Dear Rotarians and Friends,
Thursday, May 16, 2019
5:30pm Social ~ THC Analytics: Bridging The Gap Between Science And Cannabis
with Michael Kepic and Dr. Robert Goldman
Trolley Junction at Northern Queen Hotel
400 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City
THC Analytics: Bridging The Gap Between Science And Cannabis
Michael Kepic and Dr. Robert Goldman of The Higher Commitment Analytic Lab will educate us on the importance of testing laboratories in the cannabis supply chain. Without access to quality analytics, patients and consumers risk the consumption of poor quality products, sometimes contaminated with harmful pesticides and heavy metals.
Dr. Goldman is The Higher Commitment’s Laboratory Director. Dr. Robert Goldman graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in Biology and a focus on genetics. Subsequently he earned his PhD in microbiology from the University of Houston and had post-doctoral appointments at the University of Texas and the University of Minnesota. His cannabis testing experience began in 2015. He's worked with various labs throughout the country on method applications that are specific to cannabis as well as proper workflow in the laboratories.
Michael Kepic is a co-founder for The Higher Commitment Analytical Lab. Over the last 15 years, he's played an active role in the cannabis community where he's won multiple awards in cannabis cultivation competitions, including the High Times Cannabis Cup in Los Angeles, CA. Through the recent legalization of cannabis and the importance of safe cannabis products, Michael bridged the gap between his two passions- cannabis and science. With Nevada County having a large amount of extremely talented cultivators, he saw this beautiful place as the perfect location to launch The Higher Commitment Analytical Lab.
Last Week: Forest Charter REGL Students with Michelle Ogaidi
We were delighted with a visit by Forest Charter School REGL students and Michelle Ogaidi, Supervising 6-8th Teacher. Three students from the Nevada City and Truckee campuses shared their experiences from September 2018 REGL program. Then three students talked about their excitement and expectations for the coming session this fall. These students have chosen Forest Charter because of its combined independent and classroom program which affords them the flexibility to pursue personal passions as well as their academic studies. Among the REGL students we sponsor, one dedicates hours a day to practicing gymnastics, another is traveling to LA to audition for an acting role, one works and travels with his family's travel business. Five students from each school attend REGL and are asked to define a project that they will carry out together throughout the year. The Forest Charter students chose teacher appreciation and recognized teachers in special Teacher Recognition assemblies on the various Forest Charter campuses this year.
SAVE THE DATE - Thursday May 30 2019-2020 Club Leadership Retreat
Returning President Cathy Wilcox-Barnes is organizing a Club Leadership Retreat on Thursday Evening May 30. Watch this space for details to follow.
Join Us Wednesday May 29 9am - 12 noon 7 Hills School
Annual Adaptive Education & 7 Hills Leadership Field Day
Our Annual Adaptive Education and Seven Hills Leadership Class outing is the morning of Wednesday May 29 from 9am - 12 noon. We will be on the fields at Seven Hills Middle School. As we have done for many years, we will again be providing lunch - building sandwiches on site. A favorite for the students are all the homemade cookies we bring. Cathy has already volunteered her batch and we will need more. Please let John know if you can provide cookies too. A big thank you to John Wilson, our fabulous Youth Services Chair, for coordinating plans with the school staff.
Rambling Rotarians 8am-10am Tuesdays
Want a great way to start your day and enjoy time with fellow Rotarians! Cathy leads a group of Rambling Rotarians on a two-hour hike each Tuesday heading out a different direction each time, paced to the level of Ramblers. Last week Pres Tom, Walt and Sandy joined Cathy for a hike through the Tech Center across the Angkula Seo Suspension Bridge over Deer Creek in downtown Nevada City. Looks like a fun and relaxing hike.
See Cathy for details each week. An early start for some but not THAT early.
Girls Who Code at Seven Hills
Girls Who Code program continues into the new year. The girls love our healthy snacks. Please signup with Nancy Kemp to serve as host and/or bring healthy snacks a week or more for Girls Who Code participants. If you haven’t done it before, Nancy has great instructions on what to serve. It is another incredible opportunity to become involved and participate with the youth in our community.
Area 4 Business/Professional Services Directory
The Rotary District 510 Area 4 Business/Professional Services Directory has been updated as of January 2019. Click Rotary District 510 Area 4 Business/Professional Services Directory to download a printable copy. Doing business with fellow Rotarians is just one example of Vocational Service in action!
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.
May 16: Social The Higher Commitment Analytic Lab with Michael Kepic and Dr. Robert Goldman
May 17 - 19 Rotary 4-Way Fest Conference Peppermill, Reno NV - D5190 one of 4 Districts together.
May 23: Lunch Susan Rogers - Firewise
May 29: 9:00am - 12:00noon - Adaptive Education/7 Hills Leadership Field Day at 7 Hills School
May 30: 5th Thursday - EVENING Club Planning Retreat
June 6: Social: - Seven-Hills Students Report on NatureBridge Experience
June 13: Lunch Nancy Baglietto, Hospitality House
June 20: President Tom's Demotion Party
June 23: Rotary Heritage Garden Ribbon Cutting at the North Star House
June 27: Lunch Tyler Szura, AbleCarts
July 4: DARK - HAPPY July 4th!!! Parade is in Grass Valley
July 11: Lunch: Cathy's first meeting
July 18: Social:
July 19: 9am-noon and 5pm-8pm Children's Festival, Pioneer Park
August 1: Pre-Fair Picnic 5:30pm Treat Street POTLUCK
August 7 - 11: 8:30am-midnight Nevada County Fair
Thank you Nancy Kemp and Christine Newsom for coordinating our programs!
|Tom Milam||5/1||Tom and Robin Milam||5/1|
|Nathan Leishman||5/8||Wally Krill and Mary||5/2|
|John Burke||5/15||John Hensley and Sandra||5/5|
|President: Tom Ryan
President-Elect: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
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
For additional calendar events please visit the calendar at http://nevadacityrotary.org/calendar
*Starting a new year with President Tom, Board Meetings are held on the third Monday month at 5:30pm at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. Our next Board meeting is Monday May 20, 2019. All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting. Location subject to change, please ask.
Rotary Club of Nevada City — Established October 3, 1935
www.ncrotary.org — PO Box 74 — Nevada City, California 95959