Monday, May 20, 2013

Fundraiser for Amador APAL - Sat May 25

Since I could not attend the open house of the new Animal shelter, Susan at the Feed barn invited me to be at the Feed Barn Open house. I will be selling my glass pendants, bracelets and earrings at the FEED BARN, on May 25th from 10 am to 2 pm. 25% of my profit will go directly to APAL.

The glass pendants come with a silver ball chain. You can also pre-order these. $10 each. The bails are very high quality Aanraku bails.

There will also be bracelets for $5 and $10.00. Add a paw charm for a ‘donation’ where ALL of the donation for the paw will go to the APAL Organization,
I will also have my earrings there.

Below are examples of the glass pendants: If you want a special dog or cat mentioned, I need to know so I can make it up for you.

You can also special order your dog or cat’s picture on these. Just send me a close up of the animal and I will put their picture on the pendant.

See you at the FEED BARN. Please pass the word along!

CASH OR CHECK ONLY please. My website does accept credit cards. If you want to charge something, let me know and I will put it on the website for

Monday, May 13, 2013

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Men Cycle Across Country for People with Disabilities, stops in Amador County - Tues June 11

Amador and Calaveras County —The Arc of Amador and Calaveras will be hosting the 25 welcoming picnic for the inspiring Journey of Hope cyclists. The Journey of Hope is a program of Push America, the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, which raises money and awareness for people with disabilities. The Journey of Hope teams consists of men from Pi Kappa Phi chapters across the country. The teams cycle an average of 75 miles per day, beginning in San Francisco and ending in Washington, D.C.

 “I was able to attend the event last June, before starting my position with The Arc, and was amazed by  the selfless support these young men exhibit in championing people with disabilities” said Executive Director, Shawnna Molina.  “The Arc of Amador and Calaveras encourages everyone in our Amador and

Calaveras to participate and get involved in supporting our residents with disabilities”.

The Arc of Amador and Calaveras will hold Amador’s 25 complex in Jackson between 11:00am and 2:30pm.  The ceremony is to celebrate the team’s arrival as they enter Amador County to support The Arc of Amador and Calaveras and our community. Hundreds  of family and friends will be there to welcome the cyclists. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

How it all began:

In 1987, one man’s dream of riding his bike across the country came true. What he did not know was the inspiration and motivation his trek across America would give to Push America. The very next year his ride inspired Push America to create the largest fraternal fundraising and awareness event of its kind, the Journey of Hope. Today the Journey of Hope covers 32 different states, cycling over 12,000 miles combined. It is solely comprised of members of Pi Kappa Phi and continues to spread a message of acceptance and understanding for people with disabilities. Pi Kappa Phi is the only national men’s fraternity to establish and maintain their own service project.  Fraternity members have raised over 10 million dollars for Push America since 1977.  Information about the Journey of Hope and the many accomplishments of Push America can be found at

For the team of over 70 cyclists, the real journey will not be on a bike, but spending time with the Amador and Calaveras residents for whom they are riding. The Journey of Hope team members will spend the afternoon supporting people with and creating new friendships. These men are striving for community inclusion of people with disabilities and are helping to break the barriers of society that keep people of all abilities from living life to the fullest.

 “The Arc appreciates and thanks our local sponsors:” said Molina. Jackson Family Sports, Jackson Lions’ Club, and Mel and Faye’s diner. “Continued community support and sponsorship empowers our consumers and staff to maintain our high standards of services and develop sustainable programs that enhance the quality of life’s for our consumers and promote community inclusion.”

For additional information, to become a sponsor, volunteer, or to get involved: Contact The Arc (209) 267-5978

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Amador Fire Safe Council - Wed May 15

Amador Fire Safe Council
Board of Directors Meeting
"The mission of the Amador County Fire Safe Council is to protect the people of Amador County and their property from the effects of catastrophic wildfire through education, cooperation, innovation, and action."
AFSC, P O Box 1055, Pine Grove, CA 95665 – Phone: (209)295-6200

Meeting Agenda
May 15, 2013
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Amador County Agriculture Department Conference Room
12200 Airport Road, Martell

Call to order
Approval of Agenda (Action)
Approval of Minutes April 17, 2013 (Action)
Treasurer’s Report (Action)
Executive Director Report
AFSC invoices confirmation (Action) (see reverse side)
Committee/Grant reviews (Discussion and possible Action)
Hazard Fuels Reduction & Maintenance Committees                
Employee Handbook Review Committee
ACCG Report – Cornerstone Project updates
Tiger Creek RAC project status
High Country CWPP status
Sherwood project status
Fiddletown CWPP
Old Business (discussion and possible action)
New Business  (discussion and possible action)
Checking account signators
ACART funds (ACART representatives)
 Public Comments
Next meeting, June 19, 2013
Closed session

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Leila Fowler Memorial Barrel Race - Sun June 2

Leila Fowler Memorial Barrel Race
$700 added Open 4D Barrel Race
June 2nd 11-5 pm
PeeWees @ 10:15 FREE! Cannot be in Open or Juniors under 8
Also running Junior, Novice & Seniors for $25!
TO starts 8:00-10:00 am
Remember the 3 “B”s not shown
50/50 Raffles!
Please in support of Leila’s family wear her favorite colors PINK & PURPLE
9900 Beaver Loop Road, Ione, Ca 95640

Lots of food and excitement. Even if you do not own a horse, ride a horse please come on out and support the family!
Facebook Event Page for Leila Fowler. Join in and let us know how many to expect. Please share this with anyone that you think would like to come and support the family.

Contact Nicoale @ 209-256-4638 or Aaron @ 209-256-2977