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Welcome Corporate Member - Western Sierra Medical Clinic
 
New Rotary Membership Opportunities
There are now expanded opportunities for Rotary Membership in our club.
 
In addition to regular Rotary membership, qualified applicants can now be nominated for membership in the new  categories of:
 
  1. Corporate Membership
  2. Family Membership
  3. Young Professional Membership
For more information about the new Rotary membership opportunities contact us at: gvrotary@gmail.com
 
Additional information regarding Corporate Membership is also in the Corporate Membership Program Brochure
 
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2018-2019 Edition
January, 2019 
District 5190, Area 4
 

       Rotary Club of Grass Valley

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Wild Eye Pub
535 Mill Street
Grass Valley, CA  95945-4788
United States of America
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Home Page Stories
 
On December 2nd the Rotary Club of Grass Valley welcomes the Lyman Gilmore Students of the Month for November.  
The students were Carl DelEra 5th Grade, Oliver Petersen 8th Grade, Oscar Carillo 7th Grade, Hunter Nuttall P.E. and Abigail Berryesa 6th Grade.
The Rotary Club of Grass Valley Christmas Party was enjoyed by all participants.  The party was held on December 6th at the Horseman's Lodge.  Mark your calendars for next December to come to the Christmas Party in December 2020.
 
 
 
On November 18th the Rotary Club of Grass Valley welcomes the Lyman Gilmore Students of the Month for October.  
The students were Nathaniel Minkus 8th Grade, Logan Butler 6th grade, Lydia Franza P.E. and Julian Rex Wallace 5th grade.
 
 
 
The Grass Valley Rotary Club teamed up with the 1849 Brewery to raise money for Polio Prevention on World Polio Day.
Manning the portals are Anita and Don Daniels, Kris Stepanian, Chis Parks and Kathleen Shaffer.
 
On March 9th, 2018 The Rotary Club planted 100 Ponderosa and Douglas Fir Trees in what was know as the big Grass Valley sink hole.  As of November 13, 2019 at least 50 of those trees have survived and are thriving.  This is now part of the recently opened and paved Wolf Creek Trail. It is an easy and beautiful walking trail that connects to the North Star Power House.  Get out and enjoy the Rotary Trees.
 
The Grass Valley Rotary team (Rod Fivelstad, Judy Bagley, Scott Browne and Connie Stone) won the Tapas and Trivia
fundraising event on Saturday Nov 10. Brilliant Rotarians! !!  We won the AAUW Trivia contest on Saturday at their Tapas and Trivia fundraiser for scholarships for young women. Big Congrats!!
 
On October 5th, Members, Family and Friends of the Rotary Club of Grass Valley and the 49er Breakfast Rotary Club particpated in the Random Acts of Kindness Event at Condon Park. They painted, raked and provided maintenance of facilities at and about the BBQ area.
 
 
 
On September 30th the Rotary Club of Grass Valley welcomes the Lyman Gilmore Students of the Month for September.
Hailey Metzgar - 8th Grade, Layla Carmichael - 5th Grade, Alexis Blakemore - 6th Grade and Jonah Beck - P.E.
 
Avenues of Service - On Saturday September 28, 2019 the District presented the Avenues of Service seminar.  This was a great opportunity to find out what the District can do to help our club achieve it's goals and help us to serve our community.  It was the opportunity to learn new skills, meet representatives from all of the clubs in our district and participate in an invigorating and fun group of Rotarians.  I urge all of you to participate in next years 2020 Avenue of Services.
 
Christian and Becky Sibaja were our hosts at the tour and luncheon at Salvation Army Camp del Oro on August 26, 2019.  The grounds and camp were impressive and the tour and luncheon was enjoyed by all
 
The Rotary Club of Grass Valley was honored on August 19th, 2019 with a visit by District 5190 Governor Randy Van Tassell.  At this meeting he introduced our newest member Cheryl Rellstab.  Also he presented the Quiet Rotarian Award to Fred Claessens and the Making a Difference Award to Diana Hendry.  Jon Peek and Judy Wirkner were presented with the Paul Harris Fellow awards.
 
Rotary Club of Grass Valley marched in the 4th of July Parade through Grass Valley.  They were followed by the 49er Rotary Club.  Larry Faller and Don Daniels played trombones in the Nevada County Concert Band to entertain the marchers and the crowds.  Rotarians were spotted along the route.
 
June 1st, 2019 - The Rotary Club of Grass Valley and friends came together for the demotion of Kris Stepanian to Immediate Past President
The 2010-2020 Officers shown are Marcia Salter - President, Seth Leishman - President Elect and Eric Frederickson - Vice President
 
Photo Album of the festivities at Kris Stepanian Demotion
 
On June 3rd we celebrated the Lyman Gilmore Students of the Month of May.
The students were Tia Bradanini - 6th Grade, Carly Munn - 7th Grade, Carlos Allen - 5th Grade and Grace Gallup - 8th Grade
 
Community Awards - Dental Wellness Center, Dr Sean Rockwell -Business of the Year; Bart Riebe - Citizen of the Year; Cathy Wilcox-Barnes - Volunteer of the Year
 
The Community Awards Dinner and Celebration was held on Wednesday March 20th at the Event Center.  The five Rotary Clubs came together and produced a great celebration of individuals providing exemplary service for our community.
 
 
Woodstock Again - Casino Night was a fabulous event happening on a rainy and stormy night of February 2nd, 2019.  This event led by Seth Leishman turned out great performances, a kaleidoscope of colors, a fantastic auction and memorable characters.
 
 
Kathleen Shaffer led a group of Rotary Members at the North Star House Garden.  They moved mountains of soil, raked, shoveled and built Magnificent walls and garden plots.  The North Star House Garden is ready for Spring Planting.  Great Job!! 
 
Rotary Club of Grass Valley members rang the bell for the Salvation Army on Saturday December 15th.  Pictured above you will find the mighty duo team of Ron and Chris Parks, the Champion Bell Ringer Kim Zwick and the Great Leader Scott Browne.  Other Rotary Club members also rang the bell including Larry and Judy Faller.
 
Rotary Club of Grass Valley members worked at the North Star House on the weekend of December 8th and 9th. They toiled until they were soiled and dropping to the earth making the grounds at North Star House more beautiful.
 
The Rotary Club of Grass Valley honors the Lyman Gilmore Students of the month of November 2018.  Pictured from left are students Emilia Sturgill-Delao 8th Grade, Hannah De Vera P.E., Ava Kissell 6th Grade, Lillyanne Kennedy 5th Grade and Ellee Miller 7th Grade.
 
Rotarians in District 5190:
 
Our fellow Rotarians in District 5160, which include the towns of Paradise and Chico, California, are dealing with the devastation of California's largest, most destructive, and deadly wildfire known as the Camp Fire.
 
As your District Governor, I have been in contact with District Governor Jon Dwyer 5160. We have set a goal to raise $100,000.00 in emergency relief funds. We need your help!
 
Many of their club members are directly connected with the victims, and understand their immediate needs for prescriptions, food, clothing, housing, transportation, toiletries and pet food. District 5160 will distribute these funds through their clubs. 
 
 Rotarians of District 5190 here is what you can do to help.
 
 Make a tax-deductible donation using this link
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Grass Valley participated in the Grass Valley Safe Trick or Treat event on October 31, 2018.  Carol Lenhard led her team of spooks, witches, wizards, etc. in giving away books to little spooks, witches and goblins in our continuing program of advancing and advocating literacy.
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Club of The Year

2017-2018

    

Wild Polio Virus
 
Pakistan - 24 million children were vaccinated in May sub-national immunization days.  In 2014 Pakistan saw a surge in polio cases to 304, 2015 - 54 cases, 2016 - 19 cases and in 2017 - 8 cases.   4 case have been reported in 2018.  As of November 30th, 2019 Pakistan has had 91 cases reported of Wild Polio Virus.
 
Nigeria - Reported in 2016 -4 cases.  Zero in 2017 and 2018. As of November 30th, 2019 Zero cases reported.
 
Afghanistan - Reported in 2017 -14 cases, 2018 - 21 cases.  As of November 30th, 2019 Afghanistan has reported 21 cases
 
Select the following links for more information:
 
 
Speakers
Nevada County Sheriff Shannon Moon
Jan 27, 2020
Update on Nevada County Sheriff Department Operations
The Union Newspaper Staff
Feb 03, 2020
Update on The Union Newspaper and Print Media Future
Greg Diaz, Nevada County Clerk-Recorder
Feb 10, 2020
Voting in Nevada County
Club Meeting Dark - Presidents Day
Feb 17, 2020
No club meeting due to the Presidents Day Federal Holiday
Rotary Speech Contest
Feb 24, 2020
Annual Club Student Speech Contest
PDG Doug McDonald
Mar 02, 2020
Building Rotary Membership
Sponsor of Rotary Gold Country Challenge
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Chris Walsh
    January 13
Anniversaries:
  • Jerry Trammell
    Judy
    January 2
  • Kelly Quinn
    Teresa
    January 23
 
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