Rotario ~ June 12, 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

This Week’s Meeting June 12 – Back at the National! 
19th Century Evolution & Role of the Railroad
Presented by Jan Westmore
Club vote on Bylaws 

Quote of the Week
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
--Maya Angelou

This Week
This week local author and historian, Jan Westmore will share stories of our rich history.  Jan will speak about the building of the transcontinental railroad and the symbiotic relationship between Colfax and Nevada City/Grass Valley, especially during the 19th century.

As announced in early May, on June 12 our Club will vote on amendments to Rotary Club of Nevada City Bylaws. Only a few changes have been proposed. Please review the Bylaws and noted changes at so that you will be ready to approve with a quick vote. If you have questions or concerns about the Bylaws, please contact Robin in advance.    

Last Week
We had a great turnout for our Aussie Social at Ol’ Republic Simon Olney shared Ol’ Republic Brewery’s vision for Nevada City and Grass Valley to be a brewery destination place. He welcomed and is encouraging new brewery to open in the area. “Passionately Handcrafted Beer” was had by all the beer drinkers and a few non-beer drinkers at our Aussie Down Under celebration Thursday night.  Technical constraints and noise level limited our plans to share more of what went on last week at the Rotary Convention. Lucky ones got slices of Cheryl’s banana cream with chocolate meringue pie!
Kim Coughlin shared the history of Novak’s Menswear and Lady Pendleton, a wonderful Nevada City clothing store frequented by many Club members.  She highlighted the comradery and easy referral network Nevada City merchants share among each other.  In that same spirit, rather than be dismayed by having to speak over the noise level, Kim was happy to see our Club patronizing Seven Hills Merchants! 
June 26 – Dennis’s Demotion Party is 6pm at the Bridge House. As a Club member you should have received an invite in the mail. If you have not done so, please RSVP with your dinner payment to Jeff.  Dress will be nice casual suitable for a warm summer night!

July 4 – Nevada City Rotary will celebrate July 4th in the Parade in Nevada City.  Parade starts at 11am so we will need to be in place by 10:30am. Walt is driving his convertible – most of us will walk and greet the crowds.  
Remember that we are moving our "First Thursday Mixer" on July 3rd to the July 4th Parade.

Children's Festival  Friday, July 18, 2014  - 09:00 to 20:00
The Children's Festival will return to Pioneer Park  in Nevada City. The park will be transformed into a lively Renaissance Faire  for children. This year's festival will include over twenty arts and crafts  tables, strolling minstrels, a magician, face-painters, a bridge-guarding  troll, medieval fencing, and Claude, the life-sized mechanical dragon.  This year's Children's Festival will once again have two sessions, from 9am  - 12 pm and from 5pm - 8pm. Admission to each session is $3. Food and  beverages will be available for purchase. 

The festival is sponsored by the Nevada City Rotary Club and many local  businesses - and is made possible by the more than 200 local volunteers who  work tirelessly to bring this unique event to the children of Nevada County. Volunteers are needed!

For Thought
You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.

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Birthdays Anniversaries

Ron Knaus 6/9
Bob Aydelott 6/10
Nicole Dillard 6/13
Robin Milam 6/29

Gayle and Dave Denney 6/12
Ron Knaus and Nancy 6/20
Karen Young and Michael 6/21
Judy Soldavini and George 6/24
Jeff Wenzel and Lynn 6/28

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 3 Regular meeting is moved to July 4th
July 4 Parade, downtown NC
10:30am Lineup; 11:00am Parade
July 10
Drought Impact on Nevada County
Presented by Rem Scherzinger- N.I.D General Manager
July 17
The Union 2014 Goals and Direction
Presented by Jim Hemig- Publisher
July 18 Children's Festival - Pioneer Park
2 sessions: 9am-12pm and 5pm-8pm
July 24 Everything You DON'T Know About Weight Loss
Presented by Mike Carville- Co-owner south Yuba Club
July 31 Annual Picnic - County Fairgrounds, an evening event
Aug 6-10 County Fair - Rotary Booth on Treat Street
please refer to the sign up sheet
August 21 Rotary District Governor, Joe Zarachoff

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 Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm.
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.