Rotario January 31, 2019

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday - January 31, 2019
Planting Daffodils in Penzance Park at 10am
No regular meeting ...

Trolley Junction Restaurant at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959

Last Week: Nevada County Grand Jury

If you were at last week’s meeting, thanks to a comprehensive and informative program by  2018-2019 Jury Foreperson Gordon Mangel, you are completely up to date on what the Grand Jury does, how it works and how to put in an application if you have a desire to serve on the grand jury.

Congratulations to our latest Rotary Leadership Institute I graduates:  Nathan Leishman, Michael Young and Tom Milam! They were taught by a cadre of RLI Instructors including Dennis and Robin.  A big THANK YOU to David Wood, Annette Geare and Ensemble Designs who offered their wonderful Ensemble Cafe for the day!

Bulb Planting Penzance Park - Thursday January 31 10:00am

Planting daffodils

You also know that this week is a 5th Thursday and while we will be dark at Trolley Junction, you are encouraged to join us at Penzance Park to plant daffodils and other bulbs in Cathy's goodie bag at 10:00 a.m. this Thursday.  Bring planting tools such as trowel, gloves, and a big smile! We'll provide cookies and water!

SAVE THE DATE!!! MARCH 10 for Nevada City Rotary's all new HUNGRY GAMES! 

There is good news from our fundraising committee chair, Michael, we have collected most all of the $100.00 gift cards from the restaurants participating in our March 10, Hungry Games.  This project is coming together quite quickly now.  The other thing that is coming quickly is March 10, so it is time to be thinking about who you know that might be interested in purchasing one or two of our one hundred $100.00 raffle tickets for a chance to win $1,000.00 worth of gift certificates to the finest restaurants in town.

The event will be at Miners Foundry, Sunday afternoon March 10, 2019 from 5 - 8pm.

Area Wide Community Awards Nominees are DUE!!!!

The Area Wide Community Awards Night will to be held March 20, 2019 ath the Foothill Events Center. There will be three candidates selected for each of the three categories of awards:  Citizen of the Year Award, the Lowell Robinson Business of the Year Award and the Volunteer of the Year Award

If you have any candidates you wnat to nominate for the March 20, Area 4 Community Awards you need to get your recommendations and applications in by February 4.   Click to Submit your nominees The deadline for turning in the applications will be February 4.

Sending Sunny Thoughts ...

Our good friend and fellow Club Member, Gil Grey, has been in and out of the hospital and dealing with a lot of discomfort so keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Rotary District 5190 Area 4 Business and Professional Service Directory

Patrick Ward, Secretary of the Grass Valley Rotary Club, is in the process of updating the January 2019 edition of the Rotary District 5190 Area 4 Business and Professional Service Directory.  If you or your business would like to be included in the directory or if you need to update your information the easiest way is to complete the interactive on-line input form and directly submit it on-line by using this link:  Business/Professional Services Directory Input Form. To see the previous 2016 edition, click Rotarians Doing Business with Rotarians.

The committee for the Area Wide Community Awards Night to be held March 20, 2019 had its first meeting yesterday.  There will be three candidates selected for each of the three categories of awards:  Citizen of the Year Award, the Lowell Robinson Business of the Year Award and the Volunteer of the Year Award.  Click to Submit your nominees The deadline for turning in the applications will be February 4.

Los Barriles, Baja Here We Come!

Nevada City Rotary is finalizing plans for our fourth trip to Los Barriles with 15 Rotarians and guests!  What a great trip.  Again we will partner with our Los Barriles Twin Club on a very special project.  See Carolyn Feuille if you are interested in going but have not signed up yet!

Project focus: This year's team is going to a number of schools on Friday and Saturday to do vision and wellness screenings in partnership with East Cape Community Vision Center in Los Barriles. This will enable East Cape Community Vision Center's medical staff to prescribe and fabricate eye glasses with corrective lenses. 

For fun: Work includes play too! Chris and Christine Geyer will again host a welcome dinner for all participants; on Sunday go to the beach/swim, outings in off-road vehicles/ATV’s, local tourism, shopping, and getting to know your counterparts in the Los Barriles club

Dates: March 21 travel day, March 22-23 work days at the Vision Center, March 24 R & R day with explorations, shopping, the beach, etc.  Return home March 25 or 26 (return in time to participate in the Area music contest March 27).

Meeting:  We will get together to discuss travel logistics at 5:00pm February 7 just ahead of our Club Social.

Want to support this project?  Whether you are traveling with the group or not, if you would like to make your own monetary contribution to the project, please give your check to Nicole and make it out to: The Rotary Club of Nevada City Foundation.  

Girls Who Code at Seven Hills

Girls Who Code program continues into the new year. The girls love our healthy snacks.  Please signup with Nancy Kemp to serve as host and/or bring healthy snacks a week or more for Girls Who Code participants. If you haven’t done it before, Nancy has great instructions on what to serve.  It is another incredible opportunity to become involved and participate with the youth in our community.

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.

Upcoming Events:

January 31 - 5th Thursday 10:00am Penzance Park Daffofils and more -
Regular Club Meeting is DARK

February 7 Social:   Tax strategies for the coming year!  John Woodford and Nathan Leishman

February 14 Lunch:  Valentine's Day!

February 21 Social: Ramona Howard, Nevada County T.V.

February 28 Lunch: President Tom- Club Assembly

March 10: 5 pm - 8 pm:  Hungry Games Club Fundraiser - Miners Foundry

March 14 Lunch:  Club Speech Contest

March 19: RYLA Interviews 8am-12 noon at Nevada Union High School; 1-4pm at Bear River

March 20, 2019 Area Wide Community Awards Night

March 21 - 25: Los Barriles, Baja Mexico Project trip

March 27:  Area Music Contest evening at Peace Lutheran Church

April 4:  Area Speech Contest 12 noon at Grass Valley Methodist Church

April 6:  Club Leadership Assembly The Nuggett, Sparks NV

May 16 - 19: Rotary 4-Way Fest Conference Peppermill, Reno NV - D5190 one of 4 Districts together.

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

Special Dates

               Birthdays                                                    Anniversaries
Carla Burke 1/13   John Woodford and Janna 1/01
Amelia Barrett 1/23    

Club Leadership

President: Tom Ryan 
President-Elect: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Past President: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Carla Burke
Public Image: Michael Young & Robin Milam
Youth Service: John Wilson
Community Service: Carolyn Inglis

Club Social:  Judy Soldavini
Sergeant at Arms: Walt Stickel
International Service: Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: Christine Newsom
Membership: Stacy Drake
Program Chairs: Christine Newsom
At Large: 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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*Starting a new year with President Tom, Board Meetings are held on the third Monday month at 5:30pm at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. Our next Board meeting is moved to Monday January 14, 2019.   All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting. Location subject to change, please ask.

Rotary Club of Nevada City — Established October 3, 1935

Thursday Meetings
1st & 3rd Thursdays for Social Mixer at 5:30pm and
2nd & 4th Thursday for Lunch Meeting at 12:15pm
at Trolley Junction Restaurant at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959 Directions
Note: Lunch $14  Social Mixer $5 + BYOB — 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.