Orangevale Rotary

We Meet Friday Mornings, 7:00am at La Placita Mexican Restaurant

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Jul 03, 2015
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Happy 4th of July!
Jul 10, 2015
Debbie Arrington
Gardening Editor, Sacramento Bee
Jul 17, 2015
Alexandra Latona
Cafifornia Museum, Education and Volunteer Coordinator
Jul 24, 2015
Ken Spencer
What's New in Home Technology
Jul 31, 2015
Club Assembly
Try a New Avenue of Service This Year!

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Recent Happenings

I am happy to report that Tais was honored at this morning's Casa Roble Senior Breakfast! Principal Michelle Lorenzo presented her with an Honorary Diploma, the first time an exchange student at Casa Roble has received this award.

"Leadership Through Service!" Orangevale Rotarians, family members and friends

were entertained and inspired by three very talented Casa Roble High School students who competed in this year’s Rotary Speech Contest at the Casa Roble library on the evening of March 5. Each student shared their own personal experiences and unique interpretations of this year’s theme.

Casa Roble's Interact Club is about to launch "Backpacks for Baja", a fundraiser for the Flying Samaritans. After hearing Chris Nelson's presentation to our Rotary Club last month about the medical, dental, optical and educational assistance they offer to farm workers and their families in rural Baja, I invited him to speak to the Interact Club March 24.  The Interact members were very inspired by this humanitarian program and as a result will be holding a collection campaign at Casa Roble from April 13-24.  We invite Rotarians, Inner Wheel members, friends and neighbors to donate any of the following needed items: 
toothbrushes, toothpaste, sunglasses, educational supplies (crayons, pencils, pens, notebooks,books etc), sample sizes of shampoo, hand lotion (hotel size). band aids, hair brushes.
Chris will be sending me a sample of the simple cloth bag (backpack/purse) that they give to the mothers and children to hold the small gifts they receive when they visit the medical clinic set up the 2nd Saturday of the month by the Flying Samaritans.  His wife makes 200 bags a month-- and would welcome any bags we might also make for the cause! 
Chris will be coming to our April 28 Interact meeting to receive all of the donations we will have collected by then.  I hope to surprise him with a "mountain" of donations!! 
Please bring your donations to the Rotary meetings in the next few weeks! 


A Message from Our President

  Bud Walmer 2014/15

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Orangevale! This year we are striving to aid families in our Orangevale area, as well as supporting Rotary’s projects worldwide. One of my priorities is helping to enlarge the Orangevale Food Bank. Our community still has a number of families that need the food bank’s support, not only for food, but also for daily supplies to fulfill family needs. Another area where we want to continue helping is to aid the schools in our community, from K-12.

Our members range from business owners, managers, retired business people, and young professionals. Our club was founded in 1960. Orangevale Rotary has won numerous awards every year at out District Conference for our outstanding achievements through the years. There are several avenues of service available for our members to contribute their time and talents. There is Club Service, which plans our social activities within the club for all of our members and their families. Vocational Service supports the work of others in our community for the work that they have accomplished. We also hear from our members frequently as they share their vocations and interests with other Rotarians. The avenue of Community Service reaches out a hand in providing financial help and labor to complete projects that make Orangevale a better place to live.

There are hands-on activities in our New Generations committee, which works with youth at all school levels. Our International Service members work on funding projects worldwide and even travel to parts of the world to give their own time and effort. International Service, headed by Jim Buntin for several years, has arranged for water wells in many African countries. In South America, many schools have been supplied with books and materials which have been almost non-existent before. Microcredit helps to fund small loans for small business people in Third World countries who need help to get started.

We meet every Friday at 7:00 a.m. at La Placita near Greenback and Walnut, 9272 Greenback Lane. We invite you to come and join us for breakfast and visit with us—starting around 6:30 a.m. Breakfast for new guests interested in learning more about us is "on the house." We also have great speakers on the most up-to-date subjects each week, thanks to our Program Chair, Bryan Daniel. Rotary offers so many ways to give to others and receive the gift of friendship. In addition, there is the true satisfaction of knowing that you are helping those who are in real need.

Hope to see you soon!


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