Rotario - March 29, 2018

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

* * * THIS WEEK MOVED TO  * * * 
Area 4 Rotary Community Awards Event
Amaral Center

Next week moved to Area Speech Contest
Tuesday April 3rd 12 Noon
at Grass Valley Methodist Church

Our new regular meeting location:
Trolley Junction Restaurant at The Northern Queen

400 Railroad Avenue
, Nevada City, CA 95959

Wednesday March 28: Area Wide Special Community Awards Ceremony

Well, we certainly have experienced a little bit of everything weather-wise this past week but today spring seems to be in the air. If you managed to make our meeting last week you could tell by the torrent of water coming down Gold Run Creek that we had quite a bit of rain. But this week all should be sunny and clear as Area 4 Rotary Clubs gather on Wednesday night in the Main Exhibit Hall at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. We will be holding the first, of what we hope will become "Annual", Community Awards Ceremony. Come out and join other Rotarians and community members to celebrate and honor local businesses and citizens who take that extra step to make our community great. Tickets will still be available at the door on Wednesday evening. Dinner will be provided by Bill's Chuckwagon. Each Rotary Club will have a table showcasing what we are doing in our community and beyond and allowing us to share the Rotary experience with others. In addition to a great program featuring District 5190 Governor Doug McDonald, there will be music and door prizes. It will be a fun evening and a great way to mix and mingle with other Nevada County Rotarians and citizens.

Rotary Community Awards Event

And While You’re Away…

Speaking of last week, I forgot to mention Professional Pet Sitter Wendy Barnhart, our guest speaker at the March 15th mixer. For those of you who were unable to attend due to the inclement weather, you missed a good talk. Wendy was not only informative but she was funny and brought new insights into a profession that I didn't know much about. Who would have known they teach CPR for animals and that it has to be used more often than you'd think? Who would have thought that people get pet sitters for snakes, scorpions and iguanas?  But then again, why not??

Last Week - Five Wishes with Christine Newsom

At our meeting on March 22nd, our own Christine Newsom gave us a great presentation on "The Five Wishes."  She made a topic that can be sometimes hard to discuss approachable and doable. Have you had "the talk" with your loved ones? Do you have an Advanced Directive so that if something should happen, someone will know what decisions you want made; not only about your immediate medical care but once you are deceased. Do you want life support? Do you want to be cremated or buried? Do you want an obituary or not? A funeral, a celebration of life, a memorial or nothing at all? These are just some of the important details we need to get down in writing BEFORE something happens. Thank you Chris for showing us a way to discuss these difficult things with those who matter to us.

Next Week - Area Speech Contest

The Area speech contest is coming up on April 3rd and, unfortunately, we will not have another club meeting before that date so please contact Michael Young and let him know if you plan on attending. It will be held at the Grass Valley Methodist Church and a pasty lunch will be provided. Michael needs to turn in the number attending from our club to guarantee a pasty pie for everyone so let him know soon. Our regular meeting is moved to Tuesday the 3rd so plan to attend and show support for our young people who are so articulate and bright. They are our future and from what we saw at our club contest, the future is in good hands!

Los Barriles Project

Less than a month away now! It's going to be both rewarding and fun and a great way to get to know your fellow Rotarians better.

Having last minute thoughts about joining our illustrious group?  See Carolyn Feuille!

Estoy tan emocionada!

Trolley Junction - Our Ongoing New Location

As reported last week, the Board has approved our formal move to Trolley Junction at Northern Queen.  Our standard lunch and social mixer price will remain the same at $14 and $5.  However after discussions about our new location and options, the Board has voted to suspend the no lunch option. 

Our Fifth Thursday of the month has been dark for the last year unless another special event falls that week.  We are exploring a "No Host Social" at Nevada City Winery for upcoming 5th Thursdays starting in May.  No program, truly just a social hour with our Club, friends and family.

ORDER NOW!  Rotarians at Work Day Special Order!

Our annual International Rotarians at Work Day is coming up April 28. In preparation, Walt Stickel is taking the lead to order new Rotarians at Work Day shirts.  CALL WALT immediately if you want one! Price is great! If you are a new member and this is your first Rotarians At Work t-shirt, yours is FREE!  If you are a more seasoned Rotarian and want to replace or expand your wardrobe the price will range between $12 and $14 depending on the number of shirts ordered and shipping rate.  You pay when shirts arrive.  Be sure to give Walt your shirt size!

Club Leadership Assembly - SIGN UP TODAY!!!

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

2018 Nevada County Fair Time August 8-12

We need your support and partnership serving at the Fair!

August 8 – 12, 2018

Join us at our Nevada City Rotary booth on Treat Street as we dish up Pulled Pork and Shredded Chicken sandwiches for our annual community service fundraiser.  We need to fill 100 openings to cover the 5 days of the Fair.  Nevada City Rotarians are expected to work at least 2 shifts during Fair Week -- in the spirit of sharing the load we encourage you to engage friends and colleagues to work with us.  Working with friends and family is fun and a great way to serve not just Rotary but our Community!  Click to the Latest Schedule icon to check for open shifts.

To schedule to work one or more shifts, send an email to (link sends e-mail) stating which shift you are available and willing to cover.  We ask you to be reponsible for finding a replacement in the event you can not make your shift.  THANK YOU for all you do in service for Rotary, our Club and our Community!

Treats and Hosts for Girls Who Code 

The program will wind down in April.  A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL who have actively supported this year's Girls Who Code Program.  Special shout outs to Trisha Dellis who as Nevada City Superintendent of Schools is our program host and Leslie May, GWC facilitator extraordinaire! 

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:

March 28: Area Wide Rotary Community Awards Ceremony - Nevada County Fairgrounds - 5:30pm
See Tom R for tickets or Register at

March 29: MOVED to March 28 Area Wide Event

April 3: Noon - Area Wide Speech Contest Grass Valley Methodist Church

April 5: MOVED to TUESDAY Area Speech Contest!

April 7:  2018 Club Leadership Assembly The Nuggett in Sparks, NV 9 - 3:30pm

April 19: Social Baja North Celebration!

April 19 - 24: Los Barriles, Baja - Clean Water Project Project days April 20-22

Apr. 26: Noon- Tiffany Roberts- - Nevada County History Library

May 10: Noon  John Christensen - Bringing back the NCNGRR

May 24: Noon District Conference Highlights

May 18-20: District 5190 Conference "Camp Atlantis", Reno, NV

June 7: Social Shana Maziarz from Three Forks Bakery and Brewery

July TBD:Lyazzat Alshinova, Pres. Astana Rotary and Carolyn Feuille

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    
John Wilson 3/21    
Dan Becker 3/25    
President: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
President-Elect: Tom Ryan
Past President: Walt Stickel
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Trisha Dellis
Public Image: Michael Young & Robin Milam
Youth Service:
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

Did we forget your birthday or anniversary? Have you recently moved or changed email addresses? Please update your profile on our club website. If you have forgotten your password, you can click on the Lost Password feature and it will be sent to your email address. 

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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 April 16 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.