Rotario - August 31, 2017 Fifth Thursday DARK

Dear Rotarians and Friends, 

This Week: Please note August 31 is 5th Thursday so Nevada City Rotary is DARK!

What "The End" looks like ~ Waymarker 0!!!

A message from Cathy:  Finally after 817.5 km (plus more for wandering and getting lost) I arrived at Waymarker 0 - no more walking on the Camino. :(   I arrived at the Lighthouse of Finesterre (Galician for End of Land), the end of the Camino and found a marker put in by the Santiago Rotary club!  Not expecting that but not surprised either because Rotarians are at work in their communities everywhere.  I plan to go to their meeting Monday night (starts at 9:00 pm) and then have a 5:15 am train to Madrid. Maybe I'll get lucky and be able to go to a meeting there also. I'll be in touch later but for now my Camino is officially done!  Tell everyone I said "hi"! 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 and are ALMOST to $2,000.  We would love to hit $3,000! Donate and/or follow Cathy's End Polio Now trek with all her updates Make History Today ~ End Polio Once and For All!  Cathy dedicated her Camino walk to Sam Dardick.  If you have not seen the expanded video of Caleb sharing stories of growing up with his amazing father, please visit and scroll to the August 1 update.

Rotary coming together to support victims of Hurricane Harvey

Three Rotary Districts have been heavily impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  We are providing them as a reference knowing many Rotarians are eager to provide aid and support. 

1. Rotary District 5910 includes Galvestion, Bay City, Palestine, Beaumont and surroundings. The District gratefully accepts your donations to assist with relief for the area.  An online donation page will be available as soon as possible.  Checks can be sent to: 

Rotary District 5910 Charitable Foundation
c/o Bobbie Applegate
985 IH-10N, Suite 111,Beaumont, TX 77706

Questions and requests for help can be sent to DG Rhonda Herrington, cell 903-724-8515,, 616 S Sycamore, Palestine, TX 75801.

2. Rotary District 5890 consists of 62 clubs throughout the Greater Houston Area and has a District 5890 Charities, Inc. Funds can be sent to:

District 5890 Charities, Inc.
c/o Jackie Barmore,
3525 Preston Ave., Pasadena, TX 77505

Questions and requests for help can be sent to DG Bill Palko, cell 303-618-6859, home 713-450-2623,, 202 Blue Castle Lane, Houston, TX 77015.

3. Rotary District 5930 has partnered with McAllen North Rotary Fund - a 501 (c) 3 to set up an Emergency Relief Fund. If you'd like to help please make checks payable to Rotary District 5930 
c/o McAllen North Rotary Fund -  Fed Tax Id# 27-3855943
501 W. Nolana
McAllen, TX  78504

Please make sure donor name and address is included so proper tax receipt can be sent especially for donations of $250 or more.

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

Sudoku is Jerry Martin’s passion. Through his after school program and children’s team tournament, as a teacher he understands the value of Sudoku as a tool for developing creativity and analytical skills. Jerry is eager to expand his program for children in schools throughout Nevada County. 

Jerry walked the Club though an easy puzzle and explained how one could logically determine what numbers to add. For those who want to learn more, Jerry has also offered to teach Sudoku to interested Rotarians for friendly fellowship and competition. If you are interested, please contact Jerry directly at, 477-6282

Treat Street - Clean up and Winterizing

Walt Stickel, Ken Ching, Tom Ryan, Tom and Robin Milam cleared out the last of the perishables on Saturday. The remaining bags of ice were donated to Music in the Mountains for today's Brewfest.  Terry Brown was happy to get the ice for MIM.  The patio panels are installed, the Pepsi soda dispenser has been purged and cleaned, and the water heaters emptied.  Cold water is still on but hot water heaters are drained and offl  The walk-in compressor, electricty and gas is turned off and equipment unplugged.  We do have a few actions that need to be done. These include painting the backside of panels and installing automatic door closers per Health Department instruction.

If you have aprons or booth supplies, please coordinate with Robin or Walt to get them back into the booth.  Again, many thanks to everyone for another fun but very full Fair week, prep and cleanup!

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 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

September 21: 5:30 Mixer - Chris Newsom Craft Talk

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!


We rise by lifting others. ~ Robert Ingersoll

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.