Russell Hampton
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
Natalie Hannah
November 17
Barbara Ross
November 18
Peter Nazarkewich
November 22
Torie England
November 22
Pat Swope
November 26
Anna Dillavou
November 29
Darleen Won-Golder
Bruce Golder
November 17
Join Date
Tracy Swope
November 6, 2014
3 years
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Club Meeting 12:15 pm
PROGRAM:  Tim O'Brien
Aviation Photographer 
President's Message
Mike Dobbins
member photo
From President Mike Dobbins 
Once again, our scheduled speaker had a conflict and we punted!  SCORE!  Yep, right between two goalposts!  Barb Ross stepped in and laid out plans for the Annual Drew Reynolds Memorial Softball Tourney we’ve sponsored for years.
As in the past, it will be on Memorial Day Weekend and the discussion circled around how we can make the event better this year.  As you know, it is the club’s ONLY fundraising project.
Ideas came from a number of those present, ranging from expanding it to a Friday Night “All-Star Invitational (in the hopes of inviting and drawing former players back to the venue, thus rejuvenating interest in the tournament) to selling Mark Fleming’s BBQ Chicken!  (Personally, I think that alone would raise millions).  By discussing the issue this far in advance, Barb hopes to have a plan in place early enough for us to heavily market and promote the event.  Stay tuned.
My thanks to Dave W., who has worked his elbows off (I cleaned that up)! Looks like Tim O’Brien will be our guest speaker Tuesday. This is one you don’t wanna miss!
Don’t forget, the Area Four Grand Poobah (Gov. Doug) will be visiting us November 21 to bring us up to speed with the activities on-going in our district. Welcome home, Your Majesty!
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.  The Rotary Club receives a $20 gift card for each 1000 points donated.  Your donation will be used to purchase HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS FOR NEEDY PENN VALLEY FAMILIES!            THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION!!!
Saturday, Nov. 11 — 10:30-12:30 Barb Ross, Jim McCabe
Saturday, Nov. 11 — 12:30-2:30 Rick Nolle, Barry Gray
Saturday, Nov. 18 — 10:30-12:30 Dan Halloran, Michael Green
Saturday, Nov. 18 — 12:30-2:30 Dave Walker, Bob Kline   
Thursday, December 14 - Penn Valley Rotary Christmas Party - Betty Cook's 5:30-8:00  Sign up to follow. 
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!       
This Week's Member Responsibilities:
Greeter:  Kathy Williamson
Pledge:  Peter Nazarkewich
Invocation:  Dave Walker
4-Way Test: Debbi Corbett