5th Thursday Drop In, Drop Out Hour

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

This week:  Fifth Thursday Drop In, Drop Out Hour

If your calendar says the same thing as mine, this week is a 5th Thursday which means we don’t have a regularly scheduled meeting. However, you might be feeling a little isolated now and missing your fellow Rotarians so…. We are having a  “Drop In, Drop Out” hour, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. this week via Zoom. No meeting, no agenda, just friends checking in on friends and sharing what’s going on. Join us in singing Happy Birthday to our PE Tom. If you have an opening in your schedule and want to drop by to chat for a while, please drop in to chat for a few minutes or the whole hour. It’s up to you. Hope we see/hear you there.

Check your email for Zoom instructions ... in fact last week's should work too! We will also resend those instructions on Thursday morning.  If you don't have the Zoom instructions for this week, simply reply to this Rotario email.

Penzance Want-a-be's ... some of the bulbs intended for Nevada City Rotary planting day

Rockin' Rotary Rock Stars

Here we are in the last week of April and my Presidency will soon be drawing to a close. I know I have said it before, but I will say it again and again – “We have an absolutely awesome Rotary Club!”  You are all Rockin’ Rotary Rock Stars. Despite the shelter-in-place orders and the tough times, we just keep on moving forward. Our club has been Zooming our meetings for the last couple of weeks. We are involved in Community Service projects from home by writing letters/cards for our local Hospice and Care facilities. Cookies have been delivered with “Thank You” notes from Nevada City Rotary to our Nevada City police, fire, public works and administrative departments to let them know how much we appreciate the work they are continuing to do while we are restricted to our homes. See how sweet Cathy sweetens up City Hall!!!  We are participating in Rotary International’s Covid-19 efforts through the Rotary Foundation.

Leadership Learning Assembling ... continuous learning for you!

As it has been said, “The show must go on.” And on, it did. Governor-Elect Roberta (Berta) Pickett held a kickoff to her year via Zoom on Saturday, April 25th. During the session she introduced our new Rotary theme for the year – Rotary Opens the Door – and helped us find out how we can open the door. Despite a small hiccup signing in for the first session, ten of our members persevered and attended one or more of the sessions. Thank you, Tom Milam, Carolyn Feuille, Dennis Geare, Walt Stickel, Lynda Guthrie, John Wilson, Susie Monary-Wilson and Chris Newsom, for taking time out of your Saturday to attend. A big “Thank You” goes to Robin Milam, who not only attended all three session but she and Karen MacDonald were the power behind the scenes who kept things running smoothly and helped (through hours and hours of work) put the whole session together. DGE Berta did a great job presenting her vision for this coming year and introduced RI President Elect Holger Knacck and the theme for 2020-2021 Rotary Opens Opportunities.

This session was the kick-off to the Leadership Learning opportunities. Our District Leadership Training team (led by Robin) have created a multitude of training resources available for you to “attend” from the comfort of your home. Randy Rascati put together a fantastic website that maps all the Treks of online learning opportunities. These sessions are open to ALL Rotarians. If you missed the information on Saturday, I am sure Robin or PE Tom will be glad to help you find the resources for the areas of Rotary that you are interested in. Find your passion and inspiration in Rotary by finding the right sessions for you that will pique your curiosity and help you discover just what you can do through Rotary! Then you can be an example of how  “Rotary Opens Opportunities.”  Learn more at District 5190 by clicking the icon to our Leadership Learning modules:

Rotary Opens Opportunities
Click to explore the various learning treks!

World Immunization Week

Talk about timing; World Immunization Week is celebrated the week of April 24-30. This year it could not be clearer how important immunizations are. As Rotarians we have been trying with tremendous success to eradicate Polio through our End Polio Now campaign.  We are now down to Polio only remaining endemic in two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. The week aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million children in the world today who are not getting the vaccines they need.

The theme this year is #VaccinesWork for All and the campaign will focus on how vaccines – and the people who develop, deliver and receive them – are heroes by working to protect the health of everyone, everywhere. The main goal of the 2020 campaign is to urge greater engagement around immunization globally and the importance of vaccination in improving health and wellbeing of everyone, everywhere throughout life.

As part of the 2020 campaign, WHO and partners aim to:

  • Demonstrate the value of vaccines for the health of children, communities and the world.
  • Show how routine immunization is the foundation for strong, resilient health systems and universal health coverage.
  • Highlight the need to build on immunization progress while addressing gaps, including through increased investment in vaccines and immunization.

Rotary is a vital partner with WHO and you, as a Paul Harris recipient and E.R.E.Y. (Every Rotarian Every Year) help make that possible with your donations. Keep up the good work!

Curbside and Home Delivery Shopping

Several have asked for this information again, so we will keep this section in the Rotario for a while.

Able Carts shops for you at SPD and/or Briar Patch then delivers to your door. Tyler's phone number is 530-277-5964 and their email address is ablecarts@gmail.com . Learn more online at https://www.tkmomentum.com/  We understand other stores have delivery services.  Please check with your other favorite grocers for online and delivery services.

The Union has an article entitled Special delivery: Area businesses providing pick-up, take-out, delivery service https://www.theunion.com/news/special-delivery-area-businesses-providing-pick-up-take-out-delivery-service/

My Nevada County helps us stay informed about COVID-19

Click Federal Cares Act to learn more about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Question and Answers Nevada County just published this FAQ complements of Cal OES and Rep McClintock. 

Cindy Wilson, Director of Public Health Nursing (our ZOOM speaker for May 14) is interviewed in this video 10 minute on what is Corona Virus? What can I do to protect myself? What do I do if I have symptoms.  You may find it informative: https://www.mynevadacounty.com/2964/About-COVID-19

Follow Nevada County updates through https://www.mynevadacounty.com/2924/Coronavirus The County published a helpful Shelter in Place FAQs by the County of Nevada

Stay connected and informed

Robin monitors our news@ncrotary.org email. You can direct questions to that email or to me.  As we learn more and to stay in touch, we will send out regular or more frequent Rotarios.

Thank you all again for your hard work and dedication to our Nevada City Rotary Club. Be patient and be safe.

Your President,

Cathy W-B

Upcoming Events

April 30:  5th Thursday Drop In, Drop Out on Zoom Hangout Together (typically dark)

May 7:  Nancy Kemp - Girls Who Code! 

May 14:  Lunch - Cynthia Wilson, MS, RN, PHN, IBCLC, Nevada County Public Health Department, Director of Public Health Nursing (Check out her video link above!)

To be rescheduled: 

  • Christina Giffin, Nevada Co. Sup. of Schools Office  “Career Pathways Partners”
  • Debbie Thomas - A Peace Corps Volunteer’s Experience in Albania

To Be Determined:

May 21 Social: Randy Arnold, The Barefoot Spirit - with goodie bags!

June 18: Cathy's Demotion Dinner

July 19 : Hungry Games, Miners Foundry - NEW DATE

August 12 - 16:  Nevada County Fair (as of April 28 still scheduled)

August 20: (Lunch/Social TBD)  DG Roberta Pickett Visit


July 17: The Children's Festival, CANCELED


Special Dates


 Tom Milam 5/1   Tom and Robin Milam (yes his B'Day) 5/1
 Nathan Leishman 5/8   Wally Krill and Mary - # 72!!! 5/2
 Stacy Drake Robinson 5/23   John Hensley and Sandra 5/5

Club Leadership

President: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
President-Elect: Tom Milam
Past President: Tom Ryan
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Carla Burke
Public Image: Michael Young & Robin Milam
Youth Service: John Wilson & Nathan Leishman
Community Service: Carolyn Inglis & Tom Milam

Club Social:  Judy Soldavini
Sergeant at Arms: Walt Stickel
International Service: Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: Christine Newsom
Membership: Stacy Robinson & Tom Ryan
Program Chairs: Christine Newsom
& Nancy Kemp
At Large: Dennis Geare

If you have a whine, write it on the back of a 20 dollar bill and give it to your president.
If you have an idea for a club program please contact Nancy Kemp or Christine Newsom.

The Fine Print

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Board Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at 5:30pm at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. Our next Board meeting is Monday May 18, 2020 via ZOOM!  Not a Board member but want to join us?  Contact Robin or reply to this Rotario for instructions.  All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting. Location subject to change, please ask.

Rotary Club of Nevada City — Established October 3, 1935

Thursday Meetings - On Zoom Until Further Notice
1st & 3rd Thursdays for Social Mixer at 5:30pm and
2nd & 4th Thursday for Lunch Meeting at 12:15pm
at The Station at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959 Directions
Note: Lunch $14  Social Mixer $12 + BYOB

www.ncrotary.org — PO Box 74 — Nevada City, California 95959

Rotary Vision

TOGETHER, we see a world where PEOPLE unite and take action to CREATE lasting CHANGE across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves