October 2017
Board Meeting - All Members Welcome
Oct 19, 2017
4:00pm Plumas Bank
Quincy Rotary Highway Clean UP
Oct 21, 2017
Saturday 9:30am Safeway Parking Lot
Area 2 Foundation Dinner
Oct 23, 2017
Quincy - Mineral Building
Annual County Vaccination Polio Fundraiser
Oct 27, 2017
All Members Please Help - Fairgrounds 10am to 1pm
Monday Night Football
Oct 30, 2017
Pizza Dinner Main St Sports Bar
Leanne Schramel and Daniel Lovato
Nov 06, 2017
USFS - Plumas National Forest
David Hollister
Nov 13, 2017
District Attorney 2017 update
Board Meeting - All Members Welcome
Nov 16, 2017
4:00pm Plumas Bank
Steve Mueller
Jan 22, 2018
Loyalton Co-Gen facility
Upcoming Events
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Dwight Pierson
    October 7
  • Suzan Leonhardt-Mah
    October 11
  • John Sheehan
    October 27
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Judy Ely
    October 8
  • Rhonda
    October 12
  • Rick Leonhardt
    Tiffany Leonhardt
    October 3
  • Jim Boland
    October 14
Join Date:
  • Peter Gallagher
    October 18, 1998
    19 years
  • Johnny Mansell
    October 22, 2012
    5 years
  • Karen Pierson
    October 22, 2012
    5 years
  • Andy Ryback
    October 25, 2010
    7 years
  • Lisa Kelly
    October 27, 2014
    3 years
  • Siegfried Fiolka
    October 28, 2013
    4 years
  • Wes Sanders
    October 28, 2013
    4 years
Club Executives & Directors
Past President
President Elect
Club Service
Community Service
Public Image
Rotary Foundation
Youth Serices

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Quincy California!

Quincy CA

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Mineral Building Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds
204 Fairgrounds Rd
PO Box 1717
Quincy, CA  95971
United States
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Welcome to the Quincy Rotary Club




  • President Stockton asked Secretary Summerfield to order a past president badge for David Little.
  • The Board agreed to grant Lisa Kelly a 3-month leave of absence.
  • The idea of Club group photo was discussed at our upcoming Greenhorn Ranch dinner meeting.  



  • Richard Stockton agreed to talk to Leann Schramel, and invite her to a club meeting.
  • Kory Felker agreed to talk to Josh MacLean from US Bank.
  • The Board will ask Daren Beatty to look within PDH for other potential ideas of possible members.
  • Brenda Roccucci agreed to talk to the new QHS Principal.



  • Brenda Roccucci is still looking for a co-chair for her area of service.
  • Brenda discussed the idea of having a Rotary table at the Back-to-School night.  



  • The Board agreed to reimburse Dwight Pearson $311.00 for materials that he purchased for the Rotary parade float.
  • Kory is targeting 9-23-17 as a possible highway cleanup day.  


  • Terry Ostreich agreed to be John DeSelle’s co-chair in his area of service.
  • John DeSelle plans to implement a weekly “marble-draw” raffle and a monthly wine raffle at our club meetings this year to help achieve our $2,000 annual Foundation contribution goal.

Rotary Board Meeting notes 7-20-17 Board Meeting



  • The board agreed on member meal cost of $20/member for the 7/31/17 BBQ (dinner meeting)
  • The Board agreed to give a donation of $100 to A.C.T.
  • The Board agreed to contract with Tee’s to Go for a new Rotary banner/tablecloth with an approximate cost of $200. 


Membership (potential new members):

  • Rick Leonhardt to check with the hospital CEO
  • Sarah Richards to check with Carson Wingfield
  • Richard Stockton agreed to talk to Lisa Kelly to gather more information and more details about her leave of absence request.


Youth Services:

  • Jim Boland and Sarah Richards offered to assist with the Dictionary project.
  • The Board decided to continue the FRC scholarship program.



  • Terry Ostreich agreed to be John DeSelle’s “Co-chair”.
The Bell Saga Continues.
The Bell and this Chimney survived the fire.
A letter from the Bell.  It seems as if the President Richard will have to bid at least $100 a pound for the Bell.  We will have to see how much the bell weighs.
Pacific Crest Trail
Do you know how many miles the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is? Have you ever wondered how many people hike the PCT every year? Well if you were a member of Quincy Rotary all these questions and more would have been answered on Monday, June 12, 2017. Justin Kooyman is the Northern Sierra Regional Representative of the Pacific Crest Trail Association. Rotarians heard about volunteer opportunities and got some history on the PCT. Check out the Pacific Crest Trail Associationon Facebook or join Quincy Rotary and learn more about the awesome businesses in our community!
Changing of the guard
Newly Past President Johnny Mansell congratulates New President Richard Stockton and presents him the the shoes he has to fill for the upcoming year.  Editors note, they are infant size 3
Past president Mansell being taken away by the authorities to Past President's Jail, the best Jail there is!!
Highway Cleanup
Quincy Rotary did our part Saturday on the highway clean up crew! All of us volunteered to clean both sections of highway adopted by Quincy Rotary and our esteemed president Johnny Mansell completed his final community service hours!
District Music Contest

Congratulations to Quincy Rotary Club music contest winner, Sylvia Wood (center) who placed second in the Rotary District 13 music competition in Reno. She competing with 11 winners from the Reno area, northern Nevada and northeastern California. 

Sixteen year old Sylvia is a Sophomore at Quincy High School. She has been playing piano since she was four, and composing music since she was six. Sylvia played Chopin's Fantaisie Impromptu No. 2 in C# minor (Opus 66) on piano, and two pieces she wrote, Snowstorm, on flute, and Tempest, on piano, for the competition.

First place winner, Sarah MacHarg, in 11th grade at Davidson Academy in Reno, won $1,000 for her performance on piano. Sylvia won $750 for second place, and third place winner, Evan Rashby, a 12th grade student from Nevada City, CA, won $500 for his performance on Alto Sax. Contest funds were generously donated by Jim Annis and his company, The Applied Companies, in honor of his mother, Fannie Annis. Jim is a member of the Reno Centennial Sunset Rotary club and a 4th generation Rotarian.

Golf Tournament
Rotarians check in the almost full field on Quincy Rotary's big golf tourney fundraiser.  Despite the wet and cold everyone had a great time.
Quincy CHP was out in full force fielding two teams this year.  Not pictured are the portable sirens they attached to the carts.
President Johnny came this close to winning the quad.
Quincy Rotary Charter Night.
Rotary celebrated charter night with a great dinner meeting and entertainment by the upcoming FRC play Cabaret.  Esteemed President Johnny gave an oral history lesson of the first charter night May 23rd 1931.  
Notes from the Board meeting on April 20th.  
The board approved a funding request for $300 to go towards the flower pots downtown.  With the $300 donation Quincy Rotary will have a plaque on one of the flower pots.
The board also approved a donation of $250 to go towards the digging in program our speaker talked about at the April 17th meeting.
Quincy Rotary invaded the newly opened Quincy Pharmacy to hold a mixer. Karen Schad, owner of Quincy Pharmacy, was an excellent host and gave us a great tour.
Announcing the winners of the annual 50/50 raffle.
In first place for $2,500 Terri Gallagher
2nd place for $1,500 Danny Mae Mansell
3rd place for $1,000 Cal Sierra Title Chester
4th place for $500 Charlotte Smith
5th place for $250 Ed Cammack
6th place for $250 Meghan Daun
7th place for $250 Seamas and Sierra Gallagher.
This past Wednesday Quincy Rotary hosted the community supper at the Methodist Church.  The menu included Lasagna, Caesar Salad, and French bread.  The attendance for the dinner was guestimated at 1 -1.5 million people.
Quincy Rotary cooks some good Chili
Quincy Rotary took home the judges choice at the Groundhog festival this past saturday.  Rotarian Brenda Roccucci took her husbands chili recipe added her own twist and brought home the prize.
Welcome Back Rotary,
After a month hiatus due to holiday and weather we are back better than ever.
Couple of Key dates ahead.
February 1st we will host Community Supper.
February 4th is the Ground hog festival and Quincy Rotary will be entering the Chili Contest.  Rotarians looking to sell their raffle tickets should come on down and enjoy the festivities and sell some tickets!!
Rotarians come out on Christmas Eve to deliver holiday meals.
Rotary Dictionary Project
Rotarians Sarah Richards, Fred Surber, and Jim Boland hand out Dictionarys to local Students.
It is that time a year again.  With the holiday season upon us we will once again be delivering Holiday meals.  For Thanksgiving we will be delivering meals this Wednesday meeting at safeway at 3:00.
Business Mixer December 1st
Quincy Rotary will be holding a Business Mixer at Ropers on December 1st at 5:00.  We hope to see a bunch of Rotarians there supported the local business.
Foundation Dinner on Thursday October 20th.
The Area foundation dinner is set for October 20th and Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch.  Come join in on fellowship, food, and libations.  We will have a dynamic speaker and some fun.
Quincy Rotary Goes Country
Quincy Rotary visited Greenhorn Guest Ranch for Dinner and Dancing the Evening of September 19th.
Highway Cleanup
We had a full group of Rotarians for the last highway cleanup of the year.  We conquered two stretches of highway and left it so clean you could eat off of it.
Fair Parade.
Rotarian Dwight Pierson represents Quincy Rotary in the Fair Parade.
Rotarian Dwight Pierson Cruising down Main Street during the fair parade.  (Not Pictured, the rest of the Rotarians in the parade that were pushing the old truck)
Highway Cleanup
Eight Rotarians showed up Saturday July 23rd to clean our newest section of Highway.  We spent two hours getting it clean enough to eat off of.  Only one rotarian had to be there due to mandatory community service.
Our highway clean up leader Fred Surber makes a couple new friends.
Rotary Hosts Community Supper
Rotarians pose for a photo op at the Community Supper on July 13th.  Rotarians Dished up Chicken Caesar Salad with French Bread and Watermelon.
Rotarians Doug, Rick, and Kory showing off their fancy aprons.  Looks like the aprons shrunk in the wash.
Rotary Scholarships
"Rotarian of the year" Mike Flanigan presents the scholarships at Quincy High School.
This year Mike presented three $750 academic scholarships to Maya Belsher-Howe, Jennifer Mathis, and Rachel Hannah.
The big $3,000 FRC scholarship went to D.J. Davis.
D.J. Davis receives his scholarship to FRC
Rotary has been many things, to many people,
in the last 111 years. Through Rotary, our
members have found friends, community, and
a sense of purpose; we’ve forged connections,
advanced our careers, and had incredible
experiences we couldn’t have had anywhere else.
Every week, in more than 34,000 clubs around
the world, Rotarians come together to talk, laugh,
and share ideas. But above all, we come together
for one, overriding goal: service.
Service to humanity has been the cornerstone
of Rotary since its earliest days, and has been its
main purpose ever since. I believe that there is
no better path to meaningful service today than
Rotary membership; and no organization better
placed to make a real and positive difference in
our world. No other organization so effectively
brings together committed, capable professionals
in a wide variety of fields, and enables them to
achieve ambitious goals. Through Rotary, we have
the capacity, the network, and the knowledge to
change the world: the only limits are the ones
we place on ourselves.
Today, our organization is at a critical point:
a historic juncture that will determine, in so
many ways, what comes next. Together, we have
provided extraordinary service to our world;
tomorrow, our world will depend on us to do even
more. Now is the time to capitalize on our success:
as we complete the eradication of polio, and
catapult Rotary forward, with determination and
enthusiasm, to be an even greater force for good
in the world.
Of the many lessons polio eradication has taught
us, one of the most important is also one of the
simplest: that if we want to bring all of Rotary
forward, we’ve all got to be moving in the same
direction. Continuity of leadership, at the club,
district, and RI level, is the only way we will
flourish, and achieve our full potential. It is not
enough simply to bring in new members and
form new clubs: our goal is not more Rotarians,
but more Rotarians who can achieve more good
Rotary work, and will become the Rotary leaders
of tomorrow.
Near the end of his life, reflecting on the path
that brought him to Rotary, Paul Harris wrote:
“Individual effort may be turned to individual
needs, but combined effort should be dedicated
to the service of mankind. The power of combined
effort knows no limitation.” He could hardly have
imagined then that one day, more than 1.2 million
Rotarians would be combining their efforts,
and, through our Rotary Foundation, their
resources, to serve humanity together. And we
can only imagine what great deeds Paul Harris
would have expected of such a Rotary! It is our
responsibility to achieve those deeds; as it is
our privilege to carry forth the tradition of
Rotary Serving Humanity.
John Germ
President, Rotary International, 2016-17
May 9th
Rotarian Fred presents President David, who works at Sierra Pacific, with the litter award for SPI trash picked up along our new section of highway.
Guest speaker Melinda Rother from the Plumas County Election Office spoke about the upcoming elections.  No matter how much alcohol we piled in front of her she would still only allow registered breathing Rotarians one vote each.
Plumas County's Office of Education
Our guest speakers for the meeting last monday were from Plumas County's Office of Education and Plumas Unified School District.  They briefed Rotarians on the challenges and opportunities.
Gearing up for the Golf Tournament on May 14th.  Rotarians Taborski and King look on as Rotarian Wood drains a long putt.
Rotarian Windle decides he should stick to his day job as he missed all three putts.
Music Contest
Music Contest Organizer Rotarian Suzan Leonhardt-Mah stands with the Music Contest Contestants. The contestants were Kryshina Oravetz, Emily Walmer, Miles Rubalcava-Cunan, Sylvia Wood, Benjamin Heaney, and Jacek Van Pelt.  The winner was Emily Walmer who played the Piano.  Emily will move on to the Area Competition.
The President Elects upcoming service project.
President Elect Johnny poses for a photo taken April 1st to highlight his Service project for his Presidency.