Rotario ~ August 8, 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
No meeting this week ~ See you at the Fair

It's all about the Fair !
See the Booth Schedule here.

Quote of the Week
I make mistakes; I'll be the second to admit it.
Jean Kerr

We need one more person to help out with the Lunch shift Wed 8/7 at the Fair Booth  10 - 3pm
Contact or call 273-0507

Last Week
A good time was had by all at the Pre-Fair gathering at the fairgrounds last Thursday evening led by PE Robin Milam. About 40 Rotarians and their families attended this social kick off as we prepare for one of our biggest annual fund raisers.
Every year improvements are made to our Treat Street booth and this year was no exception. On the agenda for party goers was checking out the rearranged kitchen, new metal work tables, new doors for the service windows, clean up, painting, and new screens to name a few of the tasks completed by members and their spouses. What a great job!
The traditional table decorating was fun as usual. Although there was no clear winner, several tables were recognized with prizes of boxes of animal crackers and peanuts for their clever contributions to the fun of the evening. Getting the most attention was the center piece at the Barretta table: Ben and Gretchen's beautiful two month old granddaughter dressed in a pink tutu!
The evening ended with remarks such as, "See you at the Fair!" as everyone packed up and headed for their cars ready to return in a few days to have a good time serving pulled pork, meatball and veggie sandwiches to hungry fair goers.
Fair Booth Schedule
There are a few open shifts remaining for the fair. If you are willing to take on one more shift, you will help save the day (literally). Check the schedule on the website to see where help is needed and contact or 273-0507 if you can take on a other shift. The schedule has nearly 100 shifts in order to make the booth work smoothly. Thanks to everyone, including members from Penn Valley and Grass Valley, for filling those shifts and making this year's fund raiser a success by volunteering your time and labor.

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

As for the digging … several of us were contemplating the drainage issue at the Booth and took note of how runoff over the years has created a buildup of dirt. Mike and Carolyn showed up with a flat shovel so Carolyn and Robin went to work and discovered the extent of the paving stones that have been buried over the years.


For Thought
A turkey was chatting with a bull. "I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree," sighed the turkey, "but I haven't got the energy."

"Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?" replied the bull. They're packed with nutrients."

The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch.

Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree. He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.

Moral of the story:
Bull shit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.

Kim Stewart 7/21
Ben Barretta 7/26
Terry Boyer 7/28
Dave Denny 8/20

John Burke and Carla 7/28
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 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.