Rotario ~ February 26, 2015

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: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
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:  Gary Gustafson
Programs: Jeff Wenzel
Fundraising: Carolyn Inglis, Walt Stickel

This week - Nevada Union Interact Club

Co-Presidents Eden Baker & Rebecca Hofheinz of Nevada Union Interact Club are just back from their Project Amigo Service Project in Mexico.  Nevada Union Interact Club is an engaged, lit up group of high school youth who are sure to inspire you deeply.  Don't miss this exceptional pair of young people share the leadership role our local NU Interact Club is taking on campus, with Project Amigo in Mexico, at RYLA and with REGLE.  This will be an unforgetable meeting, I promise!

Interact gives students ages 12-18 the chance to make a real difference while having fun. Every Interact club carries out two service projects a year: one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. Interact has a membership of over 250,000 youth in more than 11,000 clubs worldwide. It’s one of Rotary’s fastest growing programs.

Happy 110th Birthday Rotary!

Meeting Last Week ~ Chapa De Indian Health Program
Lisa Davis- Chapa-De CEO the rich history and mission Chapa De Indian Health Program. Chapa De serves almost 8,000 Native American and low income residents of our community by providing convenient access to comprehensive high quality, compassionate wellness and medical care.  The beautiful Grass Valley facility is built to replicate a pod of Maidu roundhouses which makes for an inviting health and wellness clinic environment.

Elected 2015-16 Board of Directors:

Congratulations to our  2015-16 Board of Directors approved by Nevada City Rotary on February 19.  If you are interested in serving on the Board or as a committee chair, please contact PE Dave.

President                                               Dave Bunje
President-elect                                     Walt Stickel
Past-President                                      Robin Milam
Treasurer                                               Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Secretary                                                Walt Stickel

Foundation                                            Nicole Dillard
Membership                                          Dennis Geare
International Avenue of Service         Carolyn Feuille
Community Avenue of Service           Robin Milam
Vocational Avenue of Service             Nan Drummer
Club Avenue of Service                       Pearce Boyer
Youth Avenue of Service                      Valerie Cassity and  open

Nevada City Rotary International Service Project in Baja ~ April 25-26 Rotary At Work Day
PP John Hensley is organizing a local school repair work project in Los Cabos, Mexico.  Please let John know your intentions for participating! 

If you are not able to go, but want to contribute to supplies and materials for the schools please see John!  Participating Rotarians will be donating their airfare and hotel expenses; our club will pay for paint, brushes and other repair materials.

Phase 1Dates of work project are April 25-26. Most of us will travel Thursday April 23 and return Tuesday or Thursday April 28 - 30. Work would entail painting and repair work on local schools impacted by recent hurricanes.  We are partnering with Los Barriles Rotary Club.

Planning to join us?  Please let John Hensley know!!! Airfare to the Los Cabos International Airport is estimated to be $379 round trip per person.  John is coordinating hotel arrangements. Members of the Los Barriles Rotary Club (45 miles north of the San Jose airport) will help provide transportation from the Los Cabos Airport.  Some Rotarians might want to rent cars so they can explore before or after the work project.

Phase 2 – After our work project this May we will be partnering with the Los Barriles Rotary Club to submit a grant request to our District for funds to provide more extensive upgrading of these schools.  Grant amount will be determined after the May trip.

Preparing for our One World Leadership Team from Kazakhstan in September

International Chairs Carolyn Feuille and Nancy Kemp are working closely with PE Dave Bunje to set plans in place for our September visit of a team of entrepreneurs from Kazakhstan.  Plans are in the very formative stages but it is not too early for our Club to begin preparing by educating ourselves on Kazakhstan.  Find it on a map for yourself and start noticing references to Kazakhstan around you.  Robin just noticed that licorice in one of her favorite teas is from Kazakstan. Traditional Medicinal says that "For nine months of the year they harvest from Kazakhstan’s vast stands of wild licorice, which stretch as far as the eye can see."

Mystery Rotarian ~ from Cathy Wilcox-Barnes, Club Services
At the last minute Gary Gustafson and Nicole Dillard correctly guessed Ben Barretta as last week's Mystery Rotarian.

So what have we learned about our fellow members so far?  We have a reformed jailbird who went on to become a District Governor.  We have a foot model and lounge singer.  We have a former rock band member that rocked thru the '60's and can't remember his band's names and we have a former dropout who turned his life around with BS (or something like that). It's been fun learning the stellar qualilities of our members.  Cathy is really enjoying our Mystery Rotarian series. Have you been one yet, or guessed one?

Remember the stakes are high for a cheap club like ours -- a free raffle ticket and there aren't many cards left so you have a good chance of winning.  If you would like to be a Mystery Rotarian and Cathy hasn't managed to ask you yet, see her after the meeting or email 4-5 facts/clues that people don't know about you.  We want all of our members to share their hidden side. The Mystery Rotaria will help you become better acquainted with you fellow Rotary Members. 

The first person to reveal the Mystery Rotarian to President Robin, (before the answer appears) wins a free raffle ticket. Keep

This week's Mystery Rotarian:

  1. This Rotarian worked as a cardiology and neurology technician for over 20 years
  2. This Rotarian does interior design with their first job in 2004 selling for $1.7M
  3. This Rotarian volunteers at Animal Save
  4. This Rotarian is an artist
  5. This Rotarian was sponsored by a Rotarian with an initial "K"

NC Rotary Planning Adventures & Wine Planning
Next Meeting:  Monday March 9, 2015
at John Hensley's new Nevada City Properties/Recreation Realty office at 432 Broad St, Nevada City.  John's office is across the street from PE Dave's beloved Methodist Church at the top of Broad Street.

Rotary District 5190 Assembly and Conference
Mark your calendars for District Assembly April 11 and then District Conference May 14-17!  Both will be fabulous events with Rotarians from around our District.  This year's Conference will be in DG Joe's home town of South Lake Tahoe!

District Conference
May 14-17, 2015 ~ Harrahs Resort, South Lake Tahoe

Special Room Rates:

Rotary International
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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
District 5190 has initiated an exciting new learning tool for our club members. - See more at: Past District 5190 Webinars The District will be posting On-demand videos of recent webinars which you can access HERE You can register at or by contacting Ginny Lewis at

Thought for the Week

"If we are to reach real peace in this world... we shall have to begin with children." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

"Good habits formed at youth make all the difference." ~ Aristotle

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Birthdays Anniversaries

George Rebane    2/10
Nan Drummer       2/14
Tom Coleman       2/18
Carolyn Inglis        2/28
Judy Soldavini       2/28

         Carolyn Inglis and Mike   2/12
         Allan Rogers and Betty    2/18

Feb 26 N. U. Interact Club Presented by Eden Baker & Rebecca Hofheinz- Co-Presidents
Mar 5 Merchant Mixer Night - 5:30pm Mountain House Books Owner Len Bernardi, hosted by Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Mar 8 Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival - Year of the Sheep 12noon-3pm
Mar 9 NC Rotary Planning Adventures & Wine Planning
Mar 12 Nevada City Rotary Speech Contest
Mar 16 Grass Valley Rotary Celebrates 90th Anniversary
Mar 19 Steps to Respect Presented by Linda Collins- Child Advocates of Nevada County
Mar 19 Hospitality House dinner served by Nevada City Rotary.  Jeff Wenzel coordinator.
Mar 26 PIELL (Partners in English Language Learning)
Apr 2 Merchant Mixer Night - 5:30pm
Apr 7 Tues Area Speech Contest  - GV Methodist Church - 12 noon
Apr 11 District 5190 Assembly
Apr 12 Area 4 Music Contest - Hosted by Nevada City Rotary; Seventh Day Adventist Church
Apr 16 PIELL Partners In English Language Learning - Presented by Dr. Becca Schultz
Apr 24 Meeting moved to BAJA and RAW Day project
Apr 24-28 BAJA Project dates - contact John for more information
Apr 25 Rotary at Work Day - Baja plus local projects
May 7 Merchant Mixer Night - 5:30pm
May 14 CalStar "Flyin" to Pioneer Park
May 15-17 All Aboard for District Conference - South Lake Tahoe
May 28 Rock Creek
Jun 4 Merchant Mixer Night - 5:30pm
Jun 6-9 Rotary International Convention - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jun 25 Robin's Demotion Party

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*Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm.
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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.