Posted on Nov 10, 2019
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.
Homeless Shelter Garden 2019-11-10 08:00:00Z 0
Oktoberfest Tickets Jerry Picaman 2019-09-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Aug 01, 2019
Oktoberfest is here!  Friday October 4, 2019, 5-10 PM in the Placer Building at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn.
Oktoberfest 2019 Jerry Picaman 2019-08-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on May 09, 2019
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.
2019 Student Awards Jerry Picaman 2019-05-09 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on May 08, 2019
Have fun playing Bingo and help Rotary International projects. See "Events" on the left for tickets.
Bingo Night Jerry Picaman 2019-05-08 07:00:00Z 0
Oktoberfest 2019 Sponsorship Jerry Picaman 2019-05-02 07:00:00Z 0
The Area 5 Speech Contest was held at Awful Annies' Restaurant on April 4, 2019.  First place went to Connor Ryan of Placer High.  The second place winner was Calie Cranny of Placer High.   Max Wolf of Colfax High took third place, and Oliver Aceves of Placer High was fourth. Connor will be representing Area 5 at the district convention in May.
2019 Area 5 Speech Contest  Jerry Picaman 2019-04-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Oct 11, 2018
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 Success Jerry Picaman 2018-10-11 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Sep 19, 2018
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
Oktoberfest Tickets Jerry Picaman 2018-09-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Sep 19, 2018
Oktoberfest 2018 is here.  Please join us on Oct 5, 2018 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds for fun and festivities.
Oktoberfest 2018 Jerry Picaman 2018-09-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on May 03, 2018
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.
Rotarians at Work Jerry Picaman 2018-05-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Jan 25, 2018
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.
2018 Gold Country Rotary Community Awards Jerry Picaman 2018-01-25 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Jan 24, 2018
The District 5190 Speech contest is here.  Gold Country Rotary is hosting the area contest on April 5, 2018 during our meeting at Awful Annie's Restaurant.  This contest is open to all students in grades 9-12.  The theme for this year's contest is: "Rotary is Making a Difference.  What About Me?"
Applications are due by March 29, 2018.
You can view/download the application and information with this link: documents/en-ca/83e3f2c5-cfee-452d-93ae-4d61c59b4897/1
District 5190 Rotary Speech Contest Jerry Picaman 2018-01-24 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Oct 24, 2017
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.
World Polio Day Jerry Picaman 2017-10-24 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Oct 23, 2017
On Saturday morning Oct 21, 2017 Placer County Rotary clubs participated in an event hosted by Feed My Starving Children.  Auburn Rotary, Gold Country Rotary, and Sierra Passport Rotary helped stuff packets of food to be distributed to starving children around the world.  There were 179 Rotary members and friends in attendance.  The group completed 178 boxes containing 26 food packets each.  It was a well organized event and everyone had fun.
Feed My Starving Children Jerry Picaman 2017-10-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman
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.
Rotary Rafting Jerry Picaman 2017-08-17 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Jul 26, 2017
Gold Country Rotary's 29th annual Oktoberfest is on Oct 6, 2017 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds Placer Building.  Tickets are available from any Gold Country Rotarian.
Oktoberfest 2017 Jerry Picaman 2017-07-26 07:00:00Z 0
Jerry Picaman - Paul Harris +2 2017-07-13 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 06, 2017
Gold Country Rotary sold Margaritas and Rum & Coke at this years Auburn Family Fourth celebration at the Gold Country Fairgrounds.  The money raised was donated the the Rotary International Foundation Polio Plus fund to help the polio eradication effort.  Thanks to the volunteers who helped at the event: Carl Bullock, Jeanette Bullock, Lindy Young, Laurie Richardson, Nancy DiMugno, Don Powers, Robin Draghli, Nancie Radakovitz, Bill Radakovitz, Joanne Barragan, Leanne Luebkeman, and Jerry Picaman.
Auburn Family Fourth 2017 Jerry Picaman 2017-07-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Jun 30, 2017
Joanne Barragan replaced  Nancie Radakovitz as president of Gold Country Rotary on June 30, 2017 at Nancie's demotion party held at Joanne Barragan's home.  A great time was had by all at the party.
Demotion Party Jerry Picaman 2017-06-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Jun 22, 2017
Susan Willson was inducted as the newest member of Gold Country Rotary on June 22, 2017.  Susan is with the Auburn Sutter Faith Foundation.
Susan Willson Jerry Picaman 2017-06-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Mar 16, 2017
Jeanette Bullock was awarded her Paul Harris plus 2 at the Area 5 Foundation Dinner by President Nancie Radakotitz on March 9, 2017.  Carl Bullock was presented with a certificate of appreciation for his outstanding contributions to the fundraising events of Gold Country Rotary.
Area 5 Foundation Dinner Jerry Picaman 2017-03-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Jan 25, 2017
Gold Country Rotary has moved its meeting location to Awful Annie's at 13460 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603.  Our first meeting at Awful Annie's will be Thursday Feb 2, 2017.  We will be meeting in the back room.  There is a side door entrance directly into the meeting room.  All visitors are always welcome.  The lunch menu includes a varied selection of tasty items.  The cost for lunch is $20.
New Awful Annie's Location Jerry Picaman 2017-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Dec 13, 2016
We had a wonderful Christmas party hosted by our President Nancie Radakovitz.  The food was awesome and plentiful.  There was ample time to mingle and talk with all attendees while sampling the food and drink.  The White Elephant gift exchange was the highlight of the evening with many gifts changing hands.
Christmas Party 2016 Jerry Picaman 2016-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Aug 17, 2016
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 or Jerry Picaman 530-401-3066 for tickets or info.  An authentic German dinner, German dancers and music are included.
Oktoberfest 2016 Jerry Picaman 2016-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Mar 29, 2016
Ralph Smith receives a Foundation Award for his tireless work with the Foundation at the Area 5 Foundation Dinner held at the Ridge Event Center on March 30, 2016.  Thanks to Ralph's work, Gold Country Rotary is well on it's way to acheiving 100% Paul Harris participation.
Ralph Smith receives Foundation Award Jerry Picaman 2016-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Mar 29, 2016
Carl Bullock was awarded his Paul Harris + 2 award at the Area 5 Foundation Dinner at the Ridge Event Center on March 30, 2016.  Carl received the award for his tireless work in organizing the setups for our annual Oktoberfest and Mardi Gras fundraising events.
Carl Bullock receives Paul Harris + 2 award Jerry Picaman 2016-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
Mardi Gras 2016 2016-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman
Carl Bullock was presented the "Silent Rotarian" award by District Governor Gail "Virus" Ellingwood during her visit to Gold Country Rotary.
Carl Bullock - Silent Rotarian Jerry Picaman 2015-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Gail "Virus" Ellingwood visited the Auburn area clubs this week.  She enjoyed a dinner for the Area 5 presidents hosted by Jeff and Brandee Ambrosia, and a BBQ attended by members of all 4 Auburn Rotary Clubs.
District Governor Gail "Virus" Ellingwood visits Jerry Picaman 2015-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
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.
Linda Fazo - Gift to the World Jerry Picaman 2015-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
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.
Leanne Luebkeman - New Friend Jerry Picaman 2015-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynne Tinel
Jerry Picaman has been elected President of Auburn Gold Country Rotary beginning July 1, 2015. Jerry owns General Business Systems, providing flexible and affordable enterprise solutions and support for accounting and business processes. He received a Rotary college scholarship, and joined Gold Country Rotary in September 2011. Congratulations Jerry!
Jerry Picaman is President of Auburn Gold Country Rotary 2015-2016 Lynne Tinel 2015-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynne Tinel
Kelly Leibold was inducted as a new member of Auburn Gold Country Rotary on June 11, 2015. Kelly is Director of Circulation at Gold Country Media; his office is located on High Street in Auburn. Kelly was a member of the Rotary Club of Roseville a couple of years ago when he was Publisher of the Roseville Press Tribune. He left the club due to a promotion. Kelly's Rotary sponsor is Michael Dockery, the club's Membership Chair. Gold Country Rotary is very happy to welcome Kelly to our Rotary team!
New Gold Country Member Kelly Leibold Circulation Director Gold Country Media Lynne Tinel 2015-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 03, 2015
Rotarian Samuel Jefferson Frazier III gave a very impressive presentation on the Korean martial art, Tang Soo Do. He is the Grand Master of the World MATA Tang Soo Do Federation, the testing and ranking federation for all schools. Sam is also an accomplished pilot and yachtsman, and somehow finds time for his profession as a trial attorney with practices in both Northern and Southern California. Gold Country Rotary President Lynne Tinel is one of Sam's martial arts students.
Martial Arts Presentation from International Grand Master 2015-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynne Tinel
   Auburn Gold Country Rotary gave $16,000 to graduating high school seniors to help them continue their education at a college or vocational school.
   The Rotary club also acknowledged students who overcame hardships, and accomplished their goals through hard work and perseverance. “The Bootstrap award was named for Rotarian Alan Young who had a passion for helping young adults, and was himself a student who pulled himself up by his bootstraps. He dedicated much of his life to serving others,” said Rotary President Lynne Tinel.  Students who received awards were from Colfax High School, Foresthill High School, Chana High School, and Forest Lake Christian School.
Pictured from right to left: Sydnee Papera, Isaiah Cross, Christopher Fromhold, Michael O'Keefe, Scott Irons, Cameron Miller, Sarah Bianchi Blayne Costello, and Rotarian Pam Tichenor.
Gold Country Rotary gives vocational, college, and Bootstrap awards Lynne Tinel 2015-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary helps Sleep Train's shoe drive for foster children Lynne Tinel 2015-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Mar 11, 2015
Register at the 5190 District website for the 2015 District Conference.  Prior to the meetings there is a golf tournament, bicycle rides, tennis tournament, and a breakfast boat tour on the lake.
2015 District Conference Jerry Picaman 2015-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Feb 20, 2015

Fun was had by all at Gold Country Rotary's 2015 Mardi Gras event.  You missed a great party if you weren't there.


2015 Mardi Gras Jerry Picaman 2015-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynne Tinel on Dec 18, 2014


Gold Country Rotary partners with The Gathering Inn four or more times a year to gather those who are homeless into the warmth of local churches and provide supper, overnight accommodations, and hospitality. On Friday, December 19, Rotarians gathered at the 1st Congregational Church in Auburn and - with the help of the Girl Scouts - prepared and served Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs, salad, and dessert.  “Thanks Gold Country Rotary,” said Executive Director Suzi deFosset. "The Gathering Inn and the guests so appreciate your support and great food. Icing on the cake is seeing how much fun you are having!”


Offering food and a safe place to rest at night Lynne Tinel 2014-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynne Tinel on Dec 08, 2014

   On December 9th, Richard Anderson, President of TGH Aviation, very kindly hosted a business tour and social specifically for Auburn Gold Country Rotary Club. We also took the opportunity to help Richard celebrate his birthday.

   Stewart & Stephanie Perry served their award winning wines from their Fawnridge winery. Jim Bril, owner of the Monkey Cat Restaurant, provided appetizers. (The Monkey Cat also serves Gold Country Rotarians during their monthly Board meetings).

   TGH Aviation provides aircraft instrument services. We were all amazed at TGH’s far reaching global impact, and their prestigious list of customers – which include all branches of the U.S. military, NASA, NATO, and a number of foreign militaries.

   A special thanks to TGH’s Jennifer Henry, and Rotarian Katie Abrahamsen, for doing such a great job organizing this event.


TGH Business Tour & Richard Anderson Birthday Celebration Lynne Tinel 2014-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynne Tinel on Dec 03, 2014

World-renowned magician, Alex Ramon, was the highlight of the evening at Gold Country Rotary's Christmas party held at Dingus McGees. Alex has toured with Disney Live and with Ringling Bros. Circus. He recently worked with Taylor Swift at the AMA's (check him out on Facebook). We were incredibly fortunate to have such a great entertainer join our holiday celebration! Thank you Nancie Radakovitz for organizing the party and inviting Alex.Image

World-Renowned Magician Alex Ramon entertains Rotarians Lynne Tinel 2014-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynne Tinel on Oct 17, 2014

   The Auburn Community Festival was the perfect venue to introduce the public to the Rotary Clubs in Auburn. Featuring live music, large pumpkin and scarecrow contests, costume contests and pony rides for the kids, and so much more -  the festival offered activities for the whole family at no cost.
   The three Auburn Rotary Clubs pooled their resources and came together for a large-scale Rotary Day to showcase what each club does in the community and Rotary's work worldwide. A ShelterBox display (tent and supplies) was set-up alongside the Rotary booths.
  Attractions included games such as a beanbag toss and spin the Rotary wheel. There were Rotary branded prizes and souvenirs including shopping bags and letter openers displaying the Rotary logo - and for the kids, a 4-Way Test coloring book, fake tattoos, and stickers.
   On a beautiful, sunny autumn day, Rotarians manned booths, provided information on how to join a Rotary Club, and handed out literature that highlighted Rotary's humanitarian work. 


Auburn Community Festival Rotary Day Lynne Tinel 2014-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynne Tinel on Oct 15, 2014

Auburn business owner Tom Griffen won an $800 shopping spree at Staples - the door prize at Gold Country Rotary's 27th annual Oktoberfest. Staples generously donated $400 toward the prize.  

When presented with the door prize Tom said, "I was so shocked and pleased to have been awarded this awesome gift. I have a 12 year old son that is in constant need of school supplies and he’s also at the age where, if he doesn’t have a cell phone, he’ll be labeled an outcast. So this gift will come in super handy for me. Thanks to the entire Rotary team for putting together such a fun and festive Oktoberfest.  The food was amazing, the music was festive, and the beer was great too!" 

Tom Griffen moved his business, Gold Canyon Insurance Services, from the Silicon Valley to Auburn eleven years ago. The business provides insurance coverage for Taxicabs, Limousines, and Non-Emergency Medical Transport companies for all three West Coast states and have offices at San Francisco Yellow Cab and in Salem Oregon.     

Tom enjoys living in Auburn, and says "Our Public Auto insurance transportation company has grown leaps and bounds since being here. It’s a real joy to be part of a tight knit community that is able to put together so many fun events." He has already marked his calendar to attend Gold Country Rotary's annual Mardi Gras party on Saturday, February 21, 2015. As with Oktoberfest, the funds raised go right back into the community.

Winner Oktoberfest Door Prize - $800 Shopping Spree at Staples Lynne Tinel 2014-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Oct 05, 2014


Thanks to all who joined in the fun for contributing to record attendance.

Oktoberfest Fun Jerry Picaman 2014-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Oct 05, 2014

Gold Country Rotary thanks the following sponsors of our 2014 Oktoberfest.

Bavarian Kingdom - $1200

   TGH Aviation - Rich   ard Anderson

Beermeister - $1000

   Advantage Print

   Auburn Journal

Bavarian Castle - $750

  Roper's Jewelers


Black Forest Estate - $500

   Community !st Bank - Jeff Moore

   General Business Systems - Jerry Picaman

   Magnussen's Auburn Toyota - Tony Toohey

   Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital

   First Northern Bank

   Auburn Alehouse

German Farmhouse - $250

   KMSensors - Keith Nesbitt

   State Farm - Ralph Smith

   Vitas Insurance

   Ceronix - Don Whitaker

   Rogers Automotive - Walt Schmidt

   Master Technicians - Jimmy Mullinex

   Cruisers Car Wash - Jeanne Herron

   Harris Industrial Gases - Kathleen Harris

   Lindy Young

   Barber Kenes Capital Mgmt - Glen Kenes

   Auburn Rotary

   Dr. Nicky Hakimi, DDS

   Depoe Bay Coffee

   Lusty's Custom Signs

   Taco Bill


Munich Hostel - $100

   Vicki Winkler

   Argonauta - Janie Naffz

   Ross Kochenderfer Law Offices

   Scinto Graziano LLP

   Mike Holmes, Auburn City Council

   William W. Kirby M.D.

   Jim Holmes, Supervisor Dist. 3

   Wilson, Wilson & Taylog CPAs

   Radakovitz Property Mgmt.

   Ben Harwell,  State Farm

   Greenlee Chiropractic

   King Chiropratic

   Joanne Barragan, Realtor

   Tinel Design & Marketing

   Don Powers, Legal Shield

   Leighty Oral Surgery

   Performance Motor Works

   Van Howd Studios

   Daybreak Rotary

   Felt Bicycles

   Pam Tichenor

   Norm G.F. MacLeod

   Bob Litchfield

   Jimmy Louis, CPA

   Bill Wolfe, Big Valley Mortgage

Fernet Branca - $50

   Ollie MacIntosh

   Curves Auburn


Oktoberfest 2014 Sponsors Jerry Picaman 2014-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Sep 07, 2014

Thank you to the following 2014-15 PAUL HARRIS SUSTAINING MEMBERS who have given $100 or more this year to the Rotary Foundation.

Lynne Tinel                  Jim Greenlee                Jerry Picaman

Ralph Smith                 Katie Abrahamson        Walt Schmidt

Joanne Barragan          Laurie Richardson         Donna Book

George Graziano          Fred Vitas                    Michael Dockery

Paul Harris Sustaining Members Jerry Picaman 2014-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Sep 03, 2014

On Sep 4, 2014 Gold Country Rotary held a fellowship BBQ at Recreation Park in Auburn.


Offsite BBQ Sep 4, 2014 Jerry Picaman 2014-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Aug 26, 2014

Come join us for the fun at Gold Country Rotary's annual Oktoberfest on Oct 3, 2014 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds.


Oktoberfest 2014 Jerry Picaman 2014-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Aug 17, 2014

On Aug 17, 2014 Auburn, Gold Country, and Daybreak Rotary clubs participated in a river rafting trip on the south fork of the American River.  Fun was had by all, and the water fights were enthusiastic.


Rotary Rafting Jerry Picaman 2014-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
July 4th fundraiser to END POLIO NOW Lynne Tinel 2014-06-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on May 28, 2014


Come and enjoy the free concert presented by the Auburn Recreation District.  Gold Country Rotary will be selling Margaritas and water at our Margaritaville booth.

Party in the Park Jerry Picaman 2014-05-29 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians at work April 26, 2014 Jerry Picaman 2014-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman on Apr 25, 2014


Gold Country Rotary members built 3 tree enclosures and 1 bench for Rock Creek school.   They also donated and filled 2 oak planter boxes.

Rotarians at work April 26, 2014 Jerry Picaman 2014-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
Join our Oktoberfest Sponsors & Support Your Community Lynne Tinel 2013-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynne Tinel on Jul 27, 2013

Here's a link to the Rotary Radio show featuring Linda Fazo discussing the work Auburn Rotary Clubs are doing at Virgil's Community Garden. 

Rotary Radio is broadcast out of Cleveland Ohio and is a great way to get the word out about the wonderful things that our organization does. The format is a 30 minute call in.

For past shows go to – The show is on every Monday at 3pm Eastern time.


Virgils Garden

Rotary Radio Presents Virgil's Community Garden, with Linda Fazo & James Patti Lynne Tinel 2013-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Gold Country Fair- Project Review Ralph Smith 2013-07-23 00:00:00Z 0
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Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Donna Book 2012-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
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Come join the fun at Gold Country Rotary's 2015 Mardi Gras celebration.


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Posted by Jerry Picaman

Sponsor our Mardi Gras event on February 21, 2015 at the Auburn Gold Country Fairgrounds Sierra building.


Mardi Gras 2015 Sponsorships Jerry Picaman 0
Posted by Lynne Tinel

 It’s no fun spending Christmas in the hospital. So Sybil Louton, a patient at Sutter Auburn Faith, was surprised and delighted when Placer High School students Emaleigh White, Emily Burgard, and Sydnee Binder helped make her Christmas a little brighter. They added seasonal touches to her hospital room, and sang Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.

 The girls are all members of Placer High School’s Interact Club, a Rotarian service club for youth whose goal is to learn leadership skills through community service. "I've never done anything like this before. It was very cool," said Interact President Emaleigh White.

  “Interact students and Rotarians joined forces to bring Christmas cheer to hospital patients who may feel shut-off from the holidays,” explained Lynne Tinel, President of Auburn Gold Country Rotary. Rotarians Mindy Danovaro, Nancie Radakovitz, and Lynne Tinel met with the girls to deliver specially made greeting cards and decorative Christmas trees for up to 40 patients at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital.  

  Nancie summed it up, "Great day, fun time, and special moments with young students showing what they can do to make a difference in peoples lives. So pleased to be a part of this, yet another event, displaying what Rotary and the community can do."

  Foundation Executive Director Mindy Danovaro says the staff at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital understands that the holidays can be a stressful time for patients who aren’t able to spend Christmas at home with their families. “We strive to help patients capture the warmth of the season by making their stay as enjoyable as possible."

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Gold Country Rotary & Placer High Interact Club Cheer Hospital Patients Lynne Tinel 0
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For twenty plus years Gold Country Rotary Secretary Donna Book and her husband Stuart have been dressing the part to entertain children during the holidays - from grandchildren to children at day care centers. The children absolutely love Stuart! And why wouldn't they? You won't find a more authentic looking Santa Claus. Or two more giving people!


Christmas 'Books' with a heart-warming story Lynne Tinel 0
Posted by Lynne Tinel

   Gold Country Rotarian Dr. Dan Mertz and President Lynne Tinel met with Suzanne Flint, Principal at Rock Creek Elementary School on Friday Dec. 12 to discuss the Gold Country Rotary Dental Health & Education Program - a program that would not exist without the tremendous generosity of Dr. Mertz.

   Dr. Mertz and his staff provide free dental care for a couple of hours 2-3 Thursdays a month for 2nd grade students who, for various reasons, do not receive regular dental care. Gold Country Rotarians escort the children to and from the school and dental office. About eight students have received complete dental care thus far.

   In addition to meeting with the Principal, our favorite dentist conducted screenings to prioritize the order in which the students need to be seen. Dr. Mertz makes dentistry for these young children such a good experience, they protested when recess arrived because they wanted to see the dentist instead!Image


Dr. Dan Mertz brings smiles all around Lynne Tinel 0
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Gold Country Rotary applied for a District Grant to help finance improvements to Gold Country Fairground, a central hub of community activities. We just completed construction of a new 6’ x 63’ concrete walkway behind the Sierra Building. The project was managed by Rotarians Ollie MacIntosh and Don Powers.ImageImage

Rotary makes improvements to Fairground Lynne Tinel 0
Alan Young Bootstrap Award winners Jerry Picaman 0
2012 Alan Young Bootstrap award winner Daniel Ross Jerry Picaman 0
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 Gold Country Rotary members interviewed 5 students competing for academic scholarships.  From left to right they are: Amanda Schafer, Becky Matthews, James Vaughan, Emily Zentner, and Alexis Wildman.

Scholarship Interviews Jerry Picaman 0
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Lisa Kodl of Auburn Bike Works received a Community Service Award from Gold Country Rotary for her outstanding contributions to the community.

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Shelter Box Receives $4500 from Gold Counrty Rotary for 2013-1014 year Ralph Smith 0
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Thanks to all members, friends and some girl scouts we had another successful Mardi Gras.  The Jello Shots were a hit!Image 
Mardi Gras was a success! Ralph Smith 0
Mardi Gras 2014 Jerry Picaman 0
$1300 received as a donation for Alan Young Bootstrap Scholarships Ralph Smith 0
Gold Country Roatarians help out Rock Creek Care Center at Christmas Ralph Smith 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman

 Pictured are DG Harry Mugo, Rotarian Mr. Doshi from the Nairobi South Club, Vicki Winkler of Heart, Phyllis Dunstan, and Auburn Rotary member Bob Dunstan. All three Auburn Rotary clubs are jointly applying for an international grant. They're joining forces with HEART and the Nairobi and Meru Rotary Clubs on a project to install greenhouses and a well in Meru, Kenya.  Bob recently visited Nairobi and Meru to learn about the local issues and see first hand the proposed Meru site.  The new wells and greenhouses will enable the village to grow crops that currently wither due to a lack of water and nutrients. The project also allows children to attend school instead of collecting water. Due to poor attendance (20% daily absenteeism rate) Leeta School in Meru is currently one of the worst performing schools in the region.
Kenya Water Project Jerry Picaman 0
Gold Country Roatarians assist at Community Dinner Ralph Smith 0
Posted by Lynne Tinel

ImageSustaining Sponsors $500-$1,250  

TGH Aviation, Advantage Print Marketing, Lusty’s Custom Signs, Auburn Journal, Raley's, Taco Bill, Joanne “Jo” Barragan, Magnussen's Auburn Toyota, Kenmar Instrumentation Services, General Business Systems, The Master Technicians, Roger’s Automotive, Community 1st Bank, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, KM Sensors LLC, R&K Enterprise Solutions, Barber/Kenes Capital Management, Vitas Insurance Agency, Chardun Enterprises, First Northern Bank, Lindy Young, Auburn Alehouse, Rotary Club of Auburn

German Farmhouse $250

Ralph Smith State Farm Agency, George Graziano, La Fornaretta, Maki Heating & Air, Recology Auburn Placer,

Munich Hostel  $100

Ross Kochenderfer Law Offices, Bail House Frank Calabretta, Radakovitz Property Management, Bill Kirby Auburn City Council, Howell Sew & Vacuum, Greenlee Chiropractic, Auburn Daybreak Rotary, Depoe Bay Coffee, Steven Phillips CPA, Sterling Properties, Norm Macleod, Mike Holmes, Ollie MacIntosh, King Chiropractic, Pam Tichenor, Ted Moore, Felt Bicycles, Cal-Pay Services, Barbara Besana, Bob Litchfield, Cruiser’s Carwash, Donna Book, Stacy Graham



A Special Thanks to our Oktoberfest 2013 Sponsors Lynne Tinel 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman
Gold Country Rotary's information booth at the Auburn Fall Home Show was successful in raising awareness of the ShelterBox disaster relief organization.  There was a ShelterBox tent on display along with the stove, water filtration system, cooking and eating utensils, and other items shipped with the tent.  Generous donations were accepted in support of ShelterBox's mission.  Thanks to all the Rotarians  who helped during the 3 day show.ImageImage
Auburn Fall Home Show Jerry Picaman 0
Oktoberfest Poster Jerry Picaman 0
Oktoberfest 2013 Sponsorship Jerry Picaman 0
Posted by Ralph Smith

Alan Young would have celebrated his 10 year anniversary with the Gold Country Rotary this August.
Thank you for your service above self.  
       Thank you for your friendship. 
       Thank you for your leadership with our Bootstrap Scholarship.
       Thank you for your selfless time donated to those in need with Shelter Box.
       Thank you for being an Auburn Gold Country Rotarian!



Thank you Alan Ralph Smith 0
Posted by Jerry Picaman

The 9th annual Rotary West Africa Project Fair including Polio Immunization is scheduled for October 15-24, 2013.

This week-long trip is a hands-on experience in polio eradication, community service,
friendships and learning how to support the Rotary projects of West Africa.

Click on the 2013 West Africa Project Fair link in the Club Links section (below on the left side) for all the details.

2013 Polio Immunization and West Africa Project Fair Jerry Picaman 0
Posted by Ralph Smith
We grew out of our old unit.  Several Members showed up to swap storage units.
STORAGE SWAP Ralph Smith 0
Posted by Ralph Smith

We continue to receive updates from Pam Nelson about all the great produce out at the community garden.


Many thanks to Dave and Lindsy, Denise, and Linda Duff for their help picking this morning.

> Today's pick:, 

570 # Tomatoes,
48 # Eggplant
42 # Cucumbers
18 # Pattypan squash
44 # Zucchini

Total pick = 722 pounds - THAT IS HUGE!
 Today's pick takes us past the 6.5 ton mark to 13,164 total pick
for the summer. 

weather is SOOOOOOOOOOO user friendly!  come on out!



The Community garden continues to produce Ralph Smith 0
Posted by Ralph Smith
Ollie MacIntosh is again putting togeher a crew to assist in feeding the homeless for the Gathering Inn on September 20th.  If you are availble to help please contact Ollie. 
Feed The Homeless September 20th Ralph Smith 0
Downtown Rotary Hosting River Raft Trip for "Clean Water" Ralph Smith 0
Oktoberfest 2013 Jerry Picaman 0
July 4th Gold Country Rotary rasied funds for Polio Plus Ralph Smith 0
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