Rotario - September 5, 2019

 Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday, September 5, 2019
5:30pm Social ~ Crumbunny Coffee Roasters of Nevada City

Trolley Junction at Northern Queen Hotel
400 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City

This Week's Social ~ Crumbunny Coffee Roasters of Nevada City

Join us for a tasty evening this week with Crumbunny Coffee Roasters of Nevada City.  It should be fun hearing about coffee roasting and maybe even doing some tasting!

Where or where does the time go...

Labor Day weekend has just flown by. We survived the District Governor’s visit and a much-needed break from Rotary. I’m 1/6th of the way through this year’s term as President. I guess that’s it for another summer in the Sierra.

I just got back from my last backpacking trip of the season (with accompanying rain and hail) and have packed up my gear until next year. It’s time to put away our whites and get out our blue and gold as we prepare to head into a fall jam packed with Rotary activities.

First, the Avenues of Service day is less than 4 weeks away and I hope you have gone on-line and registered. It’s one day crammed with all sorts of breakout sessions to help answer any questions you may have about Rotary, what you are interested in or where you might be able to share your skills in our club or the larger family of Rotary. As I said before, I’d love to have multiple carpools going up for the day. Some of us must be there early and others can leave at a much more reasonable time. Whatever time you leave, you’ll be glad you took the day to attend (and it will be a beautiful ride over the summit). I’ll be asking for a show of hands at our meeting to see who might be going.

Also, we have World Polio Day coming up in October so that means get out your walking boots and plan to “Give Polio the Boot” that day as we do our annual walk. Our route will be announced later.

Second, as we head into fall, your Avenues of Service directors have got some great projects in the works. I’ll be asking various directors to give brief updates to the club on what they are planning in the coming weeks. There are a lot of “hands on” projects and activities so hopefully everyone will find at least one or two that they feel really excited to become involved in.

Lastly, I just want to thank all of you for your support and participation in our club through attendance at our weekly meetings, through your contributions to RI and through your enthusiasm and excitement as we undertake projects, fundraising activities and connecting the world through Rotary.

Heartfelt Condolences to Michael Young and Family

We continue to hold Michael and his family in our thoughts and prayers.  Please note, a Celebration of Life for Karen is planned for Saturday, September 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Nevada City Methodist church at the top of Broad Street

Avenues of Service - District 5190 Training September 28

On September 28, 2019 you will have another opportunity to learn about Rotary and where you might want to use your valuable talents. Cathy is envisioning 3 carloads of Nevada City Rotarians at Avenues of Service (AOS)A Day of Learning for all Rotary Members. Some fantastic sessions are planned with knowledgeable presenters. Both Robin and Pp and PAG Dennis Geare will lead sessions along with many more on the program so you know they’ll be educational (and fun).

The cost is $20.00 and includes a Continental breakfast and lunch AND the Club pays for it so the cost to you is zero! Cathy needs 2-3 more Sargent of Arms for the day so, if you are interested in helping, please let her know. To register, click or the flyer image.

Click for Program Schedule

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:

September 5: Social Crumbunny Coffee Roasters of Nevada City

September 12: Lunch Lorraine Reich: the “Move to Amend” Constitutional Amendment

September 16: Board meeting

September 19: Social Social- Catharine Bramkamp - Arts Council

September 21: SYRCL River CleanUp - SIgn up with SYRCL at Yuba River CleanUp to help with Miners Trail or other favorite spot Cleanup.

September 26: Lunch Catrina Olson, City Manager of Nevada City

September 28: Avenues of Service - 8:30 Registration 9:00am-3:45pm Program; See details above

October 3: Social - Social- Dan Biebelheimer- Clinica Filadelfia Global Project of 49’er Rotary Club in Tijuana,     B.C., Mexico

October 10: Lunch Dennis Geare "Ethics"

October 17- Social--Kara Asilanis: The Curious Forge

October 24: Lunch Gage McKinney - ‘No Depression Here’

October 31:  5th Thursday - DARK

November 7: Social

November 14: Lunch

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

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

December 5:  Holiday Party

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

Special Dates


Cathy Wilcox-Barnes 9/03  Carolyn Feuille and Bob 9/04
     Walt Stickel and Sandy 9/09
     Nathan Leishman and Stephanie 9/27

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 September 16, 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.