Rotario - July 26, 2016

Dear Rotarians and Friends,   

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

July 28 Lunch Meeting - Supervisor Nate Beason

This week, Supervisor Nate Beason who is completing his service on the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, will reflect on the Ins and Outs, Highs and Lows, Ups and Downs of serving as a county supervisor. During 30 years as a naval officer, Beason captained three ships, and led Operation Restore Hope in Somalia in 1993. Captain Beeson has served as a Nevada County Supervisor for 12 years, collecting many perspectives on the Ins and Outs, as well as the Lows and Highs of county government.

Pllease note, this meeting with Nate was rescheduled from last month because of a family emergency. 


Last week July 21 for our Third Thursday Social -

Cheryl Wicks, Sammie's Friends told the story of her dear dog Sammie and how Sammie's Friends came about. The audience was captivated with some of Cheryl's stories of some of the animals who have been saved  and/or placed by her organization.


Our meeting was also honored to have a "first visit " by our recovering Club Secretary, Cathy Wilcox-Barnes !  Cathy is finally a bit "mobile' after suffering a serious broken leg while hiking 6 weeks ago.  We were all glad to see that she was finally allowed by her doctors to leave the house . :)

Also, Emily Gollub who just completed her Freshman year at Rochester Institute of Technology is one of our 2015 Scholarship recipients and was one of our RYLA students.  Emily visited Thursday night to provide an update on her successes and to express her gratitude for our support.  We will renew her scholarship for the coming years along as she continues her degree.

Lastly, we received a brief update from Club member Carolyn Feuille regarding her eye-opening experiences while being a first-time counselor at RYLA camp.  We look forward to a full presentation in the future when Carolyn is able to have our RYLA campers join in the presentation .

Next week: Nevada City Rotary Annual Fair Picnic

Join us Thursday August 4 at 5:30pm for our Annual Pre-Fair Family Picnic in front of our booth on Treat Street.  Tom Coleman is providing Pulled Pork BBQ and shredded chicken sandwiches. Rotarians bring a salad or a veggie dish to share and your choice of beverage. Competition for best table decoration!  This year's Fair Theme is Kick it Up. Our Fair picnic is always lots of fun.  Families are invited.  Meet our RYLA students.

Kids Who Code

Dont' miss the interview of Thea Pelayo, NU Freshman and Summer Apps Coding Instructor in The Union! Opening Doors: Nevada County teen teaches peers to code (Kids These Days - VIDEO)  at

We received a sweet thank you from Thea: Thank you and the Nevada City Rotary for helping us put on this class and making my goals a reality! I loved teaching this class and if given the chance I would repeat it in a heartbeat. - Thea

The schedule of meetings and events coming up in the near future are listed below.

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Upcoming Events :


July 28: Lunchtime speaker Nate Beason from Board of Supervisors

Aug. 4 : Pre-Fair Picnic Dinner at The Fairgrounds

Aug. 6 : Fair Work Day final cleanup at The Fairgrounds

Aug 10-14 : Our Fair Booth is Open selling Pulled Pork and Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

Click for Fair Booth Schedule as of July 23

Aug 18: Third Thursday Social Dave Iorns, NC Crystal and Glass & recognized as 2015 Elza Kilroy Award for outstanding community service

Aug 19: River Cats Bus Excursion to Sacramento, an Area 4 event coordinated by Penn Valley Rotary

Aug 23: Board Meeting moved out one week due to Fair Week

WORDS OF WISDOM: "When the power of love overcomes the love of power,the world will know peace"   - Jimmy Hendrix

-- President Walt

Special Dates


Ken Meyer                         7/5

Gayle Denney                       7/7

John & Carla Burke                               7/28


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. Please note, due to the Fair, August's Board Meeting will be held on the 4th Tuesday - August 23.  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.