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Bending But Not Breaking: The Strength and Resilience of Foster Youth

    Rotary Meeting: March 9, 2021   PRESIDENT KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN (Executive Director of Fairytale Town) called the meeting to order from his Fairytale Town-themed Zoom room. While it wasn’t noted during the meeting, this author is struck by the fact that with a year of shelter in place behind us, we Rotarians have become […]

Going Global with Rotary International President Holger Knaack

    Rotary Meeting: February 23, 2021   By: DANIELLE MCGARRITY (Development Director of Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento)   PRESIDENT KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN (Executive Director of Fairytale Town) was all smiles as he kicked off the meeting by thanking our very special guest, HOLGER KNAACK (Rotary International President) for carving time out of his ever-busy […]

The SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity is almost here

Rotary Meeting: January 12, 2021   Our Zoom-erific meeting was launched by PRESIDENT KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN (Executive Director of Fairytale Town). PRESIDENT KEVIN announced one of this week’s special guests, KRISTIN OLBERT, who will be coming to Sacramento this Summer. We were so honored to have her tune in all the way from her current location […]

UC Davis on the Move – An Update on Aggie Square

Rotary Meeting: January 5, 2021   PRESIDENT KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN (Executive Director of Fairytale Town) welcomed members with a big “Happy New Year.” January also marks the 2nd half of our Rotary year, which is already filled to the brim with esteemed guest speakers and hot topics. We will be covering the latest COVID-19 news, the […]

Daughter’s Day!

  Rotary Meeting: December 15, 2020   PRESIDENT KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN (Executive Director of Fairytale Town) called the meeting to order and immediately passed the revered gavel to our Host for the Day, JAMIE FURLONG (Securitized Real Estate Specialist of Bangerter Financial Services) for the commencement of Daughter’s Day 2020. Banging the gavel, which was gifted […]

Rotary’s Response to COVID-19 & Virtual Meeting Strategy

During the pandemic, our Rotary Club developed a plan to help those at risk of losing their shelter and possessions before it actually happens. After thoroughly vetting the local nonprofits who provide emergency rental assistance, our board approved our first grant of $2500 to Volunteers of America (VOA) to help Susan, the widow of a […]