Staying Connected April 21, 2022

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday April 21 - Moved to Foundation Dinner
Miners Foundry 5:30pm Social; 6:15pm Dinner

Hooray for the rain. 

I don’t know about you but I’ve got things coming up in my yard that I didn’t even know that I had.  But enough about the weather, I know that is not why you tune in here.  It’s time to get on with what’s going on.

If you missed our regular meeting last week, there is nothing to say but you missed it.  When our speaker, Sheriff Shannan Moon, left the podium I’m pretty sure that everyone in the room was of the opinion that when it comes to our sheriff, we are very well served.  And I don’t mean with subpoenas or notices to appear, I mean that the poise and confidence with which she demonstrated the depth of her knowledge while explaining the duties and responsibilities of her department left everyone in the room with a sense of gratitude for her ability and willingness to serve our community.  She’s not only qualified for her job, she’s good.

As everybody knows, we’re not having a regular meeting this week.  Instead, we will gather at the Miners Foundry for the Area 4 Rotary Foundation Dinner at 5:30 pm.  That is if you have already signed up as the deadline for reservations was last week.  If you didn’t sign up you are challenged to spend an hour and a half on the website and make sure that all of your information is correct.  While you’re still on line stop by and check out your info there along with all of the other trove of club information.  The only people in the club who are excused from the Foundation Dinner and don’t have to do online homework are Dave and Gayle as they prepare to venture forth and meet new granddaughter, Zara.  Congratulations to all of the Denneys and hugs and kisses all around.

Now if you missed our meeting with the sheriff and you couldn’t make the Foundation Dinner there is absolutely no excuse for missing our next meeting, April 28 at 12:15pm with our speaker and Global Scholar, Evani, as she fills us in on what’s happening in her life.  She’ll be Zooming in From Cambridge, UK and you can Zoom in from the comfort of your own home or office.  As I said, there is no excuse for missing the meeting.  You don’t have to drive, wear a mask, or even pay at the door. 

Practically immediately after hearing from Evani many of us will be traveling to Tahoe and the really big show known as District Conference.  I would say that those of you not going to Conference have the weekend off, but it is time to start scouring your house, garage, attic, basement or storage unit for all of the things that you want/need to get ready to take to the Nevada City Rotary Club Garage Sale on May 28 at Dave’s Garage.

That’s all for now, but of course there is more…

Thursday 12:15pm April 28 ZOOM Only with Evani!

Join us for an update and personal dialogue with Evani. As a Rotary International Global Peace Scholar, Evani Radiya-Dixit is conducting research on policymaking for facial recognition technology. Advised by Professor Gina Neff, Evani is a Visiting Researcher at Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy, at the University of Cambridge. Evani completed her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University. Previously, she worked on machine learning projects at Nvidia and Google. Her research work has been published at the International Conference on Machine Learning, the Stanford Public Interest Technology Lab, and the think tank New America. With her interest in public service, Evani recently worked at the U.S. federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and served as a data privacy strategist for a California City Council. She also served as a Teaching Assistant for Computer Science courses and taught in Bogotá through Stanford CS Bridge. The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sawston is her in country host Club.

Evani's research on policymaking for facial recognition technology will provide a stronger framework for accountability of current and emerging applications of facial recognition technology. Related questions Evani is raising: What new norms and values do we imagine for ourselves? Can we imagine how technology, police, the state, etc. might play a different role in our lives? Imagination and reality go hand in hand. To quote Derrick Bell, “To see things as they really are, you must imagine what they might be.”

Count Down to Conference! 

Last call for registration!  Sign up for District Conference and let’s have a party in South Lake Tahoe.  

Harrah's Lake Tahoe Hotel discounts only AVAILABLE THROUGH MARCH 29!

Click to Register

Nevada City Rotary Garage Sale - SAVE THE DATE!

Now is the time to put all that Pandemic House Cleaning to good use. Start digging out those “treasures” you discovered, pricing them and setting them aside for our Rotary Garage Sale.

Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Dave’s Garage.


Your Dues and Happy/Sad Shares make a difference!

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. 

REMINDER - Please send in your Happy Sad/Bucks

You will not be billed for your Happy Sad/Bucks pledges.  We ask that you track your own pledges and submit your payment at the end of each month.  Here is a Happy/Sad Bucks tracking form you can download and use to track your pledges.   As always, payments go to Nevada City Rotary, PO Box 74, Nevada City, CA 95959

Thanks for sharing you and for following the Four Way Test with your Happy Buck pledges to our Club!

Recycling bins around town

We blew through 1 ton of plastics!!! Congrats to Nevada City Rotary and to our community!!!!

Check out Briar Patch Food Co-op's latest edition of The Vine for a fun story and photos of our Plastics Recycling at the Patch! Flip to pages 24-25 for the article.

Add your clean stretchable plastics to other bins around town - Briar Patch, B&C, the Library, Restore, Peace Lutheran, Nevada City and Wolf Creek/Grass Valley CoHousing.  And we are adding Wild Birds Unlimited!

Read more on what can and cannot be collected at Nevada City Rotary TREX Recycling Program.

Stay connected and informed

Robin monitors our email. You can direct questions to that email or to your Club Presidents. 

CoP Tom (and Dave)

Photo Credits: District 5190,,, and fellow Rotarians

Upcoming Events - ZOOM, LIVE and/or HYBRID

April 21 Thursday evening IN PERSON Area 4 Foundation Dinner Hosted by 49er Breakfast Rotary
5:30 No-host cocktails, 6:15pm dinner at Miners Foundry Cultural Center

April 24 Sunday 1:00pm  Allan Rogers Memoriam and Ice Cream Social at Odd Fellows Hall; Note all services will now be at Odd Fellows Hall and not the cemetery.

April 28: Lunch ZOOM ONLY 12:15pm Evani Radiya-Dixit - Global Scholar

June 16: Demotion Party IN PERSON at Chris and Bill Newsom's Home

May 26: -Lunch 12:15 - April Shirley - Interim Health  Care

Special Dates


Walt Stickel 4/01     No love birds this month!  
John Hensley 4/11    

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: Walt Stickel
Public Image: Walt Stickel
Youth Service: Kim Stewart
Vocational Service: Gayle Denney

Club Service:  Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Community Service: Nancy Kemp
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 March 14  at 5:00pm virtual via Zoom.  (Moved to Tuesday to enjoy Valentine's Day with loved ones!) 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. — 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