Dear Rotarians and Friends,
NOTE TIME: 4:30pm Thursday January 2, 2020
SPECIAL GUIDED TOUR of
NEVADA CITY FIREHOUSE MUSEUM #1
WITH PRESIDENT CATHY
214 Main St., Nevada City
From the Rear-View Mirror
It’s the end of December already. 2019 is almost in the rear-view mirror and a new decade is fast approaching as we ring in 2020. As I reflect on the last half of 2019 (my six months as President of the Rotary Club of Nevada City) I am struck by the highs and lows we’ve experienced; individually and as a Club. We’ve shared the pain of loss that Michael Young and Carla Burke have experienced. We’ve shared the joys of new “grandparenthood” with Tom Ryan as well as Gayle and Dave Denney and the anticipation of an upcoming wedding with Chris and Bill Newsom. We’ve worried together about a President-Elect. We’ve shared laughter and tears and the gamut of emotions between them. I see the way we care about each other and our community and the willingness of members to step up and help whenever/wherever needed.
Our Rotary theme this year, as I remind you each meeting, is “Rotary Connects the World.” The thread I see running through everything we have experienced the past six months is the “connection” we all share. I’m proud of our club, I’m proud of each one of you and I know as we head into 2020 it is going to be an active, wonderful, productive next six months. Thank you all and Happy New Year!
As you know, we lost one of our long-time active members on Christmas Eve as John Burke - known affectionately to many as "Red" - danced his way out of this world and on to his next adventure. We’ll all miss his wonderful smile and wicked sense of humor. Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to Carla and their family. Information will be forthcoming on his service and Celebration of Life.
Looking to 2020: President-Elect Tom Milam
I’m not too good at doing New Year Resolutions. I’m more into setting goals that may (or may not) be doable. Why make a resolution to stop eating sweets when I know I’ll fail miserably? So instead I’ll set a goal to only eat one (or maybe two) sweets a day. Sounds reasonable, right?
So, my “goal” that I was going to set for our Rotary Club was to find a President-Elect before February. No need to now – we already reached that goal! Tom Milam stepped up and before he could change his mind, the Board approved and recommended him to the entire club. And our club unanimously voted “aye.” Talk about a wonderful Christmas present and a great start to the New Year! How are we going to top that? Thank you, Tom, for offering your time and talents to our club in this special way – we couldn’t be in better hands for 2020-2021.
RLI II is scheduled for Saturday January 25. PE Tom is signed up and looking for others to join him. It will be facilitated by Dennis Geare, Stacy Graham, PDG John Sullivan and Robin Milam. See registration and details below.
Night at the Museum -
Nevada City Firehouse #1
To start the new year off, we’re going to spend a “Night at the Museum.” Well, maybe just a late afternoon, early evening at the museum. We will be meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Firehouse No. 1 museum. For those who may not be familiar with it, the museum is located at 214 Main St., Nevada City, in the old Firehouse (two doors up from Treats – NOT on Broad St). As of this writing the heater is still not working so make sure you bundle up. We’ll tour the museum and learn a little about Nevada County history (I promise there won’t be a test). Hopefully, I’ll have hot coffee and cider with some treats to share. Unfortunately, the fire bell is inoperable so we can’t “ring in the New Year” but hopefully you’ll enjoy the informal meeting.
Editor's note: If you have never been on a tour with Cathy, this will be a NOT-TO-BE-MISSED special treat! Cathy has an AMAZING command of Nevada County history and is the BEST TOUR GUIDE you could ever want!
Los Barriles Project 2020 - January 30 - February 3
We can’t rest on our laurels (or poinsettias) yet. We still have lots of things coming up – like our Los Barilles project which is only 1 month away. The vision clinic is an expansion of the East Cape Medical Clinic and is becoming a reality as we continue to be an active partner. We will be participating in a Rotary grant with Los Barriles and Reno Rotary Clubs in the coming year.
Speaking of New Years Resolutions, participating in wellness checks and eye examinations for the children of the greater East Cape area around Los Barriles would be a perfect way to start the new decade in 2020!
If you’ve never gone on this project, I encourage you to try to join us this year. It is a very rewarding experience (and we also find time to relax and have fun with our twin club members). The team is firming up plans quickly, so if you want to go, contact Carolyn Feuille now!
Thanks goes to Carolyn Feuille for putting this together again this year.
Grass Valley Free 2-day Health Clinic
January 11-12, 2020
Also, remember the 2020 Grass Valley Free 2-day Health Clinic hosted by United Way along with California CareForce! is coming up closer to home. It is January 11th-12th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. If you haven’t signed up to be a volunteer yet, there is still time. They need volunteers to help in several areas and you don’t have to have experience in health care. You can register to volunteer by clicking the link listed here. Volunteer individually or create a team and work together.
Click for downloadable Health Clinic flyer
Rotary Leadership Institute Journey Continues With RLI II - Sign up now!
Expand your Rotary Leadership learning to focus on how best to help your club to make a real difference. Work on team building, targeting service, effective communications, attracting new members, and more.
WHERE: Ensemble Designs Café, 870 Gold Flat Rd, Nevada City, CA (map)
WHEN: Saturday, January 25, 2020, 8:30am – 3:30pm
COST: $20 / person, reimbursed by Club
Please Register at District5190.org by Wednesday January 15, 2020!
Hungry Games Planning for 2020
We are planning an even bigger and better Hungry Games for 2020. Join the fun and comradery of planning our 2020 Hungry Games event with the team. The team is meeting at 4pm ahead of each of our Social meetings -- but not this week. Watch for updates from Michael.
Nevada City Rotary Board Activities
Stay informed about actions your Nevada City Rotary Board of Directors is taking. Minutes of Board Meetings and Club Leadership Retreats for the past year along with survey results, Club Bylaws, Nevada City Rotary Foundation 501 (c) 3 status and other documents are available in our "Members Only" section of our NCRotary.org website at http://ncrotary.org/club/board-actions. If you need assistance remembering your user ID and password, contact Robin or reply to this newsletter.
January 2: 4:30PM Field Trip to the Nevada City Firehouse Museum with our guide, President Cathy
January 9: Lunch: Ethics Talk--Dennis Geare
January 16: Social: Christina Giffin, Nevada Co. Supt. of Schools
January 23: Lunch: - Midnight Girls Robotics Team - Brownies from Deer Creek School
January 25: Rotary Leadership Institute II, Ensemble Designs
January 30: DARK : 5th Thursday
January 30-February 3: Los Barriles International Service Trip
February 6: Social
February 13: Lunch Jeannie Wood , CATS (Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra) “The Chinese and the Gold Rush”
February 19 - Wednesday - Community Awards Program
February 20: - Moved to Community Awards Program
February 27: Speech Contest
March 11: Area 4 Speech Contest, Grass Valley Methodist Church
March 15: Hungry Games, Miners Foundry
March 19: Social
March 21; Young Musicians Competition Area 4 Rotary and MIM Music Contest; Day-long, multi-level competitions at Grass Valley United Methodist Church
March 26: Lunch Lynda Guthrie: Craft Talk
March 28: Young Musicians Concert 2:00pm Area 4 Rotary and MIM Music Concert by Competition winners, at Grass Valley United Methodist Church
Thank you to John Wilson, Nathan Leishman, and Gayle Denney for planning this year's Music Contest. John reached out to partner with MIM in order to recruit a larger number of youth musicians. Click the Young Musicians Competition banner to learn more about the robust Competition and Concert plans for March 2020. If you have young musicians in your life, share this link...
Thank you Nancy Kemp and Christine Newsom for coordinating our programs!
|Carla Burke||1/13||John Woodford and Janna||1/01|
|Judy Soldavini||2/28||Carolyn Inglis and Mike||2/12|
|Carolyn Inglis||2/28||Allan Rogers and Betty||2/18|
|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
If you have a whine, write it on the back of a 20 dollar bill and give it to your president.
Board Meetings are held on the third Monday 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 January 20, 2020. All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting. Location subject to change, please ask.
Rotary Club of Nevada City — Established October 3, 1935
www.ncrotary.org — PO Box 74 — Nevada City, California 95959