Dear Rotarians and Friends,
Join us this Week on Zoom
Thursday December 10, 2020 5:30pm Social
2021 Wild & Scenic Film Festival: A Virtual Festival Experience with Jess Swigonski, Festival Director https://wsff.eventive.org/
SYRCL’s (South Yuba River Citizens League) 19th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival will take place January 14-24, 2021 as an entirely virtual experience. Presented online, the festival will still bring together another incredible selection of films to change your world.
Each year, Wild & Scenic draws top filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists, social innovators, and well-known world adventurers to the historic downtown areas of Nevada City and Grass Valley, California. This year’s virtual experience will allow attendees from around the globe to join us for much of the same great programming Wild & Scenic has become known for.
Considered one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals, this year’s films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Festival-goers can expect award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture and more.
Equipped with a degree in Film Production and a natural affinity for the outdoors, Jess’s work with one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals has absolutely been a dream come true. Originally from Erie, PA, Jess moved to California after graduating from Allegheny College (Meadville, PA) in order to work for Wild & Scenic Film Festival as the Filmmaker Liaison. Jess has now transitioned into the role of Film Festival Director, taking the lead on creative content for the film festival and curating the film sessions that you will see at the event.
Her greatest passion is social and environmental justice; coming in close second is watching films. With a background in communications focusing in documentary film making, Jess has always been intrigued by the stories of individuals, communities, events, creatures, places that often go untold. Jess feels honored to be a facilitator for the telling of some remarkable, vital, and timely stories.
Holiday Celebration ~ Festive Fun & Frolic!!!
Ho! Ho! Ho! For jolly ol' Santa Claus! He made it to our party along with a well decked out crew of Rotarians and partners plus guest Rotarians DG Roberta and DGND Stacy Graham. PP Dave and Janet Bunje joined us from Studio CIty! We'll include a few photos in next week's Holiday edition!
Treat Street T-Shirt Fundraiser - for Fair and Vendors
To show appreciation to you, the organizations of Treat Street, the Fairgrounds will be running a Treat Street t-shirt promotion during the next few weeks, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Treat Street organizations.
These cool “Treat Street fanatic” t-shirts are now on sale for $12 ($20 if shipping is requested) and with each shirt sold, $6 will go to the Treat Street nonprofit of the buyer’s choice, i.e could be Nevada City Rotary!, and $6 goes to the Fairgrounds.
Here’s how it works
If an individual wants to purchase t-shirts, call the Fairgrounds office at (530) 273-6217 and specify color choices and sizes, the organization they’d like to support, and credit card information. We’ll process payment and have it ready for curbside pick-up at the Fairgrounds Office. Color choices are charcoal or army green and both come in sizes XS to XL. For those who order four or more t-shirts, we’ll throw in a surprise gift from the Fairgrounds. Colors/sizes are very limited, so please help us spread the word soon to your network of members and supporters. Once the promotion is over, we’ll send checks to those organizations that were selected/supported by t-shirt buyers.
This makes a perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer, so please feel free to share widely to support our Club and the Fair! Colors/sizes are very limited, so order soon.
Ready for an Adventure? Go a Virtual Rotary Safari
Here is a Virtual African Safari for you to go on! All for the cost of whatever donation you choose. What a creative idea!
The Rotary Clubs of Polokwane* D9400 South Africa and
Monterey Pacific D5230 USA
Invite you to a Wonderful Wildlife
Virtual Charity Concert
Saturday, 19th December at your leisure
Tickets: Your Donation
DG Roberta shares, "It's a cool fundraiser so I thought it might trigger some ideas for you/your club, as well as a fun thing to watch and enjoy on 12/19, starting at 9 am." For more information and how to participate visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/131923579979 or Virtual Rotary Safari Concert flyer.
* Polokwane is in Northeast South Africa.
December Mask Give Away
The need for masks is still very real. However, our plans for a Mask Give Away last week shifted with the Stay-At-Home order. Susie and Lexis are looking at whether Mask Warriors have channels who could use the masks now or we reschedule after the new year. In the meanwhile, we hope you and your loved ones are well and are finding safe ways to stay connected especially through the holiday season.
Virtual International Project Fairs
Good news! We have the unique opportunity of participating in virtual Project Fairs in this Rotary year. The fairs are on Zoom and open to all Rotarians, at no cost. This arrangement is ideal for learning how project fairs work without leaving the comfort of your home and with no travel expenses. So, take advantage! Given the recent double hurricanes hitting Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala, Rotary's focus and assistance will never have been more important.
The two forthcoming project fairs in Rotary Districts 4250, 4240, and 4271:
- Uniendo America, January 28-30 in Panama City
- February 5-12 in Medellín, Colombia
Registration and project details from the fair organizers are forthcoming. Stay tuned!!
Please contact Carolyn Feuille if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rotary Mid-Years Dues are Due
We are rapidly approaching mid-point in our Rotary year! For those of you who chose to pay dues in two increments, your balance of $85.50 ($171 / 2) is due before January 1, 2021. Watch for an invoice from Treasurer Tom amd please pay promptly.
Your Happy/Sad Shares make a difference!
Thank you Treasurer Tom Ryan for your ongoing diligence with our finances. And thank you Club members for following the Four Way Test with your pledges to our Club! If you have questions, 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@example.com email. You can direct questions to that email or to me. As we learn more and to stay in touch, we will send out regular or more frequent Rotarios.
Upcoming Events - VIA ZOOM
Note, due to our Holiday Celebration schedule the ALL December Meetings are 5:30pm Socials!!!
December 17: Social SYRCL’s Virtual Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2021 with Jess Swigonski, Director
December 24 - Dark Christmas Eve
December 31 - Dark New Years Eve
January 7: Social Mary Ann Davis, author: Nevada County Wine
January 14: Lunch Lynda Guthrie and Jean Herschede: “Amigos de Guatemala”
January 21: Social Brooke Dunn-Red Cross: Disaster Preparedness for Older Adults
January 28: Lunch Chris Newsom, M.D. and Brad Miller, M.D.: “COVID-19 and Climate Change”
Feb 14, 2021:
Hungry Games, Being Revamped - Miners Foundry
March 11: Lunch: "Days for Girls" with Ramona Delmas of Bishop Sunrise, and Lynda Guthrie/ Carolyn Feuille
|Dave and Janet Bunje #50!||12/12|
President: Tom Milam
Club Service: Judy Soldavini/Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
If you have a whine, write it on the back of a 20 dollar bill and give it to your president.
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. Our next Board meeting is December 21 at 5:00pm. For 2020-2021 Board Meetings will begin half an hour earlier at 5:00pm and continue on the third Monday. Board will continue via Zoom until we can meet in person again. 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
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