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Upcoming Speakers
DARK
Oct 04, 2022
Sac Century Thank Yous
Oct 11, 2022
Giuliano Kornberg
Oct 18, 2022
Sac Regional Performing Arts Alliance
TBA
Oct 25, 2022
Upcoming Events
Rotary Tuesday Meeting
Welcome to Rotary Club of Sacramento!
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
Phone:
(916) 929-2662
Foundation
 
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Rotary Meeting, September 20, 2022
 
 
Rotarians were met by Rotarians DAVE HIGDON (California Moving Systems), GABRIEL GENDRON (Coldwell Banker Realty), JOHN GORALKA (Goralka Law Firm) with phasers on stun (Star Trek reference, but if an explanation is necessary then please read on ….)  All action photos are courtesy of JOHN SWENTOWSKY (Swentowsky Photography).
 
 
 
 
 
          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WINE RECEPTION
 
 
Thank you to APRIL JAVIST (Sacramento Literacy Foundation)  for sponsoring the wine for the meeting….and for pouring with both hands!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY   
  
PAST PRESIDENT JIM LEET (Boutin Jones Inc.)
 
JIM was not able to verify the original author to his satisfaction, but some including JIM believe it may have been MARIANNE BAUM, a German-born Jew executed by the Nazi’s in 1942. This is a very timely message for us all - thank you JIM!
 
 
Every Minute Someone Leaves This World Behind
Age has nothing to do with it.
We are all in this the line without realizing it.
We never know how many people are before us.
We cannot move to the back of the line.
We cannot step out of the line.
We cannot avoid the line.
So, while we wait in line-
Make moments count.
Make a difference.
Make the time for that call.
Make priorities.
Make your gifts known.
Make a nobody feel like a somebody.
Make your voice heard.
Make the small things big.
Make someone smile.
Make the change.
Make up.
Make peace.
Make love.
Make yourself a priority.
Make sure to tell your people they are loved.
Make waves.
Make sure to have no regrets.
Make sure you are ready.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KATHE NATHAN (Merchants Bank of Commerce) introduced our guests….  
  • LATIF YUSUFI (Golden Pacific Bank, Sacramento,) prospective member and guest of KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN (Fairytale Town)
  • BILL WYGANT, guest of MEGAN WYGANT (CLARA Studios)
  • CATHY FIDDY (Pacific Charter Institute,) guest of PAUL KEEFER (Pacific Charter Institute)
  • LUCA MERCURIO (Rotary Youth Exchange,) guest of JIM CULLETON (Strong & Associate)
  • KEVIN HECTEMAN (California State Railroad Museum Foundation,) guest of NICK NOONAN (California State Railroad Museum Foundation)
  • ANIKA LYNCH (Sacramento Literacy Foundation,) guest of APRIL JAVIST (Sacramento Literacy Foundation)
  • LORI DANNENFELSER guest of PETER DANNENFELSER (Architectural Arts)
  • MIKE CENDRO, guest of speaker DISTRICT GOVENOR KAREN CENDRO
 
Meeting Sponsor RICK DAVIS (Retired) donated his time to YPFS (BOBBY REED).
BOBBY REED appeared on behalf of eFundraising – a platform that can be used for charitable organizations for fund raising campaigns.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROTARY SPOTLIGHT   
 
 
 
 
Our Rotary Spotlight was once again authored and presented by our own ELFRENA FOORD (Arata Brothers Trust.)  Today she shined the light on four (4) very special Rotarians.
 
 
JON SNYDER   
           
9/20 birthday    
34 years in Rotary 
 
 
 
JON is a committed Rotarian.  It’s not just that he was President 19 years ago, was chair of our Club’s 100th anniversary, and chair of our Bids for Kids fundraiser twice.  He’s had perfect attendance at weekly Rotary meetings for 30 years!! 
 
JON has been working in commercial real estate for 40 years.  He completed one of the region's largest single lease transactions for the Ziggarat Building.  319,000 square feet to the State of California.  He owned a statewide brokerage firm, Schneider Commercial Real Estate for nearly 20 years.
 
JON’s hobbies are golf, making stained glass windows, and collecting cars.  He even built his man cave to house his 10 vintage American and foreign cars.
 
Fun FactJON is a singer of Barbershop music and took 2nd place in an international competition.  He has sung at the San Francisco Opera House, Sacramento Music Circus, the Flint Center in San Jose, and the really big one – the foyer of Carnegie Hall where the janitor was standing by and he seemed to enjoy JON’s singing.
 
 
JIM OLSON     
           
9/24 birthday    
41 years in Rotary 
 
 
 
When JIM graduated from high school, he and his friend decided, like all wise high school graduates, to ride their bikes across the country from California to New York.  And they enjoyed two months on the road.  After graduating from Cal Berkeley, Jim joined the Air Force for 4 years as a Missile Launch Officer. During this time, his crew launched a Minuteman missile (fortunately without a nuclear warhead) at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
 
JIM had a 20-year career as a CPA with Ernst and Young.  He then became a Financial Officer for the California Dept of Water Resources. The 2001 energy crisis hit and Jim headed up his agency’s job to issue $11 billion in bonds. It was a big, exciting job that he had fun doing and a great finish to his career. JIM has been retired since 2007.
Fun Fact: JIM and his wife Mary Ann both went to Cal Berkeley and met over a keg of beer at a fraternity-sorority exchange. The beer worked as they have been married for 55 years.
 
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.   
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
Don't Forget...
The Roster is provided for the members of The Rotary Club of Sacramento.

It is intended for the social and business use of our members and shall not be loaned or given to non-members.
It is not to be used by members in any form of mass mailing or mass electronic communication without the permission of the individual members.
Please be sure to inform the Rotary Office of any address, phone, fax or e-mail changes.
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.