Rotario - April 19, 2018

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

* * * THIS WEEK * * *

5:30pm Social Mixer meeting at
Trolley Junction Restaurant at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad AvenueNevada City, CA 95959 Directions

This Week Lunch:  Social Mixer while Baja Team is off to Los Barriles!

As I write this, big, fat flakes of snow are swirling down and, I'm sure probably sticking to the ground and houses of some of our Rotarians at higher elevations like John and Carla Burke, Amelia Barrett, Carolyn Inglis, Nancy Kemp and Tom Ryan.

What wonderful, wacky weather we have for a send-off to those who are Mexico bound. Who knows, it could be 80 degrees by early Thursday morning as we yawn our way to the Sacramento airport. Thursday should be an interesting meeting with 1/2 the club meeting in Los Barriles and 1/2 meeting at the Trolley Junction in Nevada City. I'm sure President-Elect Tom has a fun-filled Mixer planned for that night so try to come out for that meeting. As for the rest of us, we'll be chillin' in Baja getting ready to hit the ground running the next morning as we work with the local medical clinic doing diabetes and blood pressure screening. We'll be sure to fill you in when we get back!

Last Week - Insights from Club Leadership Assembly

I more than deserved a fine for keeping all of you late last meeting but I'm sure you'll agree that the topic was important and that each of the attendees at Club Leadership Assembly had interesting information to share with the Club. I think it was a great way to bring Leadership Assembly to the entire club and to showcase the fantastic job Robin Milam did putting it together for the District!!  She really, truly is deserving of the "Making a Difference" award the District gave her.  We enjoyed hearing highlights of the day from some who were first timers and others who have been many years to Assembly ~ John Wilson,Chris Newsom, PE Tom Ryan, President Cathy, Carolyn Feuille and AG Dennis Geare.  Dennis and Carolyn both facilitated Breakout sessions and Cathy served as Sergeant at Arms.

Robin shared a short video of RIPE Barry Rassin introducing this year's Be The Inspiration theme.  Here is the full 20 minute version of his message:

2018-19 RIP Barry Rassin Be the Inspiration video

CTRL and Click on the above image of RIPE Barry Rassin to listen to him speak about this year's theme, Be The Inspiration as presented at Rotary International Assembly. When the page opens, you will need to CLICK one more time on the image.

Rotarians at Work Day - Saturday April 28

Rotarians at Work Day is fast approaching and Carolyn Inglis has been hard at work trying to find a perfect project for us. Despite having a full plate with family deaths and medical emergencies, she has been in contact with the Mayor, the Fire Chief, the Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, the City Manager and the Parks and Recreation Director. She also has calls in to the Police Department but, since they are transitioning a new Chief, she hasn't quite made contact yet. I'm not quite sure what we will be doing on April 28th, but I'm positive we will be engaged and visible as we are: "Rotarians-Making a Difference."  Please mark that Saturday on your calendar and plan to come out for it. It's a great day to bring family along so we get to know them better. Walt Stickel has ordered shirts for our new Rotarians and everyone else should have theirs so make sure to wear them to help raise awareness of what Rotary is doing in our community.

Trolley Junction - Our Ongoing New Location

In case you missed it: the Board has approved our formal move to Trolley Junction at Northern Queen.  Our standard lunch and social mixer price will remain the same at $14 and $5.  However after discussions about our new location and options, the Board has voted to suspend the no lunch option. 

Our Fifth Thursday of the month has been dark for the last year unless another special event falls that week.  We are exploring a "No Host Social" at Nevada City Winery for upcoming 5th Thursdays starting in May.  No program, truly just a social hour with our Club, friends and family.

Rotary District 5190 Conference

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Sunday, May 20, 2018

District Conference - Camp Atlantis

Click to download District Conference Schedule at a Glance


2018 Nevada County Fair Time August 8-12

We need your support and partnership serving at the Fair!

August 8 – 12, 2018

Join us at our Nevada City Rotary booth on Treat Street as we dish up Pulled Pork and Shredded Chicken sandwiches for our annual community service fundraiser.  We need to fill 100 openings to cover the 5 days of the Fair.  Nevada City Rotarians are expected to work at least 2 shifts during Fair Week -- in the spirit of sharing the load we encourage you to engage friends and colleagues to work with us.  Working with friends and family is fun and a great way to serve not just Rotary but our Community!  Click to the Latest Schedule icon to check for open shifts.

To schedule to work one or more shifts, send an email to (link sends e-mail) stating which shift you are available and willing to cover.  We ask you to be reponsible for finding a replacement in the event you can not make your shift.  THANK YOU for all you do in service for Rotary, our Club and our Community!

Treats and Hosts for Girls Who Code 

The program will wind down in April.  A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL who have actively supported this year's Girls Who Code Program.  Special shout outs to Trisha Dellis who as Nevada City Superintendent of Schools is our program host and Leslie May, GWC facilitator extraordinaire!  A BIG THANK YOU to Nancy Kemp for coordinating Rotary hosts and treats throughout the year!  The year end finale will be May 22. The girls chose to extend the year through May so they can continue to learn new coding skills.

GWC club meets in the library at Seven Hills Middle School, starting at 3:30 pm on Tuesdays. When bringing snacks, please arrive by 4:15 for 4:30 serving. Snacks are served in the covered patio just outside the library, while the weather stays fair, and in the Teacher’s Lounge when the weather turns foul. Seven Hills Middle School is at 700 Hoover Lane, opposite SPD Market off the far end of Brock Rd. From the main parking lot, go through the open hallway past the central office. The library and patio are just outside the hallway. 

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.

Area 4 Doing Business with Rotarians Directory

Interested in doing business with fellow Rotarians?  Check out the newly updated 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:

April 19: Social Baja North Celebration!

April 19 - 24: Los Barriles, Baja - Clean Water Project Project days April 20-22

Apr. 26: Noon- Tiffany Roberts- - Nevada County History Library

May 3: Social Tears and Laughter Celebration Send Off for Dave Bunje!

May 10: Noon  John Christensen - Bringing back the NCNGRR

May 17: Social

May 18-20: District 5190 Conference "Camp Atlantis", Reno, NV

May 24: Noon District Conference Highlights

June 7: Social Shana Maziarz from Three Forks Bakery and Brewery

June 21- Social- John and Susie Wilson Craft Talk

July 3: MOVED TO TUESDAY Lyazzat Alshinova, Pres. Astana Rotary and Carolyn Feuille

July 26 Noon: Susie and John Wilson--Sierra Foothills Village

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

Special Dates

               Birthdays                                                    Anniversaries
Walt Stickel 4/01        
John Hensley 4/11    
President: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
President-Elect: Tom Ryan
Past President: Walt Stickel
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Trisha Dellis
Public Image: Michael Young & Robin Milam
Youth Service:
Community Service: Carolyn Inglis
Sergeant at Arms Tom Ryan
International Service: Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: Nicole Dillard
Membership: Stacy Drake
Program Chairs:  Nancy Kemp &
    Christine Newsom
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 Nancy Kemp or Christine Newsom.

The Fine Print

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*Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 5:30pm at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. Our next will be Monday May 21 with Pres Cathy!  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

AND first and third Thursdays for BYOB Social Mixer at 5:30PM
at Trolley Junction Restaurant at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959 Directions — 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.