Welcome to the Rotary Club of Quincy
Last regular meeting on February 11, we had James Shipp from the Recreation & Parks Department present on the new batting cages project. We hope to help with some of the labor on this project and will have more information when it becomes available.
This last meeting, we wished our two exchange students from Australia, Phoebe and Cate all the best as they head back to Australia. For our program, Phoebe and Cate shared about life and culture in Australia.

Highlights from yesterday’s meeting, as Carson Wingfield from the Plumas County Sheriff presented disaster preparedness. 

Although Jim “Power to the People” might get his pic on the wall for ringing the Salvation Army bell at the post office 😉 (although many thanks to those who have volunteered to ring).




Quincy Rotary float during the Sparkle Parade. GREAT job everyone!!
Rotary Foundation Information
As Foundation Chair, I wanted to take this opportunity to perhaps clarify and educate our newest members about how our Club relates to The Rotary Foundation.  The Foundation encourages all Clubs to work towards having each member contribute at least $100 to the Foundation Annual Fund.  This fund is what does the bulk of the work for the Foundation, both locally and around the world.  Our Club has almost all members that contribute $100 annually. 
A second way that our Club relates to the Foundation is with regard to Rotary International's effort to eliminate polio throughout the world.  This has been a 30 year effort that is almost there.  This effort is not funded with the Annual Fund contributions mentioned above. Each Club is encouraged to contribute $2,000 annually toward this effort. Our annual contribution is funded from three sources: Donations received from the public at our annual solicitation at Plumas County's Drive-Thru Flu Clinic, our weekly 50/50 raffle and our monthly wine raffle. We need for each of those sources to do their share of the work in order for us to meet our $2,000 goal.  Please buy 50/50 and wine raffle tickets each week!
Highlights from last week’s meeting with keynote speaker Greg Williams from Sierra Buttes Trail Stewards, Rick Foster and John DeSelle’s Paul Harris Plus One Pins, and receiving funds. See you at Noon on Monday in the Mineral Building.
Highway Cleanup
The Rotary Club of Quincy was out this morning cleaning up our highways. One team took the Lee Summit section and another team took the Indian Hill section.
Mixer at Pioneer RV Park
Thanks to all who came and to Wes and Diane for the wonderful hospitality 
Plumas Bank President and CEO, Andy Ryback giving a presentation about community banks at last week’s lunch meeting.
Tim and Pete installing the new book box at the Quincy Natural Foods Co-Op.

Board Meeting Minutes

July 26, 2018
Rick Leonhardt, Richard Stockton, Brenda Roccucci, Mike Summerfield, John Breaux, Andrew Davis, Wes Sanders, Doug Ely, Bob Edwards
John DeSelle, Pete Hochrein, Karen Klevin
Next meeting:
1.    Secretary Report – Mike Summerfield
Mike Reported that the overall attendance for Richard’s year of presidency was at 79.61%. He also received billings from District Club invoice for membership in the amount of $2,177.67 which he gave to John Breaux for payment.  He also provided a list of fines Rick assessed at the last meeting totaling $400.00.
2.    Treasure Report – John Breaux
John provided a P & L showing all income and expenses for last year, he would like to get together with Rick and propose changes to the look and feel of the current P&L, Brenda and Richard both offered to be available and attend that meeting.  John mentioned that he is creating a new check request form to be used it will include an area to designate what budget line item to debit the funds from.  Brenda reported that all accounts at Plumas Bank have been updated with the correct signers.  Richard presented a receipt for the pizza lunch provided at the walk out meeting, the board decided to reimburse Richard and give a credit to all members for that meal. Brenda asked John if he had made out the check to the Quincy Little League for $250 as approved by the Board on 7-16-18, John said it may be in the stack of checks he signed today but would double check and deliver it to Plumas Bank for deposit into the account set up for Quincy Little League.  Rick updated us on the Captain Carl $5,000 donation that has been earmarked for the Fairgrounds project:  Orin and Rick performed a walkthrough of the pig barn, we will be replacing all outer pig panels, the interior pen panels have water and electrical which would be too costly to replace at this time.  Rick contacted a company his family has used for years out of Fallen, they gave an estimate between $4,000-$5,000 for the pens.  Keven Moore and Oran Morrison have offered to do the electrical work at no cost to the club.
3.    Membership Report – Doug Ely
Doug reported we held a fireside chat with Melodie Bennett today prior to the board meeting, she will be inducted into Rotary on August 5thand Brenda will be presented with a sponsor pen. New member search: Andy brought a potential new member to this week’s meeting Rick Whitsell; Johnny is looking someone at Waste Management, Brenda spoke with Carson Wingfield who said he would come to a meeting with her; there was mention of the new CHP Commander and Barbara Drake from the USFS.
4.    Community Service – Wes Sanders
Wes reported that we had 17 club members attending the community supper, although community attendance was down to 80 people, they were able to enjoy 2ndand 3rdhelpings dinner.  We received a thank you card from Larry Potter which Rick will pass around at the next meeting.  It was discussed that there is not enough time to put together a Rotary float for the parade, but we do want to have one in the sparkle parade the 1stFriday in December.  Rick mentioned that he already has a trailer and generator and Wes has lots of lights. We discussed possibly this spring looking at updating the bleachers, or lack thereof at Rotary Field for Little League. Rick commented that he would like to others have asked and he agrees that Rotary needs to do more projects that are visible to the community.
5.    Youth Services – Brenda Roccucci
Brenda reported that the RYLA camp went very well for the three students we sent; Aaron Crews, Lucas Ryan and Renee Harding all wrote very heartfelt thank you letters to Rotary thanking us for sending them to such a meaningful camp. Brenda will present these letters at the next meeting.  We will be asking these three participants to come to a Rotary meeting and share their experience with us.  It was asked what the procedures are for students to receive their scholarship monies, Rick will check into this and let Brenda know.
6.    Rotary Foundation – John DeSelle
John was absent, no report available.
7.     Public Relations – Andrew Davis
Andrew discussed the need for everyone to share Rotary posts and phots so that more and more people are aware of our club.
8.    Club Service – Karen Kleven
Karen was absent
Other Matters:
We received letters from the students attending RYLA, Brenda will pass around at the next meeting. Pete has ordered the outside Library/Book Exchange kit to build and will let us know once it has been installed.
Meeting adjourned 5:10 pm
Minutes submitted by:
Brenda Roccucci
Quincy Rotarians and their guests assembled under the Rotary Pavillion at Pioneer Park to share a meal and learn about the new very popular sports court from Central Plumas Recreation and Park District General Manager, James "Tug" Shipp.
Quincy Rotary finished Painting the Quincy Q Saturday morning.  We had our own paparazzi taking to the air to catch a picture of the President actually working.
This time it is the Rotary Bell that is working.... Unlike our esteemed President.
Community Supper.
Quincy Rotary hosted the community supper last Wednesday.  Fun was had by All.
Tuesday Evening 5/15/18 Quincy Rotary held a Business/Social Mixer at the newly remodeled Edward Jones office at 230 Main St, Quincy. Congratulations to Financial Advisor Aaron Lohn and his office manager Cathy Newton. The remodel turned out great and is a great addition to Main St Quincy. They are now open for business. So stop in and say Hi.

Board Meeting Minutes from

May 17, 2018



Richard Stockton, Johnny Mansell, Rick Leonhardt, Brenda Roccucci, Wes Sanders, Pete Hochrien, Mike Summerfield, Doug Ely, Bob Edwards, Ray Lewis


John Breaux, Kory Felker, John DeSelle, Sarah Richards, Karen Kleven



Next meeting:

June 28, 2018 @ 4pm at Plumas Bank-Lindan Avenue, upstairs board room

  1. Secretary Report – Mike Summerfield

Attendance Report, we are doing great averaging about 80% in attendance each week, fines are doing very well right where we should be.  Mike will not be at Monday’s meeting and asked Brenda if she would complete attendance and fine, she agreed.

  1. Treasure Report – John Breaux

No report, John was absent, we did however discuss updating the signers on the Checking account; Brenda said that she would review to see who is currently a signer and be sure to change it to President, President Elect and Secretary.

  1. Membership Report – Rick Leonhardt

President Elect Rick discussed his new board members and introduced Doug Ely as his replacement as the membership chair, Wes Sanders as Community Service and a discussion was held that the upcoming PE needs to be a part of the board, Rick will ask Karen Kleven if she will take on Club Service.  Secretary, Treasurer, Youth Services, Foundation, Public Relations remain the same for next year.  Discussed potential new members Daniel Lovato USFS, Carson Wingfield and Melodie Bennett whom Brenda is hoping will join her as a Co-Chair to Youth Services.

  1. Community Service – Kory Felker

No report, Kory was absent, Wes Sanders will be taking over for Kory in July, we did discuss the possibility of a work project at the Sierra House to assist in tearing down a room.

  1. Youth Services – Brenda Roccucci

QHS Sober Grad 2018 approached the club for a $500 donation, Brenda made mention of how important this program is to our youth and after putting on Sober Grad herself, how important these donations are.  Brenda made a motion to approve the $500 donation, Mike Summerfield seconded it and the board approved; Brenda and Mike Flanigan have been working on the scholarship applications and Brenda announced who the recipients will be at awards night on 6/7/18 – Mike Flanigan will be making these presentation at QHS, for the 3 $750 scholarships and 1 for FRC for $3,000, ($1,500 each year for two years).  Johnny is working on the District Scholarship that Miles Cunan has applied for.  RYLA and REGL sign ups have been going very slow and need to be completed prior to school being out.  Brenda is working with QHS to get the students registered for both camps.

  1. Rotary Foundation – John DeSelle

No report, John was absent, we did discuss that John is getting very close to finalizing the details for a new Kiosk at the summit of Bucks Lake for the Wilbur Vaughn donation.  In addition, we approved that the club will be donating $750 to the Kellerman Africa project.  We discussed the budgeted donation of $500 to Cathy Fitzgerald and her Africa project; Brenda made a motion to increase this donation to $750, this was seconded by Mike Summerfield and board approved, we will present this check to Cathy at the June 4th meeting when she gives us an updated on her work.

  1. Public Relations – Sarah Richards

No report, Sarah was absent

  1. Club Service – Doug Prouty

No report, Doug was absent, we did discuss the need to research and purchase a new projector, Richard asked Johnny to research the costs involved.  In addition, we discussed a social/business mixer at West End Theatre for Quintopia, Johnny was going to make contact for this.

Other Matters:

Discussed purchasing a plant from Gray’s prior to social events at new businesses, the board approved spending $35 for each plant and Brenda offered to take this on, but asked that enough notice of an event be given to ensure being able to order it.

The board discussed areas that we could use the $5,000 donation from Captain Carl, after discussing several options, Johnny made a motion to add this money to Rick Leonhardt’s Presidential project of updating the 4H Pig Barn and Beef Barns.  Brenda seconded this motion and the board approved.  Rick is in the process of obtaining a grant and monies from the other clubs in the Plumas Sierra communities to add to this very large and well needed project.  This is a great joint venture with the other clubs since all clubs have children that participate in 4H; we will be working with the fairgrounds, a local contractor and electrician to complete this project.  There will be some sort of plaque/bench etc. identifying all those who donated to complete this project.

Pete thanked Wes and Brenda for their donations to the Area 2 Raffle Basket for District on May 18th.

Richard reminded that he still needs information on what Rotary does for our trifold brochures, Brenda turned in hers for Youth, we still need the information for Membership, Community Service, Foundation and Club Service.

Lastly, we discussed the planting of 48 local trees, as requested by Rotary International, Richard has the cost from Gray’s Flower Garden and will be looking for ideas on where/when to plant trees.

Meeting adjourned 5:03pm

Minutes submitted by:

Brenda Roccucci

Quincy Star Follies

At yesterday’s lunch meeting, Quincy Rotary was treated to a preview of this year’s Quincy Star Follies. Many thanks to Lisa Kelly and her crew for all of their work in putting this show together each year as a fundraiser for the Feather River College Foundation!! 

Shows are at 6:00pm and 8:15pm in Serpilio Hall at the Fairgrounds and you can get your tickets at Quincy Provisions or Moon’s Restaurant. Several of our Rotarians will be in the show too!!

Area Speech and Music Contests

Miles and Sylvia at the Area 2 Speech and Music Contest held at the Loyalton Museum on April 14, 2018. They both took 2nd last year at the District Conference. They will do great this year.


Daniel Lovato and Leanne Schramel give Quincy Rotary an update on the US Forest Service activities in our area.


We welcomed two new members, Ray Lewis, far left, and Todd Aylward, far right, pictured with current president Richard Stockton and president elect Rick Leonhardt. Welcome
It was an ENTHRALLING fireside for Ray and Todd, despite that they still joined.  Great attendance by Rotary members........ maybe because it counted as a make-up.
Speech and Music Contests
On Monday, March 19, Quincy Rotary hosted our annual music contest. Thanks to all our participants, Sylvia, Emily, Jacek, Kristina, and Tristan, as well as Johnene for accompying on piano and Suzan for her work in coordinating the contest. Congratulations Sylvia on winning and moving onto the area contest.
Today we hosted the local Rotary Speech Contest. The theme this year is How am I Making a Difference? First place went to Miles Rubalcava-Cunan winning $250(far right). He will move on to compete in the Area Level competition to be hosted by the Loyalton Club on April 14. Second place was won by Ben Hoffman who received $175 (second from left). Both young men are seniors at Quincy High School. Congratulations to both for a job well done!


Thank you all for supporting the Quincy Rotarian’s 7th Annual 50/50 raffle. Congratulations to our winners....

1st - Nancy Gambell (pictured with Richard Stockon), $2,500 - sold by her best friend at least now Pete Hochrien 
2nd - Austin Prouty, $1,500 - sold by proud Papa Doug Prouty
3rd - Mike & Kathy Beatty, $1,000 - sold by what a great son Darren Beatty
4th - David Adrian, $500 - sold by none other than himself David Adrian
5th - Sammy Ramires, $250 - sold by Mother in Law to be Karen Pierson
6th - Tina Mannies/Rylie Butts, $250 - donated to them by our generous Aly Kinne
7th - Walt & Susie Steuben, $250 - sold by their amazing Pastor/friend Andrew Davis

Board Meeting Notes 12-21-17




  • Felker
  • Stockton
  • DeSelle
  • Mansell
  • Richards
  • Ryback
  • Summerfield
  • Leonhardt, R.

Public Relations:

  • Sarah Richards is requesting some help taking photos for Facebook posts, etc. – at meetings that she’s unable to attend.  


  • Richard Stock with follow up with Jimmy LaPlante.
  • Kory Felker agreed to follow up with Carson Wingfield
  • Other potential new members: the new high school Principal and David Arsenault
  • Rick Leonhardt is looking next year’s Membership Chair, and he intends to approach Doug Prouty as to his interest level.   


  • John DeSelle says we’re on pace to meet our $2,000 Polio Plus goal this year.  
  • John DeSelle is also working on a project involving the Kellerman Foundation and some medical supplies in Uganda.  

Club Service:

  • Richard Stockton wants approach the membership about our club’s “marble raffle drawing”, and the membership’s thoughts on if it’s an issue for guests to participate in that drawing or not.
Get in the holiday spirit with Rotary at the Holiday lunch Meeting December 18th.
Rotary Social Mixer.
Just a reminder don't miss the Social Mixer at 5:15 p.m. next Wednesday 12/6 for Feather River Outdoors and Barn Owl Books at 373 Main Street Quincy.

It’s time for our annual dictionary give away. Every year we gift the Quincy 3rd graders their own student dictionary, because knowledge truly is power! Big thanks to Rotarians Brenda Chance-Roccucci, Doug Ely, Darren Beatty, Rick Foster, and Sarah Richards for helping out this year!



Congratulations Quincy Rotary!! Quincy Rotary applied for $2000 matching District Rotary Foundation Grant for the support of the Quincy Jr/Sr High School Greenhouse Garden Project. The Grant application was approved. Quincy Rotary President Richard Stockton is accepting the $2000 check from Assistant District Governor Pete Hochrein. Quincy Rotary will be matching the $2000 Grant for a total contribution of $4000.

Rotary Board Meeting notes

11-16-17 meeting

Secretary Report:

  • Attendance at this Board Meeting
  • Mansell
  • Roccucci
  • DeSelle
  • Leonhardt, R.
  • Ely
  • Prouty
  • Edwards
  • Kinne
  • Stockton
  • Felker
  • Hochrein



  • Doug Ely agreed to be Rick Leonhard’s Co-chair for Membership.
  • Kory mentioned that Josh MacLean is not interested in joining at this time.  
  • Amy Carey has expressed interest in joining.


Youth Services: 

  • Aly is considering being Brenda’s Co-chair.
  • Johnny agreed to head up the 50/50 Raffle.
  • Proposed upcoming program dates – 2/12/18=Raffle Party (Evening Meeting), 3/5/18=Speech Contest (lunch meeting), 3/19/18=Music Contest (evening meeting).



  • The Board decided to bill the other Area 2 Rotary clubs $100 each for the cost of putting on the Foundation Dinner
  • Area 2 raised $347 to contribute to “TRF”.

Other Matters:

  • John DeSelle is working with PCTA to construct a kiosk at Bucks Lake Summit using Wilbur Vaughn’s money that he donated to our club thru his Trust.

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Club Service
Community Service
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Rotary Foundation
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Past President
Dr. Jeff Kepple
Mar 25, 2019
Sierra Nevada Conservation and Wilderness Medicine Conference
Ryan Tompkins
Apr 01, 2019
The Role of Fire: Forestry and Prescribed Burning
Maggie Guzman, PGE
Apr 08, 2019
PGE energy efficiency programs
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Richard Stockton
    March 15
  • Siegfried Fiolka
    March 29
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Michelle Ryback
    March 24
Join Date:
  • Doug Prouty
    March 21, 2011
    8 years
  • John Sheehan
    March 21, 2011
    8 years
  • Kory Felker
    March 23, 2007
    12 years
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