Royce, California, and the World
Quote of the Week
Instead of loving your enemies - treat your friends a little better.
E. W. Howe
The Saturday, July 27 edition of the Union had front page coverage. Royce is a native son of Grass Valley of whom Jerry Brown said in his inaugural address, "...his Philosophy of Loyalty is what is called for. Loyalty to the community, to what is larger than our individual needs."
Should be really interesting...not to mention right up Rotary's alley philosophically.
Program sponsored by Nicole Dillard
Congratulations and a big thank you to all for a BIG Fair year! Weather was perfect for Fair going and it seems our community took to heart that the Nevada County Fair is our about community! Starting on Wednesday sales were steady and brisk. On Sunday by 3pm we had sold our last pulled pork sandwich. A familiar tune on Treat St. Baked potatoes, bratwurst, rice bowls and more were all gone before dinner. As for the veggie sandwich, we only sold a few dozen if that. Ellen has given us a preliminary gross revenue number of $22,000 which makes 2013 one of our biggest in many years! On top of that, our trusty old walk-in purred right along with us.
But the big message of this year's Fair is our commitment to "Service above Self" - not only to our community but also to each other. As a Club, we came together to take up the slack for each other in a pinch when needed. We stretched ourselves to keep the booth fully staffed and did so with the generous support of the Penn Valley and Grass Valley Clubs. Barbara Ross, PV worked at least 5 shifts! Others from PV included Betty and Ray Cook, Dave Walker, Doug Mc Donald, and Bob Kline; from GV thanks to Scott Browne and Rich Toothman.
A special thanks to Laura for managing our food and vendors; to Bob for the never ending staff coordination; to John Taylor who faithfully came in each morning to get us setup; to Ellen for all things money; to Glen for overseeing booth prep; to those who took on the longer daily shift captain; to those who worked the booth - some 3 or 4 shifts; to those who closed at midnight; to all our spouses and children who rose to the occasion and "schlopped" with us; and again to those who scrubbed, et al. to get us ready to open. To all I should be naming but may have missed, a very big THANK YOU! It was fun, exhausting and a great time with fellow Rotarians!
A smart phone or tablet that can be donated to the Club so Ellen can process credit cards. Must be wifi capable.
A new monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to help the other monks in copying the old texts by hand. He notices, however, that they are copying from copies, not the original manuscripts.
So, the new monk goes to the head monk to ask him about this, pointing out that if there were an error in the first copy, that error would be continued in all of the subsequent copies.
The head monk says, "We have been copying from the copies for centuries,but you make a good point, my son."
So, he goes down into the cellar with one of the copies to check it against the original. Hours go by and nobody sees him. So, one of the monks goes downstairs to look for him.
Hearing sobbing coming from the back of the cellar, he finds the old monk leaning over one of the original books crying.
He asks the old monk what's wrong, and in a choked voice came the reply, "The word is celebrate."