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Governor Pam's September Message

The end of summer is upon us. Just take a minute to check out the District Calendar. The Clubs of District 5160 are busy!!!

The North State Perfect 10 are hosting Past Rotary International President Rick King on Thursday, September 25 at the Cascade Theater in Redding. A great opportunity to hear an inspiring message.

Thank you to Rotary International Director Elect, Brad Howard, and Cecil Padilla for being our keynote speakers at the Summer Seminars. 200 Rotarians attended these events focusing on The Rotary Foundation and Membership. Thank you to all you participated!

"Rotary Recess in Reno", our annual District Conference, is coming up over Halloween weekend at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. Avoid the Friday afternoon traffic and come up Thursday or Friday morning to enjoy one of the many outings on Friday - River Walk, Wine Tasting, Tour Virginia City and have lunch, visit the National Auto Museum, enjoy the spa facilities, bowl, take in a movie, or enjoy other entertainment at the Grand Sierra Resort.

The Friday night Hospitality Night starts at 6 pm and costumes are encouraged - after all, it is Halloween! Saturday and Sunday morning will be filled with great speakers, Past Rotary World President Cliff Dochterman, Past District Governor George Chaffey, Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar Jean Irwin and Amanda Wirtz; Rotarian, United States, Veteran, violinist and much more! Included in the break out sessions we will again be packing meals for Stop Hunger Now.

On top of all of this, our inbound Youth Exchange Students and some Interactors will be there in full force too!

Please plan to join Brian & me in Reno, October 31 - Nov. 2, 2014. The Grand Sierra Resort has rooms beginning at $75, is family-friendly and pets are welcome too!

Vacaville Sunrise and Woodland

A few lucky people get to start their Tuesday morning with a group of great Rotarians. Some of those lucky folks are members of the Rotary Club of Vacaville Sunrise. President Damon Tyler managed to reign in Club members while Randy Nelson and Gerry Holzapple received The True Rotarian Award. Two of their Camp Royal students were on hand to share how the camp changed them and to say, "thank you" for the opportunity. Plans are set for the Club's annual kids fishing day on September 28.

In Woodland, President Clyde Brooker is leading his Rotary Club, chartered in 1926, to continue their long standing tradition of "Service Above Self". It was reported 250 people were expected to attend their Charter Night - in 1926! Immediate Past President Les Engelmann was the recipient of The True Rotarian Award with multiple Paul Harris Fellow Awards presented to President Elect Kris Kristensen, Dona Mast and Tim Pettit. Talk about a celebration!

Governor Pam Visits the Mountains

This week we traveled into the Trinity Mountains to visit the Rotary Clubs of Weaverville and Hayfork. The Clubs hosted a reception for Brian and me at Strawhouse on highway 299, a  beautiful location right on the river. The weather was perfect, a lovely, cool evening at a beautiful setting. Thank you Weaverville and Hayfork for taking such good care of us!

Our two newest TRUE ROTARIANS are Dero Forslund and Mike Williams from Weaverville. Congratulations both! 

Please plan to join me at one of the Membership and Foundation Seminars, aka Summer School, on either Saturday, August 26 in Vallejo or Saturday, September 6 in Redding. The program begins at 8:45 AM with lots of hot coffee and we will wrap it up at 12:45 PM. Lunch is included and there is no fee to attend this event! Please regisster so we have enough seats and plenty of food! REQUEST EZ LINK.