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 - Don Pierce and his "Backyard Beekeeping"
Don grew up in Ft. Wayne Indiana and earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering in nearby Terre Haute. He spent five years in the Air Force and earned his MBA at Arizona State.His career involved working in high tech for international and start-up companies in the Bay Area. Some of these included Intel, Ford Aerospace, and Sun Microsystems. He retired to Nevada City in 2002. Don's Interests include reading, kayaking, hiking, fishing, bridge, and beekeeping. He started beekeeping in 2009, and has been buzzing about it ever since. Don is married and has two grown stepsons who reside in the Bay Area.
Last Week - Bubbles, Fishes and Wonder at Lions Lake
Thank you Nevada City Rotary for a full team effort and a fabulous day! If you missed last week's Rotario, check it out for photos of a fun day!
District Conference – A very rewarding weekend in Reno
Our attendees included, Pres. Walt, PE Cathy Wilcox-Barnes, ADG Dennis Geare, PP/Youth Chair Dave Bunje and Club Sect. Robin Milam.
- Club Administration
- Vocational Service
- Youth Service
- International Service
- Youth Project of the Year
- Multi-club Administrative Project of the Year
Additionally, our club was awarded 7 Governor's Citations for;
- Community Service
- RAW Project of the Year
- Literacy Project Of the Year
- Administration Project of the Year
- International Service
- Youth Service
AND Pres. Walt had a wonderful 1x1 conversation with Rotary International President John Germ.
Booth Water Damage - update
We're making serious progress with the fair booth repairs. Now that the roof repairs are complete, we've had the HVAC people reinstall the swamp cooler. Simultaneously, our drywall contractor, Jim Broduer is ready to put the final touches on the drywall repairs. This is being delayed one week due to lack of access because of the upcoming Strawberry Festival at the fairgrounds. The final interior painting will be another opportunity for our ambitious club members.We will probably need two separate work parties to prepare the booth for the fair; one for the interior painting and general cleanup. and one work party to do the final sprucing up of the sandwich prep area. Work party dates are TBD.
In Other News
Club Retreat - June 5 – PE Cathy has passed out flyers inviting all of us AND our significant others to this week-night event. Gather for socializing at 5pm; meeting starts at 5:30pm and includes dinner. And you should have received an Emailed invitation.
Save the Date: June 28 for Walt's Demotion Party – Judy Soldavini and hubby George Roberts are once again hosting this year's Demotion Party at their beautiful Bridge House on Wednesday June 28. Celebration begins at 5:30pm with dinner et al at 6:30pm. Please note, we will also need a setup crew for tables and chairs late morning. More details to follow.
Fundraising Effort- Yard Sale/Flea Market Saturday, June 17
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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May 24 : Rotary Board Meeting: Note, moved to Wednesday
May 25 : Don Pierce - Backyard Beekeeping
June 1 : Mixer - Stephanie Lewis, Robotics Team Report
June 5 : Club Retreat - Monday Evening mtg (5:00- 8:30,includes dinner)
June 8 : Debbie McDonald - Hospitality House
June 15 : Mixer - Sonja Conklin - AirMedCare (tentative)
June 17 : Club Yard Sale - Fund Raiser @ Dave Robinson's Garage (Zion and Argall)
June 22 : Erin Noel - Community Legal
June 27 : Concessionaires Mtg. - 6pm At Fairgrounds
June 28 : Demotion Party - At Judy Soldavini's "The Bridge House"; Celebration begins at 5:30pm with dinner et al at 6:30pm.
June 29 : Moved to June 28 Demotion
July 6 : Mixer
Thank you Nancy Kemp and Christine Newsom for coordinating our programs!
WORDS OF WISDOM: " Beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The leasty we can try to do is be there. " - Annie Dillard
-- from President Walt
|John Burke||5/15||Robin & Tom Milam||5/1|
|Trish Dellis||5/22||Wally & Mary Krill||5/2|
|Stacy Drake||5/23||John Hensley & Sandra Brown||5/5|
|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. This month's meeting is moved to Wednesday May 24. All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting. Location subject to change, please ask.
Rotary Club of Nevada City — Established October 3, 1935