Rotario - December 29, 2016

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.

We are Dark for this week- December 29

Have a safe and Happy New Year.  We look forward to seeing you at our Mixer on Jan. 5.

Last Week- Some Christmas Musings From President Elect Cathy Wilcox Barnes

Due to the late cancellation by the scheduled speaker for this meeting, we had to improvise a presentation for the group. Cathy Wilcox Barnes rose to the occasion, taking the time to describe some old time Christmases in Nevada City, as well as some more recent holiday festivities in town. We learned a lot about the origins of Cornish Christmas and Victorian Christmas events. Cathy also took time to describe how her presidency will be interactive and involve participation by the attendees of our meetings. Cathy gave us a sample of this practice by having each attendee answer a trivia question from a bowl full of questions that was distributed among the group. It turned out to be a very fun and informative exercise.

Additionally, president Walt passed out gratuities to the four members of Tom Coleman's hotel support staff. These are the folks who prepare the dining room, cook our meals, and cleanup after each of our meetings. It was a small way of demonstrating how much we appreciate their efforts week in and week out.

Booth winterization - update

Due to activities in the Fairgrounds and poor weather conditions, our team's second visit to the fair booth was postponed. We will reschedule the activities as soon as possible, as resources and fairground access permit.

Baja - Los Barriles Update will  occur at our Jan. 5 Mixer


Carolyn Feuille and John Hensley will be providing details for our March effort.


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 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 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. 29: DARK for Holidays

Jan. 5 : First Thursday Social 5:30pm- Baja Update from Carolyn Feuille & John Hensley

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: Moved to Lunch meeting for Music Contest

Feb. 9: Lunch Meeting Elisa Parker - See Jane Doe

Feb. 16: Mixer Meeting -

Feb. 23: Lunch Meeting - Holly Hermansen, Superintendent of Schools

Apr. 1: Club Leadership Assembly - Atlantis Casino & Spa, Reno 8:30am-4pm

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

WORDS OF WISDOM: " Instant Gratification Takes Too Long." - Carrie Fisher

-- President Walt

Special Dates


Bob Buhlis            12/30


Dave & Janet Bunje           12/12

Paul & Sonja Boch             12/29

Rotary Leadership

RI President: John Germ
RI Director: Brad Howard
District 5190 Governor: John Sullivan
Asst. Governor, Area 4: Dennis Geare

Club Leadership

President: Walt Stickel
President-Elect: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes

Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Public Image: Michael Young/Robin Milam
Youth & Community Service: Dave Bunje

International Service: Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: Nicole Dillard
Membership: Stacy Drake
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 Walt Stickel or Nancy Kemp.

The Fine Print

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*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
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.