During this 2021-22 Rotary year, members of the Rotary Club of Point West -Sacramento have focused our attentions on local community needs, service projects and international projects. Our community grants have supported K-12 schools and student assistance organizations, relief for single Moms organizations, victims of human trafficking & domestic abuse, and much more.  Totaling over $100,000 to date.  By the end of June 2022, we will have distributed 240 free dictionaries to students and families.  In March 2022 our signature Partners In Leadership provided one-on-one mentors for 37 Encina Preparatory High School students during the full-day conference.  Students learned about leadership and ethics and left energized and enthusiastic.  The club donated $3,000 to Shelter Box, with $1,000 of this targeted for Ukrainian relief.  Global Grants Point West assists in supporting include clean water projects in Ethiopia, Mexico & Nicaragua; COVID relief in Nicaragua; sanitation facilities in Sri Lanka, digital X-ray equipment in Bolivia; early childhood development in South Africa, and pediatric liver transplants in Delhi India.  This year we also sponsored our 2nd Interact club at Encina High School.  We are a close group of individuals working together to make change, wherever and however we can, through service above self. 
Your humble and appreciative President,
        Mary Lyn
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.
PWR's own DG Desiree Wilson is serving as an ambassador for the 2022 Rotary Rose parade float. The 2022 Rose Parade marks the 42nd consecutive year the RRPFC has spearheaded Rotary’s representation in America’s New Year Celebration. This year’s theme, “Changing Lives Through Education,” aligns with one of Rotary’s seven areas of focus, Basic Education and Literacy.   A sixteen-foot-tall owl embodies both the spirit of self-improvement and Rotary’s determination to make the tools of education available to everyone in every land. Books, a quill pen and a hybrid apple/globe  symbolize the importance of education throughout the world. Though this is not an official program of Rotary International, six sponsoring Southern California Rotary Districts and hundreds of individual financial supporters from all over the continent help the Float Committee design, build and enter a float that promotes Rotary and the important work Rotarians do throughout the world. Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta and his wife, Rashi waved to the crowds as they rode on the float.  
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We meet In Person & Online
Fridays at 7:30 AM
Hybrid unless otherwise noted
Sacramento, CA
United States of America
(916) 668-0115
Special note: PWR is returning to Hybrid club meetings on the first three Fridays of the month. There may be meeting on the last Friday of the month. Otherwise, it will be replaced with a service project.
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
Upcoming Service Projects
PWR Club Chili Event postponed due to current State CoVid mandates. No date rescheduled at this time.
Anniversaries and Rotary Service Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Roger Gilleland
    July 2
  • Tom Engwer
    July 5
  • Kirk Smith
    July 9
  • Sandra Thompson
    July 15
  • Sean Harris
    July 15
  • Paul Cunha
    July 17
  • Paul Snyder
    July 20
  • Buzz Wiesenfeld
    July 23
  • Donald Levin
    July 30
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Anna-Marie Stouder
    July 11
  • Robert Ellis
    Mary Ann Ellis
    July 2
  • Brad McDowell
    Kiah McDowell
    July 10
  • Jack Kasper
    July 21
  • Jesse Nix
    Sam Nix
    July 21
  • Dave Black
    Debbie Black
    July 25
  • Lee Holmes
    Patty McKim
    July 26
Join Date:
  • Drew Houghton
    July 1, 1985
    37 years
  • Randy Burton
    July 1, 1977
    45 years
  • Russell Prater
    July 12, 2019
    3 years
  • Dan Stouder
    July 23, 2010
    12 years
  • Tim Davidson
    July 23, 2010
    12 years
  • Donald Rodes
    July 24, 2001
    21 years
  • Kirk Smith
    July 28, 2000
    22 years