The hangar is full at the Fly-In, with over 500 people supporting the Rotary Club of Portola over a hot stack of pancakes. Photo by Ian Hoffmann

Annual Rotary Fly-In Pancake Breakfast a success with community support

The Rotary Club of Portola returned to Nervino Airport in Beckwourth for the Annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, September 11, with over 500 people in the community and beyond turning out to support a well-loved tradition despite heavy smoke.

Clinch Mountain and the Quincy Pickers played music that had everyone smiling as a long line of hungry people snaked out of the airport hangar, and Rotary Club members merrily scrambled eggs, flipped pancakes, and blended drinks.

The Rotary Club of Portola thanks the many who supported their fundraiser including sponsors, those who donated raffle prizes, classic car buffs, pilots, the Portola High School Volleyball and Soccer teams, as well as the Sierra Valley 4H.

Portola High School students and volleyball players assist with raffle ticket sales at the breakfast with a smile. From left, Jalila Danielson and Chloe Kelly. Photo by Lauren Westmoreland

Thanks go out to 2022 sponsors and donors:

  • Portola Village Pharmacy
  • Plumas Vacation Rental
  • High Sierra Gas
  • River Pines Resort
  • Feather’s Home and Gift
  • Folchi Logging and Construction
  • Graeagle Outpost
  • Gumba’s Family Pizza
  • Mountain Hardware
  • Splash N Dash
  • Cline and Associates
  • Grizzly Grill
  • Nakoma
  • Sierra Touring Co.
  • Grizzly Ranch Golf Club
  • Goodwin’s Ranch & Horse Shoeing
  • Green Gulch Ranch, Inc.
  • Roberti Ranch Family
  • Sierra Valley Feed & Ranch Supply
  • Graeagle Store
  • Lambert & Lambert Insurance
  • Joy Simplified Mt. Weddings
  • Grizzly Ranch Golf
  • Lassen Pest Control
  • Whitehawk
  • Joy Engineering
  • Plumas Bank
  • Tangles
  • Hermann Photography
  • Plumas Sanitation
  • Plumas Ace Hardware – Portola
  • Price Tire Center Les Schwab
  • Feather River Food Co-op
  • Leonards – Portola
  • Los Cabos Adventures
  • Terri Cooper’s Design Studios
  • Model Dairy
Gin fizzes and mimosas being blended by Rotarians at the busy return of the annual Fly-In Pancake breakfast. From left, Charlotte Willis, Penny Schulthies, Ronny Wojek, Terri Cooper and Irene Wojek. Photo by Lauren Westmoreland
Flipping pancakes at am impressive speed! From left, Doug McCoy, Kirk Lambert, Rotary Club of Portola Co-President Elizabeth Cruse, Joleen Cline, and Co-President Matt Cruse. Photo by Lauren Westmoreland
Freshly scrambled eggs from Rotary Club of Portola members Bob Vieira, Nora Shelton, Dave Shelton and Renee Hermann. Photo by Lauren Westmoreland
The Rotary Club of Portola enjoys cooking a delicious, hot breakfast for the crowd at the 2022 Rotary Fly-In Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, September 11. In photo, Danny Shaffer, Brian Carl, Bob Vieira, Dave Shelton and Nora Shelton smile as they fry up sausages. Photo by Lauren Westmoreland
Plumas-Sierra Cattlewomen show off a lovely quilt hand-stitched by members, which will be auctioned on Wednesday, November 2. The auction benefits local youth through a scholarship fund, specifically for students interested in pursuing studies in the form of agriculture. From left, Cattlewomen Flinda France, Crystal Muñoz, Becky Walker and Denise Geissinger.