Rotario November 2, 2017

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

As I started to flip my "3-month-at-a-glance" calendar over to November, I realized how quickly this year has flown by. There are only 56 shopping days left until Christmas. As a Rotary Club, we've been busy this year. To list a few: we had a successful booth at the fair again (raising about $9,000.00), Girls Who Code is going strong under Dave Bunje's able leadership, we've held clean-up days on the Nevada City Rotary Club-built Miners trail and at Penzance Park, we've walked to increase awareness for Rotary's efforts to eradicate Polio and Walt and Sandy Stickel and Carolyn Feuille ran/walked to help raise money for NEO.

Our Area 4 Clubs are coming together to raise $5,000 to support local residents who lost homes or were heavily impacted by fires this month. Robin Milam has done a fantastic job putting the Support Nevada County Residents Rebuild Giving Trail campaign together. To learn more and/or make a donation of any amount, please visit: We encourage you to use the Support Nevada County Rebuild email Cathy sent last week as a template for inviting friends and loved ones to donate with us. It is also a great way to share with friends some of what we do as Rotary for our community.Support Nevada County friends and colleagues

Foundation Dinner

As I write this there are only three days left in October and that means  the holidays are fast approaching. Thanksgiving is less than one month away and, since I doubt even the most loyal of Rotarians will be eager to hold a meeting that day, we will be moving our regular meeting to November 30th to participate in the Foundation Dinner. I really encourage everyone to try to attend this event. It is a special time when we pause to recognize the work of the Rotary Foundation and the contributions of clubs and individuals that make that work possible. In the coming weeks you will be hearing more about the dinner as Nicole Dillard talks about it and takes sign-ups.

Holiday Party - Tuesday December 12 at the Burke's Home

We have also set the date for our annual Holiday Party. John and Carla Burke have graciously offered to host the party in their home and Judy Soldavini is again showing her party planning skills coordinating the food, drinks and other details. If you would like to help with the party, let either of them know. The date is set for Tuesday, December 12th so get it on your calendar NOW! You all know how busy December gets.

I don't know about you, but I had a fun time with "Last Man or Woman Standing" at the last mixer and I think I'll do it again this week. Here's a clue to help you get ready for it..... FYI, RSVP ASAP and PDQ to the BYOB mixer of the RCONC.  Hope to see you all Thursday evening. Oh, did I mention we are busy!

This Week: Social Mixer 5:30pm at The National

Robin will share snippets of what is going on locally and globally for our environment from Bear Yuba Land Trust to Bonn Germany and beyond.

October 24 for World Polio Day Walk with Cathy at the Lead!

Nevada City Rotary had a great turn out for our from Nevada City to Grass Valley and back on our Walk to End Polio. Dennis, Dave B., Walt, Sandy, Cathy, Carla, John and Robin started and were soon joined by Chris and Bill, then Carolyn Feuille and we met PV Barbara Ross along the way.  

2017 Nevada City Polio Walk 

Cathy's walk to end Polio and the campaign on Giving Trail have ended. Thank you all for helping to make it so successful. Together we have raised over $2,500.00 for Polio Plus and matched with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant it will be over $7,500.00 to help finish the fight against Polio.

Last Week Lunch: Julie Hardin and Ken Hardin, InConcert SierraInConcert Sierra

InConcert Sierra's Executive and Artistic Directors shared how very special InConcert Sierra is for our community when it comes to great music and community – “Not just concerts, but Musical Experiences!

If you missed or want to see the video they shared one more time, click the InConcert Sierra icon or go to their website at

Speaking of busy schedules... Coffee, tea or hot chocolate?

Maybe a drink at the National Hotel bar? Whatever you choose - drinks are on me. But the offer has a string attached - feedback! I had a lot of time to think while I walked this summer and I thought about our club and each member in it. Email me with dates/days/times you are available. If I don't hear from you first, I'll be getting in touch with members in the coming weeks to set up a time when we can chat and you can let me know what's on your mind when it comes to our Club and how you would like to Make a Difference.


Area 4 is hosting an all Club Social Event and Concert Friday, Nov 3 at Reiki Kitchen Event Center and Off Broadway.  Don't miss Kris Stepanian & Dominic Stepanian In Concert at Off Broad Street. Cost for Concert and Social Hour with Heavy Appetites is $40.00/person. Concert only at $28.00 per person. Drop-dead date for reservations is TODAY October 31. Reservations can be called in to Anita at 530-272-6036. This will be a really fun Rotary social event.

Be a "sweet heart" for Girls Who Code 

Treating the girls to refreshments one or more times throughout the school year is a fabulous way for you to be personally involved supporting the program. We still have open slots for later in the year!

See Dave Bunje. He is circulating a signup sheet for our support with refreshments for the girls each week.  The girls certainly appreciate the snacks. Dave suggests that it is good to bring something sweet, something salty, including something filling.  Old reliables include chips, granola bars, juice drinks, cupcakes, pretzels, brownies, bagels, etc. Lynn Ching has set the bar with hard boiled eggs, sliced apples with almond butter, popcorn and red vines.  If you have not signed up for a slot in coming months, please contact Dave.  Many thanks to those who volunteer to bring snacks!

Please note: NEW PLACE AND TIME: The club now meets in the library at Seven Hills Middle School, starting at 3:30 pm on Tuesdays. When bringing snacks, please arrive by 4:15 for 4:30 serving. Snacks are served in the covered patio just outside the library, while the weather stays fair, and in the Teacher’s Lounge when the weather turns foul. Seven Hills Middle School is at 700 Hoover Lane, opposite SPD Market off the far end of Brock Rd. From the main parking lot, go through the open hallway past the central office. The library and patio are just outside the hallway. 

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:

November 2: Mixer: Robin Milam ~ Snippet updates on for our Environment locally and globally

November 3: Area 4 6:00pm Social Reiki Kitchen Social Hour and 7:15pm Off Broadway Concert

November 9: Lunch Kat Kress from Miners' Foundry

November 16: Mixer: Michael Young - Sgt. Funky’s- origins and an update on current happenings

November 20: Board Meeting: 5:30pm Nevada County Properties/Recreation Realty, top of Broad St.

November 23: Thanksgiving - Enjoy with your Family! (Meeting moved to Foundation Dinner)

November 30: Foundation Dinner: Foothill Event Center

December 7: Mixer

December 12: Club Holiday Party 6:pm Celebrate the Holidays with Nevada City Rotary at John and Carla Burke's home on Red Dog Road.  Details to follow!

December 14: Lunch JoAnn Marie - Grand Jury Outreach

December 21: Mixer


January 4: Mixer

January 11: Lunch Don Rivenes from Nevada County Climate Change Coalition: Nevada City City Council’s recent resolution supporting a goal of 100% renewable energy

January 19: Mixer

January 25: Lunch

February 1: Mixer

February 8: Lunch

February 15: Mixer

February 22: Lunch Lynn Woerner--Kare Crisis Nursery

April 7:  2018 Club Leadership Assembly, The Nuggett in Reno

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

Special Dates

               Birthdays                                                     Anniversaries
David Fluke 11/04  Ken Ching and Lynn 11/05
Jack Dinwiddie 11/25  Ken Myers and Akiko 11/10
     Dennis Geare and Annette 11/13
     Larry Undercoffer and Linda   11/24
President: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Past President: Walt Stickel
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Trisha Dellis
Public Image: Michael Young & Robin Milam
Youth Service: Dave Bunje
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 November 20 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 at the National Hotel
AND first and third Thursdays 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.