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Director, Membership & Communication - 2014 Daniel McVeigh
Director, Membership & Communication - 2015 Bruce Hester
Director, Administration - 2014 Dave Higdon
Director, Club Service - 2014 Patti Monczewski
Director, Club Service - 2015 John Swentowsky
Director, Community Service & Outreach - 2014 John Shelby
Director, Community Service & Outreach - 2015 Robyn DeLong
Director, Foundation - 2014 Len Simpson
Director, Foundation - 2015 Mark Huffman
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Posted by RCS Staff on Apr 16, 2014

The auction is open...go online to find your "must have" item(s).  

Centennial Gala Auction

Benefiting: Powerhouse Science Center & Sacramento Literacy Programs

Visit Our OnLine Auction


Posted by Stephen Heath on Apr 16, 2014


For a guy who claims to not have been much of an art student, homegrown artist Gregory Kondos has cut a broad swath across the art world in his 91 years.

Although Kondos is known and acclaimed worldwide for hundreds of pieces, perhaps his best body of work is the portfolio of river paintings from the area surrounding his hometown.

Introduced by Chair of the Day Barbara Arnold, Kondos was Rotary Club of Sacramento’s special guest speaker Monday at the Red Lion Hotel—the third in our Centennial Speaker Series.

Despite being hobbled a bit by a recent injury, the (temporarily) wheelchair-bound Kondos and Arnold “marched” through a series of slides showing scenes from the American and Sacramento Rivers, such as “River Cruise” (top). All of the works shown were of scenes from Sacramento County, most within 15 miles of the capitol.

Kondos, who taught art for 27 years at Sacramento City College and for a number of years before that at Elk Grove High School, offered some interesting insights into his works.

For one, he thinks of the composition in terms of a “sandwich”—with trees, buildings and other objects sandwiched between the contrasting blues of the sky and the water.

For another, he always tries to include at least one pink tree in his landscapes, just for the fun of it. He hopes they will be eye-catching elements that attract kids.

“My goal is to create works that children will enjoy—little kids,” said Kondos. “I want them to see that you don’t have to be a great student to make art. I got a ‘C’ in coloring!”

A colleague and contemporary of another famed local artist, Wayne Thiebaud, Kondos said people who want to be artists should find “mentors” and imitate what they do.

(Past-President Rob Scherer toasted Kondos with $100 each for Eddie Mulligan and Paul Harris gifts for Kondos’ similar advice to the budding artist in the Scherer family, wife Sharon Gerber.)

To imitate Kondos would be to use sweeping strokes across large canvases—some of his works are 6 feet tall and 12 feet wide.

“If you hold the brush like a pen and make little movements, you’ll get a painting full of ‘scratchy’ little strokes. You need to grab the brush and move your whole body.”

Never exactly one to be shy about expressing his opinion, Kondos had no kind words to say about the Governor’s proposal to build tunnels under the delta.

“I’m appalled at what’s going on in politics today,” he thundered. “Leave my river alone! Tell them to get their own water!”


Sacramento County Supervisor and Rotarian Roberta MacGlashan presented President Thom Gilbert with a framed resolution from the Board of Supervisors in recognition of the Club’s 100th anniversary. MacGlashan is a member of the Historic Folsom Club.


Past-President Jon Snyder, aka Huell Howser, appeared (sans his usual white lab coat). He still managed to get everyone’s attention to remind attendees about the May 17th Anniversary Gala by asking a series of questions, as only Huell can do, of Pres. Thom.

President Thom, in order to save time for the Kondos presentation, quickly went through a list of club activities: Dance lessons, provided by the talented Richard Kowaleski, (for the Gala) on April 19 and May 10, Rotarians at Work at River Bend Park and Theater Night, both on April 26 and Loaves & Fishes April 29.


Music was provided by Bill Shubb (playing his ukulele), along with Paul and Jeff Stone.  Rick Jennings of St. Paul’s Baptist Church provided the invocation, Kevin Smith-Fagan led the club in singing “California Here I Come” and Jim Craig offered another poetic closing thought. New members Ed Kay and Clarence Lee were the greeters.


Posted by John Swentowsky on Apr 16, 2014

Posted by Ronald Crane on Apr 16, 2014


    Dr. Javeed Siddiqui

TeleMedicine and its Application in Healthcare


Healthcare as an industry is seriously in need of reform.  Regardless of your politics, our country spends 17.8% of GDP on healthcare, and we still have serious issues with a lack of access and quality of care.  The institute of Medicine Report indicated over 100,000 patients die each year due to medication errors in our hospitals.


We are currently in the center of a perfect storm in health care in the United States: unsustainable costs coupled with an increase in chronic disease prevalence, coupled with a decrease access to care.   This is further complicated by historically low patient satisfaction data and an industry that is recalcitrant to change.   Regardless of its merits or shortcomings, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have shed light on an issue that we as a society have been reluctant to address.   Now, at a time when we are considering a change in the healthcare industry, we have an opportunity to re-evaluate our healthcare delivery system.   One method of changing the delivery of healthcare is TeleMedicine.


TeleMedicine is a means of providing healthcare over a distance using real time audio-video technologies.   It represents a technology that health care can employ to help meet the demands of access while fundamentally changing the environment of healthcare delivery.


Dr. Javeed Siddiqui is the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer for TeleMed2U.  He has been actively involved in telemedicine and telehealth since 2002 and recognized as a national thought leader in these fields. 


In addition to being an Infectious Diseases physician, Dr. Siddiqui is a recognized medical technologist who has previously held an appointment at the School of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley and served as the Medical Director of one the nation’s top telemedicine programs at the University of California, Davis.


Dr. Siddiqui was the first Medical Director of California’s Institute for Science and Innovation, The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society [CITRIS].


Dr. Siddiqui has a multi-specialty medical practice that is 100% telemedicine based and he has helped pioneer new efforts in developing and implementing telemedicine services and programs to hospitals and outpatient clinics.   In 2012 the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recognized the telemedicine based anti-microbial stewardship program developed by Dr. Siddiqui’s firms for Sonoma Valley Hospital (SVH) as a very important innovative program in health care.

Posted on Apr 16, 2014

Posted on Mar 20, 2014

Rotary Club of Sacramento invites you to come out and celebrate our 100 year anniversary. RSVP today!


Posted on Apr 01, 2014

Please go onto the District Website for information to register for the hotel and conference NOW!  



Posted by RCS Staff on Apr 03, 2014


Member Birthdays
Name Date
Smith, Dennis Apr 03
Leet, James Apr 05
Romeo, Steve Apr 05
Swentowsky, John Apr 05
Hubbert, Buddy A. Apr 09
Foord, Elfrena Apr 10
Markis, Alan Apr 11
Weis, Kathleen Apr 12
McClatchy, Elizabeth Apr 13
Noack Jr., Ken Apr 17
Relles, James Apr 17
Butcher, April Apr 18
Haley, Jerry Apr 19
Enoch, Douglas Apr 20
Raimundo, Jeffery Apr 22
Towne, Bradley Apr 23
Bazlen, Gary Apr 25
Heintz, Laura Apr 25
Elgin, Denny Apr 28
Kravchuk, Tanya Apr 29
Posted by RCS Staff on Apr 16, 2014

April 21, 2014 - Red Lion Hotel Woodlake

April 28, 2014 - Red Lion Hotel Woodlake

May 5, 2014 - Hilton Hotel

May 12, 2014 - Red Lion Hotel Woodlake

May 19, 2014 - NO Meeting - Monday after Gala

May 26, 2014 - NO Meeting - Memorial Day Holiday

Apr 16, 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 April 23, 2014.

Prospect:                Aaron French
Business:                Zanker Road Resource Management
Position:                 Sales & Marketing Manager
Classification:         MATERIALS RECOVERY
Sponsors:              Todd Andrews & Rick Osen

May 27, 2013
by RCS Staff
At the regular meeting of the Board of Directors on May 22, 2013 the Board voted to initiate an Administrative Fee of $20 for invoices that are 45 days delinquent. Payments are due in 30 days from the date of the invoice and will become subject to this fee upon non-payment at the end of 75 days from the date of the invoice. The $20 fee will continue to accrue on a monthly basis until paid.  We will include a notation of this fee on invoices effective July 1, 2013.
Hal Shipley
Board Secretary
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

Jun 30, 2011
by RCS Staff
The Roster is provided for the members of The Rotary Club of Sacramento
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 Thom's Levels of Giving:

Roast, Boast, & Toast

$1000 - Fellow

$500 - Leader

$250 - Contributor

$100 - Bell Ringer

Cell Phone Fine - $100
Meeting Sponsor - $300
Club Events
RCOS Trustees Meeting Rotary Club office
Apr 22, 2014 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
RCOS Board of Director's Meeting Rotary Club office
Apr 23, 2014 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
District 5180 Rotarians at Work Day April 26 River Bend Park
Apr 26, 2014 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Theater Night - A FUNNY THING HAPPENED... Lucca Restaurant/Sacramento Theatre Co.
Apr 26, 2014 05:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Loaves & Fishes - Volunteers Needed Loaves & Fishes
Apr 29, 2014 07:30 AM - 01:45 PM
Rotary Club of Sacramento Centennial Gala The McClellan Convention Center
May 17, 2014 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Theater Night - Wicked ** FULL** Community Center Theater
Jun 14, 2014 06:00 PM - 11:00 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
Apr 21, 2014
MPH Telemedicine
Apr 28, 2014
Global Strategies
May 05, 2014
May 12, 2014
Armed Forces Day Meeting
May 19, 2014
Monday After Centennial Gala
May 26, 2014
Memorial Day
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