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: Steve Hillis, Owner of Mountain Pastimes Toy Store
Steve Hillis and his wife, Tammy met at school in Chico. He became a teacher and taught English and History in Honduras for a time and most recently completed a 10 year stint as a middle school teacher in Portland, Oregon. Tammy was a nanny for Steve’s teacher friends. Steve is the son of the owners of the Mountain Pastimes magic, toys and games store in Nevada City. When his parents talked of retiring from their work at Mountain Pastimes, he jumped at the chance to run it. His daughter had just graduated high school in Oregon and they moved to Nevada City. He and his wife Tammy became owners of Mountain Pastimes at the first of this year and are currently working as interns as they learn the ropes of running a business and living in a small town. Steve's son, Mark 19, and their daughter, Samii, 18, will also be working part-time at the store. Pictured (L. to R.) are Samii, Steve, Tammy, and Steve's Mom, Kathy.
Last Week : Lynn Skrudrud & Halli Ellis-Edwards, from NEO
Lynn and Halli, the enthusiastic directors of NEO provided our club with an energetic slideshow presentation of the activities that they have been coordinating at the NEO meeting place since 2008. When the club house is open from 3:30 to 6:30 weekdays, they estimate that an average of 30 kids a day drop in to spend time playing pool or music, socializing, or even studying after school before their parents get home. Some of the additional programs that they provide for the kids include Summer Nights activities at Pioneer Park, a fashion show that will be held on March 5, and providing tutors for junior high kids. Naturally they are always looking for adults to be volunteer tutors. Pictured is President Walt ( with his NEO Trail Run Shirt) flanked by Lynn on the left on Halli on the right.
Booth winterization - update
In Other News
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
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Upcoming Events :
Jan. 19: Third Thursday Social 5:30pm - Steve Hillis, Owner of Mountain Pastimes
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 - Reserved for special Tribute
Feb. 20: Board Meeting - Recreation Realty Office
Feb. 23: Lunch Meeting - Holly Hermansen, Superintendent of Schools
March 2 : Mixer Meeting -
March 6 : At Grass Valley Rotary Lunch Meeting - Steve Solomon, RI Foundation Presentation
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 8:30am-4pm
Thank you Nancy Kemp and Christine Newsom for coordinating our programs!
WORDS OF WISDOM: " Accept that some days you are the pigeon, and some days you are the statue" - Scott Adams
-- President Walt
John & Janna Woodford 1/1
|RI President: John Germ
RI Director: Brad Howard
|District 5190 Governor: John Sullivan
Asst. Governor, Area 4: Dennis Geare
President: Walt Stickel
President-Elect: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
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