Rotario - April 13, 2017

Dear Rotarians and Friends,   

Welcome to our latest Rotario newsletter. Once again it is a pleasure keeping you informed of our club activities in the coming weeks.

This Week : Tim Foley, Nevada City Police Chief

Timothy Foley currently serves as the Chief of Police in Nevada City.

Previously, he had a 32 year career with the San Francisco Police Department.  During his time with the SFPD, he served in a variety of assignments in the Patrol, Investigation, Airport, and Administration Bureaus.  During his career he was awarded a Silver Medal of Valor, 6 Meritorious Conduct Awards, and numerous Department Commendations.

Throughout his career he remained engaged as a community oriented policing leader, developing numerous programs that reduced crime, improved neighborhoods and strengthened ties between law enforcement and the community such as the SFPD Wilderness Adventure Youth Program, Walk with the Captain, and the Tenderloin Youth Council.  Ultimately he received special designation as a Community Policing Lieutenant.

In the final years of his career with the SFPD, he was assigned to the Training Division as the Officer in Charge of the Professional Development Section responsible for managing all ongoing training for department personnel.  Tim earned his Bachelor's degree in Management from St. Mary's College.

Last Week :  Trip Report from Baja Work Project Team

In Pres. Walt's absence, Cathy Wilcox-Barnes chaired the meeting in the restaurant area, while Dennis Geare set up the projector.  Then Carolyn Feuille and Cathy  shared this year’s Los Barriles experience through stories and photographs. This year the team was able to meet students at the Albergues and actually worked side by side with some of the parents who also volunteered. Their presentation had many of us wishing we had gone and wanting to participate next year !  Included in the presentation was a nice photo from Carolyn of a 4-Way Test banner in Spanish (pictured on the left). Great job!  Gracias a los todos!!!!

Booth Winterization and Water Damage - update

The work is STILL postponed until the weather forecast is more favorable..

In Other News

Our Rotary Club in Print -  If you pick up a copy of the April Issue of The Advocate, you will find a picture of our Speech contestants on page 4 AND our leadership team pictured with other club's leaders at the top of page 7 as well attended the District Assembly in Reno. . Many thanks to Stacy Drake for making this happen !
KVMR Town Hall Forum April 18 - Screen Dependency and Our Children 
This is a public event Sponsored by our Club and will be held at the Nevada Theatre. The guest speaker will be George Lynn, author of the book, "Breaking the Trance", which explores the use, abuse, and dependency on media and screens in our culture. This is especially relevant for parents of teens who are constantly fixated on their phones and notebook pc's.. See attachment for more details.
Rotarians at Work Day - is rapidly approaching and we want to repeat the Lunch for handicapped Kids at Empire Mine. Details will be forthcoming.
The Rotary Foundation (TRF):  if you haven't already made a contribution this year, we encourage each of our members to make a donation to the Foundation. Please know that a donation of any size is welcome and there are multiple ways to give. The Foundation started 100 years ago with a $26.50 donation.  In celebration of The Rotary Foundation's Centennial year, we are encouraging every member to consider contributing at least $26.50.  Our overall goal is to average a $100 donation per member. Also, several of our members are Bequest Society members who have included Rotary in their will or estate planning.  Thank you for your consideration of this opportunity.
Fundraising efforts
Cathy Wilcox-Barnes  has identified a location for a possible yard sale this spring.  We are asking club members to continue accumulating saleable items, while we seek a compatible date for the yard sale..
Pres. Walt and Christine Newsom have continued the dialogue to solicit gift certificate donations from local restaurants as prizes for a planned fundraising raffle this Spring.

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 13 :  Noon - Nevada City Police Chief Foley

April 17 : Rotary Board Meeting

April 18 6PM : KVMR Town Hall Forum- "Our Children & Screen Dependency"

April 20 : Mixer

April 22 : Area Music contest  at Lymon Gilmore School

April 27 :  Noon - Aimee Retzler, Sierra Harvest

April 29 :  Rotarians at Work Day

May 4th : Mixer:

May 11: Lunch - Club Assembly (tentative)

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

WORDS OF WISDOM: " You must not lose faith in humanity.  Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty "  - Mahatma Gandhi

-- from President Walt

Special Dates

                              Birthdays                             Anniversaries
Walt Stickel  4/1      
John Hensley 4/11    

Rotary Leadership

RI President: John Germ
RI Director: Brad Howard
District 5190 Governor: John Sullivan
Asst. Governor, Area 4: Dennis Geare

Club Leadership

President: Walt Stickel
President-Elect: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes

Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Public Image: Michael Young/Robin Milam
Youth & Community Service: Dave Bunje

International Service: Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: Nicole Dillard
Membership: Stacy Drake
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 Walt Stickel or Nancy Kemp.

The Fine Print

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*Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. This month's meeting is moved to Monday April 17.  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 at the National Hotel
AND first and third Thursdays which are at 5:30PM — 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.