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 quote from the “original social distancer,” Henry David Thoreau: “Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life…aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.” Brandon Montalvo (Morgan Stanley) led us through the Pledge of Allegiance and introduced meeting sponsor Todd Koolakian (Sacramento Children’s Home).

Todd shared that SCH operations have been impacted by COVID-19 but they remain 100% operational and are proud to have been able to retain all staff members. He reminded us about SCH’s mission to open doors to the future by maximizing the potential of kids & families and said that during the time of COVID, the Crisis Nursery and Family Resource Center clients are in need of essentials including diapers, toilet paper and infant formula. Todd reminded us that the Sacramento region’s Big Day of Giving is Thursday, May 7!

Brandon Montalvo told us that unfortunately Golf 4 Kids will need to be postponed. The committee is investigating potential ways to transform it into a different type of golf event and is accepting any and all creative ideas from members.


Our first speaker Clare Price is CEO of Octain and an expert in remote work. She shared some best practices for being effective and productive at home, including:

  • Having a dedicated place to work
  • Setting dedicated hours in order to establish boundaries
  • Tracking your time via online productivity tools (ex. TimeCamp, EverNote)

Rotarians are invited to call or Email Clare for her e-book Make Remote Work: (530) 363-2043

Then Chris Sinclair, professional bartender and owner of the wine and spirits store the Good Bottle Shop, walked us through making the perfect margarita, in honor of Cinco de Mayo (1 oz. good tequila, ½ oz orange liqueur, the juice of 1 lime and a dash of sugar – all shaken over ice and served with a lime wedge).

The Good Bottle Shop specializes in wine and spirits you won’t find at regular stores, and their team are happy to talk you through cocktail recipes, gift ideas, etc. They are delivering around Sacramento; so email or call to arrange your delivery

(916) 309-4868;

If you haven’t yet, download Zoom and get ready for next week’s meeting when we’ll hear from Eric Solis and the YP students.