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Clark's Corner
12 E. Main St.
Ione, CA  95640
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Noted local artist and two term President of the Ione Rotary, George Lambert, has won an award for his painting of Sacramento's "Tower Bridge". George's painting and many others will be auctioned off by Public Broadcasting Station KVIE beginning September 18th through the 20th, 2015.
 

 
 
Tom Thompson Director of Amador County’s Interfaith Food Bank was presented with a check for $6,000 by Ione Rotary President George Lambert at last Thursday’s regular meeting. Mr. Thompson said that summers are difficult times for the Food Bank financially because most of their grants and donations come at the end of the year.
 
 
Jasper Gebhardt is an exceptional young man; son of Mark and Nancy Gebhardt long time Ione residents. Jasper was reading novels at 3 years old began piano lessons at 4, mastered piano, mandolin and accordion by 5, scored 2300 and his SAT test at 13, finished the BrainworX Academy focusing on robotics and engineering by 14 and as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist was accepted to Princeton his University of choice. With the help of his Father Mark and in his grandfather's wood shop, they made a violin, which Jasper played for Rotarians and guests gathered to honor his achievements and provide him with a $500 scholarship. Jasper has been sharing his gift of learning by teaching special ed students math and children of immigrant workers robotics during the summers in our tradition of "Service above Self".
His Mother Nancy who home schooled Jasper until he was ready for high school had this comment about her son; “We just wanted a child that we could bring up that was good at heart more than anything. Since we’ve been blessed with a bright child, more than anything we want him to make a difference in the world. He’s more than capable of doing that.”
Jasper won the Area 7 Rotary music contest recently and will be representing us at the District 5190 Music Contest in Reno, Nevada next week.
 

 
 
The Rotary Club of Ione made a presentation of $5000 to the City Council of Ione to assist in obtaining a needed vehicle for the police department. The Rotary Club learned that many of the police department vehicles had excess years and high mileage and could possibly be problematic and have high maintenance costs. The Club was told by the Ione Police Department that the Jackson Rancheria & Casino had two vehicles they were possibly selling but a decision had been made by the Rancheria to donate a vehicle to the City of Ione as well as one to the City of Sutter Creek.
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Ione honored four outstanding community service volunteers were honored at a dinner on April 2nd at Clark’s Corner in Ione. With 60 people in attendance, Patti and Peter Misurca, Regia Sargent and David Fisher were celebrated for their volunteerism to the community of Ione. For years, these individuals have dedicated hundreds, if not thousands of hours improving the lives of those who call Amador County home.
All four have lived most of their life in Ione. David Fisher is Patti Fisher-Misuraca’s father, and at 96 years old is a “right hand man” when it comes to implementing projects. He was given such an award at the recognition dinner.
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Ione has been distributing dictionaries to the Elementary School for more than a decade. Here Jerry Cassesi, George Lambert, Jennie Breeden, Bill Emmart, and Club President Jim Rooney prepare to make deliveries with the help of elementary school maintenance person Marcus Byers.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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.  
 
 
 
 

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 makes it easy to publish your weekly Club eBulletin, and send to all members and friends of the club, by incorporating home page stories and events with the push of a button.
 
 
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.

 
 

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

 

 
 
  

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.  
 
 

 

 

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

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 

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