Staying Connected - February 25 Lunch

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Join us this Week on Zoom

Thursday February 25, 2021 - 12:15pm Lunch

Cathy Wilcox-Barnes - Membership, the Heart of Rotary

What YOU think about Club Membership...

This week's program is about YOU -- our valued members of Nevada City Rotary and our camaraderie as Rotarians. We will welcome back Amelia Barrett as our latest re-new member.  Amelia is an enthusiastic, professional business woman.  Passionate about property management, she is owner of Barrett Property Management. She is "Mom" to two young boys who have also been known to lend a helping hand at the Fair and with Club Projects.  Amelia married John Boyer on New Years and we expect to see more of John too!

During our February 25th meeting, Cathy will talk about Rotary Membership and go over the results of the Club Membership Survey we just completed.  A time for reflection and inspiration!  

If you have not completed a survey, we still want to hear from you -- even if it is too late for Cathy's summary. Click 2021 Membership Survey(link is external) to download and complete your survey.  A big thank you to all who took the time and thought to participate! And to Cathy for compiling your results. 

Food Bank of Nevada County - Sign Up to Pack Food for Home Delivery

Our Club partnership with the Food Bank continues Wednesday, March 3 and 17 when our Club is scheduled to pack food bags and boxes for home delivery.  A team of 6 Nevada City Rotarians will gather at the Food Bank from 9-11:30am each day.  For COVID safety, the Food Bank limits the number of volunteers.  Susie is handling signups.  Please let Susie know at if you are interested and available for one or both days. Packing will occur at the Food Bank Office/Warehouse at 310 Railroad Ave. #100, Grass Valley. 

A BIG THANK YOU to SUSIE for her time, energy and enthusiasm in organizing each step of this wonderful Community Services project!  And to all who came out to collect and now to pack food for home delivery! 

Around our District

Our Nevada City Club Presents DG Berta With a Memento of Her Year as DG

Robin and Prez Tom took the opportunity to meet with DG Berta last Friday, when we presented her with a memento of the JOY of our JOurneY together this year.  

When we give joy through service, we find joy in our JOurneY! DG Roberta Pickett, District 5190, 2020-2021

Ian, Rotary and the Environment

RIPP Ian Riseley will be speaking on Rotary and Environmental Sustainability on 3/2/21 at 11:15 am. VIsit for more information and to register!

District 5190 RALLYE Week May 1-8, 2021

Join us for RALLYE 2021! Add some more JOY to your Rotary JOurneY, and prepare to cruise into the year ahead.  And most of all, come celebrate the opportunity to be together with our Rotary friends and be inspired by world class speakers. This year's District Conference and Leadership Learning will be held on the weekend of May 1-2 and May 8. Participate from the comfort of your own home! An awesome opportunity to celebrate our Rotary year, learn more about Rotary. Click the icon to learn more and to register!

You still have a good chance of being one of the first 200 people to register and qualify for the bonus goody package for the Early Birds registrants!

Open Conversations about Leadership!

Expand your career opportunities. Appreciate your strengths and skillsets. Discover your special gifts.
Welcome one and all! Calling anyone and everyone who is interested in leadership in general or personal leadership development. Click the event title for session access to PDG Gail Ellingwood and DG Berta Pickett's next Leadership program. 

Leadership: Servant Leader

On-Line Via ZOOM

Feb 25, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Stay in the Know With Nevada County Vaccine Rollout

For information on the Tiered Vaccinate Nevada County plan, visit MyNevadaCounty Get Vaccine Information. The MyTurn website is now active for Western Nevada County. Even if you have previously registered with the MyTurn website, you may want to go back over the weekend and check for an appointment... appointments fill fast!.

Hear Dr Kellermann in Vaccinate Nevada County Town Hall with YubaNet

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is now underway. YubaNet's Pascal Fusshoeller moderated a very informative Town Hall Meeting with Dr Scott Kellermann – Nevada County's new Public Health Officer,  Dr. Alinea Stevens – Chape De, Dr. Brian Evans – Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital along with Ryan Gruver and Jill Blake – Nevada County Health & Human Services to provide accurate information about vaccine availability, the logistics behind the effort and to answer audience questions about the COVID-19 vaccines in Nevada County. 

Who can get the vaccine and when? How will you know when you are eligible? Is it safe? Is it mandatory? Is it free? Watch the video at Vaccinate Nevada County.

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. 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.

Prez Tom

Upcoming Events - VIA ZOOM

February 25  Lunch- Cathy Wilcox-Barnes- Membership

March 4: Social Tracy Pepper of Color Me Human

March 11: Lunch:  "Days for Girls" with Ramona Delmas of Bishop Sunrise, and Lynda Guthrie/ Carolyn   Feuille

March 18: Social: Mar. 18- Social- Yavuz Atila: Protecting the Environment: Rotary’s New Area of Focus and ESRAG.

March 25  Lunch: TBD

April 1 Social: Nicole McNeeley: The Food Bank of Nevada County

April 7 (Wednesday) Area Speech Contest

April 8 Lunch: US Dept. of State speaker:  US Relations with Latin America

April 15 Social: Cameron Redford:  Black Hives Matter (NC Beekeeper)

Special Dates


  Judy Soldavini 2/28     Carolyn Inglis 2/12
  Carolyn Inglis 2/28    

Club Leadership

President: Tom Milam
Presidents-Elect: Tom Ryan / Dave Denney
Presidents-Nominee: Carolyn Feuille / Chris Newsom
President-Nominee-Designate: Kim Stewart
Past President: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Tom Ryan / Walt Stickel
Public Image: Michael Young / Robin Milam
Youth Service: Nathan Leishman

Community Service: Carolyn Inglis / Susie Monary- Wilson
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Club Service:  Judy Soldavini/Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
International Service: Carolyn Feuille/Lynda Guthrie
Foundation: Christine Newsom/Dennis Geare
Membership: Cathy WIlcox-Barnes
Program Chairs: Christine 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 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 March 15 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
1st & 3rd Thursdays for Social Mixer at 5:30pm and
2nd & 4th Thursday for Lunch Meeting at 12:15pm
at The Station at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959 Directions
Note: Lunch $14  Social Mixer $12 + BYOB — 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