Rotario - Nov. 4, 2015

Dear Rotarians and Friends,  

THIS WEEK, NOV. 5 IS THE FIRST THURSDAY MERCHANT MIXER, 5:30 pm at the bar at the National Hotel. Our guest merchant this month is Dave Robinson, who runs Dave's Auto Repair on Zion Street, the best darn auto repair service in town!

SATURDAY NOV. 7 IS WORLD POLIO DAY: 6:30 WALK OR NOON BOOT HOLD. All of the clubs in our area will be educating the community about polio eradication and how we're "this close" to wiping it off the face of the earth, and inviting donations to the cause. Our club members are gathering at noon at the National to pick up supplies for educating/soliciting at the corner of Pine and Broad streets.

TWO MEMBERS (and you?) WILL WALK FROM NEVADA CITY TO PENN VALLEY starting at 6:30 am at the National, to raise awareness and then join PV Rotarians in their effort at the Holiday Market. Cathy and Dave can be sponsored at $2/mile or $25 for the trip. Do drive by and honk encouragement..along Ridge Rd. and down Rough & Ready Hwy.

NOV. 12 WILL FEATURE A PRESENTATION BY THE DISTRICT GOVERNOR GAIL "VIRUS" ELLINGWOOD on the vibrant fellowships and impactful outreach projects in district 5190, 12:15 pm at the National Hotel. 

NOV. 19 IS THE AREA 4 FOUNDATION DINNER, 6-9 pm at the Foothills Event Center, 400 Idaho-Maryland Rd, in Grass Valley. The keynote speaker is Ed Futa, who for 10 years was the General Secretary of Rotary International, Ed is deeply knowledgable and a dynamic speaker. $45 per person, sign up wiht Nicole Dillard.

NOV. 20 ROUNDTABLE BREAKFAST WITH ED FUTA, ROTARY GS, 8:30-10:30 at Tofannelli's. Breakfast is $5.99 plus drinks, tax and tip. This is an open, informal seminar with the former General Secretary of Rotary International, to learn form his experience, revel in his humor, and be inspired again for the work of Rotary. You're invited. 

ON NOV. 26 THERE WILL BE NO CLUB MEETING, as it is Thanskgivng Day. Enjoy your family and freinds!

DEC. 3 WILL BE OUR 80TH ANNIVERSARY AND HOLIDAY CELEBRATION, 6pm at the National Hotel. We will give thanks for the foundation built by early Rotarians and review highlights through the years, all in the context of holiday goodwill and gratitude. Make reservations with Pearce Boyer.



THE CALIFORNIA CARE CLINIC NOV. 14-15 will have Area Rotarians preparing and serving lunch to the staff there at the GV Veterans Hall. Thank you Gayle Denney and Walt Stcikel for representing NC Rotary-at-work.

THE MEETING PLACE CONVERSATION made good progress at the Fireside Chat on Tuesday evening. Many thanks to Cheryl Rellstab and Ken Holbrook for their warm hospitality. The Board of Directors meeting on Nov. 17 at 5:30 pm, open to all members, will consider the options discussed at the Fireside Chat, and develop plans for their chosen course of action. 

THE ROTARY ROSE PARADE FLOAT. Our club contributed $75 to the cost of flowers for the float that Rotarians will enter into the 2016 Rose Parade. Members were curious about the float, so here are a few facts, learned from 

  • The parade float is not a project of Rotary International. It is an independent undertaking by enthusiastic Rotarians, begun in 1979 by the President of the Wilshire Rotary Club, who beleived that this way "Rotary could communicate its message of 'Service Above Self' to millions of people worldwide." It is of such high quality that Rotary is invited back each year. 
  • It is funded by 8 mostly California districts, plus 700 independent clubs
  • This year, President Ravi Ravindran and his wife will be riding the float, and 5 District Governors and 2 lucky Rotarians will be walking beside it.
  • Rotarians can sign up to work on the float Dec. 6-31, though spaces are mostly filled up already, and the public can get tickets to view all of the floats from Dec. 27-30.

WORDS OF WISDOM: "We have learned that friendship and confidence of those with whom we associate is essential to permanent success in business." --Herbert J. Taylor, author of the 4-Way Test

-- President Dave

Celebrating You!


David Fluke                       11/4

Jack Dinwiddie                  11/25

Ken and Lynn Ching           11/5

Ken and Akiko Myers         11/10

Dennis and Annette Geare   11/13

Larry and Linda Undercoffer  11/24

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
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


Nov. 5 First Thursday Merchant Mixer
Nov. 7 World Polio Day observance; educate and collect contributions
Nov 12 District Governor Gail "Virus" Ellingwood visit
Nov 14-15 Serving lunch to California CareForce Health Clinic workers
Nov 19 Foundation Dinner, Foothills Event Center
Nov. 26 Dark, in observance of Thanksgiving
Dec. 3 80th Anniversary and Holiday Celebration
Dec. 10 Sierra Nevada Hospital Foundation, presented by Kimberly Parker
Dec. 17 Health Care and Technology, presented by Dr. Brian Evans, SNMH Chief Medical Officer
Dec. 24 No meeting in observance of Christmas
Dec. 31 No meeting, as it is New Year's Eve

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.