Kristine and Bryan
President Kristine Mollenkopf
& Past President Bryan Ludwig
 
The Rotary Club of Lincoln exists to create fellowship among business, professional and civic leaders through social activities and charitable projects to meaningfully improve quality of life in our community and to advance Rotary’s worldwide goals.  Contact us for more information or join us at a meeting. 
Lincoln Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Woman's Club of Lincoln (Normally)
499 E Street
Lincoln, CA 95648
United States of America
Phone:
(916) 844-2582
Meetings over by 1:30pm

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Upcoming Speakers
Steve Pagano
Aug 05, 2021 12:00 PM
Rockstar Music Academy
Nat Benipayo
Aug 12, 2021 12:00 PM
What's Going on in Travel Industry
Mike Luken
Aug 19, 2021 12:00 PM
Highway 65
Past Speakers
No Meeting - 5th Thursday
Jul 29, 2021 11:59 PM
An Event is Planned - Lincoln Potters
Upcoming Events
 
 
Each year, the Lincoln News Messenger reaches out to our community to identify the Best of the Best in many different categories. The Lincoln community voted for their favorites and the results are in. Thanks to the hard work of all our members and our club leadership, we were chosen as the Best of the Best Service Club in Lincoln this year. Service above Self continues to be our motto.
 
But it was a tough year for us, being in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Many of the activities we normally partake in were not possible, but we endured.  With this pent up energy, we will charge ahead this year, already having plans for the Tour de Lincoln and Nite at the Races as our major fund-raisers.  And, we will sponsor the Wine Fest again to bring people to our outstanding community.     
Rotary is having live meetings again each Thursday at the Woman's Club under the leadership of our new President Kristine Mollenkopf. At our meeting on July 1, we had Tom Indrieri, CEO of the Lincoln Chamber. as our speaker. And, three new members from the City of Lincoln were inducted, included Police Chief Matt Alves. 
 
On July 8, we had Matt Oliver tell us about his adventure of starting up Oliver's Brewhouse in the Beerman Building.  Check out their website to see what they offer and support them by sampling their great menu items. The 2nd=floor steak house is opening soon.   www.oliversbrewhouseandgrill.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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See more pictures at  July-6-Pictures
 
On June 24, we had our normal Kickout meeting at Turkey Creek, demoting Bryan Ludwig from his role as President and promoting Kristine Mollenkopf to the 2021-2022 President. It was great to take off the mask and have fun and fellowship with our club members.  
 
Congratulations to Bryan Ludwig for being our president for the last year.
 
 
 
 
For more pictures of the fun we had, click here.  LRC Kickout Pictures
 
In the 2020-2021 Rotary year, Rotary was unable to hold our annual Nite at the Races, Taste of Italy and Tour de Lincoln, charitable events due to Covid restrictions.  In the past, we derived most of the money to support our charitable activities from these events.  So in 2021, we hosted an online auction event.   There were great items/gifts in the live and silent auctions.
 
 
We also accepted donations, either online during the event or checks made out to Lincoln Rotary Club Foundation.  Altogether, we generated more than $20,000 to fund our clubs charitable activities.  Thank you to all who participated. 
 
Lincoln Rotary is very proud to announce that our member Joann Hilton was selected by Rotary District 5180 as the outstanding Rotarian for the Rotary year 2019-2020.  We are so delighted to have her in our club.  District 5180 includes about 1800 Rotarians in about 40 clubs from Oroville to Walnut Grove, Eldorado Hills to West Sacramento and in between. 
 
 
Some highlights of Joann's Rotary history and accomplishments include:
  • Rotarian since 2004 having joined in Oakland, joining our club in 2005
  • Club President 2011-2012
  • Involved in our club's activities in all areas, especially Youth and International
  • Also a club leader in areas of membership, public relations, blood drives, etc.
  • Active with District 5180 leadership currently Youth Services chair
  • Leader in the Lincoln community, especially supporting our downtown businesses
Click here to find out more about here Rotary accomplishments.
 
Starting in March 2020, our club started having our meetings on Zoom due to the Covid-19 Shelter-in-Place recommendations to avoid group meetings.  
 
The normal practice in normal times is for Lincoln Rotary to have some awesome lunch meetings, Thursday at noon at the Woman's Club (Fifth and E Street).   Our speakers can be about what is going on with our charitable projects and activities, or about what is going on in our community.  Follow us on our facebook page  LincolnCaRotary or our website to find out what's going on.  But please join us if our meeting is about something of your interest.   The following is about some of our community interest speakers. 
 
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Monthly, our club invites the Students of the Month from Lincoln High School to a meeting, honoring them with a certificate and giving them the experience of telling us about there plans.  The picture below shows those from our February 6th meeting.  At the meeting, we also had a an inspiring presentation about the Touch of Understanding Foundation by Meghan Adamski and Roxanne Snyder. More Pictures
 
 
On January 16th, we enjoyed the comic stylings of Lincoln Hills resident John Lees, a business consultant and author of more than 13 books. John is a native of the UK but lived most of his life in Australia with his wife and children.  John told lots of jokes that were largely well received. His advice: speak the language of the people you serve; make customers part of your team; and offer two options, what your client wants and what your client needs.
 
 
At our December 5th meeting, Councilman Dan Karleskint and County Transportation Executive Director Mike Luken discussed current transportation issues effecting Lincoln, stressing how important this will be to all of us and future generations. More Pictures. The top three priority projects were:
  • I-80 Highway 65 interchange improvements
  • Highway 65 widening
  • Addition of I-80 auxiliary lanes in Roseville
 
Our November 14th speaker was Sherri Conway, the Placer County Economic Development Department CEO.  Sherri shared a plethora of helpful information about workforce development in Placer County and told us about services offered by the Placer Business Resource Center.  (Click for pictures.)
 
 
 
On November 7th, our speaker was Tom Indieri, the new Executive Director of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.  Tom is a former Colusa County Supervisor, entrepreneur, small business owner.  He described his fresh perspectives and new ideas for the Lincoln Chamber. (Click for pictures.)
 
 
On September 5th, we welcomed Dr. Eric Ellis who recently moved from Chico and opened the new Urgent Care Center in Lincoln (near Safeway).  He described when you should consider the services of an urgent care center, versus going to a hospital emergency room.  (Click for pictures.)
 
 
 
For our July 18th meeting, Aaron Johnson and James Corry from the Placer County Probation Dept described their activities to assist with homeless in Lincoln and Placer county. (Click for pictures.)   
 
 
 
In additional to our Service Above Self projects and fundraising, Lincoln Rotary has Fun  At our meetings and especially elsewhere.  
 
During December, we take time off from our Thursday meetings to have a Christmas party.  In recent years this has been held at Turkey Creek Golf Club with members, spouses and friends enjoying fellowship, light entertainment, food and fun. More Pictures 
 
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January was special for our member Tony "Stix" Bellacella.  Stix, a veteran who played with the US Army Marching Baked during the liberation of Paris is WW1, turned 100.   He is a long-time Rotarian, and still runs the check-in desk at our Club meetings. At a special Lincoln City Council meeting, he was honored and given keys to the city! We went to his birthday party at Gladding Ridge where he currently resides. More Pictures.
 
 
During each month with a 5th Thursday, we skip the lunch meeting and have a "Social."  January 30th, we gathered a La Provence in Roseville for light food, beverages and fun.   Thanks to Cheryl Nichols and her husband Victor (a chef at La Provence) for arranging this outing. More Pictures.
 
 
 
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President-Elect
Past President
Club Secretary
Club/Foundation Treasurer
Club Administration
Club Service
Community Service Chair
World Community Service Chair
Youth Services Chair
RI Foundation Chair
Fundraising Chair
Membership Chair
Club Foundation President

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