September 2017
Let's Build Something Together!
Bird House              $50-$100
Dollhouse                $250
Condominium         $500
House                      $750
Palace                     $1000
“Atta” Mulligan         $25
Meeting Sponsor     $300
Upcoming Speakers
5180 District Governor Sandi Sava
Sep 26, 2017
Rotary 5180
Nancy Hughes
Oct 03, 2017
Tina Reynolds
Oct 17, 2017
Upcoming Events
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Welcome: President John Lemmon (Knox, Lemmon & Anapolsky, LLP) called the meeting into order at 12:15pm, welcoming all to the 10th meeting of the 104th year of the Rotary Club of Sacramento. He thanked David Brandenburger (Newmark Cornish & Carey) for the Wine Reception and acknowledged Jack Anderson (Dick James & Associates) for working the ivories. President John also recognized today’s greeters, Shadi Fox (Dick James & Associates), Cheryl Marcell (CA State Railroad Museum Foundation), and Michelle Amaral (Dick James & Associates).
Thought for the Day: Jay Lowden (YMCA of Superior California) offered wry observations related to Citizen Kane, in honor of our guest speaker whose memoir is titled Citizen Cohn.
Introduction of Guests: Sergeant-At-Arms Callee Setzer (Setzer Forest Products) introduced:
  • Jamie Furlong, guest of Mead Kibbey
  • Laurie Wright, guest of Heidi Hershenhouse (Land IQ, LLC)
  • Malcolm Hotchkiss, guest of Virginia Varela (Golden Pacific Bank)
Prospective Members:
  • Joe McClure (Golden Pacific Bank), guest of John McIntyre (Mercy Foundation)
  • Ali Coleman (Merrill Lynch), guest of Bob Miller (First US Community Credit Union)
  • Malonn Barnes (Merrill Lynch), guest of Bob Miller
  • Megan Wygant (E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts), guest of Allison Cagley (California Musical Theatre)
Visiting Rotarians: None this week (very much their loss…)
Meeting Sponsor: Margo Fowkes (On Target Consulting, Inc.) shared an image of her son Jimmy, whose loss to brain cancer sent Margo on a search for a supportive community of those who are grieving loss as she was.  From this need came a nonprofit, Salt Water, which she founded in Jimmy’s memory, creating a “safe harbor” for those who are grieving the loss of “someone they can’t live without,” so they can find comfort, support, and tools for overcoming their loss. More information can be found at:
Recognitions: Jeanne Reaves (Jeanne Reaves Consulting) and President John acknowledged Bob Gaines for his 6th Eddie Mulligan and Mead Kibbey for his second Paul Harris.
  • April Javist (Sacramento Community Library Foundation) encouraged members and provided all they need to know in order to participate in the Walk for Literacy on October 21st.
  • Jeff Stone (John O. Bronson Co./HUB International) encouraged members to become Meeting Sponsors.
  • Kathe Nathan (Merchants National Bank) and Callee Setzer asked members to take on volunteer roles in support of the Sac Century Ride – our biggest fundraising event of the year.
  • Joe Grant (Vantage Points LLC) announced the year’s first brown bag, looking for hosts!
  • John McIntyre (Mercy Foundation) announced this year’s “Rotary Day at the Kings” – a 12:30pm game December 10th against the Toronto Raptors. Last year’s success meant we were able to get a better deal on tickets this year!  Watch for an email with a link for tickets.
  • Susan Sheridan announced that she and Todd Andrews (Andrews Construction, Inc.) would be at Farm to Fork events, supporting and encouraging participation in the Sac Century.
  • Lastly, President John shared that next week our speaker will be District Governor Sandi Sava who will respond to questions/concerns of Rotarians, rather than providing “the typical blah, blah, blah…”  President John suggested some potential questions, including one relating to macaroni and another relating to synchronized swimming. Questions should be sent in advance to LaToya Wong at the Rotary office (  If the questions posed to the DG are in the same spirit, it should be a meeting not to miss…
Sandra (Sandi) L. Sava is originally from Alaska and lived near Denali National Park as a child.  She graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Political Science and later obtained her J.D. from McGeorge School of Law.  She currently lives and practices law in Sacramento.
Sandi joined the Rotary Club of Sacramento Breakfast in 1996 and served as President in 2005-2006.  In addition to Club Secretary, Foundation Chair, International Chair and Club Information Officer, Sandi has chaired her Club’s annual Poinsettia Fundraiser for the past 16 years.  She is a Paul Harris Fellow + 8, Major Donor and member of the Paul Harris Society.
Within District 5180, Sandi has served as Assistant Governor, chaired the District Conference in 2014, chaired one District Assembly and co-chaired another, and was the alternate GSE Team Leader to Austria.  She also has been a team-member on two Rotaplast International missions  --  one to India and one to Colombia.
Although Sandi has a passion for shoes, her true passion is traveling.  She was an exchange student to Germany and has traveled extensively in Europe, Central America and South America.  After law school, she bought an around-the-world plane pass and circled the globe for seven months.  She and Barry Kalar enjoy cruising and have sailed through the Panama Canal and around Cape Horn.  When Sandi is not practicing law or serving Rotary, she teaches water aerobics and indoor cycling. 
"Service Above Self " is the official motto of Rotary and is one of our personal commitments.
We joined the Rotary Legacy Circle because we believe our estate gift leverages our resources to make the biggest long term impact on both our local and international communities. - Thom & Linda Gilbert
 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.   

September 26 2017 - The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

October 3 2017 - The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

October 10 2017 - The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

October 17 2017 - The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church



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