February 2016
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Director, Administration & Membership
Director, Administration & Membership
Director, Club Service
Director, Club Service
Director, Communication & Public Relations
Director, Communication & Public Relations
Director, Community Service & Outreach
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Ideas lead action, they say. No one exemplified the point more than did our guest speaker this week.
Ably introduced by member Elena Naderi (Family CEO), Mr. Ali Youssefi, Vice President of CFY Development, enjoys a reputation for both creative ideas and energetic commitment to our community. In a clear, eloquent presentation he described his family-owned company's approach to infill development. The idea is to create "neighborhoods that are connected" and to pursue "high-density (growth) in a sensitive way." Tax credits help them make it so.
CFY has completed or is working on affordable housing projects for seniors, families and professionals throughout Central California, from Crescent City to Galt to Mojave and Arvin. (This author had to look up the last one: It's in Kern County.)
In Sacramento, Mr. Youssefi described in depth CFY's recent Warehouse Artist Lofts project in the R Street Historic District. Reusing the old Lawrence Warehouse at 12th & R, the $41.5 million project provides a mix of warehousing, retail, luxury housing, and a boutique hotel. Celebrating both artists and the arts, it features everything from a vinyl record store to a "bar and barbershop" to block parties to "the most expensive (dance) floor I ever built" (per Mr. Youssefi).   
Their next major project will be the 700 block of K Street. It will help connect the Convention Center with Golden 1 Arena, as well as points further east and west.
Elsewhere during the meeting:
President Dave began by leading us in the pledge and thanking Mik Miklaus (Integrity Mortgage) for hosting our wine reception. Mik featured his own wines with his own unique "Surgeon General's Warning." We have appended the latter to this missive, in the public interest, of course.*
President Dave flirted with nepotism to induct his wife, Diann Cohen (Macro Pro.) as our newest honorary member. Their son, Jake Cohen (Work Comp Resolutions), already a club member, did the honors of awarding the Rotary pin to his mother. We thank Diann for her selfless work supporting and recruiting for the Pony Express Marathon!
Bob Rosenberg (Inve$tnet) Sponsor of the Day, described his firm, Inve$tnet, Inc. He listed his happy clients by reading from our club's roster. But never mind: Inve$tnet offers great services, has great goals, and reflects a great Rotarian spirit.
Community Service: Jim Relles (Relles Florist), announced he is the proud grandfather of his first granddaughter, Dalia. (Congrats Jim!) The happy moment garnered its predictable donation to the success of our club.
Club announcements (Contact the office if you have questions.)
2 February. (Too late!) Club Networking, per Randy Friedman (United States Navy).
6 February. Trap shooting at Coon Creek Trap & Skeet in Lincoln, per Mike Bullington (Pacific Advisors).
12 March. Annual Snowshoe Walk, per Jim Phillips.
16 March. Squaw Valley Ski Trip, per PP Frank Poelman (Poelman Company)
1 May. Pony Express Marathon--we still need sponsors! President Dave added that Coldwell Banker will host a Monte Carlo night Friday, 19 February, the proceeds of which are earmarked to our club's Marathon beneficiaries. (Nice touch.)
And Past Emperor Wes Yee (Yee Dental Care), announced that he and member Clayton Lee (C.K.L. Trust) are off to Jamaica soon, to volunteer needed dental services and to work on their flossing.
President Dave gaveled us to a close at 1:33 pm. We meet next week again at the Red Lion/Woodlake and will host Ron Cunningham of the Sacramento Ballet. (How fast can you pirouette?) 


*Mike Miklaus' world-famous warning about wine. (It cost Mike Bullington $50 to read it aloud.)
"Government Warning: (1) According to the Surgeon General, this wine should be consumed on a regular basis. (2) Consumption of this wine will illicit overwhelming feelings of optimism and may create the illusion that you are smarter, faster and better looking -- enjoy your liquid courage and never forget how great you really are. (3) Consumption of this wine may cause you to think you can sing…Whether you can or you can't, let it out -- our world needs it!" 


Thank you very much for being our Meeting Sponsor!!

Bob Rosenberg CCIM, the owner of INVE$TNET Inc., a commercial brokerage and development company focusing on taking on a variety of complex projects.  For over 35 years Bob has been involved in creating value for private investors & corporate clients in advanced commercial real estate transactions including 25 years of sale leaseback structuring, transaction structuring, problem avoidance (as well as solving) with select development. He has been active for over 25 years in the national leadership of the CCIM Institute, an international organization active in approximately 1,000 markets.  CCIM, along with its network, combines local expertise, advanced financial, marketing, technology & decision analysis to create wealth  accumulation.  Quality real estate, with proper structuring, as well as regular asset review, provides stability, cash flow, pride of ownership and tax shelter.  Call Bob to find out more or go to www.investnnn.com, or call 916-929-6310.


In 1988, Ron Cunningham was engaged as Artistic Director for The Sacramento Ballet. Mr. Cunningham is a choreographer of distinction in a variety of styles and has created over sixty ballets for the international stage. His ballets have received critical acclaim in London, Peking, Shanghai, Canton, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Milan, Rome, San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston. His Cinderella was the first American ballet to be seen in the People’s Republic of China and was televised to over 30 million viewers.

In 1989, Carinne Binda joined her husband Ron Cunningham at The Sacramento Ballet, and in 1991 became Co-Artistic Director for the company. Ms. Binda’s career began with the Boston Ballet where she quickly emerged from the corps de ballet to the rank of soloist, as well as ballet mistress and personal assistant to the Artistic Director, Violette Verdy. She served as ballet mistress for Rudolf Nureyev’s Swan Lake and Don Quixote, and has won praise from audiences and critics throughout more than a dozen international tours.

Through the vision and leadership of Artistic Directors Cunningham and Binda, the company has enjoyed substantial success and is widely recognized as a major leading arts organization in Sacramento. They have successfully chosen ballets that balance public appeal with works that stretch and develop the artistic capabilities of the dancers. The Sacramento Ballet is well known for Cunningham’s world premieres of such works as Carmina Burana, The Rite of Spring, Bolero, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream as it is for his classics, including The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, A Streetcar Named Desire and Hamlet. The Ballet’s audience has had the opportunity to experience a vast repertoire, including works by Septime Webre, David Parsons, Kathryn Posin, Agnes de Mille, Glen Tetley, Val Caniparoli,Trey McIntyre and Twyla Tharp. In 20 seasons, the Ballet has added 15 full-length ballets, 18 Balanchine masterworks, 40 Sacramento premieres, and 38 world premieres. The company is highly regarded as a cultural asset to the community and consistently receives outstanding reviews for its artistic quality.




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February 23, 2016 - Red Lion Hotel Woodlake


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The following applicants has 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 club president prior to February 11, 2016.

Prospect:              Frank Quin
Business:              Ephraim Ventures, LLC
Position:               Vice President
Classification:      REAL ESTATE - Investments
Sponsors:             John McIntyre & Diane Schachterle
Prospect:             David Chavez
Business:             Chavez, Stiles &Co.
Position:               Shareholder
Classification:      CPA - Multi Owner - Audit
Sponsors:            John Murphy & Heidi Hershenhouse
The Roster is provided for the members of The Rotary Club of Sacramento.

It is intended for the social and business use of our members and shall not be loaned or given to non-members.
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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
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