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Jun 29, 2023
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Jul 06, 2023
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Jul 13, 2023
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Jul 20, 2023
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Welcome to Gold Country Rotary, in Auburn Ca
Auburn Gold Country

We Put The Gold In Rotary

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Awful Annie's
13460 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
United States of America
(916) 300-6208
We are proud to be hybrid, meeting live and via Zoom
Home Page Stories
Auburn Gold Country Rotary has been award the Silver Hero Award by ShelterBox USA. This award is for those entities that have reached the $3000 level of giving to ShelterBox in the current year.
Gold Country Rotary hosted the Rotary District 5190 Area 5 Speech Contest today.  We had 4 contestants from area high schools. Adeline Edson from Foresthill High, Alex Belles from Placer High, Andrew Oates from Placer High, and Andrew Close from Del Oro high. Alex Belles was the winner and will represent Area 5 at the Rotary District 5190 Conference at Harrah's in South Lake Tahoe on April 29, 2023.
The winner Alex Belles.
Gold Country Rotary was recognized by ShelterBox with a Bronze Hero Award for their continued support.
Gold Country Rotary's 33rd annual Oktoberfest is on Sep 30, 2022 in the Placer Building at the Auburn Gold Country Fairgrounds.
Join us for this fun event.  It is our biggest fundraising event. The proceeds help support youth scholarships and leadership camps; literacy programs; food assistance, and senior services.
Use the form below to become a sponsor of this fantastic event.
For more info contact:
   Jerry Picaman - (530) 401-3066 - jerry@genbus.com
   Bill Kenney - (916) 300-6208 - wjk8240@yahoo.com  
Gold Country Rotary members spent the morning of Oct 16, 2021 painting an outside wall and an inside wall at the Boys & Girls building at Rock Creek school.
Gold Country Rotary participated in Auburn Recreation District's Harvest Festival.  Candy and good cheer were provided.
Gold Country Rotary's 32nd annual Oktoberfest is on Oct 1,2021 in the Placer Building at the Auburn Gold Country Fairgrounds.
Join us for this fun event.  It is our biggest fundraising event. The proceeds help support youth scholarships and leadership camps; literacy programs; food assistance, and senior services.
Use the form below to become a sponsor of this fantastic event.
For more info contact:
   Jerry Picaman - 530-401-3066 - jerry@genbus.com
   Glenn Kenes   - 530-320-9510 - glenn.kenes@ampf.com
Bring your family and kids for a safe and fun event.  Join us on Saturday October 17, 2020 and Auburn's Recreation Park for a Halloween celebration.  Kids will enjoy the candy trial and scarecrow competition.  There will also be a giant pumpkin contest to enjoy.
Auburn Gold Country Rotary shared Rotary with the Auburn Ca. community in the first ever drive by 4th. Of July parade. 
Gold Country Rotary presented $1000 awards to the following recipients.
Bootstrap Awards:
   Kiya  Bravo, Placer High
   Jacob Prasad, Placer High
   Rachel Shrum, Placer High
   Victor Sanchez, Placer High
   Kylie Garten, Placer High
   Maya Graham, Placer High
   Jaden Desrochers, Placer High
Community Service Awards:
   Kate Haydon, Placer High
   Sofia Walluch, Colfax High
   Michelle Chamberlin, Placer High
   Madeline Cramer, Colfax High
These are the applications for Gold Country Rotary's student awards for 2020.  The awards are Alan Young Bootstrap award, the Community Service award, and the George Douwsma Trade School scholarship.
Gold Country Rotarians sliced the meat for the Christmas dinner at the Bethlehem Lutheran church in Auburn.  The dinner is annual event and is free to all.
Gold Country Rotarians worked together to create a garden area for the women at the Gathering Inn homeless shelter at the Dewitt Center in Auburn. The raised garden beds will allow them to grow fresh food on site.
Oktoberfest is here!  Friday October 4, 2019, 5-10 PM in the Placer Building at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn.
Gold Country Rotary gave out 4 Community Service awards to students for their academic and community service achievements.  The students receiving the awards were: Katie Huston, Autumn Rosenberg, Calli Genest, and Sierra Hagen.  Gold Country Rotary also gave 6 Alan Young Bootstrap awards.  The Alan Young Bootstrap award is given to students who have overcome hardships and maintained a positive attitude while still achieved their goals.  The recipients were: Vanessa Ramirez, Isaiah Vasquez, Katy Valdez, Sean McCormick, Nathan Rowe, and Andrew Garza.
Have fun playing Bingo and help Rotary International projects. See "Events" on the left for tickets.
Oktoberfest 2018 was a rousing success.  Attendance was good and everyone had a great time.  The stein holding contest was again a popular event. 
Oktoberfest 2018 is here.  Please join us on Oct 5, 2018 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds for fun and festivities.
Gold Country Rotary’s 30th
Annual Oktoberfest Oct 5, 2018
At the Gold Country Fairgrounds
Tickets are available from any
Gold Country Rotarian
Ralph Smith State Farm Agency
430 Grass Valley Hwy
Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 885-8652
George Graziano - (530) 613-0764
Jerry Picaman (530) 401-3066
online at Event Brite
see Links at left
Rotarians at Work Day April 28,2018.  Gold Country Rotarians descended on Rock Creek School on Saturday to do several tasks.  The garden area cleaned up so the children could plant vegetables.  The benches around trees that the club had installed a few years ago were given a new coat of paint with some whimsical designs added.  The kiosk near the front entrance to the school  was moved and positioned at angle that improved it's visibility.
Gold Country Rotary supports local youth with several awards.  Our Community Service Award is for high school seniors that demonstrated a commitment to community service while performing well in academics.  Our Douwsma Award is for high school seniors that plan to pursue a vocational career.  Our Alan Young Bootstrap Award is given to high school seniors who have overcome adversity to pull themselves up by their "bootstraps" and succeed.
The due date for all applications is March 15, 2018.
You can view/download the applications with the following links.
October 24th was World Polio Day.  Members from Area 5 Rotary clubs gathered at the Auburn Courthouse for a picture celebrating the day.  Auburn Rotary, Gold Country Rotary, Sunset Rotary, and Sierra Passport Rotary were all represented in the picture.
Gold Country Rotary members participated in a river rafting event hosted by Auburn Rotary.  Sierra Passport Rotary also participated.  Fun was had by all on the lower run of the South Fork of the American River.  The rafting excursion was followed by a barbecue dinner hosted by Auburn Rotary.  $50 of the fee is being donated to the Rotary Foundation Polio Plus fund.
The 28th annual Gold Country Rotary Oktoberfest is here.  Please join us at the Gold Country Fairgrounds October 21, 2016 from 5:00 to 10:00 PM.  Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 at the door.  Tickets are available from any Gold Country Rotarian.  Contact Nancie Radakovitz 530-823-9764 nancierad@wavecable.com or Jerry Picaman 530-401-3066 jerry@genbus.com for tickets or info.  An authentic German dinner, German dancers and music are included.
Gold Country Rotary's annual Oktoberfest fundraiser is Friday October 2, 2015 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds Placer building.  This event is our biggest fundraiser and helps support our scholarship programs.  These include Academic Scholarships, Trade School Scholarships, and the Alan Young Bootstrap Award for students who have accomplished goals despite adversities.  The funds also support Community Projects including Youth Leadership Camps, Youth Speech Contest, Literacy Programs, Interfaith Food Closet, The Gathering Inn, The Salvation Army, Projects for Seniors, Festival of Lights, Christmas Basket, Eradicating Polio, and ShelterBox Disaster Relief.
Leanne Luebkeman was inducted as a new "Friend of Gold Country Rotary".  Leanne is a former member who had to resign due to a change in employment.  She was a dedicated member and continues to help with club functions.
Linda Fazo was presented with the "Be a Gift to the World" award by District Governor Gail "Virus" Ellingwood during her visit to Gold Country Rotary.
Carl Bullock was presented the "Silent Rotarian" award by District Governor Gail "Virus" Ellingwood during her visit to Gold Country Rotary.
May 2023
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Community Service
International Service
Public Image
Rotary Foundation
Youth Services
Vocational Services
Co-Community Service
Co-International Service
Immediate Past President
Oktoberfest Chair
Co-Public Image
Co-Vocational Services
Co-Vocational Services

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