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Service Above Self

Every other Tuesday at 7:15
Evan's Kitchen Banquet Room
855 57th. St.
Sacramento, CA  95819
United States of America
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July 2019
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All our competitors rocked this year's Speech theme -- Making a Difference -- each with a different perspective.  Its always so great to see these young orators, who excel at their craft.  Congratulations to  Serena Jones, this morning's winner of our Club Contest!  We are super-proud that she will represent the small but mighty mongooses at the Semi Finals in March! 
Our merry band of mongooses plotted and planned and planned and plotted to make sure that former Catfish President (aka "District Governor") Sandi Sava would have a home-club visit to remember!  In keeping with the this year's District theme "Reflect Back, Embrace the Future," we rounded up Rotarians -- past, present and future -- for a surprise party.  It featured the DG's favorite cocktail (PDG Kalar's signature lemon drops) and favorite dish.... stuffed mushrooms (she can't get enough of these)!  Thank you to everyone who joined us in making this a super fun time!
The air is crisp, the leaves are falling ... it must be Poinsettia time!  Once again you may choose between red, white, or the varietal plants.  It will be $10 for a 6" plant and $7.50 for the cute little 4" plant (red only).  The pick up date is Tuesday November 28, 2017 between 7 and 10 am at Evan's Kitchen Banquet Room. 
Orders must be received by noon on November 17.  Contact a club member or email  Thank you in advance for helping us support local charities!
We had an exciting week!  First, Dave and Peggy (of the super-secret spirit-animal conjuring committee) dubbed Cass the Mongoose President due, in part, to her penchant for aggressively vanquishing venomous snakes.  Then, this weekend, the colony got together to do some good by helping maintain the Oak Park Rotary House.  We got to meet the current residents and learned that Alice has some mad gardening skills!  Then, out for brunch!
To find out more about Rotary House and how you can help go here:
Behold the Bears for 2017!  Well dressed and ready to "Get on the Bus,"  a program that offers free transportation to children visiting their parents in prison.  We help out by providing the kids' bears and our own Cindi (and her army of savage knitters) outfit the bears with clothes for the ride - helping to keep families connected, one stitch at a time
Our speaker was Susan Nelson from Junior Achievement.  If you’ll recall, Cass chose J.A. to receive a $500.00 donation from our club foundation.  J.A. teaches children to be smart about money matters.  Did you know that 60% of kids today don’t think they’ll be economically self-sufficient by age 24, and that 1 in 4 college students acquires more debt than they can pay off?  Junior Achievement has many programs designed to change this. 
They serve 11 million students worldwide, including 4.5 million here in the U.S. and over 12,000 in our area. They provide work readiness programs, teach soft skills like reliability and teamwork, and generally teach kids to own their economic future. 
People interested in helping can volunteer to lead programs in various schools – all of the curriculum and training is provided by Junior Achievement!
Our own Adrian Petersen was honored last weekend at the President Elect Training Conference as Rotary's newest Paul Harris Fellow!  District Governor Elect (and former Club President) Sandi Sava presented his award.  Though taken somewhat by surprise, Adrian shared a few words about his passion for Rotary and its efforts in promoting literacy and education through out the world.  Way to go Adrian!
Join us October 15th for Pub Quiz Night, a fun and lively fundraiser to benefit important international, community and youth programs.  Get a team of 4-6 people together or we'll pair you up.  Fun prizes and great raffle items will be yours for the winning.  Get your ticket on Eventbrite.

On September 13, we welcomed District Governor Barbara Tracy to our club. Barbara was joined by her husband Jim, AKA the District Governor’s Detail Man, and ADG JR Springer. The night before, our club board had a chance to tell Barbara all the wonderful things our small club accomplishes, and our breakfast meeting gave Barbara a chance to share her goals and vision for the district with us. 

Our speaker was Jonathan Guttman, who just returned to the states after spending his senior year in Germany as part of the Congress Bundestag in Bocholt for the year, attending a German high school, which really helped him learn German. 


Sacramento Breakfast welcomed its good friend and Past District Governor Clarence Parkins to its first meeting of the new Rotary year.  Clarence educated the club on the actions of the Rotary Council on Legislation, which meets every three years to discuss and make policies for Rotary International. 
Sacramento Breakfast won 3rd best in the small club category at the 2016 District 5180 Conference in Berkeley this past weekend. President Kary led an RCSB contingent that included district governor elect-elect and nearly almost elected Sandi, deputy district sergeant-at-arms Deb, and newbie Adrian. Hey, no wonder we are #3! Congratulations to the badger and his team for a job well done! The award serves as a good reminder of the many good things we do.
On January 5th, we inducted our newest member, Adrian Petersen, a fabulous way to kick off 2016.  Adrian is a Mortgage Broker with First Priority Financial. We welcome him to the small but mighty Rotary Club of Sacramento Breakfast.