Rotario - Staying Connected!
December 22, 2022

Club Meetings

1st & 3rd Thursdays
5:30pm Social
Round Table Pizza
686 Sutton Way, Grass Valley
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2nd & 4th Thursdays
12:15pm Lunch
Bistro 221 - Back Room
221 Broad St, Nevada City
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Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
Warm glow of light
Did you notice the warm glow of the candles at our holiday celebration in the Wheelhouse? During winter months in the Northern Hemisphere many celebration traditions include a focus on light.  Some are a solemn tradition, such as Hanukkah, and others focus on fun, like New Year’s Eve and Christmas trees in our homes.
This week through December 26, Jews light a special candle, the menorah, for eight days to celebrate Hanukkah. This is to commemorate the recovery of Jerusalem in the 2nd century and an ancient miracle of one day’s worth of oil burning for eight days in the temple.
The Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, which occurs this week, is the shortest day of light in the year. In many countries people hold festivals, burn a yule log and feast with candles -- it’s a very old tradition and still celebrated today.
In the Christian tradition, Advent is celebrated for four Sundays before December 25 with three purple and one pink candle.  On Christmas Day, a white candle is lit to remind Christians of the light that Jesus brought into a dark world.
Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is a five-day Indian tradition at the end of October or early November.  Mostly Hindus celebrate it with feasting, lights in their homes, and fireworks. Diwali celebrates the triumph of inner light over spiritual darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.
As we Rotarians around the world celebrate our own traditions this time of year, we can feel the spirit of light around us - whether coming from decorated homes & gardens, and downtown Nevada City and Grass Valley, or the Christmas tree in our living room.
A reminder, no Rotario next week.  It will go dark along with our meetings on December 22 and 29.
Enjoy your holidays!!  Happy New Year!!
Carolyn (and Chris)
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Read more about Club news and successes in our Nevada City Rotary Club Stories...
Aunt Ida drops in on Holiday Party

Good morning.

Hope this message finds you well recovered from last night's partying! Aunt Ida asked me to send along a little message from her. She said she hitched a ride over to Colfax and is on her way to Elko to bring some Rotary Christmas cheer, but she wanted us to know she really appreciated the invitation and the warm welcome and festivities last night.
She asked me to give a shout out to some key members of our Club and also wanted to tell us our club is a great example of what a Rotary family looks like: people from all walks of life, coming together as friends to have fun and celebrate Rotary and what Rotary can do around the world. She said, "after all, I am RI's World Goodwill Ambassador, so I should know!"  
Hear them ring!
Nevada City Rotary has a long tradition of serving as Bell Ringers for the Salvation Army.  It is a tradition shared by Rotarians throughout our community and across the United States during the holiday season.  Our Club's favorite spot is in front of SPD Nevada City.  Temperatures dropped to make for a cold but dry day on Tuesday December 13 for our teams of bell ringers. 
A big thank you to Walt Stickel for coordinating with the Salvation Army and organizing our crews!  Thanks to Gayle, Walt, Tom, Susie, Doug, Dennis, Nancy and Cathy for your good cheer ringing to collect monies on behalf of the Salvation Army and our community.
Return to Los Barriles for Health Screening
Come join us for our club’s 7th International project with the Rotary Club of Los Barriles, Cabo del Este March 14 through March18, 2023.  Los Barriles is a small town about 45 miles north of San Jose Del Cabo airport on the Sea of Cortez. Members, friends, and families are again invited to participate.
During our last three visits, more than 400 school children in the town of Los Barriles and families in remote outlying areas were screened for glucose levels - as a precursor for diabetes - blood pressure, vision and dental. Records were kept and follow-up visits were held for those with immediate medical needs. The Rotarians brought eyeglasses to distribute to those needing them for reading. In addition to the town of Los Barriles, the volunteers also drove to the isolated communities of El Cardinal, El Campamento and San Bartolo where there is no health care. 
Paul Boch is managing our project.  Please contact Paul for more details:Tel. 530-712-7273  Email:
Dec 22, 2022
We are dark!
Dec 29, 2022
We are dark!
Jan 05, 2023 5:30 PM
Robots and more!
Jan 12, 2023 12:15 PM
Putting It All Together
Jan 19, 2023 5:30 PM
Social and Club feedback
Jan 26, 2023 12:15 PM
OLIVE Foundation and A vision for Nevada City - Part 2
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Louise Bennicoff-Johnson
December 21
Jim Bair
December 22
Louise Bennicoff-Johnson
Jeff Johnson
December 26
Paul Boch
Sonja Boch
December 29


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Board Meetings

Board Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month.  We are on holiday for December. Our next meeting will be January 9 at 4:00pm 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.

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