This week - Child Advocates of Nevada County
Our Club is committed to the youth of Nevada County. The focus of our Adventures & Wine Auction is to raise funds to support our youth programs. Child Advocates of Nevada County provides a very important service advocating for the special needs of our youth, especially those at risk. Join us on Thursday as by Linda Collins- Child Advocates of Nevada County speaks on Steps to Respect.
Michael Young Proposed as New Member
On Thursday, after approval by our Board, Michael Young was proposed as a new member of our Club with the classification Newspaper Editor Retired. His consideration period will end on Thursday. If you have comments or questions, please contact either Membership Chair Dennis Geare or Robin.
Vocational Service Award and 3rd Grade Dictionaries
Nicole Dillard is collecting nominations for our Vocational Service Award. Please present your recommendation of a Club member who has contributed to Rotary and our Club using their vocational talents and expertise.
Nicole and Pearce Boyer are leading our project to present third grade students at Yuba River Charter with personal dictionaries. We will be delivering dictionaries at 11am Friday March 27, 2015. If you want to join us, please contact Pearce.
Last Call for Baja International Service Project!
We want YOU to JOIN US!
Planning to join us? Please let John Hensley know by Thursday's meeting! John is confirming hotel reservations with our Rotary host PE Chris Geyer in Los Barriles. We will be repairing school dormitories, cafeterias and study halls that were damaged by hurricanes this last year. The trip will be a wonderful service adventure to provide a much more inviting, safe and comfortable living environment for students who live too far from the school to commute home each day. An added bonus will be time for play with fellow Club members.
Materials and Supplies for Baja!
Our partners in Los Barriles have provided an extensive list of materials needed for repairs and improvements to the schools. John Hensley and fellow members are going to contact local merchants for donations to support the project. If you would like to personally contribute either funds or supplies, check the list for what is needed. A printable copy is at Baja Materials 2015 Wish List.
HIghlights on the list include paint, mirrors, curtains, personal computers, refrigerator, basketball backstops, electrical boxes, tables, wardrobes, tables, and more. Read more at Baja International Service Project.
Last week - Rotary Speech Contest
Meghan Sutherland, of Bear River High School competed for our Rotary Speech Contest. She moves forward to our Area Speech Contest on Tuesday April 7. From the Area, the winner will participate in the District contest in May at South Lake Tahoe.
PE Dave Bunje and ADGE Dennis Geare were at Rotary International Far West PETS with incoming leaders to plan and celebrate our next Rotary year July 2015-June 2016. Dave and Dennis gave an enthusiastic updates from presenters at PETS and on visions for the year to come. Dave shared a very inspiring story about RI President Elect Ravi Ravindran and his stand to eradicate polio even in the face of threats and adversity in his own country of Sri Lanka and in Pakistan.
Mystery Rotarian ~ from Cathy Wilcox-Barnes, Club Services
Seems that Ben Barretta has a lot of hidden talents we didn’t know about. It took some time for the club to figure it out – maybe it was the 5-day fasting that threw us off. Are you starting to get to know your fellow Rotarians a little better? I know I am. I’m really enjoying our Mystery Rotarian series. Have you been one yet, or guessed one?? Remember the stakes are high for a cheap club like ours – a free raffle ticket and there aren’t many cards left so you have a good chance of winning. If you would like to be a Mystery Rotarian and I haven’t managed to ask you yet, see me after a meeting or email me with 4-5 facts/clues that people don’t know about you. I want all of our members to share their hidden side. The Mystery Rotarian will help you become better acquainted with your fellow Rotary Members.
The first person to reveal the Mystery Rotarian to President Robin, (before the answer appears) wins a free raffle ticket. Keep following the Mystery Rotarian and find out more about the people you with whom you spend your Thursdays. Ask questions as you converse each week. As we get to know hidden sides of our members we should get to know each other better.
This week's Mystery Rotarian:
This Rotarian sold figs by the pound from the family fig tree at age 7 to pay for ½ of their first bike for Christmas.
This Rotarian was fired from a Little League baseball team.
This Rotarian flunked English SATs.
This Rotarian was on the Dean’s Honor Role at UCB.
This Rotarian’s once made Julia Child’s from “Mastering The Art of French Cooking” for Cassoulet that begins by making Duck Confit.
This Rotarian didn’t say who their sponsor was – maybe no one would sponsor them!!!
NC Rotary Planning Adventures & Wine Planning
Next Meeting: Monday March 30 2015
Plans are progressing for this year's Adventures & Wine Auction Celebration. We intend to be ready with posters and tickets to take to District 5190 Assembly on April 11. The team leadership is working well and we are having lots of fun with the planning. Join us for our next meeting on Monday March 30 at John Hensley's new Nevada City Properties/Recreation Realty office at 432 Broad St, Nevada City. John's office is across the street from the Methodist Church at the top of Broad Street.
Happy Birthday Grass Valley Rotary
Nevada City Rotary celebrated Grass Valley Rotary 's 90th Year on Monday. Past RI President Rick King was guest speaker and told touching stories of Rotarians who have had a significant impact on his life.
Rotary District 5190 Assembly and Conference
Mark your calendars for District Assembly April 11 and then District Conference May 14-17! Both will be fabulous events with Rotarians from around our District. This year's Conference will be in DG Joe's home town of South Lake Tahoe! Registration for both events is now online on our Rotary District 5190 website.
May 14-17, 2015 ~ Harrahs Resort, South Lake Tahoe
Special Room Rates: http://tinyurl.com/2015DistConf
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ROTARY ACADEMY IS NOW AVAILABLE
Enrollment in online the Rotary Academy is now available. Participate in a comprehensive study of the Rotary Club and Rotary International from your home. This 10-lesson correspondence course covers the essentials of Rotary. To see the flyer click HERE. For complete information click HERE. Great for new members and seasoned members too!
Rotary District 5190 Webinars
District 5190 has initiated an exciting new learning tool for our club members. - See more at: Past District 5190 Webinars The District will be posting On-demand videos of recent webinars which you can access HERE. You can register at www.district5190.org or by contacting Ginny Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thought for the Week
“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”
― William Faulkner
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