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The Rotary Club of Folsom, through the Folsom Rotary Foundation, is raising funds to help our community due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Your donation allows us to purchase and donate PPEs (e.g., face shields and masks) to those who need them in our community.  People like hospital workers, first responders, and those providing essential services.  In addition to much needed PPEs for the front line, funds will also be used to support local non-profits such as food banks, senior services, etc. that are providing so much to those affected by Covid-19.

Your donations are needed now so we can keep our community safe!

If you are a community member in need of our services and/or need a PPE, please email info@folsomrotaryfoundation.com . 

 

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

 

Excerpt from RI President Holger Knaack's 2020-2021 Theme Address to the 2020 International Assembly, January 20, 2020:

Rotary provides opportunities for service projects that can be performed and completed by us. These projects are meaningful and sustainable. In Rotary, we don’t just donate the money, we also perform the service and see the lasting impact of that service firsthand. This is unique.

Rotary has given many of us the opportunity to travel the world to help put our service ideas into action.

Rotary also provides opportunities for leadership. All of us have taken on great new responsibilities. This is our opportunity to strengthen our network, not for our personal glory, but for the good of Rotary. Creating pathways to leadership for others is a true Rotary ideal — and it will make you a more effective leader.

We are here because we believe in Rotary opportunities, in opportunities for others and for ourselves. We believe that our acts of service, big and small, create opportunities for people who need our help. We also know that every act of service will inspire and change us. 

Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere.

Therefore, the theme for our year is: Rotary Opens Opportunities.

 
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.
 
 
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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