Rotario - Staying Connected
September 22, 2022

Club Meetings

1st & 3rd Thursdays
5:30pm Social
The National Exchange Hotel
Salon Reception - 2nd Floor
Check out our new website!


2nd & 4th Thursdays
12:15pm Lunch
Bistro 221 - Back Room
221 Broad St, Nevada City
And find the RSVP button!

It's raining!

Hello to all members and friends,
This has been a good week for our community and our club.  The teams battling the Mosquito Fire are making headway, the smoke is starting to clear, and we are blessed with rain!  And our club had a fun and lively social meeting last Thursday at The National when we welcomed NC Police Chief Dan Foss into our club.  We look forward to hearing more from Dan when he gives us his presentation at our Nov. 3 meeting.
Even though we don’t have an official Youth Service Chair, our club continues to be actively engaged with youth activities. At this Thursday’s meeting, we will get to hear from two high schoolers whom we sponsored to attend RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly) this past summer.  These visits from the youth who go through this life-changing week are always so inspirational to hear. Later on in the year, we’ll be having a visit from the young people on the Robotics Team (and their robot), which is sure to be fun. And just this week, our club was contacted by Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning (SAEL) to find out whether we wanted to re-activate our efforts to establish an Interact Club at their school…and we do! (More on that later).
Be sure to read your Rotario to watch for other service projects coming up in the next few months…and circle your calendars for our biggest fundraiser in three years:  Hungry Games II—Second Helpings!  It’s happening November 13, 4-8pm, at Peace Lutheran Church. (See below).  Information on admission tickets and raffle ticket sales coming soon.
This week we return to Bistro 221 for lunch.  We will celebrate recent RYLA students Jason Lehman and Jessica Lake as they share their experiences at RYLA this summer.  Please RSVP for lunch and a very memorable program!
Yours in service,
Chris (and Carolyn)
Read more about Club news and successes in our Nevada City Rotary Club Stories...
Nevada City Rotary welcomes Chief Dan Foss

Nevada City Rotary and PDG Doug McDonald were proud to induct Chief Dan Foss as the newest member of Nevada City Rotary at our Thursday Social meeting on September 15! Dan joined the Rotary Club of Madera in 2019.  Dan shared a snippet about why he became a Rotarian because of the pivotal role Rotary played in the launch and expansion of OLIVE to create a safe house for young girls who are victims of sex trafficking.  We will learn more when he is speaker for our November 3 meeting.

We are delighted to WELCOME Chief Dan to our Club and our Community, along with his wife Lisa and their 16-year-old daughter Vivian!

Nevada City Polio Walk Saturday, October 22

Order your T-Shirt today!

In celebration of World Polio Day, Nevada City Rotarians will participate in an End Polio Now Walk-About in Nevada City on Saturday, October 22nd.  Since the Nevada City Farmers Market is open from 8:30am-1pm, we plan to set up an End Polio Now table in front of the Firehouse Museum next to Treats as we have done in recent years. 


Some members will do a walk-about around 10 or 11am down Broad Street and through the market (mindful that solicitation in the Market is strictly prohibited).  Members are encouraged to wear the red End Polio Now T-Shirts (see photo) both at the table and during the walk. 


If you would like to purchase the End Polio Now T-Shirt, please contact Lynda ASAP ( or Robin at the September 22 lunch meeting.  Cost of the T-Shirt is $15 + tax and shipping.  Thank you!

Hungry Games II


It’s time for second helpings! The Nevada City Rotary Club is once again presenting “The Hungry Games II” a major fundraiser dedicated to food,wine and the fine art of gourmet cooking on Sunday, November 13, from 4 to 8pm at Peace Lutheran Church.
Our Fundraising Committee has been working diligently to put plans in place for our 2022 Hungry Games II Second Helpings event Sunday November 13, 2022.   The church’s Fellowship Center is an inviting venue with lots of amenities for hosting an event such as this.  Jason Jillson and The Ham Stand crew are planning a fun Iron Chef's Cooking Competition.
Once again, we will host an exclusive restaurant package raffle. We are also working with Pacific Auction Company who will host a live and silent auction with an amazing assortment of auction items and excursions.  Join the fun of the AUCTION OF THE YEAR!!
Have we tickled your taste buds?  Watch this space - much more to come.
Click read more for full size flyer!
2022 Free Flu Clinic with Nevada County
Nevada County Health and Human Services is again offering a free drive through flu shot clinic on Tuesday October 4, 2022. We have a special relationship supporting these flu clinics. As in past years, Nevada City Rotary volunteers will assist with morning setup as well check-in and traffic control during the clinic. Chris is coordinating volunteers and has information on how to register to volunteer. 
Tell your friends and family about the clinic!  More information at

Interact Club Forming at SAEL
Under the leadership of Science Teacher Byron Bird, the new Interact Club at Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning is off to a fast start this term.
A former Interactor himself, Byron contacted Tom Ryan to report that the students have held several organizing meetings and are preparing to apply for their new Interact Club charter through Rotary International.  The organizing students aren't waiting for an official charter to launch service projects.  On Saturday September 17, Tom and Cathy joined the Interact students and Byron at a work project packing food boxes for Interfaith Ministries.
At our September board meeting, our Club Board approved a motion for Nevada City Rotary to sponsor the Sierra Academy Interact Club.  Watch this space as updates unfold!
Sep 22, 2022 12:15 PM
RYLA Experiences [Please RSVP!]
Sep 29, 2022
No meeting
Oct 06, 2022 5:30 PM
Food Bank of Nevada County Update
Oct 13, 2022 12:15 PM
Part 3: Reducing Sources [Please RSVP!]
Oct 20, 2022 5:30 PM
Soap with a mission
View entire list
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
September 3
Carolyn Feuille
Bob Murley
September 4
Walt Stickel
Sandy Stickel
September 9
Nathan Leishman
Stephanie Leishman
September 27


Follow us on Facebook!

Board Meetings

Board Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 4:00pm via Zoom. Our next meeting will be October 10 at 4:00pm virtual 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.

Rotary Club of Nevada City — Established October 3, 1935


Rotary Vision

TOGETHER, we see a world where PEOPLE unite and take action to CREATE lasting CHANGE across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves

Please add to your safe sender list or address book.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7
Advertisement for Russell Hampton
Advertisement for ClubRunner
Advertisement for ClubRunner Mobile