Rotario ~ May 28, 2015


Dear Rotarians and Friends,

THIS WEEK - Thursday May 28
MOVED TO Rock Creek Nature Hike
Meet at 9am - Harmony Ridge Market Hwy 20

Our Rock Creek Nature Hike is always an unforgetable moment.  The Seven Hills Leadership Class is paired with special needs students of Seven Hills and Union Hill Middle Schools for a special hike. The Forest Service will lead the students on a wheelchair-accessible nature hike while we Rotarians flip burgers on the grill.  A special guest (Smokey or Woody) will greet us after lunch.  We are expecting a larger group than prior years!  All hands on deck to help serve. If you have a grill you can bring, we can always use one more. Bring your fresh cookies to share. 

We will meet at 9am at John Hensley's Hwy 20 office at Harmony Ridge Market to carpool/caravan. We should wrap up around 1pm. For reference, Old 5 Mile House is directly across Hwy 20 from John's office.

Last Week

Nevada City Rotary Club of ExcellenceIf you missed our accolades from District Conference take a moment to review last week's Rotario entitled Rotario ~ Congratulations Nevada City Rotary

Sharing our recognition and thank yous was a key element of last week's meeting!

Dawn Zydonis, Parks & Recreation Supervisor presented an update on services provided around our City by Nevada City Parks & Recreation.

Mystery Rotarian

This one stumped most of us and it is non-other than our own incoming President Dave Bunje!

  1. Although trained in History, this Rotarian's teaching career was in Journalism and English.
  2. Italian Rotarians took this person to see the Bolshoi Ballet, in the Bolshoi Theater.
  3. Love of children took this Rotarian to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
  4. Although a person of letters, this Rotarian has five physicians in the family.
  5. This Rotarian celebrated the 100th anniversary of Rotary by helping construct an observatory, which has the best telescope between Reno and UC Davis.
  6. Members of this person's extended family have been Rotarians since 1945.

Adventures & Wine Planning ~ Next Meeting: 
MOVED TO Monday June 1

All interested Club members and family are invited to join us. We are exploring exciting new ideas including the possibility of online auction bidding before our big event.  The team leadership is working well and we are having lots of fun with the planning.  Join us for our next meeting this coming Monday, June 1 at 5:30pm at John Hensley's Nevada City Properties / Recreation Realty office at 432 Broad St, Nevada City.

Rotary Happenings

Bienvenidos to Nevada City Rotary Club Carnival! Celebremos!

Invitations have been mailed for our Club Demotion Party on June 25.  Please RSVP to Jeff Wenzel by June 12!  See Jeff for more information.  Robin only knows date and time ... and now the theme!

Dave B, Carolyn I, and Robin are reviewing Ghidotti High School Senior Projects this week!  Impressive projects and amazing students!

Penn Valley Rotary hosted the Drew Reynolds Memorial Co-Ed Softball Tournament at Western Gateway Park. This was the twelveth year for the tournament honoring Drew who was killed in his UPS truck by a driver high on methamphetamines. The event promotes healthy lifestyle choices especially for youth.  

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Thought for the Week

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
~ Dr. Seuss

Did you take a picture? If you have cool photos to share please email them to
John Burke               5/15
Jim Phillips               5/19
Gil Gray                   5/31

Robin Milam and Tom       5/01
Wally Krill and Mary          5/02
John Hensley and Sandra   5/05

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
May 28 Rock Creek Nature Hike - MOVED TO Rock Creek Trail; meet at John Hensley's Harmony Ridge Office across from Old 5 Mile House at 9am
June 1 Adventures & WIne Planning 5:30 John Hensley's Broad St Office
Jun 4 Merchant Mixer Night - 5:30pm  Tour of Nevada City Bike Shop - Dwayne Strawser
Jun 6-9 Rotary International Convention - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jun 11 League of Women Voters
Presented by MaryJane Ashford Huenergardt, Polly Bacich, Joey Jordan.
Jun 18 Cooks in the 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  
Aug 6 Fair Picnic
Aug 12-16 Rotary does Treat Street - Nevada County Fair

For additional calendar events please visit the caledar at
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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.