Rotario For May 2, 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 - Moved to Saturday
Rotary At Work - 9AM Fairgrounds

Quote of the Week
I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.
Joe E. Lewis

Attention - This Week!
We have moved our May 2nd meeting to Saturday, May 4th at 9:00 at the Fairgrounds where we will be participating in the 5th annual Rotary At Work Day with all the other 4 clubs in our area. Park at the Gate 4 area and meet near the front entrance. We have 17 people signed up: Kim and sons (tree planting), Ron K (tree planting), Walt (tree planting) Bob and Janis A, Robin (blower cleanup), John H and grandson (tree planting), Nicole (raking), Gil (re-roofing), Dennis (tree planting or staining), Judy (raking), Karen, Gayle and Dave (raking), John B (teardown), Glen (roofing or tree planting) and Nancy (raking).

If you have not yet signed up, please show up! Bring shovels, rakes, gloves, hats and water. Lunch will be supplied! Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Family Fun After Rotary at Work Day
For a fun family activity following the RAW Day, plan on gathering up the children and grandchildren and visit the Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum and help them celebrate their 10th anniversary. The open house, scheduled from10 to 4, features free refreshments, music, tours and rail bus rides. The museum is located at 5 Kidder Court off of Gold Flat Road behind Hooper and Weaver. Whether or not you were able to attend our off site meeting last year, you will enjoy this outstanding museum.

Next Week
The meeting will also be moved next week. This change is from Thursday to Saturday, May 11, for the Noel Carter Trail dedication to be held at the National Hotel beginning at 11:30 a.m. There is no charge: coffee and cookies will be served. Following this half hour event, some attendees will hike the trail; others will help welcome the GSE inbound team from India at a Bar-B-Q beginning at 1:00 p.m. at The Old 5 Mile House. Reservations are not necessary to either event and both are open to the public. Contact PEN Robin Milam,, for additional information.

Notes From Last Week
Last week's President of the Day was pP Bob Buhlis, AKA Secretary. The year he was president was the first year for a Rotary at Work Day project; our project was cleaning up the park at Sacramento and Adams Streets. In his remarks about the year he served as president, he commented that an emphasis was placed on members wearing their Rotary pins every day. Members were fined if seen in public without a pin and awarded with the zone lion pin if seen wearing their pin. Heavy fines were placed on anyone whose cell phone rang during the meeting; the first offender was Bob himself at his very first meeting! The Greeter, Rotary Moment and reciting of the Four Way Test were instituted during that year. District Governor was Wyn Spiller from Grass Valley, and the theme was "Make Dreams Real". DG Wyn, who was the installing officer, was presented with the joint Nevada City Chamber and Rotary Club Business Person of the Year Award later in the year.

The program was presented by Sue Legate and her son Alvis, cofounders of LeGacy Productions. Alvis, along with Jay Barker and Patrick Moore, presented some hilarious scenes from their new production, "The Complete History of America - Abridged". Also present to introduce the scenes was Scott Ewing, the show's director.

Guests present, along with the program presenters, we're Sandy Stickel who won the LeGacy Productions gift certificate, and Shelley Drievold, the 49er Rotary Club 2013 GSE outbound representative to India. Shelley presented a banner from the Rotary Club of Hanamkonda 3150, India. She will return at a later date to tell us about her trip and to reveal a secret she has been keeping from the Nevada City Club members about the club.

Paul Boch won the raffle, but not the card match. Gil Dominguez served as our greeter.

Spring Fund Raiser June 15
"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. Save your good stuff!

District Conference
PE Dennis Geare reminded everyone that to get a discount on District Conference, the deadline was April 30, but 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.



○ Laura van den Berg - 4/15
○ 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


Club Calendar      
○ May 9 Moved to May 11 - dedication
○ May 9 Picnic at Pioneer Park with SYRCL
○ May 10-14 GSE Team from India visiting Area 4
○ May 11 Noel Carter Trail Dedication - 10:30am @ National Hotel
GSE BBQ afterwards
○ May 13 Board Meeting
○ May 16 --TBA--
○ May 17-19 District 5190 Conference
○ May 23 North Star House tour
○ May 30 Meet our Merchants
○ June 6 Underground meeting - in a wine cellar
○ June 13 Moved to Saturday - fundraiser
○ June 15 Treasures for Scholars - Bargains for You, club fundraiser
○ June 16 NC Classic Bike Race
○ June 20 Celebrating RI Convention in Lisbon, Portugal
○ June 23 Demotion Party @ Stewart's River Resort
○ June 27 Moved back to 6/23 - demotion party
○ September 27 Club auction "Adventures and Wine" at Miners Foundry

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