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Loomis Sunset

"Service Above Self"

We meet Tuesdays at 5:30 PM
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Carrie Pronesti at 530/308-3804
Loomis, CA  95650
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Just wanted to give you a recap of our meeting last night.  We had a great time.  Linda makes really good food!!!  Our speaker, Sarah, from the AT&T Pioneers was so informative and fun.  We are looking forward to doing our Christmas project at Marysville High School again this year.  So here we go:
  • Several of you signed up to purchase wreaths that AT&T Pioneers will be putting on the veterans graves on December 12th.  You can still purchase them.  Let me know and I will pay for them and you can reimburse me - but I need to know asap.  Some of you already gave me your money last night and I passed that on to Sarah.  The following people have signed up (still need $$):  Anna Lester, Dustin Ogden, Annette Wise, Dan Palmer.
  • Our Christmas party will be December 12th - starting at 6:30 pm.  The club will provide the main course and drinks. We will be setting up a sign up on  You will have to go in and set up an account and then sign up for what you will be bringing.
  • AT&T Pioneers have many projects that we can participate in.  The most current will be the Santa's Workshop.  This is where you can go into their facility and stuff stockings.  You have to sign up for a time as their facility is quite small and they can't have too many people at one time.  So you can go to this link in order to sign up
  • We will be doing the Marysville's Christmas party for underprivileged children.  Many of these children are homeless - living on the streets, under bridges, in run down hotel rooms, or share single family dwellings with multiple families.  The party includes Santa, gifts, stockings, lunch, books, food to take home, etc.  They need volunteers to help with the kids - making sure they get all of the above and have a great time.  We will meet at Marysville High School (12 East 18th Street, Marysville) at 9 am.  Expect to be there until around 2 pm.  If you haven't done this event before - you won't want to miss it.  It is so heart warming and fun.  These kids come in their Sunday best and have sweet spirits and they bring a lot of joy and love to us.  Also, non perishable food items are needed - like juice boxes, granola bars, cheese snacks - things they can just take and eat that don't have to be prepared or refrigerated.
So if you have any questions, please let me know.  We will be bringing more information about other projects as they come closer.

We will be meeting at Linda's Restaurant in Loomis (5911 King Road).  Please arrive early so we can get our food and drinks in order to start promptly at 5:30.
Our speaker tonight will be Sarah from AT&T Pioneers.  She will speak to us about their upcoming Christmas project.

We had a great time at our World Polio Awareness Day - take a look at some of the fun we had!

This week's meeting (Tuesday, October 27th) will be a social at Out of Bounds Brewery.  Located at 4480 Yankee Hill Road.  Our social will begin at 5:30pm.  Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

This Tuesday's meeting, September 29th - we will be meeting at Delta Farm, 8315 Horseshoe Bar Rd. Loomis, CA 95650.  We will have a quick tour of the farm and enjoy food and beverages along with a presentation about the farm.  Our meeting will begin promptly at 5:30 pm.  Please arrive on time in order that we may start the tour on time - we have limited light now that fall is coming.

Delta Farm addresses the needs and desires of today's passionate home cooks Delta Farm, LLC is a limited producer of humanely raised Dorper lambs, as well as Hereford and Angus steers and Berkshire hogs thus ensuring the freshest quality meat free of hormones and antibiotics.

With a large flock of varied breeds of free range chickens Delta Farm, LLC is also offering tasty eggs of varied colors with bright orange yolks.

We also maintain thirty hives of honey bees. So local honey is always available in limited supply.


This week our speaker will be Elaine Rock from The Blood Source.  Elaine will address our club about how we can become involved in a Rotary Blood Drive.  See you there.


The following are our upcoming community events that our club will be participating in.

Saturday, September 19th - Courage WorldWide - Courage House Work Project

Sunday, October 11th - FARE Walk for Food Allergies at Capital Park - Sacramento

Friday, October 23rd - World Polio Day - Loomis and Placer Elementary schools and the town square

Sunday, November 8th - Tire Recycle Project - off of Horeshoe Bar Road

If you would like more information, I sent out emails to members.  If you are not a member of our club, please contact Carrie Pronesti at 530/308-3804 or  and we will be happy to share information if you would like to participate in these events/projects.




Gopal Kapur  


Placer County boasts a median income of $72,900 per year. Sadly, 1 in 6 people in our prosperous county routinely go hungry; over 17,000 million facing hunger are children. The hungry person could be a neighbor, a friend, a co-worker, many are veterans. In the underserved communities around us, children, mothers, and seniors suffer the most.

The mission of the EndLocalHunger project is to donate delicious, nutritious, and easy to cook BagOfLife meals to those facing hunger through local food banks, community service organizations, and college/university food pantries.

Come and learn how individuals, families, and business can join hands to help end local hunger.

Gopal K. Kapur, Founder

FamilyGreenSurvival, Inc.

501(c)(3) Non-Profit Charitable Organization

Gopal Kapur, member rotary Club of Roseville, consults, writes and educates as a noted authority on project management.

He has authored three college level textbooks and lectured at Harvard University, Commonwealth Club, University of California, The Brookings Institution, and numerous Rotary clubs. Gopal was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award for his contributions to education by the President of India.

Gopal and his wife Darlene have developed the EndLocalHunger program which provides four delicious, nutritious and easy to prepare meals to those facing hunger.

The EndLocalHunger program has received coverage on Fox40Live, Capital Public Radio, Press Tribune, Sacramento Bee, and Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine, a medical journal.   Image



Bret Lawrie will speak this Tuesday about Placer County Fire & their different volunteer programs.  Please make sure you mark our Tuesday meetings on your calendar.  Our speakers are very informative and interesting.  We don't want you to miss out on them, important club business, or all the fun we have!



Tonight's speaker will be Peter Wilson from the Sierra College Foundation.  He will speak about their fund raiser, Taste of Excellence, and some of their upcoming plans for the Guardian Program.  We will meet at Leo's Bar and Grill at 5:30 pm. 



Every year the outgoing president recognizes a Rotarian who exemplifies "Service Above Self."  This year our President, Dan Palmer, recognized a member of our club who has shown what it is to be a true Rotarian.  As our Sergeant of Arms, Joe, sets up our meetings - making sure all our supplies are readily available, signs are hung on the walls, and we are prepared.  He also leads us each and every week in the Pledge of Allegiance and makes sure we participate in Split the Pot and our Happy/Sad bucks.  There have been very few meetings that Joe has missed for his occasional family commitment or his occasional vacation - either one, he always comes back with great stories.

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Congratulations Joe!  Well deserved!



Topic: The World’s Game in a World Class Region.



Bio: Erika Bjork, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Sacramento Republic FC
Erika Bjork is an executive with over 20 years of experience in corporate citizenship, interactive marketing and brand strategy. During her 17 years in sports — including Sacramento Kings (NBA), Sacramento Monarchs (WNBA), Sacramento Knights (CISL) and Oakland Raiders (NFL) — she aligned athletes and teams with national brands and worked closely with city entities to create raving fans in a region. Bjork is a founding member of Metro EDGE, has been recognized by Sacramento Magazine and Sacramento Business Journal 40-under-40 and named Young Professional of the Year. She’s written numerous op-eds and speaks frequently on the topics of sports and placemaking.


Service Above Self, our 4-Way test, international projects = an opportunity to hear our upcoming speaker this Tuesday as she shares with us her passion and dedication to Families for Humanity.  Amber Farman will be our speaker and she will be brining us information on her upcoming Guatemala project.  Her organization visits orphanages and schools and brings needed school supplies to these children in need.  Why is this so important to our Rotary Club?  It's important because we are looking into working closely with Amber and her organization to partner with them as our international project.  We are exploring the opportunity to visit Guatemala with our Interact members. 


So please make sure you are able to attend this important Rotary meeting. 





Important information about our meeting next week, April 28th.  We will meeting at Linda's.  This is a new business that has opened up where Cafe Zorro was on King Road.  The address is 5911 King Road, Loomis.  It is the drive on the right right past the light at Swetzer.  We will meet at 5:30 as usual.  Food will be provided for this meeting, drinks are on your own.  They serve non-alcoholic beverages as well as beer and wine.



The Rotary Club of Loomis Sunset will be holding it's annual golf tournament on Thursday, May 14th.  Please start contacting your co-workers, business associates, friends, and family and get them signed up for this event.  We will be having some great prizes and great food, as well as a lot of fun social time. 




Until further notice, our club will be meeting at the Leo's Bar and Grille (formerly Cattle Barons) at Penryn Road and Highway 80

3129 Penryn Rd, Penryn, CA 95663.





We had another fun time with our seniors on Tuesday!  Here are some pictures from the event.  Thanks to our Interact Club for coming out and serving our seniors!  A special thanks to Walt who stepped in to bake our hams (they were delicious).  And thanks to all our members who were there to support this event.




The attached is a video Bob Deering put together to celebrate the woman of Rotary.  Carrie P., Anna L. and Kim S. are featured in this video.  Good job to all our Rotarian Women.




We began our Adopt-A-Creek program with a work day on April 26th.  We had a great showing from our club and thanks to Louise Dutton, we ended up with a few extra volunteers who saw our project in the Loomis News!  Thanks to all the hard work of our rotary club, our interact club and our community volunteers.  We are looking forward to continuing our project and getting these creeks cleaned up!  Enjoy the pictures.  If you want to see more pictures of this project, please go to our Facebook page - Loomis Sunset Rotary Club!




Is it the Truth?

Is it Fair to all concerned?

Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?

Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?


Congratulations to our Assistant District Governor - Mike Reinero, who correctly recited our 4-way test.  Our own Cristie Akers aced it for a gold coin too!









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