The Weekly Bulletin of the
Rotary Club of Penn Valley
February 5, 2019
Member Responsibilities
February 5:
Greeter: Mark Fleming
Pledge: Bruce Golder
Invocation: Micheal Green
4 Way Test: Dan Halloran
February 12:
Greeter: Mark Heauser
Pledge: Torie England
Invocation: Bob Kline
4 Way Test: Mike Mastrodonato
Mark's ReMarks
President’s Message
Hi Everyone,
The Penn Valley Rotary Club Foundation Board voted to donate $2,000 to the Rotary Area 4 Clubs' Project North Star House Heritage Garden.  The District Foundation Grants has matched the Area Clubs donated amount by 1:1.25.  By the way, the last workday for this project to plant flowers and mulch the area is set for 9 February at 9 am at the North Star House Heritage Garden, Grass Valley, barring any weather.  I plan on helping!  Anyone else? It will not be heavy lifting.
This year there were only 12 students who wanted to participate in the Area 4 Music competition.  Rather than have only 1 or 2 Students complete at each individual club, there will be a joint all club music competition for Area 4 on Wednesday evening, March 27th, 6:00 PM, at the Grass Valley Peace Lutheran Church on West Main Street.  Plan on attending for this competition. These young musicians are amazing and it is a pleasure to watch and hear them perform.
I hope you had a great time at the 1849 Brewery last Tuesday evening.  I hear that the Grass Valley South Rotary Club was there as well.
I look forward to seeing each one of you this Tuesday, 5 February.  I am sure we will have several discussions about the Super Bowl game and outcome.  Of course, no Super Bowl discussion is complete with out commenting on the TV ads and the half-time show.
Weekly News
Help Is Needed
We are looking for a Club member who would like to work tech support for our meetings. Responsibilities would include handling and setting up the laptop for meeting graphics and run video as needed. Please talk with Dave Walker or Lindy Beatie.
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 lets 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 – April 6, 2019

Club Leadership Assembly will be held April 6 at The Nugget, in Sparks, NV. Every club’s leadership team plus new members and
all other interested club members should sign up to see next year’s vision and to start building the plan for your club’s 2019-
20 year. Registration on the district website, Contact Robin Milam for more info at
Club Community Service Project: Little Libraries Spark Interest
Lindy Beatie gave a presentation on the Little Libraries, small stand alone book cupboards that is voluntarily stocked and kept. Our Club will be working to build at least six Little Libraries to be placed around the community - the Club was able to list nine local businesses where we thought a book exchange would be useful. Gordon Beatie is willing to cut the wood, club members are needed to assemble, paint and stock the libraries as well as talk with community organizations and businesses to adopt a Little Library on their business grounds. Joanie Bumpus, Club Community Service Chair, will lead this project but your support is needed.
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 understand how to navigate around our District 5190 website and the
Rotary International website – both the outer 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.
• 2/13 and 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
• 2/27and 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

As we enter February, the month of “World Understanding”, it is time to focus on identifying the District’s next Peace Fellow. I am your District Peace Fellow Chair this year and I am excited to send out this Call To Action. Every year, The Rotary Foundation awards 50 fellowships for a Master’s degree and 50 for a Certificate Studies at premier universities around the world. The Master’s degree program lasts 15 to 24 months and requires a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break. The professional development Certificate program last three months with two to three weeks of field study.
The purpose of this program is to advance peace around the world, and as Rotarians we have the opportunity to share this valuable gift with a deserving individual. This is all
in the line of promoting peace and conflict resolution.
Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,000 Fellows for careers in peacebuilding. Many of them are now serving as leaders at international organizations or have started their own foundations. Rotary Clubs are the foot soldiers of Rotary and we are reaching out to you to find our 2020-21peace Peace Fellow candidate. We are looking for an individual that meets the following requirements that have been established by Rotary International:
• Proficient in English, a Second Language is strongly recommended
• Demonstrated commitment to international understanding and peace
• Excellent leadership skills
• Master’s degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, Bachelor’s degree
• Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background
• Candidates cannot be Rotarians or immediate family member of a Rotarian
This is a call to service to the Clubs.
• Share this video with a potential applicant
Nominations for Peace Fellows for the 2020-21 academic year are due to District on 31 May, 2019. At that point, the candidate(s) will be interviewed by the District Committee, and if endorsed their application will be sent to RI by July 1, 2019. Once the application is transmitted to RI, they will make the final selections and RI will administer the grant. The Club has no financial or time commitments other than
maintaining contact with their Peace Fellow.
This is a wonderful opportunity to share the gift of Rotary and move the bar forward for World Peace and Understanding. To find more about Rotary Peace Fellows, please go to or contact me at
Craig Wesner
Rotary Club of Reno
District 5190 Peace Fellow Chair 2018-19
copyright Rotary International Alyce Henson
copyright Rotary International Monika Lozinska
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February 23
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Carle Bumpus
February 23
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February 5, 2009
10 years
DeeDee Vierra
February 9, 2005
14 years
Greg Marshall
February 11, 2014
5 years
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February 23, 2016
3 years
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