Service Above Self
Resource Information for Existing Members, New Members, Transferring Members, Community Members and Guests
of the Rotary Club of Walnut Grove in Northern California
Many of our photos were taken pre-covid and therefore have no masks.
We currently comply with required masks, bring our own chair, and social distancing.

The Walnut Grove Fire Department Presents:

Halloween 2021 in Walnut Grove,CA.  October 31st.
  • Have a Safe & Happy Halloween
  • Road blockage from 5:30-8:30 pm for the safety of our Trick or Treaters
  • Candy will be handed out
  • Bathrooms at the firehouse will not be available.
We are so excited Halloween is back.  Come Join Us!
If you have any questions, please email

Greg McCosker - Celebration of Life, Memorial Service


SUNDAY, October 17, 2021 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at
Bare Ranch
19877 Davis Rd,
Lodi California

Dinner will be served at 5:30 following the service.

The Rotarian in our Community:  Greg McCosker is being remembered as a passionate and very active Rotarian by the Rotary Club of Walnut Grove.  Greg served our community well in many positions, including as a Board Member.  Participating in many of the community Rotary Projects and Fundraisers, he was also in charge of the garden for our kids at the elementary school for a few years.  Always willing to help out, Greg was the prime example of Service Above Self.  Duly noted as the Greatest Guy, exemplary Rotarian and solid contributor to our club, Rotarians are saddened and heartbroken Greg has passed.  

The Working Man:  Greg was a long-time employee of Lyman's, then Grow West, bringing along his business education, dedication, and smile.  Hired in 1996 just after graduating from College, Greg was on his way to CEO because of his excellent performance and education.  Greg generously volunteered his time to many industry groups in the Fertilizer and Ag chemical industry.  He was a guy who would almost never say no to an opportunity to serve and will be missed after more than 2 decades of work and his 5 year battle against cancer.

The Fisherman:  Greg was an avid bass fisherman and won many dollars and custom boats in professional fishing tournaments as a professional sponsored fisherman.  He volunteered his time in many fishing organizations and environmental groups that preserve fish.  Greg's fishing family is missing this incredible man too.

From the Family:  The McCosker family and our entire community (Rio Vista, Lodi and beyond) grieves the loss of Greg -- a kind, loving , strong and dedicated husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandson and friend.  Greg inspired us all through his courageous fight with cancer and went home to be with the Lord on September 25, 2021.
The void this family is experiencing is beyond description. This fundraiser is to help their two young children Maisie and Blake, as they grieve and navigate life without their father. Thank you for your love and support during this very difficult time


As the Bell Tolls:  THE BELL IS RESCUED!!!

Update 9/27/2021
The Bell has been RESCUED.  After multiple photos of the bell around town and noticeably bandaged, the Bell has been safely returned to President Jan.  The photos show, quite distinctly,  the "Help Me" efforts while trying to escape from its captures.  Thank you to those who donated to the RESCUE THE BELL efforts.  Thank you to committee members, Gail and Dan, for their sleuth like talents in the Bell's return.  President Jan was all smiles and officially disbanded the committee.
          Show to the left, the Bell at Station 96, and the Dr. Paul Barnes Community Park.   
Update 9/13/2021
Committee Representative, Gail Morris, made her report to President Jan at our Monday Meeting.  Gail received the attendance record from Secretary Rob and sent an email to everyone present, including DG Desirée Wilson.  :0)
Text messages have been traced to a small town in NorCal.  Unfortunately, we are nowhere closer to rescuing our beloved Bell.

Dear Fellow Rotarians:

Our club Bell is missing!  It has been more than a year since any kidnapping or escape of the Bell.  President Jan has appointed club members Dan Salazar and Gail Morris to find the missing Bell and report back on Monday September 13th.
Update:  President Jan has received a text message that is untraceable.  The message was garbled so we are concerned the Bell is being held captive instead of on a secret mission or just gallivanting around the Delta.  But, we don't know for sure.
While we wait for any ransom notices, we are collecting donations to organize rescue efforts.
Your donation goes back into the local community were it is best needed and is tax deductible as allowed by law.  Thank you for donating to the community where Rotarians Serve to Change Lives.
If anyone has information on the location of the Rotary Bell, please let us know right away so a rescue team can be appointed.  If you can capture any photos, email them to
Description:  Bronze coloring, with special marking dating back to 1948.  Has a beautiful voice when nudged.  Please stay on the look out.
Disclosure:  This is just a GAME.  Feel free to participate in our recovery efforts.  THANKS!  There are stories about previous Bell shenanigans at this link:  As the Bell Tolls!

It's Back to School!

The Revealing of President Jan's Project:  It didn't take President Jan very long into the new Rotary year to hit the ground running fast! 

We always engage ourselves with our community's children. The first day of school is in a few days and we are sure the students will be excited.  President Jan along with Secretary Rob, backed up the flat bed truck and delivered much needed stationery supplies for the students.  Pictured is Carrie Norris, principal of Walnut Grove Elementary School giving a THUMBS UP!

Follow What's Happening in the Community:


2021 Jr Fire Fighters Academy!

October 2021


Thank you, so very much for Pressing This Button
Mr. Brad!
Go Ahead, Give it a Try.  Press This Button  Make A Change!    When you see this 'special project button' on our website, know something is happening quickly.  Press This Button and you will find Projects that are immediately being funded to help our children in the community or similar projects.
This is your opportunity to partner with the Rotary Club of Walnut Grove and show just how caring and compassionate our quaint little town is.  Your giving will be helping our children achieve better education, knowledge and wisdom during distance and virtual learning.  Every little bit helps!
Sandy Waterhouse
Oct 25, 2021 12:30 PM
Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps
Tom Cicchini
Nov 01, 2021 12:30 PM
Rotary PolioPlus Society
Jenny Winstead, Administrative Director
Nov 15, 2021 12:30 PM
Sacramento County Literacy Foundation
Mark Ruefenacht, Founder and President and Friends
Nov 29, 2021 12:30 PM
Dec 27, 2021
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Walnut Grove

Service Above Self

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Mondays at 12:30 PM
Walnut Grove Community Presbyterian Church
14120 Grand Avenue
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
United States of America
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Great speakers are friends, neighbors, relatives, or professionals that have had special experiences, hobbies, trips, or work that our club would find interesting.

Around the world the turtle can be seen as a symbol of wisdom and knowledge!  Rotary is looking for a few good men and woman to be guest speakers at our weekly Monday meetings.  We have a few open days for your presentation.   Click the link below and sign up or send an email to our Program Director, Kim.
Go ahead, stick your neck out and sign up!