July 2015

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With braces on his legs but a shy smile on his face, eight-year-old Ian Diedrich rose up from his wheelchair and took a few steps to the front of the podium. Holding his hand, his mother Colleen said her son, who was born with a chromosomal abnormality, could not walk until he enrolled in the Ralph Richardson Center.
“He’s now walking independently,” she said of her son who must undergo spinal surgery every six months to keep walking. She thanked the members of the Rotary Club of Sacramento for their generosity. “We’re just so grateful for your support.”
The center is one of four school programs for physically and health impaired children that are supported by Golf 4 Kids charity tournament on Aug. 10. Others programs which benefit are at the Luther Burbank High School, Fern Bacon Middle School and the Bowling Green Charter School.
But with less than a month to go, only one third of the golfers needed have signed up for the tournament - which is one of Rotary’s longest-running charity events. “What a great excuse to get out and play golf,” said President Dave Cohen. “Grab a foursome and bring your friends.” The tournament, which will be held at the North Ridge Country Club, raises between $30,000 to $40,000 to pay for field trips, special sports tournaments, a community garden, indoor swimming, art classes, and independent living skill training.
“Thank you very much from Burbank High School,” said special education teacher Greg Polo. He introduced recent graduate Andre Justice, who uses a wheelchair, and has  learned to ride the bus on his own and how to budget his money. His mother, Andrinus Pernell, said he was even elected prom king. “Thank you guys. We really appreciate all the help you’ve given us,” she said.
Bob Miller, chair of the day, urged more members to participate in the tournament. As a guest raised his hand and asked how to sign up, Ian Diedrich walked off the stage with someone else pushing his wheelchair. Dick Osen put on his golf hat and rushed to the door with his sign up clipboard in hand. For more information, click on - www.sacrotarygolf4kids.com.
Announcements: Past President Beverly Brautigam invited everyone over for the annual swim and barbecue on Saturday; John Swentowsky invited everyone to Monday’s softball game on Monday night; and the unveiling of the house built by Habitat for Humanity will be on Aug. 8.
Other more personal announcements and accompanying donations included:
*Jim Culleton, who swam from Alcatraz to San Francisco.
*Tim Maurice, who was one of 17 top CFO’s honored by the Sacramento Business Journal.
*Brad Towne, sported a hat to hide the dent in his head, but is thankful to be cancer-free.
*Michelle Amaral, who attended a Rotary meeting while on vacation in Salzburg, Austria, and found herself to be the only woman present.
*Past President Susan Sheridan, who was one of six people at a recent Rotary meeting in Livingston, Montana, introduced the club’s newest honorary member Millie Stone, widow of the late Bill Stone.
*Michael Bullington, who celebrated 35 years of marriage and his first grandchild.
*Bob Gaines, who had his first great-grandchild.
*Todd Andrews, who missed President Dave’s first two meetings while at the Tour de France
*Ed Grebitus, who appreciates the music and other Rotary programs.
Thanks to Dan Fenocchio for the wine reception; Aaron French and Kevin Williams for the music and Callee Setzer for the Thought of the Day. The meeting sponsor for the day was Jeff Curcio of the Murphy, Austin, Adams, Schoenfeld Law Firm, newly minted as Murphy Austin.

Golf 4 Kids Beneficiaries

"My age-old interests includes working with great, energized people to create great value and solve the problems of this world."
In 1998, Roger co-founded Akers Capital LLC with partner Tom Loutzenheiser. After successfully raising Pac West Technology Fund I in 2000, Roger and the team have invested in, mentored and helped build emerging technology companies. His enjoyment and stimulation of working with the best teams possible has been Roger’s primary motivating factor throughout his career. Managing projects, building companies and investing funds has provided significant experience and insight into the intricacies of technology based business development. Providing support through board-level participation, organizational development, marketing and sales channel development is his passion. Roger has undergraduate degrees in Accounting (CPA) and Computer Science and a Masters of Business Administration. He currently serves on the Boards of the Golden State Capital Network, the Emerging Technology Institute, University of California Connect, and sits on the Advisory Board for the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis.

Mark your calendar to join your fellow Rotarians, friends and community members at Northridge Country Club on August 10, 2015.
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.
Be a Sponsor, Donate to the Raffle, or Volunteer to Help the Day of, every member can participate... you DON"T have to golf!
This year our event will benefit the following schools:
·Bowling Green Charter School
·Fern Bacon Middle School
·Luther Burbank High School
·Ralph Richardson Center
Remember… it’s all about the kids!   Please come out and make a difference in a child’s life. 
Bob Miller - G4K Chair


July 28, 2015 - Red Lion Hotel - Woodlake

August 4, 2015 - Red Lion Hotel - Woodlake

August 10, 2015 - Golf 4 Kids - North Ridge CC

August 11, 2015 - Dark

August 18, 2015 - Red Lion Hotel - Woodlake

August 25, 2015 - CSUS Alumni Center

September 1, 2015 - Red Lion Hotel - Woodlake

September 8, 2015 - Dark

September 15, 2015 - Red Lion Hotel - Woodlake

September 22, 2015 - Red Lion Hotel - Woodlake

September 29, 2015 - Brown Bag Meeting





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REMEMBER Giving blood not only helps our community, it also counts as a make-up. Use Rotary Club of Sacramento blood club #6569 when you register, then send us a copy of your receipt after you donate. Did you know that giving platelets counts for two (2) make-ups?

President Dave's Levels of Giving

Starter Contribution - $25
1/2 Century Rider - $50
Service Contribution - $100
Eat A Bug Contribution - $250
Merchants Contribution - $500
Captain of Industry - $750
Bell Ringer Contribution - $1000
Meeting Sponsor - $300
Cell Phone Fine - $100

Upcoming Events



Aug 04, 2015
Darryl Corti
California Wine
Aug 11, 2015
Aug 18, 2015
Bob Miller
Golf 4 Kids Thank You's
Aug 25, 2015
Robert Nelsen
CSUS President
Sep 01, 2015
DG Glenn Fong
2015-16 District Governor Visit
Sep 08, 2015
Sep 15, 2015
Warren Smith
Sacramento Republic FC
Sep 22, 2015
Todd Andrews/PP Susan Sheridan
Sacramento Century Beneficiaries
Sep 29, 2015
Oct 06, 2015
Members' Passions Day
Share your passions, interests or hobbies
Oct 13, 2015
Oct 20, 2015
Todd Andrews/PP Susan Sheridan
Sacramento Century Thank You's
Oct 27, 2015
Gordon Fowler
3fold Communications
Nov 03, 2015
Felicia Marcus
California Water Resources Control Board
Nov 10, 2015
Nov 17, 2015
Tia Kratter
Nov 24, 2015
Dec 01, 2015
Doug Crumley - RCOSF President
Rotary Club of Sacramento Foundation Day
Dec 08, 2015
Bob Daly/Gabriel Gendron
Pony Express Marathon Beneficiaries
Dec 15, 2015
Cathy Wei
Traditional China culture - China's past & present
Dec 22, 2015
Dec 29, 2015