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El Dorado Hills Rotary

We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Community Services District Pavilion
1021 Harvard Way
El Dorado Hills, CA  95762
United States
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EDH Rotary Student of the year awards go to one student from each K-8 school in our community to a student that exemplifies the Rotary motto of Service Above Self.
 
Ian (2nd row, 3rd from left) Marina Village Middle School Student of the Year.
 
 
Jayce, Student of the Year for Rolling Hills Middle School.
 
 
Jaime, Valley View Charter Montessori School student of the year.
Our club collects "Happy Bucks" at weekly meeting that contribute to specified causes. Over the past few months the monies collected bought gifts for dozens of children in a needing community somewhere in the world through 'Operation Christmas Child', a project of Samaritan's Purse. Club members invited District Governor Jack Arney and his wife Maureen to help fill gift boxes.
 
 
 
 
Blues and Brews for Veterans honored and celebrated area Veterans for the 9th year with a wonderful program, great music, local craft brew and more. Beneficiaries include Wheelers for the Wounded of California, Operation Good 2 Go, Rolling Hills Blue Star Moms, Military Family Support Group and others.
 
Each October our Rotary members, ORHS Interact, our RYE exchange student, families and firefighters combine forces and canvas El Dorado Hills neighborhoods offering smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and battery replacements to help keep our community safe.
 
 
 
 
A good time was had by all at the 23rd annual Wine at Town Center. Hundreds of event goers sampled the finest wines in our region, enjoyed tastes from several area restaurants and helped raise thousands for the programs and services our club provides year round. Thanks to all for coming out in support. Visit the wineries, restaurants and sponsors by clicking on their logo at www.wineattowncenter.org
 
 
Help Mito Kids, a 501c3 non profit founded by El Dorado Hills Rotarian Carol Pomares held their 9th annual 5k Run Walk to raise awareness for children suffering from mitochondrial disease. 
Another great turnout with lots of volunteer support from our club and the Oak Ridge Interact Club.
 
Mitochondrial disease occurs when the mitochondria fail to carry out their primary functions. When they fail, cells lose much of their ability to produce energy and sustain growth.  Without properly functioning cells, entire organs can be damaged or shut down completely. Children are primarily affected by the disease. Their lives can be severely compromised.  Common symptoms include: muscle weakness and pain, gastrointestinal disorders, poor growth, cardiac disease, liver disease, diabetes, respiratory problems, seizures, visual/hearing problems, and susceptibility to infection. There is no cure for Mitochondrial disease.  Treatments given to curtail symptoms vary from patient to patient, and there can be many periods of trial and error.  Because so little is known about the disease, there are only a few hospitals in the world that offer treatment.  
As a result, affected families are sometimes forced to travel great distances to seek care. Help Mito Kids offers support to these families to help ease the financial strain placed on them and also supports research projects at Stanford University to better understand, treat and find a cure for mitochondrial disease. Learn more about Help Mito Kids at www.helpmitokids.org
 
 
Rotarians, Interactors, families and friends help spread tens of thousands of eggs for the annual EDHCSD Easter Egg hunt. 
It takes us about 45 minutes to spread them around the field...and about 45 seconds for the kids to scoop them all up!
 
 
Eight students ranging from 9th to 12th grade competed in the annual Rotary Club Speech Contest. The topic this year is "Making a Difference" which also happens to be the Rotary International theme. Each student gave an impressive 5 to 8 minute speech in front of our Rotary Club members, our distinguished guests and a panel of expert judges.  The winner took home a check for $250 and a spot in the district semi finals. Great job students!
 
The morning starts off with fellowship, coffee and a great breakfast from West Coast Events.
 
President Axel welcomes our student speakers
 
 
Our panel of judges at work. (L to R) Debbie Manning- President & CEO of El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, Kevin Kiley, California State Assembly member - 6th District, Tina Ferguson, Rotary Club President- Elect , Owner of Face In a Book.
 
 
Our Contestants with President Axel. Our winner is Stephan Bernard, 4th from left.
Delicious all you can eat Crab and Tri-tip, fun games, an incredible silent auction and live DJ dancing made our 25th annual fundraiser a rousing success. Thanks to our sponsors - Captain's level: Marshall Medical, El Dorado Disposal, Joe Harn. Triton's level: EDH Town Center, Breaker Glass, EDH CSD, Mercedes Benz of EDH, Doug Veerkamp, Village Life, Herrig and Vogt LLC, Debbie Manning, and Orion Outdoor Media. Funds raised from this event support our programs and projects. We couldn't help others without your assistance. See you all at Wine at Town Center June 2nd www.wineattowncenter.com
 
 
Club members enjoyed getting our holiday spirit on with hundreds of seniors from western El Dorado County at the annual Senior Council Holiday luncheon. Entertainment was provided by the Oak Ridge high school's spirit squad, chamber choir and jazz band. Miss California-Teen sang and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand to spread Christmas cheer. EDH Fire personnel served lunch and then members of our club dished up over 250 banana splits. Such a fun time!
 
One of our Club's highlights of the season is hosting a pancake breakfast for children and families who benefit from Big Brothers / Sisters of EL Dorado County. Over 550 "littles", "bigs", families and first responders enjoyed pancakes, sausages and more while waiting for their turns shopping at Target in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Special thanks to our pancake cooks from EDH Fire!
 
Our 8th annual event to honor, thank and celebrate Veterans was full of great music, dancing and more.
 
Our club presented checks to several local Veteran and Military support groups and then Operation V.E.T from Blue Shield of Ca. surprised everyone with a generous $15,000 donation to the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Community Foundation. Several thousands more was raised during the night for local Veteran programs and projects and supporting local military families.
 
We were able to gift dozens of tickets to area Veterans thanks to our sponsors; Western Sign, El Dorado Disposal, Roebbelen Construction, Villiage Life/ Mt. Democrat, Putman Real Estate Team, Martinelli Insurance Agency and El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn.
 
Mraz Brewing Company sponsored the beer (Amber Ale and 510 Pale Ale) while West Coast Events catered a tasty taco bar and Milestone restaurant donated much of the wine.
 
The bands really brought a great vibe to the evening, Opening the show was 19 year old breakout blues artist Ryder Green who really got things going, then Cafe R&B brought the house down with a high energy show that brought everyone out to the dance floor. 
 
Thank you to all who attended, but especially, thanks to our Veterans.
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Membership
Past President
Director-at-Large
Speaker Chair
Public Image Chair
Youth Services Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
International Service Chair
Club Information Officer
RYE Co-Chair