Rotario ~ Sept 5, 2013

RI President: Ron Burton District 5190 Governor: Vicki Puliz

Club Board of Directors

President: Dennis Geare
President-Elect: Robin Milam
Secretary: Bob Buhlis
Treasurer: Ellen Davis
Director at Large: David Denney, Past DG
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
First Thursday Mixer - 5:30PM

Quote of the Week
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward

This Week
We kickoff the first of the "First Thursday Mixer" tonight. Our regular meeting will be in the evening at the National from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Bring your family and friends for some fun. $5 cover includes Hors d'oeuvres, no host bar.

Last Week
It's not often that we get the opportunity for a fellow Rotarian to provide the program, but our last meeting was the exception. Janis Aydelott, Outreach Program Coordinator for California Employers Association, shared her work in finding employment for professionals who have been terminated in the prime of their careers. Working in group sessions and on one on one, primarily with men and women in their 40's, 50's and 60's, she and others in her federally and state funded department assist experienced and valuable out of work professionals return to the work force. Thanks, Janis, for your encouraging and informational presentation.
Visiting Rotarian was Ron Stearne of the Rotary Club of Sonora, father of member Laura van den Berg. Welcome Ron!
Nevada City Rotary Flash Mobs Penn Valley
On Tuesday 8/27 members of the Nevada City Club interrupted the opening ceremonies of the Penn Valley Club with a not in tune rendition of, "For you are a jolly good club" as a tribute to the PV Rotarians who provided many hours of support at the fair grounds food booth this year. Particular recognition was given to Barbara Ross with a PHF+5 for her dedication every year at the fair booth as well as the work she does to coordinate scholarships and other youth programs in behalf of all of the clubs in Area 4. Participating NC Rotarians were Bob Buhlis, Dennis Geare, Robin Milam, Ellen Davis, Walt Stickel, and .

Bob Buhlis, Dennis Geare, Barbara Ross, Ellen Davis, Walt Stickel

Auction Auction Auction Auction Auction Auction Auction Auction Auction Auction
Donation cutoff is 1 week away!
Time is closing in fast and we need everyone to turn in donation now. If you need help getting your donations, please ask for help. We have a committe for that. Please contact Jeff Wenzel.

There is some help if you need it for selling tickets to the upcoming auction.
First, there is a nice color flying you can print and have with you (see it here)
Second, here is a nice script you can use when you approach someone, either in person or on the phone.

"Have you heard about the NC Rotary Auction? Our rotary club is having its annual fund raising event on Friday 9/27 @ 6 pm. The name of the event is “Adventures and Wine” (see attached flyer). There will be a silent & a live auction and all the proceeds go toward our "Focus on Youth" programs. We are offering a special ticket price of $10 person through 8/31, after that tickets are $20 and it includes a glass of wine & appetizers. There will also be a no host bar and lots of great items to bid on. Please contact me for tickets & I’ll get them to you. I hope you’ll be able to attend.

For Thought
When we find ourselves stuck on a negative thought, we can decide to stop and replace it with a positive thought. At first our positive thought may not dislodge another one and we may have to think of several to start them rolling along. If we practice, we will find it becomes easier for that first good thought to shake loose others. We will see our lives change when we begin to look at the positive side of things.


Dave Denny 8/20
Larry Undercoffer 9/12
Cathy Wilcox Barnes 9/3

Gil Gray and Dee 8/22
George Rebane and Jo Ann 8/25
Dan Becker and Carrie 8/28
Jack Dinwiddie and Marty 8/31
Bob Aydelott and Janis 9/3
Gil Dominguez and Lyn 9/4
Walt Stickel and Sandy 9/9
Kim Stewart and Mike 9/10
Laura van den Berg and Luuk 9/11


September 12 Admired Leader or Arrogant Jerk: Which are you?
presented by Ruth Schwartz
September 27 Club auction "Adventures and Wine" at Miners Foundry

If you have an idea for a club program please contact Kim Stewart.
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If you have a whine, write it on the back of a 20 dollar bill and give it to your president.

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*Board Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month at 5:30pm at The National Hotel.
All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting.

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.