Placer County Office of Education
   Rotary Vocational Service
Everyone enjoyed the great lunch from Country Harvest-- they cater and make terrific desserts and soups.  Thank you Melanie for bringing your guest Zak Gratiani, recently with the Marine Corp but just starting with Edward Jones. 
We started the meeting singing Happy Birthday to the newest 50 year old in our Club, Jeffrey McCoy.  Enjoy your birthday.  Kris Wyatt won the raffle, but no Ace.  Joann was made to pay a fine for bringing home-made chocolate cookies, but not enough for everyone.  Vic paid his bet sadly as the Giants had a worse record than the A's, the proceeds going to Polio Plus. Joann paid another fine (with a contribution from Art) for misspelling Darrell's name in last weeks eBulletin!
Truman announced that his son was one of the Las Vegas policemen that were doing their job last Sunday.  He personally got a handshake from President Trump and first lady Melania. 
Dan applauded those who helped at the Auburn Ravine Cleanup. Stan reported that over 100 people turned out for the Creek Cleanup event. Dan also  stated that the team at the Salt Mine food distribution did a great job. Kim announced future Salt Mine dates as 10/28, 12/30, 1/27, 2/24, and 3/24.  Plenty of opportunities to help.  Wildbill announced that there will be a Platelet Drive Friday and asked for backup donors in case those scheduled can not make it. Book Buddies at Creekside followed the meeting. Service above Self. 
Nite At the Races; still have tickets available, so buy some and invite your friends to have great FUN.  The Foundation Dinner is October 28th; let Jennifer Willis know to sign up if you are interested - this is always and interesting dinner/presentation and the opportunity to talk with members from other clubs.
Cow Chip Bingo is being run again and will be promoted after Nite at the Races.  It will be held at Paul Park's pasture on November 18th and is being conducted to support the McBean Stadium Improvement project. Dan also announced that we will be running the Tour de Lincoln two weeks after the Lincoln Wine Fest.   Lots of fundraising work to do!
Our speaker was Terri Griffin from Placer County Education, Career Technical Education.  She informed us of all the technical career courses available and asked for volunteers to help as interns, job shadowing and review of curriculum.  For example, the Bio-Medical course involves a year long investigation into the causes of death of one person.  They have a veterinary technician program, diesel engineering, welding, construction and many others program oriented to the technical not-college career track.  About 30% of students attend these technical courses.  For 40 years, Placer County Office of Education has offered technical courses and Lincoln High School is one of the highest rated schools that participates.  See the picture album for a form to send in if you are interested.
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