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SPECIAL EVENT: Stewards of Children® Training Workshop

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Learn how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.



The Exchange Club of Sacramento, in cooperation with Darkness to Light and ACC Senior Services, is proud to present a very special program: Stewards of Children® Prevention Training featuring Christina Baird. Stewards of Children® is the only nationally available program scientifically proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors. Appropriate for any adult, this training will teach you how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

One person can make a difference in a child’s life. But when a community comes together, we can create a new cultural norm that nurtures children and protects them from child abuse.

When: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Where: ACC Senior Services Center, 7334 Park City Drive, Sacramento, CA 95831

Presented by Darkness to Light and the Exchange Club of Sacramento

Exchange Club of Sacramento | Unity For Service |
Darkness to Light | Empowering Adults to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse |

Register Here


About The Presenter

Christina Baird, Facilitator for the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children Training

Born and raised in Northern California, Christina has made it her life work to be of service through accountability and contribution in her many communities. Christina understands people, their businesses, organizations and their needs. She connects all through humanistic marketing as she creates an awareness of needs presented to her and her many platforms. She believes a community has the conscious choice to contribute or find avenues that can when presented with adversity or challenges.

Christina is the author of How Far Will I Run, A Memoir which focuses on how she has made a conscious choice to be an asset to society despite her childhood traumas. Her passion for running is in alignment for how she lives her life in a day to day environment. Creating a space to always go a little bit farther, accomplishing feats that were once thought to be unattainable, she appears to continually train for life’s marathon. Her book is her journey as a committed student of compassion and growth, who loves and serves to the best of her ability.

In 2014, Christina became a Facilitator for the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children Training on a quest to bring child sexual abuse prevention training’s to her community. Christina works with local non-profits, organizations, religious affiliations and legislation to deter predators from harming today’s youth.

In 2015, Christina collaborated with other life-empowering survivors, who choose to break the cycle of childhood abuse and contributed to the book, Trigger Points: Abuse Survivors Experiences of Parenting.

In 2016, Christina was awarded Congressman John Garamendi’s 2016 Women of the Year award which honors outstanding women of the Third Congressional District who have improved the quality of life in our district for her efforts in her lifework and volunteerism.

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SPECIAL EVENT: Empowering Adults to Prevent Child Abuse, 09/26/2017

Category : Events

Learn How to Prevent, Recognize, and React Responsibly to Child Sexual Abuse

The Exchange Club of Sacramento, in cooperation with Capsity, is proud to present a very special evening, “Empowering Adults to Prevent Child Abuse,” Featuring Katelyn Brewer, CEO of Darkness to Light. This informational event will highlight the national impact of Darkness to Light,  and provide information on the upcoming Stewards of Children Workshop with Christina Baird.

When: Tuesday, September 26, 5:30pm
Where: Capsity, 2572 21st St., Sacramento CA 95818

Open to the public | Refreshments served | Free admission

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Please bring items as donations to support the Sacramento Child Abuse Prevention Center. Items needed include: diapers, crib linens, baby formula, baby wipes, and blankets. Cash donations also accepted.

About The Speaker

Katelyn N. Brewer, President & Chief Executive Officer of DARKNESS TO LIGHT

Katelyn joined Darkness to Light in November of 2016, bringing valuable experience to the organization, including development and oversight of global initiatives and leadership roles in fundraising, strategy, and operations. As a high energy, entrepreneurial executive, Katelyn is passionate about solving infrastructure and strategic challenges to help organizations achieve programmatic scale.

Prior to Darkness to Light, Katelyn was Chief of Operations for Washington, D.C. based Fallen Patriots, a foundation committed to supporting the children of military veterans, with a focus on increasing transparency and accountability to both donors and scholars. Prior to that, Brewer worked with Africare as director of strategic engagement, managing all Johannesburg-based programmatic activity and regional business development initiatives for Southern Africa. She also served as program manager where she was responsible for managing the performance 2 of 3 of West and Central African country portfolios and raised $162 million in new business during her tenure leading the business development department.

Katelyn’s dedication to innovation, emerging technologies, and cross-team alignment empower nonprofits to achieve critical social goals. Her work has resulted in sustainable change for communities, both nationally and internationally. Katelyn has demonstrated that grassroots community initiatives lay the groundwork for an organization to expand its mission globally.

Katelyn is a graduate of Wheaton College in Boston, MA with a Bachelors in International Relations and French. She lives in Charleston, SC with her spouse.

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Club Day of Service: Residence Painting 05/20/2017

Category : Events

The Exchange Club of Sacramento, in partnership with Sierra Service Project, will be doing residence painting projects in Sacramento and Rancho Cordova on May 20 2017, from 9:00am-3:30pm. Lunch and t-shirts will be provided by Sierra Service. Club member Anallely Morgan is coordinating our involvement in this project.

All volunteers will meet at 9837 Heartwood Way, Sacramento, CA 95827 at 9:00am.  Volunteers will be split into two teams, with the second team proceeding to 2365 Sabine Way, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Both projects involve exterior painting. Sierra Service will provide all of the tools and materials, but be sure to wear clothes and shoes appropriate for cleaning and painting!
At 12:00pm, all volunteers will meet back at 9837 Heartwood Way to eat lunch. Sierra Service will order pizzas, so if anyone is gluten-free or has any other dietary need, please notify Anallely so she can pass that along to Sierra Service. After lunch, the Sabine Way team will head back to their site to finish their project.

Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation. Carpooling is encouraged. Map of meeting location can be found in event calendar.

If you would like to join us for this Day of Service, please notify Anallely Morgan that you intent to participate. Also please print and complete a Sierra Service Project Adult Volunteer Release Form and bring it with you. If you plan to bring your age-appropriate minor child(ren) along to help, please also complete Youth Volunteer Release Form and Youth Waiver of Liability.

This should be a great service event! We hope to see you there!

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Exchange Club Of Sacramento – Day Of Service 04/15/2017

Category : Events

We are pleased to announce our first Day of Service as a permanently chartered club!

As the month of April is focused on the health, happiness and well-being of children, The Exchange Club of Sacramento has volunteered to assist Sacramento City Council District 7 with their annual community Easter egg hunts on Saturday, April 15th. These events are a significant source of joy for the kids in District 7 and we are grateful for the opportunity to take part! Club members will assist with various tasks involved in setting up the hunts, stuffing and placing eggs, and so on.

The schedule for the two egg hunts is below. Club members can participate in either or both. We are planning to have some Exchange Club pin-back buttons on hand for you to wear, and you are encouraged to also wear blue in recognition of the significance of the month of April and our National Cause. The only requirement (other than having fun) is that you complete the city’s Short-Term Volunteer Agreement and bring it with you.

Our own Rachel Beltran has volunteered to play Easter Bunny – in full costume – at the Garcia Bend Park and may do so at the second hunt as well! Each park is fairly small, so just look for the volunteer groups, they should be easy to find. This event is sure to be a lot of fun, so please mark your calendar and we’ll see you there!

Locations (link to map):
Garcia Bend Park
Mesa Grande Park

Short-Term Volunteer Agreement (please print, complete and sign, and bring with you)

Schedule – April 15th, 2017:

  • 8:00am – Help with preparations at Garcia Bend Park
  • 9:00am – Face painting, crafts and the photos with bunny at Garcia Bend Park
  • 10:00am – Egg hunt at Garcia Bend Park
  • 11:30am – Help with preparations at Mesa Grande Park
  • 12:00pm – Face painting, crafts and the photos with bunny at Mesa Grande Park
  • 1:00pm – Egg Hunt at Mesa Grande Park

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Exchange Club Of Sacramento Permanent Organizational Meeting: 01/24/2017

Category : Announcements , Events , Meetings

We Are Going Permanent!

Dear Club members, interested parties and guests –

After several months of diligence, we’ve achieved our goal: we have the required number of members to permanently charter with National Exchange! This coming Tuesday, January 24th, we will have our Permanent Organizational Meeting (P.O.M.), during which field representatives of the National Exchange will formalize our charter as The Exchange Club Of Sacramento. This will be a very special evening, don’t miss it!

Prospective members and guests are welcome. We will have a meet and greet at 6:30pm. The meeting begins at 7:00pm and concludes at approximately 8:00pm. Some light appetizers / snacks and beverages will be provided. National Exchange leaders Joe Nickels and Jack Ruzic will be on hand to guide the proceedings.

Interested in joining the Club? Founding memberships are still available! Contact Club Treasurer Ed LaFrance ( if you would like to join us as one of our founders. We can take your application up until the 24th.

Important message for current Founding Members: if you have not yet turned in your application or your payment, please bring that with you to the meeting and present it to Ed.

Our P.O.M. will be held at:

Coloma Community Center
4623 T St
Sacramento, CA 95819
Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

We’ll see you there!