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January 26, 2023

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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Greetings to all Nevada City Rotary members and friends,
At our social meeting last week we had the chance to share comments that we received in the course of our one-on-one interviews we did with members last Fall.  We had quite a lively and informative session, with some additional comments received Thursday for further improvement of our club.  If you missed it and would like to learn more, contact either Chris or Carolyn for a list of the 10 Things that are Working Well, and the 10 Things that Need Improvement.
Here is a synthesis that Chris wrote of most of the comments, incorporating members’ ideas of what they might imagine as the “Ideal Club”; not every person would agree with every point, nor is every point necessarily achievable, but as the name says, this might be an ideal:
  • The Club would be a medium-sized club with approx. 35-45 members, and have a wide range of ages and diversity.
  • The Club would meet in Nevada City, at the same venue each week
  • The venue would have plenty of room;  good Wi-Fi connection; and the ability to purchase or bring food, at reasonable prices
  • Activities would consist of engaging programs, meaningful service projects, and fun socials that would encourage new members to join and current members to stay and participate
  • Relationships would be respectful, supportive, and follow the Four-Way Test
At this week’s meeting Thursday Jan. 26, we will be having a special guest join us by Zoom: one of the clients that member Dan Foss and his team helped rescue from human trafficking through their non-profit The Olive Project. We heard Part 1 of Dan’s presentation about this grave problem a month ago, and now we will hear Part 2. This promises to be a very thought-provoking and inspiring program. Please join us at Bistro 221 at 12 noon on Jan. 26; be sure to RSVP by the evening before. Click here to RSVP:
Hopefully you’ve all gotten a forwarded email from Lynda Guthrie, who is visiting our sponsored student Wendy in Guatemala.  Lynda will return on Jan. 31, and will be giving us a presentation in March about her travels and the work that Rotary is doing in Guatemala. Stay tuned to the Rotario…it should be interesting!
Enjoy this crisp sunny weather…
Chris and Carolyn
Read more about Club news and successes in our Nevada City Rotary Club Stories...
Rotary presents $40,000 to NEO Youth Center
Four local Rotary Clubs are proud to partner with Bright Futures for Youth (BFFY) to build what will be called the Rotary Café in the new NEO Youth Center. The Grass Valley, 49er Breakfast, Grass Valley South, and Nevada City Rotary Clubs each contributed $2,500.  District 5190 matched the $10,000 Club balance with a $12,500 grant plus almost $2,500 in District Bonus Dollar contributions for a total grant of $25,000 (with some rounding). 
In addition to the District Grant, Grass Valley Rotary contributed $15,000 in honor of late Club member Mike Johnson.  The Clubs presented a check representing the $40,000 donation to Executive Director Jennifer Singer and NEO Program Director Halli Ellis-Edwards at Grass Valley Rotary's regular meeting on Monday January 23, 2023. 
Penzance Park bulb planting

A small cadre of Nevada City Rotarians took advantage of the mid-January sunshine to do a bit of cleanup and replenish blubs planted in Penzance Park. Cathy Wilcox-Barnes, Tom Ryan, Chris Newsom, Walt Stickel, Tom and Robin Milam planted over 200 daffodils, hyacinths, and crocuses. 

It is a tradition we enjoy as a time for camaraderie , digging in the dirt, and enjoying Cathy’s cookies! And of course it has a history ...


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. Members, friends, and families are again invited to participate.
Paul Boch is managing our project. He is encouraging participants to make reservations at the Los Barriles Hotel now while rooms are available.  Please contact Paul for more details:Tel. 530-712-7273  Email:
Jan 26, 2023 12:15 PM
OLIVE Foundation and A vision for Nevada City - Part 2 [Please RSVP!]
Feb 02, 2023 5:30 PM
Join us for Rotary fun
Feb 09, 2023 12:15 PM
Vaping and Flavored Tobacco on Youth [Please RSVP!]
Feb 16, 2023 5:30 PM
Join us for Rotary fun
Feb 23, 2023 12:15 PM
Project Drawdown Video [Please RSVP!]
Mar 02, 2023 5:03 PM
Any Given Day
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Carolyn Inglis
February 2
Giudita Soldavini
February 28
Carolyn Inglis
Mike Inglis
February 28


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Board Meetings

Board Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month.  Our next meeting will be February 13 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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