The Rotary Club of Sacramento installed Boutin Jones Shareholder Jim Leet as their newest President at a luncheon Tuesday, July 9, 2019. One of the longest-running service groups in the region, the Rotary Club of Sacramento was organized in 1913 and since its inception has played an integral role in supporting local groups that benefit children, healthcare, the arts and a host of humanitarian causes.
At Tuesday’s luncheon, President Leet outlined a goal to raise $100,000 for the Sacramento Children’s Home Crisis Nursery as well as add a fundraiser for Sierra Forever Families in addition to the Golf for Kids event that raises money for the orthopedically handicapped children in the area.
The Rotary Club of Sacramento also takes part in Rotary International efforts in hunger initiatives, clean water, literacy and Polio immunization. The locally-based rotary has a World Community Service Committee, whose goal is to provide clean drinking water to 1,000,000 people with the ultimate goal of reducing infant mortality. This committee has earned the largest number of Global Grants of any Rotary Club, with a total of nine global grants.
“The Rotary Club of Sacramento is comprised of compassionate leaders impacting diverse communities,” Leet said. “We’re creating a forum for service to each other.”
The Rotary Club of Sacramento was the 97th club formed in Rotary. There are now 33,000 Rotary Clubs in over 160 countries.