Rotario - May 23, 2019

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday, May 23, 2019
12:15 Lunch - Susan Rogers, Are you fire safe?

Trolley Junction at Northern Queen Hotel
400 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City

This Week: Are you fire safe? Susan Rogers, Fire Safe Council

Being Fire Wise is an urgent focus for all of us living in our community and the Sierra Foothills. Susan Rogers is on the Partnership Education Committee of the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County and is Vice Chair of the Nevada County Coalition of Firewise Communities. She also serves on the Editorial Board of The Union newspaper and on the board of Nevada County Media. She's lived with her husband and son in Nevada County for 18 years.

Are you fire safe? The Nevada County Fire Safe Council has a repository of resources and range of services to help us become fire wise and prepared at

Rotary 4-Way Fest

Rotary 4-Way Fest was a celebration full of surprises!  Checkout President Tom enjoying Saturday night opening song ... Measure your life in love! Click through to and then click the arrow to start the video.

CONGRATS to President Tom and our Club for our Superstar Awards for Medium Club including International Project of the Year - Los Barriles Clinic, Rotarians At Work Day - Penzance Park planting and cleanup projects, and District Joint-Club Projects with Area 4 at North Star Garden. We were also recognized with Allstar Awards for Community Service, International Service, Club Service Project of the Year, Club Website, Club Bulletin, Membership, Public Image and Club Service based on overall scorings in our Club Awards package.

A BIG THANK YOU to CATHY who served as SAA EXTRAORDINAIRE!  Cathy was in service aka ON HER FEET from well before opening on Friday to teardown on Sunday.  Saturday started around 7am for her and did not end until after the evening festivities.  She was ever present with her warm, gracious smile herding folks in all sorts of directions.

A BIG THANK YOU to Robin Milam who served as Chair for the Breakout Sessions which included 26 sessions covering the Avenues of Service, Areas of Focus and special interest topics.  Tom Milam supported the AV Team and managed Robin's sanity. 

A BIG THANK YOU to Carolyn Feuille for her excellent International Service through Partnerships Breakout session on Saturday with Helen Hankins.

A BIG THANK YOU to John Wilson and Susie for shepherding our candidate Amina Federspeil-Otlea who won 2nd place “—she was amazing!” (quoting Susie.)

And to Dennis and Annette Geare joined in on the fun during Rotary 4 Way Fest.

It was a fabulous, high energy, tons of fun weekend. 

Last Week:  THC Analytics: Bridging The Gap Between Science And Cannabis

Michael Kepic and Dr. Robert Goldman of The Higher Commitment Analytic Lab offered a very informative program that generated lively discussion.  Club members had many questions and expect to have a follow up meeting in the future to continue the education. 

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.  A big thank you to John Wilson, our fabulous Youth Services Chair, for coordinating plans with the school staff.  John is circulating a signup sheet for volunteers, cookies, tables, bowls, cookie sheets, and more.  Please contact John to participate and determine what is still needed!

Girls Who Code at Seven Hills

Girls Who Code program for this year is coming to a close. Just a few more weeks until that celebrate their year end.  A BIG THANK YOU to NANCY KEMP, Ms Girls Who Code Extraordinaire!  She has hoslted almost every week, coordinated the program and provided snacks when a volunteer did not step up to do so.  Thank you also to all who have provided snacks throughout the year.  This is a very special program addressing a very important need for our young girls. 

Children's Festival - July 19

This year's Children’s Festival, which is scheduled for Friday, July 19, at Pioneer Park in Nevada City.  Nevada City Rotary has been involved with planning and hosting crafts -- especially Nancy Kemp, Gayle Denney and Sandy Stickel for many years.  The planning team is now in the process of organizing all the volunteers it takes to make the festival a reality!

The Festival has two sessions.  The morning session runs from 9 a.m. to noon.  We then take a break (during the heat of the day) and come back for an evening session from 5-8 p.m.  We will have about 25 crafts tables at each session, and each table needs 3-5 volunteers to help the kids create their works of art.  We also have a number of activities that are especially well suited for teens who want to volunteer (and we provide documentation of community service).

Please let us know if you’ll be available for the morning and/or the evening session.  If there's a particular craft you'd like to do, or if there’s someone you’d like to work with, we’d be happy to arrange that.  We’d appreciate hearing from you by Friday, May 31, so we will have time to recruit volunteers to fill the gaps.

If you have any questions, please drop us an email at or give one of us a call at the numbers shown below.  And please pass along our contact information to anyone you know who might be willing to participate!

Children’s Festival Volunteer Coordinators

Judi Mosley (925-285-5948)     Patti DeLuca (530-305-1999)                  

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 website at  If you need assistance remembering your user ID and password, contact Robin or reply to this newsletter.

Upcoming Events:

May 23: Lunch Susan Rogers - Are You Fire Safe?

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!

Special Dates


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
Trish Dellis 5/22    
Stacy Drake 5/23    

Club Leadership

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
Sergeant at Arms: Walt Stickel
International Service: Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: Christine Newsom
Membership: Stacy Drake
Program Chairs: 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, 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 MOVED TO Monday May 27, 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

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.