Rotario October 5, 2017

Dear Rotarians and Friends, 

Message from President Cathy ~ "Bring a Friend" October 12

One of my observations through the years is that Rotary never takes a vacation. We may be away from our home club, we may miss a service project or a training but the work Rotarians around the world are doing never stops. Isn't that a relief! Hurricanes, earthquakes, natural disasters strike and Rotary is there. Playgrounds, computers, Polio eradication, clean water projects, medical care is just small sampling of what Rotarians are tackling in our local communities and abroad. Have you ever wondered what changes may be happening in Rotary International or what's going on in District 5190?  Do you know where the money comes from to help fund all the projects you read about in The Rotarian?

On October 12, 2017 Doug McDonald, District 5190 Governor, will be visiting our club. The District Governor's visit is always a fun, informative time and, for those of you who know Doug, his visit will be all that and more. Tom Ryan suggested at our recent Board Meeting this would be a great time for every club member to invite a spouse, a friend or neighbor, someone to be a guest that day to hear about Rotary. It's a great idea and we are asking all members to respond to the "Bring a Friend" idea. Let's pack the room and show our District Governor why we are the best Club in District 5190.

This Week:  Join us for our 1st Thursday Social!

A big thank you to Rotarians serving Rotarians - specifically our Club!

Nevada City Rotary Club proudly presented 49er Rotarians Dave Robinson ~ Dave's Auto Repair, Ed Townsend ~ Grass Valley Sign and Ben Aguilar A&A Air Conditioning Heating & Sheet Metal with Paul Harris Fellow points and Certificates of Recognition for their generous service in support of Nevada City Rotary. Walt Stickel and Dennis Geare presented the awards at last week's 49er Rotary Breakfast meeting with President Mary Ann Davis.  We hosted our "Garage Sale" at Dave's auto repair, Ben Aguilar removed and reinstalled our Treat Street evaporative cooler for roofing repairs, and Ed Townsend donates and discounts costs for new signage and banners year after year! 

Last Week ~ Cathy's Tales from her Camino Santiago Walk for Polio

We had great fun reliving Cathy's stories and meeting her new friends from the Camino Santiago.  She and her sister walked 582 miles across northern Spain at a faster pace than planned.  Beautiful ocean views, fascinating ancient ruins, graineries, stone walks, gothic churches, open air markets and people from around the world. 

Cathy reiterated: "In the first few weeks I distributed pins to people from around the world including France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, Japan and others I don't remember. Sam Dardick was a constant inspiration and model for "making a difference." It was also an honor to walk the Camino so that others might be spared the horrors of Polio and will be able to walk. It was an experience of a lifetime and your support made it even better. We are "____" this close; only a few countries left. We will do it. When I got to the 0 km Camino marker in Finisterre you were all there with me; let's cross this next 0 marker together."

Cathy's Make History Today

October 24 is World Polio Day.  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.

Be a "sweet heart" for Girls Who Code 

A new Girls Who Code session has started at our new location in Seven Hills Middle School under the leadership of Seven Hills teacher, Leslie May. There are currently 23 girls enrolled. This is a younger group, with lots of giggles and fidgeting, and with a positive attitude for the opportunities ahead.

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. 

Dave Bunje 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. 

Rotary coming together to support victims of Hurricane Harvey

Three Rotary Districts have been heavily impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  We are providing them as a reference knowing many Rotarians are eager to provide aid and support. 

1. Rotary District 5910 includes Galvestion, Bay City, Palestine, Beaumont and surroundings. The District gratefully accepts your donations to assist with relief for the area.  An online donation page will be available as soon as possible.  Checks can be sent to: 

Rotary District 5910 Charitable Foundation
c/o Bobbie Applegate

985 IH-10N, Suite 111
Beaumont, TX 77706

Questions and requests for help can be sent to DG Rhonda Herrington, cell 903-724-8515,, 616 S Sycamore, Palestine, TX 75801.

2. Rotary District 5890 consists of 62 clubs throughout the Greater Houston Area and has a District 5890 Charities, Inc. Funds can be sent to:

District 5890 Charities, Inc.
c/o Jackie Barmore,
3525 Preston Ave., Pasadena, TX 77505

Questions and requests for help can be sent to DG Bill Palko, cell 303-618-6859, home 713-450-2623,, 202 Blue Castle Lane, Houston, TX 77015.

3. Rotary District 5930 has partnered with McAllen North Rotary Fund - a 501 (c) 3 to set up an Emergency Relief Fund. If you'd like to help please make checks payable to Rotary District 5930 

c/o McAllen North Rotary Fund -  Fed Tax Id# 27-3855943
501 W. Nolana
McAllen, TX  78504

Please make sure donor name and address is included so proper tax receipt can be sent especially for donations of $250 or more.

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 5: Mixer  Mystery Craft Talk

October 12: Lunch  DG Doug Mc Donald visit

October 19: Mixer

October 26: Lunch Julie & Ken Hardin, InConcert Siert

November 2: Mixer

November 9: Lunch Kat Kress from Miners' Foundry

November 16: Mixer

November 23: Thanksgiving - Enjoy with your Family! (Meeting moved to 5th Thursday)

November 30: Foundation Dinner

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


““The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


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
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.

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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 October 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.