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The Complexities of Homelessness and the Joy of a Giving Spirit

  Rotary Meeting: April 27, 2021   Introduction PRESIDENT KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN (Executive Director of Fairytale Town) gaveled us in after some lovely fellowship and a hair-raising tale of ART BREUER’s recent experience pruning some extremely tall trees. ALLISON CAGLEY (Sergeant in Arms) (Executive Director of Friends of Sacramento Arts) was all smiles – she just […]


The Story of a Family’s Escape and SUCCESS!

  Rotary Meeting: April 13, 2021   PRESIDENT KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN (Executive Director of Fairytale Town) gaveled the meeting to order at 12:00 pm, noting we’ll introduce a new member and will enjoy a great speaker today! ALLISON CAGLEY (Sergeant in Arms) (Executive Director of Friends of Sacramento Arts) recognized Pulse Reporter JOHN MCINTYRE ((Chief Philanthropy […]


A Call to Action on Climate Change

      Rotary Meeting: March 30, 2021   PRESIDENT KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN (Executive Director of Fairytale Town) rang in the meeting commenting on the noticeable difference in his Zoom attire, which reflected the sunnier weather we have all been so lucky to enjoy over this month! Spring is undeniably upon us, and one of PRESIDENT […]


A Day in the Life of a Young Professional – the YP Spotlight Meeting!

    Rotary Meeting: March 23, 2021   PRESIDENT KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN (Executive Director of Fairytale Town) called the meeting to order, and virtually passed the gavel to PRESIDENT FOR THE DAY JAMIE FURLONG (Securitized Real Estate Specialist of Bangerter Financial Services) to kick off the Young Professionals Takeover. #fire # bougie JAMIE welcomed guests JORDAN […]


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 […]


Bending But Not Breaking: The Strength and Resilience of Foster Youth

    Rotary Meeting: March 9, 2021   PRESIDENT KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN (Executive Director of Fairytale Town) called the meeting to order from his Fairytale Town-themed Zoom room. While it wasn’t noted during the meeting, this author is struck by the fact that with a year of shelter in place behind us, we Rotarians have become […]


The Science of Human Bias, with Guest Speakers Lt. Sandra Brown and Lt. Scott Wong

  Rotary Meeting: March 2, 2021   PRESIDENT KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN (Executive Director of Fairytale Town) rang in our first meeting of March 2021 at noon. St. Patrick’s Day is approaching us, and we will be joined on the holiday by none other than our international friends over at the Rotary Club of Dublin, Ireland! As […]


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 […]


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 […]


An Interview with Gordon Gravelle, former Steelers Player and Super Bowl Champion

      Rotary Meeting: February 2, 2021   PRESIDENT KEVIN SMITH-FAGAN (Executive Director of Fairytale Town) gaveled the meeting to order when the clock struck noon. Things were quickly passed over to ALLISON CAGLEY (Sergeant in Arms) (Executive Director of Friends of Sacramento Arts) who recognized Pulse Reporter JOHN MCINTYRE and invited any guests […]