| President Thom Gilbert |
| President Elect Susan Sheridan |
| Treasurer Mike Gilligan |
| Secretary Katrina Salazar |
| Sergeant-At-Arms Susan J. Drack |
| Executive Director Katrina Salazar |
| Director, Membership & Communication - 2014 Daniel McVeigh |
| Director, Membership & Communication - 2015 Bruce Hester |
| Director, Administration - 2014 Dave Higdon |
| Director, Administration - 2015 Allison Otto |
| 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 |
| To Contact Staff: RCS Staff ||
Posted by Tanya Kravchuk on Dec 04, 2013
The Salvation Army will be providing toys to thousands of needy families in the Sacramento area that otherwise would not receive a visit from Santa.
Our club is one of the Army's major patrons in this endeavor, typically donating hundreds of toys each year, and the need this year is as great as ever.
So how can you help? Buy as many toys for the Army as your big heart desires this weekend, and bring them (unwrapped) to the Rotary meeting on December 9th or 16th or to the Rotary office at any time in between.
You may also make a monetary donation in the form of cash or check made out to the Rotary Club of Sacramento (enter "Toy Drive" in the memo line).
For hundreds of Sacramento's neediest families, our Rotary Club is the difference between a memorable Christmas and a barren one so please bring what you can to Monday's meeting.
Thanks in advance for making a difference.
Rotary Club of Sacramento
Posted by Robert Waste on Dec 03, 2013
QUESTION: What do water projects in Cambodia and Ethiopia, Soil Born Farms in Sacramento, the Sacramento Salvation Army Toy Drive, the B Street Theatre, and the youth sports character-building program Positive Coaching Alliance have in common? ANSWER: Each of these projects, as Past President Ken Noack, Jr., our keynote speaker for December 2nd explained, were funded through the generosity and good works of the Rotary Club of Sacramento Foundation (RCOSF).
The RCOSF was founded in 1971 by Rotarians, including Past President George Basye and Mead Kibbey, who were seated at the head table at Monday’s meeting. The purpose of the Foundation is to support extraordinary accomplishments through a self-sustaining fund. The original $1,500 Foundation corpus established in 1971 has today grown to more than $2.8 million in accumulated assets, distributing $231,201 in 2012-13 to more than 30 plus causes, charities, and community beneficiaries. Included in these recipients is the Cambodian Water Wells Project ($8,000 in 2012-13) that built 27 new wells in Cambodia, improving basic hygiene for more than 14,000 Cambodian children, many with access to clean water for the first time in their lives.
In addition to the Cambodian Water Wells Project, the Sacramento Rotary Foundation funded a number of World Community Service Projects including a Guatemalan Rotaplast Project that provided 119 patients with life-changing surgeries to remove facial abnormalities, a Water Wells Project in Ethiopia, medical equipment and supplies in Papau, New Guinea, and orphanages in Malaysia (with the Rotary Club of Laguna).
Closer to home, the Sacramento Rotary Foundation funded Soil Born Farms, the B Street Theatre, the Teen Biotech Challenge, Women’s Empowerment, Sierra Forever Families, Rotary Literacy Projects (dictionaries for 3rd graders), the Youth Incentive Program (YIP) Scholarships, and numerous other causes. Past President Peter Dannenfelser II presented a Sacramento Rotary Foundation 2013 Bids for Kids check for $47,265 to the Relationship Skill Center in Sacramento to support the work they do in the community to teach crucial parenting and life skills to people in our region.
Inspirational stuff, and here’s how you can help to ensure that the good work of the Sacramento Rotary Foundation continues going forward. Contribute $100 or more to your next Eddie Mulligan, or contact the Rotary Club of Sacramento to make a charitable or corporate match contribution to the Foundation, or remember the Foundation in your will and planned giving, perhaps by setting up a bequest and joining the Legacy Circle.
Bruce Hester and Elfrena Ford celebrated their recent trip to 10 Pacific Rim countries with a $1,000 contribution toward their next Paul Harris Awards and in recognition of RCOS members that have participated in international service projects over the last couple of years.
Eddie Mulligan Awards were presented at this meeting to Randy Friedman (his 1st), Susan Drack (her 2nd), James McColm (his 5th), and Past President Tim Pickney (incredibly, his 14th). Finally, David Higdon was named a Sacramento Rotary Fellow for his more than 10 years as a Rotarian, his leadership in the business and civic life in our region, and his numerous actions - from Golf 4 Kids to Dictionaries for 3rd graders – truly living “Service Above Self”.
Committee announcements included: Steve Ruland and John Frisch announced the Salvation Army Toy Drive, Luann Richardson announced the New Member Reception (12/3), Diane Schachterle talked up the the Senior Gleaners Work Day (more than 100 volunteers) (12/7), and Pres. Thom announced Daughter’s Day (12/16), reminding everyone to RSVP today!
Win Westfall sponsored the pre-meeting wine reception. After the Pledge Dick Osen led the club in singing “God Bless America” to help open the meeting and Jim Craig provided the “FINAL THOUGHT”.
Posted on Dec 04, 2013
When you attend our next meeting or event, please take time to welcome our newest members who were inducted on Monday.
Kevin Manz with sponsor Roger Salazar with sponsor
Jeff vonKaenel Len Simpson
Posted on Dec 04, 2013
- Bachelors of Business Ethics from William Jessup University
- Masters of Theological Studies from Liberty Theological Seminary
- Spent three years working in Cambodia working with Agape International Missions as Director of Svay Pak Ministries
- Worked in Sacramento with Agape International Missions as Director of US Prevention
- Currently working with my wife as Director of Siem Reap Ministries for Agape International Missions.
Since a young age I have felt a call on my life to live out the pure religion described in James 1:27, to take care of the orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep myself from being polluted by the world. This call has lead me to serve the oppressed and disenfranchised around the world in places like Peru, Nicaragua, India, and Thailand. Most recently God has stirred my heart for the plight of the modern day slave and He has allowed me to serve in Cambodia helping to bring transformation to some of the darkest corners of the planet where the slave trade still thrives. I have a passion to see the same transformative power that I witnessed in Cambodia come to every city, town, and country where slavery and child abuse exists.
"It's easy for someone to hear about the evil of human trafficking and feel hopeless or helpless. I was there several years ago. It can be paralyzing. But the truth is we CAN do something about it. Clayton's focus on practical and immediate actions is absolutely necessary for any human trafficking course. A class on human trafficking should move people, not leave them feeling paralyzed. Awareness + Action = Abolition."
Executive Director, Founder
California Against Slavery
"Clayton Butler is a credible, authentic, deeply devoted and highly effective abolitionist in the fight against the 21st century slave trade. He is one of those rare individuals who inspires me to believe that we really can turn the tide of this great injustice. It has been my great privilege to learn from Clayton as a personal hero for the past three years. His work, character, and devotion to the victims of sex trafficking is transcended only by his love for God. A true example to those of us seeking to end slavery."
Benjamin Nolot, President and Founder, Exodus Cry
“When I first came to the village of Svay Pak, Cambodia in 2003 the streets were quite literally jammed with brothels in which hundreds of young girls were on open sale to sex tourists and foreign pedophiles. It was a place of unbelievable violence and great darkness.
But the transformation evident on those streets today is simply extraordinary. Rather than being peddled for rape, children are now accessing educational opportunities, health services and community building activities, from art to break dance, provided by Agape International Missions within the community. Their steadfast commitment to Svay Pak and its children has created a vibrant sense of hope, and brought life to a very dark place. We at International Justice Mission are deeply grateful for their partnership.”
Gary Haugen, President and CEO, International Justice Mission
Posted by RCS Staff on Nov 13, 2013
The holidays are fast approaching & that means that the RCOS Daughter’s Day meeting is just around the corner. This year, Daughter's Day will be Monday, December 16th, at the Red Lion Hotel-Woodlake.
Daughter's Day is a long-standing Rotary Club of Sacramento tradition and one of the favorite meetings of the year. Our regular Monday luncheon becomes Daughters' Day, and this special meeting is run entirely by daughters!
RSVP's are required. You can sign up online or call the Rotary office. Make sure you register all your guests so we have the seats & meals reserved. Also if you require a child’s meal, vegetarian or vegan, be sure to let us know.
Don't miss out on the great program or the annual visit by Santa!
Posted on Nov 08, 2013
- Save the Date -
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Mark your calendar for the Rotary Club of Sacramento Gala held in honor of Rotary’s first 100 years in the region:
Celebrate the Century… Rotary Looks Ahead
Join us for an evening of fine dining, entertainment & fun at
The McClellan Convention Center
Posted by RCS Staff on Nov 14, 2013
Pre-Convention Tour: Australia, May 21–30, 2014
Rotary International Convention: Sydney, Australia May 30-June 4, 2014
Post-Convention Tour: New Zealand, June 4–11, 2014
For more information:
By Phone: Georgia Shoemaker at (888) 770-6898, ext 103
By Email: l firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by RCS Staff on Dec 02, 2013
|Name ||Date |
|Gilligan, Mike ||Dec 01 |
|Lauppe, J.D. ||Dec 01 |
|Horton, Stephen ||Dec 02 |
|McCandliss, Len ||Dec 03 |
|McIntyre, John ||Dec 03 |
|Baird, Donald ||Dec 05 |
|Craig, James ||Dec 05 |
|Van Rees, Linda ||Dec 05 |
|Woodruff, Diane ||Dec 05 |
|Daru, Judy ||Dec 07 |
|Cohen, David ||Dec 09 |
|Kjelstrom, Judy ||Dec 12 |
|Salazar, Katrina ||Dec 12 |
|Hammer , Tom ||Dec 13 |
|Collentine, John ||Dec 14 |
|Fons, Leesa ||Dec 15 |
|London, Jack ||Dec 15 |
|Gresens, Chris ||Dec 16 |
|Plant, Forrest ||Dec 17 |
|Hagy, Donald ||Dec 18 |
|Cole, Daniel ||Dec 19 |
|Eytcheson, Rick ||Dec 20 |
|Frisch, John ||Dec 20 |
|Higdon, Jack ||Dec 21 |
|Huffman, Kelly ||Dec 21 |
|Ose, Mary ||Dec 21 |
|Balluff, John ||Dec 23 |
|Marvin Jr., Lawrence ||Dec 25 |
|Hewitt, Milo ||Dec 27 |
|Cross, Ken ||Dec 28 |
|Lawrence, Skip ||Dec 28 |
|Geery, Linda ||Dec 29 |
|Schachterle, Diane ||Dec 29 |
|Finegan, John ||Dec 30 |
|Zakskorn, Pete ||Dec 31 |
| || |
Posted by RCS Staff on Nov 21, 2013
Many have been asking if Rotary has plans to help with the relief efforts in the Philippines due to the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Below is a link to donate to ShelterBox, USA. ShelterBox is currently working in the Philippines following what meteorologists are calling the most powerful storm ever to make landfall. The global support from the Rotary network is the cornerstone that ShelterBox is built on. Rotary has been instrumental in the growth and Rotarians are the cement that binds it together. Since founded, ShelterBox grew from one club’s adopted project to the largest global Rotary club project in the 100-year history of the organization.
In 2012, ShelterBox became Rotary International's first project partner. This agreement enables both to collaborate more closely to bring relief and temporary shelter to survivors of disasters worldwide.
http://www.shelterboxusa.org/typhoon Donate Today...
Posted on Dec 04, 2013
December 9, 2013 - Red Lion Hotel Woodlake
December 16, 2013 - Daughter's Day - Red Lion Hotel Woodlake
December 23, 2013 No Meeting
December 30, 2013 No Meeting
January 6, 2014 - Red Lion Hotel Woodlake
January 13, 2014 - Red Lion Hotel Woodlake
January 20, 2014 No Meeting
January 27, 2014 - Red Lion Hotel Woodlake
May 27, 2013
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.
Aug 02, 2012
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 www.rotary5180.org
Jun 30, 2011
The Roster is provided for the members of The Rotary Club of Sacramento
Jul 08, 2009
May 27, 2009
Paul Harris Fellow and Eddie Mulligan Fellow
Aug 02, 2012
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