Dear Rotarians and Friends,
Welcome to our latest Rotario newsletter. Once again it is a pleasure keeping you informed of our club activities in the coming weeks.
This Week's Speakers - Christie Gillison and Caitlin Jones from Partners in English Language Learning (PiELL).
Caitlin, originally from Dallas, studied criminal justice at the University of Texas at Dallas and decided to work with groups disproportionately impacted by the justice system. She spent three years teaching ESL in the classroom setting before moving to Penn Valley in joining the PiELL Board. While her specialty is social media outreach, Caitlin is also an aspiring comedian.
Last Week's Mixer Speaker - Pat Dyer, owner of Utopian Stone
Pat provided us with a biographical sketch of his life story starting with his youthful days in Grass Valley, the years in College at Cal Poly where he met his future wife and business partner, Diane, and the start of his professional life at Grass Valley Group. Pat went on to outline his many jobs, especially his one year stint at the Paiute Indian Reservation at Pyuramid Lake, NV. Pat then descrivbed his silversmithing career in Nevada City where he also took time to serve in Public office, including becoming the Mayor of Nevada City.. Pat really garnered our attention passing out samples of his jewelery anf gemstones. One of the most notable items was his 4 oz. gold nugget, valued over several thousand dollars. Of course Pat kept a close watch to ensure that all of his samples were returned.
Holiday Party slated for December 15 at The Bridge House
Hopefully you will be able to attend our annual event at theis new location ! Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be the order of the day, along with soft drinks and some wine. Feel free to bring your own beverage of choice as well.. The party starts at 5:30pm and the cost is $20 per person. If you haven't signed up already, please RSVP to Judi Soldavini (firstname.lastname@example.org or 265-8524) by Dec.10, so we may advise the caterer.
We will not be Bellringing this year. In lieu of bellringing, we will be donating gifts for children and adults to the Salvation Army and Hospitality House. Please bring your gifts to our Holiday Party. New toys and clothing as well as gently used clothing and household items are welcome! Contact Robin if you have questions.
Volunteers have started "winterizing" the Fair Booth
This past Saturday a small group of us dedicated workers started winterizing the Booth cooking area. We were able to purchase the plywood paneling, applied primer to the panels, and cut the panels to the sizes fitting the screened areas. The team was also able to cut and apply moldings that will hold the panels in place. Many thanks to Dave Bunje and his trusty pickup truck, Tom Milam, with his skill saw expertise, Ken Ching, for his patience with the paint roller, and the general "go-fer" support provided by myself and Paul Boch. We will need another small work party to put the final coat of paint on the panels, mount the locking mechanisms, and install the door.
Registrar Needed for the Girls Who Code Club
Baja - Los Barriles Update
The dates for our work project in Los Barriles - Baja, Mexico have been firmed up. They are March 23 - 28. More details will be forthcoming at our Mixer meeting January 5.
Nevada City Rotary Board Actions
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 NCRotary.org website at http://ncrotary.org/club/board-actions. If you need assistance remembering your user ID and password, contact Robin or reply to this newsletter.
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Upcoming Events :
Dec. 8. Lunch Meeting Caitlin Jones & Christie Gillison – Partners in English Language Learning (PiELL)
Dec. 15: Holiday Party at the Bridge House - Bring gifts for Salvation Army and Hospitality House!
Dec. 22: Lunch Meeting Holly Hermansen - Superintendent of Schools – Nevada County
Dec. 29: DARK for Holidays
Jan. 5 : First Thursday Social 5:30pm- Baja Update from Carolyn Feuille & John Hensley
Jan. 12 : Lunch Meeting Lynn Skrudrud - NEO (New Events & Opportunities)
Jan. 19: Third Thursday Social 5:30pm
Jan. 26: Lunch Meeting Jesse Locks - NCFF
Feb. 2: First Thursday Social
Feb. 9: Lunch Meeting Elisa Parker - See Jane Doe
Thank you Nancy Kemp and Christine Newsom for coordinating our programs!
WORDS OF WISDOM: " Anything worth doing is worth overdoing" - Mick Jagger
-- President Walt
John Hazelwood 12/25
Bob Buhlis 12/30
Dave & Janet Bunje 12/12
Paul & Sonja Boch 12/29
|RI President: John Germ
RI Director: Brad Howard
|District 5190 Governor: John Sullivan
Asst. Governor, Area 4: Dennis Geare
President: Walt Stickel
Secretary: Robin Milam
International Service: Carolyn Feuille
For additional calendar events please visit the calendar at http://nevadacityrotary.org/calendar
*Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting. Location subject to change, please ask.
Rotary Club of Nevada City — Established October 3, 1935