Rotario ~ January 15, 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
Secretary: Walt Stickel
Treasurer: Ellen Davis
Director at Large:
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: Kelly Christensen
Programs: Jeff Wenzel
Fundraising: Carolyn Inglis, Walt Stickel

Meeting this week - January 15
State Assembly Bill AB109 to Reduce Recidivism in Nevada County  Pam Markham, Program & Training Manager- Nevada County Probation Department will discuss the impact of AB 109, prison realignment, inmate populations and recidivism specifically in Nevada County.

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) - Saturday January 24
New members and seasoned members join us at Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) 
            Saturday, January 24, 8:30-3:30pm at:
            Office of NV County Superintendent of Schools
            112 Nevada City Highway
             Nevada City, NV  95959

To register online via, click REGISTER  or email Robin and she will register you. Our club will be billed the course fee, which includes materials, snacks and lunch.

Last Meeting - January 8
At last week's Merchant Social Mixer,  Nicole Dillard delighted us with the story of An Inner Sanctum and her path to Broad Street.  Hers is a wonderful story of what a Mother will do for her daughter ~ and what it did for Nicole. 

NC Rotary Planning Adventures & Wine Planning
Next Meeting:  Monday  February 9, 2015

Great Gumbo, Great Gusto at Ensemble Designs for storming and forming plans for 2015 Adventures and Wine AuctionTHANK YOU  Annette Geare for dedicating the weekend to preparing such a special treat for us (and to PP Dennis for organizing)! 

We confirmed our date of Friday, October 23 at Miners Foundry for the 2015 Adventures & Wine Auction in support of youth scholarships and programs! Last year's event netted over $13,000.  Thank you to the 15 members and spouses for a fabulous evening of planning and comraderie and to PP Nancy Kemp for facilitating.

We will continue these meetings on the second Tuesday of the month. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  We encourage all members and spouses who want to actively participate to join us.  We intend to rotate locations.  If you would like to host let Robin know.  Future meetings will have much lighter "pot luck" appetizers so no special effort is expected of our hosts!

One key goal is to fully engage the Club in a way that is fun and productive so that when our big date arrives we are a well greased team ready to rock! 

Coming this Fall to Nevada City Rotary
Thanks to PE Dave and Carolyn Feuille, we are hosting an 8 person Rotary One World Entrepreneurship Team from Kazakhstan in late September.  October is our Club's 80th Anniversary. As we plan for our Auction, we will also be including a focus on how to connect the dots with the various projects and celebrations so all flows in a synchronized way. 

Mystery Rotarian ~ from Cathy Wilcox-Barnes, Club Services
Congratulations Nancy Kemp!  After 3 incorrect guesses that our Mystery Rotarian was Judy Soldavini and 1 guess for George Rebane, Nancy correctly identified Kelly Christensen. 

Wow, the things we don’t know about each other. I’m finding out some really interesting things about our members that I never knew. We’ve got a lot of unique backgrounds and hidden talent in our Club! I’m buying last week’s Mystery Rotarian’s cookbook when it comes out! Are you asking questions or sharing tidbits about yourself? Follow the clues to see if you can figure out who it is. The Mystery Rotarian will help you become better acquainted with your fellow Rotary Members.

This week you might be stumped again. The first person to reveal the Mystery Rotarian to President Robin, (before the answer appears) wins a free raffle ticket. Keep following the Mystery Rotarian and find out more about the people with whom you spend your Thursdays. As we get to know hidden sides of our members we should get to know each other better.

This week's Mystery Rotarian:

  1. This Rotarian’s Uncle Charlie designed a toggle switch device in 1955 to silence commercials on the TV and called it “The Blab-Off.” (Where can I buy one today!)
  2.  This Rotarian witnessed the Frog in the Pond at Carnoustie, Scotland.
  3. This Rotarian’s first vehicle was a ’54 Ford pick-up which was named ‘The White Knight’ after the high school mascot.
  4. This Rotarian painted letters on that same truck for a first entrepreneurial venture: “I Haul 4 U.”
  5. This Rotarian’s Aunt Anne Sheafe Miller was the first person to receive the experimental drug penicillin. Her deadly fever dropped and she survived what was a certain death.
  6. Not sure who sponsored this Rotarian but the childhood family dog Lucy was a cross between a setter and a pointer and was lovingly referred to as a poinsettia. (We’ll ferret out the sponsor at the meeting.

Word from District and Area 4 Rotary Clubs
Did you see our Rotary float and DG Joe Zarachoff in the New Year's Day Rose Bowl Parade?

Rotary Club of Grass Valley presents 24th Annual Casino Night
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
The Foothills Event Center  - $20 donation.

Grass Valley Rotary Celebrates 90th Anniversary March 16, 2015
President Steve Spiller has extended a special invitation from Grass Valley Rotary to Nevada City Rotarians to celebrate their Club's 90th Anniversary on Monday, March 16, 2015 at Gold Miners Inn ~ Holiday Inn Express. 

Keynote speaker will be past Rotary International President, Richard D. King.  Rick King will be joined by several other VIPs including District Governor Joe Zarachoff, Past Rotary International Vice President, Jerry Hall, District Governor Nominee Designate Doug McDonald, and Past District Governors Wyn Spiller, and Chuck Elizondo.

Tickets will be available soon.  The Club is specifically keeping the price very affordable so that everyone has the opportunity to attend. Save the Date and watch for more details!

Enrollment in online the Rotary Academy is now available.  Participate in a comprehensive study of the Rotary Club and Rotary International from your home.  This 10-lesson correspondence course covers the essentials of Rotary.  To see the flyer click HERE. For complete information click HERE. Great for new members and seasoned members too!

Rotary District 5190 Webinars
You can register at or by contacting Ginny Lewis at

Rotary District 5190 Assembly and Conference
Mark your calendars for District Assembly April 11 and then District Conference May 14-17!  Both will be fabulous events with Rotarians from around our District.  This year's Conference will be in DG Joe's home town of South Lake Tahoe!

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

Special Room Rates:

Rotary District 5190 Conference

Rotary International
Join Rotary's international community of leaders to exchange ideas and take action at home and around the world. Stay connected to Rotary through your own personal account at

Wild Adventure 2015 Jungle Bowl

49er Breakfast Rotary is Bowling for Kids' Sake with Big Brothers Big Sisters' Saturday March 21.  Want to challenge them?  See Robin or 49er Lindy Beatie.

Thought for the Week

"I must do something" always solves more problems than "Something must be done." ~Author Unknown

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Birthdays Anniversaries


            John Woodford and Janna         1/1

Jan 15 State Assembly Bill AB109 to Reduce Recidivism in Nevada County Presented by Pam Markham, Program & Training Manager- Nevada County Probation Department
Jan 22 Full-Circle Learning: Nurturing the Altruistic Leaders of the Future Presented by Teresa Langness, Founding Board President & Valerie Cassity, Director of Development
Jan 24 Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) - 8:30-3:30pm
Office of NV County Superintendent of Schools
112 Nevada City Highway
Nevada City, NV  95959
Jan 29 Rotary Craft Talks by Nan Drummer, Carolyn Feuille, Claudia Martinez
Feb 5 Merchant Mixer:  5:30pm
Feb 9 Adventures & Wine Storming and Norming - location TBD - open to invitations!
Feb 12 Nevada City Rotary Music Contest
Feb 19 The Mission & Purpose of Chapa De Indian Health Program Presented by Lisa Davis- Chapa-De CEO
Feb 26 N. U. Interact Club Presented by Eden Baker & Rebecca Hofheinz- Co-Presidents
Mar 12 Nevada City Rotary Speach Contest
Apr 11 District 5190 Assembly
Apr 12 Area 4 Music Contest - Hosted by Nevada City Rotary
May 1-4 Tentative BAJA Project dates - more soon from John Hensley
May 14-17 All Aboard for District Conference - South Lake Tahoe
Jun 6-9 Rotary International Convention - Sao Paulo, Brazil

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*Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm.
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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.