Rotario - October 18, 2018

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Evening Social 5:30pm - Thursday October 18, 2018
Nathan Leischman - Craft Talk

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

From President Tom:

This week's Social will highlight our newest member Nathan Leishman who joined our Club July 5. Join us as Nathan shares his "craft talk" and more about his personal life interests. Professionally, Nathan is a Portfolio Manager at Ostrofe Financial Consultants (OFC). In this role, he provides personalized approaches for client investment portfolios and financial plans and helps develop the firm’s investment strategy. His greatest professional satisfaction comes from building long-term relationships with clients while working with them as they pursue their financial goals. Nathan joined OFC in 2017, bringing nearly a decade of experience in financial services. Nathan graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor degree in finance from Brigham Young University. He spent two years volunteering as a missionary in central Mexico, where he became fluent in Spanish and developed a love for Mexican cuisine. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute. He also holds series 7 registration through LPL Financial and series 66 through LPL and Ostrofe Financial Consultants.  Most of you have met Nathan's wife Stephanie who has been at a number of Club meetings and participated in various service projects including the Fair.

Nathan Leishman with Stephanie and Seth
Nathan with Stephanie and Grass Valley Rotarian Seth Leishman, Nathan's brother.

Sugarloaf Mountain project with Twin Ridges School

John Wilson has been working diligently with Twin Ridges Home Study Charter school to plan for a trail clean up project with students and parents on Sugarloaf Mountain Trail. 

The clean up will start promptly at 10am this Friday October 19.  Students, parents, City staff, and interested Rotarians will meet on the parking lot of the Forest Service at the corner of Hwy 49 and Coyote Street.  THe plan is to clean the first 1/4 mile of the trail and then hike to the top for water and snacks.  Please let John know if you plan to join the group. 

Along with snacks and water, bring sturdy gloves, large buckets and garbage picker extension tools if you have them.  Long pants, long sleeve shirts and sturdy shoes are recommended.  Also bring a small daypack and binoculars if you have them. 

10 Minute Drill - Emergency Preparedness

We were all on high alert with strong winds fueling Red Flag Alerts for fire danger and PG&E posting possible outage warnings.  In light of this week's alerts, Walt has offered the attached "10 Minute Drill" document.  Stay safe!

Rotarians walk/run for NEO

Cathy, Walt and Sandy Stickel participated in the NEO Empire Challenge on Saturday October 14.  New Events & Opportunities (NEO) is a non-profit organization focused on empowering youth to make healthy lifestyle choices. The NEO Youth Center is a drop-in, out-of school time facility offering an array of activities, workshops, and events.  NEO strives to create a safe, fun, and positive environment for all youth and young adults between the ages of 11-25 years old.

Next Week Area 4 Foundation Dinner - October 25

Last chance sign up sheet will go around again for our Area 4 Foundation Dinner on October 25.  We will be treated at the dinner with one of Rotary’s premier speakers, J.T. Capps.  DG Tina Spencer-Mulhern and her husband Brian will also be with us.  The dinner starts at 6:00 PM at the Gold Miner’s Inn in Grass Valley and the cost is $50.00 per person.  We will be catered by Antonio with a choice of Tri Tip, Salmon or Vegetarian.  The number of vegetarian plates will be limited to the number requested so be sure to let me know your preference.

Foundation Dinner Message from DG Tina 

Brian and I are looking forward to being at your area Foundation Dinner on October 25th.  The presentation by PDG John T Capps will definitely be an evening you do not want to miss.  PDG Doug McDonald will also be present to present your Foundation giving banners for 2017-2018.

Last year when I was in San Diego at the International Assembly, I had the opportunity to purchase President Barry Rassin's official theme tie.  Well I purchased 13 of them and President Barry autographed each one.  I will be auctioning them off at the area Foundation Dinners.  If you are unable to be at the dinner and would like to submit a bid just let me know. I have attached a picture of the tie for you to see. These ties are not able to be purchased by any of the RI vendors.  They are only sold to the DGs at this event so they are pretty special. 

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Tina Spencer-Mulhern
​District Governor 2018

Club Visit with DG Tina - November 1

Our annual District Governor meeting with  DG Tina is scheduled for Thursday November 1.  And yes, it will be 1st Thursday 5:30pm Club Social. 

In support of Rotary's End Polio Now initiative, DG Tina will bring a basket from the Rotary Club of Jackson to raffle at our Club meeting with her.  We will be presenting a basket for Tina to take to the Rotary Club of Minden the following week.  We are planning a special basket for her to leave with and are asking members to get creative and contribute items for the basket. This Thursday's social would be a great time to bring whatever items you want to add to our basket! 

Board Members please mark your calendars for a special Board Meeting with DG Tina at 3:30pm on Thursday November 1.

Girls Who Code at Seven Hills

Girls Who Code Nevada County is launching its fourth year! Nancy Kemp shared stores of this years Club.  Please signup to serve as host and/or bring healthy snacks a week or more for Girls Who Code participants. If you’ve done it before you know all about it and if you haven’t, here is another incredible opportunity to become involved and participate with the youth in our community.  Please contact Nancy to sign up and support this very special program.

Last Week - Lori Osmond - “Situational Awareness and Empowerment”

Lori Osmond,, highlighted the importance of maintaining situational awareness for personal safety and demonstrated ways to protect oneself.

One in 5 women are survivors of rape. College age girls are 4 times more likely to be assaulted. A child is abducted every 40 seconds.  One in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18. One in 3 women experiences domestic violence from their partners.

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:

October 18: Social:  Nathan Leischman - Craft Talk

October 25: Dinner 6pm Area 4 Foundation Dinner - Gold Miners Inn

November 1: District Governor Tina Spencer-Mulhern
  3:30pm Board meeting; 5:30pm Social

November 8 Lunch: Valerie Costa - Special Sections of The Union

November 9 Area 4 Social:  POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING

November 15: Social Chris LaCentra:  GI JUNK

November 22: DARK Thanksgiving with loved ones

November 29: Fifth Thursday Dark

December 6: Holiday Party - TBD

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

December 20: Social

December 27: DARK for Holidays

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
Paul Boch 10/10   Nancy Kemp and Steve 10/12
Wally Krill 10/18     
Nancy Kemp 10/22    
Christine Newsom 10/30    
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
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If you have an idea for a club program please contact Nancy Kemp or Christine Newsom.

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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 Monday November 19, 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.