Rotario ~ April 7, 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: Club meeting is MOVED TO TUESDAY April 7 and SUNDAY April 12
NO meeting at the National this week. 

Area 4 Speech Contest  is tomorrow - Tuesday at GV Methodist Church at 12 noon.  Lasagna and salad lunch will be $16/person. The winner moves on to District. 

            Elliott Kramer                   ~            Ryan Brott           ~                Meghan Sutherland

Representing Nevada City Rotary at Sunday's Area Music Contest are first place winner, Elliott Kramer on trombone and Ryan Brott on the piano.  Meghan Sutherland will compete in Tuesday's Area Speech Contest.

Sunday April 12 Area 4 Music Contest - Hosted by our own Nevada City Rotary Club 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.  A big THANK YOU to Gayle Denney and Cathy Wilcox-Barnes for coordinating this year's Club and Area Music Contest.

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;  Most of the 2015-16 Board are attending a day of education and planning for the year ahead.

Back to lunch at the National with Status of Biomass Energy Proposal for Western Nevada County  - presented by Steve Eubanks.

Last Week

Dave Painter of SPD Market shared family stories from SPD;s generous legacy in our community.  Over the years, SPD has been a frequent supporter of our Club donating to our Adventurers and Wine Auctions, Hospitality House dinner, Rock Creek Hike and much more.  Supporting our Community to integral to SPD's culture and business. Cathy Wilcox-Barnes added wonderful stories of her own about growing up with Dave and the Painter family.  The cute photos to the right are of Dave and Cathy in the 1st grade class at NC Elementary.   

Spring Cleaning in Nevada City. A team of Club members trimmed grasses, cutout blackberry bushes, limbed cedars and cleaned up garbage along our Rotary Miners Trail as part of Nevada City's Spring Cleaning Days.  Thank you Cathy W-B. Carolyn Feuille, Carolyn and Mike Inglis, Walt and Sandy Stickel, Cathy's friend Sherry, John Hensley, and Robin Milam.  A big thank you to the City of Nevada City for hauling away our piles of branches, cuttings, and bags of garbage!

  Nevada City Rotarians at work    

Our Bell ... At our last lunch meeting, while Michael Young was being inducted and Tom Coleman presented his Vocational Award, a Mystery Rotarian snuck in and cut the orange ski rope to steal the Bell.  Somehow Robin was left hanging???

If you have not registered, do so now!  Click for details and to register! 

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

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 Barley and Dona Knapp 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.  

Baja on the Horizon!

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. Penn Valley Rotary donated $500 and our Club is matching their donation. If you would like to personally contribute, contact John Hensley in the next week.  John leaves for Baja on April 14.  The rest of the crew fly on April 23. 

Read more at Baja International Service Project.

Rotary District 5190 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

"At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."

~ Albert Schweitzer

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Birthdays Anniversaries
Walt Stickel             4/01
Shari Barley            4/04
John Hensley          4/11


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.