The Pulse for the Week of February 13th, 2024

On February 13, 1314, King Edward II banned soccer in London with a royal order “to forbid playing this godless game within the town walls under penalty of imprisonment.” To the day 710 years later, our guest speaker Lisa Wrightsman countered with an inspiring presentation that underscored the beneficial impacts of playing soccer for formerly […]


The Pulse for the Week of January 30th, 2024

President Todd called the meeting to order and Maggie Hopkins gave a Thought for the Day which perfectly in line with our speaker’s subject as she quoted Isabella Montague, “Much like the aging of fine wine, our journey through life is a nuanced and intricate experience, evolving with time and shaping our character in unexpected […]


The Pulse for the Week of January 23, 2024

President Todd Koolakian called the Rotary Club of Sacramento to order for January 23, 2024. Steve Huffman opened the proceedings with a Thought of the Day noting the civic contributions of women from Sacramento’s earliest days. Those who arrived with the Gold Rush were almost all young men. However, especially with the arrival of Sisters […]


The Pulse for the Week of January 9, 2024

Tuesday’s gloomy weather was overwhelmed by the vibrant energy of our membership when President Todd Koolakian called the Rotary Club of Sacramento to order for the first meeting of 2024. In keeping with the day’s theme of volunteerism and service, Judge Bill Shubb provided a Thought for the Day on the nature of pro bono […]


The Pulse for the Week of December 19, 2023

One of the club’s treasured traditions was renewed at the club’s annual Daughters Day celebration. President Todd called the meeting to order and immediately handed the gavel to Libby Rose Pavelchik, granddaughter of Roy Alexander. President Libby applauded Elfrena Foord for beautiful holiday piano music during the wine reception. She thanked greeters Evelyn and Penelope […]


The Pulse for the Week of December 12, 2023

It was a big day at ye olde Rotary Club this week, as we crowned our next President Elect-Elect in the last of the President-Todd-led meetings of the year (but don’t forget about Daughter’s Day next week y’all!). After the usual thank you’s for those that made this week’s meeting tick — including Maggie Hopkins, […]