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First Thursday at 6:00 PM all others at noon
Clark's Corner
12 E. Main St.
Ione, CA  95640
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Ten Amador County eight grade students were graduated Sunday from Rotary’s Eight Grade Leadership Camp (REGL) held annually at Grizzly Creek Ranch near Portola, CA. Each year 10 students are selected by their teachers and principals to attend a three day session of classes, and outdoor activities designed to build confidence, self-esteem, and trust in others.
 
 
 
Rich Hoffman met with the Ione Rotary to tell the story of how Margaret Dalton brought the Jackson Rancheria Casino from dream to reality. Mr. Hoffman the Casino's long time CEO and promoter is responsible for numerous grants of money and services throughout the Ione area as well as all of Amador County.
 
 
 
Rotary Happenings
 
Rotary Club of Ione
 
August 2014
Newly inducted President of Ione Rotary Jim Rooney and his wife Mariya
 
 
 
 
At the end of June, my year as president of the Club comes to an end, and I would like to thank each of you for your support over the past 12 months. It's hard to believe it is almost over. It has been a good year and one that I have enjoyed being a part of. Together, we have accomplished a great deal and I would like to highlight our accomplishments over the year. I would also like to thank the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs for their dedication and outstanding leadership.
Outgoing Ione Rotary President Sharon Long
 
 
 
The Club Rotary of Ione presented the Interfaith Food Bank, a check
for $5,000. Left to right: Tom Thompson, Exec Director of the Interfaith
Food Bank, past Rotary President, Sharon Long, current Rotary President,
Jim Rooney

 
 
 
 
Rotary President-Elect George Lambert presents a Rotary gift to Autumn Cramer an Argonaut High School Junior was one of two students sent to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) at Grizzly Creek Ranch outside of Portola, CA
 
 
  

The crown jewel of the Evalynn Bishop Hall (EBH) Phase II project was the installation of a 2000 gallon grease interceptor, which separates fats and other wastes from grey water holding them for collection and recycling.  
 
 
 
 

December Events

Our December 5th evening meeting will be held in the front dining area at Clark’s Corner. We are shooting for 40 attendees, so bring your friend and family to enjoy this special performance by the Ione Elementary School Red Ribbon Choir and the Violin Group. These two groups of young people are so special and will warm your heart. The Choir is students from 1st to 5th grades and they will sing songs from their upcoming holiday production on December 13 & 14. Ten of the advanced violin group will perform classical numbers. As a club, we have supported both of these groups.

 The Club Christmas Party is planned for Friday evening, December 20th, hosted by Richard and Laurie Forster. So, start thinking of your Secret Santa gift that is $20 or less. Gag gifts are the best, but regular useful gifts are accepted as well—your choice. The meat will be provided, and you will be asked to bring a side dish. We’ll be looking for your RSVP in early December. So mark your calendar. Guests are invited.

 Interfaith Food Bank Projects Make a Difference

 Tom Thompson Executive Director of the Interfaith Food Bank spoke to our Club in November and talked of the need to serve over 6000 individual and 300 plus families each year. Donations are generous during the holiday times, but lean during the middle of the year. Our club presented a check for $1000. In addition, the birthday basket and coupon programs continue to be a huge success. Judy Finch just completed 100 birthday bags and presented them to the food bank. The coupons that she collects allow the volunteers to purchase items at a deep discount. Tom reported the $2000 in needed items cost the food bank $35 by using coupons. Coupons are collected at the Ione Post Office , senior exercise group and church.

 The Rotary Foundation – End of Year Donations

 We are all aware of the outstanding work The Rotary Foundation does worldwide. It is through individual efforts that make this happen. The goal of the Foundation and our Club as well is to have Every Rotarian, Every Year, contribute something to the Foundation. It is getting close to the end of the year, and your donation, regardless of size is a tax deduction for you. Members interested can write a check to the Rotary Club of Ione or to the Foundation and give it to Foundation Chair Jake Herfel for processing. In December we will honor those members who have donated (over time) $1000 and they will received Paul Harris recognition at our December evening meeting. There are two way to view your Foundation account. Go online to rotaryinternational.com and look at your account, or contact Jake Herfel for this information. Our club benefits each year from the Foundation through applying for a District Simplified Grant for community projects. Please consider a donation to the Foundation, in any amount before year end.

 

 
 
During her visit Governor Puliz presented Paul Harris Awards acknowledging seven Ione Rotarians who have each given $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation for global good works as well as here in our community. Image
 

 
 

Carisa Swason is a Senior at Amador High School and Kobie Pettis is a Senior at Argonaut High School both attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy after selection by New Generations Committee of The Ione Rotary.Image

From the left are: Carisa Swason and Kobie Pettis

 

 
 
Ione Rotary prepares Birthday Bags regularly for clients of the Amador Interfaith Food BankImage
 

 
 

Rotary International’s District 5190 is the largest, land area, district in this country covering Nevada north of Las Vegas and northeastern California. The Rotary Club of Ione took home 6 award during the District Conference held in Reno May 17th through 19th.

 

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The proud Board of Directors of The Rotary Club of Ione are from left to right: Sharon Long President Elect for 2013-2014, Jake Herfel Foundation Chairman, Skip Schaufel Executive Secretary, Rick Kreth Treasurer, Dave Wardall Club Administration Chairman, and President Larry Costick, not shown are Past President and Membership Chairman Richard Forster and New Generations Chairman George Lambert

 
 
 

In November of last year Rotary District 5190, covering north eastern California and northern Nevada, tried an experimental program providing leadership training to a select group of Eighth Grade students from 17 of its’ Rotary Clubs. Dubbed (REGL) Rotary Eighth Grade Leadership program it included Amador County’s four Rotary Clubs, which sent 10 students. Ione and Plymouth Foothill Rotary’s shared the $1,500 cost of sending 5 Ione Middle School students, selected by Principle Dr. Bill Murray, to the three day training at Grizzly Creek Ranch just east of Portola in Plumas, County. Image

Ione Middle School Eighth Grade Leaders receive Rotary International’s Four Way Test

From the left: Larry Costick, Jaida Edwards, Jake Herfel, Sharon Long, Miles Tomczak, Zoey Peters, Principle Bill Murray, and Katy Hirschfelt

 

 
 
 

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From the left: Speaker Richard King, Dinner Organizer Sharon Long, Ione President Larry Costick, Jackson President Jim Wilmarth and his wife Jody, District 5190 Governor Sam Wilbanks, Amador Upcountry President Roberta Pickett, and Area 7 Assistant Governor Paul Karnaze

 
 
 

 

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After two months of almost constant work a contingent of workers from Ione's service clubs and good Samaritans had nearly completed their tasks as the day of the event arrived. Four hundred and sixty seven tickets were sold and about four hundred and fifty hungry people were fed. This was called the best crab we had ever served by several very pleased patrons.

The arrival of the Norovirus to our area as well and colds and flu took a toll on some ticket holders. Some partners and spouses were able to take dinner’s home to their shut-ins but everyone else ate until they burst.

 
 
 

 

The tradition of self help continues in Ione, CA as members or 5 service clubs as well as independent caterers join in remodeling the community hall in Howard Park

From the left Dave Elliott, Dave Wardall, Tom Bamert, Doug Hawkins, Jake Herfel, Tom Sears Larry Rhoades, Joe Sargent, Ron Spears, Jerry Sargent, Dan Maddox and Bruce Brazil have just finished lifting this 18’ 4X12 header into place.

Photo and article by Larry Costick

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Richard Forster's Project for the 2011-13 year was to renovate a 150+ year old building in

downtown Ione at 25 E. Main Street, which belongs to the Native Sons of the Golden West Parlor 33.

 
 
 
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ClubRunner secures all your private information using the latest security technologies. Hosted in a world class data centre with redundant power, Internet backbones and 24/7 security and monitoring, you can rest assured that your club data is safe and protected. Your members' contact information is secured behind unique logins and passwords. Access to information is also restricted, for example, a member can only view the list of members, but can modify his or her own personal information.

Data on the server is protected by TCP/IP filtering, firewall and anti-virus software that protect against any unauthorized intrusion. Backups of data are made daily and stored off-site.

 
 

Richard Forster's Project for the 2011-13 year was to renovate a 150+ year old building in

downtown Ione at 25 E. Main Street, which belongs to the Native Sons of the Golden West Parlor 33.

 
 

 

The tradition of self help continues in Ione, CA as members or 5 service clubs as well as independent caterers join in remodeling the community hall in Howard Park

From the left Dave Elliott, Dave Wardall, Tom Bamert, Doug Hawkins, Jake Herfel, Tom Sears Larry Rhoades, Joe Sargent, Ron Spears, Jerry Sargent, Dan Maddox and Bruce Brazil have just finished lifting this 18’ 4X12 header into place.

Photo and article by Larry Costick

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After two months of almost constant work a contingent of workers from Ione's service clubs and good Samaritans had nearly completed their tasks as the day of the event arrived. Four hundred and sixty seven tickets were sold and about four hundred and fifty hungry people were fed. This was called the best crab we had ever served by several very pleased patrons.

The arrival of the Norovirus to our area as well and colds and flu took a toll on some ticket holders. Some partners and spouses were able to take dinner’s home to their shut-ins but everyone else ate until they burst.

 
 

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From the left: Speaker Richard King, Dinner Organizer Sharon Long, Ione President Larry Costick, Jackson President Jim Wilmarth and his wife Jody, District 5190 Governor Sam Wilbanks, Amador Upcountry President Roberta Pickett, and Area 7 Assistant Governor Paul Karnaze

 
 

In November of last year Rotary District 5190, covering north eastern California and northern Nevada, tried an experimental program providing leadership training to a select group of Eighth Grade students from 17 of its’ Rotary Clubs. Dubbed (REGL) Rotary Eighth Grade Leadership program it included Amador County’s four Rotary Clubs, which sent 10 students. Ione and Plymouth Foothill Rotary’s shared the $1,500 cost of sending 5 Ione Middle School students, selected by Principle Dr. Bill Murray, to the three day training at Grizzly Creek Ranch just east of Portola in Plumas, County. Image

Ione Middle School Eighth Grade Leaders receive Rotary International’s Four Way Test

From the left: Larry Costick, Jaida Edwards, Jake Herfel, Sharon Long, Miles Tomczak, Zoey Peters, Principle Bill Murray, and Katy Hirschfelt

 

 
 

Rotary International’s District 5190 is the largest, land area, district in this country covering Nevada north of Las Vegas and northeastern California. The Rotary Club of Ione took home 6 award during the District Conference held in Reno May 17th through 19th.

 

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The proud Board of Directors of The Rotary Club of Ione are from left to right: Sharon Long President Elect for 2013-2014, Jake Herfel Foundation Chairman, Skip Schaufel Executive Secretary, Rick Kreth Treasurer, Dave Wardall Club Administration Chairman, and President Larry Costick, not shown are Past President and Membership Chairman Richard Forster and New Generations Chairman George Lambert

 
 

Ethel is the wonder cow because for at least the last 12 years she has helped The Rotary Club of Ione raise thousands of dollars for area scholarships and educational programs.


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Ione Rotarian's Jake Herfel, Larry Costick, Tom Bamert, George Lambert, Rick Kreth, Donna Ogelvie, Judy Finch, and Jerry Cassesi with Ethel the wonder cow prepare to march in Ione’s Homecoming Parade. Photo by Richard Forster

 

 

 
 

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From the left: Richard Forster, Judy Finch, George Lambert, Jake Herfel, Sharon Long, Andrew Tanis, and Jim Rooney

Rotary International (RI) and more than 34,000 clubs worldwide change their officers and Boards of Directors July 1st of every year. Sharon Long Ione Club's new President has mapped out projects for her 2013-2014 year and has been very busy adopting many new procedural changes instituted by RI over the last several months.

 
 

December Events

Our December 5th evening meeting will be held in the front dining area at Clark’s Corner. We are shooting for 40 attendees, so bring your friend and family to enjoy this special performance by the Ione Elementary School Red Ribbon Choir and the Violin Group. These two groups of young people are so special and will warm your heart. The Choir is students from 1st to 5th grades and they will sing songs from their upcoming holiday production on December 13 & 14. Ten of the advanced violin group will perform classical numbers. As a club, we have supported both of these groups.

 The Club Christmas Party is planned for Friday evening, December 20th, hosted by Richard and Laurie Forster. So, start thinking of your Secret Santa gift that is $20 or less. Gag gifts are the best, but regular useful gifts are accepted as well—your choice. The meat will be provided, and you will be asked to bring a side dish. We’ll be looking for your RSVP in early December. So mark your calendar. Guests are invited.

 Interfaith Food Bank Projects Make a Difference

 Tom Thompson Executive Director of the Interfaith Food Bank spoke to our Club in November and talked of the need to serve over 6000 individual and 300 plus families each year. Donations are generous during the holiday times, but lean during the middle of the year. Our club presented a check for $1000. In addition, the birthday basket and coupon programs continue to be a huge success. Judy Finch just completed 100 birthday bags and presented them to the food bank. The coupons that she collects allow the volunteers to purchase items at a deep discount. Tom reported the $2000 in needed items cost the food bank $35 by using coupons. Coupons are collected at the Ione Post Office , senior exercise group and church.

 The Rotary Foundation – End of Year Donations

 We are all aware of the outstanding work The Rotary Foundation does worldwide. It is through individual efforts that make this happen. The goal of the Foundation and our Club as well is to have Every Rotarian, Every Year, contribute something to the Foundation. It is getting close to the end of the year, and your donation, regardless of size is a tax deduction for you. Members interested can write a check to the Rotary Club of Ione or to the Foundation and give it to Foundation Chair Jake Herfel for processing. In December we will honor those members who have donated (over time) $1000 and they will received Paul Harris recognition at our December evening meeting. There are two way to view your Foundation account. Go online to rotaryinternational.com and look at your account, or contact Jake Herfel for this information. Our club benefits each year from the Foundation through applying for a District Simplified Grant for community projects. Please consider a donation to the Foundation, in any amount before year end.

 

 
 

Carisa Swason is a Senior at Amador High School and Kobie Pettis is a Senior at Argonaut High School both attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy after selection by New Generations Committee of The Ione Rotary.Image

From the left are: Carisa Swason and Kobie Pettis

 

 
 

Amador and Calaveras Counties raise money each year to help children buy warm clothing for the winter. Service groups all over both counties setup collection stations where donations of cash and checks are received and reported to Home Town Radio. In the week following the fund raiser volunteers from the schools and community escort the children to K-Mart where they choose the styles and colors of their new clothes. 100% of the money collected goes to the children the administration of the funds is done by volunteers. The highlight of this story is that two huge donations came in from new residents that pushed Ione's total collection to over $8,000; incredible!

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Fellow Rotarian and owner of the Ione Plaza Market Doug Knutsen hangs our banner and provides a warm space to out group during the two days of collections.

 
 
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
 
 
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
 
 

 

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Bill Gates meets with Rotary members and other polio supporters

 

 

14 March 2013 – Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, met March 14 with members of Rotary and other supporters of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. The rally preceded a lunch briefing for Congressional staff members to stress the importance of continued U.S. support for the worldwide campaign to eradicate the crippling childhood disease. Launched by Rotary and its partners in 1988, the initiative has reduced the incidence of polio by more than 99 percent, from 350,000 cases a year to barely 220 in 2012. Rotary and Gates urge the world community to commit to the final push needed to stop the virus in the countries where it remains endemic – Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan – thereby preventing a resurgence that could quickly paralyze hundreds of thousands of children within a few years. To learn more, visit endpolio.org.

 

 
 
  

The crown jewel of the Evalynn Bishop Hall (EBH) Phase II project was the installation of a 2000 gallon grease interceptor, which separates fats and other wastes from grey water holding them for collection and recycling.  
 
 
Wednesday evening April 23rd members of the four Amador County Rotary clubs their friends and the public gathered at the Amador Senior Center to enjoy music by local high school students.
As part of a regular four year rotation The Rotary Club of Ione hosted this event, which was organize and MC’ed my Past President George Lambert who is currently Ione’s Youth Services Committee Chairman. A very appreciative audience of 30 to 40 watched as Cassandra Smith, playing Flute narrowly beat out Hannah Krieshak on the piano to claim the $250 first place; second place prize was $150. The prizes and costs of the annual event are shared by all the county clubs. Ione Rotary’s Sargent at Arm Judy Finch prepared and served refreshments while Mary Lambert, Donna Ogelvie, and Glory Potts acted as judges. Presidents and Presidents Elect of each club as well as our Assistant District Governor and Assistant District Governor Elect were there in support of the contest as well as other Rotarians. 
 
 

 

 

Individual members of the Rotary Club of Ione have devised their own micro community service projects that when taken together make a grand impact on our community. During a Rotary District 5190 training session retire Ione teacher Judy Finch heard about making Birthday Bags for families in need. Walla; just a few weeks later Judy’s first individual program was born when she delivered the first batch of Birthday Bags to the Amador Interfaith Food Bank. Each delightfully decorated bag contains: a box of cake mix, cake pans, frosting, candles, balloons and a horn. Clients of the Food Bank have been very appreciative of this program.

 

After the success of her Birthday Bag project Judy was inspired to try another pilot project suggested at the training, which recycles food coupons discarded at the Post Office. By placing an empty box with a Rotary sign next to it stating that coupons are collected to extend the resources of the Food Bank folks have been sorting through the throw-away papers and placing coupons in the box. Judy delivers the coupons daily and those that the Food Bank can’t be used immediately go to a service group supplying military families where their expiration date is extended indefinitely. These are small steps by individuals that make a huge difference in the lives of people living on the edge of poverty.

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Another small project, from an international prospective that was brought the Ione Rotary by Sharon Long is the WAPI. Slightly more complex and labor intensive than Judy’s Birthday Bags is the WAPI a water pasteurization indicator. The assembly process is guided but member and local wine maker Andrew Tanis using polycarbonate tubing, stainless steel and wax thousands of these little devices are being used to render water safe for drinking in areas of the world where treated water is not available. Ione Rotary assembles the WAPI’s and with the help of local travelers gets them to parts of the world where they can be used.

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More on the WAPI history and distribution look for the link on the lower left portion of our home page

 

 
 
The Ione Rotary has taken fund raising for local education seriously since they were chartered in 1986. Below; twenty year old Ethel the Wonder Cow, owned by Ione Rotarian Richard Forster, continues serving her community and more specifically assisting, Ione School students, to achieve degrees in higher education through her efforts.
 
 
Rotary President-Elect George Lambert presents a Rotary gift to Autumn Cramer an Argonaut High School Junior was one of two students sent to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) at Grizzly Creek Ranch outside of Portola, CA
 
 
The Club Rotary of Ione presented the Interfaith Food Bank, a check
for $5,000. Left to right: Tom Thompson, Exec Director of the Interfaith
Food Bank, past Rotary President, Sharon Long, current Rotary President,
Jim Rooney

 
 
 
Rotary Happenings
 
Rotary Club of Ione
 
August 2014
Newly inducted President of Ione Rotary Jim Rooney and his wife Mariya
 
 
 
At the end of June, my year as president of the Club comes to an end, and I would like to thank each of you for your support over the past 12 months. It's hard to believe it is almost over. It has been a good year and one that I have enjoyed being a part of. Together, we have accomplished a great deal and I would like to highlight our accomplishments over the year. I would also like to thank the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs for their dedication and outstanding leadership.
Outgoing Ione Rotary President Sharon Long
 
 
Ione Rotary prepares Birthday Bags regularly for clients of the Amador Interfaith Food BankImage
 
 
During her visit Governor Puliz presented Paul Harris Awards acknowledging seven Ione Rotarians who have each given $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation for global good works as well as here in our community. Image
 
 
Prepare yourselves for an extravaganza never before seen in this county! The Second Annual Show 'n Shine combined Car and Air show will be on Saturday May 30, 2015
 
 
 
 

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