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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 […]


A Lesson of Gratitude

  Rotary Meeting: October 20, 2020   PRESIDENT KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN (Executive Director of Fairytale Town) kicked off the pre-meeting with some fun trivia. How many questions did you get correct?   ALLISON CAGLEY (Sergeant in Arms) (Executive Director of Friends of Sacramento Arts) introduced RIVKAH SASS (CEO of Sacramento Public Library) who gave our thought […]


In An Age of Disinformation, Misinformation and Fake News – How Do We Keep Local News Alive?

  In the words of Aretha Franklin: Who’s Zoomin’ Who?   PRESIDENT KEVIN (Executive Director of Fairytale Town) virtually gaveled the meeting to order introducing participants while heckling WALTER DAHL’S (Dahl Law, Attorneys At Law) cartoon voice, recapping his recent camping trip, praising TOM BACON’S (BCRE – Bacon Commercial Real Estate) golf game, and confirming […]


An Update On Pain Management And The Opioid Crisis

  Mike Bullington welcomed us with a few piano melodies as President Jim Leet (Boutin Jones, Inc.) tried to quiet a raucous Rotary crowd for our 2nd meeting of 2020! Greeters included Sam Peters (Construction Testing Service), Steve Huffman, and Kelly Huffman (Safety Center Inc.). Bullington pulled double duty and acted as our photographer for […]


If You Think You Can, You Can – A Mountain Climber’s Story

    President Jim Leet(Boutin Jones) called the meeting to order with a big thank you to Elfrena Foord (Foord, Van Bruggen, & Pajak) on the ivories… to Robyn DeLong (Coldwell Banker), Dan Guth (American River Bank) and Sarah Hodge (California State University, Sacramento) for greeting incoming Rotarians, after which they hit the wine reception […]


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 […]


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, […]


Slicing Up Lemmon: The Demotion of President John!

“Celebrating a high level of mediocrity.” Demotion chairs Dave Higdon (California Moving Systems) and Past President Walter Dahl (Dahl Law, Attorneys At Law) turned the farewell meeting for President John Lemmon (Knox, Lemmon & Anapolsky LLP) into a semi-roast!