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Focus on Accomplishments

Patrick Lieuw

This is my final letter to you. The year has just zoomed by. Where do I begin? It is our tradition to thank committee chairs and vice-chairs, and we have 250 volunteers this year whom I wish I had the space to recognize. When you are President, you really see just how much everyone contributes […]

Assisting with Hope & Compassion, River City Food Bank Feeds Hungry Sacramentans

River City Food Bank Logo

River City Food Bank is the oldest, continuously serving food bank providing emergency food assistance to the urban and suburban neighborhoods throughout Sacramento County. In operation for 43 years, it was originally based downtown at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. River City Food Bank was next to Trinity Cathedral in Midtown when it burned down in […]

Christmas CanTree

At the hub of SAR’s charitable fundraising is the Christmas CanTree. Over the decades, more than $2 million has been raised for the local chapter of the Salvation Army, bringing in supplies of coats for cold winter months and toys to warm the hearts of those in need. Last year, even in tough economic times, […]

President’s Perspective – December 2011

2011 SAR President Doug Covill

Five goals – some specific, some far-reaching – have guided the leaders and staff of SAR this year as we all work to serve you, our Members. As you read through this brief review, you will see that we have accomplished a lot this year.

Improve Communications Develop a Green Program Establish a 501 (c) […]

Sip and Support Makes a Real Splash

sip and support

The 2nd Annual Sip and Support fundraiser for Christmas CanTree and The Salvation Army was another hugely successful event. Following its “Ha-wine-ian” theme, the Carvalho Winery was transformed into a tropical luau setting with attendees outfitted in brightly colored flowered shirts and resort casual attire. Guests feasted on roasted pig, donated by John Quinn and […]

SAR Volunteers Rebuild Together

Early this past Saturday morning, a usually quiet Colonial Heights neighborhood was alive with sounds of pounding hammers, buzzing skillsaws and the excited chatter of people. These were people who, under the guidance of their own hearts, had made the decision that they would volunteer this beautiful April morning. To dedicate one’s time, energy and […]