November 2, 2021

March 15, 2022
  • Greeter – Rod Borges
  • Front Table – Lori Tompkins
  • Setup/Cleanup - Terry Cooney
  • Pledge – Dennis Bennett
  • Song – Cindy Eklund
  • 4-Way Test - Scott Christenson
  • Sergeant at Arms - Kahl Muscott
  • Tech Team – Rich Hall, Barry Stigers
  • Notetaker/Bulletin: Nancy Nittler
Thought of the day – Patricia Park
Given the context of world events, Patty shared the following Winston Churchill quotes:
*It is wonderful what great strides can be made when there is a resolute purpose behind them.
*We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
*There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
*To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
*Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, it's also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Guests of Rotarians:

  • Guest speakers introduced by Ron Martinez were his son Jamin, and Sacramento Sheriff's detectives Benjamin and Lee.
  • Rachel Kanowsky introduced Roxy Reynolds, a mural artist and student at Sierra College.
  • Brandee Ambrosia introduced Kent Bradley of WGG Wealth Partners.

Visiting Rotarians:

  • None this week
Random act of St. Paddy's Day fun with gold coins and Guiness handed out by Nancy Bender, Brandee Ambrosia and Betty Bennett!
President and Member Announcements
Nancy Bender reminded us that the BBQ meeting is 5:30 tonight at Rod Borges office.
Rotary-at-Work Day is April 23rd at Acres of Hope. This is one of our three major service projects for the year:
Rachel Kanowsky and Roxy Reynolds gave us an update on the Mural Project at the Acres of Hope. Pressure washing and primer application is done on the mural wall. This is a large wall with 2700 square feet for the mural! Roxy showed us the sequential panels that reflect the request of the Director to use silhouettes of children moving through the mural and out the gate. Jeff and David are looking for LOTS of volunteers for the Acres of Hope retaining wall project in addition to the volunteers needed for the mural wall. Look for a signup email from Lori Tompkins. Both projects are happening the same day so lots of help is needed. April 23 from 8 AM to 1 PM followed by a BBQ by Bob Santin.
Betty Bennett announced Casque Winery social this Thursday starting at 4 PM. Wine tasting and food truck. Should be lots of fun! RSVP to Betty if you haven’t already.
Cindy Eklund let us know that Geoff Davis has graciously offered to match our $744 donation to Rotary International for Ukraine humanitarian relief. Cindy passed the pitcher and more funds were raised today.
Don't miss our meeting next week as it is the annual Student Music Contest!
Jeff Ambrosia Foundation: Scott's $12,000 goal has almost been met and he is now raising the goal to $14,000. Jeff is donating $100 which would qualify him to be a sustaining member. Let's all become sustaining members by donating at least $100 this year.
Linda will send an email with details about the upcoming District Conference April 29 to May 1 in South Lake Tahoe. Bill R added that it only costs $25 to register. You can attend one day or all weekend. Great way to meet other Rotarians and support our current and incoming presidents.
The Board met this morning. The club is getting back to normal. The Board discussed upcoming Acres of Hope Project, club incorporation, and youth protection policies. More details to follow. In the meantime, if you have any questions contact President Scott.
Happy and Sad Bucks
Bobbi had $20 happy bucks for her daughter being named the best attorney in Yolo County!
Nancy B gave $100 happy and proud bucks as she attended a gala hosted by the Sacramento Business Journal where her husband Steve was named "outstanding CEO" of the Sacramento region! Congratulations!
Bart R paid $20 to tell us that he lost his identity today as Al mistakenly took his badge. Al paid $20 to say he traded back badges with Bart as it was too hard to take on Bart's identity.
Richard H had relieved bucks in that last Friday he had a TIA. After a brief hospital stay he is feeling much better and happy to be here.
Editors note: Jenny Jansen let me know that Jodi Hale is back home in Auburn and doing well. 
None announced
Kim McClintock
Raffle (run by Jeff Small): $61 no winner this week.
PROGRAM: Identify Theft
Three Sacramento County Sheriff's detectives were introduced by Ron Martinez: Jamin (Ron's son) who is the Bureau Commander and Detectives Benjamin and Lee. They work in digital forensics, id theft, internet crimes against children.
Dumpster diving, stealing mail and electronic information theft are ways our identities get stolen. Social engineering is a way to trick us into giving up info by impersonating an official. Malware, data breaches are used for mass data theft and then traded on illegal websites. Protect yourself by shredding documents, wiping electronics, never sending personal info via email, always call back a published phone number to verify claim of official identity, use protected networks only. Report identity theft and suspicious activity. If someone gets your identify freeze your accounts and credit reports and be sure to report it to authorities. See for more information on what to do if your identity is stolen. California has the third highest rate of identify theft per capita.
What else can you do to prevent identify theft? Don’t leave documents and information in your car. Credit cards are safer to use than debit cards. You can get refunds from credit card companies and the card is not directly linked to your bank account. New cards with chips make skimming more difficult. Skimming copies your information off the strip on your card. Skimmers also copy data from the gas pump with a camera to film your PIN. Then they have access to your bank account.
For stronger passwords, use pass phrases with first letter as the password Example: It is always hot in the summer in Sacramento! IiahitsiS!
Don’t answer your phone if you don’t know who it is. The robots will keep calling more frequently if you answer. Don’t send money through on-line dating relationships. Monitor your credit card charges as they start small and increase the amount they fraudulently charge if you’re not paying attention.
Don't pub any personal information out on social media as they use that for phone scams and assuming your identity. Remember their job is to become you. Make your profile private.
Use very secure passwords for mobile banking. Go paperless for bill paying to avoid mail theft. Every check you write has your signature, bank routing number and bank account number on it so it is very easy for it to be used by identity thieves. Use credit cards to purchase on-line and don't allow the vendor to save the credit card number. 
Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
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May 17, 2022
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Club Meeting
Elks Lodge
May 17, 2022
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May 18, 2022 5:30 PM
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May 24, 2022
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May 31, 2022
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Jun 04, 2022 9:00 AM
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Elks Lodge
Jun 07, 2022
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Demotion Party for President Scott
Tahoe Club
Jun 11, 2022 5:00 PM
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Jun 14, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Blood Drive June 15, 2022
Canyon View Community Center
Jun 15, 2022
10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
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The Renaissance of Chinese Culture
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Jun 21, 2022
Presidents Final Meeting
Jun 28, 2022
New Members Program and Meeting
Jul 05, 2022
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