January 2017
Roast, Boast and Toast!
Friend of Dan:
$25 - $100
Meeting Sponsor:
Cell Phone Fine:
Upcoming Speakers
Charley Kurlinkus
Jan 24, 2017
BASE Jumper
Brown Bag
Jan 31, 2017
Craig Needham
Feb 07, 2017
Injury Attorney
Valentine's Day
Feb 14, 2017
Upcoming Events
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President Dan McVeigh’s introduction to Tuesday’s meeting noted the celebration of his 66th birthday last weekend, to which he said, “I am officially getting old”.  He also referenced the correlation between the 1968 election of Richard Nixon and this weeks’ change of power at the inauguration. 
Our thought of the day given by PP John Frisch (Cornish and Carey Commercial RE) was a reference to our guest speaker.  No matter what sport we all love to support there is always a call or two that we blame on the officials.  John reminded us that we should “give them a break, their jobs are tough”.
President Dan introduced the head table and thanked the musical director Aaron French (Zanker Recycling), our pianist Randy Friedman (US Navy), and our greeters Diane Schachterle (American Civil Rights Institute) and Denise Santiago (Golden Pacific Bank).  Our Sergeant-At-Arms, Tom Bacon (Kidder Mathews), introduced 20 guests, 9 perspective Rotarians and 1 visiting Rotarian.  Several comments were made that our packed meeting was most likely due to our guest speaker, Mike Pereira. 
Tuesday’s meeting sponsor was Dennis Smith (Tsakopoulos Management) who donated his money and kindly gave his time to Gina Smith, the Director of Education for the California Musical Theater.  She spoke about the outreach and educational programs the Musical Theater offers throughout the year, from youth training to internship programs earning college credit.
President Dan returned to the podium requesting PDG and PP Fred Teichert (Teichert Foundation) to join him. Benefactor Award presented to Fred for his lifelong generous commitment to the Legacy and the Foundation of Rotary.
The introduction of our newest member followed.  PP Dave Murphy (Retired) and Ken Adamson (Beverage Distribution) co-sponsored Theresa Rodgers, the President and Principal of St. Francis High School.  She began her Rotary journey on a scholarship in 92-93 in Bath, England, which she noted, “was the basis for a life changing appreciation for Rotary.”
John McIntyre (Mercy Foundation) came up next to introduce Karen Cendro of the Rotary Youth Exchange program.  Our Club has sponsored outbound student Noah Wadhwani and his family were called to the front of the room.  Noah loves to play the guitar and tennis.  He is passionate about foreign affairs, climate change and ISIS.  Karen also noted he was the top student in this year’s group.  She handed him the envelope containing the country to which he was awarded.  His top three countries were Argentina, Spain and Germany.  He opened the envelope and a huge smile covered his face, he will indeed be off to Argentina during the next school year.  He thanked the club and shared his hopes that the experience will shape his future.
A unique Rotary funded experience was shared with us by PP Walter Dahl’s (Dahl Law) daughter, Ellen Dahl, the Mama Maji Kenya Water Project.  The project is the building of rainwater collection systems for sanitary usage by women in Kenya.  She spent two weeks in Kenya meeting with the chief and women’s groups for support on the project.  She and her group promoted the use of local construction workers to create the water collection system, assuring Fred Teichert they will not be competition.  Ellen shared several pictures of the systems installation, one of which included her digging the ground hole for the system.  She also thanked the Rotary club for her experience. 
Thank you very much for being our "Meeting Sponsor" and donating your time to California Musical Theatre!
What do an emergency Room Doctor at Kaiser Medical in Sacramento, a bright green squirrel suit and the word BASE all have in common?  The answer is Tuesday’s speaker, Dr. Charley Kurlinkus.
Known in some circles as “Doctor Daredevil”, Dr. Kurlinkus has made over 2,100 jumps off of “stuff”. The technical term for such stuff is B.A.S.E.  Written another way, "BASE" is an acronym standing for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: Building, Antenna, Span, and Earth (cliff).
Due to the lower altitudes of the jumps, BASE jumping is significantly more dangerous than skydiving from a plane. In the U.S., BASE jumping is currently regarded by many as a fringe extreme sport.
Wearing only a $1,200 nylon suit that fills with air and is shaped like stubby wings, hence the name “squirrel suit”, our speaker has leaped from Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building in the world, free falling for 8-10 seconds, then opens his parachute to safely land.
His videos will amaze you as he ‘flys’ down a canyon over 100mph and only 4-6 feet above the rocky terrain. They also are majestic to watch as you see a human speck glide along rugged rocky mountain cliff faces appreciating the beauty of nature. One also realizes the legacy the mankind’s very inquisitive mind seeking to fly unaided since the time of Icarus in Greek mythology.
So bring your Dramamine, find a steady chair and dine with one of the World’s Top 10 BASE jumpers this week.
  • Dr. Charles Kurlinkus, MD is a board certified emergency medicine physician in Sacramento, California. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in California. He is affiliated with Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center.
Education & Training
University of California Davis School of Medicine Medical School
Certifications & Licensure
  • CA State Medical License 2011 - 2017
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine Emergency Medicine
We are no longer serving Loaves & Fishes on the 5th Tuesday in a calendar month.  We are now the 5th Thursday starting March 30.  Mark your calendar!

January 24, 2017 - The Dante Club

January 31, 2017 - Brown Bag

February 7, 2017 - The Dante Club

February 14 2017 - The Dante Club

February 21 2017 - DARK

February 28 2017 - The Dante Club



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