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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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2018-2019 Edition
January, 2019 
District 5190, Area 4
 
Halloween Trick or Tri-Tip
 
 
Deadline for Ticket Purchase
Thursday, October 29
 
If you cannot attend, you can also help The Rotary Club of Grass Valley support community youth programs with a donation at:
 
 
For additional information or registration issues contact Patrick Ward at gvrotary@gmail.com  or (530) 913-8756
 
What is the purpose of this event?
The Rotary Club of Grass Valley’s goal is to raise funds to support local youth programs within the schools we sponsor and within the community at large.
 
When is this event taking place?
Saturday, October 31, 2020
 
What Time?
Dinner Pickup between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm
 
Where is this event taking place?
Pick up at:  Lyman Gilmore Middle School 10837 Rough and Ready Hwy, Grass Valley
 
What is the Menu?
Drive-Through Dinner prepared by Bill’s Chuckwagon
  • BBQ Tri-Tip
  • Salad
  • Beans
  • Garlic Bread
Who will benefit from the monies raised from this event?
With your support, the Rotary Club of Grass Valley will to continue to support local youth programs and the schools we sponsor such as Lyman Gilmore Middle School, Rotary Youth Programs, and local scholarships for youth to name a few.
 
COVID Safe Event - Wear Your Mask
 
For additional information contact Patrick Ward at gvrotary@gmail.com  or (530) 913-8756
 

       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.
Home Page Stories
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.
 
The Grass Valley Rotary team (Rod Fivelstad, Judy Bagley, Scott Browne and Connie Stone) won the Tapas and Trivia
fundraising event on Saturday Nov 10. Brilliant Rotarians! !!  We won the AAUW Trivia contest on Saturday at their Tapas and Trivia fundraiser for scholarships for young women. Big Congrats!!
 
On October 5th, Members, Family and Friends of the Rotary Club of Grass Valley and the 49er Breakfast Rotary Club particpated in the Random Acts of Kindness Event at Condon Park. They painted, raked and provided maintenance of facilities at and about the BBQ area.
 
 
 
On September 30th the Rotary Club of Grass Valley welcomes the Lyman Gilmore Students of the Month for September.
Hailey Metzgar - 8th Grade, Layla Carmichael - 5th Grade, Alexis Blakemore - 6th Grade and Jonah Beck - P.E.
 
Avenues of Service - On Saturday September 28, 2019 the District presented the Avenues of Service seminar.  This was a great opportunity to find out what the District can do to help our club achieve it's goals and help us to serve our community.  It was the opportunity to learn new skills, meet representatives from all of the clubs in our district and participate in an invigorating and fun group of Rotarians.  I urge all of you to participate in next years 2020 Avenue of Services.
 
Christian and Becky Sibaja were our hosts at the tour and luncheon at Salvation Army Camp del Oro on August 26, 2019.  The grounds and camp were impressive and the tour and luncheon was enjoyed by all
 
The Rotary Club of Grass Valley was honored on August 19th, 2019 with a visit by District 5190 Governor Randy Van Tassell.  At this meeting he introduced our newest member Cheryl Rellstab.  Also he presented the Quiet Rotarian Award to Fred Claessens and the Making a Difference Award to Diana Hendry.  Jon Peek and Judy Wirkner were presented with the Paul Harris Fellow awards.
Rotary International News
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Contact tracing has been a cornerstone of public health for much of the past century, even before the novel coronavirus.

Major achievement focus of Rotary's World Polio Day event

Rotary’s World Polio Day Online Global Update on 24 October hails this year’s historic achievement in polio eradication.

History: Rotary becomes intercontinental

Rotary HistoryRotary becomes intercontinentalOn 1 August 1912, the Rotary Club of London, Greater London, England, became the first Rotary club in Europe. Although

How Rotary is alleviating the effects of isolation during COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic, members are discovering ways to connect, cope, and care for each other and people in the communities they serve.

For true economic development, women are essential

Here’s why these organizations and their Rotary club partners are supporting local women’s entrepreneurship with financial literacy, small business loans, and one-on-one advisors.

Website Sponsors

District 5190

Club of The Year

2017-2018

    

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:
 
Speakers
Cristan & Rebecca Sibaja
Nov 02, 2020
Update on Salvation Army of Grass Valley Activities and Christmas Season Needs
Sponsor of Rotary Gold Country Challenge
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Wyn Spiller
    October 14
  • Pat Ward
    October 15
  • Lee Osnas
    October 25
Anniversaries:
  • Rich Keene
    Nicole Keene
    October 4
  • Eric Trygg
    Mary Ann
    October 15
  • Chris Walsh
    Hannah Walsh
    October 21
 
Rotary International News
Disease detectives: In a public health crisis, contact tracers are on the case

Contact tracing has been a cornerstone of public health for much of the past century, even before the novel coronavirus.

Major achievement focus of Rotary's World Polio Day event

Rotary’s World Polio Day Online Global Update on 24 October hails this year’s historic achievement in polio eradication.

History: Rotary becomes intercontinental

Rotary HistoryRotary becomes intercontinentalOn 1 August 1912, the Rotary Club of London, Greater London, England, became the first Rotary club in Europe. Although

How Rotary is alleviating the effects of isolation during COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic, members are discovering ways to connect, cope, and care for each other and people in the communities they serve.

For true economic development, women are essential

Here’s why these organizations and their Rotary club partners are supporting local women’s entrepreneurship with financial literacy, small business loans, and one-on-one advisors.