Rotario ~ Sept 25, 2014

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
Secretary: Walt Stickel
Treasurer: Ellen Davis
Director at Large:
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: Kelly Christensen
Programs: Jeff Wenzel
Fundraising: Carolyn Inglis, Walt Stickel

This Week’s Meeting
Watershed Science in Nevada County Schools with Sol Henson

This Week
Sol Henson, Education Coordinator with Sierra Streams Institute returns to Nevada City Rotary to present Watershed Science in Nevada County Schools.  Join in a special welcome for Sol.  Our Club knows Sol for his wonderful work as part of our Uganda Project.
Last Week - Adventures and Wine
A HUGE THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to all for a fun-filled successful Adventures & Wine Auction Gala.  A tremendous push to the finish led by Carolyn and Gary supported by Robin, Dennis, Ellen, Cathy, Nicole, Ben, Nancy, Gayle, Judy, Kelly, Dave and all the other club members. Key roles were fille by loyal spouses Mike and Tom. GV Ken Holbrook took up the banner for our club donating his pig and soliciting numerous donations!

A big thank you to Jay Cooper and Allison Schwartzendruber for creative auctioneering!  We had almost 200 donations of all sorts and sold $13,700 (??? $) in live and silent auction items. Family, friends, fellow Rotarians and tourists joined in the bidding, dancing and just plain fun.  Many, thanks for the generosity of our donating merchants and our bidders! And to the fabulous Dream & the Dreamer, you rock!

Lots of photos are posted at Send Robin more to post if you have photos.  A few quirks added some flare...including PG&E knocking our power for our teardown!

Next Week
Next week is our 1st Thursday mixer, 5:30PM at the National.

Thought for the Week
When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or the life of another.
  —Helen Keller

AmazonAmazon Smile Smile for Nevada City Rotary
Sign up through to earn money for our Club while you shop on  You will need to specifically select "Rotary Club of Nevada City Foundation" under "Pick Your Own Charitable Organization". Shopping is done via rather than but the items and buying experience are exactly the same.  

Nevada City Board Meeting Change to 3rd Tuesday
PLEASE NOTE: Nevada City Rotary Board of Directors Meeting is shifting to the 3rd Tuesday of the month starting in October.  Meetings are at 5:30pm at Nevada City Winery until other notice.

Word from Area 4 Rotary Clubs
Penn Valley Rotary is hosting its DeLightFall Festival and Road Rally October 4 from 9am to 4pm. Fun for all the family!  Robin has raffle tickets. See PV Fall Festival flyer and Road Rally Flyer for more information.

Grass Valley Rotary is challenging our Club, 49er Rotary, Penn Valley and Nevada County South to a Turkey Shoot (skeet or trap shoot that is) on November 2nd at Nevada County Sportman's Club. Winner gets a frozen turkey. See 2014 Turkey Shoot flyer attached for more information or contact Steve Sauer at (530) 274-2211 or

Nevada County South Rotary - Tuesday breakfast Club is moving locations to 151 Union Building on Main Street in downtown Grass Valley.  The Club had been meeting at Alta Sierra Country Club.

Did you take a picture? If you have cool photos to share please email them to

Birthdays Anniversaries
Cathy Wilcox-Barnes  9/3
Dave Bunje  9/8
Larry Undercoffer  9/12
Bob Aydelott and Janis  9/3
Carolyn Feuille and Bob  9/4
Walt Stickel and Sandy  9/9

Oct 2 1st Thursday "Merchant Mixer Night"
Oct 9 United for the Yuba
Presented by Caleb Dardick - Executive Director, SYRCL
Oct 16 Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Cameroon
Presented by Patience Awazi - Co-founder of International Women's Achievement Alliance
Oct 23 Rotary Foundation
Presented by PE Dave Bunje
Oct 30 Growing Nevada County's Economic Pie: ERC's Strategic Approach
Presented by Jon Gregory
Nov 6 1st Thursday "Merchant Mixer Night"
Spirithouse - Janah Campbell
Nov 13 The Affordable Care Act/Medicare Open Enrollment Period
Presented By Anthony Halby
Nov 20 Moved - Rotary Foundation Dinner at Miners Foundary
Keynote speaker Jean Irwin Hatfield
Nov 27 Thanksgiving - Enjoy with friends and Family!
Dec 4 Holiday Party at the National
Good Cheer for All!
Dec 11 Chapa-De Indian Health Program
Presented by Lisa Davies
Dec 18 Sierra College: Progress, Challenges and the Future
Aaron Klein - Sierra College Trustee
Dec 25 Merry Christmas to All!
- Dark
Jan 1 Happy New Year!
- Dark

For additional calendar events please visit the caledar 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.

Did we forget your birthday or anniversary? Have you recently moved or changed email addresses? Please update your profile on our club website. If you have forgotten your password, you can click on the Lost Password feature and it will be sent to your email address.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

*Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm.
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.