Lake Tulloch Lions Club

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      LAKE TULLOCH LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Lake Tulloch Lions club has been providing scholarships to Bret Harte Union High School graduates for a number of years. Through the efforts of Carla Rolleri, the scholarship coordinator at Bret Harte, thousands of dollars in scholarship money has been awarded to deserving scholars. In recent years the total of scholarship dollar awards presented on Senior Awards Night has totaled amounts in the one hundred thousand dollar range.

Over the last few years our Lake Tulloch Lions club has made available three to four thousand dollars in scholarship awards to the graduating class at Bret Harte. This year our club has presented four, one thousand dollar scholarships. Scholarship recipients must be Copperopolis area residents with an acceptable combination of scholastic performance, ACT & SAT entrance exam results, essay performance, monetary need, participation in school activities and proposed career field, life goals,and college of choice are considered. 

The Lake Tulloch Lions Club members want to make all prospective candidates aware of our scholarship program. Applications are available to prospective recipients through Carla Rolleri the scholarship coordinator at Bret Harte. Carla will then provide our committee with the application packets from applicants that meet our criteria. The scholarship committee will review and select the recipients to be awarded scholarships on Senior Awards Night in May.

Lion Greg Mayer 
Scholarship Committee Chair


Recipients for school year 2011-2012 were Solishia Andico, Gladys Alvarado, McKenzie Garcia and Hanna Smith.




At the March 7, 2013 Lions Club Speech contest three contestants from Calaveras High competed with the subject 'How do we create and keep jobs in America?'
Kellen Hodgson, a senior drew number one. He spoke in length of the choke hold that excessive regulations had on businesses and that creativity had been stifled in America by these choke holds and that creativity was the cornerstone of entrepreneurship.
Brenna Purcell, a junior, spoke second beginning with a simple example of a bake sale gone awry what with all the permits, licenses and fees involved it was not an endeavor anyone would want to undertake. She pointed to the basis of the greatness of our nation being built on ingenuity, independence, self reliance and enterprise all which have been stifled by bureaucracy.
Logan Sullivan, a junior, spoke last highlighting cultural differences, education and outsourcing as the main contributors to the decline of jobs in America. He also gave possible solutions to the difficulties small business faces.

It was an impressive presentation by each speaker. 

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Sincerely,

Charity Maness
Copper Gazette



LIONS CLUB SPEECH CONTEST


The Lake Tulloch Lions Club has once again shown that the children of Copper come first for them.

Recently the Lions generously donated a large enough sum of money to cover the purchase of 10 IPads for the Copperopolis Elementary 1st grade classrooms. 

Fund raising for the IPads began in earnest at the beginning of the school year. Multiple fund raisers were held to raise funds, yet the goal had not been reached. When the Lions heard of this they approached the school and offered their help. Much to the schools surprise and delight the Lions were able to donate enough funds to see the pilot IPad program become a reality.

"The parents and teachers of the current first grade class have been doing fundraising all year to try and make this a possibility and they made it about half way there. With the support of Lions Club they are now on order! AMAZING!!!" Said Copper Elementary Principal Karen Vail. 


























There are currently two 1st grade classrooms with 22 students each. The teachers Trisha Crawford and Jessica Hadgis have been to multiple workshops and technology trainings to work with the students on the teachers own personal IPads with the schools donated Apple tv's. Once fund raising began for classroom IPads the teachers felt the children should learn how to properly use the IPads - preparing them for the evntuality that they will be pruchased.


With this thought in mind a field trip to the Modesto Apple store was made this Spring. Each child learned how to make Imovies and more. They were given usb bracelets to download the movies they had made and were able to play them for their classmates when they returned to campus.


"Previously technology has been focused on the older kids" said Vail, but after attending conferences there was a realization that it is never too early to start learning technology.


"Wait, it gets better!" Said Vail, and she explained that once the PTC heard what the Lions had done they pitched in and helped purchase some IPads for the 2nd grade classrooms. So all the efforts of the parents of 1st graders to raise funds will not go without reward, as their children entering the 2nd grade will have the use of IPads also.


Ken Gutman, President Lake Tulloch Lions, was excited when he heard that news, "Pay it forward" he said, saying that he liked to know that other groups were more than willing to step forward after they had seen what can be done.


The Lions have also funded a contingency fund at Copperopolis Elementary so that when funds fall short for smaller items teachers will not have to dip into their own paychecks for supplies, field trips, etc.


In the past the Lions have helped support the Science Camp and Read Naturally.


For more information on how you can become involved in the Lions visit http://www.laketullochlions.org/






Article supplied by Charity Maness/Copper Gazette
LAKE TULLOCH LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE REPORT

The Lake Tulloch Lions club has been providing scholarships to Bret Harte Union High School graduates for a number of years. Through the efforts of Carla Rolleri, the scholarship coordinator at Bret Harte, thousands of dollars in scholarship money has been awarded to deserving scholars. In recent years the total of scholarship dollar awards presented on Senior Awards Night has totaled amounts in the one hundred thousand dollar range.

Over the last few years our club has made available four thousand dollars in scholarship awards to the graduating class at Bret Harte. This year our club awarded five, one thousand dollar scholarships. The recipients this year where Jacob Phillips, Brittany Schulte, Dakota Morlan, Jordan Bird and Sean Hale. Scholarship recipients must be Copperopolis area residents meeting an acceptable combination of broad based criteria including GPA, school activities and need. We should all help get the word out to our Copperopolis student candidates that we come into contact with.

In the 2013-2014 school year applications will go out to prospective recipients and be submitted to Carla Rolleri (736-8315) at Bret Harte High School. Carla will than provide our committee with the application packets for applicants that meet our criteria. 

Lion Greg Mayer 
Scholarship Committee Chair 
785-1500 or 768-7670

Volleyball champs immortalized with champion banner 

At the June 7, 2013 6th grade promotion ceremonies the 6th grade volleyball team, also known county wide as the 30th AMA Volleyball Champions were surprised by coach Aaron Stafford with a banner that will hang in the Copperopolis Elementary multipurpose room for as long as the school stands.

Linda Stefanick, of the Lake Tulloch Lions Club, also promised to place a granite brick in the Copperopolis memorial brick wall in their honor

Article supplied by Charity Maness/Copper Gazette
Lions Club gives volleyball scholarship to top Copper volleyball player

At the June 7, 2013 6th grade promotion ceremonies Linda Stephanick, representative of the Lake Tulloch Lions Club, had the honor of presenting 6th grader Andrea Diep with a scholarship to the University of Pacific volleyball camp. The camp is a week long volleyball camp designed for student athletes wanting to improve their individual skills as well as team play.

UOP volleyball camps have been running for the past 20 years and have a track record of excellence.

Congratulations Andrea Diep.

At the 9-11-13 Lions Club meeting local resident and community servant Shirley Wunder was recognized and honored for her unending support and help for those displaced by the RIM fire. Shirley volunteered countless hours at the Sonora Evacuation shelter serving meals and helping in anyway that was needed.
















Pictured: Shirley Wunder and Lions Pres Ken Gutman

Shirley has also organized and heads up the Copper Closet, a free clothing distribution to those in need in Copper. The Copper Closet is open at all Copper Food Pantry distribution days and the clothing is clean and free.

 Thank you Shirley for your care and love of your community and the people in it.


Article supplied by Charity Maness/Copper Gazette
Article supplied by Charity Maness/Copper Gazette
.Shirley Wunder recognized for her charitable efforts