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Written By: Mike Bullington
The 30th meeting of the 104th term of the Rotary Club of Sacramento came to order on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, with President John Lemmon’s (Knox, Lemmon & Anapolsky, LLP) proclamation that his was the best club anywhere, a claim that was greeted with thunderous acclamation and calls for a presidency in perpetuity.  
The guest speaker for this auspicious occasion was the former and longtime political columnist for The Sacramento Bee, Dan Walters, warmly introduced by fellow former Bee scribe Nancy Teichert.
Dan’s topic was the commodity foremost in the minds of Californians emerging from drought amid legislative initiatives to increase its distribution and storage: WATER.  
The speaker postulated that the battles over water in California are really about land use. Secondly, the issues are not hydrological or engineering in nature, but rather political and financial.
California, according to our speaker, is a difficult state to govern because residents have local loyalties rather than statewide ones. Such regional identification renders it difficult to achieve consensus on statewide initiatives.
Dan noted that Jerry Brown’s water transfer aspirations date back to his first tenure as governor decades ago, with roots in his father Governor Pat Brown’s aqueduct efforts moving water from NorCal to SoCal. The proposed Delta Tunnel’s political uncertainty – Dan handicapped its chances at 50/50 – is due in part to reluctance from heavyweights like the Westland Water District and the San Diego Water District.
Another pressing water issue is the need to create more water storage. Two proposed sites are bogged down four years in the approval bureaucracy, without any progress.
The next great battle, according to Dan, will be over water rights, which have been established historically based on who gets there first rather than who needs it most. The sparsely-populated Imperial Valley controls 75 percent of the water from the Colorado River. We will need to reconfigure water rights to solve our water management problems.   
Now – back to the meeting’s beginning.
Jim Raney of Raney Real Estate hosted the wine reception.
Mike Bullington of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network did his rendition of a jazz pianist, in tribute to New Orleans’ musical heritage.
Greeting in somewhat flowery fashion were Jim Relles of Relles Florist and the ever-dapper Dan Guth of City National Bank.
Carolyn Carr inspired us with her thought for the day.
Meeting sponsor is Dan Cole (Allegiant Development Company) donated his time to Chuck Brasfeild (Boy Scouts of America) assured us that the Boy Scouts of America are thriving in Sacramento. They are building a new camp of 80 acres in Yuba County. In another new development, girls can now join the Cub Scouts and the Eagle Scouts.

Dear Fellow Rotarians.  I am pleased and proud to report that, over the last three weeks, 116 of our Members have pledged nearly $14,000 towards Rotary’s effort to eradicate Polio in the world.  Your contributions have, once again, demonstrated your commitment to bettering the lives of others around the world.  Your genuine concern and willingness to share your gifts with others continue our Club’s 104 tradition of making important and lasting improvements in their lives.  I am truly grateful for, and proud of, your generous response.


President John     

Our Club is actively seeking qualified applicants to attend the Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening) during the summer of 2018.  The Camper needs to be an incoming Senior and open to an incredible week of growth. 
Copies of the camp application can be found on our website in the Home Page Download Section.  Contact the Club office by March 15th to apply for consideration.
 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.   

March 20 2018 - The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

March 27 2018 - The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

April 3 2018 - The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

April 17 2018 - The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

April 24 2018 - The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

May 1 2018 - The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

May 8 2018 - The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

May 15 2018 - The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

May 22 2018 - The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church



Don't Forget...
The following applicants have been proposed for membership and have given permission for their names to be published.

Comments relating to this membership must be in writing and received by the Club President prior to March 22, 2018.
         1. Prospect:               Robert M. Reed (Bobby)  
        Business:                Capitol Tech Solutions
        Position:                 CEO
        Sponsors:               Kathy Herrfeldt & Ted Kappel
      2. Prospect:                Marlene M. von Friedericks - Fitzwater  
      Business:                The Health Communication Research Institute Inc.
     Position:                 Founder / CEO
     Sponsors:               Kathy Herrfeldt & Robyn DeLong

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