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On June 11th the Rotary Gold Country Challenge bicycle event occurred.  This event would not have been successful without the support of our Rotary community and our many volunteers.  Many volunteers
are not included in the photo album as they worked before or after the event or just happened to be out of range of the camera.  Thank you all!
 
Congratulations Rotary Club of Grass Valley.  Thanks for your support of ShelterBox's efforts to help the people of Ukraine.
 
 
The Five Rotary Clubs participated in the first Lithium Battery and Electronic Waste recycling program on April 2nd, 2022.  It was well organized.  Put out the word to everyone you know to come to the next event.
 
The Rotary Club of Grass Valley had a social event on April 2nd at Prosperity Bowling.  The team bowled well ... Well there were a few gutter balls but Don did well.  Andrew and Monica brought their son to the event and he was a huge distraction for at least half of the team.  That certainly accounted for my gutter balls.
 
The Rotary Club of Grass Valley completed clean up service at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on February 19, 2022. The Rotary at Work Day included sawing up fallen trees, cleaning up fallen branches and pine needles.
 
Click on Rotary at Work to view photo album
 
This is the Grass Valley Rotary President's Project and the objective is to create an Environmental Garden at Lyman Gilmore Middle School. It will feature a butterfly garden and a bee pollinator, both of which are endangered species.  Rotary has added the Environment as an area of focus, and this project is in support of that endeavor.
The project is funded by a grant from the club which enabled us to add other enhancements to the garden which include planter boxes, a trellis, hanging fruits and handicap access.
Rotarians and Lyman Gilmore students kicked off the project by building planter boxes.
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Grass Valley celebrated the end of 2021 with a gala Christmas Party on December 17th at the Horsemens Lodge.  I for one am glad to see the end of 2021 and I heard a rumor there might be some in person meetings in 2022.
 
Click on Christmas Party to view the photo album of the event.
On the evening of September 27th, The Rotary Club of Grass Valley met at the Wild Eye Pub for a Rotary Social Event.  This was a great opportunity for members to get together in person and was enjoyed by all.
On September 27th, Jeanne Molineaux, Kathleen Shaffer, Kathy Egenes and Tim McCall volunteered to work at the Nevada County Food Bank sorting items and placing them in food boxes.
 
On August 28, 2021 the five Rotary Clubs in Area 4 came together for an evening social.  They were entertained by the Auburn Winds Band Ensemble.
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On July 19th Kathleen presented at the meeting overdue (due to Covid) Paul Harris awards to Anita, Seth, Andrew, Scott, Diana, Tim and Bob
Kathleen Shaffer begins her 2021/2022 presidential term with an IN PERSON meeting at the Wild Eye Pub on July 12th, 2021.  Her first official event will be the 4th of July parade where the Rotary Club of Grass Valley members will be riding in the back of Kathy's truck in the parade.
 
Seth Leishman FINALLY makes an in person appearance on the last day of his presidency.
Also he managed to find his bell....
 
Click on the photo album to view all of the photos from the event.
 
Rotary Club members and Hospice of the Foothills - at the Butterfly Memorial Garden  Honoring those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice.
 
The Rotary Club of Grass Valley - Rotary at Work TEAM - showed up at the Salvation Army and painted.  
They moved cabinets, cleared the area, taped and spread floor coverings and painted rooms.
 
On December 19th 2020, Pat Ward, Dave Peeler and Jesse represented the Rotary Club of Grass Valley at the Wreaths Across America Ceremony.
The last picture is a wreath being placed by a Gold Star Mother who lost a son or daughter while on active duty in armed conflict. This wreath represents all members who were POWs or missing in action.  The other wreaths were placed by members of each of the services in memory of the veterans of that service.
(Photos provided by Pat Ward)
 
John Peplowski and Marcia Salter rang the bell for Salvation Army in front of SPD
Larry Faller organized and managed the Rotary Club of Grass Valley bell ringing service for Salvation Army on December 5th and December 12th.  The participating bell ringers were Larry Faller, Kim Zwick, Kathleen Shaffer and husband Bob, Judy Faller, Monty East, Sandra Barrington, Bob Long, Tim McCall and Pat Ward.
Our new President Seth Leishman conducted his first 'ZOOM' meeting on July 6th for the Rotary Year 2020-2021.
Seth takes over from Past President Marcia Salter.  We are looking forward to another great Rotary Club of Grass Valley Year.
 
 
June 22nd -  Last meeting of outgoing President Marcia Salter.  Marcia started her year with a field trip to Curious Forge, with many events to follow including Speakeasy Casino Night, Speech Contest, Community Awards as well as many stimulating speakers.  The last three months she faced leading the Rotary Club of Grass Valley during a Corona Virus Pandemic and a Pandemic induced economic depression.  The Rotary Club began meeting using Zoom starting with an April 8th Zoom Social.  
 
Seth Leishman will begin his Presidential Year with another Zoom meeting in July.
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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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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 November 30th, 2019 Pakistan has had 91 cases reported of Wild Polio Virus.
 
Nigeria - Reported in 2016 -4 cases.  Zero in 2017 and 2018. As of November 30th, 2019 Zero cases reported.
 
Afghanistan - Reported in 2017 -14 cases, 2018 - 21 cases.  As of November 30th, 2019 Afghanistan has reported 21 cases
 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Ed Sylvester
    June 1
  • Kathleen Egenes
    June 6
  • Rich Keene
    June 7
  • Larry McGrath
    June 15
  • Patti Ingram-Spencer
    June 21
  • Joshua Robinson
    June 23
  • Cory Clemons
    June 27
Anniversaries:
  • Steve Spiller
    Wyn Spiller
    June 10
  • Wyn Spiller
    Steve Spiller
    June 10
  • Jon Byerrum
    Holly Hermansen
    June 12
  • Ed Sylvester
    Bernadette
    June 14
  • Vivian Tipton
    Mike Tipton
    June 22
  • Connie Stone
    Michael Keating
    June 23
  • Rod Fivelstad
    Susan
    June 27
  • Susan Fivelstad
    Rod Fivelstad
    June 27
  • Heather Thorpe
    Jim Belluomini
    June 30
 
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Rotary awards its highest recognition to HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales

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The nonprofit Music Mends Minds, launched by Rotary member Carol Rosenstein, provides people with memory loss an opportunity to reconnect through song.

Imagine Melbourne

Join us to Imagine What’s Next at the 2023 Rotary International Convention in Australia

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