Demotion Celebration - June 24 2021

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday June 24, 2021 -
Prez Tom's Demotion Celebration
at Chris and Bill Newsom's Home

This week's meeting is at Chris and Bill Newsom's home ... they say there's going to be a Demotion Celebration! 

The time has come for changes.

This is my last Rotario as Club President for the 2020-2021 Rotary year.  It has been an honor working in service to our Club through a year of many opportunities. Tom Ryan and Dave Denney are ready to go to take over the Club leadership role.  Let’s all move forward into the 2021-2022 Rotary year with the intent of having lots of fun as we serve our local community, Rotary, and the global community.

A more lasting change is our leaving our Nevada County Fair Treat Street booth.  Now that the difficult decision has been made to relinquish the booth, we are working to clean out our personal belongings and Club mementos as we prepare the booth for the next occupants. 

Did you know, this was not our first booth on Treat Street?  Cathy shared a historical tidbit "The first booth was across the street and a tree fell through it." The menu included Pepper Bellies with Chili. The Club built the one most of us know in 1984.

Thanks to the crew that came out this morning to help with this task. Shown here are Cathy, Walt, Tom and Tom retrieving early photos of the booth; not shown are Nicole and Robin.

Ramona Howard of Nevada County Media gave a great presentation last week, and mention was made of the fact that NCM was holding an Open House on Saturday June 19 to celebrate their post-COVID reopening. Robin and I stopped by to say Hi and to see the new Video Technology Museum space that is taking shape. As we were taking our tour, Robin noted that they are looking to have some light construction projects done to help finish the overall facility construction.  Robin quickly decided that Tom Ryan and I were the perfect people to help with trimming a set of doors.  So after we left the Treat Street booth on Monday, Tom and I went to Nevada County Media to offer our services in getting the doors fit and closing as desired. Mission accomplished! 

Food Bank of Nevada County - Fresh Produce Project

As we close the year, we also wrap up a special project with the Food Bank. Several fresh produce deliveries have been made through our District grant. Additional deliveries are planned for this week. Cathy, Nancy, Carolyn, Robin and Tom packed boxes for home delivery and then Nancy, Lynda, John and Susie packed lunches for students on summer break. The lunches are distributed through our local libraries as well as to apartment complexes and other designated locations throughout the summer. We will close the grant by June 30 in accordance with the District grant guidelines.

A big thank you to Susie Monary Wilson for coordinating each phase of our Food Bank project throughout the year and to all who participated in our food collection drive and each of our packaging work days.

Your Happy/Sad Shares make a difference!

Many, many thanks to Treasurer Tom Ryan for your ongoing diligence with our finances throughout the year. Congratulations and thank you for finally solving that stubborn email blip so that invoices can now go out in a single stroke (including our annual dues this week!) and for setting up our new computer to turn over to incoming Treasurer John Wilson.  Great job, we appreciate all your efforts tracking Happy Bucks throughout the year!

And thank you Club members for following the Four Way Test with your Happy Buck and dues pledges to our Club!  If you have questions about your dues invoices, Tom R is happy to discuss your statement with you.

Your Happy/Sad shares give us glimpses of what is going on in your life beyond Rotary.  They are special moments together especially since so much of our time is on Zoom.  Your associated "bucks" provide a base for us to continue our special services to our community and beyond.  Thanks for sharing you!

Stay connected and informed

Robin monitors our email. You can direct questions to that email or to your Club President(s). 

Signing off and passing this quill to Tom and Dave! 

Prez Tom

Upcoming Events - VIA ZOOM.

June 24: 5:30pm Social Dinner Demotion Day - at Chris and Bill Newsom's home

July 1: Social  Co-Presidents Tom Ryan and Dave Denney Launch meeting

July 8: Lunch: Foundation Moment; Mike Stewart “Washington - Town Emergency Preparedness”

July 15: Social PRIP Ian Riseley- Rotary International and our new Avenue of Service

July 22: Lunch Christy Hubbard - Mine Watch

July 29: Fifth Thursday Dark

August 5: Social - Co-Presidents' meeting

August 12: Lunch Carrie Hawthorne from Kitkitdizzi, NC

August 19: Social Chris La Centra from GI Junk

August 26: Lunch Leah Schwinn- Health Care for All

August 28: Saturday 6:00-7:30pm Area 4 Social at Condon Park; music by Auburn Winds Band

Special Dates


  Ken Ching 6/03   Dave and Gayle Denney 6/12
  Ron Knaus 6/09   Ron Knaus and Nancy 6/20
  Nicole Dillard 6/13   Doug and Karen McDonald 6/24
  Michael Young 6/17   Judy Soldavini and George Roberts 6/24
  Robin Milam 6/29    

Club Leadership

President: Tom Milam
Presidents-Elect: Tom Ryan / Dave Denney
Presidents-Nominee: Carolyn Feuille / Chris Newsom
President-Nominee-Designate: Kim Stewart
Past President: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Tom Ryan / Walt Stickel
Public Image: Michael Young / Robin Milam
Youth Service: Nathan Leishman

Community Service: Carolyn Inglis / Susie Monary- Wilson
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Club Service:  Judy Soldavini/Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
International Service: Carolyn Feuille/Lynda Guthrie
Foundation: Christine Newsom/Dennis Geare
Membership: Cathy WIlcox-Barnes
Program Chairs: Christine Newsom & Nancy Kemp
Director-At-Large: PDG Doug McDonald

If you have a whine, write it on the back of a 20 dollar bill and give it to your president.
If you have an idea for a club program please contact Nancy Kemp or Christine Newsom.

The Fine Print

Did we forget your birthday or anniversary? Have you recently moved or changed email addresses? Please update your profile on our club website. If you have forgotten your password, you can click on the Lost Password feature and it will be sent to your email address. Or reply to this email and request assistance!

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Board Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at 5:30pm at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. For June, our Board meeting Is MOVING to July 12  at 5:00pm. Tom back to John Hensley's office.  We intend to do a Zoom link for anyone who can not participate in person.  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

Thursday Meetings - On Zoom Until Further Notice
1st & 3rd Thursdays for Social Mixer at 5:30pm and
2nd & 4th Thursday for Lunch Meeting at 12:15pm — PO Box 74 — Nevada City, California 95959

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