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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Jul 30, 2014


Best of the Best Service Club - Again


For the third year in a row, Rotary Club of Lincoln was voted best service club by readers of the Lincoln News Messenger.  Congratulations to our members who truly belief in "Service Above Self."  This award was highly influenced by our Literacy projects at Lincoln Schools, our other work with the youth of Lincoln, our speakers at our weekly meetings and our diligent efforts to keep the community updated via facebook and our website.


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Posted by Rose Ruiz on Jul 19, 2014



Working with Placer Food Bank, our club helped in the collection and distribution of food and clothing to less fortunate people of Lincoln.  At our meeting on July 17, members brought in non-perishable food to fill one barrel (194 pounds) - thank you members. 

On July 19, we helped to set up and conduct the food and clothing distribution at Lincoln Spanish Seventh-Day Adventist Church on 5th Street.  Thanks to Bayside Church, a truckload of children's clothing was provided for distribution.  Placer Food Bank had a truckload of perishable and non-perishable food, some of which had been collected at Lincoln businesses.

The drive served 130 families and 482 individuals. There were 35 volunteers; 10 were Rotarians.Over 6,000 pounds of food was distributed. Clothing was provided to 67 families.


Special thanks to Rose Ruiz, a Lincoln Rotarian who works with the Food Bank, for orchestrating this event.  On the day of the event, she was everywhere making things run like clockwork.  Special thanks to Lincoln Spanish SDA Church for hosting the event.  And, of course, many thanks to Placer Food Bank.

 For more, click on links:    Rose's Overview of Event         Picture Album 


Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Jul 04, 2014

Red Angels Precision Wheelbarrow Team in Lincoln Parade


Under the leadership of Rotarian David Cesio, the Precision Wheelbarrow Team developed the Circle, Slip and Crossover maneuvers to show the parade watchers the coordination and fun-to-be-had while being a member of Rotary Club of Lincoln.  Also, special thanks to WWII veteran Stix Bellacera for playing the drums, just like he did when he marched down the Chance de Lise in Paris following WWII.




 And, Kris Wyatt and Kim Fricke are to be commended for selling Cow Chip Bingo Tickets to parade watchers. Don't miss your chance to win $2000 in the fundraiser event scheduled for September.

Rotarian Rob Wolf did a great job as usually announcing the parade participates.


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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Jun 08, 2014

"Bikes for Books" Reading Program

Literacy is one of the focus areas of Rotary.  In our community, we currently have a project, partially supported by Sacramento Rotary District 5180, to encourage reading in elementary schools.  The project focuses on encouraging students in Grades 2-5 to achieve their reading goals. (In Grades 1-3 students learn to read and beyond that students must read to learn.)  To encourage reading, we provide a bicycle to the winner of a drawing that includes all students that achieve their reading goals.  The drawing is held each trimester in the seven public schools in Lincoln (or 21 bikes total each year).  

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The feedback from the program is that more kids are reading to achieve reading goals. This is also evidenced by the enthusiasm of the kids when we present the bikes at school assemblies. With improved reading, the continuing scholastic success of our students will be better.

Our club is currently working on how we can continue to fund this project for coming years. 

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Apr 26, 2014

The Lincoln Wine Fest was a great success.  About 650 people showed up to taste wine from South Placer wineries, and to have food suppled by Lincoln businesses. In addition, there was live music and a wine garden in Beermann Plaza and a "Bottle Shop" when attendees could take home some of their favorite wines. This event is provided as a Community Service to the downtown Lincoln businesses as a way to bring people to Lincoln.  Secondly, it is to tie Lincoln to Placer County wineries so that Lincoln is perceived to be the Gateway to the Placer County wine country.  



To staff this huge event, our club was supported by volunteers from downtown businesses and from Beale Air Force Base. The gratifying part of this event is that the downtown merchants were absolutely delighted by the turnout.  See more pictures at Winefest Album.

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Club Events
RYE Student Party Kris's Home
Aug 13, 2014 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Board Meeting Claire's Home
Aug 20, 2014 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Blood Drive Veterans Hall
Aug 22, 2014 02:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Cow Chip Bingo McBean Park Baseball Field
Sep 13, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Board Meeting Claire's Home
Sep 17, 2014 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Board Meeting Claire's Home
Oct 15, 2014 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Nite at the Races SCLH Orchard Creek Ballroom
Nov 08, 2014
Lincoln Wine Fest May 02, 2015 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
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