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Gear-Up Archives

"Gear-Up" is the weelky bulletin of the Cameron Park Rotary Club. It contains information about weekly meetings, upcoming events, and information about all of Rotary's activities in our community. Below is a list of past issues of Gear-Up starting in April, 2005. These past Gear-Up issues are in PDF format and will open in a new window. If you need more informaion about PDF files, press HERE.

08/10/2017: Our Rotary Community Foundation Chair Mike Collom precided over the Annual Meeting.
08/03/2017: Our program was a spotlight on Cameron Park Rotarian Don Fuller
07/27/2017: Our program was returning RYE Student Sierra Starr.
07/20/2017: Our speaker was Dr. Dale Coco who spoke about the California water & conservation as a way of life plan.
07/13/2017: Our program was an evening Social at the Hasslers beautiful home.
07/06/2017: El Dorado Hills Rotarian Bill Tobin spoke about the ShelterBox program.
06/22/2017: Program: Debunking Skit, Song and Thanks to Ben Young
06/15/2017:Our speaker was Karri Eggars, Vice President of Project Management office at Dignity Health.
06/09/2017: Program – Ashley Slovak spoke about the The Soldiers Project.
06/01/2017: Program – Laurie Edwards, Rotary Spotlight
05/25/2017: Our speaker was Mike Dugan who spoke about the Visioning Process.
05/18/2017: Our program put the Rotary Spotlight on Club member Chuck LePere.
05/11/2017: Our was Superior Court Judge Michael Sweet.
05/04/2017: A club social was held at the home of Gary and Sheilah Gall.
04/13/2017: Our speaker was Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, vice chair of the Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee
03/30/2017: Club Assembly
03/23/2017: Our Speaker was Kris Calvin child advocate and the author of the book One Murder More
03/16/2017: Our program was the the annual speech contest.
03/02/2017: Our program was the Rotary Spotlight on PDG Roger Hassler.
02/09/2017: Clarence Parkins Spoke About the 2016 Council on Legislation and New Club Flexibility Guidelines.
01/26/2017: Our speaker was Jillien Smith, of El Dorado County`s Adult Day Services.
01/19/2017: Our speaker was Sean McCartney, CEO of Boys & Girls Club El Dorado County Western Slope.
01/12/2017: Our speaker was John Adams is the Executive Director for Child Advocate of El Dorado county (CASA).
12/15/2016: Our Speaker was Pam Hagen, the Community Relations Coordinator for the El Dorado Community Foundation.
11/17/2016: Our Speaker was David Ashby, the Executive Director of New Morning.
11/10/2016: Hal Young and Dave Sargent spoke about The Worldwide Child Relief Foundation
11/03/2012: Our speaker was Emeline Konings, our Rotary Youth Exchange student from Belgium.
10/27/2016: Our speaker was Dick Franks and the topic was ``How should older adults decide where to live?``
10/20/2016: Our speaker was Mary Cahill, General Manager of the Cameron Park Community Services District.
09/29/2016: Our speaker was Karen Wilson, President of Sew 4 Vets.
09/22/2016: The speaker today was Bo McBrayer, a licensed hearing specialist at Costco in Folsom.
09/15/2016: Program: Our speaker today was 5190 District Governor John Sullivan.
09/08/2016: Program: Roger Hassler – Rotary International Convention in South Korea.
09/01/2016: Our speaker was Margaret Ervin from the Sutter Veterans Hospice Program.
08/25/2016: Program: Annual Cameron Park Rotary Community Foundation meeting
08/18/2016: Our speaker was Mary French who spoke about the Dictionary Project.
8/11/2016: Our speaker was Richard Mason who talked about the history of international gold panning competitions and the 2016 World Gold Panning Championships coming to El Dorado County this year.
8/4/2016: Our speakers were First Lieutenant Christian and Captain Steve Anderly of Civil Air Patrol in El Dorado County.
7/28/2016: Our speaker today was Jennifer Donchenko of the Sweet Dreams Foundation.
7/21/2016: Jason Miyata spoke about Bel Air and Raley`s Green Waste Program
7/14/2016: Rick Blodgett, President of Bright Waters; Providing Clean Drinking Water around the World.
7/7/2016: Program: Club Assembly
06/30/2016: Our speaker was outgoing Club President Vickie Christensen-McLain.
06/23/2016: Our speaker was Dave Fulton who spoke about All About Equine Animal Rescue.
06/16/2016: Our speaker was Lee Dorey from the Governors Office of Emergency Services (OES).
06/02/2016: AnneMarie Olson and Nancy Owen-Hazard – The Library and Garden Tour.
05/26/2016: Past DG Bob Dorr and Walt Philipp spoke about their trip to Grano de Oro Indigenous Population Shelter in Cartago, Costa Rica
05/19/2016: Sierra, our outgoing exchange student and Greg Kasner, Ponte Palmero, were are speakers.
05/12/2016: Chloe and Sadie spoke about Project Warmth focusing on small acts that make a big difference to the homeless.
05/05/2016: Superior Court Judge Suzanne Kingsbury and Tribal Court Chief Judge Christine Williams were our speakers.
04/28/2016: Rotarian Greg Wood "Taking You to the Moon and Back"
04/21/2016: Our speakers were Brenda Frachiseur from Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County and Superior Court Judge Dylan Sullivan.
04/14/2016: Our speaker was El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini
04/07/2016: Kevin Cameron spoke about Alpha K9 PTSD Dogs
03/31/2016: The Ponderosa High School Music Contest.
03/24/2016: Barbara Besana advised our Club about the Visioning and Strategic Planning process.
03/17/2016: PHS Student Speech Contest
03/10/2016: Our speaker was Congressman McClintock (Republican, 4th District).
03/03/2016: Our speaker was Janice Melnicoe who spoke about NAMI, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
02/25/2016: Bob Clarke`s 90th Birthday.
02/18/2016: Dave Sargent and Don Fuller spoke about the Rotary Foundation and Polio Plus.
02/11/2016: Ginger Murchie spoke about getting your “legal house" in order and your need to be very clear on your wishes, and have all legal documents reviewed by an attorney.
02/04/2016: Lorraine Evans, CPA, gave the club an IRS Update.
01/28/2016 Dave Cohen, President of the Rotary Club of Sacramento, spoke about the Pony Express Marathon.
01/21/2016: Our speaker was Jody Franklin, Director of Tourism for the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce.
01/14/2016: Our speaker was Jim Abercrombie, General Manager of El Dorado Irrigation District.
01/07/2016: Joanne Trembling, a member of the Soroptimist Club of Folsom/ El Dorado Hills spoke about Human Trafficking.
12/10/2015: The Ponderosa High School Choir, directed by former student choir member Erin Bailey, regaled those in attendance with a variety of Christmas carols.
11/12/2015: Our speaker was Dale Van Dam, the Dean of Instruction at Folsom Lake College who spoke about various programs at the College.
11/05/2015: William Schultz and Edward Swanson explained what support services are currently available from the El Dorado County Veterans Affairs Office to veterans residing in our county.
10/29/2015: Vic Slaughter, Past District Governor and chair of the District 5190 Rotary Foundation Committee, spoke about the Rotary Foundation.
10/22/2015: Master Gardener Sheri Burke Hosted lunch and a tour of the Sherwood Demonstration Garden located at El Dorado Center.
10/15/2015: Our meeting was the annual Community Services Showcase at the Community Center.
10/08/2015: Our speaker was Diane Houlton who spoke about lighting and the affect it has on our sleep.
10/01/2015: Annual District Governor visit by Gail Ellingwood and her husband Dan.
09/24/2015: Club member Richard Grieco spoke about early recognition and action for stroke victims.
09/17/20415: Our speaker was Dennis LeBlanc who spoke about his assignment to GoverReagan`s security detail when he worked for the California State Police in 1971.
09/10/2015: Ray Ward, Rotary Club of Fair Oaks, gave a presentation on membership.
09/03/2015: Rotarian Jim Web discussed many of the upcoming fundraising opportunities the club has available.
08/27/2015: Our speaker was Joni Fielding, Director of Mother Teresa Maternity Home of El Dorado County.
08/20/2015: The program was the Annual Business Meeting of the Cameron Park Rotary Community Foundation presented by Mike Collom.
08/13/2015: George Sabato and Gary Cambell talked about local Public Access Channel 2.
08/06/2015: Our Speaker was Doug McDonald, who besides being our District Governor Nominee, was a professional leader in the Boy Scouts of America for 32 years before retiring six years ago.
07/30/2015: Local businessman and actor Randy Taylor, shared insights to the use of networking and social media.
07/23/2015: Our speaker was Regan Reed who spoke about her trip to Belgium as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student.
07/16/2015: President Vickie extended a warm welcome to our new Board and gave brief summaries about the goals in their areas of service.
7/9/2015: Rotary Scholarship Program: Success Story - Alisa Smith (Way Back Bakery Vocational Scholarship awardee) and Chef Scott (Le Cordon Bleu).
06/25/2015: This week was Bill Hughes last meeting as President as we celebrated the 46th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Cameron Park.
06/18/2015: Club Planning Workshop that provided an opportunity for members to contribute their ideas for inclusion in the planning process.
06/11/2015: Marie Nygaard, our Rotary Exchange Student from Denmark, shared her experiences from her year going to high school in the United States.
06/04/2015: Our Guest Speaker was Past District Governor Jerry hall.
05/14/2015: Our speaker was Jim Harville, Director and President of the Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad.
05/07/2015: Past District Governor Roger Hassler, on very short notice, agreed to share his thoughts about Rotary from his experience as a Past District Governor and a little of his background while engaging Rotary.
05/01/2015: The Club presented the First Cameron Park Rotary Golf Tournament.
04/23/2015: Chris Nelson and Dr. Bill McDavid from the Placerville Chapter of the Flying Samaritans spoke about the medical care they provide to those in need in the Village of San Quintin, Mexico.
04/16/2015: Our speaker was Mike Sproule, Executive Director of the El Dorado County Food Bank.
04/09/2015: The Club was pleased to host the Annual Club Music Competition, and speakers, Folsom Lake College president Dr. Rachael Rosenthal ,and New Student Mentor Olivia.
04/02/2015: Our speaker was El Dorado Sheriff John D`Agostini who provided an update of law enforcement information and follow-up on the impact of law enforcement legislation passed by the voters of the State of California.
03/26/2015: Club Assembly
03/19/2015: The Science of Hope- Progress toward a World Without Alzheimer`s Disease was presented by Michelle Johnson from the Alzheimer`s Association
03/12/2015: Annual Rotary Speech Competition featuring the Ponderosa High School Speech/Debate students.
03/05/2015: Dr. Jeannette Boltz provided the Club with the latest plays and inside information about the Imagination Theater.
02/26/2015: Fellow Rotarian Bill Ettlich shared his passion for Vintage Oldsmobiles with the Club.
02/19/2015: Rotary District 5190 Polio Plus Chair Deb Nelson provided a presentation on Rotary International`s progress on the worldwide eradication of Polio.
02/12/2015: Rotarian Mike Dugan shared his experiences in the world of Championship Portuguese Water Dogs.
02/05/2015: Our guest speaker last week Kathy Hurd, Development Manager of CASA El Dorado who spoke passionately about the youth in the program, program graduates, Advocates and the need for Volunteers.
01/29/2015: Tina Ferguson talked about the collapse of the big box book stores and the rise of the small boutique book stores.
01/22/2015: PDG Bob Dorr shared the importance of taking on leadership roles in our Club and in our District. Rotary is built on Leadership as a part of Service Above Self.
01/15/2015: Scott McNeill shared his experiences as an Air Traffic Controller Supervisor at Mather Airport in Rancho Cordova.
01/08/2015: Rotarian Jana Ellerman presented the program ``Prevention of Elder Abuse``, produced by the State Bar Association.
12/18/2014: The Ponderosa High School Choir, led by Choir Director Erin Bailey, serenaded the Club members with favorites of the Christmas Season
12/11/2014: Carrie Grip, of Rebuilding Together Sacramento, spoke about making inexpensive modifications to homes of older adults who cannot make the changes in order to safely remain in their homes.
12/04/2014: Annual Holiday Party and Auction
11/20/2014: BeagleBob Edwards regaled the club with his stories that finally explained his most distinguished name.
11/13/2014: Veteran`s Day Program with Julie Leconte from the Vetera`s Family Support Group.
11/06/2014: The Rotary Foundation with Jim Buckley.
10/16/2014: Cameron Park Observatory Docent Elizabeth spoke about `What the Observatory Means to Me`.
10/09/2014: Our program featured Debi Worth, Executive Director of the El Dorado Dance Academy, and her performing troop, Kaleidoscope.
10/02/2014: Our speaker was Sara Valentine, the Cameron Park Rotary Community Foundation`s latest recipient of the Darol Rasmussen Endowment Vocational Scholarship.
09/25/2014: Little Free Lending Library Advocates Laurie Hatton and Alice Corley introduced the LFLL project, with which the Club will be participating this Fall.
09/18/2014: PDG Bob Dorr updated the Club on the latest meetings with the Board of Supervisors. In addition, Bob shared the take-away from a meeting with the CAO`s office and the El Dorado Community Foundation.
09/11/2014: Club Program Chair Gail Lohmann and Membership Chair Mike Dugan shared the floor as they presented an opportunity for Club members to network.
09/04/2014: Two very impressive young women from the Rotary Youth Exchange program shared their experiences and gave some insights into themselves.
08/28/2014: This week`s exciting program was held at the Administration Offices and Station #85 of the El Dorado Hills/Rescue Fire Department
08/21/2014: This Rotary meeting celebrated the year`s success of the El Dorado County Library System with speakers Jeanne Amos, Kathe Hughes, and Nancy Owen-Hazard.
08/14/2014: Annual Rotary District Governor visit with Governor Joe Zarachoff and wife Cheryl.
0807/2014: The meeting was focused on the Annual Report to the Club Members of Cameron Park Rotary Community Foundation.
07/31/2014: Bob Dorr presented the outcomes of the Needs Assessment Project to the BOS and Mike Dugan updated the Club on membership recruitment.
07/24/2014: Professor Barbara Raines, Folsom Lake College, discussed Adult Literacy in El Dorado County and the skill set necessary to work with students who seek to improve their English conversational skills.
07/17/2014: Graduates of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) shared their experiences.
07/10/2014: President Bill Hughes installed the New 2014-2015 Club Board and introduced the suggested programs for the next year.
06/26/2014: PDG Bob Dorr, AG Chuck Lepere, and PP Steve Long introduced our newer members to Paul Harris and ARCH Klumph.
06/19/2014: Lorna Perpall, grandmother of Olympic Gold Medalist Maddie Bowman, talked about her trip to Sochi.
06/12/2014: Cindy Sample, Murder mystery novelist, provided Club members with her background and some of the secrets behind her writing success.
06/05/2014: Carey Fong spoke about the Food Bank of El Dorado County.
05/29/2014: Sierra Wildlife Rescue talked about rescuing injured, ill, or orphaned wild animals, and rehabilitate them with the goal of releasing them back into the wild.
05/22/2014: Noreen McClintock and an associate from The California Rescue Dog Association brought two rescue dogs and gave a most informative presentation on their organization.
05/15/2014: Rosanne Haberer shared “Her Story” about growing up, family, career and motivation to be a Rotarian.
05/08/2014: Joni Fielding, Home Director, Mother Teresa Maternity Home of El Dorado County.
05/01/2014: Juliet Voigtlander, owner of the El Dorado Nursery, spoke about drought gardening in the Foothills.
04/24/2014: Bill Hughes gave a Visioning Update and where we go from here.
04/17/2014: Annual Chamber Mixer hosted by the Rotary Club of Cameron Park at the Bass Lake Golf Course
04/10/2014: PDG Bob Dorr, PP Dave Sargent, and PE Bill Hughes presented the findings from the Cameron Park Rotary Community Needs Survey project.
04/03/2014: 3 members of the El Dorado Irrigation District Staff spoke about water conservation and drought warnings in El Dorado County.
03/27/2014: Past District Governor Woody Wilbanks gave a presentation on “Why Membership is our Number One Priority”.
03/20/2014: Folsom Lake College President Rachel Rosenthal spoke about current and future plans for the college.
03/13/2014: Karen Good, Executive Director of the Marshall Foundation, talked about the Cameron Park Cancer Center.
03/06/2014: Jim Buckley talked about the good works of The Rotary Foundation.
02/27/2014: Annual Student Music Contest
02/20/2014: Bob Dorr and speakers discussed the Contributions of The Rotary Foundation to World Peace and Understanding and the Rotary Youth Exchange.
02/13/2014: Annual Student Speech contest
02/06/2014: Chris Moore and Teri Lillywhite spoke about Vocational/Career Technical Education in El Dorado County.
01/23/2014: Our speaker was El Dorado County Sheriff John D`Agostini, who has led the County`s Law Enforcement Team since 2010.
01/16/2014: PDG, Barry Kalar, District 5180, discussed Rotoplast.
01/09/2014: Club Assembly
12/19/2013: Member Spotlight featuring Carolyn Mohlstrom.
12/12/2013: Annual performance of the Ponderosa High School Choir
12/05/2013: Annual Christmas Dinner & Auction
11/14/2013: Life Coach Sue Colvin spoke about the importance of leadership in ones personal life as well as in business.
11/07/2013: Annual Area Foundation Dinner at Cold Springs Country Club in Placerville.
10/31/2013: Bill Center and Jim Moore talked about Traffic and Housing Development in the West County.
10/24/2013: Alisa Smith, Le Cordon Bleu, along with Kimberly Velesquez, President of Le Cordeon Bleu and Richard Jensen, Head Chef
10/17/2013: Our speaker was Assembly Member Beth Gaines.
10/10/2013: Alin Frentzen, "America`s Enduring Military Mission"
10/03/2013: Mike Collum provided a the report for the Cameron Park Rotary Community Foundation and Ken Thurman spoke about his plans to help promote Club members vocations.
09/26/2013: Our speaker was Mary Maaga, Pastor for Mercy Way Rescue Church on Broadway in Placerville.
09/19/2013: Bud and Judy Wolf, (Rotary Club of Davis), spoke about the effects of child abuse in our community.
09/12/2013: Our speaker was Sean Cox, a Rector at Faith Episcopal Church and a Chaplain for the US Navy.
09/05/2013: Our speaker was Miwok Tribal Administrator Ernest Vargas accompained by Kim Stoll, Director of Public Relations for the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians
08/29/2013: Tony Marshall talked to our Club about himself, his family, and what led him to join the Rotary Club of Cameron Park.
08/22/2013: PDG Bob Dorr and Dave Sargent reported on the progress of our community needs assessment project.
08/15/2013: Area 6 Assistant Governor Chuck LePere introduced District 5190 Governor Vicki Puliz for her annual Club visit.
08/08/2013: Our speaker was Brian Veerkamp, newly elected Board member of El Dorado County Supervisors, District 3
08/01/2013:Our speaker was John Knight, former Board member of El Dorado County Supervisors District l.
07/25/2013: Former District Governor and now Rotary International Director Steve Snyder updated the club about RI and Zone 25-26 activities.
07/18/2013: Club President Shiva Frentzen spoke and introduced the new Club Board and goals for the year.
07/11/2013: Club member Jana Ellerman presented her story about what it was like growing up in the Texas panhandle on the Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch
06/27/2013: Our speaker was fellow El Dorado Hills Rotarian Robert Leon,who is also Chairman of the El Dorado Hills Veterans Memorial.
06/20/2013: Our speakers were retiring Eldorado County Office of Education Superintendent Vicki Barber & Incoming Superintendent Jeremy Meyers.
06/13/2013: Our speaker was John Adams, Executive Director of CASA El Dorado accompanied and assisted by CASA El Dorado Development Manager, Kathy Hurd.
06/06/2013: Sara Munday told the Club about the recovery progress and continuing operations in Haiti.
05/30/2013: Every now and then we are fortunate enough to base our program around a fellow Rotarian and get to know about them a little more. Today our featured speaker was Club President Debra Miller.
05/23/2013: Our speaker was Richard Fox, former wrestling coach at Ponderosa High School.
05/16/2013: The GSE Team from India were guests of our Club.
05/09/2013: Wine at Town Center Ticket Selling & Sponsorship Strategies.
05/02/2013: Albert Kunst talked about the wit & wisdom of Abraham Lincoln.
04/25/2013: Tracy Celio spoke on the history and of the 4-H Club as well as its future and specifically about their development within El Dorado County.
04/18/2013: Dorothy Lombard of Tule Institute talked about a new forensic CSI school starting up in Folsom.
04/11/2013: Dave Sargent gave the Club a tour of several Asian countries he & Carol recently visited.
04/04/2013: Program consisted of “Getting to Know You”, where three of our Club members give a short biographical sketch of themselves.
03/28/2013: El Dorado Hills Rotarian Scott Draper and his daughter told our Club about the newly formed Sacramento Youth Symphony.
03/21/2013: Shari Fitzpatrick, founder of “Shari’s Berries”, spoke about the building of her new business line.
03/14/2013: The Rotary `Ignite` Membership Program was presented by District 5190 representatives.
03/13/2013: Folsom Lake College President Rachel Rosenthal spoke about current and future plans for the college.
03/07/2013: Annual Club Music Contest at Foothills United Methodist Church
02/28/2013: 2013 Club Speech Contest at the Cameron Park Country Club.
02/21/2013: "Getting to know you" lunch featuring "special" attire
02/14/2013: Karen Owen, Executive Director, El Dorado County Ag in the Classroom, described the "Ag in the Classroom" program.
02/07/2013: Placerville Police Sergeant John Kunkle and his canine partner “Hangtown Hank” gave an active presentation to Club members regarding Bloodhounds and their role in police work.
02/06/2013: Chris Moore and Teri Lillywhite spoke about Vocational/Career Technical Education in El Dorado County.
01/31/2013: Major Tom Hayhurst, USMC (Res.,Ret) spoke about the history of Marine Aviation.
01/24/2013: Clarence Parkins, PDG for District 5180 in RY 2007-08, helped us celebrate Rotary Awareness Month.
01/17/2013: Renee Planje of the El Dorado Coffee & Tea Company spoke about Project2Love.
01/10/2013: Amber Hendrick, Program Director, Big Brothers & Sisters of El Dorado County, discussed current developments with her organization.
01/03/2013: Club Service Chair Bob Edwards introduced the Program Speaker for this edition of ”My Story", a continuing series of presentations by our fellow Cameron Park Rotarians. This edition featured Irina Green.
12/20/2012: CAP Lieutenant Colonel Mike Prusak, USAF (Retired), discussed the mission of the California Wing of Civil Air Patrol (CAP).
12/13/2012: The annual lunch serenade by the incredibly talented Ponderosa High School Chorus.
12/06/2012: The Rotary Club of Cameron Park`s annual Christmas Dinner & Auction event.
11/29/2012: Dr. Rachel Rosenthal, the new president of our long-time partner Folsom Lake College.
11/15/2012: Annual Area Foundation Dinner, including clubs from Cameron Park, Georgetown, Placerville and Pollock Pines/Camino held at the Sequoia Restaurant in Placerville.
11/08/2012: International gymnastic judge Joan Geel spoke about being an Olympic judge and selecting athletes for the 2012 Olympic Team.
11/01/2012: Three of our Club’s recent Past Presidents gave the Club a brief presentation about their lives and backgrounds.
10/25/2012: Sue Watson, the Bereavement Coordinator at Snowline Hospice, provide our Club with an update on a wonderful Snowline initiative called "Healing All Together".
10/18/2012: Jeanne Amos, El Dorado County Librarian, gave the Club an update on the status of the County`s library system.
10/11/2012: Mountain Democrat columnist Bob Billingsley shared a number of Cherokee philosophical concepts with our Club members.
10/04/2012: The Club`s out-bound RYE Student for 2011-12 John Mangel talked about his academic year in Germany.
09/27/2012: District 5170 PDG Brad Howard has been instrumental in coordinating the travel of over 1,000 fellow Rotarians overseas to participate in the immunization process for Polio Plus.
09/19/2012: Club Membership Assembly led by Bill Hughes.
09/13/2012: Our guest was Linda Christopher, Director of Education Innovation, at the non-profit “Linking Education and Economic Development” (LEED).
09/06/2012: Carla Carlson reading an article about Rotary recently written as a public relations piece by Suzi Lewis and titled “Think Peace, Feel Compassion and Touch Lives”.
08/30/2012: Dr. Steve Schwarzbach, Director of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Western Ecological Research Center spoke of his work to convert salt ponds to marsh lands in San Francisco Bay.
08/23/2012: My Turn, the story of one of our own Fellow Cameron Park Rotarians, Jim Buckley.
08/16/2012: Ken Crawford, Chief Docent at our Rotary Community Observatory, spoke of the sucess of the Observatory and his love of astrophotography.
08/09/2012: Author Keli Gynn introduced her new local historical novel set in El Dorado County.
08/02/2012: Annual report from the Rotary Club of Cameron Park Community Foundation by the RCCPCF Board.
07/26/2012: District Governor Sam "Woody" Wilbanks visited our Club.
07/19/2012: An update on the county`s economic outlook from Laurel Brent-Bumb, Executive Director of the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce.
7/12/2012: We bid a fond “Farewell” to our Rotary Youth Exchange Student, Lucas, who arrived from Brazil almost a year ago to spend his senior year in high school at Ponderosa High.
06/28/2012: Mike Arnold spoke about his experiences while participating in endurance Jeep racing through Central & South America.
06/21/2012: A Polio Eradication program was presented by Laurie Edwards, an active Rotarian in the El Dorado Hills Club.
06/14/2012: Cameron Park Rotarian Dave Sargent told about his experiences during his recent trip to India with a Polio Plus Team.
06/07/2012: Tiffany McAchran talked about how a small local business, Varna Industries, has hit it big through global marketing.
05/31/2012: Ulla Petersen gave a presentation on the Tevis Cup Cross-Country Endurance Equestrian Ride.
05/24/2012: Program was about the care of exotic and endangered animals by internationally renowned expert Dr. Jonna Mazet, DVM of the U.C. Davis Health Life Center (and daughter of our own Dee Russo!).
05/17/2012: Outgoing District 3 Supervisor Jack Sweeney discussed the past, present and future of El Dorado County.
05/10/2012: Christina Marie, speaking on behalf of the El Dorado Tahoe Film Commission, spoke of the economic impact of making movies in El Dorado County.
05/03/2012: General Club Meeting - No Speaker
04/26/2012: Field trip to California Independent System Operator (CAISO) in Folsom, where the electrical grid for California is managed.
04/19/2012: A presentation from Sue Van Delinder, Vice President at Waste Connections.
04/12/2012: Entrepreneur and Netflix founder Tom Dillion talked about some current projects he`s undertaken.
04/05/2012: Department of State Foreign Service presentation by John Garon.
03/29/2012: District 5190 Area 6 Music Contest conducted at Foothills United Methodist Church.
03/22/2012: The Rotary Club of Cameron Park hosted the monthly Shingle Springs-Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce ``Mixer`` held at the Bass Lake Golf Course.
03/15/2012: The Student Speech Contest to determine the representative from Area 6 at the District Conference was held at the Sequoia Restaurant in Placerville.
03/08/2012: Cameron Park Rotarian Ron Losel was the Club`s guest program speaker for the day, regaling Club members with his life story.
03/01/2012: Rotary Club of Cameron Park’s annual Speech Contest, featuring four contestants from Ponderosa High School.
02/23/2012: Gail Ervin gave a presentation on World Peace Day.
02/16/2012: PDG Bob Dorr, Ben Foulk, and Jim Buckley reported on the Club`s International Service Team trip to the Rotary Project Fair in Costa Rica.
02/09/2012: Vicki Puliz and Joe Donohue from District 5190 described and discussed the New Generations Avenue of Service program for Middle School students.
01/02/2012: Annual Music Contest with five outstanding Ponderosa High School musicians competing for a place in the Rotary Area 6 Music Contest.
01/26/2012: Retiring President of Folsom Lake College, Dr. Thelma Scott-Skillman, spoke about her career at Folsom Lake College.
01/19/2012: Randy Gaschler discussed the concept and purpose of Charter Schools.
01/12/2012: Dr. Vickie Barber, El Dorado County Office of Education Superintendent, provided the Club with an update on the state of the El Dorado County Schools system.
01/05/2012: Club Assembly
12/22/2011: Bill Roby, Executive Director of the El Dorado Community Foundation, spoke about the Foundation.
12/15/2011: Our Rotary Youth Exchange In-Bound student introduced himself and spoke about his country, his background and his experiences here todate.
12/08/2011: The Ponderosa High School Choral Group performed, under the direction of Bailey Kotek.
12/01/2011: Rotary Club of Cameron Park Annual Christmas Dinner & Auction
11/17/2011: RI Foundation Chair Dave Bunje who provided the Club with an exciting update of how the Foundation is conquering Polio world –wide, and shared additional projects of world-wide import.
11/10/2011: Our speaker was former Cameron Park Rotarian & retired Sacramento County Sheriff John McGinnis.
11/03/2011: Paul Zappatini, President of the Sugarloaf Foundation, gave the Club an update on what`s happening with Sugarloaf.
10/27/2011: Cameron Park Rotarian Dave Sargent provided a visually and verbally colorful review of his trip to Africa.
10/20/2011: Chris Hoffmann, El Dorado Union High School District Superintendent was the Club`s guest and speaker.
10/13/2011: Program Director Amber Henrichs spoke about Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County.
10/06/2011: Randy Dusseau, Vice President of Fabrication for Schilling Robotics, a local business which designs and constructs underwater robotics for worldwide use.
09/29/2011: El Dorado County Sheriff John D`Agostini discussed current developments in the Sheriff`s office.
09/21/2011: Bill Hughes: Ready/Aim/Fire or Ready/Fire/Aim: Getting from There to Here.
09/15/2011: Placerville resident Renee Tuylly spoke about being a survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp.
09/08/2011: Mountain Democrat publisher Richard Esposito.
09/01/2011: Rusty Dupray, Interim General Manager of the Cameron Park Community Services District.
08/25/2011: A presentation on life in El Dorado County 150 years ago by local legend Davy ``Doc`` Wiser.
08/18/2011: District Governor Alan Cain visits the Club and Observatory.
08/11/2011: Long time Rotarian, and President of the Placerville Rotary Club, Jim Abercrombie spoke about the El Dorado Irrigation District (EID).
08/04/2011: Annual report to the Club membership from the Cameron Park Rotary Community Foundation.
07/28/2011: Noted Rotarian Bob Mutchelor explained how he spread the word about PolioPlus by motorcycle.
07/21/2011: Three Club members told the Club a little about themselves and about an important time in their respective lives.
07/14/2011: El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn, a long-time Rotarian, was our speaker today.
07/07/2011: John Pearson provided Club members with an interesting and enjoyable historical overview of the early years of Cameron Park.
06/30/2011: Bruce Trescott gave the Club an interesting and informative look into the world of honey, hives and pollination.
06/23/2011: Walter Philipp spoke about the Costa Rica Student Desk Project.
06/16/2011: Larry Carpenter of the California Division of the National Pony Express Association spoke about the Pony Express.
06/09/2011: El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson was the Program Speaker for the meeting.
06/02/2011: EDH Rotary Club President Bill Tobin gave a presentation on the Shelter Box Disaster Relief program.
05/26/2011: Bob Dietrich spoke about America’s first Coast-to-Coast paved road, the Lincoln Highway (Highway 50).
05/19/2011: Richard Kowaleski on Ballroom Dancing.
05/12/2011: Political Consultant Dan Dellinger provided the club with a step-by-step election outline for involvement in one of the several local public offices available in November.
05/05/2011: Rotary Youth Exchange Coordinator Cindy Sutorka introduced the program, highlighting our Rotary Youth Exchange Program.
04/28/2011: Judy Morris, Jeff Neves, and David Ashby, New Morning’s Executive Director, spoke about New Morning Youth and Family Services.
04/21/2011: International Programs with PDG Bob Dorr
04/14/2011: John Marchant spoke about the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office STAR Program.
04/07/2011: Club members PDG Bob Clarke And Jim Bowen made Vocational Service presentations and Jowena Hipoma from the Rotary Club of Downtown Butuan, Philippines thanked us for our support.
03/31/2011: Dorothy Montgomery, Director of Friends Care, spoke passionately about the “forgotten-children” of parents whose crimes have separated them from family.
03/24/2011: A Club Assembly lead by Club President Anne Eckert, providing an update to the Club membership about the various Club Programs, activities and areas of interest.
03/17/2011: Liam Irish provided a range of wonderful music on various traditional Irish instruments as well as humor and just outright fun.
03/10/2011: John Johnson gave a vocational talk spotlighting the activities of Foster Family Services. DG Steve Lewis also spoke.
03/03/2011: Annual Club Music Contest at Foothills United Methodist Church
02/24/2011: Cameron Park Rotarians joined the Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce for a mixer at Bass Lake Golf Course.
02/17/2011: Marshall Aronson spoke about the Folsom Lake College Three Stages Theater.
02/10/2011: Speaker Deana Long from PG&E described the PG&E Smartmeter program in detail.
02/03/2011: Annual Student Speech Contest featuring students from Ponderosa High School.
01/27/2011: Program Manager Lisa Culver spoke about Junior Achievement of Sacramento.
01/20/2011: Jan Melnaco and Kathy Hartrum spoke about National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), El Dorado County Chapter.
01/13/2011: Master Gardener Eve Keener shared her knowledge about growing tomatoes.
01/06/2011: Chuck Galvan gave a presentation about the El Dorado County Special Olympics, as well as the National and Northern California organizations.
12/16/2010: Annual Performance by the Ponderosa High School Choir
12/09/2010: Annual Christmas Dinner & Auction
12/02/2010: Pearl Harbor Day presentation by fellow Cameron Park Rotarian and Past District Governor C. Robert Clarke
11/18/2010: Area 6 Rotary International Foundation Dinner, hosted by the Rotary Club of Placerville and held at the Sequoia Restaurant.
11/11/2010: Alan Ehrgott of The American River Conservancy
11/04/2010: Dave Bunge provided Club members with the purpose, past and present history, and current information regarding the Rotary International Foundation.
10/28/2010: Presentation by Debbie Miliosand Stephanie Kresse from Blood Source, a not-for-profit community blood bank.
10/21/2010: Program Director and board member Bertie Byrne, Station Manager Roger Ruby, and Danica Olivo made a presentation about Channel 2 (SCA-TV2).
10/14/2010: Cameron Park Rotarian Bob Edwards introduced Bob McKay and his story of internment in a Japanese concentration camp.
10/07/2010: Rick Spicer, Irina Green, & "Friends" gave a presentation on Canine Companions for Independence
09/30/2010: "How Mongolia Changed the World" presented by fellow Sacramento Rotarian, traveler and amateur historian Bruce Hester.
09/23/2010: Rotary Youth Exchange student Lizzie Knobloch discussed her 10 months and her senior high school year in Brazil.
09/09/2010: Assistant District Governor for Area 6 Doyle Patrick introduced the Club’s Program Speaker for the day, District 5190 Governor Steve Lewis, who was accompanied by his lovely wife, Ginny.
09/02/2010: Retired FAA Assistant Administrator for Airports Bill Shea spoke about the lack of new airports and other aerospace industries in California.
08/26/2010: Folsom Fire Chief Dan Haverty discussed organ and tissue donation.
08/19/2010: The Rotary Club of Cameron Park conducted a Club Assembly under the direction of Club President Anne Eckert.
08/12/2010: District Rotaract Chair Michelle Litton discussed Rotaract with the Club
08/05/2010: At Latrobe Vinyards, our speaker was El Dorado County 2nd District Supervisor Ray Nutting
07/29/2010: Mark Hoffman from Sports Leisure Vacations spole about unique travel experiences
07/22/8201: The Club met at Red Hawk Casino and enjoyed both a wonderful meal at the Waterfall Buffet
07/15/2010: Greg Roeszler, former San Diego State and Oakland Raiders quarterback and founder of the mentoring organization Playmakers mentoring program.
07/08/2010: Club Youth Services Chair Chuck LePere re-introduced the Club to Andrea Ford, who has spent the last year in Accra, Ghana, as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar sponsored by the Cameron Park Rotary
07/01/2010: Mike Dugan took Club members through the final group phase of the Club’s Visioning Process.
06/24/2010: The first two Community Foundation Educational Endowment Vocational Grants were awareded, as well as recognizing Cameron Park Rotarian Darol Rasmussen for his Endownment contributions.
06/17/2010: Ted Robinson gave a program on his experience rescuing a young John F. Kennedy and as JFK`s bunkmate
06/10/2010: Our guest speakers from Sierra Wildlife Rescue (SWR), a non-profit, volunteer organization licensed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish & Game.
06/03/2010: Bob Hendrickson and Jean Bracy gave an update regarding the status, effectiveness and needs of the literacy and education programs at Folsom State Prison.
05/27/2010: Our Club bade farewell to Francisca Rojas, our Rotary Youth Exchange student from Chile.
05/20/2010: The speaker this week was Sean McCartney, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs (BGCs) of the Western Slope of El Dorado County.
05/13/2010: John Kabateck, Executive Director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), gave an overview of the organization
05/06/2010: Vocational Day presentations by Tom Keating, Norm Headley, and Vickie Christensen-McLain.
04/29/2010: Mike Dugan continued the Visioning Task Force process. Darol Rasmussen was recognized as the Club reached the $100,000 Endowment Funding goal.
04/22/2010: Impromptu Club Assembly
04/15/2010: A special guest, Al Frumkin, Rotary`s own “Mr. Polio Plus” gave a dynamic update on Rotary International`s efforts to eradicate polio from the face of the earth.
04/08/2010: Mike Dugan and Cindy Sutorka led the club membership through the first round of club “visioning” in an attempt to provide strategic direction to the club for the next five years.
04/01/2010: Assemblyman Ted Gaines of the 4th Assembly District gave an interesting presentation of the disfunctioning California State Government.
03/25/2010: Snowline Hospice Bereavement Coordinator Sue Watson gave an excellent overview of bereavement services children, teens, and their families.
03/18/2010: Dr. Shall Sinha, a fellow Rotarian from Edmonton, Canada, gave a historical perspective to Rotarians regarding the origin of The Four Way Test.
03/11/2010: The annual club music contest showcased the talents of four students from Ponderosa High School and one home schooled prodigy.
03/04/2010: Eric Driever provided a brief background of work of the Cameron Park Design Review Committee.
02/25/2010: Auburn Rotarian and Past District Governor Steve Snyder talked about the state of the auto industry and speculated about its future in this country.
02/18/2010: General Doug Stone Battlefield of the Mind---who our enemy is and how we can defeat him
02/11/2010: Annual Student Speech Contest featuring students from Ponderosa High School.
02/04/2010: Paul Zappettini, who serves as the president of the Board of Directors of the Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp, gave an overview of Sugarloaf.
01/28/2010: Club members visited the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento.
01/21/2010: Speakers were Youth Exchange Student, Francisca Rojas, & Dick Noonan from the California State Railroad Museum.
01/14/2010: Past Rotary International Vice President Jerry Hall gave a presentation and session on visioning, along with fellow facilitator, PDG Steve Snyder.
01/07/2010: Darol Rasmussen talked about the objectives of the Cameron Park Education Endowment Fund.
12/17/2009: Under the direction of Janet Matranga, the Ponderosa High School Choir made its annual appearance to celebrate the holiday season.
12/10/2009: The annual Rotary Club of Cameron Park Christmas Dinner and Auction on Thursday evening was a festive and profitable event for the club.
12/03/2009: Our guest speaker was California State Assembly member (ASM) Alyson Huber, who represents the 10th Assembly District.
11/20/2009: Cameron Park Rotarians had the rare experience of visiting Folsom Prison and hearing from the people responsible for providing educational experiences to the inmates.
11/12/2009: Area 6 Rotary International Foundation Dinner, hosted by the Rotary Club of Placerville and held at the Sequoia Restaurant.
11/05/2009: Club members were provided a review and update of Rotary International Foundation background information, objectives and goals by club Foundation Chair Dave Bunje.
10/29/2009: The Club`s own Baker-in-Residence, Ane Deister, gave an inspiring presentation about a trip to Honduras she took as part of a group from Faith Episcopal Church.
10/22/2009: Dr. Vicki L. Barber, Superintendent, El Dorado County Office of Education, gave an update on the status of education in El Dorado County.
10/15/2009: John Woodling spoke about problems, issues and the future of water and water supply in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta area.
10/08/2009: Dave Bunje and Jim Copeland came to talk about Compassion International and their recent trip to Burkina Faso in Africa.
10/01/2009: Jean Irwin, who is the resource person for literacy programs in Rotary District 5190, spoke on literacy related issues and programs that Rotary can adopt to improve literacy in our society.
09/24/2009: Bill Hughes and Paul Ryan discussed, and gave us a tour of, the new Cameron Park Community Center.
09/17/2009: David Publicover and Cara Prentiss gave an interesting and enlightening presentation on the El Dorado Trade School.
09/10/2009: District 5190 Governor Janice Gage was introduced by Area 6 Assistant Governor, Doyle Patrick for her annual Club visit.
09/03/2009: The First Tee organization was described by guest speaker Tom Kees.
08/27/2009: Norm and Luana Shumway who spoke on "There is a life after Congress". Thelma Scott Skillman, Folsom Lake College President also spoke of the new performing arts center.
08/20/2009: Mike Dugan presented information about the Job Seekers program, an eight session training program to build job seeking skills.
08/13/2009: Last week, the membership enjoyed the annual meeting at Bob Clarke’s Latrobe Vineyard.
08/06/2009: The annual meeting of the Cameron Park Rotary Community Foundation was called to order by Board member Bob Clarke.
07/30/2009: Nancy Ryan from Life Line Screening talked about increasing awareness of health issues, particular strokes.
07/23/2009: A Club Assembly was held to give officers an opportunity to report on the status of activities in their respective areas.
07/16/2009: Janeen Rich Coordinator/Instructor from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services gave a very informational program about hazardous materials spills.
07/09/2009: Pat Barron made his annual visit to raise awareness of Kacie’s Ride for Hope, a project which benefits agencies dealing with domestic violence in El Dorado County.
07/02/2009: Peter Voy, with his wife Jan, spoke of the organization Jan started called Furniture for Families.
06/18/2009: Head Coach Jason Tenner shared insights to the success of the football program at Ponderosa High School.
06/11/2009: Cameron Park Rotary met at the new Red Hawk Casino where General Manager Peter Fordham discussed the beautiful facility and its impact on the community.
06/04/2009: Star Walker spoke about the wide range of essential services to senior citizens offered by the El Dorado County Office of Human Services.
05/28/2009: The club met last week at the California State Military Museum in Old Town Sacramento.
05/21/2009: George Eckert talked about the impact of new and proposed legislation and regulations on the mortgage industry in California.
05/14/2009: Bill Ettlich presented a plan for a new international project to replace a water system in Mindanao in the Philippines.
05/07/2009: President Elect Bill Gallant filled in for missing President Iain Marshall and held a general Club meeting.
04/30/2009: The Rotary Club of Cameron Park was fortunate to have a Group Study Exchange team from Italy join us for lunch.
04/23/2009: Art Cort showed up with a slide projector and a stick to point out various Alaska and North West Canada trips that he took from 1979 to 2004.
04/16/2009: Dee Resso spoke about her second trip to Colima, Mexico to volunteer with Project Amigo.
04/09/2009: Larry George, retired Methodist Minister and former Cameron Park Rotarian, spoke about Palestine and Israel.
04/02/2009: President Iain Marshall took the opportunity to talk about the circumstances that led to his emigration to the United States.
03/26/2009: Bob Billingsley visited to talk about Cherokee philosophy and how he applies it to his daily life.
03/19/2009: Club member Shiva Frentzen told her story of living in Iran before and after the 1979 revolution.
03/12/2009: The Rotary Club of Cameron Park hosted the annual Area Student Music Contest.
03/05/2009: Greg Patton, President and CEO of Sierra Vista Bank compared and contrasted economic circumstances in the 1920s and 1930s with those of contemporary times.
02/26/2009: Intrepid world traveler Dave Sargent regaled his fellow Rotarians with stories from his June 2008 trip to the Galapagos Islands.
02/19/2009: Six Ponderosa High school students performed in the Club level District 5190 Youth Insrumental Music Contest.
02/12/2009: A Club Assembly was held last week to give members an opportunity to catch up on the status of club activities from Board members.
02/05/2009: The Annual Student Speech Contest featured five impressive students from Ponderosa High School.
01/29/2009: Frank Dibbell, Head Docent at the Cameron Park Rotary Community Observatory reported on the many activities ongoing at the observatory.
01/22/2009: Past District Governor Bob Dorr brought us up to date on the successful completion of the Agusan Marsh area boat project in Mindanao, Phillipines.
01/15/2009: Art Edwards spoke about the homeless shelter effort in El Dorado County by United Outreach.
01/08/2009: Bernie Dowse spoke about the Salvation Army and had some ideas for Rotarians at Work Day.
12/18/2008: Annual performance by the ponderosa high school choir
12/11/2008: Annual Rotary Club of Cameron Park Christmas Dinner and Auction.
12/04/2008: Sacramento Rotarian, Bruce hester, talked about his passions: history, science and world travel.
11/20/2008: Elfrena Foord, a Certified Financial Planner and a Sacramento Rotarian, gave a presentation entitled, “Money and Happiness: It’s not what you think.”
11/13/2008: Assistant Governor Bob Pope hosted the 4th Annual Area 6 Foundation Dinner and introduced featured speaker, Al Frumkin.
11/06/2008: November is Foundation month and Dave Bunje presented the annual overview of the Rotary Foundation.
10/30/2008: District Governor Wyn Spiller opened her remarks by telling how satisfying it was to personally administer polio vacine drops to at risk children.
10/26/2008: Susie Davies, Executive Director, and Dave Eggerton, a member of the Board of Directors of M.O.R.E. gave a very interesting program on the history, purpose and accomplishments of MORE in El Dorado County.
10/16/2008: David Ashby, Executive Director, and Judy Morris, Board Member and Pollock Pines Rotarian, were on hand to talk about New Morning Youth & Family Services.
10/09/2008: David Hagar shared his passion for Scouting and the positive impact that the BSA has on the youth of this country.
10/02/2008: Failure of Air Forces was the subject of Terry Wilson`s presentation.
09/25/2008: Cameron Park Community Service District discussed the progress on the new Community Center.
09/18/2008: Gail Saylor, President of the Board of Directors, and Peter Harman, Assistant Unit Directer, spoke about the Boys and Girls Club of Eldorado County Western Slope.
09/11/2008: Colonel Ken Ashworth talked about the California State Military Reserve.
09/04/2008: Scott Kemp, Season Ticket Account Manager for the Sacramento River Cats was on hand to talk about the River Cat organization, the team and ticket sales.
08/28/2008: Mike Neal talked about his career.
08/21/2008: Annual meeting at the Latrobe Vinyards
08/14/2008: Shannon Guzzo described her trip to Antarctica.
08/07/2008: The program time was devoted to the Annual Meeting of the membership of the Cameron Park Rotary Community Foundation.
07/31/2008: David Greenwood, founder and Director of the Greenwood Hypnosis and Wellness Center in Folsom gave entertaining and useful insights to the topic of hypnosis.
07/17/2008: Debbie Betts, Equity Loan Officer for Bank of America specializing in Reverse Mortgages, gave a most informative and interesting presentation on reverse mortgages.
07/10/2008: The guest speaker was Mark Finan, Chief Meteorologist for KCRA, Channel 3, in Sacramento.
06/26/2008: Six veteran Cameron Park Rotarians were honored last week for their continued meritorious service over the years to their community and the world.
06/19/2008: Cameron Park Rotarians Jana Ellerman and Iain Marshall gave a comprehensive overview of long term care and related issues.
06/12/2008: Pat Barron and Kelly Plag talked about Kacie’s Ride for Hope, a fund raising effort to end domestic violence.
06/05/2008: Luke Miller gave a brief seminar on residential solar energy.
05/29/2008: Stephanie Cuellar and Mike Sproull spoke about the Red Hawk Casino.
05/22/2008: We were privileged to hear Beth DeCaprio, Executive Director of the Grace Foundation, explain the functions of that organization.
05/15/2008: Tim Ruffin, District Membership Chair, gave an informative and interesting talk on the topic of Rotary Membership Recruitment.
05/08/2008: Bob Rohwer, a docent at the California State Railroad Museum, gave a very interesting presentation of that facility which is located in Old Sacramento.
05/01/2008: Sherry Smith. Superintendent of the EDHS District, was on hand to discuss Measure Q.
04/24/2008: We got the chance to learn a lot about four individual members of our club and we were reminded of the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our members.
04/17/2008: The program was about the American River Conservancy, whose mission is to protect and enhance natural habitats through conservation, education and stewardship.
04/10/2008: Last week, we heard about ongoing research on autism from Dr. Blythe Corbett of the M.I.N.D. Institute at the University of California, Davis.
04/03/2008: Eleven former Presidents of the Rotary Club of Cameron Park each recalled highlights from their term in office.
03/27/2008: Patrick Day told of the plight of orphans in Russia and the efforts of Russian Orphan Rescue, Inc.
03/20/2008: Dave Sargent recalled his recent travels with his wife Carol to Australia and New Zealand.
03/13/2008: What better way to get in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day than to have Liam Irish demonstrate many of the instruments that are commonly heard all over the Emerald Isle.
03/06/2008: Mike Collom, a Director of the Rotary Community Foundation, unveiled that long anticipated Rotary Club of Cameron Park, Community Foundation Endowment Fund.
02/28/2008: The Annual Area Speech Contest provides a good reason for the four clubs in the area to have a joint meeting and enjoy fellowship over dinner and a glass of wine.
02/21/2008: Watching a thirty-five minute video of Ruth Cameron recalling the history and growth of Cameron Park was bittersweet for members of the Rotary Club of Cameron Park.
02/14/2008: Dale van Dam, Dean of Instruction at the El Dorado Center of the Folsom Lake Community College. informed us of the facilities and programs available at the Center.
02/07/2008: The Rev. Craig Kuehn of the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour in Placerville talked about the El Dorado Healthy Marriages Coalition.
01/31/2008: The Annual Club Speech Contest yielded five very bright and articulate students from Ponderosa High School.
01/24/2008: Vinny Catalano gave his views on the current and projected state of health coverage in California.
01/17/2008: High School Docents Serving the Observatory gave an update about their experiences at the Observatory
01/10/2008: Bob Dorr and Jim Buckley reported on the project to launch a combined library and health center boat in the Agusan Marsh.
01/03/2008: Betty Connolly, Principal of the Special Education programs for the El Dorado County Office of Education, spoke about programs for autistic children.
12/20/2007: The award winning Ponderosa High School Choir gave their annual performance.
12/13/2007: Local author, Helene Vorce-Tish, gave fascinating insights to her book, Fencing with Danger.
12/06/2007: Over 110 attendees enjoyed Filets and Chicken Wellington at the annual Christmas dinner and auction.
11/29/2007: There was a full house to hear Sacramento Bee Columnist Dan Walters talk about California State Government
11/08/2007: Jeff Henderson, Executive Director of Snowline Hospice was on hand to talk about Snowline’s services.
11/01/2007: David Bunje made an excellant presentation on the Rotary Foundation
10/25/2007: Sam Driggers told of efforts on the part of the County government to retain, expand and attract businesses to El Dorado County.
10/18/2007: Motivational speaker, John Tillitson, draws from a background rich in experiences to teach listeners to build successful relations by being understanding and good to others.
10/11/2007: Reinette Senum told an amazing story about her 1,500 mile trek across Alaska.
10/04/2007: Rotarian Terri Jessen, MBA, from El Dorado Hills gave a thought provoking presentation on the differences between the male and female brains.
09/27/2007: Shiva Frentzen - Economic Development and Agri-Tourism in Kelowna, Canada.
09/20/2007: Andy Beal, the founder of MaxPreps, gave a presentation that may well have been entitled, “How to Succeed in Business in El Dorado County by Using Local Talent.”
09/13/2007: District Governor Vic Slaughter and his wife Kathie made his annual visit to our club.
09/06/2007: Paula Lee directs the community education program for the El Dorado Women’s Center.
08/30/2007: Ernie Hartley discussed his 40 year study of damage to alpine vegetation in Glacier National Park
08/23/2007: A Club Assembly was held to update the membership on the status of Club activities.
08/16/2007:Ron Zielske, Program Manager for Hands on El Dorado (HOED), gave an update on the achievements of this less than one year old organization.
08/09/2007: Former Cameron Park Rotarian John Wilson returned to regale the membership with stories from the time that he was a private pilot for the “Rich and Famous.”
08/02/2007: Bob Dorr and Jim Buckley gave a presentation on the proposed project to build and launch a floating library and health center on the Agusan Marsh in the Philippines
07/26/2007: Ken Cater, Deputy Commissioner for the State of California, Board of Parole Hearings, shared some rare insights into the workings of the parole system in California.
07/19/2007: Verne Sanders gave an enlightening talk about our Rotary Community Foundation at our annual trek to Latrobe Vineyards
07/12/2007: Ruth Schwartz, from High Performance Advocates discussed the characteristics of Generation Why
07/05/2007: Brittany McKenzie, Miss El Dorado 2007 and Marissa Santana, Miss Teen El Dorado 2007 and Misty DiVittorio, Competition Coordinator for the Miss El Dorado County Scholarship Program
06/28/2007: Dave Sargent gave a presentation about his recent trip to Iceland
06/21/2007: Cameron Park Rotarian, Jana Ellerman, gave a powerful and, at times, a very personal presentation on Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch
06/14/2007: Rosie Cox and Nancy Symons, from Partners in Care, gave a presentation about their services.
06/07/2007: Penny Hutchinson, a Director of the El Dorado Center for the Visually Impaired came to tell about the good works of her organization.
05/31/2007: Susan Dorsey and Tammy Troyer discuss CASA El Dorado
05/24/2007: Bob and Joanne Clarke celebrated Bob’s fifty years in Rotary
05/17/2007: Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD) Dave Crespo and Scott Flake gave a presentation on the Iowa Hill Pumped Storage Project
05/10/2007: Tim Leslie former State Senator and a member of the Board of Directors of Hope Unlimited spoke about the history and services of that organization.
05/03/2007: Carol Hodgson introduced a proposed international project to provide a floating library and health center in the Philippines
04/26/2007: Bob Clarke presented a video of all the good work that is being accomplished with $14,715 that the Rotary Club of Cameron Park sent to the District for disaster relief.
04/19/2007: The Placerville Rotary Club hosted the Area 6 Student Music Contest
04/12/2007: A highlight of the year is the annual student music contest
04/05/2007: Visit from the Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team from Thailand
03/29/2007: Program about the purpose and services of Snowline Hospice was presented by Mary Kay Walters-Perez, Director of Social and Spiritual Services
03/22/2007: Area Speech Contest
03/15/2007: Dr. Brenda Hanson-Smith reported on her work with One Tribe Foundation in the country of Eritrea.
03/08/2007: Nicole Gauthier, a lead docent at our observatory, gave an update on the Observatory and discussed Astronomy Day
03/01/2007: Kathye Russell and Kim Beal presented an interesting program on the make up and objectives of the El Dorado Business Alliance
02/22/2007: Annual Speech Contest
02/15/2007: Brian Shul. who spent four years flying the SR-71, gave us an exciting presentation of his experiences in the Air Force
02/08/2007: Cameron Park Rotary’s own Terry Wilson Cameron Park Rotary’s own Terry Wilson described his distinguished career in the U. S. Air Force
02/01/2007: Chuck LePere presented an outstanding program and video about Camp RYLA – 2006
01/25/2007: Cameron Park Rotarians joined Dave Bunje to give an update on relief efforts from Hurricane Katrina
01/18/2007: Rene Evans spoke about Hope House in Diamond Springs
01/11/2007: Gail Saylor and Veronica Robinson presented a program detailing the purpose and organization of JOB ONE
12/28/2006: Brian Silverthorn talked about how effective communication can make our lives better
12/21/2006: Len Rameriz gave a most informative and interesting presentation on rattlesnake removal.
12/14/2006: The Ponderosa High School Choir made their annual visit and delighted everyone
12/07/2006: Annual Cameron Park Rotary Club Christmas Dinner and Auction
11/30/2006: The owner of Foothill 7 Television, Michael Dennis gave an interesting review of his numerous endeavors
11/16/2006: Rotarians were given a detailed description of the California National Guard by Colonel Kenton L. Ashworth
11/09/2006: El Dorado County Sheriff Jeff Neves related his experiences with President Bush’s recent visit to El Dorado Hills
11/01/2006: Presentation by Dr. Scott Kellermann on his work with the Batwa Pygmies in Uganda
10/26/2006: Cameron Park Rotarian Bob Dorr returned to speak to his home club as the Governor of Rotary District 5190
10/19/2006: Bob Edwards gave an update on the Community Observatory. Bob also talked about his beagles and beagle trials.
10/12/2006: Karen Good, Executive Director of the Foundation for Community Health, Marshall Hospital
10/05/2006: Terry Wennig, the Buckeye Union School District Superintendent, spoke about a school facilty needs study
09/28/2006: Weekly Rotary Meeting held at the Observatory
09/21/2006: Don Huber, Special Education instructor, discussed the Workability program at the El Dorado Union High School District
09/14/2006: Sierra Law Enforcement Chaplain, Jacob Cohen traveled to New York for a vacation on September 10, 2001
09/07/2006: Dave Bunje, 2006-07 Cameron Park Rotary Foundation Chair, enlightened the membership on the good works of the Rotary Foundation
08/31/2006: Vicki Yorty, Executive Coordinator with the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council
08/24/2006: Dave Pratt, owner of D.K Cellars and President of the El Dorado County Wine Grape Growers Association.
08/17/2006: Terry Gherardi discussed obstacles to economic development in El Dorado County.
08/10/2006: Pesentation by Shiva Frentzen, President of the Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce
08/03/2006: Kathy Ince spoke about our local American Red Cross
07/27/2006: Joe Ryan did overview of Club organization and goals
07/22/2006: Debunking of Bill Vandergrift
07/13/2006: Mrs. Tracy Lee Tien spoke about life on the home front as the spouse of a U.S. soldier in Iraq
07/06/2006: Brian Jensen spoke about the local priorities of illegal immigration, flood control and energy
06/29/2006: Life Scouts Brandon Carlton and Jordan Kaiser described projects at the Observatory site
06/22/2006: Placerville Rotarian Ernie Hartley gave a very interesting talk about Henry Ford and the rise of the Ford Motor Company
06/15/2006: Rotarian Steve Long spoke on the Eminent Domain process of acquiring property for public projects
06/08/2006: Robert H. Miller, III presented an overview of the Highway 50 Corridor Economic Development Study.
05/31/2006: Dave Bunje and Fritz Engel discuss relief efforts in Mississippi
05/25/2006: Norm Krizl gave an informative presentation on agriculture in El Dorado County
05/18/2006: Impromptu Club Assembly
05/11/2006: Cherrie Raffety explained the function of Partners In Care
05/04/2006: Michelle Witt, Regional Director of the Open Line Foster Family Agency
04/27/2006: Dr. Mark Redor delivered a most informative lecture on colon cancer
04/20/2006: Dave Bunje told of his recent journey to Vancleave, Mississippi
04/13/2006: Elaine Whitehurst, spoke about her Rancheria and the proposed Foothill Oaks Casino
04/06/2006: Bob Dorr speaks about Rotary’s International Assembly
03/30/2006: Mike Holmes: Military Service
03/23/2006: Area Speech Contest
03/16/2006: Peggy Shannon, Artistic Director of the Sacramento Theatre Company
03/09/2006: Gary Lacy speaks about the duties of District Attorneys
03/02/2006: Club Assembly at the Hemalayas Restaurant in Cameron Park
02/23/2006: Annual Club Speech Contest
02/16/2006: El Dorado County Auditor-Controller, Joe Harn
02/09/2006: Bob Dorr & Terry Wilson discuss our Russian Projects
02/02/2006: Norm Headley, M.D. gave a thought provoking talk about health care
01/26/2006: Bob Clarke discusses what it was like to be a District Governor
01/19/2006: Observatory Project Update
01/12/2006: Ruth Cameron Day
01/05/2006: Luba Butko, our foreign exchange student from Russia visited to tell about her home city of Nakhodka, Russia
12/15/2005: Ponderosa High School choir present a Christmas program
12/08/2005: Record breaking Christmas Party and Auction for Cameron Park Rotary
12/01/2005: Cameron Park Rotarian Bob Clarke provided first hand recollections of the events December 7, 1941, in Pearl Harbor
11/17/2005: Former District Governor and current District Foundation Chair, Chuck Elizondo, told Rotarians about his recent trip to bring aid to people in Uganda
11/10/2005: Raj Rambob and Lloyd Ogan came to tell about the The United Outreach of El Dorado County
11/03/2005: Bob Laurie and architect Peter Wolfe talked about the El Dorado County Veterans Memorial
10/27/2005: Bill Center discusses the Lotus-Coloma Valley
09/29/2005: Club Assembly
09/29/2005: George Wheeldon discusses the El Dorado Irrigation District
09/22/2005: Tom Dillion talks about NETFLIX
09/15/2005: Mike Boyd discusses the UC Davis Medical Facility
09/08/2005: El Dorado County Sheriff Sergeant Jess Sesak Speaks about Iraq
09/01/2005: Club Assembly
08/25/2005: Doug Leisz, retired associate chief of the Forest Service
08/18/2005: Vicki Barber and Group sign Observatory Agreements
08/11/2005: McGregor Scott - US Attorney
08/04/2005: Senator Dave Cox
07/28/2005: Bob Laurie - ESGR
07/21/2005: Deborah Jones - Big Brothers Big Sisters
07/14/2005: District Governor Dave Bianchi
07/07/2005: Gary Gall Debunking
06/30/2005: Gary Gall presides over his final meeting as Club President
06/16/2005: Kaaren Boothroyd, Executive Director of the The Gold Discovery Park Association
06/06/2005: Impromptu Club Assembly
06/02/2005: “Creating Health, Naturally” was the topic related by Dr. Petrice Foxworthy
05/26/2005: All About Bats
05/12/2005: Stephanie Carlson, Blood bank Coordinator from the Marshall Community Blood Center.
05/12/2005: Forrest Lockhart - Astronomy
05/05/2005: Habitat for Humanity
04/28/2005: Kovars Martial Arts Demonstration
04/21/2005: Area Speach Contest
04/14/2005 Speaker: Brad Miller on What it means to be a Rotarian
04/07/2005 Speaker: Bill Kennedy on CASA El Dorado



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