Rotary Moto: Service Above Self
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lincoln
Meeting Thursday at Noon
Women's Club, 499 E Street, Lincoln
Guest Speaker 11/9/23
Guest Speaker TBD, or a fun activity will substitute.
Minutes of Meeting 11-2-23

Richard opened the meeting with Joann leading the Flag Salute and Edgardo leading the Four-Way Test.

Guests present: Sonia Rincon (guest of Carol A.), Misty Alarcon, Counselor LHS, and Students of the Month from LHS: Arayanna Mave, Jocelyn Cervantes, Cole McGuire and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. McGuire. Also attending: Cris Freymond (Guest of Kerry).

Kris Wyatt explained how the students were selected by a teachers' vote. A note about why they were selected was read by Misty. The three students were all outstanding students.                                          

Committee Announcements

Kris: the Interact Club is collecting for the Soldier Angels project. She provided a list of the donation do's and don'ts. Kris then announced the Shop with a Cop sponsored by PALS for needy children/students who live in Lincoln, Rocklin and Roseville. These selected students Christmas "shop" $300.00 at Target for their parents and siblings as well as a gift for themselves. (They frequently want gifts more for their families than themselves.) Additionally, they receive breakfast and lunch that day, hats and T-Shirts. This project started in 2022 helping 7 kids, 2023 increased to 9 but they have had 27 applications thus far. PALS hopes to receive more donations to be able to help more local children this year. Richard reminded members that the District Foundation Dinner is Nov 18. He has sent reminders regarding payment for those who have Club Table reservation.  Taste of Italy is February 24th and volunteers can sign up to help with Julie W or at future meetings. Clark talked of Silver Wishes a program to help Seniors at Christmas time. Rotary donates $1,000 to this and they expect to help 44 seniors this year. Edgardo encouraged interested members to apply for the Sergeant-At- Arms position at the District Conference and also if attending the Rotary Convention in Singapore. If interested talk with Edgardo!

Additional announcements
Coming up Thursday, November 16 from 2:00 - 8:00 PM the Fire Station at First and Joiner will be collecting turkeys for the Salt Mine to distribute for Thanksgiving.
Lincoln Rotary always schedules some volunteers to be there to help unload the turkeys at the Salt Mine.
There will be a sign up sheet at the next meeting (November 2).
Speaker, Foundation Chair, Clark Osterhout
Clark presented a very organized and informative program beginning with a timeline of the development of the Rotary Foundation from the start at the 2017 Convention and titled " purpose of doing good in the world". The first donation was $26.50. In 1928 the endowment was changed to The Rotary Foundation and consisted of $5,000. In 1949 Paul Harris died and the members donated $1.3 million dollars to the Foundation in his honor. 1985 began the "End of Polio" Project.


PolioPlus. Since 1988, Rotary and our partners have immunized nearly 3 billion children against polio. As of June 2022, Rotary had committed more than $2.3 billion to global polio eradication. We’re still working to eliminate the wild poliovirus in the last two countries where it remains endemic and to ensure that it does not return elsewhere. In 2021-22, program awards, including PolioPlus Partners grants, totaled $150.5 million.

Rotary Peace Centers. Each year, the Foundation supports the training of peace fellows at Rotary Peace Centers, where they earn master’s degrees or professional development certificates. Since 2002-03, 1,600 fellows from more than 140 countries have participated. In 2021-22, 130 fellows from 57 countries began their studies at the Rotary Peace Centers, and program awards for the fellows and centers totaled $3.9 million

District grants. District grants support small-scale, short-term projects related to the Foundation’s mission. In 2021-22, the Foundation approved 478 district grants, and program awards totaled $27.2 million.


Global grants. Global grants fund large-scale international activities with sustainable, measurable results that support Rotary’s areas of focus. Activities include humanitarian projects, scholarships, and vocational training teams. In 2021-22, the Foundation approved 1,199 global grants, and program awards totaled $72.7 million.

Disaster Relief grants. Rotary’s disaster response grants support relief and recovery efforts in areas that have been affected by natural disasters within the past six months. In 2021-22, the Foundation approved 207 disaster response grants, and program awards totaled $7.8 million.

Programs of Scale grants. Programs of Scale grants empower Rotary members to work with experienced partners to implement large-scale, high-impact projects over three to five years to benefit a large number of people. Based on a model that has succeeded in reducing the maternal and neo-natal mortality rate in Nigeria, the member-led Together for Healthy Families in Nigeria program was awarded the 2021-22 grant of $2 million, which was matched by $4 million in funding from our partners.

Grants were awarded to 1885 various projects in these 6 types of grants listed above. In 2021-22 these grants were funded for a total of $111 Million dollars.


(These notes regarding the programs were obtained from the Rotary Foundation Website.)

11/16 Dr Mark LeMay
Chiropractor and Wellness 
11/23 Happy Thanksgiving to all 
No Meeting
11/30 Social Evening
December 21
SCLH Singers
Meeting 11/9 
Lunch- Mexican/Becky
Bill L
Sign In
Take Down
Paul, & Bill Cook
Meeting 11/16
Lunch - Lincoln Chinese
Sign In
Dianne F. & Linda
Take Down
Paul, & Bill Cook
Coming Events
November 16
Collecting Turkeys
Fire Station @
First and Joiner    
2:00-8:00 PM
November 18
Foundation Dinner
Citrus Heights Community Center
November 30
5th Week Social Evening
December 15:
Blood Drive 10:45-3:00 PM
February 24:
Taste of Italy
April 27:
May 17, 18,19 2024
Triple District Conferences
Grand Sierra Resort

Club Executives 2023-2024

Richard Pearl
President -elect:
Greg Kevin
PE Nominee:
Kerry Callahan
Kim McCue
John Quigley
Andrea Tracy-Flamenco
       Link to photos for 10/12/2023
        Link to photos for 10/19/2023
         Link to photos for 10/26/23
         Link to photos from 
           Tour de Lincoln
    Provided by Richard Pearl
          Link to photos for 11/2/23
Many thanks to everyone who contributes ideas  for this Bulletin, and to Jan for proofreading, and Bill and Richard for their awesome photos.
  The Four-Way Test
  Of the things we think, say or do:
   1.Is it the truth?
   2. Is it fair to all concerned?
   3. Will it build goodwill and
         better friendships?
   4. Will it be beneficial
        to all concerned?
     5. HAVE FUN !!
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