Dear Rotarians and Friends,
Lunch Meeting - this Thursday August 23
Joe Scheimer--Background to the Vietnam War
Trolley Junction Restaurant at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad AvenueNevada City, CA 95959
This Week: Joe Scheimer - Background to the Vietnam War
Fellow Rotarian Joe Scheimer is a retired USAF Colonel who started his 24+ year Air Force career as a Forward Air Controller (FAC) directing air strikes against the enemy in the Vietnam War. Joe will talk about the factors leading up to the Vietnam War as revealed in the Ken Burns documentary on The Vietnam War, and his involvement in that war.
Joe is a double graduate, bachelors & Masters, of Sacramento State University. After his military career, he spent 20 years as an Investment Advisor in Gold River. Joe has been active in Rotary for 22+ years. He has held many club and district positions, including President when his club won Best Medium Size Club in District 5180. He has been an Assistant Governor twice. He was involved in three wheelchair distributions, including one he led to Costa Rica. He is a member of District 5180’s Triple Crown: Major Donor, Bequest Society, & Paul Harris Society.
Last Week - David Emery, Bareebo Organization in Cambodia
If you missed last week’s meeting you missed an amazing presentation by David Emery, International Director of the Bareebo Organization. David’s organization manufactures, installs and trains families in the use of the water cisterns and filters in rural areas of Cambodia. David’s system provides an affordable rainwater collection and filtration system that provides a family with otherwise unobtainable drinking and household use water year round for about $400.00. The system has a minimum 10-year life and makes an unbelievable difference in the quality of life for the families that receive these systems.
David is here as a representative of the Rotary Club of Pursat City, Cambodia and is spreading the word to other Rotary Clubs in the District. David would like to collect enough money while here to fund his goal of providing 30 of his water collection and filter systems to 30 families in need in Cambodia.
Your Board Actions and Proposed Projects
At last night’s Board meeting we went over the budget and while our Club’s funds are fairly well committed for international projects this year if any of you would like to make and individual contribution to this project you have an opportunity to do that by contacting me and we will see that your contribution goes to the right place.
Speaking of opportunities, your board also pledged $500.00 to the Area 4 North Star House Garden Project. If you’ll recall, just before the County Fair extravaganza kicked off, Adam Weiss of Grass Valley South, made a presentation at our mixer about the plans for the project to complete a Rotary Peace Garden at the North Star House. The original ask was for $2,000.00 from each of the 5 clubs in Area 4. The board determined that a $500.00 contribution is as far as finances would allow us to go.
If this project is something that you have a passion for and would like to increase the contribution you should know that any money that you contribute will be matched by the District at a rate of 1.25:1. We will all have additional opportunity to contribute to the project in the form of sweat equity as all clubs in the area will be scheduled for work days during the completion of the garden.
Treat Street Food for Thought
I would like to share with you all that during and after the fair that I have been approached by several club members expressing concern as to the viability of continuing with our fair booth effort. While any decision as to whether to continue or discontinue with the fair booth will be a monumental decision for the Club, I do feel that this is a conversation that needs a good airing out. I brought this up at the board meeting last night and there are lots of thoughts and opinions. I would like to set up a time and a place in the near future for a thorough conversation to take place. If you have any thoughts or suggestions on the subject feel free to contact me in person, on the phone or via e-mail.
Coming September 8 Avenues of Service Seminar
There is an incredible seminar coming up September 8th in Reno from 8:30 – 3:30 if you’re interested in learning more about the Avenues Of Service and how best to serve. The deadline is rapidly approaching and carpools are forming so follow the link and sign up now if you’d like to go. And the good news is that there is money in the budget to pay your entry so there will be no cost to you. Our own Cathy W-B is chair of the Sergeant at Arms while Carolyn Feuille, Dennis Geare and Robin Milam will be facilitating various breakout sessions.
Click for Avenues of Service Flyer ~ Avenues of Service is a Rotary day of Training for all Rotary Members. A deeper dive into how to get things done in our Club and Community! Inspiring new ways to be in action. Design your own program from a smorgasbord of breakout sessions!
Click to watch video.
Next Week: Wednesday August 29, 1PM Field Trip
Next week has a "Fifth Thursday" of the month so we do not have a regularly scheduled meeting. However, Program Chair Chris Newsom has arranged for a very special field trip to the Madeline Helling Library to have a Virtual Reality Technology Experience. The Nevada County Library has implemented leading edge technology that is available to public. Several years ago our Club had a fascinating visit to the library. Since that time, Madeline Helling Library has added Virtual Reality Technology. Are you wondering what Virtual Reality is? Join us at 1:00pm on WEDNESDAY August 29 for a Virtual Reality Technology Experience at the library located at 980 Helling Way off Maidu Way in the Rood Center Complex, Nevada City.
Please note we will not be serving lunch! You are on your own food wise.
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 NCRotary.org website at http://ncrotary.org/club/board-actions. If you need assistance remembering your user ID and password, contact Robin or reply to this newsletter.
August 23: Lunch: Joe Scheimer--Background to the Vietnam War
August 29 WEDNESDAY 1pm: Field Trip to Madeline Helling Library- Virtual Reality Technology Experience, 980 Helling Way (Rood Center Complex), Nevada City - No lunch!
September 6: Social Amelia Barrett, Craft Talk
September 8: Saturday - Avenues of Service Seminar - District Wide, Reno
September 13: Lunch: John Parkhouse, Dean of Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning and Erica Crane, Principal of SAEL
September 20: Social Dennis Geare - Field trip to Ensemble Design of Rotary TechEasy Program
October 4: Social Chris LaCentra: GI JUNK
October 6: Pioneer Park RAKE event 9am- 12 noon - click to register and participate with Amelia
October 11: Lunch: John Parkhouse, Dean of Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning and Erica Crane, Principal of SAEL
October 18: Social Nathan Leischman - Craft Talk
October 25: Dinner Area 4 Foundation Dinner
November 9 Lunch: Valerie Costa Special Sections of The Union
November 22: DARK Thanksgiving with loved ones
November 29: Fifth Thursday Dark
December 6: Holiday Party - TBD
December 13: Lunch
December 20: Social
December 27: DARK for Holidays
Thank you Nancy Kemp and Christine Newsom for coordinating our programs!
|Cheryl Rellstab||8/01||Gil Gray and Dee 8/22|
|Dave Denney||8/20||Dan Becker and Carries 8/28|
|Jack Dinwiddie and Marty 8/31|
|President: Tom Ryan
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
For additional calendar events please visit the calendar at http://nevadacityrotary.org/calendar
*Starting a new year with President Tom, the meeting date will be on Mondays. Board Meetings are held on the third Wednesday 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 moving to 2nd Monday just this month because of Pres. Tom's travels and will be Monday September 10, 2018. All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting. Location subject to change, please ask.
Rotary Club of Nevada City — Established October 3, 1935
www.ncrotary.org — PO Box 74 — Nevada City, California 95959