Rotario - August 24, 2017

Dear Rotarians and Friends,  

A special message from Cathy!!!

Dear Nevada City Rotarians, I want to thank you all for supporting me in fulfilling my dream of walking the Camino. I arrived in Santiago today (Nevada City Rotary Club banner still proudly flying on my backpack) and after a two hour wait in line I received my Compostelo (verification) for walking the Camino Norte from Irun to Santiago. I'm tired, sore and dirty but also elated. I could never have done this without your encouragement and support and your willingness to pitch in and cover for me.

I feel like each of you were with me today as I walked into the Plaza Del Obradoiro at the Cathedral de Santiago. It was a "Buen Camino" but I'm eager to get back and see what you've been up to in my absence. Since we finished faster than planned we are going to take the opportunity to go to Finistere, Madrid, Toledo and Salamanca before our return to Barcelona and flight home. See you in a couple of weeks. Pres. Cathy

If you have not yet donated, celebrate with Cathy now! Even a few dollars puts you on the donor list supporting Cathy.  We have exceeded her goal but would love to double it!   Donate and/or follow Cathy's End Polio Now trek with all her updates Make History Today ~ End Polio Once and For All! 

This Week Lunch: Sudoku as a Teaching Tool with Jerry Martin

Sudoku as a Teaching Tool, an innovative new program, is special because: It is the product of three different sources: education, psychology and a common puzzle (Sudoku). Understanding how these three specialties conjoin into a useful tool for the benefit of many humans is creative.

A former Peace Corps teacher in Somalia, textbook author, and college instructor, Jerry Martin moved to Grass Valley in 1996 and began doing his motivational program, Saluting New Readers (SNR), as a volunteer. This program has won two national awards and is now on its 21st year, having motivated over 2200 local children to value reading. For the past four years he has taught Sudoku, as an after-school program, mostly as a volunteer. Last April he produced the FIRST ANNUAL CHILDREN'S TEAM SUDOKU TOURNAMENT, which was attended by 71 elementary students on 20 teams from 10 local schools. Jerry hopes to replicate that tournament next spring, probably enlarging it to include middle schoolers in a separate tournament.  

Next Week: August 31 is 5th Thursday so Nevada City Rotary is DARK!

Last Week: Faith Agar and Brand Dellis of Community Legal 

Faith AgarFaith Agar, Office Manager and Pro-Bono Attorney Coordinator and summer intern Brandon Dellis provided inspiring insights into the broader mission and everyday work of Community Legal. Faith judiciously coordinates a small but highly resourceful collective of legal professionals and volunteers who generously provide legal advice and counsel that would otherwise be ouside their reach to members of our community. 

Trisha and Jeff Dellis were surprised and proud that son Brandon was presenting with Faith. In addition to his valued contributions, for Brandon the internship affords him the opportunity to be mentored and coached by some of Nevada County's most dedicated and competent legal professionals.  Faith also has a family connection to our Club - she is Mom to Thea Pelayo, Girls Who Code student and last summer's Coding for Kids co-ordinator, instructor.

Carolyn Feuille on Kazakhstan - September 14

Carolyn will share her journeys and expand on developing a unique relationship with the Rotary Club of Astana at our lunch meeting on September 14!

ACME Robotics Team

A big shout out to all who helped the ACME Robotics team exceed their ticket sales requirement in order to actually host the movie Generation Startup at the Del Oro.  This is a great way to support our own local AMAZING ACME Robotics Team. The movie will be a powerful inspiration for youth and family so please feel free to pass on this invitation!   Tickets are still available for Thursday night's event at Generation Startup - ACME Robotics Inc.The movie will be a powerful inspiration for youth and family so please feel free to pass on this invitation!

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:

August 24: Lunch Jerry Martin. Suduko

August 24: 6:30pm ACME Robotics Movie - Generation StartUP at Del Oro Theater,GV 

* * * August 31: Fifth Thursday - Dark, No Meeting * * *

September 1:  Rotary at The River Cats meet at 11:30am in K-Mart Parking lot

September 7: 5:30pm Mixer  - RYLA Students

September 14: Lunch - Carolyn Feuille: update on Kazakhstan trip

October 12: Lunch DG Doug Mc Donald visit

November 23: Thanksgiving - Enjoy with your Family! (Meeting moved to 5th Thursday)

November 31: Club Holiday Traditions Luncheon - share your favorite Holiday traditions

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

WORDS OF WISDOM:  In honor of Fair Week on Treat Street

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. ~ Henry Ford

Special Dates

               Birthdays                                                     Anniversaries
Cheryl Rellstab 8/1  Pearce Boyer & MaryAnn 8/10
Dave Denney 8/20  Gil Gray & Dee 8/22
     Dan Becker & Carrie 8/28
     Jack Dinwiddie & Marty 8/31
President: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Past President: Walt Stickel
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Trisha Dellis
Public Image: Michael Young & Robin Milam
Youth Service: Dave Bunje
Community Service: Carolyn Inglis
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. August meeting is onhold ~ only if required for post-Fair.  September meeting will be Monday Sept 25 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 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.