Staying Connected - December 2, 2021

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday December 2, 2021 - 5:30pm Social
Inn Town Campground with Erin and Dan Thiem &
Congratulations DGND Dennis and Annette

InPerson & Hybrid via Zoom
Litton Engineering

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

December here we come!

Now that we’ve celebrated Thanksgiving—a time to be thankful and eat one of the best meals of the year with those we love—our club has an additional reason to celebrate in the run up to Christmas!

Since the last meeting, one of our Nevada City Rotary Club members has been nominated for a very significant role: Dennis Geare has been named District Governor Nominee Designate, aka DGND!  His term to serve as District Governor will be 2024-25. When Dennis expressed interest in becoming a governor, he filled out an application which was approved by our club leadership and forwarded to District 5190’s Nominating Committee.

This year’s Nominating Committee was chaired by Past District Governor John Sullivan. He and the four other most recent Past District Governors served as the voting members of the committee.

Between now and when Dennis assumes office, he will undergo extensive training, culminating in the annual Rotary International Assembly and, along with other governors in his class, running the Presidents Elect Training for many of our Zone’s incoming presidents during the 2024-25 year.

Nevada City Rotarians are aware that several of our members have devoted significant amounts of time in service to our district. Dennis is among those, and he is well deserving of this honor. Congratulations, Dennis Geare!

In addition to celebrating Dennis, our program this week will spotlight Inn Town Campground with Erin and Dan Thiem. Did you know, Inn Town Campground is a full service campground with pitch your own tent sites, RV hook ups and glamping tents in downtown Nevada City, California? The family owned and operated campground was built by Erin & Dan Thiem, owners of the Outside Inn and opened for business in July, 2016. Campground amenities include: 3000 square foot communal building with kitchen, living room, dining area, camp store, laundry, bathrooms with showers, seasonal swimming pool. They offer outdoor movie screenings (weather permitting).  With a range of accommodations they offer camping options while creating a community feel.

Photo by Erin Thiem, Inn Town Campground

In the Works Next Week:

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. The soil should be soft and easy to work!

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, check with Susie if you want to volunteer 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. 

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, we created a page on our website. Go to our site and visit D5190 2022 Clean Water Project under International in the left sidebar. Please contact Carolyn Feuille with your questions: and phone 650-867-4564.

Recycling bins around town

We have collected over 200 lbs of plastics!!! 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 email. You can direct questions to that email or to your Club Presidents. 

CoP Dave (and Tom)

Photo Credits:  Nevada County Health Services,, and fellow Rotarians

Upcoming Events - ZOOM, LIVE and/or HYBRID

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 5: Woolman Seedling Planting Let Chris know if you are interested in planting!

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 9: Evening Social HYBRID 5:30pm Annual Holiday Party at Litton Engineering, 3rd Floor; Fun potluck!

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


 Susie Monary Wilson 11/29   Paul Bock and Sonja 12/29
 NO December babies       

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

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 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. — 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