Rotario June 7, 2018

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

5:30pm Thursday Social Mixer Meeting
Shana Maziarz - Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co

Trolley Junction Restaurant at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad AvenueNevada City, CA 95959 Directions

1st & 3rd Thursdays for Social Mixer at 5:30pm and

2nd & 4th Thursday for Lunch Meeting at 12:15pm

This Week - Shana Maziarz, Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co.

Three Forks Bakery and BreweryA Nevada City icon for excellence in locally grown, farm fresh food and brews, Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co serves "wood-fired pizza, craft beer brewed in our 7 barrel brewhouse, regional wines, hard cider, artisan breads, baked goods, soup, salad, sandwiches, fresh drinks, loose leaf tea, espresso and coffee.  

We source as much of our food as possible from local organic producers. Our coffee and teas are organic and fair trade. Our menu changes weekly - it's fresh, simple, and based on what is available locally in each season. We look forward to serving you great food and beer!"

Join us this Thursday as co-owner/founder Shana Maziarz shares the story of how Three Forks Bakery & Brewing was created and secrets of their delectable success. Oh and, take a guess at why "three" forks!

Shana has a BA in Psychology and Adventure Education from Prescott College and an Ed.M from Harvard University.  She spent ten years as an outdoor educator, and has also been a college professor, high school principal, river guide, and goat milkmaid.  Shana was the Creative Director of SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival for two years and currently serves on SYRCL's Board of Directors.

Last Week:

7-Hills Leadership/Adaptive Education picnic

Friday morning, June 1st, dawned bright and beautiful. We could not have asked for a more perfect day for a picnic. By 9:30 a.m., sixteen eager Rotarians had assembled down at Western Gateway Park to unload tables, food and sandwich making utensils. Just as we got the tables covered with paper and the assembly line ready to rock and roll, the school buses began to arrive with eager children accompanied by teachers and adult volunteers. I'm not quite sure of the final head-count but I think we fed over 100 hungry picnickers. The kids had a blast playing games, going exploring, making huge bubbles and eating lots of sandwiches, chips, carrots, apples and, of course, cookies! The 7-Hills Leadership students worked so well and patiently with their young "buddies" from the Adaptive Education classes. Each year it is so much fun to see how much the kids that we've met over the year have grown and it is also sad when we realize that some that we've grown fond of were not there. I know I say lots of our events are "one of my favorite" but I really, really have to say this picnic is hands down, "one of my favorite." 

I'd like to give a big thanks to the Rotarians that made it happen. I understand Robin Milam and John Wilson had a blast at Grocery Outlet shopping for all the food. Even though they laughed their way through the store, they did a great job in figuring out how much we needed. We had just about the right amount of everything - except BBQ potato chips. Boy do those kids (and adults) love potato chips - especially BBQ!  A special thank you to John and Susie who donated most of the food to support our very special event.

On hand help that day was provided by Robin and Tom Milam, John and Susie (Monary-)Wilson, Walt and Sandy Stickel, Dave and Gayle Denney, Carolyn and Mike Inglis, Dennis Geare, Tom Ryan, John Hensley, Carolyn Feuille, Cathy Wilcox-Barnes and, coming in all the way from Mexico, our favorite South-of-the-Border Rotarian Chris Geyer. It was so good to see him, and, as always, he jumped in to help without a moment's hesitation.

After sandwich making duties were completed, Rotarians even got in the spirit of the day with a rousing game of Corn Hole (bean bags tossed in holes in a wooden platform). Students also went after frisbee golf and bocce bowling!


Nevada City Rotary Board Retreat

The countdown is beginning - two more Mixers and one lunch meeting left for this Rotary year. I can't believe how fast the year has flown by. I didn't get around to even 1/2 of what I'd planned on the Club doing this year but, not to worry, President-elect Tom Ryan has plenty of ideas to keep us busy next year. The members of the Board for 2018-2019 met on Wednesday, May 30, at Tom's house to brainstorm and plan for the year.

We spent a fair amount of time on our financial situation and discussed ways to raise money for projects and scholarships that we might want to undertake. Bottom line is we are going to have a really great year and keep the momentum going. That momentum includes inducting Nathan Leishman into our Club right after the new Rotary year starts. It's also possible that the Board and Club may have had time to process Tom Milam's membership application. If so what a way to start the year with inducting two new members at Tom Ryan's first meeting.

Cathy's Demotion - Thursday June 28 at John & Carla Burke's Home

We have three more meetings before the Demotion Party - two mixers and a lunch time. Walt Stickel and his committee are working on the details for the party and it is bound to be a fun one in the beautiful setting of John and Carla Burke's house. I hope you have already marked your calendar for Thursday, June 28th so you'll be sure to be available. Watch for more details in the upcoming weeks on opportunities to help and for signup information.

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!

Honoring DG Doug and Karen McDonald with Scouting and Youth Leadership fund.

We wanted to say thank you to Doug and Karen for their service to Rotary and Scouting so we decided to collect pledges for a Scouting and Youth Leadership fund.  When it was announced on Saturday night it was a complete surprise to Doug.  However, because we were trying to keep it a secret before Conference, we might have inadvertently missed someone or a club that would like to make a pledge to the fund. If you would like to make a pledge please click the link below.  We are almost at $9,000 dollars as of 5/21 and our goal is $10,000 .  Doug and Karen will name the fund and be the advisors on the fund.  Thank you again to everyone who has made a pledge or is making a pledge to the fund.  Towards the end of June we will send out additional information on how to submit a contribution to the fund.

To make a pledge visit:

---- Pledges are still being accepted. Deadline for pledges is June 15th. ----

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:

June 7: Social Shana Maziarz from Three Forks Bakery and Brewery

June 14: Noon Lynette Andersen--The Rotary House in Sacramento

June 21: Social John and Susie Wilson Craft Talk

June 28: Cathy's Demotion Party evening at the Burke's Home!

July 5: Social  Lyazzat Alshinova, Pres. Astana Rotary and Carolyn Feuille (date confirmed by Club on May 24)

July 12: Noon  Joe Scheimer: Background to the Vietnam War

July 19: Social:  John Christensen- History of the NCNG Railroad Museum

July 26 Noon: Susie and John Wilson--Sierra Foothills Village

August 2: Social Annual Nevada County Fair Picnic

August 8 -12: All hands on deck at Nevada County Fair

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 Ching 6/03      Dave and Gayle Denney            6/12  
Ron Knaus 6/09      Ron Knaus and Nancy              6/20  
Nicole Dillard 6/13      Michael Young and Karen         6/21  
Michael Young 6/17      Judy Soldavini and George       6/24  
Robin Milam 6/29    
President: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
President-Elect: Tom Ryan
Past President: Walt Stickel
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Trisha Dellis
Public Image: Michael Young & Robin Milam
Youth Service: John Wilson
Community Service: Carolyn Inglis
Sergeant at Arms: Tom Ryan
International Service: Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: Nicole Dillard
Membership: Stacy Drake
Program Chairs:  Nancy Kemp &
    Christine Newsom
ADG: Dennis Geare

For additional calendar events please visit the calendar at
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If you have an idea for a club program please contact Nancy Kemp or Christine Newsom.

The Fine Print

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*Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 5:30pm at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. Our next will be Monday June 18 with Pres Cathy!  All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting. Location subject to change, please ask.

Rotary Club of Nevada City — Established October 3, 1935
Meets second and fourth Thursdays at Noon

AND first and third Thursdays for BYOB Social Mixer at 5:30PM
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.