The Weekly Bulletin of the
Rotary Club of Penn Valley
February 12, 2019
Member Responsibilities
February 12:
Greeter: Mark Heauser
Pledge: Torie England - Karen covering
Invocation: Bob Kline
4 Way Test: Mike Mastrodonato
February 19:
Greeter: Dave Walker
Pledge: Darleen Won-Golder
Invocation:  Torie England
4 Way Test: Rick Nolle
Mark's ReMarks
President’s Message
Hi Everyone,
What a fun experience seeing a robot move about the lunchroom and perform tasks.  We learned about the FIRST program for teen robotics. These robotic students and advisors are reinforcing my faith in the youth of today.  Our future looks pretty good if these high school students represent a good size population of our teenagers. Acme Robotic's Go Fund Me page is Their website is
We also had the honor of presenting a Paul Harris Award to Betty Cook for hosting our club Christmas Parties over years.  The Award occurred by the Club donating Club Foundation points in  Betty’s name.  Betty graciously attended our luncheon to accept the award. Yeah!!!!
On Tuesday, we will be getting an update on some of our Rotary projects.
Also, we will be voting on one of three past District Governors who will then be on the 2019/2020 Rotary International Director Nominating Committee.  The names are as follows:
Gail Ellingwood – DG 2015-2016
Steve Lewis – DG 2010-2011
Doug McDonald – D2017-2018
My vote will be for Doug!  How about yours?
There will be a Rotary Club Board Meeting following the Tuesday 2-12-2019 Luncheon.  All of you are welcome to stay. 
I hope to see you on Tuesday, 12Feb2019, noon, at Players Pizza.
Weekly News
Upcoming Activities and Projects
Our Tuesday program will include an update on upcoming activities: the Distinguished Citizen Dinner honoring Hank Weston; the Little Libraries; the Daffodil Run, upcoming trainings and the next social. 
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 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 – 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 learn about next year’s 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
Club Community Service Project: Little Libraries Spark Interest
Lindy Beatie gave a presentation on the Little Libraries, which are small stand-alone book cupboards that are 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, and 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 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.
• 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
Weekly Program
Feb 12, 2019
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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
Bob Kline
Jan Kline
February 6
Carle Bumpus
Joanie Bumpus
February 23
Joan Bumpus
Carle Bumpus
February 23
Join Date
Lori Jayne
February 5, 2009
10 years
DeeDee Vierra
February 9, 2005
14 years
Greg Marshall
February 11, 2014
5 years
Sheila Grizzell
February 23, 2016
3 years
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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