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On a clear and cold January morning at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, the sun was rising over the Sierra Nevada's and starting to shine on the fading Christmas wreaths awaiting pick up by the volunteers such as those from the Rotary Club of West Sacramento Centennial. Wondering how so few of us there were to pick up so many wreaths we were quickly joined by friends and families of many of those who lay in Peaceful Rest there. The pickup was done sooner than we realized as this group of six pickup close to 1000. The cold bite of the air was soon replaced with the warmth and love of those who came to pick up the wreaths from hollow place where their family and friends now permanently reside.
Thank you, to all who participated and help set this event up as it was both, a moving as well as a rewarding gathering of Rotary Fellowship.
Another successful Christmas at the Collings Teen Center, brings friends and families from all walks of Life together for a celebration of the Christmas spirit for those less fortunate than others.
ELFDOM! Well Mr. Brady, Elfdom appeared again at Centennial Rotary in all his Elfdomness. Our newest member Scott and our ever constant attendee and shared exchange student Johanna got to experience Elfdomness for the first time!
West Sacramento Police Chief Tom McDonald and his community relations outreach Sergeant, Roger Kinney sit down with Centennial Rotary to a frank and enlightening conversations at the Collings Teen Center one recent Tuesday morning. The conversation included several topics and challenges the Chief and his Department face now and in the near future.
Brena Howell, a City of West Sacramento Administrative and Emergency Management Consultant,
took time from her schedule to speak to the Centennial Rotary Group about emergency management and emergency evacuation,as it applies to not only residents but their Pets both large and small.
At the encouragement of Peter Blando member and Past President, we had the first of many Beer Socials one Tuesday evening instead of a morning meeting and had a very positive turnout with the most attending club members we have had at any event so far. Good job Peter and those that showed. After the first of the year, we are looking to schedule more of these, probably around the last Tuesday of the month. Stay tune and we will let you know. Happy Suds to all!
Fund Raisers for this Rotary Year help to get another active year off the ground for our Club. Yolo County Fair, Beer Booth and All Charities Raffle, net our Club $6200 towards operating costs.
This years Rotary President Buzz Jones holds a check
from the West Sacramento Foundation for $2070.00
in money we raised selling raffle tickets.
Thank you to all the members who helped sell them.
Posted on Sep 06, 2016
Ok, it is that time again as Centennial Rotary of West Sacramento is selling West Sacramento All Charities Raffle Tickets. Another year of Great Prizes, ask any member of Centennial Rotary and they should be able to get as many tickets you may wish to buy!
Posted on Jul 26, 2016
Learned about attracting members from Rotarian Speaker Extraordinaire Dr. Bill Wittich.
People are interested in Rotary for business connections, content, fellowship, service, and more!
Dr Bill Wittich with current Centennial Rotary President Buzz Jones showing his new book.
Posted on Jun 24, 2016
Yolo Brewing was the Site of Dave "Spam Man" Guis Demotion.
Thank you Dave for all the wonderful work you did this year and last for Centennial Rotary
Centennial Rotary student of the month from Bridgeway Island School Great things happen in the Washington Unified School District every
Posted on May 25, 2016
Another Successful year for Horsin Around, a three schools a partnership of Rotary Literacy, the West Sacramento Trail Riders and Washington Unified School District.
Well we are off again to another year of the speech contest. Two students competed in the Rotary speech contest on Tuesday. Two other contestants backed out at the last minute. The winner is Rufina Tolstova (who competed last year), and the runner up was Anh Hoang. Both students wrote and delivered outstanding speeches. Thanks to the Rotarians who attended and to our volunteer judges. Thanks especially to our Dawn Farrell who orchestrated the contest.
Andy Johas becomes a Paul Harris Major Doner.
Congratulations and Thank you Andy.
River City High School Robotics and Engineering students sharing their robotic and three-d printed creations with us! Cool!
These are impressive, smart kids with a wonderful faculty member! Wow!
5th Grade Student Natalya "Natasha" Zhadmirova
proudly displays her award from Centennial Rotary for Student of the month.
She is pictured with her teacher Robin Bell, her Principal Michael Woodstock along with RCHS principal Stan Mojsich and Current Centennial President Dave Guis.
Posted on Dec 13, 2015
Collings Teen Center Christmas Party
Centennial Rotary and friends partnered up at the Collings Teen Center
to give kids and their families another stellar Christmas Party.
Thanks to the hard work of Carol Thomas, Walt James, Andy Johas and many others for helping this party to another successfull and fun filled event
for those kids and families not as fortunate as the rest of us.
New Grant Center makes applying for grants easier
We are pleased to announce the debut of the new Grant Center, formerly known as the grant application tool. The new site has a fresh look and better organization. The grant application includes clearly defined steps so it’s easier for you to track your progress. Learn more about grants and how to apply.
The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...
Australian entrepreneur announces $1 million gift to Rotary
On Wednesday, over breakfast with the Rotary Club of Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Dick Smith announced a donation of AU$1 million to Rotary (about US$750,000), citing admiration of Rotary members for the time they devote to others. The Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) will administer the funds. “With 29,500 Rotarians in 1,100 clubs throughout Australia, we have an army of volunteers eager to assist those in need,” says Michael Perkins, RABS chair. “The impact of this donation will be felt throughout all of Australia, from the cities to the...
Convention: City of peace
Though Atlanta has seen its share of violence and inequity over time, today it brims with reminders that there is another way. Get inspired while you’re visiting for the 2017 Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. Take a short walk from the convention center to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. There, you can see the handwritten notes, speeches, and sermons of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., experience an interactive 1960s-era lunch counter “sit-in,” and learn more about persecuted groups all over the world. A streetcar will take you to the Martin Luther King Jr...
The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...