Calendar of Events

5/6/24      Regular meeting, speaker Dale  Klug w/RAO (Retiree Activities  Office)
     5/13/24      Regular meeting, speaker  Theresa Martin w/ Independent Insurance Agent
5/20/24      Regular meeting, speaker April  West w/ Sacramento  Metropolitan Fire
5/27/24   NO Meeting Memorial Day
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Calendar of Events Richard Hansen 2024-01-08 08:00:00Z 0

Perfect Attendance program

Here are some photos below from the Perfect Attendance program at the Gateway Outreach Academy.  Each year, our club sponsors $500 towards this wonderful program.  As you can see from the pictures, several students continue to strive and achieve this amazing goal to celebrate at John’s Incredible Pizza at the end of the school year.  Great job & congrats to the kids!!!
Perfect Attendance program 2023-06-07 07:00:00Z 0

Rotarians at Work Day (People of Action) 

President Miguel and his wife Tonya along with PE Teresa and two friends from her church met on Saturday morning for a cleanup along Roseville Road, just north of Madison.  For about three hours, they picked up several bags a piece and piled them high.  Special thanks to PP Pat for coordinating with Sacramento PBID, Chris Evans with the Property Business Improvement District and the County of Sacramento.  Their bag donations and pickup on Monday was the last thing needed to mark this project a success!
Rotarians at Work Day (People of Action)    2023-04-22 07:00:00Z 0

Demotion Golf Tournament

August 24, 2020 The Rotary Club of Foothill-Highlands Demotion Golf Tournament for President Roland Wright starts with a short speech by Past President Patrick Magnani. Treasurer Dominic Mecklenburg sets up the first ball on the tee to be started off by his guest Steve Aicher. As you can see from this video the ball explodes upon contact! This was just the beginning of the fun and practical jokes during our play on the course, as there was an unannounced air horn on one fairway and we tee’d off with an Easton on another hole as well.  In attendance was our newest President, Marilee Monagan, Brent Sizer and their two friends Sallie  Kay and Mike Stodghill. We also were joined by our newest Rotarian Miguel Benitez for great day on the course.  It was definitely a much-needed day of outdoor fun and fellowship.
Demotion Golf Tournament Roland Wright 2020-08-24 07:00:00Z 0

Vocational Scholarships

Our small but mighty club has given for decades to support vocational scholarships at American River College. We are so proud of this partnership!
 Typically, we get a visit and/or a thoughtful note from all the recipients. This year, we received something that we can share so you can see and hear for yourself where some of our fundraising efforts and dollars generated get reinvested into the community. Listen to where the students are, and where they plan to go...enjoy!
Vocational Scholarships Dominic Mecklenburg 2020-07-03 07:00:00Z 0


Posted by Dominic Mecklenburg on Jun 08, 2020
Bocce Ball Fellowship Night! 6-9-20
Pictures by Brent Seizer
Those in attendance: 18
PP Dominic, Mary and Steven Mecklenburg
President Roland and Diane Wright
PP Patrick, Jennifer, Anthony and  Madeline Magnani
Sondra Wildman
PE Marilee Monagan and Brent Seizer
PP Lee Wiggins
PP Bob Spears
PP Joe Kaiser
RYE Student Mario with host parents Yaro and Maryia
PP Dominic and Mary hosted a club fellowship event at their home and in their backyard.  It included some Bocce Ball.  They had just finished the installation of their new court!  (Special thanks to Roland, Patrick and Mario for their tremendous help!!) 
Fellowship Dominic Mecklenburg 2020-06-08 07:00:00Z 0

Community Service Project

Posted on May 06, 2020
Community Service Project, On May 6th
Our Rotary Club was contacted by the Antelope Lions Club asking for assistance with their food donation program “Antelope Feeding Antelope and Beyond”. The Foothill-Highlands Rotary Club supported this event with $300.00 for food combined with other donations from Lions, Prices, Sysco, The Point Church and others. On May 6th, Patrick Magnani, Marilee Monagan, Dominic Mecklenburg & Roland Wright were on-site to represent Rotary and set up and distribute food on the outdoor patio area at the Taste of Tuscany. The owners Jeremy & Natalie Price, are Sacramento Antelope Lions Club members and are using their restaurant as the staging area for this food donation project. A DJ with 103.9FM The Fish was on-site with music in support of the event. Of course we implemented social distancing, masks and gloves to keep everyone safe. Fresh food consisted of: potatoes, onions, bell peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, carrots, celery, beans, rice, bread, eggs, chicken, sausage, pasta, marinara sauce and more!  We served over 100 families and still had some left over for seniors at a nearby elder home.
Community Service Project  Roland Wright 2020-05-06 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Foothill Highlands RYE student Mario with a public service announcement Roland Wright 2020-04-26 07:00:00Z 0

Speech Contest

District 5180 Club-level speech contest March 2, 2020
This year’s theme:  “connect to inspire”
Teacher Scott Rauschkolb with Moira Peacor from Rio Linda High School, Isabella Acosta and Amber Chambers with Teacher Matt Parris from Antelope High School
Speech Contest Roland Wright 2020-03-02 08:00:00Z 0

Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing Experience

Posted by Roland Wright on Dec 02, 2019
Rotary District 5180 Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing Experience
Saturday April 18, 2020 (time to be determined)
McClellan Conference Center
Phase 1 Fundraising October - February
Our club conducted a Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing Experience
at our meeting on December 2nd
Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing Experience  Roland Wright 2019-12-02 08:00:00Z 0

Lip Sync

Posted by Dominic Mecklenburg on Oct 01, 2019
Here is the video submission for the Rotary Club of Foothill Highlands in the 1st annual District 5180 Lip Sync Challenge for our annual district conference.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it!  Who says you can’t have fun volunteering for a non-profit?  Strong!!! 
Lip Sync Dominic Mecklenburg 2019-10-01 07:00:00Z 0

Bob Meyer 50th year as a Rotarian

PP Bob Meyer  celebrated his 50th year as a Rotarian and member of the Rotary Club of Foothill-Highlands on Aug 16. 
President Roland Wright presented Bob with a Rotary watch to celebrated his 50th year.
Bob Meyer 50th year as a Rotarian 2019-08-20 07:00:00Z 0

District Governors Visit

We had a fabulous District Governor visit today! DG Ray Ward and his travel insurance Stacy Graham, ADG Dave and  Michaeline Veden. They really enjoyed the day with Foothill-Highlands Rotary Club on the yacht “At Last” out of Miller Park, Sacramento. There were 18 aboard the ship as the cruise left the marina and voyaged upriver to the I-80 bridge and down river to south Sacramento and back. Glorious day on the water! Thanks to Captain Dick and Admiral Sam for the voyage!
District Governors Visit Roland Wright 2019-07-28 07:00:00Z 0

Dictionary Project

Posted by Roland Wright on Dec 20, 2018
On December 20th, just in time for Christmas,  Foothill-Highlands Rotarians distributed dictionaries at Hillsdale Elementary School in North Highlands to Mrs Stilton 3rd Grade Class. 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.
Dictionary Project Roland Wright 2018-12-20 08:00:00Z 0

Tour of Dome Printing, McClellan Park

Tour of Dome Printing, McClellan Park, December 10, 2018
The painting was done by David Garibaldi
Members and guests, back row:  Katy Wright, Roland Wright, Gordon Lipp, President Patrick and Bob Meyer.
Front row: David Hansen, Joe Kaiser, Richard Hansen, Marilee Monagan and Brent Seizer.
Tour of Dome Printing, McClellan Park 2018-12-11 08:00:00Z 0


Posted by Dominic Mecklenburg on Oct 15, 2018
PP Dominic Mecklenburg introduced our speakers Olivia and Emily from Rio Linda High School who our club sponsored at this years RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening) Camp, they will be seniors this fall.Olivia and Emily shared some of there personal experiences and activities that they took part in. They had a great time and the camp gave them more confidence.
Emily, Olivia and President Patrick 
RYLA Dominic Mecklenburg 2018-10-15 07:00:00Z 0
Tour of the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Crime Lab. Marilee Monagan 2018-09-24 07:00:00Z 0

Recognition for what we did for Strizek Park

Diane Richards Board chairperson North Highlands Recreation and Park District presented President Patrick and IPP Roland Wright with a recognition for the Bench that we installed at Strizek Park last year.
In photo-Scott Graham Park and Maintenance Superintendent, President Patrick, Diane Richards District Administrator and IPP Roland Wright
Recognition for what we did for Strizek Park  Pat Magnani 2018-08-06 07:00:00Z 0

President Roland's  Demotion

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.
President Roland's  Demotion rch6242 2018-06-20 07:00:00Z 0
Night at the Museum Fundraiser Richard Hansen 2018-06-07 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary House -Big Day of Giving Richard Hansen 2018-04-23 07:00:00Z 0


Posted by Dominic Mecklenburg on Feb 26, 2018
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.
EREY/PAUL HARRIS SUSTAINING FELLOW PRESENTATION Dominic Mecklenburg 2018-02-26 08:00:00Z 0

Speech Contest

Posted by Mo McBride on Feb 12, 2018
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.
Speech Contest Mo McBride 2018-02-12 08:00:00Z 0

New Member

Posted by Dominic Mecklenburg on Dec 04, 2017
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. 
New Member Dominic Mecklenburg 2017-12-04 08:00:00Z 0


Mystery Bus Trip

Posted by Roland Wright on Oct 21, 2017
Mystery Bus TripThe 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.
  Mystery Bus Trip Roland Wright 2017-10-21 07:00:00Z 0

Sac Brew Fest 

Posted on Sep 20, 2017
Having a Great Time While Raising Funds for the Homeless.
The World’s Longest Teeter-Totter made its annual appearance at the 23rd California Brewers Festival on Saturday, September 16th and was available to Festival Goers for the ride of their lives.   Foothill-Highlands Rotarians with the help of Point West Rotarians joined with Sac State Rotaractors at Discovery Park to raise money for the Rotaractors Project to assemble much needed hygiene kits for distribution to the homeless in Sacramento. 
Sac Brew Fest Maureen McBride 2017-09-20 07:00:00Z 0

Back-to-School Backpack Project

Posted by Dominic Mecklenburg on Sep 13, 2017

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.

Back-to-School Backpack Project Dominic Mecklenburg 2017-09-13 07:00:00Z 0

Estate Sale Fund Raiser

Posted on Jul 29, 2017
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.
Estate Sale Fund Raiser 2017-07-29 07:00:00Z 0
Picture from the New board retreat social at the Art Bistro Roland Wright 2017-05-13 07:00:00Z 0

Night at the Museum

Posted by Dominic Mecklenburg on Apr 28, 2017
Team Mecklenburg
 Great Job Selling Balloon Pops 
(More photos by Mary Mecklenburg
on photo page) 
Night at the Museum Dominic Mecklenburg 2017-04-28 07:00:00Z 0

Vocational Service Tour

Posted by Dominic Mecklenburg on Jan 09, 2017
In keeping with this month’s Rotary International Theme—Vocational Service—members of the Rotary Club of Foothill-Highlands toured the Roseville Telephone Museum on Vernon Street in historic Roseville.
From left to right: John Hallsten, PP Bob Meyer, PE Roland Wright, Jordan Backhaus, Gordon Lipp, President Dominic, our tour guides, Sam Morgan, PP Maureen McBride and PP David Stone. 
Missing from the picture is PEN Patrick Magnani (not sure where he disappeared to).
Vocational Service Tour Dominic Mecklenburg 2017-01-09 08:00:00Z 0

Bench Dedication

Posted by Dominic Mecklenburg on Dec 12, 2016
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.
Bench Dedication Dominic Mecklenburg 2016-12-12 08:00:00Z 0

Backpack Project

Posted by rch6242
During the month of August, the Rotary Club of Foothill-Highlands collected backpacks for under-served youth in our service area.
THANK YOU to everyone who donated backpacks. Great Job!!!!!
Backpack Project rch6242 2016-09-01 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Around the World:

Posted by Pat Magnani
Rotary Around the World:
PP and PEN Patrick Magnani returned on the first week of August from his three-week trip to France.  Patrick was hoping to visit three Rotary clubs during his visit; but due to time constraints, he was only able to visit one club—The Rotary Club of Paris Porte d'Orléans where he exchanged club banners. Patrick and family on the left of photo.
During the summer months, the clubs in France only meet  twice per month.  There were 12 Rotarians at the meeting he attended.   
Rotary Around the World: Pat Magnani 2016-08-24 07:00:00Z 0
President Gene Longs Demotion Richard Hansen 2016-06-27 07:00:00Z 0

Photos from The Night at the Museum Fundraiser

Posted by Richard Hansen on Apr 22, 2016
Photos from The Night at the Museum Fundraiser
Go to Night at the Museum web site
Thanks to all the Volunteers that made our fundraiser a success
Seven Sacramento State Rotaract Volunteers (left side of photo)
Back row from the left to right is Andrew Noble, Carina Angel and Lianne Woo. 
In front row President: Angelina Burkley, Maria Ramos and Vanessa Martinez and in front is Vivian Chu.
Two Interact Volunteers (right)
Curtiss Wright and Nick Mecklenburg
Photos from The Night at the Museum Fundraiser Richard Hansen 2016-04-22 07:00:00Z 0

Sacramento Regional District Speech Contest

Posted on Apr 04, 2016
The Regional District Speech Contest was held at the Double Tree Hotel tonight.  Those clubs participating in the contest were Arden Arcade, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Foothill-Highlands, Natomas, North Sac, Point West, South Sacramento and East Sacramento. 
Those in attendance to cheer our student to victory were:  Gordon and Polly Lipp, President Gene and his daughter, Courtney, Past Presidents Marilee Monagan, Maureen McBride and Bob Spears. 
Sacramento Regional District Speech Contest Gene Long 2016-04-04 07:00:00Z 0

North Highlands Little League

Posted by Jordan Backhaus on Apr 02, 2016
North Highlands Little League
This past Saturday was Opening Day for the North Highlands Little League. Jordan Backhaus  attended the ceremonies on behalf of State Farm and Rotary.  
The Rotary Club of Foothill-Highlands provided financial support for this worthwhile youth activity in our service area.
North Highlands Little League Jordan Backhaus 2016-04-02 07:00:00Z 0
Speech Contest Bob Spears 2016-02-22 08:00:00Z 0

dictionary Video

Posted by Dominic Mecklenburg on Jan 25, 2016
Video of David Stone and Dominic Mecklenburg  at F.C. Joyce Elementary School, Mrs. Clark's class.
dictionary Video Dominic Mecklenburg 2016-01-25 08:00:00Z 0

Dictionary Project

Posted by Gene Long on Jan 25, 2016
President Gene announced that for today’s program the Rotarians and guests would be distributing 114 dictionaries at two schools in our service area. There were two groups, President Gene along with PP Roland Wright and Courtney Long went to Hillsdale Elementary School. The second group which included Past Presidents Patrick Magnani, David Stone and Dominic Mecklenburg went to F.C. Joyce Elementary School.
Dictionary Project Gene Long 2016-01-25 08:00:00Z 0

100% Sustaining Member Club

Posted by Mo McBride on Nov 16, 2015
100% Sustaining Member Club
District Foundation Chair PDG Robert Deering and Annual Giving Chair ADG Jack Arney presented President Gene Long with a banner recognizing the Rotary Club of Foothill-Highlands as one of only four clubs in District 5180 who achieved the status of 100% Paul Harris Sustaining Member Club, which meant every member of the club contributed at least $100 during the 2014-15 Rotary year.
100% Sustaining Member Club Mo McBride 2015-11-16 08:00:00Z 0

Mini Rotarians-at-Work Day Project

Posted by Dominic Mecklenburg on Nov 13, 2015
Mini Rotarians-at-Work Day Project
On Friday, November 13th starting at 9:30am, we had a mini Rotarians at Work Day Project for a local resident of Antelope. The Rotarians lifted a piece of sidewalk, trimmed back some tree roots and placed the concrete slab back in place like a puzzle piece.  It was successful, we’re done!  There was no cost to the Club. The crew providing the manpower included Past Presidents  Dominic Mecklenburg, Patrick Magnani,  Roland Wright, President Gene Long and Jeff Donlevy, 
Mini Rotarians-at-Work Day Project Dominic Mecklenburg 2015-11-13 08:00:00Z 0
World's Longest Teeter-Totter Roland Wright 2015-10-24 07:00:00Z 0


Posted by Roland Wright on Sep 02, 2015
A Special THANKS to Janet Adkins from Metropolitan Corporate Services in West Sacramento for the generous donations to our Rotary Club. David Stone organized several loads of materials such as; office chairs, desks, file cabinets, shelving, e-waste, scrap materials, etc. This material has already started helping the local community schools and Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento!
Donations Roland Wright 2015-09-02 07:00:00Z 0

Official District Governor’s Visit

Posted by Gene Long on Aug 31, 2015
Official District Governor’s Visit
President Gene Long presented District Governor Glenn Fong with a certificate stating the Rotary Club of Foothill-Highlands will make a $100 donation in his name to The Rotary Foundation/End Polio Now Campaign.    
Official District Governor’s Visit Gene Long 2015-08-31 07:00:00Z 0

Rotaract Institute

PP and District Rotaract Chair Roland Wright received the following thank you. 
Hello Roland, this is Eric Muller from the Sacramento State Rotaract Club. I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend the Big West Rotaract Institute. I had a great time and learned many useful skills to implement at my club! I met many great students and Rotaractors from all around the West Coast, and I was inspired to further my hopes of doing humanitarian work throughout the world from Past Rotary International president Richard King, whom was a keynote speaker at the event. It was an amazing experience, and I am grateful for district 5180 sponsoring me for this event. Again, thank you Mr. Wright!
-  Eric Muller
Rotaract Institute Roland Wright 2015-07-20 07:00:00Z 0

Perfect Attendance Program

Posted by Dominic Mecklenburg on Jun 01, 2015
Perfect Attendance Program
Under the direction of Youth Services Director Gene Long, the Rotary Club of Foothill-Highlands once again sponsored the Perfect Attendance Program for the Community Outreach Academy in McClellan, CA.  There were 86 students who qualified.  Of those, 74 students attended the event accompanied by five 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 PP Dominic Mecklenburg for representing the club at the festivities.  
Perfect Attendance Program Dominic Mecklenburg 2015-06-01 07:00:00Z 0

Museum Tour

Posted by Marilee Monagan on May 04, 2015

The Foothill-Highlands Rotary meet for lunch at the new Coffee Hangar Café, at McClellan Park on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, then proceed to the California Statewide Museum Collections Center. 4940 Lang Avenue, McClellan Park for a 1:30 pm tour. The tour was arranged by Rotarian Marilee Monagan. Attending were John Hallsten, Gordon and Polly Lipp, Patrick Magnani, President Rich Ryan, Gene Long, Roland Wright and Gary Monk.

Museum Tour Marilee Monagan 2015-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Night at the Museum Photos Richard Hansen 2015-04-17 00:00:00Z 0

Night at the Museum

Posted by Roland Wright on Apr 16, 2015
The Rotary Club of Foothill-Highlands wish to thank the SacState Rotaract Volunteers who helped made Fridays ‘Eighth Annual Night at the Museum’ at the California State Railroad Museum such a success.
Night at the Museum Roland Wright 2015-04-17 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaract at Sac State Roland Wright 2015-03-06 00:00:00Z 0

Jr ROTC Ball at the Lions Gate Hotel on 2-6-2015

Posted by David Stone on Feb 05, 2015
Jr ROTC Ball at the Lions Gate Hotel on 2-6-2015
This picture was taken at the Jr ROTC Ball at the Lions Gate Hotel on 2-6-2015.  In attendance (in the picture) at our table were David and Sharon Stone, Bob Meyer, Shane Yang, and John Hallsten.  Shane Yang is the principal at the Pacific High School.
Jr ROTC Ball at the Lions Gate Hotel on 2-6-2015 David Stone 2015-02-06 00:00:00Z 0

Sac State Rotaract & Foothill-Highlands Rotary Back-Pack Drive

Posted by Roland Wright on Dec 18, 2014

Rotaract Club Back-Pack Drive

The Rotaract Club of Sacramento State University organized a Back-Pack and School Supply Drive for the kids at the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento. In the photo attached is; To the left is Rich Ryan – CFO at the Receiving Home, middle is Angie Burkley – Vice President & PE, right is Brian Tolentino – President of the Rotaract Club.


Special thanks goes to Rotarians; Sam Morgan, Jeff Donlevy, Pat Magnani, Bob Meyer, Rich Ryan & Roland Wright for their donations to make this happen. The Sac State Rotaract Club donated items to stock them with such as; warm gloves, rulers, binders, pens, pencils, paper and puzzles.    

Sac State Rotaract & Foothill-Highlands Rotary Back-Pack Drive Roland Wright 2014-12-19 00:00:00Z 0

Optimist Food Baskets

Posted by Roland Wright on Dec 16, 2014
Optimist Food Baskets
The Optimist are very excited to receive our donation of $250 for their Holiday Gift Basket program.
We helped putting together the baskets on December 17th from 5pm – 7pm at the Zion Lutheran Church.
Rotarians helping were Roland Wright, Jeff Donlevy and Daughter, Rich Ryan, Maureen McBride and Pat Magnani.
Wow! what a wonderful bunch of gift food boxes to support our community in need...
Optimist Food Baskets Roland Wright 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z 0

Dictionary Distribution December 15, 2014

Posted on Dec 14, 2014
Dictionary Distribution
We delivered dictionaries to two schools in our service area.  Youth Services Director Gene Long solicited the help of Antelope High school Interactors to place “bookplates” in each dictionary so the recipients can easily write their names in the books. 
PP  Roland Wright, PP Bob Meyer and PE Gene Long at Creative Connections Arts academy - Arts A Class
PP Patrick Magnani, PP David Stone and Gary Monk at F.C. Joyce Elementary School
Dictionary Distribution December 15, 2014 Richard Hansen 2014-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Club Fireside/Social at President Rich Ryan’s house Rich Ryan 2014-11-08 00:00:00Z 0

North Highlands Jubilee

Posted by Jeff Donlevy
The North Highlands Jubilee 
The North Highlands Jubilee was held on October 25, 2014 a FREE community festival held at Freedom Park next to the Aerospace Museum of California. This Festival brings together the entire North Highlands community to celebrate all the neighborhood has to offer.
North Highlands Jubilee website   
North Highlands Jubilee Jeff Donlevy 2014-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
County Supervisors at North Highlands Jubilee Jeff Donlevy 2014-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
North Highlands Jubilee 2014 Video by Roland Wright Roland Wright 2014-10-25 00:00:00Z 0

Community Service work project

Posted by Roland Wright on Aug 16, 2014
Rotary Club of Foothill-Highlands organized a Community Service work project with the Pacific High School JROTC unit to organize and repair the shade canopies for the upcoming North Highlands Jubilee event scheduled for October 25th at the Aerospace Park in McClellan Park.
Community Service work project Roland Wright 2014-08-17 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Scholarships Awarded in North Highlands Area

Posted by Roland Wright on Aug 11, 2014

Rotary Scholarships Awarded in North Highlands Area

President Rich Ryan and PP Roland Wright with scholarship recipients Corey, Mykala, Rachael, Breonna, Mitzi, Taylor, Luke and Laura.

The Rotary Club of Foothill-Highlands awarded scholarships to students from area schools including: Antelope High School, Center High School, Foothill High School, Highlands High School, Natomas Charter School, Rio Linda High School and CSU, Sacramento. Students were given an opportunity to give a brief synopsis of their educational status, to describe their educational ambitions and to discuss their future community service goals. Each student was given a framed certificate and presented with a check for $500.

The first 8 students were recognized today, the remaining 12 students will be recognized next month.
Rotary Scholarships Awarded in North Highlands Area Roland Wright 2014-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Tour of Beale AFB on July 11, 2014 Marilee Monagan 2014-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
President Patrick's Demotion 2014-06-23 00:00:00Z 0

North Highlands Memorial Day Parade

Posted by Dominic Mecklenburg on May 25, 2014
North Highlands Memorial Day Parade
Foothill Highlands Rotary float with the Sac State Rotaract Teeter-Totter,
the largest Teeter-Totter in the world—85’ 3” in length.
North Highlands Memorial Day Parade Dominic Mecklenburg 2014-05-26 00:00:00Z 0

District Conference

Posted on May 02, 2014
  Club Awards                          
Presidential Citation President Patrick Magnani
Speech Contest Winners
Key Note Speaker Amanda Wirtz
District Conference rch6242 2014-05-03 00:00:00Z 0

Dinner with R.I. President Ron D. Burton

Posted by Pat Magnani on Mar 29, 2014

Dinner with R.I. President Ron D. Burton

Club President Patrick Magnani and wife, Jennifer with R.I. President Ron D. Burton at the
Doubletree Hotel on Arden Way Sunday, March 30th 
Dinner was hosted by District 5180 Governor Bill Short.  
Dinner with R.I. President Ron D. Burton Pat Magnani 2014-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
District Grant Project at the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento Roland Wright 2014-03-15 00:00:00Z 0

Dist 5180 Club-level Speech Contest

Posted on Feb 24, 2014

District 5180 Club-level speech contest

This year’s theme  “Engage Youth... Change Lives”


From Antelope High School were Teacher and Speech Coach Matt Parris, Students Benjamin Logan and Courtney Long and Speech Contest Chairman Bob Spears.
Courtney Long won first place and will advance to the area-level contest. 
Dist 5180 Club-level Speech Contest Pat Magnani 2014-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Dictionary Project Rich Ryan 2013-12-16 00:00:00Z 0

Cambodia Well Project

Posted by Marilee Monagan on Nov 24, 2013

Cambodia Well Project

For 20-plus years, the Rotary Club of Foothill-Highlands has supported efforts to provide clean drinking water to several towns in third-world countries—one of those being Cambodia.
Cambodia Well Project Marilee Monagan 2013-11-25 00:00:00Z 0

November Fellowship Outing 1st Annual Patrick Magnani Wine Tasting Contest!

Posted by Dominic Mecklenburg on Nov 17, 2013

November Fellowship Outing 1st Annual Patrick Magnani Wine Tasting Contest!

This past Sunday, November 17th, PP Dominic Mecklenburg organized the November Fellowship Event in Plymouth, CA.   The group began the morning at the Villa Toscano winery, where they all tasted some delicious wines and discovered amazing gourmet mustard that paired really well with pretzels and sour dough bread nuggets.  Everyone left with a delicious souvenir!  Then, they popped over to Villa Toscana's sister winery, Bella Piazza, for a wonderful Sunday brunch and some of the best fellowship around! 
Attendees included: President Patrick and Jennifer Magnani, PP Dominic and Mary Mecklenburg and PP Bob and Dayme Meyer.
November Fellowship Outing 1st Annual Patrick Magnani Wine Tasting Contest! Dominic Mecklenburg 2013-11-18 00:00:00Z 0

Services for Andrew J. Smith

Posted on Nov 11, 2013

Andrew J. Smith Jr.
August 3, 1929 to November 6, 2013
Paul Harris Fellow,
Charter Member and Past President
of the  Rotary Club of Foothill-Highlands

Services for Andrew J. Smith were held at Mount Vernon Memorial Park and Mortuary, 8201 Greenback Lane in Fair Oaks on Wednesday, November 13th at 10:00 A.M. 

Foothill Highlands Rotarians and former members attending the service included: David Stone, Duke Hoffelt, Joe Kaiser, Kenny Whitsett, Dominic Mecklenburg, John Hallsten, Gordon Lipp, Erik Nooren, Roland Wright, Bob Spears, Maureen McBride, Bob Meyer, Chuck McBride, Patrick Magnani, Marilee Monagan and Janet Fazekas (not pictured)

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Vocational Tour of the Recycling Industries plant on Watt ave.

Posted on Oct 27, 2013
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Vocational Tour of the Recycling Industries plant on Watt ave.

Vocational Tour of the Recycling Industries plant on Watt ave. in North Highlands. Hosting our vocational tour was Rotarian Jeff Donlevy, Business Development Manager for Recycling Industries and David Kuhnen, General Manager and CFO.  Rotarians on hand for the tour were: PP Sharon Bias, John Hallsten, Richard Hansen,  PP Joe Kaiser, PP Maureen McBride, PP Bob Meyer, PE Rich Ryan, PP David Stone, PP Lee Wiggins and PP Roland Wright.

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Governor’s Energizers Award presented Dominic Mecklenburg

Posted by Richard Hansen on Sep 15, 2013
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District Governor Bill Short 

Presents the District 5180 Governor’s Energizers Award.



This year DG Bill Short and his fellow governors in Zone 25 decided to recognize Rotarians in their respective clubs with an Energizer Award.  Each club president was asked to provide the governor with the name of an individual who has done the most to re-energize members and get them involved in the club’s activities.  Our club’s “energizer” is PP Dominic Mecklenburg.  Dominic brings a great deal of energy and enthusiasm to our club meetings and activities.  Congratulations to Dominic on this special recognition. 

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Monthly Fellowship continues with Rotary Bowling Day! Richard Hansen 2013-08-17 00:00:00Z 0

Roland's Demotion

Posted by Richard Hansen on Jun 23, 2013

2012-2013 President Roland Wright presents the gavel to

2013-2014 President Patrick Magnani 

Demotion Video by Mary Mecklenburg

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Highlights of This Week’s Program

Posted by Richard Hansen on Jun 09, 2013

 Teacher of the Year Award




Gene Long, President Roland, Rick Matteoli and Matt Parris



Member Gene Long presented our Vocational Services Teacher of the Year Award.  Gene was particularly impressed with the Antelope Speech and Debate studies.  His daughter was forced to take a class in Speech and Debate, and complained bitterly at the start of the school year.  By the end of the year, she was in love with the class.  Gene credits the teachers with inspiring his daughter.

Rick Matteoli, the Vice-Principal at Antelope High School, introduced Matt ParrisMatt is our Teacher of the Year. He teaches speech and debate. The Antelope High School debate team is very new.  In its 1st year it sent 2 students to the State level competition. In its 2nd year, it sent 3 students.  Having spent 37 years in the field of education, Rick has rarely seen a teacher inspire such success in their students.



Matt says his primary goal is motivating students.  Not all kids immediately find their niche in school.  Matt helps them.  With 40 kids in a class, it’s hard for each child to find something within themselves to be proud of.  Matt says he lives for each day when a child has a “oh yeah” look on their face.  They have found something new about themselves.  It’s a wonderful feeling.  Matt thanked the club for its donation.  It will be used to buy subscriptions to journals and magazines for the club. 

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Dictionary Project

Posted by Richard Hansen on Jan 13, 2013


Past Presidents Marilee Monagan and Joe Kaiser deliver dictionaries  at FC Joyce Elementary School

   On Monday, January 14, 2013 following our regular weekly meeting, two groups of Rotarians delivered dictionaries to local third graders. President Roland Wright, John Hallsten, PP Joe Kaiser, PP Marilee Monagan and PP David Stone visited FC Joyce to deliver 65 dictionaries.  IPP Dominic Mecklenburg, PE Patrick  Magnani and PP Bob Meyer delivered 56 books to Creative Connections Arts Academy.   
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“Bring A friend To Rotary Day”

Posted by Richard Hansen

“Bring A friend To Rotary Day”


“Bring A friend To Rotary Day” featured a presentation by Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna
Photo of Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna and President Patrick Magnani

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Induction of New Member

Posted by Richard Hansen


We had the pleasure of inducting our newest member at today's meeting. PP and Instructor Bob Spears began by reviewing THE HISTORY of ROTARY and outlining the OBJECTS OF ROTARY and THE FOUR-WAY TEST as well as the benefits and responsibilities of being a Rotarian. Kwanchai  Patanapongpibul was sponsored by PP David Stone with the  classification “Restaurant Management” and is the owner of the Phaya Thai Restaurant on Marconi Ave.  Bob invited David and Kwanchai to the podium. Bob then presented Kwanchai with a new member packet containing the Four-Way Test, Objects of Rotary, a Certificate of Membership, and a new member ribbon. Bob then asked David to present Kwanchai with his Rotary pin. The membership was then invited to the front of the room to personally welcome Kwanchai into the Foothill-Highlands Rotary family.

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Special Presentation

Posted by Dominic Mecklenburg

ImageDominic Mecklenburg presented Eric Johnson, Past President of the Antelope High School Interact Club with his Past President’s Pin, a Rotary briefcase and Rotary planner. During his membership in the Interact Club, Eric produced a Club newsletter, Facebook Page, held car washes and a backpack drive. Eric is headed to San Diego State University and is planning to get involved with their Rotaract Club — if there is one.  If not, he’ll probably start one. 

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Perfect Attendance Program

Posted by Richard Hansen

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Under the direction of New Generations Chair Dominic Mecklenburg (he’s the Big Kid in the background with the Big Smile), the Rotary Club of Foothill-Highlands once again sponsored the perfect attendance program for the Community Outreach Academy school in McClellan, CA.  There were 103 students who qualified.  Of those, 85 students attended the event with five chaperones, three bus drivers and their sixth-grade teacher in charge, Mr. Tim Strauch, II.  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!!!

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Security and Integrity of Your Data

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ClubRunner secures all your private information using the latest security technologies. Hosted in a world class data centre with redundant power, Internet backbones and 24/7 security and monitoring, you can rest assured that your club data is safe and protected. Your members' contact information is secured behind unique logins and passwords. Access to information is also restricted, for example, a member can only view the list of members, but can modify his or her own personal information.

Data on the server is protected by TCP/IP filtering, firewall and anti-virus software that protect against any unauthorized intrusion. Backups of data are made daily and stored off-site.

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