Today's Program - Club Assembly
Quote of the Week
The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.
Last Week - Noel Carter Loop Trail Dedication
PDG Dave Denney presided over the dedication of the Noel Carter Loop Trail with a gathering of family, friends and Rotarians Saturday May 11. Noel's widow Joanne Carter, daughter Tiffni Carter Hald, son Tony Carter, Noel’s sister from Oregon and other family members participated. Among the 50 participants were 24 Club members and partners and 2 former Rotarians. PP Nancy Kemp also brought GSE Team members “Dr Vijay” and “Magic Vijay” (an accomplished magician) from Hyderabad, India. The special gathering was fun and memorable! The dedication was held as a Nevada City Rotary meeting after which several Rotarians and friends hiked the newly dedicated trail.
Pete Brost spent countless hours planning and building the trail with the Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT). Pete and Bill Haire, BYLT Trails Coordinator, talked about the trail construction and the idea to use the B of A memorial gift to build a trail in Noel’s honor. PP and retired B of A Sr. Vice President Nancy Kemp presented Joanne Carter with a dogwood tree for her yard to represent the trail itself. Throughout the dedication a slide show presented images of the trail construction, the new trail, and wild dogwood in bloom.
Pete Brost, Dave Denney, Allen Rogers, John Hensley, Ben Barretta, and John Woodford evoked a lot of laughter sharing fond memories of Noel in Rotary as well as tales from trips to Cabo. Noel’s son Tony shared tales of his Dad. He tied herculean efforts with Pete to secure the trail plaque to heavy stone with his memories of Dad. Noel was remembered for his service to our Club and community, for his integrity, and clearly for the outgoing character he was!
Noel was a longtime member of Nevada City Rotary and served faithfully as our Club Treasurer for more than ten years. During the Fair, Noel set aside several nights, always including Saturday night, to help man our booth. Because of his prominence in the community, along with his "gift of gab," he knew most of the people at the fair in those years, and many came by the booth to say hello. Noel resigned from Rotary in 1998 upon his retirement so he could travel the West Coast and Mexico with Joanne and family.
Noel passed away after a tragic accident in December 2009. Sometime after that, Bank of America donated $10,000 per Noel’s will. It is fitting that The Noel Carter Loop Trail be dedicated in memory of a Rotarian who lived life to the fullest and always celebrated the outdoors.
The beautifully wooded trail is an extension of the Orene Wetherall Trail in the Woodpecker Preserve on Banner Mountain and completes the loop section. The trail will be managed by Bear Yuba Land Trust. If you want more specifics on how to find the trail, contact Robin.
PE Dennis Geare closed the meeting with a warm invitation to all visitors and former Rotarians to return to join us.
Thanks to Dave, Gayle, Nancy and Robin for working with Pete to organize the trail dedication to remember and honor Noel.
The Union article on this event can be found at
District Conference This Weekend
It is not to late to register. This can be done through the District 5190 website. Conference will be at The Nugget in Sparks, May 17-19.
Spring Fund Raiser June 15 - Save your good stuff!
"Treasures for Scholars - Bargains for You" club fundraiser will be held on June 15, the day before the Bike Races and opening day of Farmer's Market.
○ John Burke - 5/15
○ Jim Phillips - 5/19
○ Stacy Butler - 5/23
○ Gil Gray - 5/31
○ Robin Milam and Tom - 5/1
○ Wally Krill and Mary - 5/2
○ John Hensley and Sandra - 5/5