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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: 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.

 
Club Information
Community Service Since 1953
Folsom Rotary

Rotary Four Way Test

We meet In Person
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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Club Meeting
 
 
Speakers
Howard Cadenhead
Feb 03, 2022
Folsom High School Principal
Mike Owen, President & CEO, Crystal Basin Cellars
Feb 10, 2022
Wine Pairings with Chocolate & Cheese
Teacher Grants
Feb 24, 2022
Al Gianini
Mar 03, 2022
Joe Murer House
Speech Contest
Mar 10, 2022
Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones
Mar 24, 2022
Reflections on his 12 years as Sheriff of Sacramento County
Brian Van Camp
Mar 31, 2022
Retired Superior Court Judge Brian Van Camp
Sue Frost
Apr 14, 2022
Sacramento County Supervisor
Connie Perkins DWR
Apr 28, 2022
Folsom Dam Update
Mystery Trip
May 19, 2022
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