Staying Connected - June 17 2021

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday June 17, 2021 - Social 5:30pm

Ramona Howard, Exec Director/Station Manager - Nevada County Media

As Summer heats up, my term as President of our Club is coming to an end.  Soon I will hand over the bell and gavel to our able co-Presidents Tom Ryan and Dave Denney.

Just an hour or so ago, we concluded our final Board meeting of the 2020-2021 year, ending with my heartfelt thanks to all of our Club members who have served on the Board this year.

One of our topics of discussion was Club dues and I’m happy to report that annual Club dues will stay at the $171 rate.  Treasurer Tom Ryan will be sending out invoices and payment schedule for dues very soon.

Ramona Howard, Exec Director/Station Manager - Nevada County Media

Nevada County has a true jewel with Nevada County Media. Ramona Howard is Executive Director/Station Manager and the overall creative production force behind the media center!

A native Californian, Ramona's career has taken a variety of paths.  She and her son co-founded a computer software / production business that led them into the film industry and developing components for AJA Video.  While living in Oakdale, Ramona worked with the Tourism Bureau creating events and expanding their marketing. In 2017, she took on the Executive Director position at the Nevada County Digital Center to help revamp the organization which we now know as Nevada County Media. 

Nevada County Media is home to 10,000 square feet of collaboration and creation spaces.

Nevada County Media serves the public interest by fostering collaboration around creative expression. The Center operates three cable channels, several on-demand channels, a Learning Academy, and a production team that are available for hire. The state of the art production facility is available for our member community to utilize.  This year Rotary District 5190, Hospice, Bear Yuba Land Trust and other local organizations have used their production facilities to create videos and in some cases actually produce "virtual" events from the Center.

You’ll find two 2,000 sq ft. production/event studios, two 500 sq ft. smaller studios, four private editing rooms, control-rooms for live editing and streaming events, a large lounge, ample parking, high-speed internet, lighting, cameras, audio equipment, projectors, and more. The facility provides the space and tools for both audio and video recording.

Discovering NC Media was a MAJOR turning point for the RALLYE production team!  We could not have created the production we did without Ramona Howard and Nevada County Media!

Demotion party Thursday June 24 at 5:30pm
at the home of Chris and Bill Newsom

If you haven't seen an invitation, reply to this newsletter and we will get one to you ASAP! 

Don't miss the fun!

Food Bank of Nevada County -
Fresh Produce Project

Our fresh produce deliveries to the Food Bank have started. Last week Cathy, Carolyn, Nancy, Tom and Robin packed food boxes for home delivery. Included in the boxes were bags of fresh salad mix from First Rain Farm.  The salad was purchased as part of our local produce grant for the Food Bank. 

On Thursday this week a team goes in to pack summer lunches for youth who are now on summer break from school. 

Thursday June 17
Pack Summer Lunches
9:00am-12:00 noon

A big thank you to Susie Monary Wilson for coordinating our Food Bank project.

Your Happy/Sad Shares make a difference!

Thank you Treasurer Tom Ryan for your ongoing diligence with our finances and personalized monthly invoices!  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.

June 17: Social- Ramona Howard from Nevada County Media “Update during Pandemic”

June 24: 5:30pm Social Dinner Demotion Day - at Chris and Bill Newman's home

July 1: Social  Co-Presidents Tom Ryan and Dave Denney Launch meeting

July 8: Lunch: Foundation Moment; Mike Stewart “Washington - Town Emergency Preparedness”

July 15: Social PRIP Ian Riseley- Rotary International and our new Avenue of Service

July 22: Lunch Christy Hubbard - Mine Watch

July 29: Fifth Thursday Dark

August 5: Social - Co-Presidents' meeting

August 12: Lunch Carrie Hawthorne from Kitkitdizzi, NC

August 19: Social Chris La Centra from GI Junk

August 26: Lunch Leah Schwinn- Health Care for All

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

Special Dates


  Ken Ching 6/03   Dave and Gayle Denney 6/12
  Ron Knaus 6/09   Ron Knaus and Nancy 6/20
  Nicole Dillard 6/13   Doug and Karen McDonald 6/24
  Michael Young 6/17   Judy Soldavini and George Roberts 6/24
  Robin Milam 6/29    

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. For June, our Board meeting Is MOVING to June 14  at 5:00pm. Tom back to 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 - On Zoom Until Further Notice
1st & 3rd Thursdays for Social Mixer at 5:30pm and
2nd & 4th Thursday for Lunch Meeting at 12:15pm — 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