Rotario ~ August 22, 2013

RI President: Ron Burton District 5190 Governor: Vicki Puliz

Club Board of Directors

President: Dennis Geare
President-Elect: Robin Milam
Secretary: Bob Buhlis
Treasurer: Ellen Davis
Director at Large: David Denney, Past DG
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
Wine Tasting
with Delia Orduna, Sales Manager, Nevada City Winery
at the National Hotel 12:15PM


Quote of the Week
My life is every moment of my life. It is not a culmination of the past.
Hugh Leonard

This Week
Enjoy some wines from Nevada City Winery. Delia Orduna, Sales Manager at Nevada City Winery will be with us.

Last Week
What a great turn out and program we had last week! We were introduced to little known, but respected author Josiah Royce Jr., who just happened to be born in Grass Valley in 1855. The speaker was Dwayne Tunstall, Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University, Allenstown, Michigan, who was introduced by Iven Lourie, Adjunct, Sierra College, Rocklin. Professor Tunstall was in the area for The Josiah Royce Society "Royce, California, and the World" conference held at The Holbrooke Hotel with book signings and readings at other venues in the area. Details of Royce and the conference are in last week's issue of "The Prospector".

Professor Tunstall shared that there is a huge following of Royce and his work. He told of the author's history in Grass Valley, his moving on to be educated at Harvard and to become known for his humanistic philosophy. Tunstall also shared Royce's first book, written at age 8 or 9, but not published until recently, "Pussy Blackie's Travels". The book was designed, illustrated and published by local professionals and underwritten by Tunstall and Lourie.
 A big thank you goes to Nicole Dillard for bringing this outstanding program to the Rotary Club of Nevada City!
In Other News
 In addition to Professors Tunstall and Lourie being our guests, we had three visiting Rotarians in attendance: Mark Fleming - Penn Valley, John Voter - Grass Valley, and pP of our club, Dave Benje. Also visiting was the love of Jack Dinwiddie's life, Marty Dinwiddie. President Dennis was down on his luck in that he lost the bell for the first time, but not likely the last, and was unsuccessful in the card match after winning the raffle drawing. To his credit, he ran a remarkable smooth and enjoyable meeting.
That greedy Buhlis guy was after our money again! He reminded us that our goal is to raise $6,000 for the Annual Fund and another $2,000 for Polio Plus by June 30. He encouraged members to consider TRF Direct, an RI program where contributions can be made for as low as $10 a month to meet the minimum requirement of $100 per member to the fund. Members can register on-line, by phone to RI or complete a commitment in writing. See Bob for the application form. So far we have four members on the TRF Direct plan contributing a total of $95 per month. Will you be the fifth member? Watch as the number grows!
First Thursday Mixer
President Dennis is rolling out his First Thursday Mixer starting in September. Our regular meeting on Sept. 5th will be in the evening at the National from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Bring your family and friends for some fun. $5 cover includes Hors d'oeuvres, no host bar.

Club Needs
A smart phone or tablet that can be donated to the Club so Ellen can process credit cards. Must be wifi capable.

For Thought
Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward.


Dave Denny 8/20

Terry Boyer and Mary Ann 8/10
Gil Gray and Dee 8/22
George Rebane and Jo Ann 8/25
Dan Becker and Carrie 8/28
Jack Dinwiddie and Marty 8/31


September 5 First Thursday Mixer, National Hotel 5:30PM
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.
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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.