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Cameron Park
Service Above Self
Thursdays at Noon
Cameron Park Country Club
3201 Royal Dr.
Cameron Park, CA  95682
United States
(916) 342-7117
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Next Meeting
Annie Winters, Progress House

Progress House, Inc. was established in 1973 as a place where a variety of addictions can be identified and treated. They respond to the increasing numbers of residents who have addiction issues that are interfering with their quality of life and ability to contend with the issues facing them in their daily encounters.

Annie Winter, Human Resources Coordinator for Progress House, faces those increasing numbers on a daily basis. She has the responsibility for maintaining 24 hour/7day per week staffing for six-in- house facilities in El Dorado County with a total count of 80 beds. She is truly the face of Progress House whose mission "is to provide quality comprehensive services for persons and communities whose lives have been affected by addiction.  We accomplish this by providing a complete continuum of comprehensive, evidence based services including detoxification, residential, outpatient treatment and transitional living."

Annie will be sharing the frightening varieties of addiction in our El Dorado County communities, as well as the epidemic of addiction that is facing the nation.

Last Meeting
Local Projects
Past President Joe Ryan spoke about our on-going local projects:
The bicycle program: Each month about 50-60 old bicycles are collected by El Dorado Disposal, taken to the prison by club members, refurbished by a dedicated inmate, and then distributed by Cameron Park Rotarians and Moose to children and the homeless. The program has been ongoing since the late 1980’s and has distributed many thousands of bicycles.
The Community Observatory: The observatory, which has two (a 17” and a 14”) reflecting telescopes plus the outdoor Arthur Cort Sky Theater, was donated by Cameron Park Rotary and opened in 2006.
        Our club remains involved in the project. We built a small building to house a remote Solar Imaging telescope. It was completed 2017 and is awaiting installation of the telescope by the observatory docents. In 2018 we will expand the seating of the Sky Theater and install additional safety railings.
Every year 
  • Cameron Park Rotary awards six or seven $2,000 academic scholarships to graduating Ponderosa High School students.
  • The Cameron Park Rotary Community Foundation awards vocational grants for the Darol Rasmussen Endowment Fund.
  • We distribute dictionaries to 3rd graders in our county.
Last Meeting
International Projects
Past District Governor Roger Hassler began by reminding us of the many local projects the club has done and then telling us why he is so passionate about international projects. Like many of us who have traveled in developing countries, he has seen the effects of poverty and undue government control on the people who live there.
          Roger reminded us that Bill Gates has stated numerous times that assisting people to have better lives has made this world a better place and a safer place to live. Our world has less dictators than ever before, we have less conflicts than ever before; yes we do see too many conflicts with groups like ISIS, the Taliban, and Boko Haram but their influence is becoming smaller, again because of help from organizations like Rotary. Remember that world peace is one of Rotary's major goals.
          Our club has done some outstanding work in support that goal around the world. The medical boat and water projects in the Philippines and the building of shelters fro indigenous people in Costa Rica are prime examples of what our club has done with the support of matching grants from the Rotary Foundation.
         When we donate to the Rotary Foundation we are making progress to remove the need to send our sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters overseas to combat those who would enslave others.
         Roger told us why he is so passionate about water projects and sanitation projects. When DK Lee was the Rotary International President we learned that 25,000 kids under the age of 5 die each day because of waterborne disease and dehydration.  We know that in certain areas girls cannot go to school because it is their job to fetch the water that the family needs, some times traveling up to five miles twice a day with the burden of heavy containers of water. We also know that young girls will miss days at school because they do not have the proper sanitation and privacy to tend to their monthly cycle. Finally, we all have heard, even been warned, that our need for water will eventually lead to more conflict than the world has ever known. That is why Roger believes that the more we can do to solve these problems, the more we are doing to obtain the goal of world peace.
         Now about the plans for this Rotary year: We had planned to start a project earlier by supporting the Rotary Club in Jaco, Costa Rica, with a Zika prevention program providing mosquito nets to prevent this infestation. Just as we were getting ready to submit the grant the Costa Rican government took over the project, ending that as a club project.
          So now Roger is working with the president of the same club on a potential project to build restroom blocks near the beach to improve tourism and sanitation in this area. Of course, this is a community development project, which has a water and sanitation element.
          One of the best things about international efforts is the opportunity for our club members to visit these sites and be involved with the project. He is working with the Jaco club to perhaps establish a Rotary Exchange where some of our club members would travel to and be hosted by the Jaco club and then we would return the favor by hosting their club members when we return home.
Feb 08, 2018
Progress House
Feb 15, 2018
Rotary Foundation
Feb 22, 2018
UC Davis Healthcare System
Mar 01, 2018
Placerville Art Gallery
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Upcoming Events
CP Rotary Board Meeting
Bel Air meeting room
Feb 06, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Roaring 20s Monte Carlo Night
Feb 23, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CP Rotary Board Meeting
Bel Air meeting room
Mar 06, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
CP Rotary Board Meeting
Bel Air meeting room
Apr 03, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Anne Eckert - Our Club recently re-joined the Cameron Park/Shingle Springs Chamber of Commerce.
                  - A letter from one of our scholarship recipients was routed.
Ben Young - Our Club speech contest for Ponderosa High School participants will be on 3-15-18.
                  - The date for our Club music contest will be determined soon.
Tiffany Triveri - The Roaring 20s Casino night fund raiser for scholarships is on Friday 2-23-18. We need 100+ tickets sold to be profitable.
Guests & Visitors
Prospective members Jayne Anderson, Rebecca Peña, and Jordan Triveri.
Happy (or Not) Bucks
  • Bob Clarke -- $10 for visiting his old Rotary Club in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
  • Bob Edwards - $20 for wishing Laurie a quick recovery from her current illness. (Anne reported that Laurie was much better and staying home to avoid giving it to some of us.)
Upcoming Words of Wisdom/Greeter/Front Desk Assignments
February 8, 2018 - Words of Wisdom by Mike Dugan; the Greeter will be Tom Elken; and Ulla Petersen will be at the front desk
February 15, 2018 - Words of Wisdom by Tiffany Triveri; the Greeter will be Sandra Le Paugh; and Tom Elken will be at the front desk
February 22, 2018 - Words of Wisdom by Roger Hassler; the Greeter will be Tom Elken; and Dave Sargent will be at the front desk
March 22, 2017 – Words of Wisdom by TBD; the Greeter will be Roger Hassler; and Ken Bryant will be at the front desk
Cameron Park Rotary Future Programs
Rotary Board Meeting
President Anne
Annie Winter
HR Director Progress House
Bill Hughes
Don Fuller
RI Foundation /Video/Speaker
Don Fuller
Jennifer Marsteen
UC Davis
President Anne Referral
Casino Night
Fun Raiser
PE Tiffany
Paul Cockerell
Placerville Art Gallery: Photographer
Bill Hughes
Rotary Board Meeting
President Anne
District RI Foundation Dinner
No Rotary Lunch
Don Fuller
Apple Hill Country Club
Student Speech Contest
Ponderosa Students
Ben Young
Steve Zeller
Beyond the Boomer Business Generation
Bill Ettlich
Folsom Lake College
Observations of Communications at CPR
Rotary Board Meeting
President Anne
Student Music Contest
Ben Young
Frank Zappettini/Karen Schelnutt
Sugar Loaf 2018
Dave Crofut
Community Showcase/Mixer Event
SS/CP Chamber, CPCSD, Channel 2, CP Rotary Club (Dark at CPCC)
Bill Hughes, Mike Dugan