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WSMC - Corporate Member
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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Business Directory
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
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Home Page Stories
 
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.
 
The fishing Group was Christian and Andrea Eggleton, Lee Osnas and Scott Browne.  Our Guide was Brett Brady who donated the trip to the Casino Night silent auction at the behest of John Peplowski. 
 
The youngsters caught all of the fish but a good time was had by all.  Andrea Eggleton (wife of member Christian) caught the biggest salmon (about 18 pounds).
 
Kimala DeSena was inducted into the Rotary Club of Grass Valley on September 17th.  Kimela works at the Nevada Union Joint High School as a Scholarship Coordinator.   A huge welcome to our newest member of the Rotary Club of Grass Valley.
 
Kris Stepanian -President, Scott Brown -Past President,Cheryl Rubin, Andrew Harris, Scott McFarland, Anita Daniels, Phil Nowak
 
Western Sierra Medical Clinic was inducted into the Rotary Club of Grass Valley as a corporate member on July 9, 2018.   The representatives of WSMC are Phil Nowak, CFO Chief Operating Officer; Andrew Harris, Chief Administrative Officer and Cheryl Rubin, Chief Communications Officer.
 
On June 18th, 2018 the Rotary Club of Grass Valley convened at Condon Park to celebrate the demotion of Scott Browne.  As Scott paddled off into the Sunset our New President Kris Stepanian took up the gavel and shall reign for the 2018-2019 Rotary Year.  Long live the Queen!
 
Click on the following link to access the photo album
 
 
The Rotary Gold Country Challenge was held on Saturday May 19th, 2018.  This event was supported by a fabulous Support Team.  We had support from the Nevada Country Sheriffs, California Highway Patrol, Grass Valley Police and the Nevada City Police.  Our support team did an outstanding job making the event enjoyable for the riders.  The Support Team manned the Coffee Stop, San Juan Rest Stop, Lunch Stop, Water Wagon Stop and the BBQ after the ride.
 
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The Bark Beetle infestation killed many trees at the N. C. Fairground. The Rotary Club of Grass Valley has purchased 10 Large Maple trees (30 gallon) as part of their restoration project. Fairground staff is in the process of planting our provided trees.

On Friday April 6th, The Rotary Club of Grass Valley delivered the remaining 5 Maple trees to the Nevada County Fair.  Rea Callender, Chief Executive Officer, Nevada County Fair, graciously accepted the trees in the pouring rain.

 

Rotary Trees Delivered to Fairgrounds photo album

 
On March 28, 2018 the five Rotary clubs Grass Valley, 49er Breakfast, Penn Valley, Grass Valley South and Nevada City came together in the Rotary Community Awards Ceremony to honor individuals who exemplified "Service Above Self" in our community.
 
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On Friday March 9th, 2018 the Grass Valley Rotary Club planted 100 Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir trees at the site of the big sink hole in Grass Valley.  The planting of the trees will help to control erosion.  Eventually this site will be opened as public park area.
 
Click on Big Sink Hole Tree Planting to view the photo album.
 
Rotary Club of Grass Valley members - Ringing the Bell for Salvation Army Christmas Donations.  Many more Rotary members rang the bell for Salvation Army but are not pictured above.
 
 
Rotary Club of Grass Valley Christmas Party was held at Ken Holbrooke's home.  The party was a great success, with great food, hospitality and good cheer.
 
Click on the following link to view the Christmas Photo album.  Christmas Album
 
Rotary Club of Grass Valley members participated in the Wreaths Across America where wreaths are laid on every military veterans grave.
 
 
Rotary Club of Grass Valley Students of the Month for November.  The Students displayed are from Lyman Gilmore. From them left they are Austin Metzger, 8th Grade; Carly Munn, 6th Grade; Theo Aronow, 5th grade and Hannah Montgomery, P.E. Student of the Month.  The back row is Chris Roberts, Principal and Scott Browne, President of the Rotary Club of Grass Valley.
 
Rotary Foundation Dinner, Area 4 - District 5190, was held on November 30th at the Event Center.  The keynote speaker was Brenda Cressey.  Since serving as Governor in 2001-2002, most of Brenda's Rotary assignments have focused on successful Fund Development for The Rotary Foundation specifically in the area of Polio Eradication, EREY, PHS and Endowments and Major Gifts.  When asked what the highlights in her life might be she will not hesitate to say it all began when first invited to join Rotary in 1989.
 
 
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District 5190

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.  As of July 10 only 3 case have been reported in 2018.
 
Nigeria - Reported in 2016 -4 cases.  Zero in 2017 and 2018
 
Afghanistan - Reported in 2017 -14 cases, 2018 - 9 cases
 
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Speakers
Kris Stepanian
Feb 25, 2019
Club Focus Meeting
Nancy Baglietto
Mar 04, 2019
Hospitality House Update
Club Speech Contest Contestants
Mar 11, 2019
Club Speech Contest
Dr. Brian Evans, SNMH CEO
Mar 18, 2019
Update on Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
Kris Stepanian
Mar 25, 2019
Club Focus Meeting
 
Sponsor of Rotary Gold Country Challenge
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Eric Trygg
    February 2
  • John Voter
    February 4
  • Rod Fivelstad
    February 4
  • Erik Aanestad
    February 6
  • Terry Ferguson
    February 12
  • Judy Bagley
    February 14
  • Don Daniels
    February 15
Anniversaries:
  • John Peplowski
    Carole Peplowski
    February 10
  • Christian Eggleton
    Ange Eggleton
    February 28
 
 
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