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This Week
Meeting Date and Place
May 25th, 2017, 12:15 PM......Cameron Park Country Club

Words of Wisdom
Words of Wisdom by Darian Eldredge ; the Greeter will be Greg Wood ; and Anne Eckert will be at the front desk.

The Visioning Report is Here! Mike Dugan and the Task Force chairs will present the results of their work.

Last Week
Last week’s Program put the Rotary Spotlight on Chuck LePere: - Chuck described life as a series of phases. He gave a brief synopsis of his phrases, and then talked about series of events in the Army that were defining moments in his life:

Phase 1: Origins – Chuck’s parents, from southern Illinois, married in 1921. His sister, Genelle, was born in 1922, and Chuck in 1929. His father, a former mine worker, initially worked in the oil fields when the family relocated to Southern CA in 1924. Chuck’s father became a specialist in area of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) when he left the oil fields for employment with LA County Fire. His father retired at the rank of captain after 25 years of fire service.

Phase 2: Family – This February, Chuck and JoAnn will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary! They have three children: LuAnn, Kelly and Kyle; all are PHF’s. The LePere’s also have 6 grandchildren, and a great-grandson who is named after Chuck.

Phase 3: Education – Chuck attended public elementary and high schools in Los Angeles County. He received a basketball scholarship to Milligan College in 1948-49, and a grant in aid to play at Pepperdine University for the next 3 years. He graduated from Pepperdine with a BA in Physical Education in 1952. He attended graduate school at LA State in 1955-56, and received his Master's Degree from the University of Idaho in 1969. Chuck earned his Doctorate ED in Physical Education with an Emphasis in Exercise Physiology in 1972.

Phase 4: Employment. Summer jobs helped Chuck pay for his college education. Later, he worked for El Centro City Schools from 1954-1981, teaching language arts and physical education, and coaching. He worked in the hay business from 1981-84, served as executive director for the Imperial Chapter of the American Heart Association from 1984-87, and worked for the Physicians for Better Care/Imperial County Medical Society from 1987-2001. He retired in 2001.

Phase 5: Rotary – Chuck joined the El Centro Rotary Club in 1982, and served as their club president in 1988-89. After moving to Cameron Park in 2002, he joined our Rotary Club. His greatest Rotary passion is youth: the Interact Club and RYLA.

In addition to family, Chuck’s greatest life defining moments occurred when he served in the US Army. In brief, he cited examples where his military service taught him the importance of family, how the world works, and standing up for your rights. He also learned photography and management skills.

Chuck concluded by giving us advice to do all things in moderation and to stay active mentally, physically, and psychologically.

Thank you Chuck for your outstanding history and insights!

Submitted by Laurie Edwards

Presidents Corner

Cameron Park Rotary Community Foundation President Mike Collom introduced Sandra Lebaugh who is establishing the Chris Lebaugh Endowment Fund in memory of her deceased son. With an initial contribution of $5,000, Sandra plans to build the endowment to offer a $2,000 vocational grant each year. This endowment fund will be housed in and managed by the Cameron Park Rotary Community Foundation. Our hearts go out to Sandra for losing her son. What better way to memorialize him than to link his name to a fund that will benefit local students in perpetuity?

Roger Hassler announced that we were still seeking sponsors for the Wine at Town Center event. He passed a sheet for members to sign up as "Friends of Rotary" for $200. That price sponsor included 2 tickets to the event.

Laurie Edwards announced that she had raffle tickets to sell for a Wine refrigerator. This is a separate fund raiser with proceeds going to PolioPlus and the winner will be announced at the Wine at Town Center event. Tickets are $5 each and members are encouraged to sell them to friends.

Visiting Rotarian John Knight also announced that more major sponsors were needed for Wine at Town Center.

Bill Gallant announced that the Solar Observatory project was making progress. Specifically, wood to construct the dome had been purchased at a discount from Home Depot and that preparations for pouring cement were underway.

Guests and Visitors:
Sandra LeBaugh
, guest of Mike Collom;
Patrick Hill
, member of West Sacramento Rotary Club and guest of Bill Hughes;
JoAnn LePere
, spouse and guest of Chuck LePere;
John Hebert
, son and guest of Lita Hebert;
Darian Eldredge

Words of Wisdom were by Mike Collom

Remember the Four Way Test:
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned

Noted Rotarians
Happy (or Not) Bucks:

President Ben Young offered $10 for having earned a new credential. He is now a certified Behavioral Financial Adviser.

Carla Carlson offered $12 for husband Frank's 66th birthday.

Dave Sargent recently finished a bucket list item when he visited his 31st and final baseball park. He was $31 happy.

Bob Dorr contributed $100 to the Rotary Foundation in honor of his recent birthday.

Darian Eldredge offered $5 for a new property management opportunity that came his way.

Bill Gallant contributed $10 for something about drinking wine to honor Joanne LePere.

Birthdays in May
Bob Dorr
Mike Dugan
Tom Keating
Steve Long
Walt Philipp
Frank Carlson
Cathy Dugan
Sharon Franks

Anniversaries in May
Mike & Chris Reeg Collom
Gary & Sheilah Gall
Barbara & Raines
Verne & Chris Sanders

Upcoming Calendar
May 25, 2017 - Mike Dugan: The Visioning Report is Here!
June 1, 2017 - Spotlight on a current member (at CP Community Center)
June 8, 2017 - Ashley Slovak, Soldiers Project
June 15, 2017 - Kerri Eggars
June 22, 2017 – Debunking Outgoing President Ben Young 5:30 pm at Cameron Park Community Center
June 29, 2017 – Prez Scott McNeil's first meeting

Upcoming Words of Wisdom/Greeter Assignments
May 25, 2017 - Words of Wisdom by Darian Eldredge ; the Greeter will be Greg Wood ; and Anne Eckert will be at the front desk.
June 1, 2017 - Words of Wisdom by Bob Edwards ; the Greeter will be Bob Edwards; and Darian Eldredge will be at the front desk.
June 8, 2017 - Words of Wisdom by Chuck Le Pere ; the Greeter will be Bill Hughes ; and Dick Franks will be at the front desk.
June 15, 2017 - Words of Wisdom by Dave Sargent; the Greeter will be Art Cort; and Dick Franks will be at the front desk.

The Last Word

June 3, 2017 – Wine @ Town Center
June 22, 2017 - Debunk outgoing President Ben Young: 5:30 pm at the Cameron Park Community Center

Web site, photography and artwork through the talents of Mike Neal.

The rest of the Gear Up crew: Scott McNeil, Laurie Edwards, Steve Long, Jim Buckley, Darian Eldredge and Dick Franks.

Links to the Needs Assessment Executive Report and the Rotary Needs Assessment Detail report are directly below.
The link to the Observatory 10th Anniversary Photos is posted below.

Club Member Links

Gear Up Archives are available here
Needs Assessment Exectuive Report (PDF)
Rotary Needs Assessment Report Detail (PDF)
BOS memo on CP Rotary Needs Assessment (PDF)
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Wine at Town Center Photos 06/11/2016
Astronomy Day - 05/14/2016
Laurie Edwards Rotary Golf Tournament - 05/09/2016
Rotary Christmas Dinner & Auction - 12/03/2015
Rotary Foundation Dinner- 11/12/2015
District Governor Gail Ellingwood Club Visit - 10/1/2015
Bill Hughes Debunking
Rotary Garden Shed Project 7/23, 7/25, and 7/27, 2015
Wine at Town Center - 06/20/2015
Laurie Edwards Wine at Town Center - 06/20/2015
Roger & Angie Hassler Saturday Social 06/13/2015
Laurie Edwards P:hotos: Rotary Golf Tournament- 05/01/2015
Mike Neal Photos: Rotary Golf Tournament- 05/01/2015
Community Services Showcase 2014
Wine at Town Center - 06/14/2014
Shiva Frentzen Debunking- 07/19/2014
Astronomy Day- 05/03/2014
Rotary Christmas Dinner & Auction - 12/05/2013
Annual Show'N'Shine - 09/28/2013
Debra Miller Debunking- 08/10/2013
Wine at Town Center - 06/09/2013
04/27/2013: Rotary at work day for Snowline Hospice
04/20/2013: Rotary Astronomy Day at the Observatory
02/23/2013: Cameron Park Rotary Peace Forum
02/08/2013: Building path to the Solar Energy unit at the Cameron Park Community Observatory
02/01/2013: Building path to the Solar Energy unit at the Cameron Park Community Observatory
Reconditioning the Path to Literacy Retaining Wall
23rd Annual Show N Shine Event Photographs - 10/13/2012
Ben Foulk Debunking - 08/04/2012
DG Woody & Kim Wilbanks visit Observatory and Master Gardener Projects - 07/24/2012
Master Gardeners Tea House Construction- 06/22/2012 - 06/23/2012
Master Gardeners Barn Raising Party - 06/09/2012
Wine at Town Center, 2012
Rotarians at Work Day with Salvation Army - Christmas in April 04/28/2012
Cameron Park Rotary visit to California ISO- 04/26/2011
Cameron Park Rotary Christmas Dinner and Auction - 12/01/2011
Area 6 Foundation Dinner - 11/16/2011
Rotary Dictionary Project - 10/14/2011
22nd Annual Show N Shine Event Photographs - 10/08/2011
Rotary Dictionary Project - 09/16/2011
District Governor Alan Cain Club Visit - 08/18/2011
Anne Eckert Debunking - 07/23/2011
Wine at Town Center- 06/25/2011
Cameron Park Rotary Club Awards - 06/16/2011
G. Arthur Cort Sky Theater Construction - 03/10/2011 - 04/03/2010
G. Arthur Cort Sky Theater Construction - Newly Painted - 02/12/2011
G. Arthur Cort Sky Theater Construction - 02/04/2011
G. Arthur Cort Sky Theater Construction - 01/21/2011 - 01/22/2011
G. Arthur Cort Sky Theater Construction - 01/16/2011 - 01/17/2011
Cameron Park Rotary Sky Theater ribbon-cutting and dedication - 01/11/2011
Rotary Amphitheater Construction - 01/07/2011
Rotary Amphitheater Construction - 12/13/2010
Cameron Park Rotary Christmas Dinner and Auction - 12/09/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction - 11/20/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- - The Big Day ! - 11/19/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- - 11/18/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- - 11/16/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- - 11/12/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- - 11/02/2010
21st Annual Show N Shine Event Photographs - 10/09/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- - 10/01/2010 - 10/02/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- - 09-17/2010 - 09/18/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- District Governor Steve Lewis Visit- 09/10/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- Concrete Pour - 09/03/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- 08/21/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- 08/14/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- 08/07/2010
Bill Gallant Debunking - 07/17/2010
Wine at Town Center - 06/12/2010
Community Shred Day -06/05/2010
Rotarians at Work Day- Christmas in April - 04/24/2010
Baseball Field Renovation - 04/17/2010
20th Annual Show & Shine Event Photographs - 10/10/2009
Iain Marshall Debunking - 09/12/2009
Community Shred Day -08/15/2009
Path to Literacy project- 06/27/2009 - 08/13/2009
Wine at Town Center - 06/11/2009
Rotarians at Work Day - 04/25/2009
Rotary Christmas Dinner & Auction - 12/11/2008
Rotary Area Foundation Dinner- 11/13/2008
19th Annual Show & Shine Event Photographs - 09/20/2008
Rotary meeting at Latrobe Vineyards - 08/21/2008
Gary Reynolds Debunking - 07/12/2008
Memorial to Ruth Cameron | Mountain Democrat Story - 11/27/2007
Area Rotary Foundation Dinner - 11/15/2007
Joe Ryan Debunking - 08/25/2007
Bob and Joanne Clarke celebrated Bob’s fifty years in Rotary
Rotary GSE Visit from Thailand - 04/05/2007
Rotary Christmas Dinner & Auction -12/07/2006
Observatory Rotary Club Meeting - 09/28/2006
Bill Vandergrift Debunking - 07/22/2006
Ruth Cameron Day - 95th Birthday Celebration - 01/12/2006
Cameron Park Rotary Observatory Ribbon Cutting - 01/12/2006
Wine at Serrano - 2005
/ The Russian Engineer`s team from Vladivostock Photographs
Cameron Park Rotary 35th Birthday Party Photographs
Cameron Park Rotary Christmas Dinner and Auction - 2004
Cameron Park Rotary Observatory Groundbreaking - 12/22/2004

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