Rotario July 26, 2018

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Lunch meeting 12:15pm - this Thursday July 26th 
Trolley Junction Restaurant at The Northern Queen

400 Railroad Avenue,Nevada City, CA 95959 Directions

This Week  Jeanne Clark Scarmon, President of Sierra Foothills Village

Jeanne Clark Scarmon - Sierra Foothills VillageJeanne Clark Scarmon is the President of Sierra Foothills Village, now in formation in Nevada County. The non-profit’s mission is to help members remain safely and comfortably in their homes and community as they age by connecting people to people and to the services they need.  The Sierra Foothills Village is part of a 15-year-old nationwide movement that is helping people remain safely and comfortably in their homes and communities as they age. Often, all that is required is occasional assistance with transportation, home chores, technical advice, grocery shopping or other tasks.

“Virtual villages offer advantages similar to life insurance, which is bought before it is needed…”  New York Times, November 2014

Click logo to learn more:
Sierra Foothills VIllage logo


Jeanne built on her background in Writing (BA), Counseling Psychology (MS) and teaching to create a 40-year career focused on environmental communications and advocacy. She has authored a half-dozen books about nature and conservation, produced videos, served as editor of magazines and newsletters and directed numerous public relations, volunteer, education and grant programs. Jeanne volunteers for her local Firewise Committee, is a river monitor for SYRCL and is active in AAUW. She has lived in Nevada City since 2010.

Cash register check out for 2018 Nevada County Fair Demonstration
immediately after this week's lunch meeting!!!

Big news for this year, we will be accepting credit and debit cards on our new iPad based touch-screen Square system. For the cashiers among us, the new system should be much easier to use and less susceptible to jams, etc. Please plan to stay for a few minutes after our lunch meeting for a demonstration of our new Square Cash & Credit Card checkout system! 

Tom Milam showing off our new Square System
Tom is checking out our new Square system...Apple pay or credit card?  Both will work! Cash too!

The fair booth committee will meet after every weekly meeting to discuss progress on the booth and it's procedures. 

Join us this Saturday, July 28 from 8:30AM till noon for our fair booth clean up work day.  Please get in touch with Walt for more details. We will be cleaning windows, floors, counter tops, pots and pans, and the outside area.  Always a fun time working together.

For the Fair

We also need another shift captain for first half of Saturday and setup cooks for Friday and Sunday.  Click 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 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!

Next Week:  Annual Pre-Fair Picnic On Treat Street!

Please sign up with Walt or Robin (or reply to this email) so we have an idea as to how many to expect and what type dish you are bringing.  Bring a salad/vegie, dessert or main course dish to share.  We will NOT be serviing Pulled Pork This year so we do need main course dishes.  Also note this is a BYOB event.  

We will continue our tradition of table decorations.  This year's Fair theme is Bushels of Fun!  and that is exactly what we are expecting for our picnic and for Fair week!!!

The Children's Festival - Friday July 27

Children's Festival

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 website at  If you need assistance remembering your user ID and password, contact Robin or reply to this newsletter.

Upcoming Events:

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!

Special Dates

               Birthdays                                                    Anniversaries
Ken Myers 7/05      Trisha Dellis and Jeff             7/06  
Gayle Denney 7/07      John and Carla Burke            7/28  
Tom Ryan 7/17       
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
International Service: Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: Christine Newsom
Membership: Stacy Drake
Program Chairs:  Nancy Kemp &
    Christine Newsom
At Large: 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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*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

Thursday Meetings
1st & 3rd Thursdays for Social Mixer at 5:30pm and
2nd & 4th Thursday for Lunch Meeting at 12:15pm
at Trolley Junction Restaurant at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959 Directions
Note: Lunch $14  Social Mixer $5 + BYOB — 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.