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Taste of Elk Grove 2017
Countdown to Taste of Elk Grove!  It gets better every year!
Taste of Elk Grove 2017 2017-02-19 08:00:00Z
Rotary Youth Exchange
Deadline to apply for Rotary Youth Exchange is late April.  If you know of anyone wanting to be a foreign exchange student, let Karen Cendro know about it.
Rotary Youth Exchange 2017-02-19 08:00:00Z
In the left column you'll see many links - DON'T HESITATE TO USE THEM!
TIPS TO USING THIS BULLETIN 2017-02-19 08:00:00Z
Dictionary Distribution
As we do every year, Laguna Sunrise will distribute our beautiful dictionaries to elementary students in EGUSD.
Dictionary Distribution 2017-01-31 08:00:00Z
Rotary Turns 100
In 2016-17, The Rotary Foundation turns 100. That's a century of helping Rotary members change lives and improve communities all over the world.
Rotary Turns 100 2017-01-03 08:00:00Z
This Week's Speaker - PDG Brian More

PDG Brian More - Wine Smarts

PDG Brian Moore began his hobby of wine appreciation in 1978. Being educated as a civil engineer, he had no formal training in enology or viticulture. At the urging of a friend, he attended a meeting of the Sacramento Home Winemakers Association. At that meeting, he was able to sample wine produced by the members of the club. He was fascinated in the dedication the members had in the ‘art’ of winemaking. The club’s focus was to educate it members in not only making good wine but developing a knowledge of the various types of wine grapes and how to care for them. Brian saw this as an opportunity to learn about a product that was chiefly produced in the areas surrounding Sacramento. He became an active member participating in the club wine tastings and learning to recognize desirable qualities in wines as well as the faults. He participated in the administering of the statewide competition that was the responsibility of the club at that time. In four years he became President of the club and served numerous years assisting at wine competitions throughout Northern California. In 1987, he was invited to sit for an exam to become a State certified wine judge. Eight such individuals did take the exam and he was one of the four who passed. As a certified wine judge, Brian has been invited to serve as a judge for numerous commercial and home wine competitions. He is one of the longest serving wine judges for the California State Commercial Wine Competition. This year will be his 14th year of judging for that specific event. Even though he has been a judge for nearly 3 decades, he continues to learn with each competition. He is a firm believer that wine appreciation is up to the individual. He enjoys assisting people in developing their appreciation for wine.     

Wine Smarts - "Did You Know?"

At last, the long awaited sequel to Wine Smarts. Experience more fun in learning about wine. What you might have not known about wine appreciation by our country’s forefathers. Some common wine myths are dispelled. Learn how wine actually benefits one’s health. Plus the age old controversy: Screw Cap vrs Cork is analyzed. Also name that bottle: Is that a Jeroboam or Nebuchanezzar??; plus other little known wine facts are discussed in the presentation “Wine Smarts: Did You Know?” by PDG Brian Moore. A certified wine judge for the State of California for nearly 30 years, PDG Moore also known as “Chief Grape” in his year as District Governor, will share some interesting facts on wine and the wine industry. If you have an interest in wine and wish to learn more on the subject, be sure to attend this coming meeting.       
This Week's Speaker - PDG Brian More 2016-12-11 08:00:00Z
International Day of Peace

September 21 is the International Day of Peace.  This story was submitted by Dr Kwame Acquaah for publication this week.

International Day of Peace 2016-09-17 07:00:00Z
This Week's Speakers - Cecilia and Jason from School of Rock

Join Cecilia & Jason as they discuss their new business and rehabilitation of the historic IOOF building in Old Town Elk Grove. Click here for a link to their website for more info about them.

This Week's Speakers - Cecilia and Jason from School of Rock 2016-09-17 07:00:00Z
The Week at Laguna Sunrise
A summary in photos of the week ...
The Week at Laguna Sunrise 2016-09-12 07:00:00Z
Got any new recipes, anyone?
Anyone who wants to contribute a favorite recipe, speak up!  This is published by popular demand (Monica and Angela!)
1-2 small cans sliced ripe olives
3 or so green onions, sliced
1 c mayonnaise
2 t curry
1 c grated cheese, cheddar or mixed
sliced baguette
Mix, and spread on sliced baguette, bake 8-10 minutes at 400.  (These freeze well, by the way.)
Got any new recipes, anyone? 2016-09-12 07:00:00Z
A Tribute to Barbara Mayberry
This beautiful tribute was written last week by Jerry Mayberry, and printed with his permission.
A Tribute to Barbara Mayberry 2016-09-12 07:00:00Z
This Week's Speaker - Stephanie Midthun
Stephanie Midthun, moved to be a voice for those who have none.
This Week's Speaker - Stephanie Midthun 2016-09-05 07:00:00Z
Blood Drive Follow-Up (from Melanie Uhrenholt)

Hi Fellow Rotarians,


THANK YOU to those who came out to the blood drive at Pins N Strikes this Tuesday! Thank you to everyone who helped promote the event and to those whom tried to give blood but for one reason or another were unable to. I (we) appreciate everything you put into it. I wanted to pass along a kind note from Elizabeth at blood source in regards to the event and how helpful the blood we donated will be to those in need. Please take time to read the bolded email below. J


“Hi Melanie,


A HUGE THANK YOU to you and all the Rotary folks for being so incredibly understanding with us yesterday!! We truly appreciate how patient and kind everyone was. And how helpful people were helping us get going. It was incredible to see such a wonderful turnout of dedicated and caring folks. At the drive we registered 26 donors, collected 19 pints of lifesaving blood and there were 7 first timers to BloodSource.  There was a nice dedicated group of “regular” donors who participated and then to have so many new folks (seven) participate is just fantastic!


Blood is critically needed each and every day and, as you know, there is a story behind every blood transfusion and your donors have offered hope for individuals and families! A heartfelt thank you to all the donors!


I will send a note to the fabulous folks at Pins N Strikes who were so wonderful and accommodating.


I enjoyed working with you and truly appreciate all that you did to make the drive such a lifesaving success. Please express our gratitude to all the Rotary members who took time out of their day to make a difference in the lives of others. And another big thank you for all the extra goodies for the donors – what a nice treat!


I really enjoyed meeting the bubbly Reese and her family yesterday and appreciate that they shared their story..


Thank you again!!


Blood Drive Follow-Up (from Melanie Uhrenholt) 2016-07-24 07:00:00Z
Wilton Rancheria - Casino in Elk Grove
The Wilton Rancheria announced in June that it wants to develop a $400 million to $500 million casino, hotel and convention center project on 35.9 acres in what is now called The Outlet Collection at Elk Grove, now owned by The Howard Hughes Corp.  Attend our meeting this week to hear more about this project in our community.
Wilton Rancheria - Casino in Elk Grove 2016-07-19 07:00:00Z
Kohl’s Child Spree
Welcome Charlie Sleep and Florence Oneto who will be at our meeting this week to share
the wonderful Child Spree event with us.
(Read a little more about our guest speakers at the end of this story.)
Caroline 'Charlie' Sleep          Florence Oneto
More than 100 Elk Grove Unified students will enjoy a $150 back-to-school shopping spree on Saturday, July 30, 2016 to shop for back to school clothing at the Elk Grove Kohl’s store.  Childspree is an event for select students who are in need of school clothes, backpacks and school supplies. The students range from kindergarten through 5th grade.
Students will shop with chaperones from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the Kohl’s store located at 9650 Bruceville Road.  Students participating in the event are identified through Healthy Start, Project Act and Foster Youth Services. 
The day includes a pancake breakfast in the parking lot, prepared and served by Elk Grove Lions Club and their members.  Vision To Learn will provide their vision van, free eye exams and glasses for students at the rear of the store. Great Clips will offer free haircuts in the staff room for the students.  Each student will receive a backpack filled with school supplies, compliments of Soroptimist International of Elk Grove and Paula Maita. Safe Kids Greater Sacramento will provide free booster seats and fire alarm batteries to families participating in this event. In addition, the University of California, Davis will provide free bicycle helmets to the students and Elk Grove Unified Healthy Start Program will provide oral dental supplies.
Event Vendors include: Elk Grove Optimist, Kohl’s, Vision To Learn, Elk Grove Lions Club, UC Davis hospitals, California Highway Patrol, Elk Grove Police Department, Soroptimist International of Elk Grove, Cosumnes CSD Fire Department, Paula Maita, Great Clips, Trader Joe’s, Double R DJ Entertainment, Pins and Strikes, Safe Kids Greater Sacramento, Project ACT and Molina Health Care Systems.
Event Sponsors include: Elk Grove Optimist, Gil Moore Family Foundation, Elk Grove Lions, Sacramento Optimist Breakfast Club, Sutterville Heights Optimist Club, Kohl’s, Lyon’s Real Estate, Elk Grove Rotary, Laguna Sunrise Rotary,  Gene Murray, Soroptimist International of Elk Grove, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and many anonymous sponsors in the community.
Volunteers will represent the following organizations:  Elk Grove Unified school District, Elk Grove Optimists, Vision to Learn, Soroptimists of Elk Grove, Elk Grove Rotary, Elk Grove Lions, Laguna Sunrise Rotary, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Lyon Real Estate and various members of the Elk Grove Community.
On behalf of the Elk Grove Optimist and the Elk Grove Unified School District we wish to extend our sincere thanks for your collaboration on this project!
A little more about our guest speakers:
Charlie Sleep moved to Elk Grove from the Bay Area 3 years ago.  She earned my Bachelors of Arts in Human Development from Sonoma State University in 1998.  Charlie is a local Realtor with RE/MAX Gold in Elk Grove.  Over the years she have earned several designations - BA, GRI, CNE, E-Pro, NREMT.  Charlie has been practicing for over 13 years serving the Bay Area and Sacramento representing Buyers, Sellers and Investors.   She is also an Nationally Registered EMT and currently work with Cosumnes CSD Fire Dept as the Training Coordinator as well as a First Responder for the CERT Team.  In addition, Charlie serve as the Treasurer for the Elk Grove Optimist Club as well as the Coordinator and Chair for the Childspree/Kohl's Program.  
Florence Oneto a long time employee of the Elk Grove Unified School District with over 25 years of experience providing mental, behavioral and social service support to children, ages birth to adult and their families.  In October 2015, she was hired as the coordinator of the David Reese Student Support Center (formerly Healthy Start), taking up the position following Sandy Waite’s retirement after many years as the coordinator at the Reese Center.  Florence hopes to continue the long tradition in our center of collaborating with community organizations and agencies to bring valued programs and services to students who are most in need of support and opportunity to reach their fullest potential.
Kohl’s Child Spree 2016-07-11 07:00:00Z
District Events
 Check out upcoming events on our district site too!
District Events 2014-07-10 00:00:00Z
Elk Grove Literacy Project

This is our newest literacy project 2014-2015 
Twitter: @EGLiteracyProj
Elk Grove Literacy Project Ang 2014-04-15 00:00:00Z
WELCOME to Interactive site
WELCOME to Interactive site 2013-08-14 00:00:00Z
Quote of the Week - Who Said It?
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Angela Spease 2013-08-08 00:00:00Z
Thought for the Week - Who Said It?
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Angela Spease 2013-08-08 00:00:00Z
Mark Your Calendars!
Here you can post little tidbits of information, reminders, or anything else!
Mark Your Calendars! Angela Spease 2013-08-08 00:00:00Z