Rotario --May 11, 2016

Dear Rotarians and Friends,    

MAY 12: THE BODACIOUS BATWA; HEALTH IMPROVES. Dr. Scott Kellerman, right, will give an update on the work of the Kellerman Foundation among Pygmies of the Batwa Impentrable Forest, and on the contents of the shipping container that area Rotary clubs are currently assembling to send to Uganda. Since Scott and his wife established medical service there, innumerable lives have been saved. The survival rate of newly born children is especially impressive. 

ALSO ON MAY 12, 4 PM: TOUR OF TELESTREAM. Organized on behalf of the students in our two Girls Who Code clubs, Telestream is hosting the girls, parents, and supporters for a short tour of their faciltiy and explanation of their work. Meet there, 848 Gold Flat Rd. at 4 pm to see inside one of the region's most successful enterprises. 

MAY 13-15: DISTRICT CONFERENCE IN RENO.  The speakers are fabulous, displays are inspiring, the fellowship is encouraging, and Nevada City Rotary stands to be recognized for your good work.

MAY 19: SHELLY COVERT, NISENAN TRIBAL LEADER. Shelly, left, serves as Tribal Council Secretary and Cultural Outreach Liaison for the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe. She will tell stories of Nisenan survival and pinpoint the adaptability and tenacious spirit or our forbears. She will also talk about the history and meaning of the new tribute bridge across Deer Creek. 

MAY 26: DIGITAL SKILLS CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY. Local entrepreneur John Lorance shares research that reveals rapid growth in the need for employees with skill in programming and data management. There are currently not enough workers with these skills, espeically in a rural county like Nevada. ButThe Cloud offers hope, and John will describe possiblities and opportutnies for the future of economy of the county. 



CARISSA COOK, GENERAL MANAGER OF FRIAR TUCK'S talked about her journey finding distance from Mom and Dad, who founded the restaurant, and then her return to take over general mangement so her Dad could retire. Carissa, right, has perked up the website and printed material, revised the menu, and just initiated a "FT Wine Society" membership. Members had many questions about the restaruant, growing up a "cook's kid," and future prospects, and delighted in the banter with a local kid who did well. 

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. 

Senior Project Judges for Nevada Union are being sought for May 25 & 26. Write to Steve Hansen at, 530-615-8277 for more information or to sign up.

Summer Engineering Interns Need Short Term Housing. Several engineering college students have been given summer internships with two local companies (AJA & GV Belden) and are seeking housing for 11 weeks. Contact Janet Augestein at the NC Economic Resource Council,


MAY 18: DR. PAUL BUNJE SPEAKS ON "INNOVATION AND ACTION TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE" From the Paris Climate talks to the Toronto Innovation Conference, President's Dave's son, pictured with his family at left, will share the numerous and varied ways citizens are addressing climate issues. May 18, 7 pm, NC United Methodist Chruch, 433 Broad St.

THE ROTARY COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION RECENTLY APPROVED SEVERAL BIG CHANGES: 1) RI dues will increase $4 in 2017, 2018, and 2019. 2) Clubs will be permitted to decide to vary their meeting long as they meet twice a month. 3) Clubs will have more flexiblity in choosing their membership rules and requirements. 4) Membership critera is simplified to "good chracter, good reputaiton in their business or community, and willingness to serve the community." 5) Rotaractors can also become Rotary club members. 6) Starting in June, to qualify for Rule of 85 one must have been a Rotarian for 20+ years, which when combined with age add up to 85 or more.

THE GOLD COUNTRY CYCLING CHALLENGE, sponsored by the Grass Valley Rotary club is on May 14. For those unable to attend the District Confernce, this may be a fun exercise!

A WEBINAR CALLED "A CONVERSATION ABOUT ROTARY" ON MAY 19 & 20 is being offered by our RI Director Brad Howard at 4 pm May 19 and 9 am May 20. Advanced registration is required. Go to

MAY 24: NEVADA COUNTY AND CITIES REVEAL RENEWABLE ENERGY PLANS. Spurred by Rotary's VERDANT Nevada County connections, teh Nevada County Climate Change Coalition will host a presentation by leaders of Nevada County, Grass Valley, Nevada City on their plans to subsist on renewable energy. May 24, 7pm, Empire Room, in the Rood Center. 

ROTARY PEACE FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN. Recommend your neighbor or relative today!

WORDS OF WISDOM:  "There was a young fellow named Lear, Who invented Limmericks we hear, So now we converse, In humorous verse, On Limmerick Day each year." 

"There once was a man named Wright, Who traveled much faster than light, He sped off one day, In a realtive way, And returned the previous night."    --May 12 is National Limmerick Day

-- President Dave




John Burke                             5/15

Jim Phillips                            5/19

Gil Gray                                  5/31

Robin & Tom Milam                                   5/1

Wally & Mary Krill                                     5/2

John Hensley & Sandra Brown               5/5


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



May 12 The Bodacious Batwa; Health Improves, with Dr. Scott Kellerman
May 12, 4pm Tour of Telestream
May 13-15 District Conference, Atlantis Hotel, Reno, Nevada 
May 14 Gold Country Cycling Challenge by GV Rotary
May 18 Innovation and Action to Combat Climate Change, Dr. Paul Bunje
May 19 Nisenan Tribal Leader Shelly Covert
May 24 Renewable Energy Plans, Nevada County, GV & NC
May 26 The Fourth Industrial Revolution: The Cloud, John Laurence
June 2 First Thursday Social
June 9 Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality in Nevada County, Shavati Karki-Perl

For additional calendar events please visit the calendar at
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If you have an idea for a club program please contact Hilary Hodge.

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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.