Meeting Notes from September 25, 2019
President-Elect Monika Reyes presided over the meeting.  She opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.  Bob Mange gave the Invocation. 
Bob announced in his Invocation that a long time Rotarian from our club has some serious health issues.  Charles Wilkinson joined our club in 2000, was a Paul Harris Sustaining member and sold new homes for KB Homes.  He retired a couple of years ago and moved to Cayucos, California where the family has a home on the beach.  His plan was to do a little real estate but his real dream was to get a food cart and sell tri tip sandwiches on the beach and talk to people.
Shortly after arriving in Cayucos, Charles was diagnosed with liver disease that is so severe that he requires a liver transplant.  Charles was told by his physicians that if he remained in California he would probably die before he came to the top of the waiting list.  He discovered that the list is much shorter in Louisiana so he was air lifted there on Friday and they have rented an apartment in New Orleans to establish residency and get on the list.
Sidney is holding up as well as can be expected and when asked what his friends in Folsom can do to help, she asked that we send cards and letters which he really enjoys reading.  Please send your cards to Charles Wilkinson at P.O. Box 288, Cayucos, CA 93430.  A neighbor is forwarding all mail to him in New Orleans.  Please keep Charles and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Secretary Jim Padgett introduced guests and visiting Rotarians.
District 5180 Rotary Foundation Chair Glenn Fong thanked our club for our local projects and our participation in global projects.  He presented John Messner with a District Plaque in recognition of John becoming an Arch Klumph Society Member.  Named after the sixth president of Rotary, the Arch Klumph Society recognizes The Rotary Foundation's highest tier of donors — those who have contributed $250,000 or more during their lifetime.
PDG Glenn Fong and John Messner
Ryan Jantzen reported on Folsom Community Service Day.  He also asked for members to fill in the open slots selling beer at Renaissance Faire.
Colin Miguelgorry announced that the club is sponsoring a Cornhole Tournament on Sunday, November 16.  
Steve Sprague levied fines.
Jim Ortega introduced our speaker, Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert.
President-Elect Monika presented a box of Snook's chocolate to Ms. Schubert.
President-Elect Monika Reyes and DA Anne Marie Schubert
Rotary Cycling Team
For three days, the Rotary Cycling Team cycled in Sonoma County on a Bike Trek to raise money for Breathe California.  The team stayed at the KOA Petaluma Campground and each day's ride was from the KOA.  The team cycled between 20 and 35 miles on Friday, between 20 and 50 miles on Saturday, and between 20 and 25 miles on Sunday.  The team raised just over $8,000 for Breathe California of Sacramento.  Since 1917, Breathe California Sacramento Region has been advocating for clean air and healthy lungs through education, community involvement and creative solutions to impact policy.  Many thanks to the Rotarian sponsors who donated to Breathe California on our behalf.
The team ready to leave on Saturday's ride.
John Lindow, Steve Brozosky, John Messner, Brent Sundahl, Frank Woods, Susan Lindow, and Yvonne Sundahl.  Not pictured is Bob Roehers.
What the team did afternoons and evenings after dinner.
Yvonne, John, Steve, Brent, Susan, Frank, and John enjoying a glass of wine.
Community Service Day
Folsom Community Service Day was Saturday, September 21.  The Rotary Club of Folsom had two projects.  One crew of Rotarians built two pergolas at the Murer House adjacent to the bocce ball court. 
The Rotary Club of Folsom, in previous projects at the Murer House, built the bocce ball court, pizza oven, storage shed, and fencing.  The pergolas will provide shade for the bocce ball players.  A third pergola will be built near the pizza oven providing more shade.  For more photos of the Murer House Pergola Structure Project, go to the Photo Album called Shade Structures at Murer House.
Another crew led Rotarians and members of the community at a painting project at Journey Church.
Under the leadership of the Rotary Club of Folsom's Justin Raithel, more than 140 volunteers worked on outdoor home projects to get seniors ready for the rainy season. The crew trimmed trees, cleaned gutters and removed debris, tasks the residents used to be able to do themselves, but now find challenging.
In the evening, several Rotarians volunteered to sell beer at Folsom Live on Sutter Street.  Although this was obviously not part of Community Service Day, Rotarians continued to serve the community well into the evening.
As I was out of town on Community Service Day, thanks to Samatha Davidson and Steve Brozosky for taking photos and contributing to this story.
October Birthdays and Anniversaries
Happy Birthday to the following members:
  • Ryan Jantzen - October 3
  • John Abernethy - October 15
  • Michele Raithel - October 18
  • Dawn Johnson - October 20
  • Orville Wegat - October 30
Happy Anniversary to the following couples:
  • Steve and Annie Brozosky - October 6 - 28 years
  • Kate and Bobby Gonzalez - October 15 - 3 years
  • Joe and Sheri Hoffman - October 26 - 23 years
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