Rotario -April 20, 2016

Dear Rotarians and Friends,    

Club Meeting Moves as Rock Creek morphs into Empire Mine Friday April 22 9:45 am. 

We will not have a Thursday meeting. Join us for a special treat as we serve lunch to the Adaptive Education students of 7 Hills and Union Hill along with the 7 Hills Middle School Leadership class at Empire Mine.  We will meet in the picnic area directly across the road from the main entrance to Empire Mine and make sandwiches at 9:45 am while the students tour the mine.  We are targeting to serve lunch at 11:00 am becasue a firetruck is coning at 11:30 to WOW the kids. All club members are needed at 9:45 and/or 11. 

APRIL 28: "INSIGHTS OUT" OF VETERINARY MEDICINE with Dr. Michelle Capen. Having received her bachelor's degreee from the University of Nevada, and her doctorate at Oregon State, Dr. Capen has settled on Nevada County as the best place to work, and now owns the Brunswick Veterinary Clinic. What are her hardest cases? Her most heartwarming stories?

MAY 5: FIRST THURSDAY MIXER. Enjoy the fellowshp and get to know more about fellow Rotarians.

MAY 12: THE BODACIOUS BATWA; HEALTH IMPROVES. Dr. Scott Kellerman will give an update on the work of teh Kellerman Foundaiton among Pygmies of the Batwa Impentrable Forest, and on the contents of the shipping container that area Rotary clubs are currently assembling to send to Uganda. Since Scott and his wife established medical service there, innumerable lives have been saved. The survival rate of newly born shicldren is espeically impressive. 


KEITH MILLER SHARED AN INSIDE LOOK AT BEING A FRANCHISEE.  Most attention is paid to the name brand of a franchise, but it's the local operator who has to make the brand and the system work. Keith is chair of the coalition of 18 franchise associations. He had a major hand in drafting California state legislation that provides protection for franchise owners, such as getting fair market value for their inventory when a franchise closes or is sold. Keith was entertaining, very knowledgable, and he makes great sandwiches at the local Subways!

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE through the Rotary Club of Nevada City

The Rock Creek/Empire Mine Outing for students with disabilities is on Friday, April 22, from 9:45 am to 1 pm at the Empire Mine. The Thursday meeting is moved to this event. See the article above.

Help prepare the club's display for the District Confernce May 13-15. We have many notable and colorful items to share from our exciting year: costumes from Kazakhstan, video and demonstrations from the Girls Who Code clubs, water filters and bright paint from Mexico ...we just need a couple of people to arrange them in an attractive and winsome way. See Dave or Robin to volunteer.

Transport students to the District Conference on May 14. We have been asked to have at least two Rotarians and two students from our Girls Who Code clubs at an information session on "Effective Youth Programs" Satruday moring of the Conference. This would involve driving them up and back, and probably enjoying elements of the conference for lunch and early afternoon. See Dave or Robin to volunteer.

Provide snacks for the Girls Who Code club. This is a real feel-good service opportuntiy, but only four dates are still available: May 3, 11, 31, and June 1. Set-up, serving, and clean-up take less than an hour, the girls LOVE you, and you leave with a warm appreciation for the good nature of youth in our community. Sign up with Dave Bunje. 


THE DISTRICT CONFERENCE, MAY 13-15 IS A CELEBRATION of the experiences and accomplishments of the Rotary year, enhanced by good fellowship and valuable networking with Rotarians from other clubs. Register online at; there is no abiltiy to register on site. 

SPONSORSHIPS ARE SOUGHT FOR THE DISTRICT CONFERENCE. With support between $1,000 and $10,000 to help make the conference happen, businesses and individuals are provided meal invitatons, banner listing and special notation in the program. Walt and Dave have details.

ROTARY PEACE FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN. Recommend your neighbor or relative today!

WORDS OF WISDOM: "People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value..."  --Stephen R. Covey

-- President Dave




Walt Stickel                             4/1

Hilary Hodge                          4/1

hari Barley                              4/4

John Hensley  (the big 70!)  4/11



Rotary Leadership

RI President: Ravi Ravindran
RI Director: Brad Howard
District 5190 Governor: Gail Ellingwood
Asst. Governor, Area 4: Dennis Geare

Club Leadership

President: Dave Bunje
President-Elect: Walt Stickel

Secretary: Walt Stickel
Treasurer: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Public Relations: Robin Milam
Community Service: Robin Milam

Club Service: Pearce Boyer III
International Service: Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: Nicole Dillard
Youth Services: Carolyn Inglis



April 21 Club meeting moved to Friday service project (below)
April 22 Special Needs students hike and lunch at Empire Mine, 9:45-1
April 28 "Insights Out" of Veterinary Medicine, with Dr. Michelle Capon
May 5 First Thursday Social
May 12 The Bodacious Batwa; Health Improves, with Dr. Scott Kellerman
May 13-15 District Conference, Atlantis Hotel, Reno, Nevada 
May 19 Nisenan Tribal Leader Shelly Covert

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 Hilary Hodge.

The Fine Print

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*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.
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.