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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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Speakers
Tim Johnson, President & CEO
Sep 28, 2018
California Rice Commission
California Rice Commission
NO MEETING!
Oct 05, 2018
Beth Ruyak
Oct 12, 2018
Host of "Insight" on Cap Radio
NO MEETING!
Oct 19, 2018
Kent Kern, Superintendent
Oct 26, 2018
San Juan Unified School District
 
Our Work in the Community
Point West Rotary has moved...to Del Paso Country Club!  Join us in our new meeting location, Friday mornings, 7 am, Del Paso Country Club, 3333 Marconi Avenue.  
 
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
Point West Rotarians were out in force this holiday season serving in our community!  Several members stood by the red kettle and rang the bell at Macy's at Arden Fair Mall and raised money for the Salvation Army.  We also helped out at the annual Salvation Army Food and Toy Distribution at Cal Expo...providing boxes of food, bags of potatoes and chickens to those in need.  Oh, and we had a lot of fun doing it all...that's how we roll!
 
              

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:
Congratulations to the four members who were elected to the Point West Rotary Club Board of Directors at our meeting on December 8th.  The four members who will start their two year term on July 1, 2018 are:
 
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       Beth Schatz            Russ Fujii        Dorthé Wright   John Price
 
 
                            
 
   
                     
  
                      
 
Point West Rotary presented its 6th annual youth leadership conference "Partners in Leadership" on November 2, 2017.  Fair Oaks Rotary Club members joined us this year and brought students from Bella Vista High to join our students from Encina High. PWR members were excited to partner with them this year to make the conference even bigger and better!
Point West Rotarians enjoyed friendship, an early morning walk and giving back to the community at the Run to Feed the Hungry on Thanksgiving Day!  Tom Engwer and family, Greg Garcia and family, Glen Cheron and family, Samantha Hoshida, Desiree Wilson, Beth and Ed Schatz, and Dave Black all walked or ran to help feed the hungry!
 
 
Point West Rotary and the Active 20/30 Club joined forces on Nov. 9th to bring pride and dignity to local foster youth by providing them with backpacks/suitcases full of essential items a child needs while in foster care...their own blanket, pajamas, stuffed animal, books, etc.  Over 200 cases were packed and are being donated to local foster youth organizations in our area.  video
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