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Welcome to The Mighty Rotary Club of West Sacramento

West Sacramento

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We meet In Person
Fridays at 12:15 PM
Club Pheasant
2525 Jefferson Blvd.
West Sacramento, CA 95691-4622
United States of America
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The Rotary Clubs of West Sacramento, Vail Colorado, and Tegucigalpa (Honduras) met via Zoom to celebrate a successful International Service Project.  Led by Siva Sivakumaran from the West Sacramento Rotary Club, Siva brought the members together, even with a language barrier to describe the project.  The project provides water during water shortages, improves sanitation and personal hygiene for 4,500 students at Escuela Santa Teresa de Jesus School in Tegucigalpa Honduras with the constructed two water tanks and infrastructure.
In a special ceremony hosted by U.S. Representative, Ami Bera, West Sacramento Rotarian, Bob Ceccato, a Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient, was awarded the "Ambassador for Peace" Medal from the South Korean Government.  This Medal was presented to Bob for his "Heroism and Sacrifice" during the Korean War as a combat medic with a rifle company.
Ike Parsons passed away on September 5th.  Ike Joined the Rotary Club of West Sacramento in 1964 and had over 50 years of near perfect attendance.  Ike was know for his unusual quests of speakers that would amuse all.  Ike will be surely asking Paul Harris those questions now.
West Sacramento Rotarians at work with the Yolo County Food Bank..
Charyl Silva reconnected with 2 former members of the River City High School Interact Club. It is great to see that they are continuing to serve after graduating.
Past President, Peter Anderson, delivers a donation to Katie Villegas, Yolo County Childrens Alliance for Project Room Key to assist the homeless being housed in West Sacramento.
President, John Raney takes the helm as the 72nd President of the Mighty Rotary Club of West Sacramento.
Over 40 members of the Mighty Rotary Club of West Sacramento (along with District Governor, Ray Ward) met for the first time via Zoom since the Covid-19 pandemic created the shelter-in-place environment.  Oscar Villegas, County Supervisor, gave an update for Yolo County and what the future holds.
It is with deep regret to report that Tim Carnahan passed away on May 12, 2020 from complications from colitis.
Tim joined Rotary in 1993 and served as Club President in 2003-2004.  He has been our inspirational leader and historian.  Tim served as the Newsletter Editor and reported that "never let the truth get in the way of a good story."  
Tim always had a smile on his face and he will be missed.
To read more about Tim, see the May 21, 2020 edition of the Chips from the Buzzsaw
On February 27, 2020, the Mighty Rotary Club of West Sacramento celebrated the Rotary Aloha Spirit at the Annual Anniversary Dinner.
District Governor, Ray Ward, Keynote Speaker Stacy Graham, and Club President Peter Anderson "hang loose" before the evening's activities begin.
The Club inducted two new members, Jay Stewart and Marty Lyn Twitchell.
Ken Wilson received the Club Service Award.
The evening concluded with the announcement of Dave Kamminga as the Club's President-Elect, Elect for the Rotary Year of 2021-22.  Additional pictures are available in the Photo Section.
The Mighty Rotary Club of West Sacramento celebrated Valentine's Day with the return of the "Not So Newlywed Game."
Ron Chambers served as the Game's Host, Not Bob Eubanks, Maybe Better.
Couple #1 and winners Jaclyn Powell and Justin Allen.
Couple #2 Amy and Neil Busch
Couple #3 Kat and Brian Gallagher
The River City Interact Club sold chocolates.
District Governor, Ray Ward attended to see all the fun.
Marty Swingle is the recipient of his new Beautiful Blue Badge!
The Mighty Rotary Club of West Sacramento inducted its two newest members; Justin Allen (top) and Mike O'Connell.
Pedro Cisneros receives his "Beautiful New Blue Badge"
Sal Valentino, best known as lead singer of The Beau Brummels, spoke and performed before packed house.
Friday's Meeting was a busy one:  The Club inducted two new members and received an International Update from Cecil (Poncho) Padilla.
Shelley Eckler receives her Rotary pin from her Sponsor, Lori Hawkins.
Membership Chair, Denice Domke sponsored Chris White and supplies her with her Rotary Pin.
Cecil "Poncho"Padilla updated the Club on his latest International Projects.
The Mighty Rotary Club of West Sacramento inducted its two newest members; Jacob Rabin (Judy Ratley, Sponsor) and Tammy Linker (Denice Domke, Sponsor).
District Governor Ray Ward with Jimmy B (in red), Area Governor Megan Hamm (Left) and  Stacy Graham (Right) took over our meeting in the most unusual way.
Check out the Conference Promos:
"Escape to Rotaryville"
"Back to the Conference."
Ray recognized Kat Gallagher as the "Soaring Rotarian."  Kat has stepped up to assist in the organization of the Interact Club at River City High School.
Siva Sivakumaran has recognized as the "Quiet Rotarian."  Siva has be the Chair for International Service and has been the leading force in our Honduras Water Project.
Kris Anderson (Sister of Club President, Peter Anderson) visiting from the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa.
Alejandro Alvarez from the Rotary Club of La Pieda, Mexico, was a guest of the River City High School Interact Club.
President, Troy Bird thanked his board for their year of service.  President-Elect, Peter Anderson introduced his Board to his goals and objectives for the 2019-20 Rotary Year. (Sasha is the official Rot-tarian in the front).
The Rotary Club of West Sacramento inducted two new members, Marty Swingle and Penny Bridges.
The Rotary Club of West Sacramento recognized individuals from the Community in Education, Fire Protection, and Law Enforcement who are dedicated to service, helping others, and who have shown exemplary qualities in their chosen professions.

Recent speaker, Stan Atkinson was a television news reporter and anchor for over 45 years.  For many years Stan served as the principal news anchor in Sacramento for KCRA, Channel 3 and KOVR, Channel 13.  He is considered one of the most popular news figures in Sacramento.  He covered stories all across the globe, from Vietnam to Somalia, South Africa to Bosnia, and El Salvador to Pakistan.

Former Sacramento County Sheriff John McGuinness spoke to the Club's member and Guest on his more than 31 years of service with the Sheriff's Department and his current radio talk show.
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