Rotario - Staying Connected!
May 11, 2023

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1st & 3rd Thursdays
5:30pm Social
Round Table Pizza
686 Sutton Way, Grass Valley
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2nd & 4th Thursdays
12:15pm Lunch
TJs Roadhouse at Creekside
101 Broad St, Nevada City
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Greetings members and friends,
We’re still feeling the excitement of being named the District 5190 Outstanding Club of the Year, chosen out of 61 Clubs!! 
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
  • 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; last year we were at 12 
  • Plus we are sponsoring our second Global scholar
  • And our ongoing community health partnership with Los Barriles.
You may also remember that we first heard from Lynda Guthrie about the Amigos de Guatemala program about 2 1/2 years ago, and soon afterward our club decided to sponsor a middle-school student, Wendy, which we’ve done ever since then. Lynda will be bringing us up-to-date on the program at this Thursday’s lunch meeting May 11, including details of her recent visit to that country. Since I (Chris) have had the pleasure of translating Wendy’s letters, which she sends on a regular basis every 3 months, I will fill in a few details about Wendy’s progress.  We think you will this a very interesting program, and you'll be happy to realize what an amazing difference you can make in the life of a young student!
Photo credit: Amigos de Guatemala 
We want to celebrate our Club’s recognition by making our lunch meeting this Thursday May 11 a little special.  Bring noisemakers or something festive, wear your party clothes if you’d like, and we will have a special dessert!  I am so proud of you all, and I know that this spirit of service and camaraderie will continue into the next Rotary year.
Speaking of which…It’s hard to believe we’re nearing the end of another Rotary year (June 30), but it’s true. This last weekend, our trio of presidents-elect held a planning retreat for the coming board members at the McDonalds’ lovely LWW home. We talked about new opportunities for service and socializing, which you will hear more about over the coming months. Suffice it to say…we’re headed for another great year!
We return to TJs for lunch this week … Please RSVP by noon on Wednesday with lunch option listed below.
Chris (and Carolyn)
Read more about Club news and successes in our Nevada City Rotary Club Stories...
Lunch Options at TJs Roadhouse

We are excited about our lunch meetings at TJs Roadhouse in Nevada City at Creekside. Please RSVP by noon on Wednesday each lunch week and specify your choice for lunch. Meeting charges are $25 if you are eating and $10 if you are not eating.
This week’s options  are:
Option 1. Spinach Ravioli served with Garlic Bread (vegetarian option)
Option 2. Grilled Shrimp Kabobs served with Basmatti Rice
Option 3. Beef Dip Sandwich served w/ Au Jus 

Options will change from lunch to lunch. 
For more information about our move to TJ's Roadhouse visit Nevada City Rotary's on the Move!
Welcome Judge Kelly Babineau
In April, we inducted our newest member Judge Kelly Babineau and her sponsor PDG Doug McDonald. Welcome Kelly!
Area 4 Community Awards 
The 49er Breakfast Rotary Club of Nevada City will be hosting the Rotary District 5190 Area 4 Annual Community Awards.  The event postponed due to snow has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 10 from 5:30-7:00PM at Miners Foundry Cultural Center. Cost is $25/person payable through our Club. Please RSVP for Community Awards by Thursday, May 4.
Key selection criteria include that these Nevada County businesses, individuals, and volunteers exemplify the 4-Way Test, Service Above Self, and Personal/Business Ethics.
Lynn Skrukrud is serving as Nevada City Rotary’s Award Committee member to participate in the selection of awardees. For more details on awards…
Area 4 Foundation Dinner June 12, 2023
A favorite annual tradition among the five Rotary Clubs of District 5190 Area 4 is a joint celebration of The Rotary Foundation and our collective project accomplishments. It is also an opportunity to celebrate and honor those who through their generosity have achieved Paul Harris Fellow levels. 
Grass Valley Rotary will be hosting a simplified version of the Foundation Recognition Dinner on Monday June 12th at the Wild Eye Pub in Grass Valley. The event is free to attend and attendees can order directly off the Wild Eye Pub regular menu and pay the restaurant directly.  Reservations are requested by June 7th. 
Nevada City Rotary looks forward to celebrating our newest Triple Crown Donor Cathy Wilcox-Barnes, Paul Harris Fellows, and Global Scholar Wrenn Cleary. Watch for more details.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
May 10, 2023 5:30 PM
May 11, 2023 12:15 PM
Amigos de Guatemala Presentation
May 18, 2023
Enjoy cameraderie with fellow Rotarians, friends and family!
May 20, 2023 9:00 AM
Training for 2023-2024 Club Leaders and Members
May 25, 2023 12:15 PM
Sierra Harvest
Jun 08, 2023 12:15 PM
Inclusion and Diversity in Rotary
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dan Foss
May 1
Tom Milam
May 1
Nathan Leishman
May 8
Stacy Drake Robinson
May 23
PDG Doug McDonald
May 27
Robin Milam
Tom Milam
May 1
Tom Milam
Robin Milam
May 1
Wally Krill
Mary Krill
May 2
John Hensley
Sandra Brown Hensley
May 5


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Board Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month.  Our next meeting will be May 8 at 4:00pm via Zoom.

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