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Our next meeting will be at 12:15pm on Thursday, September 21st, at the Cameron Park Community Center, NOT our usual location.
Words of Wisdom will be by Laurie Edwards; the Greeter will be Gundi Hielscher; and Ulla Petersen will be at the front desk
To Be Announced
<Benda Frachiseur, Big Brothers Big Sisters
President Anne Eckert introduced our speaker, Benda Frachiseur.
Brenda began by pointing out the difference between the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization and the Boys and Girls Club. Both are non-profits serving youth. The Boys and Girls Clubs provide after schools services including snacks, activities and homework help.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a caring adult to meet an hour a week with an at risk child (3 – 18 years old). The time spent depends on the child’s needs, from just hanging out to help navigating the challenges of their life.
Volunteers (the Bigs) are vetted and care is taken that a child (the Little) gets a volunteer who matches their needs. Bigs get startup training and then quarterly training in such things as recognizing the signs of abuse, domestic violence or narcotics in the home.
A Little and his/her Big meet for an hour a week, doing any number of things. When Brenda did a check-up call with one Little, she asked what he and his Big did that week. “We dug worms!” was the happy reply.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County is celebrating its 40th anniversary. It currently serves 250 at risk youth and just this week added 17 more, all boys. Unfortunately there are about 10,000 at risk youth in our county. They clearly could use many more volunteers.
Submitted by Dick Franks
Words of Wisdom were by Tiffany Triveri.
– Recognized Roger Hassler for his service as International Chairman and Don Fuller for Foundation Chairman.
– Mike and Trudy Neal have moved to Chico.
– The club will be moving much of its web content to Club Runner, a well-designed and user friendly system used by many other Rotary Clubs.
Martin Fine from Pollock Pines/Camino Club – Evening in the Pines will be held on 10-12-17.
– 158 people attended the Avenues of Service session last Saturday in Reno.
– The 4th annual Community Services Showcase will be held at the Cameron Park Community Center on 10-12-17 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Dick Franks – The net profit from Wine @ Town Center was $25,300 with each club receiving $12,650.
– Georgetown will be celebrating its Founders Day (165 years) on 9-24-17 between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
– Concrete is curing at the Solar Project site. Work crews will be called for soon.
Bob Clarke – A hurricane relief fund has been started. Checks should be made out and sent to the Cameron Park Rotary Community Foundation. The money will be forwarded to a local Rotary Club in the affected areas.
Steve Long –Dictionaries for the local 3rd graders were expected to be arriving as he spoke. Signup sheets for their distribution were on the tables.
Guests and Visitors:
Martin Fine, President of Pollok Pines-Camino Rotary and a guest of Jana Ellerman
Sandra Lebaugh, a guest of Mike Collom
Ken Bryant, a guest of Dick Franks
Brenda Frachiseur, our speaker and Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County
Valerie Piotrowski, of Big Brothers Big Sisters
Todd White, of Big Brothers Big Sisters
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?
3. Will it BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned
Happy (or Not) Bucks:
Ben Foulk – $10 happy for his tour of the Balkans with the Sacramento Symphony Chorus and his return after 3 months, and $10 sad he had thyroid surgery.
Roger Hassler – $25 for their trip to the Balkans and Newport, Oregon (PDG reunion) and $44 for his and Angie’s anniversary.
Gary Gall – $20 because he won the Senior Golderado Golf Tournament in dramatic style.
Roger & Angie Hassler
Walt & Donna Philipp
Dave & Carol Sargent
Jim & Barbara Webb
September 21, 2017 - TBA - at Cameron Park Community Center
September 28, 2017 - Jordan Triveri - Folsom's Hope, a non-profit supporting children.
October 5, 2017 – Spotlight on a CP Rotarian
October 12, 2017 – Rotary Community Services Showcase (CSD at 5PM)
October 19, 2017 - Assemblyman Kevin Kylie
Words of Wisdom/Greeter Assignments
September 21, 2017 - Words of Wisdom by Laurie Edwards; 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 at CSD (no noon meeting). 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
Cameron Park and Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary Clubs representatives at the District 5190 Avenues of Services event on Saturday.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Web site, photography and artwork through the talents of Mike Neal.
The rest of the Gear Up crew: Laurie Edwards, Steve Long, Jim Buckley, Bill Hughes, Dave Sargent, Tiffany Triveri and Dick Franks, with backup provided by Vickie Christensen-McLain and Ben Young.
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.