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 […]

Foundation Day – An Opportunity to Celebrate Giving

  Rotary Meeting: December 1, 2020   PRESIDENT KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN (Executive Director of Fairytale Town) rang the Rotary bell with his gavel to call to order the first Sacramento Rotary Club of December 2020! PRESIDENT KEVIN mentioned that this meeting just so happens to fall on Giving Tuesday, a day where we encourage Rotarians and […]

An Update on Raley’s and the State of Retail Grocery in the Pandemic

  Rotary Meeting: September 15, 2020   PRESIDENT KEVIN (Executive Director for Fairytale Town) noted that 45 years ago last week, on Monday, September 5th, 1974, former President Gerald R. Ford visited Sacramento. President Ford was a longtime Rotarian and stayed at the Senator Hotel, where Eddie Mulligan, our Club Secretary, would have been in […]

The Ride, Run, Walk, Skip of the Century

      This week’s meeting opened with a surprise rendition of Sweet Virus Time, set to the musical stylings of Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline. This stunning performance was given by ELFRENA FOORD (Foord, Van Bruggen, & Pajak) and FORMER PRESIDENT DICK OSEN and was a lovely reminder to us all to propel California forward […]

An Update on the Future of Travel in Sacramento

An Update on the Future of Travel in Sacramento By Danielle McGarrity and John Goralka   Rotarians were greeted by sweet tunes on the ukulele by our own Bill Shubb (U.S. District Court). More than a few Rotarians were singing along and tapping their fingers. Thank you, Bill! President Jim Leet (Attorney, Boutin Jones) called […]

Young Professionals Take Over (and Make Cocktails)

  President-for-the-day Jamie Furlong (Bangerter Financial Services) greeted all of us in our individual Zoom windows and called the meeting to order. She informed us that the Young Professionals now represent 7% of our club’s membership, with 19 members. Megan Wygant (Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts) shared our thought for the day, a […]

Daughter’s Day!

    A day of music, celebration and fun! Daughter’s Day organizer Alice Sauro (Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera) introduced President for the Day Carleigh Osen (Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies); daughter of Rick Osen (Sutter Builders, Inc.) and granddaughter of Dick Osen. President Carleigh introduced and thanked our Greeters Bella Solis, Eden Wild […]


  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 […]


  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 […]

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 […]