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Rotary Club of Grass Valley

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:15 PM
Wild Eye Pub
535 Mill Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945-4788
United States of America
Currently the club is meeting online through ZOOM. Password required. Please contact gvrotary@gmail.com if you wish to join as a guest.
Upcoming Events
Club Leadership, Directors and Committee Chairs
President
President Elect
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Executive Secretary
Executive Treasurer
Director Year 1
Director Year 1
Director Year 1
Director Year 2
Director Year 2
Director Year 2
Club Service Chair
Community Service Chair
Vocational Services Chair
Youth Services Chair
International Service Chair
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Rotary Foundation
Rotary Foundation
Membership
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
 
Additional information about our club and what we do is in the club brochure.  
 
Be a part of Rotary and join us in "Service Above Self"
Business Directory
2018-2019 Edition
January, 2019 
District 5190, Area 4
 
Deadline for Ticket Purchase
Sunday, October 24th
 
 
If you cannot attend, you can also help The Rotary Club of Grass Valley support community youth programs with a donation at:
 
Home Page Stories
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.
Click on the following to view the photo album.
 
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.
 
On April 8, 2020 a group of Grass Valley Rotarians came together for a Social Event in the Time of Covid19.  There were 16 to 20 participants joining together mostly by Zoom Video and a few on audio only.  It was a great gathering from remote locations and was enjoyed by all.
 
Rotary Club of Grass Valley members shown in photo are Kathleen Shaffer, Diana Hendry, Marcia Sanders and Larry Faller.  Representing the Food Bank of Nevada County is Nicole McNeely-Director Food Bank of Nevada County.
 
The Rotary Speech Contest was held on March 17, 2020.  There were five contestants in this event.  All of the contestants gave superb speeches.  I would have hated to be a judge in this contest.
 
Click on the following to view a photo album of this event.
 
 
Thomas Ingram - State Senator was the first President of the Rotary Club of  Grass Valley and
his Great Granddaughter Patti Ingram was the 80th President of the Rotary Club of Grass Valley!
 
 
On February 1st the Rotary Club of Grass Valley held their annual Casino Night with 1920's theme "Speakeasy"
This event was a fabulous success and was enjoyed by all.  Congratulations are in order for all of the volunteers and Casino Night committee that made this happen.
 
Enjoy the following photo album..           
 
 
The Rotary Club of Grass Valley was officially admitted to membership in Rotary International by the Board of Directors of R. I. on March 16, 1925. The club was granted Charter No. 1938 and became an official member club in Rotary International.  In 1925 the population of Grass Valley was +/- 4,000. 
 
The unemployment rate in 1925 was 3.2%.  Other notable events in 1925 were Benito Mussolini declaring dictatorship in Italy, Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes the first woman governor in the U.S. (Wyoming), tornado struck Missouri, Illinois and Indiana killing 689 people, John T. Scopes arrested for teaching evolution, Calvin Coolidge was inaugurated and was the first president to have his address broadcast on radio, 
Also Al Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket and the Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series.
 
Click on the following links for detailed history of the Rotary Club of Grass Valley.
 
 
Club History 1954 - 1984                             Club History 1985 - 2015
 
 
On February 10th, 2020 The Rotary Club of Grass Valley honored Students of the Month from Lyman Gilmore Middle School.  The students from the left are Ruby Ehrlich 6th Grade, Taylor Browning 5th Grade, Raven Weikle 8th Grade, Sadie Anderson P.E. and Aiden Steinbach 7th Grade.  Standing back are Patrick Brose Principal of Lyman Gilmore and Marcia Salter President of Rotary Club of Grass Valley.
Rotary International News
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BTS’ Jimin donates 100 million Korean won to eradicate polio

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Website Sponsors
Speakers
Club Evening Social
Oct 25, 2021 5:15 PM
Wild Eye Pub
Cecilia Babkirk
Nov 01, 2021 12:15 PM
International Rotary Experiences
Bill Tobin
Nov 08, 2021
Shelter Box Program

District 5190

Club of The Year

2017-2018

Speakers     

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
 
Select the following links for more information:
 
Sponsor of Rotary Gold Country Challenge
Speakers
Club Evening Social
Oct 25, 2021 5:15 PM
Wild Eye Pub
Cecilia Babkirk
Nov 01, 2021 12:15 PM
International Rotary Experiences
Bill Tobin
Nov 08, 2021
Shelter Box Program
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Wyn Spiller
    October 14
  • Pat Ward
    October 15
  • Lee Osnas
    October 25
  • Andrea Eggleton
    October 29
  • Ed Pinto
    October 30
Anniversaries:
  • Lisa Swarthout
    Chris Therrien
    October 1
  • Rich Keene
    Nicole Keene
    October 4
 
Rotary International News
Kiwanis Lions Optimist Rotary join for week of service to Celebrate Community

Kiwanis, Lions, Optimist, Rotary, join for week of service to Celebrate CommunityEVANSTON, ILL.: October 7, 2021 – Celebrate Community, a joint initiative of the four major volunteer service organizations, will launch

The Best Chance to Eradicate Polio is Now

World Health Organization’s polio chief, Aidan O’Leary explains why now is our best chance to eradicate polio.

Join us for Rotary’s World Polio Day Online Global Update

Join us for Rotary’s World Polio Day Online Global Update Rotary International14-October-2019  Mark your calendar to join us on 24 October 2019, for Rotary’s World Polio Day

RI President-elect Jennifer Jones announces Rotary’s $97 million pledge for sustainable projects during Global Citizen Live

The star-studded global event rallied people to take action on some of the world’s most urgent problems.

BTS’ Jimin donates 100 million Korean won to eradicate polio

BTS’ Jimin donates 100 million Korean won to eradicate polioSEOUL, South Korea: Sept. 23, 2021 – Jimin, a member of K-pop boy band BTS, is supporting the eradication of polio, a devastating vaccine-preventable disease