Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Annual Fireworks Stand

Each year South Sacramento Rotary raises funds at its TNT fireworks stand in the Raley's parking lot on Freeport Blvd. Members raise funds while having fun and getting to know each other better. Pictured above on the left from left to right are JR Springer, Anne Hasbrook Smith, Ed Trujillo, Liz Long, and Dave Lambros. All five have served as club president over the years. Pictured on the right is Frank Cook, former South Sacramento member and now a member of the Sacramento Club, who returns each year to play Uncle Sam and help out his old club.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Cleaning Up Florin Road

The Luther Burbank High School NJROTC Program joined with South Sacramento Rotary on May 10 to clean up florin Road between Highway 99 and 24th Street. Breaking into teams, the students and Rotarians spread out over the area and collected trash of all sizes. At noon, they reconvened at the school and shared pizzas. Several vendors along the way thanked the groups for helping keep the area clean.

A Special Day

It's always a special day when South Sacramento Rotary presents funds to non-profit organizations that are helping make life a little brighter for those who have fallen on hard times. Receiving funds this year were Shelterbox, Camp Grizzly, Sacramento City College scholarships, the Y, St. John's Shelter, a scholarship for Luther Burbank High School, the South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership Food Closet, "I Can Do That," Women's Empowerment, Camellia Juniors, the Sacrmento Guitar Society, the Children's Receiving Home, the Moral Values Program, and Loaves and Fishes and Mustard Seed School. The club also sent a check in support of Rotary House which provides housing for the families of children who are going through treatment at the UC Med Center. It's always a highlight of the year as representatives share what their non-profits do and build new relationships with others in attendance.

Saluting Top-Notch Students

At  recent meeting, South Sacramento Rotary recognized Students of the Month for April and May. Bryan Ballesteros (2nd from left) and Mai Su Vue (second from right) pose with their counselor and hold their certificates and checks as Rotarians Jocelyn Yap (far left) and David Lambros (back) look on.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

South Sac Hosts Annual Speech Tournament

On March 6, South Sacramento Rotary hosted its annual club speech tournament. Four contestants--all juniors from Inderkum High School--competed for the privilege of moving on to the next level, and the winner was Nicole Osorio (second from right) who walked away with a check for $200. She will compete with other club winners at the next level on April 10. Pictured above (from left to right) are Dave Lambros, Sadaf Arshad, Callista McMaye, Karisha Moore, Nicole, and South Sac chair Jocelyn Yap.

Welcoming Steve Mauch

South Sacramento Rotary welcomed Steve Mauch into membership on February 27. Newly retired, Steve looks forward to getting involved in service with Rotary. Pictured above with him are (from left to right) his sponsor, Jim Tracy; South Sacramento President, Craig Stevenson; Steve's wife, Carleen; Steve; and Assistant Governor and South Sacramento member, Barbara Tracy,