Speaker Date Topic
Nicole McNeely, Food Bank of Nevada County Oct 06, 2022 5:30 PM
Executive Director's Food Bank Update

Nevada City Rotary values our special partnership with the Food Bank of Nevada County and the leadership of Nicole McNeeley.  Join us as Nicole gives an update on the work of the Food Bank and the many ways it serves our community.

About Nicole McNeely, Executive Director

Nicole has resided in Nevada County for the past thirty-seven years. Her extensive experience working with local non-profit agencies and assisting with fund-raising campaigns proved valuable for managing the Food Bank of Nevada County, an organization she had been involved in for a decade.

Nicole's passion for feeding people and helping families requiring nutritional support inspires her goal to provide healthy food to Nevada County's food insecure population. She loves exploring the region's wonderful landscape with her three sons, and derives fulfillment from being able to give back to her hometown.

Movie Lunch! Climate Solutions 101 Oct 13, 2022 12:15 PM
Part 3: Reducing Sources [Please RSVP!]

How can we stop harmful emissions in their tracks? Discover fascinating, up-to-date methods for halting emissions before they reach the atmosphere. This unit walks through the five largest sources of greenhouse gases—electricity, food, industry, transportation, and buildings—bringing the path to a safer, low-carbon economy into sharper relief. Learn which sources make up the biggest slices of the global emissions pie. 

Jared Milligan, Gaia Soap Oct 20, 2022 5:30 PM
Soap with a mission

At Gaia Soap Supply, our mission is to reduce the amount of plastic out in the world by refilling your own containers with eco-friendly and effective soaps for your business and home. We will make this happen by refilling a minimum of 10,000 bottles per year, therefore preventing the need of purchasing new plastic, and the burden that process has on the planet from start to finish. 

Join us as Jared Miligan shares his vision and variety of eco-friendly product lines offered at Gaia Soap.

Michael Stone Oct 27, 2022 12:15 PM
Trauma Awareness, Integration & Healing [Please RSVP]

Michael Stone is a spiritual author, mentor, shamanic practitioner, radio host, producer, and trauma integration facilitator who co-creates individual and group environments and experiences that support people in transcending the myth of separation, and experiencing deep and profound interconnection with others and all of life. Michael hosts healing circles and one-on-one coaching to learn to manage the symptoms of childhood trauma, PTSD, stress, overwhelm and anxiety.

You may know Michael through KVMR's Conversations, hosted by Michael Stone, which brings leading edge thinkers in the areas of Environmental Restoration, Social Justice and Spiritual Fulfillment. Through Conversations, Michael and his audience look for positive solutions to local and global issues that leave you touched, moved and inspired to action. Weekly guests have included local and global experts and concerned citizens working together to heal the wounds that separate, alienate and marginalize people...

Dan Foss - Police Chief of Nevada City Nov 03, 2022 5:30 PM
A vision for Nevada City

Welcome fellow Rotarian and Nevada City Police Chief Dan Foss. Dan has taken the lead as Nevada City Chief of Police after a 20-year career in law enforcement with the City of Madera Police Department where he most recently served as a Lieutenant. During his career Dan has served as a Field Training Officer (FTO), Detective, Patrol Sergeant, K9 Supervisor, Internal Affairs Investigator, and Crisis Negotiator. He has also served as the division commander over the divisions of patrol, administration, and investigations. Dan joined the Rotary Club of Madera in 2019.

Join us as Dan shares his vision for Nevada City and his personal stories. In 2015 Dan established his own non-profit organization known as Olive (Overcoming Limitations through Intervention, Value and Empowerment). which provides safety and security to victims of human trafficking. Foss worked through the hurdles to open a much-needed safe house in Madera through his non-profit. It is the only safe house in the county that focuses on victims of sex trafficking.

Movie Lunch! Climate Solutions 101, Part 4 Nov 10, 2022 12:15 PM
Supporting Sinks and Improving Society

Three cheers for carbon sinks! Get to know these climate solution powerhouses (from the land, sea, and labs) by exploring the best ways to keep them strong. From shifting agriculture practices and addressing human diets to restoring marine ecosystems, this unit delves into the opportunities and limitations of sinks as a tool to reach drawdown. Finally, take a step back to see the critical importance of centering human equality in the race to shift climate solutions to global action.

Thanksgiving ~ Dark Nov 24, 2022
Enjoy with friends and family