Rotario August 15, 2018

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Social Mixer 5:30pm - this Thursday August 16
Ben Emery and the Bareebo Project in Cambodia

Trolley Junction Restaurant at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad AvenueNevada City, CA 95959 Directions

Yea team!!!  We did it again.  Another Nevada County Fair and pulled pork extravaganza is in the books.  With the help and efforts of many club members, volunteers from the area clubs and the Sierra Passport Club, friends and family we made it through 15 shifts over five days.  We mastered our new point of sale credit card and cash system, survived the historic Friday night blackout with the help of the lights on our cell phones, sold a couple of thousand sandwiches and all the while managed to have Bushels of Fun.

While the efforts of all made our primary fundraiser possible and successful and were truly needed and very much appreciated we all need to stand, applaud and give thanks to the few who made it happen.

First and foremost is July’s Rotarian of the Month, Walt Stickel.  Walt was the Rotarian of the Month because he spent a goodly portion of July organizing, calculating and ordering supplies and inventory.  I thought that effort was above and beyond and then we got to August.  Besides his countless phone calls and meetings with venders at our fair booth before the fair, once the fair began he was up every morning slightly before the crack of dawn to get to the booth and open it up, light the burners and start the water boiling so that everything would be ready when the first shift arrived at 10am.  Fortunately Walt was seldom alone as wife Sandy accompanied him most of the time as well as serving multiple shifts and showing up from time to time throughout the fair just to see how things were going and lend a hand if needed.  Walt has also returned to the booth every day since the fair to inventory and begin the closing down process of the booth.  He is there now disposing of leftovers.  All I can say is Thank you, thank you and thank you Walt and Sandy.  And he has done this for the last three years.

Of course, there was the ever-present team Milam.  Robin ordered and with Tom’s assistance mastered our new Square system of credit card reader and cash system and then wrote several volumes of instructions on its use along with guidelines for practices and procedures.  Tom built a security box for the hardware and along with Robin provided the bulk of the booth maintenance like change faulty light switches, leaky water valves, installing required automatic door closers.  Overall, Tom and Robin were also present every day during the fair as well as several days before and after the fair to meet vendors, clean and prep, do their multiple shifts and always be available to be of service.

And then there is the stalwart efforts of the dynamic C’s, Cathy and Carla, who also showed up every day to help out, serve, guide and assist throughout and are now busily categorizing the twenty two thousand plus dollars that were taken in and paying our supplier bills along with taxes and fees to come up with a final net profit.

We will probably need a few volunteers to do a final close down of the booth this weekend.  The 2018 Nevada County Fair is headed for the history books.  Once again thank you one and all for your help and support.

August is Membership Month so bring a friend along and give them a little exposure to our vitality and fellowship at this Thursday’s evening social meeting where we will have an incredible presentation on a Rotary project in Cambodia by David Emery on the Bareebo Project with Sustainable Cambodia (SC).  David is the Cofounder and Acting International Director.

Coming September 8 Avenues of Service Seminar

Click for Avenues of Service Flyer ~ Avenues of Service is a Rotary day of Training for all Rotary Members.  A deeper dive into how to get things done in our Club and Community!  Inspiring new ways to be in action.  Design your own program from a smorgasbord of breakout sessions!

Click to watch video.

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:

August 16: Social  David Emery:  Sustainable Cambodia, International Volunteer Manager, Bareebo Project in Cambodia

Aug. 23- Lunch: Joe Scheimer--Background to the Vietnam War

August 29 WEDNESDAY 1pm:  Field Trip to Madeline Helling Library- Virtual Reality Technology Experience, 980 Helling Way (Rood Center Complex), Nevada City - No lunch!

September 6:  Social Amelia Barrett, Craft Talk

September 8: Saturday - Avenues of Service Seminar - District Wide, Reno

September 20: Social Dennis Geare - Field trip to Ensemble Design of Rotary TechEasy Program

October 4: Social Chris LaCentra:  GI JUNK

October 11: Lunch:

October 18: Social Nathan Leischman

October 25: Dinner Area 4 Foundation Dinner

November 9 Lunch: Valerie Costa Special Sections of The Union

November 22:  DARK Thanksgiving with loved ones

November 29: Fifth Thursday Dark

December 6: Holiday Party - TBD

December 13: Lunch

December 20: Social

December 27: DARK for Holidays

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

Special Dates

               Birthdays                                                    Anniversaries
Cheryl Rellstab 8/01      Gil Gray and Dee                  8/22  
Dave Denney 8/20      Dan Becker and Carries         8/28  
         Jack Dinwiddie and Marty       8/31  
President: Tom Ryan 
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
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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*Starting a new year with President Tom, the meeting date will be on Mondays. Board Meetings are held on the third Wednesday month at 5:30pm at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. Our next Board meeting will be Monday August 20, 2018.   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.