Happy Thanksgiving 2021 to you and yours!

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday November 25 ~ Happy Thanksgiving!

Whenever we are dark for a week and don’t have a regularly scheduled meeting, I always lose track of the days of the week.  It happened again this week, but Thanksgiving is a perfect reason to take a day for reflection and gathering with friends and family and truly give thanks for all that we have and all that we can provide.

Thanksgiving is one of those marker days that I can remember celebrating going back to age three.  Regardless of how many were at the dinner, a few times it was two and a few times it was fifty and everything in between, it always puts me in a place of feeling the spirit of community, love, sharing, giving and the hope that this feeling can go on and on and on.  Now that my family is scattered across the country and the globe, I find that it is my Rotary family that keeps that spirit going and is an important reason why I am still optimistic that it can go on and on as long as we meet, gather, share and provide.

We have had a great run of providing this year with scholarships, food, community service with the health department, planting, recycling, recognizing those in the community who do so much and now preparing to provide clean water filters to families in need in Baja, Mexico.  As we approach the half way point of our Rotary year we can look back at our contributions with a spirit of gratitude for what we have been able to give. 

Both Co-President Dave and myself are truly thankful for your support and energy for such a successful first half. And we have every confidence that together we will achieve even more in our second half as new leadership comes together to take us into the future.  Speaking of leadership and the future we need to pause here and celebrate the Rotary heart and spirit of our own Dennis Geare with the following  legal announcement…

Congratulations Dennis Geare - DGND!

The District Nominating Committee met on Saturday November 20th and made their selection for the District Governor for 2024-2025.  

The Committee selected Dennis Geare (Rotary ID: 8130787) of the Rotary Club of Nevada City, club # 536, as the District Governor Nominee Designate (DGND).  

Pursuant to Article 12.030.7 of the Rotary International Bylaws, the challenge period for this selection shall be for 14 days and officially end on December 4, 2021.

In the works:

Thursday December 2 ~ next Club Social meeting at 5:30pm

Our next meeting will be an in-person hybrid at Litton and we will be welcoming guests.  In keeping with tradition, the District PDGs and the DG line are invited to join us to congratulate Dennis and his wife Annette at this meeting of our club.  Plan to join us as we celebrate Dennis!

Reforesting Woolman Center - Sunday afternoon December 5

Woolman Center is intending to plant 4,000 small Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Giant Sequoia seedlings in a patchwork of small groves to reforest areas burned by the Jones Fire. Please contact Chris if you want to participate on the afternoon of Sunday December 5.

Penzance Bulbs ~ Monday, December 6 from 10am - 1pm

'Tis the season for bulb planting in Penzance Park!  Always a fun time together digging in the dirt anticipating the blooms to follow. 

Bring gloves and tools for digging and planting! Let Susie and Cathy know if you plan to join us -- or just show up!

Pediatric COVID Clinic with Nevada County Health Services - Second Round December 7

Kim Blix from Nevada County Public Health would love our help again during the second pediatric Covid clinic at the Veteran's Memorial Building on Tuesday December 7th from noon till 5:30 or 6. They are exploring shifting a little earlier for opening to the public, but otherwise it will be the same format. 

Several have already volunteered with Susie, so we need 3 more volunteers to support this very important clinic. Since check in and orientation take place around 12:30, we will need volunteers who can be there at the start of event. Please let Susie know if you'd like to be included.

Los Barriles, Mexico awaits us again for the Healthy Water Project

Our work project with our partner club, the Los Barriles Cabo de Este Rotary Club, will take place from Feb. 17-19, with travel & recreation days before and after. What’s new this year is to devote our time, energy and learning to two projects:  The Healthy Water Project and health screening for school kids.  

For more details and the District registration form, visit D5190 2022 Clean Water Project under International in the left sidebar. Please contact Carolyn Feuille with your questions:  cfeuille@gmail.com and phone 650-867-4564.

Recycling bins around town

Add your clean stretchable plastics to our bins around town or bring them to Robin at our hybrid meetings.

Your Dues and Happy/Sad Shares make a difference!

October invoices are in you email inbox, thank you John!  Please review and send your checks to John through our PO Box.  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 and for following the Four Way Test with your Happy Buck pledges to our Club!

Stay connected and informed

Robin monitors our news@ncrotary.org email. You can direct questions to that email or to your Club Presidents. 

CoP Tom (and Dave)

Photo Credits: Pixabay.com - ArtsyBee, Nevada County Health Services, TREX.com, and fellow Rotarians

Upcoming Events - ZOOM, LIVE and/or HYBRID

November 24: Thanksgiving with our Families and Friends

December 2: Social HYBRID: 5:30pm Co-Presidents program Inn Town Campground with Erin Thiem and Congratulations Dennis and Annette
Note, the Hungry Games II Second Helpings planning meeting is being rescheduled. 

December 6: Bulb planting in Penzance Park Monday from 10am-1pm, come dressed to dig in the dirt and plant bulbs!

December 7: Pediatric COVID Clinic  - 12:00pm - 6pm or thereabouts

December 8: Woolman Seedling Planting Watch for details from Chris Newsom.  Let her know if you are interested in planting!

December 9: Evening Social HYBRID 5:30pm Annual Holiday Party at Litton Engineering, 3rd Floor

December 16: Social HYBRID 5:30pm: Shavati Kharki-Pearl, Waste Management & David Garcia, Nevada County

December 23: DARK  

December 30: DARK - 5th Thursday

January 6: Social HYBRID: 5:30pm Co-Presidents

January 13: Lunch HYBRID 12:15pm Nevada County Librarian Nick Wilczek

April 20, 2022, Wednesday evening: Area 4 Foundation Dinner Hosted by 49er Breakfast Rotary

Special Dates


 David Fluke 11/11   Dennis Geare and Annette 11/13
 Susie Monary-Wilson 11/29   Ken Ching and Lynn 11/15

Club Leadership

Co-Presidents:  Tom Ryan & Dave Denney
Presidents-Elect: Carolyn Feuille & Chris Newsom
President-Nominee: Kim Stewart
Past President: Tom Milam
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: John Wilson
Public Image: Walt Stickel
Youth Service: Kim Stewart
Vocational Service: Gayle Denney

Club Service:  Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Community Service: Susie Monary- Wilson
Environmental Sustainability: Chris Newsom
International Service: Carolyn Feuille
Foundation: Lynda Guthrie
Membership: Dennis Geare
Program Chairs: Chris 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

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Board Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 5:00pm at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. Our next meeting will be December 13 at 5:00pm virtual via Zoom.  We intend to do a Zoom link for anyone who cannot 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 at Litton Engineering, 3rd Floor, 200 Litton Drive, GV
1st & 3rd Thursdays for Social Mixer at 5:30pm and
2nd & 4th Thursday for Lunch Meeting at 12:15pm

Watch Upcoming Events - ZOOM, LIVE and/or HYBRID above for scheduling changes.

*The Board is still sorting through logistics and related food costs with our new venue.
Announcement about new plans will be made when we return to serving food regularly.

www.ncrotary.org — PO Box 74 — Nevada City, California 95959

Rotary Vision

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