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Western Gateway Bike Workday
Onsite reporting by Bob Kline
Wow !  What a great turnout for the initial Bike park site prep this Saturday.  At least 30 BONC members and about 20 other bike sympaticos.  One family came all the way from Truckee.  Joanie, Carle, Debbi and Lindy showed to lend a hand in the clearing, cutting, raking and sawing trees, shrubs and accumulated leaves, etc.  A lot was accomplished with 6 chain saws, 2 macerators. a stumper and 2 branch eaters.  There were plenty of tools  for volunteers (Rakes, hand saws. loppers, shovels and trimmers) so it was pick your tool and follow the team leader’s instructions.  Safety briefs were conducted before we started and all had to sign liability releases for the Park. By 3 PM, it was clear that all tracks were clear enough to meet the finish contractor’s start up requirements.  With BONC and parental permissions, Carle took lots of video for future editing and broadcast on TV channel 11.   It was super-successful. More to follow soon.
Club Fundraiser - YOU need to take part! Purchase your ticket soon? Last day to secure a seat is Thursday, March 21
Distinguished Citizen Dinner - Friday, March 29th, Lake Wildwood Clubhouse
If you have not already returned your reservation for this dinner, please do so by March 21. 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
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. We anticipate assembly on Sunday afternoon, March 10 but not definite so wait to hear from Gordon or Lindy.
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. Didn't get to sign up for the activity, contact Joanie.  Want to participate in the walk/run? Sign up at