Welcome to our
  RYE Student Matt
 Mike from Kids First
We had a good turnout in the heat for our meeting today and there was excitement in the air as it was the first meeting for our Rotary Exchange Student, Matt Etcharren all the way from Argentina !!  He was accompanied by his first host "mom" Lorie Wainio who has obviously taken Matt under her wing and made him very comfortable here.  Our own Paul Parks has agreed to be Matt's mentor and is enthusiastically jumping in to help.

We celebrated birthdays for Jim Zentner and Chris Clark by singing Happy Birthday.  It was also Dave Cesio's 53rd Wedding Anniversary to his lovely wife, Carolyn.
President Dan Johnson ran the meeting.   Dan reminded everyone that our meeting on Thursday, August 31st will be a special event for the Community and we will have Tacos at Turkey Creek starting at 6PM.  A sign-up sheet for members and their guests will be circulated soon.  It will be both fun and an informative meeting with Joann Hilton as the speaker relating some background on Human Sex Trafficking and a report on the Global Grant that our District 5180 has submitted to mitigate this problem in our area.  Invite a friend !!
Our speaker was Mike Mason who oversees the Education and Outreach area for a non-profit called Kids First.  They are work with children and families in Placer County to prevent, intervene and treat abuses and other problems.  They provide Parenting classes, a Father Class, after school programs, etc.  Mike gave a spirited talk about the many areas that they address and help.  They work closely with the Lighthouse, Stand Up Placer and many other non-profits.  Their Executive Director is a Rotarian.