about our new President is that she’ll bungee jump for money (rumors that this was how she put herself through law school were dispelled, after some crack investigative reporting by the Rotary newsroom), and Diane Woodruff had the video footage (and $1,000 payment) to prove it along with Past President Skip Lawrence, who also paid a $1000 for her jump.

You know who else is crazy enough to jump?  Our very own Past President Dan (I sing like Nat King) Cole, who was also caught on tape.   And you know what else Dan does – that’s right, the haka dance.  Not just Dan, a whole bunch of the “Rotary All-Blacks”, who saw the New Zealand rugby team of the same name perform it during their trip to the recent Rotary International Convention, and figured that a haka dance troupe is just the type of entourage that President Susan needs during her reign to maintain order (with the First Dude, Dr. Larry, doing his “haka thing” right along with them).

Jumping back to this hemisphere, Prez Susan returned to more traditional topics, such as the club announcements, where Bob (I sing like Roger) Miller and the G4K Committee need your financial, golfing, and volunteer support now – right now – for the upcoming Golf 4 Kids fundraiser on August 11th

Simply put, dozens of orthopedically challenged kids in Sacramento depend upon our club to fund educational experiences that they would not enjoy without us, and we can’t fund them without the proceeds from the oldest fundraising event in all of Rotary, our own Golf 4 Kids tournament.

If you’re a golfer, grab a foursome (or the committee will assign you one), and play on the 11th.  If you’re not golfer, you can help out with the event at the course that day, or sponsor a tee, or donate raffle prizes, or just give money.  It’s all good – just be sure to do something for this ever-important fundraiser for the club.

And while you’re at it, call Virginia Wade and tell her you’ll help fill her remaining need for volunteers at the July 29th Loaves & Fishes feeding.

After those good deeds, you’ll have earned a drink or two, which you can have on July 30th at Chops (5:30 to 7:30), the site of the next Rotary mixer (for you newer members, this is a great way to get to know your fellow Rotarians in a fun, relaxed setting).  Want another way to get to know your fellow members?   Go to Yosemite on August 6th with our resident expert, Jim (I sing like Wilson) Phillips.

To give our speaker more time (which we were well rewarded for doing), President Susan took it easy on the Rotary pocketbooks this week – with a notable exception being the $1,000 donated by those tireless Rotary Rooters – and beckoned Past Prez Walter Dahl to the podium, who introduced our speaker, Rotary International Past President Rick King.

A college classmate of our own Past President, Brian Van Camp (I tell you, Cal put out some eloquent grads in those days), Rick King entertained and inspired us as he’s done before (easily one of the finest speakers the club has ever had the pleasure of hearing), and reminded us, most passionately, of what it means to be a Rotarian.  No recap of Past President King’s speech could do him justice – instead, go to, enter “Richard King – Rotary International” in the search line, and watch his speech to the Ketchikan, Alaska club – you’ll see what you missed today.

We’re back home at the Red Lion Hotel Woodlake next week – who knows what Prez Susan has in store!  JBW


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     


Posted by RCS Staff on Jul 17, 2014


Rob Stewart

Rob Stewart is an award winning national reporter and producer for America’s Heartland. Rob is thrilled to travel nationwide telling the stories of American agriculture. After being in television for 15 years, Rob has launched his own television series Rob on the Road, covering the stories that capture the great spirit of Northern California.

Rob joined KVIE in the summer of 2008 as a reporter and producer for both America’s Heartland and California Heartland. In 2009, Rob received two Silver Telly Awards for reporting and producing on California Heartland and America’s Heartland.

Rob joined KVIE after four years with PBS sister station WHYY in Philadelphia where he anchored and produced the nightly news. In 2007, Rob was picked Best TV News Anchor by Delaware Today magazine for his work at WHYY.

Rob has extensive television anchoring and reporting experience, including live coverage of the terrorists attacks in Manhattan on September 11th and the plane crash that killed John F. Kennedy, Jr. With years of entertainment reporting experience, Rob’s national exclusive stories have aired many times on CNN.

Rob has received two California Silver Telly Awards, won the Philadelphia Society of Professional Journalist Award four times, the Associated Press Award twice and the national Gracie Allen Award for entertainment reporting.

Posted by Bob Miller on Jul 10, 2014



Please mark your calendars to join your fellow Rotarians, friends and community members at Northridge Country Club on August 11, 2014.

This year our event will benefit the following schools:

·Bowling Green Charter School

·Fern Bacon Middle School

·Luther Burbank High School

·Ralph Richardson Center

You can sign up as an individual or as a foursome at the Golf 4 Kids website below.   Don't golf?  No problem, you can sign up to attend just the dinner or we can always use volunteers the day of the event, sponsors or raffle prizes.

Proposed Event Schedule:

·Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.

·Golf begins at 11:00 a.m. with a shotgun start.

·Lunch will be provided prior to the round.

·No-host cocktails begin at 6:00 p.m.

·Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m.

·Sponsored Holes with Food and Drink

·Raffle Prizes Galore...

Please come out and make a difference in a child’s life!

Posted by RCS Staff on Jul 09, 2014

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

July 22, 2015 - Red Lion Woodlake

July 29, 2014 - Red Lion Woodlake

August 5, 2014 - Red Lion Woodlake

August 11, 2014 - Golf 4 Kids - Northridge CC

August 12, 2014 - NO Meeting

August 19, 2014 - Red Lion Woodlake

August 26, 2014 - Red Lion Woodlake


Jul 17, 2014
by RCS Staff

The following new member 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 July 24, 2014.

 Prospect:           Tom Bacon
  Business:           Bacon Commercial Real Estate
  Position:            Owner
  Classification:    Real Estate - Commercial
  Sponsors:          Jon Snyder & Chris Ann Bachtel

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
RCOS Board of Director's Meeting Rotary Club office
Jul 23, 2014 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Loaves & Fishes Loaves & Fishes
Jul 29, 2014 07:00 AM - 02:00 PM
RCOS New Member Reception/Happy Hour Chops Steakhouse
Jul 30, 2014 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Golf 4 Kids Northridge Country Club
Aug 11, 2014 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
RCOS Swim/BBQ Fireside Home of PP's Hal and Beverly
Aug 24, 2014 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Jul 22, 2014
Rob on the Road
Jul 29, 2014
Bio Innovations
Aug 05, 2014
Opening of Sutter Hospital
Aug 11, 2014
NO Meeting August 12, 2014
Aug 19, 2014
US Attorney - Smart on Crime
Aug 26, 2014
Sacramento Bee columnist
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