Russell Hampton
Member Responsibilities
Greeter:  Michael Green
Pledge:  Dan Halloran
Invocation:  Earl Langguth
4-Way Test: Dr. George Broder
2017-18 President's Theme
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Saturday, October 7 - District Leadership Team Meeting at the Parasol Building in Incline Village.  All District Committee/Subcommittee Chairs plus committee members and interested Rotarians are invited.  Focus will be on what committees are doing to provide resources and assistance to clubs, committee initiatives, and upcoming programs and events.     
Saturday, October 21 - Grass Valley South Rotary's Annual Bunco Night and Glow Golf at Nevada County Country Club.  Begins at 5:30 pm Register online at 
Sunday, October 29 - Roots & Wings Annual Golf Classic at LWW Golf Club.  4 person scramble limited to the first 36 teams.  $115 per person ($60 for PVUESD Students) which includes green fees, carts, hot dog lunch, drinks, dinner, prizes, and trophies.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Gene Vander Plaats
December 3
Mike Dobbins
December 3
Chuck Zavitz
December 26
Michael Green
Gayle Green
December 21
Barbara Ross
Ted Ross
December 27
Join Date
Kathy Williamson
December 1, 1988
29 years
Nicole Van Vacas Gagnon
December 1, 2015
2 years
George Broder
December 14, 2010
7 years
Dan Halloran
December 31, 2006
11 years
Earl Langguth
December 31, 2006
11 years
Gene Vander Plaats
December 31, 2006
11 years
Hank Weston
December 31, 2005
12 years
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Club Meeting 12:15 pm
PROGRAM:  Sonja Conklin - AirMedCare
(Merger of Calstar and Reach
Air Medi-vac)
President's Message
Mike Dobbins
member photo
From President Mike Dobbins 
It was great to have our own District Governor, Doug McDonald, and our past co-president Karen at our November 21st meeting.  He recognized Dan Halloran and Karen McDonald for receiving PH.  Mike Heauser and Lori Jayne were unable to attend, but also achieved a new PH level.  Congratulations to all!  
Michael Green received the Quiet Rotarian Award!  Well Done, Michael!  Nicole Van Vacas Gagnon, who was unable to attend, was recognized as the Rotarian Making a Difference!  Congratulations, Nicole!    
As part of his year's projects, he auctioned off a Pinewood Derby Race Car initially to Barb Ross, but he has learned a few things as DG and extended it to the Rotarians at a buy-in of $25 each.  We were able to raise $300 for Polio Plus for our District!  Great job, folks!          
Speaking of things—Rotary.
We still have no incoming President-Elect on board. Time to step-up as training begins in a few months.
REMEMBER - PLEASE DONATE YOUR HOLIDAY “WOW” POINTS TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF PENN VALLEY!! Just ask the HOLIDAY cashier to donate your WOW points (in increments of 1000 points) to the Penn Valley Rotary.  (You might need to help them find us or ask for the manager to help the clerk find us in the system).  The Rotary Club receives a $20 gift card for each 1,000 points donated.  Your donation will be used to purchase HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS FOR NEEDY PENN VALLEY FAMILIES!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION!!!
PV Chamber would like to have Penn Valley Rotarians join in helping them with the Holiday Lights in the Park.  Opportunities exist 
December 15 from 10 am to 1 pm for set-up 
December 15 from 5 pm to 10 pm for manning the event, passing out goodie bags, collecting ballots for favorite light display, transporting donated food to Buttermaker Cottage, etc.
December 16 from 5 pm to 10 pm for manning the event, passing out goodie bags, collecting ballots for favorite light display, transporting donated food to Buttermaker Cottage, etc.
December 17 from 9 am to 12 pm for take down and clean up
Please let Nicole Van Vacas Gagnon, Barb Ross or Cheri Ray know if you would like to help with any of these times.   
Thursday, December 14 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm - Penn Valley Rotary Christmas Party - Betty Cook's Home.  Sign up at meetings. 
Friday, December 15 from 8 am to 9 am - Set up our Holiday Lights in the Park Display at WGP
December 19th — club meeting will be used to fill the Holiday Food Baskets/Bags for distribution.  It will be great fun being Santa's Helper!  Chamber will be there to help!         
This Week's Member Responsibilities:
Greeter:  Torie England
Pledge:  Rick Nolle
Invocation:  Dan Halloran
4-Way Test: Mark Fleming