Rotario - April 12, 2018

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

* * * THIS WEEK * * *

Lunch meeting at our new regular meeting location:
Trolley Junction Restaurant at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad AvenueNevada City, CA 95959 Directions

This Week Lunch:  Fun and Games at Club Leadership Assembly!

PE Tom led a cadre of 7 Nevada City Rotarians to Club Leadership Assembly on Saturday.  DGE Tina Spencer-Mulhern introduced Rotary's Be the Inspiration theme for the year with a video of RIPE Barry Rassin. Join us this week as Cathy, Tom, Carolyn, Chris, Dennis, John and Robin share highlights of the day.

NC Rotary at CLA

And  PE Tom put our Pinewood Derby car (the green one) through a test run!

Our Rotary Year!

Do you ever get the feeling that this Rotary year is like a runaway big rig hurtling down I-80 after slowly crossing Donner Summit. We've worked hard all year to achieve the goals we set way back in Spring 2017. We have been climbing toward the summit ever since. We've cleaned up City property and planted bulbs to beautify it; we've walked to raise awareness for Polio Plus; we've hosted young musicians and budding public speakers at the Music and Speech contests; we've given trees away; we've selected students for REGL, RYLA and scholarships; we've put in over 300 hours at the Nevada County Fair Booth; we've achieved Foundation goals; we've twinned with a club in Atsana, Kazakhstan; we've brought in enthusiastic, outstanding new members who have been warmly accepted by old (and I mean this as not new to Rotary) members.

These are just a small example of what we have done this year. I was amazed as I put together my report for District that evaluates how well we did on meeting our goals and helps us showcase our club. Each and every one of you has helped to contribute to our success. I am so proud!!! All this and more while we were uprooted from our old "home" and in search of a new one. Now we are on the downhill run and things are coming at us so fast as we speed toward the finish line.

Looking to the year ahead with PE Tom at Club Leadership Assembly

Last Saturday's Club Leadership Assembly saw the introduction of District Governor-Elect Tina Spencer-Mulhern and our club President-Elect Tom Ryan along with a trial run of our Pinewood Derby car and great training sessions. We're heading to Los Barriles to do diabetes screening in just about two weeks and will return just in time for Rotarians-at-Work Day on April 28th. Then it's on to District Conference which is going to be a blast. Yikes, hang onto your hat as we barrel, not coast to the end of this Rotary year. Thanks for hanging on and coming along for the ride. These next three months are going to be better than ever!

Speaking of Club Leadership Assembly, it was absolutely fantastic and so well planned. Of course, we all knew it would be because Robin Millam was in charge. She had everything planned down to the exact minute and threatened to cut off District Governor-Elect Tina Spencer-Mulhern's microphone if she went over. Sessions started and ended promptly even though attendees were wanting more time to ask questions and hear more. It was a jam-packed day crammed with information, fun and ideas. It is almost impossible to express the "Thank you" owed to Robin for all the hundreds of hours she put into the planning. So, I'll just say "Muchas Gracias" and "Merci" "you make our Club proud" and I'll leave it at that! At our Thursday lunch meeting we will be hearing from those who attended.

Looking ahead two weeks, 11 of us will be heading for a Mixer in Los Barriles instead of the Trolley Junction on Thursday evening, April 19th. I will be leaving the Club in good hands and it is going to be a extra special, very rare, once-in-a-Club's-lifetime event so make sure to mark your calendars now and if you aren't in Los Barriles, plan to be at the Trolley Junction. I'm not kidding, you really don't want to miss out on this one. Who knows when it will happen again - maybe next year, maybe never.  Nuff said - be there or be sorry you aren't a part of history!

I'm looking for pictures to add to our projects in Rotary Showcase. If any of you have taken a picture during one of our projects (Girls Who Code, Community Service projects at Penzance Park, Polio Walk, or any others) I'd really love it if you could email them to me. I finally figured out how to enter our projects but they look really bare because I don't have many pictures and in some cases, I don't have ANY pictures. I know we must have some members who have captured Kodak Moments so let's use them to boast about our great club and how we exemplify "Rotary - Making a Difference."

Last Week - Area Speech Contest

Area Speech

Five impressive high school students from Ghidotti and Nevada Union competed in our Area 4 Speech contest. The winner moves on to District Conference!

Los Barriles Project

April 19 - 24 just a week away now! It's going to be both rewarding and fun and a great way to get to know your fellow Rotarians better.

Having last minute thoughts about joining our illustrious group?  See Carolyn Feuille!

Estoy tan emocionada!

Trolley Junction - Our Ongoing New Location

In case you missed it: the Board has approved our formal move to Trolley Junction at Northern Queen.  Our standard lunch and social mixer price will remain the same at $14 and $5.  However after discussions about our new location and options, the Board has voted to suspend the no lunch option. 

Our Fifth Thursday of the month has been dark for the last year unless another special event falls that week.  We are exploring a "No Host Social" at Nevada City Winery for upcoming 5th Thursdays starting in May.  No program, truly just a social hour with our Club, friends and family.

Rotary District 5190 Conference

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Sunday, May 20, 2018

District Conference - Camp Atlantis

Click to download District Conference Schedule at a Glance


2018 Nevada County Fair Time August 8-12

We need your support and partnership serving at the Fair!

August 8 – 12, 2018

Join us at our Nevada City Rotary booth on Treat Street as we dish up Pulled Pork and Shredded Chicken sandwiches for our annual community service fundraiser.  We need to fill 100 openings to cover the 5 days of the Fair.  Nevada City Rotarians are expected to work at least 2 shifts during Fair Week -- in the spirit of sharing the load we encourage you to engage friends and colleagues to work with us.  Working with friends and family is fun and a great way to serve not just Rotary but our Community!  Click to the Latest Schedule icon to check for open shifts.

To schedule to work one or more shifts, send an email to (link sends e-mail) stating which shift you are available and willing to cover.  We ask you to be reponsible for finding a replacement in the event you can not make your shift.  THANK YOU for all you do in service for Rotary, our Club and our Community!

Treats and Hosts for Girls Who Code 

The program will wind down in April.  A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL who have actively supported this year's Girls Who Code Program.  Special shout outs to Trisha Dellis who as Nevada City Superintendent of Schools is our program host and Leslie May, GWC facilitator extraordinaire!  A BIG THANK YOU to Nancy Kemp for coordinating Rotary hosts and treats throughout the year!  The year end finale will be May 22. The girls chose to extend the year through May so they can continue to learn new coding skills.

GWC club meets in the library at Seven Hills Middle School, starting at 3:30 pm on Tuesdays. When bringing snacks, please arrive by 4:15 for 4:30 serving. Snacks are served in the covered patio just outside the library, while the weather stays fair, and in the Teacher’s Lounge when the weather turns foul. Seven Hills Middle School is at 700 Hoover Lane, opposite SPD Market off the far end of Brock Rd. From the main parking lot, go through the open hallway past the central office. The library and patio are just outside the hallway. 

Nevada City Rotary Board Activities

Stay informed about actions your Nevada City Rotary Board of Directors is taking.  Minutes of Board Meetings and Club Leadership Retreats for the past year along with survey results, Club Bylaws, Nevada City Rotary Foundation 501 (c) 3 status and other documents are available in our "Members Only" section of our website at  If you need assistance remembering your user ID and password, contact Robin or reply to this newsletter.

Area 4 Doing Business with Rotarians Directory

Interested in doing business with fellow Rotarians?  Check out the newly updated our Area 4  Rotarians Doing Business with Rotarians Directory. Is your business missing from the directory?  Click to Submit your business or professional service.  You may also use this link to remove your entry if appropriate.

Upcoming Events:

April 12: Noon - Jumpstarting 2018-19 with PE Tom and team at CLA

April 19: Social Baja North Celebration!

April 19 - 24: Los Barriles, Baja - Clean Water Project Project days April 20-22

Apr. 26: Noon- Tiffany Roberts- - Nevada County History Library

May 10: Noon  John Christensen - Bringing back the NCNGRR

May 24: Noon District Conference Highlights

May 18-20: District 5190 Conference "Camp Atlantis", Reno, NV

June 7: Social Shana Maziarz from Three Forks Bakery and Brewery

July TBD:Lyazzat Alshinova, Pres. Astana Rotary and Carolyn Feuille

Thank you Nancy Kemp and Christine Newsom for coordinating our programs!

Special Dates

               Birthdays                                                    Anniversaries
Walt Stickel 4/01        
John Hensley 4/11    
President: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
President-Elect: Tom Ryan
Past President: Walt Stickel
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Trisha Dellis
Public Image: Michael Young & Robin Milam
Youth Service:
Community Service: Carolyn Inglis
Sergeant at Arms Tom Ryan
International Service: Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: Nicole Dillard
Membership: Stacy Drake
Program Chairs:  Nancy Kemp &
    Christine Newsom
ADG: Dennis Geare

For additional calendar events please visit the calendar at
If you have a whine, write it on the back of a 20 dollar bill and give it to your president.
If you have an idea for a club program please contact Nancy Kemp or Christine Newsom.

The Fine Print

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*Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 5:30pm at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. Our next will be Monday April 16 with Pres Cathy!  All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting. Location subject to change, please ask.

Rotary Club of Nevada City — Established October 3, 1935
Meets second and fourth Thursdays at Noon

AND first and third Thursdays for BYOB Social Mixer at 5:30PM
at Trolley Junction Restaurant at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959 Directions — PO Box 74 — Nevada City, California 95959

Mission Statement:
The Nevada City Rotary Club is a diverse and welcoming group of people who live Service Above Self by giving financial and hands-on support to local, national & international communities while exemplifying ethical leadership, cooperation and good, clean fun.