Rotary Club of
Serving the Greater Sacramento Area
communities of
Antelope, Elverta,
Foothill Farms, McClellan,
North Highlands and 
Rio Linda areas since 1959

Welcome to our Club!

First and Third Monday at 12:15 PM
Lions Gate Hotel at McClellan Park
3410 Westover Street
North Highlands (McClellan), CA  95652
United States
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Speakers & Meetings
Club Meeting
Aug 06, 2018
Club Meeting
Aug 20, 2018

Rotary Club members, Pay your Rotary Bill to the Club or Donate to help our Rotary Club support local charitable and nonprofit causes.
Foothill-Highlands Rotary Club Foundation is a
non-profit 501(c)(3)organization.

EIN 68-0392810


What Have We Been Up To?
President Roland asked President Elect Patrick Magnani to join him, where he presented Patrick with his President’s pin and a new gavel.  Joining them were their wives Jennifer and Diane.
PDG Barbara Tracy presented PP Dominic Mecklenburg and Foundation Chair Marilee Monagan with banners representing our giving to The Rotary Foundation during the 2016-17 Rotary year. We were recognized for being an  EREY and a 100% Paul Harris Sustaining Fellow Club. The latter meaning every member gave at least $100 to the  Rotary Foundation.  This is the fourth consecutive year the club has been recognized for its Foundation Giving.
Each year the clubs in Rotary District 5180 host a speech contest centered around Rotary International's Theme for that year.
On Monday, the Rotary Club of Foothill-Highlands hosted three students representing Antelope High School and Rio Linda High School in the annual club-level speech contest. This year’s theme was “Making a Difference."  It was interesting to hear how each student perceived the theme and took different approaches to develop their respective speeches.
The students were accompanied by their teachers and some family members who cheered them on and shared in their successes.
Special kudos to our winner and best of luck at the next level.
On December 18th, just in time for Christmas, four Foothill-Highlands Rotarians and two "friends" of Rotary distributed dictionaries at Creative Connections Arts Academy in North Highlands to two third-grade classes. It was heartwarming to witness the excitement of the kids when they learned each of them would get their very own dictionary to take home.
Each student enthusiastically took a pledge to learn one new word every day.
What a great Rotary project!
As we begin a new year, we invite anyone wishing to get involved in community service projects in the communities of Antelope, Elverta, Foothill Farms, McClellan, North Highlands and/or Rio Linda, to come to one of our meetings at the Lions Gate Hotel on any Monday at 12:15 p.m. and learn more about what we do.
New Member
DG Sandi Sava likes to induct new members when she visits Rotary clubs.  As a special treat during our holiday party, DG Sandi inducted Mary Mecklenburg into our club.  She shared some interesting tidbits about Mary's background before presenting Mary with a Women in Rotary pin and asked the Rotarians to come forward to officially welcome Mary into the Foothill-Highlands Rotary family.  
We are so excited to have Mary as our newest member. 
Mystery Bus Trip
The Rotarians and guests gathered at the Lions Gate Hotel parking lot at 10:00am and boarded the bus.
Dominic Mecklenburg entertains the guests.
After passing though Marysville we guessed where we were headed, Oroville. When we arrived in Oroville we picked up our guide Jana Frazier from the State Department of Water Resources  She pointed out some of the history of Oroville on the way to the Oroville Dam Overlook.
Our next stop was the Oroville Fish Hatchery
After leaving Oroville we returned to the Sacramento area and headed to the Newcastle area and the Hillenbrand Farmhaus Brewery where we had a catered dinner.

Back-to-School Backpack Project

Foothill-Highlands Rotarians began collecting donations of new backpacks in mid-August and collected them until last Wednesday. Our Immediate Past President took the backpacks to the Pacific Charter Institute which supports the Heritage Peak Charter School and the new backpacks were distributed to students in need. We collected 35 backpacks which surpassed our goal of 20.


Making a difference in our community one backpack at a time.

Estate Sale Fund Raiser Saturday, July 29th from 9:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Walnut Whitney Dental Offices. Sale items were picked up from storage Friday night and stored in a rental truck over night.. 
Photos by Dominic Mecklenburg Lee Wiggins and Richard Hansen
President Roland Wright hard at work loading left over items to be returned to storage for our next sale.
Foothill-Highlands Rotarians gathered on December 12th at Freedom Park in North Highlands to dedicate a bench to the North Highlands Parks and Recreation District.
Perfect Attendance Program
Under the direction of Youth Services Director Patrick Magnani, the Rotary Club of Foothill-Highlands once again sponsored the Perfect Attendance Program for the Community Outreach Academy in McClellan, CA.  There were 115 students who qualified.  Almost all of them attended the event on 5/31/16, accompanied by four chaperones, three bus drivers and their sixth-grade teacher, Mr. Tim Strauch, II, in charge.  Their reward was a few hours of food, fun and arcade games at John’s Incredible Pizza in Roseville in celebration of their fine accomplishment.  Each of these students did not miss one day of school all year long.  WOW!!!  They were extremely grateful to Rotary for our continued sponsorship. 
Thanks to PE Dominic Mecklenburg and Jeff Donlevy for representing the club at the festivities.  
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Officers & Directors
Immediate Past President
Community Service
Vocational Service
International Service
Rotary Foundation Chair
Bulletin/Web Master
Club Information Officer
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Roland Wright
    July 21
  • John Hallsten
    July 23
  • Gordon Lipp
    July 24
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Diane Wright
    July 17
Join Date:
  • Steven Martinez
    July 12, 2016
    2 years
  • Pat Magnani
    July 25, 2011
    7 years