Rotario ~ June 18, 2015

Club News

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

This Week June 18 ~ Cooks in the Rotary Kitchen

Nevada City Rotary is heating up the ovens. Join us this week for a spicy meeting focusing on  Adventures & Wine ~ Party with A Purpose; our International Open World Project to host a team of entreprenuers from Kazakstan; and this year's Catch the Fair Bug plans for the Fair.  Deliberate planning began months ago and we have lots to share!

Many hands make quick work!  Thank you to all who stayed after last week's meeting to stuff Donor Thank You letters for mailing, plan for our Open World Kazakstan visit and do some pre-Fair training.  Gary, how did you miss the photos after publishing all the letters and donation forms? This photographer missed our star performer!


July 14 President Dave is hosting our first ever Donor Contact Kickoff Rally at 5:30pm.  We will be sharing more about it on Thursday!!!

August 1 Work Day at the Fair.  Come prepared to scrub our booth on Treat Street.

John Taylor Memorial Junior Livestock Auction Scholarship

The Nevada City Rotary Board passed a motion at its closing meeting tonight to continue John Taylor's legacy of buying an animal at the Junior Livestock Auction during the Nevada County Fair. Young ag students raise an animal during the year for market at Fair Week. The monies from the sell of their animals support the youth in their continued animal husbandry development as well as fund continued education. Friends and fellow Rotarians are invited to join Vocational Chair Nicole Dillard and Robin during the very special bidding on Sunday morning at this year's Fair.

Our hearts go out to John Taylor's family.  In memorium, visit John Taylor.

Hospitality House Dinner

A big thank you to Dona Knapp, Shari Barley, Cheryl Rellstab, Pearce and Mary Ann Boyer for planning, preparing and serving what sounded like a delicious teriyaki chicken and mushroom rice dinner at Hospitality House last week.  Dona, Shari and Cheryl donated the food. Thank you all.

Last Week June 11 ~ League of Women Voters

"Political but Non-Partisan" was the theme of last week's program. MaryJane Ashford Huenergardt and Polly Bacich educated us on the education and advocacy roles of the League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County.  The League of Women Voters focuses on educating the public on political issues through a non-partisan lense.  A difficult balancing role in today's highly partisan climate but a noble one.

Rotary Happenings

Bienvenidos to Nevada City Rotary Club Carnival! Celebremos!

RSVPs for our June 25 Club Demotion Party are due to Jeff Wenzel by FRIDAY JUNE 12!  See Jeff for more information. Demotions are always a fun time to celebrate as a Club and get some really good laughs!  I look forward to a wonderful evening with all of you!

Rotary Dinner and Theater Night - Thursday July 30

Area 4 has secured Off Broad Street Theatre for a Rotary Only preformance of "Nunsense" starring Rotarian Kris Stepanian.  Bill's Chuckwagon is cooking up BBQ chicken and tri tip at Nevada City Winery for a special dinner from 5-6:30pm. Off Broad Street pre-show starts at 6:30pm and "Nunsense" at 7:15pm. Cost for dinner is $15 and theater is $25.  Please make checks payable to Rotary Club of Grass Valley and mail or deliver to Anita Daniels, Tri Counties Bank, 305 Neal St, GV 95945. For more information call 530 274-4940 or email

Rotary International President's Visit Friday August 14

Save the date Friday evening August 14, Rotary International President Ravi Ravidran will be speaking at a special District 5190 event in Reno.

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Rotary Night with the River Cats at Raley Field - Friday, August 21

Hop on the Rotary Bus to Raley Field for a great night of fun and Rotary comradery.  Area 4 is once again organizing a bus to Sacramento for a great outing with fellow Rotarians from our 4 sister Clubs. Meet at 5pm at the KMart parking lot. Cost will be $35-40/person. See Dennis and Dave Bunje to sign up and reserve your seat before the bus is full!  Friends and family are welcome.

Thought for the Week

"Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come in and join us.  Life is so endlessly delicious."  Ruth Reichl

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Celebrating You!


Ken Ching              6/03
Ron Knaus             6/09
Bob Aydelott         6/10
Nicole Dillard        6/13
Michael Young       6/17
Robin Milam          6/29

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

Rotary Leadership

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


Jun 18 Cooks in the Rotary Kitchen ~ Special Program!
Jun 25 Robin's Demotion Party at Judy Soldavini's Bridge House, 6pm
July 2 Merchant Mixer - 4th of July Celebration
July 9 Installation of 2015-16 Officers
President Dave Bunje presiding; Visiting Club Presidents
July 16 KVMR Tour
July 17 The Children's Festival - Pioneer Park
See Nancy Kemp, Gayle Denney or Sandy Stickel for volunteer opportunities
July 24 American Cancer Society and Relay for Life
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 20 Developing K-9 Unit for Nevada City Police Department Canine Program
Aug 21 Rotary Night at the River Cats at Raley Field - See Dave Bunje and Mark Fleming (PV)
Sept 10 Nevada City Rotary Special:  Connecting with Kazakstan
Sept 25 - Oct 3 Open World Project - Kazakstan Entreprenuer Team visit hosted by Nevada City Rotary
Nov 12 District Governor Gail "Virus" Ellingwood visit
Nov 19 Foundation Dinner

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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.