Boys & Girls Club Painting

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.
 
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Harvest Festival

Gold Country Rotary participated in Auburn Recreation District's Harvest Festival.  Candy and good cheer were provided.
 
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Oktoberfest 2021 Sponsorships

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
 
 
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Halloween Party

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.
 
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4th. Of July 2020

Auburn Gold Country Rotary shared Rotary with the Auburn Ca. community in the first ever drive by 4th. Of July parade. 
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2020 Student Award Recipients

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
 
 
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2020 Student Awards

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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Christmas Dinner

Posted by Jerry Picaman on Dec 24, 2019
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.
 
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Homeless Shelter Garden

Posted by Jerry Picaman 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.
 
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Oktoberfest 2019

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.
 
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2019 Student Awards

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.
 
 
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Bingo Night

Posted by Jerry Picaman on May 08, 2019
Have fun playing Bingo and help Rotary International projects. See "Events" on the left for tickets.
 
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Oktoberfest 2018 Success

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. 
 
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Oktoberfest Tickets

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
or
Ralph Smith State Farm Agency
430 Grass Valley Hwy
Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 885-8652
or
George Graziano - (530) 613-0764
george@taxplanrpos.biz
or
Jerry Picaman (530) 401-3066
or
online at Event Brite
see Links at left
 
 
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Oktoberfest 2018

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.
 
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Rotarians at Work

Posted by Jerry Picaman on May 03, 2018
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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.
 
 
 
 
 
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2018 Gold Country Rotary Community Awards

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.
 
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World Polio Day

Posted by Jerry Picaman on Oct 24, 2017
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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.
 
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Rotary Rafting

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.
 
 
 
 
 
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Oktoberfest 2016

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 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.
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Carl Bullock - Silent Rotarian

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.
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District Governor Gail "Virus" Ellingwood visits Jerry Picaman 2015-08-27 00:00:00Z 0

Linda Fazo - Gift to the World

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 - New Friend

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.
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Jerry Picaman is President of Auburn Gold Country Rotary 2015-2016

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

New Gold Country Member Kelly Leibold Circulation Director Gold Country Media

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!
 
 
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Martial Arts Presentation from International Grand Master

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.
 
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Gold Country Rotary gives vocational, college, and Bootstrap awards

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.
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Rotary helps Sleep Train's shoe drive for foster children Lynne Tinel 2015-04-24 00:00:00Z 0

2015 District Conference

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.
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2015 Mardi Gras

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.

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Offering food and a safe place to rest at night

Posted by Lynne Tinel on Dec 18, 2014

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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!”

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Offering food and a safe place to rest at night Lynne Tinel 2014-12-19 00:00:00Z 0

Oktoberfest Fun

Posted by Jerry Picaman on Oct 05, 2014

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

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Oktoberfest 2014 Sponsors

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

   Raley's

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

  
 

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Paul Harris Sustaining Members

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

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Offsite BBQ Sep 4, 2014 Jerry Picaman 2014-09-04 00:00:00Z 0

Oktoberfest 2014

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.

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Rotary Rafting

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.

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Party in the Park

Posted by Jerry Picaman on May 28, 2014

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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.

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Rotarians at work April 26, 2014

Posted by Jerry Picaman on Apr 25, 2014
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Gold Country Rotary members built 3 tree enclosures and 1 bench for Rock Creek school.   They also donated and filled 2 oak planter boxes.

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Mardi Gras 2015

Posted by Jerry Picaman

Come join the fun at Gold Country Rotary's 2015 Mardi Gras celebration.

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Mardi Gras 2015 Sponsorships

Posted by Jerry Picaman

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

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Scholarship Interviews

Posted by Jerry Picaman

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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.

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Community Service Award

Posted by Jerry Picaman

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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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Kenya Water Project

Posted by Jerry Picaman

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 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.
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Auburn Fall Home Show

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
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Thank you Alan

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!

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The Community garden continues to produce

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

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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. 

CONTINUING GRATITUDE AND PLATITUDES! 
weather is SOOOOOOOOOOO user friendly!  come on out!

pam

 

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Downtown Rotary Hosting River Raft Trip for "Clean Water" Ralph Smith 0
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