Rotario -July 29, 2015

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

THURSDAY'S PROGRAM: CREATING NEW EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH. NEO has been a very strong outreach with youth, with very positive impact, and recent expansion. Co-founders and co-directors Lynn Skrukrud and Halli Ellis will share with us their story, and the vibrancy they experience in the program. 

Work Party at the Fair Booth, Saturday, August 1, 9 am. Sign-ups are helpful, or just show up. Know the joy of being a Rotarian at Work!


AUGUST 6 MEETING: PICNIC AT THE FAIRGROUNDS. Members and freinds bring salads and dessert to share. Pulled pork sandwiches will be provided. Bring your own beverage and place setting. Two of our RYLA students will be reporting on the life-changing experince we provided for them, which is an uplifting experince for us all. 

ROTARY JULY SOCIALS WERE A GREAT ENJOYMENT.  Thank you to Cheryl Rellstab, Ken Holbrook, Walt & Sandy Stickel, Janet and Dave Bunje for opening your homes, and to all particpants for opening your hearts and sharing your lives. We're an even more familiar and caring club now. 

HERE COMES THE FAIR! August 12-16: Pulled Pork and Meatball sandwiches at the famed Rotary Booth, all the delights of Treat Street, animals showcased by local impressive Ag students, artwork, flowers, photography, and even vendor displays all make for a unique country fair in one of the nation's most beautiful settings. We hope the fires are all out, and the fairgronds are able to fully showcase all events.

WE SHARE DEEP GRATITUDE FOR ALL THE HARD WORK THAT MAKES THE FAIR BOOTH FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS. Robin Milam and Walt Stickel have been making preparations for weeks, and more than 25 Rotarians, plus spouses, friends, RYLA youth, and Rotarians from other clubs make this fundraiser a success. You're awesome!!!

THE DESTRUCTION DERBY closes out the Fair. Contact Dennis Geare or Robin Milam to help set up or to help sell raffle tickets. Take photos and send them to the newsletter editor (Dave Bunje this week). 

More Rotary News

THE BATWA CHALLENGE RACE IS AUGUST 15, based at Pioneer Park in Nevada City. This is a fundraiser for the Kellerman Foundation, whihc has been dear to our hearts for years. If you already worked several shifts at the Fair Booth, consider racing or facilitating this race, which "includes forest trails evoking images of Bwindi!"

THE EDIBLE PEDAL BIKE RIDE IS SEPTEMBER 20, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Reno Sunrise. Their motto for the combination excursion, feast, and fundraiser: Ride Hard. Eat Well. Give Back. has all the details. 

Last Week: Matt Foor on the American Cancer Society

Matt Foor reported on the progress being made in treatments for cancer, and in helping patients and families cope with the disease. Since 1991, deaths from cancer have declined from 215.1 per 100,000 people to 173.4 per 100,000 people. Free wigs are availabe at the ACS offices in Yuba City and Chico. A 24 hour hotline 800-227-2345 provides comfort, information, referrals to any patient, friend, or family member. We are well served by this provate non-profit. 

I close with the quote of the week, shared by Carolyn Feuille:

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."    --Rabindraneth Tagore

~President Dave

Celebrating You!


Ken Myers            7/05
Gayle Denney       7/07
Kim Stewart          7/21
Ben Barretta         7/26
Pearce Boyer        7/28

John & Carla Burke                7/28


Rotary Leadership

RI President: Ravi Ravindran
RI Director: Brad Howard
District 5190 Governor: Gail Ellingwood
Asst. Governor, Area 4: Dennis Geare

Club Leadership

President: Dave Bunje
President-Elect: Walt Stickel

Secretary: Walt Stickel
Treasurer: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Public Relations: Robin Milam
Membership: Dennis Geare

Community Service: Robin Milam
Club Service: Pearce Boyer III
International Service: Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: Nicole Dillard
Youth Services: Carolyn Inglis
Programs: Jeff Wenzel


July 30 NEO: Creating New Events & Opportunities for Youth Lynn Skrukrud & Halli Ellis, Co-Founders and Co-Directors
Aug 1 Fair Work Day at our Booth on Treat Street -- bring cleaning supplies and dress to scrub the booth.
Aug 6 Annual Fair Picnic - 5:30pm in front of our booth on Treat Street
Aug 12-16 Rotary does Treat Street - Nevada County Fair ~ Catch the Fair Bug!
Aug 14 RI President Ravi Ravindran speaking in Reno at District 5190 Event
Aug 16 Destruciton Derby fundraiser
Aug 20 Interim Healthcare, presented by Pearce Boyer
Aug 21 Rotary Night at the River Cats at Raley Field
Aug 27 Tour of Grass Valley, a Belden Brand
Sept 3 First Thursday Merchant Mixer
Sept 10 Nevada City Rotary Special:  Connecting with Kazakstan
Sept. 17 Nevada City and Grass Valley Music Venue History, with Mikail Graham
Sept. 24 Hospice of the Foothills, with Carolyn Peterson
Sept 25 - Oct 3 Open World Project - Kazakstan Entreprenuer Team visit hosted by Nevada City Rotary
Oct 1 Presentation By Kazahkstan Delegation to Area Rotary Clubs at Elks Lodge,
Oct 15 Nevada City Rotary Club's 80th Anniversary Celebration, Evening at the National
Oct 22 State of Nevada County Court System
Oct 23 Adventures & Wine Auction ~ A Party with a Purpose, Miners Foundry 5:30pm
Nov 12 District Governor Gail "Virus" Ellingwood visit
Nov 19 Foundation Dinner

For additional calendar events please visit the calendar 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 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm at
John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City.
All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting.
Location subject to change, please ask.

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.