Rotario - June 20, 2019

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday, June 20, 2019
5:30pm Dinner - Demotion Celebration for President Tom Ryan

Home of John and Carla Burke
11600 Red Dog Rd, Nevada City

This Week - Tom's Fiesta Demotion Party 5:30pm at the Burke's Home

Join us this week at the home of Carla and John Burke as we will celebrate a stellar year under President Tom's leadership.  A fun,
constructive evening is planned.  If you have not already done so, please confirm your participation with Carla or our Party Chair Judy Soldavino TODAY. 

Maria's Mexican restaurant will serve a fiesta dinner.  $25/person.  Party starts at 5:30pm at 11600 Red Dog Rd, Nevada City.  As with last year's events, parking is available in the lot on the right side of the Red Dog before you get to John and Carla's home if you are coming from Nevada City.  

Last Week - Hospitality House, Nancy Baglietto

Nancy Baglietto, ED Hospitality HouseNancy Baglietto, Executive Director assumed leadership as executive director for Hospitality House in March 2017.  Over the last two years, Nancy has led Hospitality House through an amazing transformation expanding services offered, guests served, partnerships coming together, staff and overall quality of Utah's Place.  Under her leadership, Hospitality has envisioned new residential facilitities as well as a Day Center and is working to acquire funding services through grants to expand the financial sustainablity of Hospitality in addressing critical needs of some of the most challenged residents in our community. The program wasextremely inspiring and affirming.

Club Action - Bylaws Review

Last week, the Club approved proposed updated Bylaws which current Club practices including our varied meeting schedules and RI Council of Legislation changes. The revised bylaws are available for your review at Rotary Club of Nevada City Bylaws - Approved June 13, 2019.

Current Bylaws may be viewed at Rotary Club of Nevada City - Current BylawsThe Board is proposing the Club approve the Bylaws at next week's lunch meeting Thursday on June 13.  If you have questions, please address them to either Robin Milam, Secretary, or Tom Ryan, President.

You are Invited!  North Star House Garden
This Saturday - June 23 1:30pm

The Area 4 Rotary Clubs will celebrate the Grand Opening of the North Star House Heritage Garden Sunday June 23 at 1:30pm in the Heritage Garden at the North Star House.

If you have not been to the site, the Heritage Garden is located between the upper parking lot and the North Star House. When you enter the gates to the North Star House at 12075 Auburn Rd, Grass Valley follow the drive around to the left until you circle around to the top of the property and the parking lot. Auburn Road starts at McCourtney Rd in front of the Fairgrounds by the new CHP offices.

Rotary Ramblers

Each Tuesday morning at 8:00am Cathy leads a group of Rotary Ramblers on easy hikes around our community.  Destinations change each week so check with Cathy if you want to ramble along with the group.

Children's Festival - July 19

This year's Children’s Festival, which is scheduled for Friday, July 19, at Pioneer Park in Nevada City.  Nevada City Rotary has been involved with planning and hosting crafts -- especially Nancy Kemp, Gayle Denney and Sandy Stickel for many years.  The planning team is now in the process of organizing all the volunteers it takes to make the festival a reality!

The Festival has two sessions.  The morning session runs from 9 a.m. to noon.  We then take a break (during the heat of the day) and come back for an evening session from 5-8 p.m.  We will have about 25 crafts tables at each session, and each table needs 3-5 volunteers to help the kids create their works of art.  We also have a number of activities that are especially well suited for teens who want to volunteer (and we provide documentation of community service).

Please get in touch with Robin (as Sandy and Walt are traveling in July) and Gayle if you would like to work the Solar Sunprint or Renaissance Rubbings craft tables.  Or get in touch with Nancy if you would like to volunteer for other crafts.

Childrens Festival

Area 4 Business/Professional Services Directory

The Rotary District 510 Area 4 Business/Professional Services Directory has been updated as of January 2019.  Click Rotary District 5190 Area 4 Business/Professional Services Directory to download a printable copy.  Doing business with fellow Rotarians is just one example of Vocational Service in action!

Nevada City Rotary Board Activities

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.

Upcoming Events:

June 20: 5:30pm Dinner - President Tom's Demotion Party Moved to John and Carla Burke's home, 11600 Red Dog, Nevada City

June 23: Rotary Heritage Garden 1:30pm Ribbon Cutting at the North Star House

June 27: Lunch Tyler Szura, AbleCarts

July 4: DARK - HAPPY July 4th!!! Parade is in Grass Valley

July 11: Lunch:  Chad Ellis - Nevada City Police Chief; Cathy's first meeting

July 18:  MOVED TO LUNCH: Fellow Rotarian Irene Perbal  "My Life under Nazi Rule"

July 19: Friday 9am-noon and 5pm-8pm Children's Festival, Pioneer Park

July 25: 10am Field Trip to Elevation 2477 (Cannabis Dispensary)

August 1: Pre-Fair Picnic 5:30pm Treat Street POTLUCK

August 7 - 11: 8:30am-midnight Nevada County Fair

August 15- Social - Tracy Pepper from Community Beyond Violence

August 22: Lunch District Governor Randy Van Tassell visit

August 29:  5th Thursday - DARK

September 5: Social Crumbunny Coffee Roasters of Nevada City

September 12: Lunch Lorraine Reich:  the “Move to Amend” Constitutional Amendment

September 19: Social

September 26: Lunch Dennis Geare "Ethics"

October 3: Social

October 31:  5th Thursday - DARK

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

Special Dates


Ken Ching 6/3   Dave and Gayle Denney 6/12
Ron Knaus 6/9   Ron Knaus and Nancy 6/20
Nicole Dillard 6/13   Michael Young and Karen 6/21
Michael Young 6/17  Judy Soldavini and George 6/24
Robin Milam 6/29    

Club Leadership

President: Tom Ryan 
President-Elect: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Past President: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Carla Burke
Public Image: Michael Young & Robin Milam
Youth Service: John Wilson
Community Service: Carolyn Inglis

Club Social:  Judy Soldavini
Sergeant at Arms: Walt Stickel
International Service: Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: Christine Newsom
Membership: Stacy Drake
Program Chairs: Christine Newsom
At Large: Dennis Geare

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 Nancy Kemp or Christine Newsom.

The Fine Print

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*Starting a new year with President Tom, Board Meetings are held on the third Monday month at 5:30pm at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. Our next Board meeting is Monday July 15, 2019.  All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting. Location subject to change, please ask.

Rotary Club of Nevada City — Established October 3, 1935

Thursday Meetings
1st & 3rd Thursdays for Social Mixer at 5:30pm and
2nd & 4th Thursday for Lunch Meeting at 12:15pm
at Trolley Junction Restaurant at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959 Directions
Note: Lunch $14  Social Mixer $5 + BYOB — 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.