This week's Rotary Weekly Minute is brought to you by Past President Scott Otsuka
Later this month I will celebrate my 14th Anniversary in the Rotary Club of Roseville.  Here are a few things I’ve learned, in no particular order:
  1. There is no better year in Rotary than your Presidential year 
  2. There is no better title in Rotary than PAST President
  3. In Rotary there is something for everybody
  4. In Rotary there is someone for everything
  5. Because of 3 & 4, nobody has to do everything, you don’t even have to CARE about everything
  6. The people that I can most rely on for advice, professional or personal, are my fellow Rotarians
  7. I am continually amazed by the quality of human being attracted to my Rotary Club
  8. I am continually amazed by the depth of caring and compassion in my Rotary Club
  9. I am continually amazed that despite the fact you insist you will NEVER do something, you will do it for your club anyway (see Polio Raffle, Amanda’s Taco Throwdown and Val’s Presidency.  Oh, and Amanda’s Vice Presidency!)
  10. Sometimes just being around the people in my club, I feel like a fraud and hope nobody finds out the truth
  11. Rotary is not a business group, but business gets done
  12. The 4-way test is real and absolutely works
  13. It’s okay to talk about the things you shouldn’t talk about.  In fact, you have to.  How else can they be addressed?
  14. It is said you get out of it what you put into it.  In Rotary that’s false, you get back so much more than you could ever put in
To be perfectly honest, when I joined the Rotary Club of Roseville I was looking for business.  By somehow earning a little trust, I got that.  But I have also gotten so much more.  I have gotten friends.  I have gotten family.  I have learned more from you than any other single source in my life.  From Past RI President I have learned two of my all-time favorite quotes that shape my Rotary life:
  • You may not recall who was President when you joined Rotary, nor likely remember who was District Governor or RI President…but I’ll be you remember who invited you to join.  Thank you Bruce Scheidt and Diane Ogden
  • (paraphrased) I cannot fully understand the impact my service has wrought, but I can never repay the gifts that I have received from Rotary.
I will continue to try, in my own special way, to pay back and pay forward the gifts that I receive every day from Rotary and from you.
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Join the Rotary Club of Roseville and StayFIT for the Get FIT, Stay FT with Rotary competition!
We have designed this competition for 2 reasons – first, to help our members get into their best shape for 2019, and second, to raise funds to send a family to the Me-One Summer Camp in Ruth Burgess’ name. For more details on the Me-One Foundation, click here!
What Is It?
A 10-week weight loss competition starting on January 17 and ending with a 5K on March 30th! There will be prizes giving for most pounds lost and biggest percentage lost. The entry fee is $25 which goes towards the fundraising and a few supplies (plus a bit of commitment will help keep you honest!). (The 5K will also have an entrance fee but there will be more info on that coming soon).
How Do I Sign Up?
Sign up on ClubRunner or respond to this email. We’ll get you on the list!
When Is the First Weigh In?
Thursday, January 17th at Sierra View, starting at 11:15. Breann Zweck, StayFIT’s owner, will be there to weigh you in. All measurements will be kept by Breann so they will remain confidential!
Some More Details:
  1. Breann and StayFIT are offering membership to her gym for the 10 weeks for $75. StayFIT is a small, friendly gym in Granite Bay where you can go to lift weights and use their cardio equipment. They are also offering private training sessions for $35 which is an amazing deal!
  2. We will be offering some tips and tricks throughout the competition, and feel free to do the same to your fellow competitors (or not, if you want to keep all the glory to yourself!)!
Any questions, please feel free to email Steph Hill at Good luck all!
Get FIT, Stay FIT with Rotary! 2019-01-13 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob Saxe on Nov 28, 2018


The memorial service for Past President Ruth Burgess with be:
Date: December 8th at 10:00 am.
Location: Saint Mark's United Methodist Church, 2391 St Marks Way, Sacramento, California.
There will be a reception to follow.  Please direct all questions to President Val or anyone in club leadership.
Ruth Burgess Memorial Service Rob Saxe 2018-11-28 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob Saxe on Aug 29, 2018

Rotary Club of Roseville Picture Day!

President Val and Member Doug Clifford arranged for a club picture of the attending membership that day as well as the Board of Directors.  It was a fun gathering!  Our senior member, Mr. David Fiddyment, is celebrating 71 years of perfect attendance with our club.  He is also the senior member of our district.
We tend to be a very serious group.  Community and International service are very important to us but we do like to have fun from time to time...or all the time!  
This is the 2018 - 2019 Board of Directors
Who are equally goofy as everyone else! (If not more so!)
We have a lot of fun.  If you're visiting our site for the first time or have been trolling for some time, give us a ring or leave a message on our Facebook page and come for lunch. Our meetings are very entertaining and your first lunch with us is free!  
Thanks for visiting!
Picture Day for Our Club! Rob Saxe 2018-08-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Apr 12, 2018
Our 2018 Rotary Work Day is scheduled for April 21 from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to help a local elementary school that needs help with painting, repairs, and general clean up. Click the link below fin you are interested in joining us. 
Work Day April 21 Bill Bowen 2018-04-12 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Apr 04, 2018
Our own Rotarian Ruth Burgess (right) was recently honored by Placer County for the excellent work she has done Ron support childhood dental care through our Miles of Smiles program. She has worked tirelessly for more than a decade to educate children in local elementary schools and to screen them for any signs of decay or other dental problems. We are so proud of the leadership Ruth has shown and her efforts have helped thousands of children. 
Placer County Recognizes Rotarian Ruth Burgess Bill Bowen 2018-04-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 22, 2018
The Rotary Club of Roseville is celebrating 80 years as a chartered clubof Rotary Internatonal this year!!! 
They say organizations become living organisms after 75 years and can lose their effectiveness... Our club is just getting started and we have so much planned to make our community and world a better place!! Come join us for lunch on a Thursday. 
Happy birthday Rotary Club of Roseville!!
Rotary Club of Roseville Turns 80! 2018-03-22 07:00:00Z 0
An Exciting 2018 Begins Bill Bowen 2018-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
International Performance Artist
David Garibaldi
as the featured performer at the
Annual Garbolino Seafood Dinner!
WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 2018
WHERE: Falls Event Center,
240 Conference Center Dr, Roseville, CA
Order of the Evening:
5:30pm - Doors Open
5:30pm to 6:30pm - Silent Auction and Appetizers
6:30pm to 8:00pm - Dinner
8:00pm to 9:30pm - Performance by David Garibaldi
9:30pm to 11:00pm - After Party

The event is open to all members of the community ages 21 and older. Come enjoy appetizers, drinks, crab and shrimp, tri-tip, pasta, soup, salad and dessert while enjoying games, a silent auction and a great atmosphere at The Falls Event Center in Roseville.  

All net proceeds from the event will benefit the charitable endeavors of the Rotary Club of Roseville, including scouting programs, Miles of Smiles dental sealant program, the Salvation Army, Sober Grad Nights, high school Interact programs, hospitals, scholarship programs, recreation centers, camps for kids and much more.

Event sponsorships are available to businesses and individuals wishing to support the event and the Rotary Club of Roseville Foundation.
(Must be 21 and over to attend this event)
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Rotary Club of Roseville Goes to Haiti 2017-07-15 07:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Roseville FIREWORKS Booth was a BIG BANK !!!!!!!
This Year's Fireworks Booth was a BIG BANG... in a good way!!!!
There were many Rotarians that stepped in to work the booth. There were a few that gave of themselves ABOVE and BEYOND the Call of Duty!
Special Thanks to Marv Reece, Mike Holbert, Carol Langley, Russell Trumm and so many others who gave their time!
This year we increased sales by 30% over last year! That is almost $8000 more for the Rotary Club of Roseville to put into our community service!
Thank you Roseville, CA for supporting us and having a great time lighting up some fireworks to celebrate Independence Day!
FIREWORKS BOOTH Went off with a BANG!!! 2017-06-29 07:00:00Z 0
The Lincoln Potters Baseball Club visited the Rotary Club of Roseville Lunch Event and shared their structure, their vision and their upcoming summer season. It is a phenomenal way to spend an evening at one of their 32 home games this summer. 
Go to for more information and to purchase your tickets!
If you would like to visit one of our Lunch Events, please check our schedule or contact us by visiting our Facebook Page (CLICK HERE) and message us. 
We meet every Thursday from 12pm to 1:30pm. Location is subject to change so visit our site and check out the schedule on the left. 
Lincoln Potters Baseball Club Visited the Rotary Club of Roseville! 2017-05-18 07:00:00Z 0

Today was Polio Plus Awareness at the #RotaryClubofRoseville.

"Motorcycle Bob" Mutchler, a polio survivor and avid spokesman for Rotary International's Polio Plus fight against this deadly disease, came to speak to our club!

Bob described his 30-year, 1.3 million mile motorcycle riding effort to raise awareness of polio around the world. Polio is nearly eradicated worldwide thanks to Rotary International's nearly $500-Million effort with the World Health Organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and others.

At the close, Eric Denio - yes, that #Denios, presented the Roseville Rotary FLUSHING POLIO OFF THE EARTH toilet. Club members have the option of buying a $20.00 "insurance policy" against having the toilet and sign placed in their yard, or pay a $25.00 "removal fee".

All proceeds of this fanciful and provocative effort will go toward Rotary's Polio Plus campaign. You are welcome to join us on this quest. And, thank you "Motorcycle Bob" for telling your story.

If you would like to visit our Club for one of our Lunch Events, message us on Facebook! We meet every Thursday from 12pm to 1:30 pm at Sierra View Country Club. Check this Website for updates on location each week.

LIKE US on Facebook and stay up to date with what we are doing!


RIDE ON MOTORCYCLE BOB! RIDE ON! 2017-02-17 08:00:00Z 0
WHEN: Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 5:00pm.

WHERE: The party will be hosted by the Rotary Club of Roseville at Mahany Sports Complex, 1545 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville, CA 95747
WHAT: The Rotary Club of Roseville invites community members of all ages to enjoy wonderful entertainment, exciting auction action, and fine seafood dining during the Club’s annual “Garbolino Seafood Dinner.” The Garbolino Seafood Dinner helps to support the Club’s many charitable activities throughout the year, including: the “Miles of Smiles” program, scholarships, Scout troops, Salvation Army, schools, hospitals, recreation centers, and camps; and Rotary’s “Polio Plus” program to eradicate polio worldwide. Event sponsorships are still available to regional businesses and individuals wishing to support the Rotary’s efforts.

Among the activities scheduled include a fantastic seafood dining experience, games, live auction, & silent auction. 
CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets and tickets for a friend who loves to support community service fundraisers!
CLICK ON THE FACEBOOK LINK to let your friends know you are attending, "LIKE" the event and SHARE it with everyone!

Get Your Tickets - ANNUAL SEAFOOD DINNER 2017-02-03 08:00:00Z 0
Rob Jensen, Roseville City Manager came to visit our club lunch event on Thursday, January 5, 2017. 
Rob Jensen was named Roseville City Manager effective January 1, 2016 by a unanimous vote of the Roseville City Council at its August 19, 2015 City Council meeting. "Rob is an outstanding leader who has developed strong relationships with the city staff, the community and the Council”, said Roseville Mayor Carol Garcia.
Being the CEO of the region’s only full-service city, the Roseville City Manager is responsible for a half-billion-dollar annual budget and overseeing 15 departments in various specialized industries as well as 1,200 employees.
Rob spoke to us about the state of the city, a little about where we have been and a look ahead at some very exciting things for Roseville. We live in an incredible city that is managed very well. Thank you Rob for visiting!

The Rotary Club of Roseville meets every Thursday from 12:00pm to 1:30pm at Sierra View Country Club, 105 Alta Vista Way, Roseville, CA 95678.

Message us for more information...

Roseville City Manager Rob Jensen Visits... 2017-01-06 00:00:00Z 0

Taro Arai, Owner and Sushi Master of Mikuni Sushi Restaurants came and spoke to our club at our Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 Lunch Event.

Taro shared the incredible history (all its ups and downs) and how Mikuni has become a Sacramento area STAPLE restaurant and also the reason he believes it has done so well. To find a Mikuni Sushi location visit .

For a Press Tribune article on Mikuni Sushi CLICK HERE.

THANK YOU TARO for sharing yourself, your family and your passion!

The Rotary Club of Roseville meets every Thursday from 12:00pm to 1:30pm at Sierra View Country Club, 105 Alta Vista Way, Roseville, CA 95678.

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Taro Arai from MIKUNI SUSHI Visits The Club! 2016-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Bob Deering, a Past District Governor for the Rotary District 5180, spoke to us at our Dec 1, 2016 Lunch Event
He shared a project that is very important that we as a Rotary district are focusing on.
Human Trafficking is right in our back yard. Here is some information to help us understand what we are up against as a country. 
"In the United States, the average entry to prostitution is 12-14 years old. Previously sexualized victims and runaways are high risk victims. Domestically, between 14,500 and 17,500 victims are trafficked into the United States annually. California has the highest volume of sex trafficking areas." Sacramento is among the highest areas in California.
Globally, this is what we currently face:
"Human trafficking is the second biggest issue in the World (only behind drug trafficking) according to the FBI. There are an estimated 20 million people enslaved globally, according to The International Labour Organization. Human trafficking is more than a $150 billion industry. According to Polaris, the Sacramento region is considered a hotbed for sex trafficking in the United States."
The Rotary Club of Roseville stands behind Bob and the team working on this project and we are ready to do what is necessary in order to put a dent in this growing issue in our area. 
The Rotary Club of Roseville meets every Thursday from 12:00pm to 1:30pm at Sierra View Country Club, 105 Alta Vista Way, Roseville, CA 95678. 
ROTARY and A Very Important Project 2016-12-07 00:00:00Z 0

U.S. Attorney Phillip Talbert from the Eastern California District came and spoke to our club!

Phillip A. Talbert became the Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California on May 1, 2016, after serving for four and one-half years as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney. The Eastern District spans about half of the state of California Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip Talbertand employs approximately 90 Assistant United States Attorneys in offices in Sacramento, Fresno and Bakersfield.

Since joining the office in 2002, Mr. Talbert has also served in the Narcotics and Violent Crime Unit in Sacramento where he prosecuted drug trafficking cases and served as the Chief of Appeals and Training, in which position he supervised the office’s appellate practice and trained incoming Criminal Division attorneys.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Talbert worked as a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C. where he prosecuted a variety of federal criminal cases.  Mr. Talbert was an Associate at the law firm of Stoel Rives LLP in Seattle, Washington, in the firm’s Litigation Department and White Collar Defense Practice Group, and an Associate Counsel and Assistant Counsel at the Office of Professional Responsibility of the U.S. Department of Justice where he investigated claims of prosecutorial misconduct and other allegations made against Department of Justice attorneys. 

Mr. Talbert also served as a law clerk to the Honorable David R. Thompson (deceased), Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  He received his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude in Economics, from Harvard University, his Masters of Economics from the University of Sydney, Australia, which he attended on a Rotary Foundation Scholarship, and his Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law, where he was the Chief Articles Editor on the UCLA Law Review.

Mr. Talbert lives in Davis with his wife of 32 years and their two children. 

Just another fantastic speaker to our club! 

We meet every Thursday from 12:00 to 1:30pm at the Sierra View Country Club located at 105 Alta Vista Way, Roseville, 95678.
Message us if you would like to attend!

US Attorney for the Eastern District of California @ the Rotary Club of Roseville 2016-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Boy Scouts of America representatives from local troops and packs came to visit the Rotary Club of Roseville to provide an update on the year and the impact in the lives of young men and boys. 
We are always blown away by the quality of these young men going through the levels of the Boy Scouts of America. 
We have supported the local BSA troops and packs for decades! It is an honor to be a small part of their lives as they grow and become men who will honor the Boy Scout Oath, promises and law.
"On my honor, I will do my best 
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; 
To help other people at all times; 
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight."
We Support Boy Scouts of America! 2016-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 19, 2016
Scott Alvord, a top candidate for the Roseville City Council and long-time Roseville resident, spoke to us on "Hacker-Proof" Passwords. 

We all need to heighten our level of security! Thank you Scott for helping us learn of a great opportunity to make our digital life even more secure!
We wish you all the best in the upcoming election for Roseville City Council!
To learn more about Scott Alvord, CLICK HERE


We meet every Thursday from 12:00 to 1:30pm at the Sierra View Country Club located at 105 Alta Vista Way, Roseville, 95678.

Scott Alvord Speaks to the Rotary Club of Roseville - 2016-10-20 00:00:00Z 0

On Thursday, October 13, 2016, Janet Nicholson of Nicholson Blown Glass in Auburn shared her and her husband's passion for the art of glass blowing. The Nicholsons have a glass blowing studio in Auburn and you can find out more about their work at

We meet every Thursday from 12:00 to 1:30pm at the Sierra View Country Club located at 105 Alta Vista Way, Roseville, 95678.

Nicholson Blown Glass Came for a Visit! 2016-10-13 00:00:00Z 0

Brian Moore, Past District Governor and Rotarian, visited our lunch event Thursday, October 6, 2016. His topic, "Wine Smarts".

Past District Governor Brian Moore began his hobby of wine appreciation in 1978. Being educated as a civil engineer, he had no formal training in enology or viticulture. He became interested in the art of winemaking after attending a meeting of the Sacramento Home Winemakers Association.

The club’s focus was to educate its members in not only making good wine but developing a knowledge of the various types of wine grapes and how to care for them. Brian saw this as an
opportunity to learn about a product that was chiefly produced in the areas surrounding Sacramento. He has now been a certified wine judge for the last 25 years.

Thank you Brian for offering your Smarts on Wine to our club!!!

We meet every Thursday from 12:00 to 1:30pm at the Sierra View Country Club located at 105 Alta Vista Way, Roseville, 95678.

Message us if you would like to attend!

"Wine Smarts" with Brian Moore! 2016-10-12 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Exchange | International Service | Warwick University 

Thursday's lunch event was jam packed with great content! Rotary Youth Exchange student Allie Schaeffner from Alleroed, Denmark greeted us and shared why she wanted to take the plunge and come to America for one year. 
She is a joy and a delight to host for the Rotary Club of Roseville! We believe in the up and coming generation and strive to develop solid leaders for tomorrow. 

Thank you Allie for sharing your heart with us and your year!
Ralph Felix, The Rotary Club of Roseville International Service Chairperson, unveiled the new Awards display for the club. He handcrafted this award display and it shows his dedication not only to international service and Rotary International, but his heart for our club! 
Thank you Ralph for giving us the medium to show what we have been recognized for. May many other awards follow, but not to show what we do, but the heart behind what we do.
Dr. Lou Vismara, the Executive Director of the University Development Foundation of Warwick (war-ick, the 2nd "w" is silent) University spoke to us about the Foundation's work and purpose as well as letting us know that the University of Warwick is still in early plans of coming to Roseville. 
Although he could not share much with us about the University's plans - due to the accreditation board - he shared with us the success of the flagship campus in the UK, about 100 miles north of London. 
"Lou" (that's what he asked to be called) was also interviewed by our very own Charlie Harrison - Membership Chair of the Rotary Club of Roseville. Lou shared how his passion for running has shaped his life and career and how his son, 23 year old Mark, has taught him about humility in a world that wants to celebrate work and accomplishments. 
Thank you Dr. Lou for sharing your afternoon with us and we look forward to a long and wonderful relationship with you and the University Development Foundation!
Rotary Club of Roseville 09.29.16 Lunch Event 2016-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
BARKtoberfest!  2016-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
Craig Hedrick, from Renaissance Executive Forums spoke to our club meeting on Thursday, September 1, 2016. 
He discussed the battle between Java City and Starbucks while he was CEO of Java City. He now works with Renaissance Executive Forums. 
Renaissance Executive Forums is an international company dedicated to helping top executives accelerate positive change in their businesses and in their lives. Our Process revolves around a proven concept, the peer advisory board process.
The advisory board process works by leveraging the collective experience and expertise of the Forum members to the benefit of the individual. It provides the participants with an ongoing education in business from advisors who have gained their knowledge and experience in the real world running their own businesses. These peers, who are running businesses just like you, provide a great sounding board to test ideas and concepts, review plans and goals, and present issues and opportunities for discussion.
The result is improved decision-making, new insight and direction, and peace of mind.
* Fresh ideas & new perspectives
* Improved decision making with reduced risk
* Enhanced leadership & management competencies
* Solutions to pressing issues
* Avoid "reinventing the wheel"
* Enhanced work satisfaction
* Personal & professional balance
* Sound exit strategy
* Personal efficiencies
We met at Old Town Pizza
Located at 120 Church Street in Historic Downtown Roseville
Executive Forums' Craig Hedrick - Java City vs. Starbucks 2016-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Thursday, August 25, 2016 was CLUB ASSEMBLY DAY! It is the day the entire club can be brought up to speed on all of the things we do, opportunities for service, events and fundraisers - plus lots of other great bits of information!
We like to have a lot of fun in between as well.  What is a meeting without some craziness and really bad jokes? 
So many things to look forward to!
If you would like to learn more about the Rotary Club of Roseville, we meet every Thursday from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. 
Please check us out on Facebook by clicking on the Facebook Logo below...
The Most INFORMATIVE Day of the Quarter! - CLUB ASSEMBLY DAY! 2016-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Kylee Mebust - our returning Rotary Youth Exchange Student - shared her adventures in Austria with us at our meeting on Thursday, August 18, 2016.
She is one of the brightest, delightful young women connected to our club! She kept all of us riveted to her story and renewed our love for giving students the opportunity to travel, learn, expand their horizons, open up their life to the world, and provides an experience that cannot be replaced!
At the end, Kylee shared a song she learned and sang in Austria for the Rotary District she was in with none other than President Ravi - Rotary International President for 2015-2016. 
Thank you for sharing your year and experiences with us Kylee! 
Returning RYE Student - Kylee Mebust - Shares Her Adventures! 2016-08-20 00:00:00Z 0

Sacramento veteran developer Larry Kelley - owner of Downtown Railyard - spoke to the Rotary Club of Roseville today. 

He shared with us the long-term development plans at the railyards in Sacramento. The current plans would potentially double the size of downtown Sacramento, including a potential new Kaiser Hospital and a professional soccer stadium. 
We are grateful for his visit and the open door into his company's plans for the great city of Sacramento and how it will impact the area even the city of Roseville. 
More information can be read about Larry Kelley in the article published in the Sacramento Business Journal written by Ben van der Meer and published on January 2, 2015 (Click the READ MORE... below). 
You too can hear speakers like Larry Kelley by visiting the Rotary Club of Roseville for lunch. See our club information to the left and contact us if you would like more information. 
Downtown Railyard Owner Larry Kelley... 2016-08-12 00:00:00Z 0

Dr. Bill Wittich was our speaker, Thursday, August 4, 2016. 

Among many other things, Bill encouraged us in the four keys to attraction... which are:

1. It benefits them (there must be a purpose for why someone would join Rotary - or any other non-profit, association or club membership)

2. Discover what the benefit of your organization is and OFFER it to them!

3. Understand people shop around - asking "what's in it for me?"

4. All prospective members have expectations - not only meet these expectations, exceed them.


Bill is a speaker, consultant, and author in the field of leadership, motivation, and nonprofit management. 

For the past twelve years, Bill and his wife Ann, have traveled an average of 250 days a year. Their speaking schedule has taken them to all corners of the United States and through much of Europe. 

His doctorate is from the University of Southern California where he continues to serve as a mentor to graduate students in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development.

Dr. Wittich has authored seven books in the association and non-profit field. To purchase his most recent, "Stop Recruiting, Start Attracting" on - CLICK HERE.

Pictured Left - Jose (Bobby) Huizar - New Member and Bill Wittich

Pictured Right - President Rob Baquera 2016-17 and Bill Wittich











The Rotary Club of Rosevile meets every Thursday at the Sierra View Country Club located at 105 Alta Vista Way in Roseville, CA 95678 - from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. 

You are invited to come see what we are all about! What you will find is a FUN club, that believes deeply in honoring those in our community above ourselves!


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At our lunch meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2016 - Sian Turner Crespo, from "Bike Like a Girl", shared her passion for bettering the lives of girls and women by teaching them the nuts and bolts of biking and helping them experience the joy and lifelong benefits of cycling. 

They spoke to us about including young women and girls in the world of cycling, encouraging them to build confidence they can use in their studies and future lives.

Keep spinning those wheels for the women and girls you meet and influence!

For more information and to see Sian's accomplishments, CLICK HERE.
LIKE them on Facebook by CLICKING HERE!
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DEBUNK  -  /dēˈbəNGk/

To reduce the inflated reputation of (someone), especially by ridicule
One of our favorite meetings of the year is the day we DEBUNK our most recent past president! This year, Past President Allen was dunked AND debunked on the same day!
Past President Allen was a great sport as we highlighted some of his more, shall we say, vulnerable moments. It was a great year and we are grateful for the time, effort, community service and the focus on strengthening our relationships Past President Allen Archuleta brought to our meetings, events and service days!
If you are interested in becoming a part of Rotary, CLICK HERE to go to our Facebook Page and send us a message!
The DUNKING and DEBUNKING of Past President Allen (2015-16) 2016-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
Otis Amey - former San Francisco 49er, and now leading the Sacramento area chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes - spoke to our club on Thursday, July 14, 2016. 
Amey spoke on "Destroying the Odds", bringing into his talk several ways all of us can have the most impact on those around us, whether in business or through community. The number one thing that drives his life is #Faith. Amey said, "faith not fear will take you farther than you can dream." 
You can find out more on FCA by clicking here.
You can connect with Otis Amey on LinkedIN by clicking here
OTIS AMEY Spoke to the Rotary Club of Roseville Dan Chrystal 2016-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
Big Day of Giving Donation Form Bill Bowen 2016-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Apr 24, 2016
We are so excited to be participating in the 2016 Big Day of Giving on May 3rd!  This is a 24-hour online fundraising event through out the Sacramento region that allows local nonprofits to coordinate their fundraising to have the highest possible impact with community members.  We will be posting throughout the day on May 3rd calling for donations and asking that you help us spread the word to your friends near and far about the good works our club has done through out the year.  These donations help us provide student scholarships, clothing and food to families in need, dental screening for local youth, and many, many more projects.  
It takes only a few seconds to give online, but your donation will have a major impact on the Roseville community.  Thank you!
Big Day of Giving! - May 3 Bill Bowen 2016-04-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Mar 14, 2016
The Rotary Club of Roseville was thrilled to host 10 local high school students for its annual Speech Contest.  The theme of this year's contest was Rotary International's call to "Be a Gift to the World."  We were honored to see our local students showing such polish, intelligence, and professionalism as they spoke on this topic in front of more than 100 Rotarians, family members, and friends.  Supporting local educational efforts is a great benefit of Rotary, and we are proud to have some small role in supporting these exceptional youth.
If you are interested in joining us, we meet for lunch on Thursdays at Sierra View Country Club.
Rotary Speech Contest Highlights Local Scholars Bill Bowen 2016-03-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Feb 22, 2016
February 23, 2016 marks the 111th birthday of Rotary International!  The Rotary Club of Roseville celebrates the history of this great organization, even as we plan for an even greater future in the years ahead.  If you've never heard of Rotary, we are a service organization that works locally and internationally on projects ranging from polio eradication to literacy, feeding the hungry to digging wells for communities that do not have access to clean water.  We welcome all members of our community who are interested in service to join us for lunch Thursdays at Sierra View Country Club in Roseville, California. Our meetings will give you a chance to learn more about your community with great speakers, like-minded citizens, and summaries of our ongoing projects.
We hope to see you soon!  
Celebrating 111 Years of Rotary! Bill Bowen 2016-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Jan 26, 2016
The 2016 Garbolino Seafood Dinner is over, and we need to thank everyone who participated to make this such a wonderful event!  The generosity of our Sponsors, Rotarians, and guests helped us to raise more than $40,000 to help The Rotary Club of Roseville with our service projects for the coming year.  This means that programs such as Miles of Smiles (dental screenings for local students), Book Buddies (literacy program with local third graders), End Polio Now, and the countless grants and scholarships we support can continue for another year!  
Thank you especially to Amanda Jansen (left above) who did a wonderful job coordinating and throwing this event.  We hope to see you next year!
Garbolino Seafood Dinner 2016! Bill Bowen 2016-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Dec 11, 2015
The Rotary Club of Roseville was happy to once again hold its holiday party at The Monk's Cellar in beautiful Downtown Roseville.  Tom and the staff went above and beyond by providing great food and drinks to our Rotarians.  President Allen, Ann Peterson, and many others made the night unforgettable with their finest ugly Christmas sweaters.  Thank you to everyone for a wonderful evening of fellowship.
Rotary Holiday Party Rocks Monk's Cellar Bill Bowen 2015-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Nov 29, 2015
It's time again for the best Seafood Dinner fundraiser in Placer County! Join us for a feast of Crab, Shrimp, Tri-Tip, Seafood Chowder and Caesar Salad. Your support of the Rotary Club of Roseville helps fund our Miles Of Smiles Dental Sealant Program; Scholarships; Safe & Sober Grad Nights; Holiday Baskets; Senior Services; Community Garden and more! You can buy tickets online HERE!
We are also still looking for Sponsors for this event, so please contact us if you are interested in helping us continue our service work in the community.  Thank you for your continued support!
Garbolino Seafood Dinner is Set for January 23, 2016! Bill Bowen 2015-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Nov 22, 2015
Mike Mecey (center back) and his wife Ginny (far right) have made it a regular holiday activity to provide extra turkeys for the local Salvation Army.  This year they decided to offer the Rotary Club of Roseville the opportunity to participate with them, in addition to the other food drives we already coordinate.  On short notice, Mike was able to arrange donations of cash and food totalling nearly $1,000.  The Salvation Army joined us for lunch this week to express their thanks in meeting almost all of their Thanksgiving food needs and to let us know that approximatley 400 people will be able to eat based on this donation.  
If you're interested in joining leaders in the Roseville community who aim to make a difference each and every day, just like Mike, then please join us for lunch Thursdays at noon.  We're dark for Thanksgiving this week, but we're always looking for people who support service.
Rotary Feeding Local Families Bill Bowen 2015-11-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Nov 12, 2015
The Rotary Club of Roseville is delighted that our very own Willy Duncan, President of Sierra College in Rocklin, was profiled by the Sacramento Business Journal for his work building partnerships between the college and the community.  The article highlights his work in developing shared spaces with local coworking space HackerLab and planning future development wiht the City of Roseville. We're proud to have him as a member and happy to see his pin in the picture.  
You can find the full article here.  
Rotarian Willy Duncan Profiled by Sacramento Business Journal Bill Bowen 2015-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Nov 09, 2015
This Saturday marked District 5180's red carpet celebration of the Rotary International Foundation.  More than 40 Rotarians from The Rotary Club of Roseville attended to support District Governor Glenn Fong (one of our own) and the crucial work the Foundation does around the globe.  Mistress of Ceremonies Jean Irwin-Hatfield kept the crowd on their toes, and Keynote Speaker Steven Solomon shared his personal journey from the recipient of a Rotary grant as a youth through his current work with the International Foundation.  
Thank you to everyone who devoted their energies to this wonderful evening.  We can hardly wait for next year!
The Rotary Club of Roseville Celebrates the District 5180 Foundation Dinner Bill Bowen 2015-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Oct 01, 2015
The Rotary Club of Roseville was proud to offer our support to the Hot Pink Fun Run on September 27, 2015 to raise funds for breast cancer research and to raise awareness of this disease in the local community.  Thank you to all of the participants, sponsors, and volunteers who helped make this a great event.
Rotary Supports the Hot Pink Fun Run 2015 Bill Bowen 2015-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Sep 14, 2015
Join the Rotary Club of Roseville in supporting the Placer SPCA at Barktoberfest October 4, 2015 at Maidu Park.  We will be pouring a wide variety of beers from local breweries and hosting several local food trucks.  This is a great event that is fun for adults and their well-behaved canines. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.
Barktoberfest is October 4th! Bill Bowen 2015-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Sep 09, 2015
The Rotary Club of Roseville is thrilled to announce the arrival of the world's newest and youngest Rotarian, Aria Elizabeth Archuleta, born on September 8th.  Both mother and child are doing well.  Congratulations to proud mom Karissa, President Allen, and big brother Ethan!
Welcome Aria Elizabeth Archuleta Bill Bowen 2015-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Jul 05, 2015
The Rotary Club of Roseville is proud to welcome the 2015-2016 Rotary Year under the leadership of Allen Archuleta (pictured above with his wife Karissa).  Allen has pledged to focus on vocational service, local projects, and new fellowship events through out his year.  He is calling on all Rotarians to "Collaborate for Change."  His pride in the Club, as a place for community leaders to meet and work together to build relationships that better the community, will surely shine through the coming year.  We cannot wait to see the change he has in store.
If you would like to learn more about Rotary and how we serve the community, join us for lunch on Thursdays at Sierra View Country Club in Roseville.
President Archuleta Rings in the New Rotary Year Bill Bowen 2015-07-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 29, 2015
The Rotary Club of Roseville is sponsoring a mobile blood drive in conjunction with our fireworks booth.  Please come out and donate blood at the Bloodmobile which will be parked at 1925 Douglas Blvd (the Target parking lot) on Thursday July 2nd from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.  It will be next to our TNT Fireworks booth.  If you would like to make an appointment you can go to and enter location code D115 or just drop on by and they will get you in.
Blood Drive! 2015-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Jun 16, 2015
The Rotary Club of Roseville celebrated the end of the school year with the Third Graders from Cirby Elementary last week at Royer Park.  More than 60 Rotarians and community volunteers came together as Book Buddies to promote literacy by buying books for local students and exchanging them with handwritten letters designed to encourage a love of reading.  The students were excited to share this pizza party and get a set of new books for reading over the summer.  This is the third year our club has participated in the Book Buddies program, and we are so happy to see it growing not only in our community, but spreading to other Rotary clubs in District 5180.  It is a fantastic way to mentor local youth and build future readers.
Book Buddies Ends the Year with a Party Bill Bowen 2015-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on May 06, 2015
The Rotary Club of Roseville was happy to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Sacramento area's Big Day of Giving, a 24-hour online fundraising event that raised $5.6 million in one day for 529 local nonprofits.  Thank you to the 48 donors who provided gifts of more than $2,000 to our club's service projects on this special day.  Matching funds will raise your donations to more than $2,800.  We are already looking forward to raising even more next year.
Thank You to Our Donors Bill Bowen 2015-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Big Day of Giving Donations Bill Bowen 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Apr 23, 2015
Were you a part of the BIG Day of Giving last year?  If so, you made history in our region by making a small but significant donation to the nonprofit sector which raised over $3M as a region and ranked #2 in the country on that national giving day! Well, this year the Rotary Club of Roseville is joining the Big Day of Giving and we want you back in a bigger way!  Our region’s collective goal for the nonprofit sector will be $5M in 24 hours from 25,000 donors for 500 nonprofits, and to end the day by being the 1st in the nation for most money raised on May 5th, this year’s national giving day!
Will you be a part of history again?  Please join our campaign and help us reach of our goal of $2,500 and 100 donors!  Tell your friends about our important work and to join you in helping to make a difference in your community.  In addition, we hope to gain additional dollars by competing for incentive prizes.  Stay tuned for more information from us about how you can help us earn additional prize money!
How can you give? On May 5th, starting at 12:00 am midnight, visit and make a gift as little as $25 to us or to any of the 500+ participating nonprofit organizations in our region. Also, share our message with your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers, sot that they can also donate to us.  Your donations will help support the many local projects we lead each year!
Big Day of Giving 2015 Bill Bowen 2015-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Apr 20, 2015
Just a reminder that our meeting this Thursday, April 23, 2015, will be happening at McCormick & Schmick's in The Fountains in Roseville.  Join us, as our speaker will be our own Rotarian Doug Wagemann discussing The Roseville Downtown Partnership.  The Partnership is a nonprofit organization made up of property owners and business people in Downtown Roseville, California who act to support local business and hold events to promote the Downtown area.  Join us for lunch and learn more about how Downtown Roseville is changing and growing.
Offsite Meeting This Week - April 23, 2015 Bill Bowen 2015-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Apr 14, 2015
The Rotary Club of Roseville is excited tob be joining the other 40 clubs of District 5180 from April 24 to 26 in Rohnert Park for the District Conference!  Any new Rotarians who have not been to a District conference should make sure that they attend.  It is a wonderful opportunity to meet Rotarians from other clubs, learn more about the work done locally and internationally by your fellow Rotarians, and enjoy fellowship outside of the traditional lunch meetings.  Act quickly before it is too late!
And don't forget that our very own Glenn Fong will be hosting the District Conference in Berkeley next year during his term as Governor.  We'll have to bring a large contingent of Rotarians to support Glenn and enjoy a fabulous weekend in the Bay Area.
District 5180 Conference April 24-26 Bill Bowen 2015-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Apr 09, 2015
Friday, May 29th
Vernon Street Town Square
311 Vernon Street
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
The Rotary Club of Roseville is proud to partner with the Placer SPCA for Woof, Wine & Dine on May 29, 2015.  Join us for food samples from fine dining restaurants, beer and wine tastings, raffles, live music, and the famous Rotary Muttini Bar!  The proceeds will support the work the SPCA does for local animals and the Muttini Bar will help to support our Rotary Club. 
Woof, Wine & Dine is May 29th Bill Bowen 2015-04-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Mar 09, 2015
February 28th came with a wild flurry of activity as the Rotary Club of Roseville held its annual Garbolino Seafood Dinner.  More than 400 people attended a wild, festive event with wonderful food and great fellowship.  This is our premiere fundraising event each year, and the community stepped forward to support us at a truly exceptional level.  Events such as this always look easy from the front of the house, so the Club wishes a special thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and energy to make it a wonderful night.  Whether you set up tables, arranged for sponsors, peeled shrimp, donated auction item, or swept the gym floor at the end of the night, Thank you!
The funds raised will support our community's schools, food bank, medical care, and other key social programs around the world. 
The Garbolino Seafood Dinner is in the Books! Bill Bowen 2015-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Feb 26, 2015
The Rotary Club of Roseville's Miles of Smiles event has been going strong for the last two months.  Each year, Rotarians help provide free dental education and screenings to elementary students through out the community.  Since the program began 13 years ago, thousands of students have been given free screenings and those with signs of early tooth decay have been provided free sealants to help protect against further erosion.  We have been lucky to have a strong dental community that has supported this program and volunteered to serve those students with the worst problems free of charge.  In the last several years, our Club has carried the entire expense of this program alone, as the County was forced to cut back on funding for childhood dental health.  Your support for this program and the others we bring to the community each year is a blessing.
Thank you!
Miles of Smiles Helps Local Students Bill Bowen 2015-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Feb 05, 2015
We are 1 day away from the Garbolino Seafood Dinner on February 28th!  There are two important updates for everyone who has postponed buying their tickets.  First, there are 6 (SIX) tickets that we have been notified can not be used and they are available for sale.  Use the link below to purchase and register.  Second, we have another great reason for you to join us for dinner: Kat Maudru has agreed to be this year's master of ceremonies!  Ms. Maudru has been a local radio star for years and goes above and beyond to support local nonprofits. 
For those of you who don't know, the Seafood Dinner is our largest fundraiser of the year and accounts for nearly 80% of the budget we have available for local service projects, including Miles of Smiles, the Community Garden, Book Buddies, Senior Assistance Day, the Senior Christmas Party, Shop with a Cop, Scholarships for local high school students, and many, many more. The food is always top notch, and you can count on Rotarians to have a good time.  Please join us and buy your tickets today! 
Rotarians, we are still looking for volunteers to help run the event!  Please click the link below and find a time you can help us either with set up, running the actual event, or clean up.  If you know anyone in the community who is interested in buying tickets, they can click here to get their tickets.  We also have opportunities to buy sponsorships and to donate auction items at the link below.  Thank you so much for your continued support!
Garbolino Seafood Dinner 2015 (UPDATED!) Bill Bowen 2015-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bowen on Jan 31, 2015
One of our favorite programs over the last several years has been the Rotary Youth Exchange ("RYE").  Pictured above we have our current RYE student Allison from Peru (right, wearing the lovely coat covered in pins) and Kylee (left), the local student we are sending to Austria next year.  Rotary International give more than 8,000 student between the age of 15-19 the opportunity to travel abroad anywhere ro a few weeks to a full year as an international student.  Local clubs host the students and provide stipends and money for excursions.  The student is generally responsible for their airfare, insurance, travel documents, and any extra spending money.  Allison will be completing her time with us in the Spring, and she has been a delight to host. 
If you have a student who is interested in being an international student, please apply!  The process can be lengthy, so we recommend you apply more than 6 months before you plan to leave.
Rotary Youth Exchange Bill Bowen 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Dec 14, 2014
Our very own Carol Garcia was sworn in by The Red Rocker himself, Sammy Hagar, as the Mayor of Roseville, California.  Carol has been a tireless supporter of our community for years, both through Rotary and her other service projects, including her tireless work to support breast cancer research.  We are proud to say that she has been a member of our Club since 1995 and served as our Club President in 2001-2002. The City has posted a lovely video of the event.  If you want to watch Carol's portion, you can jump to the eleven minute mark.  
Now, if we can only get Mr. Hagar to join the club...
Rotarian Carol Garcia Sworn in as Roseville Mayor William Bowen 2014-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Dec 02, 2014

Join us for lunch on Thursday, December 4, 2014 as the Rotary Club of Roseville welcomes guest speaker Senator Jim Nielsen.  Elected to the State Senate in January 2013, Senator Nielsen proudly represents the citizens of Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity and Yuba counties. He serves as a member of the Senate Committees on Budget, Health, Insurance and Veterans Affairs.  A successful farmer and rancher, Senator Jim Nielsen grew up on a small farm in the San Joaquin Valley and graduated from Fresno State with a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Business. After college, Jim worked as a ranch foreman and operated the family cattle, field and row-crop ranch. He later founded a company that utilized rice hulls and rice straw for fuel.
Lunch will be at Sierra View Country Club in Roseville, California at noon. We hope that you will join us.  
Lunch with Senator Jim Nielsen William Bowen 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Nov 19, 2014



The Rotary Club of Roseville was thrilled to welcome back two of our past members, Sonya Aitchison and Roxanne Snyder, as they talked about the service work they have done in Haiti in recent years.  They recently completed a trip to that country to help Mission of Hope, a Christian nonprofit that works to house, feed, teach, and provide medical assistance to the citizens of one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere.  Their statistics regarding infant mortality and poverty were staggering, and their photographs showed how the landscape has been transformed by earthquakes and storms into a harsh world where more than 54% f the country lives in extreme poverty (less than $1.00 a day).

This was a stirring reminder of why Rotary International and our club stress the ideals of service around the world.  If you are interested in supporting this mission (either with your time or financial support), you can find more information at or make a donation with the following steps:


1. Navigate to
2. Click DONATE TODAY, at the top of the landing page.
3. Select "Blue to Block" from the program drop down menu.
3. Enter gift amount
4. Enter "Mission Sistahs MOH Haiti" in the additional information box
5. Proceed with entering all billing information. 
6. Click "Next" & confirm your gift! 
Learning About 'Mission of Hope' in Haiti William Bowen 2014-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kayla Nguyen-Dringenberg on Nov 13, 2014




The Rotary District 5180 Foundation Dinner was held at the Double Tree on November 1, 2014. There were 413 people in attendance and 34 of those were from our Rotary of Roseville Club. Special thanks to Dave and Kathy Clemens, the registrars, for organizing a fantastic event to honor our generous Rotarians for all that they have given to Rotary. Our district governor, Fred Teichert, lead the event and recognized the 40 clubs in our district in the following categories: Paul Harris Society, EREY (Every Rotarian Every Year), Major Donors, and the Bequest Society.  From our club, the following awards were given:

EREY: Rotary of Roseville

Paul Harris Society Members: Stephen Bender, David Fiddyment, Glenn Fong, Brian Gladden and Mike Reinero

Bequest Society: Jack Arney, Brian & Kim Gladden, Roxanne Snyder

Major Donors: Fred & Judy Croy, Mike & Leigh-Ann Reinero, Robert & Elaine Van Overbeek

Foundation Dinner 2014 Kayla Nguyen-Dringenberg 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Nov 06, 2014


The Rotary Club was proud to honor those Rotarians who have served our nation in the armed forces as part of our annual Veteran's Day program.  John Smith did a wonderful job saluting the experiences our members had serving our country in times of war and peace.  Only some of the honored Rotarians are pictured above, but please join us in saluting those who have given so much for our freedom in the coming days.  While Rotary is an institution devoted to peace as one of its central tenets, we recognize the bravery of the men and women who serve our country.

Saluting Our Veterans William Bowen 2014-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Oct 27, 2014


One of the best parts of engaging with Rotary is the fact that it can involve the entire family.  The Rotary Club of Roseville loves involving children, spouses, grandparents, friends, and extended family members in our community service projects.  Rotarian Erich Brashears (pictured above with his daughter) enjoys involving his family in projects such as our community garden.  "Rotary, as an organization, is dedicated to community service and giving back," Erich said.  "But it's also the perfect platform for teaching moments and invaluable family time." Our club works to involve the entire family through literacy projects, blood drives, fund raisers, food drives, and social events through out the year.  We believe having kids shouldn't mean you can't be a Rotarian or get involved in the community.  Join us for lunch!

Raising the Next Generation of Rotarians William Bowen 2014-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Book Buddies Begins Kayla Nguyen-Dringenberg 2014-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kayla Nguyen-Dringenberg on Sep 29, 2014

As many of you Rotarians know, we occasionally meet at Bill McAnally's Napa Auto Shop when the Sierra View Club is full. But did you know that he doesn't charge us for use of his showroom? He also donates his facility to other nonprofit organizations such as the Roseville Fire Department, youth football teams, and the Roseville Swing Band. Not only is Bill generous with his facility, he also does a lot for our community. Last year he helped raise $20,000 for the Placer Breast Cancer Endowment. For the past several years, he has organized the largest single day event in Placer County, the NASCAR race at the Roseville All American Speedway. The proceeds from this event go towards breast cancer awareness as well as helping the Boys Scouts, Red Cross, 4H, FFA, and youth programs. This year the race will be held on Saturday October 11 at 4pm. Please consider coming to this event to have a great time and to show your support to someone who has helped our Rotary and community.



Thank You Bill McAnally! Kayla Nguyen-Dringenberg 2014-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Sep 22, 2014


The Rotary Club of Roseville is happy to join the Placer County SPCA in its annual Barktoberfest!  We are helping to sell tickets to the Fun Run/Walk and hosting a Brewfest at Maidu Park.  You can buy tickets to the Fun Run/Walk here.  If you are interested in buying tickets for the Brewfest and trying beers from local craft brewers, email Marvin Reece at

Barktoberfest October 5th! William Bowen 2014-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amanda Jansen on Sep 09, 2014


If you have been looking for a way to give back to your community but aren’t able to commit full time to an organization, this may be the thing for you.  The Rotary Club of Roseville completes many projects throughout the year in the community and from time to time we are in need of extra hands.  In addition to service projects, we also run several fundraisers so that we can fund our local projects as well as distribute grants to people in our community and partner with Rotary Clubs around the world for international projects.  Some of those projects and grant recipients are as follows:

  • Adopt-A-Senior – Projects around the home are performed by volunteers for local seniors with limited mobility and resources
  • Shop-With-A-Cop – In conjunction with the Roseville Police Department, local officers and volunteers shop with at risk children for school clothes, shoes & supplies
  • Miles of Smiles – In conjunction with local dental professionals, no cost dental sealants are provided to local elementary school children without dental care
  • Book Buddies – An adult is paired with a third grader at a local school and over the course of the school year books and letters are exchanged to foster a love of reading
  • Grants to The Lighthouse, Placer SPCA, The Gathering Inn and Placer County Veterans
  • Scholarships to local High School Students
  • Installation of water fountains at six schools in Cucuta, Columbia

If you would like to receive an email when the need for extra hands arises, please send an email with your contact information to Amanda Jansen at and we will add you to our Community Corps mailing list.  At that time, you can decide if the project fits with your schedule and interests and participate or pass until another opportunity arises.

Volunteers Needed, Being a Rotarian NOT Required Amanda Jansen 2014-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Sep 08, 2014


As Summer transitions into Fall, the Rotary Club of Roseville is happy to share that the community garden which provides fresh produce to the Placer Food Bank has been enjoying a great harvest.  We've had dozens of volunteers picking beans, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants over the last several weeks.  Reducing our water usage has cut back our production somewhat, but we're still providing necessary vegetables to those in the community who need them the most.  We are still calling for volunteers to join us on Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 10:00 a.m.  The more volunteers who come to help, the quicker the bounty is picked, so don't come too late!

Rotary Club of Roseville's Community Garden Harvest William Bowen 2014-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Aug 27, 2014

The Rotary Club of Roseville's Public Relations Team jumped into the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that is sweeping social media this week.  Take the challenge with us, donate to support ALS research, and together we can help those who suffer from this incurable disease.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. 

The Rotary Club of Roseville Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge William Bowen 2014-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Warm Welcome for Allison Kayla Nguyen-Dringenberg 2014-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Aug 07, 2014


We were thrilled to welcome three Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) camp graduates and students from Woodcreek High School in Roseville, California at last week's meeting.  These young gentlemen spoke very eloquently regarding the physical, social, and emotional challenges they faced and the lessons they learned regarding leadership as part of the week-long camp experience.  Their descriptions of confronting their fears and sharing those fears with others was a testament to the power of the camp and ways in which community can be built from shared experiences.  Our club has enjoyed sending multiple campers over the years, and we enjoy watching them blossom into leaders in the community.  If you know a high school junior in the Roseville area who would benefit from attending such a leadership program, please let us know. 

RYLA Students Visit Rotary Club of Roseville William Bowen 2014-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Jul 16, 2014


Rotarian Gopal Kapur (pictured second from the left) was pleased to announce the continued success of the scholarship program that our club helps to fund in India amongst disadvantaged youth who would otherwise be unable to afford school.  In the last three years, almost $9,000 has been donated to 15 students to attend high school, college and university.  These funds have helped to pay for school fees, supplies, transportation, books, tutoring, and other essential services that have proved vital to giving these young people control of their own destinies.

Gopal has been a vital force behind many of our International projects, and he has worked steadfastly to help young people from many different backgrounds around the world and in our local community. .If you would like to support similar projects overseas and in the Roseville area, please join us for lunch.

The Rotary Club of Roseville Celebrates Indian Scholarship Program William Bowen 2014-07-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Jul 09, 2014


The Rotary Club of Roseville is proud to announce another International Service Project that should be completed this year.  Above is a photograph of one of the water fountains currently being installed in elementary schools in Cucuta, Colombia under a Rotary International Matching Grant. A total of fourteen water fountains, providing safe filtered drinking water, will be installed in six schools in the Cucuta area.  These schools serve approximately 2500 students, who have not been able to enjoy clean reliable water sources in the past.

The Rotary Club of Roseville, under the guidance of International Service Director Ralph Felix, is committed to providing international assistance to projects and programs throughout the world.  If you know of any projects we could help with, please feel free to contact us.  We hope to report that this project has been completed by December.

Water Project in Columbia William Bowen 2014-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Jun 30, 2014


July marks the beginning of a new Rotary Year, and our club was proud to mark the occasion with a festive and lively Installation Dinner at Sierra View Country Club.  President Megan passed the ceremonial tiara to incoming President Scott, and a new Board of Directors was installed for the upcoming year.  We are eager to serve the community and push forward Rotary International's goals of service above self.  

Rotary Club of Roseville Welcomes the new Rotary Year! William Bowen 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Jun 11, 2014


The end of the school year means that the Rotary Club of Roseville must bid adieu to another RYE ("Rotary Youth Exchange") student.  We have been proud to host Sea from Thailand for the last school year.  Val Mebust, who helps run our RYE program, and Sea shared memories of her time in California and the things that she liked most about her stay.  It was a delight to hear her speaking about her travels, adventures, new friends, and the large amounts of good food she enjoyed.  It was always a pleasure to see her at our meetings, and we hope that she will keep in touch for years to come.

If you are interested in hosting an RYE student, please let us know.  It is an experience that can enrich your life immeasurably.

Farewell to Our Rotary Youth Exchange Student (We'll miss you Sea!) William Bowen 2014-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on May 18, 2014


This Thursday, May 22nd, the Rotary Club of Roseville, California will be dedicating its usual lunch to a commemoration of World Hunger Day (officially May 28th).  As part of the Miss1 Program, we are calling on the community to address this need that affects to many.  All Rotarians will be asked to forego one meal to recognize the members of the community who do not have access to regular food supplies and must go hungry.  Rotarian Alan Osterstock will be speaking to us about the impact hunger and the want of consistent food sources is impacting our community.  We are honored that in generous partnership from Sierra View Country Club the cost savings from missing this meal will be donated to the Placer Food Bank, so that others may have the food they so desperately need.

Think of how hunger has affected your life and how you can help those in your community.  Even small donations can feed dozens of people.

Miss1 Program to Honor World Hunger Day William Bowen 2014-05-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on May 12, 2014


As the Rotary 2013-2014 year draws to a close, the Rotary Club of Roseville is planning to finish the second year of its successful Book Buddies program. Book Buddies pairs Rotarians with local third graders at Cirby Elementary School in Roseville, California.  The Rotarians buy books for their Buddies and send them to their teacher along with letters detailing what the Rotarian enjoyed about the book.  The students then write letters to the Rotarians about the books and their lives.  The program is designed to encourage literacy through sharing the joy of reading with an adult who is not a teacher or parent.  After two years, it is clear that this is a program that is deeply enjoyable to students and Rotarians alike.

As we prepare for the coming Rotary year, what are literacy projects you would like to see in the community?  How can Rotary best serve the educational needs of all children in the Roseville area?  If you have any ideas for new projects, please feel free to comment on our Facebook page.

Rotary Book Buddy Program Prepares to End Second Year William Bowen 2014-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Apr 22, 2014

On March 30, 2014, District 5180 was thrilled to welcome Rotary International President Ron Burton for a special dinner in Sacramento last month.  The Rotary Club of Roseville was happy to send more than a dozen members to hear President Burton discuss the challenges and successes of the last year.  Our own President Megan and Andres Ordaz were able to meet with President Burton personally and snapped this selfie.  

* Please note that this may have set off the recent trend of people attempting to take selfies with President Obama, the Pope, etc.


Rotary International President Rob Burton Visits District 5180 William Bowen 2014-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Apr 13, 2014

You may have noticed the warm weather over the last few days.  It can only mean one thing.  Spring is here, and we need volunteers to join us on Saturday mornings to care for our community garden.  We've already laid the irrigation system and begun planting, so we need every able-bodied member of the community to join us to put up fences, weed, and continue caring for the plants through the summer.  If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact us at our Facebook page or contact Belinda at Placer Food Bank at 916-783-0481 or

Remember that last year we were able to harvest more than 2,100 pounds of fresh produce for the neediest residents of Placer County.  This year, we would like to grow even more.  Hunger affects far too many people in our community, and we look forward to seeing you helping in the field this year.

The Community Garden Is Looking for Volunteers William Bowen 2014-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Mar 01, 2014

Thank you to all of our volunteers, guests, and sponsors for making the 2014 Garbolino Seafood Dinner such a great success!  This event funds all of our programs for the year, including dental screenings for local students through Miles of Smiles, encouraging literacy through Book Buddies, providing fresh vegetables to the Placer County Food Bank with the Community Garden, and so much more.  And below, you'll find a video of our own President Megan winning the Cupcake Game!  We look forward to seeing you next year.


Garbolino Seafood Dinner 2014 William Bowen 2014-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Feb 20, 2014

Our very own Rotarian of the Year, Gopal Kapur, has done so much for our local community with his Bag of Life program.  Fox40 News recently did a story about how he has worked to make delicious, nutritious food available to those who most need it most through the Placer County Food Bank.  We are so proud of his work and happy to continue working with him and the Placer County Food Bank on this and other programs.

If you are interested in helping to feed the community with this program, you can find more information at Bag of Life.

Rotarian Gopal Kapur's Bag of Life Program Changes Lives! William Bowen 2014-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Jan 30, 2014



One of the most popular and successful programs we sponsored in 2013, the Community Garden, is coming under threat from our recent drought.  Through the efforts of the Rotary Club of Roseville, local volunteers, and the generous donations of local farmer Tosh Kurotomi of Otow Orchards, the Placer County Food Bank received more than 2,000 pounds of fresh, locally grown produce to distribute to those who most desperately need food in our community. 


The Roseville & Granite Bay Press Tribune is now reporting (here) that if rainless conditions continue, the San Juan Water District my be forced to enact a Stage 5 water emergency, banning all outdoor water irrigation for residents and farmers alike.  Water rates could also spike if the drought were to continue. This could mean the end of the Community Garden and huge losses for the Kurotomi family.  We remain committed to helping the local community, and our own Rita Gordon had hoped to increase our productivity to 3,000.  Please join us in wishing/praying/dancing for rain in the coming weeks so that this wonderful project can continue.  

Drought Has Consequences for the Entire Community William Bowen 2014-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Dec 10, 2013

We were thrilled to see past Governor Bob Deering sharing the stage with out own Debbie Milios recently on Channel 10 to discuss Rotary's focus on local literacy projects.  Book Buddies has been an exciting project for the Rotary Club of Roseville, California, and Debbie is a pioneer in spearheading these efforts.  If you want to know why you should be a Rotarian, you should see the faces of children so excited to be receiving their own books and having a mentor writing them letters to encourage more reading.

Roseville Rotary Club's Literacy Project Makes Local News! William Bowen 2013-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Dec 04, 2013

Please join us in celebrating a long tradition of girls basketball next week at Oakmont High School December 12th-14th.  The Oakmont HS team will be hosting other girls teams from local schools in a tournament that has been proudly sponsored by the Rotary Club of Roseville since 1973.  John Piches (pictured above) first brought up the idea of establishing a tournament for local girls basketball teams, and served as the announcer for each game for 40 years.  Although John passed this last April, the tournament will continue and past President Jack Arney has agreed to take on announcer duties.



Roseville Rotary Oakmont Girls Basketball Tournament William Bowen 2013-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Nov 19, 2013

On November 16, 2013, Kathy Clemens and Brian Gladden presented the Oakmont Interact Club with a check for $500 from the Rotary Club of Roseville.  These are funds to help them start their own service projects in the local community.  Our Club is also sponsoring one of the Oakmont members, Georgia Sherman, as our Rotary Youth Exchange student for next year. These are an incredible group of high school students making a difference locally and globally. Brian even took his 2 young girls to the meeting to see how local teenagers are learning to make a difference. 


Oakmont Interact Club Brings Rotary Service to the Younger Generation William Bowen 2013-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Nov 16, 2013

The Rotary Club of Roseville raised over 3100 cans for the Salvation Army, the Adelante Interact Club, and other local groups last week! As part of our ongoing sports rivalry, a wager was made within the Club between Dodgers fans and Giants fans as to who would gather the most cans.  Last year, the Giants easily won this competition and forced the Dodgers' team leaders to dress in Giants' gear. 

This year, the small Dodgers contingency of 10 fans out-dueled the 90 Giants fans in our club by a can count of 2312 to 816. The Dodgers fans put their money and efforts where their mouths are, and we can't wait to see how the Giants' fans will fare wearing Dodger Blue.  This event will feed a lot of hungry people in Roseville. We want to express a huge thank you to the Grocery Outlet on Harding for donating 450 cans to match our purchase.  

Rotary Club of Roseville Gathers Canned Goods William Bowen 2013-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Nov 12, 2013

The Rotary Club of Roseville was thrilled to celebrate Veteran's Day on November 7, 2013 with a program led by our own John Smith.  John used "historic" photos to talk about the service records of our club members, so that we could know about how our fellow Rotarians served their country.

Veteran's Day Program William Bowen 2013-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
Building Houses in El Salvador William Bowen 2013-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Oct 14, 2013

District Governor Bill Short stopped by the Rotary Club of Roseville last week to discuss the state of Rotary International and District 5150.  We were delighted that he presented a special "Energizer" award to our own Kathy Clemens for her work over the last several years.  


District Governor Bill Short Honors Kathy Clemens as "Energizer" William Bowen 2013-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Oct 08, 2013


Ruth Burgess and Michael Reinero present a history of Miles of Smiles, one of our Club's signature programs.

Miles of Smiles William Bowen 2013-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Sep 30, 2013

Our first summer hosting a community Garden has been a great success!  Rita Gordon shares the story of this wonderful service project.

Our Community Garden William Bowen 2013-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Bowen on Aug 13, 2013


As the Rotary Club of Roseville prepares for a second year of Book Buddies, Debbie Milios tells us about promoting literacy through the Book Buddies program with third graders at Cirby Elementary.

Book Buddies William Bowen 2013-08-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allen Archuleta on Oct 30, 2012

BloodSource is providing assistance to help East Coast blood centers unable to collect blood due to power outages, flooding, and transportation issues. We anticipate they will continue to need additional support for several weeks.  

Especially needed at this time are:

    • Platelet donations of all blood types
    • Type O- donors for red blood cells
    • Men with Type AB blood type for plasma donation

To make your appointment please visit or call 866.822.5663. Be a part of the Rotary Challenge and help wherever there is a need.

Special Request From BloodSource Allen Archuleta 2012-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allen Archuleta on Jul 24, 2012

BagOfLife Nutrition for Everyone

District 5180 Strategic Alliance Project

By Gopal Kapur

Rotary Club of Roseville

According to the March 2012 issue of the Rotarian magazine, one in six Americans face hunger. During any given month, millions of families will be out of food and forced to miss meals.

Hunger in America! Not acceptable.

Another problem is that the most convenient and most advertised foods are not nourishing; they promote obesity. Add to this the massive quantities of processed foods distributed to the people in need, we have an avalanche of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heartdisease.

Bag of Life Article Allen Archuleta 2012-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allen Archuleta on Apr 09, 2012
The Rotary Club of Roseville received the Rotary International Changemaker Award for 2012 at Rotary International convention in Bangkok, Thailand on May 9th, 2012. Only three Rotary Clubs were selected from a pool of over 5,000 Clubs around the world who met the eligibility requirements to receive this award.

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