Rotario -Sept. 23, 2015

Dear Rotarians and Friends,  

MEETING THIS THURSDAY, SEPT. 24: HOSPICE OF THE FOOTHILLS, presented by Executive Director Carolyn Peterson and hosted by John Woodford. Hospice provides end of life care for patients and helps guide their families through emotional difficulties. Hospice of the Foothills is one the the highest regarded units in the sate, and we'll hear ways they provide excellent care. 

SPECIAL AREA-WIDE SOCIAL MONDAY, SEPT. 28, WELCOMING THE DELEGATION FROM KAZAKHSTAN, 5-7 pm at the National Hotel. Other clubs are moving their meeting to this place and date, so there will be close to 100 Rotarians and guests. District Governor Gail Ellingwood and her husband will join us for this auspicious occasion. We will socialize with our guests from Kazakhstan and then hear from them about their families, work, and country.    


 Click for "Special Edition Kazakhstan Rotario" for more information about Kazakhstan and the delegation that will be visiting us.

THE MEETING ON OCT. 8 WILL BE HELD AT THE MADELINE HELLING LIBRARY Technology Center. We will learn about our ability to do 3-D printing there, as well as the various training and internet services they provide.  Please be sure that Walt Stickel gets your lunch order. The library is located next to teh Rood Government Center on Maidu Lane, off Hwy. 49 along the east side of Nevada City.

THE AUCTION IS 4 WEEKS AWAY; the team would like donations gathered by October 9. The Adventures & Wine Aucition 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 particpants with cash awards, and provide scholarships to high school graduates. Do you have a favorite merchant, or a favorite product/service you could seek to help make this outreach possible? Wonderful! Gary Gustafson, Nancy Kemp, and the NC Rotary website have the forms and details to help us make this a most successful auction.

Visit Donations to Date to see who has already made donations for this year's auction.  Go to Donate Online or fax your donation to the fax number on the printed donation form.

OCTOBER 15 WILL BE A REGULAR LUNCH MEETING at the National Hotel. THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR THIS DATE will be held in conjunciton with the Christmas Dinner in December. Stay tuned for more details.

EXPLORATORY LUNCH AT TROLLEY JUNCTION HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 29. Earlier scheduled for Sept. 10, the Board of Directors realized we really need to focus on the Adventures & Wine Auction, gathering donations to auction off, building partipcation, and enlisting particiption.

CONVERSATIONS ENSUE ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF CHANGING WHERE WE MEET. Topics of concern include history, food, flexibility, decor, financing, parking, location, and attractiveness. I hope to create opportunities to talk over these items, but in the meantime I welcome one-to-one talks.

LAST WEEK WE LEARNED THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF MUSIC VENUES in Nevada City and Grass Valley. Mikail Graham has spent most of his life sharing music in the area and took us on a virtual walk down the street describing the various uses of the buildings that look so innocent now. He is a unique treasure for the community.


FIRE RELIEF HELP is being organized by Rotary Clubs in Jackson, Lakeport, and Calistoga. Ask me for a copy of the letter describing how and where to make contributions.

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.

RENO ROTARACT INVITES YOU TO VINO FOR RENO, Oct. 18, 4-8 pm at Wild River Grill, 17 S. Virgian St. in Reno. For tickets or more info write

ALL ABOUT KAZAKHSTAN was the topic two weeks ago. Our guests are coming from quite far away:

Kazakhstan is a country of great variety, from its futuristic capital, Astana, to the simple farms in the massive steppe (right). They are host to Russia's space station at the Baikanour Cosmodrome, just lost to China to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, and are the conveners of the Congress of World And Traditional Religions, which has led to effective resistance to terrorism and lethal misunderstandings in the region.

We are priveleged to host the six delegates, and look forward to hearing more about them and their culture. 

-- President Dave 

Celebrating You!


Cathy Wilcox-Barnes           9/3
Dave Bunje                        9/8

Larry Undercoffer             9/12

Carolyn Feuille & Bob Murley     9/4
Walt & Sandy Stickel                 9/9

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


Sept. 24 Hospice of the Foothills, with Carolyn Peterson
Sept 25 - Oct 3 Open World Project - Kazakstan Entreprenuer Team visit hosted by Nevada City Rotary
Sept. 28 Social/Presentation By Kazakhstan Delegation to Area Rotary Clubs 5:00pm
Oct. 1 First Thursday Mixer moved to Sept. 28, above, with Area Rotarians
Oct 8 Madelyn Helling Library Technology Center Tour - Moved to Library at 980 Helling Way next to Rood Center
Oct 15 Noon meeting at the National
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. 5 First Thursday Merchant Mixer
Nov 12 District Governor Gail "Virus" Ellingwood visit
Nov 19 Foundation Dinner, Miner's Foundry
Nov. 26 Dark, in observance of Thanksgiving

For additional calendar events please visit the calendar 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.