Rotario ~ November 20, 2014

RI President: Gary C.K. Huang
RI Director: Steve Snyder
District 5190 Governor: Joe Zarachoff
Asst. Governor, Area 4: Doug McDonald

Club Leadership

President: Robin Milam
President-Elect: David Bunje
Secretary: Walt Stickel
Treasurer: Ellen Davis
Director at Large:
Public Relations: Robin Milam
Membership: Dennis Geare
Club Service: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Community Service: Gary Gustafson/John Hensley
International Service: Nancy Kemp/Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: David Bunje
Youth Services: Kelly Christensen
Programs: Jeff Wenzel
Fundraising: Carolyn Inglis, Walt Stickel

The Foundation Dinner is This Week!
Rotary Foundation Dinner is Thursday evening at Miner's Foundry with Jean Irwin as our guest speaker.  We have 20 Rotarians and guests from our Club signed up for what will be a very special evening!  Social hour begins at 5:30pm and our Program at 6:30pm. 

Remember we have MOVED Club meeting to Foundation Dinner and we will NOT be meeting at noon!

Amazon Smile'Tis the Season for Gifts and Holiday Merry Making!
Amazon Smile gives .5% of every purchase to Nevada City Rotary if you are signed up!!!
Sign up through to earn money for our Club while you shop on  You will need to specifically select "Rotary Club of Nevada City Foundation" under "Pick Your Own Charitable Organization". Shopping is done via rather than but the items and buying experience are exactly the same. 

We are especially mindful for those who are less fortunate.  This holiday season our Club will be collecting non-perishable foods to deliver to our local Food Bank. Bring your donations of canned or other non-perishable foods to Club meetings through the month of December.  Each week as donations warrant, we will deliver locally.

Last Week
Welcome Gerry Duffy as our newest member!  A Retired Port Captain, Gerry moved to our community this summer. His wife Jay Warner is a long time resident who works for Ensemble Designs.

Anthony Halby gave a timely update on Medicare Open Enrollment Period and the Affordable Care Act.

Mystery Rotarian ~ from Cathy Wilcox-Barnes, Club Services
Robin and Cathy had some chuckles with a few of the guesses that came in for last week's Mystery Rotarian who was none other than President Robin!  The Mystery Rotarian is stimulating personal conversations and helping us all become better acquainted as fellow Rotary Members.

With Foundation Dinner, Thanksgiving and our Christmas Dinner ahead, Mystery Rotarian is taking a break until the week of December 11.  We will be back with another Mystery Member for you!  In the meanwhile, continue to take those special moments to share and listen!  Enjoy the process!

Nevada City Rotary Fireside Chat 
Join us Wednesday December 17 at 5:30pm for a Nevada City Rotary Fireside Chat.  A welcoming gathering for sharing Rotary fundamentals and history with our newer members.  All members are welcome! If you have never participated in a Club Fireside Chat, this gathering is especially for you!  We will meet at Cheryl Rellstab's beautiful home at13840 Altair Dr at the top of Banner Mountain.

Word from District and Area 4 Rotary Clubs


Enrollment in online the Rotary Academy is now available.  Participate in a comprehensive study of the Rotary Club and Rotary International from your home.  This 10-lesson correspondence course covers the essentials of Rotary.  To see the flyer click HERE. For complete information click HERE. Great for new members and seasoned members too!

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)
Mark your calendar Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) in Grass Valley Jan 24, 8:30-3:30pm

Rotary District 5190 Webinars

You can register at or by contacting Ginny Lewis at

Thought for the Week
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” ― John Holmes
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Birthdays Anniversaries
David Fluke          11/04
Jack Dinnwiddie  11/25

        Ellen Davis and Frank              11/04
        Ken Myers and Akiko              11/10
        Dennis Geare and Annette      11/13
        Larry Undercoffer and Linda  11/24

Nov 20 Moved - Rotary Foundation Dinner at Miners Foundary
Keynote speaker Jean Irwin Hatfield
Nov 27 Thanksgiving - Enjoy with friends and Family!
Dec 4 Holiday Party at the National
Good Cheer for All!
Dec 11 Chapa-De Indian Health Program
Presented by Lisa Davies
Dec 17 Fireside Chat at home of Cheryl Rellstab 5:30pm
Dec 18 Sierra College: Progress, Challenges and the Future
Aaron Klein - Sierra College Trustee
Dec 25 Merry Christmas to All!
- Dark
Jan 1 Happy New Year!
- Dark
Jan 12 5:30pm Gumbo Night at Cafe Ensemble (Ensemble Designs) for storming and forming plans for 2015 Adventures and Wine Auction.  Gumbo by Annette Geare; creative ideas and plans by Nevada City Rotary!  SAVE THE DATE!!!
Jan 24 Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) - Grass Valley 8:30-3:30pm

For additional calendar events please visit the caledar 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 Jeff Wenzel.

Did we forget your birthday or anniversary? Have you recently moved or changed email addresses? Please update your profile on our club website. If you have forgotten your password, you can click on the Lost Password feature and it will be sent to your email address.

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*Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm.
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 every Thursday at Noon at the National Hotel
except first Thursday's 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.