PDG Jeff presented Past Co-President Carolyn and Nevada City Rotary our Club of the Year Trophy during our Thursday Social at Round Table Pizza on September 7! We had fun celebrating our Club's recognition along with welcoming Milton, our Area 4 RYE student and sending off Wrenn Cleary, Rotary Global Scholar to Oxford.
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District Governor Jeff Gabriel announced Nevada City Rotary as the CLUB OF THE YEAR for the District and CLUB OF EXCELLENCE for a medium-size club at District 5190 Conference in South Lake Tahoe! These honors are based on the depth and breadth of our projects, especially environmental leadership, our new Interact Club, leveraging projects through District grants, our new membership growth, and much more. Congratulations to all of you for the many accomplishments we have achieved together this year.
Co-Presidents Chris and Carolyn attended the District Conference along with seven other members of our club.  We arrived with a lot of curiosity about how the theme of "The Gathering of the Clans” would materialize and left in a blaze of glory. We were impressed by the significant roles our Club members played in the Conference itself. Cathy was Chair of all the Plenary meal sessions - coordinating the many details, Karen served as emcee for the Friday night opening session, Robin supported Cathy behind the scenes with planning and production, PDG Doug and DGN Dennis - in addition to their DG line responsibilities - orchestrated the Parade of Presidents which acknowledged DG Jeff as well as your Co-Presidents. Gayle attended the Music Contest in support of our Area 4 musician and Pearce was cheering us all on Saturday.
In making the announcement, Jeff noted that Assistant Governors and leadership throughout the District had made recommendations for Clubs of Excellence. He specifically talked about our Club’s Environmental leadership with Lithium Ion batteries and plastic recycling and having an active Environmental Committee. And we had achievements in many areas: 
  • Membership growth
  • Sponsoring a new Interact Club at SAEL (Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning)
  • Leveraging projects through District grants and partnering with other Clubs to support: 
  • BFFY Cafe as an Area
  • Menstrual Hygiene kits with 49er and Bishop
  • Visibility within our community and District through our new website, newsletter as well as Press Releases
  • Community engagement including Polio Plus in Nevada City
  • District engagement - 9 members at this year’s conference
  • Plus we are sponsoring our second Global scholar - Wrenn Cleary heads to Oxford in September 2023
  • And our ongoing community health partnership with Los Barriles.