President Jim Leet – Innovative President Succeeding in Challenging Times

    Our esteemed President James L. Leet (Boutin Jones) called to other the last regular meeting of the Leet Administration. Despite many rumors to the contrary, Jim assured the attending Rotarians that military intervention would not be required for him to leave office. Jim noted that June 30th is his 366th day, so he […]

The Young Professionals at the Helm… with an Update on Our State Parks

      Young Professionals President Jamie Furlong (Bangerter Financial Services) welcomed Rotarians both young and not so young. President Jamie thanked the Chair of the Day YP Sarah Hodge (California State University, Sacramento) and led us through the Pledge of Allegiance. President Jamie introduced Jeff Stone (Hub International) for the Thought of the Day. […]

An Update on the Future of Travel in Sacramento

An Update on the Future of Travel in Sacramento By Danielle McGarrity and John Goralka   Rotarians were greeted by sweet tunes on the ukulele by our own Bill Shubb (U.S. District Court). More than a few Rotarians were singing along and tapping their fingers. Thank you, Bill! President Jim Leet (Attorney, Boutin Jones) called […]

A Sacramento City Councilman’s View of the Existing Political Challenges and Differences

    President Jim called the meeting to order from his private Zoom room and welcomed the 80+ Rotarians who were on the call, each in their respective Brady Bunch squares with Coronavirus coifs on full display. Our Chair of the Day was Kathy Herrfeldt (Owner/Home Care Assistance).   Forest Junod (Retired, MD) shared his […]

Can Theatre Survive in the Midst of a Pandemic? The B Street Theatre has plan…

    President Jim Leet (Boutin Jones) called the meeting to order.  President Jim utilized executive privilege to call this rare post Memorial Day meeting for an additional opportunity to meet during the Order to Remain at Home.     After leading us all through the Pledge of Allegiance, Jim introduced Past President and Past […]

Success Stories from Rotary’s Youth Incentive Program

    President Jim Leet (Boutin-Jones) welcomed us all to what was to be one of the most inspiring Zoom meetings as we heard from the young people our club aided in pursuing their education. Dick Noonan (California State Railroad Museum) started us off with the Thought of the Day on National Nurses Day on […]

Young Professionals Take Over (and Make Cocktails)

  President-for-the-day Jamie Furlong (Bangerter Financial Services) greeted all of us in our individual Zoom windows and called the meeting to order. She informed us that the Young Professionals now represent 7% of our club’s membership, with 19 members. Megan Wygant (Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts) shared our thought for the day, a […]

Our First Small Group Break Out Meeting

    As our meeting began, Past President Diane Woodruff financially incentivized our own Bill Shubb (U.S. District Court) to perform on his ukulele a George Burns and Dean Martin Classic – “Old Bones Inside An Old Raincoat.” This lively time was a perfect introduction to the meeting. President Jim Leet (Boutin/Jones Inc.) then called […]

Rotary Zooms Into The Cloud

  As we begin month two (2) of the economic shutdown, President Jim Leet (Boutin/Jones Inc.) called to order our second prudent and socially distant meeting.   Pulitzer prize winning Author Nancy Teichert  provided our thought for the day as she reminded us all to help others during this unprecedented time of need. Nancy thanked […]

Rotary Goes Virtual

  President Jim began by thanking Rotary’s own heroes: Latoya, Barbara, and Sulaf who have single-handedly kept our club going throughout the COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Order. Jim Leet (Boutin Jones, Inc.) pushed enter and Rotary’s first virtual meeting began. Jim quoted the Greek Philosopher Heraclitus and noted that “There is nothing permanent except change.” Those words especially […]