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This Week
Meeting Date and Place
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
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

Last Week
<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.

Presidents Corner

Anne Eckert:
– 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.

Vickie Christensen-McLain:
– 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.

Bill Gallant:
– 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?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned

Noted Rotarians
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.

Birthdays in September
Don Fuller
Dennis Hamilton
Sabrina Ho
Howell Ellerman
John Hebert
Heidi Wilson

Anniversaries in September
Roger & Angie Hassler
Walt & Donna Philipp
Dave & Carol Sargent
Jim & Barbara Webb

Upcoming Calendar
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

Upcoming 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

The Last Word
Cameron Park and Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary Clubs representatives at the District 5190 Avenues of Services event on Saturday.


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.

Club Member Links

Gear Up Archives are available here
Needs Assessment Exectuive Report (PDF)
Rotary Needs Assessment Report Detail (PDF)
BOS memo on CP Rotary Needs Assessment (PDF)
Wine at Town Center 2009 Promotional Video | Web Site
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Do you know who our past Rotary Club Presidents and Past District Governors are? Press HERE to find out.
Rotary District 5190 Monthly Newsletters

Club Member Area (for Club roster and Board Minutes)

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Cameron Park Rotary Community Observatory Weather Station Live
Agusan Marsh Project in the Philippines
Camp RYLA web site
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New | Observatory 10th Aniversary Photos -08/13/2016
Wine at Town Center Photos 06/11/2016
Astronomy Day - 05/14/2016
Laurie Edwards Rotary Golf Tournament - 05/09/2016
Rotary Christmas Dinner & Auction - 12/03/2015
Rotary Foundation Dinner- 11/12/2015
District Governor Gail Ellingwood Club Visit - 10/1/2015
Bill Hughes Debunking
Rotary Garden Shed Project 7/23, 7/25, and 7/27, 2015
Wine at Town Center - 06/20/2015
Laurie Edwards Wine at Town Center - 06/20/2015
Roger & Angie Hassler Saturday Social 06/13/2015
Laurie Edwards P:hotos: Rotary Golf Tournament- 05/01/2015
Mike Neal Photos: Rotary Golf Tournament- 05/01/2015
Community Services Showcase 2014
Wine at Town Center - 06/14/2014
Shiva Frentzen Debunking- 07/19/2014
Astronomy Day- 05/03/2014
Rotary Christmas Dinner & Auction - 12/05/2013
Annual Show'N'Shine - 09/28/2013
Debra Miller Debunking- 08/10/2013
Wine at Town Center - 06/09/2013
04/27/2013: Rotary at work day for Snowline Hospice
04/20/2013: Rotary Astronomy Day at the Observatory
02/23/2013: Cameron Park Rotary Peace Forum
02/08/2013: Building path to the Solar Energy unit at the Cameron Park Community Observatory
02/01/2013: Building path to the Solar Energy unit at the Cameron Park Community Observatory
Reconditioning the Path to Literacy Retaining Wall
23rd Annual Show N Shine Event Photographs - 10/13/2012
Ben Foulk Debunking - 08/04/2012
DG Woody & Kim Wilbanks visit Observatory and Master Gardener Projects - 07/24/2012
Master Gardeners Tea House Construction- 06/22/2012 - 06/23/2012
Master Gardeners Barn Raising Party - 06/09/2012
Wine at Town Center, 2012
Rotarians at Work Day with Salvation Army - Christmas in April 04/28/2012
Cameron Park Rotary visit to California ISO- 04/26/2011
Cameron Park Rotary Christmas Dinner and Auction - 12/01/2011
Area 6 Foundation Dinner - 11/16/2011
Rotary Dictionary Project - 10/14/2011
22nd Annual Show N Shine Event Photographs - 10/08/2011
Rotary Dictionary Project - 09/16/2011
District Governor Alan Cain Club Visit - 08/18/2011
Anne Eckert Debunking - 07/23/2011
Wine at Town Center- 06/25/2011
Cameron Park Rotary Club Awards - 06/16/2011
G. Arthur Cort Sky Theater Construction - 03/10/2011 - 04/03/2010
G. Arthur Cort Sky Theater Construction - Newly Painted - 02/12/2011
G. Arthur Cort Sky Theater Construction - 02/04/2011
G. Arthur Cort Sky Theater Construction - 01/21/2011 - 01/22/2011
G. Arthur Cort Sky Theater Construction - 01/16/2011 - 01/17/2011
Cameron Park Rotary Sky Theater ribbon-cutting and dedication - 01/11/2011
Rotary Amphitheater Construction - 01/07/2011
Rotary Amphitheater Construction - 12/13/2010
Cameron Park Rotary Christmas Dinner and Auction - 12/09/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction - 11/20/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- - The Big Day ! - 11/19/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- - 11/18/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- - 11/16/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- - 11/12/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- - 11/02/2010
21st Annual Show N Shine Event Photographs - 10/09/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- - 10/01/2010 - 10/02/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- - 09-17/2010 - 09/18/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- District Governor Steve Lewis Visit- 09/10/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- Concrete Pour - 09/03/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- 08/21/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- 08/14/2010
Rotary Amphitheater Construction- 08/07/2010
Bill Gallant Debunking - 07/17/2010
Wine at Town Center - 06/12/2010
Community Shred Day -06/05/2010
Rotarians at Work Day- Christmas in April - 04/24/2010
Baseball Field Renovation - 04/17/2010
20th Annual Show & Shine Event Photographs - 10/10/2009
Iain Marshall Debunking - 09/12/2009
Community Shred Day -08/15/2009
Path to Literacy project- 06/27/2009 - 08/13/2009
Wine at Town Center - 06/11/2009
Rotarians at Work Day - 04/25/2009
Rotary Christmas Dinner & Auction - 12/11/2008
Rotary Area Foundation Dinner- 11/13/2008
19th Annual Show & Shine Event Photographs - 09/20/2008
Rotary meeting at Latrobe Vineyards - 08/21/2008
Gary Reynolds Debunking - 07/12/2008
Memorial to Ruth Cameron | Mountain Democrat Story - 11/27/2007
Area Rotary Foundation Dinner - 11/15/2007
Joe Ryan Debunking - 08/25/2007
Bob and Joanne Clarke celebrated Bob’s fifty years in Rotary
Rotary GSE Visit from Thailand - 04/05/2007
Rotary Christmas Dinner & Auction -12/07/2006
Observatory Rotary Club Meeting - 09/28/2006
Bill Vandergrift Debunking - 07/22/2006
Ruth Cameron Day - 95th Birthday Celebration - 01/12/2006
Cameron Park Rotary Observatory Ribbon Cutting - 01/12/2006
Wine at Serrano - 2005
/ The Russian Engineer`s team from Vladivostock Photographs
Cameron Park Rotary 35th Birthday Party Photographs
Cameron Park Rotary Christmas Dinner and Auction - 2004
Cameron Park Rotary Observatory Groundbreaking - 12/22/2004

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