Rotario For April 25, 2013

RI President:  Sakuji Tanaka District 5190 Governor:  Sam Wilbanks

Club Board of Directors

President: Staff
President-Elect: Dennis Geare
Past President: Carolyn Inglis
Secretary: Bob Buhlis
Treasurer: Ellen Davis
Director at Large: John Hensley
Club Service: Robin Milam.
Community Service: Gary Gustafson
International Service: Nancy Kemp
Vocational Service: Jim Phillips
Foundation: Bob Buhlis
Membership: Carolyn Inglis


Today's Program
LeGacy, Sue Legate

Quote of the Week
When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers, there you will always find people who are helping.’
Fred Rogers

Message from PE Dennis
To help with my upcoming role as club President I am asking that every club member complete a brief survey. Please download, print, complete and return to me by May 1. Thanks to everyone for helping out.

Notes From Last Meeting
pP Nancy Kemp, always the pro, stepped in at the last minute to be President of the Day. As is her style, she conducted the meeting as if she had worked days in preparation. Also, always the pro, two time pP Ben Barretta was asked to give an extemporaneous thought of the day. Without hesitation he shared his concern for the people at the Boston Marathon and the explosion in West, Texas, who were affected by these disasters. His compassionate remarks were echoed by members present and our guest, Kelly Christensen.

Bob Aydellot won the raffle; he did not match playing cards, however. The raffle award is up to nearly $60. Walt Stickle's April 1st birthday was acknowledged as was his good fortune in finding his Blue Tooth ear phone that he lost at a local restaurant. Also in the lost and found department was Annette Geare's car which she was unable to locate at the Sacramento airport and her iPhone which she left In a limo service vehicle in somewhere in Texas. Much to PE Dennis' relief, both were located.

Last Week's Program
The program was "Meet Our New Members" and, as usual, was fun and informative. Gil Dominguez commented that he found the Nevada City Rotary Club a welcoming club and was pleased to be a member. He commented on his area of expertise, TV reporting, and especially on the challenge his fellow reporters had after the recent bombing during the Boston Marathon.
His "Aha moment" was when he had a job in Southern California in the oil industry where by chance he was introduced to TV reporting

Laura van den Berg told us that she was following in her father's footsteps who is a long term Rotarian. She is a graduate of Sacramento State and started her career in Silicon Valley destined to never marry nor have children. As fate would have it, she met Luuk, married, added Morgan to the mix, and moved to the foothills. With a broad smile on her face, she said she couldn't be happier as a wife, mother, resident of the foothills, and a Rotarian.

Bob Aydelott was not new to Rotary when he joined the Nevada City Club. His work requires a great deal of travel, but does make ups when he can fit them into his schedule. Bob started his sales career as a five year old mimicking his father in the fishing tackle business. He enjoys football and rugby and currently deals with real estate franchises.

District Training
PE Dennis Geare, PEN Robin Milam, Walt Stickel and pP Bob Buhlis made the trek to Reno for District Training last Saturday under perfect weather conditions. Sessions attended were President Elect, President Elect Nominee, Fund Raising, Membership, Facebook, ClubRunner and Secretary. After the sessions, each club met to discuss findings and ideas to pass on to members and the board. It was another great Rotary experience. Had more members attended, more subjects could have been covered.

As is our norm, the Nevada City reps couldn't pass up an opportunity to interrupt the proceedings with some Tom Foolery! Grass Valley pP Anita Daniels brought about 200 bras and camisoles collected be club members to add to the Nevada City collection for the District 5190 project. PEN Robin couldn't resist wearing a very large bra and putting another one on DG Woody during the lunch break. It was a great opportunity to not only promote this beneficial project, but to put the Nevada City Rotary Club in the forefront.

Rotary at Work Day
Our May 2 meeting is moved to Rotary at Work Day at the Fair Grounds on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. until after lunch. All the Rotary Clubs in our area will be working to improve the lovely grounds where we have our fair each August. There are a variety of projects in which we can participate: Roofing the concession booth, concreting the wine pavilion, repainting the horse barn, staining the main office wood fence, tearing down and dumpstering the amphitheater parking lot and raking and tree planting. We already have 10 Rotarians signed up: Kim and her sons, Ron K., Walt, Bob and Janis A., Robin, John H. and grandson, Nicole, Gil, Dennis and Nancy. We need more participants! We will be meeting at 9:00 at the fairgrounds, lunch provided – bring gloves, rakes, shovels and water. See you there!

Family Fun After Rotary at Work Day
For a fun family activity following the RAW Day, plan on gathering up the children and grandchildren and visit the Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum and help them celebrate their 10th anniversary. The open house, scheduled from10 to 4, features free refreshments, music, tours and rail bus rides. The museum is located at 5 Kidder Court off of Gold Flat Road behind Hooper and Weaver. Whether or not you were able to attend our off site meeting last year, you will enjoy this outstanding museum.

Year End Bar-B-Q - Save the date!
We have been invited to the Stewart riverside home for a year-end Bar-B-Q, Sunday afternoon, June 23. In addition to good food and family fellowship, there is talk of a second demotion for all past presidents willing to subject themselves for yet another embarrassing moment. Don't miss this one; it should be great fun!

Foundation Giving
You will soon be receiving a report on where you stand on your Foundation giving for the current Rotary year. As a member of the Nevada City Club, you are expected to contribute a minimum of $100 a year which can be credited toward you next PHF. You can go-line to see where you stand if you don't already know or wait for your personal giving report to be sent to you by pP Bob Buhlis, Foundation Chairman. Don't forget to bring your collection boxes to any meeting.

Other Announcements
See the schedule below for upcoming attractions. Of particular note is the Noel Carter Trail Dedication, Treasurers for Scholars - Bargains for You sale, District Conference, and Adventures in Wine auction.

Adventures and Wine annual fundraiser will be held on September 27th. Talk it up!
Auction donation forms and information are found on the website. If you don't know what your doing for the event you can contact

Spring Fund Raiser
"Treasures for Scholars - Bargains for You" club fundraiser will be held on June 15, the day before the Bike Races and opening day of Farmer's Market. Save your good stuff!


○ Dan Becker - 3/25
○ Walt Stickel - 4/1
○ Glen Foley - 4/10
○ John Hensley - 4/11
○ Laura van den Berg - 4/15

○ Dave and Carol Fluke - 3/18


Club Calendar      
○ April 25 LeGacy, Sue Legate
○ May 2 Moved for RAW May 4
○ May 4 Rotarians at Work - Area 4 clubs , at the Fairgrounds 9 to Noon
○ May 13 Board Meeting
○ May 9 Moved to May 11
○ May 10-14 GSE Team from India visiting Area 4
○ May 11 Noel Carter Trail Dedication - 10:30am @ National Hotel
GSE BBQ afterwards
○ May 16 --TBA--
○ May 17-19 District 5190 Conference
○ May 23 GSE visitation
○ May 30 --TBA--
○ June 15 Treasures for Scholars - Bargains for You, club fundraiser
○ June 16 NC Classic Bike Race
○ June 13 --TBA--
○ June 20 Portuguese Party, celebrating incoming RI President
○ June 23 Demotion Party @ Stewart's River Resort
○ September 27 Club auction "Adventures and Wine" at Miners Foundry

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*Board Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month at 5:30pm at The National Hotel.
All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting.

Rotary Club of Nevada City — Established October 3, 1935
Meets every Thursday at 12:15pm at the National Hotel — 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.