P.O. Box 129
Carmichael, C 95609-0129
District 5180:
Rotary International:
 Vocational Service Month
Hi Carmichael Rotarians!  Do you want to sign up for the monthly food distribution for the San Juan School District?  The January online signups are available at this link:
I sign up for the setup and food bagging jobs every month but there are several other jobs throughout the day if you're interested.  Jay and I have been doing this monthly for over a year and really enjoy it, and I know a few other Carmichael Rotarians have participated in the past.  If you sign up, be sure to wear your Carmichael Rotary hat or shirt to advertise our organization (they encourage it).
When the signups for future months arrive, I'll forward them to you all.  
Happy Holidays!
Vicky Boatwright
Please contact President George Abraham to find out who to contact to volunteer in the above projects.....they need your help!
Below is a link to D.G. Sidney Smith's monthly informative video newsletter. Click on the link below for
January's Edition and Message:
Here is January's video newsletter: 
    #gomeetdo  PEACE
Meeting with East Sacramento -The new proposed Sacramento Zoo
On January 17th, Carmichael Rotarians had the pleasure of participating in a joint meeting at noon at OSF with the very friendly East Sacramento Rotary Club. President Jim Fritze was presiding and I learned some accounting jokes and what being “above the line” and “below the line” meant.
Both Clubs had their announcements, and we emphasized our upcoming Crab Feed . I understand that East Sac members have bought two full tables to the event. In addition, Phil Danz (that’s me) passed around a sign-up sheet for the donations of cakes to our dessert auction. Seven members of the East Sac Club promised to donate a cake or two. Thank you.
The speaker for the evening was Andrea Haviland, spokesperson for the Sacramento Zoo who gave us an update on the proposed moving of the Zoo to Elk Grove. She said the move is necessary because the present venue on Land Park drive is too small. Andrea mentioned that  nation-wide, zoos are attended by more people than all other sporting events. They are certainly relevant to their communities. The Sacramento zoo was founded 97 years ago.
There will be a planning meeting on May 8th with the Elk Grove City Council. Andrea asks anyone interested  to show up. The Zoo plans to break ground in 2025 and is now open to any fund-raising events.
It was a very nice, friendly meeting and we filled the room to the hilt. It was refreshing to see the brightness of the day filtering through the window (not like at night when Carmichael meets). Methinks that this may be a portent of Carmichael Rotary’s future?  
Those in the know, know what I mean!
Carmichael Rotary Honors Sheriff Samuel Flores
Sergeant Flores, left above, oversees all of the programs, including, youth diversion programs, high school Law Academy, Sacramento Regional Law Enforcement, and Capital of. the sheriff's Baker. to Vegas running team.
 Also SGT Flores had with him Lieutenant Cari Tzrcisnki, ( 4th right above ) the founder of the Sheriff's. League founded in 2011 and board member. and Detective Marian Meggers (3rd right above) who  works on special events and fundraising. Sergeant Flores oversees all of the programs, including, youth diversion programs, high school Law Academy, Sacramento Regional Law Enforcement, and Capital of. the sheriff's Baker. to Vegas running team.
After the award ceremony, there was a 20 minute presentation by Sergeant Flores about the different programs and how they all work for the kids in the community. It was an exciting event and there were several interesting questions ask by our members. - Frank Pease, Vocational Service Director (2nd right above)
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!
See "Read More" for the latest donations:
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