Rotario - January 5,2017

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 :  Our Baja - Los Barriles Update From Carolyn & John

Carolyn Feuille and John Hensley will be providing details for our March effort.They have put together a slide show which will highlight our club's activities in Baja. Additionally, they'll have information about travel arrangements and lodging accomodations in Baja.  This will be very informative to those of us who have never participated on-site for this International project.

A couple years ago, John Hensley and Chris Geyer met and forged a special relationship between our Club and Los Barriles Cabo Este Rotary Club.  Since then, Chris has become an "adopted" member of Nevada City Rotary during the summer months when he and Christina return to their California home. Two delegations of Rotarians and spouses have traveled to Baja, Mexico to partner with the Los Barriles Club. In the small communities around Los Barriles, young elementary and high school students live in albergues, or dormitories, during the week.Their homes are too far from school for a daily commute over the dusty roads that crisscross the area. The governemnt erects the buildings and pays for house parents but does not provide maintenance. While the children are home for the weekend, the Clubs worked together to scrub, scrape, and repaint student dormitories. Bright, fresh colors were chosen by the students for their weekday home. Once the paint had dried and the rooms detailed, the Clubs hung matching curtains throughout.

Last year the work party consisted of Rotarians from five clubs: Nevada City, Truckee, Fair Oaks, Point West (West Sacramento), and Los Barriles. The five Clubs worked together to refurbish albergues in La Ribera and San Antonio. We then partnered with Los Barriles Rotarians to deliver water filters to a nearby small village and participated in training the residents on how to assemble, use, and maintain the filters. There are plans for these water filters to be distributed throughout District 4100 in order to greatly diminish childhood diseases and improve the health of rural residents.

In March 2017, we will return again for another very special work trip.  This week's session will share more of the experiences from past trips and planning details for those who want to join us this year!

We were Dark for last week- December 29


Booth winterization - update

Due to activities in the Fairgrounds and poor weather conditions, our team's second winterizing fair booth has been on hold. Walt, Dave Bunje, Paul Boch, Ken Ching, and Tom Milam mounted protective patio panels on our last work day.  Now Tom has built and primed the door.  As soon as weather, resources, and fairground access permits, we will reschedule another work day. 

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 :


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. 17: Board meeting -John Hensley's office

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: " The best time to make friends is before you need them" - Ethel Barrymore

-- President Walt

Special Dates




John & Janna Woodford             1/1


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.