Rotario ~ December 18, 2014

RI President: Gary C.K. Huang
RI Director: Steve Snyder
District 5190 Governor: Joe Zarachoff
Asst. Governor, Area 4: Doug McDonald

Club Leadership

President: Robin Milam
President-Elect: David Bunje
Secretary: Walt Stickel
Treasurer: Ellen Davis
Director at Large:
Public Relations: Robin Milam
Membership: Dennis Geare
Club Service: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Community Service: Gary Gustafson/John Hensley
International Service: Nancy Kemp/Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: David Bunje
Youth Services: Kelly Christensen
Programs: Jeff Wenzel
Fundraising: Carolyn Inglis, Walt Stickel

Nevada City Rotary Fireside Chat - Wednesday Dec 17 at Cheryl's!!!
Join us this Wednesday at 5:30pm for a Nevada City Rotary Fireside Chat.  A welcoming gathering for sharing Rotary fundamentals and history with our newer members.  All members are welcome! If you have never participated in a Club Fireside Chat, this gathering is especially for you!  We will meet at Cheryl Rellstab's beautiful home at13840 Altair Dr at the top of Banner Mountain. Altair is the second right off Banner Lava Cap AFTER Idaho Maryland.

We encourage more seasoned members to bring an appetizer to share! 

This Week - December 18
Sierra College  is a local jewel and tremendous asset for students of all ages. Aaron Klein, Sierra College Trustee, will present Sierra College: Progress, Challenges and the Future


We are especially mindful for those who are less fortunate.  This holiday season our Club will be collecting non-perishable foods to deliver to our local Food Bank and/or other organizations. Bring your donations of canned or other non-perishable foods to Club meetings through the month of December.  Each week as donations warrant, we will deliver locally.

Remember Amazon Smile gives .5% of every purchase to Nevada City Rotary if you are signed up!!!  Sign up through to earn money for our Club while you shop on  You will need to specifically select "Rotary Club of Nevada City Foundation" under "Pick Your Own Charitable Organization".

Not to be missed memories of Holiday Dinner at the National
Last week's Alert Letter had no images of Miss Sadie gracing our Christmas party!  What a hoot!!! 

Nevada City Rotary Bell Ringers at SPD Sat. Dec 13
THANK YOU Nevada City Bell Ringers for the Salvation Army!  Nancy, Carolyn and Mike I, Gayle, Dave D, Walt, Sandra Brown Hensley, George and Jo Ann, Jeff, Dennis, Jack and Marty, Robin and Tom M.

Mystery Rotarian ~ from Cathy Wilcox-Barnes, Club Services
Mystery Rotarian is back!  Because last week was rained out, we will solve this one on Thursday! Follow the clues to see if you can figure out who it is. The Mystery Rotarian will help you become better acquainted with your fellow Rotary Members.

No one has ventured a guess yet!  This week you might be really stumped. The first person to reveal the Mystery Rotarian to President Robin, (before the answer appears) wins a free raffle ticket. Keep following the Mystery Rotarian and find out more about the people you with whom you spend your Thursdays. Ask questions as you converse each week. As we get to know hidden sides of our members we should get to know each other better.

This week's Mystery Rotarian:

  1. This Rotarian was a foot model in New York.
  2. This Rotarian worked as a Junior Ad Executive for Sacks & Rosen advertising company in New York.
  3. This Rotarian sang at the Cal Neva Lodge lounge for a summer.
  4. This Rotarian started a Hip Hop class for students at risk.
  5. This Rotarian was sponsored by someone with the last initial “R”.

Next two week's Club Meetings

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

To you and yours, I wish you all a blessed holiday season filled with the gift of love, joy, and laughter.  We are now at mid-year for Rotary.  I am delighted and deeply honored to be serving with all of you as Nevada City Rotary this year.  Thank you for who you are for Rotary and for our community! 

Our first Club meeting after the holidays will be our Jan 8 Thursday night Merchant Social Mixer!

Word from District and Area 4 Rotary Clubs

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)
New members and seasoned members! Mark your calendar Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) in Grass Valley Jan 24, 8:30-3:30pm at

Office of NV County Superintendent of Schools
112 Nevada City Highway
Nevada City, NV  95959

ROTARY ACADEMY IS NOW AVAILABLE Enrollment in online the Rotary Academy is now available.  Participate in a comprehensive study of the Rotary Club and Rotary International from your home.  This 10-lesson correspondence course covers the essentials of Rotary.  To see the flyer click HERE. For complete information click HERE. Great for new members and seasoned members too!

Rotary District 5190 Webinars
You can register at or by contacting Ginny Lewis at

Thought for the Week
May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing
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Birthdays Anniversaries
John Taylor             12/01
Jeff Wenzel             12/02
Bob Buhlis              12/30

       Dave Bunje and Janet              12/12
       Ben Barretta and Gretchen      12/21
       Paul Boch and Sonja                12/29

Dec 13 Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army 11am-6pm see sign up and let Gary know!!!
Dec 17 Fireside Chat at home of Cheryl Rellstab 5:30pm
Dec 18 Sierra College: Progress, Challenges and the Future
Aaron Klein - Sierra College Trustee
Dec 25 Merry Christmas to All!
- Dark
Jan 1 Happy New Year!
- Dark
Jan 8 Merchant Mixer: 5:30pm
Jan 12 Gumbo Night at Cafe Ensemble (Ensemble Designs) for storming and forming plans for 2015 Adventures and Wine Auction.  Gumbo by Annette Geare; creative ideas and plans by Nevada City Rotary!  SAVE THE DATE!!! 5:30pm
Jan 15 State Assembly Bill AB109 to Reduce Recidivism in Nevada County Presented by Pam Markham, Program & Training Manager- Nevada County Probation Department
Jan 22 Full-Circle Learning: Nurturing the Altruistic Leaders of the Future Presented by Teresa Langness, Founding Board President & Valerie Cassity, Director of Development
Jan 24 Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) - 8:30-3:30pm
Office of NV County Superintendent of Schools
112 Nevada City Highway
Nevada City, NV  95959
Jan 29 Rotary Craft Talks by Nan Drummer, Carolyn Feuille, Claudia Martinez
Feb 5 Merchant Mixer:  5:30pm
Feb 12 Nevada City Rotary Music Contest
Feb 19 The Mission & Purpose of Chapa De Indian Health Program Presented by Lisa Davis- Chapa-De CEO
Feb 26 N. U. Interact Club Presented by Eden Baker & Rebecca Hofheinz- Co-Presidents
Apr 11 District 5190 Assembly
Apr 12 Area 4 Music Contest

For additional calendar events please visit the caledar 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 Jeff Wenzel.

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*Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm.
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 every Thursday at Noon at the National Hotel
except first Thursday's 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.