Rotario - December 28, 2017

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Enjoy a Happy New Year!  Dark this week!

2017 is almost in the rear-view mirror and 2018 is fast approaching. We are DARK this coming Thursday (December 28th) to give everyone a chance to catch their breath after the busy holiday comings and goings. I want to wish you all a very Happy New Year. I've never been one to make New Year resolutions. Instead I like to set goals and this year I plan to continue toward my goal of having fun in Rotary while making a difference. In the year ahead I am eager to continue to serve side-by-side with all of you as we are "Rotarians - Making a Difference."

We have a lot to be proud of that we accomplished in 2017 and a lot to look forward to in 2018; a tree giveaway, Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI), Music and Speech contests, a clean water project as we head to Los Barriles, beautiful daffodils blooming in our "park-in-progress", Assembly and, of course, Conference to name just a few. It looks to me like we'll have plenty of opportunities to have fun while Making a Difference. And we look forward to inducting our newest members Susie Monary-Wilson and John Wilson early in the coming year.

See you next year!

Last week, a small but joyful group closed the year with Holiday Cheer!  Thank you Cathy and her elves - Stacy Drake, Karen Young, Barbara Jensen, Coral Morin, Teresa Rodrigues, and Candance Hansen - for the delightfully delicious gingerbread Rotarians!

Holiday Cheer

SAVE THE DATE - January 13, 2018 

400 Free Trees

Rotary International President Ian Riseley set a goal of planting a tree for every Rotarian. That's a lot of trees! To meet the goal for our local clubs, the Area 4 Rotary Clubs are joining together in a "tree giveaway" on January 13, 2018. We will give 400 Ponderosa Pine trees away in a drive-through event at The Union. Each of the five clubs need to provide 3 volunteers to help with traffic control, greeting, tree handling and more. Our own Ron Knaus is helping prepare a brochure about the care and handling of trees so we have the best chance of a high survival rate. Watch this space for more information in the coming weeks.

SAVE THE DATE - Rotary Leadership Institute, January 20, 2018

Area 3, 4 & 5 Rotary Leadership Institute I in Auburn.  A great opportunity both for individual Rotarians and for Club teams to spend a powerful day exploring key elements of leadership.  Also note, cost to you:  $0!

Saturday January 20, 2018
8:30am - 3:30pm.

Location: Ceronix
13350 New Airport Rd.
Auburn, CA 95602

Person to contact: Stacy L. Graham
Phone: (530) 559-6928

Click for printable flyer

SAVE THE DATES: April 19 - 24 Los Barriles Clean Water Project

Los Barilles, Mexico Project 2018:  Our work in the Los Barilles area of Baja Sur, Mexico for school dormitories is complete.  Next we’ll be helping with the clean water project and maybe cleaning a community park in Los Barilles.  Details coming in January.

We will plan to depart on April 19, work on April 20-22 and play on April 23, return home on the 23rd or 24th.

This is a low-cost, fun and very rewarding service project that is well organized and just needs you.  Yes, YOU!

Treats and Hosts for Girls Who Code 

Nancy Kemp is taking over coordination of hosts and refreshments and now has the signup form.  This year's program continues through the Spring and we have openings for you if you are looking to treat yourself by treating the girls to refreshments one or more times this winter and spring.  It is a fabulous way for you to be personally involved supporting the program.   The girls certainly appreciate the snacks ~ it is good to offer something sweet, something salty, including something filling.  Old reliables include chips, granola bars, juice drinks, cupcakes, pretzels, brownies, bagels, etc. If you have not signed up for a slot, please contact Nancy.  Many thanks to those who volunteer to bring snacks!

GWC club meets in the library at Seven Hills Middle School, starting at 3:30 pm on Tuesdays. When bringing snacks, please arrive by 4:15 for 4:30 serving. Snacks are served in the covered patio just outside the library, while the weather stays fair, and in the Teacher’s Lounge when the weather turns foul. Seven Hills Middle School is at 700 Hoover Lane, opposite SPD Market off the far end of Brock Rd. From the main parking lot, go through the open hallway past the central office. The library and patio are just outside the hallway. 

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:


January 4: Mixer Eddie Maria:  Blessings in a Backpack

January 11: Lunch Don Rivenes from Nevada County Climate Change Coalition: Nevada City City Council’s recent resolution supporting a goal of 100% renewable energy

January 13: Area Wide Tree Giveaway - The Union parking lot

January 18: Mixer Carla Burke Craft Talk

January 20: Rotary Leadership Institute, Area 3-4-5; 8:30am - 3:30pm.

January 25: Lunch JoAnn Marie - Grand Jury

February 1: LUNCH:  Club Music Contest MOVED TO LUNCH!!!

February 8: Lunch Buzz Crouch - Child Advocates

February 15: Mixer

February 22: Lunch Lynn Woerner--Kare Crisis Nursery

Mar 1: Mixer

Mar 8: Noon Chris Newsom--The Five Wishes Advance Directive

April 7:  2018 Club Leadership Assembly The Nuggett in Sparks

April 19 - 24: Los Barriles, Baja - Clean Water Project Project days April 20-22

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

Special Dates

               Birthdays                                                     Anniversaries
Bob Buhlis 12/30  Dave Bunje and Janet 12/12
     Paul Boch and Sonja 12/29
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
Sergeant at Arms Tom Ryan
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. Our next will be Monday January 15 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.