Rotario - January 11, 2018

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

This Week:  Don Rivenes and Nevada County Climate Change Coalition

The mission of Nevada County Climate Change Coalition is to unite people of diverse generations and backgrounds in Nevada County to work toward climate change prevention and abatement, while demanding climate justice.  They are doing leading edge work actively supporting or participating in the creation of 100% Clean and Renewable Energy Plans that will guide all sectors of the cities and rural areas of Nevada County in the elimination of the use of fossil fuels.

This will be a very informative session with Don Rivenes presenting all that is going on in Nevada County including understanding Nevada City's Energy Action Plan approved by Nevada City in 2015. 

Last Week ~ Looking Back and More to Come

At last Thursday's Mixer we had a good, enthusiastic turnout. What a great way to start 2018! It was great to see Bob and Janice Aydelot with us again. It was also nice to meet Carolyn's guest (Mike's sister) visiting from wintery Minnesota and to hear Eddie Maria talk about "Blessings in a Backpack." There are so many needs out there and it's not only in some distant countries. Thank heavens Rotary International is there Making a Difference both here in our local community and across the globe. Thank you all for being an important part of our Club Making a Difference.

Students with their Blessings in a Backpack!

The New Year is only a week old and we're already looking ahead in 2018 towards the Rotary Leadership Institute (Jan. 20th), Club Leadership Assembly (April 7th) and District 5190 Conference (May 18-20th). Do you see the common theme? It's Leadership and we'll be filling our own leadership positions in the coming weeks. If you'd like to be a part of our Leadership Team please don't hesitate to let me know. If you are asked to be a part; don't automatically say "no", give it some careful consideration. It's a great way to be actively involved in the Club decision making and to gain leadership skills that will assist in all areas of your life. Even if you're thinking "I've already been there, done that in my career or Rotary life," I can assure you you'll gain some new knowledge or experience. Just attending Board Meetings can broaden your horizons - even if only to learn the latest town gossip before and after the meeting! I'm serious - we need YOU to continue to build on our success and to help make it a thriving, viable Club long into the future.

Coming off a successful end to 2017, we don't want to rest on our laurels. We have plenty of projects and events coming up in the next couple of months to give you an opportunity to Make a Difference. On January 13th we have the Area Wide Tree Giveaway. Girls Who Code is still going strong with Nancy Kemp taking over for Dave Bunje since he'll be relocating to Southern California soon. She can always use help with snacks and volunteers to help. We also have an upcoming induction of two new members; John Wilson and Susie Monary-Wilson. In April we'll be heading to sunny Mexico to assist in a Clean Water project and other hands on projects where needed. We'll also have a Rotarians at Work Day project and one or two more clean up days at Penzance Park in case you weren't able to make the last ones. We have work that needs to be done at the Fair Booth (and a Fair Booth pre-planning workshop - See Walt for details) as well as the annual Music (Thanks Gayle and Chris) and Speech (Thanks Michael) contests (judges and timekeepers are always needed). There are lots of opportunities to get involved. I'd love to be asked about any of these projects/events. You know where and how to find me!

In addition to all of the above, we have a wonderful lineup of programs put together by Nancy Kemp and Chris Newsom. They are doing an awesome job! Why don't you think about inviting a guest/potential member to hear one of these great programs.

Area 4 Rotary Tree Giveaway - January 13, 2018 

400 Free Trees

Thanks to Walt and Cathy who started on KNCO with Rotarians Larry Davis and Adam Weiss hosted by Tom Fitzsimmons to promote Saturday's Tree Give Away!

Rotary Leadership Institute, January 20, 2018

As we jump into 2018, we have some great opportunities for members to learn more about Rotary and leadership and to participate in service projects. On January 20th Area 4 Rotary Clubs are partnering with Areas 3 and 5 for the Rotary Leadership Institute. It will be held in Auburn and our own Robin Milam and Dennis Geare are instructors/hosts. Whether you are a new Rotarian or a seasoned (notice I didn't say "old") one, this is always a fun time to come together with other Rotarians to explore ways to strengthen leadership and enhance our Club. Look for the flyer attached in this Rotario and register now. We'll arrange car-pooling.

Saturday January 20, 2018
8:30am - 3:30pm.

Location: Ceronix
13350 New Airport Rd.
Auburn, CA 95602

Person to contact: Stacy L. Graham
Phone: (530) 559-6928

Click for printable flyer

Rotary International President Ian Riseley invites you to the Rotary Presidential Conference on Environmental Sustainability & Peace,  Vancouver, BC,  Friday to Sunday February 9 – 11, 2018.

Learn more at:

Club Leadership Assembly - Saturday April 7 The Nugget

In April we have our District Wide Club Leadership Assembly at the Nugget in Sparks. A day of learning, sharing and strategizing.  For newer members, Club Leadership Assembly is a great way to learn more about Rotary and to meet Rotarians from across our District.  For Club Committee Chairs and Board Members, Assembly is a great way to develop new skills and insights especially about your role/committee, to exchange creative ideas about what other Clubs are doing to revitalize and make a difference, and to strategize as a team in a setting that is looking ahead to the coming year.  Look for more information on this year's Assembly soon.

SAVE THE DATES: April 19 - 24 Los Barriles Clean Water Project

Also plan to join the team going to Los Barriles April 19-24. We always have fun while participating in life-changing projects Chris Geyer and John Hensley spearhead. Carolyn Feuille will be providing more information as the date gets closer.

Our work in the Los Barilles area of Baja Sur, Mexico for school dormitories is complete.  Next we’ll be helping with the clean water project and maybe cleaning a community park in Los Barilles.  Details coming in January.

We will plan to depart on April 19, work on April 20-22 and play on April 23, return home on the 23rd or 24th.

This is a low-cost, fun and very rewarding service project that is well organized and just needs you.  Yes, YOU!

Treats and Hosts for Girls Who Code 

Nancy Kemp is taking over coordination of hosts and refreshments and now has the signup form.  This year's program continues through the Spring and we have openings for you if you are looking to treat yourself by treating the girls to refreshments one or more times this winter and spring.  It is a fabulous way for you to be personally involved supporting the program.   The girls certainly appreciate the snacks ~ it is good to offer something sweet, something salty, including something filling.  Old reliables include chips, granola bars, juice drinks, cupcakes, pretzels, brownies, bagels, etc. If you have not signed up for a slot, please contact Nancy.  Many thanks to those who volunteer to bring snacks!

GWC club meets in the library at Seven Hills Middle School, starting at 3:30 pm on Tuesdays. When bringing snacks, please arrive by 4:15 for 4:30 serving. Snacks are served in the covered patio just outside the library, while the weather stays fair, and in the Teacher’s Lounge when the weather turns foul. Seven Hills Middle School is at 700 Hoover Lane, opposite SPD Market off the far end of Brock Rd. From the main parking lot, go through the open hallway past the central office. The library and patio are just outside the hallway. 

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:

January 11: Lunch Don Rivenes from Nevada County Climate Change Coalition: Nevada City City Council’s recent resolution supporting a goal of 100% renewable energy

January 13: Area Wide Tree Giveaway - The Union parking lot

January 18: Mixer Carla Burke Craft Talk

January 20: Rotary Leadership Institute, Area 3-4-5; 8:30am - 3:30pm.

January 25: Lunch JoAnn Marie - Grand Jury

January 30: 6pm-8pm KVMR Community Forum on Nevada County High School Choices, Nevada Theater

February 1: LUNCH:  Club Music Contest MOVED TO LUNCH!!!

February 8: Lunch Buzz Crouch - Child Advocates

February 9 - 11: Rotary International Presidential Conference on Environmental Sustainability and Peace

February 15: Mixer

February 22: Lunch Lynn Woerner--Kare Crisis Nursery

Mar 1: Mixer

Mar 8: Noon Chris Newsom--The Five Wishes Advance Directive

April 7:  2018 Club Leadership Assembly The Nuggett in Sparks, NV

April 19 - 24: Los Barriles, Baja - Clean Water Project Project days April 20-22

May 18-20: District 5190 Conference "Camp Atlantis", Reno, NV

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

Special Dates

               Birthdays                                                     Anniversaries
Carla Burke 1/13  John Woodford and Janna 1/1
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
Sergeant at Arms Tom Ryan
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. Our next will be Monday January 15 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.