Rotario ~ Sept 4, 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
1st Thursday Merchant Mixer with Stuie Weills of Grey Goose

Quote of the Week
"Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them." ~ Jack Canfield

This Week
The Grey Goose is the most fun stores on Broad Street!  Stuie Weills has been a Nevada City Merchant for over 30 years and is sure to delight us at our Merchant Mixer with her humor and history! 

Next Week
One Stop Business & Career Center
Presented by Shavati Karki-Pearl, Business & Career Center Manager One-Stop Business & Career Center is part of a nation-wide system that provides job search and career development services through a trained staff and a welcoming career center. The Center's mission is to provide unlimited employment opportunities to job seekers and hiring managers as well as training and human resource assistance to local businesses. As such, the Center keeps a pulse on the economic wellbeing of our community and local opportunities. 

Adventures & Wine Auction - September 19
Adventures & Wine Auction is September 19. Always a special night, this year's Adventures & Wine Gala will open at 5:30pm with music by Dream and the Dreamer! We will have tickets at Thursday's evening mixer meeting. 

We are coming down the home stretch and need your active support! We are asking all members to sell 10 tickets and arrange for at least one donation. Talk with PP Carolyn Inglis or Judy Soldavini if you need assistance.

Donations received to date are posted at 2014 Donations Received. Please check report for the status of your donation. If the status is "unknown" please followup with your merchant to arrange for pick up. Contact Carolyn Inglis if you have a question or data issue. Note: the cutoff date for Donations is September 10.

As with our Fair Booth, the Adventures & Wine Auction requires full support of our Club.  All members are to serve on an active action team. Day of activities are especially important. If you have not signed up for a role day of, please review the signup sheet and contact Carolyn to indicate your assignment preference.

Gary has 2013 donor lists for members to follow up with your contacts regarding potential donations for this year.  Visit our Club site for last year's donor list  posted by member. 

Last Week
Scott Murray, VP Switchers and Routers for Grass Valley, once known as "the Group" gave an engaging and informative overview of company's rich past and global expansion to a $2.5 billion company. Founded in 1959, Grass Valley has been an innovator spawning numerous local technology companies and is an economic anchor for our community. Scott shared his vision to attract a university to Western Nevada County that would expand the qualified labor pool and attract more electronic industry investment.

RYLA Thank Yous!
In July we were treated to Emily Gollup's inspiring personal recounting of how life altering and special her week at RYLA was this summer.  This week we received very heart warming letters from Chase Frey and Faith Robichaud thanking our Club for making RYLA possible for them.  "What seemed like a year at camp, can never be measured...It has been an experience that will make colossal waves on my life...Words can not describe how greatful I am for this opportunity." "I can not emphasize enough how amazing of a thing you all have done form me and each other student...It is a life changing gift that I wouldn't give away for anything." All three students remind us of why we run our Fair booth and host our Adventures & Wine Auction!

Rotary Youth Exchange opportunity for host families
Our Rotary Area 4 has 3 applicants for the 2015-16 District 5190 Outbound Rotary Youth Exchange class.  That means our Area has the opportunity to host 3 Inbound visiting students. Grass Valley has already accepted one student.  If you have an interest in hosting an exchange student in your home for 4 to 6 months, please contact Robin!  If you are prepared to open your home to a student, it can be an extraordinary experience. See for more information.

 Barbara Schmidt Millar Celebration of Life Women's TriathlonBarbara Schmidt Millar Triathlon - Sunday September 21
Our Club is again sponsoring the Barbara Schmidt Millar Triathlon.  Women can signup to create or join a team for the Triathlon or participate in the 5k Walk/Run. See Robin about Club sponship. 

Men and women are invited to volunteer in a variety of capacities.  Mike and Carolyn are planning to volunteer in kayaks to help with the swim.  To volunteer, please contact the organizers directly at Volunteering to determine best fit for you. Keep Robin posted so we can connect members who are interested in various roles.

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.  

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Birthdays Anniversaries

Cathy Wilcox-Barnes  9/3
Dave Bunje  9/8
Larry Undercoffer  9/12

Jack Dinwiddie and Marty 8/31
Bob Aydelott and Janis  9/3
Carolyn Feuille and Bob  9/4
Walt Stickel and Sandy  9/9

Sept 4 1st Thursday "Merchant Mixer Night"
Grey Goose- Stuie Weills
Sept 11 One Stop Business & Career Center
Presented by Shavati Karki-Pearl, Business & Career Center Manager
Sept 18 Adventures in Wine Auction Review
Presented by Carolyn Inglis
Adventures & Wine Auction  5:30pm
Sept 21 Barbara Schmidt Millar Triathlon - Registration opens at 7am; Triathlon at 9am.
Sept 22 Friendship 100 Mini Car and Mini Golf races 4pm Family Fun Park ... See Ellen for details!
Sept 25 Watershed Science in Nevada County Schools
Sierra Streams Institute- Presented by Sol Henson, Education Coordintor
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  
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

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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 2nd 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.