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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!

Event Volunteers Needed:

Click on link above to sign up to help.

Posted by Mark Huffman on Oct 15, 2014

President Susan Sheridan opened the meeting by recognizing Don Brown for donating the wine for the wine reception.  She then introduced the head table which included three members being honored for their many years of membership:  Nian Roberts (43), Tom Engel (31), and Dal Darraq (27).  She also asked everyone to keep Doug Enoch in their thoughts as he recovers from a bad fall with serious complications.  Doug is in ICU at UC Davis Trauma Center. Cards to his home would be welcomed.

President Susan then gave the podium to Amin Elmallah who introduced the day’s invocator, Rev. Alan Jones, who provided the opening prayer in which, among others, he prayed for all of those who were responsible for producing the food we were about to enjoy, preparing it, and cleaning up after we were done.

Sergeant-at-arms John Lemmon welcomed our honored guests.  After some fellowship time President Susan called the meeting back to order to see if there were any “risk takers”  in the audience, noting that she had changed her entry level giving from a “Chicken Out” to a “Bicyclist” in honor of the upcoming Sacramento Century event.  Amin Elmallah got things going by donating $100 towards his Eddie Mulligan. Virginia Wade gave at the “White Water Rafting” level of $250 for the Sacramento Century event and Tom Engel became a “Bungee Jumper” at $1,000, followed in like succession by Mead Kibbey, Diane Woodruff and Past-President Beverly Brautigam for a grand total of $4,250 among them. Finally, Bob Rosenberg donated $150 towards his Paul Harris in support of bringing Major League Soccer to Sacramento.

President Susan was also happy to report that a total of 900 riders had already signed up for the event which was shaping up in fine form.  Pam Saltenberger rose to continue to promote the Oktoberfest event following the bicycle ride.  She was accompanied by Diane Woodruff and Diane Schachterle in dirndls to get everyone in the right spirit.

President Susan welcomed back Dr. Clarence Lee, who had just returned from active duty in Afghanistan. She thanked him for his service to our country as a U.S. Air Force Flight Surgeon.  She also congratulated him on the birth of his son last week.

With that, President Susan then turned the podium over to Chair of the Day Diane Woodruff who introduced our speaker, Rotary Club of Sacramento member Dr. Brian King, Chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District.

Dr. King began by introducing the four colleges in the Los Rios Community College system and their founding dates:  Sacramento City College (1916), American River College (1952), Consumnes River College (1971), and Folsom Lake College (2004).  Collectively they serve over 77,000 students annually.  It is the second largest community college system in California.

The standard model of higher education in California for the past 50 years or so has been the top 10% go to the UC system, the next 30% go to State College system, and everyone else goes to the Community College system.  Dr. King said that mindset needs to change.

He then described what the “typical” Los Rios Community College student looks like.  Only 18% are your typical 18 year old right out of high school.  63% are “low income,” 24% are half-time, 12% are full-time, 31% work full time while going to school, and 63% intend to transfer.

The biggest problem in recent years has been the effects of budget cuts coming out of the recent recession.  Despite that, both degrees and certificates awarded during that period increased.

The major focus in higher education at the local, state and federal levels has been rate of completion, that is, how many students who start actually receive their degrees.  Compared to other community college systems, Los Rios does very well.  About 2/3 of college prepared students complete their degrees, while only 37% of those not college prepared do.

There is also an emphasis on understanding what a particular degree means in the way of earning potential.  Los Rios Community Colleges has a “Salary Surfer” tool online which provides an estimate of what certain degree holders might earn before graduation, after graduation, and beyond.

After taking a few questions Dr. King thanked everyone for having him and President Susan expressed her thanks for his fine presentation.

With that she dismissed the membership admonishing everyone to remember to be “Good Rotarians!”

Posted by RCS Staff on Oct 16, 2014

Thank you Kathy Herrfeldt for being the Meeting Sponsor!


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Posted by Robert Scherer on Oct 08, 2014


Allen Pierleoni

Our speaker  has been with the Sacramento Bee for 28 years...
His focus and specialty in writing is mostly about restaurants and food,  two things we all love!!
He also writes about books,authors, travel and lifestyle.
Before his arrival in Sacramento and the BEE Allen worked for the Miami Hearld, he then lived in Europe where he freelanced
stories to US based newspapers and magazines.  He then  moved to San Francisco,the financial district and worked for corporate
communications at Bank of America.   Then on to San Jose for the Mercury News finally landing here in Sacramento his home...
Allen now writes for the features department for the Bee, where as we stated earlier, has a keen sense for stories related to casual lunchtime
restaurants, food, culture,travel and general feature stories of human interest..
Allen is a gifted writer and has a witty sense of humor about stories and life...just  the way he lives his own.


Posted on Oct 17, 2014


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Posted by Katrina Salazar on Oct 09, 2014

You are Invited to the

Rotary District 5180 Annual Foundation Dinner

Saturday November 1, 2014

Doubletree Hotel, Sacramento

6:00-7:00 No Host Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction

7:00 pm Dinner & Program

Cost $55.00/pp


An evening of recognition, information and inspiration featuring Keynote Speaker:

Wyn Spiller, RRFC of The Rotary Foundation

Wyn is a Past District Governor of District 5190 (2008-2009) and is a member of the Rotary Club of Grass valley.  Wyn and husband Steve share a deep commitment to our Rotary Foundation and its humanitarian work, including a special interest in the Rotary Peace Centers and Polio Eradication.  They are Major Donors as well as Paul Harris Society and Bequest Society members.

Come support our own member, District Governor Fred Teichert with a great showing from our club!  It will be a fun evening and one in which we will also get to celebrate our own clubs 2013-2014 club achievements in Annual Giving and recognize our Charter Paul Harris Society members.

To register, use the invitation that you receive from Club Runner or call the Rotary office.  We will coordinate the registrations and submit to the district so that our members will be able to sit together.  You will receive an invoice for payment from the Rotary Club of Sacramento after the event.

Posted by Susan Sheridan on Oct 01, 2014

Effective October 1, 2014, the Board of Directors voted to increase Active member quarterly dues $20 to cover the increase in the cost of our lunches. The meal cost for the Exempt members and guests will increase by $5 to now cost $25 per meal. This is a meal cost increase only. As we all know food costs and minimum wages have increased substantially over the past several years. We have not seen a dues increase since 2009 and we worked very hard to avoid any increase in our dues during the recent economic downturns.


Susan J. Sheridan
President, 2014-2015
Rotary Club of Sacramento
My cell: (916) 267-4318

Posted by RCS Staff on Sep 10, 2014

The new 2014 - 2015 club rosters are now available.  You can pick up your copy at the meeting on Tuesday, or they are available at the Rotary office.

Posted by RCS Staff on Oct 09, 2014

October 21, 2014 - Red Lion Woodlake

October 28, 2014 - Red Lion Woodlake

November 4, 2014 - Red Lion Hotel Woodlake

November 11, 2014 - NO Meeting - Veteran's Day

November 18, 2014 - Red Lion Hotel Woodlake

November 25, 2014 - NO Meeting

Oct 15, 2014
by RCS Staff

The following new member applicants have been proposed for membership and have given permission for their names 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 October 22, 2014. 

  Prospect:               Chuck Brasfeild
  Business:               Golden Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America
  Position:                CEO
  Classification:        ASSOCIATIONS - Boy Scouts
  Sponsors:              Dan Cole & Larry Booth
  Prospect:                Callee Setzer
  Business:                Setzer Forest Products
  Position:                 Sales
Classification:            MANUFACTURING
  Sponsors:               Cal Setzer & Mik Miklaus

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 - Bicycling

Cell Phone Fine - $100

Meeting Sponsor - $300

Club Events
RCOS Board of Director's Meeting Sacramento Rotary office
Oct 22, 2014 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Sacramento Century Start & Finish - Capitol Mall & 6th Street
Oct 25, 2014
District Governor Meeting for Committee Chairs Rotary Office
Oct 28, 2014 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Rotary District 5180 Annual Foundation Dinner Doubletree Hotel
Nov 01, 2014 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
RCOS Daughter's Day Red Lion Hotel Woodlake
Dec 23, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Oct 21, 2014
Sacramento Bee Restaurant Critic
Oct 28, 2014
District 5180
Nov 04, 2014
Nov 11, 2014
Nov 18, 2014
Nov 25, 2014
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