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On Thursday November 3rd, the Connecting For Good Tour stopped in Sacramento! The Connecting for Good Tour is part of the Zone 25/26 largest goodwill tour on the West Coast of the US, and it will travel through 6 states and 14 cities in 14 days! 


Another productive day for Rotarians helping one of our own…building fences, replacing decking, bringing in rock and more!  All topped off by a fabulous lunch served by an ever-appreciative Mollie!

How was the 4-Way Test created?

In the early 1930s Herbert J. Taylor set out to save the Club Aluminum Products distribution company from bankruptcy. He believed himself to be the only person in the company with 250 employees who had hope. His recovery plan started with changing the ethical climate of the company. He explained:
I can't believe it's already been a month. Time is already flying.
The Rotary Club of Sacramento Breakfast is having a Pub Quiz fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 15th at Evan's Kitchen (855 57th St.) from 6 - 9 pm.  This is a chance to test your knowledge of useless information…and raise money for local youth and community programs!
The Brew Crew pulled it off!  A terrific day at Discovery Park, drinking beer and raising money for WEAVE and other children's charities.  Best of all…no one fell off the 85 foot teeter totter!  The Brew Crew, headed by Brad McDowell, Tim Davidson and Maia Schneider, and the whole team did an amazing job making it all come together on Saturday.  Kudos and thanks to all that participated!  But Brad said it best in an email to his team and with his permission, I am reprinting his thanks below…
Want to advertise your business among other Rotarians?  Would you like to do business with other Rotarians? The District has an opportunity for you!

Your Grant Review Committee has been hard at work this term reviewing the many grant applications received from community based organizations requesting funds from Point West Rotary.

The Rotary Club of Point West - Sacramento has awarded $15,000 in student scholarships for the 2016-17 school year to six Encina Preparatory HS graduates.
Hopefully you had the opportunity to hear PDG Bob Deering and Brian Gladden share their vision for the Rotary International Foundation global grant our district is applying for to help fight human trafficking in the greater Sacramento area.  Many of us had no idea that it is such a huge issue here.  But like with Polio Plus, Rotary is ready to step up and be a part of the solution. 
I have now been in Madrid for four days. I arrived the morning of the 2nd. Of course for me it felt like I was arriving the evening of the 1st, and I still had a good twelve hours to go before I could hit the sack.
There is a new page on the website dedicated to news that is pertinent to you the member. On the Main Menu click "Members>Member News." You will see stories from past newsletters and other articles of interest. If you have a story you'd like published contact me here.
Is your high school band or orchestra instrument still hanging out in your closet waiting for a second chance?  Did your kids leave their band instruments in there, too?  If so, the Rotary Club of Orangevale has an offer for you.  They will find a home for that horn, stringed instrument or drum set and put it in the hands of a promising young middle or high school student!

Is your Member Profile up-to-date? Has your personal information changed? You can easily edit your member information yourself. Go to and click on Menu Bar>Members>Member’s Page. If you are not already logged-in you will be sent to the login page. Once logged-in and on the Members Page click on Edit My Profile. Click through the tabs, there are some great things to do on this page. Not only can you make sure your personal information is correct, you can; add a Bio, create an email signature, find out your attendance, change your password and much more! If you would like to change anything, just click the "Edit" button. If you can't change it email me and I may be able to change it for you. Check it out!

The World Health Organization has recently confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These new cases – from two local government areas of Borno state – occurred in July 2016.
Have you ever thought about joining those on the front lines of polio eradication?  Now is your chance!  There is an upcoming trip to Port Harcourt, Nigeria, West Africa to participate in a polio immunization mission, attend the 11th Annual West Africa Project Fair, and engage in a hands-on work project.
Finding yourself having to miss a meeting occasionally?  No problem…if you've participated in a committee meeting, club social event, attended a district seminar or gone to any other Rotary or PWR sanctioned activity, you can list it as a makeup!  Just note it on the sign in sheet when you check in at the next meeting you attend.  Or email the information to Beth Leonard, Club Secretary. Keep your attendance percentages up and note your make ups!
Have to miss several meetings for a period of time due to vacation, work, health or other personal reasons? You can request a leave of absence, as long as you've paid your dues, and not worry about your attendance.  Simply send an email to Beth Leonard requesting a leave of absence along with the timeframe of the leave and she'll submit it to the Board for review and approval.