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President Jim Leet (Boutin Jones Inc.) gaveled the meeting to order and began by thanking Mike Bullington for sharing his musical talents on the piano. The greeters were Margo Fowkes (On Target Consulting), Rita Gibson (Rita Gibson Insurance & investment Services, Inc.), and Ted Grebitus (Grebitus fine Jewelry). The Pulse Reporter was John Goralka (The Goralka law Firm), expert photography was provided by John Swentowsky (Owner/ Swentowsky Photography), wine was provided by Robyn DeLong (Coldwell Banker) & Darlene Hailey (Retired- Analyst/ State of California- Dept. of Corrections)

Thought of the Day

 The thought of the day came from, Rita Gibson, she began with a description of the health care services provided by Elica Health Centers for the underprivileged and the homeless community in Sacramento, she then quoted Mark Twain: “The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.”

Meeting Sponsor

 Thank you to today’s meeting sponsor, Norm Marshall (Headwaters Construction). Norm dedicated his time to Lane Himmelman (Director of Fund Development for Habitat for Humanity), Habitat for Humanity helps families build strength and self-reliance through shelter. We are aware of their ability to build new homes. Habitat for Humanity will now also focus on home repairs to existing structures. Their Habitat ReStore is described as a Home Depot meets Goodwill. Donations of cash, goods, materials and even vehicles are needed. With donations and volunteers, they are able to grow and rehabilitate affordable housing.

Guests of Rotarians

 Joe Joshua attended as a guest as well as perspective members, Helen Melevich and Owen Marshall.

Announcements

Jackie Kirkwood – 8/31 at 9am Paint or supervise and eat donuts – calling all Rotarians to help paint a fence at the Children’s Receiving Home. Report to 3555 Auburn Blvd. Sacramento, CA

Loaves & Fishes; Thursday, August 29th 7:30am morning shift or10:00 AM afternoon shift. Please contact John Swentowsky, (916) 488-1130 for more information. Look for a separate email from John.

Todd Andrews (Andrews Construction) reminded everyone that the Sacramento Century ride will be on October 5, 2019. Todd stated that we need support marketing the ride from 7:30-11:30 on Saturdays on the bike trail at the fish hatchery, Arden Pond, Sac State, and all points between!

Let’s Go on A Journey!

  • Bindu Jaduram (Tri Counties Bank) $50, Giuliano Kornberg (Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera) &50 & Jamie Furlong (Legacy Investment Real Estate)
  • Family Ride – Todd Andrews, New daughter-in-Law four years of challenge $100,
  • Past President Thom Gilbert $200,
  • Past President Fred Teichert (Teichert Foundation) $100

Jeanne Reaves (Jeanne Reaves Consulting) introduced Tatyana Bak (CEO of Elica Health Centers). Tatyana provided a compelling story of how Elica Health Centers provides much needed health care for the homeless and under privileged in Sacramento. Elica Health Center has a “patient’s first” philosophy and actually provides medical services and outreach services in the community. She described how their medical team traveled by canoe to treat a seriously ill homeless patient living in a tent by the river.

In addition to their outreach services, Elica currently has nine (9) health centers in the Sacramento area. Elica has two (2) fully equipped and staffed mobile health centers. Health on Wheels (“HOW”) feature state of the art mobile health clinics, which focus on hard to reach persons and understanding students at select schools. Animal/ Veterinary services can be provided as well. Medical services are provided to those sleeping in the streets, along riverbanks and in abandoned buildings.