Rotario ~ April 24, 2014

RI President: Ron Burton
RI Director: Steve Snyder
District 5190 Governor: Vicki Puliz
Asst. Governor, Area 4: Doug McDonald

Club Leadership

President: Dennis Geare
President-Elect: Robin Milam
President-Elect-Nominee: David Bunje
Secretary: Bob Buhlis
Treasurer: Ellen Davis
Director at Large: David Denney, Past DG


Club Service: Robin Milam.
Community Service: Gary Gustafson
International Service: Nancy Kemp
Vocational Service: Jim Phillips
Foundation: David Bunje
Programs: Jeff Wenzel
Fundraising: Carolyn Inglis, Walt Stickel

Today's Program
The Active Bystander - Creating Healthier Tomorrows Today
Presented by Gayle Guest-Brown- Executive Director

Quote of the Week
In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.
--Dalai Lama

Last Week
Grass Valley Mayor Dan Miller presented an engaging “State of the City of Grass Valley” address at our April 17 meeting. Throwing a few light hearted jests at Nevada City – somewhat in the spirit of responding to jests thrown at Grass Valley by Nevada City constituents over the years, Dan acknowledged the strong community spirit and cooperation that has been reinforced by the recent partnership of Police Departments of the two cities and other efforts. He began with an update on the Dorsey Drive interchange and proposed development. He ensured the City’s intention for transparency and public participation in the review process of the proposed development. 



Rotary at Work Day –  Postponed - Date TBA
Our Fair Booth needs a lot of tender loving care and our Club will be hosting a cleanup and repair day at our booth on Treat Street.

Date to be determined. 


Club Leadership Retreat
Nevada City Rotary will host its annual Leadership Retreat on Sunday May 4 from 1:30pm-6:30pm including dinner at Harmony Ridge Lodge “Great Room”.  Club Leadership (including want-a-be’s) – is not just for Board Members, all are invited to help set the direction for our Club. The intention is to define the Club Plans and Strategies for the coming year and beyond!  Please confirm your participation with Robin or see her if you have questions.  

Rotary Fireside Chat – Tuesday April 29
Fellow Nevada City Rotarians:  You are invited to a Rotary Fireside chat Tuesday April 29 from 5:30 - 7:00pm at the home of Bob Buhlis. Join an intimate gathering to learn more about Rotary and who we are as a local Club and as an International Organization of 1.2 million members engaged in Service above Self. 

Bob’s address is 11211 Banner Mine Way. Banner Mine Way is the second right off Banner Lava Cap just above the Banner Reservoir and Pittsburgh Mine Rd.  Please confirm your participation via email to Robin ( or sign up at this week's meeting.

2014 District 5190 Conference is next month. It’s going to be fun, inspirational, and full of action. Learn more at  This year’s conference is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, May 15-18, at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, NV.  Every conference features great events, activities, and speakers and this year’s is no exception. We will be bringing out the STARS!

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For Thought
If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything.

Birthdays Anniversaries

Walt Stickel 4/1
John Hensley 4/11
Laura van den Berg 4/15
Kelly Christensen 4/20
John Burke 5/15
Jim Phillips 5/19
Stacy Butler 5/23
Gil Gray 5/31

Robin Milam and Tom 5/1
Wally Krill and Mary 5/2
John Hensley and Sandra Brown 5/5


May 1 1st Thursday - "Merchant Mixer Night"
May 8 What's Happening at Hospitality House
Presented by Joanna Robinson- Development Director
May 15 Everything You DON'T Know About Weight Loss
Presented bym Mike Carville- Co-owner of South Yuba Club
May 15-18 Rotary District Conference
May 22 Nevada County and Rural County Issues and Challenges
Presented by Nate Beason-District One Supervisor & 2014 Chai
May 29 Friendship Club- why Girls?
Presented by Jennifer Singer- Executive Director
June 5 1st Thursday - "Merchant Mixer Night"
June 12 19th Century Evolution & Role of the Railroad
Presented by Jan Westmore
June 19
Save the Bridgeport Covered Bridge
Presented by David Anderson- President - South Yuba River Park Association
June 26 Demotion Party - evening event, details to follow
July 1 First day of President's term for Robin Milam
July 10
Drought Impact on Nevada County
Presented by Rem Scherzinger- N.I.D General Manager

For additional calendar events please visit the caledar 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 Jeff Wenzel.

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*Board Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month at 5:30pm at The National Hotel.
All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting.

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.