Dear Rotarians and Friends,
Welcome to our latest Rotario newsletter. Once again it is a pleasure keeping you informed of our club activities in the coming weeks.
This week's Mixer Speaker - Pat Dyer, owner of Utopian Stone
George Patrick Dyer was born in North Sacramento in 1947 . When he was a sophomore in high school his family moved to Nevada County near Chicago Park. Young Pat attended Nevada Union High school, graduated in 1965 and attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Pat got married at a young age to the love of his life, Diane, and they moved to Nevada city after college and got jobs at Grass Valley Group. It was then Pat developed an interest in jewelry design and in 1970 he landed a job with Diablo Manufacturing in Castro Valley which was a major Western silversmith operation that was soon to look relocate to Grass Valley. Pat learned the art of silver work working with the staff of 18 talented and skilled artisans from all over the globe. In 1972, after the loss of one of their young sons to cancer, Pat was recruited for the silver smithing program for the Paiute Indians of Pyramid lake Nevada. A year later they moved back to Nevada City and opened Utopian Stone. During the 1980s, Pat also became involved in local affairs, being president of the Chamber of Commerce, moving on to City Council and finally became mayor for more than one term. Utopian Stone had some up-and-down years but since 1990 the been going strong and had an extensive remodel expansion in 2007.
Last Week was Dark for Thanksgiving
Volunteers wanted to assist with "winterizing " Fair Booth starting Sat. 12/3
We are planning to obtain, paint, and mount plywood panels in the cooking area of the Fair Booth to cover the screened walls and doorway. Please contact President Walt or Dave Bunje for details,
Registrar Needed for the Girls Who Code Club.
Salvation Army Bell Ringers wanted in front of SPD on Dec. 17
To accomplish this, we'll meed at least 8 volunteers for this event. If you are interested please contact President Walt via firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up at our next meeting.
Baja - Los Barriles Update
The dates for our work project in Los Barriles - Baja, Mexico have been firmed up. They are March 23 - 28. More details will be forthcoming.
Nevada City Rotary Board Actions
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.
Area 4 Doing Business with Rotarians Directory
Interested in doing business with fellow Rotarians? Check out 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 :
Dec. 1: First Thursday Social 5:30pm : Pat Dyer - Utopian Stone
Dec. 8. Lunch Meeting Caitlin Jones & Christie Gillison – Partners in English Language Learning (PiELL)
Dec. 15: Holiday Party at the Bridge House
Dec. 22: Lunch Meeting Holly Hermansen - Superintendent of Schools – Nevada County
Dec. 29: DARK for Holidays
Jan. 5 : First Thursday Social 5:30pm
Jan. 12 : Lunch Meeting Lynn Skrudrud - NEO (New Events & Opportunities)
Jan. 19: Third Thursday Social 5:30pm
Jan. 26: Lunch Meeting Jesse Locks - NCFF
Feb. 2: First Thursday Social
Feb. 9: Lunch Meeting Elisa Parker - See Jane Doe
Thank you Nancy Kemp and Christine Newsom for coordinating our programs!
WORDS OF WISDOM: " If you love life, life will love you back" - Arthur Rubinstein
-- President Walt
John Hazelwood 12/25
Bob Buhlis 12/30
Dave & Janet Bunje 12/12
Paul & Sonja Boch 12/29
|RI President: John Germ
RI Director: Brad Howard
|District 5190 Governor: John Sullivan
Asst. Governor, Area 4: Dennis Geare
President: Walt Stickel
Secretary: Robin Milam
International Service: Carolyn Feuille
For additional calendar events please visit the calendar at http://nevadacityrotary.org/calendar
*Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting. Location subject to change, please ask.
Rotary Club of Nevada City — Established October 3, 1935