Staying connected - 4-2-2020

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

We are delighted to be hearing from our Nevada City Rotary expanded community!  Please do keep in touch... simply REPLY to this Rotario email.


Feeling closed up and ready to reconnect?  We invite you to join us on Thursday April 2 at 5:30pm for our first "virtual" gathering as a Club!  Our program? You and a fun time doing short checkins! 

Our Board had a very successful Zoom Meeting on Monday and are looking forward Thursday's Zoom Social with the Club!  This Rotario is intended to give you more information on how to Join our Zoom Sessions by computer, mobile device or landline phone. 

Because of nationwide Zoom hackings,
instructions are being sent privately.

If you did not get an invite, please reply to this email and we will send you an invitation. 

Background noise can be very disruptive so the email also includes some ZOOM Etiquette tidbits.

New to Zoom?  Check out this video on how to sign in.

We also encourage you to sign up for a FREE Zoom account at and connect with friends, family and fellow Rotarians to practice. It is easy and fun.  FREE Accounts allow you to chat with as many as 100 people for up to 40 minutes.

Curbside and Home Delivery Shopping

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

A quick reminder to all, you can get groceries from SPD delivered to their door by Able Carts. Tyler and Kevin presented to our Club last year. Tyler confirms he and their team are staying in business while also keeping their more vulnerable staff safe and out of the public. A great way to support them would be to partner with neighbors and other nearby Rotarians when placing orders and deliveries. Tyler's phone number is 530-277-5964 and their email address is . earn more online at  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

And don't forget The Ham Stand.  According to Facebook: Free roll of TP with every 20 dollar purchase at the ham stand. Don’t forget to support local in these trying times!!!

President Cathy: I got a sandwich from The Ham Stand the other day. Other than Jason being out of tomatoes it was YUMMY and I got a free roll of TP even though I didn't need it. So if anyone needs a roll of TP, let me know. Promise to put a donation in Polio or Happy Bucks when we get back together and I'll even deliver it to your doorstep (anything to get out of the house for a little bit).

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 is interviewed in this video 10 minute video 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:

Follow Nevada County updates through The County published a helpful Shelter in Place FAQs by the County of Nevada

Club Meetings

Club meetings through May 1 will be via Zoom.  Watch this space and your email for weekly instructions. 

For April 9 "lunch" meeting we are exploring the possibility of having Bob Murley present his ”The Apollo Moon Project: Things You Probably Don’t Know”.  We figure a lot of you are ready to head to the moon about now so his session could be especially interesting! 

Stay connected and informed

Robin monitors our 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 - Postponed, Canceled and Planned:

To be rescheduled: 

  • Bob Murley: ”The Apollo Moon Project: Things You Probably Don’t Know” - targetting April 9 Zoom at 12:15pm
  • Lynda Guthrie: Craft Talk
  • Christina Giffin, Nevada Co. Sup. of Schools Office  “Career Pathways Partners”
  • Bob Branston, Citizens Climate Lobby:  “An Optimist’s Guide to Climate Change”
  • Nancy Kemp:  Update on Girls Who Code
  • Debbie Thomas - A Peace Corps Volunteer’s Experience in Albania

April 24-26:  RALLYE - District 5190 CANCELED

To Be Determined:

May 7:  FUN Social

March 14: Lunch

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

June 18: Cathy's Demotion Dinner

July 17: The Children's Festival, 9am - noon and 5pm - 8pm Pioneer Park, Nevada City

July 19 : Hungry Games, Miners Foundry - NEW DATE

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


Special Dates


Walt Stickel 4/1        
John Hensley 4/11     

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 March 30, 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
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
(Formerly Trolley Junction Restaurant)

400 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959 Directions
Note: Lunch $14  Social Mixer $12 + BYOB — 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