Staying Connected - January 7 Social

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Join us this Week on Zoom

Thursday January 7, 2020 - YES Another 1st Thursday 5:30pm Social

Nevada County Wine (American Palate) with Mary Anne Davis

Welcome to 2021!  

The new year is here, bringing hopes of a better and brighter year…

I’m not big on making New Year’s resolutions, but I am looking forward to an eventual return to a more normal life and resolve to make the most of it!

Here’s hoping that we all will continue to be healthy, and that we can once again enjoy working and playing side by side before too much of 2021 has passed.

From Mines to Vineyards - Nevada County Wine

Sit down with your favorite Nevada County wine, and join fellow Rotarian and author (among many other talents), Mary Anne Davis as she explores the family vineyards of the California foothills. Mary Anne published a delightful and informative book, Nevada County Wines in April 2020. She has made fascinating connections between our rich Gold Country mining history and our local wine industry. 

Nevada County's tumultuous wine history includes several booms and busts, starting in the 1850s when gold prospectors brought the first grapevines in their saddlebags. Economic downturns, prohibition and war all tried to kill the fledgling wine industry, but it hung on thanks to gentleman farmers and members of the mining industry who supplied a thirsty clientele. Today, although the mines have gone quiet, wineries are thriving in the hills of the Gold Country, and the pioneering spirit lives on in their distinctive vintages and growing techniques.

Mary Anne serves as Marketing and Events Manager for Hospice of the Foothills and is an active member and past president of the 49er Breakfast Rotary Club.

Virtual International Project Fairs - in 2021

In January and February of the new year, we have the unique opportunity of participating in virtual Project Fairs.  Remember when we learned all about Project Fairs from our speaker Jon Gresley (Truckee Club) last September?  Well, now we have an opportunity to participate in two virtual Project Fairs at the end of this month and in February.  

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! 

 Registration for the two upcoming Project Fairs:

Please contact Carolyn Feuille if you have questions:

RIPN Jennifer Jones - February 13, 2021

Grab a cup of coffee 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 below.

Around our Community

Dr. Scott Kellermann is our newly appointed Nevada County Public Health Officer and will be our guest speaker on February 4, 2021. He will be speaking to the COVID vaccine program and community.  A number of you participated in the Nevada County Flu Clinic last fall.  As the County rolls out the COVID vaccine we can expect similar clinics. Scott has reminded us that to volunteer to support clinics, volunteers need to be registered at 

Our Club has known Dr Kellermann for many years through our partnership with the initial Uganda project to bring clean water and medical care to the Batwa people.

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

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”

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

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

Feb 14, 2021:  Hungry Games is being rescheduled.  Your Board is looking at when/how to handle the 2020 Raffle.

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

Special Dates


  Carla Burke 1/13   John Woodford and Janna 1/01

Club Leadership

President: Tom Milam
President-Elect: Open
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 January 18 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