Rotario ~ January 8, 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: 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

Happy New Year!  2015 is here!!!

Light Up RotaryMeeting this week - Merchant Mixer January 8 at 5:30pm !

Our first Club meeting after the holidays will be Thursday night's  Merchant Social Mixer!  We welcome our own Nichole Dillard of An Inner Sanctum as our spotlighted Merchant.

January has a couple special events coming up! Come join us:

  • NC Rotary Planning for Adventures & Wine Gumbo Night  - Monday January 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

Ensemble Designs is at 870 Gold Flat Road, #B.  Come in the main door and up the stairs to Cafe Ensemble.  Turn into the large parking lot between Railroad Ave and Springett Ln.

  • Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) - Saturday January 24

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

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

To register online via, click REGISTER  or email Robin and she will register you. Our club will be billed the $30 course fee, which includes materials, snacks and lunch.

Aaron KleinLast Meeting - December 18
Aaron Klein, Sierra College Trustee spoke about progress and challenges of Sierra College and the success of Suerra College alumna both in careers and advancing on through the State of California University system.

Aaron also shared inspiring personal stories of his growing young, International family and their work to support children and educational systems in Ethiopia.  Soon to half two of his own who are native Ethiopians, Aaron and his wife have a special love for the country.  The projects they are supporting are designed to keep children in school, develop business leaders, and break the cycle of poverty. 

PP and Membership Chair Dennis Geare and new member Shari Barley present Judy Soldavini with her first sponsor pin.

Dennis, Judy and Shari







We are especially mindful for those who are less fortunate.  Thank you to those who brought packages of food to share!  After our last meeting our Club delivered several bags of non-perishable foods to our local Food Bank.

Remember Amazon Smile gives .5% of every purchase to Nevada City Rotary if you are signed up!!!  Each year Robin gifts her niece and nephews gift cards from to support their techie cravings!  This year their gifts also contributed to the support of our Club!  What a concept!!!

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".

Mystery Rotarian ~ from Cathy Wilcox-Barnes, Club Services

We’ve got a lot of hidden talent in our Club. And this one is clearly a Mystery!  The details were presented in our New Years Day Rotario. This one must be really tough because Robin has received all sorts of guesses but no one has landed with the correct person yet! 

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 has two cats (kids) named Vinny and Demetri.
  2. This Rotarian has had works accepted into two juried art shows.
  3. This Rotarian’s favorite cocktail is an “old-fashioned” when executed correctly.
  4. This Rotarian is perfecting recipes to compose a cookbook.
  5. This Rotarian was sponsored by someone with the initial “L.”

Word from District and Area 4 Rotary Clubs

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) - Area 4
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 Club of Grass Valley presents 24th Annual Casino Night
Saturday, February 7, 2015
The Foothills Event Center
6:30pm to 10:00pm
$20 donation.

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

Rotary District 5190 Assembly and Conference

With the New Year here it is time to start marking calendars for District Assembly April 11 and then District Conference in May!  Ya'll come!  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!

Rotary District 5190 Conference

Rotary International
Join Rotary's international community of leaders to exchange ideas and take action at home and around the world .Stay connected to Rotary through your own personal account at

Thought for the Week

As we move into the second of our year focusing on Lighting Up Rotary ~

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Did you take a picture? If you have cool photos to share please email them to

Birthdays Anniversaries

Bob Buhlis              12/30

       Ben Barretta and Gretchen      12/21
       Paul Boch and Sonja                12/29

       John Woodford and Janna         1/1

Jan 8 Merchant Mixer: 5:30pm
Nicole Dillard - An Inner Sanctum
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 - Hosted by Nevada City Rotary
May 2-3 Tentative BAJA Project dates - more soon from John Hensley
May 14-17 All Aboard for District Conference - South Lake Tahoe
Jun 6-9 Rotary International Convention - Sao Paulo, Brazil

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.
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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.