Rotario - November 29, 2018

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday November 29, 2018 ~ 5th Thursday

Nevada City Rotary is Dark Thanksgiving & November 29

GIVING TUESDAY - Consider our local Rotary Club of Nevada City Foundation

ONE DAY ONLY! Are you looking at how to participate in this year's Giving Tuesday? Today, Facebook and PayPal will match a total of $7 Million in donations via Facebook. On behalf of our Club Foundation, Carolyn Inglis set up a #GivingTuesday Fundraiser to support The Rotary Club of Nevada City Foundation.   Share with friends on Facebook and help expand our funding of youth scholarships and related programs for local Western Nevada County youth and our community! Note, "Carolyn's #GivingTuesday Fundraiser is for Nevada City Rotary Foundation! and every contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps.  Thank you for your support.

Giving Tuesday - One Time only

To donate, click image or this link The DONATE button is center screen below the Carolyn's GivingTuesday Fundraising image.

NEXT WEEK:  Holiday Party December 6 ~ John and Carla Burke's Home

Join us at 11600 Red Dog Road, Nevada City to celebrate each other and this season of joy!  A big Thank you to Carla, Judy and Cathy ~ They have lots of fun and good cheer planned for us!

Directions:  Take Boulder Street to Red Dog. Their home is 1.16 miles from the Broad and Boulder Street intersection.  Parking is available across the street about 1/2 block down the hill.

We will be raffling the contents of the Jackson Club Basket at our Holiday Party. Receive a raffle ticket for every $20 donated to Polio Plus between our Club meeting with DG Tina and the party.  Tickets will be distributed at the Party.  Winners select among the various contents of the basket.  The Jackson basket includes lots of wine, wine glasses, jewelry, chocolates, nuts and gift certificates for a one night at the National Hotel in Jackson, gift certificates for food and with merchants. 

Our hearts go out to Paradise

As we celebrate we are also mindful of those who have faced tradegy of engulfing fires.  Among those who lost their homes are 70 (out of 80) fellow Rotarians in Paradise.  Probably the best and easiest way to donate to support the community of Paradise and our fellow Rotarians is through the D5190 Giving Trail set up by our District Governor Tina, with a goal of $100,000 to be distributed directly to local Rotary Clubs who will have the best hands on view to determine how funds can be put to the best and most effective use.  As of this writing we have raised over $43,000!  Make a tax-deductible donation using this link.

Support Paradise Fire Victims via Giving Trail

I thank you all in advance for however you choose to express your compassion in this effort of Rotarians helping Rotarians to rebuild a community.

Area 4 Garden Project at North Star House - December 8

There is another opportunity for anyone wanting to demonstrate their shoveling and irrigation talents on Saturday December 8 at the North Star House for an area wide workday.  We will begin at 8:30 A.M. and stay at it until around 12:30.  Coffee, donuts, OJ and water will be served as we begin trenching and laying out PVC pipe for the sprinkler system for the Rotary Garden that by the end of February will be complete with walking paths, benches, fountains, period plants and trees appropriate to the original gardens.  Each club is asked to provide 4 or 5 workers for each of the 5 or 6 days of this project.  If you are interested in joining me in the inaugural kickoff to the project let me know.

Holiday Goodwill: Bellringing for Salvation Army ~ A Rotary Tradition

All of our two member teams for the eight one hour shifts for bell ringing at SPD on December 15 have been filled but if you still want to join in come on by any time and join in the ringing or drop a coin or two into the kettle.  Who knows, you might get a treat.

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) I January 26 at Ensemble Designs

Rotary Leadership Institute is a grassroots training program that will significantly expand Rotary knowledge and enhance leadership skills that will benefit participants in their personal, professional and Rotary lives. The program is offered in three parts. The first part RLI I is being sponsored by Area 4 and 5 on Saturday, January 26 in Nevada City. A fun and informative day with fellow Rotarians taught by a few you may know!

WHERE:     Ensemble Designs Café
                  870 Gold Flat Rd, Nevada City, CA (map)

WHEN:       Saturday, January 26, 2019 8:30am – 3:30pm

COST:         $20 / person - Our Club will reimburse


Members who have a strong interest in Rotary and are ready to be exposed to the larger world of Rotary. The course will rejuvenate tenured members and engage and educate newer members.

Please Register at  by Thursday January 17, 2019!

Click for RLI I Area 4-5 January 26 Flyer

Girls Who Code at Seven Hills

Nancy Kemp was recognized last week by the girls in our Girls Who Code program for being one of them in her efforts to create a bat who actually flies on their web programs.  The girls love our healthy snacks.  The program is still early in the year.  Please signup to serve as host and/or bring healthy snacks a week or more for Girls Who Code participants. If you haven’t done it before, Nancy has great instructions on what to serve.  It is another incredible opportunity to become involved and participate with the youth in 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.

Upcoming Events:

November 29: Fifth Thursday Dark

December 6: Holiday Party 5:30pm John & Carla Burke's Home at 11600 Boulder St, Nevada CIty 

December 13: Lunch Seven Hills School  “Nature Bridge” Program

December 15: Bellringing at SPD Nevada City 10am - 6pm

December 20: Social Amelia Barrett- Craft Talk

December 27: DARK for Holidays

January 10 Lunch:  Don Harris and Daniel Casanova - Global Partners for Development: Vineyards to Villages

January 24 Lunch:  Jo Ann Marie -  Grand Jury

February 14 Lunch: Club Music Contest

March 14 Lunch:  Club Speech Contest

March 19: RYLA Interviews 8am-12 noon at Nevada Union High School; 1-4pm at Bear River

March 21 - 25: Los Barriles, Baja Mexico Project trip

March 27:  Area Music Contest evening at Peace Lutheran Church

April 4:  Area Speech Contest 12 noon at Grass Valley Methodist Church

April 6: Club Leadership Assembly The Nuggett, Sparks NV

May 16 - 19: Rotary 4-Way Fest Conference Peppermill, Reno NV - D5190 one of 4 Districts together.

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

Special Dates

               Birthdays                                                    Anniversaries
Dave Fluke 11/04   Ken Ching and Lynn 11/05
Jack Dinwiddie 11/25   Ken Myers and Akiko 11/10
Susie Monary-Wilson 11/29   Dennis Geare and Annette 11/13
President: Tom Ryan 
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 December 10, 2018.   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.