President Jim Leet (Boutin Jones) thanked our Greeters, Amanda Nelson, (Albie Aware Cancer Foundation), Julie Sherry, (Watson Companies, Inc.), and Mike Gilligan; Wine Host Steve Johanson (Johanson & Associates), Pianist Mark Luhdorff (IMD Path), Pulse reporter Danielle McGarrity (Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento), and Photographer John Swentowsky (Swentowsky Photography); then introduced Ann Ryan Solomon […]

A Rotary Story  –  When I became a Rotarian

  For years, I was a Rotary freeloader, attending as the guest of my husband, Fred, or my father- in-law Henry. As a newspaper reporter, I wasn’t allowed to join organizations since it might be seen to influence bias in our coverage. So journalists aren’t joiners. Because we are professionally neutral, we only observe, not […]

Save Money and Save Lives Through “CCTRP”

    Our own member Past President Scot Sorensen (St. John’s Program for Real Change) gave us real hope for the future of women who are in prison to return home, work and raise their children rather than return back to prison someday. “Save money and save lives,” said Sorensen, who runs a program of […]

Are You Ready For The Sacramento Century?

  Our esteemed President Jim Leet (Boutin Jones) called the meeting to order. Rotarians helping Rotarians was the theme of the day. Callee Setzer (Setzer Forest Products) kicked off the presentation offering a fantastic overview of the Sacramento Century including last year’s success; 1,150 registered riders and $115,000 earned on behalf of the Sacramento Crisis […]

An Update on Local Education

   “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Ghandi This Quote for the Day, shared by Bob Miller (First US Community Credit Union), set the stage beautifully for the August 20th Rotary Club of Sacramento meeting as our guest speaker Dr. Steven Winlock, Executive Director of the Sacramento […]


  MEETING SPONSOR Thank you to our meeting sponsor, Past President Diane Woodruff (California Community Colleges). Diane donated her time to Joey Johnson, Board President of Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Effie Yeaw Nature Center offers quality education experiences in nature for people of all ages, backgrounds, and incomes; believing that, by doing so, those participating […]

A Different Kind of Health Care

  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 […]

Protecting the Delta

    The meeting opened to the strains of The Pointer Sisters’ “We Are Family.” President Jim Leet (Boutin Jones) gaveled the meeting to order to begin the fun. President Jim began by thanking the following persons: Pre-meeting piano: Elfrena Foord (Foord, Van Bruggen, & Pajak) Greeters: Steve Horton (UCP of Sacramento and Northern California) […]

Unconstrained Fellowship

  President Jim Leet (Attorney/ Boutin Jones Inc.) kicked off this meeting like an old pro! Elfrena Foord (Foord, Van Bruggen, & Pajak) played the Titanic theme twice on her opening piano set only to Leet’s chagrin – thinking that might be an omen……Greeters Ann Solomon and Amin Elmallah welcomed Rotarians.  Jackie Kirkwood (Goodwin Cole […]

From Sacratomato to Internationally Renowned Art Town

  Art Makes You Smile Thank you to Allison Cagley (Friends of the Sacramento Arts) for her introduction of David Sobon. David presented Wide Open Walls, the mural projects across Sacramento. His enthusiastic presentation described the growth of the program with over 90 permanent installations in the last three years. David’s skills at development allowed […]