Rotario - August 3, 2017

Dear Rotarians and Friends,   

Just added to our Make History Today ~ End Polio Once and For All! campaign supporting Cathy's Camino Santiago trek is a video of Caleb Dardick sharing stories of his Dad, Sam Dardick entitled In Honor of Sam Dardick Lessons from a Teenage Athlete with Polio.  Cathy is now into week two of her journey and has sent photos and messages from Camino.  Read her updates and more about Sam Dardick at

This Week Social: "Sea You" at our Pre-Fair Picnic on Treat Street

Bring a salad, vegie or dessert to share.  Tom Coleman is again serving Pulled Pork.  BYOB your favorite beverages.

Prizes will be given for best table decorations and maybe even during our program!  

Robin will have tickets for Fair volunteers to hand out at the picnic.  If you are not at the picnic please contact Robin for yours.

As is our tradition, we will meet in the picnic area immediately in front of our booth on Treat Street. The back Gate 5 should be open. Enter the Fairgrounds through Gate 4-5 Parking lot off McCourtney Road.

Saturday Work Party cleaned our Treat Street Booth

A big thank you to Ken Ching, Tom Ryan, Dave Bunje, Chris and Bill Newsom, Gayle Denney, Tom and Robin Milam.  What was a very dusty booth has been scrubbed.  Aprons and mits are freshly washed.  

Now we need food and supplies to be delivered plus last minute sterilizing of pots and serving dishes and we are set to go! 


Last Week: Our Own Child Actor John Hensley! 

John with Jennifer Jones in Miss Dove

John Hensley was groomed for Rotary as a child actor. Thanks to Dave Bunje prepared a slide show that also included video clips of John starring in Good Morning Miss Dove we learned that Miss Dove really did help mould the kid from slums into "a citizen with a fine sense of ethics”.  In fact his character at a later age, returns to Miss Dove's hospital bed as a Rotarian whose Club offered to pay for her medical bills. 








Cathy's continues her trek along the Camino Santiago in Spain

Cathy is dedicating her walk in honor of Sam Dardick. Read her message, see photos and view videos about Sam Dardick at 

Make History Today ~ End Polio Once and For All! campaign tracking Cathy's progress along the trail.  We will be posting photos and updates of her progress as well as watching the contributions grow.  

Read updates from Cathy on the Camino!

We are already at 73% of our initial goal for Rotary's End Polio Now! campaign ... let's blow the lid off this goal and make the SKY THE LIMIT! 

Join Cathy by making a donation to EndPolio as she walks the Camino Santiago del Norte. 

Other Travels

See Rotary Club of Nevada City Facebook page for a photo of PP Walt in southern Germany where he found a Rotary plaque commemorating the Rotary international Youth Festival that was held there in July 2010.

See Carolyn Feuille's Facebook  for photo's of Carolyn with familiar friends and host family in Astana Kazakhstan.  She has met with the Astana Rotary Club and is fostering a Sister Club relationship between Nevada City and Astana Clubs.  

County Fair Update & Save the Dates:

Wed Aug 9 - Sun Aug 13  Sea You at the Fair!!!

Fri Sept 1 - Rotary at the River Cats

This year's Nevada County Fair which will be held August 9 through August 13. So naturally we continue to circulate the sign-up sheet for staffing all of the work shifts. We're hoping that each active member will help "Share the Load" and not only be able to staff at least two shifts per member, but also recruit friends and relatives for additional shifts. We need an evening shift captain for Wednesday and a morning captain for Friday. And we still have openings for Thursday night, Saturday and Sunday afternoon and Sunday night closing. See the last schedule at 2017 Fair Schedule. You can access, but not update the shift schedule at the Club web site. Please Email updates to Robin.

Rotary at The River Cats

Friday, September 1st. About $40.00 per person which includes bus trip to Raley Field with food and drinks on bus and ticket to game. We usually sit above 1st base (great seats located out of the sun!).

Leave K-Mart shopping center in GV at 5:00pm and return home at about 11:30pm. Great fun with other Rotarians. 115 of us went last year. Robin needs to know names and numbers by August 10. Each club to gather $$ and cut one check per club to Mark Fleming.

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:

August 3: Pre Fair Picnic - 5:30pm on Treat Street at the Fairgrounds

August 9-13: Nevada County Fair

August 17: Mixer Faith Agar, Community Legal

August 24: Lunch Jerry Martin

August 31: Fifth Thursday - Dark, No Meeting

September 1:  Rotary at The River Cats meet at 11:30am in K-Mart Parking lot

October 12: Lunch DG Doug Mc Donald visit

November 23: Thanksgiving - Enjoy with your Family! (Meeting moved to 5th Thursday)

November 31: Club Holiday Traditions Luncheon - share your favorite Holiday traditions

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


I love to go awandering
Along the mountain track
And when I go, I love to sing
My knapsack on my back
Valderee, valderah,
Valderee, valderah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha,
Valderee, valderah,

– The Happy Wanderer

Special Dates

               Birthdays                                                     Anniversaries
Cheryl Rellstab 8/1  Pearce Boyer & MaryAnn 8/10
Dave Denney 8/20  Gil Gray & Dee 8/22
     Dan Becker & Carrie 8/28
     Jack Dinwiddie & Marty 8/31
President: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Past President: Walt Stickel
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Trisha Dellis
Public Image: Michael Young & Robin Milam
Youth Service: Dave Bunje
Community Service: Carolyn Inglis
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. August meeting is onhold ~ only if required for post-Fair.  September meeting will be Monday Sept 25 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 at the National Hotel
AND first and third Thursdays 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.