Rotario May 24, 2018

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

12:15pm Thursday Lunch Meeting
Way to Go Nevada City Rotary - Highlights from Camp Atlantis Conference

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

Nevada City Club of Excellence and more from Camp Atlantis

Pride goeth before a fall. In this case, it goeth before a demotion and after a Conference! Words cannot even express how extremely proud I am of our Rotary Club and all our members. This year has been a wonderful example of everyone contributing to help us be "Rotary - Making a Difference."  Our efforts were rewarded at District Conference with the following awards for a Medium Club: Vocational Project of the Year, International Project of the Year, Vocational Project of the Year (Multi-Club Award), Community Service Club Award, Club Bulletin Club Award, International Service Club Award. We also received Governor's Citations for Medium Club for Club Service Project of the Year, Youth Project of the Year, Public Image, Membership, Membership Growth, Literacy Project of the Year and Community Service Project of the Year. We were busting our buttons over these awards on Saturday. But on Sunday morning we were surprised when we were awarded the Club of Excellence for Medium Club Division.

You have all worked so hard to make my year as President one of the best experiences I could have dreamed of. Thank you to all you wonderful Rotarians; it is truly an honor to share the Rotary experience with you! Those in attendance at the Conference will share highlights at our Thursday meeting.  It was a lot of FUN!!!

July 5 schedule Question for this week's meeting:

The week of July 1, we will be hosting Lyazzat Alshinova, President of our Twin Club Astana Rotary. Lyazzat will meet Carolyn Feuille at International Conference in Toronto and then fly to California.  Lyazzat will be our guest speaker that week. Our regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday July 5.  Recognizing that as July 4 weekend we want to survey the Club to determine which day would be best - Tuesday July 3 or Thursday July 5.  Cathy will raise this question at this Thursday's meeting.  If you are not going to be at our Thursday meeting and have a preference for July 3 or July 5, simply  reply to this email or contact Cathy by 9am Thursday May 24.

Hosting Lyazzat is a very special treat for our Club. Carolyn is planning a variety of events to deepen our Twin Club partnership through fellowship, support Astana Rotary's intention to build a playground for special needs children, and to share the beauty of the Sierra and Northern California.  Watch for details from Carolyn.

Proposed new member Nathan Leishman

Our Board has approved Nathan Leishman for membership in Nevada City Rotary.  Nathan is a Portfolio Manager with Ostrofe Financial Consultants, Inc. and has attended a number of Club meetings. His classification would be Investment Management and Robin Milam is his sponsor. Club members have one week from today to address considerations related to Nathan's nomination.

Treats and Hosts for Girls Who Code 

Girls Who Code will celebrate a wonderful year and demonstrate their projects Tuesday May 22 at 3:30pm in the library at Seven Hills Middle School in the library.

Again a big thank you to all who have actively supported Girls Who Code Program as hosts and providing treats throughout the year.  Special shout outs to Trisha Dellis who as Nevada City Superintendent of Schools is our program host and Leslie May, GWC facilitator extraordinaire!  A BIG THANK YOU to Nancy Kemp for coordinating Rotary hosts and treats throughout the year and to Dave Bunje for dreaming big! 

And a big thank you to John Wilson who is stepping up as our Youth Services Chair! 

Annual 7-Hills Leadership/Adaptive Education Field Day Picnic - June 1 SIGN UP!

Our 7-Hills Leadership/Adaptive Ed. picnic will be held on June 1st. This year we will be travelling to Western Gateway Park (site of a number of projects by the Penn Valley Rotary Club) for an morning/early afternoon of fun, food and smiles. For those club members who have participated in the past it is always a much-anticipated event. For new members you will be richly rewarded from the experience. We no longer lug barbeques' and hamburger fixings; now we prepare sandwiches and serve those along with chips, veggies and cookies. Plenty of hands are needed to make and serve the food so don't be shy about signing up or just showing up. Trust me, no experience is needed - even I was able to learn to put the right amount of mustard and mayonnaise on the bread.

We will setup at Western Gateway Park in Picnic Area 4 at 9:30am to build sandwiches. Lunch will be at 11 or 11:30am.  Fire truck may come after lunch.  Buses return student at 1:30pm we will be done before that.

Signup this week or contact Robin by replying to this email or calling Robin or John Wilson directly. Cookies, cutting boards/knives, 1 -2 tables to add to what John Wilson already has.  Indicate what you can bring:

Name:    ________________________________                                         

Cookies (how many dozen): _____     
Cutting board ______          Knives    __________             Table:___________

Enter Western Gateway Park from Penn Valley Drive.  Follow the loop drive to the right.  Picnic area 4 will be on your right, before you get to the rest rooms and the road circles back to the left.Adaptive Ed Field Day

President Cathy on her way outCathy's Demotion - Thursday June 28

Another fun event is on the horizon - Demotion Party!!  I can't write much about it because I'm in the dark on this one but Walt Stickel will provide details to all members and I'm sure he'll be glad to have members volunteer to help on the committee. Talk to Walt. If you want to participate join us for a few minutes after our meeting on Thursday.

If you think the year went fast, it did. Remember I was M.I.A. the first two months of my Presidency. But I tried to make it up to you once I got back. Look ahead and plan to be at the June 7th and June 21st meetings if you want one last chance to be Last Man or Woman Standing. Or who knows what else we might do??? Did you think I'd let up on you before I hand the reins over to Tom Ryan???


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. ----

Last Week - Nikki Ahrens on Human Trafficking in the Sierra Foothills

Human TraffickingNikki Ahrens spoke candidly about the prevalence of Human Trafficking in our own backyard here in the Sierra Foothills and Sacramento area.  Nikki noted that the prevalence of human trafficking is masked by the professional silence and private locations that are used by the industry and their customers.The Human Trafficking Awareness Walk on May 20 in Auburn is one of many efforts to bring what is recognized as modern day slavery to light.  As presented at Club Leadership Assembly, human trafficking is an emerging focus for Rotary and District 5190.

2018 Nevada County Fair Time August 8-12

We need your support and partnership serving at the Fair!

August 8 – 12, 2018

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!

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.

Area 4 Doing Business with Rotarians Directory

Interested in doing business with fellow Rotarians?  Check out the newly updated our Area 4  Rotarians Doing Business with Rotarians Directory. Is your business missing from the directory?  Click to Submit your business or professional service.  You may also use this link to remove your entry if appropriate.

Upcoming Events:

May 22: 3:30PM Yearend Celebration for Girls Who Code at 7 Hills Middle School

May 24: Noon District Conference Highlights

June 1: 9am - 1pm Seven Hills Leadership + Adaptive Ed Field Day - Keeping the Rock Creek Tradition alive.

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 3 or 5:  Lyazzat Alshinova, Pres. Astana Rotary and Carolyn Feuille

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

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

Thank you Nancy Kemp and Christine Newsom for coordinating our programs!

Special Dates

               Birthdays                                                    Anniversaries
John Burke 5/15      Robin Milam and Tom - Big 20!  5/01  
Trish Dellis 5/22      Wally Krill and Mary - Big 70!    5/02  
Stacy Drake 5/23      John Hensley and Sandra         5/05  
Gil Gray 5/31    
And also Nathan Leishman 5/08    
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
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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*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 May 21 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.