Dear Rotarians and Friends,
* * * THIS COMING WEEK -- Yes Next Week's Rotario is EARLY * * *
12:15pm Thursday Lunch Meeting
Trolley Junction Restaurant at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad AvenueNevada City, CA 95959
This Week John Christensen - Bringing back the Nevada County
Narrow Gauge Railroad (NCNGRR)
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad was part of the rich history of our community. The narrow gauge line ran from Nevada City to Colfax via Grass Valley. For nearly 75 years trains ferried passengers along with gold and other materials in and out of California's Northern Queen.
Director John Christensen will share highlights of the railroad history and how today a team of dedicated volunteers and rail enthusiasts keep that history alive at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum and Interpretative Center. The museum has just opened for its 15th summer season.
The Museum exhibits a collection of railroad and aviation artifacts, photographs, and documents for visitors and historians alike. Exhibits include the NCNCRR Engine 5, rolling stock, an early steam automobile, and other examples of Nevada County’s transportation history.
Last Week: Recognizing Dave Bunje and our newest Paul Harris Fellows
Foundation Chair Nicole Dillard presented Paul Harris Fellow pins to our newest Fellows. A big thank you to Club Members who have contributed to our Club becoming a 100% Paul Harris Club!
Dave Bunje presented the Club with his closing gift ... a new Paul Harris Fellows banner populated with everyone of our Nevada City Rotary Paul Harris Fellows! We shared so many fond memories and expressions of deep gratitude for Dave and all he has done for our Club along with his with Janet.
Enjoy our Celebrating Dave Bunje video recapping Dave's 25 year span with Nevada City Rotary. The Animoto video is set to the music Not Goodbye by Tony Lauria. Click image or view at https://animoto.com/play/VIeHVSGimjjhxlUf6hF07w.
District 5190 Camp Atlantis Conference
Our Rotary year is quickly coming to an end. We have District Conference coming up (Camp Atlantis - May 18 - 20) in a couple of weeks and it should be really fun. If you haven't registered, go online and see what you'll be missing. Maybe a few of you could carpool up for Saturday afternoon or dinner when the keynote speakers are sure to inspire and entertain you. It's your chance to celebrate how well Club did this year. As I was putting the Performance Planner together I was blown away by our accomplishments and how well we demonstrated "Rotarians - Making a Difference." If you want to see just how much our mighty club has done I encourage you to log in to the Rotary International website, click on Take Action and then Rotary Showcase and look at our club projects or click here for Nevada City Rotary Showcase. AND I didn't even get a chance to put everything in!!!!
Celebrate Cathy as outgoing President on Saturday night and incoming President Tom Ryan on Sunday morning. Pinewood Derby on Friday!
Registration is still open until May 11! Don't miss the fun and celebrations!
Friday, May 18, 2018 - Sunday, May 20, 2018
PE Tom has our Pinewood Derby ready to race on Friday.
President Cathy and current Presidents will be recognized Saturday night.
Sunday morning is the march of Tom Ryan and PEs taking over leadership .
In between ~ Youth Speech and Music Contests, workshops, play and lots of recognition!
Annual 7-Hills Leadership Class and Adaptive Education Field Day Picnic
We have another one of my favorite outings coming up. Our annual 7-Hills Leadership Class and Adaptive Education classes Field Day Picnic will be held at the end of May. If you have never had a chance to attend this event, you've missed out on a fun day. We provide sandwiches, chips and cookies and the kids provide smiles, hugs and more smiles. You just can't walk away from this even without feeling happy - even when the weather might not cooperate. More details will follow soon so be sure to look for the date and SAVE it. We are holding May 29 or May 31 - TDB.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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 on May 22. A BIG THANK YOU TO DAVE BUNJE who created Girls Who Code and 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! A BIG THANK YOU to Nancy Kemp for coordinating Rotary hosts and treats throughout the year! The year end finale will be May 22. The girls chose to extend the year through May so they can continue to learn new coding skills.
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 NCRotary.org website at http://ncrotary.org/club/board-actions. If you need assistance remembering your user ID and password, contact Robin or reply to this newsletter.
Area 4 Doing Business with Rotarians Directory
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May 10: Noon John Christensen - Bringing back the NCNGRR
May 17: Social
May 18-20: District 5190 Conference "Camp Atlantis", Reno, NV
May 24: Noon District Conference Highlights
May 29 or 31: Seven Hills Leadership + Adaptive Ed Field Day - Keeping the Rock Creek Tradition alive. TBD more to come! 9am - 1pm
June 7: Social Shana Maziarz from Three Forks Bakery and Brewery
June 21- Social- John and Susie Wilson Craft Talk
June 28: Cathy's Demotion Party evening at the Burke's Home!
July 5: Lyazzat Alshinova, Pres. Astana Rotary and Carolyn Feuille
July 26 Noon: Susie and John Wilson--Sierra Foothills Village
Thank you Nancy Kemp and Christine Newsom for coordinating our programs!
|John Burke||5/15||Robin Milam and Tom - Big 20! 5/01|
|Trish Dellis||5/22||Wally Krill and Mary - Big 70! 5/02|
|Stacy Drake||5/23||John Hensley and Sandra 5/05|
|And also Nathan Leishman||5/08|
|President: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
President-Elect: Tom Ryan
Past President: Walt Stickel
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Trisha Dellis
Public Image: Michael Young & Robin Milam
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 &
ADG: Dennis Geare
For additional calendar events please visit the calendar at http://nevadacityrotary.org/calendar
*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 May 21 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