Rotario - October 24, 2019

 Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Celebrate World Polio Day with our Annual Walk

Start 8am  at Trolley Junction at Northern Queen Hotel Parking Lot
400 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City
Power is not required for our End Polio Walk ...
YES, we will walk whether or not we have POWER! 

Nevada City Rotary World Polio Day Walk Thursday, October 24th

Plus = Algebraically positive. Falling high in a specified range. Having, receiving or being in addition to what is anticipated. Greater than that specified.

Sometimes I admit, I can be totally clueless. Things just fly right over my head; like the Plus in PolioPlus. I’ve known for years about Rotary International’s fight to eradicate polio. I’ve proudly worn and distributed “End Polio Now” pins and raised money to “Give Polio the Boot!” But, until I read a recent article in the October issue of The Rotarian, I’d never even given any thought to the “Plus” in our campaign. Yes, we have been working since 1985 to provide immunizations against polio in countries around the world. Yes, we are at a point where polio is only endemic in two remaining countries (Afghanistan and Pakistan). Yes, we are (---) this close to our goal of totally eradicating the polio virus from every country in the world. But there is so much more we are doing. We are providing hand operated tricycles to polio survivors that enable them to lead productive lives. We are providing  medical treatment, braces, bed nets and access to clean water. When we immunize against Polio, we also immunize against other diseases. We organize health camps and provide items such as soap and education on the importance of hand washing. We help create jobs and conduct skills training programs to enable survivors to support themselves and their families.

Eradicating polio is important, but the “Plus” is also important. We all joined Rotary to help make a difference. Rotary International, through the PolioPlus campaign is making those differences. Our club is helping to put the “Plus” in PolioPlus – keep up the good work.  Reread your October issue of The Rotarian and see just what difference a Plus can make. Come out on October 24th for our Give Polio the Boot. Be my “Plus One.”

Remember this Thursday, October 24th, we will be meeting at 8:00 a.m. for our World Polio Day walk. Get out those walking shoes and help us raise awareness as Rotary “Gives Polio the Boot.”  We’ll leave the Trolley Junction at 8:00 a.m. and walk up Sacramento St. to Zion, then Zion to the Nevada City Highway which we will follow over to Glenbrook Basin. We will cross over to the Safeway side walking along Brunswick Road to Old Tunnel where we walk up to the Banner Mountain overcrossing where we’ll head back to the Trolley Junction. It’s about 3-4 miles at a leisurely pace. Walk all of it, part of it or come out and honk and wave at us. The more the merrier. The weather should be nice walking weather and we should be done and ready to go for coffee by 11:00 a.m. or earlier. Bring signs, wear a costume, do something to attract attention. We want people to ask what we’re doing and be able to tell them about Rotary and our efforts to eradicate polio in the world. Some of the Clubs in our Area are doing Pizza for Polio and/or Pints for Polio.  We’re this … close!

Last Week - Welcome Back Kim Stewart!

Welcome back Kim Stewart

We are delighted to welcome back Past President Kim Stewart with her bright smile and creative spirit.  She was joined by her now teenage boys Branden and Colin (yes time flies) and husband Mike along with John and Dennis who had the honor of reinducting Kim.

Last Week - Curious Forge MakerSpace

Liam Ellerby and Kara Asilanis, business partners and co-founders, shared the amazing opportunites available at The Curious Forge Makerspace for any looking to develop or hone a personal creative outlet.

Who Plays Here!

  • Working and Aspiring Artists and Craftspeople
  • Entrepreneurs, Inventors and Tinkerers

If you are interested click their icon to learn more!
Or contact the Sparkle Twins Liam and Kara at,

Located in what used to be the "Machine Shop" for Grass Valley Group at the old Bitney Springs campus, the Forge is where you can learn to do for yourself to create your world,

Hungry Games Planning for 2020 - 4pm Thursday at Trolley Junction

We are planning an even bigger and better Hungry Games for 2020.  The team is meeting at 4pm ahead of our Social. Join the fun and comradery of planning our 2020 Hungry Games event with the team.  We will meet ahead of our Club Social at Trolley Junction at 4:00pm.

Area 4 Foundation Dinner - Wednesday, November 6 at Gold Miners Inn 

The Rotary FoundationOne of the very impactful ways that Rotary Connects the World is through The Rotary Foundation.  Each year we come together for a very special Area wide event to celebrate the work of The Rotary Foundation and our Paul Harris Fellow achievements.

Join us for a wonderful evening celebrating as a Club and with other fellow local Rotarians. 

Area 4 Rotary Foundation Dinner
Wednesday, November 6
Gold Miners Inn
Dinner will be $45 per person. 

Note, that week our regular meeting moves to Wednesday for the Foundation Dinner. We will have a signup sheet at this week's Social.  Otherwise, please contact Chris Newsom or REPLY to this Rotario if you want to sign up.

Nevada City Rotary Board Activities

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.

Upcoming Events:

October 24:  Annual Walk for Polio - meet at Trolley Junction at 8:00am

October 31:  5th Thursday - DARK

November 6:  6:00pm Wednesday - Area 4 Foundation Dinner, Gold Miners Inn

November 7: Moved to Wed Nov 6 Foundation Dinner

November 14: Lunch Gage McKinney - ‘No Depression Here’

November 21 - Social: Heather Heckler from Connecting Point:  “The 211 Program”

November 28 - Thanksgiving DARK - Celebrate with friends and family!

December 5:  Holiday Party

December 12: Lunch

December 19: Social Christine Murphy, PhD--SeniorWell (Fitness for Seniors) 

December 26: DARK for the Holidays

January 2: Field Trip to the Nevada City Firehouse Museum with our guide, President Cathy

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

Special Dates


Paul Boch 10/10  Nancy Kemp and Steve 10/12
Wally Krill 10/18    
Nancy Kemp 10/22    
Chris Newsom 10/30    

Club Leadership

President: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Past President: Tom Ryan
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Carla Burke
Public Image: Michael Young & Robin Milam
Youth Service: John Wilson & Nathan Leishman
Community Service: Carolyn Inglis & Tom Milam

Club Social:  Judy Soldavini
Sergeant at Arms: Walt Stickel
International Service: Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: Christine Newsom
Membership: Stacy Robinson & Tom Ryan
Program Chairs: Christine Newsom
& Nancy Kemp
At Large: Dennis Geare

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 Nancy Kemp or Christine Newsom.

The Fine Print

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Board Meetings are held on the third Monday month at 5:30pm at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. Our next Board meeting is Monday October 21, 2019.  All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting. Location subject to change, please ask.

Rotary Club of Nevada City — Established October 3, 1935

Thursday Meetings
1st & 3rd Thursdays for Social Mixer at 5:30pm and
2nd & 4th Thursday for Lunch Meeting at 12:15pm
at Trolley Junction Restaurant at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959 Directions
Note: Lunch $14  Social Mixer $5 + BYOB — 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.