The Weekly Bulletin of the
Rotary Club of Penn Valley
March 26, 2019
Member Responsibilities
March 26:
Greeter: Bruce Golder
Pledge: Dan Halloran
Invocation: Michael Green
4 Way Test: Rick Nolle
April 2:
Greeter: Pat Swope
Pledge: Gene Vander Plaats
Invocation: DeeDee Vierra
4 Way Test: David Walker
Mark's ReMarks
President’s Message
Hi Everyone,
I had no idea that the California YMCA Youth & Government program existed and is thriving in our local communities.  It was a thrill to hear about the program then meet some of the local High School Delegates who model our California Legislature and Court, create legislation, shepherd it through the different Legislature committees, hearing, etc.… and finally to the model Legislature at the California State Capitol.  It also reinforces that we have bright, responsible, and thoughtful high school students that will understand the working of government in our democracy who may be able to create bi-partisan legislation good for us all. 
Thanks to all of you who took the time to serve our community at the Western Gateway Park Bike Park work day and the Rotary Area 4 North Star House Heritage
Garden work day.  The Bike Park is ready for the Contractor to start phase 1, the pump track.  The North Star House Heritage Garden’s work is now completed and ready for sun and a little rain to solidify the garden and start the growth of the vegetation.  Thanks to Joanie and Carle Bumpus, Debbi Corbett, Bob Kline and Lindy Beatie for their work, photos and video of the Western Gateway Park Bike Park work day.  Thanks to Mark Fleming (the original number 1 Mark) for working at the North Star House Heritage Garden project.
Our condolences to Bob Kline who fell and separated a shoulder over the week end.  Bob, please mend quickly.  We missed you last Tuesday.
Lindy Beatie and I got to see the completed North Star House Garden last Tuesday night and it is beautiful.  With the District 5190 Grant money and the Area 4 clubs' contributions, this project really is a major step in renovating and restoring this historical site to its former splendor. It still has a way to go but it looks amazing now but in a couple of years will look spectacular.
Don’t forget this Friday evening, March 29 is our Distinguished Citizen Dinner honoring Hank Weston at the Lake Wildwood Clubhouse Event Center (Cedar Room) at 6:00 pm.  Hank presence was welcomed last Tuesday at our luncheon where he was re-inducted into our Club.  We hope to see you there!!! 
At our last Tuesday luncheon, there was general agreement to raise our luncheon price to $15.00 starting with our 2 April 2019 Tuesday luncheon. So, do not be surprised with the $3.00 increase in meal cost starting in April.
Of all things, Hank Weston, our returning Rotarian hit the raffle last Tuesday, However, Hank pulled a white marble out of the sack.  Sorry about that.
See you on Tuesday, 26 March 2019, noon at Player’s Pizza.
Weekly News
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Area 4 Speech Contest Finals
The Rotary Area 4 Speech Contest Finals will be held on Thursday, April 4, United Methodist Church, 236 Church St. Grass Valley. Please arrive at 11:30 so that we are ready to start at noon. Remember that parking can be tricky. The lunch will be $15. We need a count for the lunch at this Tuesday's (March 26) club meeting. Enjoy meeting Rotarians from our area clubs and hear some fantastic speeches from our youth contestants. Need a ride, please connect with a club member at Tuesday's meeting.
Area 4 Music Contest - Wednesday, March 27, 5pm
Come to the Rotary Area 4 Music contest, this Wednesday evening March 27 at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, 5 PM. This will be a memorable evening of music from the area contestants. Make it a date night/friend night by enjoying the music and then having dinner in Grass Valley or Nevada City with other Rotarians. In need of a ride? Please connect with someone at the club meeting on Tuesday.
Weekly Lunch Price Goes Up
Last week our club voted to approve a price hike to our weekly lunches, from $12 to $15. The price hike will start April 2. This will cover lunch expenses for speakers and club guests.
News From Pedro Spegorin - Our Brazilian Exchange Student 2014-2015
Pedro sent an email to the McDonald Family this past week. He is doing fine, finishing college and thinking of his future. He is considering attending an American university for his MBA. Lucky for him Cameron McDonald has been attending the Business School at UCDavis and was able to give him a good deal of information. Pedro wanted to be remembered to all of the club - he holds many great memories of his home away from home, Penn Valley Rotary. 
Distinguished Citizen Dinner - Friday, March 29th, Lake Wildwood Clubhouse
Thank you to those who are helping the evening of the dinner - Mike Mastrodonato, MC for the evening, George Broder, invocation, Rick Nolle and Mark Bailey handling some of the recognition, more names to come (with pictures). 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
Scholarships Applications Being Reviewed
Dave Walker, Bob Kline, Mark Bailey and others are helping to award our Rotary Scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Our club's scholarship with the Music in the Mountains, the Dick Landis Music Scholarship and the Rotary Area 4, Larry Bailey Scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior in the spring, be watching for the names of our winners. Thank you club members for helping in this process.
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. Thanks to David Favre and Gordan Beatie for their craftmanship on this project.
Learn more about Rotary - attend Club Leadership Assembly (CLA), Saturday, April 6, Nugget Casino Resort, Reno. Register on line at the District 5190 website;  Check with Lindy for ride sharing!
Save The Date: Sunday, April 7th - 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. Thank you to club members for signing up to help the morning of the event. We help with the on-sight registration, handing out registration packets, T-shirts, and giving directions.  Want to participate in the walk/run? Sign up at
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
Member Birthdays
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
National Awards Services Inc.
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