Staying Connected - February 4 Social

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Join us this Week on Zoom

Thursday February 4, 2012 - 5:30pm Social

Vaccinating Nevada County:
Through this collaborative effort, we will get the job done!
Dr. Scott Kellermann, Nevada County Public Health Officer

Nevada City Rotary leadership thru 2024!

Thanks again and congratulations to Tom Ryan and Dave Denney for stepping up to lead our club as co-presidents next Rotary year!  Their decision to co-lead the club gets 2021 off to a great start.

Our Club leadership now has continuity for the next three years, with Carolyn Feuille and Chris Newsom working as Co-Presidents for the 2022-2023 Rotary year, and Kim Stewart leading the Club for 2023-2024. In stepping up, Kim declared her year as president as "one of the best years of my life!" Kim noted that her previous term as Club President was 2003-2004, so it is very fitting that she return as President 20 years later!

I hope everybody has seen the special edition Rotario we sent out last Thursday (12/28)  to announce the news that Tom and Dave will be club co-presidents next year, but if you missed it, check your email, or here’s the link to the Special Edition Presidents Elect.

Membership - we want to hear from you

Club members recently received an email with a Membership Survey developed by our Membership Chair Cathy Wilcox-Barnes.  Cathy is requesting that you return the survey to her by February 20, but I am asking that you not delay completing and returning the survey.  Please take some time to read and fill in any sections that apply to you, and return your survey promptly.  Cathy, the Club Board of Directors, and Prez Tom rely on input from all club members to help us determine what is working for the club and where we need to make changes to improve member engagement. Can't find your email, click 2021 Membership Survey to download and complete your survey. Please return directly to Cathy or to

The recognition that the Nevada County Food Bank was facing shortages of food to assist those in need has now resulted in our club partnering with them in several ways. We donated a huge pallet of canned food that is being delivered this week. To supplement that donation, our club is holding a canned food drop-off event on February 13 (See more details below), and on March 3rd and 17th, we have the opportunity to support the Food Bank by packing food bags for home delivery.  From 9-11:30am each day, up to 6 Club members will pack bags of fresh and canned foods.  Susie will be coordinating sign-ups as we get closer to the March dates.

Vaccinating Nevada County: Through this collaborative effort, we will get the job done!
Dr. Scott Kellermann, Nevada County Public Health Officer

Beginning January 1, 2021, Dr. Scott Kellermann stepped up as County of Nevada Public Health Officer to shepherd our County through the urgent immunization campaign to end the current COVID-19 pandemic. No one could be more perfectly qualified for this assignment at this critical time.  A highly qualified physician, public health has been his calling.  Dr. Kellermann received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine with a Master’s in Public Health and Master’s in Tropical Medicine.  He is a Senior Consultant for the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases (CREID), through the National Institute of Health and UC Davis. Through CREID he has been on the frontline of SARS and Ebola. 

After practicing medicine in Nepal for 2 ½ years, Dr. Kellermann moved with his family to practice medicine in Nevada County. He was Chief-of-Staff at Sierra Nevada Hospital and served two terms on the Sierra Nevada Hospital Board. In 1987, he and Drs. Chargin and Dawkins purchased Miners Hospital on Zion Street converting it into an outpatient facility to medically assist those less fortunate.

A fellow 49er Rotarian, our Club knows him best through the Uganda projects with the Batwa pygmies. In 2001, he and his wife Carol relocated to Uganda where he founded the 175 bed Bwindi Community Hospital, now ranked one of the finest hospitals in East Africa. He also founded the Uganda Nursing School-Bwindi, with a current enrollment of 400 nursing students. A number of you traveled with our "On To Uganda" project. Inside a 23,000-pound shipping container, Rotarians built a complete x-ray lab and dental suite. The container loaded with $100,000 worth of supplies and equipment was shipped to Bwindi Medical Centre to support the Batwa Pygmies. We also supported clean water and goats for community development projects.

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.

Canned Food Drive and Restaurant Raffle - Saturday February 13

NC Rotary Canned Food Drive and Raffle February 13 2021

Our reigning Hungry Games Chef Jason Jillson from The Ham Stand will draw our lucky raffle winner ticket. Learn more at Canned Food Drive and Raffle Drawing. Also click for printable flier.

We will be drawing the original 2020 tickets!  We have all of the drawing stubs for tickets purchased for March 2020 and will be selling the remainder of these same tickets!  If you are holding unsold raffle tickets, or want to buy or sell additional raffle tickets, please contact Robin. Ticket inquiries can be sent to

A maximum of 100 tickets will be sold for our Winner Takes All Drawing for 12 fabulous local restaurants!

RIPN Jennifer Jones - February 13, 2021

Jennifer Jones will be coming to visit (virtually) with our District 5190, giving us an opportunity to find out more about her and to hear her ideas on the future of Rotary.

Grab a cup of your favorite morning beverage and join us for this exciting event with Rotary International's soon to be first woman President! FREE 1- HOUR VIRTUAL event on Saturday February 13.   Please register by clicking the icon.

What COVID 19 is Teaching Us: Our Planet's Health is Our Health by Chris Newsom, MD and Brad Miller, MD.

A big thank you to Chris Newsom, MD and Brad Miller, MD for a very informative presentation and insights on COVID-19 in relationship to our planet's health, climate change and our personal health.  For more information, link to  Project DrawDown Chris referenced.

First of Two  Virtual International Project Fairs

The first of two virtual Internation Project Fairs starts this weekend! Join Carolyn and Lynda and fellow Rotarians around the world in Colombia, February 5-12, 2021.  And you don't even have to leave the comfort of home.  To register, 
Warning:  When you click on this link using the Safari browser, the registration button/link doesn’t show up in the navigation bar at the top of the page.  Try Firefox or another browser.

Later in February, transport yourself to Panama:

Please contact Carolyn Feuille if you have questions:


 Click to register. Note US Pacific time is 12:30pm Feb 15

Stay in the Know With Nevada County Vaccine Rollout

If you are wondering about how and when to get your COVID vaccine, Nevada County has provided a way for you to get the latest information sent to you as soon as it is publicized. All that you need to do is send a text to this six character number 898211 and only include the message VACCINEINFO and you will receive information and updates from Nevada County Public Health related to COVID-19 vaccines in Nevada County.

For information on the Tiered Vaccinate Nevada County plan, visit MyNevadaCounty Get Vaccine Information.  Bookmark this page for updates on where we are in our local vaccine rollout. If you have questions about which vaccination tier you fall into, call 211 Connecting Point at 1-833-DIAL211 to speak to a local call center agent, 24/7 in English or Spanish.

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 4: Social  Dr. Scott Kellermann, Nevada County Public Health Officer - Update

February 11: Lunch  Brett McFadden- Update on NUHS during pandemic

February 13, 2021  Canned Food Drive and Raffle Drawing Setup 12 noon; Drive thru 1-3pm, Raffle 2:45pm

February 18  Social- Gage McKinney - Tribute Miners

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: Club Speech Contest (Yes Virtual)

April 1 Social

April 7 (Wednesday) Area Speech Contest

April 8 Lunch

April 15 Social

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

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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 February 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