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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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We will be meeting at Black Vinyl in Rocklin on Granite Drive (across the street from Safeway) at 5:30 pm.  Our speaker is Grace Kamphefner who will be speaking about Measure L.  Hope to see you there.

Our meeting tonight will be at Black Vinyl in Rocklin at 5:30.  We are having a social!  Come hang out and do some music trivia!

We will be meeting at Black Vinyl this Tuesday, October 11th.  The meeting will begin promptly at 5:30 pm.  Please arrive a few minutes early to make sure we start on time.
Our speaker this week will be Desiree Wilson and Tania Garcia Fowler.  The will be speaking about developing students into ethical leaders and what type of program they have in place for achieving this goal.
Desirée is the current president of the Rotary Club of Point West - Sacramento.  She has been an active member of the club for over 7 years and earned the distinction of Rotarian of the Year for District 5180 in 2013-14.  
She has lived in the Sacramento area for most of her life.  After working for the State of California for 16 years, in 1999 she had the opportunity to realize her dream of owning a Hallmark store and purchased her first store in Orangevale.  A year later, she opened a second store in Sacramento and in 2005 purchased her third store in Napa.
After running Hallmark stores for 17 years, Desirée sold her business and went back to work for the State with the California Highway Patrol.  After three years there, she was fortunate enough to retire in August 2016 and enjoy other opportunities.
Besides Rotary, she spends her free time training for the Ride to End Polio century ride in November in Tucson, Arizona to raise money to assist in Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio in the world.
Tania Garcia Fowler
Tania Gracia Fowler was born and raised in San Francisco and went to college at the University of California at Santa Barbara where she received her BA in Geological Sciences.  She landed in Houston, Texas where she worked with Shell Oil Company in the early 80’s during the oil energy boom. Tania married at a really young age and then hit the ‘pause’ button on her work life to become the mother of three sons.  After staying home for twelve years and taking care of her boys, she obtained her real estate license and worked as a realtor for seven years in Sacramento, California. While selling real estate, she honed her communication, coaching, and people skills and became interested in helping people realize their work dreams rather than their dream homes.  For the past 10 years she has had her own company, Interplay Coaching, where she works with business leaders and their teams, helping them to define goals and create healthier teams.  Additionally, she writes a monthly team building column for Comstock’s Magazine.
Tania has been a member of Point West Rotary since 2013.  She has a strong interest in youth education and developing leadership in students.  This year she is chairing their 5th annual Partners in Leadership Conference; a collaboration between Point West Rotary and Encina High School. They also bring monthly leadership round tables to Encina throughout the school year.  Everyone, both students and adult mentors, are highly engaged in this work.
She has done lots of volunteer work over the years; currently on the board of B Street Theater, and has worked on various San Juan Unified School Councils and Boards, Board member for San Juan Education Foundation, Make a Wish Foundation, and a Salvation Army Bell Ringer.

We will meet tonight at Black Vinyl in Rocklin.  Meeting time is 5:30.
Our speakers are as follows:
Lucas Moosman (Dean/Athletic Director – Sierra College)
3rd year at Sierra College
Former Associate Athletic Director at San Diego State, Utah, and Cal
Football Student-athlete at Los Medanos Community College and University of Redlands
Rachel Johnson (Associate Dean/Assistant Athletic Director)
1st year at Sierra
Oakmont HS Graduate
Played Volleyball at Sierra and Softball at the University of Tampa
Formerly Assistant Compliance Director and Senior Woman Administrator at Cal State San Marcos
Laura Harmon (W. Cross Country / Track Coach)
1st year at Sierra College
Formerly an Assistant Coach at Sac State, TCU, and Oregon State
All-American Runner at University of Oregon
Topic:  Sierra College Athletics Department as well as Title IX and the benefits of athletics for young women. Additionally, both Rachel and Laura have great personal stories to tell.


Meeting Notice: Tuesday, September 27th.

We will be meeting at Black Vinyl in Rocklin off of Granite Drive at 5:30 pm.

Our speaker will be Michael Anderson.

Topic: El Nino, dispelling rumors and the reality of weather and water in California.

Michael works for the California Department of Water Resources and is currently serving as State Climatologist for California. Michael began working in the Department of Water Resources Division of Flood Management (DWR-DFM) Forecasting Section in July 2005. He came to DWR after extensive graduate and post-graduate work with Prof. M. Levent Kavvas of U.C. Davis in the area of hydroclimate modeling and monitoring. Michael received his Ph.D. in 1998 in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Davis with a minor in Atmospheric Science. He received his M.S. in 1993 in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Davis. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University in 1991.

Hope to see you all there.


This week will be our Governor's, Barbara Tracy, visit. We will be meeting at Cattlemens on Taylor Road. Guests are encouraged and welcomed. Cost for guests will be $25.00. Our meeting will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. There will also be a board meeting prior to our regular meeting beginning at 4:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow night.

Weekly Meeting Notice - Tuesday, September 13th.
We will be having a social at Black Vinyl on Granite Drive in Rocklin. The social starts at 5:30 p.m. Guests are welcome.

Tonight we will be meeting at Black Vinyl on Granite Drive in Rocklin.  Meeting time:  5:30 pm.  Our speaker tonight is Bonnie London who will be speaking to our club regarding the Loomis Library.
Here is Bonnie's bio:
I’m a RN and worked at UCDMC for over ten years in trauma and critical care.  I spent a couple years working in the pharmaceutical industry then took a break to have kids and stay at home.  During that period I became involved in community service.  I worked with UCD Center for Reducing Health Disparities to do outreach and health education in underserved communities.  When we decided to build a home and raise our children in Loomis, I learned about the plans to close the library and became involved with the Friends of the Library.  I couldn’t imagine living in a community that didn’t have a library!  They say libraries build communities and I can attest this is true.  During the past year and a half, as I’ve worked with the Town and the community, I’ve grown to love Loomis and become connected to so many wonderful people in ways I never thought possible.

It's social night!!!!!  Tomorrow night - August 16th, we will be meeting at Black Vinyl located on Granite Drive!  We will meet at 5:30.  This is a great time to invite potential members and significant others.  

Our Rotary Club had the privilege of furnishing and decorating two dorm rooms (a total of four beds) for the Sierra College Guardianship Program!  It was so much fun shopping for bedding, necessities, and decorations for these dorm rooms!  These dorm rooms were furnished from funds from our Golf Tournament held in May 2016 and the proceeds from our Happy/Sad bucks! 
Check out these photos of this event!

  • Hello folks.  Just a recap of some things going on in our Rotary world.
    • First - our speaker last night, Todd Lowell, was very informative about the the upcoming project in Loomis called The Village at Loomis. 
    • If you are interested in hearing more about the project - there is an open forum at the Memorial Hall this coming Monday, August 15th from 5-8 pm.
    • This project has been in the works since the early 1990's.  It is a 66 acre project that stems from Highway 80, down Horseshoe Bar, one block in from Taylor and then to King Road.  The project will have single family homes, an apartment complex (something Loomis does not currently have), shopping areas (think boutiques), new roads, and an open area with walking trails.  The site work will begin in 2017. 
  • We are going shopping for our Sierra College dorm room girls on Sunday, August 14th at 2 pm at the Walmart on Pleasant Grove (by Sam's Club).  Then on Monday, August 15th - we will meet at Sierra College at 2:30 pm to decorate.  You can park in the faculty parking lot by the museum of national history.  The dorms are very close to that parking lot. 
  • Some of you are not aware of a new meeting style the board had discussed.  Once a quarter, we want to do a family meeting.  This is not a social, but it is kind of.  We would meet in a family friendly location.  We would conduct meeting business - like announcements, the pledge, the four-way test, happy/sad and split the pot.  How fun would it be for our kids to go around the room and put a dollar in the bucket and say what they are happy about!  After the business details get out of the way - then we could bring the meeting around to something a little more social.  We can play games or talk a little bit more about what it means to be a Rotarian.  
    • Why this type of a meeting?  Well, first, we introduce the next generation into Rotary.  They see how a meeting is conducted and what goes on during a meeting.  Secondly, several members have to stay home because of child care concerns - well, this would let all members have the chance to come to a meeting where they don't have to worry about not having someone to watch them.  We have all ages and this is a way to bring our big family of Rotary even closer. 
    • We need ideas from our members - especially those with minor children - to help us formulate this new kind of meeting.
  • I am busy getting speakers on our calendar.  I put the speakers on Club Runner.  I send out weekly meeting notices through email, Facebook, Club Runner, and text.  So if you don't know where we are meeting or who our speaker is - check one of those places.  Or you can always call or text me.
    • Bringing speakers to meetings is a big job and it isn't always easy to get speakers or to get really great speakers - but I try.  But it would be great for you to also bring speakers to me.  I know most of you bring people to me and I really appreciate it - so keep them coming. 
  • We are having the Flying Samaritans come to our club on September 20th.  We would like to have some donations ready for them.  So if you have any of this stuff lying around or can hop on over to the dollar store - here is a list of their needs:  travel size (soaps, shampoo, conditioner, lotion), pens, tablets, crayons, small toys, combs, hair brushes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, band aids, Neosporin packets, and sunglasses (gently used or new).  So bring those with you on or before September 20th.  I'll keep everything that comes in prior to the 20th.
  • A great way to provide a service that doesn't take much time and gives so much - is giving blood!  The blood drive is on again for Rotary.  Give them the name of our Rotary Club when donating.  Check out or call 866-822-5663.  Donate Today!
  • Do you have any old instruments lying around?  Well, Rotary is partnering with a local school to give those musical pieces a new chance to sing.  If you have any, contact Jim Buntin at 916-765-6205.
  • Rotary is also have a fun photo contest.  Think our Christmas pictures with our props!  Pictures have to be taken between July 1, 2016 and April 15, 2017.  Let's think of some really crazy pics to take at our next service project and, definitely, at the Christmas party.
  • Have you ever wanted to go on a Safari?  Well, here is your chance.  A rotary club in Africa is setting up two - one in May and one in August. If you are interested,  contact Charles Hardy at
  • To get more detailed information on some of these items and more - check out the District Newletter. 

Our weekly meeting will be held at the Loomis Basin Brewery tomorrow night at 5:30 pm.  Our speaker this week will be Todd Lowell.  Todd will be speaking to our club about the Loomis Village. 
This is a great meeting to invite members of our Loomis community to as it specifically pertains to them. 
Our friends of Between the Buns will be serving us enchiladas - along with his regular menu.
Looking forward to seeing you there.

Todd Lowell will be our speaker on Tuesday, August 9th.
Todd Lowell is the owner of Lowell Development, Inc., a real estate development firm with residential, commercial and mixed-use projects in Placer County.
He first worked in Loomis in 1993 when he managed the development of the Raley’s Town Center, as the project manager for the Teel family, the owner of Raley’s.  He also developed the Legacy Lane neighborhood on Taylor Road just east of Del Oro.
He has been married to his wife Kay for nearly 30 years and they have 2 daughters.  He has been a Placer County resident for nearly 20 years.  He graduated from Nevada Union High School, UC Davis, and McGeorge School of Law. 
He has been a member of the board of the South Placer Heritage Foundation for nearly 10 years, a member of the Rocklin school board for 14 years and attends Centerpoint Community Church in Roseville.

Thanks Holli Hunt for your presentation on European Wax Center!  What an amazing company to work for.   

Think Rotary is a little stuffy group of old folks? Think again! The Rotary Club of Loomis Sunset is anything but stuffy or old. Case in point - we meet at one of the leading craft breweries in our area - Loomis Basin Brewery. How urban can you get? Come join us and see what we are all about. Yes we are a community service organization - but this club knows how to have a lot of fun! We meet on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm. Come be our guest!

Until further notice - we will be meeting at Loomis Basin Brewery located at 3277 Swetzer Road in Loomis.

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


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!




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.




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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