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Welcome to Point West Rotary!

The Best Damn Rotary Club on the Planet!

We meet Fridays at 7:00 AM
Del Paso Country Club
3333 Marconi Avenue
Sacramento, CA  95821
United States
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NO MEETING!
Nov 16, 2018
NO MEETING!
Nov 23, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving!
Michael Picker, President
Dec 07, 2018
California Public Utilities Commission
Bishop Jaime Soto
Dec 14, 2018
Catholic Diocese of Sacramento
Holiday Meeting!
Dec 21, 2018
NO MEETING!
Dec 28, 2018
NO MEETING!
Jan 04, 2019
 
 
Our Work in the Community
Point West Rotary's Satellite Club is hosting the 2nd annual Professionals Networking Mixer on Wednesday, Nov. 7th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the CoWo Campus in midtown (1507 21st St).  Take this opportunity to meet fellow professionals, learn more about Rotary, and enjoy appetizers and refreshments.  Admission is only $10 which will benefit My Sister's House, a local organization helping women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.  For tickets...click here 
 
A big THANK YOU to our sponsors:  Oak Valley Community Bank, NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners), CoWo Campus, Aqua Perfect Water, Bailarin Cellars, Mason McDuffie Mortgage Corporation, and Taylor Realty.  We couldn't do this without you!
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CALLING ALL BLOOD DONORS! 
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Point West Rotary needs you…and your blood!  We are having a blood drive Oct 14-19 and encourage all members, families and friends to truly give of yourself by donating blood…whole blood, platelets or plasma.  The Sierra Oaks Bloodsource office has been reserved all day Thursday, October 18th for Point West Rotary donors.  To make an appointment, call them directly at 916-488-1701.  PWR’s account # is 6656…make sure you give them this number when you donate!  If you cannot make it on the 18th, call the Bloodsource main reservation line at 866-822-5663 and make an appointment soon!  Thanks for your blood…and your support!
The final event of the California Eagles Golf season was held on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex.  This tournament concludes the Eagles Golf season for 2018. Many of our regular athletes competed in the 9-hole golf event and all players were rewarded with certificates.  It was a great event on a nice warm and sunny day with lunch following the competition.  Special thank you to the volunteer drivers/scorers:  JR Corcoran, Steve Thomas, Craig Evans, Russell Fujii and Ed Schatz. 
Finally, thanks to ALL of the Coaches and Volunteers that helped out each Tuesday evening during the 5 month long season!
Russ Fujii has been named Point West Rotary's Rotarian of the Year and Lori Curry named the Quiet Rotarian of the Year for 2017-18!   Russ has been a member of PWR for more than 25 years and continues to an amazing and active member, currently serving on the Club's Board of Directors as Youth Services Director!  Lori joined PWR in 2007 and has served the club in a variety of ways and was just elected to serve as a Trustee for the club's Foundation.  Congratulations to both of these members who continually exemplify "Service Above Self"! 
               
                       Russ Fujii                          Lori Curry
                              
Congratulations to Sean Harris - PWR's Rookie Rotarian of the Year for 2017-18!  Sean, CEO of A Leap Ahead IT,  joined Point West Rotary in January 2017 and jumped right into helping out on many of our activities.  For the 2017-18 term, Sean has used his IT skills to serve as our A/V coordinator each week at our meetings.  Service Above Self - that's how he rolls!
 
Point West Rotarians were out "doing good in the world" again! On Saturday, April 14th, we planted trees at the Sunriver Park in Rancho Cordova and the neighboring area. Good for the environment, good for the community! President Rick Bixler was definitely needed for his strength to pound in the stakes to hold up the trees.  Also in attendance was Christine Cahill-Reams, Jerry Avila and his wife, Don Levin, Bob Tilly, Rich Fathy, Rita Gordon, Jesse Nix, Desirée Wilson and Greg Garcia who organized our team!
   
 
   
 
       
 
Our annual speech contest was held on Friday, February 9th with 5 students from Encina High.  The topic was "Making a Difference" and these students certainly are!!!  (l to r) Mariam Saleh, Jada Grove, PWR Prez Rick Bixler, Demarrya Tucker, PWR Speech Contest chair Sam Brown-Dawson, Jacqueline La Cour and Ariana Perez. As the winner of our club contest, Ariana will be competing in the regional semifinals on March 27th. Congrats to all!
 
February 1st was the Charter Night for the new Rotary Satellite Club of Point West - Sacramento!  The Satellite Club, part of Point West Rotary, welcomed 8 new members - Sondra Wildman (Chair), Lawana Welch (Chair-Elect), Mike Bede (Secretary/Treasurer), Scott Osborne, Janice Kelley, Kevin Deacon, David Tremblay and Dina Levkov.  The Charter Night celebration was held at the Dante Club and the new members were honored to have District Governor Sandi Sava, DGE Jack Arney and DGN Ray Ward in attendance.  The Satellite Club meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at the Black Bear Diner, 6:30 pm.  New members are always welcome!  For more info, contact Chair Sondra Wildman at pwrsatellite@gmail.com
 
     
Point West Rotarians were out helping the community as they delivered over 100 dictionaries to all 3rd graders at Thomas Edison Language Institute on Friday, February 2nd.  The kids were so excited to get the dictionaries...and even more excited to know that they got to keep them and take them home!  President Rick Bixler was assisted by Mike Garcia, Cy Rickards, Greg Garcia, Monte Watson and Desirée Wilson in handing out the dictionaries.
          
                  
 
                  
 
On Monday, January 15th, six members of Point West Rotary donated their time to help build brand new bikes for deserving children in the community.  In addition, PWR donated $5,000 to support the project and help purchase the bikes.  Mike Garcia, Don Levin, Chris Taylor, Gary Pevey, Rich Price and Carl Naake worked with the North Natomas Transportation Management Association on their 50 Bikes for 50 Kids project.
 
               
 
This is a community service event held on Martin Luther King Jr Day each year that matches teams of volunteers with well-deserving kids to assemble 50 new quality bikes. Kids in 5th - 12th grades are nominated

The Ugly Truth brings attention to human trafficking / Kinetic Worldwide

You can DO SOMETHING.

HumanTrafficking...It's NOT OK. You can DO SOMETHING today to fight it.  Check out the contact info below for more information on how you can help the District in their fight against human trafficking.

District 5180 just received official notice by The Rotary Foundation of a global grant award to combat sex trafficking in the greater Sacramento area.  With the grant award and other local funding, the District has $340,000 to fight human trafficking in our community through two components:  education and public awareness.  The sex trafficking education program is aimed at 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th graders and will be conducted by 3Strands Global Foundation using their PROTECT program (http://3strandsglobalfoundation.org/get-involved/education/). 
 
The public awareness piece will be conducted by the Voices and Faces Project in Chicago through their "The Ugly Truth" campaign (http://www.voicesandfaces.org/).  This 3-month outreach campaign will roll out in the spring to help bring awareness of the problem, considered modern day slavery, to our area.
 
If you want to be part of the team to help us in the fight, contact one of the following Rotarians:
Human trafficking is the second biggest issue in the world (only behind drug trafficking) according to the FBI and is more than a $150 billion industry.  The Sacramento region is considered a hotbed for sex trafficking in the United States.
 
  
Point West Rotary is working with our Rotary District 5180 to create a sustainable large-scale project in the Sacramento region to combat human trafficking.  Towards this goal, we  are working with leaders in the field to develop a holistic education program that creates and disseminates education and awareness information to children, healthcare workers, law enforcement, educators, and the public at large to prevent human trafficking. 
 
What a great evening at Lunar Lunacy on Saturday night!  Hundreds of riders dressed in costumes, lit up their bikes, enjoyed the pre-ride festival...and rode in the glow of an almost-full moon through the iconic areas of downtown Sacramento!  The 6-mile course took riders through Capitol Mall, Miller Park, Old Sac, the Amtrak station, the Railyards and back to the Capitol Mall.  Lunar Lunacy Ride was in support of foster youth and other children's charities in the local area. 
 
Getting ready for the ride!
 
The Start Line
 
Some of our colorful riders!
 
Check out the article in the latest San Juan Unified School District's online newsletter about Encina's Drumline…and Point West Rotary's contribution!
 

Drumline Launches at Encina Preparatory High

Leveraging a series of grants and donations from Point West Rotary Club, San Juan Education Foundation, Carmichael Kiwanis and private donors, Encina Preparatory High School is now once again home to a drumline.

The Encina High Drumline is led by director Erron Smooth and is being offered as an after school activity for interested students. The grants and donations have enabled the group to purchase new drum equipment and supplies set to arrive soon.  “Most importantly, the donations will help provide the youth at Encina an opportunity to be a part of something greater than themselves,” shared Smooth. “They have a chance to work towards a common goal to be great together.”  Through their participation, students are learning valuable skills, including life lessons in the areas of respect, discipline, teamwork, responsibility, pride and leadership.

Launched on March 2, the drumline now consists of ten students, mainly eighth-graders, who practice after school twice a week. Currently, the group is in practice mode and hopes to begin performing by in the fall. The goal is to expand the drumline up to 25 students next year. 
 
 
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