Rotario - December 13, 2018

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Lunch12:15pm Thursday - December 13, 2018

Trolley Junction Restaurant at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959 Directions

This Week: Seven Hills share NatureBridge Science Camp

Nevada CIty Rotary is proud to be sponsoring students in their annual Seven Hills NatureBridge Science Camp in January. For this week's lunch meeting we will be treated to a first hand report of why NatureBridge Science Camp is so special from Seven Hills students and faculty perspective. Guest speakers will include Jeff Boswell (teacher) and Hillary O’Callaghan (teacher and 7Hills Graduate who went to NatureBridge!).  The students are 7th graders who went last year, since the present 6th graders won’t have the NatureBridge experience.

In addition to sponsoring 5 students, we have set up a Giving Trail Campaign so that others can also support the students as Nature Bridge Camp sponsors. Any amount of support is appreciated - just a few dollars or support one or more students at $440 per student. We are asking fellow Rotarians to spread the word to friends throughout our community.

Give the gift of NatureBridge Science Camp

The Nature/Bridge Science Camp GivingTrails link is

What we do for Rotary! Area 4 Garden Project at North Star House 

White lines and flags greeted our crew Saturday morning when Rotarians from the 5 Area 4 Rotary Clubs descended on North Star House.  Our job was to dig 6 inch trenches and lay irrigation pipes and sprinklers throughout what is becoming the Heritage Garden. Who knew digging could be so much fun!  We hope others can join us in more days to come January 12 & 19 and if necessary February 9. Plans for this coming weekend have been canceled due to bellringing and other activities.

North Star Heritage Garden Project - Area 4

North Star Heritage Garden Project - Area 4

North Star Heritage Garden Project - Area 4

What a Joy Celebrating with Nevada City Rotary!

A big Thank you to Carla, Judy and Cathy for planning such a delicious dinner and of course lots of fun and good cheer!  EVERYONE was a winner with festive holiday attire from elfish to elegance and many layers in between and then doling out the Jackson basket filled with wine, glasses, jewelry, chocolates, nuts and gift certificates and more!

Holiday cheer

This Saturday Dec 15:  Bellringing for Salvation Army ~ A Rotary Tradition

All of our two member teams for the eight one hour shifts for bell ringing at SPD on December 15 have been filled but if you still want to join in come on by any time and join in the ringing or drop a coin or two into the kettle.  Who knows, you might get a treat.  Wear warm clothes and a friendly Rotary smile!

Salvation Army Bell Ringers ~ SPD Market Nevada City

10 AM – 11 AM           Dennis & Nicole
11 AM – 12 PM           Carla & Judy
12 PM – 1 PM             Tom & Robin Milam
1 PM – 2 PM               Dave & Gayle Denney
2 PM – 3 PM               Stacy & Carolyn Inglis
3PM – 4 PM                Walt & Sandy Stickel
4PM – 5 PM                Chris Newsom & Carolyn Feuille 
5 PM – 6 PM               John and Susie Monary Wilson            

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) I January 26 at Ensemble Designs

Rotary Leadership Institute is a grassroots training program that will significantly expand Rotary knowledge and enhance leadership skills that will benefit participants in their personal, professional and Rotary lives. The program is offered in three parts. The first part RLI I is being sponsored by Area 4 and 5 on Saturday, January 26 in Nevada City. A fun and informative day with fellow Rotarians taught by a few you may know!

WHERE:     Ensemble Designs Café
                  870 Gold Flat Rd, Nevada City, CA (map)

WHEN:       Saturday, January 26, 2019 8:30am – 3:30pm

COST:         $20 / person - Our Club will reimburse


Members who have a strong interest in Rotary and are ready to be exposed to the larger world of Rotary. The course will rejuvenate tenured members and engage and educate newer members.

Please Register at  by Thursday January 17, 2019!

Click for RLI I Area 4-5 January 26 Flyer

Los Barriles, Baja Here We Come!

Nevada City Rotary is unfolding plans for our fourth trip to Los Barriles.  Again we will partner with our Los Barriles Twin Club on a very special project. Last year the team did diabetes and blood screening for students at East Cape Medical Clinic and a local school. Everyone was very moved by the experience with the children.

Project focus: This year's team is going to East Cape Community Vision Center in Los Barriles to assist in conducting secondary (follow-up) vision screening for children and adults. This will enable East Cape Community Vision Center's medical staff to prescribe and fabricate eye glasses with corrective lenses. 

For fun: Work includes play too! Chris and Christine Geyer will again host a dinner for all participants; on Sunday go to the beach/swim, outings in off-road vehicles/ATV’s, local tourism, shopping, and getting to know your counterparts in the Los Barriles club

Dates: March 21 travel day, March 22-23 work days at the Vision Center, March 24 R & R day with explorations, shopping, the beach, etc.  Return home March 25 or 26 (return in time to participate in the Area music contest March 27).

Meeting:  We will get together to discuss travel logistics in January. 

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.

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:

December 13: Lunch Seven Hills School  “Nature Bridge” Program

December 15: Bellringing at SPD Nevada City 10am - 6pm

December 20: Social Amelia Barrett- Craft Talk

December 27: DARK for Holidays

January 10 Lunch:  Don Harris and Daniel Casanova - Global Partners for Development: Vineyards to Villages

January 24 Lunch:  Jo Ann Marie -  Grand Jury

February 14 Lunch: Club Music Contest

March 14 Lunch:  Club Speech Contest

March 19: RYLA Interviews 8am-12 noon at Nevada Union High School; 1-4pm at Bear River

March 21 - 25: Los Barriles, Baja Mexico Project trip

March 27:  Area Music Contest evening at Peace Lutheran Church

April 4:  Area Speech Contest 12 noon at Grass Valley Methodist Church

April 6: Club Leadership Assembly The Nuggett, Sparks NV

May 16 - 19: Rotary 4-Way Fest Conference Peppermill, Reno NV - D5190 one of 4 Districts together.

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

Special Dates

               Birthdays                                                    Anniversaries
Bob Buhlis 12/30   Paul Boch and Sonja 12/29

Club Leadership

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
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.

The Fine Print

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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 moved to Monday December 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

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.