Guest Speakers
(Zoom Format)
Dr. Ron Chambers MD
May 14, 2021 7:30 AM
Family Medicine
Family Medicine
Dr. Mark Lee
May 21, 2021 7:30 AM
May 28, 2021 7:30 AM
No meeting due to Memorial Holiday
Angelique Ashby: City of Sacramento Council Woman
Jun 04, 2021 7:30 AM
Running for State Senate
Rich Desmond; District 3 Supervisor; County of Sac
Jun 18, 2021 7:30 AM
Current Issues confronting Sacramento County
President Russ's Final Meeting
Jun 25, 2021 7:30 AM
Club acknowledgements
PWR Officers & Board
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Public Image
Rotary Foundation
2019 - 2021 Director
2019 - 2021 Director
2019 - 2021 Director
2019 - 2021 Director - Interim
2020 - 2022 Director
2020 - 2022 Director
2020 - 2022 Director
2020 - 2022 Director
May 2021
Club Committee Meetings
(Currently done in Zoom Format)
Members of the Point West Rotary assembled at the Sacramento Food Bank's (SFB) warehouse facility these past two Fridays. Due to the CoVid restrictions, the SFB has been forced to restrict the number of volunteers they may have in their facility while the community need for local support has gone from 60,000 households per month  to 300,000 households per month due to the pandemic. PWR provided club members for the 1PM to 4 PM shifts on the two Fridays following the club's Zoom meeting. PWR has yet to hold an in person meeting this Rotary year and so having the opportunity to actually see a club member in three dimensions was a welcome site. It appeared that some of us failed to have practiced 'social distancing' from our refrigerators during the pandemic!!! Needless to say the service event was a huge success with the fellowship flowing once again. An assembly line was the procedure applied with each member to place one or two items in a box as it traveled in front of them. Although members were given instructions on how to place their specific items in the box, there were some (names not stated to protect the innocent) struggled with where to place their item. It may be neceesary that several members enroll in  a basic course of  "grocery bag packing" at their local super market to gain some insight on the technique.
PWR's Paul Adams was the pallet loader and he kindly shared the final totals. PWR's service resulted in 8 pallets of 40 boxes each; thus 320 boxes total. Each box weighed in at 27.5 lbs containing fruit juice, condensed milk, peanut butter and canned vegetables along with an array of dry goods. Thus per Paul's count, PWR volunteers boxed around 8,800 lbs of food stuffs. And this weight doesn't include the bags of fresh pears and oranges that were assembled by the members on both days. So combining the two days worth of volunteering at SFB, PWR packed over 5 tons of food items. Great job, Gang!!!! Thanks, Greg Garcia, for chairing this event!!! Below are some photos of the PWR volunteers:
From left to right: Don Rodes, Rich Price, Tom Engwer, Paul Adams, Mike Bede, Brian Moore, Don Levin, Roger Gilleland, Randy Burton, Rich Fathy.   Holding the sign:  Left to right:  Ross Siragusa, Desirée Wilson, and Tim Maliepaard. 
Two PWR members below weren't able to get in the group pictures
                       Don Jamison                           President Elect Mary Lyn Kagan
Pear Packing Crew: From left to right: Greg Garcia, Tom Knox, Richard Fathy, Roger Gilleland, Paul Friedrich and Greg Dwyer
Photo of wall mural at SFB Warehouse (taken by Tim Maliepaard)
Members of the Point West Rotary dawned on their face masks and met at the Sacramento Food Bank this past week. The purpose was to distribute 100 dictionaries to underpriveledge school children. This year, as was the case last year, classes are not being held in the elementary schools due to restrictions brought on by the pandemic. PWR's Dictionary Service Chair, Mike Garcia, contacted Genevieve Levy, the Director of Family Services, at the Sacramento Food Bank (SFB). SFB serves families in the community who have school age children. Many of these same children would be attending the schools that PWR had supported prior to the pandemic. Thus in cooperation with SFB, PWR was able to get the books to these children. In response to current precautions associated with the pandemic, SFB had adopted a drive up approach to serving the families. Thus PWR members were able to hand the dictionary to a person as SFB personel were loading food into the cars. Fortunately SFB had interpreters to speak to some of the recipients to grant us permision to take a picture. In some cases, the recipient refused to have a picture taken but were given a dictionary anyway. A group photo below;
Members from right to left; President Russ Fujii; Mike Garcia, Rich Price, Nancy Cofer; Roger Gilleland; Bob Tilly, President Elect Mary Lyn Kagan, Randy Burton & Brian Moore. To view additional photos, click on read more below.
The final report on the Uganda WASH project was recently submitted to Rotary International by PWR's partner club; RC of Mengo. PWR International Grants Committee project coordinator, Jonathan Kalibbala, shared the report at today's club meeting. Known as the Bufumbanswa Project, the multifaceted endeavor consisted of;
  • Construction of borehole (4) & geological survey
  • Construction of water harvesting tanks (5), 2600 gallons each
  • Building ventilated & improved pit latrines (VIP)
  • Training community leaders in leadership & income generating activities
  • Training Village Health Team (VHT)
  • Procurement of farm supplies
  • Implementation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) initiatives
Below are a few photos;
Sign acknowledging project partners (some spelling errors observed).
Official notice of the formal commissioning of the project by District Governor Rosseti Nabbumba Nayenga from District 9211. 
Meeting of Rotary Club of Mengo and District Governor Rosseti to acknowledge all project participants.
District Governor Rosseti speaking to the community at official project commissioning.
Completed VIP latrine
Latrine Interior
New rainwater collection system on existing school building with new storage tank.
Completed borehole with hand pump. Concrete based constructed to allow place for person to stand and a concrete channel to direct any spillage of water away from the installation.
Club Information

Welcome to Point West Rotary!

The Best Damn Rotary Club on the Planet!

We meet In Person
Fridays at 7:30 AM
Del Paso Country Club
3333 Marconi Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821
United States of America
(916) 668-0115
Due to COVID 19, weekly meetings are being held in a Zoom Format
Point West Rotary is a group of active members working
to improve our community and have fun while doing it!
We always welcome others to join in our efforts
to make an impact and change lives!
Our Mission
The Rotary Club of Point West Sacramento is a vibrant
community service organization
promoting service to those in need,
goodwill, peace, and fellowship
Our Vision
Be a major contributor to children’s charities
and other local and global charitable
opportunities and to be recognized for such
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