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 645 5th St, Lincoln
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Father Bill Rontani
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PO Box 663
Lincoln CA 95648
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Donation to Woman's Club
The Rotary Club of Lincoln has been meeting at the Woman's Club in Lincoln since we were formed in 1925. As a sign of our gratitude and appreciation, we made a donation to the Woman's Club to assist with needed ADA compliance upgrades to the building. 
In addition, our speaker for the June 23rd meeting was our own Sharron Snyder, who shared some of her experiences from her attendance at the 2016 Rotary International conference in Seoul, Korea.  Shown with Sharron and President Harvey is our guest Deepa Willingham, a past governor of District 5240 (Santa Barbara area). Deepa was honored in 2014 at a White House conference as one of 10 Women of Action in Rotary for her many humanitarian deeds. 

Harvey's Kickout
The Rotary Year is from July 1 to June 30.  At the end of each year, the Club president is "honored" for their accomplishments for the year (aka kicked out) and the new president is installed. Our annual Kickout was held at the Turkey Creek Gold Club on June 16th.  
Our current president Harvey Ulijohn was duly honored for all he has done for the club this year. What a guy; he was a Rotary president for three years, once in his club in Fremont and once previously in Lincoln (2010-2011). Harvey we thank you for all you have done for Rotary Club of Lincoln.
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For the Club accomplishments for Harvey's year, click here.  But most importantly, we had fun.

Bikes for Books
Hooray for Lincoln Rotary's winners of bikes or scooters after having their names drawn from all students completing their Advanced Reading goals at each Lincoln area elementary school. It's been a great year for kids reading and Lincoln Rotary has awarded 21 bikes/scooters over each of the three trimesters at all 7 Elementary schools in Western Unified School District.
We will be here encouraging the students to read next year. Remember, kids learn to read in grades 1-3 and read to learn thereafter.  Don't forget to encourage student reading.

USPS Carrier Food Collection
  for The Salt Mine
Once per year, the Lincoln post office mail carriers have an event to collect non-perishable food from their patrons to be donated to the Salt Mine. Our club assists the Salt Mine in transferring the bags of food collected to boxes as the mail carrier arrive from completing their routes. This year collection was the largest ever, exceeding the capacity of the Salt Mine truck!  We worked like crazy from about 3-5:30pm.   Thanks to Kimberly Fricke for organizing this service event.  The workers included Kimberly, Art Deardorff, Harvey Ulijohn, Jim Zentner, Geri Rainbolt, Dan Johnson, Joann Hilton, Debra Bellis and Ana Roa. Thanks to all.  A special thanks to Dan and Joann, who earlier in the day had supported our Pancake Breakfast for Relay for Life and the second shift for the Tour de Lincoln Ophir Road Stop; what troupers!
Video thanks to Walter "Larry" Hopkins at USPS

Tour de Lincoln
 Ophir Road Rest Stop
Annually, Rotary Club of Lincoln runs the Ophir Road rest stop for the Tour de Lincoln bicycle event.  Located at mile 21 of the 62 mile (100 km) route, we provide fruit, drink, bagels, peanut butter, etc to the riders.  Arriving at 7am, we setup and prepare the fruit.  The main group of riders comes through at 9-10am, and we stick around to about 1pm to help the stragglers. And, we have fun while we do it.  Rotarian Jerry Johnson was one of the riders. Thanks to Ed Prokopic for organizing this service to our community. 

Lincoln Community Blood Drive
Our club sponsors the Lincoln Community Blood Drive four times each year. The May 13th Blood Drive was the most successful ever.  Blood Source collected 50 pints of life-saving whole blood from 61 potential donors that showed up.  And, 6 units of platelets were donated by 4 volunteers, including Rotarian Frank Neves. We even had a fair number of new donors, thanks to an announcement in Sun City plus a new facebook page www.facebook.com/LincolnCaBloodDrives. Thanks to Rotarian Dan Johnson for making this event happen.  The refreshments provided by the Placer-Nevada Cattlewomen are to die for. 



LHS Scholarship Awards


Education is a primary focus of Rotary worldwide.

May 12th, we presented scholarships to graduates of Lincoln High School. 

  • 2 $1000 Vocational scholarships
  • 1 $1000 Community Service scholarship
  • 1 $1000 scholarship to Outstanding Boy
  • 1 $1000 scholarship to Outstanding Girl
  • 2 $500 Community Service scholarships
  • - 2 $1000 scholarship for students pursuing engineering (from our Alan Bradford Scholarship Fund) - these are renewable for continuing engineering students for up to 4 years

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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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.
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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. 




Speakers - Click Meeting for Details
Jul 28, 2016
Lunch Meeting - Pat Shea and Kelly Velasco
Wildlife Heritage Foundation
Aug 11, 2016
Lunch Meeting - Grover Lee
Experiences as a Winemaker and Restaurateur
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July 2016