Welcome to the Rotary Club of Quincy
President Dwight Pierson was officially relieved of his duties on June 20, but not until after Emcee Jim Boland walked us through some of his previous life's trial and tribulations. Adding to the fun were Rotarians Beth Reid, Sarah Gallagher, Karen Pierson, and guest singer Gloria Boland who sang ballads about Pierson's dysfunctional relationship with his bell. All in good fun of course!
Three scholarship winners from QHS were selected to receive a $500 scholarship. They include Kayla Thackeray, Gaia Nelson, and David Leonhardt. Congratulations to all three of these winners!
Work on the Rotary/Community triangle has begun! On April 23rd, the official Rotary Work Day, ten Rotarians along with two family members, worked vigorously to move and stack rocks to a strategic location. These rocks will later be moved to form a stream bed which will be viewed by passers-by. Rotarians who worked and later enjoyed a donut included: Andy Ryback (along with his two sons), Herschel Beail, John Sheehan, Doug Prouty, Mike Flanagan, Richard Stockton, Dwight Pierson, Sarah Gallagher, Beth Reid, and  Karen Pierson. 
It should be noted that the men worked with shovels, picks, and wheel barrels, leaving the women with only buckets!!
A social was held at Greenhorn Ranch to honor Bob and Mary Edwards with over 50 members and guests in attendance including all three of their children! The Edwards began their insurance business in Quincy in 1960.  Bob became a member of the Quincy Rotary Club in 1961 and has had perfect attendance for over 51 years. Bob served Rotary in many roles including President, Rotary Foundation Chair, and many leadership roles with Rotary Youth Exchange and Rotary District 5190. The Edwards are known for their commitment to Quincy.  Bob was active in the Quincy Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Board of Trustees for the Plumas County Museum, Feather River College Foundation and the Plumas District Hospital Foundation.  Mary Edwards has also devoted endless hours volunteering including ongoing leadership with the Bargain Boutique which has a long history of supporting needs for Plumas District Hospital.  Those who know the Edwards will be the first to state that they are a team who has worked tirelessly to support so many.
Six contestants competed for honors in the Annual Music Contest held March 7, 2022. The judges and the audience were impressed with their musical selections and talent. Participants and the organizers are pictured beginning with Rotarian Beth Reid, Fisher Clark (1st place), Connor Pangburn, Quin McMichael, Lilah Washburn (3rd place), Emma Beattley (2nd place), Bobby Barnes, and Rotarian Sarah Gallagher. Others who assisted included judges Angela Elliott, Karen Pierson, and Terry Gallagher as well as Darren Beatty and Jim Boland who served as timers and tabulators. 
The Annual Speech Contest was held during the February 28th regular meeting. The contest was open to all students in grades 9-12 who attend or reside within the Quincy public school and charter school boundaries. The theme for the 2022 District Speech Contest was: " Share with us a time you have served others and how were lives impacted, including your own".  This year's winners are:
1st Place     Kayla Thackeray
2nd Place    Cate Baker
3rd Place     Teagan Lopez-Schrammel
Rotarians Sarah Gallagher and Beth Reid organized the contest. The fist place winner will now advance along with the winners from the Portola, Loyalton, and Greenville clubs. The winner of the area contest will advance to the District 5190 Contest scheduled April 30 at Harrah's Hotel at Lake Tahoe.   
Rotarians from left to right: Doug Ely, Sarah Gallagher, Karen Kleven, Beth Reid, Dwight Pierson, Karen Pierson, and Darren Beatty toasting the winners of the 50/50 Raffle. 
The Quincy Rotary held the drawing of their 10th Annual 50/50 Raffle on Friday evening, February 11, 2022. Rotarians sold 250 tickets, The winners are:
1st Place     $2500   Piper Platt, Truckee, California
2nd Place   $1500   Hershel and Kathy Beal, Quincy
3rd Place    $1000   Mike and Lisa Kelly, Quincy
4th Place    $  500   Mateo Ramirez, Brunswick MD
5th Place    $  250   Nancy Gambell, Quincy
6th Place    $  250   Tim Reid, Penn Valley, California
The remaining proceeds will support Rotary's youth programs including camps for 8th and 11th graders, Speech and Music Contests, dictionaries for 3rd graders, and Kindergarten Reading programs.   
Andy Ryback became a member of the Paul Harris Society through his consistent and generous giving. Foundation Chairman David Windle bestowed this honor on him at our
December meeting. Congratulations Andy!!
Rotarian Jim Boland distributed dictionaries to over seventy 3rd graders at Quincy Elementary -Alder campus with the help of Chris Parent, CHP Commander, and Sergeant Rich Morin. The students went right to work looking up words and were very appreciative.
Twelve proud Rotarians joined in the fun of preparing and serving a delicious lasagna dinner to over 80 community members, including some last minute Feather River College students. Join us in the Spring when we go "round two"! 
President Dwight Pierson presented Lisa Kelly with the Heart of Rotary Award for the 20-21 year. Kelly was instrumental in keeping our club active while we relied on Zoom for our meetings, fund raisers. youth programs, and socialization. Congratulations Lisa for your perseverance and service!
Dr. April Leonardo kept the audience spellbound as she shared her harrowing experiences while preparing for and climbing Mt. Everest . She told stories that required the utmost in patience and a tolerance for suffering. There was even one time when she did not think she would live to tell her story. We are all grateful to April for her courage and willingness to share her story. 
Rotarians Doug Prouty, Pete Hochrein, KarenPierson, Dwight Pierson, Beth Reid, and Fred Surber worked Saturday morning to clean up  Quincy Rotary's section of Highway 70 north of Feather River College. 
Brenda Roccucci was honored in a skit about women's suffrage, It was noted that Quincy Rotary does not have a proportionate number of women members.  
After debating if the weather would be an obstacle to pick up the trash  along Highway 70 in East Quincy, nine energetic Rotarians showed up and completed the task.  Chief Supervisor Fred Surber once again provided outstanding guidance on the areas in need of attention.  The Rotary Club of Quincy has assumed responsibility for several sections of Highway 70 as part of their community service. Rotarians pictured below include: Fred Surber, John Sheehan, Karen Kleven, Herschel Beail, Kory Felker, Dwight Pierson, Karen Pierson, and Andy Ryback. (David Little had to leave early).   
After months of not being present at Quincy Rotary Club meetings, Mr. Felker proudly holds the Rotary Bell.  Shortly after becoming President, Mr. Felker found that the bell had disappeared during his first meeting. Mr. Felker made earnest efforts to locate the Bell throughout the year and recently made an emotional plea for the Bell to return.  The two were reunited though it took a significant donation to the Quincy Polio Fund for that to happen. Mr. Bell is excited to be back at our meetings. 
All President-Elects must survey their members for input in setting goals for next year. Incoming Public Relations Chair Karen Pierson has volunteered to contact every Rotarian personally to hear members responses to the following questions:
What do you enjoy most about being a Rotarian?
What suggestions do you have to improve Quincy Rotary? (meetings, community service, programs, etc.)
What do you want our Rotary Club to do more of in the future?
Which form of communications do you prefer for club news?
     _____Quincy Rotary website
     _____Bulletin (printed or emailed)
     _____Plumas County News (online)
All  responses will remain anonymous. A summary of trends will be shared with the membership. Your input is most appreciated.   
Thank you to all who supported our fund raiser! Congratulations to the winners of the 50/50 Raffle listed below:
First Place        $2500 Plumas Bank Quincy Branch
Second Place   $1500 Plumas Bank Risk Management Team
Third Place      $1000 Seamas and Sierra Gallagher
Fourth Place    $  500 Mathew, Mitchell and Madilyn Leonhardt (Chuck Leonhardt)
Fifth Place       $  250 Nina Martynn
Sixth Place       $  250 Herschel & Kathy Beal
Seventh Place  $  250  Kelby Gardiner  
Winners can pick up their tickets at Plumas Physical Therapy om March 1. 
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Quincy California!
Quincy CA

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:15 PM
Mineral Building Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds
204 Fairgrounds Rd
PO Box 1717
Quincy, CA 95971
United States of America
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Karen Kleven and Cheryl Kolb
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Karen Kleven
    August 7
  • David Little
    August 10
  • Johnny Mansell
    August 12
  • Erik Egide
    August 18
  • JoDee Read
    August 22
  • Moorea Stout
    August 24
  • Kory Felker
    August 26
  • Rick Foster
    August 29
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Tiffany Leonhardt
    August 20
  • David Little
    Shannon Little
    August 3
  • Peter Gallagher
    August 6
  • Todd Aylward
    Jamie Aylward
    August 15
  • Mike Flanigan
    August 17
  • Brenda Roccucci
    Bryan Roccucci
    August 20
  • Stephen Hill
    Ramona Hill
    August 25
Join Date:
  • Bill Elliott
    August 1, 1987
    35 years
  • Dwight Pierson
    August 1, 1996
    26 years
  • Steve King
    August 1, 1992
    30 years
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