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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
Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Sergeant-at-Arms
Executive Secretary
Executive Treasurer
Director Year 2
Director Year 2
Director Year 1
Director Year 1
Director Year 1
Director Year 2
Community Service
Public Image
Vocational Services
Youth Services
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Membership Chair
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.  
 
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Business Directory
2018-2019 Edition
January, 2019 
District 5190, Area 4
 
Home Page Stories
 
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.
Lyman Gilmore Students of the Month of January were honored by the Rotary Club of Grass Valley.  The students pictured above (from the left) are Arianna Arnold - 7th Grade, Lillyanne Kennedy - 6th Grade, Jacobo Venegas - 5th Grade, Amarah Cox - 8th Grade and Bodey Eelkema - P.E.
Lyman Gilmore School Students of the Month of December were honored by the Rotary Club of Grass Valley.  The students are (from the left) Piper Gammelgard - P.E., Gabriella Goodwin - 8th Grade, Shayla West - 6th Grade, Grahm Lawell - 5th Grade and Caliana Raiche Katt - 7th Grade.
 
On December 2nd the Rotary Club of Grass Valley welcomes the Lyman Gilmore Students of the Month for November.  
The students were Carl DelEra 5th Grade, Oliver Petersen 8th Grade, Oscar Carillo 7th Grade, Hunter Nuttall P.E. and Abigail Berryesa 6th Grade.
The Rotary Club of Grass Valley Christmas Party was enjoyed by all participants.  The party was held on December 6th at the Horseman's Lodge.  Mark your calendars for next December to come to the Christmas Party in December 2020.
 
 
 
On November 18th the Rotary Club of Grass Valley welcomes the Lyman Gilmore Students of the Month for October.  
The students were Nathaniel Minkus 8th Grade, Logan Butler 6th grade, Lydia Franza P.E. and Julian Rex Wallace 5th grade.
 
 
 
The Grass Valley Rotary Club teamed up with the 1849 Brewery to raise money for Polio Prevention on World Polio Day.
Manning the portals are Anita and Don Daniels, Kris Stepanian, Chis Parks and Kathleen Shaffer.
 
On March 9th, 2018 The Rotary Club planted 100 Ponderosa and Douglas Fir Trees in what was know as the big Grass Valley sink hole.  As of November 13, 2019 at least 50 of those trees have survived and are thriving.  This is now part of the recently opened and paved Wolf Creek Trail. It is an easy and beautiful walking trail that connects to the North Star Power House.  Get out and enjoy the Rotary Trees.
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Website Sponsors

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
 
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Sponsor of Rotary Gold Country Challenge
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
  • Becky Sibaja
    June 22
Anniversaries:
  • Steve Spiller
    Wyn Spiller
    June 10
  • Wyn Spiller
    Steve Spiller
    June 10
  • Jon Byerrum
    Holly Hermansen
    June 12
  • Ed Sylvester
    Bernadette
    June 14
  • P. Scott Browne
    P
    June 21
  • Vivian Tipton
    Mike Tipton
    June 22
  • Connie Stone
    Michael Keating
    June 23
  • Seth Leishman
    Tara Leishman
    June 24
  • Rod Fivelstad
    Susan
    June 27
  • Susan Fivelstad
    Rod Fivelstad
    June 27
  • Heather Thorpe
    Jim Belluomini
    June 30
  • Jim Belluomini
    Heather Thorpe
    June 30
 
Rotary International News
Swiss Rotary clubs help young refugees start new lives

The program matches refugees with training to get them settled and fill a need for skilled workers.

Common Ground: Rotary Magazine 2021 Photo Awards

Common Ground: Rotary Magazine 2021 Photo Awards. In a time of separation, our winning photographers used their cameras to make connections.

Rotary members lead effort to transform childbirth care in Mongolia

Julie Dockrill, recipient of Rotary’s People of Action: Champions of Health, led a team of midwives in training health care professionals as part of a comprehensive well-being program that’s saving mothers and babies.

Rotary's rainbow

Fellowship has created a global home for LGBT members and friends

Rotary members in Italy apply expertise to assist in COVID-19 vaccinations

“We Stop COVID” initiative draws on volunteers’ diverse skills to support vaccination campaign in Italy’s Verona region.