Speaker Date Topic
Laurie Edwards Feb 22, 2018
My Amazon Adventure
My Amazon Adventure
Club member Laurie Edwards went on an exciting Amazon adventure in the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve in northeastern Ecuador near the Colombia border approximately 3 years ago.  The remote lodge where she stayed is accessible only by canoe.

The Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve is the 2nd largest national park in Ecuador comprising of 1.5 million acres of lowland tropical flooded rainforest with 8 major ecosystems. It is the only Amazonian park near the Andes with a dense network of beautiful lakes and navigable creeks. There are more than 560 species of birds, 350 species of fish and approximately 12,000 different types of plants that exist in the park.   No other national park in the Amazon region offers this kind of landscape, jungle experience and wildlife visibility from the water!

Paul Cockrell - Placerville Art Gallery Mar 01, 2018
Landscape Photography
Landscape Photography

In 1984, Paul Cockrell and his wife, Ruth Michelson, moved from Walnut Creek to Placerville because of the beauty of the county, nearness to the Sierra, and the local environment. They also own a house at Mono Lake which they use as a base for Eastern Sierra photography outings. Paul splits his time working part-time as a design engineer, photographer, and co-owner with Ruth of the Placerville Art Gallery, 352 Main Street, in Placerville. Currently 28 artists have their work at the gallery, which opened in 2015.

Paul photographs landscapes primarily in El Dorado County and the Eastern Sierra. He also photographs engineering projects such as water treatment plants, power plants, bridges, and other transportation projects, which often requires travel across the US. Engineering and photography go well together as photography is a very technical art. He teaches local one day photo workshops and multi-day photography workshops in the Eastern Sierra and Bodie. 

Paul will share some of his photographs, and discuss his processes to make the final print look like what he saw when took the photograph. 

No Lunchtime Meeting Mar 08, 2018
See Event: District Rotary Foundation Dinner
Ponderosa Students Mar 15, 2018
Student Speech Contest
Steve Zeller Mar 22, 2018
Beyond the Boomer Business Generation
Folsom Lake College Students Mar 29, 2018
Observations on Cameron Park Rotary Communications
Ponderosa Students Apr 05, 2018
Music Contest
TBA Apr 12, 2018
Frank Zappettini & Karen Schelnutt Apr 19, 2018
Sugar Loaf 2018
No Lunchtime Meeting Apr 26, 2018
See Event: Community Showcase & Mixer
President Anne Eckert May 03, 2018
Club Assembly
TBA May 10, 2018
El Dorado Waste Connections May 17, 2018
Updates on Material Recycling Facility
President Anne Eckert May 24, 2018
District Conference Feedback Assembly
TBA May 31, 2018
TBA Jun 07, 2018
TBA Jun 14, 2018
President Anne Eckert Jun 21, 2018
Club Assembly: Wrapping Up the Year
No Meeting Jun 28, 2018