Rotario October 26, 2017

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Join us tomorrow October 24 for World Polio Day - Walk with Cathy at the Lead!

These boots or tennis shoes or whatever you prefer are made for walking ... Just get them laced up and down to the National Hotel by 8:30 a.m., Oct. 24th and join us for World Polio Day. Short on time - walk one mile from The National to the crazy intersection at Ridge Rd. and Zion. Got just an hour to spare? Walk two miles to Sierra Motor Sports. Three miles will get you to the traffic light at Sierra College Dr. At about 10:30 a.m. you can meet us at Mile 4 by the round-about heading into Grass Valley and by 11:00 a.m. you can be sipping a cool drink with fellow Rotarians at the Holbrooke and celebrating your 4.4 mile walk to End Polio Now. Still have some energy left? Don't tarry long at the Holbrook because you can join me as I head back to Nevada City via Alta St. and Ridge Road. If your shoes (or body) are worn out, drive along the route and offer moral support and a friendly honk and wave. It should be a beautiful day to enjoy the fall colors, get a little (or a lot) of exercise while you fellowship with Rotarians and bring awareness to our fight to End Polio Now! We're "This Close." (Thanks Walt for measuring the distances for us.)

One way, part way, all the way...Your choice!!!

Words of Wisdom:  "An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day."  Henry David Thoreau

We will keep Cathy's GivingTrail Make History Today End Polio Once and For All campaign live until October 24.  The clock is running down ~ if you want to make a donation do so now!  Many, many thanks.

This Week Lunch: Julie Hardin and Ken Hardin, InConcert Sierra

InConcert Sierra's Executive and Artistic Directors will share just what InConcert Sierra is all about when it comes to great music and community – “Not just concerts, but Musical Experiences!

“InConcert Sierra stimulates, educates, and brings community together with intimate quality musical experiences that leave the audience with a smile and the desire to seek out live performance, which is integral to our society.”  ~ Julie Hardin

“InConcert is all about great music and community.  We consistently present inspiring and beautiful concerts of wonderful and important music performed by exceptional artists.  We all live in this community and share in its wealth of beauty and activity. This treasure in our community is deserving of your investment.” ~ Ken Hardin


Last Week:  Franceska Alexander, The Alexander Gallery

What a delight having Franceska share her history, passion and vision for The Alexander Gallery which is only a few doors up from The National. If you haven't strolled through The Alexander Gallery to enjoy the work by a wide variety of local artists -- including Franceska -- do so soon and enjoy!

Nevada City Clean Up Day - Penzance Park

We had a great turnout today at Penzance Park ...We cleared the park of blackberries and all sorts of rubbish. Mike and Carolyn Inglis are taking the bicycle parts to Seven Hills School bicycle project. 

Read about our work in the Union! More photos are at Nevada City Rotary Facebook 

Speaking of busy schedules... Coffee, tea or hot chocolate?

Maybe a drink at the National Hotel bar? Whatever you choose - drinks are on me. But the offer has a string attached - feedback! I had a lot of time to think while I walked this summer and I thought about our club and each member in it. Email me with dates/days/times you are available. If I don't hear from you first, I'll be getting in touch with members in the coming weeks to set up a time when we can chat and you can let me know what's on your mind when it comes to our Club and how you would like to Make a Difference.


Area 4 is hosting an all Club Social Event and Concert Friday, Nov 3 at Reiki Kitchen Event Center and Off Broadway.  Don't miss Kris Stepanian & Dominic Stepanian In Concert at Off Broad Street. Cost for Concert and Social Hour with Heavy Appetites is $40.00/person. Concert only at $28.00 per person. Drop-dead date for reservations is October 31. Reservations can be called in to Anita at 530-272-6036. This will be a really fun Rotary social event.

Be a "sweet heart" for Girls Who Code 

Treating the girls to refreshments one or more times throughout the school year is a fabulous way for you to be personally involved supporting the program. We still have open slots for later in the year!

See Dave Bunje. He is circulating a signup sheet for our support with refreshments for the girls each week.  The girls certainly appreciate the snacks. Dave suggests that it is good to bring something sweet, something salty, including something filling.  Old reliables include chips, granola bars, juice drinks, cupcakes, pretzels, brownies, bagels, etc. Lynn Ching has set the bar with hard boiled eggs, sliced apples with almond butter, popcorn and red vines.  If you have not signed up for a slot in coming months, please contact Dave.  Many thanks to those who volunteer to bring snacks!

Please note: NEW PLACE AND TIME: The club now 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:

October 24: World Wide Polio Day Walk 8:30am from The National Hotel to ...

October 26: Lunch Julie & Ken Hardin, InConcert Siert

November 2: Mixer

November 3: Area 4  6:00pm Social Reiki Kitchen Social Hour and 7:15pm Off Broadway Concert

November 9: Lunch Kat Kress from Miners' Foundry

November 16: Mixer: Michael Young - Sgt. Funky’s- origins and an update on current happenings

November 20: Board Meeting: 5:30pm Nevada County Properties/Recreation Realty, top of Broad St.

November 23: Thanksgiving - Enjoy with your Family! (Meeting moved to Foundation Dinner)

November 30: Foundation Dinner: Foothill Event Center

December 7: Mixer

December 14: Lunch

December 21: Mixer


January 4: Mixer

January 11: Lunch Don Rivenes from Nevada County Climate Change Coalition: Nevada City City Council’s recent resolution supporting a goal of 100% renewable energy

January 19: Mixer

January 25: Lunch

February 1: Mixer

February 8: Lunch

February 15: Mixer

February 22: Lunch

April 7:  2018 Club Leadership Assembly, The Nuggett in Reno

Thank you Nancy Kemp and Christine Newsom for coordinating our programs!

Special Dates

               Birthdays                                                     Anniversaries
Paul Boch 10/10   Nancy Kemp and Steve 10/12
Wally Krill 10/18     
Nancy Kemp  10/22    
Chris Newsom 10/30    
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

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 November 20 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.