The Weekly Bulletin of the
Rotary Club of Penn Valley
April 2, 2019
Member Responsibilities
April 2:
Greeter: Pat Swope
Pledge: Gene Vander Plaats
Invocation: DeeDee Vierra
4 Way Test: David Walker
April 9:
Greeter: Cheryl Wallace
Pledge: Darleen Won-Golder
Invocation: Hank Weston
4 Way Test: Pam Yazell
Mark's ReMarks
President’s Message
Hi Everyone,
If you missed the Area 4 High School Music Contest on Wednesday, 27 Mar 2019, you missed out on a real treat as 11 contestants displayed some amazing musical talent.  In my estimation, the contest was very close and very enjoyable. For me, seeing youth at their best is always very enjoyable and rewarding.  It adds a little faith in the future of our area.
Well the first week of April is upon us and full of opportunities for our club.
2 April Tuesday, our noon Luncheon - remember the lunch price is going up today - $15.00
4 April Thursday, 11:30 am Area 4 Speech contest and lunch GV Methodist Church - Lunch $16 - Be sure to sign up
6 April Saturday, 8 am District 5190 Club Leadership Assembly, Nugget, Reno, register on the District 5190 website
7 April Sunday, 6:30 am, annual Joanie Bumpus Daffodil Run, WGP
On Tuesday, we may have an opportunity to present a Paul Harris Award to one of our members.  See you on Tuesday, 2 April 2019, noon at Player’s Pizza.
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Area 4 Speech Contest Finals
The Rotary Area 4 Speech Contest Finals will be held on Thursday, April 4, United Methodist Church, 236 Church St. Grass Valley. Please arrive at 11:30 so that we are ready to start at noon. Remember that parking can be tricky. The lunch will be $16.  Enjoy meeting Rotarians from our area clubs and hear some fantastic speeches from our youth contestants. Need a ride, please connect with a club member at Tuesday's meeting.
Weekly Lunch Price Goes Up
Last week our club voted to approve a price hike to our weekly lunches, from $12 to $15. The price hike will start April 2. This will cover lunch expenses for speakers and club guests.
News From Pedro Spegorin - Our Brazilian Exchange Student 2014-2015
Pedro sent an email to the McDonald Family this past week. He is doing fine, finishing college and thinking of his future. He is considering attending an American university for his MBA. Lucky for him Cameron McDonald has been attending the Business School at UCDavis and was able to give him a good deal of information. Pedro wanted to be remembered to all of the club - he holds many great memories of his home away from home, Penn Valley Rotary. 
Distinguished Citizen Dinner - Honoring Hank Weston
Special thanks to Hank Weston for being Penn Valley Rotary's  2019 Distinguished Citizen. Lindy Beatie led our efforts with this fundraiser, thank you for a job well done. Thanks to Mark Bailey, Mike Mastrodonato, Rick Nolle, George Broder, Darleen Won-Golder, Bruce Golder, Pam Yazell, Gene Vander Der Plaats, Doug and Karen McDonald and Joanie Bumpus. The evening was fun, a wonderful thank you to Hank and a way to highlight Rotary and bring in needed funds for Penn Valley Rotary service projects. Didn't make the dinner and haven't made your donation yet? We are taking your fundraising donation to support our club's service work in the community - checks, made out to the Penn Valley Rotary Foundations, given to Cathy or Lindy or talk to Doug about making a PayPal charge donation.
Scholarships Applications Being Reviewed
Dave Walker, Bob Kline, Mark Bailey and others are helping to award our Rotary Scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Our club's scholarship with the Music in the Mountains, the Dick Landis Making A Difference Scholarship and the Rotary Area 4, Larry Bailey Scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior in the spring, be watching for the names of our winners. Thank you club members for helping in this process.
Learn more about Rotary - attend Club Leadership Assembly (CLA), Saturday, April 6, Nugget Casino Resort, Reno. Register on line at the District 5190 website;  Check with Lindy for ride sharing!
Save The Date: Sunday, April 7th - 19th Annual Joanie Bumpus Daffodil Run
Our Club will be supporting the Daffodil Run which in turn supports our Club plus other local service organizations and the needs of the victims of the Camp Fire. Thank you to club members for signing up to help the morning of the event. We help with the on-sight registration, handing out registration packets, T-shirts, and giving directions.  Want to participate in the walk/run? Sign up at
Bellringers Thank you for supporting our Club!
Remember - Submit your "fine" for Birthdays and Anniversaries!!  Birthday fine - 50 cents per year; Anniversary fine - $1.00 per year....These funds help support our club administration and activities.  
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
President Nominee
Club Administration Chair
Membership Chair
Publicity Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Service Chair
Youth Services Chair
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Susan Gisler
March 6
Tracy Swope
March 6
Bob Kline
March 14
Debbi Corbett
March 21
Dave Henderson
March 22
George Broder
Janet Broder
March 30
Join Date
Pamela Yazell
March 1, 1995
24 years
PDG Doug McDonald
March 1, 1972
47 years
Anna Dillavou
March 7, 2012
7 years
Barbara Ross
March 11, 2003
16 years
David Walker
March 15, 1982
37 years
Chuck Zavitz
March 17, 1983
36 years
Mike Heauser
March 17, 1993
26 years
Russell Hampton
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