Dear Rotarians and Friends,
Thursday August 12, 2021, 12:15pm BYO Brown Bag Lunch- $10
Chris Newsom & Enviromental Sustainabilty Committee:
Circular Economy—Sustainable World
We invite you to take the ? Quiz Below as prep!!!
Returning to Zoom at least through September 9
Same ZOOM link works!!!
Hot August in Nevada City
This is Nevada County Fair week, and for the first time in many years, we will not have a Treat Street booth. It was a unanimous decision by the incoming board at this spring’s retreat, and most of us are relieved to have relinquished that responsibility. That said, those efforts produced income that we need for our good work, and we’ll have to be creative in replacing it. Good luck to Tall Pines Nursery who took it over and already is realizing some of the challenge that we faced in staffing all the shifts. If you are willing and able to serve a shift or two, please signup online to help staff their booth.
We are well into fire season ...
Tom and Robin Milam had the intense experience of evacuating for a night last week, and the news for residents in the Colfax area has not been good, particularly for Terry Brown, a well-known Nevada City 49’er Rotarian, and wife Karen who lost their Bear River home to the River Fire. DGN Stacy Graham has setup a Help Rotary Raise Funds For River Fire Victims Go Fund Me to support local Community members who have lost their homes. DG Anita Daniels is encouraging contributing to Greenville Rotary Club’s Greenville Strong Go Fund Me drive to help their town which has been decimated by fire. I visited Greenville as DG and it was once a beautiful little town. So sad. The Nevada County Relief Fund’s Community Advisory Council established the “River Fire Fund” today to accept donations and will direct funds as they learn from our nonprofit and County partners where the needs are greatest. Our Club Board is researching the various funds that are being created to determine what actions we may take to support our community including Rotary families.
Before this fire season is over, more friends in our Rotary district may be in need. So, the lesson now is to feel fortunate for the roofs over our heads, despite the smoky air, right?
Dokimos Pharmacy Community Vocational Service Award
Our club was out in full force outside Dokimos Pharmacy on Thursday for the surprise flash mob presentation to Dokimos Pharmacy’s Kelly Dokimos and Jacque Dokimos Paye of our first ever Community Vocational Service Award. Rotary’s 4-Way Test serves as a basis for determining the recipient of a plaque and a gift certificate to Twelve28 Restaurant. This award will most likely become an annual Nevada City Rotary event.
Thank you Gayle and Walt for The Union article! Well done.
Circular Economy—Sustainable World - Environmental Sustainability
While we are all eager to be face to face again, given the spikes in COVID due to the aggressive Delta variant, our Board has unanimously decided to return to Zoom for our weekly Club meetings. The decision will be reviewed again at our September 13 Board Meeting. In the meanwhile, please stay connected and engaged. This week's meeting will include a special program by our new Environmental Sustainability Committee.
Through Rotary's new seventh Area of Focus, Rotary supports activities that strengthen the conservation & protection of natural resources, advance environmental sustainability, and foster harmony between people & the environment. Your new ES Committee will educate us on some of the ways we interact with this area of focus as we go about our daily lives, by our purchases, our waste management, and our policy-making. The program is entitled Circular Economy—Sustainable World.
The most effective ways to curb climate change might surprise you. Want to test how well informed you are on the effectiveness of various Climate Change Solutions?
Click to take the Climate Change Solutions quiz - it may be enlightening!
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Area 4 - 5 Club Social Saturday August 28 6-7:30pm
RSVPs needed Thursday August 12 - Please RSVP to Robin or via REPLY to this Rotario email.
Only $10/person at the door check or cash!
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. Thanks for sharing you and for following the Four Way Test with your Happy Buck pledges to our Club!
And a big Rotary Thank You to John for stepping up to manage our financials!
Nevada County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors
We ask that all Rotarians, vaccinated and unvaccinated, please wear a mask during our meetings in accordance with updated Nevada County recommendations released June 30, 2021. "Due to the recent dramatic increase in cases of COVID-19 in our community and following recently released Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines, the Nevada County Public Health Officer strongly recommends masking indoors. Nevada County’s daily case rate and case positivity rate have drastically increased 10 fold in less than a month.
Stay connected and informed
Robin monitors our firstname.lastname@example.org email. You can direct questions to that email or to your Club Presidents.
CoP Dave (and Tom)Credits: ? icon, Peggy Marco, Pixabay.com; Club photos: Nevada City Rotarians
Upcoming Events - ZOOM, LIVE and/or HYBRID
Zoom through at least September 9, 2021
August 19: Social ZOOM: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes - Nevada City on the National Register of Historic Places
August 26: Lunch ZOOM: Leah Schwinn - Health Care for All
August 28: Saturday 6:00-7:30pm LIVE ONLY at Area 4 Social at Condon Park; music by Auburn Winds Band; Please RSVP by Thursday August 12.
September 2: Social ZOOM: Co-Presidents meeting and Evani Radiya-Dixit - Global Scholar
September 9: Lunch ZOOM: Jenn Singer: Bright Futures For Youth
September 13: Board Meeting ZOOM:
September 16 Social TBD - HYBRID: Keegan Thompson, RYLA
September 18: D5190 Vibrant Club Workshop - TMCC, Reno (Hybrid)
September 23 Lunch TBD - HYBRID: Carrie Hawthorne, from Kitkitdizzi
September 30 5th Thursday Dark
October 7 Social HYBRID: Co-presidents’ meeting
October 14 Lunch HYBRID:
October 21 Social HYBRID: Chris LaCentra: GI Junk
October 28 Lunch HYBRID:- “Alumni Day” with the Membership Committee
November 4: Social HYBRID: DG Anita Daniels Governor Visit 5:30pm;
pre-meeting with 3:30pm Exec Committee and 4:00pm Board
|Dave Denney||8/20||John and Susie Monary Wilson||8/08|
Co-Presidents: Tom Ryan & Dave Denney
Club Service: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
If you have a whine, write it on the back of a 20 dollar bill and give it to your president.
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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 meeing will be September 13 at 5:00pm virtual via Zoom. 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 - At Litton Engineering, 3rd Floor, 200 Litton Drive, GV
Note: Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch $10 Social Mixer $10 + BYOB*
www.ncrotary.org — PO Box 74 — Nevada City, California 95959
TOGETHER, we see a world where PEOPLE unite and take action to CREATE lasting CHANGE across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves