Rotario -Oct. 28, 2015

Dear Rotarians and Friends,  

OCT. 29 IS AN EXPLORATORY LUNCH AT TROLLEY JUNCTION RESTAURANT, WITH BRIAN HAMILTON OUR GUEST SPEAKER, 400 Railroad Ave. in Nevada City. 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. Following the program, for those able to stay, we will have a brief Question-and-Answer time with management. 

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. Further conversations will be scheduled as desired as we work toward resolution and better freindships.

REGLE PARTICIPANTS (RIGHT) DESCRIBE THE IMPACT OF CAMP. Margot Roa and Steven Person came to the club meeting last week and explained the curriculum of the Rotary Eighth Grade Leadership Experience, and how it gave them confidence, greater ease at making friends, and the emerging ability to lead. One of the objectives of REGLE is for particpants to return and undertake a project for their school. The six participants from Forest Charter School, which NC Rotary sponsored with contributions from last year's auction, chose to undertake an Anti-Gossip campaign to enhance student relations at school, and campus comaraderie. 

IN ADDITION, STIMULATED BY ROTARY'S FOUR-WAY TEST, staff at Forest Charter would like to invite Rotarians to come to the school to explain how it works, and how to keep The Four-Way Test always in mind.

NOV. 5 IS A FIRST THURSDAY MERCHANT MIXER, 5:30 pm at the bar at the National Hotel.

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. Sign up wiht Nicole Dillard.

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.


With many Rotarians helping, operations well-planned and rehearsed, great music from Dream and the Dreamer, and a spirited crowd, the 2015 Adventures and Wine Auction was a terrific success. Early returns indicate that over $10,000 net, after expenses, was donated for NC Rotary youth outreach. 

Special thanks go to the Auction Planning Team, including Gary Gustafson, Gayle Denney, Nancy Kemp, Carolyn Inglis, Robin Milam, Cathy Wilcox-Barnes, Nicole Dillard, Walt Stickel, and Dennis Geare, to the many hard-working Rotarians, and to their spouses who dedicated so many skilled hours to the auction's success.

And an extra thanks to the team (below) that stayed late into the night to pack up and haul out the not-yet-picked-up winnings, and all the supplies that make this event possible.


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. 

WORDS OF WISDOM: "Youth service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth through leadership development activities, and involvement in community and international service projects....It is the responsibility of each Rotarian to prepare young people by improving their life skills and to ensure a better future while recognizing the diversity of their needs." --The Rotary Manual of Procedure

-- President Dave

Celebrating You!


Hazel Bunje            born 10/24/15

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


Oct. 29 Being an Editor: "The Buck Stops Here," with Brian Hamilton, at the Trolley Junction Event Center
Nov. 3 Fireside Chat: Building Goodwill and Better Friendships as we discuss a proposal to change the club's meeting site
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

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.