Staying Connected - July 15 2021 with PRIP Ian Riseley

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday July 15, 2021 - 5:30pm ZOOM Only
Join us with PRIP Ian Riseley on Rotary Supporting the Environment. 

“The time is long past when environmental sustainability can be dismissed as not Rotary’s concern. It is, and must be, everyone’s concern,” PRIP Ian Riseley

Co-President's Corner - CoP Tom

Is everybody ready for throwback Thursday? After settling in at the Litton Building with one social and one lunch, both hybrid meetings, we go back to a good old all ZOOM social from our respective personal computers. President Dave will lead the meeting as Doug introduces PRIP Ian to give us some insight on Rotary and the environment.

I have had the honor of leading our first two meetings and I have to say how impressed I am with our Tech Guru, PP Tom M, and his able bodied camera assistant, Robin, to learn, manage and produce our hybrid meetings. We know that Tom is not satisfied with less than perfection, but  there can be no doubt that given the success of the first two weeks that we will soon be bowing to our Master Tech Guy. Well done Tom.

And congrats to John W on adapting to his new role as Treasurer and the rest of our new committees and chairs for the seamless transition to live meetings. I know that Cathy and her food committee are hard at it coming up with gastronomic delights to satisfy both our cravings and our budgets. Not an easy task, but we are in good hands. 

Nancy and Chris continue to impress with great speakers and speaking of speakers how about Mike Stewart last week giving us great insight to our preparedness or lack thereof to deal with community and personal emergencies. He and his volunteer fire department are doing an incredible job serving the town of Washington and the area around it. While Mike was extolling the virtues of the fine people of Washington,  wife Kim, raised her hand and shouted out "how about a road trip meeting at our place and the river?" And Mike agreed as did the rest of the room. I'm going and that's for sure. 

I am writing this on my phone while sitting on a bench at Fisherman's Wharf and trying to keep an eye on Jack. More sights in San Francisco today and tonight then a treck through Muir Woods tomorrow and off to Monterey for three days, an aquarium and much more before heading home. Thinking of home and seeing you soon.

PRIP Ian Riseley on Rotary Supporting the Environment

Join us Thursday at 5:30pm via ZOOM with PRIP Ian Riseley on Rotary Supporting the Environment. PRIP Ian Riseley is from the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, and will be Zooming in from Australia. As Rotary International President-elect, Riseley made the case that protecting the environment and curbing climate change are essential to Rotary’s goal of sustainable service.

More on Rotary's new Focus at PRIP Ian Riseley and Supporting the Environment.

Rotarians making a difference - Toilets in Tanzania!

When Timothy Massawe presented to our Club in May he shared moving stories about the precious children in Tanzania that he and fellow Rotarians (now including John and Susie) are sponsoring. He also talked about the stark realities of their daily lives. In small villages where children attend local schools, toilet facilities are grossly inadequate. A focal project is building a new toilet for the Baruti Primary School which will cost $8,000 (US).  A big thank you to John W and Susie, Chris, John H, Dennis, Tom M and Robin who have personally donated a combined $1,100 toward the project which John W has now transferred to Timothy.

In a Thank You message to our Rotarians, Timothy stated that with these donations, they will start the construction of the new toilets right away.


"In 1994 when there was genocide in Rwanda and Burundi, many refugees who were able to escape crossed the border and entered Tanzania. Tanzania received over 200,000 refugees. They were placed in several areas including Katavi region. This school is where most refugees’ children attend. It lacks several teaching facilities and Toilet is the biggest issue.

One pit, over 700 students, most students attend their calls in the bush around the school which increases the chance of contaminating diseases." Timothy Massawe

Your Dues and Happy/Sad Shares make a difference!

With the new Rotary year, annual dues become due as of July 1.  Everyone should have received your dues invoice via email. If not, let us know! If you have questions about your invoices, our new Treasure John Wilson is happy to discuss your statement with you. Thank you Club members for following the Four Way Test with your Happy Buck and dues pledges to our Club!  And a big Rotary Thank You to John for stepping up to manage our financials!

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 and dues 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 Tom (and Dave, though they are alternating with the Rotario)

Upcoming Events - LIVE and/or HYBRID

July 15: Social ZOOM ONLY PRIP Ian Riseley- Rotary International and our new Supporting the Environment

July 19: NC Rotary Board Meeting - Recreation Realty, Nevada City

July 22: Lunch HYBRID: Paul Schwartz - Mine Watch

July 29: Fifth Thursday Dark

August 5: Social HYBRID : Co-Presidents meeting & Foundation Moment

August 12: Lunch HYBRID : Carrie Hawthorne from Kitkitdizzi, NC

August 19: Social HYBRID : DG Anita Daniels Governor Visit 5:30pm;
pre-meeting with Exec Committee and Board 

August 26: Lunch HYBRID : Leah Schwinn- Health Care for All

August 28: Saturday 6:00-7:30pm LIVE ONLYat Area 4 Social at Condon Park; music by Auburn Winds Band

September 2: Social HYBRID: Evani Radiya-Dixit - Global Scholar

Special Dates


  Gayle Denney 7/07    
  Tom Ryan 7/17    
  Kim Stewart 7/21    

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: Nathan Leishman
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

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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. July we are moving it out a week. Our next meeing will be July 19  at 5:00pm  at John Hensley's office.  We intend to do a Zoom link for anyone who can not 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

Note: Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch $10  Social Mixer $10 + BYOB*
This week 5:30pm Social ZOOM Only!!!

*The Board is still sorting through logistics and related food costs with our new venue. At least until our July Board Meeting, we are holding meeting fees at these rates for lunch and social. — 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