Speaker Date Topic
Christa Campbell from Rainbow Orchards/Apple Hill Sep 26, 2018
History of Apple Hill with an up to date on current activities
History of Apple Hill with an up to date on current activities

-Please RSVP through Facebook or to Joy Knight at 916-220-5686/sjk12876@yahoo.com. Come for breakfast, listen and learn, or both!

-Breakfast not included, but available for $10 with advance notice.

Note: This is not a fundraiser.

Please join us and guest speaker and fellow Rotarian Christa Campbell from Rainbow Orchards. Learn more about the history of Apple Hill and an update on current events and activities. Christa will also be speaking with others from the Apple Hill Growers Association. You don’t want to miss this!

 

Apple Hill is a great example of government, farmers and media working together for everyone’s good.”

At Larsen’s Ranch, you will find the Rhode Island Greening which is believed to be the oldest apple tree in El Dorado County. At Hilltop Ranch, the Bolsters have collected a number of antique varieties, making available some of the apples of your childhood.

So much of the history of Apple Hill has been preserved. The community has gone to tremendous effort to protect their history and offer the public an opportunity to step back in time, if only for a day. Visitors will find their day filled with old-fashioned fun. Plan a picnic on the lush land that surrounds these exciting ranches. Their doors are opened and the growers have gone the extra mile to ensure your family a day that they will remember.

Learn more at:

http://applehill.com/

Student of the Year Oct 03, 2018
Valley View Charter School
Assemblyman Kevin Kiley Oct 10, 2018

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-Breakfast not included, but available for $10 with advance notice.

Note: This is not a fundraiser.

On November 8, 2016, California State Assemblyman Kevin Kiley was elected to represent the 6th Assembly District, which includes Placer, Sacramento, and El Dorado counties. He serves as Vice-Chair of the Education Committee and Vice-Chair of the Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee, and is a member of the Governmental Organization, Higher Education, Judiciary, and Public Safety committees.

Before being elected to the State Assembly, Kevin represented the People of California as a Deputy Attorney General in cases involving convicted felons. He has taken this commitment to the safety of Californians to the Legislature, where he has authored legislation to combat voyeurism and strengthen legal protections for victims of sexual assault.

Earlier in his career, Kevin taught tenth-grade English at an inner city public high school, where he chaired the English department and led his students to significant academic gains. The son of a special education teacher, Kevin is working to advance educational opportunity for all Californians, with measures to expand parental choice and access to career education.

Kevin was born and raised in the communities of the Sixth Assembly District, and graduated as a member of Granite Bay High School’s fifth graduating class. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard, a law degree from Yale, and a master’s in secondary education from Loyola Marymount. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Debbie Bowers-Student of the Year Oct 17, 2018
Rolling Hills Middle School
Folsom Lake College President Whitney Yamamura Oct 24, 2018
Folsom Lake College
Folsom Lake College

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Whitney Yamamura has served in the Los Rios District for almost 30 years and, with his appointment, becomes the second Asian American College President in the history of the Los Rios District. Having most recently served as Interim President of Sacramento City College, Whitney has also worked as Vice President of Instruction at Cosumnes River College, the founding Dean of American River College's Natomas Center as well as American River College's Dean of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Whitney began his tenure as a member of the American River College faculty, as an adjunct and full-time Professor of Economics.

"It is an honor to have been selected to serve as the President of Folsom Lake College," said Yamamura. "I am excited to join the talented and hard-working team of faculty and staff as we continue to grow our college and look for new and creative ways to serve students."

Ann Wofford Oct 31, 2018
Ag in the Classroom
Ag in the Classroom

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-Breakfast not included, but available for $10 with advance notice.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote an understanding and appreciation of how important and all-encompassing agriculture is in our daily lives.
 
We do this by providing quality educational resources and programs that:

  • Connect students to hands-on agricultural experiences;
  • Help students make informed decisions about their food choices and health;
  • Promote an understanding of the sustainable production of food, fiber, and shelter;
  • Highlight the significance of our local food supply and agricultural heritage.

El Dorado County Ag in the Classroom is a local, grassroots, charitable organization that provides quality agriculture-related educational resources, programs, and training opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of agriculture in our lives.
 
El Dorado County residents enjoy many benefits of diverse agricultural operations – farms, orchards, vineyards, timber lands, cattle ranches, olive groves, and many others – that fuel our economy, feed our families, and preserve our beautiful rural landscapes.
 
Agriculture is part of our daily lives – from the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the homes we live in. Ag in the Classroom provides resources and opportunities for children to gain an appreciation and understanding of the role of agriculture. When students learn about soil, cultivation, food cycles, animals, nutrition, natural resources, and stewardship of the land, they can make informed decisions as consumers and community members as they grow up.
 
Through programs like Farm Day and Fields of Learning, El Dorado County Ag in the Classroom offers educators, students, and the public opportunities to learn about agriculture in context of local farms, ranches, vineyards, and forests.
 
Through the hard work of our partners and volunteers, high quality standards-based educational resources and activities are available to educators throughout El Dorado County.

Mike Sproull Nov 07, 2018
El Dorado County Food Bank
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In 1999 a local grass roots organization called the El Dorado Food Coalition was working to provide food assistance in El Dorado County. A handful of faith based organizations made up the Coalition. Although this group worked hard they struggled with infrastructure, cold storage, trucks, dry storage, all the stuff it takes to service a rural county like El Dorado. As the need grew the Coalition’s goal quickly became establishing a full service food bank, as El Dorado County was one of the few counties in the state that had no food bank. With the help of a few key organizations and the assistance of the community The Food Bank of El Dorado County was established in August of 2000.
 
Starting off small, The Food Bank supporters put their nose to the grindstone. From a Humble beginning this charity has become the largest collaborative charity in El Dorado County. Providing food assistance to communities throughout El Dorado County through multiple programs including The Food Bank of El Dorado County’s Emergency Food Assistance Network that consists of multiple agencies that make up the safety net for El Dorado County’s at risk population.
 
 
Levi Cambridge-Student of the Year Nov 14, 2018
Marina Village Middle School
Elena DeLacy Nov 28, 2018
American River Conservancy
Marshall Cox Dec 05, 2018
El Dorado Hills Fire Department

This meeting will be held at Fire Station 85, 1050 El Dorado Hills Blvd 

Jonathan Lee-Student of the Year Dec 12, 2018
William Brooks Elementary School
Kathy Miracle-Student of the Year Jan 16, 2019
Lakeview Elementary School
Tracy Linyard-Student of the Year Feb 20, 2019
Oak Meadow Elementary School