Rotario - March 1, 2018

Dear Rotarians and Friends,


321 Spring St, Nevada City, CA 95959
Social Mixer - 5:30pm   Directions

"Have Rotary Will Travel" is still playing on the Nevada City Rotary Club channel. Your Relocation Committee is hard at work trying to check out all the potential sites that have been recommended to us by members and interested citizens. (Thank you Robin for the great coverage in The Union - I've had several calls from readers with suggestions.) We've had two delightful meetings at the Trolley Junction where the staff went out of their way to accommodate us. This week we will be gathering at the Nevada City Winery for our March 1st Mixer (Thank you Michael Young for the suggestion and Carla Burke for making the arrangements). Word has it that Carla and Judy Soldavini are planning the refreshments so I'm sure we'll be in for a treat.

As Cathy announced last week, Amelia Barrett has been proposed as a new member for Nevada City Rotary. Carla Burke is her Sponsor.  Her Rotary Classification is Property Manager/Broker. 

At this week's mixer, Robin Milam will share highlights from her wonderful weekend at Rotary's first ever Presidential Peacebuilding Conference on Environmental Sustainability and Peace hosted by RIP Ian Riseley.  Robin joined 800 Rotarians and guests from over 30 countries who converged on Vancouver, BC Canada for a thought provoking, fun filled, engaging weekend.

Last Week - Lynn Woerner KARE Crisis Nursery 

What a very special service KARE Crisis Nursery of Nevada County provides for families with small children who are experiencing a stressful situation. Lynn Woerner, Executive Director of the KARE Crisis Nursery in Grass Valley shared personal, heart touching stories of the many families who have benefited from KARE Crisis Nursery. Children from birth through age 6 can be placed in the KARE Crisis Nursery as needs define to help families navigate their way through challenging times.  Lynn's compassion and dedication inspired us all. 

Camp RYLA Opportunity

If you enjoy interacting with teens and the beauty of the Sierras, then serving as a counselor at Camp RYLA this summer may be just the right volunteer experience for you.

WHAT:  The Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening Camp is for high school seniors who engage in challenging personal leadership activities, such as discussions, outdoor ropes course, learning games, and dancing.  It is a first-class character-building program.

WHERE: Grizzly Creek Ranch, near Portola in the high Sierras.

WHEN:  June 17-22, June 24-29, July 8-13

COST:  No cost for room and board; counselors provide snacks to their cabin girls or boys, about $30.

Ask Carolyn Feuille, who served as a counselor in 2016-2017, how she found it to be “exhilarating and inspiring.”  For more info. go to:

You can also sign up for a Breakout Session on RYLA and REGLE at Club Leadership Assembly.  A key focus of that session will be on the counseler opprotunity.

Area Wide Special Community Awards Ceremony

On March 28 we are partnering with Area 4 Rotary Clubs to host an Area Wide Community Awards Ceremony at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. We will be honoring a Business of the Year, a Citizen of the Year and a Volunteer of the Year.

Rotary Community Awards Event

The Awards Dinner will be held on the evening of March 28 with a 5:30pm social hour, 6:15 dinner and 7pm awards program.  For details and tickets go to

Club Leadership Assembly 

All Club Members are invited!  Club covers cost ~ that means no cost to you.  Join us April 7, 2018 for Club Leadership Assembly:

8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 3:30pm Club Leadership Assembly Program
1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks, Nevada

This is why Club Leadership Assembly is important for you: 

New to Rotary:  Assembly is a day to learn more about the “bigger” picture of Rotary, meet Rotarians from across District 5190, and explore opportunities within and beyond your Club.

PEs, Committee Chairs and Board Members:  Assembly is a great way to jump start the new Rotary year by developing new skills and insights especially about your role or committee, exchanging creative ideas to revitalize your Club and make a difference, and strategizing as a team in a setting that is looking ahead to the coming year.

For all Rotarians:  A fun, focused way to meet, reconnect, and make a difference!

Click to Register Now!

For a printable flyer and quick reference guide, click CLA 2018 Flyer and Guide

Rotary District 5190 Conference 2018 

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Sunday, May 20, 2018

District Conference - Camp Atlantis

Click to download District Conference Schedule at a Glance

Los Barriles April 19-24

It looks like we have a good sized, fun-loving group heading down to Los Barriles to help on our International Service project in April. There is still time for people to make reservations and join us for this worth-while time of work and bonding with our partner club in Mexico. It is always so rewarding to see how appreciated our efforts are and how our contributions can help in so many ways to Make a Difference.

We always have fun while participating in life-changing projects Chris Geyer and John Hensley spearhead.  Current plans are for the group to volunteer at the East Cape Health Center in Los Barriles. 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! 
Ask Carolyn Feuille for details if you are interested in joining us.

Treats and Hosts for Girls Who Code 

The program will wind down later this Spring. Openings pop up so you if you are looking to treat yourself by treating the girls to refreshments one or more times this spring let us know.  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:

Mar 1: Mixer Robin Milam, RI Presidential Environmental Sustainability and Peace Conference highlights

Mar 8: Noon  Club Speech Contest atTrolley Junction

Mar 15: Mixer

Mar 22: Noon - Chris Newsom--The Five Wishes Advance Directive

March 28: Area Wide Rotary Community Awards Ceremony - Nevada County Fairgrounds - 5:30pm
Register at

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
Dennis Geare 3/04  Dave Fluke and Carol 3/18
Carolyn Feuille 3/06    
John Woodford 3/07    
Allan Rogers 3/07    
Dan Becker 3/25    
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 March 19 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.