Rotary Club of Arden Arcade
ARC Arden Arcade / Ray McClure General
The Ray McClure Scholarship Fund was establishd by an anonymous donor to honor the achievements and life of Raymond F. McClure after his death in 2001. Ray McClure practiced law for a living. He did so in a way that benefited those he represented and those he opposed. He was a man of utmost integrity and honor, and was liked and most of all respected by those with whome he came in contact. He was born into a poor split family and raised during the depression. He was moved from state to state eventually attending his high school years near Visalia, California. He was selected to be valedictorian of his high school class, but his mother chose to move before he could graduate. As a consequence of the move, he was deprived of the honor of speaking on behalf of his class, and did not graduate from high school. He did attend Sacramento City College and obtained a license to sell real estate. His wife prompted him to attempt the entrance exam for McGeorge School of Law. Though he did not have a college degree, he passed the exam and enrolled into McGeorge. While working at the Attorney General’s office, World War II broke out, but his poor eye sight kept him from serving his country. He passed the State Bar exam on his first attempt. He went into private practice, but also served as City Attorney for North Sacramento until the City was annexed by Sacramento in 1963. Ray was an active member of the North Sacramento Rotary Club and served as their president in 1953. The Rotary Club of Arden Arcade is one fo the only three clubs internationally that holds the distinction of being a Silver Anniversary club, an accomplishment that was achieved through the efforts of Ray McClure.
- ARC Arden Arcade Rotary Foundation Ray McClure - ATHLETIC
- ARC Arden Arcade Rotary Foundation Ray McClure - BUSINESS
- ARC Arden Arcade Rotary Foundation Ray McClure - Career Tech Education
- ARC Arden Arcade Rotary Foundation Ray McClure - HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD
- ARC Arden Arcade Rotary Ray McClure General Scholarship