Staying Connected May 12, 2022

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday May 12 - Lunch 12:15pm
The Rotary Foundation - The Difference You Make!

Hybrid - In Person at Litton Engineering
200 Litton Drive, Grass Valley, CA

We can give, and we can receive ...

Because our program this week will be given by our Foundation Chair, Lynda, I’ve been thinking about what the Foundation does. It certainly provides opportunities that we’ll hear about on Thursday, but I’m also thinking about the resulting life changing experience it provided to Gayle and me many years ago when we went to Uganda with a Rotary team to help with a medical clinic. We were able to see up close and personally what Rotary’s two 3H grants (originated by NC Rotarian Don Fultz and long supported by Nancy Kemp and Wyn Spiller) were providing for the people in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest area.

At our recent district conference on Saturday night, keynote speaker Dr. Scott Kellermann easily held Rotarians’ attention by telling the story that we all know about how he and Carol started helping the Batwa pygmies of that area. But being a great storyteller, he went on with anecdote after anecdote about how the hospital campus has continued to expand, making a point to thank Rotary for its continuing support.

Besides giving to The Rotary Foundation, the two of us had the opportunity to see how these extremely impoverished Ugandans live, with what grace the Kellermann’s have worked to gain trust, and we ourselves got to dance and drum and shoot homemade arrows and try to introduce ourselves and say hello in the local dialect. Our club members who have visited and worked in Los Barriles have had similar amazing opportunities. Because of The Rotary Foundation, we can give, and we can receive.

Nevada City Rotary Garage Sale - May 28

Now that the conference is over, it’s time to turn our focus towards our upcoming Garage Sale on Saturday May 28 at Dave’s Auto Repair. Clean out your cupboards, closets, attics, garage and storage bins with all of that stuff that you’ve been holding on to and wish you could find a good home for, to be put to good use while making a little money for your club.  This is going to be a one-day event and another opportunity to get together for fun and fellowship while gaining a full measure of Rotary spirit. Dig out those “treasures” you discovered. Price each and set them aside for our Rotary Garage Sale.

Walt is planning our onsite logistics and has asked that members let him know how much space you need to display the items you have for sale.  Many thanks!  

Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Dave’s Auto.

Your Dues and Happy/Sad Shares make a difference!

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. 

REMINDER - Please send in your Happy Sad/Bucks

You will not be billed for your Happy Sad/Bucks pledges.  We ask that you track your own pledges and submit your payment at the end of each month.  Here is a Happy/Sad Bucks tracking form you can download and use to track your pledges.   As always, payments go to Nevada City Rotary, PO Box 74, Nevada City, CA 95959

Thanks for sharing you and for following the Four Way Test with your Happy Buck pledges to our Club!

Recycling bins around town

Grass Valley Rotary is taking the lead for the second 6th cycle with our Plastics Recycling. A big thanks to our Environmental Sustainability Committee who is partnering with our Area 4 Clubs.

Add your clean stretchable plastics to other bins around town - Briar Patch, B&C, the Library, Restore, Peace Lutheran, Nevada City and Wolf Creek/Grass Valley CoHousing.  And we are adding Wild Birds Unlimited!

Read more on what can and cannot be collected at Nevada City Rotary TREX Recycling Program.

Stay connected and informed

Robin monitors our email. You can direct questions to that email or to your Club Presidents. 

CoP Dave (and Tom)

Photo Credits:,, Pixabay (Pixaline) and fellow Rotarians 

Upcoming Events - ZOOM, LIVE and/or HYBRID

May 12-Lunch 12:15pm HYBRID - The Rotary Foundation - Lynda  Guthrie

May 19: Social 5:30pm HYBRID

May 26: Lunch 12:15 HYBRID - April Shirley - Interim Health  Care

May 28: Garage Sale  Dave's Auto on Zion St

June 2 : Social 5:30pm HYBRID Co-President's Meeting

June 9: Lunch 12:15 HYBRID- Leo Granucci and Katherine Doolittle:  Home Path- Program for Homelessness

June 16: Demotion Party IN PERSON at Chris and Bill Newsom's Home

June 23: Lunch 12:15 HYBRID

June 30: 5th Thursday DARK

July 7: Social 5:30pm HYBRID Co-President's Meeting

July 16: Area 4 Social 3 - 6pm at Curious Forge, 12024 Bitney Springs Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959
$10 at the door, RSVP

Special Dates


  Tom Milam 5/01   Tom and Robin Milam 5/01
  Nathan Leishman 5/08   Wally Krill and Mary 5/02
  Stacy Drake Robinson 5/23   John Hensley and Sandra 5/05
  Doug McDonald 5/27    

Club Leadership

Co-Presidents:  Tom Ryan & Dave Denney
Presidents-Elect: Carolyn Feuille & Chris Newsom
Past President: Tom Milam
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Tom Ryan
Public Image: Walt Stickel
Youth Service: Kim Stewart
Vocational Service: Gayle Denney

Club Service:  Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Community Service: Nancy Kemp
Environmental Sustainability: Chris Newsom
International Service: Carolyn Feuille
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. Our next meeting will be May 9 at 5:00pm virtual via Zoom.  (Moved to Tuesday to enjoy Valentine's Day with loved ones!) We intend to do a Zoom link for anyone who cannot 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

Watch Upcoming Events - ZOOM, LIVE and/or HYBRID above for scheduling changes.

*The Board is still sorting through logistics and related food costs with our new venue.
Announcement about new plans will be made when we return to serving food regularly. — 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