Rotario - January 29, 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: 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

Meeting this week - January 29
Craft Talks with Nan Drummer, Carolyn Feuille, Valerie Cassity

Always a very special meeting when our own members, especially newest members, share about themselves -- what they care most about, their careers, families and other jewels!. 

New Member Proposed

Donna Knapp has visited Nevada City Rotary frequently over the last few months.  She has submitted her membership request and has been approved by the Board to become member of our club. Pending no club objections, she will be inducted in February.

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) - Saturday January 24 Rotary Leadership Institute

Walt Stickel, Cathy Wilcox-Barnes, Dennis Geare, Robin Milam and Carolyn Feuille, participated with 20 other Rotarians from Northern California District 5190 and 5180 too at Saturday's Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI).

Last Meeting ~ Full-Circle Learning: Nurturing the Altruistic Leaders of the Future 
Teresa Langness, Full Circle LearningTeresa Langness, Founding Board President of Full-Circle Learning (FCL) presented an inspiring program with lots of engaging stories about special programs in the US, Liberia, and other parts of West Africa. Full-Circle Learning is a global organization that helps young people embrace their role as the change agents and humanitarians of their generation locally, in LA and in West Africa. Valerie Casity works with Teresa in their global office in Nevada City.

Nevada City Rotary International Service Project in Baja ~
April 25-26

PP John Hensley is organizing a local school repair work project in Los Cabos, Mexico:

Phase 1NC club members are needed for a two day work project in Los Cabos, Mexico. Dates of work project are April 25-26.  Work would entail painting and repair work on local schools impacted by recent hurricanes.  We are partnering with Los Barriles Rotary Club.

Los Barriles Cabo Este Rotary

Airfare to the Los Cabos International Airport is about $379 round trip per person.  John is coordinating hotel arrangements. Members of the Los Barriles Rotary Club (45 miles north of the San Jose airport) will help provide transportation from the Los Cabos Airport.  Some Rotarians might want to rent cars so they can explore before or after the work project.

NC Rotarians will be donating their airfare and hotel expenses; our club will pay for paint, brushes and other repair materials.

Phase 2 – After our work project this May we will be partnering with the Los Barriles Rotary Club to submit a grant request to our District for funds to provide more extensive upgrading of these schools.  Grant amount will be determined after the May trip.

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

At John Hensley's new Nevada City Properties/Recreation Realty office at 432 Broad St, Nevada City.  John's office is across the street from PE Dave's beloved Methodist Church at the top of Broad Street.

We confirmed our date of Friday, October 23 at Miners Foundry for the 2015 Adventures & Wine Auction in support of youth scholarships and programs!

Minutes from our January 12 Meeting are posted at : January 12 2015 Gumbo Kickoff Planning Minutes

Gumbo Night Planning Team - Thank you Annette for the Gumbo!

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!

Mystery Rotarian ~ from Cathy Wilcox-Barnes, Club Services

Last week proved to be an easier one for once!  Dennis Geare guessed Carolyn Feuille right after the Rotario landed in his email. The Club has been doing the Mystery Rotarian for a couple of months now so that means it should start becoming easier to figure out the Mystery Rotarian each week. Let’s see if I can stump you this week with this talented member. By the way, has anyone come up to you and asked where you were born before they even say “hello?”  Happened to me – but that’s an easy one. How many other Club members were born in Nevada City? 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.

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 you with whom you spend your Thursdays. Ask questions as you converse each week. 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 was born in Hayward, California
  2. This Rotarian grew up in Loomis, California
  3. This Rotarian played Bass guitar in a little rock band.
  4. This Rotarian started their own company in 1990.
  5. This Rotarian was sponsored by a Rotarian with an initial “B.”

For whom the bell tolls ...

A second letter was delivered anonymoubell letter 2sly to the National Hotel in advance of our Club meeting on Thursday.  Our precious bell is clearly being held for ransom by unscrupulous bell snatchers and is ringing to get home!

Honoring the warning, we dare not call the Police ...

      Help President Robin

         save our BELL soon!!!






Upcoming Community Event Opportunities for Nevada City Rotary
Sunday Feb 15:  Nevada City Mardi Gras Parade

Sunday March 8: Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival 12noon-3pm
                                 Year of the Sheep

Word from District and Area 4 Rotary Clubs

Rotary Leadership Institute Part II (RLII) - Saturday February 21
For those who completed RL Part I either this year or last year, RL Part II will be held in Reno at KNPB, Public Television, on the University of Nevada campus on February 21.  We will start at 8:30 a.m. and be finished by 3:00 p.m.  Lunch and morning snacks will be provided.  You can register  for the February 21 session by going to the District 5190 web site at Out club covers the $35 for your participation.  Walt Stickel is headed to Part II in February.

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.

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
Grass Valley Rotary has extended a special invitation 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 are $45 and will be available at our Feb 19 Club meeting. 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
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

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
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Thought for the Week

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. ~Flora Whittemore

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Birthdays Anniversaries

            John Woodford and Janna         1/1

Jan 29 Rotary Craft Talks by Nan Drummer, Carolyn Feuille, Valerie Cassity
Feb 5 Merchant Mixer:  Earth Store- Presented by Leea Davis 5:30pm
Feb 9 Adventures & Wine Storming and Norming - Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties 432 Broad St (across from Methodist Church)
Feb 12 Nevada City Rotary Music Contest
Feb 15 Mardi Gras Parade - Downtown Nevada City
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 5 Merchant Mixer Night - 5:30pm
Mar 8 Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival - Year of the Sheep 12noon-3pm
Mar 12 Nevada City Rotary Speech Contest
Mar 19

Steps to Respect Presented by Linda Collins- Child Advocates of Nevada County

Apr 2 Merchant Mixer Night - 5:30pm
Apr 7 Tues Area Speech Contest  - GV Methodist Church - 12 noon
Apr 11 District 5190 Assembly
Apr 12 Area 4 Music Contest - Hosted by Nevada City Rotary; Seventh Day Adventist Church
Apr 16 PIELL Partners In English Language Learning - Presented by Dr. Becca Schultz
Apr 25 Rotary at Work Day
May 1-4 BAJA Project dates - more soon from John Hensley
May 7 Merchant Mixer Night - 5:30pm
May 14-17 All Aboard for District Conference - South Lake Tahoe
Jun 6-9 Rotary International Convention - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jun 25 Demotion Party

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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.