Rotario - October 20, 2016

Dear Rotarians and Friends,   

Welcome to our latest Rotario newsletter. Once again it is a pleasure keeping you informed of our club activities in the coming weeks.

This Week's Evening "Mixer" Meeting - Membership Appreciation Night

We sent out an invitation to all of our members, especially our Rule of 85 members, whom we don't see too often. We hope to have each member take a minute to explain when they joined our Rotary club and what is one of their favorite Rotary moments while being in our club. Time permitting, we will also have a bit of a trivia contest that will include questions that are Rotary-related, as well as questions that are not Rotary- related. And there will be prizes, or should I say rewards. We hope this will be a fun evening for everyone who attends.  ( Speaking of "fun", can you see who is in the "bubble" ? )       

Welcoming New Members                               

We are delighted to welcome Stacy Drake (formerly Butler) back to Nevada City Rotary and will be inducting her this week.  The Board has also approved the proposal of Trisha Dellis, Superientendent of Nevada City School District for membership. If no objections are raised by Club members within the next week, we will look to induct Trisha in the next few weeks.  Trisha has attended at least four meetings.  In a very heartwarming opening seeing Trisha among us, last week's speaker Anita Bagley acknowledged Trisha has a valued mentor and role model for her as an educator.

Last Week's Meeting - Anita Bagwell – Director, Western Sierra YouthBuild Center

Anita brought a nice PowerPoint presentation to help describe what some of the efforts are at Sierra Youthbuild Center. Her organization is really doing quite a job with with youths that may have gotten in trouble with the law and need some help getting back into society as well as completing their high school education. Anita also talked about the "small housing" project which is designed to provide small and economical living quarters for some of the homeless in our county. The efforts that Anita and her team are doing were quite a pleasant surprise to many of our members.It was also obvious that Anita is extremely enthusiastic about her work and the results they are getting from their target audience. We look forward to seeing Anita again.  Since Anita is such a high-energy person, it was not easy to slow her down long enough to pose for a picture with President Walt, but as you can see, mission accomplished.

Baja - Los Barriles Update

The dates for our work party in Mexico have been firmed up.  They are March 23 - 28.      More details will be forthcoming.

An Opportunity to Support the NEO Youth Center in Grass Valley on Oct. 22

NEO is sponsoring its third annual Empire Challenge Run/Walk at the Empire Mine on October 22. The challenge includes either a 4 mile trail run or a two-mile walk as a fundraising event for the NEO youth center and its programs. President Walt is planning to do the 4 mile run and is hoping other Rotarians will join him in either category of this fundraising event. You may go to for details and applications.

Area Foundation Dinner - Foothill Event Center , Grass Valley  November 16

The big event will start at 6pm and the guest speaker will be Past Rotary Director John Blount.  Try not to miss this fun & informative dinner. Our weekly meeting will move to the Foundation Dinner   We will not host a Social Mixer that week.

Nevada City Rotary Board Actions

Stay informed about actions your Nevada City Rotary Board of Directors is taking.  Minutes of Board Meetings and Club Leadership Retreats for the past year along with survey results, Club Bylaws, Nevada City Rotary Foundation 501 (c) 3 status and other documents are available in our "Members Only" section of our website at  If you need assistance remembering your user ID and password, contact Robin or reply to this newsletter.

Area 4 Doing Business with Rotarians Directory

Interested in doing business with fellow Rotarians?  Check out our Area 4  Rotarians Doing Business with Rotarians Directory. Is your business missing from the directory?  Click to Submit your business or professional service.  You may also use this link to remove your entry if appropriate.

Upcoming Events :

Oct 13: Lunch Meeting  Anita Bagwell – Director Western Sierra Youth Build Center

Oct 20: Third Thursday Social 5:30pm   - Membership Appreciation Night

Oct 27: Lunch Meeting  Shannon Cueva -  Director of Shady Creek Nature Center

Nov 3: First Thursday Social 5:30pm Gage McKinney – Author McBoyles’s Gold 

Nov 10: Lunch Meeting  John Griffin – NC Astronomers

Nov 16: Area 4 Foundation Dinner- Foothills Event Center

Nov 17: Third Thursday Social  Moved to Foundation Dinner Nov. 16

Nov. 19: Youth Service Seminar - Incline Village, NV   (free)

Nov 24: DARK for Thanksgiving

Dec. 1: First Thursday Social 5:30pm

Dec. 8. Lunch Meeting Cailtin Jones – Partners in English Language Learning

Dec. 15: Holiday Party at the National Hotel

Dec. 22: Lunch Meeting  Holly Hermansen - Superintendent of Schools – Nevada County

Dec. 29: DARK for Holidays

Thank you Nancy Kemp and Christine Newsom for coordinating our programs!

WORDS OF WISDOM: " A Hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver 5 minutes longer" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

-- President Walt

Special Dates


Paul Boch                     10/10
Wally Krill                    10/18
Nancy Kemp                10/22
Christine Newsom       10/30

Nancy Kemp & Steve        10/12

Rotary Leadership

RI President: John Germ
RI Director: Brad Howard
District 5190 Governor: John Sullivan
Asst. Governor, Area 4: Dennis Geare

Club Leadership

President: Walt Stickel

Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Public Image: Michael Young/Robin Milam
Youth & Community Service: Dave Bunje

International Service: Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: Nicole Dillard
Membership: Joe Bundy
ADG: Dennis Geare

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 Walt Stickel or Nancy Kemp.

The Fine Print

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*Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month 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 second and fourth Thursdays at Noon at the National Hotel
AND first and third Thursdays 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.