THE NUGGET
VOLUME 74, ISSUE 42
 
 
 
 
THE ROTARY CLUB OF CARMICHAEL
P.O. Box 129
Carmichael, C 95609-0129
 
 
District 5180:
 
Rotary International:
 
MAY, 2021
YOUTH SERVICE MONTH
 
 
DICTIONARY PROJECT FOR 3RD GRADERS, CARMICHAEL SCHOOL
CARMICHAEL, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.
 

 President  David Thorman opened the 42th meeting" of the 2020-2021 Rotary Year on the 25th day of May, 2021 and the 51st virtual meeting.   As is his custom, he rang the " Official Bell" (virtually) to start the meeting. The "pledge" was conducted by Vicky Boatwright, and gave the "Thought for the Day":

"THE SECRET OF CHANGE IS TO FOCUS ALL YOUR ENERGY NOT ON THE OLD BUT BUILDING THE NEW 

 
 
JASON FAREIRA
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
 
 
 
   ►EASTER SEALS GOLF TOURNAMENT:  Jay Sedlak said that the Easter Seals Carmichael Golf Tournament will be to be on June 25th, the fee to play is $175, Jay says that it is pretty much all filled up. We will have our Golf Assembly on June 22nd and need volunteers to help out.      
 
   ►FOUNDATION DINNER: Chuck McBride announced that the Foundation Dinner will be held on June 15th at Northridge Golf Course. Turn in request for either Tri Tip, Chicken or Vegetarian. Cost will be $50 per person. Let Chuck McBride know if you will attend. He has also said that Vitalant is desperate for blood donors, particularly type "O", please schedule an appointment, and be sure to mention our Club's code 9204 for us to get Rotary recognition. By the way, for those in the know, Chuck has had a couple of bad bouts in the hospital of late, due to an ocular migraine problem but is now on new medicine and doing well.
 
LATE BREAKING SAD NEWS: Our beloved Past District Governor, Jim Thompson, passed away last night, 5/28/21. I am told that he died in his sleep. He had just recently celebrated his 90 birthday. More details will be forthcoming.... 
 
  
FUTURE PROGRAMS
 
 
  ♦ JUNE 1: FOREST RESENER - STOVE TOP COOKING
 
  ♦ JUNE 15: FOUNDATION DINNER AT NORTHRIDGE GOLF COURSE - 6 PM.
 
  ♦ JUNE 22: GOLF ASSEMBLY
 
  ♦ JUNE 25: GOLF TOURNAMENT -BENEFITING EASTER SEALS
 
  ♦ JUNE 29: PRESIDENT'S DEMOTION
 
 
 
It is a very exciting topic that our program' s director, Katha Danz, has chosen for today’s lecture – the Nimbus Fish Hatchery and the American River. When we lived in Gold River, around November, we would take visitors from the east coast or other places to see the spawning of the salmon on the American River. Visitors were amazed to see thousands and thousands of large salmon filling up the river right before the Nimbus Dam – I called it one of the seven “natural wonders” of the world.
Katha introduced Jason Fareira, who has communicated with the public about the Nimbus Hatchery for the last 10 years. Jason said that his first career was in the military, and he was from New Jersey but after marrying his wife from the west coast, they decided to compromise on where to make their home and so came to Sacramento. Jason was smitten with the American River trails and vowed that one day he would find a job outside, near the river. Voila, he got his present job, is outside every day and loves his work. He said the mission of the American River Parkway is to enhance it’s natural beauty and properly maintain it.
Historically, the salmon came up the American River and spawned way up in the Sierras in the little rivers and streams . But in the 1955, Nimbus Dam was finished and ready for power and to control flooding. This stopped the salmon's access past the dam reducing their habitat. 
(above left) In November, around Thanksgiving, the salmon come up the river by the thousands, ready to spawn. The Nimbus Hatchery collects the eggs and sperm from the salmon and hatches them. When they are fingerlings they are released back into the river to make their way to the ocean. (above right) shows the proposed improvements around the dam, which are now finally near completion, a nine year project.
(above left) showing the rocks used in the filling and dredging of tailings areas in and around the river. Most of the tailings were brought from the Yuba River. (above right) showing new windows that will reveal the salmon, underwater, as they swim up the fish ladder to the hatchery.
(left) dredging on the river - salmon need only about 11 inches of water to spawn. (right) the newly revised American River Discovery Park Trail which is a nice and comfortable scenic trail near the hatchery. The hatchery has been closed but will reopen with all the new improvements on June 15th. A full restoration of the ecosystem was paramount in the goals of the project - to make wild life (not just fish) friendly for their sake and provide interesting views for the public. Many educational tours are given to school students throughout the year.
(left) Jason with some of his team and (right) the beautiful American River at Sunset. Jason invited all of us to come visit the Hatchery, especially in November, President David thanked Jason for his very interesting presentation and announced that, in honor of his presentation, a book will be donated to the Carmichael Library (subsidiary of the Sacramento Public Library) The Nimbus Fish Hatchery is located at 2001 Nimbus Rd., Gold River, CA 95670, Tel: (916) 358-2884, jasonfareira@wildlife.ca.gov 
 
HAPPY FINES
It didn't take long for the following to happen:
Dick Bauer jumped up (virtually) and gave 1A to the Club because his grandson graduated from high school in Colorado; Katha Danz gave 1A in appreciation of Jason Fareira's excellent talk; George Abraham followed suit and complained that he thought his entry into the Pinederby was good looking, not outrageous as noted in the district's award and told some kind of fishy story about loosing his phone in the American River and actually got it back 'cause someone else found it; Walter Malhoski gave 1A for the car entry for the Pinederby by George and Jay B. and says that he doesn't have to watch the Indianapolis 500; Ed Bunting RANG THE BELL for Jason's excellent talk and Eppie's Great Race.
 
 
 
BELL RINGERS
 
GEORGE ABRAHAM; BILL BAXTER; JAY BOATWRIGHT; ED BUNTING; DICK BAUER (2); PHIL DANZ; TROY DRENNON (2); ALAN GALLAWAY; GREG HERRERA (2); VINCE IOSSO(3) ; WALTER MALHOSKI ; TONY MARQUES; CHUCK McBRIDE (2); KAREN MUNSTERMAN; HEINE RORKJER(2) ;  STAN ROE; JAY SEDLAK; JACK SHEARER, JIM THOMPSON (2)
"v
 GONGERS
 
 
HAMID AHMADI (3); DICK BAUER; MARK BEIL; JAY BOATWRIGHT (3); ED BUNTING (5);
KATHA DANZ; GREG HERRERA(6) ; VINCE IOSSO (3); WALTER MALHOSKI (3); CHUCK McBRIDE; KAREN MUNSTERMAN; DANA NEWELL; FRANK PEASE (2); STAN ROE (3); HEINE ROIKJE (2); RAMOUNA ROIKJE (2); JACK SHEARER; JEFF THOMPSON; JIM THOMPSON (2);  DAVID THORMAN (2)

EXPLANATION: A BELL RINGER IS SOMEONE WHO DONATES $100 TO THE CLUB IN A GIVEN YEAR; A GONG BONGER IS ONE WHO DONATES AN ADDITIONAL $100 TO EITHER THE CLUB OR R.I. FOUNDATION (FOR GENERAL OR SPECIFIC PURPOSE)

Donations as of 4-1-2021
 
During the incumbency of  President David Thorman,(2013-14) it was decided that instead of giving a particular gift, ie coffee mug, pen etc. to honor our guest speaker each week, we would simply donate a book to the Carmichael Library. So below are many of the books that we have donated in honor of recent speakers.
It is the "gift that keeps of giving" because those who will check out these books from the library will derive many hours of pleasure for years to come, and it enhances learning and literacy. The books are chosen by Berta Boegel, Branch Supervisor, Carmichael Library, subsidiary of the Sacramento Public Library
rboegel@saclibrary.org
Due to the quantity of books donated as of 1-5-2021 (nearing 300), I have noted only the last 16 or so. The prior tabulations of books donated have been archived and will be in the memory of the Carmichael Club in Club Runner.
   
SPEAKERBOOK TITLEAUTHOR
 
GARY STRONG
"Snake Island"Ben Hobson
 
KAYLEIGH NEFF
"Hidden in Plain Sight"Jeffrey Archer
 
THANDIE BABALWA
"Two Truths and Lie"Elen McGarrahan
JIM NEILSONHenry Kissinger & American Power
 
Thomas Schwartz
 
 
CHRIS NELSON
"How I Built This"Guy Raz
 
GEORGE HOME
 
"Elsewhere"Dean Koontz
 
MICHAEL KORPIEL
 
"Only Truth"Julie Cameron
 
RUTH PROBASCO
 
"The Connected Parent"John Palfrey & Urs Gasser
 
GELIKA HARRISON
 
"Grand, a Memoir"Sarah Schaefer
 
KEN COOLEY
 
"The Truth is Marching On"Jon Meacham
 
TODD HARMS
 
"Serial Griller"Matt Moore
 
DONNA FLESHMAN
 
"Grasp"Sanjay Sarma
HOLLY HAIGHT, M.D."Get Your Yoga on"
 
Kino Macgregor
 
LYNETTE ANDERSON"Decoding the World"
 
Po Bronson
Arvind Gupta
 
BRIAN GLADDEN
 
"Accountable: The Rise of
Citizen Capitalism" 
 
Michael O'Leary
Warren Valdmannis
GOPAL KAPUR
 
"The Character Edge: Leading
and winning with Integrity"
 
Robert L. Caslen
Dr. Mitchell A. Matthews
MARCOS BRETON
 
"The Religious Causes, the case for
separating Church and State"
 
Howard Gillman
Edward Chemerinky"
ROD MALLOY
 
"What Can I Do? My path from
climate despair to action"
 
Jane Fonda
MARGARET LOEHR
 
"The Future of Earth: A radical vision for
what's possible in the age of warming"
 
Eric Holthaus
 
 
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