Rotario ~ July 25, 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
Center for the Arts - community activities & operation

Quote of the Week
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me.
Dwight L. Moody

Last Week
Happy New Year were the first words from our new president, Dennis Geare, at our meeting last week when he and the 2013-14 board were installed. Another highlight was the induction and welcoming back of Jeff Wenzel. Did you notice that the Wheel of Misfortune has returned and that Roll the Dice has been added? It looks like fines are in full play for president Dennis's term.

In the tradition of Area 4 presidents, all clubs were represented for this first formal meeting of the new year. In attendance were Presidents Steve Sarantopoulos, Grass Valley, Kimberly Parker, Nevada City 49er Breakfast, Allison Swartzendruber, Nevada County South, and Bob Barbaro, Penn Valley. ADG Doug McDonald, Penn Valley, and John Voter, Grass Valley, were also visiting Rotarians to be a part of the celebration.
Details about "Welcome Home Veterans" was the program. Shared with us was the problems that often exist for returning veterans after serving in traumatic conflicts and wars. Although the major concern of the organization is helping vets returning home now with problems they extend their concerns to all vets have served making particular note to the men and women who served during the unpopular Vietnam War.
A big thank you to new member Kelly Christensen, our new Sergeant-at-Arms, who stepped in to be Greeter when she saw we didn't have one! Winning the raffle was Laura van den Berg who was was not successful with the card match.
Fair Booth Work Schedule Sign Up
If you haven't signed up for at least two or three shifts at the Fair Booth or if you wish to confirm your scheduled shifts, you may go on the club website and find it under "Our Club"; login required. Let Bob Buhlis know ASAP your preference of shifts ( or 273-0507). We are two thirds scheduled and need the help of all those members who are able to handle some shifts.
Grass Valley Social
President Steve of the Grass Valley Club announced last week that their upcoming picnic at Gateway Park will be held on August 2. Beginning at 5, the event will include a BBQ Ball Tip dinner ($15) and a Bocce Ball Tournament, Liars Dice competition and Cribbage games, all for a modest entrance fee. Contact A member of the Grass Valley Club or Pres. Steve at 265-2548 or for reservations.

Next Week
The pre-fair club outing is next week on Thursday, August 1st at the Fairgrounds. Gather at 5:30 for appetizers and adult beverages, and 6:30 for potluck dinner. 

This is the dry run to precede the fair to make sure everything works, and it is the official club meeting for the week.  In addition to food for sharing (appetizer, salad or dessert)  you should bring table service, including plates, cups, utensils, and tablecloth or placemats for yourself and your guests…this is a family friendly event!   

The theme for the fair this year is “Under the Big Top” and our traditional tabletop decoration contest will take place.  Join with two or three of your Rotary friends and create a winning tablescape!  The rivalry between the Walt Stickel and the Ben Barretta groups has been great fun in the past, let’s see who can be the most creative this time!

This Weekend ~ Saturday Work Party at the Fair Booth
7/27  9am-12

For the work party, be prepared to clean and scrub.  We need to sterilize with bleach so if you have a favorite pair of rubber gloves bring them! Or if you have favorite cleaning supplies, bring them – though we do have some supplies in the booth.  We could use a couple extra clean brooms for the day to help sweep out the water from the pressure washer.  We could also use another rake for outside clean up. If you have questions contact Robin at

For Thought
A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. The Genie says, "I'll give each of you just one wish."

"Me first! Me first!" says the admin clerk. "I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world." Puff! She's gone.

"Me next! Me next!" says the sales rep. "I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life." Puff! He's gone.

"OK, you're up," the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, "I want those two back in the office after lunch."

Moral of the story:
Always let your boss have the first say.

Ken Meyers 7/5
Gayle Denney 7/7
Austin Farrar 7/15
Kim Stewart 7/21
Ben Barretta 7/26
Terry Boyer 7/28
John Burke and Carla 7/28


August 1 Moved to Fairgrounds ~ 5:30pm social and pot luck
The theme is "Under the Big Top". Table decoration contest in play.
August 8 No meeting this week.
Sign up for Fair Booth staffing - Wed through Sunday
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.
All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting.

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.