Dear Rotarians and Friends,
Welcome to our latest Rotario newsletter. Once again it is a pleasure keeping you informed of our club activities in the coming weeks.
This Week : Speech Contest at our Lunch Meeting
This week our club is proud to host our Annual Club Speech Contest. Michael Young has done a great job in organizing this event in recruiting volunteers from our club for tellers, timekeepers, and judges. Since we have four contestants in this year's competition, our club meeting may run a little longer than normal. Also, the theme for this year's contest is "What Rotary Serving Humanity means personally and in my own words". I'm sure you will enjoy this event, and don't forget that the area speech contest which our winners will enter will be held on April 4 at the Grass Valley Methodist Church. In the photo you will see our contest organizer, Michael Young, along with last year's winners; Brenna MacDonell, Oceana Doan, and Sam Hales.
Last Week : Mixer - Craft Talk , featuring new member Tom Ryan
Tom came into our meeting as if he had been waiting there for days. His relaxed delivery and somewhat subtle sense of humor provided an enjoyable listening opportunity as Tom told of his childhood upbringing, his teenage years playing with several rock 'n roll bands, and his transition from architecture school to running his own construction business. Tom also told some humorous anecdotes about, not only the birth of his children, but also the birth of his grandchildren. Tom has turned out to be a low-key and valuable addition to our club. We really enjoy his pleasant demeanor and his dedicated efforts.
Booth Winterization and Water Damage - update
In Other News
One of the Girls Who Code club's community supporters, Nita Mizushima, is organizing and staffing a table at the County School's STEAM Expo on March 25. Explanations are below. If you'd like to feel encouraged about the youth of today, do stop by the STEAM Expo. And to promote Rotary's investment in youth, stop by the Girls Who Code table and give Nita a high-five and big Thank You ! Stay a bit if you can.
STEAM Exhibit Details :
- What: STEAM Expo is an event held by the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools. Find out more from http://www.nevcoexpo.org
- When & Where: Saturday, March 25, 9am-3pm at Nevada County Fairgrounds
- Who: Any and all groups and individuals that are interested and involved with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!
- How: Please help out on the day of the event by showing up at our GWC table or help us get ready for the event – Nita Mizushima may be reached at 368-2147
Work Party Team headed to Baja Mexico
Once again, this Thursday we're sending a team to Baja Mexico for 6 days and join a group from the Fair Oaks Club to work with the local Rotary club at Los Barriles to clean and paint dormitories (albergues) at a local school. Our team is led by John Hensley, along with Cathy Wilcox Barnes, Carolyn Feuille, Paul Boch, and our newcomers, Christine and Bill Newsom. We also look forward to hearing all about the trip at our April 6 mixer meeting.
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.
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March 23 : Noon ; Club Speech Contest
March 23 - 28 : Baja Trip for Los Barriles Project
March 25 : STEAM Expo At Nevada County Fairgrounds (9am - 3pm)
March 27 : RYLA Interviews at NUHS - 8:30 :12:30
March 30: DARK (5th Thursday of the month)
Apr. 1: Club Leadership Assembly - Atlantis Casino & Spa, Reno 8:00am-4:45pm
April 4 : Area Speech Contest at Methodist Church in Grass Valley
April 6 : Mixer - Baja Trip Report from our team
April 13 : Noon - TBD
April 18 6PM : KVMR Town Hall Forum- "Our Children & Screen Dependency"
April 20 : Mixer
April 22 : Area Music contest at Lymon Gilmore School
April 27 : Noon - Aimee Retzler, Sierra Harvest
April 29 : Rotarians at Work Day
May 4th : Mixer:
May 11: Lunch - Club Assembly (tentative)
Thank you Nancy Kemp and Christine Newsom for coordinating our programs!
WORDS OF WISDOM: " If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want, instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with." - Deepak Chopra
-- from President Walt
|Dennis Geare||3/4||David & Carol Fluke||3/18|
|RI President: John Germ
RI Director: Brad Howard
|District 5190 Governor: John Sullivan
Asst. Governor, Area 4: Dennis Geare
President: Walt Stickel
President-Elect: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Secretary: Robin Milam
International Service: Carolyn Feuille
For additional calendar events please visit the calendar at http://nevadacityrotary.org/calendar
*Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting. Location subject to change, please ask.
Rotary Club of Nevada City — Established October 3, 1935