Wednesday, April 17, 2013

EMT Course offered by JFD - June thru Aug 2013

Computer Class: Magix Photostory - Mon Apr 22

Magix Photostory
    how to create DVD's for television or computer using photography, music, and text
    I use the basic Magix program ($49 online) but it is VERY similar to other photostory programs
            Create a scrapbook of your cruise to Alaska
            Organize family pictures and add music
            Chronicle your family's history (put names to all those old photographs)

April 22, Monday
1-4 PM
Amador Senior Center

$10 payable the day of class

You do need to pre-register; call or email.
Thanks, bonnie evans      209-296-6996

Magix Photostory:
This beginner class will demonstrate how to create a slideshow out of pictures for television or PC viewing. 
Topics covered: picture insertion, transitions, special effects, adding sound, and how to time sequences. 
It's an awesome program with many razzle dazzle tools!  You don't have to have a computer to take the class as the material will be demonstrated.  IF you've been playing with the free version "Microsoft Photostory for CD", you will glean a lot of information from the class as the programs are set up very similarly. 

Amador Community College Foundation - Thurs Apr 18

Amador Community College Foundation

Thursday, April 18, 2013
810 Court Street, Jackson, CA
Conference Room #C
2:30 PM Regular Meeting of ACCF

Discussion/Action Items

1) Organization: Discussion and Possible Action to Approve
a) Karen: Bank balance at El Dorado Savings; presentation of bills to pay
b) Karen: debut new website:

2) Curriculum Access: Discussion and Possible Action to Approve
a) Janice: HHS Center opening April 30
i) Mentor Training Dates
ii) Orientation Dates
iii) Assessment Dates
b) John: Executive Committee’s meeting schedule to complete action plan to open HHS Center on
April 30
c) John: job description for Amador Learning Center Coordinator
d) Karen: Amador Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for HHS Building

3) Partnerships: Discussion
a) John: Amador Computer Users Group Partnership – tech support for Amador Learning Center at

4) Marketing: Discussion
a) Karen: introduce Darrell Slocum as chair of marketing committee.

5) Finance: Discussion
a) No item.

Committee Member Initiatives (Non agenda items reported/Suggested by members)

ADJOURNMENT: Until Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Arbor Week Poster Winner from Jackson Elementary - Tree Planting Ceremony slated for Fri Apr 19

Camino – The Amador-El Dorado Unit (AEU) of CAL FIRE will be recognizing Maria Estrada of Jackson Elementary for her beautiful award winning Arbor Week poster.  Maria is a 4th grader who is attending Jackson Elementary and entered her poster in the statewide competition.  She was chosen as the top artist for the 4th grade competition with entries from across California for Arbor Week. 

There will be a short ceremony followed by a tree planting. 

Date: Friday April 19th, 2013
Time:  8:15 am sharp

Location:  Jackson Elementary, 220 Church Street, Jackson

“I am so proud of Maria for her interest in Arbor Week and her wonderful illustration.  In our busy lives we may overlook the role trees play in our daily lives.  Trees provide us with the oxygen we breathe, supply shade and act as a thermal regulator keeping our homes cooler during the hot summer months, and they provide homes for many of the wildlife species seen in our neighborhoods” says AEU Chief Kelly Keenan. 

For more information on Arbor Week please visit their website at  To see the Governor’s Proclamation go to

Teri Mizuhara, Unit Public Information Officer
Fire Prevention Specialist II
Amador-El Dorado Unit
530.647.5239  desk
530.708.2724  cell
530.647.5276   fax

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Arc of Amador and Calaveras County Awarded Top Rating by Independent Examiner

Amador and Calaveras County —The Arc of Amador and Calaveras has been recognized as “exemplary” in its service to community members with developmental disabilities and given the highest level of accreditation by CARF International, an independent accreditor of health and human services.
CARF International announced The Arc of Amador and Calaveras has been accredited for a period of three years for its Employment Support, Job Development, and Community Integration programs. The latest accreditation is the ninth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body- has awarded - The Arc of Amador and Calaveras. “To receive the Three-Year Accreditation, The Arc was put through a rigorous peer review process,” said Executive Director Shawnna Molina. “The Arc staff demonstrated to a team of surveyors during a two-day on-site examination our commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.”

The Arc of Amador and Calaveras received an “Exemplary” grading in Community Integration, designed to help consumers meet their personal, social, and vocational goals to live successfully in the community. 

“The Arc’s consumers are active partners and leaders in determining the activities they participate in,” said Molina. “Thank you, Amador and Calaveras County businesses and community members. Continued community support empowers our consumers and staff to develop a wide range of programs that enhance quality of life and promote community inclusion -- which translates to The Arc’s international recognition of success .” 

The Arc of Amador and Calaveras is a nonprofit organization with offices in Sutter Creek and San Andreas, CA. The agency was formed in 1978 by community members and families to provide support and services to persons with developmental disabilities so they can better live, work, learn, and recreate in the mainstream of life. 

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, programs, and mission please visit The Arc’s website at