THE NUGGET
VOLUME 77, ISSUE 27
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT GORDON R. McINALLY, 2023-2024
DISTRICT 5180 GOVERNOR SIDNEY SMITH
 
THE ROTARY CLUB OF CARMICHAEL
P.O. Box 129
Carmichael, C 95609-0129
 
 
District 5180:
 
Rotary International:
 
APRIL
 
 Maternal & Child Health Month
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Here are some details and pics from Harry Dewey’s Elementary School Crab Feed fundraiser on 4/6.
 
The Rotary Club of Carmichael sponsored Dewey’s crab feed fundraiser on 4/6. Approximately 160 people attended and $20k was raised. All proceeds go towards supporting the school and students.
 
deweypfo.com/info
 
- Colin Paterson
 
It's official!!!!!  
 
Congratulations is in order to our newest club in the district! 
The Rotary Club of American River is a merger between the Rotary Club of East Sacramento and the Rotary Club of Carmichael.  
 
From RI:
"The Board of Directors of Rotary International, the general secretary acting on its behalf, in accordance with section 2.060. of the RI Bylaws, approves the merger of the Rotary Club of Carmichael, and the Rotary Club of East Sacramento. The merged club’s name shall be the Rotary Club of American River. Its charter date will be recognized as 6/10/1948."
 
From DG Sidney Smith:
The newly formed club is an example of teamwork and a "can do" approach to finding solutions for other clubs that may find themselves in similar situations.  Additionally, it is an example of how the District, and RI, can lend support to clubs
 
Congratulations to the Rotary Club of American River!!!
 
     DG Sidney
     #gomeetdo
 
Thanks to everyone who worked diligently to make the merger of the two clubs happen. The paperwork for merging the foundations is being finalized for submitting to the CA secretary of state. 
 
George Abraham
Co-President
The Rotary Club of Carmichael
 
DISTRICT 5180 VIDEO NEWSLETTER
 
Below is a link to D.G. Sidney Smith's monthly informative video newsletter. Click on the link below for
the April Edition and Message:
 
Here is the April video newsletter:
 
 
 
    #gomeetdo  PEACE
 
 
A DISCUSSION ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
 
Above: Speaker Don Forrester, Co-President George Abraham, East Sacramento member Amy Ruggles
 
Rather than the traditional PowerPoint presentation, Tuesday's climate change program by Dr Don Forrester was driven entirely by questions from the audience.  Dr. Forrester is a retired Kaiser physician who has become interested in Climate Change and given many lectures on the subject. He has taught classes at The Renaissance Society since 2019 which have included “Climate Chaos and the Individual”. Since 2019 he has also been involved with the local chapter of Extinction Rebellion. .
 
It can be challenging to identify accurate sources of climate information so Don suggested a few trusted sources, including books by Paul Hawken and an online climate news publication "The Waggle."
Some of the other topics discussed included:
Whether nuclear power is a viable solution to the climate crisis
Electric verses gas powered vehicles
The Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD) is way  ahead of other utility companies with their "Carbon Zero" program. 
The jet stream was stabilized by the polar ice cap but with the melting of the ice, that air flow is unstable and when it dips southward, we have unseasonably cold air. 
Many of our consumer goods are manufactured elsewhere, with less wealthy countries receiving the blame for pollution and greenhouse gas production. 
While countries such as China produce more greenhouse gases than the US, the amount produced per person is much less. 
It is hopeful that hydrofluorocarbons, which destroy the ozone layer, have been banned worldwide.
Can we have infinite growth on a finite planet?
A worldwide culture change is needed.  
We were left with the Law of Holes: If you find yourself  in a hole, stop digging. When you stop digging, you are still in a hole. If you are in a hole, climb out as soon as possible. 
 
Reported by Kari Bauer
 
 
 
TO PROMOTE LITERACY
During the incumbency of  President David Thorman,(2013-14) it was decided that instead of giving a particular gift, ie coffee mug, pen etc. to honor our guest speaker each week, we would simply donate a book to the Carmichael Library. So below are many of the books that we have donated in honor of recent speakers.
It is the "gift that keeps of giving" because those who will check out these books from the library will derive many hours of pleasure for years to come, and it enhances learning and literacy. The books are chosen by Jenell Heimbach, Branch Supervisor, Carmichael Library, subsidiary of the Sacramento Public Library. As of November 2023, we have donated upwards of 500 books!
jheimbach@saclibrary.org
See "Read More" for the latest donations:
Read more...
 
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