Rotary Club of Sacramento
Founded in 1913
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1451 River Park Dr. Ste 120 (South Entrance)
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Posted by Rick Davis on Aug 25, 2016
“Give me wine to wash me clean of the weather-stains of cares” Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote.
In that spirit (sic), wine shaped and framed our meeting this week. From the elegant thought for the day by Mik Miklaus (Integrity Mortgage) (“Our wine which art in heaven…”) to guest speaker Sean Minor’s fascinating (“It ain’t easy”) insights about the wine industry to PP Walter Dahl’s (Dahl Law, Attorneys At Law) challenge to shave our heads for this year’s Sacramento Century Challenge (the commitment to which doubtless would be helped by generous portions of wine) our club’s favorite beverage stayed on our minds as well as in our delicate stemmed glasses.
Between swigs from these glasses (metaphorically speaking) meeting highlights included Jim Leet’s pitch for Boutin Jones, Inc. The business law firm extends its market from Ireland to Australia and provides expertise for partner and corporate services, real estate, estate planning, tax law, intellectual property, and a lot more. Jim is also our Club Foundation president this year. (Thank you, Jim!)
We also welcomed fellow Rotarian and special guest Hailu Ibsa from Ethiopia and President Dan exchanged club banners with him. Hailu’s excellent motto: “Don’t wait so long to get involved in service above self.” (Write that down!) Coincident with Hailu’s visit, PP Peter Dannenfelser (Architectural Arts) presented a third anniversary update on our joint water project in Ethiopia. We sent a team in 2013 and worked with Hailu and others to build a gravity feed cistern and provide a clean water supply to villages there. Peter summarized his experience in Ethiopia with two words: beauty and hospitality. His superb pictures proved the case.
Dr. Charlie Bamforth holds the titles of Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Sciences and Distinguished Professor at UC Davis. He has been part of the brewing industry for over 35 years. He is formerly Deputy Director-General of Brewing Research International and Research Manager and Quality Assurance Manager of Bass Brewers. He is an Honorary Professor in the School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham, England and was previously Visiting Professor of Brewing at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. Charlie is a Fellow of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling, Fellow of the Society of Biology and Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology.
Charlie is a rare breed of scientists who blends scientific rigor with a passion for teaching. He has a wonderful sense of humor and checks his ego at the door. He has to have a great sense of humor because his brewing lab in located in the Robert Mondavi Institute!
His introduction to beer making is the most popular undergraduate course on the UC Davis. He has been honored by the students of UC Davis as one of the top three educators in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. In October 2010 he was on “The Honor Roll” as one of the 20 professors who are changing the classroom in the US (Playboy magazine).
Charlie has been part of the brewing industry since 1978. He was formerly Deputy Director-General of Brewing Research International and Research Manager and Quality Assurance Manager of Bass Brewers. His list of accolades is impressive and span the world. I will just mention a few…. In 2011 Charlie was honored by the Award of Distinction from the American Society of Brewing Chemists for “exceptional contributions and long diligent service to brewing science and the brewing industry”. In June 2014 he was elected President of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling. In January 2014, he was the star of the film that won the Food Awards gold medal in Hollywood for viewers’ choice, short documentary.
Is your high school band or orchestra instrument still hanging out in your closet, waiting for a second chance? Did your kids leave their band instruments in there, too? If so, the Rotary Club of Orangevale has an offer that you should not resist. We will find a home for that horn or stringed instrument in the hands of a promising young middle or high school student!
We have established a relationship with San Juan Arts (part of the San Juan Unified School District) to place good student and professional-quality musical instruments with selected students under an instrument loan program. Music directors at the schools with music programs will identify promising young students who will benefit from working with an instrument suited to an advanced player, and who may not have the resources to obtain one. We will refurbish your instrument as needed, give it to San Juan Arts for inventory control, and San Juan Arts will loan the instrument to the selected student for the duration of his or her middle and/or high school career.
In 2016, we successfully placed reed instruments with selected students at Bella Vista High School and Carnegie Middle School, and we now have the opportunity to expand the program into other San Juan schools. We also purchased one new instrument for a deserving trumpet player. For 2016-2017, we have been granted matching funds from Rotary District 5180 to supplement our instrument repair and purchase budget.
Posted by RCS Staff on Apr 21, 2016
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