Rotario ~ April 2, 2015

RI President: Gary C.K. Huang
RI Director: Steve Snyder
District 5190 Governor: Joe Zarachoff
Asst. Governor, Area 4: Doug McDonald

Club Leadership

President: Robin Milam
President-Elect: David Bunje
President-Elect-Nominee: Walt Stickel
Secretary: Walt Stickel
Treasurer: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Public Relations: Robin Milam
Membership: Dennis Geare
Club Service: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Community Service: Gary Gustafson/John Hensley
International Service: Nancy Kemp/Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: David Bunje
Youth Services: Gary Gustafson
Programs: Jeff Wenzel
Fundraising: Carolyn Inglis, Walt Stickel

This Week Thursday April 2 BOTH MORNING AND EVENING

8am to noon Spring Cleaning in Nevada City. A team of Club members will be repairing and cleaning the Rotary Deer Creek Trail as part of Nevada City's Spring Cleaning Days.  The trail starts next to Broad St freeway exit on Lefty's side of Hway 49 and ends behind the National Hotel. Thank you Walt - he cut a lot of blackberries today so bring gloves, rakes, trashbags, etc  for clean up and tools for cutting out more blackberries.  Join us for as long as you are available - 30 mins to 4 hours unless we finish before noon!

5:30pm  Merchant Mixer Night - Dave Painter, SPD Market at National Hotel. For years SPD Market has been a big supporter of our Blub through donating to our Adventurers and Wine Auctions, Hospitality House dinner, Rock Creek Hike and more.  Welcome founding family member Dave Painter as he shares insights of SPD's history and vision as our local grocer. 


Area Speech  Tuesday April - GV Methodist Church - 12 noon

Please RSVP to Robin Click to email) to make your reservation for the Area 4 Speech Contest on Tuesday at GV Methodist Church.  Reservations are needed by Thursday this week.  Lasagna and salad lunch will be $16/person. 

Club meeting is MOVED TO TUESDAY April 7 and SUNDAY April 12

Thursday April 9 BAJA Trip Planning at 12 noon meeting at John Hensley's office 432 Broad St across from NC Methodist for those traveling to BAJA

Saturday April 11 District 5190 Assembly - Atlantis Casino, Reno 8:30am-3pm

Sunday April 12 Area 4 Music Contest - Hosted by Nevada City Rotary; 2pm at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 12889 Osborne Hill Rd, GV.  What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon enjoying the talents of our local youth!  Join us for a delightful FREE event.  

Last Week

Michael Young inducted as Newest Member 

Welcome to our newest member, Michael Young  inducted classification Newspaper Editor Retired on March 26.  As the recent President of the KVMR Board of Directors, Michael steered the funding and development of KVMR and Nevada Theatre's new building which has just opened. His wife and former Nevada City Rotary Member, Karen Young participated by pinning his Rotary pin on him.  Also with Michael, was his sponsor Ben Barretta. 

Tom Coleman Nevada City Rotary Vocational Service Award

Thomas A Coleman was recognized for his years of generous support of our Club hosting our meetings and special events. Tom's classification is Hotel Management.  As such, he has been "bringing his expertise" to our Club every week for years.

3rd Grade Dictionaries to Yuba River Charter School

Pearce Boyer and Robin distributed dictionaries to Mr Eric Bell's third grade class at Yuba River Charter.  Pearce led the class in a delightful exercise to find the word "service" in the dictionary and read aloud its various meanings.




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A great opportunity at District Conference:   Call for volunteers to be Sergeant at Arms. Interested?  Contact Larie Trippet at

PIELL (Partners in English Language Learning)

Dr. Becca Schultz presented Partners in English Language Learning (PIELL). PIELL helps English language learners become thriving members of our community by offering one-on-one language tutoring, and building bridges that foster cross-cultural respect,  understanding, and friendship.  She noted that per the 2010 census, 4,500 people in Western Nevada County speak a language other than English in their homes.

NC Rotary Planning Adventures & Wine Planning
Next Meeting:  Monday April 20, 2015

All interested Club members and family are invited to join us. We intend to be ready with posters and tickets to take to District 5190 Assembly on April 11. The team leadership is working well and we are having lots of fun with the planning.  Join us for our next meeting on Monday April 20 at John Hensley's new Nevada City Properties/Recreation Realty office at 432 Broad St, Nevada City

Hospitality House Dinner - April 23

Nevada City Rotary is preparing Hospitality House. Shari and Dona are making plans to prepare and serve another dinner Thursday April 23.  Please let them know if you are interested in being part of the team.  

Needed Materials and Supplies for Baja!

A team of 13 NC Rotarians, friends and family will be repairing dormitories, or Albergues, cafeteria / study halls in schools that were damaged by hurricanes this last year.  The trip will be a wonderful service adventure to provide a much more inviting, safe and comfortable living environment for students who live too far from the school to commute home each day. 

B&C Hardware is donating $100 in tools. If you would like to personally contribute, check the list for what is needed contact John Hensley in the next week.  A printable copy is at  Baja Materials 2015 Wish List.

Read more at Baja International Service Project.

Mystery Rotarian ~ from Cathy Wilcox-Barnes, Club Services

Cathy WIlcox-Barnes herself stumped us last week!  It took a lot of guessing - mostly men's names - and some obvious hints before her name surfaced. Have you been our Mystery Rotarian?  We want to learn more about you. Send Cathy a set of 5 interesting facfs and you'll be an upcoming Mystery Rotarian. 

Rotary District 5190 Assembly and Conference

Register here now for District Assembly April 11.  All Board members and members interested in Club Leadership should attend District Assembly.  Fun and informative!  

District Conference
May 14-17, 2015 ~ Harrahs Resort, South Lake Tahoe

Special Room Rates: Don't miss Early Bird Rates! Register Now.

Rotary International
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Rotary District 5190 Webinars
District 5190 has initiated an exciting new learning tool for our club members. - See more at: Past District 5190 Webinars The District will be posting On-demand videos of recent webinars which you can access HERE You can register at or by contacting Ginny Lewis at

Thought for the Week - On Learning

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” ― Vincent van Gogh
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Birthdays Anniversaries
Walt Stickel             4/01
Shari Barley            4/04
John Hensley          4/11


Apr 2 Spring Cleaning in Nevada City - 8am to noon on the NC Rotary Trail
Apr 2 Merchant Mixer Night - Dave Painter, SPD Market 5:30pm
Apr 7 Tues Area Speech Contest  - GV Methodist Church - 12 noon
Apr 9 MOVED TO TUESDAY April 7 and SUNDAY April 12
Apr 11 District 5190 Assembly
Apr 12 Area 4 Music Contest - Hosted by Nevada City Rotary; Seventh Day Adventist Church
Apr 16 Status of Biomass Energy Proposal for Western Nevada County  - Presented by Steve Eubanks
Apr 23 Meeting moved to BAJA and RAW Day project
Apr 24-25 BAJA Albergues Project - contact John Hensley for more information
Apr 25 Rotary at Work Day - in Baja or with Habit for Humanity
May 7 Merchant Mixer Night - 5:30pm
May 14 CalStar "Flyin" MOVED TO Pioneer Park
May 15-17 All Aboard for District Conference - South Lake Tahoe
May 21 NC Parks & Recreation Update, Dawn Zydonis- Parks & Recreation Supervisor
May 28 Rock Creek Nature Hike - MOVED TO Rock Creek Trail; meet at John Hensley's Harmony Ridge Office across from Old 5 Mile House at 9am
Jun 4 Merchant Mixer Night - 5:30pm
Tour of Nevada City Bike Shop - Dwayne Strawser
Jun 6-9 Rotary International Convention - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jun 11 League of Women Voters
Presented by MaryJane Ashford Huenergardt, Polly Bacich, Joey Jordan.
Jun 18 Nevada City Police Dept Canine Program
Presented by Tim Foley- Police Chief & Shane Franssen- Police Officer
Jun 25 Robin's Demotion Party
July 2 Merchant Mixer
July 9 Installation of 2015-16 Officers
President Dave Bunje presiding; Visiting Club Presidents

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Rotary Club of Nevada City — Established October 3, 1935
Meets every Thursday at Noon at the National Hotel
except first Thursday's 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.