Rotario ~ March 26, 2015

RI President: Gary C.K. Huang
RI Director: Steve Snyder
District 5190 Governor: Joe Zarachoff
Asst. Governor, Area 4: Doug McDonald

Club Leadership

President: Robin Milam
President-Elect: David Bunje
President-Elect-Nominee: Walt Stickel
Secretary: Walt Stickel
Treasurer: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Public Relations: Robin Milam
Membership: Dennis Geare
Club Service: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Community Service: Gary Gustafson/John Hensley
International Service: Nancy Kemp/Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: David Bunje
Youth Services: Gary Gustafson
Programs: Jeff Wenzel
Fundraising: Carolyn Inglis, Walt Stickel

This Week PIELL (Partners in English Language Learning)

Dr. Becca Schultz will present Partners in English Language Learning (PIELL). PIELL helps English language learners become thriving members of our community by offering one-on-one language tutoring, and building bridges that foster cross-cultural respect,  understanding, and friendship.

Michael Young to be inducted as Newest Member on March 26

During this week's meeting, Michael Young will be inducted with the classification Newspaper Editor Retired.  As the recent President of the KVMR Board of Directors, Michael steered the funding and development of KVMR and Nevada Theatre's new building which has just opened.

Don't miss EARLY REGISTRATION PRICES for District Conference - Register by March 31

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A great opportunity at District Conference: Call for volunteers to be Sergeant at Arms. Interested?  Contact Larie Trippet at

Nevada City Rotary Vocational Service Award

Nicole Dillard is collecting nominations for our annual Vocational Service Award.  Please present your recommendation of recognition of a Club member who has contributed to Rotary and our Club using their vocational talents and expertise.  Do you know who has been recognized by our Club?  Visit our website Recognition section to learn more.

3rd Grade Dictionaries to Yuba River Charter School

Nicole and Pearce Boyer are leading our project to present third grade students at Yuba River Charter with personal dictionaries.  Our Club will deliver dictionaries to the students at 11am Friday March 27, 2015.  If you want to join us, please contact Pearce.

Next Week - Merchant Mixer with Dave Painter SPD at 5:30

Dave Painter of SPD Market will be our highlighted Merchant for our evening mixer.  Don't miss hearing the story of SPD as told by the Painter family!  Many of us shop SPD regularly.  This will be a wonderful time to learn much more about our local grocer! 

NC Rotary Planning Adventures & Wine Planning
Next Meeting:  Monday March 30 2015

Plans are progressing for this year's Adventures & Wine Auction Celebration.  We intend to be ready with posters and tickets to take to District 5190 Assembly on April 11. The team leadership is working well and we are having lots of fun with the planning.  Join us for our next meeting on Monday March 30 at John Hensley's new Nevada City Properties/Recreation Realty office at 432 Broad St, Nevada City.  John's office is across the street from the Methodist Church at the top of Broad Street.

Nevada City Spring Cleanup on our Rotary Trail
April 2 8am-12 noon

Join us on the Rotary Trail Thursday morning April 2.  Nevada City Spring Cleaning is from 8am to noon so we are planning repair and cleanup to the Rotary Trail as an early local RAW

Last Week - Hospitality House Dinner

Nevada City Rotary prepared and served dinner for 60 guests and staff at Hospitality House. Thank you Jeff and Lynn Wenzel for planning the menu.  Special thanks to Valerie Cassity for soliciting donations from SPD, Savemart, Grocery Outlet and Briar Patch.  Thank you Shari Barley, Dona Knapp, Judy Soldavini and Robin Milam for joining Lynn and Jeff to prepare and serve the evening guest at Hospitality House.  It was a special evening of gratitude.  Shari and Dona are making plans for another dinner in April.  Please let them know if you are interested in being part of the small team.

Last Week - Child Advocates of Nevada County

Linda Collins of  Child Advocates of Nevada County brought Samantha, a favorite puppet among the children involved in the Steps to Respect programs. High School students are trained as puppeteers to present "Stranger Danger" and personal safety programs for kindergarden through middle school students.  Many children will open up and talk to Samantha and other puppets about concerns and disturbing events they have faced. 

Needed Materials and Supplies for Baja!

A team of 13 NC Rotarians, friends and family will be repairing dormitories, or Albergues, cafeterias and study halls in schools that were damaged by hurricanes this last year.  The trip will be a wonderful service adventure to provide a much more inviting, safe and comfortable living environment for students who live too far from the school to commute home each day. 

Our partners in Los Barriles have provided an extensive list of materials needed for repairs and improvements to the schools.  John Hensley and fellow members are going to contact local merchants for donations to support the project.  If you would like to personally contribute either funds or supplies, check the list for what is needed.  A printable copy is at  Baja Materials 2015 Wish List.

HIghlights on the list include paint, mirrors, curtains, personal computers, refrigerator, basketball backstops, electrical boxes, tables, wardrobes, tables, and more.  Read more at Baja International Service Project.

Mystery Rotarian ~ from Cathy Wilcox-Barnes, Club Services

Wow, over the last couple of months we’ve found out some interesting, amazing things about our club members. Carolyn Inglis identified our last Mystery Rotarian as ADGE Dennis Geare. Have you been our Mystery Rotarian?  We want to learn more about you. Send Cathy a set of 5 interesting facfs and you'll be an upcoming Mystery Rotarian. 

Can I stump you this week? The first person to reveal the Mystery Rotarian to President Robin, (before the answer appears) wins a free raffle ticket.

This week's Mystery Rotarian:

  1. This Rotarian’s Great Grandfather +8x fought in the French and Indian and the Revolutionary Wars.
  2. This Rotarian’s Great Grandfather fought in the Civil War.
  3. This Rotarian’s nickname was Coot.
  4. This Rotarian, on a bet, stood on their head in the lotus position in the Caravanserai in Baku, Azerbiazan.
  5. This Rotarian once had a job delivering telephone books and was bitten by dogs several times.
  6. This Rotarian joined the club when B.B. was President.

Rotary District 5190 Assembly and Conference

Register here now for District Assembly April 11.  All Board members and members interested in Club Leadership should attend District Assembly.  Fun and informative!  

District Conference
May 14-17, 2015 ~ Harrahs Resort, South Lake Tahoe

Special Room Rates: Don't miss Early Bird Rates! Register Now.

Rotary International
Join Rotary's international community of leaders to exchange ideas and take action at home and around the world. Stay connected to Rotary through your own personal account at

Enrollment in online the Rotary Academy is now available.  Participate in a comprehensive study of the Rotary Club and Rotary International from your home.  This 10-lesson correspondence course covers the essentials of Rotary.  To see the flyer click HERE. For complete information click HERE. Great for new members and seasoned members too!

Rotary District 5190 Webinars
District 5190 has initiated an exciting new learning tool for our club members. - See more at: Past District 5190 Webinars The District will be posting On-demand videos of recent webinars which you can access HERE You can register at or by contacting Ginny Lewis at

Thought for the Week - On Learning

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
~ Benjamin Franklin

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ~ Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

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Birthdays Anniversaries
Dennis Geare        3/04
Carolyn Feuille      3/06
John Woodford      3/07
Allan Rogers          3/07
Dan Becker            3/25
Walt Stickel             4/01
John Hensley         4/11

         David Fluke and Carol  3/18

Mar 26 PIELL (Partners in English Language Learning) presented by Dr. Becca Schultz
Apr 2 Spring Cleaning in Nevada City - 8am to noon on the NC Rotary Trail
Apr 2 Merchant Mixer Night - Dave Painter, SPD Market 5:30pm
Apr 7 Tues Area Speech Contest  - GV Methodist Church - 12 noon
Apr 9 MOVED TO TUESDAY April 7 and SUNDAY April 12
Apr 11 District 5190 Assembly
Apr 12 Area 4 Music Contest - Hosted by Nevada City Rotary; Seventh Day Adventist Church
Apr 16 Status of Biomass Energy Proposal for Western Nevada County  - Presented by Steve Eubanks
Apr 23 Meeting moved to BAJA and RAW Day project
Apr 24-28 BAJA Albergues Project - contact John Hensley for more information
Apr 25 Rotary at Work Day - in Baja or with Habit for Humanity
May 7 Merchant Mixer Night - 5:30pm
May 14 CalStar "Flyin" MOVED TO Pioneer Park
May 15-17 All Aboard for District Conference - South Lake Tahoe
May 21 NC Parks & Recreation Update, Dawn Zydonis- Parks & Recreation Supervisor
May 28 Rock Creek Nature Hike - MOVED TO Rock Creek Trail; meet at John Hensley's Harmony Ridge Office across from Old 5 Mile House at 9am
Jun 4 Merchant Mixer Night - 5:30pm
Tour of Nevada City Bike Shop - Dwayne Strawser
Jun 6-9 Rotary International Convention - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jun 11 League of Women Voters
Presented by MaryJane Ashford Huenergardt, Polly Bacich, Joey Jordan.
Jun 18 Nevada City Police Dept Canine Program
Presented by Tim Foley- Police Chief & Shane Franssen- Police Officer
Jun 25 Robin's Demotion Party
July 2 Merchant Mixer
July 9 Installation of 2015-16 Officers
President Dave Bunje presiding; Visiting Club Presidents

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Rotary Club of Nevada City — Established October 3, 1935
Meets every Thursday at Noon at the National Hotel
except first Thursday's which are at 5:30PM — 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.