June 2021
Rotary Tuesday Meeting
Welcome to Rotary Club of Sacramento!

P.O. Box 2528
Fair Oaks , CA  95628

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:10 PM
The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Ballroom
600 Alhambra Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95816
United States of America
(916) 929-2662
Upcoming Speakers
Joe Ciccolo
Jun 22, 2021
Jun 29, 2021
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Rotary Meeting: June 15, 2021
PRESIDENT KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN called us to order on the same day that California “opened” for business! No masks, just smiling faces! California made one giant step towards normality and allowed Rotarians to gather without the prerequisite of having to provide proof of vaccination or wear masks. Ah! Regularity, what a simple but greatly appreciated pleasure.
If you’re wondering what to do next in response to the newly lifted mask mandate, CLICK HERE for a sense of clarity.
To read the latest State Public Health Officer Order of June 11, 2021 and get an in depth description of current guidelines click HERE
To all the Rotarians who helped make Tuesday’s meeting possible, a big thank you! Special thanks to CHRIS ANN BACHTEL, TOM BACON (Senior Vice President of Bacon Commercial Real Estate), and TED WHITE (President of Sacramento Delta Property Management), for making us all feel welcome as our greeters; and to MARK LUHDORFF (Chief Financial Officer at IMD Path) for providing melodic entertainment on the piano; DEE HARTZOG (Retiree of Weintrab Genshlea Ohediak) for sponsoring the delightful wine reception; KEVIN WILLAIMS (Chief Sponsorship Manager of KVIE) and DEE HARTZOG for pouring the wine; JOHN GORALKA (Founder of The Goralka Law Firm) for documenting the days assembly as the Pulse Reporter; and last but not least, JOHN WOOD (Principal of McGee and Thielen Insurance Brokers), our other weekly scribe, who alerts us of upcoming meeting topics.
Thought for the Day:
KATHY HERRFELDT’s (Owner at Home Care Assistance) thought of the day was especially appropriate because our guest speaker’s topic is mental health. KATHY described how much the pandemic has affected the mental health of the senior community, in particular. KATHY presented this thought of the day as a tribute to their resilience, an acknowledgement of their fear, and an expression of hope for a brighter future for senior citizens.
“To the seniors in our community, I see you struggling and holding on. I see you frightened by the changes around you that you don’t understand. I hear your frustration when what you want today is no longer possible. Please know it’s not your fault and believe me when I say it’s not mine either. We are making it back to a world that was forever changed, and yet, you soon will be the wisest most respected person at the party”
KATHY also gave us a laugh with a shorter and particularly relevant quote for many of the Rotarians in the room:
“I’m very sane about how crazy I am.”
- Carrie Fisher
Club Announcements:
  • Past President DANIEL COLE gave a memorial presentation of our long-time fellow Rotarian and Past President HERBERT RODEBAUGH (“HERB”). HERB lived a long a full life, passing away peacefully at home at the considerable age of 100-years-old. Born and raised in Philadelphia, HERB was a college athlete before being called to serve in the US Army Air Corps during World War II. After his service he became well established in Sacramento as the District Manager of PG&E, where he eventually retired. HERB’s list of life accomplishments and affiliations is far too extensive to list. To name just a few, HERB was the Director of the State Office of Citizen Initiative and Voluntary Action; Commissioner on the Sacramento County Planning Commission; Director of Junior Achievement of Sacramento; Executive Director of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation; and dozens more. You can read his full obituary listing them all, HERE. HERB was a prominent member of the Sacramento community, and the impact of his philanthropy efforts will survive as his legacy. Together, Rotarians joined in a moment of silence as homage to HERB. For anyone looking for an opportunity to pay tribute, in lieu of flowers, his family ask that donations be made to the Sacramento Region Community Foundation or a charity of your choice.
For those of you looking for ways to train, DAVID also shared a cutting-edge cycling training and skills video especially geared to riders seeking to prepare for the Sac Century Challenge. SUSAN SHERIDAN (Sheridan Law Corporation) wisely suggests that those participants using the BRANDENBURG training and skills video provide a long form medical disclaimer of Rotary liability… CLICK HERE to view the training video.
  • KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN reminded us that the 10Th Annual River Clean Up will be taking place Saturday, June 19th. Volunteers will help pick up trash and remove debris from the shores and the body of the Androscoggin River. Don’t forget to register for this timely and important event on the event page where you will find all the needed information.
  • MAGGIE HOPKINS (Loan Officer/Realtor at Capital Premier Lending & Premier Realty) shared the good news of her newly purchased vacation home in the Ozarks! MAGGIE also shared that her mother recently concluded a fulfilling career as a 2nd grade teacher. In celebration of both these events she made a Golden Egg donation!
  • JAMES PHILLIPS (Owner at The Energy Savers) made a Pirate level donation in commemoration of his summit of Mt. Dana in Yosemite. He made this 13,000 ft ascension with our very own HERB RODEBAUGH at the impressive age of 69! Remember that all Pirate level donations will require PRESIDENT KEVIN’s pirate impersonation and voice!
  •  KIEFIE BREUER gave the heartwarming announcement of her and her husband’s upcoming 66th anniversary. We couldn’t be happier for them!  
  • SULAF AL AJEELI (Membership Services Coordinator of Rotary Club of Sacramento) announced the proud and exciting news of her daughter’s admission to U.C. Berkeley where she will be majoring in computer science. In honor of this, she made a Golden Egg donation.
Guest Speaker:
JOHN MCINTYRE (Chief Philanthropy Officer of Mercy Foundation) introduced our guest speaker DR. SCOTT ZELLER who provided an important presentation on the potential 4th Waive of COVID (click here to view power points), which is the looming mental health crisis. DR. ZELLER is the Vice-President for Acute Psychiatric Medicine at CEP America and past President both the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry and The Nation Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies.
For those of you that placed bids on event items at the Magical Winter Celebration we still anticipate holding the events in the future when gathering is possible. Stay tuned for future posts regarding dates and times. Thank you very much for your patience as we navigate through the challenges associated with COVID-19 restrictions. 
Thank you!
 The weekly meetings of the Rotary Club of Sacramento are at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, located at 600 Alhambra Blvd; Parking is on 30th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816.   
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Have you been wondering how long it will be before you get another sapphire on your Paul Harris Fellowship pin? The office can look up your record with Rotary International Foundation and let you know. The office can also tell you the current status of your Eddie Mulligan.
Call Today.