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Our Work in the Community
This was a team effort between Point West Rotary and Canon Restaurant which was coordinated by Carol VanBruggen (PWR member).  These meals went across UC Davis Health system to physicians, residents, nurses, and specialty testing team who are working round the clock during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
Point West Rotarians took the plunge Saturday to support Special Olympics!  With unusually warm-ish weather Glen Cheron (in the fluffy Polar Bear costume) and President-elect Russ Fujii jumped in the frigid water to support this great organization.  PWR also provided $1,500 in funding to support the event.  Special Olympics, in appreciation for all that Point West Rotary has done over the years to support them, presented a special soccer ball signed by many Special Olympians to current club President, Kathy Copeland.  A great event supporting a wonderful group!
            
On Valentine's Day morning, Point West Rotary had the opportunity of reading to each class at Greer Elementary School in the first annual I Love Reading event.  It was so much fun to share our love of reading, interacting with the students and checking out their newly remodeled campus! 
With great fanfare and a lot of fun, our new President Kathy Copeland kicked off the 35th term of the best damn Rotary Club on the planet!  In our temporary meeting location at Haggin Oaks Golf Course, Kathy and her board danced their way into the room...and our hearts...to ABBA's "Dancing Queen".  Kathy shared her goals for the term which were based on feedback she received from club members through our Fireside Chat meetings.  She also revealed her theme for the year "Together People Create Change" and that certainly describes our club!  It's gonna be a great year!
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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
Point West Rotarians were once again working in our community – this time at Greer Elementary!  PWR provided a grant of $5,000 to River City Food Bank’s BackSnack program to benefit Greer Elementary School.  Past President Rick Bixler and Roger Gaskin delivered the first round of snacks to the school.  Future deliveries will be on a monthly basis.  Amy Gregory, Principal of Greer Elementary praised Point West Rotary saying “Thank you all SO much for all your help in bringing the BackSnacks program to our students.  These snacks will help support our students so they can start their day with full tummies, ready-to-learn minds, and grateful hearts!"
    
 
Not only do Point West Rotarians devote their time by helping out in many ways in our community, but we are extremely generous as well.  At our meeting on December 7th, club president Carl Naake, Point West Rotary Club Foundation President Tom Harvey and Paul Adams presented District Governor Jack Arney with a check for $60,000 to support those affected by the Camp Fire in Paradise.   The funds will go to the Oroville and Gridley Rotary Clubs to help out.  Members of both of those clubs have been working the front lines running evacuation centers and helping families and individuals get back on their feet.  Our hearts and thoughts go to all of those impacted by the fires.         
 
 
 
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
 
     
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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 of America

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(916) 668-0115
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