Rotary Club of Lincoln
 
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2015-2016 President
Harvey Ulijohn
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Rotary Club of Lincoln
PO Box 663
Lincoln CA 95648
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One of president Harvey's goals for the year is to stress the importance of friendship in our club. 
 
For this meeting, our speakers were 3 of our own.  Terrific job of filling us in on their interesting  background information.  Melanie, Truman and Harriet all made us laugh and remember how important Rotary is to our lives.
 

 
Our Bikes or Scooters
   for Books Project 
     First Trimester 2015
 
We have continued our on-going Literacy project this year.  For elementary students at any Lincoln Elementary school in the Western Placer Unified School District that  achieves their Accelerated Reading Goals for the trimester, they become eligible for the Rotary drawing for a bike or scooter.
 
The purpose of this project is to encourage students to read.   Up through the 3rd grade, students learn to read.  Thereafter, they read to learn.
 
The pictures below show the winner accepting their awards. 
 
 
 
Worldwide, 67 million children have no access to education, and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Basic Education and Literacy are supported worldwide by Rotary.   
 
 

 
 
 
Nite at the Races
 
 
 
 
 
 
Two hundred plus community supporters attended ourthird annual Rotary “Nite at the Races” at the Sun City’s Orchard Creek Ballroom.  A live auction raised $5,600 from donated items such as vacations to the Grenadines and Maui, along with a Gourmet Pizza and a Texas BBQ dinner for eight.  Combined with proceeds from the “faux gambling, a total of over $12,000 was raised to support our community projects.
 
 
The “Races” are footage of actual horse races and are shown on three large ballroom screens.  Participants are given $10.00 in play money with their dinner/ entertainment ticket, and can purchase additional money for wagering on the ponies.  A staffed “betting” window was there for placing bets and collecting winnings.  After a superb dinner, the action started on the eight races that were to be broadcast that evening.  For the first start, the crowd was attentive but moderately quiet.  That quickly changed as the horses turned for the home stretch and the noise built.  From there on out, the decibel level just kept on getting louder.  One would think there was real money to be made here!
 
After the last race it was time to turn “winnings” into raffle tickets from which winners were drawn for each of the twelve “goodie” baskets, which included an Apple Watch and a private flight over San Francisco and Napa Valley.  Event organizer Clark Osterhout said “This has been our largest Races night and we’ll definitely do it again next year.  Most importantly, however, win or lose as individuals, the real winner was the Lincoln community”.
 
 
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Rotary - 90 Years in Lincoln
 
 
It was a terrific party.  The fun began in the courtyard, where Dan Johnson and Ed Prokopic set up a tent for Nite At the Races tickets and Art extorted money for "End Polio Now."  Inside the Woman's Club the table was laden with an enormous selection of food and the drinks were plentiful.  Huge thanks to those who organized the event.   Special thanks to Karen Ulijohn whose piano playing was a delightful addition to the evening. Since it was our club's 90th birthday we had a cake and Jay Holland led us in a somewhat ragged rendition of 'Happy Birthday."  The club has survived worse.
 
 
District Governor Glenn Fong and his wife Elise joined the festivities, as did a number former club members.  The "Past Presidents Parade" was interesting in that Charles Keller, Jay Holland, Gerald Langle, Kris Wyatt, David Bonillo, George Dawson, Dick McDaniel, Larry Whitaker, Clark Osterhout and Art Deardorff had a chance to introduce themselves and offer a comment or two on a highlight of their year as club president. 
 
 
 
Lincoln Rotary Rocks!
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Kris Wyatt
 All About Youth Service
 
 
 
Today's awesome lunch meeting speaker was our own Kris Wyatt, 37 yrs as Teacher, Student Counselor and School Board member.  And, by popular vote, Lincoln's  Volunteer of the Year.  She was also Lincoln Rotary's first Woman President and is our long-time Youth Services Chair. 
 
 
Her speaker topic was the many Youth Services projects that our club does.  And what an impressive list (for the 2014-2015 Rotary year):
 
  • Sponsored three students to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp
  • Sponsored Sarah Sheridan as RYE outbound exchange student to Brazil
  • Sponsored Beatrice Galletto as RYE inbound exchange student from Italy
  • Sponsored Interact/Key Club at Lincoln High (with Kiwanis)
  • Collected and distributed school backpacks to Sheridan Elementary School
  • Books for Bikes literacy project - 7 schools with 21 bikes awarded
  • Book Buddies literacy project, reading with 20 students at Creekside bi-weekly
  • Participated in Character Building Projects at Creekside and 1st Street schools
  • Honored LHS Students of the Month at Lunch meetings
  • Scholarships to LHS students committed: 4 @ $1,000 each
  • Scholarships to LHS students from Bradford Fund committed: 2 @ $1,000/yr for 4 years
  • Support for Sober Grad Event (6/5)
  • Additional Scholarships for continuing students from Lincoln: 2 @ $3,800 total
  • Other Gifting
    • GEMS School Booster Club - $100
    • Lincoln Little League - $500
    • Lincoln Girls Softball - $500
    • Lincoln Sober Grad - $1,001
    • Emmaus Church Community/Axiom - $5,000 to start Lincoln Youth Center
    • Every 15 Minutes Drinking and Driving Program at LHS - $500
    • Financial assistance for ReDirect students attending college - $1,500
    • Elementary School Character Building Projects - $3,400
    • Western Placer USD Pay It Forward Fund - $100
    • Salt Mine (for Youth Activities) - $500 
 Truly, we should all be proud of these accomplishments and be grateful for Kris'  dedication and efforts.  She certainly exemplifies our motto Service Above Self.
 
 
 

 
 
 
Park Sign Project
 
 
As part of a continuing project, we installed signs at Brown, Joiner, and Singer Parks. 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Wow - What a Week (or so)
 
 
 
The August Blood and Platelet Drive on August 21 was a very busy event.  More than 50 people showed up with 44 donors.  Dan Johnson, assisted by other Rotarians, did a great job publicizing and conducting the drive. Kimberly is shown getting her new tee-shirt after giving platelets. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
At our lunch meeting on the 27th, District Governor Glenn Fong, his wife Alise and daughter Katy were our guests. Glenn is an outstanding DG, having been previously an Assistant DG and President of Roseville Rotary. Glenn awarded "Gift to the World" awards to Dan Johnson and Kimberly Fricke for all that they do for our club and for our community. Congratulations. Pete Walker, assisted by Glen, awarded Paul Harris awards to Kris Wyatt (PH+3), Frank Neves (PH+4) and Joann Hilton (PH+5). These awards are given to each recipient based on contributions to the Rotary Foundation (and award of recognition points for service above self for our club). 
 

 
 
On Friday the 28th, many members attended a "firepit" social at Clark, Janet and Heather Osterhout's home. Clark fired up the Rec-Tech and provided exellent pulled pork on Hawaiian rolls; other Rotarians and spouses/guests brought their favorite finger food for an awesome feast. 
 
 
On Saturday the 29th, we went to the Salt Mine to help with sorting and distribution of food for needy families in the Lincoln area.  This is an activity that the club stared in the Spring and we will plan to keep doing it every few months.  Thanks to Kimberly Fricke for organizing this event
 
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       Firepit Social
 
 

 
 
 
 
Lincoln Service Clubs
  We are Best of the Best
 
 
 
Again, Rotary Club of Lincoln was chosen as the Best Service Club in Lincoln at Lincoln News Messenger's annual event.  This is another feather in our cap, as our award represents the choice by our community based on a "people's choice" voting process by the LNM.  We have won this honor for at least the last three years, but who's keeping track.  Click on this link to see what we did this last Rotary year. 
 
 
 
 

 
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.
 
 
 

 
 
Speakers - Click Meeting for Details
Feb 11, 2016
Lunch Meeting - Shawn Tillman
City of Lincoln Development
Feb 18, 2016
Lunch Meeting - Richard Pearl
Upcoming Lincoln AirFest
Feb 18, 2016
Sunset Meeting - Lincoln Police Chief Rex Marks
Update on Public Safety in Lincoln
Feb 25, 2016
Lunch Meeting - Steve Snyder
Rotary International Director Update
Mar 03, 2016
Lunch Meeting - Marie Salers
Lincoln Community Garden
 
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