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Date and Place
May 25th, 2017, 12:15 PM......Cameron Park Country Club
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’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
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;
Words of Wisdom were by Mike Collom
Remember the Four Way Test:
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned
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.
Mike & Chris Reeg Collom
Gary & Sheilah Gall
Barbara & Raines
Verne & Chris Sanders
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
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.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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.