Meeting Notes from March 6, 2020
President Bob Flautt opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance and leading a patriotic song.  Bob Mange gave the Invocation.
Justin Raithel announced that the Rotary Clubs of Folsom Lake and Historic Folsom are having a fund-raiser on April 24 called "Bet on Rotary 2020".  For tickets and information on the event, click on the following link,  fund-raiser.
Monika Reyes talked about the Mothers Day Brunch on May 10.  It will be a catered, sit down event.  See her for the sign-up sheet.  
Monika also presented Colima Salts to President Bob.  
Steve Sprague levied fines.
President Bob introduced our speaker, Jim Ortega, Placerville Police Chief and member of our club.  Jim talked about his experiences with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and as the chief of a small police department in a small town.  He also discussed contemporary issues facing law enforcement in California.  He discussed "An Initiative for Public Safety" which expands the list of violent crimes for which early release is not an option, DNA collection, serial theft, and parole violations.  To see a copy of his handouts, link to Public Safety Initiative.  
Jim received the Snooks Rotary wheel chocolate from President Bob.
Editor's Note:  Frank Woods will not be at the March 12 and March 19 meetings.  Anyone want to take notes?
Rotary Club of Folsom Project in Colima, Mexico
On February 29, 7 Folsom Rotarians, 2 spouses, and a Rotarian's friend traveled to Colima, Mexico to build a chicken coop and install solar panels at Casa Hogar School.  Thanks to Rosario Rodriguez and Monika Reyes for posting on Facebook.  Below is text from their Facebook posts and photos from Rosario.
Rosario posted "We’re all back home to the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. It was a life changing trip for us Rotarians who went there, and those that were the recipients of the projects and activities. We made those children smile and they can’t wait for ”the Americans” to return."
Monika posted "So honored that the Folsom Telegraph selected our amazing group of volunteers for the spotlight.  The green sign seen in the picture is actually from a project our group completed a few years back - a covered walkway between the student dormitories and the classrooms. We were thrilled to be invited back to stay involved with this wonderful school!  Here is the photo from the March 8 edition of the Folsom Telegraph.
Photos from Rosarios's Facebook post:
Back from left to right - John Messner, Justin Raithel, local helper, Joe Gagliardi
Front from left to right - Rosario Rodriguez, Monika Reyes, Christy Watrous, Monika's friend Angela, Maureen Gagliardi, Steve Brozosky, Annie Brozosky
Maureen Gagliardi, Christy Watrous, Rosario Rodriguez, and Annie Brozosky putting together school supplies and drawstring backpacks for the students.
Students coming into school with Maureen Gagliardi.
John Messner, Joe Gagliardi, Monika Reyes, and Steve Brozosky working on chicken coop.
Steve Brozosky on the roof installing solar panels.
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