President Kristine Mollenkopf
The Rotary Club of Lincoln exists to create fellowship among business, professional and civic leaders through social activities and charitable projects to meaningfully improve quality of life in our community and to advance Rotary’s worldwide goals.  Contact us for more information or join us at a meeting. 
Lincoln Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Woman's Club of Lincoln (Normally)
499 E Street
Lincoln, CA 95648
United States of America
(916) 844-2582
Meetings over by 1:30pm

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Upcoming Speakers
Tim Pinkney
Dec 02, 2021 12:00 PM
Exiting Vietnam
Bob Mutchler
Dec 09, 2021 12:00 PM
Bob's Support for Polio Eradication
Dan Walters
Dec 16, 2021 12:00 PM
California Politics
Past Speakers
No Speaker/Meeting
Nov 25, 2021
Upcoming Events
Rockstar Music Academy is producing wonderful concerts for our community for your December enjoyment. Proceeds from our sales will benefit our charitable projects. We can get the tickets to you for a donation of $15 per ticket as long as they are available. Call Kimberly McCue (916-747-1752).   smiley
On , October 30th, we resumed our "annual" Tour de Lincoln Bike Ride following delays caused by Covid-19 restrictions.   We had over 400 riders, attending a continental breakfast, one of the 25k, 50k or 100k rides through the Lincoln countryside, stops at rest stops for food and drinks, and a post-ride barbeque.   Funds raised for the event are a major source to support our club charitable events.  More info:
More pictures by clicking on Pictures of Tour de Lincoln
Each year, the Lincoln News Messenger reaches out to our community to identify the Best of the Best in many different categories. The Lincoln community voted for their favorites and the results are in. Thanks to the hard work of all our members and our club leadership, we were chosen as the Best of the Best Service Club in Lincoln this year. Service above Self continues to be our motto.
But it was a tough year for us, being in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Many of the activities we normally partake in were not possible, but we endured.  With this pent up energy, we will charge ahead this year, already having plans for the Tour de Lincoln and Nite at the Races as our major fund-raisers.  And, we will sponsor the Wine Fest again to bring people to our outstanding community.     
Rotary is having live meetings again each Thursday at the Woman's Club under the leadership of our new President Kristine Mollenkopf. At our meeting on July 1, we had Tom Indrieri, CEO of the Lincoln Chamber. as our speaker. And, three new members from the City of Lincoln were inducted, included Police Chief Matt Alves. 
On July 8, we had Matt Oliver tell us about his adventure of starting up Oliver's Brewhouse in the Beerman Building.  Check out their website to see what they offer and support them by sampling their great menu items. The 2nd=floor steak house is opening soon.
See more pictures at  July-6-Pictures
In the 2020-2021 Rotary year, Rotary was unable to hold our annual Nite at the Races, Taste of Italy and Tour de Lincoln, charitable events due to Covid restrictions.  In the past, we derived most of the money to support our charitable activities from these events.  So in 2021, we hosted an online auction event.   There were great items/gifts in the live and silent auctions.
We also accepted donations, either online during the event or checks made out to Lincoln Rotary Club Foundation.  Altogether, we generated more than $20,000 to fund our clubs charitable activities.  Thank you to all who participated. 
Starting in March 2020, our club started having our meetings on Zoom due to the Covid-19 Shelter-in-Place recommendations to avoid group meetings.  
The normal practice in normal times is for Lincoln Rotary to have some awesome lunch meetings, Thursday at noon at the Woman's Club (Fifth and E Street).   Our speakers can be about what is going on with our charitable projects and activities, or about what is going on in our community.  Follow us on our facebook page  LincolnCaRotary or our website to find out what's going on.  But please join us if our meeting is about something of your interest.   The following is about some of our community interest speakers. 
Monthly, our club invites the Students of the Month from Lincoln High School to a meeting, honoring them with a certificate and giving them the experience of telling us about there plans.  The picture below shows those from our February 6th meeting.  At the meeting, we also had a an inspiring presentation about the Touch of Understanding Foundation by Meghan Adamski and Roxanne Snyder. More Pictures
On January 16th, we enjoyed the comic stylings of Lincoln Hills resident John Lees, a business consultant and author of more than 13 books. John is a native of the UK but lived most of his life in Australia with his wife and children.  John told lots of jokes that were largely well received. His advice: speak the language of the people you serve; make customers part of your team; and offer two options, what your client wants and what your client needs.
At our December 5th meeting, Councilman Dan Karleskint and County Transportation Executive Director Mike Luken discussed current transportation issues effecting Lincoln, stressing how important this will be to all of us and future generations. More Pictures. The top three priority projects were:
  • I-80 Highway 65 interchange improvements
  • Highway 65 widening
  • Addition of I-80 auxiliary lanes in Roseville
Our November 14th speaker was Sherri Conway, the Placer County Economic Development Department CEO.  Sherri shared a plethora of helpful information about workforce development in Placer County and told us about services offered by the Placer Business Resource Center.  (Click for pictures.)
On November 7th, our speaker was Tom Indieri, the new Executive Director of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.  Tom is a former Colusa County Supervisor, entrepreneur, small business owner.  He described his fresh perspectives and new ideas for the Lincoln Chamber. (Click for pictures.)
On September 5th, we welcomed Dr. Eric Ellis who recently moved from Chico and opened the new Urgent Care Center in Lincoln (near Safeway).  He described when you should consider the services of an urgent care center, versus going to a hospital emergency room.  (Click for pictures.)
For our July 18th meeting, Aaron Johnson and James Corry from the Placer County Probation Dept described their activities to assist with homeless in Lincoln and Placer county. (Click for pictures.)   
In additional to our Service Above Self projects and fundraising, Lincoln Rotary has Fun  At our meetings and especially elsewhere.  
During December, we take time off from our Thursday meetings to have a Christmas party.  In recent years this has been held at Turkey Creek Golf Club with members, spouses and friends enjoying fellowship, light entertainment, food and fun. More Pictures 
January was special for our member Tony "Stix" Bellacella.  Stix, a veteran who played with the US Army Marching Baked during the liberation of Paris is WW1, turned 100.   He is a long-time Rotarian, and still runs the check-in desk at our Club meetings. At a special Lincoln City Council meeting, he was honored and given keys to the city! We went to his birthday party at Gladding Ridge where he currently resides. More Pictures.
During each month with a 5th Thursday, we skip the lunch meeting and have a "Social."  January 30th, we gathered a La Provence in Roseville for light food, beverages and fun.   Thanks to Cheryl Nichols and her husband Victor (a chef at La Provence) for arranging this outing. More Pictures.
Visit us at one of our Thursday noon meetings (lunch provided), or contact a Rotarian for more information.
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Community Service Chair
World Community Service Chair
Youth Services Chair
RI Foundation Chair
Fundraising Chair
Membership Chair
Club Foundation President

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