Rotario for March 7, 2013

RI President:  Sakuji Tanaka District 5190 Governor:  Sam Wilbanks

Club Board of Directors

President: Staff
President-Elect: Dennis Geare
Past President: Carolyn Inglis
Secretary: Bob Buhlis
Treasurer: Ellen Davis
Director at Large: John Hensley
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
Club Speech Contest

Quote for the Day: 
Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.
Albert Einstein

Notes From Last Meeting
pP Ben Barretta conducted last week's meeting with his usual professionalism and dry sense of humor. This two time president reminded us of some of the many accomplishments during his tenure: sponsorship of the Rotary 49er Breakfast Club, construction of the Deer Creek Miners Trail, introduction of ribs at the Fair booth, and the container shipped to Uganda filled to the brim, primarily with medical supplies. Thanks, Ben, for running an excellent meeting and for all that you have done as a Rotarian! P.S. Don't stop!

The program was presented by Howard Levine, former Executive Director of the Grass Valley downtown business association and newly elected city council member of Grass Valley. Howard is a painter and sculpture along with being the owner - with his wife Peggy - of the Swan-Levine House Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery. Among other things, he shared his personal history of working with Osborne and Woods in conjunction with the AVM and other cultural projects and their impact on Grass Valley and Nevada City. He concluded with his vision for the future on the continuing impact of art and culture in Nevada County and an admonition to be open and welcoming to the young people in our area for they are the leaders of the future.

Guests were Marty Dinwiddie, Gil Dominguez and Luuk van den Berg. The raffle was won by Gil Dominguez, but was unsuccessful in the card match. Gary Gustafson was complimented on the Rotario and thanked for taking back the responsibility for its weekly publication.

Birthdays acknowledged were Carolyn Inglis, Judy Soldavini, Tom Coleman and Dennis Geare. Also celebrated with birthday cupcakes was Rotary International's 108th birthday which was on Saturday, February 23rd.

It was announced that there is a vacancy on the Club Foundation Board of Directors due to the resignation of Michael Colantuono. Anyone interested in learning more about the role or to be considered for election to the board should contact Dave Denney, Ellen Davis or Nicole Dillard.

Ellen Davis reminded everyone that lunch rates are $14 and $7 for non eaters, effective today.

President Elect Dennis Geare returned from PETS over the weekend and he was smiling. :)

Philemon Twebaze was a translator for the grant that we are undertaking with the Rotary Club of Kabale, Uganda.  Sol Henson and Tor Erickson, two local Nevada City residents, worked with Philemon to make significant progress at involving the Batwa in the completion of latrine building, spring protection and goat introduction.  Sol and Tor are sponsoring Philemon with scholarship money and he is now attending the Great Lakes  Regional College pursuing a degree in sanitation management.  Philemon is pictured above on the left.

Final announcement for the following two professionals being considered for membership in the Rotary Club of Nevada City.
Janis Aydelott ~ Classification: Career Development
Gil Dominguez ~ Classification: Television Production

Please contact membership Chairperson, Carolyn Inglis if you have any questions or concerns.
Phone: 530-265-6149

Visiting the modern art museum, a lady turned to an attendant standing nearby.
"This," she said, "I suppose, is one of those hideous representations you call modern art?" "No, madam," replied the attendant. "That one's called a mirror."


○ George Rebane - 2/10
○ Tom Coleman - 2/18
○ Carolyn Inglis - 2/28
○ Judy Soldavini - 2/28
○ Dennis Geare - 3/4
○ Alan Rogers - 3/7
○ John Woodford - 3/7
○ Dan Becker - 3/25

○ Carolyn and Mike Inglis - 2/12
○ Alan and Betty Rogers - 2/18
○ Dave and Carol Fluke - 3/18


Club Calendar      
○ March 7 Club Speech Contest
○ March 14 Dave Schmall, Publisher, The Union Newspaper
Short video intro of "Kiss My Beignet"
○ March 21 Program In The Park, Town Social with Musical Guest
○ March 28 CATS Performance "Journey to the West"
○ April 8 Board Meeting
○ April 3 Rotary Area 4 Speech Contest - Wednesday
○ April 4 Dark for Speech Contest
○ April 11 TBA
○ April 18 TBA
○ April 20 District Assembly, Atlantis in Reno
○ April 25 TBA
○ April 27 Rotarians at Work - Area 4 at the Fairgrounds
○ May 2 TBA
○ May 13 Board Meeting
○ May 9 TBA
○ May 17-19 District 5190 Conference
○ May 19-24 GSE Team from India visiting Area 4
○ May 23 GSE visitation
○ May 30 TBA
○ June 20 Portuguese Party, celebrating incoming RI President
○ September 27 Club auction event "Adventures and Wine" at MF

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*Board Meetings are usually held on the 2nd Monday of the month at 5:30pm at The National Hotel.

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 the service club people want to join because it's a diverse and welcoming group of people who live Service Above Self by giving financial and hands-on support to our local, national & international communities, exemplifying ethical leadership, and getting things done while having good, clean fun.