Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Cameron Park
Service Above Self
Thursdays at Noon
Cameron Park Country Club
3201 Royal Dr.
Cameron Park, CA  95682
United States of America
(530) 306-9011
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Next Meeting: March 21, 2019:  Jill Ritzman and Margaret Mohr
Jill Ritzman and Margaret Mohr will provide an update on the Cameron Park Community Services District and Cameron Park events.
Last Meeting, Mar-14, 2019—Kevin Cadden and Bruce Olenchuk
Kevin Cadden is principal of Buckeye Elementary school and Bruce Olenchuk is an Intel retiree and chairman of the STEM Club at that school.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Kevin went over some of the demographics and challenges at Buckeye Elementary:  There are 383 students in grades K-5 during the last academic year, with the following characteristics:  English learners, 30;  Foster Youth, 3; Homeless, 8; Students with disabilities, 55; Socioeconomically Disadvantaged (SED), 197.  When schools have over 40% of students classified as SED, like Buckeye, they are considered a Title 1 school and get federal support.  Title 1 funds are used to serve all children to raise academic achievement
Kevin met Bruce in 2013 and suggested that he form a STEM club at his school.  As an Intel retiree, Bruce was able to get Intel support to obtain his teaching credentials.  Bruce reviewed some of the areas where STEM is used in the broader economy: communications, video games, animated movies, cars, computers and tablet development, building design, energy and computer programming.  Engineering and science projects that Bruce introduced to the club members included: paper airplanes, building a harmonica, indoor slingshot, building a bucket tower, a seismic shake of structures they built, conductors and insulators, and building a hovercraft.
Technology and Math comes in more with the programming projects.  Using a MIT-developed block oriented programming language students are able to write code that can for example tell a robot what to do in various situations.  The math comes in when using angles and distances to define motion on a screen or by the robot.  Using a 3D printer, the students have built a table, a castle, and a labyrinth game (on a tilting table with a ball).
After the excellent presentation by Kevin and Bruce, our Rotarians were wishing that they had a STEM club when they were in elementary school.
Mar 21, 2019
Update on the Community Service District and Cameron Park events
Mar 28, 2019
Apr 04, 2019
Apr 11, 2019
The Rotary Club of Cameron Park Community Observatory with CASA lunches
Apr 18, 2019
El Dorado County Chief Administrative Officer
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Upcoming Events
CP Rotary Board Meeting
Dave Crofut's Office
Apr 02, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
CP Rotary Board Meeting
Dave Crofut's Office
May 07, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
CP Rotary Community Foundation Board Meeting
Verne Sander's office
May 14, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:30 PM
CP Rotary Board Meeting
Dave Crofut's Office
Jun 04, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Bill Hughes - The 6th annual Cameron Park Community Showcase will be held on April 10, at 5:00-7:00 at the CP Community Center. Lots of food, entertainment, etc.
     - New CP Rotary Club brochures are on the tables. Please review and suggest any needed changes.
Bill Ettlich - A voting ballot has been received for the Rotary International Conference. Each club gets 1 vote.
Tiffany Fagundes - Tiffany's last meeting will be 4-25. Spouses and guests will be included.
Don Fuller - Our Club has surpassed this year's target for contributions to the Rotary Foundation. Don encouraged all members to participate.
Dick Franks - Contributors to Rotary International can tell him the direction for their contributions, e.g. RI Foundation, Polio +, etc.
Vickie Christensen McLain - 440 people attended the Presidents Elect Training Seminar (PETS) last week.
     - A Club Leadership Conference will be held in Reno on 4-6.
     - The Shingle Springs Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce is seeking teen age candidates for King and Queen of Shingle Springs.
Dave Crofut - Planning meetings with the El Dorado Hills Club are starting for Wine at Town Center. Volunteers appreciated.
Guests & Visitors.
Happy (or Not) Bucks
Bill Hughes $25 for the members who attended and helped with the EDUHS Career Night at Union Mine High School.
Jim Webb - $50 toward his Paul Harris Fellowship for his and their grandson's birthdays.
Dave Sargent - $10 for completing his duties with the successful Ponderosa Foundation's fund raiser.
Joe Ryan - $20 for his birthday.
Birthdays in March
Tiffany Fafundes
Dick Franks
Gary Gall
Joe Ryan
Jim Webb
Doug Xiques
None reported this month
Anniversaries in March
Sabrina and Alex Ho
Upcoming Words of Wisdom/Greeter/Front Desk Assignments
March 21, 2019 – Words of Wisdom by Roger Hassler; the Greeter will be Sandra LeBaugh; and Bill Ettlich will be at the front desk
March 28, 2019 – Words of Wisdom by Tom Elken; the Greeter will be Greg Wood; and Ulla Petersen will be at the front desk
April 4, 2019 – Words of Wisdom by Dick Franks; the Greeter will be Sean Cox; and Mike Dugan will be at the front desk
April 11, 2019 – Words of Wisdom by TBA; the Greeter will be Jim Webb; and TBA will be at the front desk
April 18, 2019 – Words of Wisdom by Mike Dugan; the Greeter will be TBA; and Bill Hughes will be at the front desk
April 25, 2019 – Words of Wisdom by TBA; the Greeter will be TBA; and TBA will be at the front desk
May 2, 2019 – Words of Wisdom by Dick Franks; the Greeter will be Dick Crofut; and TBA will be at the front desk
May 9, 2019 – Words of Wisdom by TBA; the Greeter will be Mike Dugan; and TBA will be at the front desk