Rotario --June 8, 2016

Dear Rotarians and Friends,    

JUNE 9: AUGMENTED REALITY & VIRTUAL REALITY EXPLAINED, by Shavati Karki-Pearl, below, Director of Stretegic Alliances and Community Partnerships for the Nevada County Economic Resource Council. AR and VR are seen as the fastest growing opportunity in technology with applications in fields such as medicine and real estate, gaming and outdoor adventure. The Economic Resource Council's new Green Screen Institute, starting this summer, will again put Nevada City in the forefront of digital media innovation. 

JUNE 11: ALL-MEMBER PLANNING RETREAT REGARDING FUTURE OF THE CLUB, 10am to 4pm at the Superintendent of Schools Office, at the corner of Ridge and NC Highway. 


JUNE 23: SUPERVISOR NATE BEESON, 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, Beeson captained three ships, and led Operation Restore Hope in Somalia in 1993. Captain Beeson has serrved 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. 


PEGGY WRIGHT OF TREATS ICE CREAM STORE talked about the inspiration for their ice cream parlor, how they make it, and the motivations that lead to new flavors. Her husband, Bob, went to "Ice Cream University" at Penn State to learn the craft along with chefs from Ben & Jerry's and from Haagen Daas. They bought a special machine, designed their garage to pass health inspection, and homemake their unique flavors. The samples were delicious! They are now contemplating how to choose a flavor comemorating Alexander Rossi's win at the Indy 500!

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE through the Rotary Club of Nevada City

Sign up to work at the Fair Booth this summer! Current slots available can be seen on the scheudle on the club's website, go to >Our Club >Fund Raisers >Event Schedule. Sign up with Walt Stickel. 

President Dave is shopping for Fair Booth supplies: a dessert to offer on our menu (brownie? big cookie? chocolate covered nuts?), and also a new or used steam table to replace the one that has finally quit. Let him know of your ideas, links, or samples.

Assist/feed the summer Kids Who Code intensive July 18-22. One of the students in this year's Girls Who Code club wants to offer introductory coding to other students, including boys, for one week this summer. They will get hungry, and snacks. See Dave Bunje to connect.


LETTER FROM MUSIC CONTESTANT MELANIE CUMMINS, April 7, 2016: "Thank you so much for providing that wonderful lunch at the National hotel. Thank you also for allowing me to represent you and your club. It was an honor to play and is an honor to play for you at the upcoming competition. Thank you again. Sincerely, Melanie Cummins"

WORDS OF WISDOM: "We must face the fact that today we are a recognized public force, and that we will recieve many benefits if we cultivate the image and the recognition that go along with that reality"     --Rotary President Frank J. Devlyn, July 2000

-- President Dave



Ken Ching                             6/3

Ron Knaus                            6/9

Nicole Dillard                      6/13

Michael Young                    6/17

Robin Milam                       6/29

Gayle & Dave Denney                                 6/12

Nancy & Ron Knaus                                    6/20

Michael & Karen Young                             6/21

Judy Soldavini & George Roberts           6/24


Rotary Leadership

RI President: Ravi Ravindran
RI Director: Brad Howard
District 5190 Governor: Gail Ellingwood
Asst. Governor, Area 4: Dennis Geare

Club Leadership

President: Dave Bunje
President-Elect: Walt Stickel

Secretary: Walt Stickel
Treasurer: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Public Relations: Robin Milam
Community Service: Robin Milam

Club Service: Pearce Boyer III
International Service: Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: Nicole Dillard
Youth Services: Carolyn Inglis



June 9 Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality in Nevada County, Shavati Karki-Perl
June 11 All-member Planning meeting, 10-4, Supt. of Schools Office
June 16 Judge Tom Anderson, 'The State of the Nevada County Court System"
June 23 Supervisor Nate Beeson, "Ins and Outs, Highs and Lows of being a County Supervisor"
June 29 Demotion Party at Judy & George's Bridge House
July 7 First Thursday Mixer, 5:30 pm

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 Hilary Hodge.

The Fine Print

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*Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (in May its on May 24th) 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 every Thursday at Noon at the National Hotel
except First Thursday's 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.