Rotary Club of Natomas

Sep 02, 2016
None - No Meeting
Have a Safe Labor Day!
Sep 09, 2016
Erik Smitt
Pacific Sailing - Delivering a Boat to Australia
Sep 23, 2016
None - No Meeting
Attend in lieu Natomas Chamber Mixer at Guild Mortgage 2250 Del Paso Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834
Oct 21, 2016
Laura Knauss
Lionakis Foundation
Oct 28, 2016
None - No Meeting
Natomas Chamber Mixer the evening before
Nov 04, 2016
Tom Cichinni
Polio Plus - Latest Stats/Upcoming Events
Nov 25, 2016
None - No Meeting
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Dec 23, 2016
None - No Meeting
Have a Merry Christmas!
Dec 30, 2016
None - No Meeting
Have a Safe and Happy New Year!
Club Information

Welcome to our club

Natomas (Sacramento)

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:15 AM
4441 E Commerce Way
Sacramento, CA  95835
United States
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Tonight 4 of our members and their guests worked the KVIE phone bank from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 
PDG Bob Deering spoke to us today about our district's new focus - Human Trafficking Prevention through education and treatment. The goal is to do a reverse grant to gather $500,000 or more to fund a program of education in our schools (5th, 7th, 9th, and 11th grade) and the development of a regional assessment center.
Beth Hassett - CEO of WEAVE.
Did you  know that Sacramento's Watt Avenue is internationally known as a human trafficking area? Facts and issues and the role WEAVE plays.
Answer: A Whole Lot of Fun!
The Rotary Club of Natomas Wine Tour to Calaveras County, Murphys, CA had members from 7 area Rotary Clubs on the Tour Bus. Leaving Sacramento at 9am Saturday (May 14) after a continental breakfast of pastries, coffee and mimosas, our very own Murphys native Dave Von Aspern provided a running commentary of the towns and  geological features (did I mention Dave is a Geologist?) we encountered along the way....
Buying a Boat? Member Erik Smitt shares his adventure in trying to buy a boat..
Randy Burton is definitely not a wimp ... no wet suit for these cold, long, competitive swims around San Francisco Bay.  Swim Around the Rock was the first to leave Aquatic Park, round Alcatraz and return to Aquatic Park.  
David Von Aspern is a Rotarian and a geologist.  His work at the County took him to the new arena site for a little test well inspection.

ImageRotary Clubs throughout the region poured wine at the California State Fair.  Brian had the tough job of judging the wine before the pouring.smiley

Here is Brian's "Now YOU Know" story of wine.





16 Backpacks stuffed with school supplies, ready to be given to those with the need.


Brent Johnson, Coordinator of Mental Health and Homeless Education for the Natomas Unified School District, brought 16 backpacks to our club today, and we filled them with school supplies. They will be provided to those students with the need in the Natomas School District. Also, the Pham Family came to our meeting to participate; they saw our announcement of the event in one of our Social Media posts and had contacted us about helping. It allowed them to participate with their 3 young daughters in a lesson on community service.



2 of the Founders of Olympus Sports Coliseum (Susan Ross and Kristine Spencer) speak to us about their dream of creating a sports complex in Natomas.Image



Councilmember Jeff Harris visited with us and addressed a broad range of issues the City and the Councilmember are involved in.

Jeff began with his bee hives near Capital Public Radio.  Hives are still at risk of colony collapse due to parasites and insecticides.  He moved into the issues of homelessness in Sacramento and new project developments.  The drought is having a negative impact on the City’s tree canopy.  Flood control and levies were discussed and the need for Federal action.  Questions from Rotarians ranged from specific developments, community involvement and the new parking fees downtown.  It was an excellent visit with Jeff.



ImageAlma Luminosa Clinic is a joint project of Rotary Club of East Sacramento and the Flying Samaritans.

The Alma Luminosa clinic is located on the Los Pinos ranch in San Quintin, Baja, Mexico. San Quintin is on the Pacific Ocean (approximately 160 miles south of Tijuana). The paved landing strip is conveniently co-located on the Los Pinos ranch.

Alma Luminosa has a dental clinic 3 chairs and a medical clinic with 3 exam rooms. Vision tests and eyeglass distribution are done in the medical clinic. The clinic can provide ultrasounds and EKGs. The optimal crew is 2-3 Physicians, 2 dentists, 1-2 dental assistants, 1-2 nurses, and an optometrist or audiologist. we also need 2-3 interpreters.

We leave on Friday morning and arrive at Los Pinos in the afternoon. The hotel is a 5-10 minute drive from the Los Pinos ranch. Friday evenings dinner is frequently street tacos. The clinic is operated on Saturday. Saturday evening's dinner is typically at one of San Quintin's delicious restaurants. We depart aby 7:30AM on Sunday, arriving back at the home airport in the early afternoon.

ImageRotary Club of East Sacramento has been going to San Quintin since 2003.  Their first trip was to haul dental equipment down to the clinic.  In 2005 they actually started working on the building.  Work has included roof repairs/replacement; adding electrical capacity; improving plumbing and lighting; building cabinets for storage; building partitions to separate exam rooms. 

The number of people who go down varies from about 5-10.  They are in San Quintin from Wednesday afternoon to Sunday morning.


Annette Jahnel and her World Travelled Car

Ms. Jahnel has been traveling the world since 2006 - pursuing life as an act of living art. In 2011, she completed her first book about her journey, entitled "My Year of Beds" – during which, she became the first woman to circle the world alone in her car.

That car - a 2005 Renault Kangoo (dubbed the "Wishmobile") - completed its journey in 2007… at which time it was transformed from an ordinary vehicle into a global artwork entitled “One planet One people” by virtue of the hundreds of inscriptions scrawled onto its shiny silver surface by well-wishing people from around the world.

 Come and join us as Assemblyman Roger Dickinson will be the featured speaker at our Meeting this Friday, Jan 17, 2014.

Friday 7am (if you want to eat Breakfast), meeting starts at 7:15am.

Hampton Inn
3021 Advantage Way
Sacramento, CA

Meeting ends at 8 am.




Welcome to the Rotary Club of Natomas! 


Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 34000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.



Deanna Santana - Senior Public Education Coordinator at Sierra Donor Services speaks to our club. She tells her very personal story of how her family suffered a personal loss in 2011 and how it saved or changed the lives of 5 strangers.




Dr. Bill Wittich speaks to our club about energizing our club and attracting new members


Rotarian Kerry Volker and Julie of Stanford Settlement "guarding " the corn before lunch on the last day of the Kid's Camp at McKindley Park. Kerry Volker and Dave Veden cooking the corn and hot dogs


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