Last Meeting, Oct 11th -- Roger Hassler Jordan Triveri 2018-09-14 07:00:00Z 0
Next Meeting, October 11th - Roger Hassler Jim Buckley 2018-09-10 07:00:00Z 0
Dave Sargent also presided over the annual meeting of the Cameron Park Rotary Community Foundation.  Secretary Anne Eckert declared there to be a quorum for the meeting and took the minutes.  Dave asked for volunteers for the vacant board member position.  Ben Foulk volunteered and was nominated as a candidate for that position; the members will vote on his nomination in the Aug. 30th meeting.  Further details about this annual meeting will be in the secretary's minutes.
Last Meeting -- CP Rotary Community Foundation Meeting Tom Elken 2018-08-28 07:00:00Z 0
Dave Sargent presided over a description of the CP Rotary Club Scholarship Committee process and presentation of a scholarship to Rebecca Labad (pictured).  Jana Ellerman, Past-President Ann and Dave interviewed three students and chose Rebecca Labad (see previous story) to be the recipient of a Club scholarship and submitted an application to the District to consider Rebecca for a District 5190 scholarship.  The District approved that request, enabling a potential scholarship of $3,000 over one academic year. Dave presented Rebecca with a check for $1,500 to assist her towards her college degree.  [The second half of the scholarship will be awarded in the Spring when she provides proof of enrollment for that semester.]  Rebecca has been accepted to Redlands University in Redlands, CA, where she aspires to a math or computer science major and will run on the track team (having also won an athletic scholarship).  We wish her well and continued success at University of Redlands.
Last Meeting -- Dave Sargent: Scholarship Presentation Tom Elken 2018-08-28 07:00:00Z 0
Past-President and membership chair Ann Eckert inducted new corporate member Hal Young into Rotary Club of Cameron Park.  Hal talked about his 23 grandkids and his successful career and volunteer life.  Hal started his career as a teacher at a school where Bob Edwards was Principal.  Later he founded a financial services firm which became Brecek and Young Advisers which eventually grew to 400 financial advisers and 50 employees.  Hal also founded Worldwide Child Relief which focuses on Nicaragua.  Hal is still active in hardball baseball at the senior level. 
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 Jordan Triveri was inducted to red badge membership in CP Rotary by President Tiffany (her mom) and DG Tina.  Jordan has already been very active with the club, already serving as Program Chair, and worked on last year's Casino night fund raiser.  Jordan was warmly welcomed to the Club.
Induction of Jordan Triveri Tom Elken 2018-07-23 07:00:00Z 0
As a fund-raiser for Polio Plus, DG Tina and her husband Brian are progressively accepting gift baskets from one club and auctioning them off at the next club they visit.  They brought a sleigh-shaped basket from the 49er Club at Grass Valley that included several wine bottles, BBQ tools, cookies and nuts.  Collaborative bids were encouraged, so Roger Hassler started the bidding at $100 and said that the basket should be used by President Tiffany for gifts and other club purposes.  An unofficial tally of the contributors to the Cameron Park bid for the basket (and towards Polio Plus) is as follows:  Jim Buckley $200; Jana Ellerman $200; Bob Clarke $200; Roger Hassler $100; Ulla Peterson $100; Bill Ettlich $100; Tom Elken $100; Mike Dugan $100; Dick Franks $100; Bob Dorr $100 -- for a total of $1300.   
 
The basket put together by CPR (shown at left) included a large number of wine bottles and was very heavy.  Of Jana's $200 bid on the 49er club basket, $100 was to encourage ADG Vickie to go to the Placerville meeting that evening and encourage high bidding since the club that raises the most money with their basket will get some seating at at table with motivational speaker (and former SF Giant pitcher) Dave Dravecky at next Spring's 4-Way-Fest conference.
Basket Auctions for Polio Plus Tom Elken 2018-07-23 07:00:00Z 0
DG Tina presented the next Quiet Rotarian award to Ulla Peterson for her many contributions to the club which include: frequent service at  the front desk at our regular meetings and at community fund-raising projects like Wine at Town Center, serving as bartender at Casino Night, providing Cut Stemware to the Silent auction and participation in several community service projects.
Quiet Rotarian Award #2 Tom Elken 2018-07-23 07:00:00Z 0
DG Tina presented the first Quiet Rotarian award to Bill Ettlich for his many contributions to the club which include: serving as Secretary for the Board, keeping the club bylaws up to date, and serving as a resource on the bylaws; work on Club Runner, frequent service at  the front desk, participation in several community service projects.
Quiet Rotarian Award #1 Tom Elken 2018-07-23 07:00:00Z 0
 In keeping with the "Knock it out of the Park" theme in the district this year, an MVP Award was presented by DG Tina to Jim Buckley for contributions including: serving the demanding Club Treasurer role, including designing a superior financial report that made it easy to understand the club's financial position; serving on the Scholarship committee; and assisting with the preparation of grants.
MVP Award Tom Elken 2018-07-23 07:00:00Z 0
President Tiffany welcomed us to the new 2018-2019 Rotary year.  In an effort to reach out to some prospective members who cannot make lunch meetings, for a 3-month trial, we will have a breakfast meeting (7:30-9:00 am, also at the Country Club) on the 3rd Thursday of the month, and three lunch meetings per month at the usual time.  On months that have 5 Thursdays, the fifth Thursday meeting will be held at a member's home or out in the community.  This will be done for a three-month trial, starting in September.  At that point, we will evaluate if the change has been a success or disappointment, and adjust accordingly.   
At this point, President Tiffany introduced the new Board of Directors and asked them to present some of their goals for the new year.  Anne Eckert is the new Membership Chair and thanked Mike Dugan for his excellent work in the previous year.   Anne mentioned that precise goals are still being formulated, but that a goal of approximately 50 total members seemed realistic.  Also, Anne was interested in scheduling more fireside chats with new members than we have been doing.  Dave Crofut is President-Elect, and will primarily serve in a back-up role to the President.  Dick Franks is the new Treasurer and is primarily interested in keeping us financially sound.
 
 
 
President Tiffany and new Board preview 2018/19 Rotary Year Tom Elken 2018-07-15 07:00:00Z 0
President Tiffany thanked Anne Eckert for her 2017-2018 service as president and presented her with a newly minted Past President pin.  Anne quipped that "Past President Anne" had a nice ring to it, sparking these chuckles.
Anne gets her Past President Pin Tom Elken 2018-07-15 07:00:00Z 0
 
The Club's Celebration of the past year's successes and President Anne's term was held at Don and Linda Fuller's home in Shingle Springs. 
 
 
President Anne had a list of every member of our club with the contributions each had made over the past year and proceeded to thank each of those present individually for their contributions. Due to their special circumstances, Chuck LePere and Laurie Edwards' contibutions were acknowledged even though they were not in attendence.
 
For more pictures of the event and the full list of acknowledgements for those present click on "Read more".
 
Last Week (June 21, 2018) -- Club Celebration Dick Franks 2018-06-22 07:00:00Z 0
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Dear Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
I wanted to take this opportunity to express a few thoughts and observations from my year as President of your Club for 2017/2018.
 
I'm not sure about you, but this year has gone by very quickly – much faster than I had ever expected, and I am thinking most of you feel the same way. Of course, none of us knew how differently this year would turn out from the way it started. President Scott took over for Past President Ben in July, held his first board meeting with his new board and presided over a few weekly meetings before things changed in rapid fashion. We sincerely hope Scott and his family are doing well and have adjusted to their new lives in New Mexico.
 
When I first heard about the Board forming a search committee to find someone who could take over for Scott, truth be told, I almost raised my hand at that very meeting when the announcement was made. However, being the cautious (retired) banker as you know me to be, I decided to think about it privately, and also to discuss it with my husband and confident, George. Frankly, I had toyed with the idea of some day being President again, but I didn't envision such an event happening until many years into retirement, not 7 months into it (!) Thankfully, George was fully on board with the idea.
 
Past President Anne's Message Anne Eckert 2018-06-15 07:00:00Z 0

 Dwayne Beggs, one of the early pioneers of SNUBA International Inc., spoke to the Club about exploring the underwater world by snorkeling with their latest  product. SNUBA is the perfect cross between snorkeling and scuba diving.
 

The world-wide company, headquartered here in Shingle Springs, just off Durock Rd., has provided recreational surface equipment as well as partially submerged vessels since 1985 at resorts throughout the world. The idea originated in a ski shop in Soda Springs by Michael Stafford.  Michael had the idea to develop a “short ski” (an innovation that made it easier to learn to ski) for diving.   Already leaders in the water transportation industry, Michael contacted his brother Patrick, CEO of Sea Shuttle Systems. The rest is history. 
 
Last Week (June 14): Dwayne Beggs, SNUBA Thomas Elken 2018-06-15 07:00:00Z 0
Next Week (June 21, 2018) Club Celebration at Don & Linda Fuller’s Home Thomas Elken 2018-06-15 07:00:00Z 0

Mike pointed out that nearly all of us are exposed to the internet (social media, email, websites, etc) and pointed out that meant we are exposed to internet scams. You’ve undoubtedly heard of the Nigerian prince who has millions of dollars in US banks and will split it with you if you’ll just go get it after you first send him a few thousand dollars. Versions of that are still going around, the key phase is something like “I give you a bunch of money if first you’ll give me some of yours”.

                Mike was a victim of something he called a “legal scam”, rather than being strictly an internet scam, but which couldn’t have a happened without the internet. His company has had a website for many years and has posted lots of pictures, mostly of dogs and their owners. He also posted one of the Wounded Warrior pictures which he got from some internet site. He was contacted by a law firm that informed him that he didn’t have a license that that picture but could buy a license for $1500.  
Last Week ( June 7):Mike Dugan, Internet Scam Dick Franks 2018-05-24 07:00:00Z 0
Sponsor Dave Crofut and President Anne Eckert together with  Membership Chair Mike Dugan congratulate Leo Pacheco on receiving his Blue Badge. Leo is one of an expected 20 new members this year. Leo is a loan officer at Land Home Financial Services.
Leo Pacheco Receives Blue Badge Dick Franks 2018-05-24 07:00:00Z 0
Membership Chair Mike Dugan congratulates Sean Cox on receiving his Red Badge as a new inductee, one of an expected 20 new members this year. Steve Long, Sean's sponsor, approves.  Sean is minister at Faith Episcopal Church in Cameron Park.
Sean Cox Receives Red BadgeBadge KEN BRYANT 2018-05-24 07:00:00Z 0
 
Hordes of people, barrels of wine, overflowing food and much music; that was the 23rd Annual Rotary
Wine at Town Center in El Dorado Hills on Sunday, June 2.
                                                                                                                                                                    Where's ART?
 
Too many Cameron Park Rotary members to mention attended to partake of the festivities. But first, they had to set up tables, schlep musical instruments for the band, get organized to register guests, check IDs and issue wrist bands. After 10 hours, for some, everything had to be taken down and packed away for next time. Cameron Park Chair for the event was Dick Franks.  Well done, everyone!
Last Week (June 2 , 2018) Wine at Town Center KEN BRYANT 2018-05-24 07:00:00Z 0

Cameron Park Rotary’s Mike Dugan has a word or two of warning for fellow Rotarians at this week’s luncheon meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Cameron Park Community Center.

“If you are on the Internet, use social networking, have a web page or a Facebook page, there's now a new "scam" that can cost you money no matter how careful you think you have been.

“I thought I was experienced and savvy enough to not worry about these things; I was wrong and it cost me $1,200! There have been many changes on the Internet; it's a good time to be prepared.”

The issues revolve around claims of copyright violation, mainly of images posted to sites by unsuspecting web users. Persons or entities purporting to own the copyrights demand immediate payment to avoid expensive, irksome lawsuits.

Mike will cover some of the things you can look for, and steps you might take to protect yourself.

This Meeting (June 7), Mike Dugan, "The Latest Internet Scam" KEN BRYANT 2018-05-24 07:00:00Z 0
Past President Bill Hughes and President Anne Eckert introduced the strategic planning exercise that he and President-Elect Tiffany Triveri designed for the members attending the meeting. Each table was given a topic on a Focus Sheet which included a set of questions and ideas to tickle our imaginations.  The topics on the Focus Sheets were: Club Membership, International Projects, Vocational, Club Service, Youth Service and Public Image.  After the 20 minutes of discussion at each table, a spokesperson for each table presented the ideas generated which were also recorded on the focus sheets.  Although the sheets were collected by Bill, some of the brainstorming ideas were:
  • Club Membership: Back to some Rotary history:  Go after managers or owners of businesses;
    Talk to prospects about service clubs and Rotary International (the elevator speech) as part of inviting him/her to a meeting; Continue to aim for more diversity of membership; and maintain a schedule of community events / meetings that the Ambassadors should attend.
  • International Projects: Should we take on a project this year, or use the year to research what to do for future years?
    Attend 1-2 project fairs; Develop a long-term relationship with a foreign city/region to serve as the basis for multiple projects; Identify 1-2 members with a real inclination and ability to take on or lead international projects.
  • Vocational:  Ideas a) high school career day participation, b) Creating a club roster with each member’s current or former vocation, and c) reviving the Salvation Army “ring the bell” project that Bill Gallant used to be involved with.
  • Youth Service:  This group decided to postpone their report until next week
  • Public Image:  Continue our ambassador program; Be sure to maintain the quality of our previous local projects such as the Shingle Springs soccer field and sign, the observatory and amphitheatre, Rasmussen Park, etc.; Be sure to have a big, public celebration in 2019 of the 50th anniversary of the Cameron Park Rotary Club.
  • Club Service:  Try to bump up attendance at the meetings, perhaps with a weekly message from the President, having some weekly meetings at members homes with the meal as a potluck; Hosting a cub scout pack (Vickie will research more about what that entails);  Restart an Interact club hosted by CPR.
Last Week's Goal Setting Discussions Tom Elken 2018-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
Next Week (May 10, 2018) - Goal Planning for 2018--19 Dick Franks 2018-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
President Anne Eckert and Mike Dugan congratulated Ken Bryant (center) on earning his Blue Badge. Ken had really hit the ground running, being involved in Wine at Town Cener, doing the Gear Up, and being a Rotary Ambassador.
Ken Bryant Gets His Blue Badge 2018-05-04 07:00:00Z 0

Penne Usher is the Editor for the Mountain Democrat newspaper. Penne joined the Democrat last year and hit the ground running. Her focus is community journalism. She enjoys telling stories that focus on the community.

Penne's rich background in journalism includes the Albuquerque Journal and several community newspapers. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Journalism with a minor in Criminal Justice. Her focus is "bringing more people, more photos, more personality profiles, more focus on the community and shorter stories."

Besides the Mountain Democrat, the company publishes the Georgetown Gazette and many magazines targeted for specific audiences. The Mountain Democrat is designed to print local news and to reflect the local community and its views. Besides the news, it features local interest articles such as one about a man who races “jalopies” and another who manufactures bows and arrows.

 
The Mountain Democrat is published Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with breaking news available on the website. It has about 9000 weekly subscribers, a number that has been about the same for years.  About 60% of its print subscribers are 55 and older, while about 60% of its on-line readers are younger than 55.
 
Penne reads all the letters that people to write to the editor and selects the ones to be printed in the paper. She urged us to keep the letters short, as long ones won’t get published.
Last Week -- Penne Usher, Editor of the Mountain Democrat Laurie Edwards 2018-05-03 07:00:00Z 0
Rotarians featured in Wine At Town Center Video! Laurie Edwards 2018-05-03 07:00:00Z 0
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Penne Usher is the Editor for the Mountain Democrat newspaper. Penne joined the Democrat last year and hit the ground running. Her focus is community journalism. She enjoys telling stories that focus on the community.

Penne's rich background in journalism includes the Albuquerque Journal and several community newspapers. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Journalism with a minor in Criminal Justice. Her focus is "bringing more people, more photos, more personality profiles, more focus on the community and shorter stories."

Next Week (May 3, 2018)-- Penne UsherEditor for the Mountain Democrat Laurie Edwards 2018-05-03 07:00:00Z 0
Last week's meeting was a joint Chamber Mixer and Showcase Luau proudly hosted by the Cameron Park CSD, Rotary Club of Cameron Park, the Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce, Channel 2 Sierra Access Television and the Cameron Park Community Foundation. This fun evening event featured a community job fair, numerous non-profits and businesses, music, food and beverages, raffle prizes, a cash drawing and performances by the Valley Ukelele Society and CSD Hula Classes. The Cub Scouts brought their pinewood derby track. Cameron Park Thunder, designed and built by Chuck LePere, raced for the first time (by Mark Scott) alongside Past President's Vickie Christensen's derby car. Based on the race results, it is anticipated both will be faster than lighting for the District Conference competition. At the event, Janelle Horne became the newest Cameron Park Rotary Club member to claim her Blue Badge for completing all requisite orientation activities. Janelle quickly became involved in committee work, in addition to serving at the front desk, being a greeter and providing Words of Wisdom. She gave a rousing speech about Rotary!
Last week - Community Showcase and Luau Laurie Edwards 2018-05-03 07:00:00Z 0
Last week's meeting was a joint Chamber Mixer and Showcase Luau proudly hosted by the Cameron Park CSD, Rotary Club of Cameron Park, the Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce, Channel 2 Sierra Access Television and the Cameron Park Community Foundation. This fun evening event featured a community job fair, numerous non-profits and businesses, music, food and beverages, raffle prizes, a cash drawing and performances by the Valley Ukelele Society and CSD Hula Classes. The Cub Scouts brought their pinewood derby track. Cameron Park Thunder, designed and built by Chuck LePere raced for the first time (by Mark Scott) alongside Past President's Vickie Christensen's derby car. Based on the race results, it is anticipated both will be faster than lighting for the District Conference competition. At the event, Janelle Horne became the newest Cameron Park Rotary Club member to claim her Blue Badge for completing all requisite orientation activities. Janelle quickly became involved in committee work, in addition to serving at the front desk, being a greeter and providing Words of Wisdom. She gave a rousing speech about Rotary!
Last Meeting-- Community Showcase Laurie Edwards 2018-05-03 07:00:00Z 0
Tom Elken received his Blue Badge after 5 months of completing all the activity requirements. He was congratulated by Mike Dugan, running the meeting as a stand in for President Anne, and Tom's sponsor, Jim Webb.  
Blue Badge for Tom Elken Dick Franks 2018-04-05 07:00:00Z 0
Pictured above are Team Coach Santiago Sabado, Vincent, Andrew (accompanist for Russell), Jacob M, Jacob L, Russell, and Kyla (accompanist for Jacob M).
         The Youth Instrumental Music Contest is one of our favorite meetings each year where high school students demonstrate their talent and love for music. All the contestants did very well. First prize of $250 went to Vincent, second prize of $150 went to Russell, and Runner up prizes of $100 went to Jacob M and Jacob L.
         Vincent and Lindsay, who won our speech contest on March 19th, will compete in the Area 6 music and speech contest which will be held at the Episcopal Church in Placerville on April 22nd. 
April 5, 2018: Music Contest Dick Franks 2018-03-29 07:00:00Z 0

On Tuesday, March 27th while the rest of the club was transporting bicycles, Jim Buckley put out a plea to the general membership to help paint the new railing and gunite seats in the Sky Theater. The Rotary Club of Cameron Park got the job done with assistance from several docents and members Dave Sargent, Jim Buckley, Art Cort, Ulla Peterson, Dick Franks, and Bill Gallant. Pictured are our "Rotarians at Work" in the newly painted Sky Theater, and "Beagle Bob" Edwards (a driving force in the development of the entire Observatory project) in front of the completed Solar Dome. 

Rotarians at Work Laurie Edwards 2018-03-29 07:00:00Z 0
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He's been taking photographs since he was in the third or fourth grade, and Paul Cockrell long ago figured out why the photos don't always look like what he snapped. It's the camera! Cameras do not see as well as our eyes, Cockrell explained at the luncheon meeting last week at the Cameron Park Country Club.
 
Compared to the human eye, Cockrell said, cameras have a more limited ability to focus and discern  shades of light and dark.  In earlier times, this problem was remedied by reducing or increasing light on portions of developing prints.  Now, digital images can be manipulated by software applications.  Cockrell  shared some of his photographs, and discussed his techniques to make the final print look like what he saw when he took the photograph. 
Cockrell splits his time working part-time as a design engineer, photographer, and co-owner with his wife, Ruth, of the Placerville Art Gallery, 352 Main Street, in Placerville. Currently 28 artists have their work at the gallery, which opened in 2015.
 
 
 
 
March 1, 2018 MeetingPaul Cockrell, Placerville Art Studio KEN BRYANT 2018-03-01 08:00:00Z 0
The program will be our annual Ponderosa High School speech contest. This year's topic is "Rotary is making a Difference. What about Me?".  Speeches are to be 5 to 7 minutes in length and are judged on content, delivery and language (grammar, pronunciation, appropriateness). 
 
Every year we get some excellent speeches. 
 
Next Meeting -- Speech ContestMarch 15, 2018 Dick Franks 2018-03-01 08:00:00Z 0
The Area 6 Rotary Clubs ( Pollock Pines-Camino, Placerville, Cameron Park and Georgetown Divide) Foundaton Dinner was held at the Apple Mountain Golf Resort in Camino.
 
Internationally recognized educator Mutiu Fagbayi, of Lagos, Nigeria, was the guest speaker. Fagbayi is the President and CEO of the Oakland-based Performance Fact, Inc., which concentrates on education research and development of strategic planning for school improvement. He has founded agencies in Nigeria and the United States in support of education and clean water. His presentation included his observations of Foundation efforts in Nigeria and ways to use communications technology to increase the way we work with clubs in other countries.
 
The Sierra Ridge Middle School Music Department provided entertainment for the event.
 
District Governor Doug McDonald talked about the connectedness, accomplishments, and growing involvement of Rotary International.
 
Click "Read more ..." to see more pictures from the event.
 
Area 6 Foundation Dinner March 8, 2018 Dick Franks 2018-03-01 08:00:00Z 0
Internationally recognized educator Mutiu Fagbayi, of Lagos, Nigeria, will be the guest speaker March 8 at the Area 6 Foundation Dinner at Apple Mountain Golf Resort, in Camino. [ Note: There will be no luncheon meeting this Thursday].
 
Fagbayi is the President and CEO of the Oakland-based Performance Fact, Inc., which concentrates on education research and development of strategic planning for school improvement. He has founded agencies in Nigeria and the United States in support of education and clean water. His presentation will include his observations of Foundation efforts in Nigeria.
 
The Sierra Ridge Middle School Music Department will provide entertainment for the event.
 
Rotary Clubs in Area 6 are Cameron Park, Georgetown Divide, Placerville and Pollock Pines-Camino.
 
 
 
Next Meeting--(March 8, 2018) Area 6 Foundation Dinner KEN BRYANT 2018-03-01 08:00:00Z 0
First of all, kudos to PE Tiffany Triveri and crew for their efforts in organizing and spearheading the Roaring 20’s Monte Carlo night to raise funds for our academic and vocational scholarships! Mike Dugan and Bill Hughes also did a wonderful job with the Rotary information booth that not only listed but showed the locations of our service projects on a map. Everyone seemed to have a good time, and the raffle prizes were great. Hopefully, we can make this an annual fun-raiser that grows each year. 
 
Please click on "Read more" for a 3 minute music slideshow video of the fun night produced by Laurie Edwards.
 
 
Roaring 20's Monte Carlo Night Laurie Edwards 2018-02-22 08:00:00Z 0
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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 eco-lodge where she stayed is accessible only by canoe. Laurie shared with us photos of the diversified flora and fauna in the rainforest, including a 10' anaconda snake, a 3-toed sloth, a poison dart frog, and 9' long caimans.  She said canoeing on the waterways was much more fun and exciting than the jungle cruise at Disneyland.  The difficult hikes in the jungle often resulted in Laurie and her group getting stuck in deep mud that resembled quicksand. They also visited a small Indian community and the head shaman of the region.     
Last MeetingLaurie Edwards, My Amazon Adventure Laurie Edwards 2018-02-22 08:00:00Z 0
Past President Joe Ryan spoke about our on-going local projects:
 
The bicycle program: Each month about 50-60 old bicycles are collected by El Dorado Disposal, taken to the prison by club members, refurbished by a dedicated inmate, and then distributed by Cameron Park Rotarians and Moose to children and the homeless. The program has been ongoing since the late 1980’s and has distributed many thousands of bicycles.
 
The Community Observatory: The observatory, which has two (a 17” and a 14”) reflecting telescopes plus the outdoor Arthur Cort Sky Theater, was donated by Cameron Park Rotary and opened in 2006.
        Our club remains involved in the project. We built a small building to house a remote Solar Imaging telescope. It was completed 2017 and is awaiting installation of the telescope by the observatory docents. In 2018 we will expand the seating of the Sky Theater and install additional safety railings.
 
Every year 
  • Cameron Park Rotary awards six or seven $2,000 academic scholarships to graduating Ponderosa High School students.
  • The Cameron Park Rotary Community Foundation awards vocational grants for the Darol Rasmussen Endowment Fund.
  • We distribute dictionaries to 3rd graders in our county.
Last MeetingLocal Projects Dick Franks 2018-02-02 08:00:00Z 0
Past District Governor Roger Hassler began by reminding us of the many local projects the club has done and then telling us why he is so passionate about international projects. Like many of us who have traveled in developing countries, he has seen the effects of poverty and undue government control on the people who live there.
          Roger reminded us that Bill Gates has stated numerous times that assisting people to have better lives has made this world a better place and a safer place to live. Our world has less dictators than ever before, we have less conflicts than ever before; yes we do see too many conflicts with groups like ISIS, the Taliban, and Boko Haram but their influence is becoming smaller, again because of help from organizations like Rotary. Remember that world peace is one of Rotary's major goals.
          Our club has done some outstanding work in support that goal around the world. The medical boat and water projects in the Philippines and the building of shelters fro indigenous people in Costa Rica are prime examples of what our club has done with the support of matching grants from the Rotary Foundation.
         When we donate to the Rotary Foundation we are making progress to remove the need to send our sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters overseas to combat those who would enslave others.
         Roger told us why he is so passionate about water projects and sanitation projects. When DK Lee was the Rotary International President we learned that 25,000 kids under the age of 5 die each day because of waterborne disease and dehydration.  We know that in certain areas girls cannot go to school because it is their job to fetch the water that the family needs, some times traveling up to five miles twice a day with the burden of heavy containers of water. We also know that young girls will miss days at school because they do not have the proper sanitation and privacy to tend to their monthly cycle. Finally, we all have heard, even been warned, that our need for water will eventually lead to more conflict than the world has ever known. That is why Roger believes that the more we can do to solve these problems, the more we are doing to obtain the goal of world peace.
         Now about the plans for this Rotary year: We had planned to start a project earlier by supporting the Rotary Club in Jaco, Costa Rica, with a Zika prevention program providing mosquito nets to prevent this infestation. Just as we were getting ready to submit the grant the Costa Rican government took over the project, ending that as a club project.
          So now Roger is working with the president of the same club on a potential project to build restroom blocks near the beach to improve tourism and sanitation in this area. Of course, this is a community development project, which has a water and sanitation element.
          One of the best things about international efforts is the opportunity for our club members to visit these sites and be involved with the project. He is working with the Jaco club to perhaps establish a Rotary Exchange where some of our club members would travel to and be hosted by the Jaco club and then we would return the favor by hosting their club members when we return home.
 
Last MeetingInternational Projects Dick Franks 2018-02-02 08:00:00Z 0
Past President Joe Ryan spoke about our on-going local projects:
  • The bicycle program: Each month about 50-60 old bicycles collected by El Dorado Disposal, taken to the prison by club members, refurbished by a dedicated inmate, taken to be distributed by Cameron Park Rotarians and Moose Lodge members to children and the homeless. The program has been ongoing since the late 1980’s and has distributed many thousands of bicycles.
  • The Community Observatory: The observatory which has two (a 17” and a 14”) reflecting telescopes plus the outdoor Arthur Cort Sky Theater, was donated by Cameron Park Rotary and opened in 2006.
         Our club remains involved in the project. We built a small building to house a remote Solar Imaging telescope. It was completed 2017 and is awaiting installation of the telescope by the observatory docents. In 2018 we will expand the seating of the Sky Theater and install additional safety railings.
Every year 
  • Cameron Park Rotary awards six or seven $2,000 academic scholarships to graduating Ponderosa High School students
  • The Cameron Park Rotary Community Foundation awards vocational grants for the Darol Rasmussen Endowment Fund.
  • We distribute dictionaries to 3rd graders in our county.
Last MeetingOn-going Local Projects Dick Franks 2018-02-02 08:00:00Z 0
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Progress House, Inc. was established in 1973 as a place where a variety of addictions can be identified and treated. They respond to the increasing numbers of residents who have addiction issues that are interfering with their quality of life and ability to contend with the issues facing them in their daily encounters.

Annie Winter, Human Resources Coordinator for Progress House, faces those increasing numbers on a daily basis. She has the responsibility for maintaining 24 hour/7day per week staffing for six-in- house facilities in El Dorado County with a total count of 80 beds. She is truly the face of Progress House whose mission "is to provide quality comprehensive services for persons and communities whose lives have been affected by addiction.  We accomplish this by providing a complete continuum of comprehensive, evidence based services including detoxification, residential, outpatient treatment and transitional living."

Annie will be sharing the frightening varieties of addiction in our El Dorado County communities, as well as the epidemic of addiction that is facing the nation.

Next MeetingAnnie Winters, Progress House Dick Franks 2018-02-01 08:00:00Z 0
 
Brian James, Planning and Marketing Manager for El Dorado Transit, provided an overview and insight to the operations, current and new routes, and plans for the future. Brian has been with EDT for two years arriving from a business and marketing background. He had a great start, having graduated locally from Oakridge High School.

El Dorado Transit began service in 1975 primarily serving seniors and persons with disabilities in the Placerville area. Public transit was added in 1980 with commuter routes being added in 1988. This county service began with six-busses growing to the sixty-vehicles today and serving over 400,000 rides annually employing 80 workers ranging from front-office staff and administration to drivers and maintenance crews.
 
 
Last MeetingBrian James, El Dorado Transit Laurie Edwards 2018-01-29 08:00:00Z 0
Brian James, Planning and Marketing Manager for El Dorado Transit, provided an overview and insight to the operations, current and new routes, and plans for the future. Brian has been with EDT for two years arriving from a business and marketing background. He had a great start, having graduated locally from Oakridge High School.

El Dorado Transit began service in 1975 primarily serving seniors and persons with disabilities in the Placerville area. Public transit was added in 1980 with commuter routes being added in 1988. This county service began with six-busses growing to the sixty-vehicles today and serving over 400,000 rides annually employing 80 workers ranging from front-office staff and administration to drivers and maintenance crews.
 
EDT's Demand Service includes Dial-a-Ride, Sac-Med (providing non-emergency medical transportation to Sacramento), ADA Complimentary Service, Adult-Day-Care and MORE (service to persons with disabilities working with the MORE training agency).  Service also includes Local Fixed Routes (such as Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills: Route 40/70), Commuter Routes to Light Rail and Sacramento and transfer to Folsom Stage Lines, Sacramento Regional Transit and AMTRAK.
Last MeetingBrian James - El Dorado Transit Laurie Edwards 2018-01-25 08:00:00Z 0

Since 1998, Brian has had increasing management responsibilities, specializing in improving operational efficiency, employee productivity and sales revenue. Industry experience includes transit, construction, manufacturing and medical fields. He participated in regional and global operational efforts, including opening and organizing offices in Asia Pacific. Specific experience includes making direct hiring decisions, collaborating directly with factories and manufacturing representatives for product development, and expanding marketing operations for various companies.

Next MeetingBrian James - El Dorado Transit ken 2018-01-20 08:00:00Z 0
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Last week's guest speaker, Gary Campbell, is Board Vice President and Director of Programming and Development with Sierra Community Access Television: Comcast Channel 2. This public access channel provides a wide variety of programs chronicling community events in El Dorado County. Gary and his team of videographers share video coverage of events such as Show n' Shine, the El Dorado County World Wide Gold Panning, Coloma Days, the Annual Downtown Placerville Christmas Parade, the Annual Cameron Park Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and our own CP Rotary Community Resources Showcase Event. He regularly features our Club events, as well as short segments highlighting our Club.
 
Gary shared the beginnings of Channel 2 as a Public Access channel and how that differs from Public Broadcast channels, how programming is developed and its public access through cable (58,000 subscribers in El Dorado County), U-Tube, e-mail and subscription. Sierra Community Access Television is a true communications resource for El Dorado County.
Last MeetingGary Campbell -- Channel 2 Dick Franks 2018-01-12 08:00:00Z 0
This week's guest speaker, Gary Campbell, is Board Vice President and Director of Programming and Development with Sierra Community Access Television: Comcast Channel 2. This public access channel provides a wide variety of programs chronicling  community events in El Dorado County. Gary and his team of videographers share video coverage of events such as Show n' Shine,  the El Dorado County World Wide Gold Panning, Coloma Days , the Annual Downtown Placerville Christmas Parade, the Annual Cameron Park Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and our own CP Rotary Community Resources Showcase Event. He regularly features our Club events, as well as short segments  highlighting our Club.
 
Gary will share the beginnings of Channel 2, how it differs from standard television,  how programming is developed and its public access through cable (58,000 subscribers in El Dorado County), U-Tube, e-mail and subscription. Sierra Community Access Television is a true communications resource for El Dorado County.
Next Meeting January 11, 2018 - Gary Campbell Jim Buckley 2018-01-09 08:00:00Z 0
President Anne Schultz Eckert and PE Tiffany Triveri Reminded members that Roaring 20’s fund raiser is planned for February 23, 2018. Tickets will be $30 for individuals and $50 per couple to include dinner and gaming. A committee meeting was held immediately after last week’s Club meeting.
 
President Anne announced that a Club assembly is scheduled for February 1, 2018.
 
Steve Long Reports that Jim Bowen, former Cameron Park Rotarian Former member, passed away peacefully on December 29. 2017. Jim was 95 years old.
 

 
Announcements Jim Buckley 2018-01-04 08:00:00Z 0
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We have a very special program for our first meeting of 2018. Diane Wilkinson, our caterer for special events and luncheons outside of the Country Club, is a food lover and expert. She has been catering for over 14 years and serves a diversity of clientele. If Diane is not in her kitchen working on a new recipe, she is out in her 1/4 acre, all-organic garden planting and picking for dishes. She resides in her lovely foothill Placerville home.

Diane has taken off with expert advice and training from food professionals Jacques Pépin and Paula Wolfert. Additionally, she has taken wine studies with Darrell Corti, Hall of Fame vintner, and David Berkley who started David Berkley’s Fine Foods. Since her formal training, she has expanded and grown, especially as an early proponent for green catering. A self- proclaimed locavore, Diane despises waste and loves local and organic!

Diane has been a supporter of our Rotary Club.  Most recently, she prepared a delicious meal for the luncheon honoring Rotarian Mike Collom who passed away, and also contributed $1,000 to the CP Rotary Community Foundation designated to the Rasmussen Fund.

 

Next Meeting (January 4)Diane Wilkinson Catering Laurie Edwards 2017-12-21 08:00:00Z 0
Last Meeting - Remembering Mike Collom 2017-12-15 08:00:00Z 0
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Please click on this link to view a music slide show of our party:  https://vimeo.com/246920841
 
We are indebted to Christmas Dinner and Auction committee chair Dave Sargent and members President Anne, PE Tiffany Triveri, Mike Dugan, Ulla Petersen, Gundi Hielscher, Sandra LeBaugh, Ben Young, Roger Hassler, Chuck LePere, Jim Webb, and Vickie Christensen-McClain for their hard work in making this year's party fun and successful. Mike Dugan did an outstanding job as emcee and auctioneer, as well as PE Tiffany who was our fun Vanna White during the auction. Consensus of those in attendance is that it was a wonderful evening. We are very appreciative of our Rotarians and guests for the fellowship and contributions.  Preliminary reports indicate we raised approximately $11,000, which will allow us to continue our good works.
 
Last MeetingChristmas Party and Auction Laurie Edwards 2017-12-07 08:00:00Z 0
Cassandra provided very important information about Medicare benefits and new chip cards that will replace the previous Medicare cards listing social security numbers. It is anticipated there will be new billing issues due to changes required for physician coding starting in January. It is very important for recipients not to give their identity information over the phone to scammers pretending to be from Medicare. It is also vital for recipients to review their plans annually as benefits change.  Helen talked about her endless efforts to educate and assist seniors, veterans, widows and their families with benefits. Many are unaware of eligible benefits.
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Dave Sargent, Chair of Christmas Party and Auction

 
Dave Sargent and his committee have worked very hard to make this year's party a fun social and successful fund raiser for our club. Ulla Petersen and Sandra LeBaugh have done an outstanding job collecting items and organizing our entire silent auction. Mike Dugan will be an extraordinary emcee and auctioneer, and we are looking forward to an exciting performance by the Ponderosa High School Jazz Ensemble! Thank you Dave and your committee for your hard work, and club members for obtaining donations or providing items for our auction.  With an expected 104 persons in attendance, this will be one of best dinners ever!  The annual Christmas Party and Auction is our club's 2nd largest fund raiser.
 
Christmas Party and Auction Laurie Edwards 2017-11-30 08:00:00Z 0
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Presenter
Subject
Contact Info
Location
11/23/2017
Thanksgiving: Club Dark
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11/30/2017
Cassandra Barry
MediCare 2018
Tiffany Triveri
CPCC
 
 
 
 
 
12/02/2017
CPCSD Christmas Tree Dedication/Lighting
Rotary/CSD/Chamber Christmas Tree
Bill Hughes
CPCSD
12/05/2017
Rotary Board Meeting
 
President Anne
Bel Air
12/07/2017
Club Christmas Dinner/Auction
Ponderosa HS Jazz Band
Dave Sargent
CPCC
12/14/2017
Special Luncheon
Honoring Rotarian Mike Collum
Ponderosa HS Jazz Band
Bill Hughes
CPCSD
12/21/2017
Family Emergency Preparation
Sheryl Lindroos: Errands & More Senior Concierges, LLC
Vickie/Bill: Video
CPCC
12/28/2017
Christmas: Club Dark
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Happy New Year: 2018
 
 
 
 
01/02/2018
Rotary Board Meeting
 
 
BelAir
01/04/2018
Jennifer Marsteen
UCDavis Healthcare System
Anne Eckert Referral
CPCC
01/11/2018
Gary Campbell
Access Channel 2
Bill Hughes
CPCC
01/18/2018
 
El Dorado Waste Management
 
CPCC
01/25/2018
Brian Long
El Dorado Transit
Bill Hughes PowerPoint
CPCC
02/01/2018
 
 
 
 
02/06/2018
Rotary Board Meeting
 
President Anne
BelAir
02/08/2018
Annie Winter
Progress House
Bill Hughes PowerPoint
CPCC
02/15/2018
 
 
 
 
02/22/2018
 
 
 
 
02/23/2018
Casino Night
Fun Raiser
PE Tiffany
CPCSD
03/01/2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Roger Hassler – $73 for wife Angie’s birthday.
Steve Long – $13 for wife Judy’s birthday.
Bob Dorr – $50 to the Rotary Foundation for his 2 new knees.
Tom Elken – $20 because Intel’s stock is going up.
Doug Bisbee – $50 because his most recent real estate project in Stockton was profitable.
Laurie Edwards – $10 for her birthday and recent vacation.
Jim Webb – $5 because their granddaughter, Catherine, who attends Boston University will join them for Thanksgiving.
Bob Clarke – $10 for their grand daughter’s birthday.
Happy (or Unhappy) Bucks 2017-11-18 08:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Words of Wisdom/Greeter Assignments

November 30, 2017 - Words of Wisdom by Roger Hassler; the Greeter will be Steve Long; and TBA will be at the front desk
December 14, 2017 - Words of Wisdom by Bill Hughes; the Greeter will be Tiffany Triveri; and Mike Dugan will be at the front desk
January 11, 2018 - Words of Wisdom by Chuck Le Pere; the Greeter will be Dave Sargent; and Janelle Horne will be at the front desk
January 18, 2018 - Words of Wisdom by Tom Elken; the Greeter will be Bob Clarke; and Dick Franks will be at the front desk
January 25, 2018 - Words of Wisdom by TBA; the Greeter will be Jim Webb; and TBA will be at the front desk
February 1, 2018 - Words of Wisdom by TBA; the Greeter will be Janelle Horne; and TBA will be at the front desk
February 8, 2018 - Words of Wisdom by TBA; the Greeter will be Tom Elken; and TBA will be at the front desk
Meeting Responsibilities Richard Franks 2017-11-18 08:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
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