Rotario - February 16, 2017

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 :  A Surprise for One of Our Key Club Members

Please try to attend this Mixer Meeting, if at all possible, as we celebrate a milestone for one of our most enduring members. The fun starts at 5:30 in the National Hotel.

Last Week : Lunch Meeting , Elisa Parker - See Jane Do

On an otherwise dreary Thursday  Elisa inspired our Club with personal stories and her actions that have empowered everyday women to do extraordinary things and be the heros in their own lives. With Elisa's leadership, SeeJaneDo has hosted Passion into Action Symposiums which have brought phenominal women leaders to our community. Elisa shared how recent events around the Womens Marches in Washington, DC and Sacramento as well as Indivisible Women gatherings locally are reigniting hope and passion. Especially moving was her personal experience of the impact of the first Raising Jane Mother Daughter weekend last fall for which our Club sponsored scholarships. Elisa is pictured with our President.                                                                                           

Booth Winterization - update

Due to activities in the Fairgrounds and continuing poor weather conditions, our team's second winterizing  visit to the fair booth continues to be delayed.  Tom Milam has installed the hardware on the primed door and the protective paneling for the compressor.  Once we have dry weather we should be ready for another workday.

In Other News

Steve Solomon, a spokesperson for the Rotary Foundation will be making a presentation at the Grass Valley Rotary lunch on Monday, March 6. Since all clubs are invited to attend, we are planning to move our March 9 lunch meeting to March 6 so our club members may attend. More details will be forthcoming.
February Board Meeting is Rescheduled :   Due to the rainstorm and illness, the Board meeting slated for Monday Feb. 6 did not have quorum. Since only 4 board members were able to attend, this meeting is rescheduled to Tuesday February 28.
Sunday, Nevada City held it's annual Chinese New Year's Parade and you'll never guess which club member we found playing around the dragon !  Yes, that's our President Elect, Cathy Wilcox-Barnes.

Fundraising efforts

Cathy Wilcox-Barnes  sadly reported that the comminity Flea Market has been cancelled.  We are asking club members to continue accumulating saleable items, while we seek another option for them.
Pres. Walt and Christine Newsom have continued the dialogue to solicit gift certificate donations from local restaurants as prizes for a planned fundraising raffle this Spring.

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 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 :

Feb. 16: Mixer Meeting - Reserved for Special Celebration

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

March 2 : Mixer Meeting -

March 3-5 : PETS - San Jose, CA

March 6 : At Grass Valley Rotary Lunch Meeting - Steve Solomon, RI Foundation Presentation

March 16 :  Mixer

March 23 :  Noon

March 23 - 28 :  Baja Trip for Los Barillas Project

March 30:  DARK (5th Thursday of the month)

Apr. 1: Club Leadership Assembly - Atlantis Casino & Spa, Reno 8:00am-4:45pm

April 6 :  Mixer

April 13 :  Noon - Gavin Healy from Balance Point

April 20 : Mixer

April 22 :  Rotarians at Work Day

April 27 :  Noon-Aimee Retzler, Sierra Harvest

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

WORDS OF WISDOM: " Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy " - Ben Franklin

-- President Walt

Special Dates


Tom Coleman                         2/18                               Carolyn Inglis                 2/28

Judi Soldavini                          2/28


Carolyn & Mike Inglis              2/12                                Alan & Betty Rogers      2/18

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

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. 

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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.