Dear Rotarians and Friends,
Social Mixer 5:30pm - this Thursday July 19th
Trolley Junction Restaurant at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad AvenueNevada City, CA 95959
This Week John Christensen - Bringing back the Nevada County
Narrow Gauge Railroad (NCNGRR)
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad was part of the rich history of our community. The narrow gauge line ran from Nevada City to Colfax via Grass Valley. For nearly 75 years trains ferried passengers along with gold and other materials in and out of California's Northern Queen.
Director John Christensen will share highlights of the railroad history and how today a team of dedicated volunteers and rail enthusiasts keep that history alive at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum and Interpretative Center. The museum has just opened for its 15th summer season.
The Museum exhibits a collection of railroad and aviation artifacts, photographs, and documents for visitors and historians alike. Exhibits include the NCNCRR Engine 5, rolling stock, an early steam automobile, and other examples of Nevada County’s transportation history.
Last Week's Club Assembly - Goals, Plans, and Objectives for the Year - President Tom Ryan
We have a full year ahead of us with lots of opportunities for everyone’s help, participation and involvement. Remember that there is no requirement or expectation for every member to participate in every project. The important thing is that every member participates in a few projects.
With all that we have going on there is lots of room for all of our members be they new members, short term, long term or Rule of 85 members to make the time to support a project. Whether it is sweat equity, check equity, sharing experience or expertize its our actions that keep the glow in our Rotary hearts alive and well. It’s your involvement that inspires the rest of the Club to keep moving forward.
With all hands on deck we will share the load and make the world a better place. And isn’t that why we are here.
Editor's note ... what better inspiration than our own President Tom setting the example prepping our Treat Street Fair Booth! Our next big event after the Children's Festival is the 2018 Nevada County Fair! And a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOM to him as well!!!!
2018 Nevada County Fair Booth Planning Every Week following Club Meetings
Big news for this year, we will be accepting credit and debit cards on our new iPad based touch-screen Square system. The system has shipped for expected delivery by the end of the week. For the cashiers among us, the new system should be much easier to use and less susceptible to jams, etc. Robin will setup the system and schedule trainings.
The fair booth committee will meet after every weekly meeting to discuss progress on the booth and it's procedures. We are still looking for additional volunteers to participate in the fair booth clean up session that has been moved to Saturday, July 28 from 9 AM till noon. Please get in touch with Walt for more details.
We also need another shift captain for first half of Saturday and setup cooks for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Cllick Fair Booth Schedule to view current openings.
Join us August 8 – 12, 2018
We need your support and partnership serving at the Fair!
To schedule to work one or more shifts, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating which shift you are available and willing to cover. We ask you to be reponsible for finding a replacement in the event you can not make your shift. THANK YOU for all you do in service for Rotary, our Club and our Community!
The Children's Festival - Friday July 27
A big thank you to Nancy Kemp for her year round planning efforts and leadership for this very special Nevada City Renaissance Festival for so many years! And to Sandy Stickel and Gayle Denney who are again hosting craft tables for the children. Volunteering at the Children's Festival is always lots of fun because the children with their parents and grandparents have such a fabulous time. Check with Sandy and Gayle to volunteer in supporting with nature sun prints or renaissance block prints.
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 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.
July 18 5:30pm Board Meeting - canceled due to multiple conflicts
July 19 Social: John Christensen- History of the NCNG Railroad Museum
July 26 Noon: Jeanne Clark Scarmon, Sierra Foothills Village
July 27 The Children's Festival 9am-Noon and 5pm - 8pm
July 28 8:30am - noon: Fairbooth Cleanup and Prep in our booth on Treat Street
August 2: Social 5:30pm Annual Nevada County Fair Picnic - on Treat Street
August 8 -12: All hands on deck at Nevada County Fair
August 16: Social Ben Emery: Bareebo Project in Cambodia
Aug. 23- Lunch: Joe Scheimer--Background to the Vietnam War
August 29: Noon: Field Trip to Madeline Helling Library- Virtual Reality Technology Experience, 980 Helling Way (Rood Center Complex), Nevada City
September 6: Social Amelia Barrett, Craft Talk
September 8: Saturday - Avenues of Service Seminar - District Wide, Reno
September 20: Social Dennis Geare - Field trip to Ensemble Design of Rotary TechEasy Program
November 9 Lunch: Valerie Costa Special Sections of The Union
Thank you Nancy Kemp and Christine Newsom for coordinating our programs!
|Ken Myers||7/05||Trisha Dellis and Jeff 7/06|
|Gayle Denney||7/07||John and Carla Burke 7/28|
|President: Tom Ryan
Past President: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Carla Burke
Public Image: Michael Young & Robin Milam
Youth Service: John Wilson
Community Service: Carolyn Inglis
Club Social: Judy Soldavini
Sergeant at Arms: Walt Stickel
For additional calendar events please visit the calendar at http://nevadacityrotary.org/calendar
*Starting a new year with President Tom, the meeting date will be on Mondays. Board Meetings are held on the third Wednesday month at 5:30pm at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. Our next Board meeting will be Monday August 20, 2018. All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting. Location subject to change, please ask.
Rotary Club of Nevada City — Established October 3, 1935
www.ncrotary.org — PO Box 74 — Nevada City, California 95959