A Rotary Story – When I became a Rotarian

  As a new Rotarian, I participated in the dictionary distribution at Oakridge grade school.  As we paased out these dictionaries, I noted one child had his head on the desk.  The teacher explained that his father was in prison and his mother just learned that she had terminal cancer.  He wondered where he was […]


  President Jim Leet’s (Boutin Jones Inc.) term kicked off with many heartfelt testimonials from family and colleagues, some terrific fellowship, and a whole lot of rock & roll! Emcee for the day Dick Osen, called the meeting to order at 12:10 p.m. and announced the presentation of the 2019-20 Trustees of the Foundation;  Becki […]

A Tribute to the Woodruff Administration

  There were tears.  There was laughter. There was were silly costumes.  President Diane’s demotion had it all and it was an appropriate reflection of her gracious service to our Club over the past year. As emcee, Elfrena Foord (Foord, Van Bruggen & Pajak) introduced John Wood (McGee & Thielen Insurance) for a humorous roast […]

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”

  Kathy Herrfeldt (Home Care Assistance) chose this quote by Maya Angelou as the Thought for the Day, noting that it invoked the spirit of President Diane’s reign – Inspiration – and setting the tone for the last luncheon of our President’s term. President Diane continued the theme of “Inspiration” by dedicating much of the […]

What is the Future of Healthcare?

With President Diane Woodruff taking Europe by storm as she leads our delegation at the international convention, Past-President John Frisch (Newmark Knight Frank) called the June 4th meeting to order. Pam Saltenberger (Girl Scouts HCC) provided the thought for the day – a poem by Mary Oliver, “Why I Wake Early.” Selected by Pam as […]

Uniform Gratitude: Armed Forces Day 2019

  The club hailed the troops, past and present, at the club’s annual Armed Forces Day celebration. The patriotic tone for the day was set with the ceremonial posting of colors by a U.S. Naval Color Guard, and the club’s singing of the national anthem, led by Jon Snyder (Snyder Commercial Real Estate), Kevin Williams […]


  President Diane Woodruff welcomed all to the strains of Kool and the Gang’s “Celebration,” and gaveled the meeting to order at 12:10 pm, with thanks to all for the recent and successful Golf 4 Kids event. President Diane thanked: Greeters Andrew Mendonsa (Pacific Forensic Psychology Associates, Inc.) and Ruth Tesar (Northern California PET Imaging […]

Talking Business

  It was an action-packed club luncheon with a big focus on the generosity of club members and the club’s philanthropy, followed by far-ranging comments by the head of the state Chamber of Commerce Allan Zaremberg. David Brandenburger (Newmark Knight Frank) was the meeting sponsor and he graciously donated his time to Dr. Darice Goodman, […]

Young Professionals Lead!

  The April 23 luncheon was “overtaken” by the club’s Young Professionals chapter (Rotarians under 40). President Diane recognized the Young Professionals for their commitment to Rotary ideals and dedication to service above self, then introduced President for the day Jamie Furlong (Legacy Investment Real Estate). Jamie thanked the club for welcoming YP members and […]

A Hopping Good Meeting

President Diane Woodruff greeted us with Easter Bunny ears as she welcomed KVIE’s Rob Stewart (star of “Rob on the Road”) for a very inspirational presentation. Meeting sponsor Joel Hockman (Pucci’s Pharmacy) described the personal services offered at Pucci’s Pharmacy. April Javist (Sacramento Public Library Foundation) described the history of the library system and the […]