Rotario - April 18, 2019

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday, April 18, 2019
5:30pm Social ~ Carolyn Feuille South America & Los Barriles Team

Trolley Junction at Northern Queen Hotel
400 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City

This Week -  Journey to South America plus Los Barriles

Carolyn Feuille will take us on a travel journey returning to sites she and Bob visited in South America such as Santiago, Chile; Buenos Aires and Patagonia, Argentina; Rio de Janerio and Iguazú in Brazil.

Our Los Barriles team will also share highlights of this year's trip to Mexico and the health clinics held in partnership with Rotary Club of Los Barriles and East Cape Health Center.

Rotarians At Work Day - Saturday April 27
Penzance Park from 10am - 12 noon

Our annual global Rotarians At Work Day is by tradition the last Saturday in April. Our daffodils, hyacinths, and crocuses are now popping up in Penzance Park.  Now the park needs some Spring Cleaning. Join us Saturday, April 27 for a few fun filled hours of sprucing up the park.  It is always a special feeling doing good in Nevada County knowing that fellow Rotarians around the world are rolling up their sleeves in their own communities throughout the day.  Bring rakes, clippers and other yard tools along with gloves and a water bottle!

Rotary 4-Way Fest Conference Peppermill Resort - Reno May 17-19!

Learn more about Rotary 4-Way Fest Conference

Prepare to kickup your heels and have a fabulous celebration with District 5190 plus 3 other districts at our annual District Conference in Reno on May 17 - 19. Registration is filling fast!  Register now at For details on the wide variety of events and speakers go to

Keynote speakers include: Dave Dravecky, SF Giants Pitcher and cancer survivor, Friday night dinner; Lisa Kristine of Bound to Freedom and Jon Kaufman of H2Open Doors, Saturday Breakfast; CA State Senator Mike McGuire, Saturday Lunch presenter; Past RI President Ron Burton, Saturday Dinner presenter; and Jim Marggraff speaking on "What will it mean to be a global citizen in 2050" at Sunday brunch.

Saturday afternoon we will celebrate as a District.  The day will include a full slate of Breakout Sessions plus our Speech and Music contest finalists will be chosen. Start early on Saturday with Click for Rotary 4-Way Festa walk to support Polio Plus. Extra events during the weekend include a Thursday Golf Tourney, on a Friday motorcycle ride and a Feed the Hungry hands on project. Plus poker, slots  and Karaoke events to End Polio.

BUT time is running out, some of these items are reservation only and space is limited!  Act now, go to

Last Week - Mindy Oberne and Grass Valley Free Health Care Clinic

Local artist and health care advocate, Mindy Oberne presented plans for the 2020 Grass Valley Free 2-day Health Care Clinic. United Way of Nevada County will be hosting the Free 2-day Health Care Clinic along with California CareForce in January 2020! Over a two-day period, hundreds of patients will receive medical, dental and vision services free of charge. They are lining up volunteers and funding now. Click here for more information on how to donate to the cause or volunteer for the clinic.

Girls Who Code at Seven Hills

Girls Who Code program continues into the new year. The girls love our healthy snacks.  Please signup with Nancy Kemp to serve as host and/or bring healthy snacks a week or more for Girls Who Code participants. If you haven’t done it before, Nancy has great instructions on what to serve.  It is another incredible opportunity to become involved and participate with the youth in our community.

Area 4 Business/Professional Services Directory

The Rotary District 510 Area 4 Business/Professional Services Directory has been updated as of January 2019.  Click Rotary District 510 Area 4 Business/Professional Services Directory to download a printable copy.  Doing business with fellow Rotarians is just one example of Vocational Service in action!

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.

Upcoming Events:

April 18: Social  Carolyn Feuille - South American trip and Los Barriles Team

April 25: Lunch Erin Lewis- Update on National Exchange Hotel reconstruction

April 27: Rotarians At Work Day - 10 - 12 am Penzance Park Spring Cleaning

May 2: Social John and Susie Wilson-  NEW ZEALAND TRAVEL MEMORIES

May 4: Celebration of Life for Gil Gray 1pm, Goldminer's Inn, Grass Valley

May 9: Lunch  Michelle Ogaidi and Forest Charter School REGL Students

May 16: Social  The Higher Commitment Analytic Lab with Michael Kepic and Dr. Robert Goldman

May 17 - 19: Rotary 4-Way Fest Conference Peppermill, Reno NV - D5190 one of 4 Districts together.

May 30: 5th Thursday DARK

June 20:  President Tom's Demotion Party at Chris and Bill Newsom's home

June 23: Rotary Heritage Garden Ribbon Cutting at the North Star House

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

Special Dates


"No Foolin" Walt Stickel 4/1     
John Hensley 4/11    

Club Leadership

President: Tom Ryan 
President-Elect: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Past President: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Carla Burke
Public Image: Michael Young & Robin Milam
Youth Service: John Wilson
Community Service: Carolyn Inglis

Club Social:  Judy Soldavini
Sergeant at Arms: Walt Stickel
International Service: Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: Christine Newsom
Membership: Stacy Drake
Program Chairs: Christine Newsom
At Large: 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.

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*Starting a new year with President Tom, Board Meetings are held on the third Monday month at 5:30pm at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. Our next Board meeting is Monday May 20, 2019.   All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting. Location subject to change, please ask.

Rotary Club of Nevada City — Established October 3, 1935

Thursday Meetings
1st & 3rd Thursdays for Social Mixer at 5:30pm and
2nd & 4th Thursday for Lunch Meeting at 12:15pm
at Trolley Junction Restaurant at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959 Directions
Note: Lunch $14  Social Mixer $5 + BYOB — 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.