It was a gala evening at the

Main Event Restaurant at Ancil Hoffman.

The food was delicious, especially the sliders and the people from the ChamberImage represented much of the best of the businesses from our local community. Linda Melody, Executive Director of the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce started the meeting and had all those present introduce themselves. Then  she announced many of the upcoming events such as their next guest Ami Bera, Congressman at their April 22nd luncheon at the the Church on Cypress, 5709 Cypress Ave.,11:30 to 1:30 p.m. and an April 15th meeting with the Fair Oaks and Rancho Cordova Chambers at the R.C. City Hall, 11:30-1:30 p.m. "learn to be a certified partner" with SMUD., "Brush up on Marketing" and the Art Center. The Carmichael Chamber is located at 6825 Fair Oaks Blvd. in Carmichael, (916) 481-1002; website: .

Next President David Thorman spoke about Rotary, the Rotary Club of Carmichael, it's history and achievements.

Rotary is an international organization that started in 1905 and now has 1.2M members in over 35,000 clubs in over 200-countries.
Rotary is dedicated to "Service Above Self and members contribute over $115M
annually to worthy causes around the world through the Rotary Foundation and
more through individual clubs.
An example of Rotary in action. In 1985 Rotary International established a goal
of eradicating polio world wide. We were joined by the Bill and Melinda Gates
foundation in June 2013 matching us two dollars per dollar. As of this year we
have been successful except for three countries, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and
Carmichael Rotary has been supporting the Carmichael community since 1948.
Through our annual golf tournament here at Ancil Hoffman we have raised over
$1 M for the March of Dimes through Easter Seals over the past 35 years.
Annually we also:

  • Contribute 100 Christmas baskets (dinners etc.) to needy families
  • Donate over $2,000 worth of dictionaries to third graders in Carmichael
  • grade schools.
  • Provide scholarships to students at Del Campo High School.
  • Donate books to the Carmichael library.
  • Sponsor a speech contest with students at Del Campo High School
  • Provide lunches for Special Olympics each year.
  • Support Effie Yeaw programs. Support Carmichael park.
  • Donate over $50,000 to these and other charitable opportunities.

We are proud to be part of the Carmichael community and to be partnering with
the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce.
Please join us for our regular meetings ... right here at Ancil Hoffman ... almost every Tuesday at 6:30pm.



Next, we had a Raffle in which there were valuable and interesting prizes, all donated by members of the Chamber or the Rotary Club

Image          The Raffle Committee with their prizes!

 A round of golf for four at Ancil Hoffman, a Tea basket, lovely bouquet of Flowers,  a valuable health product, and a Mr. Pickle Sandwich shop coupon, and a Midas Muffler oil & lube, and a 2 month,s membership to Gold River Racquet Club. (that's all I remember).



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 President Thorman & Mayor Stone