Community Service
On the occasion of Paul Harris' 150th Birthday, President Dan remembered him and spoke of the worldwide impact of his gathering a group of business friends in Chicago, who would have foreseen that?  We went on to the raffle and Christine was the first to try to claim Paul Harris' free three tickets for his birthday.
Truman made a plea to have everyone either volunteer or stop by the Camp Clay this Saturday from 8:30 to 2PM.  Kris Wyatt announced that we will host a young lady from Denmark next school year and she already has all three host families lined up, Hooray!! Jerry is requesting more volunteers for Tour de Lincoln on May 11 and 12. 
Claire announced that she has been married to the same man for 49 years.  Congrats to Claire and Vern.  Wild Bill reminded us to come to the Quarterly Blood Drive this Friday from 1 to 5:30PM.  Alan Lowe is coordinating for the 10th year the Lincoln Poetry Contest which attracts entrants internationally. 
Darryl reminded us of the work shirt order that is closing.  He also mentioned a possible Rotary trip to Thailand next year and a visit coming up in May of his Rotary Thai friends, we are looking for someone to offer a bedroom for a visiting Buddhist Abbot-- anybody got a spare room?  No meals needed.  Darryl then discussed the importance of using official suppliers of Rotary clothes and supplies and he passed out catalogs from two of them.
Our speakers were David Cesio and Paul Radcliffe who gave us a recap of what has happened so far with the Community Service Committee and it's quite a lot for which we should be proud !!  Just some Highlights are:  Senior Center, Fourth of July, Every room (safety locks for all classroom doors at all Lincoln Schools), Salt Mine and many more.  Paul then gave a history of our, and his, involvement with the Tree project in Lincoln.  If the City can get a Grant, we could attain Paul's dream of having trees lining Lincoln Blvd from the rodeo to McBean Parkway.  If you have seen and appreciated the trees across the street from the Post Office, just imagine how attractive they would look lining our main thoroughfare !!  
All in all, it's clear that Lincoln Rotary's Community Service commitment makes a huge difference in Lincoln.  David had big thanks and kudos to Sandy Brumley, Harriet Garland, Sharon Johnson and Kim Fricke for all their help and support.
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AirMedCare Network
     CalStar Reach and
       AMCN Fly-U-Home
Our members enjoyed friendship and another great lunch.  The sandwiches and salad were very good. 
This being Rotary Maternal and Child Health Month, Joann Hilton reported on the maternal health projects that we support in Mexico.  Here, we joined with local Rotary clubs near Lake Chapala to develop care for mothers who were highly susceptible to cervical cancer.  We have also assisted in providing clean water and providing scholarships to students who would never get the chance of education otherwise. 
We were also given the opportunity to hear two (not just one) poems from our poet poet laureate Alan Lowe; The Unexpected and History.  Alan can be funny when you least expect it!!!
Our speaker for the day was Sonja Conklin.  She is with AirMedCare Network.  She described the services that the company supplies to provide air medical evacuation and air transport to bring you back to your local hospital if you are hospitalized while traveling.  The cost is not prohibitive and the service is available in most states.   She provided a brochure.  Something for consideration for those who travel a lot.  She also said that Ken Campbell should consider it since he goes on some pretty remote horse rides!
For all of the meeting pictures, Click Here
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Blue Star Moms
Another great lunch.  We were please to have a few members that we haven't seen much of namely Ana Roa and Paul Parks - great to have you back.  Truman announced that it was his 49th anniversary; way to go big guy. 
Lots going on - see the list of events.   
The Rotarian of the Month Award was handed over from Wildbill Cook to Kris Wyatt.  For this honor, she will get to display our Chamber of Commerce Best Service Club Award in a conspicuous place (in her home) for the next month.  We are all thankful to have Kris as a member since she does so much for the youth in our community as well as other community services. 
Our speaker was Jennifer Harris who spoke about Blue Star Moms.  She became involved when her son was deployed to Afganistan,  She found that other mothers felt the same fears about family members serving our country.   The Sacramento Blue Star Moms is a non-political, non-sectarian, non-racial, non-profit Military/Veteran support organization.  Members are proud mothers, stepmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians living in South Placer county and Sacramento county who have children serving in the military, guard or reserves, or children who are veterans.  They support Veterans, Service Members from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces  (regardless of their hometown), and honor our Gold Star Families who have lost a relative and remember their children.  They share their pride in our Armed Forces and our country by participating in patriotic events, community awareness, supporting our Veterans and deployed Service Members and their families left behind.  Thank you Jennifer for all you and other Blue Star Moms do.
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Activities for the Week: 
No "official" meeting at the Woman's Club for the week, but lots of other activities.
The Thursday meeting was a social event at the home of Vern and Claire Luke. Vern did a great job of demonstrating his model trains.   Thank you Gail Radcliffe for the pictures.  Click for Pictures
Wildbill, Darrell, Art and Paul showed up to help with Isaiah's project at Ride to Walk. Not quite done yet but it about did the Rotarians who helped in! Click for Pictures
The final sign for our Lincoln Park Sign Project was installed at Chief Robert Jimenez Park.  The family, including Jeff Culbertson Chief Jimenez's nephew, was there.  Click for Pictures
Shown are Family and Friends: Phil Steele (Caroline's husband), Debbie Prescott (niece), Todd Culbertson (nephew), Jenifer Culbertson (Jeff's wife), Caroline Steele (niece), Jeff Culbertson (nephew), Dana Jimenez Harder (daughter), Conrad Harder (grandson), Eddy Ojeda (friend) and Billy Silva (friend).
And, our hard-working Rotarians, thanks for showing up to help. 
And, to refresh your memory about the park project signs that we have been working on for many year, see pictures of all the signs. Click for Pictures  Thank you Jerry Johnson for your persistence in getting the project done.
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Chief Robert Jimenez Park Sign
On March 29th, we met at Jimenez Park (Ferrari Ranch Road and Groveland) to install the final park sign of the project we started in 2013.  Family and friends of Chief Jimenez attended the ceremony. 
Family and Friends shown in the right picture: Phil Steele (Caroline's husband), Debbie Prescott (niece), Todd Culbertson (nephew), Jenifer Culbertson (Jeff's wife), Caroline Steele (niece), Jeff Culbertson (nephew), Dana Jimenez Harder (daughter), Conrad Harder (grandson), Eddy Ojeda (friend) and Billy Silva (friend).  More pictures may be seen by clicking Jimenez Park Signs
This park honors Chief Robert Jimenez who was LIncoln's police chief from 1947, finally retiring in 1979. Chief  Jimenez served the community with an eye for helping others, according to residents and family members. At the time of his retirement, the city of Lincoln recognized Jimenez's service with a proclamation for his "giving generously of his time and efforts, unselfishly in all deliberation."  Find out more history by clicking Chief Jimenez Obit.
For pictures of our complete Park Sign Project started in 2013, click Park Sign Project Pictures.
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Isaiah's Sensory Path
As part of a requested grant, our club funded Isaiah del Castillo to the tune of $1,000 to assist in his Eagle Scout Project, building of a sensory path at Ride to Walk in Lincoln.   Rotarians Art Deardorff, Bill Cook, Darrel Scott and Paul Ratcliffe also provided some boots on the ground site preparation work.  (They discovered that this picking and shoveling was not kind to their old bodies!)
The sensory path is one where participants walk the length of the path and identify with their feet what they are walking on  This helps those with walking/lower body disabilities, such as those who attend therapy at Ride to Walk. 
For more pictures, click Sensory Path Pictures
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Spring is Around the Corner
    Our Fundraising
       Every 15 Minutes
This week's meeting on March 15th, President Dan thanked every single member for their support and work on the very successful Taste of Italy.  Not only were the financial returns exceptional, everyone had a roaring good time.  The numbers are not yet finalized but when they are we will be pleased.  Great job !!
Darrell Scott returned from his extensive trip to Asia. Visited Rotary Clubs that he used to work with, exchanging banners.  Welcome back, Darrell !! Click for more of Darrell's Pictures.
President-Elect Caron spent a moment thanking the Club for the trust we are putting in her for being President starting July 1.  She also thanked us for sending her to PETS which was a wonderful experience that inspired.  She has sent out an online survey and asks that everybody please answer it.  
Claire announced the Social on the 29th of March at her house, signups are in process and you are asked to bring either an appetizer or a dessert.  Our Poet Laureate, Allan Lowe, read an excellent poem regarding Rotary's efforts in the area of water and sanitation.  A thoughtful piece with good imagery.  (Click to Read).
Our Speakers were Karen and Jerry Johnson who co-chair the Fundraising Committee, this new Committee oversees all fundraisers for the Club.  They gave us an update on Tour de Lincoln, our new project that Jerry has been spending about 35 hours per week on since January.  He went over a detailed account of the budget which shows potential net profits of $30,000 and his spreadsheet of the project plan.   They do need volunteers so please let Jerry or Karen know if you can help on the day before (May 11th) or the day of the event (May 12th). More information is on the website www.TourDeLincoln.Org.
Joann also gave a short update on the Lincoln Wine Fest, our next event.  She mentioned that it is not a fundraiser, but is a Community Service event and as such, it is under the Club not the Foundation.  We need all hands on deck volunteers for this as well and please let Richard Pearl know if you can do a 2 hour shift or help setup, etc.  The venues are set downtown, wineries and most of the food suppliers.  Advertising will start before long and tickets are available now through  
Lots of good opportunities to support our Club !!
Update from previous week's meeting that had been blacked out!
At the last meeting, March 8th, were not allowed to report on our speaker as it was on the Every 15 Minutes program at  Lincoln High School as they were preparing for the event on Thursday and Friday and they insist on keeping it under wraps.
Our speakers were Mary MacQueen, Lincoln HS teacher and Chuck Whitecotton, Principal of Phoenix HS, our alternative HS in Lincoln.  They spoke passionately about the Every 15 Minute program which has been continuously presented in Lincoln since about 1992.  Credit to our own Kris Wyatt who has been a major force for this and still is.  It starts with the Grim Reaper walking to different classrooms to claim the lives of various students by leaving a black rose.  Then they enact a very realisitic scene using Lincoln HS students who have been drinking and have a serious automobile accident. This includes all sorts of emergency services and first responders, police, even a helicopter ambulance at the school.  The kids are visibly shaken as are their parents who visit them in hospital and are filmed hearing the worst news possible.  They keep the "dead" kids over night and there is a mock funeral.  The Community participates wholeheartedly to make this a success.  
It was a very moving description that was further emphasized by the video they showed of the scenes.  This is such a deeply emotional program and it has been shared and copied all over the state.  It's a tribute to our High School and all the people who put this together to save teenage lives.  Our Rotary Club presented them with a check for $1,000 to help with the costs of the program and we are delighted to support it.
A video of the event is being prepared and will be provided when available.
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Lincoln Rotary Meeting
Another full house at Rotary lunch on Thursday !!  President Dan started the meeting off by auctioning off a gift from the Lincoln High School Zebra Baseball team for our successful support of their Baseball Fundraiser Dinner last Friday night.  We had about 16 in attendance and had a reserved table. The Baseball T-shirt and other prize auctioned were won by a Zebra Alum, Jeff Culbertson.  Wear it with pride, Jeff.   Click here for LHS Baseball Fundraiser Pictures.
The Thought for the Day was in regard to Rotary's Designation for the Month of March as Water and Sanitation month. Rotary Int'l has tons of projects to bring both water and good sanitation measures to developing countries.  The key point that Pres Dan made is that it does no good to simply dig a well and bring water.  Sanitation has to be taught or there is no gain and illness and death still occurs.  One is 3 people in the world do not have adequate sanitation facilities.  Rotary incorporates both in our projects under our mandate to make all projects sustainable.  
To further underscore this issue, when we have traveled to Ajijic Mexico, we have had many discussions on water for the barrio.  The leaders there tell us that two large companies, Coca Cola and Nestle own most of the water that is sold in large jugs called garafons which hold about 5 gallons of water.  They charge 21 pesos for a garafon, with the water purification system we provided them which is solar powered, they are able to set up their water station, employ a local person who washes and fills the garafons and sell them for 5 pesos.  Everyone wins. 
Visiting Rotarian Gary McDonald who is Executive Director of the Lighthouse was in attendance.  He thanked the Club for donating to the Leadership of Lincoln class for their project to build a new dog park at McBean Park called Bark Park.  It will not only provide a great facility for local dogs, but also designed to reduce the intrusion of Homeless and other potentially unwelcome visitors.
During the lively Happy Bucks collection by the Hawaiian shirted Fine Master, Paul Radcliffe reported on his THREE week trip to Hawaii.  He and wife, Gail, visited the Honolulu Rotary Club and found that they are hosting the Rotary International Convention in 2020.  Paul suggested that would be a great International Convention to attend and urged Club members to plan on going.  He will look into all of us staying at his time-share per the Fine Master's urging.  (How long since you exchanged a banner?)
Chris Clark asked how many had noticed anything different at the Woman's Club when they came in.  Many had not noticed anything, however, before fines could be arranged, Wild Bill yelled out that the big tree was gone.  The Palm tree was removed.  This prompted Dan to remind us that the RI President challenged every Club to plant at least one tree this Rotary year.  We should make that happen.
Kris Wyatt announced that the Interact/Key Club members will be serving us at Taste of Italy on Friday night.  "Where were you on a Friday night when you were in High School?" she asked.  Not serving food at a Rotary fund raiser, most likely.  The message was to tip your servers well, it will be going to a good cause.  Claire asked of all the members at lunch, who is NOT coming to Taste of Italy.  It was both astonishing and gratifying to see that no hands were raised, everyone present was coming.
There is no report or photos on the speaker as there is a blackout of info until next week.  Check back then to find out who and what it was about. 
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Students of Month
   New Member
      Dan's 7-Month Report
Great lunch of spagetti, minestrone soup, salad and bread, with accompanying cookies and cake for desert provided by Country Harvest.  Prior to that Art led the Four Way Test with the banner turned around - our members have got it down!
Joann reported that she had collected on one of our fundraiser dinners with a Dinner for Eight at Dan and Sharon Johnson's home. Great meal and service, with Sandy Brumley helping. Bidding to win one of these at our fundraisers is well worth it. 
Wild Bill and Truman hosted a booth at the Sun City Lincoln Hills "It's the Lifestyle! Expo!" on February 27.  Lots of discussion and nobody noted that they conducted a "Raffel" (sp!!).  But, nobody showed up as a guest today. But, everyone needs to continue to invite potential new members.   Good job Membership Committee.
Joann announced that tickets are available online for the Lincoln Wine Fest.  The advertizing is ramping up via a new website and facebook #LincolnWineFest  .
Claire and Harvey encouraged all to participate in the Taste of Italy by buying a ticket or a table and donating a silent auction or raffle prize.  Harvey noted that participation has significantly increased since last week and that his "whining, crying and begging" really works. 
Kris reminded us that the LHS Baseball fundraiser is this Friday (6:30pm) at McBean Pavillion. Dan encouraged Red Shirts by all. 
Kris Wyatt and LHS Counselor Misty Alarcon (herself a Lincoln High grad) presented the February LHS Student of the Month Awards to Arriana Brooks and Alliya Smith-Brown. 
Harriett presented the Rotarian of the Month (with the right to display the Chamber of Commerce best service club award) to Bill Cook, for his leadership of the blood drives, participation in the membership committee and overall encouragement for all about the friendship of our club.  Congratulations Wild Bill.  
New member Susan Elliott, accompanied to the meeting by her husband Calvin, was inducted.  Susan comes to us from Crescent City Rotary, recently moving to Sun City, where she had been club president, secretary and treasurer.  She was District 5130 Rotary Youth Exchange Chair and has hosted 4 exchange students. Welcome to the Lincoln Rotary Susan. 
President Dan was the Assembly speaker, giving us a status for the first 7-8 months of his tenure.  One key announcement is that he is adding two new board members at large for the rest of his term - if you are interested, please contact Dan.  See the links to his presentation below.
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We had quite a few visitors at the meeting today. Lunch was provided by Old Town Pizza. Frank Neves provided us with a special dessert of Krispy Kreme powdered donuts - Really fun and funny!
Isaiah del Castillo made a short presentation on his Eagle Scout project for Ride to Walk. We are sponsoring his project with a donation of $1,000.  And, he has invited us to help him during his Spring break March 26-April 2.  He was accompanied to the meeting by his parents. 
Danielle Lawlor from Ride to Walk was also at the meeting and made a short presentation on a June 2 fundraiser "1st Annual Beer and Wine Tasting Festival."  Ride to walk is dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and young adults with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback riding activities.  See event flyer with pictures.
We were especially pleased to have visiting Rotarians Kathy and Dave Clemens from the Roseville Club. Kathy is the District 5180 Paul Harris Society chairman. 
  • Taste of Italy is March 9.  Claire is still looking for live and silent auction items. 
  • Book Buddies followed the meeting.
  • There is a LHS Baseball dinner on March 2.
  • There will be a special day for Rotary at the June 10 Potters game with a VIP tent.
  • District Leadership Conference is April 7 - Sign up 
Our program was by Kathy Clemens talking about how donations can be made to the Rotary Foundation, arranged by our club Foundation Chair Jennifer Willis. 
The Rotary Foundation is rated 4-Stars by Charity Navigator for 10 years in a row.   The money goes to support Rotary projects worldwide. The fund was created by Past Rotary President Arch Klumpf with an amount of $26.50 left over from the 1917 Rotary Convention.  Today, the Foundation assets exceed $1 Billion.  Ways to give include:
  • Give when you want.  Typically we donate for our birthdays.  Donations accumulate toward a Paul Harris Fellow award for each $1,000 donated.      
  • Commit to $1,000 per year to be in the Paul Harris Society.   You can committee online through Rotary Direct.  
  • Become a Benefactor or Bequest Society members by including a donation in your will or trust.  
Donated can be given to Annual Fund Share (50% returned to our District in 3 years - and we apply to use the money with grants). Polio Plus is another donation approach where 100% goes to polio eradication. 
If you are interesting in work on District Foundation activities, contact PDG Glenn Fong (Roseville Rotary). 
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Senior Living
It was full and busy meeting today while we took time to acknowledge and thank some of our Sponsors.  First was Don and Pauline Jacobs of E.K. Riley Investments who have sponsored NATR for the past four years, since its inception.  We also thanked Mark Luster, a former member of Lincoln Rotary, represented Sierra Pacific Industries who has been a consistent sponsor of Lincoln Rotary.  We thank Don, Pauline (E. K. Riley) and Mark (Sierra Pacific Industries) for their valuable support to our club.   
Allan Lowe reported that the play that he wrote and directed was a big hit and played to full houses on the weekend at Kilaga Presenation Theater.  He noted that one of the stars of the show was Estelle, Carol Feineman's 92 year old mother.
Dick Fowler won the raffle but no Ace.  Harriett gave an update on the Senior Center project which has had some setbacks but is now back on track with enthusiasm from other Service Clubs adding to the momentum.  

President Dan reminded us of the District Assembly on April 7th which is a great way to learn more about the different programs within our District and in depth areas of our Club.  Join us for a Saturday morning, networking with other Clubs is a great way to learn new ideas and share experiences.
The LHS Zebra Baseball Dinner will be on Friday, March 2nd and we always have a heavy showing of members attend to support our excellent baseball team.  Come out and have Tri-tip dinner for $20 and support our Fighting Zebras.
We will be having a Rotary Social at the Potters Game on June 10th.  Details to be announced, but we will take over the Corporate picnic area where hot dogs and tri-tip sandwiches will be available.  
We received a very nice Thank you note from UCSF for our $250 donation to the Scholarship fund in honor of Ed Page and his wife, Adele.  The fund supports women who are training to be doctors at UCSF.  If anyone wants to send a donation in memory of Ed, contact Joann.  President Dan said that a memorial service is being planned in April for Ed.
Our speaker was Ember Nordhaus, Marketing Manager of Summerset Senior Living right here in Lincoln.  Ember gave a very personalized presentation of her direct experience with her Aunt who insisted on staying in her home with health care attendants.  The experience was not a good one and she was exploited by both her financial planner as well as the health workers.  She bloomed when moved to an Assisted Living facility.  Ember gave great reasons for us to consider the option of moving to a licensed home that has standards that are enforced as well as offering many options, activities and companionship of others. 
Taste of Italy is coming up fast. We need to have baskets donated for Silent Auction and please get out and sell tickets.  We need a full house for TOI, our biggest fund raiser.  We also need Live Auction items, so if you have a condo or vacation home or ??? to donate, please do so and notify Claire.
The Tour de Lincoln is working to get sponsors with some success, getting staffing for Rest Stops and other volunteers.  The date is May 12th so put it on your calendar.
Lincoln Wine Fest is April 28th and we will need all hands on deck to volunteer that day.  Marketing is ramping up and tickets will be on sale shortly.
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District 5180 Governor
  and Club Awards
A full meeting Thursday. We were honored to host Rotary District 5180 Governor (DG) Sandi Sava at our meeting. During her term of office in which she visits all district clubs, she saved the best for last.   Thank you Sandi. 
Our club poet Alan led off the meeting with a poem about Rotary's role in Peace and Conflct Resolution. Click here for the Poem.
During this meeting, we inducted two new members to our club, shown below with Membership Chair Jeffrey McCoy and the new member sponsors: 
  • Transferring member Bill Laube who now lives in Sun City Lincoln Hills, coming from Roseville Rotary , having been a Rotarian in Melbourne FL and Pleasanton CA since 1985.  Welcome Bill.
  • Transferring member Kristine Mollenkopf.  Kristine just recently came to LIncoln accepting the position as City Attorney and is a 20-year Rotarian from Santa Maria CA having been president at Santa Maria Breakfast and Montecito Rotary clubs. Welcome Kristine.
While here, DG Sandi presented Paul Harris Fellow awards to Lincoln members Claire Luke (PH+3) and Pete Walker (PH+5).
She also presented a Major Donor award to our member and Sandi's District Webmaster Art Deardorff, shown with his wife Dianne and Foundation Chair Jennifer Willis. Our club is thankful to the donations made by all three members to support the activities of the Rotary Foundation. 
Our District Governor Sandi was also our speaker, quoting Paul Harris, Rotary's founder in 1905, "If Rotary is to realize it’s proper destiny, it must be evolutionary at all times, revolutionary on occasions.” The revolutions included "International Growth of Rotary' - after 30 years, "Women in Rotary" 30 years ago, and the latest revolution now "Membership fFexibility". In addition, Sandi presented some interesting history of our club:
  • Chartered in November 1925
  • First woman member LInda Stackpoole
  • First woman president Kris Wyatt in 1993
  • Our members joining long ago San Nader and Dick Fowler 1973
    • Dick noted that both his father and grandfather were Rotarians in Lincoln.
Harvey encouraged all to get tickets for Taste of Italy March 9th and to get involved in the fundraiser activities - attend the meeting Thursday evening 2/8 at Claire's home.
Dan encouraged all to sign up online for the District Assembly April 7th.  For new members working toward Blue badges, attendance can be considered the same as another club meeting. Great presentations on all aspects of what District 5180 clubs, including ours, do to support our goal of "Service Above Self." 
 Click for More Pictures
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   Rotary Membership
Another vibrant meeting!  We have three new membership applications in the works. Joann won the raffle drawing but the Ace of Spaced eluded her. Our members supported the club with lots of Happy Bucks.  President Dan proudly displayed a new projector for the club and the slide quality is awesome. 
Past past Harvey (with a few more pasts thrown in for previous presidencies) announced that tickets for Taste of Italy are available at $35 each - same as last year.  The tables will be for 8 but one or two more can be squeezed in.  There will be a meeting on Feb. 8th 7pm at Claire's home - all welcome - to discuss the event, planned for March 9th 6pm at the McBean Park Pavillion. 
Ken Campbell announced that Camp Clay will be April 21st.  he then proceeded to tell the story about how it started 15-20 years ago.  David Bonillo remembers that in the beginning the Club used to provide a barbecue along with the camp.  
Alan Lowe cordially invited us to come to his event  titled “The Nighttime Traveler Or . . . My Wife Thinks I Need To See A Shrink”  on Saturday, February 10 at 7 pm or Sunday, February 11 at 3 pm at Kilaga Springs - it is free.  This production is very special to him as he is both its writer and director.  See link to flyer below. (Come early as it fills up fast!)
Art announce that there will be a "Facebook for Beginners" workshop starting right after next week's meeting - plan ~ 30-45 minutes. This will be followed up later with an advanced session. 
New member Mason "Beez" Beasley gave his 3-minute ice-breaker speech.  Interesting that he has a twin sister Carli (sp?).  He is now outreach director at Lincoln Sommerset Senior Living.  
Dan had several announcements:
  • Next week, District Governor Sandi Sava will be our guest. There will be a special social time to meet her starting at 11:30.  
  • Dan wants to know if we should schedule a bus for the April 7th District Assembly.  it is a great opportunity to learn many things about Rotary, what we do and how to do it.  Register at Assembly Link.
  • He also announced that we were chosen by the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce as the 2017 Outstanding Service Club for Lincoln, an award that we have been given for many past years. 
  • For the 5th Thursday of March, there will be a potluck social at Claire Luke's home. 
Our speaker was Membership Chairman Jeffrey McCoy with a presentation about what our club does and what Rotary is all about. 
Remember, lots of Red Shirts next week for DG Sandi!
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Caron Russell
  Cancer & HPV Vaccination
Full house at our weekly meeting - had to set up an extra table.   We had several returning Rotarian guests including Steve Certa, a District Governor from Weymouth MA who we have worked with in the past on an International project in Guatemala. Plus, we had several LHS students and their family members.  Rotarian Dave Bonillo was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for his donation to Nite at the Races.  
We presented the LHS student-of-the-month awards and Orangevale Rotary member Ann Hively announced that our Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) student Olivia Gonzales will be going to Spain later this year.  Exciting for Olivia as she did not know where!  See the YouTube Video
New member Kimberly McCue gave here exciting "ice-breaker" speech, telling how she came to Lincoln, how she is committed to Service Above Self and how she became the director for the Lincoln Funeral Home.  She said "Stop in and see me sometime.  I serve a great cuppa coffee."
Our speaker for the day was our own incoming 2018-2019 club President Caron Russell.  Caron works with the American Cancer Society and spoke mainly about what can be done to prevent cervical cancer.  Vaccination of your youth (males and females) between the ages of 9 to 14 is the key to prevention.  Interesting that Rotary International may become active in this issue as part of our Maternal Health area of focus (like we did with Polio). Click here for ACS Website to learn more.  Also see picture link for her slides.
Caron also announced that the ACS Relay for Life will be regional this year with the relay being held at the Auburn Fairgrounds on August 17th.   There will be a local assembly of survivors at the Lincoln Woman's Club on April 21st. 
Click for Pictures
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Lincoln Rotary Membership
  2 New Members
Full house at our meeting today with many guests in attendance.  Notably, we had two guests who had recently moved to Lincoln who were both 20+ year Rotarians in their previous communities.  Kristine Mollenkopf just moved from Santa Maria and was a two-time past president at the Monticito and Santa Maria clubs.  She was introduced by Stan Nader as the new Lincoln City Attorney.  Susan Elliott just moved here from Cresent City where she was past of the Cresent City club and was a charter member of the Del Norte Sunrise club.  She is visiting local Rotary Clubs to find a fit; let's hope she choses Lincoln Rotary.   A big welcome to them both.
The highlight of the meeting was the induction of two new members. Membership chair Jeffrey McCoy performed the induction ceremonies for the latest two members in Rotary (at that time).
The first was Mason Beazley who is the Outreach Coordinator for Sommerset Senior Living.  He is shown below with his mom Randi Beasley and sponsor Art Deardorff.
The second new member was Jeff Culbertson.   Jeff is a long-time Lincoln resident who is now an Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker Real Estate.  He is shown with his wife Jenifer and sponsor (and 4th cousin) Kris Wyatt.  Jeff commented that in looking a the list of Rotary Presidents in the 1980's that he had probably "mowed the lawns for most of them."  
Dan reported that the last three members have  an average age of 39, bringing the average age of our club down considerable!!!  He also noted that Darrell Scott will not be available for purchasing apparel etc. for some time and provided some guidelines (Click here to review them). 
Bill Cook noted that Tony "Stix" Bellacera had been in the hospital with pneumonia but was supposedly headed home today.  Bill also encouraged all to wash their hands frequently and keep your hands away from your face - very good advice to all with flu rampant
Kris Wyatt announced some upcoming Bikes for Books elementary school assemblies where we will present a bike or a scooter to the winner of the drawing for all students who achieve their accelerated reading goals.  We do this at all seven grade schools in Western Placer Unified School District.   Click here for more pictures.
Dan noted that it was Vocational Service Month and was the speaker for the day, talking about what new members become a part of when joining our club.  Click here for his PowerPoint presentation.
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Rotary House
President Dan started off the meeting in the usual way and then he asked Truman Rich to come up and make a short speech about his Rotary passion.  Truman was both humorous and serious about the way he values the friendships at Rotary and the connections that we all make together and he pointed out how important those are. He also highlighted how the great amount of service Lincoln Rotary has performed for our Community.  Great job, Truman !!
We had two guests, Veronica Griffiths from Wildlife Heritage and Marie Saler from the Community Garden.
Kris announced with mixed feelings that our RYE student Mateo from Argentina made the decision to return to his home.  Despite a lot of effort from Lincoln Rotary, especially Kris, Melanie and Keith, he simply did not adjust to life in Lincoln.   Kris also reminded us that Book Buddies was on after the meeting.
Club Poet Alan Lowe read a poem about Rotary Pins (Click Here for Poem). Dan gave out Rotary pins to all who did not have their pins on today.  Warning, those without pins may have to pay next time.  Dan announced a Texas Holdem fundraiser will be held by Placer Valley Sunrise club on Jan 27th.  Check with Dan for details. 
Our speaker was the very accomplished Lynette Andersen, a family law attorney and Rotarian, who spoke about a topic that is not well known but very impressive-- Oak Park Rotary House.  This lovely small home was built by our own 5180 Rotarians and is maintained by 7 Clubs.  The purpose is to provide long-term housing for families whose children are going through long term treatments at UC Davis Children's Hospital.  It is a unique and very moving gift to the families who stay there rent-free.  Lynette has been involved from Day One including construction.  The 7 clubs rotate a weekend of maintenance each month and they clean the house when families move out.  Lynetee showed many photos of the families and their children.  Some of the kids have not made it, others, happily, have returned home much improved.  It's a wonderful story and one not publicized as it could be.  Lynette did ask for a small donation from our Club to help defray expenses and to share the burden from the 7 Clubs.  Our Club's Board will be considering do just that.  Thank you, Lynette for a heartfelt presentation.  Isn't it wonderful the way Rotary does such terrific things for people?
2018 01_11 Meeting Art Deardorff 2018-01-14 08:00:00Z 0
International Projects
Well attended, fun meeting today at Rotary !!  Two delightful guests, Jeff Culbertson a longtime resident of Lincoln who has submitted his application for membership and Nancy Neville, who is looking for Service Club to give back.  Mason was introduced as a guest, but not for long.  Birthdays in December for Claire and Joann and Anniversaries for Paul and Gail Radcliffe and Wild Bill and Sandy.
President Dan spoke a bit to memorialize Ed Page who passed away last week. He then announced that our Happy Bucks would be in honor of Ed with remembrances. 
There were many remembrances; here are a few:
  • The Cuba Trip presentation that he gave, was remembered by many. 
  • Father Bill said, what an adventurer, as soon as it opened up to tourists, he was there!!  Father Bill also said that the thing that scared him most about being President was Ed as he had picked on Harvey so frequently.  But he exclaimed that Ed never did pick on Father Bill. 
  • Truman reminisced  about the pen that Ed gave him with a light on it that was going to make ALL the difference in Truman's marketing-- that gave way to their shining it at each other every meeting. 
  • Richard said that Ed was unique in that he was the only one who could get Dave Bonillo's wallet to open.
  • Wild Bill said Ed was responsible for making him spend more money on a cigar than he ever had or will. 
  • Joann reminded us that the Club had donated $500 to a UCSF Scholarship fund that Ed set up when his beloved wife passed away as she had been a doctor there.   
  • Ed was truly a fun guy and a good Rotarian, Major Donor and simply a delight to be around.  As Dick said, it would be heavier and not so light around the table without him.
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        Pictures in Remembrance of Ed
  • Good turnout of volunteers at the Salt Mine Food giveaway on Saturday.  Click to see Pictures
  • Kris Wyatt reminded us of Matteo's Birthday Celebration at Melanie and Ketih's on Sunday at 6PM.  Come for dinner and RSVP, or stop by.  He would enjoy a gift that is California related.
  • Book Buddies next Thursday.  Bikes for Books schedule has been emailed to all, come and join the fun of seeing the kids.  First Street is at 1:15PM on Monday.  Jan 17th is the next Board Meeting.
Father Bill announced the nomination selection of Caron Russell for President-Elect which was met with a standing ovation and a approval vote.
Stan paid some additional happy bucks to note that David Bonillo was looking very interesting with his new Trump-like hairdo.  After the whistles and catcalls died down, David said he has a new barber. 
Our speaker was Jennifer Willis, Director of our International Foundation and World Community Service committee.  Her Committee includes:  Paul Radcliffe, Pete Walker, and Darrell Scott.  Jennifer provided lots of information on the activities of her Committee and a detailed handout of all the wonderful things we have all supported and even included a list of numerous past accomplishments.   The Budget this year is $9,000 for International and most has been allocated.  A high level list includes:
  • Chapala Rotary-- Scholarships for several students to attend public schools
  • Ajijic Rotary -- Maternal Health Clinic and Mobile clinic
  • Romania -- Vocational Training
  • Thailand --- Eye glasses for seniors
  • Polio Plus --- $2,000 plus $778 from Pints for Polio
  • Ghana -- Solar Lanterns
  • Hurricane Relief for both Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Congratulations to the Committee on supporting a number of worthy projects.

Click here for pictures from the December Christmas Party
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Merry Christmas to our members and friends.  Have a happy holiday.  Click the picture below to see our Christmas Party Pictures.  
Thank you Ana Roa and Gail Radcliffe for the pictures. smiley
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Club Assembly
Our last meeting of 2017 was a Club Assembly, chaired by President Dan.  We had two visiting Rotarians; Phil Laube from Roseville Club, now living in Sun City Lincoln Hills and considering joining our club, and Craig Stevenson from the South Sac Club.  
Kris recognized and made a presentation to the LHS November Students of the month Amy Ponciano and Evan Dingie.  They were accompanied by their counselor Misty Alarcon.   
By way of announcements, Jerry and Karen Johnson are celebrating their 50th anniversary. Wow!!!  Jennifer announced her birthday. Customary donations were made to the Rotary Foundation. Vic won the raffle for the second week in a row and thereafter drew the Ace of Spades to take home the BIG pot of $250!   He was probably on his way to the Thunder Valley Casino with all this luck!!! smiley
Dan awarded a few attaboys (or attagirl in one case): To Art and Wildbill for filling the reservations for the Friday Blood Drive, and to Caron Russell for quickly responding to provide a Christmas Tree to a Lincoln couple suffering with cancer.
Dan reflected on the Survey Monkey survey conducted over the last few weeks, where he has received responses from about 2/3 of membership, about the same as similar manual survey conducted at the beginning of the current year.  David Cesio and Kris Wyatt provided short presentations about our community service and youth service activities. 
Darrel Scott made a special invitation to visit Thailand from the International (World) Service committee.  The sincere invitation to visit comes from the Sawankhalok Rotary Club in Sukothai, Thailand.  Our Club is partnering with the Sawankhalok Club and the Dhonburi Club of Bangkok to provide eye glasses for needy elderly people in rural northern Thailand.   Visiting with the Sawankhalok Club would be on two days in early February.  Of special interest is an event that will be on February 3rd -- a mini-Loy Krathong which is a miniature version of the huge Loy Krathong held in November of each year.  This beautiful festival is held among ancient ruins of the first capital city of Siam -- city dating back to 1238 A.D.   Any member interested in more information should contact Darrell at 916-253-9893 or email him at  If you are curious on travel costs, use google flights with destination of BKK (Bangkok)..  And for less hectic long range planning, the committee has hopes of organizing a visit to our "sister" Club in Chapala, Mexico.  Tentative thoughts have that trip being in May 2018.   Club members that have traveled to Chapala give working with the Chapala Club a resounding Five Star Rotary rating.    
Our Community Blood Drive was Friday.    Even though all reservations were taken, due to no-shows and donors not qualified and we had 17 walk-ins, we collected 46 units of blood - a near record.   Thanks to all that helped.
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2017 12_14 Meeting Art Deardorff 2017-12-16 08:00:00Z 0
Wellness Within
President Dan called on Alan Lowe our Club Poet to read a poem called " The Collector".  If it reminded one of the anxiety our Finemaster inflicts, that is purely coincidental.  A fine portrayal that was roundly applauded. (See link below.)
Leadership opportunity:  our Nominating Committee is searching for candidates for President for next year.  Please talk to any former Pres for info.
Jeffrey inducted new member, Kimberley McCue who manages Lincoln Funeral Home.  She is a hometown Lincoln Zebra and very enthusiastic about joining us.  Welcome Kimberly !!
Our speaker was Patti Brown of Wellness Within.  They offer support services for cancer patients, survivors,caretakers and families.  Their services are for mental, physical and emotional needs.  The majority of cancer patients suffer from depression, but only 10% seek treatment for it.  Their statistics clearly showed how partcipants improved after a 6 week course. Their services and classes are free.  Funding is through donations, sponsors and a few grants.  Anyone is welcome to check them out and use their library at their Roseville office.  Click on
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2017 12_07 Meeting Art Deardorff 2017-12-13 08:00:00Z 0
Wellness Within
President Dan called on Alan Lowe our Club Poet to read a poem called " The Collector".  If it reminded one of the anxiety our Finemaster inflicts, that is purely coincidental.  A fine portrayal that was roundly applauded. (For poem, click  Alan's Poem.)
Kris gave us info on a family in need who have suffered abuse.  She has an autistic son a nd a young daughter.  Contact Kris if you wish to donate.
Leadership opportunity:  our Nominating Committee is searching for candidates for President for next year.  Please talk to any former Pres for info.
Dave Cesio announced our Food Handout is set for Saturday, December 30 from 11:30 to 1:30.  Come and give back.
Of all people, Vic won the raffle, but he couldn't pick the Ace.
Wild Bill reminded us of the Blood Drive on Dec 15th.  He needs one or two helpers.  Please contact him.
Kris is prepping for another round of Bikes for Books where we give a blue or scooter to a lucky student who achieved their reading goal.  Sheridan Elem. Is first up on Dec 15 at 8am.  Also you are invited to join them at noon or so for pizza lunch that they chose instead of a bike.
Dan asked every member to please complete the online survey on our Club.
Jeffrey inducted new member, Kimberley ______ who manages Lincoln Funeral Home.  She is a hometown Lincoln Zebra and very enthusiastic about joining us.  Welcome Kim !!
Our speaker was Patti Brown of Wellness Within.  They offer support services for cancer patients, survivors,caretakers and families.  Their services are for mental, physical and emotional needs.  
The majority of cancer patients suffer from depression, but only 10% seek treatment for it.  Their statistics clearly showed how partcipants improved after a 6 week course.
Their services and classes are free.  Funding is through donations, sponsors and a small amount of grants.  Anyone is welcome to check them out and use their library at their Roseville office.
2017 12_07 Meeting Art Deardorff 2017-12-13 08:00:00Z 0
RYLA Students
   Chamber Leadership Class
Very full house at our meeting today: 5 LHS Students who were sponsored at Rotary Youth Leadership Awareness (RYLA) at Camp Grizzly, Mateo the Rotary Youth Exchange student we sponsor from Argentina, 3 invited guests (John and Tina Cecil and Mason Beasley), 17 members of the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class, and 29 club members (55 total).  But we managed to have a great meeting.  Lunch provided by Country Harvest was excellent. 
Wildbill Cook made a short presentation on Membership in Lincoln Rotary. To him, the comradery and friendship offered by the club is what draws him to be a member.  This especially applies to the friendship developed while performing service with his favorite being our Book Buddies program, reading with the 3rd graders at Creekside Oaks elementary.
When asked about what does Rotary really support, the one Bill thinks stands out is eradication of Polio, where Rotary and their partners are very close; only 13 cases world wide so far this year.   It was added that the Rotary areas of focus are as depicted at the right. 
There were several announcements:
  • The Cow Chip Bingo event will be this Saturday in Paul Park's field aided by Paul's cow - 10am at 170 Twin Ponds Lane in Lincoln (east past Sierra College Blvd. on 193 then right).  
  • Jerry Johnson was selling olive oil to benefit Sun City Lincoln Hills Foundation - $17 per bottle.  Contact Jerry if you want some.
  • There will be no lunch meeting next week.  Instead, there will be a 5th Thursday social meeting hosted by Harriet Garland - 5:30 pm.  More info to follow.  If you haven't signed up contact Harriet or Claire.
  • The holiday party will be evening of December 21st at Turkey Creek Golf Course. 
  • Joann announced that Rotary International had approved the District 5180 Sex Trafficking project global grant.  This is a rare reverse global grant where worldwide clubs are supporting a US project.  There will be about $190,000 spent on education of about 80,000 students, teachers and counselors in schools within District 5180 (greater Sacramento area).  About $40,000 will be spent on advertising about the problems with children being taken as sex slaves and prostitution.  Thank you Joann for your efforts.   
Our program was put on by the LHS students who had been sponsored to attend the RYLA program.  All are now seniors at LHS.   The program was great; it clearly demonstrated how our funding for these students (~$700 each) has helped to better understand themselves and their interactions with others, and has changed their lives.  They were so enthusiastic during their presentation shared by all five RYLA attendees. 
Thank you to the members who brought frozen turkeys today.   We provided 17 that were delivered to the Joiner Fire station as part of the Lincoln Firefighters Annual Turkey Drive to help provide Thanksgiving to the needy in our community.  And kudos to the firefighters and friends for collection a total of 878 turkeys.  Awesome. 
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2017 11_16 Meeting Art Deardorff 2017-11-16 08:00:00Z 0
    Lighting for Literacy
The meeting started out with a poem by our Rotarian Poet Alan Lowe with his thoughts on the 4-Way Test.  Thanks Alan.  (Click on Alan Lowe Poem to view).  This was followed by a great lunch.  
As with most meetings, we announced birthdays (Paul Ratcliffe) and anniversaries (Jeffery McCoy).  Both gave customary donations to the Rotary Foundation as well as to our Club Foundation.  Thanks to both. 
Ken Campbell reminded us that 28 years ago that the Berlin wall came down.  Apparently having been there, he showed us his piece of the wall. 
Kimberly announced that we would be accepting turkeys (for the Fireman's Turkey Drive) at our meeting on Thursday 11/16 and that we would help to deliver those collected at local stores to the Joiner Fire Station.  Members may also donate directly at the fire station. 
Dan announced that there would be no meetings on November 23rd (Thanksgiving) and November 30th (5th Thursday) but we would having a social party on the evening of November 30th for members, spouses or significant others, and invited guests. Please let Harriet or Claire know if you have not signed up at a meeting.  Also, December 21st will be our holiday party at Turkey Creek; need a few volunteers to help with setup. 
We inducted new member Carol Feineman back into the club, sponsored by Joann Hilton.  (She had been a member for a short time in 2008 but found then she did not have the time.) Carol is the Editor at the Lincoln News Messenger.  Welcome back Carol. 
Our speaker for the day was Jim Quinney, accompanied by our Lincoln Treasurer Jerry Harner, both members of the District 5180 Rotary Passport Club.  Jerry has been working on various projects in Haiti for 20+ years.  Jim started working at the St. Luc elementary school several year ago, helping to provide clean water with Sawyer Point water purification buckets and later water wells. In 2017 his group (associated with St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church in Rocklin) started a project to provide school lunches, to train and pay teachers, and to provide school uniforms to the students.  He is working on establishing a non-profit that can provide more funding for schools in Haiti.  They are attempting to build a hygiene facility and latrine at the school by 2020. 
Jim also spoke about his support of a Lighting for Literacy program, developed by two Rotarians from Los Gatos.  It works like this:
  • Search out an find a local school who is interested in a STEM-related program to build small solar powered lighting systems that can be installed in schools. Work with the students for build a number of the solar lighting systems.
  • Find a location (e.g. like St. Luc school) that needs better lighting for students both during the day and in the early evening.
  • Deliver the systems to the local school, where the student there help install the lighting. 
Locally, he is working with two schools (Granite Oaks Middle School (sponsored by South Placer Rotary) and Adelante High School (sponsored by Roseville Rotary) to build a number of lighting systems.  Locally in Lincoln, Glen Edwards Middle School has approved a project but has no sponsor.  The plan is to distribute the systems in Haiti and Uganda.   Is this an opportunity for Lincoln Rotary to get involved?  See following for more about Lighting for Literacy: and
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           Alan Lowe Poem
2017 11_09 Meeting Art Deardorff 2017-11-09 08:00:00Z 0
Public Relation Committee
 Our Website and Facebook
President Dan is back, announcing that his cancer is in complete remission.  Wonderful!!!  We introduced Art's guest Mason Beasley, who recently joined Sommerset Senior Living and is interested in Rotary membership. Richard and Stan announced their birthdays and we sang Happy Birthday to them. 
Dan announced that the 5th Tuesday will be a social event.  More information and a signup sheet will be available next week. The Annual Christmas party will be on the 3rd Thursday of December at Turkey Creek. Kris announced that the Interact Conference is November 11th, for Interacters and Interact leaders.  Kimberly volunteered to help Kris with the driving. 
Kimberly and David announced that we would be helping with the Annual  Lincoln Firefighters Turkey Drive on November 16th.  They will provide more information later. 
Kris and her team encouraged all to sell tickets for the upcoming November 18th Cow Chip Bingo, saying "ya gotta have a sense of humor, it's an act of nature." 
Art Deardorff was the speaker, introducing the PR committee members as himself, Joann, Ana, Bryan and Marc.  Bryan has started the meeting by handing out new Rotary Brand magnetic pins to all members.  Wear them with pride. 
Art started by providing the PR statement from our 2014 Vision document: "The club maintains actively updated website and social media presence combined with periodic publication of club activities in printed media. All club activities include consideration of public relations with an action plan for public outreach to keep our community aware of the good things we do and to attract new members." He encouraged all who have events to make sure that we tell our community what we are doing.   
To support PR for the club, we are:
  • Maintaining an active website + have websites for the Winefest and Tour De Lincoln
  • Hosting an active facebook page + one for Blood Drives and Wine Fest and will have one for Tour De Lincoln soon
  • Have had several articles published in the Lincoln News Messenger
  • Distributed the Rotary Brand Pins
  • Working with other service clubs to determine what to do with Service Club signs for Lincoln (including what to do with the old one on 193). 
  • Providing appreciation certificates to those in Lincoln who are a major supporters for fundraisers.
Are quickly went through our Website and Facebook pages.  He encouraged all to take pictures and provide them to him for use in our web presence. The presentation he made is included in the link at the end of this eBulletin.  
Art agreed to give further training on Facebook - to be announced.  This will probably be done during the hour before some of our normal club meetings; Art and Dan will work on it.
Kris, Kimberly, Art and Claire (and some spouses) attended the the Axiom Benefit Dinner on Friday night. Recall that Rotary was one of the initial donors to get the Axiom going in 2015.   Carlos Campiz who is the main person dealing with the kids gave a great presentation about how they are affecting a core group of about 20-30 kids in Lincoln, preparing them for being productive adults.  See their website at  Consider making a donation.    
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Foundation Dinner
The annual Foundation dinner was attended by about 300 Rotarians from throughout the district.   The keynote speaker was Paul Netzel, chairman of the Rotary Foundation.  We had one table of attendees. 

Although our club was not recognized for any of the 2016-2017 Club awards, our members who generously donate to the Rotary Foundation at the higher levels were recognized in the program:

  • Paul Harris Society ($1,000 per year donors): Art Deardorff, Dan Johnson, Clark Osterhout, Ed Page, Pete Walker and Jim Zentner
  • Major Donors (more than $10,000 lifetime): Ed Page, Jim Zentner
  • Bequest Society (at least $10,000 upon passing): Art Deardorff, Gerry Johnson, Karen Johnson, Clark Osterhout, Janet Osterhout, and Paul Radcliffe
Thank you to all other members who have given to the Foundation and Polio Plus in the current year.  Talk to Jennifer about setting up monthly donations (it is hardly noticed) or setting up Rotary as a beneficiary in your legacy plans. Your contributions help so much to do good in the world. 
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Club Assembly
 Students of Month
   Pints for Polio
Kimberly tried to run the meeting today, but it was difficult with David trying to take over!  She finally got control only after David told a joke. 
Kris introduced the Lincoln High Students of the Month, Izzy Russell and Miguel Cija, accompanied by Lincoln Counselor Misty Alarcon.  Miguel is headed to Massachusetts Institute of Technology having already attended a session of summer school there. Izzy, daughter of our own Rotary member Caron Russell, may head north to Oregon State.  Kris also urged members to pick up and sell Cow Chip Bingo Tickets for the November 18th fundraiser. 
Chris announced his 6th anniversary and always gives his donation to Polio Plus since his mother was stricken with polio. Joann announced that with this donation and that from the Tuesday Night Pints for Polio that our donation to Polio Plus will be over $700.   Jennifer recognized Darrell, Paul, Pete and Art for their work in making Pints for Polio, held on Tuesday Oct World Polio Day, a very fun event to raise funds for and recognition of polio eradication.  
Kris announced that she needs drivers to take kids to the Interact Conference Saturday November 11th at Cal State Sacramento. Let her know if you can assist.
Harriet reported on recent board activities:
  • The board is looking at membership options, e.g. Corporate ....
  • There will be a Fifth Thursday Social meeting on the evening of November 30th - more info to follow.
  • She announced that Sharron Snyder had resigned from the Club.  Ana and Mitch have been granted leaves of absence to the end of this Rotary year.
  • She reminded all that Board meetings are open to anyone that wishes to attend. 
Jennifer, discussed the Club Foundation budget prepared by the Club Board.  The current budget does not include Cow Chip Bingo since it is a pass-through to a McBean Park project, and Tour de Lincoln since it was just recently taken over by the Club. The budget was passed out to those in attendance. 
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2017 10_26 Club Assembly Art Deardorff 2017-10-26 07:00:00Z 0
Theodore Roosevelt
 The First Modern President
President Dan was back in good form to run today’s meeting, starting with a list of New Years resolutions that reflect the true Rotary spirit.
Claire Luke had the lucky raffle ticket but could not find the Ace of Spades.  Dan recognized the able-bodied help provided by Paul Parks, Darrell Scott, and Frank Neves in helping him transfer our locker contents to the new location on Joiner.  Some important announcements:
  • Paul Parks announced plans are underway for Cow Chip Bingo to be held Nov 18th on his ranch.  Tickets go for $10 each with proceeds going to Friends of McBean Park.
  • Pete announced the running of next year’s Tour de Lincoln bike race has been awarded to the Rotary Club.  Western Placer Radio Club, of which he is a member, will provide communication equipment as well as SAG vehicles for monitoring and accident handling. 
  • Frank noted the Toys for Tots kickoff at the Woman’s Club next Wednesday at 10am, then a Semper Fi fundraiser at Granite Springs Church on Oct 28th.  Members are encouraged to refer any children in need of Toys for Tots by advising their parents to notify their school administration.
  • Darrell encouraged members to join in celebrating World Polio Day at the Infusion Tap Room next Tuesday, the 24th from 5 to 6:30pm, “Pints for Polio.”  
  • Jennifer said we have a full table for the District Foundation Dinner on Oct 28th. 
  • Preliminary NATR financials show net proceeds of $10,800…. another very successful fundraiser. 
  • Dan announced the upcoming LHS Farm dedication.  For details and registration, go online. 
  • Kris noted Book Buddies today. 
  • Dan advised next week’s meeting will be a club assembly with the foundation budget to be discussed.
Our speakers today were Dave and Susan Radar, bringing little-known facts about Theodore Roosevelt, our 26th president known for his character and courage.  David Radar teaches academia, business, government and military, served in the United States Air Force and has worked in the securities, real estate, high tech and defense industries.
Theodore Roosevelt has often been referred to as the "modern president' who more than any other national leader or individual American is responsible for America's rise to a world leadership status. President Theodore Roosevelt was a conservationist, a soldier, statesman, Nobel Prize winner and a Medal of Honor recipient given posthumously by President Bill Clinton after generations of attempts by others. To this day, he remains one of America's "best models" of presidential, visionary, global and executive leader, crisis manager and charismatic communicator. He was by all accounts a strategic thinker, negotiator and decision maker and the most distinguished leader of his age.
President Theodore Roosevelt loved his job as President! TR was the first president to own an automobile, fly on a plane, ride in a submarine, and win a Nobel prize. TR ascended to the office of President upon the assassination of President William McKinley. He was the first President to invite Booker T. Washington to the White House for dinner.
Several items of note: The Philippines was the best example of victory into a foreign country. Biggest regret was telling the press that he was going to leave office after his second term in 1909. As a result he groomed William Howard Taft to replace him as President. He became very unhappy with Taft's term of office and launched the Bull Moose party. Both Woodrow Wilson and TR ran against Taft. This was the first Republican to have a challenger. During the campaign, TR was shot in the side by John Shrank who had been tracking him through eight states in an attempt to assassinate him. TR refused to go to the hospital, instead he went to the auditorium to deliver his speech. He showed the audience his wound because as he said, he was a Bull Moose. He lost the race to Woodrow Wilson through the Electoral College.
Just a couple of more facts about President Theodore Roosevelt. TR was also known as the Trust Buster and was a larger than life president. He served from September 14, 1901 to March 3, 1909.  He read one to five books every day, had a photographic memory and wrote 35 books. 
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2017 10_19 Meeting Art Deardorff 2017-10-21 07:00:00Z 0
  Nite at the Races
    A Huge Success
A big thank you for all who participated in the 2017 Nite at the Races Fundraiser. We had a great social hour followed by an awesome meal then bet on the ponies followed by drawings for some great prizes for those who had tickets from their winning races.  What fun!!  There were about 170 attendees and it appears that we raised over $10,000 to support the charitable activities of our club. 
We especially want to thank our major sponsors:
  • Farmers Insurance - Ed and Wanda Mertens for being a Major Table Sponsor (and for being a fifth year sponsor)
  • Lincoln Gun Exchange - Randy Johnson for being a Wine-Level Sponsor, also being a fifth year sponsor
  • Sierra Pacific Industries - for sponsoring a table for our volunteers
  • Edward Jones - Rotarian Melanie Bergavin for being a Wine-Level table Sponsor
  • E. K. Riley Investments - Don Jacobs for being a Major Table Sponsor
  • San Francisco Bay Gormet Coffee - For being a Wine-Level Sponsor
  • Cornerstone Associates Insurance Services - David Bonillo for being a Major Table Sponsor
  • Rotarian Ed Page for donating $1,000 to the Lincoln Rotary Club Foundation for the event
And, thank you to those who donated raffle prizes. Special thanks to Dan and Sharon Johnson for providing a Gourmet Paella Party for 8, and to Clark and Janet Osterhout for providing an Authentic Texas BBQ for 8 at Chateau O. Also thanks to Phil and Carolyn Soto for offering 4 days/3 nights at their condo in Graeagle.   
A special thanks to Paul Parks and Keith Bergevin who built our new betting booth. Thank you to the volunteers who helped run the ticket booth. Thanks you David Bonillo for the awesome job you did announcing the event. Thank you Clark Osterhout for all you did to organize the event for the fifth time.  Thank you to those who sold tickets for a table (or more).  And thank you for all other who helped this fundraiser be a success. 
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On Estate Planning


Father Bill stepped in to run the meeting, noting that President Dan Johnson was having his final chemo treatment this week.  We are all sending positive thoughts Dan’s way, praying for a positive result from the chemo and his return to the helm.  Father Bill then led the membership in a moment of prayer for the victims of the ongoing wildfires plaguing Northern California.

Alan Lowe read a poem about supporting The Rotary Foundation, titled, “Solicitations, Positive Alternatives, where TRF through “wide-ranging” and “prolific” projects is “ridding the world of deplorable conditions.”  Richard Pearl held a winning raffle ticket, but his shot at the big pot was not so lucky.  Jennifer Willis announced we had one table filled for the upcoming Foundation Dinner to be held in Citrus Heights.

Darrell Scott announced the club’s “Pint for Polio” at Infusion Tap Room gathering on World Polio Day, Oct 24th from 5pm to 6:30pm.  Kris Wyatt will be taking donations of supplies for the victims of the wildfires to the Yuba/Sutter Fairgrounds this weekend. Clark said NATR is ready to go tomorrow (Friday) night at the OC Ballroom.  We will have access to the room at 2pm to do setup of the ticket windows beautifully built by Paul Parks and Keith Bergevin; table setup at 3pm.

Ed Page honored his own birthday with a generous $1,000 donation to the Lincoln Rotary Club Foundation in recognition of the good work LRCF does.Thank you Ed.  That gave him the pleasure of ringing the Rotary Bell 10 times.  Even though he turned 94, he was able to make all ten rings!   Alan got to ring the bell once for his $100 donation in honor of his anniversary.

Our speaker, Mark Brueng, gave us much good advice on Estate Planning.  Mark became a lawyer in Estate Planning/Administration after seeing the problems arise within his own family when his father developed Alzheimers and they needed to protect family assets. He decided to help other families and set up office across fifth street in an original Gladding McBean building two years ago.  Only financial assets less than $50k, and real estate less than $150k are exempt from Medical take-back.  And, it may take 6 to 9 months after a death to get access to any assets.  Probate is a deliberately slow process and can cost up to 8% of the gross estate value (4% of that goes to the probate attorney).  An Estate Plan should include a Trust, Pourover Will, Power of Attorney, and a Health Care Directive.  A basic plan costs ~$1,800.

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 Placer County Office of Education
   Rotary Vocational Service
Everyone enjoyed the great lunch from Country Harvest-- they cater and make terrific desserts and soups.  Thank you Melanie for bringing your guest Zak Gratiani, recently with the Marine Corp but just starting with Edward Jones. 
We started the meeting singing Happy Birthday to the newest 50 year old in our Club, Jeffrey McCoy.  Enjoy your birthday.  Kris Wyatt won the raffle, but no Ace.  Joann was made to pay a fine for bringing home-made chocolate cookies, but not enough for everyone.  Vic paid his bet sadly as the Giants had a worse record than the A's, the proceeds going to Polio Plus. Joann paid another fine (with a contribution from Art) for misspelling Darrell's name in last weeks eBulletin!
Truman announced that his son was one of the Las Vegas policemen that were doing their job last Sunday.  He personally got a handshake from President Trump and first lady Melania. 
Dan applauded those who helped at the Auburn Ravine Cleanup. Stan reported that over 100 people turned out for the Creek Cleanup event. Dan also  stated that the team at the Salt Mine food distribution did a great job. Kim announced future Salt Mine dates as 10/28, 12/30, 1/27, 2/24, and 3/24.  Plenty of opportunities to help.  Wildbill announced that there will be a Platelet Drive Friday and asked for backup donors in case those scheduled can not make it. Book Buddies at Creekside followed the meeting. Service above Self. 
Nite At the Races; still have tickets available, so buy some and invite your friends to have great FUN.  The Foundation Dinner is October 28th; let Jennifer Willis know to sign up if you are interested - this is always and interesting dinner/presentation and the opportunity to talk with members from other clubs.
Cow Chip Bingo is being run again and will be promoted after Nite at the Races.  It will be held at Paul Park's pasture on November 18th and is being conducted to support the McBean Stadium Improvement project. Dan also announced that we will be running the Tour de Lincoln two weeks after the Lincoln Wine Fest.   Lots of fundraising work to do!
Our speaker was Terri Griffin from Placer County Education, Career Technical Education.  She informed us of all the technical career courses available and asked for volunteers to help as interns, job shadowing and review of curriculum.  For example, the Bio-Medical course involves a year long investigation into the causes of death of one person.  They have a veterinary technician program, diesel engineering, welding, construction and many others program oriented to the technical not-college career track.  About 30% of students attend these technical courses.  For 40 years, Placer County Office of Education has offered technical courses and Lincoln High School is one of the highest rated schools that participates.  See the picture album for a form to send in if you are interested.
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2017 10_05 Meeting Art Deardorff 2017-10-05 07:00:00Z 0
Weekly Meeting and
 Other Activities
Another lively meeting of Rotary Club of Lincoln. smiley
Jerry Johnson announced that Lincoln Rotary has been awarded the rights to sponsor and run the Tour de Lincoln.  Five non-profits were in the running, but our proposal was accepted.  Jerry will chair the event which will take place on May 12th in 2018, two weeks after the Lincoln Wine Fest.  The event typically features 700 -900 riders. Sponsorship of this event will substantially increase our abiltiy to give back to the Community. 
It was noted that our Club donated a check for $2150 to the Rotary Hurricane Relief fund.  The Club donation was $1,000 with our members stepping up to donate the remainder.  Very generous. Thank you.
Darryl has returned from his road trip and returned with two Rotary banners, one from Lincoln, Nebraska. Darryl encouraged others to consider attending remote club meetings - lots of fun.  We have banners at the Woman's Club.  
Stan noted the Friends of Lincoln Library Dinner is on October 20th and invited us to join him.This celebrates 10 years at 12 Bridges and over 220,000 visitors.
Kris requested and got over 50 Interact volunteers for various events; they have really stepped up.  A memorable Thank you note was read from our Scholarship winner, Wyatt Dornbush.  We are making differences in lives.
Nite at the Races is the terrific FUN event on October 13th.  More tickets need to be sold, so ask your neighbors and friends to join you and ask them TODAY.  Harvey will send a separate communication.  
Our speaker was Camille Robowsky from St. Vincent de Paul Society in Lincoln.  St Vincent de Paul has about 950,000 members and has been in Lincoln since 2005 with 75 local members doing good things for the needy.  They perform home visits for those in need and help with things like paying PG&E bills or rent to keep people in their homes.  They try to help with getting those in need out of the situation, not with just a band-aid.  They have partners like Lighthouse and Salt Mine.   She noted one of the big problems here in Lincoln is the lack of affordable housing and the steady increase of rent which adversely affects the low income segment.  She offered for anyone who finds someone in need to call St Vincent de Paul for help.
Saturday was a busy day.  We had members showing up for the Auburn Ravine Cleanup 9-11am, and then at the Salt Mine to distribute food for the needy at noon.   Volunteer attendance was light - please step up to participate in the fun and friendship of our local service events. 
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Other Announcements

September 30th - Lincoln Creekfest Creek Cleanup

    Per David Cesio, some Goat House beer to Rotarians after we finish!

Click on picture for WHF Creekfest Website

October 13th - Night at the Races
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    See Website for Sponsor Packages <Click for Website>
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October 28th - Foundation Dinner 
   Jennifer will be taking reservations at September 28th meeting, or  Contact her if interested.  
        We have two tables reserved.
To download the flyer Click Here


November 3rd - The Axiom Benefit Dinner

   Contact Kris Wyatt if you want one or more tickets at a Rotary table(s). 
    You can purchase your own online at


Help Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Relief Through Rotary

      RI President Ian Risely Letter:


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    Who are the Sikhs?
President Nominee (2019-20) Kimberly Fricke ran the the meeting.  Limited attendance but excellent friendship and meal followed pledge and reciting of the 4-Way Test.  The first Book Buddies of the year followed the meeting  at Creekside Oaks Elementary. 
Lucky Stan Nader won the drawing but the Ace of Spades eluded him. Lots of Happy Bucks collected by Richard Pearl.
Announcements included:
  • Foundation Dinner Oct 28th - signup for tickets next week or contact Jennifer Willis.
  • Auburn Ravine Cleanup is September 30th - David Cecio will bring a Growler of Goat Head Brewery beer for afterwards!
  • Harvey encouraged all to sell their tickets for Nite at the Races - October 13th
  • November 3rd is a Benefit Dinner for the Axiom.   Let Kris know if you want one or more tickets.  
Our speaker was Dr. Harbans Singh Sraon.  He told about Sikhism that was founded in about 1500AD. It is the 5th largest religion in the world (~26 million members in the world; ~1 million in America). Most of the US population in on the west coast. A Sikh man is easily identified by his turban and the woman by her long scarf.   The Sikh spiritual values are truth, love, humility, contentment, forgiveness, righteousness, wisdom and courage. The three golden rules are 1) earning livelyhood with honesty,dignity and honor, 2) mindful meditation with love and devotion, and 3) caring and sharing with others, especially those in need. Sikhs believe in gender equality. Siks are found in almost every field and profession in the world. The handout provided by Dr. Sraon may be downloaded by clicking Speaker Handout.
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  Lighthouse Counseling &
    Family Resource Center
President Dan opened the meeting and introduced Alan Lowe to read a story about his personal experience reading to kids in a Book Buddies program long before he moved to Lincoln. He told about his experience with Olivia, his first Book Buddy. He wishes he could know the future of this young lady who was certainly destined for greatness.  Alan encouraged us to sign up for our Book Buddies Group.  
Kris provided details as shown in the flyer below. She also showed us a card from a grateful winner in our Bikes for Books program last year.
We were pleased that Larry and Nancy Whitaker were our guests. Larry was our President about 10 years ago, a year in which our club was awarded one of the "Best in the District" club awards.  Kris announced that she and her husband Larry had their 46th anniversary on 9/11.
Kris announced that the first Interact/Key Club meetings was held at LHS with well over 100 students in attendance.  For those of you that are unaware, Key/Interact is jointly sponsored by Kiwanis and Rotary with the aim of showing students the importance of service.  Click here for more on Interact.
Harvey encouraged all to start filling tables for Nite at the Races on October 10th.  He has tickets
David Cesio passed a sheet to sign up for the Creekside Cleanup Event on September 30th. 
Dan reported on the Board Meeting.  Key items was the approval of $1,000 to be sent to Rotary International Foundation.  In addition, several members have donated money to be included with our check to be sent soon. 
Jennifer announced that signups for the Foundation Dinner October 28th will start next week. The dinner is always a good reminder about what the Rotary Foundation does for the world. Bring your checkbook. 
Gary McDonald from the Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center was our speaker for the day. The Lighthouse was started as part of Western Placer Unified School District in 1996.  In 2005, it transitioned to a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  In the last four years, it projects have grown from about $750,000 to $1.45million.  Gary said his personal statement of their mission is "We Help Heal Families."  They work with about 100 other non-profits in Placer county. See the link to pictures below for photos of Gary's slides that tell a lot more about what they do. Also Click Here for their website. 
2017 09_14 Meeting - Lighthouse Art Deardorff 2017-09-14 07:00:00Z 0
Cassini Spacecraft
 and Its Trip to Saturn 
President Dan called us to order and announced that September is Rotary's Basic Education and Literacy month. He noted that Lincoln Rotary supports this fundamental cause in many, many ways, through Book Buddies, Bikes for Books, Scholarships and more.  We are making a difference through our efforts.
Guests at the meeting today included:  Carol Feineman, Editor of the Lincoln News Messenger, who has submitted her application for Membership, Caron's husband, Jim Russell (first time at a Rotary meeting, YAY !!) and Passport Club Rotarian, Jerry Harner, who is a past Lincoln Rotary member and local Lincoln resident as well as being the Lincoln City Treasurer.
Birthdays were celebrated by Wild Bill and Sharon Johnson. A 41st anniversary was celebrated by Joe and Frima Stewart.  Congrats to all.
Kris Wyatt provided a remembrance of a former Club member and Past President, Jon Hirst, who passed away recently.  Rotarians who wish to attend the Funeral tomorrow at 10AM, should contact Kris.  She characterized Jon as very funny, with a sarcastic wit.  
President Dan announced that the Board has approved a donation of $1,000 to the Houston flood victims that will be split between three Texas Rotary District  who are taking donations.  Anyone can add a check by giving it to Claire or Mary Ann by next Wednesday.  Make it out to Lincoln Rotary Foundation and in the memo line put Texas Flood Relief. 
The Social held last Thursday was a success, Dan reported.  A good turnout, good food and a chance to meet new people and learn more.  There is a Survey for members available to provide feedback.  The next Social will be in November.
Nite at the Races tickets are available for sale from Harvey.  The date is October 13th, table size can be 8 to 10.  Claire reminded everyone to get the names of their guests, give them tickets so when they arrive, they will know where to go and be sure to note what their meal selection is so we can order the food.  NATR is always a fun event, so get some new folks to join us !!  Click here to download the flyer NATR Flyer.  
Our Speaker was Tim Pinkney who is a NASA Solar System Expert.  He gave a fascinating talk on the Cassini spacecraft and Huygens Probe which has been in space for 13 years and has sent back a wealth of information on Saturn and it's 63 moons.  It traveled 4.9 Billion miles and took 7 years to get to Saturn.  The effort came from 27 nations working together.  The surface of Saturn is minus 290 degrees and is made up mostly of liquid methane.  The life of the spacecraft is coming to an end next Thursday when it will be purposely self-destructed by going through the atmosphere of Saturn so that it doesn't contaminate any planet with bacteria or insects from Earth.  Tim was full of admiration for the knowledge gained from this $2.2 Billion project over 20 years.  He did a great job of explaining a complicated topic.
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Taco Thursday
 aka Our First 5th Thursday
We has our first full-blown social event of the year at Turkey Creek.  Thank you to all of our non-Rotarian guests who joined us. It was a great event.  A great time was had by all; conversations, beverages, taco dinner and the "show."  
Joann Hilton described the District 5180 Sex Trafficking project; contact Joann if you want to get more involved.
For our guests, come to one of our normal Thursday noon meetings or contack Jeffrey McCoy if you interested in membership in Rotary Club of Lincoln.
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Also, remember we have some events coming up soon:
  • Auburn Ravine Cleanup September 30th - more will be announced at meetings
  • Platelet-Only Blood Drive October 6th
  • Nite at the Races October 13th - start filling your tables.   Tickets available at Sept 7th meeting.  Clark also needs volunteers and donations.
  • Foundation Dinner October 30th
2017 08_31 Taco Thursday Social Art Deardorff 2017-08-31 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 31, 2017
In addition to the support we provide to students in local schools, Lincoln Rotary is proud to help these students in Mexico with their education as part of our international support activities.
Scholarships for Students in Mexico Art Deardorff 2017-08-31 07:00:00Z 0
Club Assembly
Our regular Thursday meeting had some guests: Matt who is our RYE student from Argentina who already has his favorite classes at Lincoln HS, Carrie Pronesti, President of Sunset Loomis Rotary Club and Gary McDonald, Executive Director of the Lighthouse and member of the Lincoln's EDC. Fran Neves (Frank without the K) who is president of the Woman's Club was at the meeting to sell wine tickets to benefit the Woman's Club ADA project.  Plus, we got to see Truman Rich and Joe Stewart who have been missing for a while. Welcome back. 

Vic won the small raffle despite cries of rigging. President Dan congratulated all who helped organize the Blood Drive and those who gave.  We had a near record 55 turnout and 42 units of blood provided.
Allen Lowe fulfilled President Dan's wish in writing and reading his Poem on Rotary Membership as this is Rotary Membership Month. He was absolved from paying a fee and all enjoyed his efforts. Thank you Alan. Click here to see poem.
We were reminded to get your RSVP's in before noon tomorrow for the Social on August 31st.  YES, we will be DARK next Thursday noon.
Carrie from Loomis Sunset announced their new fundraiser and invited us all to join them for a fun night of BUNKO.  Tickets ($25) include dinner and a drink coupon. Thursday September 21st at 6pm.  Loomis Library, 6050 Library Drive, Loomis. 
President Dan then presented the Lincoln Rotary Club Budget for the year and took questions.  The three Board members in charge of Committees were introduced so they could announce their committees and explain which ones are still open for members to join.  Everyone is asked to join ONE Committee.  The maximum number you can join is TWO per Dan's extensive statistical analysis. Contact the following if you were not present and wish to sign up or have questions. 
  • Sharron Snyder has Fundraising (Jerry and Karen Johnson), International/Foundation (Jennifer Willis) and Membership (Jeffrey McCoy)
  • Kim Fricke has Community Service (David Cesio) and Youth Service (Kris Wyatt)
  • President Dan has Administration (Frank Neves), Public Relations (Art Deardorff) and Vocational/Training (Stan Nader)
Sign up sheets were passed so that members were given the opportunity to sign up for additional committee work. 
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2017 08_24 Club Assembly Art Deardorff 2017-08-28 07:00:00Z 0
Bond Market
 and Blood Drive
Good crowd, beautiful weather and an excellent meal from Country Harvest set the tone for great Lincoln Rotary meeting.  Lots of Happy Bucks participant. We had a Bellringer from Howard Stagg (Arden Arcade but a frequent guess from SCLH) who offered $100 if he would not be required to be introduced for the rest of President Dan's term of office.  Dan was so moved, he responded by matching Howard's donation !!  A terrific start on our Happy Bucks for this year.
Sharron Snyder received her President-Elect pin from Harvey as she missed the ceremony due to her knee replacement. Kim reviewed the notes from the Board meeting. She was also the lucky winner of our weekly raffle but could not nab the Ace of Spades. 
Kris Wyatt reminded us of how fortunate we are to have outstanding students and parents in our community and then introduced the 2017 Outstanding Boy and Girl from Lincoln HS, Haley Anderson who will be entering college shortly to study Psychology and Don Luy set to study Computer Science and Cyber Security.  They received their Rotary Scholarship checks of $1,000 each.
Our speaker was Eric Momess from Franklin Templeton who is an advisor to Financial Advisors in Northern California; Clark Osterhout introduced him.  Eric discussed the market forces and government policies and tools that impact interest rates.  He does not foresee any sharp increased in interest rates in the short term mainly due to the lack of wage inflation.  He commented on many aspects of the economy both in the US and abroad.  Clearly, he is very knowledgeable.

Jeffrey reminded all of the 5th Thursday Social on August 31st, when we will not meet at noon at the Woman's Club.  A sign-up sheet was passed around; you can also contact the number/email shown below to give an RSVP for you and your guests. The cost is $15 for members and spouses/partners; no charge for potential member guests.
The Friday Blood Drive was successful.  There were 55 donors showing up. The head nurse said that Blood Source collected 42 units of whole blood from the drive.  Thanks to the Placer Nevada Cattlewomen for the goodies, Bill Cook for his leadership of the event and to all others who donated or participated.
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2017 08_17 Meeting and 2017 08_18 Blood Drive Art Deardorff 2017-08-18 07:00:00Z 0
 A Rotary Partner
Kim Fricke, our President Elect-Nominee ran the meeting with charm and resolution. Harvey Ulijohn and Harriet Garland both announced celebrating wedding anniversaries in excess of 50 years and we congratulate them.  The lunch was an excellent Pesto Lasagna from Country Harvest that was much appreciated.
We had a reminder to attend the Upcoming Lincoln Community Blood Drive Friday August 18, but also invite friends and neighbors.  Please SHARE the blood drive posts on your social media (facebook) pages.  Save a Life by giving blood!! You can register at
Matt, our delightful Rotary Youth Exchange student attended and he is a wonderful outgoing young man. We were asked to make him feel at home by inviting him to our homes for dinner or an outing.  Remember, we are his family.
The big news of the day....Claire won the Raffle. We are sure that a portion of that sum will find it's way back to Rotary. 
Our speaker was Bill Tobin who is a tireless promoter and worker for Shelterbox.  Bill has been recognized by Past President Obama and humanitarian organization ShelterBox USA with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for a fourth consecutive year. He gave us all the info on Shelterbox which was originated by Rotarians who wanted to make a difference for folks who experience disasters.  Bill, who is a member of the El Dorado club, got involved right after the Haitian earthquake when his local Interact club members asked what can they do to help in Haiti ?   Shelterbox came up and he has been a huge proponent since then.  He noted that 85 million people have been displace by disasters since WWII. More on Selterbox at
A full Shelterbox costs about $1,000, but smaller ones are often also used depending on the conditions.  Interact clubs can get involved by selling bracelets for $1 that are supplied for free.  Or there are many other fund raisers, and our Club has, in the past, donated to Shelterbox.  It is amazing that some people live in the delivered tents for years.  Truly, Shelterbox does a fine job in helping people get through tough times.  
Our speaker this coming Thursday will talk about investing and "What's Next."  If you are not a Rotarian, stop by, lunch is on us. 
2017 08_10 Meeting Art Deardorff 2017-08-10 07:00:00Z 0
Welcome to our
  RYE Student Matt
 Mike from Kids First
We had a good turnout in the heat for our meeting today and there was excitement in the air as it was the first meeting for our Rotary Exchange Student, Matt Etcharren all the way from Argentina !!  He was accompanied by his first host "mom" Lorie Wainio who has obviously taken Matt under her wing and made him very comfortable here.  Our own Paul Parks has agreed to be Matt's mentor and is enthusiastically jumping in to help.

We celebrated birthdays for Jim Zentner and Chris Clark by singing Happy Birthday.  It was also Dave Cesio's 53rd Wedding Anniversary to his lovely wife, Carolyn.
President Dan Johnson ran the meeting.   Dan reminded everyone that our meeting on Thursday, August 31st will be a special event for the Community and we will have Tacos at Turkey Creek starting at 6PM.  A sign-up sheet for members and their guests will be circulated soon.  It will be both fun and an informative meeting with Joann Hilton as the speaker relating some background on Human Sex Trafficking and a report on the Global Grant that our District 5180 has submitted to mitigate this problem in our area.  Invite a friend !!
Our speaker was Mike Mason who oversees the Education and Outreach area for a non-profit called Kids First.  They are work with children and families in Placer County to prevent, intervene and treat abuses and other problems.  They provide Parenting classes, a Father Class, after school programs, etc.  Mike gave a spirited talk about the many areas that they address and help.  They work closely with the Lighthouse, Stand Up Placer and many other non-profits.  Their Executive Director is a Rotarian. 
2017 08_03 Meeting Art Deardorff 2017-08-07 07:00:00Z 0
A Busy Week
Tuesday evening we attended the Lincoln News Messenger Best of the Best party.  We were awarded a certificate for being the best service club in Lincoln, continuing our long-time crown for winning this award.  A big THANK YOU to our members and friends who voted for us. And thanks to those members, friends and sponsors who continue to support the charitable work we do in Lincoln.  This award shows that the community appreciates what we do.
Our Thursday meeting was a Club Assembly. He started the meeting by introducing Brian Gladden (not Gladding as in McBean!) who is our Assistant District 5180 Governor.  Brian said he is here to help us if need be. Ed then led the 4-Way Test, with a very long-winded introduction!  Dan then brought Vic Freeman forward to talk about why he was passionate about our Rotary Club.  Time and time again, Vic loves the reliability of our members and the friendship of coming to the meetings. And, he enjoys wearing his Rotary hat where ever he travels as this allows him to meet many Rotarians. Vic also does a great job in running our weekly drawing. 
A high point of the meeting was the induction of new member Darrell Scott.  Darrell and his wife Linda live in Sun City Lincoln Hills.  Darrell was previous a member of the Novato Rotary Club where he was president in 1990-91 and was an Assistant District Governor in 1991-92.  After living in Arizona for a number of years, he moved here and sought us out. In his previous life, he was in the USAF and was President of Vindar Aviation.  Welcome aboard Darrell.  All members: make sure and say hello to Darrell.
Instead of having an outside speaker, President Dan presented his vision to increase the value of our club experience to our members with a chalk talk via Powerpoint.  To accomplish this, he stressed:
  • Get EVERY Member actively involved in doing a job in our club (e.g. on a committee - time for members to step up!). Happy Rotarians are engaged Rotarians.
  • Get more members in involved in decision making by communicating often and effectively. Being engaged in what we do will also help.
  • Teach Rotary values and the value proposition; this is what makes Rotarians Rotarians.
Dan started out with a nice picture of a worm on a leaf, asking if the club would become a Tomato Bug or a beautiful butterfly.  And in the end, he predicted the latter!   Click the link below for Dan's slides. 
Saturday, our Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) student, Mateo (aka Matt), arrived safely at the Sacramento airport and was greeted by members of our Interact/Key club, Kris Wyatt and Dan Johnson and his host family the Wainio's. Welcome Matt to the USA!  
In addition 7 members (and two friends) showed up at the Salt Mine to distribute Food to the needy folks in Lincoln.   Service above Self.  Thank you to those who showed up for this community service event. 
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      Best of the Best 
        Meeting Pictures
          Salt Mine Food Distribution    
           Arrival of Mateo - Our RYE Student            
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Planning for
    Your Loved Ones
2018-2019 President-Elect Kimberly Fricke ran her first meeting of the year.  Kimberly was accompanied to our meeting by her niece Megan. Great way to get our youth involved in service.
Since lunch delivery was slightly late, we had announcements. Upcoming events of interest are as follows.   (For District Events see  Consider attending some of the district events to expand your knowledge about Rotary and meet Rotarians from other clubs.
  • District Membership Workshop - July 22nd
  • Rotary at the River Cats benefiting Polio Plus - July 30th
  • Lincoln Community Blood Drive - August 18th; get it on your calendar and invite your friends.  Bill Cook said he could use some help.
  • District Foundation Seminar - August 19th
  • District Family Picnic at Discovery Park - August 27th
  • 5th Thursday Club Meeting at Turkey Creek - for families and guests - being planned
Joann described her awesome week as a counselor at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp at Grizzly Creek Ranch in Portola.  RYLA is for next year’s High School seniors and tomorrow’s leaders with attendance at Camp RYLA by scholarship only. We selected and funded three LHS students and sent two more funded by other Rotary Clubs.  Thank you Joann.
Kimberly opened a special Club meeting and made a motion (that was seconded) to have another Cow Chip Bingo fundraiser - this time to benefit McBean Park improvements.  It was voted by members in attendance that we proceed.  Paul Parks will chair the event.  It was tentatively planned that the event be in late October. More to follow.
Our speaker was Kim McCue, a Lincoln Chamber Ambassador who is with Lincoln Funeral Home. She was accompanied by Chuck Armour from Digity Health, the operator of funeral homes thoughout the USA.  She described planning for the death of your loved ones (or for yourself) - not something we like to think about but something that should be put in place ahead of time rather than left to happenstance.   
Remember that next week is a Club Assembly meeting. Please plan on attending to provide your input and comments on the plans that President Dan Johnson and the Board have put together for the 2017-2018 Rotary year. 
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2017 07_20 Meeting Art Deardorff 2017-07-21 07:00:00Z 0
Lincoln Police Chief
 Doug Lee
We welcomed Dan Johnson in his first meeting as President of Lincoln Rotary.  He introduced us to the new Rotary Theme "Making a Difference." Everyone received a new pin with this Rotary Slogan.
We had a poem from our poet laureate Alan Lowe.  We all gave Wild Bill Cook a hand as he rejoined the club after spending a portion of the last year in the District Passport Club.  He will be taking over the Community Blood Drives this year.  Thank you Wild Bill. 
Board Member at Large Harriet Garland reported from the Board Meeting held just before the meeting.  She said the goal is to improve the tansparency between the board and club members.   She summarized the board meeting agenda and actions. 
Our guest speaker was Doug Lee, Chief of Police for Lincoln.  
He started this position in January 2017. Prior to that he had 31 years of experience with the Sacramento Sheriff Department.  He noted that in the past 7 years, Lincoln had 7 different police chiefs!  A few of the things he noted were:
  • Increased social media presence. Facebook & Twitter
  • He wants a proactive transparent department
  • Homelessness is the number 1 issue they are dealing with at this time
    • 40-45 homeless in Lincoln
    • Must tag and give 72 hour notice when trying to evict from an area
    • Recently removed 30 yards of trash from and underpass where they evicted
    • City can only address the public safety access of the issue
    • Daily contacts with homeless issues
  • In the process of hiring 3-4 new officers, in preparation for others retiring
  • Local force is reduced since 2008 economic downturn and is not back to the pre-2008 staff
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2017 07_13 Meeting Art Deardorff 2017-07-13 07:00:00Z 0
Fr Bill's Kickout Party
We had a great Kickout at Turkey Creek Golf Club.  Out with the old (Fr. Bill), in with the new (Dan Johnson), great meal, good conversations and fun.  Shown is Fr Bill putting the new president pin on Dan Johnson and Fr Bill thanking his key team members present that made "his year" happen.
It WAS a good year.  Some of the key accomplishments:
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2017 06_29 Fr Bill's Kickout Art Deardorff 2017-06-29 07:00:00Z 0
John Lees on Success
President Father Bill Rontani opened the meeting stating that this was his last meeting as President, since Dan Johnson takes over at the start of the 2017-2018 Rotary Year.  He thanked everyone for the support we gave him throughout the year. Picture below is from this meeting; the other picture shows him with Assistant Governor Brian Gladden at Taste of Italy. Job well done Fr Bill, we appreciate your stepping up to run the club this year.  We will see Fr Bill next week at his Kickout!
Kimberly announced that there will be no meeting on July 6th since the 4th is on Tuesday.  She announced the Dan Johnson will be out for about 6 months due to ongoing medical treatments; Kimberly will be acting in his place for about 6-8 weeks then Sharron will be acting after that (she can't now because of knee surgery).   We wish both of them a speedy recovery.
Kris announced that our RYE student Mateo will be arriving July 31 from Argentina and she will arrange a welcoming party at Sac airport and a social later in August for our membership to meet him. 
Lots of birthdays; Kimberly, Ana, David C., and Sandy.  Also some wedding anniversaries; Ken, Mitch, Frank (53 years!), and Melanie.  Please excuse the author if you were missed.   We sang "Happy Birthday" to the group!  Ken was hurt because we did not sing "Happy Anniversary" sad.
Joann entertained us with a repeat of a "tailfeathers" dance she performed at a recent Potters game.  Sorry no picture. 
Our speaker was John Lees, a business consultant originally from England, spending most of his life in Australia and now residing in Sun City Lincoln Hills. In addition to being quite a good tennis player, John is an author of 12 business books and continues to consult part time.  He made a presentation on "Success of Any Kind is an Inside Job" stressing that the few people at the top produce most of the results in any organization. Many personal stories (probable some of the humorous ones were not true!) and jokes scattered throughout his talk, combined with his Aussie accent, made the presentation very entertaining.  Come back and visit often John. 
There is no lunch meeting next week since we have Fr Bill's Kickout at Turkey Creek; let Harvey know if you want to attend and have not signed up. Also, our first meeting in July will be on July 13th.   
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2017 06_22 Meeting - John Lees Art Deardorff 2017-06-22 07:00:00Z 0
Centennial Dam Assessment
For all of you that qualify, Happy Fathers Day
Our speaker was Otis Wollan who was previously a director for the Placer County Water Agency and who has a long working knowledge of our water sources in south Placer county.   The Centennial Dam is proposed by the Nevada Irrigation District  in an area north of Colfax on the Bear River.  Otis described his take on the project and how the cost and schedule proposed are very optimistic.  See more from the Lincoln News Messenger in the link below.
We started our business segment by Jim Zentner, outgoing Lincoln Rotary Club Foundation President, opening the Annual Meeting of the Foundation. He announced that Jennifer Willis volunteered and was selected by the Board to be President next year, assisted by continuing officers Sharron Snyder as VP, Art Deardorff as Secretary and Mary Ann Barker as Treasurer.  New trustees were elected at the meeting, being Jeffrey McCoy, extending his term to June 2019 and Mitchell Satz with term to June 2020.   Thanks to all for your service.
Carol Percy made a short presentation on her Shoes4Kids project. She has noted that there are many kids in Lincoln whose parents are unable to buy adequate shoes for school.  She has teamed with the Salt Mine to collect money (not used shoes - too much hassle to store and prepare, etc) so that kids can purchase shoes for school.   A worthy project.  To donate, log into  and mention Shoes4Kids; you can donate either with your credit card or with paypal,  or you can just drop off a donation at the Salt Mine or with Carol.  
Fran Neves made a short spiel on the upcoming Friends of the Lincoln Library and the Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest, championed by Rotarian Alan Lowe. See the application in the "Pictures" link below. 
We were pleased to have Bagor Germo Maraon, a Rotarian and past president from a club in the Philippines, as our guest.  He noted that he had been a Rotarian for only about 4 years of a relatively new young club.  He is now traveling throughout the western US. Father Bill gave him our banner to take home.
Don't forget, President Father Bill's Kickout (and President-Elect Dan Johnson's promotion) is June 29th 6PM at Turkey Creek.  Let Harvey know if you are coming (and haven't signed up).  The prices of a great meal and even more awesome entertainment and fun (at Father Bill's expense) is $30.  
2017 06_15 Meeting Art Deardorff 2017-06-15 07:00:00Z 0
Lincoln City Services
  Community Blood Drive 
Our Thursday Lunch meeting was very informative. Jennifer Hanson, Lincoln Director of Public Services (including the airport) told us all about all the services that the city provides - and had a hi-lo-exact game for us so that we were involved in understanding the quantities. She covered everything from the number of calls regarding city services to the number of goats (and sheep) that were brought in to clear our open spaces.   Wow, the city provides so much. Lots of fun and Jennifer was a great speaker.  Pete Walker won the prize offered by Jennifer for getting the most correct answers.  
Dan Johnson made a special announcement regarding the club dues/meeting costs and the committees planned for the upcoming year. Members should look for a special email from Dan on these subjects.  Most importantly, he is requesting that all members become involved in one of our club committees. Contact the committee chairs about your interests. 
Harvey announced that Fr Bill's Kickout (and Dan's promotion) will be Thursday June 29th at Turkey Creek Golf Club starting at 6:00pm.  Dinner starts at 6:30 and is $30 per attendee; make sure and sign up at a meeting or contact Harvey.  
Our Lincoln Community Blood Drive was held today and was the most successful in club history - 60 units of blood donated, made up of 45 whole blood, 13 platelets and 2 double-red cells donations. There were 54 pre-registered and 18 walk-ins, but unfortunately many could not donate.  The Placer Nevada Cattlewomen were there serving their usual delicious to-die-for goodies so that donors could recuperate quickly. Thank you to all that donated or helped in the Blood Drive.  (In the picture below, Gayle Graves from Blood Source is shown with Dan and Wildbill.)
Our speaker next week will be Otis Wollan, a past Placer County Water District director, talking about the Centennial Dam project.   We will also have our annual Lincoln Rotary Club Foundation meeting to elect new directors, so plan on attending as we need a quorum.  
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2017 06_08 Meeting and Blood Drive Art Deardorff 2017-06-08 07:00:00Z 0
Motorcycle Bob
 + Upcoming Meeting
Motorcycle Bob Mutchler described his growing up with polio and how he got involved in riding his motorcycle to raise money for polio eradication.   All in all he has put about 1.3million miles into riding his specially configured motorcycles. For his first ride, he put on 7,000 miles in seven days!   Hence his autobiography "From Iron Lung to Iron Butt" for which he donates all profits to Polio Plus. 
Bob reported that we are "just this close" with there being only 5 cases of polio reported this year. Sharron encouraged all who have not donated to polio eradication to donate at least $26.50, the amount that was put into the Rotary Foundation when it was formed. (Current assets are about $2 Billion).   
Remember, the meeting is not at the Woman's club on June 1   We instead assemble at the Lincoln High School Farm.   Directions: Go past the airport on Nicholas Rd. Stay on Nicholas Rd and it will take you out of town. Go past the Hwy 65 bypass and turn left on Dowd Rd. Continue on Dowd Rd and turn right on William Lane (gravel rd). Continue on William Lane approx. 2 miles, farm will come up on the left, continue through green gates. 
2017 05_25 Meeting Art Deardorff 2017-05-25 07:00:00Z 0
Tony Asaro -
 His Trip to Japan
Our meeting was officiated by Kimberly Fricke today as both President Father Bill or President-Elect Dan had other commitments. Attendance was good and we had several guest, including SCLH resident Darrell Scott who is still a member (and past president) of Rotary Club of Novato.  
Joann reported that the Lincoln Wine Fest was an absolute success and downtown merchants were very pleased. We cut off sales of tickets at about 830 to avoid too long of lines. The weather was great.  She thanked all who helped her make the event so great, including her husband Mike. The efforts of Kimberly and Clark to organize the 80 or so volunteers was outstanding. Harvey publicly thanked Joann for all she did to to make the event happen.
New Rotarian Paul Parks presented his three-minute icebreaker speech.   He spoke about the turning point of his life when he was offered a job during high school to work in a cabinet shop, leading to him later having his own cabinet-making business.   He said he is now part time farmer, woodworker and Rotarian.  Thanks for the excellent and enthusiastic presentation of your life adventure. 
Our speaker for the day was Tony Asaro, who has a speaker at the club several times.  Tony is a motivational speaker who works part time for the Positive Coaching Alliance, after quite a long career being Community Relations Director for the River Cats.   In addition to his own facebook page, he has a facebook page O A K Tree of Life, that is about "... a huge, majestic and native O.A.K. tree. It reminds me each day of the pillars that rise from the foundation of my life... Optimism...Attitude...Kindness....The O.A.K. stands straight, strong and silent."
Tony spoke about his recent trip to Japan, where he was chosen to help them implement positivity into their sports coaching.  It was his first trip abroad and the first time crossing the international date line, where he had only about two hours to his first presentation instead of the 26 he had planned!.  But the good news, was he got to experience his birthday in Japan, and then again when he got back before he left Japan! And, he suspects that he will be going back.   So much fun; thank you very much Tony.
We have several upcoming events:  Tour de Lincoln this weekend,  USPS Food Collection, Relay of Life Survivor Breakfast and Lincoln Community Blood Drive. Please do you part and volunteer.  Remember that Rotary is about "Service Above Self."
2017 05_04 Meeting with Tony Asaro Art Deardorff 2017-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
Living with the Homeless
   and Lincoln Winefest
We has a good turnout and fun time at Lincoln Rotary at our Thursday Lunch meeting. 
A very moving and heartfelt program by Auburn Rotarian Robert Litchfield.   He is a Business Attorney who through Rotary, started interview homeless folks.  He had fascinating and sad stories to tell. He has even written s book of the homeless stories. Everyone was enthralled. 
We awarded two exceptional students of the month.  Lara Ocumen is a senior and is rated first in her class.  Not only is she a scholar but she is very active.  Jon Sutcliffe, also a senior, has overcome substantial obstacles with humor and insight;  another miracle story.
Our Poet Laureate read an endearing poem related to the homeless. Stan Nader and Dick Fowler were awarded their third and fourth Paul Harris Fellows, respectively.
On Saturday, we has a sold-out Lincoln Wine Fest.   The weather was just right, the wine and food were great.  Thanks to Joann Hilton and her team for making this event a huge success. And thank you very much to all of you Rotarians and friends who volunteered; without you we could not have had such a great event. 
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2017 04_29 Bulletin - Mtg and Wine Fest Art Deardorff 2017-04-29 07:00:00Z 0
Trees, Book Buddies
and Camp Clay
It was another busy for Rotary Club of Lincoln.  At our Thursday Meeting, the food was a big hit for our members. 
Our speaker was Anne Fenkner, Project Director for Davey Resource Group.  She spoke to us about the benefit of trees in our environment. She is shown with Rotarian and City Councilman Stan Nader, our Programs chair who does a great job in getting informative speakers for our meetings. 
Following our meeting, we had book buddies. Our Book Buddy venture has been fruitful in many ways...our 3rd graders are improving their reading skills, our Rotarians are making a difference in the lives of children, and we are all having fun.  We had a special visitor,  Teddy, who is a therapy dog belonging to Rotarian Cheryl Nichols.  He has a long list of children who have read to him over his 15 years.  Cheryl brings Teddy to Book Buddies just to listen to children read. 
On Saturday, we sponsored Camp Clay at the Lincoln Clay Day festivities.  This event is always fun for the kids, for adults who want to act like kids, and our Rotarians. Thanks to Ken Campbell for his long time leadership of this event. See link below for more pictures. 
Then, some members are working hard to get our Lincoln Wine Fest set up.   We are almost to the limit for attendance. But, Kimberly may still need help.  If you are not signed up, please contact her. 
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2017 04_22 Meeting and Camp Clay Art Deardorff 2017-04-24 07:00:00Z 0
Tony Overbay
  Long Distance Runner
Our speaker for the day was Tony Overbay, family therapist, writer, ultrarunner, father of 4. ....  He described his history of running, starting out with short distances, graduating up to the Boston Marathon, some 100+ miles runs and 24-hour runs.   He is currently preparing for his annual run at Glen Edwards Middle School that will be a short 12-hour run this year. Benefits from the run go to help GEMS athletic and music programs. 
  • Richard Pearl said he will need help for the Lincoln Air Fest June 9-10th.
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  • Vic announced that Lincoln Hills Foundation donations on the Big Day of Giving on May 4 will be matched (up to $10K) by Sunpower. 
  • Joann said that ticket sales are brisk for the Wine Fest April 29th. You can purchase online at Our volunteers can purchase for a discounted $20 - see Joann. Get the word out to your friends and neighbors. Kimberly is handling the signups. 
  • Claire announced that Nite at the Races will be October 13th this year - again at Sun City Orchard Creek Ballroom.
Remember to invite guests to our meetings.  Give them the opportunity to enjoy our friendship and service to our community and the world.
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2017 04_13 Meeting with Tony Overbay Art Deardorff 2017-04-13 07:00:00Z 0
Busy Week
 - District Assembly
 - Speaker re AFib
 - LHS Farm Kids Support
 - Platelet Drive
Last Saturday, we attended the District 5180 Training Assembly. This is always a terrific opportunity to learn about what Rotary does.  Our Webmaster Art actually led two sessions re Public Image and ClubRunner Websites. 
At our Thursday lunch, the speaker was Dr. Orson Go, a cardiac doctor from Sutter Hospital.  He spoke about atrial fibrillation (AFib), a particular type of heart disease.  We all learned a lot about the various kinds of heart disease.  
Concurrently with our meeting, we helped prepare lunch for students from Glen Edwards Middle School at the Lincoln High School Farm.  Thank you Rotarians Kimberly Fricke, Ana Roa and Mitchell Satz and our friends Rita Ryan and Ed Merten who volunteered to be part of the team. 
On Friday, Dan Johnson was able to "fill the bus" having 6 donors resulting in 10 units of platelets.  There was even an alternate donor waiting that Dan did not have to call!  Thank you to those who participated
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2017 04_06 Meeting and Events Art Deardorff 2017-04-09 07:00:00Z 0
Lincoln Hills Foundation
 and LHS Students of Month
The meeting was run by 2019-2020 president-nominee Sharron Snyder and she did a fine job.  She reported that there has just been one more case of polio detected, and asked that all members make a donation to Polio Plus of $26.50.  Why this amount? She reported that this was the amount that Arch C. Klumph proposed in 1917 to create an endowment "for the purpose of doing good in the world." This compares to about $265million donated to the Foundation in 2016 with about $250million used to support projects. You can go to the Rotary website to make a donation online. 
We awarded Student of the Month awards to LHS students Mackenzie Eutzey and Jessica McKeon. They were accompanied by LHS counselor Stevie Crisosto. Very amazing couple of gals, participating in athletics and other school activities as well as having awesome academic achievements.  
New member Paul Parks was the happy winner of the raffle making a donation back to the club.  Thank you Paul. 
Frima Stewart, a director of the Lincoln Hills Foundation and husband of Rotarian Joe Stewart, was our speaker. She described the foundation that was started soon after Sun City Lincoln Hills was developed in early 2002. Interesting that Rotarians Vic Freeman and Jerry Johnson were instrumental in its establishment and that Jerry is still active in the foundation activities.  The Mission of the Lincoln Hills Foundation is to promote and fund solutions and programs that will enhance the quality of life for senior residents of the Lincoln Community.  Find out more at their website.  
Remember, our meeting for March 30th will be a social gathering at Goathouse Brewery on Wise Road.  Let Claire know if you are coming and want a meal (253-3711).  Bring your spouse, significant other, friend or potential new member.   
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2017 03_23 Meeting Art Deardorff 2017-03-23 07:00:00Z 0
  Taste of Italy
Our Taste of Italy event was another success, raising well over $12,000 to help us fund the charitable activities of our club.  A special thank you to those who helped us put on the event, our donors of desserts, silent and live auction items and sponsorships. Thank you to the LHS Key/Interact members who served us.  Special thanks to the kitchen crew who prepared the delicious food, and to community members from SoberGrad who helped clean up.  Bartenders, you were fantastic. And, thank you to all who bought tickets and attended and generously bought the auction items and desserts.  Without all of you we could not have done it.  heartsmiley
We look forward to seeing you all next year. 
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2017 03_10 Taste of Italy Art Deardorff 2017-03-10 08:00:00Z 0
Steve Solomon and
  Foundation Giving
Very full house at our meeting today.  Thanks to all who came.  Our President Elect Dan Johnson did miracles in keeping the meeting under control given a requested 45 minutes by our speaker.  
Joann was proud to announce her 33rd Anniversary of marriage to Mike.  We had about 5 guests at the meeting, including new Lincoln Police Chief Doug Lee.  In lieu of Happy Bucks, Dan provided a bottle of great wine to auction off; thank you to new member Paul Parks for making the contribution.
A high point of the meeting was induction of new member Bryan Ludwig, accompanied by his significant other Erin Kelly.  Welcome to the club Bryan.  (Last week we inducted two new members Mitchell Satz and Paul Parks but unfortunately no pictures.  Welcome Mitchell and Paul.)
Our speaker for the day, Steve Solomon, was an Interact Club member, Rotary Scholar and is an honorary Rotarian with two clubs in Illinois.  While earning his Master of Science in Nonprofit Management he was recruited to The Rotary Foundation as an Annual Giving Officer.  He is privileged to work with Rotarians in 23 districts in the western region of North America to raise money for The Rotary Foundation. He gave a talk that clearly showed his passion for Rotary.
As a Rotary Scholar, Steve went to South Africa, where he met So. African president Walter Sisulu.  He has since formed friendships with Archbishop Desmond TuTu and Jane Goodall, to name a few of the dignitaries he has known.  He stated many times in his talk " ... Thank You Rotary and to you all for changing my life and making this all possible.  I have the BEST job in the world.  I get to work with some of the coolest people on earth- YOU."
Before the meeting, Steve also met with some of the Club Board members and described the workings of the Foundation and the resources available.  See  
Consider donating to the Rotary Foundation to support the good things done worldwide.  Ask our Foundation Chair about Rotary Direct. `
Don't forget, Taste of Italy is Friday.  
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2017 03_09 Meeting Art Deardorff 2017-03-09 08:00:00Z 0
Lincoln Community
    Blood Drive

A huge THANK YOU to all who participated in the Blood Drive. While mother nature took her toll, with cancellations and no-shows, we still had a big enough turnout to collect around 40 units of whole blood. And that's not bad, considering one unit of blood can save up to 3 lives, that's 120 lives we potentially affected positively yesterday. Actually we had the largest ever online signup with close to 50 pre-registered through the marketing campaign of the last 30 days. 
We were pleased to welcome our new police chief Doug Lee to the community drive; thanks for donating Doug. For those of you on facebook, please LIKE our page
2017 02_17 Blood Drive Art Deardorff 2017-02-17 08:00:00Z 0
  Update on
   Lincoln Village 5
We had a very big turnout for our Lunch meeting.  Had several guests plus the LHS Students of the Month and their parents showed up in full force.  The students of the month were Wyatt Dornbush and Hailee Ozenberger, accompanied by LHS student advisor Stevie Crisoostu. Both students were truly impressive.  
Claire passed around signup sheets for Taste of Italy regarding helping with the event and contributing to the desert auction.  This is our largest fundraiser of the year, so if you weren't there, contact Claire.   Kimberly said she would be accepting any contributions to the Lighthouse diaper project next week.   Art announced that the District Assembly will be on April 1 (no foolin') and that this is a great way to learn about all things Rotary; hold the date. We have a group of about 10 signed up for the LHS Baseball fundraiser dinner next week.  
Our speaker was Clifton Taylor from Richland Communities ( accompanied by Gene Endicott.   Village 5 is basically south of Nicholas and West of 65 (north of the existing homes in this area.  It is still in planning, obtaining all permits, etc.  The first dirt should be moved sometime around Spring 2018.   
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On a more somber note, at the Sunset planning meeting, discussion with the group members concluded that it was time to suspend future meetings.   Attendance has been very low, hampering our ability to attract new members and support speakers for good programs.  Since the March 2nd meeting has been scheduled (at Infusion Tap Room), we will go ahead with that.  
2017 02_16 Meetings Art Deardorff 2017-02-16 08:00:00Z 0
Urban Farms
We had a large turnout in spite of the rain!   Included were three potential new members very interested in joining our club plus one additional guest.  Paul Ratcliffe was the winner of our raffle drawing but failed to draw the Ace of Spades for the big prize.  Our resident bard Alan Lowe read us a poem. 
Kris described a project with the Interact kids who are assembling backpacks to send to San Felipe.  She requested that we bring sunglasses that could be included in the packs.  Kimberly described the Diaper Collection project for the Lighthouse.   Both requested that we bring contributions of these items or some $$'s to the next couple of meetings.  
Dan encouraged all to donate at the upcoming February 17th Blood Drive and/or tell your friends.  In District 5180, we are leading the pack for blood donations thanks to Dan's leadership and efforts.  Good job Dan.    
Our speaker was Mary Kimball from the Center for Land-Based Learning.  Her organization is instrumental in training individuals to become farmers.  In addition, they work with local communities to create local farms in urban areas.   Learn more at their Website:  
2017 02_09 Lunch Meeting Art Deardorff 2017-02-09 08:00:00Z 0
Blood/Platelet Donations
Chamber of Commerce Update
The Lunch meeting was fun meeting today.  We were happy to have Father Bill back and 95% recovered from his illness.  Our food was provided by Mr. Pickles and was enjoyed by all.  
We had the pleasure of having two recent Scholarship awardees come to our meeting to thank us.  Lauren Edwards and Garrison MacQueen, awardees as Outstanding Senior Boy and Girl last year, expressed their appreciation and were accompanied by Garrison's father.  Lauren was home on break from Grinnell College in Iowa and Garrison from Chico.
Dan announced that our Platelet-only Blood Drive for Friday is going well. He introduced our speaker Vicki Wolfe who is a Communication Manager at Blood Source.  Vicki brought a very personal mark to her talk as she is an 18-year Survivor of Leukemia.   She described having hundreds of blood transfusions during her illness.  She provided insights on platelets, plasma and whole blood donations and applauded Lincoln Rotary for our longstanding dedication to the Lincoln Community Blood Drives.  By the way, we are one of the leading club relative to blood donations in Rotary District 5180.
At the Sunset meeting, we were pleased to have Tom Cosgrove, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce, as our speaker. He updated us on the activities of the Chamber and commented that there are many new businesses locating in Lincoln.   Marc Prelo, a new member from the Lunch group came and checked us out.  Art brought a guest John Lees, a business consultant who had the opportunity to meet and talk with Tom.  Kris Wyatt gave us an update on Youth Services and McBean Park activities.  She also introduced us to Jonah Laing, our RYE student for next year who our club is sponsoring to France for a year. 
Remember. the Taste of Italy fundraiser is coming up March 10th and the Lincoln Wine Fest is April 29th.   Start spreading the word for both.  Harvey will be distributing tickets at the next meeting for TOI so start arranging your table(s). Expect and announcement from Claire soon on a TOI committee meeting for this event.
2017 01_20 Club Bulletin Art Deardorff 2017-01-20 08:00:00Z 0
Club Assembly
  RYE Student Announced
    Bikes for Books
The Flu-Bug is going around and President Father Bill could not be at the meeting. So Kimberly Fricke stepped up and did a great job keeping the meeting going at a lively clip. Thank you Kimberly.  At the start of the meeting, all members were given a part of a puzzle and asked to circulate to find the other Rotarian who had a matching (adjacent) puzzle part. (R U part of the puzzle?) What a great way to circulate and get to know you fellow members.  
We were pleased to have Ann Hively (Orangevale Rotary) and Karen Cendro (Laguna Sunrise Rotary) as District 5180 representatives for Rotary Youth Exchange at our meeting. They were here to announce that Lincoln High student Jonah Laing will be sponsored by our club to go to France as an RYE student for his upcoming senior high school year.   Just learning that this is where he will go, Jonah was very happy on learning that he was outbound for France as this was his first choice for his RYE experience.  His parents attended the meeting with him.  Congratulations Jonah; it will be a life-changing experience.
Additional guests were Tina Miller, a visiting Rotarian from Cedar Rapids IA attending her 2nd meeting, and Roger Ludwig, from Wells Fargo Advisors in Lincoln.  
The Club Assembly was orchestrated by Kris Wyatt, asking all attendees to submit ideas on how to better our club.  Great job Kris.  She will be compiling all input and providing our thoughts at a future meeting. 
On Friday, some members attended three Bikes for Books award assemblies at Creekside, 1st Street and Lincoln Crossing Elementary schools.  This program aims to encourage the younger students to learn to read, giving them a jump-start for their learning for the remainder of their lifes.  Thank you to all who supported Kris for the announcements.
Don't forget, we have two great meetings coming up for January 19th.   At the Lunch meeting, Vicki Wolfe from Blood Source will be telling her story about surviving cancer and the importance of platelet donations.   At the Sunset meeting, Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Cosgrove will update attendees on the current activities of the Chamber.   Both are excellent programs.  Members, bring a guest.  Non-members, just show up. See you there.
2017 01_12 Meeting Art Deardorff 2017-01-13 08:00:00Z 0
Meetings for Week
 Bikes for Books
The Lunch Meeting had a full agenda.  
Sandy Brumley won the raffle and the Pot of $130, being the first lucky winner for 2017.  We had a visiting Rotarian Tina Miller from Metro-North Cedar Rapids who shared her club banner with us. 
We celebrated Tony "Stix" Bellacera's 97th Birthday which takes place tomorrow.  Tony enjoyed a birthday card and everyone enjoyed his chocolate birthday cake.
To great applause and happiness, Jeffrey inducted returning member Caron Russell.  Caron works for the American Cancer Society and is starting her MBA at William Jessup. 
Pete Walker and Sharron Snyder were awarded their Multiple Paul Harris Fellow pins;  Pete, for his PH+3 and Sharron for her PH+2.
Our speaker was Carol Pepper-Kittredge from Sierra College Workforce Development Department who spoke about their Hacker Lab and the positive influence it is having on both students and faculty.  Efforts are in process to bring some of this energy to Lincoln at our local library.  Carol is in charge of adapting Sierra College to the needs of employers and businesses for Workforce Development.
At the Sunset Meeting, we were proud to welcome our speaker Ms. Kelli Girsch, a Lincoln entrepreneur and founder of her e-commerce companies Her Shave Co, My Christmas Crate and Hello Bliss Box. Kelli's story was like so many of our neighbors'. She's built a business from her base in Lincoln and serves her clientele wherever they live. This was a great story of drive and achievement. In the future, we'll feature other small business stories at our Sunset meeting. These stories of entrepreneurs, their risks and their experiences are a key ingredient in our local economy. 
     Check out her websites: 

Then on Friday, we a few of us went to 12 Bridges Elementary for Bikes for Books. As our members are aware, the Bikes for Books program is conducted at all local elementary schools, providing a bike to a good reader 3 times each school year. Ashlee Leung, second grader at 12 Bridges Elementary won the Rotary bike for completing her Accelerated Reading Goal. Shown here are Ashlee, her proud mother, Principal, Rey Cubias and Rotarians from Lincoln Rotary. She will take home her bike today. Congrats to Ashlee and her teacher, Lynn Emmerling.
Remember, the Lunch meeting next week is a Club Assembly.   Come prepared to discuss your ideas on what we should be doing to serve our community.
2017 01_05 Meetings Art Deardorff 2017-01-05 08:00:00Z 0
Happy New Year!
A very fun lunch meeting this past Thursday!! Kris Wyatt greeted everyone with a Hershey kiss.  Thanks for that welcome, Kris.
We were very happy to welcome a new member,  Marc Prelo.   Mark is transferring from the South Placer Rotary Club.  He brought his lovely wife, Ceci to see his induction.  Welcome to you both!!  Shown here is Marc, his Sponsor Pete Walker, Membership Chair Jeffrey McCoy and President Father Bill Rontani.
Our meeting speakers were three of our own fascinating members:  Kim Fricke, Richard Pearl and Jennifer Willis.  Each gave very different and illuminating insights into their backgrounds and life experiences.  They are our own art of the rich tapestry of Lincoln Rotary. 
Then, to close out the year, we distributed food to those in need at the Salt Mine on Saturday.  We had a great turnout, showing the dedication of our members to "Service Above Self." Thank you to all who showed up, including our non-Rotarian helpers. 
         For more pictures from the Salt Mine event, click here.
Start our 2017 with a bang.   Attend one of our meetings.  Bring a friend and introduce them to the friendship and service of Rotary Club of Lincoln. 
2016 12_31 Bulletin Art Deardorff 2016-12-31 08:00:00Z 0
Lincoln Potters
Since President Father Bill had to attend a funeral, President-Elect Dan Johnson got his chance to run a meeting.  Well done Dan. 
Our speakers were from the Lincoln Potters; Matt Lundgren (General Manager) and Justin Wardlaw (the Director of Sales - the tall guy).  Both are active in our community, meeting other people and helping to get the team going. Kris is a huge fan and has been instrumental in getting the team going. Matt Garner (also a baseball fan) attended from the Sunset Group since the subject involved baseball.  To support the new field at McBean Park, our club has a project to install a flagpole at the field. 
Dan also thanked those who participated in the Blood Drive last Friday, where Blood Source collected about 47 pints of whole blood, 10 units of Platelets, and 8 Double Red collections. We had over 60 Lincoln citizens through the doors. The refreshments from Placer-Nevada Cattlewomen were delectable as usual!  This was undoubtedly a Blood Drive record, especially when you consider the season and the distraction that we face every day at this time of the year. Our next Blood Drives are January 10th (platelets only) and February 17th (normal drive).
Claire reminded us that the Holiday Party is next Monday.   Contrary to the eBulletin last week, there will be a lunch meeting next Thursday and December 22nd will be Dark.  There is no Sunset meeting next Thursday.  Claire also reminded us that the date for Taste of Italy has been set as March 10th.  Please put this on your calendar. 
Kimberly and Kris announced that there will be an event to "Wrap Slippers for Seniors" on December 20th. More details will be sent on how we can participate.
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2016 12_08 Lunch Meeting with Lincoln Potters Art Deardorff 2016-12-10 08:00:00Z 0
Book Buddies
Our Book Buddies program is Lincoln Rotary reaching out to connect with our youth.  We experience this wonderful opportunity to assist third graders from Creekside Oaks Elementary school improve their reading skills.  Twice a month, Rotarians and friends of Rotary report to school to listen, guide, and enjoy our young readers.  We all gain so much from the experience.
Basic education and literacy is one of Rotary’s areas of focus.  Worldwide, 67 million children have no access to education, and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Rotary members support educational projects that provide technology, training for teachers and students, student meal programs, and low-cost textbooks to communities throughout the world. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.
The Book Buddies program in Lincoln, and our Books for Bikes program, are in support of this Rotary focus area.  
2016 11_03 Book Buddies Art Deardorff 2016-11-13 08:00:00Z 0
Nite at the Races

Our fourth annual Nite at the Races fundraiser was awesome. Thank you to all members and friends who volunteered and helped make it so successful and so much fun. We had our biggest event ever with about 200 ticket sales and raised almost $12,000 with a combination of tickets, auction items, script and sponsorship. We had our first ever Triple Crown sponsor Summerset Senior Living - thank you very much. Our other major sponsors were Sierra Pacific Industries, Tobias Mortgage, Mertens Insurance, Lincoln Gun Exchange and Energy Saving Pros - Thank you. Also thanks to everyone who donated raffle prizes and worked hard to make the event a success. And lastly, THANK YOU to the attendees who all made this such a fun event. 

David Bonilla did a great job as the Master of Ceremonies. Ed Page won the hat competition for his "funny" hat.

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2016 11_11 Nite at the Races Art Deardorff 2016-11-11 08:00:00Z 0
Our Students from
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Each year, our club sponsors 3 students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp. Our speakers on Nov. 10th were the LHS students that we sponsored to RYLA last summer: Sara Sheridan, Nicholas Rodriguez and Brian Foudree. They described their experiences at Camp Grizzly and how they understood more about themselves and how to react with others in a group.  Find out more more about RYLA at RYLA Website.

2016 11_10 RYLA Students Art Deardorff 2016-11-10 08:00:00Z 0

At the Lunch meeting, the speaker was Rod Malloy from Breathe California.   He gave us a lot of helpful information on how important clean air is and how we take that for granted.  He was enthusiastic and kept our interest engaged.  For the first time in many years, Joann won the raffle but not the big pot.


Gene Thorpe of Century 21 Real Estate and Voice Over Band was the Sunset meeting speaker. He told us the interesting story of his life and how he came to Lincoln. As a Rotarian in the early '90s he quizzed us on some Rotary history and made sure we knew the Four Way Test. He topped it off by describing his 10 Rules to Live By. Awesome fun time. 

Both Clark and Harvey are successfully recovering from their recent surgeries.


2016 11_03 Meetings Art Deardorff 2016-11-03 07:00:00Z 0
Today, Lincoln Rotary had a fun, energetic lunch meeting run by Richard Pearl who stepped in for President Father Bill who had another important commitment. 
We honored four Students of the Month from Lincoln High School.  The three in attendance were Dan Luy, Carmen Vanessa Ignacio and Payton Cervetti.  Sarah Lopez was unable to attend.  Accompanying them was one of LHS's new Counselors, Stevie Crisosto.  Welcome to Lincoln High, Stevie !!  All four students were seniorr this year and all have notable accomplishments and great plans for college and careers.  Two parents were able to come and show their pride in their students, Carmen's mom and Payton's dad.
With cries of "Fowl", Dick Fowler won the raffle for the second week in a row.  But he failed to find the Ace of spades.
We were all totally engaged by our enthusiastic speaker, Tanja Poley.  Tanja wears many hats:  she runs a Lincoln business that is both brick and mortar as well as online selling items like canvas bags with art work on them, she does consulting for small business owners, she runs classes for new entrepreneurs focusing on mothers who want to start their own business, and she is a single mom with two children.  Tanja gave us some fascinating facts about small business in the US and turned those facts into a platform for a very interesting talk about the encouraging entrepreneurship, especially among women. 
She punctuated the facts by asking us to guess the answers and paying off with scratch lottery tickets.  Very fun !!  Drop into her shop in the Jansen Building and check out her bags and gifts.  The name of the shop is Ten Four Goods.
2016 10_27 Lunch Meeting Art Deardorff 2016-10-28 07:00:00Z 0
October 6 Lunch Meeting
   Axiom Event
      Pictures from Book Buddies
Ex-Lincoln Rotarian Caron Russell spoke about the American Cancer Society and her activities there with her new job in the Sacramento region. Relay for Life will return to Lincoln May 20th in 2017.
Harvey Ulijohn was awarded his sixth Paul Harris award for his contributions to the Rotary Foundation. Ex-President (twice) Harvey is a role model for all Rotarians.   
In the evening, quite a few Rotarians attended the Elegant Evening Affair fundraiser sponsored by The Axiom.  Recall that Rotary was instrumental about 1 1/2 years ago in funding The Axiom to get it started in August 2015.  They are doing a great job now supporting at risk kids in Lincoln.   Carlos Campiz (shown below) does a great job.   Learn more about The Axiom at the website  Or drop in to talk with Carlos and the kids most week afternoons after school.   
For more pictures (including some from a recent Book Buddies event), click links below:
    Axiom Event       or      Meeting + Book Buddies   
2016 10_06 Club Activities Art Deardorff 2016-10-06 07:00:00Z 0
Senior First Activities
Jenny Tucker was our meeting leader today, providing a new leadership experience for one of our members.  Janet Osterhout introduced her guest Rita Ryan.
It was announced that our next meeting is cancelled so that members can go to the Axiom Elegant Evening for a Worthy Cause.  There will be a special Club Assembly meeting on September 29th (noon) at the Woman's Club.  All members should plan on attending if possible.  No guests requested.
There are a number of upcoming events of interest:
  • This Friday is Lincoln Service Club night at the LHS football game (see Kris's previous emails)
  • Book buddies is starting September 22nd - 2pm at Creekside (again see Kris's previous emails)
        This is a great experience to help a 3rd grader improve their reading skills
  • October 8th is a District Foundation Seminar - See our website main page for more info
  • October 22nd is the Annual District Foundation Dinner - See our website main page for more info
Kimberly Fricke outlined the Community Service committee activities and what is currently planned for this year.  
Our speakers for the evening were Jamee Horning and Dawn Marie Pesola.  Jamee is the Executive Director of Seniors First (www.SeniorsFirst.Org) and described the activities available for seniors from Seniors First. Dawn Marie (who incidentally was in Kimberly's high school graduating class - and they had not seen each other since then) is responsible for the Senior's Cafe in Lincoln.  The meeting provided a good connection since our Community Service committee has started activities to improve the attendance at the Lincoln Senior Cafe, where seniors can go to get a meal. 
2016 09_15 Sunset Meeting - Seniors First Art Deardorff 2016-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
About our Club Foundation
Our usual great lunch was followed by announcements, happy bucks, raffle and speaker. We were pleased to have Deborah Fiddyment as our guest Rotarian, daughter of Dave Fiddement who boasts 69 years of perfect Rotary attendance, both from Roseville Rotary.  
The jokester of the day was Ken Campbell.  Chris Wyatt told about upcoming events with LHS.   And, she requested participation in Book Buddies. (See separate communication from Kris.) 
More specifically, Kris called upon us to represent Rotary at an upcoming LHS football, where with good attendance we can outshine the Kiwanians! Wear your red shirts!
Our speaker was Art Deardorff, describing to us the background, purpose and operation of the Lincoln Rotary Club Foundation.   This 501(c)(3) charitable organization is the umbrella under which we operate to collect donations and run fund raisers, plus it becomes the source of funds for all of our charitable giving.  
         Click here to see the public version of the presentation LRCF Powerpoint
The Sunset meeting next week will be focused on Community Service for Lincoln seniors, with Senior First leaders helping us brainstorm how to make our Senior Cafe more vibrant and fun for our residents. Please come to partake in this activity.  Art also encouraged members to support the upcoming Axiom fundraiser dinner at Beermann's (click here for details and to purchase tickets - or Art or Kris may have spaces at their tables).
2016 09_08 Lunch Meeting Art Deardorff 2016-09-09 07:00:00Z 0
Lincoln Rotary Club Foundation
At our September 1st and September 8th meetings, Art Deardorff made a presentation about the background, purpose and operations of our Club Foundation.  The LRCF is the 501(c)(3) arm under which we run our fund raisers and do our charitable gifting. This is separate from the Rotary Foundation which is run by Rotary, starting with about $16 100 years ago with current assets exceeding $1billion.
You may view a public version of the presentation by clicking  LRCF Foundation Presentation.
2016 09_08 Lincoln Rotary Club Foundation Art Deardorff 2016-09-08 07:00:00Z 0
All About our Foundation
Continuing our experiment to "Rotate" the meeting leader, Club President Father Bill Rontani was our leader, bringing his own set of bells - very pretty sounding! His thought for the day reflected on the meaning of the pledge of allegiance and our national anthem.  Jenny volunteered to lead our next meeting.  What an opportunity to practice Rotary leadership!
It was reported that our Blood Drive last week was very successful, with over 50 potential donors giving 40 pints of whole blood, with 3 donations of Platelets. Great job by Dan Johnson and his support team.  The next Platelet drive is October 7th, followed by a full Blood Drive on December 2nd.
Father Bill reported that there will be a September 29th 5th Thursday Lunch meeting on September 29th as a Club Assembly to discuss operation of the club for the remainder of the Rotary year.  Put this on your calendars to attend if you can.  
It was decided to not have a Sunset meeting on October 6th.  Instead, we are encouraging our members to sign up and attend the Axiom "Elegant Evening for a Worthy Cause" being held at Beermann's that night - 6pm.  Art has purchase a table of eight with Jenny and Father Bill already requesting seats.  Others are encouraged to do the same - contact Art or purchase your own table. This is an opportunity to wear you formal wear, have a great meal at Beermann's and support The Axiom youth center.  You can buy tickets at
Our presenter was Art Deardorff.  He provided the background and operation of our Lincoln Rotary Club Foundation, allowing us to operate under the requirements of IRS 501(c)(3) as a tax exempt organization for donations, fund raising and giving.   He will repeat this at the Lunch meeting next week. 
Following the meeting, we gathered up the left over pizza, chips and chicken wings to take to The Axiom on Friday.  Another way we can help serve the youth of Lincoln. 
2016 09_01 Sunset Meeting  Art Deardorff 2016-09-02 07:00:00Z 0
2016 08_20 Summer Social Art Deardorff 2016-08-20 07:00:00Z 0
Sunset Meeting
Solar Power Options
The meeting was chaired by past President Art.  But, he asked others to step up and share the experience in future meetings. Just like the original Rotary meetings in Chicago, where the meeting location was "rotated" from location to location, we could start something new by "rotating" the meeting runner.  
It was great to have all of the "O-Family" Rotary members present (Clark, Janet and Heather).   We were also honored to have immediate past president Ryan Rogers from the Yuba City Rotary Club as our guest.   His company GreenTraks does business in Placer County so he stopped by to see what we were doing.  Follow Ryan's lead and visit other Rotary clubs either locally or during your travels; it is fun and you might bring back new ideas for us.
Our speaker for the night was Barry McGinnis who talked to us about some of the advantages and pros/cons of the option for implementing solar in your home. Barry is with Energy Saving Pros and recently started installing solar for Clark.   Interesting and thought provoking.  
But, this was just the start of our fun Rotary Week.   See you at Dan and Sharron's home Saturday night (where Claire reported we already have a full house).   And, nest week we host District Governor Barbara Tracy at a Board Meeting (at City Hall - 10AM) and at the Lunch meeting.   Then, Friday is the blood drive; if you can't come make sure your friends know about it.   They can reserve a spot at
2016 08_16 Sunset Meeting re Solar Options Art Deardorff 2016-08-19 07:00:00Z 0
Sunset Group Assembly
Our leader Jim Zentner opened the meeting around the Pool Table on the 2nd Floor of Beermann's.  The music had been silenced, as compared to our last meeting.  And for reasons unknown we could not use the tables in the larger meeting room.  The good news was that we had our own service person to serve drinks.  Pizza was served as our snack, although it arrived late.  We are working on improvements!  We were pleased to have Arden-Arcade Rotarian Howard Stagg as our guest. We were pleased to see Jerry and Karen Johnson, Matt Gardner and Harvey and Karen Ulijohn at the meeting. 
We has a long discussion of where we should meet, following the problems at the meeting last week (music, food, ...).  Considerations were:
  • Beermann's: No charge, close to downtown.  We can buy appetizers each week plus have access to drinks before and dinner after the meeting. 
  • Holiday Inn Express:  $100 charge per meeting plus then have no food/drink facilities.
  • Lincoln Library: $60 per meeting, no food and alcohol not allowed.
  • Turkey Creek: No charge, could have a portion of restaurant, could use their TV for slides, could order food and drinks easily, but they close at dusk which would not work for us approx November through March. 
  • Woman's Club: Club currently paying to reserve space, we would have to arrange for any food and drinks.  But, members generally wanted to go elsewhere.
At end of discussion, it was concluded we would continue at Beermann's. 
Regarding speakers, we concluded that one meeting per month could related to some Rotary/Club activity and one should be an outside speaker of interest. There should also be announcements re each Club Committee and their activities. 
We were pleased that Club President Father Bill was in attendance. He announced the upcoming Social to be held at Dan/Sharon Johnson's home on August 20th. More to follow. 
2016 08_08 Sunset eBulletin Art Deardorff 2016-08-09 07:00:00Z 0
Best of the Best
Once again, we were awarded Best of the Best Service Club in Lincoln by the Lincoln New Messenger.  This award is given based on votes by the residents of our local community.  Thank you past president Harvey Ulijohn and all Rotarians for all that you did during the year that resulted in the Award.
2016 07_27 Best of the Best Art Deardorff 2016-07-27 07:00:00Z 0

At our Sunset meeting at Beermann's Restaurant on July 7th, we inducted new member Cheryl Nichols in front of the largest turnout we have ever had at the evening meeting. Expect even more when Beermann's officially opens July 18th.

Our speakers were Jerry Harner (from Passport eClub of Sacramento) and his friend Jim Quinney (from the St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church). They described the work they are doing in Haiti providing education and clean water. Great projects. Some collaboration should be considered by our club.

We were honored to have our new President Father Bill Rotani in attendance. The pictures at the right show one of Father Bill receiving his president pin from last years president Harvey Ulijohn. Look forward to more good things to happen this coming Rotary year under his leadership.  One thing started already is a trial period of 3 months where the Sunset group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month (6pm at Beermann's Restaurant - come early!) and the Lunch group meets Thursday on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays (noon at the Woman's Club). 

At our next Sunset meeting, Beermann's will be open so come early and sample some of their wares. angel 

2016 07_07 Sunset Meeting Art Deardorff 2016-07-07 07:00:00Z 0
Donation to Woman's Club
The Rotary Club of Lincoln has been meeting at the Woman's Club in Lincoln since we were formed in 1925. As a sign of our gratitude and appreciation, we made a donation to the Woman's Club to assist with needed ADA compliance upgrades to the building. 
In addition, our speaker for the June 23rd meeting was our own Sharron Snyder, who shared some of her experiences from her attendance at the 2016 Rotary International conference in Seoul, Korea.  Shown with Sharron and President Harvey is our guest Deepa Willingham, a past governor of District 5240 (Santa Barbara area). Deepa was honored in 2014 at a White House conference as one of 10 Women of Action in Rotary for her many humanitarian deeds. 
2016 06_23 Check to Womans Club Art Deardorff 2016-06-26 07:00:00Z 0
Harvey's Kickout
The Rotary Year is from July 1 to June 30.  At the end of each year, the Club president is "honored" for their accomplishments for the year (aka kicked out) and the new president is installed. Our annual Kickout was held at the Turkey Creek Gold Club on June 16th.  
Our current president Harvey Ulijohn was duly honored for all he has done for the club this year. What a guy; he was a Rotary president for three years, once in his club in Fremont and once previously in Lincoln (2010-2011). Harvey we thank you for all you have done for Rotary Club of Lincoln.
For more pictures, click here.
For the Club accomplishments for Harvey's year, click here.  But most importantly, we had fun.
2016 06_16 Harvey's Kickout Art Deardorff 2016-06-16 07:00:00Z 0
Bikes for Books
Hooray for Lincoln Rotary's winners of bikes or scooters after having their names drawn from all students completing their Advanced Reading goals at each Lincoln area elementary school. It's been a great year for kids reading and Lincoln Rotary has awarded 21 bikes/scooters over each of the three trimesters at all 7 Elementary schools in Western Unified School District.
We will be here encouraging the students to read next year. Remember, kids learn to read in grades 1-3 and read to learn thereafter.  Don't forget to encourage student reading.
2016 06_01 Our Bikes for Books - Spring Trimester Art Deardorff 2016-06-05 07:00:00Z 0
USPS Carrier Food Collection
  for The Salt Mine
Once per year, the Lincoln post office mail carriers have an event to collect non-perishable food from their patrons to be donated to the Salt Mine. Our club assists the Salt Mine in transferring the bags of food collected to boxes as the mail carrier arrive from completing their routes. This year collection was the largest ever, exceeding the capacity of the Salt Mine truck!  We worked like crazy from about 3-5:30pm.   Thanks to Kimberly Fricke for organizing this service event.  The workers included Kimberly, Art Deardorff, Harvey Ulijohn, Jim Zentner, Geri Rainbolt, Dan Johnson, Joann Hilton, Debra Bellis and Ana Roa. Thanks to all.  A special thanks to Dan and Joann, who earlier in the day had supported our Pancake Breakfast for Relay for Life and the second shift for the Tour de Lincoln Ophir Road Stop; what troupers!
Video thanks to Walter "Larry" Hopkins at USPS
2016 05_14 USPS Carrier Food Collection Art Deardorff 2016-05-15 07:00:00Z 0
Lincoln Community Blood Drive
Our club sponsors the Lincoln Community Blood Drive four times each year. The May 13th Blood Drive was the most successful ever.  Blood Source collected 50 pints of life-saving whole blood from 61 potential donors that showed up.  And, 6 units of platelets were donated by 4 volunteers, including Rotarian Frank Neves. We even had a fair number of new donors, thanks to an announcement in Sun City plus a new facebook page Thanks to Rotarian Dan Johnson for making this event happen.  The refreshments provided by the Placer-Nevada Cattlewomen are to die for. 
2016 05_13 Blood Drive Art Deardorff 2016-05-15 07:00:00Z 0
Tour de Lincoln
 Ophir Road Rest Stop
Annually, Rotary Club of Lincoln runs the Ophir Road rest stop for the Tour de Lincoln bicycle event.  Located at mile 21 of the 62 mile (100 km) route, we provide fruit, drink, bagels, peanut butter, etc to the riders.  Arriving at 7am, we setup and prepare the fruit.  The main group of riders comes through at 9-10am, and we stick around to about 1pm to help the stragglers. And, we have fun while we do it.  Rotarian Jerry Johnson was one of the riders. Thanks to Ed Prokopic for organizing this service to our community. 
2016 05_14 Tour de Lincoln Art Deardorff 2016-05-15 07:00:00Z 0


LHS Scholarship Awards


Education is a primary focus of Rotary worldwide.

May 12th, we presented scholarships to graduates of Lincoln High School. 

  • 2 $1000 Vocational scholarships
  • 1 $1000 Community Service scholarship
  • 1 $1000 scholarship to Outstanding Boy
  • 1 $1000 scholarship to Outstanding Girl
  • 2 $500 Community Service scholarships
  • - 2 $1000 scholarship for students pursuing engineering (from our Alan Bradford Scholarship Fund) - these are renewable for continuing engineering students for up to 4 years
2016 05_12 LHS Scholarships Art Deardorff 2016-05-12 07:00:00Z 0
Camp Clay
at Lincoln Clay Day
Continuing a long tradition, we set up Camp Clay in Beermann's Plaza so that kids of "all" ages could work with clay to produce some great artwork. It is estimated that we made "artists" of 50 youngsters, some with special needs, and at least that many oldsters. This is another example of the small projects that we conduct for our community.
2016 04_30 Camp Clay Art Deardorff 2016-04-30 07:00:00Z 0
5th Annual Lincoln
     Wine Fest
Our club, in coordination with the Downtown Lincoln Association, sponsors the Lincoln Wine Fest as a service for our downtown merchants. This activity is conducted to show the charm of our city to people from surrounding communities. It was enjoyed by many, with a record turnout! We want to give special thanks to:

  - the ~900 ticket holders from near and afar!
  - the 81 volunteers from Rotary, DLA, Beale AFB, and others
  - all 21 Placer county wineries
  - the downtown businesses and others who hosted tasting venues
  - the food suppliers
  - the Slack Cats for providing awesome music
  - the Chamber for use of their office for the Bottle Shop
  - Our Joann Hilton and her team who organized the event
  - Ron Nabity who made the video that follows
  - all others who helped make the event a success
(Life in Lincoln Video included with permission of Ron Nabity)

The wine + food + music + fun was the best ever. Please support our downtown businesses who especially made this event a success. We are looking forward to conducting the event again next year.

Click on the following for:
      More pictures
2016 04_23 Lincoln Wine Fest Art Deardorff 2016-04-23 07:00:00Z 0
16th Annual Fundraiser
   Taste of Italy
To support the many projects, scholarships, polio eradication, etc., our Rotary Club raises money mainly with member donations, our annual Nite at the Races and the Taste of Italy pasta feed dinner.  This year we had a wonderful crowd.  The food was served by the Lincoln High School Chorus (as part of their fundraising to go to Europe later this year) and we thank them very much for their support.  
The pasta sauce this year was from a traditional Italian recipe from Rotarian Father Bill Rontani's grandmother and it was terrific. The meal was followed by a Heads and Tails "raffle", dessert auction, and silent and live auction of member-provided prizes. A good time had by all.
For more pictures, click here
2016 04_08 Taste of Italy Art Deardorff 2016-04-08 07:00:00Z 0
Giving to the Rotary Foundation
Member giving to the Rotary Foundation is another activity undertaken by Rotary members. The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

The Rotary Foundation (Click here) helps fund our humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives.  Clubs or districts can apply for grants from the Foundation to invest in projects and provide scholarships. The Foundation also leads the charge on worldwide Rotary campaigns such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Rotarians and friends of Rotary support the Foundation’s work through voluntary contributions

To date for this Rotary year (thru January), our club has donated about $6,200 with a goal of about $6,800.   Thanks to all members than contribute.


The collage of pictures above shows some of our Foundation-related items:

  • Pete Walker (upper left)  is our Foundation Chairman.
  • In 2014 (lower right), Kathy Clemens a District 5180 Foundation leader, came to our club and "inducted" our Paul Harris Society members.  These are members committed to donating $1,000 per year to the Foundation, and included Art Deardorff, Elizabeth Jansen, Ed Page, Clark Osterhout, Pete Walker and Jim Zentner.  (Also shown is RI director Steve Snyder.).  This year, Sharron Snyder joined this "club."
  • Earlier in the year, several other members were given Paul Harris Awards, given whenever a members giving has reached $1,000 or multiples thereof.  
    • Art Deardorff being awarded by Clark Osterhout (upper center)
    • Kris Wyatt, Frank Neves and Joann Hilton (upper right) after being awarded by Pete and District Governor Glenn Fong
    • Joe Stewart and Sharron Snyder after being awarded by Pete, assisted by President Harvey Ulijohns

Many apologies to those members not mentioned. 



Rotary Foundation Giving Art Deardorff 2016-03-06 08:00:00Z 0
2016 02_27 Salt Mine Food Sorting and Distribution Art Deardorff 2016-02-27 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Trio Presentations
One of president Harvey's goals for the year is to stress the importance of friendship in our club. 
For the these meetings, our speakers were 3 of our own.  Terrific job of filling us in on their interesting  background information. 
On January 14, Melanie Bergavin, Truman Rich and Harriet Garland all made us laugh and remember how important Rotary is to our lives.
On February 4, we had Richard Fowler, Ken Campbell and AlanLowe do more of the same.
2016 01_14 and 2_4 Rotary Trio Art Deardorff 2016-02-04 08:00:00Z 0
Our Bikes or Scooters
   for Books Project 
     First Trimester 2015
We have continued our on-going Literacy project this year.  For elementary students at any Lincoln Elementary school in the Western Placer Unified School District that  achieves their Accelerated Reading Goals for the trimester, they become eligible for the Rotary drawing for a bike or scooter.
The purpose of this project is to encourage students to read.   Up through the 3rd grade, students learn to read.  Thereafter, they read to learn.
The pictures below show the winner accepting their awards. 
Worldwide, 67 million children have no access to education, and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Basic Education and Literacy are supported worldwide by Rotary.   
2015 12_05 Fall Bikes and Scooters Art Deardorff 2015-12-05 08:00:00Z 0
Nite at the Races
Two hundred plus community supporters attended ourthird annual Rotary “Nite at the Races” at the Sun City’s Orchard Creek Ballroom.  A live auction raised $5,600 from donated items such as vacations to the Grenadines and Maui, along with a Gourmet Pizza and a Texas BBQ dinner for eight.  Combined with proceeds from the “faux gambling, a total of over $12,000 was raised to support our community projects.
The “Races” are footage of actual horse races and are shown on three large ballroom screens.  Participants are given $10.00 in play money with their dinner/ entertainment ticket, and can purchase additional money for wagering on the ponies.  A staffed “betting” window was there for placing bets and collecting winnings.  After a superb dinner, the action started on the eight races that were to be broadcast that evening.  For the first start, the crowd was attentive but moderately quiet.  That quickly changed as the horses turned for the home stretch and the noise built.  From there on out, the decibel level just kept on getting louder.  One would think there was real money to be made here!
After the last race it was time to turn “winnings” into raffle tickets from which winners were drawn for each of the twelve “goodie” baskets, which included an Apple Watch and a private flight over San Francisco and Napa Valley.  Event organizer Clark Osterhout said “This has been our largest Races night and we’ll definitely do it again next year.  Most importantly, however, win or lose as individuals, the real winner was the Lincoln community”.
For more pictures, click here
2015 11_07 Nite at the Races Art Deardorff 2015-11-11 08:00:00Z 0
Community Garden Support
For several years, our Club has  been a fiscal sponsor for the Lincoln Community Gardens J. J. Tofft Memorial Garden. Our Foundation has provided the banking and bookkeeping for all funds collected and disbursed for the garden. Last spring we provided funding to rent two garden plots that are used to provide fresh vegetables to the Salt Mine.  Our participation also allowed collection of a donation from Rogers Family Coffee Company to provide fencing and improvements at the garden.
We recently purchased and installed a new Rotary Logo for installation at the park sign, allowing us show our community support for assistance that we provide at the community garden. 
2015 10_25 New Sign at Community Park Art Deardorff 2015-10-25 07:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now Donations
Actually taken at our 90th Anniversary Celebration, we collected $125 to be sent to the Foundation earmarked for eradication of polio.  What a blast getting people lined up to sign "just this close."  We even had DG Glenn and first lady Elise in the picture!  
2015 10_23 World Polio Day Donations Art Deardorff 2015-10-23 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary - 90 Years in Lincoln
It was a terrific party.  The fun began in the courtyard, where Dan Johnson and Ed Prokopic set up a tent for Nite At the Races tickets and Art extorted money for "End Polio Now."  Inside the Woman's Club the table was laden with an enormous selection of food and the drinks were plentiful.  Huge thanks to those who organized the event.   Special thanks to Karen Ulijohn whose piano playing was a delightful addition to the evening. Since it was our club's 90th birthday we had a cake and Jay Holland led us in a somewhat ragged rendition of 'Happy Birthday."  The club has survived worse.
District Governor Glenn Fong and his wife Elise joined the festivities, as did a number former club members.  The "Past Presidents Parade" was interesting in that Charles Keller, Jay Holland, Gerald Langle, Kris Wyatt, David Bonillo, George Dawson, Dick McDaniel, Larry Whitaker, Clark Osterhout and Art Deardorff had a chance to introduce themselves and offer a comment or two on a highlight of their year as club president. 
Lincoln Rotary Rocks!
2015 10_15 90th Years of Service Celebration Art Deardorff 2015-10-17 07:00:00Z 0
Sarah Sheridan on her
    RYE Experience in Brazil
Our speaker was Sarah Sheridan who we sponsored as a Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) student for nearly a year in Brazil. It's very obvious that the exchange really impacted her life and it was terrific to have her share her experiences with the club.  In addition to learning to speak Portuguese, she had a chance to see the Amazon, Rio de Janiero -- both beaches and Carnival -- and in addition, she had a chance to meet many interesting people along the way.  Her depiction of her host Rotary club was captivating.  Our club is fortunate to be able to participate in the RYE youth programs.
2015 09_24 Lunch Meeting w RYE Student Art Deardorff 2015-09-25 07:00:00Z 0
2015 09_01 Park Sign Project Art Deardorff 2015-09-25 07:00:00Z 0
Kris Wyatt
 All About Youth Service
Today's awesome lunch meeting speaker was our own Kris Wyatt, 37 yrs as Teacher, Student Counselor and School Board member.  And, by popular vote, Lincoln's  Volunteer of the Year.  She was also Lincoln Rotary's first Woman President and is our long-time Youth Services Chair. 
Her speaker topic was the many Youth Services projects that our club does.  And what an impressive list (for the 2014-2015 Rotary year):
  • Sponsored three students to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp
  • Sponsored Sarah Sheridan as RYE outbound exchange student to Brazil
  • Sponsored Beatrice Galletto as RYE inbound exchange student from Italy
  • Sponsored Interact/Key Club at Lincoln High (with Kiwanis)
  • Collected and distributed school backpacks to Sheridan Elementary School
  • Books for Bikes literacy project - 7 schools with 21 bikes awarded
  • Book Buddies literacy project, reading with 20 students at Creekside bi-weekly
  • Participated in Character Building Projects at Creekside and 1st Street schools
  • Honored LHS Students of the Month at Lunch meetings
  • Scholarships to LHS students committed: 4 @ $1,000 each
  • Scholarships to LHS students from Bradford Fund committed: 2 @ $1,000/yr for 4 years
  • Support for Sober Grad Event (6/5)
  • Additional Scholarships for continuing students from Lincoln: 2 @ $3,800 total
  • Other Gifting
    • GEMS School Booster Club - $100
    • Lincoln Little League - $500
    • Lincoln Girls Softball - $500
    • Lincoln Sober Grad - $1,001
    • Emmaus Church Community/Axiom - $5,000 to start Lincoln Youth Center
    • Every 15 Minutes Drinking and Driving Program at LHS - $500
    • Financial assistance for ReDirect students attending college - $1,500
    • Elementary School Character Building Projects - $3,400
    • Western Placer USD Pay It Forward Fund - $100
    • Salt Mine (for Youth Activities) - $500 
 Truly, we should all be proud of these accomplishments and be grateful for Kris'  dedication and efforts.  She certainly exemplifies our motto Service Above Self.
2015 09_03 Lunch Meeting Speaker Kris Wyatt Art Deardorff 2015-09-04 07:00:00Z 0
Wow - What a Week (or so)
The August Blood and Platelet Drive on August 21 was a very busy event.  More than 50 people showed up with 44 donors.  Dan Johnson, assisted by other Rotarians, did a great job publicizing and conducting the drive. Kimberly is shown getting her new tee-shirt after giving platelets. 
At our lunch meeting on the 27th, District Governor Glenn Fong, his wife Alise and daughter Katy were our guests. Glenn is an outstanding DG, having been previously an Assistant DG and President of Roseville Rotary. Glenn awarded "Gift to the World" awards to Dan Johnson and Kimberly Fricke for all that they do for our club and for our community. Congratulations. Pete Walker, assisted by Glen, awarded Paul Harris awards to Kris Wyatt (PH+3), Frank Neves (PH+4) and Joann Hilton (PH+5). These awards are given to each recipient based on contributions to the Rotary Foundation (and award of recognition points for service above self for our club). 

On Friday the 28th, many members attended a "firepit" social at Clark, Janet and Heather Osterhout's home. Clark fired up the Rec-Tech and provided exellent pulled pork on Hawaiian rolls; other Rotarians and spouses/guests brought their favorite finger food for an awesome feast. 
On Saturday the 29th, we went to the Salt Mine to help with sorting and distribution of food for needy families in the Lincoln area.  This is an activity that the club stared in the Spring and we will plan to keep doing it every few months.  Thanks to Kimberly Fricke for organizing this event
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       Firepit Social
2015 08_27 It was a Busy Week or So for LIncoln Rotary Art Deardorff 2015-08-29 07:00:00Z 0
Our August 6th Meetings
At our Lunch meeting, members learned about the District 5180 Passport Club from Joann Tanner (Passport Club) and Dwight Chapman (Point West Rotary).  The Passport Club is an eClub formed last spring.  There are no specific meetings to attend.  Instead, each member must commit to "Save a Life," a combination of meeting attendance, service and contributions.   These members are available to help with our events. See Passport Website.
At our Sunset Meeting, Clark led a discussion of Rotary's second area of focus, disease prevention and treatment. Following the meeting we all made contributions to Polio Plus. Art came to the meeting with his End Polio Now tee shirt.  For a $5 contribution, members could have their picture taken with him to have the $5 donated to Polio Plus.  What a deal since the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match this 2 x 1, resulting in $105 total for Polio Plus and eradication of this terrible disease in the world.  
See links below for:
The Rotary Club of Lincoln Sunset meeting was set up to accommodate those members and potential members who have difficulty attending our Thursday Lunch meetings.  We meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 5:30-6:30.  Service and friendship is stressed as compared to meeting attendance.  If you are not a member, contact a Rotarian or come to one of our Lunch or Sunset meetings to find out what Rotary can do for you.  
2015 08_06 Meetings Art Deardorff 2015-08-19 07:00:00Z 0
Sunset Meeting
Disease Prevention and Treatment
Since our other normal meeting places were unavailable, the Sunset meeting was held at the home of Clark Osterhout. We had our normal light snack (this time pizza) and libations. Clark led a discussion of Rotary's second area of focus, disease prevention and treatment.  Videos from the RI website were viewed.
Clark also introduced members to Rotary Central where all good things good about Rotary can be found  Members, if you register and sign in, you can see our Club Page on Rotary Central and access all learning tools, join interest groups, make contributions to RI, etc. 
Following our meeting we all made contributions to Polio Plus. Art came to the meeting with his End Polio Now tee shirt.  For a $5 contribution, members could have their picture taken with him to have the $5 donated to Polio Plus.  What a deal since the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match this 2 x 1, resulting in $105 total for Polio Plus and eradication of this terrible disease in the world.  
A couple of announcements (see our website www.LincolnCaRortary.Org):
  • August 15 8-12 is a great opportunity to learn more about Rotary at the New Focus Membership Seminar.  See more at District Website Link.  Signup is required if spaces are still available.  No cost.  Harvey and Art are signed up so maybe we can arrange shared transportation.
  • August 21 is the summer Lincoln Community Blood Drive 1-6pm.  East your greens, drink lots of water and Donate to Save a Life.
  • August 29 10:30-2:00 we are helping the Salt Mine sort and distribute food.  See website or contact Kimberly for details
  • November 7 is Nite at the Races.  Clark will send info soon organizing our volunteers such that this fundraiser can be a big success.
At the Lunch meeting, members learned about the Passport Club from Joann Tanner (Passport Club) and Dwight Chapman (Point West Rotary).  The Passport Club is an eClub formed last spring.  There are specific meetings except once quarterly for new member inductions and fun.  Instead, each member must commit to "Save a Life," a combination of meeting attendance, service and contributions.   These members are available to help with our events. See Passport Website.
See links below for:
The Rotary Club of Lincoln Sunset meeting was set up to accommodate those members and potential members who have difficulty attending our Thursday Lunch meetings.  We meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 5:30-6:30.  Service and friendship is stressed as compared to meeting attendance.  If you are not a member, contact a Rotarian or come to one of our Lunch or Sunset meetings to find out what Rotary can do for you.  See our website www.LincolnCaRotary.Org for more details.  
2015 08_06 Sunset Meeting Art Deardorff 2015-08-04 07:00:00Z 0
Club Meetings
Two informative meetings.
The Lunch Bunch heard a presentation from Harvey on Club Structure and Gifting Budget.  But more important, Kris presented a plaque from Girl's Softball thanking us for our support. 
The Sunsetters met at GoatHouse Brewing.   The speaker was Rotarian TR Bietsch telling us about Solar Energy and the financing options. (That is what TR does!). 
Links to:
2015 07_23 Club Meetings Art Deardorff 2015-07-22 07:00:00Z 0
Lincoln Service Clubs
  We are Best of the Best
Again, Rotary Club of Lincoln was chosen as the Best Service Club in Lincoln at Lincoln News Messenger's annual event.  This is another feather in our cap, as our award represents the choice by our community based on a "people's choice" voting process by the LNM.  We have won this honor for at least the last three years, but who's keeping track.  Click on this link to see what we did this last Rotary year. 
2015 07_15 Best of the Best Award Art Deardorff 2015-07-15 07:00:00Z 0
   2014-2015 President Art
For those of you who missed this event, it was another night of fun, especially at the expense of President Art.  Starting out with the goofy high school senior class picture and taking credit for his engineering career in the nuclear industry, his latest career as President of Rotary Club of Lincoln was reviewed. 
The final deed of the Kickout was Art turning over the office of president to Harvey Ulijohn for the upcoming Rotary year.
Make sure and read about what you all helped to accomplish for the last Rotary year.  Awesome!
Click on the Links:
ps: Make sure and attend Harvey's first Lunch meeting on July 2, where a special tribute will be presented for the 4th of July.
2015 06_25 Kickout for President Art Art Deardorff 2015-06-28 07:00:00Z 0
Our RYE Student Beatrice
 Her Going Away Presentation
Art presided over his last meeting as President. After our usual great lunch, we introduced our guests.  Steve Archer joined us; he is a reporter for the Lincoln News Messenger. Jeff McCoy, President of GutterDome in Lincoln, was a first time guest; his daughter Jocelyn is a recipient of one of our LHS scholarships this year and his daughter Julissa helped us clean up Creekside's garden.
Karlee Dornbush was our special guest.  She was recipient of our Outstanding Girl Scholarship at LHS this year. She plans to go to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and major in Animal Husbandry. Longer term, she want to come back to Lincoln as an Ag teacher at LHS.  Awesome!
Kimberly showed us pictures from Sober Grad night and thanked Rotary again for our $1001 contribution and thanked the Rotarians who helped with the event. Art, WildBill, and Ed Prokopic drove golf carts; Kris distributed tickets, Art helped make the tickets, Paul helped with the student gift area, Dan helped clean up, ....  Art praised the work of Kimberly for everything she did, including being a traffic director so the golf carts could make the grad delivery from ticket pickup to the event.  Great job Sober Grad folks!  
David again invited members to partake in the 4th of July Parade Syncronized Wheelbarrow Team.  Rehearsals at David's home June 30 (practice) and July 1 (wheelbarrow decoration).  David did demo his new whistle for this years event which promises to guarantee a much better signal than last yearsmiley Harvey announced again that he has a special program for the Fourth of July for the first meeting of his presidency on July 2.  All club members, potential members and guests are welcome to attend.  Give Harvey or Claire a heads-up if you do not normally attend since Harvey expects standing room only!
David won the raffle, but no Ace.   Kris presented a plaque to our club for our $500 donation to the Every 15 Minute program at LHS.
Beatrice Galletto, our Rotary Youth Exchange student from near Turin Italy, was our speaker.  
She told us about her home town and how she got involved in the RYE program.  Her father is a Rotarian.  Her brother was an RYE student.  So it was natural that she should follow.  Beatrice recalled her good times at LHS and the tranvels with the other District RYE students to Santa Cruz, Yosemite, Tahoe, Sonoma, Rotary District Conference, .... She missed her family a lot but made many new friends who she expects to keep in contact with for a long time. Overall, a great year.  She will be leaving Lincoln on June 19th. 
Latebreaking news.  The Work Day at the Salt Mine organized by Kimberly was again very gratifying in spite of the heat.   Paul worked with a few Interactors to set up the weekend book sale for Friends of the Lincoln Library.  Thank you to all who participated. 
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2015 06_11 Meeting - Our RYE Student Beatrice was Speaker Art Deardorff 2015-06-10 07:00:00Z 0
Mark Steffens
  Canines Companions for Independence
Art has two more meetings as Club President, then Harvey Ulijohn will take over July 1.  The Kickout is June 25th.  All Rotarians should sign up with Karen Johnson or Joann Hilton; $30 for tickets for a great meal and a roast of Art at Turkey Creek. Bring your check to next meeting or send to Rotary P.O. 663, Lincoln 95648 with message that you are coming. 
Book Buddies is done for the year. Alan told a moving story of his Book Buddy Erica who asked how old he was (guessing 29!) and gave him a bookmark so Alan would not forget her. Similar feedback from some other Book Buddies makes us appreciate that the project was successful. Similarly, Books for Bikes (or is it Bikes for Books?) will be complete this week.
We were pleased to have as a guest Rod Hensley, an ex-Lincoln Rotarian who is now with the Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club in Chapala, Jalisco Mexico. He updated us on the latest activities of his Club, some of which our Club provided funding for.  Thanks for stopping by Rod. 
Mark Steffans, accompanied by his Service Dog in Training Rex, both spoke to us!  Mark has been training companion dogs since 1991, and Rex is his 17th trainee. He keeps the laboradors or golden retrievers from about 8 weeks to 18 month, teaching the dog about 30-45 commands and taking them to all sorts of places (theaters, grocery stores, streets ...) to get used to later accompanying someone in need of a companion and to become "four-legged miracles". Canine Companions' main office is in Santa Rosa, with six centers throughout the USA. There is a DogFest Walk 'n Roll Fundraiser Event at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin September 26th 10am-1pm.   You can find out more about Canine Companions at .  Mark is actually a Lions Club member, and Lions sponsors a terrific program (see this site for much more info about what they do).  They are always looking for more people to act as trainers + donations are accepted.     
You can make a tax deductible donation to support Rex's Team for 2015 DogFest at  
Click for links to Meeting Slides
                or Pictures
2015 06_04 Lunch Meeting - Canine Companions Art Deardorff 2015-06-04 07:00:00Z 0
Biomass to Energy
Art returned to run the meeting. Dan led the pledge. Mary Ann has a birthday, alledging that she was one year younger (Is it the Truth?).  Elizabeth won the raffle and drew the Ace of Spades. She was pretty lucky with so few earlier draws from the deck. Congratulations Elizabeth. 
Today will be the last day at Book Buddies for this school year.  It is planned to give all students a small goodie bag encouraging reading for the summer. 
Everyone, vote for the LNM Best of the Best; for the club and for our members businesses.  Click here for the site.  (
Kimberly encouraged us to sign up to help Sober Grad Night - if we can help save one death due to drinking after graduation it is worth it.  She will send out further info on needs.  If you can't work, check out the donation site.  Click here. Every bit helps.  She also encouraged participation at the June 13th Salt Mine food distribution event (see slides).
David asked for interested able members to sign up for the "Precision Wheelbarrow Team" slated to be in the 4th of July parade. 
Kris gave an overview of all the things we have done under the auspices of Youth Services for the year. Impressive! See Slides.  
Membership invoices will be sent out in early May.  Our half-yearly dues from RI/District will be based on membership the last day of June, so if there are any changes in membership status, make before then.  Also, Harvey needs to know if there will be any switching between the Lunch and Sunset meetings for purposes of planning our budget for next year.  Please notify Harvey and/or Art in early June if so
We had an excellent speaker; Tom Christofk of the Placer County Air Pollution Control District.  He talked about the importance of forest fires and their effect on our air quality. Whereas many years ago, forest fires just burned subsequently reducing future danger of fires, the current practice of fire suppression makes our forests much more susceptible to fires. To reduce fire danger, there is a significant amount of clearing of forest, but this creates a lot of wood waste.  Past practice was to just burn this waste. Tom has been working with other agencies to demonstrate the benefit of transporting fire waste to burn it in power plants as a way to reduce pollution and generate electricity.  Several other approaches (e.g. BiorChar) are being evaluated.  See more at Placer Co Article
2015 05_28 Meeting - Biomass to Energy Art Deardorff 2015-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
Breakfast at
Relay for Life
Rotarians and friends were up early in the morning to prepare breakfast for participants in the Relay for Life of Lincoln all night walk. The leftovers were taken from the event and donated directly to the Clay City Church to feed the homeless after the event.  Thank you Dan and Sharon Johnson for setting this up; and thanks to other Rotarians and friends who assisted.  You are awesome in the service that you provide to our community.
2015 05_17 Relay for Life Breakfast Art Deardorff 2015-05-17 00:00:00Z 0
Tour de Lincoln
 Ophir Road Rest Stop
As we have been doing for many years, Rotarians woke up early to get supplies at the McBean Pavilion and set them up on Ophir Road (near I-80 west of Auburn).  We handed out fruit, drinks and other goodies as the Tour de Lincoln riders readied themselves to go up the hill and return to Lincoln. Thanks to Ed Prokopik for taking the lead on organizing this and to the others who volunteered.
2015 05_16 Tour de Lincoln Ophir Road Rest Stop Art Deardorff 2015-05-16 00:00:00Z 0
We Sponsor Axiom Youth Center
At our May 14th meeting, we presented a check for $5,000 to Emmaus Church Community.  Nate Oats and Sandie Haskins accepted the check and said that this will enable them to get the matching grant that will start the Youth Center in August.  They already have the facility at 420 Lincoln Blvd essentially furnished and the Axiom sign is on the door.  See their website www.TheAxiom. Axiom means "an assumed truth" and this is that the kids of this community matter.
2015 5_14 Check to Emmaus for Youth Center Art Deardorff 2015-05-14 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Work Days
At the Salt Mine
Rotary Work Day is a day when all Rotary Clubs do a project.  It is normally the last Saturday of April.  Since our District Rotary Conference was on that weekend , we elected to have our Work Day on May 9th. And we chose to assist the Salt Mine with food sorting of food donated by Placer Food Bank and others so that it could be distributed to those in need. We expect to continue our association with the Salt Mine in other similar projects.  
We continued to with a second Work Day on August 28th.  We expect to continue our association with the Salt Mine in other similar projects.  
For those unaware, the Salt Mine at 590 Lincoln Blvd. is a California nonprofit public benefit charity, with a purpose and mission of enhancing and improving the lives of the young people and their families in Lincoln and surrounding communities. The Salt Mine offers children’s programs, youth programs, and adult training and teaching, as well as an aggressive feeding program that provides emergency food, clothing and household items for needy families in our area.  In addition to accepting food, they accept other donations for sale and distribution at their two area thrift stores.  www.SaltMine.Org
For additional pictures, click here.
2015 05_09 and 8_29 Rotary Work Day at Salt Mine Art Deardorff 2015-05-08 07:00:00Z 0

Harvey Disdains Technology 
 & Runs the Meeting

Today’s meeting was run by President-Elect (and two times Past President), Harvey Ulijohn.  Harvey is a no-nonsense guy.  No slides, no projector, no photos or graphics shown.  He kept things moving at a crisp pace.
We had the pleasure of two lovely guests, both from SAFE Credit Union.  One, Lorrinda Rappe is the Lincoln Branch Manager,along with her fellow employee who is a Rotarian member of East Sacramento. 
After introductions, Harvey called to order a General Meeting of the Rotary Club of Lincoln Foundation.  He announced two candidates for that Board and asked for nominations from the floor. Obtaining none, a motion was made and approved to elect the candidates, Sharron Snyder and Josh Graves for two years.  Another motion was made and approved to extend the terms of Jim Zentner and Kim Fricke from two to three years.  Both motions passed followed by a motion to adjourn which also passed.
Harvey asked Joann Hilton to provide the Club with an update on the Rotary sponsored Lincoln Wine Fest held last Saturday.  Joann reported that the event was a big success thanks to a huge commitment from our members.  Nearly every single member participated along with spouses and friends.  Volunteers numbered 73 including club members, Downtown Lincoln Association and Beale AFB.  Even our new City Manager matt Brower took a double shift. Joann said we had sold about 700 tickets and that it was too early to have financial results but it looked to be similar to last year.  She shared a number of quotes from retailers and artisan venues, all of whom were extremely positive and grateful.  Her favorite was from Tom Jones of Sierra Hills Framing, “The Lincoln Wine Fest is the single best downtown Lincoln event for exposure to our business. Of the approximate 700 attendees, 90% of our visitors had never been in our shop before, thus making the event great exposure to new clientele. Wonderful event. Thank you, Rotary Club of Lincoln and Downtown Lincoln Association.“
Harvey had arranged for three of our members to talk to the Club about their background as our Program for the meeting.  We had three very different and all very fascinating insights into three members, Wild Bill Cook, Paul Radcliffe and Dan Johnson.  We came away with much better understanding of these three important Rotarians who do so much for our Club and the Community.
2015 05_07 Lunch Meeting - Harvey and Three Members Joann Hilton 2015-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Matt Brower
New City Manager
Another full house at the lunch meeting.  Carol Smith led the pledge/Sharron Smith led us through the 4-Way Test.
Jennifer Willis was inducted as a new member. Welcome Jennifer.  Art described the District Conference where the club was awarded a Governor's Citation for our outstanding activities and we won the Large Club Blood Donor Award; thank you Dan and to all who donated. 
Paul made a presentation about how he recommended that the Club donate $X,000 to ShelterBox to assist them in responding to the Nepal earthquake. A motion was made that X=3, and the members unanimously agree that the club foundation should fund this out of reserves. Members were encouraged to donate individually to this cause, where about 3 Million people have been displaced from their homes.
  • Wine Fest May 2 (it was successful with about 700 attendees!!!)
  • Blood Drive May 8 - invite a friend
  • Next meeting bring shampoo, soap, ... toiletries for the homeless.
 Matt Brower introduced himself as the new City Manager for LIncoln.  Matt has been here for about 10 weeks, and his family will arrive soon after his daughter finishes school.  Upon arriving in Lincoln he helped the city council establish some long term goals. He made a great presentation about the vision ... strategic priorities for the City of Lincoln.  See the picture link below for his two handouts. Welcome Matt.
2015 04_30 Lunch Meeting with City Manager Matt Brower Art Deardorff 2015-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
Tony Asaro - Character Building
   LHS Students of Month
Wow!!!  We had a full house today.  
The Lincoln High Students of the Month, along with their Counselor Tom Kelly, were honored and were presented with certificates.  Al Frumpkin and Kim Stone from the Loomis Sunset showed up to observe how the Best Club in South Placer meets!  Bob Romness was at our meeting to encourage participation in the Tour de Lincoln. He sold quite a few tickets for his Fat Tire bicycle, and Kimberly won his drawing for a nice pastry. Roger Ueltzen accompanied Kris and Bob Murduck was a guest of Ed Page.  Our caterer lived up to her reputation and served a great meal. Dan and Sharon announced their 56th anniversary. We were pleased that Dorothy Voigt could attend; she won the daily raffle.
Club business: Our applications for District grants were submitted going for $1,100 to support our three RYLA participants at Camp Grizzly next year and $3,900 for scholarships.  Note that the club must also match these amounts in order to get the full grants from the District next year.   It was also announced that the Board had approved $5,000 to get the youth center going under The Axiom as proposed by Nathan Oates and Rich Lester of Emmaus Community Church at our meeting on April 9.
We have a number of upcoming activities that will challenge our volunteerism:
  • Wine Fest May 2. If you aren't signed up, contact Dan Johnson 
  • Lincoln Community Blood Drive May 8 - Give Blood to Save a Life, and spread the word to your friends
  • Rotary Work Day at the Salt Mine May 9 - See slides for details
  • ​Tour de Lincoln Rest Stop at Ophir Road May 16.  See Ed Prokopik to volunteer.  
  • Relay for Life Breakfast May 17. See Dan Johnson to volunteer.
Tony Asaro inspired us with his presentation on Character Building. He was recently honored with an award as Trainer of the Year, where he concentrates on training students and athletes on building character. His words are regularly echoed on his facebook page, and he offers to inspire on his O A K Tree of Life page.
  • O is for Optimism
  • A is for Attitude
  • K is for KIindness
He stressed that the most important play in life is the NEXT PLAY.   Don't concentrate on what just happened whether good or bad.  Learn from it and go on to make "the next play" much better.  Eliminate negativism and go for the positive. Thank you Tony for your inspiration.
Links to: 
   Pictures (including proposed Youth Center)
2015 04_23 Lunch Meeting - Tony Asaro on Character Building Art Deardorff 2015-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Nathan Oates and The Axiom Team
  Lincoln Youth Center
We have lots of activities ongoing. Key ones:
  • Lincoln Wine Fest May 2.  Sign up with Karen or Joann to help if you have not already.
  • Blood Drive May 8
  • Salt Mine Food Sorting May 9
  • ....   See meeting slides
Pete Walker introduced his guest Jennifer Willis from Principal Financial Group in Roseville, possibly interested in membership.  Sharon Johnson won the raffle but no Ace of Spaces drawn!.  Better luck next time.
Nathan Oates was our speaker, introducing his Youth Center Team from Emmaus Community Church and The Axiom.  Emmaus saw a need for a Youth Center in Lincoln and found an excellent model/partner from The Axiom from Oroville. The plan is to start a Youth Center by the end of this summer.  Funding has been found (except they need $5,000 more to qualify for a $20,000 matching grant).  The Oroville Axiom model will be used:
  • Church starts the center, handing it over to Axiom
  • Programs at center include
    • Programs to build character
    • Use of youth strengths to motivate
    • Use a stepped approach for leadership development
    • Micro-financing to teach youths business practices
    • etc.
Carlos Campiz will be the lead counselor and presented his background and vision. We heard from all members of the team, including the leadership from the Oroville youth center.  Member sentiment from the meeting was that we need to support the Lincoln Youth Center efforts.    
Remember!!! No noon meeting next week.  We meet at GoatHouse Brewing at 5:30pm. But, we still have Book Buddies at Creekside at 2pm.
See below for link to this week's article in LNM about our gifts to Lincoln Seniors. (Thank you very much to the Lincoln News Messenger for publicizing what Lincoln Rotary and other service clubs do.) 
Links:   Pictures
            Meeting Slides
            LNM Article re Senior Gifts
2015 04_09 Lunch Meeting - Nathan Oats on Youth Center Art Deardorff 2015-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Service Project - Visit to VillaDelRey and Lincoln Meadows 
Thanks to the leadership of acting Service Chair Kimberly Fricke, ~9 members and a friend ventured to these two senior care facilities on Saturday morning to deliver Easter Gift bags.  The gift bags contained puzzle books, crossword puzzles, pinwheels and small boxes of candy.  Most of the residents were very pleased with our visit and appreciated the gift bags, conversations, and attention that members gave.  A very rewarding experience. 
Links to More Pictures
       LNM Article
2015 04_04 Gift Bags to VillaDelRey and Lincoln Meadows Art Deardorff 2015-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Meet our New Members
After call to order and the pledge of allegiance, there was a 15-minute meet and talk session.
The major discussion were about upcoming service projects.  All members were urged to participate.
  • The Easter Bag gifting at Lincoln Meadows and VillaDelRay.
  • Lincoln Wine Fest
Art presented Clark a special Rotary International award for having sponsored 6 new members.  Art encourage all members to turn up the gain on recruiting. 
Ice-breaker talks were presented by Jenny, Ed, Maribel and Julie, getting this step out of the way on the track toward the Blue Badge.  Maribel invited all members to attend her business opening 3-7pm on next Wednesday.
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One Big Bin - with Stephanie Ulmer
Truman led off the meeting with the pledge of allegiance. This was followed up with a fun happy bucks exchange about excessive advertizing with Ed Page.  But then he happily won an auction for a box of strawberries hand-picked by Ed.   .
Stan was the winner of the drawing, but no Ace of Spades.  
In addition to our speaker, our guests for the day were Shawn Tillman, the new City Economic Director, and Wes Heathcock, the City Solid Waste Supervisor.
Some key upcoming events are outlined in the meeting slides, worthy of your review. 
  • Remember that we are having a social at GoatHouse Brewery on April 16th. Spouses, friends and potential members are invited.  If you want a meal box (benefiting Sober Grad Night), contact Kimberly - cutoff is April 8th. 
  • Lincoln Wine Fest is May 2nd.  If you available and not yet signed up to help, contact Joann or Karen.
  • May 16th is the District 5 in 1 (5 subjects available in one day 8-noon - attend 3 of your choosing).  No charge but you need to register on the District Website. A great opportunity to learn more about Rotary.
Stephanie Ulmer gave a great talk about what the Western Placer Waste Management Authority does with waste that we generate.  The One Big Bin that we use in Lincoln is dumped to the Material Recovery Facility sorting machinery.  Through a combination of magnets, electro-magnetic separation, screening and manual sorting, the waste is sorted with a lot of the waste being recycled (sold).  Our green waste is composted and sold.  They also collect hazardous and electronic wastes with the facility being open everyday.  They also collect pharmaceuticals and batteries, with local programs to collect these locally in Lincoln. 
Art presented Stephanie with an appropriate children's book " What Happens to our Trash" that she signed for distribution to our library. 
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Placer County Roads Status
The meeting started with the 4-Way Test led by Melanie Bergavin, but she could not muster her usual cheerleader performance. We had two Rotarian guests Howard Stagg from Arden Arcade and Bill Halden from the South Placer Club.  Jerry and Karen Johnson introduced two of their Paul Harris Fellow grandchildren. 
Kimberly has organized a Club Service event to deliver Easter "baskets" to Villa del Ray and Lincoln Meadows senior care facilities on Saturday April 4th. Please put this on your calendars. She also presented a range of community service projects that we could participate in; see the meeting slides. Also voice your opinion to Kimberly on those you think we should pursue.
Dan presented a proposal that we have the April 16th meeting at the GoatHouse Brewery.  Kim will arrange for dinner packages that will be supplied by Simple Pleasures, with a portion going to support Sober Grad Night. If you missed the meeting, Karen requested volunteers for the Lincoln Wine Fest location monitors.  Make sure and put May 2nd on your calendars.  Tickets available soon. 
Claire reported that we did very well at the Taste of Italy Fundraiser.  Paul gave a brief report on the trip by Joann and Paul to the Ajijic/Chapala Mexico clubs, where we presented our $1,000 contribution to their local projects.  
Will Bill is back!  He handled the Happy Bucks. Joann won the raffle, but no Ace of Spades.
Our speaker was Celia Adams from the Placer County Transportation Agency.  She described the current plans to improve highway 65 out to Lincoln including widening with new lanes and feeder lanes. She reported that the Lincoln Bypass was one of the largest recent projects in our state. More projects are under consideration with a major new freeway to the West all the way to highways 70/99.   Very interesting.
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2015 03_26 Lunch Meeting with Celia Adams Art Deardorff 2015-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
LHS Baseball Benefit Dinner
Instead of having the Thursday Lunch and Sunset meetings, we combined to have a great dinner, helping the LHS Baseball Boosters raise money for the LHS Baseball team. There were great prizes from the "put your tickets in the jar" silent auction and we were pretty lucky, winning a few of them. 
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John Frisch on Region Real Estate
Our speaker for the day was John Frisch.  John is a 30-year Rotarian from the Sacramento Club, an ex-President of the club, and is currently the District 5180 Vocational Chair.  He was accompanied by Fred Teichert, our current District Governor, also from the Sacramento Club.  John has some interesting stories about his Rotary history. His career has been in commercial real estate and he reported that most of the commercial real estate activity in the Greater Sacramento Area is in South Placer county, and we will soon feel the effect much more in Lincoln. 
Fred encouraged our members to attend the District Conference in Sonoma.
The biggest event of the day was when Vic won the raffle drawing that was down to 3 cards - winning $600.  Vic being the good guy that he is said he he would be donating a good portion to our charities, saving only a couple of big bills for himself.  Thank you Vic but you did not have to do that.  You earn it with your faithful running of the raffle every week. 
A few loyal Lincoln Rotarians went to see our Girls Softball and Boys Little League teams get started.  Dan also had an info booth at the Little League opening.  Due to a late notification, we could not muster the resources to support a barbeque at the Little League opening.  See picture link below.
Also see the link below for an article written by Dan for the LNM on the recent Blood Drives. Thanks Dan for a job well done.
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Carrie Beth Bowin -
  Her LIfe and
   Her Water Projects
Our speaker told an amazing story of how she survived life after 7 life-threatening operations. After this, she decided to embark upon a humanitarian course for her life, leaving for Central America with only a pack on her back. She spent considerable time in Honduras, El Salvador, and then ventured to Ecuador, Haiti and Kenya and many other countries.  After working in many orphanages, she found a relatively inexpensive, reliable water filter that is now currently used in many countries to assure that people have a source of clean drinking water. She and a few others have established the For One Another Foundation ( where she is the Executive Director.  They currently distribute a large number of the bucket/water filters shown in the picture. The foundation goal is to distribute 500,000 filters in the year 2022. Our International Committee is working to provide some funding. See the website for how you can personally help Carrie Beth achieve her goals.
Art started the meeting by recognizing the Women of Rotary and our Club since Sunday is International Women's Day.  See the slides for many links to related websites.   
Claire announced that the Baseball Benefit Dinner will be March 18th, and that there will be no meeting at the Woman's club the next day.  The members who normally attend the Sunset meeting will also attend, offering a great opportunity for fellowship with all club members.  Contact Claire if you don't have a ticket yet. Claire also urged members to contribute auction prizes for the Taste of Italy. Harvey encouraged members to sell their event tickets, or let him know that the tickets will not be sold.
Karen discussed the Books for Bikes and Book Buddies schedules and encouraged all members to participate. Paul showed us a certificate given to us by Toys for Tots, noting that we received a "Commanders" award for the relatively large number of tots that we contributed.  
Kimberly won the raffle but could not find the elusive Ace of Spades. (She was also very Happy about her new energy-efficient car.)  We also presented a check for $1001 to Kimberly for her favorite cause LHS Sober Grad Night. 
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Rob Wolf on Lincoln Development
We welcomed guests Bill Lyons, Carol Percy and Dave Flood.  Dave has just turned in his application - Thank you Dave!
Consistent with the club approach to publicize our giving, we re-presented Kimberly with a check for $1001 for her favorite charity Sober Grad Night. She gave a short description about this event, supported by donations from the community of more the $30K each year.  The objective is to assure that Lincoln graduating teens remain safe and sane on graduation night.
A Foundation meeting, begun at the Lunch meeting, was completed, resulting in President Art being elected to the Foundation Board for three years starting July, where he will take over as treasurer.  It was also approved that the minimum number of foundation board trustees be reduced from 9 to 7.  Meeting adjourned. 
The various activities described in the Lunch meeting slides were briefly discussed.  Members were urged to sign up for the Baseball benefit dinner March 18, attending jointly with the Lunch Bunch. A great opportunity for fellowship of all club members. There will be no meetings on March 19th. 
Our speaker, Rotarian Rob Wolf who along with Bill Lyons is a member of the Lincoln Planning Commission, described the latest real estate and infrastructure developments currently underway in Lincoln.  His handout (from 2014) shows the residential and commercial projects that were underway as of about a year ago.  See link Projects
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2015 03_05 Sunset Meeting - Rob Wolf on Local Development Art Deardorff 2015-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
Community Blood and Platelet Drive
The Lincoln Community Blood and Platelet Drive was an awesome success. Thank You to all who came to donate. Thank you to the Placer-Nevada Cattlewomen for serving those "to-die-for" cookies and brownies. Unofficial count is 56 registered donating 48 pints of whole blood plus 7 platelet donations. Per Gayle Graves of BloodSource: "Omg this is amazing! .... I cant express in words how much we appreciate all you guys do. It is truly amazing!!"
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Jerry Hall on Uganda Nursing School
The meeting was opened with the video from RI President Elect Ravindarn. He stress that it is YOU that makes Rotary what it is, a very inspiring short video.   Click link that follows:
Ed presented Stix with a Paul Harris+5 Awards.  The RI Foundation thanks you Stix.
Paul and Joann (and spouses) are going to Ajijic to visit Clubs there and to get an update of past projects.  Let them know if you are interested in going Aug. 8-12. Let Rose know if you are attending her Community Service Project meeting on February 16th (7pm). Remember to invite a friend to the Blood Drive on February 20th (1-6pm).  
We had a discussion on "Why the Sunset Club?" Key points:
  • We are one club with two meetings.  Members opt for one or the other regarding meeting costs, but are welcome to go to non-opted club by paying the meeting fee, currently $14 for Lunch and $8 for Sunset.
  • Main reason for starting Sunset meetings was fact that Lincoln people could not attend Lunch meeting - our membership was stagnating.  Sunset meeting has inducted three new members as of today, with one more application in. 
  • There will be communication of each meeting's activities via this Bulletin and committee reps for each meeting.  Key announcements will be given in each.
  • It is a scary but if we work on it we can make it work.  District Governor Glenn Fong has applauded us for this bold move. 
Harriet Garland is coming back to the club, and won the raffle.  Good things come to good people! 
Our speaker was Jerry Hall, PDG of district 5190 (East of us).  He gave us an update of Uganda Nursing School Bwindi project that we have contributed to. 
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2015 02_05 Lunch Meeting - Jerry Hall Art Deardorff 2015-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
Suzanne Mortensen on Home Care
We started the year by singing Happy Birthday to Tony (Stix) for his 95th.  Thanks to Joann for providing a birthday cake. And, she won the raffle again!
There were a few announcements of interest to all members:
  • Next week we will have as our guests the Lincoln Chamber Leadership Class
  • February 20 is the Lincoln Community Blood Drive - invite a friend who could becomre a Rotarian
  • March 28 is the Annual District Training Seminar.  Put this on your calendar. We will do a group signup in February.
  • April 24-26 is the District Conference in Rohnert Park - another fun and informative event.
The first official Sunset meeting is next Thursday at 5:30 at Buonarrati's. Invite potential members who can't attend the lunch meeting.
Art requested member input on two items related to future planning:
  • January 22nd is the Lunch Meeting Club Assembly. Input is requested from all members on agenda items for discussion.   This is your opportunity to contribute your ideas on the future direction of the club.  Please provide your ideas to Geri Rainbolt ( by January 18th.  The compiled agenda will be provided back to you by January 20th.  
  • District Grant applications are due by end of April.  Please provide your ideas on projects where we could use $2-3,000 for the next Rotary Year. Email your ideas with as much detail as possible to Sharron Snyder ( by February 15th. The applications are due by the end of April. 
Art showed a few interesting pictures of our RYE student Sarah Sheridan in Brazil and our events in December at the Lighthouse and the Lincoln Meadows Care Center plus a video of the Rose Bowl Parade. 
Our speaker was Suzanne Mortensen on Quality Home Care. Suzanne recently moved to Lincoln (actually up near Camp Far West Lake - off the electricity grid) and is an in-home care specialist and home technology provider   She gave pointers on how aging people can continue to live at home. (She is a member of the Lincoln Leadership class so will be at our meeting next week.) 
We had a terrific Christmas Party in January at the home of Dan and Sharon Johnson.  Our thanks to them for their hospitality. 
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         Holiday Party Pictures.  
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Posted by Art Deardorff on Dec 17, 2014



   California Drought and the 4-Way Test
         Books for the Lighthouse
              Christmas Trees for Lincoln Meadows Residents

The meeting started accompanied with the lovely piano music from Karen Uilijohn.  Joe Steward led us in "Deck the Halls."  Our usual great lunch followed.
As we started to introduce our guests, Santa Claus (AKA Dan Johnson) arrived with a bag of gifts from our members for our RYE student Beatrice Galletto. She was so surprised and thanked her Rotary Family and wished us Buon Natale. Claire acknowledged our caterer Aliona and her assistants Becky and Ed for their excellent service through the year.  

Clark introduced our special guest Elle Beyer who found us on facebook and attended our meeting.  Some long-term anniversaries of Karen and Jerry (47) and Wildbill and Sandy (46) were announced, along with the still honeymooners Paul and Gail (6).
The Blood Drive last week was another huge success with 51 registered with 41 units of whole blood and 7 units of platelets collected. Art presented Dan with a BloodSource special recognition award for his excellent leadership in making it happen.  Thank you very much to all who helped, who donated and who recommended the event to their spouses and friends.
Kris announced Christmas Caroling on December 22nd along with Interact.  There will be two events: 3pm at Lincoln Meadows (1550 3rd Street) and 6:30pm starting at the LHS main office - getting to ride on a hay wagon.  Please consider joining one or both of these fun events, even if you can't sing!  
As you know, the December Xmas party had to be cancelled due to bad weather. Our members voted to has a Post-Christmas Christmas party on January 9th.  Thanks again to Dan and Sharon for offering us the opportunity to come to their home for the party.  Claire will send out more information.
Clark announced that the Sunset Meeting will be on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 5:30pm at Buonarrati's (Jan 1 Dark).  Julie Lutkemueller's application to join the club to attend this meeting was approved.   Clark will lead the group for the remainder of this Rotary year, coordinating all activities with the Lunch Meeting members. 
Our very-timely speaker was Doug Carlson, a long-time Rotarian now with the Arden-Arcade Club. Doug was a charter member of the Honolulu Sunrise Rotary Club in 1990 and was president in 1995. He is now with the CA Dept. of Water Resources. He provided an update of California's water situation, and even though we have had a lot of rain, we are far from being out of trouble with water.  The current snow level is very high in the mountains.  Only a portion of California is out of the Exceptional Drought Category.  We all need to conserve water.  See  Doug also gave away about a dozen copies of his book "Me and Him Are Killing English - Speech Habits that Can Doom Business and Education Success."
We collected 168 children's books from our members that were delivered to the Lighthouse ( after the meeting.  Afterwards, we trekked over to Lincoln Meadows Care Center to deliver 25 small Christmas trees to their residents. Thank you Rose for arranging these excellent community service events.

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ps: Joan won the raffle drawing but no "big winner" yet!
2014 Dec 18 - CA Drought, Litehouse Books and Lincoln Meadows Art Deardorff 2014-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Report on our Ajijic Mexico Project
Several years ago, we used a Rotary Foundation grant to help in a project to combat high mortality rate among women in the rural Mexican community of Ajijic by providing screenings for cervical and breast cancer.  This project was just recently featured in the November 2014 Rotary Leader.  For the full story - Click Link.
2014 Nov Rotary Leader Article Art Deardorff 2014-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Great Turnout for Community Blood Drive
Through the hard work of our members, especially Dan Johnson, we hosted another very successful blood drive and supported BloodSource's needs for blood.  This was especially important to them since blood drives from the day before had to be canceled due to weather. We had 51 people register, collecting 41 pints of whole blood and 7 platelet collections.   It was an awesome response of our community to the cards and calls from BloodSource, posters downtown, our plea to our members and facebook postings.   

Thank you to all who volunteered and/or donated.

2014 Dec 12 Blood Drive Art Deardorff 2014-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Our Literacy Activities
Literacy is one of the key areas that Rotary supports worldwide.  Lincoln Rotary is very active in encouraging young students in our community to read.   It has been said that "kids learn to read up to the third grade, and beyond that they read to learn." We support our local elementary schools with two projects to encourage good reading at the grade-school level. 
At Creekside Oaks Elementary, we have a "Book Buddies" program.   Every two weeks after our Thursday noon Club meeting, about twenty members and volunteers go to the school to read one-on-one with students. For many students, this is the only significant opportunity they have to read with an adult.  We could use a few more volunteers so contact our Literacy Chair Karen Johnson if you want to help. 
For all seven elementary schools in Western Placer school district, we had a "Bikes for Books" project.  For each trimester of the school year, students are encouraged to reach their Advanced Reading Goals by their teachers.  For each student who achieves these goals, they have their name entered for a drawing to win a bike.   Teachers note that this added incentive has increased the number of students achieving their reading goals.   

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Dec 03, 2014


LHS FFA Students - An Awesome Group

After the pledge of allegiance, Art opened the meeting with a Thought for the Day on Rotary Family Month for December. Then, we did a karaoke rendition of “White Christmas,” not necessarily singing in sync with the words on the screen.  sad

ImageRose thanked us for support at the Lincoln Firefigher-sponsored Turkey Run. Collection of 269 turkeys plus one Game Hen + lots of other food and money equals a great event.  Frank thanked us for our Toys for Tots plans, including support to two foster kids – bring your donation to the Xmas Party.  Rose is also trying to organize an event to donate small Xmas Trees to a Senior Living facility in Lincoln - more to follow.  And, she requested that we bring Children’s books to our Dec. 18th meeting to give to the Lighthouse.  Way to go Rose.

Clark presented Stan Nader with a PH+1 Paul Harris award. Thank you Stan.


David C. is discussing with Kim at Country Kitchend how we can support their annual event of delivering meals to the needy. 

Eat your Wheaties!  The Lincoln Community Blood Drive is on December 12th at Veterans Memorial Hall down the street.  Come to the Xmas Tree Lighting at Beerman’s Plaza this Saturday where we will encourage more participants.

Clark briefly discussed the Membership Committee arrangement for a Sunset Meeting as an additional meeting that could be attended by Lincoln residents who can’t attend our noon meeting. This is being proposed as an alternate for all members. Current plan is 1st and 3rd Thursdays – 5:30 to 6:30.   All members can apply to attend the alternate meeting. Expect to hear more at our next meeting.

Clark also reported that Paul had requested to be relieved of the President-Elect position due to some medical and persona/family reasons.  Thank you to Harvey Ulijohn for stepping up and volunteering to be President-Elect.  Clark also stated that the committee is still looking for a President-Elect Nominee for the 2016-2017 year presidency.


We were proud to have the LHS FFA (Future Farmers of America) as our guest speakers.  These are awesome kids.  They were accompanied with Art’s guest Victoria McCoy, mother of the FFA president Jocelyn McCoy.  They described their trip to the USA FFA convention last year, including a side trip to Washington D.C.     



Book Buddies at Creekside Oaks Elementary followed the meeting.  Remember, our Christmas Party is next week on Thursday – no meeting.  Reservations are closed!  Also, bring a Toys for Tots and a gift for Beatrice, our RYE student.

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 Meeting Slides

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Posted by Joann Hilton on Nov 19, 2014

Blood Source with Debbie Milios


Paul ran the meeting despite having to use Art's slides since Art had Jury Duty. The Welcome was given by Joann. The Raffle was won by Frank Neves however, he missed the Big Pot that will be at $490 next week. Several members were absent since we supported the Lincoln Fire Fighters 1st Annual Turkey Drive, in support of the Salt Mine (see photo link below).



Our wonderful Lincoln High School Students of the Month for two months, Savanna Avila and Lauren Gage, were introduced.  Both are excellent students and very active in school Leadership and other LHS activities. 

Claire sent around a sign-up sheet for the Christmas Potluck at Dan and Sharon Johnson's home on December 11.  There will be no noon meeting  that day.

Dan Johnson sent around a sign-up sheet for the Blood Drive.  He mentioned that Blood Source needs 700 donors PER DAY to meet the need in the Greater area, so be sure to come and give the gift of life on December 12th at the Veteran's Hall on Fifth St between 2pm and 6pm.  



ImageOur Speaker was Roseville Rotary member and BloodSource Director of Operations, Debbie Milios.  Debbie gave us some history of BloodSource and some fascinating facts about why giving blood is so very important.  BloodSource values our sponsoring the Lincoln Community Blood Drive that has been on-going for 15 years.  BloodSource started in 1948 in Sacramento with a donation total of 57 units.  They now distribute 250,000 units per year in the form of Platelets, Plasma and Whole Blood.  Debbie emphasized that they require an average of 700 donors every single day of the year to meet the growing needs of over 5million residents in the greater Sacramento region. She also explained that platelets have become important because of the needs by cancer patients.  Our next Blood Drive will be the first time we are offering the ability to donate Platelets.  It was a very interesting presentation and the timing could not have been better !!

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  Meeting Slides
  Turkey Drive Photos


2014 11_20 Meeting with Debbie Milios of BloodSource Joann Hilton 2014-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joann Hilton on Nov 12, 2014

Carol Van Bruggen on Zambia Activities


Art opened the meeting with a thought for the day about Memorial Day – big error that he paid a fine for since Tuesday was actually Veterans Day! He also showed members our facebook post from last week with our members “going bananas.”  TBT showed a small boy showing how much he could stick his stomach out – so that members could “guess who” during Happy Bucks.

ImageLong-absent member Jerry Johnson gave the Rotary Welcome and discussed briefly the proud history and international service of Rotary.  He also discussed completed projects by the club such as planting trees, signage in city parks, clean-up of the Auburn Ravine, maternal care in Mexico and other projects. Karen and Jerry also briefly described where they has been; Spain and SoCal and place(s) in between. 

The next “Bikes for Books” award session is at Twelve Bridges Elementary Friday Nov. 21 at 8:15 a.m. Art urged Rotarians to participate, especially the men in the club since so many young students primarily see women teachers.  Your presence could affect someone’s life.  Karen will be providing dates/times for other schools.

Rose Ruiz reported that all volunteer slots for the Turkey Drive food collection, in associates with Lincoln Firefighters, are filled for November 20, from 12-6. Thank you.  But all members are urged to donate since all food will go to the Salt Mine.

Dan and Sharon Johnson will have a Christmas party at their home on December 11 at 6:00pm with no meeting that day.  There will also be a "Toys for Tots" collection of new unwrapped toys at the party.  Sign-ups will be next week on who will be attending and what to bring to the potluck.

ImageDavid Cessio made a special pin presentation to Clark Osterhout for his successes in bringing three new members to our club. Congratulations Clark. It was also reported that there are a total of five new member applications associated with the evening meeting group.

Clark gave a brief report at last Saturday's fundraiser "Nite at the Races."   One-hundred sixty-one dinners were sold, as well as $2,100 in betting script.  It was a fun night and while the finally tally of net profits is in the process of being identified, thus far it appears the Club made a net profit of ~$5,000. Big applause to event Chair Osterhout was given by the membership.

There were many "happy bucks" given by the membership – the banter with Dave Bonillo is always fun.  Thank you one and all who donated.  Nobody guessed that the TBT kid was Art. Stix handled the raffle and thus far no one has selected the Ace of Spades.  Thanks Stix for taking care of this. We are up to almost $500 in the pot next week.  Buy a few extra tickets for your change to win some extra Xmas money!

ImageArt reported that he will be cleaning out our storage locker – anyone interested please contact him.

Paul Radcliffe introduced Carol Van Bruggen of the Point West Rotary Club.  Carol gave a presentation Zambia, including the problems with poaching of elephants and other animals in Africa. She continued with the changes Rotarians make in helping fund teachers, build bathrooms and build schools in Zambia.  As a special bonus and surprise to Sharon Johnson, a You-Tube was shown of Carol meeting Chakumanda, a 13-year old Zambian girl, supported by our own Rotarians Sharon and Dan Johnson.  It was very heartwarming to see the video of the dear girl they have been helping.  Carol thanked our club for our participation in the Zambian School RI Grant Program.

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   Nite at the Races Pictures
    Meeting Agenda
       Meeting Pictures


2014 11_13 Meeting with Carol Van Bruggen on Zambia School Joann Hilton 2014-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joann Hilton on Nov 05, 2014

Live Happy with Bananas
              Art and Clark on Club and RI Foundation

ImageWe kicked off the meeting today with a Happy Picture and Thought of the Day. The club members went Crazy Bananas with their happy face pictures!

"To make the world a happier place... it starts with you and your happiness, ripples to the lives of others, and becomes a wave of positive change around the world."
…. from Live Happy Movement 

ImageWe were pleased to have our RYE student Beatrice as our guest, and presented her with a Blue Badge. 

We have "Bikes for Books" this Friday at 1st Street School and next Friday at Twelve Bridges. More will follow.  And, many members left the meeting for our "Book Buddies" reading program. After we finished reading, we took more Happy Banana face pictures with the reading students.



Rose described a Service Project jointly with Downtown Lincoln Associates and Lincoln Firemen.  It is a Turkey Drive (no we are not driving the turkeys out of Turkey Creek Golf Course).  November 20th 12-3 and 3-6 we will participate in food collection at Safeway and the McBean Park Fire Station. All food collected will be given to the Salt Mine.  (See meeting slides for other opportunities with the Salt Mine.) If you were not present or did not sign up, let Rose know where you wish to help. 

ImageOur club was well represented at the District Foundation Dinner, with 14 attendees. (See agenda slides.)  We also learned that we were featured in the Rotary Leader eBulletin about our project dealing with maternal health at the Tepehua Community Center in Ajijic Mexico.  Thanks to Paul who suggested this during his visit to RI International headquarters in Evanston, IL.  Click Link

Our speakers were Art, providing an educational view of the Rotary Club of Lincoln Foundation. Clark followed with a talk based on Wyn Spiller's Foundation Dinner presentation.  The progress made in eradicating polio were described.  He showed an inspirational video about a polio survivor who went forth to complete the Kona Ironman, the Super Bowl of all Triathlons, even though her legs are paralyzed.  Please do what you can to support the Polio Plus efforts.  

See you at Nite at the Races this Saturday

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 Agenda Slides
 Club Foundation Presentation
 Clarks Video on Minda Dentla's Unique Story
 Entire World Polio Day Video


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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Nov 03, 2014

Nite at the Races This Saturday Evening
         Ticket Sales Deadline Passed


We have a good turnout planned for our Nite at the Races fundraising event. Since we had to let our caterer, SCLH Orchard Creek, know the attendance and meal preferences, ticket sales are closed.  To check to see if there might be a chance that some seats might still be available, contact Harvey Ulijohn (916) 543-9286.


2014 11_04 Nite at Races Update Arthur Deardorff 2014-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joann Hilton on Oct 29, 2014


Membership - The Dan and Ray Show

The meeting opened with a happy dance for Halloween The Skeleton Dance performed by all Rotarians,  We were taught this by the students at Sheridan Elementary during our "Bikes for Books" award presentation on the day before (see meeting slides for the link).

ImageClark gave us an update on "Nite at the Races."  He reported there are 3 major table sponsors, each donating $1,000.  Clark reported that the race betting winners will have a chance to win some wonderful gift donations totally about $3,000. The great menu was presented. A sign-up sheet for volunteers was circulated - if you haven't volunteered to help, contact Clark or signup at the upcoming meeting.  Note that ticket sales will close Monday as we need to provide input to the SCLH catering staff.

Lots of  "happy bucks" were given based  on the wonderful World Series win by the S.F. Giants. Much of the fun was pointed at Oakland A's fan Joann!

ImageKim had a great costume, dressed as a police officer, welcomed all  members and guests to our meeting.  Later on during the meeting, David Bonillo was arrested by Kim - charges pending.  Fun times.

Long-term visitors Rotarians, Randy Walker and Howard Stagg, were introduced to the membership again!  The Foundation Dinner will be this Saturday; Joann reported that she had two 2 tickets available since one of our members can not attend. 

President Deardorff suggested that members should begin drinking their tomato juice for the upcoming Blood Drive on December 12.  Dan will provide details in the near future. 

For our program, Dan gave a short presentation on  the membership committee, membership applications and the recruiting of new members to our club. The next evening meeting will be held November 11.  If all goes well, this alternate meeting should become fully operational in January.

Ray on his SoapboxRay Ward, the District 5180 Membership Committee Chair, gave a presentation on the "Circle of Growth" for Rotary.  The photo shows Ray on his soapbox, the "old" way of attracting members.  He stressed that now new members want to know how they can perform service locally for our community. He also stressed the importance of our website, Facebook, and Twitter, where posted items should include current events, future events, and items that could be picked up by the media. He also showed his SmartPhone, urging all to take photos of all activities with Rotarians performing service and having fun, posting these to social media and our website for potential members to see.  He encouraged us to work as a membership team, rather than as individuals, working together where everyone helps out and communicates what we are doing, inviting guests to speak at the meetings, and developing a good public image in our community.  

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Posted by Joann Hilton on Oct 22, 2014

Jennifer Pearce on Sutter Health Literacy Program

What a fun time at our meeting today.  Prior to the meeting, attendees listened to beautiful piano music from Karen Ulijohn.  Joe Stewart led us in singing and dancing the Hokey Pokey; it was enjoyed by all.

Several key dates for events were pointed out (See meeting agenda).

  • World Polio Day is Friday
  • Saturday was Auburn Ravine cleanup (subsequently cancelled due to rain)
  • Bikes 4 Books for first trimester will be November 7 at 1:30 at First Street Elementary and on October 29 at 9:00 p.m. at Sheridan Elementary.  More will be announced.  Please participate in these events - Red Shirts.  We get a lot of PR mileage from the community.
  • Harvey Ulijohn reported that Nite at the Races will be held on November 8.  Get your friends together and attend.  Harvey also reported he needs to know what your guests will be eating, chicken or beef.  Clark Osterhout has been working very diligently on this fundraising event.

ImageHedy Immoos was formally inducted into the club, receiving her Blue Badge presented by Dan Johnson, with a handout explaining the Object of Rotary.  

The Rotarians who came out and and volunteered at the Airport Service Day were congratulated.  Rotarian Richard Pearl did a great job with his involvement in this worthy cause.  Richard provide a video presentation from the event.

Kim Fricke reported that Art and she attended the Salt Mine Appreciation Dinner.  The Salt Mine provides 8,000 meals monthly in Lincoln primarily for children and seniors, they operate 2 Thrift Stores also.  Kim added it was a great event and that we should consider more service for the Salt Mine.

ImageVisiting Rotarians Rod Hensley, formerly with the Lincoln Club and now with the Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club (Jalisco, Mexico), described how the Chapala area includes a 50- mile long lake and has great weather.  There is a large US/Canadian population. Their club is fairly new and on October 24 to End Polio, mothers will walk to the plaza to bring attention to this terrible disease. Rod invited Rotarians to come to Chapala for the March 5 golf fundraiser and to enjoy the warm weather and golf tournament. (See link to flyer below.) Rod also discussed Rotary's sponsorship of 40 soccer teams, and another favorite charity is the Ajijic Community Center that has been supported by our club. We presented Rod with a Lincoln Rotary Banner to take back to his club.


ImageOur speaker was Jennifer Pearce who has developed the Sutter Health Literacy Program.  Jennifer reported that health literacy requires many skills, very demanding and complex to meet the needs of patients. Health professionals need to learn how to communicate at a level that patients can understand. The program she has developed simplifies the process and provides training to medical staff, and written communications to patients.

Our speaker for next week is Ray Ward, the District 5180 Membership Chairman..

After the meeting many Rotarians volunteered for Book Buddies at Creekside Elementary.

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Posted by Joann Hilton on Oct 15, 2014

Building Character, Courage and Commitment


For fun and to demonstrate a point, President Art started the meeting off by blinking the lights on and off.  Following our normal awesome lunch, Frank introduced his wife Fran who encouraged us to buy the new Lincoln Poetry Group book, of which Alan Lowe is a major contributor. Ed Page noted that four score and 11 years earlier he was born near the shores of New York City. He made a gracious contribution to the Rotary Foundation.   

See the meeting slides for a list of upcoming activities. Harvey handed out tickets for Nite at the Races - get your friends, neighbors, kids, parents, .... and organize one or more tables. This is a fun event and one of our major fundraisers.

ImageArt introduced new member Rose Ruiz as our new Community Service Chair.  She encouraged all members to get ideas to her and volunteer to help with community service.  Thank you Rose for volunteering. 

Lots of happy bucks.  We had pictures of Mary Ann exchanging banners with a club in Hawaii. Don't forget when you go to another location to visit another club. You make new friends and get new ideas about what our club might do. Take a banner along.'

For the raffle, we are up to ~ $420.  Ed won the weekly drawing.  Make sure and buy tickets for YOUR chance to win.

 Art asked "Should we ring the bell - instead of blinking the lights - to start and stop the meeting?" The response was not just because that is what we have always done but that it is a better way to attract our Rotarians attention. Art asked "Should we sing a song to start out our meetings and why?"  The response was not just because that's the way we always do it but because it makes us feel good - therefore we will sign happy songs. Then, he asked "Should we donate to help build the Rose Parade Float - we always have?"  Again, membership voted to support this since it makes them feel good to see the float and to tell their kids and friends that they were a Rotarian.  So fund we will to the tune of $100.  

Kim suggested that all members bring a baby picture (e.g. up to 3-4 years old) for a fun activity to guess who.  Bring the picture in confidence to Art and we will show a new old pictures each week.  

Our speaker was Tony Ascaro. Tony was with the River Cat for many years.  He now consults and speaks on character building. His facebook page O A K Tree of Life states "Each morning as I wake-up and each evening as I sleep I see outside our bedroom window a huge , majestic and native O.A.K. tree. It reminds me each day of the pillars that rise from the foundation of my life... Optimism...Attitude...Kindness....The O.A.K. stands straight, strong and silent. Will you join me in teaching the values of the O.A.K. ?"  He was very entertaining, wearing a Lincoln ball cap to the meeting.  In return, we gave him a Rotary ball cap.


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Visit from District Governor Fred Teichert


Our special guests for the meeting were District Governor Fred Teichert and Assistant (District) Governor Brent Hastey. The meeting opened with Art forgetting the Rotary Welcome sad and paying a fine accordingly!  We sang Happy Birthday to Janet Osterhout.  Alan Lowe reported celebrating his 15th wedding anniversary and did not read a poem! No big winner in the Raffle that is getting up to about $400.

Several club events were announced:

  • Next Tuesday (Oct. 14 5-6:30pm) we have the Fun Club Gathering at the Lincoln Area Archive Museum.   If you have not signed up, let Dan know you are coming - watch for an updated announcement from him soon.
  • October 18th we are supporting the Lincoln Airport Open House - contact Richard Pearl if you can help and are not signed up.
  • October 20th we are invited to a Salt Mine Appreciation Lunch at Noon - Lincoln Hills Community Church
  • October 25th is the Auburn Ravine cleanup that we will support.  Signup at the next meeting.
  • Nite at the Races is proceeding - $55 per ticket.   Need to know choice of "beef filet" or "stuffed chicken breast" for each ticket.  Reserve your table since this is a great event with your friends.                   

ImageSee Meeting Agenda and Pictures for more information. 

We were very pleased to present Rose with her Blue Badge.  Congratulations Rose.

Our speaker was DG Fred, introduced by AG Brent (from South Yuba Sunrise Rotary and who is our Area AG). We greated Fred with the Happy Clap. Fred related some of his history in Rotary. Fred was instrumental in establishing the Boys and Girls Club of Sacramento, receiving a lot of support from his Sacramento Rotary Club. His District Theme is BUILD Rotary, where the B-U-I-L-D stands for:

  • B - Sense of BelongingImage
  • U - Usefulness - what we do must be useful
  • I - Influence - Rotarians are leaders
  • L - Laughter
  • D - Do it now. 

As part of his presentation, he presented Dan with his Paul Harris Plus 1 pin, also bringing Sharon up front, stressing that giving to the RI Foundation is a family matter. 

ImageWe presented Fred with a few gifts: 1) A picture of our Build Rotary theme rendition, 2) A mallet, since if you are going to build something you need a hammer, 3) A children's book related to construction to be donated to the Lincoln Library, 4)A red Lincoln Rotary shirt since he was so impressed with the "red" presence at our meeting, and 5) A $100 check to the Gridley Ebola Project in his name. 

And most of all, it was a very fun meeting. 

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Seniors First of Placer County

Joe got the meeting of to a "Rowing" start with an asynchronous version of Row Row Row Your Boat.  We welcomed Rose back; she has not been able to attend because she got a promotion at Placer Food Bank.   Congratulations to Rose.

Thanks to all who helped at the Creekside Oaks Elementary Garden Cleanup last Monday.  We need to search out and do more of these type of events. Interact helped. We pulled weeds.  We hoed. We sweated. We had fun.   And, the job was completed in about 2+ hours.  The facebook post got about 10 times as many people looking at pictures than our normal posts!.  Thanks to Kris for arranging this event.


There are a number of upcoming events that our members are involved in:

  • DG Fred Visits us - Oct 9th including 10am Board Meeting
  • ​Book Buddies - Oct 9th after meeting
  • Fun Club Gathering (Dan) - Oct. 14th 5-7+. Meet at Lincoln Area Archives Museum for snacks, beverages and fun. Discussion of members with potential new members for the noon or proposed evening meetings.  Bring guests who might be interested in either. Email from Dan to follow.
  • Airport Open House (Richard P.) - Oct. 18th 8-Noon.  Volunteers needed; sign up next week
  • Mud Run (Kris) - October 18th - Go watch the fun near the airport event
  • Auburn Ravine Cleanup - October 25th 9-Noon.  Signup next week. We always support the Lincoln Open Space Committee at this event

Jamee Horning provided a presentation on the awesome things that Seniors First does for seniors in need in ALL of Placer county.  The provide lunches, rides, referrals, ... etc, with numbers provided in their resource guide (see pictures).  There are some great possibilities for Service from our club in collaboration with Seniors First


Speaking of seniors, Ed Page presented a HurriCane to Stix in honor of Stix's continued service helping to set up for our meetings. Thank you to both Ed and Tony (Stix).  You two are the best and provide the target for all of our members for continued giving of yourselves to Rotary.

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Creekside Oaks Garden Cleanup Service Project


With the help of LHS Key/Interact members, and Victoria McCoy and her daughter Julissa, we worked for about two hours weeding and cleaning up the garden at Creekside Oaks Elementary Garden.  

We pulled weeds.  We hoed.  We spaded. We raked. We trimmed.  We piled the weeds and then stuffed them into bags for the school groundskeepers to remove.  We talked.  We laughed. We sweated!  We drank water.  We had some snacks.  Most of all we worked hard and had fun.  Performing service for others is good for the heart.


Thank you to Kris Wyatt for organizing this project. Thanks to all who participated. 

Additional pictures at the following Link:  Google PicasaWeb Album


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Posted by Joann Hilton on Sep 24, 2014


Sharron's Induction and Kimberly's Blue Badge

We had loads of guests in honor of our new membership activities, with most being here in honor of Sharron Snyder. Her sponsor Clark led her induction, accompanied by her husband Steve, a Rotary International Director, and long-time Rotarian.  Glenn Fong, District Governor Elect presented flowers on behalf of DG Fred Teichert.  Steve and Sharron live in Lincoln and run, along with their son and daughter, the Chevy/Subaru dealership in Auburn.  Welcome aboard Sharron.

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Kim was honored with her blue badge  She was accompanied by her husband Kevin. She also gave an excellent 3-minute introduction of her beginnings and what she has accomplished before her current commitments to the club. Thank your Kimberly for being the club Treasurer and for all you do for the club and the community.




Kathy Clemens, President-Elect of the Roseville Sunrise Club and a member of the District Foundation team, presented Paul Harris Society Certificates to six of our club members. 

Note that our speaker canceled.  Art substituted with a presentation based on one by Dr. Marilyn Fitzgerald at Pres-Elect Training - "If I had a Water Buffalo" + some comments on Microfinance  and KIVA.


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Our Three RYLA Students

Our Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp attendees Tanner Boatman, Lauren Gage and Chad Alma were our guests, along with our RYE student Beatrice Galletto.  


The holder of the winning ticket for Cow Chip Bingo Richard Norman was on hand to accept his check.  



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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Sep 15, 2014

Evening Satellite Meeting Kickoff



Rotary Club of Lincoln had its kickoff event to initiate having alternate evening club meetings. Our objective is to offer the opportunity for service to our community members who can not attend the normal Thursday noon meetings.  

The reception to this idea was awesome. We had 18 potential Rotarians show up to find out what Rotary was all about in Lincoln. Clark Osterhout provided an outstanding presentation on Rotary outlining what we do locally and world-wide. Dan Johnson described additional service ideas. All attendees introduced themselves and expressed their interest in service. Club President Art Deardorff stressed that the ultimate meeting time, location and operations of the evening meeting would be determined by the group.

The plan presented was that we would get together with interested attendees, their friends and others three more times this year, with the next meeting on October 14 at a location to be determined. Tell your friends to put this date on their calendars.

More to follow on this new idea from the Rotary Club of Lincoln Membership Committee.  Stay tuned.  

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Sep 12, 2014

Cow Chip Bingo - Youth Activity Fun Raiser

We gathered Saturday morning in the heat to watch Allie the cow decide who the winner was for our youth activities fundraiser.  After 1hr 5min of carefully choosing the perfect grid location, she let the chips fall.  


Fun for all.  And more importantly, it raised a few bucks to support our Lincoln youth activities, such as:

  • Sending students to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp
  • Scholarships
  • Support of ReDirect activities
  • Key/Interact Club at Lincoln High School
  • Many others

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Aug 28, 2014


Lincoln Community Blood Drive - A Huge Success

The August 29th Rotary-sponsored blood drive was very successful.  Blood Source was considering having to cancel the drive after the last two drives were not well supported. But, Lincoln Rotary and our members turned up the gain on attracting donors:

  • Thanks to Lincoln New Messenger for a front page articleImage
  • Downtown Lincoln Associates supported by jointly supporting us at Food Trucks
  • Flyers handed out at Starbucks and Walmart
  • Increased support by our members
  • Social media presence on our Website and facebook

 Bottom line is 48 pints donated with 58 potential donors showing up.  Blood Source who conducts the drives was ecstatic!  The refreshments supplied by the Placer-Nevada Cattlewomen were great as usual.






Save December 12th (3pm) on your calendar for the next Lincoln Community Blood Drive.  Give Blood - Save a Life.


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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Aug 27, 2014


Past District Governor Clarence Parkins
On History of Rotary

Upon entering the Lincoln Women's Club for our Rotary meeting, members were welcomed with beautiful piano music played by Karen Ulijohn.  Always a Imageterrific addition to the meeting. (Harvey later told us that we should not clap so much for her playing because then she expects it from Harvey at home!)

Today's visitors were:  Dan Cross, sales manager for Gladding McBean, who has applied to join the Club; Rotarians from Lodi, Sherry and Joe Cotta; and we welcomed Past President of Lincoln Rotary, Larry Whitaker.

On September 20, there will be a Senior Gleaners workday in Sacramento.  Also, the Foundation dinner is coming up - members wishing to attend the Foundation dinner should contact Clark Osterhout and/or Joann Hilton.

ImageDan Johnson got Art's attaboy award for his tremendous job organizing the Blood Drive.  Dan reported there were 58 registered donors and altogether 48 pints of blood was donated and that the success was really due to the support he got from others in the club. Thank you to ALL who helped.  Word of the Blood Drive was disseminated via social media, the press, and at the Food Truck night in Lincoln.  The next Blood Drive will be held on December 12 from 3-7 p.m.

Book Buddies begins September 11. Karen Johnson circulated to the membership a sign-up sheet.  Karen also took the opportunity to emphasize the need to sell Cow Chip Bingo Tickets as they fund critical Youth Services.

Our Happy Bucks guy David Bonillo praised many members for their Best of the Best.  He took the liberty of telling a few jokes to make sure everyone was happy. smileyImage

Kimberly won the raffle AGAIN but did not win the big pot.  We need Jay Holland to come and buy a bunch of tickets as the pot is well over $300.  Jay, where are you?

Our guest speaker was Past District Governor Clarence Parkins.  He provided a historical perspective on Rotary, Paul Harris and the Rotary Foundation, beginning in Chicago and then to San Francisco and West Coast - eventually spreading around the world.  It was a wonderful presentation.

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Aug 20, 2014

New Book on History of Lincoln

Art started off the meeting with the Pledge, then he memorably announced the reading of the “Three Way Test”  which was supplemented by Jerry Johnson include the more traditional Four Way Test.

Carol Smith was happy to return to the Club after missing several meetings due to work commitments.  She gave the Welcome and unequivocally stated that Lincoln is the most fun Rotary Club and the nicest one in her experience of many Clubs. Our frequent visitor Harold Stagg from the Arden-Arcade club was introduced.  Harriet celebrated her and Chuck’s 54th Wedding Anniversary with a check to the Foundation. 

The Annual District Foundation Dinner will be Saturday, November 1st in Sacramento.  Tickets are $55 each, the speakers are always top-notch and it is an inspiring evening.  See Clark or Joann to reserve seats.

Art thanked all members who donated backpacks and school supplies. We delivered them to Sheridan Elementary and they were very grateful.  A big thanks to Claire for storing them prior to delivery.  Another big round of applause and thanks to Kimberly who bought and stuffed backpacks for the donation and ended up spending well over $100 on extra supplies to be given. 

Karen Johnson announced that Book Buddies will start September 11, ask your friends and neighbors to join Rotarians in having 3rd graders read to us.  Sharon Johnson and Janet Osterhout will be in charge of Book Buddies this year.  We have requested that non-fiction books be used this time to increase the impact.  A sign-up sheet was passed around for additional participation when convenient.

Kris Wyatt reported that Cow Chip ticket sales are well behind our goal.  Kris urged all members to sell at least some of the 10 tickets you have been given to sell in order for us to be able to accomplish our goals for youth and literacy.  It’s not difficult to sell these tickets at $10 each or $40 for  5 and all for a great cause.  They may be eligible for a tax deduction, can be bought online on our website and, best of all, someone will win $2,000 !!!  Everyone should be able to sell at least 10 tickets.

Dan spoke about the Blood Drive this Friday from 2:30-6:30pm.  (Hot off the press - we actually broke all records 58 showed up with 48 who could donate.)

Paul Radcliffe reported on the Ebola epidemic that began in Liberia and is spreading. The biggest risk is to health care workers who do not have the basic preventative materials available to them such as latex gloves and masks. Also important are infrared non-contact thermometers.  Rotarians were asked to donate for these supplies and our International Committee will be considering a donation to the Gridley Club for this purpose.

Our speaker was our own Rotarian, Elizabeth Jansen who co-authored the historical book "Images of America - Lincoln".  She described the process of arranging the contract with the publisher and the need for the public to purchase the book from the Archive Museum so that they can recoup their commitment to sell books.   The book is extremely well done and well-received.  Many Rotarians purchased the book and our guest, Harold Stagg, made a very generous offer to donate so that the investment issue would not be a distraction for the Archive Museum.  Elizabeth described the in-depth research and collaborative efforts of the four authors of the book.  The photographs are quite amazing and the stories of our town are brought to life with this book.  We are indeed indebted to Elizabeth and Shirley Russell (to who we gave a Paul Harris fellow award) for their efforts along with a host of others.

Our speaker next week will be Past District Governor Clarence Parkins speaking on the History of Rotary including some insights about our own District 5180.

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Aug 17, 2014


School Supplies for Kids


Another example of the service we provide to our youth.  We collected 18 backpacks and other school supplies, then delivered them for needy children at Sheridan Elementary School.  Thanks to Karen Johnson, Claire Luke and Kimberly Fricke for making this happen.


And you have to appreciate the dedication of Vic Freeman, helping deliver the supplies with a bum knee after falling off his bike - see picture!  You wouldn't think that would happen to the guy who writes the bicycle column for the Lincoln News Messenger!   

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Posted by Joann Hilton on Aug 06, 2014

Paul's First Meeting with Membership Committee Focus

Lincoln Rotary got a taste of what's to come next year as President Elect Paul Radcliffe ran the meeting Thursday while President Art Deardorff vacations in the Northwest.   Paul started off by changing it up in asking for Birthdays and Anniversaries before the Pledge of Allegiance.  That caused the crowd to pause and scratch their heads.  Not everyone got the humor until Paul slyly laughed.   ImagePaul did such a smooth job running the meeting that no one got a photo of him at the front, so here's nice photo of Paul and his lovely wife, Gail from last November. 

The Club welcomed three new applicants for membership:   Our good friends Janet and Heather Osterhout will join under the newly announced Family Rotary Membership Plan.  Reduced fees result in a very attractive membership plan for families of members to join and participate at meetings and all projects and functions.  See Dan Johnson for more info and talk to your spouse about joining in the fun of giving back.  The third applicant is Sharon Snyder who resides in Lincoln, has been an Honorary Rotary Member of the Auburn Club for ten years and has now chosen Lincoln as her Club.  We are excited to receive their applications.

Dave Cesio donated to the Foundation in celebration of his and his wife's Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary.  Congrats to them both.

 Paul reminded everyone that the Quarterly Blood Drive will be on Friday, August 22nd from 2:30 to 6:30PM at the Veteran's Hall.  We all need to support this important Community event as if we do not increase attendance, it will be canceled.  Dan Johnson is heading up a huge campaign to ensure participation and we have met with great response.  Be sure to put it on your calendar and come on the 22nd.  Teams will promote the Drive at Walmart and Starbucks.  The Blood Drive was publicized at the Food Truck Mob event on Tuesday and we obtained 16 pledges to come.  All enjoyed the Food Truck experience and we also sold Cow Chip Bingo Tickets !!!

 ImageParlare Italiano???  You will have a chance to go beyond "pizza", "spaghetti" and "Ciao Bambino" when our Rotary Youth Exchange student arrives this Sunday evening for a school year with us.  Kris Wyatt is leading a group to welcome her at the Sac Airport Sunday evening at 7:45PM and there will be a BBQ party poolside at the Wyatt's home to give her a proper Lincoln Rotary Welcome on Wednesday, August 13th at 6PM.  Let's make her feel at home right away.

Clark gave advance notice of the annual District Foundation Dinner on Saturday, November 1st at the Sacramento Doubletree Hotel.  The guest speaker is always inspiring.  Lincoln has reserved 2 tables of 10, you may reserve with Clark or Joann.  The charge is $55 per person.  

Paul encouraged members to take advantage of the District training session on Saturday, August 23.  It is a combo of PR Image and Membership and how they can complement each other.  Sign up to go online, it will be at the Sacramento Marriott, 11211 Point E Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA.

Clark announced that all Service Clubs including Rotary are delighted that the Planning Commission altered the Sign Ordinance proposal that will go to Council on August 26th to allow for Community Event Signage on private property.  The united alliance of Service Clubs made a huge impact and all the difference in this outcome.

Paul reported that he recently visited Rotary International Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois to meet with some of the staff there.  He lobbied effectively for the Rotarian to include an article on our Maternal Health Clinic project in Ajijic and perhaps another feature on our Rotary meeting place for successive 89 years. Paul was very impressed with the staff he met and encouraged all of us to go to Evanston for meetings if we are in the area.

Elizabeth Jansen noted that the new Lincoln historical book is now available for purchase at the Archive Museum.  It's a great story and should be on everyone's coffee table.

ImageDan Johnson took over to speak on Membership and gave award pins to Ed Page, Clark Osterhout, Kim Fricke, Joann Hilton, Richard Pearl and Kris Wyatt. 

Then Wild Bill took over and gave us an enthusiastic review of many of the wonderful accomplishments of our Club and how great it is to share these with new members.  We make friends, have fun and do wonderful things for our youth and Community.  Come join us !!

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Jul 29, 2014


Best of the Best Service Club - Again


For the third year in a row, Rotary Club of Lincoln was voted best service club by readers of the Lincoln News Messenger.  Congratulations to our members who truly belief in "Service Above Self."  This award was highly influenced by our Literacy projects at Lincoln Schools, our other work with the youth of Lincoln, our speakers at our weekly meetings and our diligent efforts to keep the community updated via facebook and our website.


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Posted by Rose Ruiz on Jul 18, 2014



Working with Placer Food Bank, our club helped in the collection and distribution of food and clothing to less fortunate people of Lincoln.  At our meeting on July 17, members brought in non-perishable food to fill one barrel (194 pounds) - thank you members. 

On July 19, we helped to set up and conduct the food and clothing distribution at Lincoln Spanish Seventh-Day Adventist Church on 5th Street.  Thanks to Bayside Church, a truckload of children's clothing was provided for distribution.  Placer Food Bank had a truckload of perishable and non-perishable food, some of which had been collected at Lincoln businesses.

The drive served 130 families and 482 individuals. There were 35 volunteers; 10 were Rotarians.Over 6,000 pounds of food was distributed. Clothing was provided to 67 families.


Special thanks to Rose Ruiz, a Lincoln Rotarian who works with the Food Bank, for orchestrating this event.  On the day of the event, she was everywhere making things run like clockwork.  Special thanks to Lincoln Spanish SDA Church for hosting the event.  And, of course, many thanks to Placer Food Bank.

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Jul 09, 2014

Club Assembly

This was the first meeting for our new Club president Art Deardorff.  

ImageThe meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance, and then Clark Osterhout led everyone in a the song ,Grand Old Flag. to commemorate the first meeting after Independence Day.

Art Deardorff introduced Kim Fricke who has joined Rotary on the ground running as the new Club Treasurer, and her new computer arrived yesterday, a tool to help her perform the duties of Club Treasurer.

The next order of business was "Happy Bucks" , always lots of fun, and many members contributing money to Lincoln Rotary.

The Blood Drive is coming up, August 22, and the Cow Chip Bingo on September 13.

New member Jenny Tucker, a family law attorney in Lincoln, received her induction to the Lincoln Rotary by Dan Johnson.

Three members have resigned from Lincoln Rotary: Bill Smith, Dick McDaniels, and Karin Swatzke.

Kudos to Clark Osterhout and Harvey Ulijohn, who put together and pulled off a wonderful kickout party for past Lincoln Rotary Club president Karen Johnson at Turkey Creek.

Kris Wyatt, was recognized by Art as diligently working at the Farmer's Market for the Cow Chip Bingo, advertising the event and selling tickets. Kris reported that we need to sell thousands of tickets - get out there and start selling.

Art reported the Food Drive is coming up July 19 and Rose Ruiz still needs more volunteers. Also, there will be a bin to collect food at our next club meeting.

Dan Johnson reported the Blood Drive will be held August 22 from 2:30 to 6:30 at the Veteran's Hall and the Boy Scout Troop 160 will hold a rally on August 16 and he needs 12 Rotarians to hand out flyers on August 16.

ImageArt reported that if a member contributes $100 to Rotary they get to ring the bell. Two members, Art and Wildbill, rung the bell now having the privilege to pass on any future fines. .

Additionally Art advised members that the new Rotarian President is Gary Hwand, with his main goals being to eradicate Polio and increase membership - all the while "lighting up Rotary." In addition, the District Governor is Fred Teichert and will be at the October 9 meeting of our Club.

The Assistant District Governor is Brent Hastey from the South Yuba Club and will attend our next meeting. 


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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Jul 09, 2014

Club Assembly and New Member Induction




New President Art Deardorff's first meeting of the 2014-2015 year.   Lots of fun.  New member Jenny Tucker was inducted and got her Red Badge etc.  Clark Osterhout presented a new whistle to David Cesio in hopes that the Red Angels could be better coordinated in next years 4th of July parade with a better whistle.  Our Happy Buck guy David Bonillo was in rare form.

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Jul 03, 2014

Red Angels Precision Wheelbarrow Team in Lincoln Parade


Under the leadership of Rotarian David Cesio, the Precision Wheelbarrow Team developed the Circle, Slip and Crossover maneuvers to show the parade watchers the coordination and fun-to-be-had while being a member of Rotary Club of Lincoln.  Also, special thanks to WWII veteran Stix Bellacera for playing the drums, just like he did when he marched down the Chance de Lise in Paris following WWII.




 And, Kris Wyatt and Kim Fricke are to be commended for selling Cow Chip Bingo Tickets to parade watchers. Don't miss your chance to win $2000 in the fundraiser event scheduled for September.

Rotarian Rob Wolf did a great job as usually announcing the parade participates.





On August 12, we were also the winner of the Chuck Wing award, given by the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, for the parade entry exhibiting the most spirit. That is the way of the Red Angels.   Join us for the parade next year!

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Jun 25, 2014

Karen's Kickout

​In our club, the Kickout is when the current club President (in this case Karen Johnson) is demoted from office and replaced by the President Elect (in this case Art Deardorff).  The President Elect Nominee (in this case Paul Radcliffe) is promoted to President Elect.  This annual event, at the end of the Rotary Year (July 1 to June 30) always is accompanied by some entertainment at the outgoing presidents expense!!   


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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Jun 22, 2014

School 3-D Printer Project 


Ed Page of our club is very generous.  He is a Major Donor to the Rotary International Foundation.  He has been in Rotary for many years, and continues to be involved in our meetings and events, even at 90+ years old.   Congratulations Ed.   But most recently, he donated 9 3-D printers to our club for use in a Youth Project education project at all Lincoln Schools.  His grandson Joe, who just graduated as a mechanical engineer and is involved in the Printeer project, inspired Ed to action. 


For more on this project, Click -> Kickstart Printeer for Kids & Schools Update  

   or Click -> Kickstart General Info on Printer Project

We look forward to an enthusiastic response from our Lincoln students and believe that this will inspire them to excel with their learning in computers, sciences and engineering.  Thanks again Ed.

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Jun 18, 2014

Janet Voris - Placer Land Trust
    & Karen's Last Meetingsmiley 

Art presented the Rotary Welcome with a hearty hip hip hooray for Karen as she was leading her last meeting as president of Rotary Club of ImageLincoln.  Congratulations for a job well done Karen.  It is rumored that she will get her deserved come-uppance at the Kickout to be held at Turkey Creek next week. 

We celebrated Kim's and Ken C.'s birthdays + Ken announced his anniversary of 23 years; nothing to compared to Frank N. who will celebrate his marriage to Fran of 50 years at an event to be held at the Woman's club the next day. 

Ed briefly described the 3-D printer project of his son who is a graduating Mechanical Engineer. Ed is purchasing and donating a number of these printer to RC Foundation for use in a Lincoln schools project under development for next year. 

Ken C. reported that he climbed Mt. Shasta last week.  Jerry is going to complete the Sierra Death Ride, starting in Garberville and traversing three of the mountain passes in one day.   These guy are doing some awesome things. 

ImageRose is leading an effort for Rotary to be involved in the Super Food Drive in Lincoln Saturday July 19.  Specifically, there will be a food barrel at our meeting on July 17th for donation of non-perishibles.  She passes a signup sheet for help with setup (7am-9am) and distribution (10-11:30am or 11:30am-1pm) on the 19th. Contact Rose if you missed signup.

The raffle was won by Truman - but not sure if it was for he or Stan.  Anyway as there was no Ace of Spades, the pot will go to $280.

Our speaker was Janet Voris from Placer Land Trust.  Janet described the background and current projects of the Land Trust.  This is another worthy group in Placer county where volunteers are needed to help with various activities.


Remember.  No meeting this Thursday noon.  Show up instead at 5:45pm at Turkey Creek Golf Course Clubhouse. 

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Jun 11, 2014

Membership Focus

ImagePaul kicked off the meeting with a welcome focusing on the hospitality of Rotarians in their homes. This theme was prompted by his recent visit to the Paul Harris home built in 1905.  (Visit and explore the website Paul Harris Home Website for more information and inspiration.)

We were pleased to host three non-Rotary guests, Cyndle Turley (Welcome Wagon), Maribel Perez (Keller-Williams Realty) and Kim Fricke (Fricke’s Electrical Contracting and Sober Grad Night – see recent eBulletin when we presented her a check).  Kim has applied for membership – Thank you Kim.

ImageWe were also pleased to host Karen and Jerry Johnson’s grandkids and daughter where the last remaining Paul Harris fellow recognition pin was awarded to this group of future Rotarians.  Karen reported that this follows a long tradition of recognition that was started by Jerry’s father.  This is something we all should consider as it can be a first step in instilling Rotarianism in our children. 

Art won the raffle but no Ace.  Next week the pot is up to almost $300. Art was also awards his PH+6 pin for contributions to the RI Foundation.

Anniversaries were announced by Hedy (36) and Melanie (23).  George Dawson admitted to being 77.  Generous donations were made to the RI Foundation to commemorate these milestones.

Kris requested that we provide help with selling Cow Chip Bingo Tickets at the Thursday Farmer’s Markets in Downtown Lincoln.  Tickets will be available to all members to sell at our next meeting.  Step up members and sell the chance to win $2000 based on where the “chips might fall.”

Dan Johnson (supported by David Cesio and Bill Cook) was our speaker.  New member Jenny Tucker was given her red badge (welcome Jenny!). Dan made a presentation reflecting on two given at the recent RI Conference in Sydney that discussed attracting young professionals to our club. 

     Attracting Young Professionals Part 1      Attracting Young Professionals Part 2  


Key points of Dan's message were:

  • Focus on engagement of all members – all members need to be involved
  • Focus on attracting family and friends to our club
  • Be flexible and open-minded to new ideas
  • Social media is important for communication and involvement
  • An effective orientation program is important

Remember that Karen’s Kickout will be held June 26th (Thursday 5:30 at Turkey Creek Club House).  Sign up and bring your $30 per ticket to our meeting this week.  It is rumored that a terrific “Roast Karen” is in preparation. 

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Jun 07, 2014

"Bikes for Books" Reading Program

Literacy is one of the focus areas of Rotary.  In our community, we currently have a project, partially supported by Sacramento Rotary District 5180, to encourage reading in elementary schools.  The project focuses on encouraging students in Grades 2-5 to achieve their reading goals. (In Grades 1-3 students learn to read and beyond that students must read to learn.)  To encourage reading, we provide a bicycle to the winner of a drawing that includes all students that achieve their reading goals.  The drawing is held each trimester in the seven public schools in Lincoln (or 21 bikes total each year).  

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The feedback from the program is that more kids are reading to achieve reading goals. This is also evidenced by the enthusiasm of the kids when we present the bikes at school assemblies. With improved reading, the continuing scholastic success of our students will be better.

Our club is currently working on how we can continue to fund this project for coming years. 

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Jun 04, 2014
Barry Kalar on Youth Protection
We were pleased to have Mitch Solomon as our guest.  He is the new Manager at Downtown Umpqua Branch and successor to our Kari Swatzke.  Mitch is interested in joining our Club.
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Clark talked about the problem that the GoatHouse Brewery is having with County regulations being heaped upon them unfairly.  He urged members to write to all the County Supervisors.  President Karen asked Clark to write up some bullet points on the issues and distribute.

Pete Walker was extremely happy for having a luxury new car-- a Cadillac.  Congratulations Pete.
Dave Cesio asked that more members sign up as 4th of July parade walkers for the Wheelbarrow Precision Brigade.  A rehearsal will be on June 12 at 10AM at his home, 830 Wise Road.
The raffle was highly suspect as Jerry Johnson, spouse of President Karen, won for the second time in a row.  He did not pick the Ace so the pot is getting up there..
There were photos and discussion of the ReDirect graduation celebration which took place Wednesday night.  Rotary gave 8 laptops to the graduating seniors who have met many challenges.  Karen and Juan Hernandez were praised for their dedication and effective guidance.
ImageCow Chip Bingo is heating up.  Kris Wyatt routed a sign up sheet for staffing a booth at each Farmer's Market to sell tickets.
Our Speaker was Past District Governor and former Police Chief, Barry Kalar, who spoke on Youth Safety.  The purpose was to educate our Club and, in the process, certify our Club for Youth Safety procedures as we will be having an RYE student this year.  Barry advised that there were three levels of Background checks and if you think you might be one on one on with a planned event with a student, you should get a Basic Check done.  He went over levels of inappropriate behavior, including telling off-color jokes, hugging when it is not known to be acceptable and possible symptoms of problems the youth may display. It was informative and since parents are trusting us with their children, it is important to comply.  Our Club is now certified for one year.
Thank you to Joann for the meeting notes and to Wild Bill for the pictures.
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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on May 28, 2014

PD Chief Rex Marks + Bikes Books and Nooks

The meeting opened with Frank N. providing the welcome. Ray Walker was a visiting Rotarian again. We were pleased to have Maria Benitez and Kim Fricke as guests.  Jerry Johnson won the raffle but no ace of spades.  The pot is up to $260 next week. 

ImageWe presented Kim Fricke with a check for $1,001 for Sober Grad Night.  This organization is about 20 years old and is committed to providing a safe and sober night following graduation at LHS.  No graduates are turned away.  Karen reported that she attended about 6 funerals over her years as an educator resulting from drinking and driving following graduation.  Sober Grad Night has been quite successful in preventing this in Lincoln.

Joann gave a presentation on the Bikes-for-Books and Nooks-eReader programs that were funded by our District Grant last year. These programs have had a positive impact on reading skills at the elementary schools in Lincoln. (See link.)  Thank you cards our Book Buddy students were passed around, showing their appreciation for the assistance we gave in helping them read. (See pictures.)

ImageLincoln Police Chief Rex Marks was our program speaker for the day.  Rex started his latest assignment in Fall of 2013.  He has implemented a very proactive approach for the police department versus just being reactive. A new fleet of vehicles has been leased (as compared to the huge maintenance required from the older fleet).  Rex said “… don’t hesitate to call us if there is a problem; that is our job.”  Rex also reported that the planned growth will provide additional resources but may also bring additional needs.  He praised LHS principal Jay Berns as “a good guy with a corrections background” who has Rex on speed-dial.  He wants to return later in the year to report on the results of his first year in office.  

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on May 28, 2014

Sober Grad Night

At our May 29 meeting, we contributed to the Lincoln Sober Grad night. 

The goal of  Sober Grad Night  is to provide a safe and sober graduation party for our LHS seniors. The concept of a “Sober Grad Night” originated several years ago with the primary goal being to offer graduating seniors a fun evening in one location as an alternative to drinking and driving. It is the goal of the steering committee and senior parents that this grad night be a memorable one for our teenagers.  Support from all interested parties is greatly appreciated.
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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on May 21, 2014

Simple Explanation of Estate Planning and Trusts

ImageStan Nader introduced our speaker Rebecca Gardner.  Rebecca is an attorney from Sacramento who specializes in wealth transfer, business and tax planning, and contested matters involving trust and estates. (See Website) She presented a compelling case as to why most people (especially those with some assets and real estate) should have a Trust to manage their estate after death.  She provided a summary handout of her discussion (Click Here). 

We were pleased to have Linda Bella-Ruiz as our guest again.  Linda is a noted author and is a Rotarian from the village where she resides in Mexico ~ half time. Paul is going to be talking with Linda about the possibility of some joint projects with her club. 

Vic some way was the winner of the raffle but no ace of spades with pot up to about $240 next week.  Kris reported that our Lincoln Fighting Zebra baseball team was heading to the Section Finals. Jerry reported that he rode the Davis Double bike ride - 200 miles in about 15 1/4 hours.  Way to go.

ImageDavid Cesio describe our upcoming 4th of July Synchonized Wheelbarrow parade entry.  If you were not at the meeting, you need to volunteer - especially the Rotary Women (who were noticiably absent in the signup sheet passed around).  Kris talked about Cow Chip Bingo and how we can start selling tickets soon. Everyone start talking to friends to get them ready to buy tickets for the event. 

The Best of the Best ballots are available from Lincoln News Messenger.  Make sure to vote for your favorite businesses etc in Lincoln, including our "Best Service Club."

Following the meeting, many of us went to the last "Book Buddies" reading of this school year at Creekside Oaks. Kris provided Rotary bookmarks to all of the students, and the 4-Way Test was read and explained. 

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on May 14, 2014

Randy Tooker - Placer Boys and Girls Club

Our featured speaker was Randy Tooker of the Boys and Girls Club of Placer County (  The current club is in Auburn but the Imageoverall mission is to work with other locations in Placer County to start clubs. The Boys and Girls Clubs are open every day after school with extended hours for minimum day, school breaks and during the summer. The goal of the club is to allow for participation in activities during out-of- school time, including the summer, enabling young people to do well in school, serve their community and to take responsibility for their own well being. They are interested in creating a club in Lincoln and are looking for interested people to work on an advisory/planning board. 

We were pleased to have Alex Daniels and Alex Robles Diaz of LHS as our students of the month. They were on "dismissed" early as it is exam time and the school Awards Ceremony is tonight, where Rotary will present 6 $1000 scholarships to outstanding students. 

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That lucky long-time Rotarian Ed Page won the drawing again but no Ace of Spades. We are up to about $250 for the next drawing. Happy birthday to Pete Walker who was 83. 

Mary Ann reported on her trip to the Outer Banks where she brought back a club banner from the Rotary Club of Wilmington (NC). 

Rose Ruiz told her interesting story.  Rose came to the US when she was about 3 years old, and attended school without understanding any English (except blah blah blah)!  We are so proud to have Rose as a member of our club.

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Karen went through the awards that our club was given for the 2013-14 year. Pictures of the awards are in the meeting slides. These rewards included:

  • One of 4 clubs in district receiving award for "Effective Use of Social Media."
  • Zone 25 award for Literacy and Best Four Avenues of Service
  • District Double for Membership Ignite Program
  • Highest Literacy Award
  • Large Club Blood Drive Award 
  • District Awards
    • Membership - Silver
    • Administration - Gold
    • Public Relations - Gold
    • Service Projects Silver
    • Foundation - Silver

Congratulations to the hard work of our membership.  Keep it up. 

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on May 09, 2014

Tour de Lincoln Cycling Event

Rotary Club of Lincoln has setup and staffed the Ophir Road rest stop for the Tour de Lincoln since it started many years ago. Today, we provided drinks, fruit and other snacks at the location a bit less than half way through the Metric Century route.  This is another community service that our club provides.


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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on May 07, 2014

Cindy Eveleler - New Chamber Exec. Director


ImageCindy Eveler, a resident and member of the Lincoln business community since 2003, was recently named the new executive director for the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce. She has been serving as a Chamber director since 2006, and was elected to two terms as a board president. Cindy brings a strong and creative business background to the position, but she even admitted that Bob Romness will be difficult to replace.  Cindy talked about her background and ideas about how the Chamber will continue to support the Lincoln business community.

We congratulated George Dawson on his 56 years of marriage. Karen was winner of the Raffle, but no Ace of Spades - $220 next week. 

Ken G. reported that the Community Blood Drive netted only 14 donors, with one Rotarian donating.  We need to turn up our gain on supporting this activity, or it will go away.

 Paul R. gave a short presentation on our International projects.  We have committed $5000 to support international projects this year, mainly through collaboration with other club projects. You can find more about the projects on the Site Pages item on the club website or Click Here



A great show by Kris and Dan, recruiting Super Heroes for the Relay for Life activities weekend after this one. we need more fun "shows" like this. So for you next announcement, see if you can one-up them.



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A You Tube of last weeks training is at
   Click here -> Internet Resources Presentation

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Apr 30, 2014

Discussion of Club Internet Resources

ImageArt Deardorff was the speaker for the meeting, describing the club's internet resources

Facebook Page RotaryClubOfLincolnCaUsa
Facebook Group LincolnCaRotaryUSA
Rotary Website 
Rotary Central

He stressed that our website is valuable for our own communication as well as attracting protential members, since it lists our meeting speakers, our events, and shows the things that the club does. He also showed how members can sign on and requested that all update their profile information; e.g., it would be very helpful to know ahead of time when member's birthdays are so they can get their proper recognition at meetings.  Art's presentation is available at Website Presentation.

ImageStix presented the Rotary Welcome, describing how he became a Rotarian in Long Island, then came to the Citrus Heights Club.  But, after joining the Lincoln Club, he is especially proud to have been a Rotarian after 37 years!

Melanie was the winner of the drawing, but no Ace of Spades.  Joann thanked everyone for their help at the Wine Fest, that was the most successful one to date.  Karen and David sold the rest of the club's olive oil.

Kris reported that our incoming Rotary Exchange student is a girl coming from Italy.  She requested that all of us start thinking about how we could participate by taking her to differerent events or places to broaden her experience while in Lincoln.

Quick Update:  Our speaker for May 9 is Cindy Eveler, the new Director for the Chamber of Commerce.

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Apr 25, 2014

The Lincoln Wine Fest was a great success.  About 650 people showed up to taste wine from South Placer wineries, and to have food suppled by Lincoln businesses. In addition, there was live music and a wine garden in Beermann Plaza and a "Bottle Shop" when attendees could take home some of their favorite wines. This event is provided as a Community Service to the downtown Lincoln businesses as a way to bring people to Lincoln.  Secondly, it is to tie Lincoln to Placer County wineries so that Lincoln is perceived to be the Gateway to the Placer County wine country.  



To staff this huge event, our club was supported by volunteers from downtown businesses and from Beale Air Force Base. The gratifying part of this event is that the downtown merchants were absolutely delighted by the turnout.  See more pictures at Winefest Album.

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Apr 23, 2014

Rotary International Foundation Paul Harris Awards


Foundation Chairman and Past President Clark Osterhout was our main speaker for our April 24th meeting.  He made a great presentation, telling about the great things that The Rotary Foundation does, demonstrated by several videos.  He presented Paul Harris Awards and was assisted by RI Director Steve Snyder and Past District Governor Bob Dearing:

  • 5 Paul Harris initial awards to Rotarians
  • 2 Paul Harris multiple awards (PH+) to Rotarians
  • 9 Spouse, children and grandchildren recognition awards 

Clark's presentation with more details and list of recipients is at Clark's PowerPoint.  Additional pictures may be viewed at  Meeting PIctures.

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A Paul Harris Award is given to Rotary members who have accumulated donations of $1000 to The Rotary Foundation.   When given the award, they are also given an equal number of Recognition Points that they may give to anyone of their choice.



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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Apr 23, 2014

 RI Foundation and Cliff Dochtermam Awards


Foundation Chairman and Past President Clark Osterhout was our main speaker for the day.  He made a great presentation, telling about the great things that The Rotary Foundation does, demonstrated by several videos.  In addition he presented quite a few Paul Harris Awards where he was assisted by RI Director Steve Snyder and Past District Governor Bob Dearing:

  • 5 Paul Harris initial awards
  • 2 Paul Harris multiple awards (PH+)
  • 9 Spouse, children and grandchildren recognition awards

Clark's presentation with more details and list of recipients is at Clark's PowerPoint

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Dick Fowler was also re-awarded the Cliff Dochterman Award (previously presented to him at the 9/30 dinner by RI President Ron Burton) so that all of our club members could have a better appreciation of what he had done for scouting. He was accompanied by family and several other people involved in scouting. To see a summary of Dick's accomplishments in the scouting world see the Award Document


We presented awards to two students of the month.  Ed won the drawing but no Ace of Spades! We cheered Dan and Sharon for having their 55th wedding anniversary.  

Following the meeting, many of the meeting attendees attended Book Buddies, our literacy project to read with children having reading difficulties.

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Apr 16, 2014

Irene Douglas - What it's like to live in Pakistan


Unfortunately, your eBulletin author was not at the meeting, and those requested to fill in did not come through (Service before Self??). But, it must have been an interesting meeting. 

  • George Dawson was presented with a PH+? award
  • Jenny Tucker was a repeat guest
  • Stix showed off his Honor Flight tee shirt and talked about it (?)
  • Several other guests


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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Apr 09, 2014

Caron on Relay for Life - Hedy Immoos Induction


Caron Russell was our featured speaker, providing a history of the American Cancer Society and pitching the Lincoln Relay for Life. Here, she is team leader for Rotary4Life.  She provided details of the event, where our Club will be there Sunday morning to serve breakfast.  She encouraged us all to attend the Saturday night ceremony.  We can all help the Rotary4Life team collect money at  Link to Donate .


We inducted new member Hedy Immoos into the club.  She presented a 3-minute summary of her life, starting out as a young girl in Nicholas.  All members make sure you get to know our newest Lincoln Rotarian.   

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We were pleased to have Jenny Tucker, who recently opened Lincoln Family Law, as our guest.  Again, Claire won the drawing but no Ace of Spades. 

No Book Buddies next week due to school spring break.   Make sure and keep April 26 open; Carol will be calling to confirm that you will be available to help with the Lincoln Wine Fest.  And, buy your tickets so that you can enjoy the festivities.

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Apr 04, 2014

Collecting Donations for the Wounded Warrior Project



The local Sun City Lincoln Hills Tap Club provided an entertaining Rosie the Riveter dance/singing/acting play.  Lincoln Rotarion Joe Steward was part of the backstage crew and his wife Frima was a dancer.  Great performance. 


But even better, our club helped the SCLH Veterans club collect money for the Wounded Warrior project.  The motivation to donate was provided in the play by changing "Buy War Bonds" to "Support our Wounded Warriors." 


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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Apr 02, 2014

Laura Perez on Leadership + LHS Students of Month

Laura Perez, of Epiphany Coaching, was our speaker thanks to Stan Nader. 


Laura works with decision makers to help them achieve personal and professional excellence. She believes that we all can be leaders: 

  • Leadership is about influence.
  • Leaders navigate with a vision in mind and set the direction. 
  • Leaders makes decisions, communicate, solve problems, and set the course of action.
  • Leaders influence, build trust, empower others, motivate, and communicate social responsibility.

Laura stressed that if one believes they are in business to serve people, to help solve problems, and to use and employ the ingenuity of their workers to improve the lives of people around them, then they will be successful. This makes a better world for all.


LHS students of the month were honored. The were accompanied by school counselor Mary Lou Resendes.  Leah Whyte, junior and Interact member, wants to be doctor. Bridget Jeans, junior and LHS Yearbook editor, wants to be photographer.  Congratulations girls.


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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Mar 29, 2014

Taste of Italy, Girls Softball and Burton Dinner




We are exhausted.  It was a very busy weekend for Lincoln Rotarians.

The Taste of Italy was a hugely successful and fun event.  

Taste of Italy Pictures









Then Sunday morning, Rotarians flipped pancakes and other food at the Girls Softball kickoff.

Girls Softball Kickoff Pictures



ImageSunday evening we attended a dinner hosted for Rotary International President Ron Burton.  

At the dinner, Lincoln Rotarian Richard Fowler was awarded the Cliff Dochterman award for his long-standing contributions to Boy Scouts in South Placer county.

Burton Dinner Pictures 
About the Dochterman Award
Dick Fowler Qualifications



And, we just got some pictures from Clark's flight given as a prize at Night of the Races

NATR Flight Pictures


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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Mar 26, 2014

Club Assembly - Planning for Next Year

Club business concentrated on our near-term efforts for the Taste of Italy (went well - more to follow),  Girls Softball Kickoff pancake flippin', and the Ron Burton dinner. Claire announced that she would celebrate her 47th wedding anniversary at the Taste of Italy - no shirking on her part (or Vern's) - the event must go on. And then, this lucky lady was the winner of the drawing - but no ace of spades. 

ImageTony announced that he would be going to Washington DC to represent local veterans during following week (all expenses paid).  For those of you unfamiliar, Tony was in the US Army Band during WWII.   See the article provided by Tony that published in the Placer Herald  Newspaper re Tony in Paris


ImagePresident-Elect Art introduced the club leadership and other defined positions for the 2014-15 year.  He asked that all of the membership needs to step up and and become engaged in club activities for next year.  See the link  Assembly Slides . All members who have not completed the survey are asked to get it filled out and send to Art so that planning for next year can proceed.     


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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Mar 19, 2014

Mary DeArcos on Adult Literacy

March is Rotary Literacy Month and this meeting focused on it in a big way:

  • Mary DeArcos was our program speaker and spoke about how she originally could not read but eventually made her way through college. She showed a video on Adult Literacy
  • Dorothy introduced one of her adult students who is part of her English as a 2nd Language teaching program
  • District 5180 Literacy Chair Jean Irwin was our guest at the meeting
  • We have just completed the 2nd trimester awards of Bike for Books at all Lincoln Grade Schools
  • After the meeting, we went away to read with 3rd graders as part of Book Buddies


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We started out the meeting right where we finished at the social the week before, taking pictures and extracting about 12 Abe Lincolns ($5ers) from members to have Polio Plus pictures with Art.  Following our opening, we had another great lunch.  Image

Truman reported that the we got a lot of visibility at the Little League kickoff by running the BBQ (thanks to Truman, Ed, Dave, Paul, Frank, Vic and Frank Tamayo's team from Recology); he expects another good turnout for the Girls Softball on 3/29. Clark won the weekly drawing but no Ace!.  

The Taste of Italy is next weekend.  Claire encouraged that raffle Baskets be delivered to her house and requested that more conscientious members sign up for cleanup.  Karen had slides describing our big live auction prizes. 

The club has accepted the application for membership by Hedy Immoos (but she was not able to attend). 

Since it was International Day of Happiness.  Kris read a nice poem (see below). 


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     Meeting Pictures Including Polio Plus        
      Kris's Friendship Poem Video

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Mar 12, 2014

Membership Meeting with Glenn Fong

ImageThe meeting was run by President-Elect Art. We were honored to have three visiting Rotarians from Sacramento and Loomis Sunset clubs. Art demonstrated some new hands-free audio equipment hence the geek look!

Dan conducted the quarterly membership meeting.  Wildbill updated us on the status of the IGNITE membership program where we have reached Premier Status.  Sue presented IGNITE pins to Rose Ruiz, Kris Wyatt, Richard Pearl and Clark Osterhout (with additional ones reserved for non-present members Carol Smith and Caron Russell). Thanks all for bringing prospective members. 

Glen Fong, current District 5180 Membership Chairman and District Governor-Elect nominee (for 2016-17 year) gave of overview of membership and presented some of the projects completed by his Roseville Club.

Later in the afternoon, some members attended a tour of the Lincoln Library (hurrah for Mother Goose on the Loose) and then went to dinner at Buonarrati's.  It was fun for all, with raffle of 2 bottles of wine and one bottle of the clubs finest olive oil.   And, more importantly, we collected $175 for Polio plus from members present. 

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Mar 07, 2014

Community Service for Downtown Beautification

Saturday morning, Jim and Sandy Zentner, Joann Hilton, Stan Nadar, Vic Freeman, Paul Radcliffe, Dan Johnson, and Karen and Jerry Johnson brought shovels, rakes, gloves and wheelbarrows to Beermann Plaza in Downtown Lincoln to spread bark.  Service above Self by Rotarians. 


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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Mar 05, 2014

Thank You Stan Nader for Speaking

ImageOur scheduled speaker did not show up, so Stan graciously stepped in to replace him.  Great job Stan.  As you might know, Stan will be running again for City Council and recently joined Toastmasters to improve his speaking skills, and he did great – hardly any uhhhs or ummms!  Stan talked about recent Lincoln City activities and reported that there are many businesses starting to look at coming to Lincoln.  Also, new home developments are starting.  A good trend that will eventually improve our city’s finances.

Regarding our upcoming activities:

  • Tour of Italy March 29: Claire needs baskets by March 22nd latest, with contents/cost listed. Caron reminded us that those who committed to desserts need to start getting the ingredients ready! Karen reported that a Holland America Cruise will be the big auction prize.
  • Wine Fest April 26:  Make sure and get this on your calendar and don’t leave town. Contact Dave Wegner to help.
  • Polio Plus Social March 13:  Make sure and sign up with Sharon Johnson to attend Library Tour (4:30pm) and Dinner at Buonarrati (5:30).

We were pleased to have two students of the month.  Pascual Marquez was introduced at the new Key/Interact President for the coming year.


ImageWe honored Dick Fowler with a Paul Harris + 2 award. And, we reported that we are submitting his name as a candidate to receive the Cliff Dochterman Scouting Service Award.  Thank you Dick.

Sandy also presented Sharon with her Blue Badge. 

Following the meeting, some members went to Creekside Elementary to read with kids are part of our "Book Buddies" program.

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Feb 26, 2014

Lincoln High School Baseball Benefit

Instead of holding our normal meeting at the Woman's Club at noon, about 40 members, spouses and friends attended a benefit for the Lincoln High School Fighting Zebra baseball team. Great dinner, lots of good auction/silent auction items, and most importantly fun!


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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Feb 20, 2014

Dr. Yee Sutter Medical Minimally Invasive Surgery

Our speaker was Dr. David Yee, accompanied by Becky Thompson of the Sutter Roseville Medical Center Foundation.  They were introduced by Rotarian Stan Nader, who was recently selected to be on the Board of the Sutter Foundation.  Dr. Yee spoke about advances being made with surgery using remote-controlled robotic surgery, especially in the area of his specialty related to prostate and urinary tract surgery.  Some pretty vivid videos were shown of actual internal surgery.   David also related that some of his ancestors were closely associated with Rotary. 

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Thanks to Claire, we collected food for delivery to the Salt Mine, pretty much filling the back seat of Dan Johnson's truck.  In reward for bringing food, Alan and Vic were each winners of a drawing for a bottle of wine and Karen won a bottle of the clubs Olive Oil.  Paul was the lucky winner of the normal drawing, but no Ace of Spades showed up.  Ken George noted that the Blood Drive was on Friday.

New Rotarian Sharon Johnson told her story, including how she and Dan honeymooned all the way to Illinois in a Chevy convertible. 

Make sure and sign up for our Downtown Beautification service project on March 8 where we will spread bark around Beermann's Plaza.  Let Jerry know if you can help. (We need your brooms, rakes and wheel barrows!!!)

The membership committee is planning a Social for March 13 - including a library tour and dinner at Buonarrati's.  RSVP to Dan or Sharon at (916)645-1796.  See flyer (March 13 Fun Night Out). 

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March 13 Fun Night Out

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Feb 12, 2014

So. Africa Khayalethu School Project
  Shirley Russell Paul Harris Fellow Award

The meeting started out with our pledge of allegiance, invocation, 4-way test and singing. We followed this with our great lunch and then club business. (See Meeting Slides.)

ImageWow. Joann and Mike just had their 30th wedding anniversary.  And, they had a great time in Antigua. Gail and Paul just returned from several weeks in Hawaii. Ken George won the drawing, but no ace of spades.

Karen briefly described the revised bylaws with specific changes for member termination that had been sent to all members previously.  Ken Campbell made a motion to accept; Jerry Johnson seconded. The vote for acceptance was unanimous.

A special presentation was made to give Paul Harris Award to Shirley Russell.  Shirley has been a longtime Lincoln resident, teacher and leader in supporting Lincoln youth, the Lincoln Library and Lincoln Area Archive Museum to name a few.  Presentations on what Shirley has done were made by Jerry, Paul and Elizabeth.  Thanks to all of Shirley’s friends that attended to watch Clark give her the award.   

Clark reported that we have just surpassed our $7,500 goal for Rotary Foundation giving – but don’t stop.  Also, please let Clark know if you are interested in using your PH recognition points to give a Paul Harris award to someone else in April.



Our speaker was Mark Woolgar from the Point West (Sacramento) Rotary Club. Mark was originally from South Africa and spoke about the Khayalethu South Africa Children's Centre that his club supports. The school is set up to house and educate young boys who would normally end up on the street and on drugs in the region near Port Elizabeth.  This project is supported by a Rotary International Global Grant; our club also supports the project.  


Remember: We have a food drive at the meeting on Feb. 20th.  Clean out your pantries!!!

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Feb 05, 2014

 About our Uganda Nursing School Intl Project



We were very pleased to have RI Director Steve Snyder and his wife at the meeting.  They live in Lincoln but have been traveling the world as part of Steve's duties as one of RI's 17 directors.  

David Cesio gave the welcome and read the Ralph Waldo Emerson poem "SUCCESS" noting that it provides a message similar to that pursued by Rotary:

To laugh often and much
to win the respect of intelligent people 
and affection of children; to earn the 
appreciation of honest critics and 
endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty, to find the best
in others; to leave the world a bit 
better, whether by a healthy child
a garden patch or redeemed
social condition; to know even
one life has breathed easier because
you have lived. This is to have succeeded.


Dick "Mr. Lucky" Fowler won the drawing and picked the Ace of Spades, winning the normal prize along with $250.  He is also lucky because the rain greatly benefits his nursery business.



ImageOur speaker was Jerry Hall, past District Governor of 5190 (to our East).  He described the Uganda Nursing School project that we are supporting and also showed pictures of his travels to the SW corner of Uganda, an area that is in desperate need of medical services and is occupied by pigmies. The project was started by Dr. Scott Kellerman, and was supported by many wealthy individuals to get it going. ( Click for His Website ) An interesting concept of these large Global Grants supported by RI is that they must be sustainable after Rotary leaves.  

Claire discussed the Taste of Italy and requested that Rotarians signup to help and to contribute baskets. Let her know how you can help. Caron will be asking for signup for the Cake/Dessert auction next week.  We need 25-50 items. 

Remember that Feb. 20th is our food drive for the Salt Mine - start cleaning your cupboards out or buy some extra peanut butter etc. to bring to the club that day. 

Clark reminded all that the April 17 meeting will focus on Foundation and that we want to recognize friends or other Rotarians with recognition points. Let him know if you want to participate or donate some of your points. 

The meeting was followed with many members going to the Book Buddies at Creekside Elementary to help with our literacy project.   

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Jan 29, 2014

Team Building 


Our speaker was Al Soto, the Campus Pastor from Bayside Church. He was accompanied by his wife and two other guests. Al was a very inspirational speaker and talked about the advantage of building a team and working together to get things done. Thanks, Al, for the great message.

Harriet was the lucky winner to the drawing, but no ace of spades.  Alan Lowe read a poem about the 4-way test, emphasizing that the message even came through from his childhood teachings.  See Link below. 

We had several repeat guests at the meeting who are potentially interested in joining the club. 


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Alan Lowe 4-Way Test Poem

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Jan 22, 2014

Commissioner Weygandt - Status of Placer County

Our Placer County Commissioner Robert Weygandt was our speaker. Robert lives North of Lincoln and has been our County Commissioner for 18 years, and before that he was a Lincoln Rotarian.  He gave an excellent overview of the status of Placer County government, especially the jail/prison situation where state prisoners are being sent to the counties. He is especially proud of the Placer Legacy land purchases, supported by Placer Land Trust, that are assuring that there will always be open space in our county. 

We were pleased to meet Tony's guest, his younger brother Joe who lives in Sun City Roseville. We had several other guests who we encourage to consider club membership. 

Karen and Dan reported that there was an excellent gathering for the membership fireside earlier in the week.  Frank won the drawing but no big bucks. 

There was a vote to accept the Club 3-Year Vision that has been sent out to all members the week before.  

Karen encouraged all members to get involved with the Taste of Italy and Wine Fest committees with meetings upcoming - see the Event Schedule on the website. Following the meeting, some members went to Creekside to participate in Book Buddies where we read with students to help them increase their leading skills. 

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Jan 15, 2014


Lincoln Economic Development
    LHS Students of the Month
        Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy

Our speaker was Rotarian Richard Pearl who is on the Lincoln Economic Development Committee (EDC - as Vice-Chair). This committee recently completing a Strategic Action Plan (SAP). Given the extremely limited city staff (currently and in the near term), the members of the EDC - with the City Council's approval - has adopted a more aggressive role for itself in moving the business development activity forward. One of the SAP initiatives is to engage the various local stakeholders who can advance the city's economic condition. Richard discussed the results of the SAP and described its recommendations to the city.  He was accompanied by Bill Turpie and Dan Cross who also have been active in the activities of the EDC.

We were pleased to have the LHS students of the month at the meeting and presented them with award certificates.  In addition, Bob Romness of the Lincoln Chambers brought the class from the Leadership Training Academy to our meeting to observe the workings of the best service club of Lincoln. 

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Geri won the drawing again! but no Ace. Kris was presented with the 2012-2013 Presidential Citation for the Lincoln Key/Interact Club. Karen reported India is now polio free for three years.  

Art reported that the Refire process was complete and will be presented to the club for acceptance next week.  Thank you to all who contributed.   

Remember that we have some upcoming activities:

  • Planning meeting for Wine Fest after our meeting on 1/30
  • Planning meeting for Taste of Italy at Claire's 2/4
  • Book Buddies after meeting 1/23 and 2/6
  • Food Drive - Bring to meeting 2/20
  • Blood Drive - 2/21

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Jan 08, 2014

Club Membership Meeting

After the normal introductions, we celebrated Tony Bellacera's birthday.  Tony, who has been a Rotarian for 37 years, was accompanied to the meeting by his son Tony.  He reported that our club is the best Rotary club he has ever encountered in his travels. (See pictures for cake!)  We also celebrated David C.'s and Jerry's birthdays.

ImageLots of Happy Bucks due to the Chamber activities reported in the eBulletin last week.  We presented Elizabeth with her initial Paul Harris pin and concurrently a PH+1 pin.   Than you Elizabeth for your generous donations. 

Dan Johnson was our main speaker for the day and had organized the Membership meeting agenda (and was also the lucky drawing winner - but not lucky enough to get the Ace of Spades). Good job Dan.

Bill Cook showed the Ignite Spreadsheet and stated that we were essentiially at the Premier Level, ready to start enter the District Double level. David Cesio handed out Ignite pins to those members that had brought potential members to our club meetings. Sandy and Joann were awarded for sponsoring new members.


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Dan made a presentation on the 4-Way Test and showed a video on Herbert Taylor.  See links to Video presentations below.  The presentation was ended with a recitation of the 4-Way Test in English and Spanish. 

Following the meeting, some members went to Creekside Elementary to participate in Book Buddies reading with students from the school.  

Click for Membership Presentations:

   Core Values of Rotary
     Rotary Code of Conduct
        Origin of the 4-Way Test
            Defining the 4-Way Test

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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Jan 03, 2014

Club Refire Completion and Chamber Awards Dinner

We opened the first meeting of 2014 with Joe leading us in singing Auld Lang Syne. This was the first Club Assembly of the year. Image

Caron introduced her guests Wanda Hedrick and Kim Bonino.  Jerry and Karen introduced their granddaughters who are both Paul Harris Fellows at their young age. Pete Walker was the lucky drawing winner but no ace of spades.  

Joann announced that book buddies is next Thursday (Jan 9) right after the meeting (2:00-2:50pm).  This will be repeated each two weeks for the rest of the school year.  Let her know if you, your spouse or a friend plan to participate.  (The number of students participating will vary each week depending on who can attend.)  Let's get a big turnout for this service event.    

Karen announced again about the Kings game Jan 12 that will benefit Polio Plus.  Also, let Karen know if you (and a guest) wish to go to the March 30th dinner with RI President Ron Burton.  See agenda slides.

For the last 45 minutes of the meeting we broke into working groups to address each of the areas in arriving at a 3-year Vision for the club. See slide link below. The 3-Year Vision will be presented to the club in the near future.

ImageOn Saturday night, several Rotarians attended the Chamber Awards of Excellence Dinner.  Our club once again won the award for Best Service Club of Lincoln.  Congratulations for all you do to make this happen.  Clark O. was inducted as the new Chamber president.  In addition, the power of the women in our club came through with the following awards given:

  • Woman of the Year:  Claire Luke
  • Community Service Person of the Year: Kris Wyatt
  • Best Home-Based Business: Mary Ann Barker


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Posted by Arthur Deardorff on Jan 03, 2014

We did it again!

Year 2014: At the January 4 Lincoln Chamber Business Excellence Dinner, we were again awarded the Best Service Club Award


Year 2013: Following on from 2012, we were awarded the "Best of the Best" Service Club in Lincoln by the Lincoln Messenger.  And, we received the Best Service Club Award by the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

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Thanks to all of our hard-working members.   Service Above Self is our motto.  

Join us for lunch on Thursday Noon at the Lincoln Women's Club at 5th and E Street.



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