Rotary meeting: December 7, 2021 GAVEL IN: PRESIDENT BOB MILLER (First US Community Credit Union) welcomed our members to a celebratory meeting full of pomp and circumstance with the introduction of our new officers, board members, a Rotary Fellow and our President Elect Nominee. At the door, greeters included JIM HENDERSON (Messing, Adam & Jasmine), […]

The State of the Community College in Sacramento

Rotary Meeting: September 21, 2021           It’s beginning to feel like a “big game day” with the Sac Century Challenge only two weeks away! PRESIDENT BOB MILLER (VP & Business Service Manager / First US Community Credit Union) sported the cool bicycle jersey as did DAVID BRANDENBURGER (Real Estate Brokerage). PAST PRESIDENT SUSAN SHERIDAN (Retired […]


Rotary Meeting: July 20, 2021 Please note: Due to solar flares and global warming our meeting recording is not available this week. On your marks, get set, go! The Olympic Games start in Tokyo on Friday, but Rotarians got an early start with Sacramento’s own Olympian STARR WALTON-HURLEY. She shares personal stories detailing the history […]

St. Patrick’s Day – A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with the Rotary Club of Dublin, Ireland – Erin Go Bragh!

Rotary Meeting: March 16, 2021   Happy St. Patrick’s Day! PRESIDENT KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN (Executive Director of Fairytale Town) brought the Irish to celebrate with our Club. What must be a first was a joint virtual meeting with the Dublin Rotary Club to celebrate the holiday at noon our time and 7 p.m. in Ireland. As […]

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 […]

Virtual Sac Century is a Success!

  Rotary Meeting: October 13, 2020   The fall air was crisp and clear outside our Zoom screen boxes as PRESIDENT KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN (Executive Director of Fairytale Town) brought our meeting to order in celebration of the successful Sac Century Challenge which raised $108,000 for the Sacramento Children’s Home Crisis Nursery.   PRESIDENT KEVIN asked […]

A Primer on Education in the Midst of a Pandemic  

      Sporting a Rotary baseball cap, President Kevin Smith-Fagan (Executive Director of Fairytale Town) opened the meeting with enthusiasm for the opening of Major League Baseball with the San Francisco Giants playing the Los Angeles Dodgers.     President Elect Bob Miller (First U.S. Credit Union) dressed in his Dodgers cap, shirt and […]


  PRESIDENT KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN (Executive Director of Fairytale Town) started his first meeting after inauguration with his usual humorous comments enjoyed by all. BILL SHUBB (U.S. District Court) put us in a good mood with the song “Ain’t Misbehaving” on his ukulele and led the Pledge. CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO!  Members with musical talents […]

A Visit With Kitty O’Neal

  The meeting began with a welcome by President Jim Leet (attorney for Boutin/Jones Inc.). Special thanks was given to our greeters, Robert Fuller (Delfino Madden), Theresa Wheeler (Prevail Public Affairs) and Lev Kaganovich (Energy, LEED & Commissioning Consulting). Jim also thanked Surrender Singal for sponsoring the wine reception, John Swentowsky (Swentowsky Photography) for keeping […]

A Rotary Story  –  When I became a Rotarian

  For years, I was a Rotary freeloader, attending as the guest of my husband, Fred, or my father- in-law Henry. As a newspaper reporter, I wasn’t allowed to join organizations since it might be seen to influence bias in our coverage. So journalists aren’t joiners. Because we are professionally neutral, we only observe, not […]