Rotario May 3, 2018

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

* * * THIS WEEK * * *

5:30pm Thursday Tears and Laughter Celebration
Honoring PP Dave Bunje as he leaves and new Paul Harris Fellows

Trolley Junction Restaurant at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad AvenueNevada City, CA 95959 Directions

8:00am - done (mid-late morning) Wed May 2-
Cleanup Miners Trail for Nevada City Clean Up Day

Bring gloves, water, and weeding tools

Rotarians at Work Day - last Saturday

My arms are achy and my back has a new kink that it didn't have before Saturday. I'm sure I am not the only one feeling the results of our Rotarians at Work Day but wow, was it worth it. A group of us gathered at Penzance Park and pulled weeds, weed whacked, raked, swept sidewalks, hauled limbs and debris and whatever else was necessary to make this small plot of land that our Rotary Club has taken on into a beautiful, peaceful entrance to town. Thank you to Tom Ryan, Walt Stickel, Chris Newsom, Gayle Denney, Carolyn Feuille, Robin Milam, Tom Milam and Carolyn Inglis for giving up a Saturday morning to toil on hands and knees in a cold, chilling wind. Since we wanted to protect the daffodils so they'll come back next year we carefully weeded around each one.

A special thanks goes to Carolyn Inglis for arranging this Rotarians at Work Project and providing us with delicious cookies and drinks. Each time we work on the park it looks better and better. See more photos at

NC Rotarians At Work 2018 - Penzance Park

Paul Harris pinNevada City CleanUp Day on Miners Trail
Tomorrow Wed May 2nd 8am 

If you weren't able to make it out Saturday, you'll have another chance to come out and try your hand at weed whacking, trash collection, etc. when we help Nevada City with their annual Spring Clean Up Day on Wednesday, May 2nd. We'll meet at the beginning of Miners Trail (by the Broad St. overcrossing) at 8:00 a.m. - Be sure to bring gloves and a rake or weed eater if you have one. I'll bring cookies and water. We should be done by 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. at the latest.

This Week's Special Mixer - 5:30pm Thursday 
Tears and Laughter celebrating Dave Bunje
& our newest Paul Harris Fellows!

We have a special program coming up at this coming Thursday's Mixer (May 3). Nicole Dillard and Dave Bunje have a special Paul Harris Awards ceremony planned. Please try your hardest to make it to this meeting. It's going to be history making to say the least.  Also, we will be saying a sad goodbye in a festive way to Dave Bunje as he prepares to leave for his new home in Studio City. I can't imagine how he could trade our wonderful Rotary Club for grandkids - go figure!!

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!  Don't miss the fun and celebrations!

Friday, May 18, 2018 - Sunday, May 20, 2018

District Conference - Camp Atlantis

Click to download District Conference Schedule at a Glance

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 (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 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:

May 2: Nevada City Clean Up Day on Miners Trail - bring tools, water and gloves!

May 3: Social Tears and Laughter Celebration Send Off for Dave Bunje adn celebrate Paul Harris Fellows!

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 31Seven 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!

Special Dates

               Birthdays                                                    Anniversaries
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  
Gil Gray 5/31    
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
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

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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 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
Meets second and fourth Thursdays at Noon

AND first and third Thursdays for BYOB Social Mixer at 5:30PM
at Trolley Junction Restaurant at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959 Directions
Note: Lunch $14  Social Mixer $5 + BYOB — 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.