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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: Folsom.Rotary.Secretary@gmail.com

Phone: (916) 962-6216

 

The 2019-20 presidential theme for RI President Mark Daniel Maloney, a member of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, is Rotary Connects the World.  “The first emphasis is to grow Rotary — to grow our service, to grow the impact of our projects, but most importantly, to grow our membership so that we can achieve more,” Maloney said.

Maloney believes that connection is at the heart of the Rotary experience.

“(Rotary) allows us to connect with each other, in deep and meaningful ways, across our differences,” Maloney said. “It connects us to people we would never otherwise have met, who are more like us than we ever could have known. It connects us to our communities, to professional opportunities, and to the people who need our help.”

 
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.
 

At the Rotary Club of Folsom meeting on February 7, 13 teachers from Folsom schools received grants ranging from $150 to $500.  Bob Mange introduced each teacher who was at the meeting and presented the checks.  Sonny Da Marto, Club Service Director for Rotary Club of Folsom Lake, handed the checks to each teacher. The teachers then told us their grade level and a little about what they were doing with the grant.

Back Row left to right - Bob Mange, Rick Berry, Sheila Lauck, Jill DeMarce, Natalie Marhauer,  Lindsay Anderson, Dianna Peterson, Kristin Ross, and Chris Jones.
Front Row left to right - Kristine Baciocco, Jean Girard, Rob Fergusson, Pam Goldman, and Sonny Da Marto.  
 
 
On Saturday, January 12, several Rotarians under the direction of Justin Raithel, installed the decking on the long boardwalk on the bike trail that parallels Glenn between Sibley and Folsom Blvd.  The project started at 8 AM and was done about 1 PM.  As usual, refreshments were available.  The club demolished this deck on December 16.
 
 
Photos of the project are available at Bike Trail Project - Long Boardwalk
Demolition photos are at Second Bike Trail Project.
On Saturday, November 10, 12 Folsom Rotarians removed a boardwalk on the Folsom Bike Trail.  Justin Raithel drove an excavator provided by Bob Blackwell and he was able to pick up sections of the boardwalk and put them in a dumpster.  
 
 
 
 
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Robert H. Miller III Rotary Clubhouse
Lew Howard Park
7150 Baldwin Dam Road
Folsom, CA 95630
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Jim Ortega
Mar 05, 2020
Today's challenges for law enforcement
"70s" Party
Mar 12, 2020
Steve Miklos
Speech Contest
Mar 19, 2020
Joe Sheimer
Mar 26, 2020
The Secret War in Laos
Greg Paquin - The Gregory Group
Apr 02, 2020
State of real estate/development in CA and the greater Sac area
Lorraine Poggione
Apr 09, 2020
Folsom Parks Director
David Flanagan
Apr 16, 2020
Branding
Hon. Brian Van Camp
Apr 23, 2020
Role of Juries in Society
Ramesh Dontha
May 07, 2020
Living the American Dream
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May 14, 2020
Mayor Sarah Aquino
May 21, 2020
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