Rotario - April 25, 2019

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday, April 25, 2019
12:15pm Lunch ~ Erin Lewis, Update on National Exchange Hotel 

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

This Week ~ Erin Lewis- Update on National Exchange Hotel reconstruction

The National Exchange Hotel and Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley recently changed ownership.  Acme Hospitality is the newest owner and is moving ahead with restoration but with new plans. Erin Lewis, local spokesperson for the new owners, will be our guest speaker this week. 

Join us on Thursday as Erin gives an update on challenges and progress of renovations as well as the company's vision for both hotels. Our Club has a long history at the National.  It will be a special opportunity to learn more about what is being planned for the next phase of both of these very special iconic historical hotels.

Proposed new member Greg Geare

Our Board has approved Greg Geare for membership in Nevada City Rotary.  Greg has been proposed by his sponsor Michael Young and has attended a number of Club meetings over the past few months. Talk about family.  Michael and Greg are happy Grandfathers together since their son and daughter married. Then at Greg's first meeting he and Dennis Geare discovered their grandfathers are brothers. Professionallly, Greg is a retired social worker from Humboldt County focusing on child welfare. 

Club members have one week from today to address considerations related to Greg's nomination.

Rotary 4-Way Fest Conference Peppermill Resort - Reno May 17-19!

Learn more about Rotary 4-Way Fest Conference

Prepare to kickup your heels and have a fabulous celebration with District 5190 plus 3 other districts at our annual District Conference in Reno on May 17 - 19. Registration is filling fast!  Register now at  District5190.org. For details on the wide variety of events and speakers go to Rotary4WayFest.com

Keynote speakers include: Dave Dravecky, SF Giants Pitcher and cancer survivor, Friday night dinner; Lisa Kristine of Bound to Freedom and Jon Kaufman of H2Open Doors, Saturday Breakfast; CA State Senator Mike McGuire, Saturday Lunch presenter; Brenda Cressey, new Chair of The Rotary Foundation, Saturday dinner and Jim Marggraff speaking on "What will it mean to be a global citizen in 2050" at Sunday brunch.

Saturday afternoon we will celebrate as a District.  The day will include a full slate of Breakout Sessions plus our Speech and Music contest finalists will be chosen. Start early on Saturday with Click for Rotary 4-Way Festa walk to support Polio Plus. Extra events during the weekend include a Thursday Golf Tourney, on a Friday motorcycle ride and a Feed the Hungry hands on project. Plus poker, slots  and Karaoke events to End Polio.

BUT time is running out, some of these items are reservation only and space is limited!  Act now, go to www.rotary4wayfest.com

Rotarians At Work Day - Saturday April 27
Penzance Park from 10am - 12 noon

Our annual global Rotarians At Work Day is by tradition the last Saturday in April. Our daffodils, hyacinths, and crocuses are now popping up in Penzance Park.  Now the park needs some Spring Cleaning. Join us Saturday, April 27 for a few fun filled hours of sprucing up the park.  It is always a special feeling doing good in Nevada County knowing that fellow Rotarians around the world are rolling up their sleeves in their own communities throughout the day.  Bring rakes, clippers and other yard tools along with gloves and a water bottle!

Girls Who Code at Seven Hills

Girls Who Code program continues into the new year. The girls love our healthy snacks.  Please signup with Nancy Kemp to serve as host and/or bring healthy snacks a week or more for Girls Who Code participants. If you haven’t done it before, Nancy has great instructions on what to serve.  It is another incredible opportunity to become involved and participate with the youth in our community.

Area 4 Business/Professional Services Directory

The Rotary District 510 Area 4 Business/Professional Services Directory has been updated as of January 2019.  Click Rotary District 510 Area 4 Business/Professional Services Directory to download a printable copy.  Doing business with fellow Rotarians is just one example of Vocational Service in action!

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 NCRotary.org website at  http://ncrotary.org/club/board-actions.  If you need assistance remembering your user ID and password, contact Robin or reply to this newsletter.

Upcoming Events:

April 25: Lunch Erin Lewis- Update on National Exchange Hotel reconstruction

April 27: Rotarians At Work Day - 10am - 12 noon Penzance Park Spring Cleaning

May 2: Social John and Susie Wilson-  NEW ZEALAND TRAVEL MEMORIES

May 4: Celebration of Life for Gil Gray 1pm, Goldminer's Inn, Grass Valley

May 9: Lunch  Michelle Ogaidi and Forest Charter School REGL Students

May 16: Social  The Higher Commitment Analytic Lab with Michael Kepic and Dr. Robert Goldman

May 17 - 19: Rotary 4-Way Fest Conference Peppermill, Reno NV - D5190 one of 4 Districts together.

May 30: 5th Thursday DARK

June 20:  President Tom's Demotion Party at Chris and Bill Newsom's home

June 23: Rotary Heritage Garden Ribbon Cutting at the North Star House

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

Special Dates

               Birthdays                       

                            Anniversaries
"No Foolin" Walt Stickel 4/1     
John Hensley 4/11    
       

Club Leadership

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

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

For additional calendar events please visit the calendar at http://nevadacityrotary.org/calendar
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

Did we forget your birthday or anniversary? Have you recently moved or changed email addresses? Please update your profile on our club website. If you have forgotten your password, you can click on the Lost Password feature and it will be sent to your email address. Or reply to this email and request assistance!

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*Starting a new year with President Tom, 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 May 20, 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

www.ncrotary.org — 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.