A Visit with the Sacramento Arts Community

Meeting: August 10th, 2021 Introduction PRESIDENT BOB MILLER (Business Services Manager at First US Community Credit Union) greeted the club with his homage to the 80’s music. Some Rotarians jumped when the music started. MICHAEL BULLINGTON filled the room with world class piano tunes demonstrating one of his many talents! Rotarians were welcomed by the diligent […]

May the 4th Be With You!

    Rotary Meeting: May 4, 2021   Introduction & Guests Galore PRESIDENT KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN (Executive Director of Fairytale Town) ushered in May the 4th Be with you in dramatic fashion. As it turns out, Darth Vader attempted to take over Presidency – but through a high energy heroic light sabre battle, Kevin was victorious! […]

Is Mars Closer Now? Are Men Really From Mars?… Don’t Forget Your Valentine!

    Rotary Meeting: February 9, 2021   PRESIDENT KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN (Executive Director of Fairytale Town) successfully warmed the meeting up with informal conversation about all things Mars, including the famous Mars Bar. As it turns out, the Mars Bar is a good friend of our well-known friends at Blue Diamond! We welcomed three guests […]

A Rotary Salute to Our Armed Forces

      President Jim Leet (Boutin Jones Inc.) gaveled the meeting to order and began by thanking members who served during the meeting. Special thanks to Mike Bullington for greeting us with the piano and to our greeters, Christie Holderegger (VOA), Joel Hockman (Pucci’s Pharmacy), and Marcella Cooper (Girl Scouts). Thanks also to Paul […]

Are You Ready For The Sacramento Century?

  Our esteemed President Jim Leet (Boutin Jones) called the meeting to order. Rotarians helping Rotarians was the theme of the day. Callee Setzer (Setzer Forest Products) kicked off the presentation offering a fantastic overview of the Sacramento Century including last year’s success; 1,150 registered riders and $115,000 earned on behalf of the Sacramento Crisis […]

From Sacratomato to Internationally Renowned Art Town

  Art Makes You Smile Thank you to Allison Cagley (Friends of the Sacramento Arts) for her introduction of David Sobon. David presented Wide Open Walls, the mural projects across Sacramento. His enthusiastic presentation described the growth of the program with over 90 permanent installations in the last three years. David’s skills at development allowed […]

Dynamic Developments

  The dynamic happenings in Sacramento construction were the focus of the day, as President Diane Woodruff and the club welcomed back commercial developer Mike Heller for his insights. Up front, meeting sponsor Ruth Tesar (Northern California PET Imaging) donated her three minutes to the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation. Executive Director Amanda Nelson outlined […]

Redevelopment Sacramento Style!

From Cupid undies to Olympic softball to fortune cookies, it was just another routine club luncheon under the refined leadership of President Diane Woodruff. Meeting sponsor Amanda Merz of SAFE Credit Union provided an upbeat presentation about SAFE’s deep involvement in the community. SAFE supports veterans and financial education in the community including high school […]

Cars and More from Rick Niello!

Once again, we had a great turnout with the undertone of the Big Game (Stanford and Cal) on the minds of more than a few Rotarians. President Diane asked for a moment of silence for former club member Dick James and his wife Kris, who passed away in a plane accident on November 17. Memorial […]


A great crowd was on hand to welcome Mayor Darrell Steinberg to the club’s weekly luncheon. Arriving club members were greeted to the melodic piano sounds of Mark Luhdorff (ANPAC Bio), and the building was alive with the hard work of Todd Andrews (Andrews Construction, Inc.) and team as we prepare for the best Sac […]