Rotario - August 1, 2019

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 5:30pm
Nevada County Fairgrounds


  1. August 1 - Fair Booth Cleanup 9am
  2. August 1 - Pre-Fair Picnic 5:30pm
    Potluck - Bring a main course and a side dish (salad, veggies or dessert) to share along with your favorite beverage
  3. August 3 - Fair Booth Cleanup 9am
  4. August 7 - 11 - Nevada County Fair starts Wednesday and ends Sunday.  See 2019 Fair Schedule. No regular Thursday meeting.

Message from President Cathy

As I write this, I am preparing to leave on a backpacking trip that was planned over a year ago. We plan so far ahead because one of my hiking companions is a judge and she has to plan her Court calendar a year in advance. It was planned long before I agreed to take on the Presidency of our Rotary Club again. It was planned long before I knew the actual dates of the Fair. My only request when I committed to the dates for the hike was that we avoid the second week in August because that is usually Fair week and I needed to be here. I didn’t realize we actually would be hiking on the night that we hold our Pre-fair picnic. That being said, I’m sorry I’m missing the scrumptious food you’ll be feasting on and will be instead choking down dehydrated, prepackaged backpacking food. I believe it’s Louisiana Red Beans and Rice for Thursday night. I know the Club is in good hands for Thursday with Robin and Tom handling things so I’m not worried (just feeling a bit guilty).

I will be back to help with Saturday’s cleanup so I’m not totally shirking my duties. I’m sure I’ll see you all at one point or another either cleaning up on Saturday or during your shifts at the Fair. I know the shifts are hot and long but all of you make it such a fun time it flies by. It’s a really great opportunity to Connect (got to get our Theme word in) with each other and our community. Thank you to all for working so hard to help support our club in this important fundraising event. For some you’ve been toiling away at the booth for many years. For others this may be a first-time. Long-timer, short-timer, first-timer – You’re all equally important to our success. I hope you’ll take this opportunity to start “Connecting” at the picnic. I’ll be there in spirit!


On the grounds at Treat Street
5:30pm - 7:30pm

  • Bring a main dish and a side dish to share and your beverages of choice
    along with silverware and plates!
  • Bring friends and family who are working shifts with you or who want to come along!
  • Decorate your table for prizes! Theme = Farms, Food, Fun!
  • Get your tickets for Fair Week!

Work Part Prep for Fair Time - August 1 and August 3 at 9am both mornings.

Tom Ryan, Tom Milam and Robin have been handling maintenance and repairs in preparation for Clean Up work parties on August 1 and August 3.  With their efforts our work parties can focus on cleaning walls, windows, floors and countertops.  Please plan to join us.  Some light raking of the outside (thanks to Walt) and removal of patio panels is needed while windows, countertops and floors get scrubbed. Bring your favorite cleaning supplies and gloves though we will also provide supplies.

This could be you!

This could be you!  Join us Thursday morning 9am - noon and/or Saturday 9am - noon or done earlier!

Avenues of Service - District 5190 Training September 28

Click to Register     Click for Flyer and Program Schedule

Celebrating PDG Vic Slaughter
We were saddened to learn that PDG Vic Slaughter passed away unexpectedly in late June. Many of you knew and worked with Vic in various Rotary capacities. A Celebration of Life for PDG Vic is planned for Sunday, August 11th at 2:00 pm at Red Hawk Resort Event Center, 6600 N Wingfield Pkwy, Sparks, NV 89436.  

Rotary Rafters Eliminating Polio Raft Trip - South Fork of the American River
Each year all four clubs in Auburn, CA ride the rapids to rid polio and this year we are asking Area 4 if they would like to join in. What better way to start a Rotary year that is all about connecting, then working with two area’s and multiple clubs, connecting members and their passion. Sunday August 11, 2019, cost is $125 per person with $50 of that going to you and your Rotary Clubs foundation. All food and drinks are provided for and the fun, well that is a given. For details on the day and contact for registration, visit Rotary Rafters.

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:

August 1: Pre-Fair Picnic 5:30pm Treat Street POTLUCK - Cleanup Work party at 9am - noon

August 3: Final Clean up for the Fair - 9am - noon

August 7 - 11: 8:30am-midnight Nevada County Fair

August 15: Social - Tracy Pepper from Community Beyond Violence

August 19: Board Meeting at Nevada County Properties/Recreation Realty 432 Broad St.

August 22: Lunch District Governor Randy Van Tassell visit

August 29:  5th Thursday - DARK

Late August: TBD Watch for Rotary Ramblers to resume after the Fair!

September 5: Social Crumbunny Coffee Roasters of Nevada City

September 12: Lunch Lorraine Reich:  the “Move to Amend” Constitutional Amendment

September 19: Social

September 26: Lunch Catrina Olson, City Manager of Nevada City

September 28: Avenues of Service

October 3: Social - Social- Dan Biebelheimer- Clinica Filadelfia Global Project of 49’er Rotary Club in Tijuana,     B.C., Mexico

October 10: Lunch Dennis Geare "Ethics"

Oct. 17- Social--Kara Asilanis: The Curious Forge

October 31:  5th Thursday - DARK

November 28 - Thanksgiving DARK - Celebrate with friends and family!

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

Special Dates


Dave Denney 8/20  Jack Dinwiddie and Mary 8/31

Club Leadership

President: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Past President: Tom Ryan
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Carla Burke
Public Image: Michael Young & Robin Milam
Youth Service: John Wilson & Nathan Leishman
Community Service: Carolyn Inglis & Tom Milam

Club Social:  Judy Soldavini
Sergeant at Arms: Walt Stickel
International Service: Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: Christine Newsom
Membership: Stacy Robinson & Tom Ryan
Program Chairs: Christine Newsom
& Nancy Kemp
At Large: Dennis Geare

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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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 Monday August 19, 2019.  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.