This Week

Meeting Date and Place
Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 12:00 PM, at the Cameron Park Country Club, our usual location.

Words of Wisdom
Words of Wisdom by Mike Dugan; the Greeter will be Jim Webb; and Jim Buckley will be at the front desk.

Dustin MacFarland speaks on financial elder abuse

Last Week
The program last week was the annual meeting of the Cameron Park Rotary Community Foundation (CPRCF). Under the bylaws of the CPRCF, members shall consist of all members in good standing of the Rotary Club of Cameron Park, California.

Cameron Park Rotary Community Foundation (CPRCF) President Mike Collom presided over the Annual Meeting. The following Rotarians serve on the CPRCF Board: Officers: Mike Collom, President; Dave Sargent, Vice President; Anne Schultz Eckert, Secretary; Verne Sanders, Treasurer. Directors: Debra Miller; Dee Russo; Bill Hughes; Alan Clarke; PE Tiffany Triveri ; and Board Member Emeritus, Bob Clarke. Both Mike Collom and Dave Sargent termed out this year. The board asked if they would be willing to serve again, both agreed to do so. There are no vacancies on the board at this time.

Mike then provided an overview of the Financial Position of the CPRCF as of July 31, 2017. Highlights: The CPRCF has an equity position of $299,902, with the largest holdings being the Endowment. The Investment's overall yield (cost basis) is 5.85%. Several bonds are maturing and will be reinvested. The yield may not be as high based on current rates. $13,156 represents dividends and interest income that is used to pay for the grants. The Camino/Pollock Pines Rotary Club, and the CPCC Women's Club, park their funds in the Foundation. Pres Mike thanked Carla Carlson for the latter donation. Donations also come from other CP Rotarians and various individuals, including Sandrah L. in memory of her son who passed away (annual contributions); and Gael R. (Pres Mike's aunt) who believes in the grant program. Pres Mike reminded the members that donations can be made at any time. CP Rotary Treasurer Jim Buckley asked that when donations are made, please be clear as to the intention (Foundation vs Endowment). Pres Mike reminded the members that a Planned Giving donation can be a way to have your investment work for you and help out the community by way of grants to worthy individuals long after you are gone.

Mike reported on the status of the vocational grants. Over the past 7 years, the CPRCF has awarded 35 vocational grants for over $70,000.00, with all 35 recipients returning to/working in El Dorado County/the Western Slope. Thus far this year, the CPRCF has received 20 grant applications; 16 of these were applying and accepted into 4-year institutions (Baylor, USC, UCLA, BYE, Purdue, etc). These were excellent students but did not meet the criteria for the Vocational Grant Program. Four grants, totaling $7,650.00, have been awarded to: John H, ($2,000.00), who worked at the CPCC and often served our meeting lunches; he is is studying to become a radiation therapist; Mariah M, ($1,650) who is completing her dental hygienist program at ROP; Lacy E. ($2,000.00), referred to us by CASA CEO John Adams, who is pursuing a vocation as a certified sign language interpreter for courts and schools in El Dorado County, and at Folsom River Community College; and Mikayla C, ($2,000.00), a resident of Cameron Park, who has been accepted into the 2-year Vet Program at Modesto Community College: Mike said that the grant program is working the way founder Darol Rasmussen wanted, that is to help vocational folks get started.

Direct Mail/Advertising: Pres Mike indicated that the CPRCF is working on building the Endowment in various ways, which includes letting the community at large know who we are, and what we do. Pres Mike thanked Bob Clarke for agreeing to fund a direct mailer letter that will target previous donors and others. Pres Mike reminded the members that all are welcome to attend the quarterly CPRCF Board meetings.

Submitted by: Anne Schultz Eckert

Presidents Corner
Presiding at last week’s meeting, President Elect Tiffany Triveri updated the club on progress on the November Monte Carlo night. She is examining possible venues and reported that she had run into conflicts on one of the potential dates for the event. Stay tuned for more updates.

Art Cort announced another workday on the solar imaging project at the Cameron Park Rotary Community observatory is set for 8:00 a.m. on Sunday August 13, 2017. Everyone was encouraged to donate a couple of hours to this construction project and to bring stepladders with them. There has been a noticeable lack of participation recently. Please step up and help.

Mike Collom welcomed member Doug Xiques back after his medical-related absence.

Gary Romanko
- Deputy Chief Probation Officer and Prospective Member, guest of Laurie Edwards; Tom Elkin - Neighbor, Friend, Prospective Member and guest of Jim Webb; Mike Collom, - grandson of Mike Collom, and Craig Collom - San Mateo Police Sergeant and son of Mike Collom.

The Four Way Test of all the things we think, say or do:
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:

Mike Collom donated $20 for a great family vacation cruise to Alaska. He also thanked Art Cort for his recommendation to visit the “Red Dog Saloon” in Juneau. Mike kiddingly noted seeing Art’s signature from 1950 or so in the men’s bathroom.

Tiffany Triveri contributed $5 welcoming Doug Xiques back.

Bob Clarke had three family birthdays recently (cousin; daughter-in-law and granddaughter) and offered $5 for each for a $15 total.

Ulla Petersen was $20 happy about her recent European trip and all of the enjoyment she had there.

Richard Grieco and Linda celebrated a noteworthy anniversary (49th) today and his happiness was a generous $49 contribution.

Birthdays in August
Lita Hebert
Linda Fuller
Raquel McNeil
Trudy Neal
Donna Philipp
Lacey Young

Anniversaries in August
Doug & Dottie Bisbee
Carla & Frank Carlson
Bill & Dianne Ettlich
Rich & Linda Grieco
Dennis & Michelle Hamilton

Upcoming Calendar
August 17, 2017 - Dustin MacFarland speaks on financial elder abuse
August 24, 2017 - Joe Harn, El Dorado County Auditor
August 31, 2017 - (Evening meeting at CP Community Center, 5:30PM) Youth Leadership in our Community. RYLA

Upcoming Words of Wisdom/Greeter Assignments
August 17, 2017 - Words of Wisdom by Mike Dugan; the Greeter will be Jim Webb; and Bill Ettlich will be at the front desk.
August 24, 2017 - Words of Wisdom by Bob Dorr; the Greeter will be Greg Wood; and Bill Ettlich will be at the front desk.
August 31, 2017 - Words of Wisdom by Bill Hughes; the Greeter will be Rachel Amador; and Jim Buckley will be at the front desk
September 7, 2017 - Words of Wisdom by Chuck Le Pere; the Greeter will be Bob Clarke; and Bill Ettlich will be at the front desk
September 14, 2017 - Words of Wisdom by Darian Eldredge; the Greeter will be Dick Franks; and Rachel Amador will be at the front desk
September 21, 2017 - Words of Wisdom by Steve Long; the Greeter will be Gundi Hielscher; and Ulla Petersen will be at the front desk
September 28, 2017 - Words of Wisdom by Tiffany Trivera; the Greeter will be Dick Franks; and TBA will be at the front desk
October 5, 2017 - Words of Wisdom by Rachel Amador; the Greeter will be Lita Hebert; and TBA will be at the front desk
October 12, 2017 - Showcase Greeter will be Bill Hughes
October 19, 2017 - Words of Wisdom by Dave Sargent; the Greeter will be TBA; and TBA will be at the front desk

The Last Word

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

The rest of the Gear Up crew: Ben Young, Bill Hughes, Dave Sargent, Dick Franks, Gundi Hielscher, Jim Buckley, Laurie Edwards, Anne Eckert, Vickie Christensen, Steve Long, and Tiffany Triveri.

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.