The Weekly Bulletin of the
Rotary Club of Penn Valley
March 5, 2019
Member Responsibilities
March 5:
Greeter: Dave Walker
Pledge: Darleen Won-Golder
Invocation: Cheryl Walker
4 Way Test: Pamela Yazell
March 12:
Greeter: Lindy Beatie
Pledge: Joanie Bumpus
Invocation: George Broder
4 Way Test: Debbi Corbett
Mark's ReMarks
President’s Message
Hi Everyone,
Well, Torie England’s presentation on the need for a ond to rebuild/repair many of our local school campus’ buildings, repair school recreation facilities, add a few new buildings and improve access to and around our school campuses was stimulating. By the pictures in the presentation, these activities are odue. Be prepared to help get this message out to the community.  It is evident this effort to enable the Penn Valley Union Elementary School District to float a bond and begin the work is essential to bringing the school facilities to be safe and inviting so that the recent scholastic success will be matched with an safe, attractive physical plant to draw younger folks with children to the Penn Valley area.
Saturday, 16 March, is the latest date to complete the North Star House’s Heritage Garden.  Please keep this date open so you can help plant and spread mulch on that day.  Light work will be the labor of the day.  Hopefully some of us will be able to perform some of this work.  As mentioned by Adam Weiss at our Tuesday meeting, the sign-in is at 8:30am and he expects the work should be done by 3:00pm barring any bad weather before and during that date.  
Our Rotary Area 4 is hosting the annual Community Awards Event, March 20th at 5:30PM to honor Businesses, Citizen, and Volunteer of the Year. The event will be held at the Foothill Event Center.  Cost is $40/person.  You can sign up on the Grass Valley South website.
Have you reserved your seat for the Penn Valley Distinguished Citizen’s Award Dinner on Friday, 29 March 2019?  Bring a spouse, significant other, or friends to the Dinner.  You can reserve your seat(s) now by going to our web site, We will be honoring Hank Weston for his service to our community over the past couple of decades.
Our Club will be hosting our designated youth Speech Contest contestants on Tuesday, March 12.  On April 4th, Thursday, the area Speech Contest will be held at noon.
Our speaker for this coming Tuesday will be Stephanie Ortiz, Executive Dean, Sierra College, Nevada County Campus.
See you on Tuesday, 5 March 2019, noon at Player’s Pizza.
Weekly News

Come Help at the Bike Park!

Hey Gateway Bike Park Supporters,

Help us kick off our first work day on March 16th @ 10AM at the Bike Park. We have a lot of work to do including clearing brush and bench cutting some trail. We will meet at the bike park site which is right next to the dog park. To get to the dog park, go past the main entrance of Western Gateway Park and it will be the next right, look for the sign. We need to do a lot of raking, trimming and brush clearing on the jump lines as well as some bench cutting on the loop trail. If you have a string trimmer please bring it and otherwise bring any favorite tool to supplement the BONC tools. Meet at the dog park area of Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley

Wear long sleeve shirts and pants because there is poison oak. Bring water and a snack as well.

Wear your Rotary work shirt or club service vest - stored in a box in the closet at Players.

Contact Bob Kline for more information.

Distinguished Citizen Dinner - Friday, March 29th, Lake Wildwood Clubhouse
If you have not already returned your reservation for this dinner, please do so by March 15. If you can not come, please make a donation or invite another person to come.  We expect everyone to participate in this event since it is our fundraiser supporting youth programs we sponsor as a Rotary club (REGL, RYLA, PV Little League, Western Gateway Bike Park, etc) Use our club website, Penn Valley Rotary or contact Lindy Beatie or Doug McDonald
Club Community Service Project: Little Libraries Update
-Free Little Libraries
A special thank to Scott Gutierrez at True Value for donating the lumber for our Free Little Libraries. Gordon will be cutting out the houses. We anticipate assembly on Sunday afternoon, March 10 but not definite so wait to hear from Gordon or Lindy.
Save The Date: Sunday, April 7 - 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. We help with the on-sight registration, handing out registration packets and giving directions. This will be our first year without Barbara Ross leading us in this activity - so let's show Barbara we can do this. Be watching for the sign up sheet. Want to take part in the walk/run? Sign up at
Attention Club Leadership, Committee Chairpersons and Members:
Club Leadership Assembly (CLA) – Sat., April 6, 2019

Club Leadership Assembly will be held April 6 at The Nugget, in Sparks, NV. The Club leadership team for next year plus new members and
all other interested club members should sign up to learn about next year’s district-wide vision and to start building the plan for our club’s 2019-
20 year. Registration on the district website, Contact Robin Milam for more info at
It's time to start thinking about our Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening (RYLA) sessions for 2019!   We are now recruiting counselors for this summer.  There are three sessions, as follows
  Session A:  June 16-21 (counselors arrive on the 15th)
  •   Session B:  June 23-28 (counselors arrive on the 22nd)
  •                 Session C:  July 7-12 (counselors arrive on the 6th)
The program starts on a Sunday when the campers arrive, with the counselors coming in a day earlier on Saturday.
Please follow this link for more information and to apply:, filling out both the Application and Background Check Permission Form.   
If you have any questions, you can e-mail Amy Abatemarco at
In January, our District 5190 piloted three TechEasy Webinars to help Rotarians understand how to navigate around our District 5190 website and the
Rotary International website – both the public pages and the members-only sections. Each webinar is between 45-60
minutes long. Now we are offering it to YOU!
PRESIDENTS ELECT: These are targeted for you! In February and March, we are offering these TechEasy Webinars again, with
our primary audience expected to be our Club Presidents Elect.
• 3/13 - Navigating the public side of our District 5190 & Rotary International websites
• 2/20 and 3/20 - Exploring the Members Only sections of / District Clubrunner with a focus on entering/
changing Membership and Club Executive information, attendance, and District Grants
• 2/27 and 3/27 - Exploring the Members Only sections of with a focus on Rotary Club Central, the Brand
Center, entering/updating/viewing Club Goals, pulling club reports, personal donation history, and global grants – and
much more!
ALL PRESIDENTS ELECT ARE ENCOURAGED to attend the TechEasy classes to be better prepared for your year ahead.
More details will be coming out and will be posted on the district calendar. They will be offered live in February before
PETS, and in March before CLA. The recorded versions are also available for viewing on the District website. Go to the For
Members Tab, in the dropdown menu, hover over/select Training, then select District Webinars from that dropdown menu.
You will see TechEasy Parts 1 through 3. Watch at your leisure. For more information, please contact DGN Berta Pickett at
Weekly Program
Mar 05, 2019
Executive Dean, Sierra College, NC Campus
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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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