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Come support our service work for former foster youth attending Sierra College, Loomis Basin Charter School, and numerous small projects in Loomis. And have fun doing it! Great food, great prizes, great fellowship!

Men and women are welcome - you don't have to know how to play - it is really easy to learn!

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Save the Date!  Join us in our district’s efforts to combat human trafficking by attending our press conference to launch the public awareness campaign “The Ugly Truth” on Tuesday, July 17th, 10:30 am, on the west steps of the State Capitol. 
Assistant Governor Brian Gladden will kick off the press conference discussing Rotary’s involvement through spearheading and funding this project.  Other speakers tentatively include the District Attorney, Sac Police Chief Dan Hahn, Assemblyman Rob Bonta (author of AB 1227), Ashlie Bryant (3Strands Global) as well as a survivor of human trafficking.  We are also inviting our allies and partners in this fight to attend – community organizations, law enforcement, government agencies and others working against human trafficking in our area. 
Please plan to attend and show the community how Rotary leads the way to make a difference in our area!
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Weekly Meeting Notice - Tuesday, June 5th 2018-06-01 07:00:00Z 0
We will be meeting at Lorenzo's tomorrow night at 5:30 pm.  This meeting will be a club business meeting and board meeting combined.  You are more than welcome to come sit in on this meeting and we encourage our community to bring their ideas to the table to help our club move forward in servicing the community locally and globally. 
If you have any questions, please let me know via email or phone (you can text as well)  530/308-3804
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Weekly Meeting Notice - Tuesday, April 24th. We will not be meeting at Lorenzo's tomorrow night. We will, however, be meeting on Tuesday, May 1st at 5:30 where our speaker will be Senator Tom McClintock. Please join us then!
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Do you have a volunteer's heart? This video about Feed My Starving Children is just one community service project the Rotary Club of Loomis Sunset is involved in. Yes, that's me being interviewed! We would love for you to be a part of this amazing service organization to help our local community as well as our global communities! We meet at Lorenzo's Mexican Restaurant on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. You can check out our Facebook page or Loomisrotary.org for specific meeting details and a list of speakers, as well as, seeing what we are all about.
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Loomis Sunset Rotary Annual Dorm Room Surprise for Sierra Colleges Guardian Scholars Program Linda Williams 2017-08-28 07:00:00Z 0
The following things are happening in our Rotary Club for the months of April and May.  Unless otherwise noted, our meetings will be held at Black Vinyl on Granite Drive in Rocklin from 5:30 - 6:45 pm.
Saturday, April 1 - District Assembly to be held at Natomas High School from 7:45 - 1:30 pm (ish)
Tuesday, April 4th - our speaker will be Elaine Whitefeather - her subject is peace within our community
Tuesday, April 11th - this will be a fund raising planning meeting and other club business
Tuesday, April 18th - we will not be having a meeting on this day.
Thursday, April 20th - we will be hosting a booth at the Business Showcase Mixer to be held at Horton Iris Farm, 7550 King Road, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  This will be the club's meeting for the week.
Tuesday, April 25 - our speaker will be Allen Hill who will speaking to the club about the Boy Scouts of America
Friday - Sunday, May 5-7th - District Conference
Saturday, May 13th - the President Elect's Board Retreat and Social
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Our Rotary Club had the privilege of furnishing and decorating two dorm rooms (a total of four beds) for the Sierra College Guardianship Program!  It was so much fun shopping for bedding, necessities, and decorations for these dorm rooms!  These dorm rooms were furnished from funds from our Golf Tournament held in May 2016 and the proceeds from our Happy/Sad bucks! 
Check out these photos of this event!
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The Rotary Club of Loomis Sunset is proud to announce that our 4th Annual Golf Tournament is ready to go! Our club members have worked tirelessly to make sure this Annual event will be all the players expect and more. However, without our incredible “Sponsors” this event would not be possible.

Rotary Club of Loomis Sunset would like to Thank:

Vango Girl Paint Parties
California Carpets
Techno Fit, LLC
Annette Wise & Carrie Pronesti
Maita Auto Group
Point Equity Residential Lend 
Nationwide Insurance
MCI-McCuen Construction
RC Boden Insurance
Alfano Real Estate
Ocean Shore Printing
Active Treatment Systems
Parts Mike/Predator

A very special Thank You to LBB-Loomis Basin Brewery, Kenny-you and your staff always bend over backwards to accommodate our club meetings and have never turned us away for any service project our club has brought to the table. Thank you so much for partnering with us as our Golf Hat sponsor and Beer provider, we will wear our hats proudly on the links!

A Great BIG Thank you to "The Sandwich Shop" for making sure all of our golfers will hit the course fully stocked and ready to rock with all our nutritional needs!

We also want to give a BIG shout out to Pronesti Companies for the Bloody Mary/Mimosa Bar!

Turkey Creek will be forever changed...Fore!!

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Look at these amazing raffle prizes! A port basket full of goodies: two bottles of port, chocolates, and a fun picnic basket. And this "Fun in the Sun" prize: a blanket, beach towels, wine, beer, blow up pool loungers, plates, wine glasses, beer glasses, and more - all in this cooler! Want to win one of these? Come to our golf tournament - May 12th at Turkey Creek. Don't golf? That's okay - dinner is $35 and that's when we will be raffling off these two prizes along with many, many more. We are also doing a silent auction for 4 giants tickets (with parking pass) in the "Club" section behind home plate! A condo in Windsor and a condo at Angels Camp (close to Murphys and wine tasting). Any questions, call Carrie - 530/308-3804!
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Come join us for our annual Golf Tournament on May 12th!  Enjoy a day of golf which includes lunch and dinner.  Come see what we have planned from our hole sponsors (if you remember last year - you know we had some fun on Hole 10 for sure).  Great raffle prizes too. 
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Think Rotary is a little stuffy group of old folks? Think again! The Rotary Club of Loomis Sunset is anything but stuffy or old. Case in point - we meet at one of the leading craft breweries in our area - Loomis Basin Brewery. How urban can you get? Come join us and see what we are all about. Yes we are a community service organization - but this club knows how to have a lot of fun! We meet on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm. Come be our guest!
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Every year the outgoing president recognizes a Rotarian who exemplifies "Service Above Self."  This year our President, Dan Palmer, recognized a member of our club who has shown what it is to be a true Rotarian.  As our Sergeant of Arms, Joe, sets up our meetings - making sure all our supplies are readily available, signs are hung on the walls, and we are prepared.  He also leads us each and every week in the Pledge of Allegiance and makes sure we participate in Split the Pot and our Happy/Sad bucks.  There have been very few meetings that Joe has missed for his occasional family commitment or his occasional vacation - either one, he always comes back with great stories.

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Congratulations Joe!  Well deserved!


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Service Above Self, our 4-Way test, international projects = an opportunity to hear our upcoming speaker this Tuesday as she shares with us her passion and dedication to Families for Humanity.  Amber Farman will be our speaker and she will be brining us information on her upcoming Guatemala project.  Her organization visits orphanages and schools and brings needed school supplies to these children in need.  Why is this so important to our Rotary Club?  It's important because we are looking into working closely with Amber and her organization to partner with them as our international project.  We are exploring the opportunity to visit Guatemala with our Interact members. 


So please make sure you are able to attend this important Rotary meeting. 



May 26th Meeting Carrie Pronesti 0
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The Rotary Club of Loomis Sunset will be holding it's annual golf tournament on Thursday, May 14th.  Please start contacting your co-workers, business associates, friends, and family and get them signed up for this event.  We will be having some great prizes and great food, as well as a lot of fun social time. 


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We had another fun time with our seniors on Tuesday!  Here are some pictures from the event.  Thanks to our Interact Club for coming out and serving our seniors!  A special thanks to Walt who stepped in to bake our hams (they were delicious).  And thanks to all our members who were there to support this event.


March Senior Lunch Carrie Pronesti 0
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Tomorrow night (March 17th) will be our social at El Pizzaiolo.  This is the new pizza place next to Subway on Taylor Road and Horseshoe Bar Road.  You get to order any type of pizza you want - so if you are a vegetarian - there's something for you!  If you are meat lover - there's something for you.  If you like traditional or more gourmet - there's something for you.  So hope to see you all there!

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Until further notice, our club will be meeting at the Leo's Bar and Grille (formerly Cattle Barons) at Penryn Road and Highway 80

3129 Penryn Rd, Penryn, CA 95663.



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We had a great Christmas party this year - take a look...


Check out our Christmas Album on this website for more pictures.

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On Tuesday, September 16th, Rags Murtagh will entertain our club with his music.  He has performed with Arlo Guthrie and Bonnie Raitt - just to name a couple.Image

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Patricia will talk about her children's book, Plastic Ahoy, Tuesday, September 9th.


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ImageKevin Smith-Fagan from KVIE spoke to the club about literacy in our community.  He also shared about the great PBS programming on KVIE.  If you haven't checked out PBS programming since your kids were watching Sesame Street, check out their line-up.  They have some great shows! 


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Here are some pictures from Gary's Demotion Dinner.  Gary pinned our new President - Dan Palmer.  George Pronesti - our President-Elect was also pinned this night.   Carrie Pronesti received Rotarian of the Year.  Many more of our valued members were recognized this night as well.


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The attached is a video Bob Deering put together to celebrate the woman of Rotary.  Carrie P., Anna L. and Kim S. are featured in this video.  Good job to all our Rotarian Women.



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We had a great time at Rotary Day at the River Cats on Sunday!



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On April 15th, we held our Annual Golf Tournament!  It was a great success!  Thanks to all our Rotartians who helped make this happen!  Especially - Cristie Akers, Dustin Ogden and Chris Boden!


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Carrie Sahol came across a local magazine called Style and Bella Soap Company, Louise Dutton's business, was listed as one of six eco-friendly products.  Congrats Louise.  And Loomis Basin Brewery was listed as one of the most hoppin Breweries in town.  Congrats Kenny Gowan.

See stories below:

Bella Soaps and Loomis Basin Brewery Carrie Pronesti 0
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John shared his belief that we need to provide value to our club members.  He believes that as we are business people, Rotary should provide us with business opportunities.  He uses fellow Rotarians in almost every aspect of his life.  His dentist is a Rotarian, he uses a Rotarian lawyer, his chiropractor is a Rotarian, just to name a few.  He encouraged our club to look to the areas where we do business and invite those people to become Rotarians.  He would like to see a District Directory that states everyone’s business so that we can utilize our fellow Rotarian’s in our personal and business lives.

John stated that the Sacramento Rotary Club holds two fundraisers a year – the Burt Chappell Golf Town, which raises money for special needs children in South Sacramento, and Bids for Kids Rotary Auction.  If you are interested in either of these events, please go to their website for more information. 


April 15th Speaker – John Frisch, Rotary Club of Sacramento Carrie Pronesti 0
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April 8th Speaker – Daniel Kwame Acquaah, Light the World Campaign

Daniel spoke to our Club about his project, Light the World, where it is his mission to bring solar lighting to Ghana where they currently use mostly kerosene lanterns.  Kerosene is extremely dangerous, not only is there a high risk of fire, but kerosene can cause respiratory diseases.  Many children in Ghana die from these diseases, as well as the fumes affecting women and their babies in the maternity wards.  The fumes of these kerosene lanterns also travel into the eyes and cause vision problems. 

April 8th Speaker – Daniel Kwame Acquaah, Light the World Campaign Carrie Pronesti 0
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Walt spoke to the club about our upcoming Adopt-A-Creek project that just happens to fall on Rotary Work Day.  This is a partnership between Loomis Sunset Rotary, the Town of Loomis, and the Dry Creek Conservancy. 

Instructions for Saturday.  If you are planning to attend, you will need to meet at the park-n-ride at Horseshoe Bar Road and Highway 80 by 9:30 a.m.  You will have paperwork to fill out if you haven’t filled it out already.  Please wear close toed shoes (hiking boots are preferred), no open toed shoes.  Bring leather gloves as there is a danger of coming in contact with hypodermic needles.  Wear long pants – no shorts.  We will be cleaning up tires and debris around the creek area. 

Adopt-a-Creek - Saturday, April 26th Carrie Pronesti 0
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There is a chance some of you may have missed our tidbit about Sara on the last bulletin - so I'm posting it again.

Sara always has a great sense of humor, loves a good chin wag (chat) with her mates (friends), will call anyone on their codswallop (baloney), always is up for a do (party), and we love to kid her about speaking “English” and asking her to define certain words and phrases and we laugh when she then tells us to put a sock in it (shut up).  However, there are several things about Sara that we are not au fait (familiar), until now.  Sara shared with us a little bit about her life.  Pay attention – you could be quizzed on this.


Get to Know a Rotarian - Sara Thornros Carrie Pronesti 0
Upcoming Golf Tournament Carrie Pronesti 0
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We had a really fun program last week!  Tim Rudolph and his partner, Sandra, entertained us with music from all decades! 

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Dan attended Pre-PETS and he said it was non-stop!  He reported he got to spend some quality time with some of the District 5180 Presidents.  Check out the flag he scored!


He also stated there are still positions on his board that need to be filled!

President Elect, Dan Palmer Minute Carrie Pronesti 0
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A huge congratulations to Rick Angelloci for picking the ACE of Spades! 
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What you don't know about our fellow Rotarian, Angelo, might very well surprise you. 

Angelo's full legal name is:  Evangalos Christ Theodorou
He was born in Nafplion Greece

He and his family moved to Roseville in 1968 and have remained in the area ever since.  He attended Kaseberg School, Roseville High School, Sierra College, and Sac State.  He received his masters at Golden Gate University.  His employment includes a paper route, NLC Electronics, Produce District, Tamara Investments, and ICS West in the area of car washes and gas stations where his region included City of Sacramento and Edwards Air Force Base.  He would travel from Reno all the way south to Los Angeles.  He is currently employed with Edward Jones and has been with them for about three years.  Surprisingly, Angelo at one time had his contractors license.  He has been married to his lovely wife, Lisa, for fifteen years and they were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Mia (11) and Jill (8).  He played baseball for years and retired from that sport at the age of 30. 

We know Angelo as a very dedicated suit wearing Rotarian where his passion lies mostly with our youth.  He has been very active with the Interact Club at the Loomis Basin Charter School.  And he was manly enough to paint his pinky finger purple to bring awareness of the fight against polio to the community. 


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Dates to Remember:


May 2-4 - District Conference - Silver Legacy Resort, Reno, NV


June 1-4 - RI Convention - Sydney, Australia







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Tom is the current Granite Bay President.  He refers to himself as a black sheep, because he has a unique ability to ruffle some feathers at the District level.  He has been the Polio Plus chair for six years.  His goal is to raise money differently than the normal route.  Polio eradication is Rotary International's #1 priority and will continue to be for the next five years.  All your polio donations goes towards your Paul Harris Fellow.

Polio cases are up this year to 150 cases due to the Somalian tribe bringing the disease into Nigeria, make the total cases 183.  It is vital that Rotary eradicate polio.  If we were to stop the process right now, it is predicted that the United States would see polio cases again within ten years.  The last case of polio here was in 1979 in an Amish community.  The only other disease that has been eradicated is small pox.  Bill and Melinda Gates saw the need to eradicate polio and started a polio campaign back in 1985.  For every $1 a Rotarian raises for polio, the Gates will donate $2.  It is estimated that it will take $5 billion to eradicate polio due to births, new tribes, religion, and lack of trust in Western Civilization.

Here are some ways, we can contribute in raising funds for polio.

Partnering up with a local restaurant, yogurt shop, or coffee shop and ask that on a certain day a percentage of their sales go to our polio campaign.  Rotary River Cats Day is coming up on Sunday, May 18th.  Tickets are $22.  Eight dollars of that $22 goes to polio and is recorded in your name toward your Paul Harris.  If you can't make it that day, you can still purchase tickets and use them on a different day.  We can also donate tickets to a 5013C non-profit.  These tickets are $15.  And for every ticket you purchase, the River Cats matches that ticket.  So two people can go to the game.  You can sell tickets to friends - the tickets are $22 whether you buy them or they buy them.  So why not get the $8 credit toward your Paul Harris?  Last year they raised $10,396.  Out of that only $2,700 came from Rotarians.  And the best part - Bill Gates matched that amount!

Your dollars are used in many areas of the polio eradication effort such as surveillance which tracks the cases of polio reported, social mobilization - raising awareness, and research.  The morning of Joe's talk, three polio workers were killed in Pakistan. 

For more information or to purchase River Cats tickets you can contact Tom at 916/778-1938, tom.cicchini@raymondjames.com or endpolionow.com

Speaker - Tom Cicchini - Granite Bay Rotary Club Carrie Pronesti 0
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Now that the holidays are over, we are looking forward to all of us getting back to meeting/service mode.  This past club assembly meeting, we had a very low headcount.  It is very important that these club assemblies are attended by all members in order to conduct committee business. 

The meeting centered around service opportunities.  We are looking into an Adopt a Creek program.  George P. will bring us more information on that project.  Opportunities to service the local food bank community garden was discussed, as well as, the possibility of our club servicing our own food bank community garden at the Methodist Church located at the corner of Brace and Barton Roads.  Keep in mind that in March will will be doing a Dr. Seuss reading to the children at the UCD Cancer Center.  If you have a favorite Dr. Seuss book, it might be nice for you to purchase that book and read it to one of the children and then present that book to them as a gift.

We needs speakers.  Each member is responsible for bringing in speakers and/or a vocational site visit for the club.  We need speakers for the following dates:  February 4, March 4, 11, 18, 25, (three speakers needed - one Tuesday to be a social), April 8, 15, 22, 29 (three speakers needed - one Tuesday being either an assembly or social). 

Socials - we love our social time.  If you have an idea for a social, please let me know where and what date you would like to set it up and we will get it on the calendar.

Tuesday's speaker will be Tom Cicchini, President of the Granite Bay Rotary Club - he will be speaking about our efforts to eradicate polio throughout the world.

January 14th Club Assembly Meeting Carrie Pronesti 0
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Our very own Carrie Beth spoke to our club last week about the wonderful work she is doing for her foundation, For One Another (FOA). 

FOA's mission is to provide fresh drinking water to third world countries like Uganda, Kenya, and Ecuador.  She has just recently returned from Uganda and Kenya.  (Please see Announcement section for time and date of her upcoming event).


Her theme is HOPE.  It is her feeling that everyone needs hope and it is her mission to bring hope to the people of these villages.  She saw this hope in her own life.  Carrie shared that in 2007 she became very ill and had to go through several surgeries.  After her third surgery she was very sick, was in the hospital, and was feeling very discouraged.  While she was in her hospital bed, she heard a little boy crying.  He had broken his arm and she assumed the screaming was due to them having to set the arm.  The little boy had a little lamb that he held onto while he went through his hospital ordeal.  While he was being wheeled down the hall to leave, he noticed Carrie in her bed.  She had not met him personally, but there was some how a connection because he had the attendant stop the wheelchair and asked about her.  Carrie was asleep at the time, but the attendant had told him that she was very sick and not getting much better.  He asked that his beloved little lamb be given to Carrie because she could use it more than he could.  This kind act of this little boy giving up something so precious to him, was what gave Carrie hope. 


Carrie found her new purpose after battling her sickness.  She wanted to bring hope to third world countries who did not have clean water.  She is obsessed with the little water filter and seeing how it is life changing.  Life changing to those who have become so dear to Carrie's heart.  She has committed herself to seeing these changes and along the way she is touched by the people she meets. This year, a camera man followed Carrie and her crew for an upcoming documentary.  He asked, "why do you keep coming back?"  She told him that last year while in Uganda she met a mother who had a seven day old little baby girl who looked sickly.  The mother named her daughter after Carrie.  Carrie didn't know whether or not her little name sake would be around this year when she returned.  She was so happy when she arrived and saw baby Carrie looking super healthy, mainly due to the clean drinking water.  This is why Carrie keeps going back.  There is hope!

Carrie tells about another little girl.  As a whole, the people in these villages are very shy and you don't make much physical contact.  However, while Carrie was helping to clean the filters, she felt a little hand on hers.  It was the hand of a little girl she had met last year.  As she held the girl's hand, Carrie found it difficult to help with the filters.  Carrie thought if she held her, she'd still be able to help.  When Carrie picked her up all she felt were bones all the way down her body.  This is the reason she goes back! 


Carrie goes into these countries where travel is not easy.  They go into the bush where there are no roads.  She goes where there is no water storage and builds sand dams where water can be stored when the rivers dry up.  "A lot of people would give up, but I won't."  From the small act of a little boy giving a sick young woman his lamb to bringing clean drinking water into third world countries, Carrie sees hope and she keeps going back.


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Congratulations to Sara Thornros.  She was recognized at Rotarian of the Month for August.






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Speaker: Nancy Wahl-Scheurich Carrie Pronesti 0
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The Loomis Basin Charter School sign has been completed!  Thanks to all the Interact Club Members and to the Rotary members who were involved in making this awesome sign!
Rotary Interact Sign Project Carrie Pronesti 0
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President, Gary Sahol, along with Walt, Kenny, and Angelo attended the Chamber Mixer this past Thursday evening at the Flower Farm.  Approximately seventy chamber members attended, all of whom were invited by Gary to attend our upcoming mixer which will be held on Tuesday evening at the Loomis Basin Brewery beginning at 5:30 a.m.  Our Rotary club donated a shaving bag, a bottle of wine and a Rotary coin as a raffle prize which gave Gary a few minutes in front of the chamber to inform them about Rotary and the day, time and place we meet weekly. 

Gary won $10 for collecting the most business cards from the attendees and he was able to give out about ten of his own which he told them was good for a free dinner during our meeting.  He had at least three earnest inquiries from members of the chamber regarding Rotary, meeting information, membership and cost. 

Please make sure when these guests attend our meeting that you introduce yourselves and to other Rotary members.  Let's show these potential members what a great club we have and that it would be a win-win for the club and for themselves to join Rotary.

Loomis Chamber of Commerce Mixer Carrie Pronesti 0
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On July 16th, we had Dustin's demotion dinner at the Ground Cow.  The majority of us showed up to the Ground Cow around 6:30 while a few others helped Dustin celebrate his year as President by dressing him up and toting him around town to various establishments, one being the Loomis Basin Brewery.  Before coming into the restaurant, Dustin stood outside on the street with a cardboard sign promoting Rotary dressed up as a pregnant woman (his wife is currently preggers with #2).  It was a very fun evening that we shared with Dustin along with family and friends.  Here are several pictures taken at the dinner.  If you would like to see more, please visit our Facebook page.

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Dustin's Demotion Dinner Carrie Pronesti 0
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October 8th - Allan Frumkin's speaker - an ex-homicide police officer

October 15th - Allan Frumkin's speaker - come hear all about Billy the Kid

October 22nd - Allan Frumkin's speaker - TBA


Upcoming Speakers, Socials, and Assemblies Carrie Pronesti 0
Program - Restoration House Carrie Pronesti 0
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June 18th - Erica Sloane, Principal Loomis Basin Charter School

June 25th - Carrie Beth Bowin, For One Another

July 9th - Coach Freddie

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Chris became passionate about health after his mom died of colon cancer.  He wanted to bring safe products into his home to keep his family healthy.  Melaleuca provides products in all areas:  cleaning products, nutritional supplements and food, and products for your skin and hair.  These products are so safe, you can eat them and not worry about poisoning yourself.  However, we do not recommend you trying this at home.

Chris Harris – Melaleuca Carrie Pronesti 0
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Golf – For all you golfers out there, the first Tuesday of the month, you can play golf after our club meeting for approximately $20.  The first golf day will be this Tuesday, June 4th.  In July, however, you can play on Tuesday, July 9th – as we will be dark on July 2nd.  The board meeting will be postponed until the next Tuesday.

Taste of Loomis - Please purchase your tickets to help support Carrie’s foundation, For One Another

Rick and Maria Pitts have offered to host a social at their home on Saturday, June 22.  So mark your calendars.  More information will be forthcoming
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This week - Tuesday, June 4th, we will be holding a club assembly to assign members to specific committees.  Please make every effort to attend this meeting in order for you to choose which committee you would like to serve.  Otherwise, you will be assigned a committee.  We will make every effort to accommodate your preference, however, if you are not in attendance, those committees may fill up and you will be assigned an alternative committee.  Of course, every committee is vital to our club and every committee chair will make every effort to make their committee one that will be a joy to serve on.
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Gary Sahol - President Elect Carrie Pronesti 0
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Thanks to all how came out for Rotary Work Day.  We started the day with helping out the Loomis Basin Charter School Interact Club with their school sign.  We them headed over to Loomis and cleaned up the park and the main street.  Thanks Dennis Baker for your help in making the sign.

We need golfers for our golf tournament coming up on May 9th.  Invite friends and fellow Rotarians.  Contact Cristie for sign up information.

Sara reminds us that our Rotary dues are due.

Dustin reminded us to read our Rotarian Magazine.  There is such great information and articles in those magazines.


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Our speaker this week was Daryl Morales from Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center (LCFRC).  Daryl has worked at LCFRC for about seven years.  He has worn many hats within the organization where he is currently working as the Family Support Specialist for families in local communities.  LCFRC provides counseling, education and easy access to community based resources.  Their programs help clients obtain needed resources that help them through challenging financial times.  They also help people connect with jobs to prevent future financial issues.  They also help clients gain practical skills that are intended to increase healthy living, overall well-being and self-sufficiency.  These efforts are obtained through programs such as counseling services, Cal Fresh, WIC (Women, Infants, and Children), Women's Personal Enrichment - a support group, Road to Wellness - an educational support group, Back in the Driver's Seat, an educational support group, food closets, housing assistance, and transportation services.  These are just a few of the programs that LCFRC uses to help our community.  

These services are designed to help for a limited period of time.  It is there goal to equip their clients so they can live independently of these services. 

If you would like more information, please visit www.lighthousefrc.com

The following is an upcoming event:

June 7th - Community Wellness Fair.  9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at McBeam Park in Lincoln. 



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Allan had a great weekend with his daughter and her family in Las Vegas. 

Dustin had his little visitor with him - his son, Dallas.

Chris Harris went to the Wine Fest in Lincoln and had some good wine.

Chris Boden hurt his finger, but he has Aflac - so he's covered.

Sara was happy that we had a great turn out for our Rotary Work Day service projects.

Anna was sad because she missed the Rotary Work Day, but she had a fantastic time in Vegas! 

Dennis had two flat tires - now that is sad!

Cristie is doing a closet renovation!

Angelo is happy because his daughter, Mia, is going to the Loomis Basin Charter School and hopefully, will be a future Interact member.

Carrie Beth is sad because her sister is moving to King City, California with her family.  But she was happy because she is looking forward to her upcoming trip to Uganda in August.

Walt put together a fraud prevention program for Seniors First

Joe bought a boat.  When do we set sail Joe????

Gary started his weight program and his work is going well.  So we are very happy for Gary's determination to enter into this program and looking forward to encouraging him throughout the process and seeing his results.

Carrie is going to go to Idaho to take care of her mom while she heals from a broken ankle.  She and George were unable to take their motorhome and jeep to Moab this month.  But it's all good!


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“Let the world know why you are here.”  Dr. Dwayne Dwyer (thanks Carrie Beth)

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The following are sponsors for our upcoming golf tournament. 

Edward Jones – Angelo Theodorou

Active Treatment Systems – Wendell Sawyer

Boden Insurance – Chris Boden

Showcase Real Estate – Cristie Akers

California Carpets – Dustin Ogden

Enhancing Heart Health  -  Chris Harris

Hilton Properties – Shaun Hilton

Hangtown Kid Apple Orchard – Dan Palmer

Pronesti Excavation – George Pronesti

Loomis Basin Brewery – Kenny Gowan

Thank you for sponsoring this event!

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Taco Tuesday was a huge success.  Several of you have said that they will be going back to the Club Car!

The board has agreed to expand our meeting time from one hour to one hour and fifteen minutes.  This will allow ample time for our speakers as well as for our weekly meeting business.

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Chamber Mixer - June 20th.  Located at All Pets Boarding – 3994 Del Mar Road, Loomis 5:30 to 7:30pm

Taste of Loomis (a fund raiser for Carrie Beth’s organization) will be held June 21st.  Tickets are $40.  There will be thirty restaurants and wineries for all to enjoy.

Tuesday night golf.  Play a round of golf after the club meeting the first Tuesday of the month - starting on June 18th (I know this is actually the third Tuesday, but we had scheduling conflicts.  July's golf date will be July 9th - as we are black on July 2nd.

Rick and Maria Pitts will be hosting a bbq on Saturday, June 22nd.  Mark your calendars.

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John Milburn and Jack May, Granite Bay Club

Leonard James, Auburn . 

Steve Voecks, guest of Allan

Kitty Goode, returning guest

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Wendell Sawyer shared the following PR Tip from Public Relations <pr@rotary.org>


Improve the Engagement Process


To build and strengthen their membership, Rotary clubs must focus on engagement, not just recruitment.  But engaging prospective and current club members is an ongoing process: People don’t propose on the first date, so club members must stop asking young professionals to join Rotary. 


I think this is pretty good advice.  I believe by inviting guests to our meetings and functions, they will feel the spirit of Rotary.  We need to engage them in workings of a meeting or function.  It won’t take long for their interest to peak and then you will know when it is the right time to invite them to join the club.


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Rotary International Work Day is this coming Saturday, April 27th.  We will first be meeting at the Loomis Basic Charter School to help construct the Rotary Interact sign.  Afterward, we will be cleaning up the town of Loomis. 

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Dick Armstrong will be speaking to our club this week, hosted by Gary Sahol.  He is a gold and silver expert.  Ladies – we all like gold and silver! 

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Chris Harris spoke to the club on April 2nd regarding his work with Enhancing Heart Health.  One of Chris’ passions is to bring awareness of how crucial it is to have every student receive an EKG to find out if there are potential life-threatening problems.

Kulvinder Sighn spoke on April 9th regarding misconceptions and misinformation about the Sikh faith.

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We have three, since I was out of town and then ill last week and didn’t get a chance to create a weekly bulletin. 

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no lack of enthusiasm.”  Winston Churchill

“Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere.”  Albert Einstein

“What is success?  I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.”  Margaret Thatcher

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Dustin Ogden is looking for someone who is willing to take videos of our projects and upload them to YouTube.  If you are willing to help out with this, please contact Dustin for more details.

The Loomis Basin Charter School Interact Club formed their board and will be having bi-weekly meetings.

If you have not yet signed up for Every Rotarian Every Year, please see Cristie Akers for forms and more information.  It is our goal that every member participates in this program.  This is a great way for our club to support Rotary International projects as well as our local projects.

Our club will be meeting Tuesday, April 16th, at the Club Car in Auburn for Taco Tuesday.  $1 tacos and $2 beers and margaritas.  If you have not signed up for this social, please contact Carrie Pronesti as space is very limited.

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All members are encouraged to participate in the Interact Program with the Loomis Basin Charter School in some capacity.  If you love working with young people, you may consider becoming a mentor.  Meetings are held every other Friday.  If you are interested in more information about how you can become involved with this group, please contact Anna Lester or Dustin Ogden directly.

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April 27th is Rotary International Work Day.  Our club will be helping the Interact group construct a sign for their school, as well as, cleaning up downtown Loomis.  All members are encouraged to help with this service project. 

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A Fireside Chat was held at Chris Boden’s home on April 11th.  Thanks for all who attended.  When attending a Fireside Chat, all are asked to share something that is not readily known about them.  Anna Lester was a professional cheerleader.  Sara Thornros once sported spiky pink hair.  Chris Harris was a male model.  And Allan Frumpkin was a regular on a Bay Area dance show (think American Bandstand).  So, if you haven’t been to a Fireside Chat yet, make sure you come prepared to share your deepest secrets.

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First, I would like to apologize that you are getting this bulletin so late.  My computer crashed and I'm using a small laptop that keeps deleting everything I type.  However, there were a few points we needed to get out to you. 

Dustin started the meeting with the thought of the day.  "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit."  Aristotle.

Our guests this week were:

Chris Harris - Enhancing Heart Health.  Chris will be our speaker tonight and he has submitted his application to become a member of our club!

Glenn Fong, Roseville Rotary and District Governor Elect, Elect.  Glenn spoke to us about the Ignite program.

Leonard James, a fellow Rotarian from Auburn Downtown.

Pat Miller who spoke to us briefly on the upcoming Earth Day event (please see the article below).

Please keep Gary in your thoughts as he is suffering from a bad infection in his hand.  We pray for a speedy recovery for Gary. 

Carrie and Joe summarized their experience at the District Assembly.  If you'd like more information on which classes they and others attended, please contact Carrie, Joe, Dustin, Rick, and/or Walt.  This assembly was beneficial for our club and more members are encouraged to attend the next one.

Remember to read your Rotarian Magazine!



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Our club meeting for April 16th is scheduled to be held at the Club Car in Auburn for Taco Tuesday.  Fish and pork tacos are $1 each and beer and margaritas are $2 each.  Space is very limited.  If you have signed up and cannot make it to this function, please let Carrie P. know as soon as possible.
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The Rotary Club of Lincoln will be sponsoring a winefest Saturday, April 27th from 1 to 5 p.m.  Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door.  For ticket information visit www.lincolnwinefest.org.  Sample wines from a dozen select wineries and enjoy great food.  Finish off your wine tasting at Beermann Plaza with live music, fine art vendors, prizes, and bottle sales from the wineries.
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Pat Miller spoke to our club regarding the upcoming Earth Day in Loomis, Saturday, April 13, 2013.  They are in need of volunteers to put up posters, direct traffic, and help exhibitors set up.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Pat Miller directly at 916/652-8606 or pamiller2@sbcglobal.net.

It will be held at the Loomis Train Depot.  There will be a yard sale from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and other events start at 12:00 noon.  An example of what you will find at this Earth Day event are local farmers and growers, art exhibits, local eateries, eco-friendly business exhibits, and various presentations, just to name a few. 

So whether you attend as a volunteer or as a guest, this is a great event you won't want to miss.  And remember to wear a Rotary pen - just in case you are able to start a conversation and share Rotary!

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Our speaker last week was Glenn Fong, District Governor Elect, Elect, from the Roseville Rotary Club.  He informed our club about the Ignite Program.  He reported that Rotary is losing 7% membership per year.  The Ignite Program is structured in order to keep clubs excited about increasing our membership.  If you'd like more information about the Ignite Program, please contact Dustin Ogden.


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Chris Harris will be speaking to the club about "Enhancing Heart Health".  Chris works with schools to bring about awareness of sudden cardiac arrest.  Also, Chris just submitted his application to become a Rotarian!  We are looking forward to Chris' talk as well as welcoming him as a new Rotarian.


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Happy birthday to Cristie Akers - March 21st

Congratulations to Sara Thornros for being a Rotarian for two years as of March 1st!

Congratulations to George and Carrie Pronesti who celebrated 20 years of marriage on March 13th.

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We held out first Interact meeting!  Approximately eleven students signed up for the club.  Our next meeting will be held this Friday, March 22nd, at 11:45 a.m. at the Loomis Basin Charter School.  Members are encouraged to attend and become mentors to these students.  We are required by law, that anyone who is interacting with students be fingerprinted.  This process is done by Livescan.  Please refer to the Livescan Locations at the end of this bulletin for a list where you can get this process done within Placer County.
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“Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.” Voltaire

    Thanks Dustin for the thought of the day.

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“If you’re generous, things come back to you.”  Farmer Giles

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Congratulations!  Rotary Club of Loomis Sunset is the twelfth Premier Club in District 5180 to qualify in the Ignite Membership Program!  Our club is awesome!


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We will be presenting Loomis Basin Charter School library the books we have collected and have had signed by our past speakers. 

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Gary Sahol announced the upcoming District Assembly to be held in this Saturday, March 23rd, at Inderkum High School from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  If you haven’t signed up yet and would still like to attend, tickets are $20 at the door.  Please make sure you receive a receipt as the club will reimburse you for this amount.

There are three sessions which offer six different classes.  Each session is 50 minutes.  Examples of the classes offered are:  Membership, Foundation, Public Relations, Club Runner, RYE, Successful Fundraisers, and RYLA, just to name a few. 


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Speaker - Farmer Giles Carrie Pronesti 0
Chris Boden Wins "Split the Pot" Carrie Pronesti 0
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April 11th – Chris and Sara Boden’s House

June 20th – Location TBA

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Every Rotarian Every Year Carrie Pronesti 0