The Weekly Bulletin of the
Rotary Club of Penn Valley
January 15, 2019
Member Responsibilities
January 15:
Greeter: Carle Bumpus
Invocation: Joan Bumpus
Pledge: Phil Conlon
4 Way Test: Dan Halloran
January  22:
Greeter : Mike Dobbins
Invocation: Karen McDonald
Pledge: Torie England
4 Way Test: David Favre
Mark's ReMarks
President’s Message
Hi Everyone,
Andrew’s presentation at our last luncheon was very entertaining and loaded with very practical advice.  I found the historical significance of the Plumbing Trap particularly interesting.
Sheila Grizzell has been picked for a project in Lincoln on Tuesdays for a while.  We wish her well and look forward to seeing her at our luncheons in the near future.
We have our music and speech contests coming up in the near future.  Our club’s Music contest will be conducted at our 12 February 2019 luncheon and the Speech contest will be conducted on 12 March.  You will not want to miss these contests.  They are simply enjoyable.  The talent of our local teenagers will awe you.
We will be conducting a Club Board Meeting following our 15Jan19 luncheon.
I am looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday.
Weekly News
Rotary Club of Pen Valley Board Meeting will be held this coming Tuesday, Jan. 15, after our Club meeting!
Last month's Board Meeting minutes are on our website, Penn Valley Rotary:
A Special Invitation from Torie:
Penn Valley School District Board Meeting
By Torie England
I would like to formally invite all interested community members to attend the Penn Valley School District Board Meeting on Wednesday, January 16th at 6pm in the Ready Springs Library.  The first item to be discussed by the Board will be a complete Facility Needs Assessment of both schools that our team has been eager to present.  This needs assessment will assist our Board in moving forward with asking the community to help our schools with these needs in the way of a school bond.  School bonds are very common in this era as facility funds are minimally provided by the State.  More than 90% of school districts have to reach out to their communities for support in maintaining safe facilities for students.  Our facilities are also available for public use so asking for this partnership makes complete sense.  My goal is to always educate the public, staff and families so that we all understand the needs, costs and options.  On the 16th, the Board of Trustees will have their first opportunity to see the full scope of our needs in order to determine next steps in the bond process.  I hope you can join us, even if just for this agenda item as our goal is to have outstanding schools in the Penn Valley community!  Please feel free to contact me if you have questions at or 530-432-7311.
Penn Valley MAC Workshop
The Penn Valley Area Plan (MAC) 2nd Workshop will take place at Ready Springs Elementary School on January 23, 6:00 - 8:00pm. For more information contact Joannie Bumpus or go to the County website:
Food Baskets for Local Students - Thank You!!
By Debbi Corbett
All-in-all project went smoothly this year — Holiday was organized (due to plenty of lead time on shopping list), weather cooperated with packing at Holiday, taking bags to schools (two days in a row), and hopefully (other than COLD), when families picked up the 90 bags we delivered.
As for costs — total spent on groceries (all at Holiday with gift cards) was $2,431.94 (divided by 30 is $81.06 per family).  I still have a couple thousand dollars in gift cards and I am sure we did well this last year in getting points donated.  We will get cards for the last quarter of 2018 towards the end of January.
Members can donate their WOW points throughout the year — any time they have 1000 points:
Just ask the cashier to donate your WOW points (Code 476) (increments of 1000 points).  The Rotary Club receives a $20 gift card for each 1000 points donated.
Thank you for your financial and physical support of this needed program!
Distinguished Citizen Dinner - Date change and info
By Lindy Beatie
Our Penn Valley Rotary fundraiser -  Distinguished Citizen Dinner, will honor retiring Supervisor Hank Weston on March 29, 2019 at The Clubhouse at Lake Wildwood.  Invitations will go out by the first of the year. Funds raised from this dinner will go to support youth activities in the Penn Valley area, such as the Rotary Eighth Grade Leadership (REGL) program for Ready Springs students, Rotary Youth Leadership program supporting local High School students, Penn Valley Little League and Team Building programs at Penn Valley schools called " Breaking down the Walls". Cost of the dinner (which includes a donation) is $80 per person, and there is also a sponsorship packets for $250 which includes two tickets, an ad in the program and two drink tickets. For more information, contact Lindy Beatie at 
Smiles Without Borders Trip
A special message from DG Tina:
I am happy to report that the Smiles Without Borders project has been fully funded.  Now it is time to fill the vans with those that would like to join us the first weekend in February. We have 18 spots to fill on a first come first serve basis. Please get this news out to your members. For anyone that would like to go they need to email our “Housing Coordinator” Assistant Governor  Anita Daniels at and send a check for $500.00 made payable to Anita Daniels and mailed to ....10282 Old Dairy Place, Grass Valley CA  95945. 
We have rented two houses so we can stay together. All you need to do is get yourself to the San Diego Airport baggage claim on Jan. 31st no later than 11:00 am and  Returning after 3:00 on Feb 4th.
Are you a Trivia expert?  Then the AAUW Tapas & Trivia is for you...
We've been invited by the Nevada County Association of University Women (AAUW) to participate in the Tapas & Trivia event, January 26 at Peace Lutheran Church.  If you'd like to be part of the team, talk to President-elect Lindy at the next meeting.  $25 per person raises funds for their scholarships....
Music Contest application deadline..
Application for the High school instrumental Music contest are due to MaryAnne Davis at 49er Rotary by January 11, 2019.  If you know a High School student who is interested, information is available at . Our Club Music contest will be held February 12 and our club Speech Contest will be held on March 12.
Weekly Program
Jan 15, 2019
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Past President
Club Administration
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Membership Chair
Publicity Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Youth Services Chair
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Nicole Van Vacas Gagnon
January 12
Bill Reese
January 19
Mark Fleming
January 31
Spouse Birthdays
Jan Kline
January 25
Join Date
Barbara Novak
January 1, 1986
33 years
Bob Nix
January 1, 1993
26 years
Dave Henderson
January 1, 1971
48 years
David Favre
January 1, 2005
14 years
Sherry Bartolucci
January 1, 2012
7 years
Susan Gisler
January 1, 1988
31 years
Debbi Corbett
January 19, 1993
26 years
Phil Conlon
January 19, 2010
9 years
Darleen Won-Golder
January 20, 2015
4 years
Bob Kline
January 26, 2010
9 years
Russell Hampton
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