Rotario - April 5, 2018

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

* * * THIS WEEK MOVED TO  * * *
Area Speech Contest

Tuesday April 3rd 12 Noon
at Grass Valley Methodist Church

Our new regular meeting location:
Trolley Junction Restaurant at The Northern Queen

400 Railroad Avenue
, Nevada City, CA 95959

This Week - Area Speech Contest

This week Rotary comes early! Our regular Thursday meeting is moved to Tuesday, April 3rd at the Grass Valley Methodist Church for the Area Speech Contest. Michael Young has been busy at work giving public speaking tips to our winner to make sure he is prepped and ready to win. Michael is also in charge of signups for the pasty lunch on Tuesday. Even if you haven't signed up, if you have time come by and listen to the speech contest to help give support to these awesome young people. Maybe there will be enough extra pasties for you to eat. If not, I'll sell mine to the highest bidder!

Wednesday March 28: Area Wide Special Community Awards Ceremony

And the winners are:

David Jones - Citizen of the Year;
Marty Lombardi - Volunteer of the Year and
SPD Markets - Lowell Robinson Business of the Year

AG Dennis presided with President Cathy and Presidents of the other 4 Clubs in our Area.

For those of you who couldn't attend, you missed a great event Wednesday evening. The main exhibit hall of the Nevada County Fairgrounds was packed with Rotarians and citizens who had come together to celebrate members of our Community who Make a Difference all year with all they give and do in our area.

The exhibit hall was transformed into a beautiful event center thanks in no small part to the decorating skills of our own Judy Soldavini. Judy stepped forward when our club was asked for a volunteer to help coordinate this huge undertaking. With Anita Daniels (Area Governor Elect) chairing the committee it was no wonder it was so successful. Judy and others who were on the committee worked for hours on Tuesday setting up tables and chairs, a stage, covering tables with black table cloths, gold runner and candles and flower arrangements. It was absolutely beautiful. In addition to all that the shrub arrangements on the stage, complete with burlap coverings and bows, were artfully arranged by Judy and Kris Stepanian (PE Grass Valley).

Thank you to Walt Stickel and Tom Ryan for helping to set up our banner (the plaques on it looked great) and our Club Display; a successful trial run for Conference! Nicole Dillard represented our club in handling the nominations and choosing the winners: Volunteer of the Year (Marty Lombardi); Citizen of the Year (David Jones) and Lowell Robinson Business of the Year Award (SPD Markets). Other than the 4-5 members of the selection committee it was a complete surprise to all in the room. Nicole can sure keep a secret when required! Dennis Geare was an amazing MC and kept the program entertaining and on-time. To top it off District Governor Doug McDonald gave a moving, inspiration Key Note address that I am sure inspired all the non-Rotarians in the room to consider joining Rotary. All in all it was a great way to showcase Rotary to the community while honoring general community members that give so tirelessly of their time and money. Thank you all for Making a Difference.

Los Barriles Project

Less than a month 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.

Club Leadership Assembly - This Saturday!

All Club Members are invited!  Club covers cost ~ that means no cost to you.  Join us April 7, 2018 for Club Leadership Assembly:

8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 3:30pm Club Leadership Assembly Program
1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks, Nevada

CLA Registration closes Tuesday!

Join us as we prepare to launch PE Tom's upcoming year!


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! 

The girls certainly appreciate the snacks ~ it is good to offer something sweet, something salty, including something filling.  Old reliables include chips, granola bars, juice drinks, cupcakes, pretzels, brownies, bagels, etc. If you have not signed up for a slot, please contact Nancy.  Many thanks to those who volunteer to bring snacks!

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 3: Noon - Area Wide Speech Contest Grass Valley Methodist Church

April 5: MOVED to TUESDAY Area Speech Contest!

April 7:  2018 Club Leadership Assembly The Nuggett in Sparks, NV 9 - 3:30pm

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.