Exchange Student Francesca Rocks! Ann Hively 2017-10-30 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Superhero tackles Human Trafficking Ann Hively 2017-10-30 07:00:00Z 0
Maria Luisa Pastor Castillo, our RYE student from Trujillo, Peru, is busy visiting exciting locations on the East Coast.  "Malu" is seen here in Washington, DC.  She has also posted several photos on Facebook featuring New York City. She will return tomorrow to attend President Jim's Demotion.
Malu is in DC! Jim Buntin 2016-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
A very excited welcome party greeted Malu at the Sacramento airport Monday morning! Malu couldn't miss the "large" welcome poster and lively group as she came down the escalator!! Besides Jim, Ann, Dave & Barbara and Interact co-President, Rashelle, her host mother, sister and brothers  were very happy to meet Malu!  Malu and her host family will be attending the 8/7/15 meeting and are anxious to meet and thank our club!! 
Malu is Here! 2015-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ann Hively on May 27, 2015
I am happy to report that Tais was honored at this morning's Casa Roble Senior Breakfast! Principal Michelle Lorenzo presented her with an Honorary Diploma, the first time an exchange student at Casa Roble has received this award.
Tais Honored at Casa Roble Ann Hively 2015-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
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Casa Roble's Interact Club is about to launch "Backpacks for Baja", a fundraiser for the Flying Samaritans. After hearing Chris Nelson's presentation to our Rotary Club last month about the medical, dental, optical and educational assistance they offer to farm workers and their families in rural Baja, I invited him to speak to the Interact Club March 24.  The Interact members were very inspired by this humanitarian program and as a result will be holding a collection campaign at Casa Roble from April 13-24.  We invite Rotarians, Inner Wheel members, friends and neighbors to donate any of the following needed items: 
toothbrushes, toothpaste, sunglasses, educational supplies (crayons, pencils, pens, notebooks,books etc), sample sizes of shampoo, hand lotion (hotel size). band aids, hair brushes.
Chris will be sending me a sample of the simple cloth bag (backpack/purse) that they give to the mothers and children to hold the small gifts they receive when they visit the medical clinic set up the 2nd Saturday of the month by the Flying Samaritans.  His wife makes 200 bags a month-- and would welcome any bags we might also make for the cause! 
Chris will be coming to our April 28 Interact meeting to receive all of the donations we will have collected by then.  I hope to surprise him with a "mountain" of donations!! 
Please bring your donations to the Rotary meetings in the next few weeks! 
Flying Samaritan Interact Fundraiser Ann Hively 2015-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ann Hively on Mar 04, 2015

"Leadership Through Service!" Orangevale Rotarians, family members and friends

were entertained and inspired by three very talented Casa Roble High School students who competed in this year’s Rotary Speech Contest at the Casa Roble library on the evening of March 5. Each student shared their own personal experiences and unique interpretations of this year’s theme.

ORANGEVALE ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST Ann Hively 2015-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Tais and her Brazil team won 3rd place at Casa Roble's International Faire on Dec. 8!! What a beautiful display and great food!! Ann Hively 2014-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
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Investing in the future of Orangevale youth continues to be a top priority of the Orangevale Rotary Club. Following a fine Orangevale Rotary tradition, $3500 was again designated to fund worthy educational grant projects submitted by Orangevale schools. Educational grant applications were sent out in early October and six teachers sent in their applications by the October 31 deadline. Out of the six grant proposals, five were approved and funded. All grant recipients have been invited to attend a November or December Rotary meeting to meet the very generous Rotarians and describe how the funds will be spent.

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ROTARY’S SUMMER LEADERSHIP CAMP:  A life-changing experience!
Orangevale Rotary Club invests in the education and future of local youth in so many ways! Dictionaries for all third graders, educational grants for teachers, essay and speech contests, Rotary Youth Exchange,  senior scholarships, and one of the most outstanding youth programs in Rotary -- RYLA.  Three very fortunate junior girls were selected to attend Rotary’s RYLA summer leadership camp.  On August 29 Ysabel Chavez, Kate Baca and Olivia Riehle came to Orangevale Rotary’s breakfast meeting to thank the club for the opportunity to attend the 6 day camp and to tell personal stories about this life-changing experience.
Every spring Rotary Clubs in Rotary District 5180 (the greater Sacramento area) and District 5190 (northern California and Nevada) select 1-2 junior students to sponsor to this 6-day camp offered over 3 different weeks in June and July.  This year Orangevale Rotary sponsored and funded 3 campers for the first time!  Grizzly Creek Ranch located near Portola is the perfect setting for this educational and recreational retreat.  The 1400 acre ranch is surrounded by forest, bluffs, streams and meadows.
Kate, Ysabel and Olivia showed a PowerPoint collage of photos as they shared their adventures and emotional experiences interacting with 90 other campers and camp volunteers/counselors during the week. Divided into teams, students soon bonded and learned to work together and support each other in a variety of character building and fun activities.  Certainly the most challenging was the “ropes course” which focuses on leadership, effective communication, trust and cooperation.  Relying on teammates to give them encouragement, everyone eventually conquered their fears and completed the long obstacle course, ziplining, belaying and walking a tightrope 80 feet in the air!!
Not surprising—Orangevale Rotary’s 3 RYLA campers are all serving in a variety of leadship positions as seniors at Casa Roble.  They will soon be giving a RYLA presentation to the Casa Roble Interact Club to share their personal experiences and promote this amazing program.   Kate, Ysabel and Olivia also hope to volunteer as RYLA counselors next summer.  Once a RYLA camper, always a RYLA camper! 
ROTARY’S SUMMER LEADERSHIP CAMP Ann Hively 2014-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Tais is Here! 2014-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ann Hively on Jul 30, 2014

Once again the Orangevale Rotary Club was happy to award $6000 in scholarships to five very worthy seniors at Casa Roble and Bella Vista High Schools. Honored at Bella Vista’s Senior Awards Night were Claire Williams ($1000 Laird Smith Community Service Scholarship) and Courtney Reimche ($1500 Academic Scholarship). Three outstanding seniors were awarded scholarships at Casa Roble’s Senior Awards Night: Chris Seeley ($1000 Laird Smith Community Service Scholarship), Nadia Choban ($1500 Academic Scholarship) and Aleksey Navrotskiy ($1000 ROP Scholarship).

ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS: An Investment in the Future! Ann Hively 2014-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
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Orangevale Rotarians are still on “Cloud Nine”!! 447 tickets were sold for our first crab feed fundraiser at Divine Savior Church on January 25.  Our guests were so impressed with the great food and service, that we expect our second crab feed  scheduled for January 24 next year to sell out!
ORANGEVALE ROTARY’S CRAB FEED: A good time was had by all! Ann Hively 2014-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
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Casa Roble graduate, Donna Mohr, returned to the Orangevale Rotary Club on Friday, August 9, to thank the Rotarians for sponsoring her as their outbound Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) student to Liege, Belgium (August 2012 to July 2013).  After spending nearly a year in Belgium, Donna had many amazing stories to tell and wonderful slides to show of the exciting, cultural adventure she had experienced.
AN EXCITING YEAR IN BELGIUM: Thanks to Rotary Youth Exchange! Ann Hively 2013-08-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ann Hively on Jul 25, 2013
Continuing to focus on literacy in the Orangevale community, Orangevale Rotary has launched a children’s book drive for August and September.  Rotary’s goal is to collect at least 500 “gently used” or new children’s books to donate to the Orangevale Food Bank which serves 700+ families each month.  Families with children will receive free books as well as food to nourish both their bodies and the love for reading.
Jeff Valtman Named Orangevale's Rotarian of the Year Ann Hively 2013-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS: An Investment in the Future! Ann Hively 2013-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
Bert reading a favorite story to a Kindergarden class at Ottomon Rob Auernig 2013-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
2013 High School Speech Contest "Speech Through Service" Ann Hively 2013-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Relay For Life Wine Tasting Fundraiser... Success! Ann Hively 2013-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ann Hively on Feb 07, 2013
On February 8 our French Rotary Youth Exchange student, Martin LeNouy, gave a very interesting Power Point presentation on his life in France. What beautiful photos of his region, Brittany, his home and family, and his small town on the coast. Following the presentation, members asked about his experiences to date in California. Jim Shoemake was pleased to hear that he "loves" Casa Roble and prefers school here. One of Martin's best experiences at Casa Roble this year was playing on the school's water polo team -- and earning a "letter"! We learned that Martin has signed up for the baseball team, although he has never played baseball... Yes, our Martin has a very "can do" personality! Martin's family arrives April 19 to spend 2 weeks touring the West with Martin. Our club will be hosting a welcome party for the LeNouy's on April 20. We all look forward to meeting his parents and sister and thanking them for sharing their son with us this year!

Martin LeNouy Shares His Hometown Ann Hively 2013-02-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob Auernig on Feb 07, 2013

Casa Roble Principal, Jim Shoemake was surpised at the February 8th meeting, to be honored with a plaque and appreciation for his outstanding efforts and accomplishments in his 2 1/2 years as Casa's Principal. Sadly, (for our community) the District has recognized Jim's worth and has rewarded him with an administrative position. Congratulations Principal Shoemake! We look forward to all of the great things that you'll do for San Juan Unified!

Thank you for you service!


Principal, Jim Shoemake Honored for his Contribution to Casa Roble High School Rob Auernig 2013-02-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob Auernig on Feb 07, 2013

Annie Tautz became Orangevale Rotary's newest member!

Annie is in charge of business development at Schaubmayer Painting, Inc.

We're Glad to have Annie in our Organization!

Welcome to our club Annie!

Newest Member Inducted! Rob Auernig 2013-02-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob Auernig on Feb 02, 2013
We have added some great new members recently! John Mohr, Who's daughter is currently an outbound Exchange Student, has been a member now for 6 months. Michelle Famestad has rejoined our club as the New owner of Orangevale Copy Center!
Our Club is Growing Rob Auernig 2013-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Join the Rotary Road Runners' Fight Against Cancer Ann Hively 2013-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ann Hively on Jan 24, 2013
What a pleasure it was to welcome "home" our former exchange student from Finland, Chi Nguyen, a few weeks ago. Chi was our RYE Inbound exchange student 10 years ago. President Ann, a former host mother for Chi, was delighted to receive an email from Chi and to learn she was coming to San Francisco on a business trip January 24 and had 1 free day to come visit Orangevale Rotary. Ann picked up Chi at the San Francisco International Airport and brought her back to Orangevale to a "welcome home" dinner party hosted by Lorie and Russ. After spending the night at the Hively's, Chi attended our Friday morning Rotary meeting and enjoyed talking with her Orangevale Rotary family. Chi's comments to the club on how much Rotary Youth Exchange and Orangevale Rotary had enriched her life were certainly a highlight of the meeting!
Chi Nguyen Visits Orangevale Rotary Ann Hively 2013-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ann Hively on Jan 17, 2013
A very big surprise and honor were in store for Brad Squires, Director of the Orangevale Food Bank, at Orangevale Rotary’s January 18 meeting. Brad was invited to attend the meeting to give an update on the progress and needs of the food bank. Following his short presentation, President Ann Hively began sharing a list of Brad’s many philanthropic endeavors both in Orangevale and worldwide, at the end of which he was honored with Rotary’s Citizen of the Year Award and a standing ovation.
Posted by Ann Hively on Dec 31, 2012

 Ottomon teachers and students are the very happy recipients of a Rotary Literacy Grant. Orangevale Rotary was awarded a $2000 grant to purchase sets of leveled readers for the school library.  Since the arrival of the books in October, the children have enjoyed reading the creative stories and varied topics of the many colorful books.



A Literacy Project: Orangevale Rotary's Gift to Ottomon Elementary Ann Hively 2013-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
C’est fantastique! Orangevale Rotary is hosting a French exchange student! Ann Hively 0
Posted by Rob Auernig
Ottoman is in need of School Supplies!
Check the "Download" Area in the Right Column of our Website for a complete list of items to donate.
Helping Out Ottoman Elementary Rob Auernig 0