Rotario -Oct. 14, 2015

Dear Rotarians and Friends,  

"MY WORLD WAS FLIPPED UPSIDE DOWN;" WHAT'S RIGHT ABOUT ROTARY, is the topic at the Thursday, Oct. 15 lunch meeting at the National Hotel. THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR THIS DATE will be held in conjunction with the Christmas Dinner on December 3. This week we will remember what got us into this service club in the first place, inspired by 8th graders we just sponsored at Leadership Camp. I'll review the challenges before us, including financial, but also keep our eyes on the prize of giving youth, and others, a whole new lease on life, all while "Building goodwill and better friendships."

THE AUCTION IS ONE WEEK AWAY. The Adventures & Wine Auction is the means by which we are able to send young high school leaders to RYLA, eighth graders to REGLE leadership training, provide Music and Speech contest participants with cash awards, and provide scholarships to high school graduates. Many hands are needed for setup, processing, packing up, and spreading good cheer. Opportunities and asignemnts will be reviewed the day before:

THE OCT. 22 MEETING WILL PREVIEW OUR "PARTY WITH A PURPOSE," the 2015 Adventures & Wine Auction, which will be the following evening. Everybody has a part! You'll get to review it, perhaps even rehearse. It will be a regular lunch meeting at the National Hotel, but we are welcome to go over to the Miner's Foundry after the meeting to visualize the arrangements. 

EXPLORATORY LUNCH AT TROLLEY JUNCTION OCTOBER 29, WITH BRIAN HAMILTON OUR GUEST SPEAKER. Hamilton is Editor of The Union newspaper, and his title is "The Buck Stops Here." We'll get an inside look at the stresses and pulls of assembling a daily newspaper, as well as the rewards of serving a small and vibrant community. 

I'M CONVENING A FIRESIDE CHAT FOR CLUB MEMBERS ON NOV. 3, 7 pm, at the home of Cheryl Rellstab, 13840 Altair Dr, Grass Valley, near the top of Banner Mtn. Utilizing the Four-Way Test objective to "Build goodwill and better friendships" we will respectfuly hear one another's perpsective on finances and issues involved in a possible change of meeting place, as we strenghten the ties that bring us together as Rotarians. This conversation will inform and benefit the subsequent decisons of the Board of Directors. 

UPCOMING SPECIAL DATES: The District Governor will be with us on Nov. 12; the Foundation Dinner will be on Nov. 19. Mark your calendars!


ROTARY PRESIDENT K. R. RAVINDRAN ANNOUNCES A live stream for WORLD POLIO DAY KICKOFF, on Oct. 23 at 3:30 pm, PDT. Fortunately, the Kickoff Event will be recorded for later viewing, since that is the same day we will all be working on the Adventures & Wine Auction. The Kickoff is described here: Additional resources can be found here:  AREA 4 WILL OBSERVE WORLD POLIO DAY ON NOV. 7 with efforts in various corners of the community to raise funds for polio eradication. Mark your calendars! This is also a great opportunity to educate the community about Rotary's good work and how close we are to removing this debilitating disease from the face of the earth.


Vaile Fujikawa, the Collaborative Technology Center Manager, explained the services provided by the Tech Center at the Madeline Helling branch, including numerous classes in the use of computers, iPads, smart phones, and common software programs like Excel and PhotoShop. Most impressive was all the online serivces available, from self-paced classes to book-borrowing, from auto repair manuals to geneaology guides, from magazines to travel guides you can download and take with you. Thank you Vaile for such an informative and encouraging presentation!

-- President Dave 

Celebrating You!


Gary Gustafson                  10/4

Paul Boch                          10/10

Wally Krill                         10/18

Nancy Kemp                       10/22

Nancy Kemp & Steve Allen         10/12

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


Oct 15 "My World Was Flipped Upside down," What's Right with Rotary
Oct 22 Adventures & Wine Auction Party Prep!
Oct 23 Adventures & Wine Auction ~ A Party with a Purpose, Miners Foundry 5:30pm
Oct. 29 Being an Editor: "The Buck Stops Here," with Brian Hamilton, at the Trolley Junction
Nov. 3 Fireside Chat: Building Goodwill and Better Friendships as we discuss challeneges
Nov. 5 First Thursday Merchant Mixer
Nov 12 District Governor Gail "Virus" Ellingwood visit
Nov 14-15 Serving lunch to California CareForce Health Clinic workers
Nov 19 Foundation Dinner, Miner's Foundry
Nov. 26 Dark, in observance of Thanksgiving
Dec. 3 80th Anniversary and Holiday Celebration

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.