Newsletter – May 22, 2018

$5 and a Scratcher!

Pledge by Patrick O’Neil
Invocation by Steve Turner

WELCOME PAUL KING—PREZ for the day!

Guests: Monika Singh (application in). Visiting Rotarian– Bob Mees, Foothill Plymouth Rotary Club. He publishes the newspapers in Rancho Murrieta and Amador County.

Chance to make a difference: Les Gudger paid “late bucks” for being tardy!

The Demotion date is June 30th, we will be dark on June 26th. The location is the Nepenthe Clubhouse at 1131 Commons Drive (Not the Campus Commons Club-house) in Campus Commons area. Bill Hambrick is doing the bar, Tim Cahill is work-ing on a skit, Michael Caplan is cooking and Les and Tom are going to make comments. It is an important event recognizing Prez Mike and his board and welcoming incoming Prez Tom and his new board. Volunteers are needed to set up and break down and help with the event. If you are interested call the person in charge of the area.

Prez Mike’s last Board Meeting, June 6th at Howe Park, 5pm

Carolyn Lewis says the individual golfer spot are now available to be filled for the golf tournament at Del Paso. Dimple Drop tickets are available to be sold. Everyone needs to try to sell them to make it a great success. A Title Sponsor has been secured but Greens Sponsorships are still available. Tim Cahill turned in his sponsorship today—thank you, Tim!

Rocklin Rotary is having their 10th Annual Brewfest on June 2nd. It’s at Johnson-Springview Park at 5480 Fifth Street in Rocklin. $30 in advance, $35 at the door.

Rotary Day at the Rivercats is June 5th. A portion of your ticket goes to Polio Plus. 3 price ranges are available, and an all you can eat BBQ is also available for $21.25, includes tri-tip,chicken, or hot dogs, 3 sides and a non-alcoholic drink at the Sactown Smokehouse. Contact Dan Mason for tickets (916) 376-4621. You can also buy the ticket but use it as a voucher for another game down the road—Rotary still gets the donation to Polio Plus. The game is the Rivercats vs the Oklahoma Dodgers starting at 7:05pm—gates open at 6:05pm.

Please note: the finance committee is announcing that dues are going up to $275 (from $250). This will be effective for the 2018-19 dues due beginning in June 2018.

Our speaker today, Tory, is from Peak Adventure an outdoor recreation program of Associated Students at Sacramento State, dedicated to getting you started in outdoor adventures. There is a full service bike shop, equipment rentals, on-campus ropes course, and array of adventure outings guaranteed to boost your confidence in the outdoors! They offer expert guides, equipment, and transportation. The mission is to “determine the future of our world by influencing the people who will lead and design it. Leadership development inspires all individuals to become their best self. We envision a world where people possess heightened personal awareness and acutely understand the interconnectedness of it all, whereby making our world a better place.”

Tory is the Outreach Specialist for Peak Adventures. She tries to bring the awareness of this wonderful program to the community by speaking to organizations such as Rotary. While the program is funded by the student fees at Sac State, it is not entirely run by students. They have experienced professionals on staff who are able to make sure the adventure experience is safe and memorable. The program is open to the general public and is used by companies and corporations as well as schools as a resource.

The 4 main focuses are:
·  Outdoor trips like backpacking, rafting, hiking, rock-climbing, wine tasting. Transportation and equipment are included.
·  Gear Rentals—there are all sorts of outdoor equipment needs for people new to adventures so they have plenty to rent and try out.
·  Bike Shop—one of the gems is “the best bike shop around.” They are known for their good prices but remembered for their service.
·  Challenge Center—this is where many corporate clients have company challenges or team building events. Schools also us this for field trips. When there are corporate team building adventures, they have experienced guest trainers who work along with the student staffing. A 3 hour program is offered along with a 6 hour program.

Peak Adventures also runs Youth Summer Camps which are not your typical arts & crafts day-care. They can include week-long camping trips and white water rafting and experiences that can make memories to last a lifetime. One of Tory’s favorite memories was a 5th grade adventure she had in camp.

The ropes course has a minimum age of 8 years old. All of their programs can go from easy up-ward—Tory says levels 1-4 with 4 being the most difficult. No equipment is needed so it’s easy to try out new experiences.

www.peakadventures.org

Thank you, Tory for bringing Peak Adventures to out attention!

Peak Adventures – CSUS

Tori Weber. Peak Adventures
Hidden Gem at CSUS!

We are an outdoor recreation program of Associated Students at Sacramento State, dedicated to getting you started in outdoor adventures. We have a full-service bike shop, equipment rentals, an on-campus ropes course, and an array of adventure outings guaranteed to boost your confidence in the outdoors! Join our adventure trips for an experience of a lifetime. We offer expert guides, equipment, and transportation– just bring a good attitude and prepare to have some fun! Come try us, and have a peak adventure!

MISSION 
To enrich the Sacramento State learning experience through adventure education and leadership development.

VISION
Our vision is to help determine the future of our world by influencing the people who will lead and design it. We believe that leadership development inspires all individuals to become their best self. Then, imagine if we all had the skills to venture into the great outdoors, experiencing both the thrill and serenity of our connections to each other and to our earth. We envision a world where people possess heightened personal awareness and acutely understand the interconnectedness of it all, whereby making our world a better place.

Newsletter – May 15, 2018

Our soon to be newest Member, Monika Singh!

Pledge by John Gabriel
Invocation by Danny Curtola

Guests: Monika Singh (application in.)

Mike reminded us there are only 46 days until his term is over! Remember, May 22nd, Paul King will substitute for Pres Mike who is unavailable and plans to restore dignity and decorum to the meeting!!

Chance to make a difference: Bell Ringer: Jenny Davini because her daughter has finished her last college exam and graduates on Saturday. Happy Bucks: Rob Olmsted is happy to have St. Ignatius represented at today’s meeting (his kids go there and he’s buttering up the principal.) Prez Mike gave Happy Bucks because he was able to spend his birthday at the District Conference in Lake Tahoe and had a great time. Joel gave Happy Bucks because he shared a cigar and wine with Prez Mike for his birthday. Prez Mike announced that Joel is fine free for the remainder of Mike’s year for attending the conference. Matt Ross is happy to see Arden Middle School represented today He gave $5 for each year his kids have spent there. Bill Hambrick gave Happy Bucks for his grandchildren—there are 2 so he gave $2! Duane responded he has one grandchild that just celebrated her 4th birthday and he gave $10 and challenged Bill’s $1 each! John Gabriel gave Happy Bucks because Sac State is going to the NCAA Division 1 Playoffs against UCLA and he and Jackie are going to cheer them on. Both he and wife, Jackie, are big softball fans. Mike Caplan paid Happy Bucks because “it’s not malignant!”

Next weeks pledge: Patrick, O’Neil invocation: Steve Turner.

The Demotion date is now June 30th, we will be dark on June 26th. Details TBD.
Prez Mike’s last Board Meeting, June 6th at Howe Park, 5pm

Joel says the individual golfer spot are now available to be filled for the golf tournament at Del Paso. Dimple Drop tickets are available to be sold. Everyone needs to try to sell them to make it a great success.

This week’s program is “Scholarship Day.” John Gabriel told us that 32 years ago, then President Jack Worthington asked John to come up with an idea different from the scholarships we gave away and never heard from the recipients. As a Middle-School principal, John thought that level was somewhat overlooked. The idea was hatched that middle school Principals and staff would be asked who most represented a “Rotarian-like” attitude from their 8th grade class. We would present that student with a small scholarship but then have them back each of their four years of high school—as long as they continued to meet the criteria.

Each year the students come back to a luncheon meeting and tell us about their year and by their senior year they have earned a $1500 scholarship. This year we have exceeded over 100 students
honored by this program. The first year an eighth grader comes he or she is introduced by their principal and do not have to speak to the crowd. After that first year, the student tries to fit into 2 minutes all the activities and community service they have been involved with over the year.

The senior students this year are:
· Michael Sparre, who is joined by his parents. He began by thanking his parents and the Rotary Club for this honor. He is a senior at Del Campo and maintains a 4.5 GPA. He is part of the Academic Decathlon group which came in 5th in the region. He was the highest scoring person and received honors. He also plays Varsity soccer, varsity tennis and competitive club soccer. He was part of starting an American Red Cross Club at school and put on CPR classes and a Blood Drive. He is planning on attending UC Berkeley in the fall studying Mechanical Engineering.
·  Nathan Maulino says he took his parents advice and fostered his passions. He is joined here today by his parents and younger brother. Nathan is a senior at Jesuit. He played Lacrosse and was surprised by the tight bonds that were formed among the players. He received the Sportsmanship Award, he thinks because when he was about to score an opposing player tripped him and he got up and helped the other player to his feet before getting the ball. Nathan plays the violin in the Jesuit orchestra along with a combined St. Francis and Jesuit orchestra. He is also part of Liturgy Workshop, a senior only group who helps plan liturgies. He is also in choir and helps lead in prayer and song. He worked at Sunrise Assisted Living in Carmichael and spent time playing Yahtzee with elderly residents. He has a 4.0 and plans to attend Cal State Fullerton or Cal State Pomona.
·  Guadalupe Mendoza arrived late because she was taking an AP Calculus test. She attends El Camino High School and is going on to the honors program a Sac State. In her senior year she has taken 4 AP courses and received awards in English and Spanish. She also played softball and soccer. She will be the first person in her family to attend a 4 year University.

The Juniors students this year are:
·  Daniel Dahlberg from El Camino. Daniel started by thanking Rotary for the opportunity. He said his junior year “grabbed hold of me and took me for a ride!” He was the starting guard in Varsity Football, the Team Captain in Varsity Swimming, he was on the Band Council and went on a mission trip to Honduras. In Honduras they went into the bilingual school and tried to help separate the students into levels so they would have a middle school and high school. They also dug holes for support beams and poured concrete. It was a great experience helping kids who looked up to them. The Pep Band (voted Best in the District) went on a trip to Seattle and played at the Museum of Flight and in Downtown Square. They also went to an amazing Pop-Culture Museum.
·  Gretchen Kerr attends Rio Americano. Her junior year started off with her as the captain of the Water Polo Team which won league and section championships and went on to State. She was the MVP. She then started as the point guard on the Varsity Basketball Team but shortly after the season began, tore her ACL and has spent the rest of the year working hard to get back to the sports she loves. She missed 3 weeks of school with her injury and is very grateful to her coaches and parents for their emotional support. She teaches at a pre-school camp and is Captain of a Club Water Polo team.
·  Isabel Carrillo attends Christian Brothers. She says her Junior year was as hard as everyone told her. She joined a group who went to Arizona to see the other side of immigration and form their own individual opinions about their stand based on facts. It was an eye-opening experience.
She also acts as a Sac Zoo Camp Counselor, a soccer coach for 3-4 year olds, and is a counselor at Camp Recreation where kids with developmental disabilities are matched one on one with a counselor.

The Sophomore Students this year are:
·  Caitlin Jordan from El Camino High School. She is here with her mom and Middle School teacher, Mr. Barnes. She has been elected Junior Class President. She has helped with the Weave Run and other volunteer activities.
·  Mikaila Dacanay attends Christian Brothers. She has a 4.0 GPA and is taking AP classes. She is interested in Broadcast Journalism and will be part of the school’s radio programing. She is a Class Officer, sports medic, a member of the National Honor Society, and started playing softball and is starting at 2nd base.
·  Julia Finnecy attends Rio Americana. She is joined by her parents. She volunteered at Camp Have a Lot of Fun and they hired her for a paid position. She also volunteers at Sacramento Kindness Companions. At school she plays water polo and just completed her swim season. She received a Certificate of Excellence.

The Freshman students are:
·  Katie Norlie attends El Camino. She is active in student government and will be Sophomore Class Treasurer next year. She played Varsity Soccer and received and award. She continues to train with her coach to “progress mentally and physically”. She has a weighted 4.33GPA and loves to take on leadership roles. She has volunteered at vacation Bible School, Shamrock and Half Marathon, and reading with children. She feels community service is an integral part of the high school experience.
·  Gabriel Maulino attends Jesuit. His first impression was it would be all work and no fun but that impression has changed as he got use to high school He carries a 4.78GPA and is in the Jesuit Concert Band. He also tried wrestling for the first time and received the Most Improved Award. He volunteers with the elderly. He feels “high school is the place to learn, grow and develop.”
·  Jazmine Hibbs attends El Camino. She volunteered with her church group to work with at risk youth. She belongs to a leadership group at church to give input of what youth wants from their church. She played volleyball, wrestling and softball and swims for Manor Park & Rec. She is also a member of AVID –Advancement Via Individual Determination. She is also in the choir.

The eighth graders were introduced by their principal.
·  Mimi Vitullo was introduced by Chris Houger. She attends Arcade Middle School. She will be attending St. Francis in the fall. She is hardworking and volunteers to do “anything to help.” She plays soccer, softball and volunteers at the Community Library.
·  Sierra Witte attends Arden Middle School. She enjoys many activities and volunteers a lot. She has worked on her Silver Award for Girl Scouts, plays basketball, lacrosse and belongs to her church group. At summer camp volunteers to do “whatever you have for me.” She is a member of Science Olympiad. She’ll be attending Rio in the fall.
·  Sam Kesich attends St. Ignatius and was introduced by Principal, Patty Kochis. Patty says—”if you need anything done, Sam’s the one!” He truly embodies the “Men for Others” Jesuit code. Sam is an Alter Server, and will attend Jesuit in the fall. Sam has done a year-long service project to raised money for the Sacramento Children’s Receiving Home.

What an impressive group of young people! They would all be great future Rotarians! Thank you, John for organizing and hosting the Annual Scholarship Luncheon. As always it is one of the best meetings of the year!

Newsletter – May 8, 2018

Water Project in Uganda

Pledge by Christine Jensen
Invocation by Mike Grace

Guests: Colleen Waters, Monika Singh (3rd visit). Visiting Rotarians: Dick Bauer and Richard Olebe. We presented then with a check for their water project in Uganda for $10,750. This project will provide fresh water for 5 villages—over 10,000 people!

Chance to make a difference: Bell Ringer: Danny Curtola was here for the first time since his baby boy, Vinny was born. Congratulations to Danny and Julie and big sister! Danny also reminded us about softball and said the league hasn’t started yet because there aren’t enough teams yet.

Happy Bucks: Howard paid HB because he’s bummed that Gary wasn’t here today because he took his Corvette out of moth balls to show Gary how fast a car could go with a skilled driver. Les paid happy bucks for being tardy and leaving early. He says his work is crazy busy and just wanted to say HI and get back to work. John Gabriel paid Happy Bucks because he just met with First Tee and they are going to have the girls at the designated hole to shoot for best ball—he says they schooled him last year! John also reminded everyone that next week is our Scholarship Luncheon with our 16 students and family members. It is such an inspirational meeting for us all. John said to be sure to sit among the students to show them what Rotary is about and have the chance to speak with them. Randy gave Happy Bucks because in 3 weeks he will be getting his Model 3 Tesla. The car will run off the solar panels on his roof! Paula gave happy bucks for double scheduling next weeks meeting, and because her yard is blooming!

Next weeks pledge: John Gabriel, invocation: Danny Curtola. On May 22nd, Paul King will take over Prez duties for Mike who will be unavailable.

The luncheon next week at the Culinary Café is Cancelled due to the schedule.
We are DARK on May 29th due to the Memorial Day Holiday
The Demotion date is now June 30th, we will be dark on June 26th. Details TBD.

Rotary Day at the Rivercats is June 5th. Mike will email the flyer when he gets it.

If you want to see the survey of things that were discussed at the firesides it was attached to last week’s minutes.

Tom says the two main things that were brought up that Rotarians in this club want are: Doing a Service Project (hands-on) and better Communication.

The Rotary Peace Center is looking for Fellowship candidates, applications for 2020 are available.

Our speaker today is Dianna Poggetto, Executive Director of the American River Parkway Foundation. Dianna has been involved in Non-Profit work and Public Policy for 26 years. She is the mother of 2 boys, one is a World Champion and 5 time gold medal winner in Disabled Water-skiing and Wake-boarding.

The American River Parkway is 4,800 acres and twenty three miles of land and river that runs through the urban core of Sacramento. The mission of the Foundation is “To support the preservation & enjoyment of the America River Parkway by fostering environmental education, stewardship & volunteer opportunities.”

It is the largest parkway in the United States and is used as a “blueprint” for other communities to use for urban parks. $364, 218, 973 is generated annually from the American River Parkway. The ARP Foundation was established to protect and ensure a sustainable resource for all. There are 21 members on the Foundation Board and there can be up to 25. They have a volunteer arm to provide volunteer opportunities, and an educational arm to provide enrichment to local schools.

The main ARPF events are:

Spring Cleanup—2nd Saturday in April
¨ Howlin’ on the Parkway—dog walk with vendors and food trucks
¨ Summer Solstice-an outdoor dinner and auction to support the greatest recreational civic amenity.
¨ Ride the Parkway-3 different routes with post-ride BBQ, Beer and Music
¨ Run the Parkway-they partner with the SRA with training runs for the CIM
¨ Great American River Clean-up-3rd Saturday in September largest annual cleanup
The main ARPF Programs are:
¨ Outdoor Education Site-for environmental education for local youth
¨ Clean-ups-year round clean-up of the parkway
¨ Invasive Plant Management– volunteers and staff work to reduce the non-native plant population along the American River Parkway
¨ Trail Maintenance-30 miles of multi-use trails
¨ Volunteer & Financial Mile Stewards– some groups fund the maintenance while volunteer steward maintain the mile.
¨ Native Plant Garden-Highlights and showcases regional native plants
¨ Internships-volunteer internships with hands-on experience in the environmental science, marketing & PR fields
¨ Pups in the Park-Provides “mini-mitts” doggy stations to reduce animal waste
¨ Wildfire restoration-ARPF works with the Parks, local utility companies and universities to develop research and restoration plans for areas burned by wildfires.
¨ Parkway Partners-a marketing program to connect local businesses with the thousands of visitors that use the Parkway each year.

The Campfire area at River bend Park started with a District Rotary project. They have been improving it over time with shade structures and benches but are in need of a permanent bathroom to make the site available for overnight class experiences. Title One schools use this area for classroom experiences in the outdoors. 2600 children have been served by the Campfire Area. Point West Rotary donates during Spring clean-up.

ARPF is a relatively small non-profit but only gets a mall amount of their funding from government grants. The rest of their $75,000 budget is raised through fund Rising. They also sell a Park Pass for $50 which gets you into all the park areas. There are many opportunities for volunteering. The county does the mow & blow, supplies the Park Rangers and controls the permits and they work with the ARPF and Fire Department for burn prevention. They do control burns, grazing and some invasive plant removal. The majority of the fires are 10 acres and less, but sometimes there are larger ones that can take out power to nearby residences.

The homeless on the parkway have been a problem for over 30 years. Some of the homeless camps are deep in and they really don’t want to be disturbed. The State Water Board regulates the water safety to make sure the river is safe for swimming. They have Park Rangers on 7 days a week and Maintenance 7 days a week. Beer & wine are allowed in the Park in designated areas.

Thank you, Dianna, for a very informative and interesting presentation.

Newsletter – May 1, 2018

David Davini explains his Eagle Scout Project

Pledge by Tim Cahill
Invocation by Paula Jones

Guests: David Davini, son of Jenny, Monika Singh (2nd visit).

Chance to make a difference: Bell Ringer: Gary Johnson became a multiple Bell Ringer because his son graduates from Loyola Marymount next week and his daughter graduates from Boston College with her Master’s Degree shortly after that. Les Gudger gave Happy Bucks because he has such a great time at the Fireside at Linda Bigler’s. home. Jenny gave Happy Bucks because she’s happy her son, David, is here today, and also because she was able to attend her daughter’s last college concert (bittersweet.) Cathy Skeen gave Happy Bucks for hosting the Anne Marie Schubert event last night at her home which raised $30,000 for Anne Marie. Al gave Happy Bucks because he attended the nice event and Howard gave Happy Bucks because he feels guilty to have taken Dave’s last 2 beers last night. Paula gave guilt dollars for missing the Fireside. Tom told his joke which fell flat so Gary jumped in and told one which was not much better.

We heard from 2 Hidden Gems: Carroll Cook and Casey Henderson:
Carroll told us about our new member, Casey who was born in San Jose but moved to Sacramento shortly thereafter. He attended Presentation School and Mira Loma where he loved all sports but particularly tennis, golf and skiing. His Grandfather was Gordon King, Brian Wiese’s partner, so Casey chose to join Arden Arcade and Brian was his sponsor. Casey was a USTA player and spent a lot of time at the family ski in ski out lodge in Mammoth Lakes. His first job was at 31 Flavors and the Julias Clothing Store. After college he joined his mother in the mortgage loan business. Carroll Cook is a third generation Sacramentan. He attended St. Philomene’s with his future 2nd wife, Karen, but didn’t know her then. Carroll got a business degree from Chico and looked at 3 options for future employment: Architecture, Law or Real Estate. Over his varied career he has employed them all. The Cook family business was Real Estate—Artz and Cook, back in the days of no MLS, no lock boxes, no fax machines, etc. In-stead, agents had a book published weekly of all the current listings. Carroll has always had a love of cars and still owns his first car a 1931 Model A convertible. He then had a Chevelle Super Sport which he raced without his parents knowledge. Carroll formed a construction company with his brother-in-law and built homes ahead of their time in Santa Cruz where he incorporated all his favorite aspects of business. When his father passed away he returned to Real Estate and ran the Artz and Cook and then the Cook Companies. Currently Carroll and Karen love to travel and spend time with their 10 grandchildren. He has been in Arden Arcade since 1993.

We are DARK on May 29th due to the Memorial Day Holiday

Paul King announced the last Fireside Meeting at Linda Bigler’s was a great success.
Attached to this newsletter are future President Tom Goode’s notes from the Firesides.

Rob Ford brought us up to date on the Golf Tournament. He also said items for the Auction, and Tee Prizes are needed. Our Partners are the Crisis Nursery and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

We will have our lunch meeting on May at the Culinary Café at Leo Palmiter School (2040 Ethan Way). We will again donate money for the correct shoes for the students.

May 3rd is the Annual Big Day of Giving—keep Rotary (Rotary House Foundation, Rotary Inter-national, Polio Plus, etc.) in your thoughts along with our speaker’s organization Sacramento Running Association!

David Davini tried to explain the murals he is planning to paint in the Math Courtyard at Rio Americana High School—we were all very confused! His Eagle Scout project idea is to bring math into the open and celebrate how much he loves math. He feels math is very under celebrated at Rio. Along with the murals he is also going to redo the planter boxes and bring elegance and beauty to the area. His cost will be about $1300 and he has raised $800 so far. We passed the hat and gave him $500 for his worthwhile project!

Board Meeting—tomorrow, May 2, 5pm at Howe Park.

The Demotion date is now June 30th, we will be dark on June 26th. Details TBD.

Our speaker today is Scott Abbott, Executive Director of the Sacramento Running Association since 2014. Scott is from Sacramento, attended Jesuit and UCLA and got a Master’s in Sports Management from USF. Scott has coached at UCLA and USF and trained with some of the premier runners in Sacramento (Michael Stember, an Olympic hopeful who ran for Stanford after Jesuit.) Scott is married to a runner and has 2 children.

Scott noted that he is well acquainted with Rotary as he won an essay contest held by Rotary when he was in middle school, he won $100. Also his father is a member of Point West Rotary. The Sacramento Runners Association began 35 years ago when 2 runners—Sally Edwards and John Mansour were running in Folsom and noticed they could see the State Capitol from where they were. The idea crystallized into the California International Marathon and formed the Sacramento Running Association. The topography of our area made laying out the course very easy with a net downhill run. They chose to set the first weekend in December as the time because there are not many places as favorable to running as Sacramento in December! In it’s second year, the CIM became the US Marathon Championship. It was again in 2017 and will be in 2018.

The SRA grew as the running industry grew in Sacramento. They grew from putting on the marathon to a year round running calendar of events. Sacramento is blessed with running re-sources like the American River Parkway and Fleet Feet Stores which run running programs. Over a million dollars is spent each year to fund program and events.

The CIM has become one of the top 10 marathons in the US. It is internationally recognized as the #1 Boston qualifier. Last year 30% of runners qualified for the Boston Marathon. More athletes qualified for the Olympic Trials from the CIM than any other race. The CIM brings in $11,000,000 in revenue for the city.

The growth in the running industry helped SRA expand, however the influx of corporate sponsored event has change the landscape and makes it much harder for a non-profit like SRA to continue to grow events. The lack of corporate headquarters hurts our city when it comes to sponsored events. SRA is one of the few local clubs able to put on running events.

The CIM physically connects 7 communities in our area: Folsom, Orangevale, Citrus Heights, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, East Sacramento, Midtown and Downtown. There are 20,000 participants and over 50,000 spectators. Unfortunately the CIM brings funds to the City but no support is given by the city in terms of funding. When there are issues like Union Pacific going through the course, the City is not available to help. SRA does not want to wait until a public safety issue causes a problem and would rather head them off. What CIM brings to the city: Civic Pride, running community. The down side is no corporate support and no city advocate for the running association.

Thank you, Scott, for the informative presentation—and for the t-shirts!!!