Rotary Club of Lincoln
 
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 645 5th St, Lincoln
     
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2015-2016 President
Harvey Ulijohn
Best Service Club
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Rotary Club of Lincoln
PO Box 663
Lincoln CA 95648
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Camp Clay
at Lincoln Clay Day
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing a long tradition, we set up Camp Clay in Beermann's Plaza so that kids of "all" ages could work with clay to produce some great artwork. It is estimated that we made "artists" of 50 youngsters, some with special needs, and at least that many oldsters. This is another example of the small projects that we conduct for our community.
 
 
 

 
 
5th Annual Lincoln
     Wine Fest
 
 
 
Our club, in coordination with the Downtown Lincoln Association, sponsors the Lincoln Wine Fest as a service for our downtown merchants. This activity is conducted to show the charm of our city to people from surrounding communities. It was enjoyed by many, with a record turnout! We want to give special thanks to:

  - the ~900 ticket holders from near and afar!
  - the 81 volunteers from Rotary, DLA, Beale AFB, and others
  - all 21 Placer county wineries
  - the downtown businesses and others who hosted tasting venues
  - the food suppliers
  - the Slack Cats for providing awesome music
  - the Chamber for use of their office for the Bottle Shop
  - Our Joann Hilton and her team who organized the event
  - Ron Nabity who made the video that follows
  - all others who helped make the event a success
 
(Life in Lincoln Video included with permission of Ron Nabity)
 

The wine + food + music + fun was the best ever. Please support our downtown businesses who especially made this event a success. We are looking forward to conducting the event again next year.

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      More pictures
 
 

 
 
 
 
16th Annual Fundraiser
   Taste of Italy
 
To support the many projects, scholarships, polio eradication, etc., our Rotary Club raises money mainly with member donations, our annual Nite at the Races and the Taste of Italy pasta feed dinner.  This year we had a wonderful crowd.  The food was served by the Lincoln High School Chorus (as part of their fundraising to go to Europe later this year) and we thank them very much for their support.  
 
The pasta sauce this year was from a traditional Italian recipe from Rotarian Father Bill Rontani's grandmother and it was terrific. The meal was followed by a Heads and Tails "raffle", dessert auction, and silent and live auction of member-provided prizes. A good time had by all.
 
   
 
For more pictures, click here
 
 

 
 
Safe Passage Project
 
 
 
The Rotary Foundation actively supports projects worldwide.  Many of the projects are requested by Rotarians and conducted by Rotarians through grants to individual clubs supported by the Foundation. For large projects, the Global Grant process allows individual clubs to provide additional support for projects led by other clubs. One such project supported by Lincoln Rotary is the Safe Passage Project.    
 

Steve Certa, Rotary District 7550 District Governor Elect for 2017-2018 from the Weymouth (MA) Rotary Club, made a presentation about the Safe Passage Project that provides support for children in Guatemala who live in a garbage dump. Very inspiring presentation about how one Rotarian woman made a big change for the affected people.  They now get nutritional meals, education and upgraded housing, allowing the affected children to become citizens of the Guatemalan society. Find out more at http://www.safepassage.org/.

Our club has and is actively supporting this and several other international projects: 
 
- Passage Project in Guatemala City — $500 in a matching grant ($1,750 total) for development of a curriculum for a new accredited school for the children living in the city garbage dump.  
​​​​​- Jalisco School District Humane Education Alliance — $500 for development of an anti-violence education curriculum for schools in the Chapala region of Jalisco, Mexico.
 
- Tepehua Maternal Health Clinic — $1,000 for equipment for the expansion of the health clinic at a community center in Chapala, Mexico.
 
- Rotary International Polio Plus Campaign — $1,000.

Projects under consideration include: 1) Solar Lanterns for villages in remote regions of Ghana, and 2) additional funding to the Rotary Int’l Polio Plus Campaign.
 
At the same meeting, we were honored to have Sandi Sava, District 5180 governor for 2017-2018 Rotary Year, as our guest.
 

 
 
 
Giving to the Rotary Foundation
 
Member giving to the Rotary Foundation is another activity undertaken by Rotary members. The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
 

The Rotary Foundation (Click here) helps fund our humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives.  Clubs or districts can apply for grants from the Foundation to invest in projects and provide scholarships. The Foundation also leads the charge on worldwide Rotary campaigns such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Rotarians and friends of Rotary support the Foundation’s work through voluntary contributions

To date for this Rotary year (thru January), our club has donated about $6,200 with a goal of about $6,800.   Thanks to all members than contribute.

 

The collage of pictures above shows some of our Foundation-related items:

  • Pete Walker (upper left)  is our Foundation Chairman.
  • In 2014 (lower right), Kathy Clemens a District 5180 Foundation leader, came to our club and "inducted" our Paul Harris Society members.  These are members committed to donating $1,000 per year to the Foundation, and included Art Deardorff, Elizabeth Jansen, Ed Page, Clark Osterhout, Pete Walker and Jim Zentner.  (Also shown is RI director Steve Snyder.).  This year, Sharron Snyder joined this "club."
  • Earlier in the year, several other members were given Paul Harris Awards, given whenever a members giving has reached $1,000 or multiples thereof.  
    • Art Deardorff being awarded by Clark Osterhout (upper center)
    • Kris Wyatt, Frank Neves and Joann Hilton (upper right) after being awarded by Pete and District Governor Glenn Fong
    • Joe Stewart and Sharron Snyder after being awarded by Pete, assisted by President Harvey Ulijohns

Many apologies to those members not mentioned. 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Salt Mine Food Sorting/Dist'n
 
So blessed with all this food and meat for our Salt Mine Food Givaway Volunteer Day...
 
 
 
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Rotary Trio Presentations
 
 
 
 
 
 
One of president Harvey's goals for the year is to stress the importance of friendship in our club. 
 
For the these meetings, our speakers were 3 of our own.  Terrific job of filling us in on their interesting  background information. 
 
On January 14, Melanie Bergavin, Truman Rich and Harriet Garland all made us laugh and remember how important Rotary is to our lives.
 
On February 4, we had Richard Fowler, Ken Campbell and AlanLowe do more of the same.
 
 
 

 
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”.
 
 
For more pictures, click here
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 

 
 
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May 12, 2016
Lunch Meeting - Larry Rolufs
All about the US Mint
May 19, 2016
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May 26, 2016
 
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