SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND THE WORLD
Dear Friends and Members,

Greetings to you all as we find ourselves in the midst of another dynamic Rotary year. It is with great pleasure that I extend a warm welcome to each of you as the current President of the Rotary Club of Point West - Sacramento. Serving in this role is an honor, and I am excited about the ongoing impact we can make together.

The heart of our club lies in living Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self." I found my way to Rotary through an invitation from a friend and colleague. The genuine camaraderie, impactful service projects, and the opportunity for personal and professional growth have kept me dedicated to this remarkable organization.
 
The motto of Rotary is “Service Above Self” and although we fundraise, we are actively engaged with hands-on projects in Sacramento and globally in places like Zambia, Mexico and New Zealand. The specific focus of our efforts is to benefit women and children in underserved areas. We have tutored elementary and middle school students to enable them to compete academically in high school and graduate. We provide food to those in need, we clean up our local parkway, and we hold an annual leadership conference for high school students discussing leadership and personal and business ethics.

As we invite you to join us in our Rotary journey, we hope you will find fulfillment in contributing to the ongoing betterment of our local and global community. Our club meetings, held regularly on Friday mornings at 7:30 am, at Del Paso Country Club, feature engaging speakers and provide a platform for meaningful connections.
 
Please check our monthly calendar to confirm location as meetings occasionally move to other locations. The time and day of the week always remain the same. If you are interested in becoming a part of Point West Rotary Club, please reach out to us at info@pointwestrotary.com and we will gladly provide you with more information about the Rotary experience.
We pride ourselves on being the Best Damn Rotary Club on the Planet!

Yours in Rotary Service,
Roger Gilleland
President
Rotary Club of Point West - Sacramento
Point West Rotary sweeps the awards – again!  PWR’s generosity was on display at the annual District Foundation Dinner on November 18, 2023.  Awards were given to clubs based on giving to The Rotary Foundation during last Rotary term…and Point West Rotary scored in 4 categories!  Here are the results:
  • Annual Fund Giving – 3rd place with $28,107
  • Per Capita Annual Fund Giving – 3rd place with $437/member average
  • Polio Plus Giving – 2nd place with $14,165
  • Per Capita Polio Plus Giving – 3rd place with $143/member average
John Price, PWR president last term, accepted the awards on behalf of our club and our members.  While it is always great to be recognized for the generosity of our club members, it’s more important to know that we are helping so many people around the world in need – changing lives and making a difference!
Point West Rotary showed off why we're the Best Damn Rotary Club on the Planet at the recent District Conference in South Lake Tahoe!  PWR was named the Large Club of the Year thanks to the work of our President Mary Lyn Kagan, her board and all of our members just doing the amazing and incredible things we do to make the world a better place! 
 
Also, several individuals from our club were recognized for their incredible efforts in Rotary.  Tom Cicchini received the Service Above Self Award - the highest level of award an individual Rotarian can receive!  Tom works tirelessly and donates his time, talent and treasures to support the eradication of polio and it was wonderful to see him recognized for his efforts. 
 
Two other individuals also received very prestigious awards...both PP Gary Pevey and PDG Brian Moore were inducted into the District 5180 Hall of Fame.  This award is given to those Rotarians in our district who have been in Rotary at least 20 years and continues to serve the district, their club and Rotary.  Brian was presented his Hall of Fame plaque at his home shortly before his passing, but he knew that he had been inducted which was important.  Unfortunately, Gary was also not able to receive his award at the conference due to a medical issue he incurred at the conference.  But he will receive it in the near future.  No more than 6 Rotarians from our District can be inducted each year, so it was special to have both of them receive this recognition this year.
 
We were also awarded the ShelterBox Hero Silver Award for our club's support of all the good that ShelterBox does around the world!
 
PWR also brought home the Gold in the following categories:
  • Administration
  • Community & International Service
  • The Rotary Foundation
  • Public Image
  • Youth Services
Congratulations to all of the individual winners and all of our club members who made these awards possible!
 
          
PWR Dictionary Chair Mike Garcia with the assistance of PWR Interact Chair Don Rhodes enlisted the talents of the students in the newly formed Encina Interact Club to affix book plates on 50 dictionaries. In turn the high school students delivered the books to the nearby Katherine Johnson Middle School.
 
Encina High School Interactors affix book plates on dictionaries.
 
 The following week, PWR club members Mark and Kathy Copeland, Carl Naake, Paul Cunha, Robert Haney, Mike Bede, Richard Price and Mike Garcia distributed 84 dictionaries to the 4 third grade classrooms at Nicholas Elementary School.
 
4th grade students displaying their new dictionaries.
 
Another class of 4th graders proudly displaying their dictionaries.
 
Thanks to Mike Garcia for chairing this event and all the PWR club members who shared their time in putting the smiles on the young impressionable students.
Guest Speakers
CLUB MEETING
Mar 08, 2024 7:30 AM
Speaker - Judge Michael Heavey, Judges for Justice
Speaker - Judge Michael Heavey, Judges for Justice
CLUB MEETING
Mar 15, 2024 7:30 AM
Speaker - Dr. Wen Chen
CLUB MEETING
Mar 22, 2024 7:30 AM
Speakers - Cathy Lee and Dan York
CLUB MEETING
Apr 05, 2024
Speaker - Sanjay Varsghney, PhD. CFA
CLUB MEETING
Apr 12, 2024
Speaker - Matt McReynolds, Attorney
CLUB MEETING - at Northridge Country Club
Apr 19, 2024
Speaker - Bob Deering, Past District Governor and President of RAGAS
CLUB MEETING - at Northridge Country Club
Apr 26, 2024
New Member Takeover!
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Point West - Sacramento

The Best Damn Rotary Club on the Planet!

We meet In Person
Fridays at 7:30 a.m.
Del Paso Country Club - unless otherwise noted
3333 Marconi Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821
United States of America
Phone:
(916) 668-0115
POINT WEST ROTARY - WHO WE ARE !
 
Point West Rotary is a group of active members working
to improve our community and have fun while doing it!
We always welcome others
to join in our efforts to make an impact and change lives!
 
Our Mission
The Rotary Club of Point West Sacramento is a vibrant
community service organization
promoting service to those in need,
goodwill, peace, and fellowship
 
Our Vision
Be a major contributor to
children’s charities
and other local and global charitable opportunities,
and to be recognized for such
Birthdays,
Anniversaries and Rotary Service Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Mark Albrecht
    March 1
  • Dominic Porrino
    March 4
  • Jeff Devoll
    March 5
  • Tom Cicchini
    March 6
  • Kathi Berger
    March 7
  • Kathy Copeland
    March 14
  • Richard Fathy
    March 14
  • Bruce Levering
    March 17
  • Larry Challis
    March 21
  • Monte Watson
    March 25
  • Paul Adams
    March 29
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Kathy Copeland
    March 14
Anniversaries:
  • Steve Morrow
    Kristy Morrow
    March 1
  • Bob Porter
    Jill
    March 31
Join Date:
  • Buzz Wiesenfeld
    March 1, 1995
    29 years
  • Jamie Williams
    March 1, 1992
    32 years
  • Eloisa "Maggie" Posadas
    March 6, 2020
    4 years
  • Steve Morrow
    March 8, 2013
    11 years
  • Paul Snyder
    March 22, 2002
    22 years
  • Trish Harrington
    March 31, 2006
    18 years
Birthdays,
Anniversaries and Rotary Service Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Mark Albrecht
    March 1
  • Dominic Porrino
    March 4
  • Jeff Devoll
    March 5
  • Tom Cicchini
    March 6
  • Kathi Berger
    March 7
  • Kathy Copeland
    March 14
  • Richard Fathy
    March 14
  • Bruce Levering
    March 17
  • Larry Challis
    March 21
  • Monte Watson
    March 25
  • Paul Adams
    March 29
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Kathy Copeland
    March 14
Anniversaries:
  • Steve Morrow
    Kristy Morrow
    March 1
  • Bob Porter
    Jill
    March 31
Join Date:
  • Buzz Wiesenfeld
    March 1, 1995
    29 years
  • Jamie Williams
    March 1, 1992
    32 years
  • Eloisa "Maggie" Posadas
    March 6, 2020
    4 years
  • Steve Morrow
    March 8, 2013
    11 years
  • Paul Snyder
    March 22, 2002
    22 years
  • Trish Harrington
    March 31, 2006
    18 years