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Club News
On Thursday, October 29th , Cameron Park Rotary donated a pallet, including 221 pairs of pants, to Green Valley Community Church to be distributed to homeless people. The clothes were divided among the programs for the homeless of Green Valley Community Church, Job’s Shelter of the Sierra, Project Room Key and Federated Church including the Nomadic Shelter. These groups provide clothing to the homeless and very needy. Within Cameron Park Rotary, this project was initiated by Joe Ryan who was also our contact with a major supplier, managed by Dick Franks, and the clothing was delivered by Steve Long and Richard Grieco.

Dr. Ed Manansala has been the County Superintendent of Schools for El Dorado County for nearly five years.  He related to us an overview of EDC schools and about how the Covid-19 virus is impacting our local schools and what is being done to ensure a safe learning environment.  Dr. Manansala’s tenure as the County Superintendent has been marked by strong collaboration with education and community leaders to increase achievement, equity, and successfully implement the California Statewide System of Support.  He is responsible for leading 31,126 students, 69 schools and 5,445 education staff in El Dorado County.  

The County still wants to stay with the hybrid model for education, even with the recent increase to the Purple Tier indicating Widespread risk of COVID-19 transmission.  Schools are one of the safest environments in the county.  Only 6 cases of transmission in schools have occurred this academic year while 6 districts are using hybrid model.
 
Members had questions about the equity challenges involved in distance learning.  Dr. Manansala said that there were those challenges, but they have largely been met.  All students either had or have been provided with devices to access the internet, and for those that needed it, internet access has been provided by county libraries and community colleges. As far as basic needs, Dina Gentry, Communication Director with EDCOE, told us that many students are lacking a warm winter coat.  An Annual Coat Drive is underway in which the goal is to be able to gather donations of $10,000 to be able to buy and distribute 400 coats.  See the Happy Bucks section below for how the club has reacted to this basic need.
 
Dr. Manansala told us that another way that we can help is just to offer our words of encouragement and praise to the hard-working teachers and staff in our County.  Since educators are teaching online and in-person, they are putting in many more hours of work than is typical.  This could be in the form of a formal acknowledgement or by inviting teachers to our meetings to acknowledge them.  The attendees enthusiastically thanked Dr. Manansala and Ms. Gentry for their educational and moving presentation!
 
For those who missed the meeting, the introduction and Dr. Manansala's presentation start at the 5:04 point at this FaceBook link. - drag the progress marker dot to that time.
 
 
 
 
 
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.  Since he regularly features our Club events, as well as short segments highlighting our Club, the Club, represented by PP and Foundation Chair, Bill Hughes, made a donation of $500 to Gary on behalf of Channel 2 at our last meeting.
Rotary International News
In a time of social upheaval, where should America go?

Chicago Rotarian Xavier Ramey says the key to creating an equitable society is understanding where we’ve been

Rotarians pledge to restore the monarch butterfly’s disappearing habitat

Seventy-five percent of the world’s plant species are dependent on pollinators, such as the monarch, to survive

History: A Home for Headquarters

The idea that Rotary should own its headquarters dates back at least to the 1920 convention, when RI President Albert Adams said that he hoped to someday see the headquarters in a beautiful building of Rotary’s own.

 
 
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Cameron Park Country Club
P. O. Box 366
Cameron Park, CA 95682
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Cameron Park Country Club
3201 Royal Dr.
Cameron Park, CA 95682
United States of America
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(530) 676-7860
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