Rotario - December 15, 2016

Dear Rotarians and Friends,   

Welcome to our latest Rotario newsletter. Once again it is a pleasure keeping you informed of our club activities in the coming weeks.


This Week - meeting moved to Holiday Party at the Bridge House

Forty of our members & their partners have signed up for this festive occasion  ! We hope this includes you ! Feel free to bring your own beverage of choice as well..  The party starts at 5:30pm and the cost is $20 per person!  We want to thank our hosts, Judi Soldavini and Her husband, George Roberts for sharing their unique home.                                                      

We will not be Bellringing this year. In lieu of bellringing, we will be donating gifts for children and adults to the Salvation Army and Hospitality House.  Please bring your gifts to our Holiday Party.  New toys and clothing as well as gently used clothing and household items are welcome! If you choose to wrap your gifts, please include a note taped to the outside that states what it is, size, age range, and gender, if appropriate.  Contact Robin if you have questions. 


Last Week's Speakers - Christie Gillison and Caitlin Jones from Partners in English Language Learning (PiELL).

Along with their PowerPoint presentation, Christie and Caitlin gave us a detailed overview of the services they provide for adults who are struggling to learn the English language. Their noble mission is to help people who don't speak English to learn enough to be able to converse, fill out job applications, and obtain employment. While they have a modest operation staffed mostly with volunteers, the results are making foreign-born people much more productive in our society.


We Have Lost One of Our Own

With great sadness, we report the passing of John Hazelwood, one of our very special Rule of 85 club members. After a prolonged illness, John passed in mid-November. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. We understand that a memorial service will be planned for some time after the holidays.

Booth winterization - update

Due to activities in the Fairgrounds and poor weather conditions, our team's second visit to the fair booth was postponed. We will reschedule the activities as soon as possible, as resources and fairground access permit..


Baja - Los Barriles Update

The dates for our work project in Los Barriles - Baja, Mexico have been firmed up.  They are March 23 - 28. More details will be forthcoming at our Mixer meeting January 5.

Nevada City Rotary Board Actions

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.

Area 4 Doing Business with Rotarians Directory

Interested in doing business with fellow Rotarians?  Check out our Area 4  Rotarians Doing Business with Rotarians Directory. Is your business missing from the directory?  Click to Submit your business or professional service.  You may also use this link to remove your entry if appropriate.

Upcoming Events :


Dec. 15: Holiday Party at the Bridge House - Bring gifts for Salvation Army and Hospitality House!

Dec. 22: Lunch Meeting  Holly Hermansen  had to postponem her appearance

Dec. 29: DARK for Holidays

Jan. 5 : First Thursday Social 5:30pm- Baja Update from Carolyn Feuille & John Hensley

Jan. 12 : Lunch Meeting Lynn Skrudrud - NEO (New Events & Opportunities)

Jan. 19: Third Thursday Social 5:30pm

Jan. 26: Lunch Meeting Jesse Locks - NCFF

Feb. 2: First Thursday Social

Feb. 9: Lunch Meeting Elisa Parker - See Jane Doe

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

WORDS OF WISDOM: " A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused" - Shirley MacClaine

-- President Walt

Special Dates


Bob Buhlis            12/30


Dave & Janet Bunje           12/12

Paul & Sonja Boch             12/29

Rotary Leadership

RI President: John Germ
RI Director: Brad Howard
District 5190 Governor: John Sullivan
Asst. Governor, Area 4: Dennis Geare

Club Leadership

President: Walt Stickel

Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Public Image: Michael Young/Robin Milam
Youth & Community Service: Dave Bunje

International Service: Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: Nicole Dillard
Membership: Joe Bundy
ADG: Dennis Geare

For additional calendar events please visit the calendar at
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 Walt Stickel or Nancy Kemp.

The Fine Print

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*Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting. Location subject to change, please ask.

Rotary Club of Nevada City — Established October 3, 1935
Meets second and fourth Thursdays at Noon at the National Hotel
AND first and third Thursdays which are at 5:30PM — 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.