Saturday, April 13th Rotarians from the Sunrise Rotary Club turned out on a somewhat chilly day to work on several much-needed projects at the Rotary Youth Park. Several Rotarians went to work on this proclaimed "Rotarians at Work Day" which consisted of constructing a pitchers mound in the bullpen, painting the new announcers and scorekeepers booth, and giving the old storage building a fresh new look by adding siding and a new entry door to the structure.
Rotarian Cody Rice invited his wife, Erin McKinney, to come and sing at our morning Rotary meeting on May 16th. For the past 7 years, Erin has been performing at many popular music venues throughout the west coast as a professional country music singer. What all of us experienced this morning during our meeting was truly breathtaking beyond our imagination. It's obvious Erin is a true professional singer and song writer. Her powerful but yet soothing singing voice, in my opinion, compares to that of Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum. That speaks a lot of truth coming from a professional radio D.J. as myself.
Erin can easily brag about her resume as an up-and-coming country music artist. First of all, Erin worked as a demo singer for songwriter Jen Adan who wrote Blake Shelton's #1 hit "She wouldn't be gone." She's also opened for and performed after parties for: Love and Theft, Jarrod Neman, Christie Osmonson, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, Danny Gokey and Lucas Nelson.
Erin has performed at the Grand Sierra Resort, Harveys Casino, Hard Rock Cafe in San Francisco, The Peppermill Casino, Koncti Harbor Resort and the Redhawk Casino, plus many other popular venues. A few of her many television appearances include: Nashville West and several times on the KCRA Sacramento morning show. When it comes to National singing contests Erin could not hold back her tremendous vocal talent. She tried out for "American Idol", CMT's "Can You Duet", "Nashville Star", Amador Idol" and more.
Erin is now currently recording an album in Nashville and has 5 songs completed. Produced by Jack Sizemore (lead guitar for Jason Aldean) and Amy Dalley (who has several songs on the charts including, "Men Don't Change" peaking at #23), Erin has a good shot at getting her singing career well off to a good start. Good luck Erin, we all support you.
For a sample of her current songs please click on the links below.
The Rotary Club of Alturas Sunrise recently inducted two new members to the club. Modoc County Public Defender Sam Kyllo (second from left), sponsored by President Kimberly Anderson and Dr. Barbara Gilbertson (third from left), sponsored by Tom Boxler. Congratulations Sam and Barbara and welcome to the fellowship of Rotary.
The Alturas Elementary School Parent/Teacher Organization is looking to purchase a new "Popcorn" machine to use at different school events throughout the year for the kids. Rotarians at our weekly meeting passed the hat and collected a total of $238.00 to help go towards the purchase.
Both Alturas Rotary Clubs are co-sponsoring a float to enter in the 2013 Fandango Day's Parade in July. Rotarian's Willie Hagge and George Wistos from the Sunrise Club volunteered to help out on this project.
Modoc County Supervisor and visiting Rotarian Jim Wills is looking for donations to help offset the cost of our County booth at the State Fair in Sacramento on July 12th. Surprise Valley resident and business owner Ken Rose is helping to design the booth, but to maintain and manage it during the state fair cost money. Jim said that a special fund was set up at our local T.E.A.C.H. office (State Fair Capitol Project) and that anyone can donate to this fund in support of our County booth.
Quote Of The Week
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends"....................Martin Luther King Jr
• Rotary District 5190 Conference to be held May 17, 2013 at John Ascuaga's