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The Folsom Rotary Foundation is excited to announce: 

An Evening with Brian Shul: SR-71 SPY PILOT, Flying the World’s Fastest Jet
A Benefit for The Wounded Warriors Project and the Folsom Rotary Foundation
November 27, 2021, 7:30pm
Harris Center, Folsom, CA

 
Hear an astounding story of triumph over tragedy.  
 
Severely burned in a fiery crash in the jungles of Vietnam, Brian Shul was told he would never fly again.  Enduring the pain of fifteen major surgeries and a year in military hospitals, he fought his way back into the skies to become a TOPGUN Flight Instructor.  
 
His amazing determination led to his selection as a spy pilot for the Top Secret SR-71, the fastest, highest flying jet in the world.  
 
Now a highly acclaimed author, photographer and motivational speaker, Brian’s remarkable story of faith-based fearlessness has inspired millions with its universal appeal.  
 
Coupled with a stunning multimedia presentation, this is the one show every group labels as “The Best We’ve Ever Seen."
 
This event benefits the Wounded Warrior Project as well as the Folsom Rotary Foundation.
 
 
 
A Special THANKS to our event sponsors below:
 

Since 1953, the Rotary Club of Folsom has pursued a mission to support youth, serve people in need and support organizations who serve the less fortunate and to help to make our community a better place to live. Folsom Rotarians are dedicated to supporting this mission by getting involved in many worthwhile humanitarian causes, community service projects, and fund-raising activities. Folsom Rotarians support our wonderful community with a spirit of friendship and fun and are devoted to enriching lives in our community and beyond!

Rotary Club of Folsom

Chartered October 17, 1953

P.O. Box 756 – Folsom, CA 95763, USA

Email: rotarycluboffolsom@gmail.com

Phone: (916) 850-0432

 

Excerpt from RI President Shekhar Mehta's Theme Address to the 2021 International Assembly, February 1, 2021:

Incoming Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta urged members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving others is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own.

Mehta, a member of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India, revealed the 2021-22 presidential theme, Serve to Change Lives, to incoming district governors on 1 February during the Rotary International Assembly.

Mehta spoke about how participating in service projects through Rotary changed him as a person and made him empathize more with the needs of others. Soon after joining his club, he helped carry out projects that benefited rural communities in India.

 
On Saturday, July 24, Folsom Rotarians removed the old decking from the viewing area and installed new decking.  Led by Rotarian Justin Raithel, the project started at 8 am and was completed about 4 hours later.  
 
Work party at completion of step 1 of the project.  A small group of Rotarians finished the railing on Tuesday, August 3.
 
To see what the deck looked like before replacement and photos of the work, go to Viewing Deck project.
 
On Tuesday, February 25, 50 community business leaders met with 50
Folsom High School juniors at the 25th Annual Partnerships for Tomorrow
Youth Leadership Conference held at Lakeside Church. This conference unites high school students with business and community leaders representing the
City of Folsom to discuss leadership skills and ethical choices in the work place,
in schools, and in the local and global community.
 
Students and business leaders meet first thing over continental breakfast.
 
Group discussion between students and business leaders.
 
From Monday, February 3 through Thursday, February 20, members of the Rotary Clubs of Folsom and Historic Folsom gave every third grader in Folsom a dictionary.  Below is a photo of third graders at Sandra Gallardo Elementary School receiving their dictionaries.
 
 

At the Rotary Club of Folsom meeting on February 6, 17 teachers from Folsom schools received grants ranging from $150 to $500.  Bob Mange introduced each teacher who was at the meeting.  Sonny Da Marto, of the Rotary Club of Folsom Lake and Ray Ward, Rotary District 5180 District Governor, presented the checks to each teacher. The teachers then told us their grade level and a little about what they were doing with the grant.

Teachers with Bob Mange standing on the right.

 
November 2019 has been a busy month for the Rotary Club of Folsom.  On November 2, members painted Santa's sleigh for the Folsom Police Officers Association.  Every year, Santa and Mrs. Claus travel through the neighborhoods of Folsom bringing Christmas Cheer to children and collecting donations of new toys and non-perishable food for the Police Department’s Annual Christmas Food Drive program benefiting  local families in need. 
 
 
On November 9, members worked at the Powerhouse Ministries Transformation Center painting the kitchen and installing cabinets.
 
 
On November 11, our club and the Folsom High School Interact Club marched in the Folsom Veterans Day Parade.
 
 
For more photos of these events, go to the Busy November 2019 photo album.
 
 
 
 
Folsom Community Service Day was Saturday, September 21.  The Rotary Club of Folsom led two projects.  One crew of Rotarians built two pergolas at the Murer House adjacent to the bocce ball court. 
 
Completed pergolas at Murer House.
 
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Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Robert H. Miller III Rotary Clubhouse
Lew Howard Park
7150 Baldwin Dam Road
Folsom, CA 95630
United States of America

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