Staying Connected May 26, 2022

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday May 26 - Lunch 12:15pm
April Shirley, Interim Healthcare - Senior in-Home Care and Support

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

Garage to Garage for Rotary!

I joined Rotary shortly after Gayle and I moved here from Portola Valley in the Bay Area nearly 38 years ago. For all those years, we’ve been at this same address. Our recent house project necessitated moving everything out of the living/dining area. In the process of moving back in, some things made the cut, and some didn’t. Hence, items for our upcoming garage sale.

Gayle would like to do the same culling in our actual garage for the garage sale, but I can only part with a couple of things. But we’ll fill up the back of our car with contributions for Saturday’s garage sale at Dave’s Automotive. This idea of what we need is interesting. Most of the rest of the world doesn’t need as many things as we need, but they have real needs—for food, sanitation, and literacy, to name a few. And that brings us back to Rotary. Whether it is for a garage sale or for a local or international project that needs our support, Rotary is a vehicle for service and contributions.

Our co-prez and treasurer Tom has reminded the board that our treasury exists in support of our generosity, whether it is for youth scholarships or for community projects. We make money to give it away.

Segue to this week’s program about in-home care: there comes a time in most lives when what one most needs are food and water and sanitation and someone to help get there and back. The garage at that point is mostly unimportant. Maybe I can part with a couple more items that Gayle says I haven’t used in 20 years. After all, it IS for Rotary’s good cause.

CoP Dave (and Tom)

Nevada City Rotary Garage Sale - May 28

Dig out those “treasures” you discovered. Price each and set them aside for our Rotary Garage Sale.

Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Dave’s Auto - 10am-3pm. Setup starts at 8:00am.

Please let Cathy and Walt know your plans for participating.  Please RSVP to them if you have not already done so.  We need support for setup, during the sale and then for tear down. Many thanks!

Program This Week

This week, April Shirley will speak on In-Home HealthCare and Support for Seniors. April has been the Area Manager for Interim HealthCare of Grass Valley and Yuba City for the last 5 years.  She has worked with Seniors for the last 21 years.  Her career began as Marketing Director, local and regional with Assisted Living and Dementia communities. She has been a guest speaker at many hospitals, community and senior organizations, as well as providing educational trainings on Dementia/Alzheimer’s.  She instructs, educates, and trains new Marketing Directors regarding their role of employment. She enjoys the outdoors, animals and family.

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. 

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

Upcoming Events - ZOOM, LIVE and/or HYBRID

May 26: Lunch 12:15 HYBRID - April Shirley - Interim Health  Care, Senior In-home Care and Support

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

June 2 : Social 5:30pm HYBRID Co-President's Meeting  Abbie Crimm,  Acupuncturist

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 14: Lunch 12:15pm HYBRID Dr Moss

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

July 21: Social 5:30pm Movie Night!

Aug 11: Lunch 12:15pm HYBRID DG Jeff Gabriel Visit

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 via Zoom. Our next meeting will be June 13 at 5:00pm virtual via Zoom.  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