Rotary Club of Lincoln

Welcome to Rotary Club of Lincoln

We have Lunch and Sunset Meetings

Thursday 11:45-1:30 . 1st/3rd Thurs 5:15-6:30pm .
. Lincoln Woman's Club . . . Buonarrati Restaurant .
. . 499 E Street . . . . . . . . . . . 460 G St . . . . .
Lincoln, CA  95648
United States
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President Art Deardorff

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Voted Best Lincoln Service Club

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Mail: PO Box 663, Lincoln CA 95648


Speakers - Click Name for Details

May 28, 2015
Lunch Meeting - Tom Christofk
Forest Biomass to Energy
Jun 04, 2015
Lunch Meeting - Mark Stephans
Canine Companions
Jun 11, 2015
Lunch Meeting - Shawn Tillman
Economic Development in Lincoln

Upcoming Events


What We Do

Breakfast at
Relay for Life
Rotarians and friends were up early in the morning to prepare breakfast for participants in the Relay for Life of Lincoln all night walk. The leftovers were taken from the event and donated directly to the Clay City Church to feed the homeless after the event.  Thank you Dan and Sharon Johnson for setting this up; and thanks to other Rotarians and friends who assisted.  You are awesome in the service that you provide to our community.

Tour de Lincoln
 Ophir Road Rest Stop
As we have been doing for many years, Rotarians woke up early to get supplies at the McBean Pavilion and set them up on Ophir Road (near I-80 west of Auburn).  We handed out fruit, drinks and other goodies as the Tour de Lincoln riders readied themselves to go up the hill and return to Lincoln. Thanks to Ed Prokopik for taking the lead on organizing this and to the others who volunteered.

We Sponsor Axiom Youth Center
At our May 14th meeting, we presented a check for $5,000 to Emmaus Church Community.  Nate Oats and Sandie Haskins accepted the check and said that this will enable them to get the matching grant that will start the Youth Center in August.  They already have the facility at 420 Lincoln Blvd essentially furnished and the Axiom sign is on the door.  See their website www.TheAxiom. Axiom means "an assumed truth" and this is that the kids of this community matter.

Rotary Work Day
At the Salt Mine
Rotary Work Day is a day when all Rotary Clubs do a project.  It is normally the last Saturday of April.  Since our District Rotary Conference was on that weekend, we elected to have our Work Day on May 9th. And we chose to assist the Salt Mine with food sorting of food donated by Placer Food Bank and others so that it could be distributed to those in need. We expect to continue our association with the Salt Mine in other similar projects.  
For those unaware, the Salt Mine at 590 Lincoln Blvd. is a California nonprofit public benefit charity, with a purpose and mission of enhancing and improving the lives of the young people and their families in Lincoln and surrounding communities. The Salt Mine offers children’s programs, youth programs, and adult training and teaching, as well as an aggressive feeding program that provides emergency food, clothing and household items for needy families in our area.  In addition to accepting food, they accept other donations for sale and distribution at their two area thrift stores.  www.SaltMine.Org
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Service Project - Visit to VillaDelRey and Lincoln Meadows 
Thanks to the leadership of acting Service Chair Kimberly Fricke, ~9 members and a friend ventured to these two senior care facilities on Saturday morning to deliver Easter Gift bags.  The gift bags contained puzzle books, crossword puzzles, pinwheels and small boxes of candy.  Most of the residents were very pleased with our visit and appreciated the gift bags, conversations, and attention that members gave.  A very rewarding experience. 
Links to More Pictures
       LNM Article

Community Blood and Platelet Drive
The Lincoln Community Blood and Platelet Drive was an awesome success. Thank You to all who came to donate. Thank you to the Placer-Nevada Cattlewomen for serving those "to-die-for" cookies and brownies. Unofficial count is 56 registered donating 48 pints of whole blood plus 7 platelet donations. Per Gayle Graves of BloodSource: "Omg this is amazing! .... I cant express in words how much we appreciate all you guys do. It is truly amazing!!"
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Historic First Sunset Meeting 
The historic first Sunset Meeting of the club was held at Buonarrati's Ristorante in Lincoln.
Clark Osterhout called the meeting to order and welcomed 15 members and guests.  The purpose of a Sunset Meeting is to provide the membership with the option to meet in the early evening, twice a month, being a more practical time for Lincoln residents who work here or elsewhere. 
Our newest member Maribel Perez was inducted into Rotary by President Art Deardorff.  A warm welcome was given to Maribel by the membership. 
Clark discussed Lincoln Rotary membership and currently there are about 50 members with a plan to increase membership to 70 members in about two years  He also discussed the purpose of Rotary, community involvement, fundraisers, and an exciting core group at the Sunset Meeting.   
A handout of the Club's service projects and committees including committee chairs was provided to the membership. Each member will be on a committee to assist in the mission of Rotary - "Service Above Self."  Clark advised that the major fundraisers will be the Taste of Italy, Lincoln Wine Fest, and Nite at the Races.  Clark also encouraged the membership to think of community service projects; it may be a family in need, literacy, etc.
Clark will remain the leader of the Sunset Meeting through June.  Harvey Ulijohn, the President-Elect, will be assembling a leadership team for the 2015-2016 year.

Shelly Hoover on ALS
Shelly Hoover was our speaker at the January 15th Lunch meeting. She spoke about "Her Journey with ALS."  And an amazing journey it has been. Shelly was previously the principal at Glen Edwards Middle School,  She started having trouble walking, and the disease has led to her lower extremities being paralyzed. She now gets around quite well using her motorized wheel chair (actually a bit higher tech than most!). In addition to the customary children's book for the Lincoln Library, we present her a check for ALS in her honor.    There are more articles on Shelly in the last two Lincoln News Messengers.  Check the Lincoln News Messenger Website.

Spreading the Joy of Christmas Giving
Literacy is one our club's passions. After our meeting on December 18th, we delivered 168 children's books to the Lighthouse Family Counseling and Resource Center. These books were generously donated by our members so that the Lighthouse could provide these to families in need of reading materials for their children.    
Later, we delivered small Christmas Trees to the residents at the Lincoln Meadows Care Center.  This was an awesome experience for members and those at the Care Center.  
Thanks to our Community Service Chair Rose Ruiz for organizing both events.


Creekside Oaks Garden Cleanup Service Project


With the help of LHS Key/Interact members, and Victoria McCoy and her daughter Julissa, we worked for about two hours weeding and cleaning up the garden at Creekside Oaks Elementary Garden.  

We pulled weeds.  We hoed.  We spaded. We raked. We trimmed.  We piled the weeds and then stuffed them into bags for the school groundskeepers to remove.  We talked.  We laughed. We sweated!  We drank water.  We had some snacks.  Most of all we worked hard and had fun.  Performing service for others is good for the heart.


Thank you to Kris Wyatt for organizing this project. Thanks to all who participated. 

Additional pictures at the following Link:  Google PicasaWeb Album



Report on our Ajijic Mexico Project
Several years ago, we used a Rotary Foundation grant to help in a project to combat high mortality rate among women in the rural Mexican community of Ajijic by providing screenings for cervical and breast cancer.  This project was just recently featured in the November 2014 Rotary Leader.  For the full story - Click Link.


Club Contacts

President Elect
Past President
Club Administration
Community Service Chair
Youth Service Chair
Literacy Chair
International Service Chair
RI Foundation Chair
Club Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Public Relations Chair
Training Coordinator
Program Chair

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