Rotario July 5, 2018

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

A new Rotary year begins!

Social Mixer 5:30pm - this Thursday July 5th
with Lyazzat Alshinova, President of Rotary Club of Astana Kazakhstan
Trolley Junction at the Northern Queen
$5 & BYOB

The big wheel of our Rotary lives continues to turn as we close the door on an incredible year and step across the threshold of a new one.  We will always remember the laughing, the smiling and the good times working shoulder-to-shoulder, raking, pruning and planting.  Encouraging students to build robotics, code, deliver speeches and play music.  Changing lives by sending young people to RYLA and REGL and making improvements to a clinic in Mexico and supporting a Rotary Club in Kazakhstan.  Just as important as what we do together for others, we continue to change our own lives by living Service Above Self.  By living our motto we do make the world a better place.  Along with the happy there was some sad.  We had to say goodbye to two long time Rotarians and incredible human beings, Larry Undercoffer and Tom Coleman. More memories to be carried in our hearts and the reminder that the time to get things done is when we can.

And so we begin our new year on day one with a Friendship Exchange welcoming Lyazzat Alshinova, President of the Rotary Club of Astana in Kazakhstan, for a fun filled, action packed week of sharing our Club and community.  More information on the week’s line up below.

I hope to see a lot of you at the Nevada City 4th of July Parade.  I’ve heard that it is legendary and this will be my first experience so come on out and show me how it’s done.

The stars have aligned for our first meeting at this Thursday’s mixer when we will induct long time friend to the Club and friend to all one Thomas Talbot Milam as the newest member of our Club and before he can sit down we will induct a very enthusiastic Nathan Thomas Leishman as our newest member.  I’m starting to see a Thomas theme here and I like it.  If for some unexplainable reason that’s not enough incentive to come to our first mixer of the year our speaker will be Lyazzat from Kazakhstan.

I encourage everyone to come early and get a good seat.

Our theme for the year is Be The Inspiration and I just can’t think of anything more inspiring than the first week of our new Rotary year.

I am so looking forward to spending the year with my friends with a similar heart and desire to stand together and make the world a better place.

Friendship Exchange with Lyazzat Alshinova, President Astana Rotary July 1- 8

Lyazzat Alshinova and Carolyn have just returned from Toronto and the Rotary International Conference.  We have a full schedule next week and would love for Club members to participate as much as possible with events throughout the week. Our intention is to provide Lyazzat with a memorably wonderful experience during her Friendship Exchange much as she and Astana Rotary did for Carolyn last summer.

Please contact Carolyn if your choices of activities have changed or if you have not signed up for an event you want to join us. or call her: 650-867-4564

Date & Time:      Friendship Exchange Activity with Lyazzat!  Join us as often as you can!
July 1

Music in the Mountains Music of Love & Drama concert
(click for info and to Buy your own tickets.) 
Outdoors on Great Lawn, Nevada County Fairgrounds; Gates 6:30pm, Concert 8pm - come early and bring a picnic if you want dinner.

July 2

Morning hike of Noel Carter Trail and surroundings at 9am.  Meet at parking lot at bottom of Nevada Street in Nevada City.

12:00 noon Potluck Lunch at Chris and Bill Newsom home at 11670 Cement Hill (on the right just before the vineyard). Bring your favorite salad to share. Please do NOT bring dessert.  Special American pie dessert will provided by Newsoms.

Afternoon we will visit playgrounds locally and in the Sacramento area.

July 3

Visit Lake Tahoe, dinner at the Inglis home, and concert in Squaw Valley.  Connect with Carolyn Feuille and Carolyn Inglis for more details.

July 4

# 8 on
Broad St

Join us IN the July 4th Parade in Nevada City
We are position 8 early in the parade! Line up with us on East Broad Street between 10:30-10:45 am with the even number entries. Please allow time for parking - it will be scarce! Note: Parking is available at the Rood Center with bus shuttle or a short walk. Pre-Parade Concert is at 10am in front of Alpha Building. The Parade starts sharply at 11am.

Evening: Potluck picnic dinner and fireworks at Nevada County Fairgrounds

July 5 

5:30pm Regular Evening Social:  Lyazzat and Rotary Club of Astana presentation at Trolley Junction

July 6


Morning shopping

12:30pm Barbeque lunch and bocce ball at Susie & John Wilson's.  
No need for anyone to bring anything but if you feel compelled bring either a salad or a dessert.  John & Susie hope to see you at the barbeque! 14444 Homburg Way - Take Lake Vera/Purdon 1/2 mile to Rock Creek.  Turn right. 1 mile to Homburg. Watch for MonaryWilson sign. (If you get to Honeysuckle you went too far.)

Evening - First Friday in Nevada City

Saturday &
July 7 - 8
Visit San Francisco before returning to Kazakhstan on July 9

What a way to Celebrate - Cathy's Demotion

Congratulations and thank you Cathy and Club for Making a Difference as Nevada City Rotary this past year. The tables were turned and Cathy was the last person standing.  Flossie May - Aunt Ida's long lost sister came off the trail to greet Cathy and all. Cathy generously recognized her Board and our members. As we demoted Cathy, PE Tom got his bell and pin to start the new year.  We acknowledged AG Dennis for his leadership of Area 4 for the last 3 years. Between the laughter and the remembrances, we had a delightful evening with a wonderful turnout! 

July 1 - New Rotary Year Dues for 2018-2019

Dues invoices were distributed at our meeting and then mailed to everyone else. You will notice something new on your Dues statement this year. You have the opportunity to donate money toward your Paul Harris Fellow, club expenses or the Nevada City Rotary Foundation at the time you pay your dues. Sort of a one-stop shopping approach to simplify your busy lives. Now, with one check you can fulfill your Rotary obligations. Of course, there will be plenty of other opportunities for you to give as you wish throughout the year. By collecting things such as E.R.E.Y. (Every Rotarian Every Year achieved when all members give $25.00) or your contribution towards being a Paul Harris Sustaining member ($100.00 per year), or generous donations towards our own club expenses or to our Club Foundation, we will have a better idea of where our club stands financially and where to direct our fundraising efforts. If you would prefer to just pay your dues as usual, that's perfectly OK also. Your Board is here to help make this coming Rotary year fun, rewarding and hassle-free  Let us know what you think!  

The following is a breakdown of where you dues are allocated: 

Goes to Amount
  Rotary International   $    60.00
  The Rotarian   $    10.00
  District 5190   $    38.00
  Club operations   $    67.00  (*$57.00)
  Total Dues 2018-2019         $ 180.00 (*$170 by July 15)

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. 

2018 Nevada County Fair

Bushels of Fun are what we are planning for this year's Nevada County Fair! 

As always, Walt Stickel has the signup sheet in great shape already. There are some openings, especially for the 7-close shifts left so make sure you've got your name on the shifts you want before they are gone and ask family members or friends to join you for a shift.

A great selling point is that fact that it is always a blast, they get to see people they haven't seen in ages because EVERYONE stops by our booth for the great pulled-pork sandwiches and, as if that isn't enough, they get a free ticket into the fair.

Watch for a work party to clean up and prep our booth in late July!!!

Click for a printable 2018 Bushels of Fun Fair Poster!

Join us August 8 – 12, 2018

We need your support and partnership serving at the Fair!

Join us at our Nevada City Rotary booth on Treat Street as we dish up Pulled Pork and Shredded Chicken sandwiches for our annual community service fundraiser.  We need to fill 100 openings to cover the 5 days of the Fair.  We are asking Nevada City Rotarians be responsible for filling at least 3 shifts during Fair Week -- in the spirit of sharing the load we encourage you to engage friends and colleagues to work with us.  Working with friends and family is fun and a great way to serve not just Rotary but our Community!  Click to the Latest Schedule icon to check for open shifts.

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!

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 1 - 7: Friendship Exchange with Lyazzat Alshinova, Pres. Astana Rotary

July 5: Social  Lyazzat Alshinova, Pres. Astana Rotary and Carolyn Feuille 

July 12: Noon  Tom Ryan--  Club Assembly:  Goals, Plans, and Objectives for the Year

July 18: 5:30pm Board Meeting - moved to Wednesday

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

August 2: Social Annual Nevada County Fair Picnic

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

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 has moved to Wednesday. 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 Wednesday July 18, 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.