Irish Eyes Were Smiling for the “Wearin’ of the Green”

President Diane Woodruff was the club’s official Leprechaun, welcoming everyone with her jaunty hat and full beard honoring St. Patrick’s Day!  Diane proudly stated she has actually kissed the Blarney Stone and opened the weekly club luncheon with a corny Irish joke. After President Diane thanked Elfrena Foord (Foord, Van Bruggen & Pajak) for the […]

Ski Bums, Dive Bars, and Banana Slugs

President Diane Woodruff convened the March 12 edition of the best Rotary club in sight. Meeting sponsor Past President Dan McVeigh (Downey Brand) donated his time to the Exodus Project. Program advocate Rabbi Seth Castleman described the Exodus Project and outlined how the program helps female prisoners leaving jail to get settled and start a […]


President Diane Woodruff gaveled the meeting to order at 12:09 pm with a hearty “Aloha!” She reminded us that the Rotary Club of Sacramento was the region’s oldest, biggest, and best club in our region, supplying an image of a District Award. We can discuss later how we feel about being the “oldest” club… She […]

Tee Up the Golf Meeting

    Past President extraordinaire, Jon Snyder ably filled in for vacationing President Diane Woodruff. Lev Kaganovich (energy consulting) provided a timely and heartfelt thought for the day. Recognizing his family’s 40 years in the USA, Lev spoke of his early years living in Russia and the lack of personal freedoms and free press. In […]

Brazil, Bungee, Burlesque, Blood, and Blitzing!

It was a boisterous time at the weekly club luncheon, but it began on a somber note. President Diane Woodruff shared the sad news that longtime club member Bob Gaines had passed away. The club observed a moment of silence in his honor. Services for Bob will be held on February 24 at 3pm at […]

Redevelopment Sacramento Style!

From Cupid undies to Olympic softball to fortune cookies, it was just another routine club luncheon under the refined leadership of President Diane Woodruff. Meeting sponsor Amanda Merz of SAFE Credit Union provided an upbeat presentation about SAFE’s deep involvement in the community. SAFE supports veterans and financial education in the community including high school […]

DNA & Genealogy Revolutionizes How Crimes Are Solved

After being introduced by Chair of the Day Brian Turner (Law Office of Brian H. Turner), Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, a life-long Sacramentan, started off her talk with recognizing the important Rotary theme – Service Above Self – and how that reflects her work and the work of her department.  The DA’s office […]


President Diane Woodruff welcomed all to the strains of Kool and the Gang’s “Celebration,” and gaveled the meeting to order at 12:09 pm. She reminded us that Rotary was started to do good in the world and encouraged us to do so. President Diane led the club through the Pledge of Allegiance and then encouraged […]

Daughters Day Magic!

One of the club’s happiest and most treasured traditions was renewed at the club’s annual Daughters Day celebration. President Diane called the meeting to order and immediately handed the gavel to Amaya Barnes, granddaughter of Steve Heath. Amaya’s first task was to introduce the talented trio from Sacramento Youth Symphony who had serenaded guests in […]

Mead, and Mead!

  The December 11 meeting served as the club’s Annual Meeting, and as such, current Board members and officers were introduced and thanked for their hard work throughout the year. President Diane Woodruff presented Jim Leet (Boutin Jones) with his official President-Elect pin; he takes over on July 1. Past President Diane Mizell announced the […]