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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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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 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.
 
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!
 
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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 July 31st, 2019 Pakistan has had 47 cases reported of Wild Polio Virus.
 
Nigeria - Reported in 2016 -4 cases.  Zero in 2017 and 2018. As of July 31st, 2019 Zero cases reported.
 
Afghanistan - Reported in 2017 -14 cases, 2018 - 21 cases.  As of July 31st, 2019 Afghanistan has reported 12 cases
 
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Speakers
Scott Mc Farland
Oct 21, 2019
Western Sierra Medical Clinic
Foundation Drive
Oct 28, 2019
Foundation Drive
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Nov 04, 2019
Meeting Moved to Foundation Dinner on 11/6
Foundation Dinner
Nov 06, 2019
Meeting Moved from 11/4
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Nov 11, 2019
Veterans Day Holiday
Bob Long
Nov 18, 2019
Antartica Trip
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Nov 25, 2019
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Dec 02, 2019
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Dec 09, 2019
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Dec 16, 2019
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Dec 23, 2019
Christmas Holiday
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Dec 30, 2019
New Year Holiday
 
Sponsor of Rotary Gold Country Challenge
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Wyn Spiller
    October 14
  • Pat Ward
    October 15
  • Lee Osnas
    October 25
Anniversaries:
  • Rich Keene
    Nicole Keene
    October 4
  • Eric Trygg
    Mary Ann
    October 15
 
 
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