Staying Connected - August 5 2021

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday August 5, 2021, 5:30pm BYO Brown Bag Social - $10

with Zach Yeager of Cascade Campers

Hybrid at NEW LOCATION - Litton Engineering

3rd Floor, 200 Litton Drive, Grass Valley
On Google Map

Please note updated masking guidelines for all.

Success through Stubborn Resilience

I recently came across the phrase “Stubborn Resilience” in The Union newspaper. What a perfect phrase to capture the energy that allowed our first ever Nevada City Rotary Community Service Award honorees to determine they could provide what our community needed. With very little advance planning, they did what they decided was the right thing to do. Certainly their business model became a model of service that exemplifies Rotary’s 4-Way test.

“Stubborn resilience” was the theme of Ghidotti High School Amina Federspiel-Otelea’s 2021 Valedictorian Address, and that address was printed in The Union last Thursday.  John Wilson brought it to my attention and reminded me that she was our Rotary Area speech contest winner in 2019 and placed second in the District contest as well. John and Susie have stayed connected with her since then. In Amina’s address, she makes clear the difference between usual school experience and the experience that the pandemic provided her classmates, one that required unusual resilience from those high school students.

Our speaker for Thursday’s meeting will be Zach Yeager,  owner of Cascade Campers, a business he has grown for a few years and brought to our county. With the resilience that is required of an entrepreneur, he is filled with optimism and will convey that “can do” attitude when he is with us on Thursday.

And then there was Paul Harris who decided to start a small fellowship of businessmen all those years ago.  Success of any kind depends on stubborn resilience!

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 in less than a month.

The steep increase is in part, due to the highly contagious Delta variant." Be safe and stay well!

It's Fair Time! 

Next week Wednesday August 11 - Sunday August 15 is the annual Nevada County Fair. Tall Pines Nursery has taken over the Pulled Pork booth on Treat Street. Our Rotary signs are gone and the booth has been repainted red and white. The new team will be serving up their own recipe of Tall Pines Root Beer BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches. 

Volunteers Needed!

Tall Pines is looking for volunteers to help staff the booth during Fair week. We want their first year to be successful!  You know the drill!  If you are willing and able to serve a shift or two, please signup online to help staff their booth.

Our Food Bank Partnership Continues

On Tuesday morning August 3 from 9:00am-11:30am, another team of Club members plus our adopted Jack will be packing brown bag lunches for youth who are on summer break.  Then on Tuesday August 17 from 10am-noon, another team with be packing for home delivery.  If you want to participate, contact either Susie or Robin! 

Last week the Food Bank team called for a team to jump in and pack PPE equipment into Emergency Go Bags that will be distributed in the coming weeks.  A partnership of FREED and the Food Bank, the sturdy red packs include a hand crank radio, non perishable food packs, personal hygene items, and much more. Working with Food Bank staff, Susie, Gayle and Robin packed over 250 packs.

Thank you Walt for dropping by to take photos and pack a few bags too!

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!

Stay connected and informed

Thursday, August 5, 2021. 4:30. Hush hush. Meet outside of Community Vocational Service Awardee’s location on Zion Street in Nevada City for surprise presentation. Look for an email with more details coming soon. 

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

CoP Dave (and Tom)

Upcoming Events - LIVE and/or HYBRID

Bring your own Brown Bag Lunch/Snack ~ $10 through September 1

August 5 4:30 Club surprise presentation of our Community Vocational Service Award

August 5: Social HYBRID : Co-Presidents meeting & Foundation Moment; Zack Yeager, “Founder and Chief Test Pilot” of Cascade Campers

August 9: Club Board Meeting: 5:00pm Recreation Realty, 432 Broad St. Nevada City

August 12: Lunch HYBRID : Chris Newsom, Enviromental Sustainabilty Chair - Circular Economy—Sustainable World

August 19: Social HYBRID : DG Anita Daniels Governor Visit 5:30pm;
pre-meeting with 3:30pm Exec Committee and 4:00pm Board 

August 26: Lunch HYBRID : Leah Schwinn - Health Care for All

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

September 2: Social HYBRID: Co-Presidents meeting and Evani Radiya-Dixit - Global Scholar

September 9: Lunch HYBRID: Jenn Singer:  Bright Futures For Youth

September 16 Social HYBRID:  Keegan Thompson, RYLA

September 23 Lunch 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

Special Dates


  Dave Denney 8/20   John and Susie Monary Wilson  8/08

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: Nathan Leishman
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

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 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 August 9 at 5:00pm  at 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 - 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

Note: Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch $10  Social Mixer $10 + BYOB*
*The Board is still sorting through logistics and related food costs with our new venue. At least until  September 1, we are holding meeting fees at these rates for lunch and social. — 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