Staying Connected - October 14 2021

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday October 14, 2021 - 12:15 Lunch
with Jennifer Singer ~ Bright Futures For Youth

Zoom continues - Same ZOOM link works.
Watch this space for further updates!!!

Many thanks to the attendees of our last Thursday evenings, “What’s Your Story”, social.  It was a great success.  Those who tuned in got a little peak into some personal history from those who shared and I have heard from many since the meeting that it made them feel closer and more connected to their fellow members.  Isn’t that what a social should be all about? 

I shared some pictures and memories of a passion for sail boats, decorating them for parades and sharing the fun with my former Rotary Club. Co-Pres Dave shared some pictures demonstrating his diving skills in high school and college while on the diving team and under the tutorage of his diving coach, an Olympic champion.  While still in junior high school, Gayle’s ticket was pulled from a department store raffle and won a four-year scholarship to Northwestern Nebraska.  Despite being mathematically challenged in school, Nancy told how she amazed her friends and family by overcoming and rising through the ranks of corporate banking to the level of VP at B of A.  Walt shared three life changing moments, including how he met Sandy.  Who knew that Robin made numerous trips to the Upper Amazon jungles of Ecuador to integrate with an isolated indigenous tribe.  Lynda gave us some insight on her time spent with the Masai in Africa.  Cathy shared a slice of her many talents by reading two of her incredibly moving poems.

These small slice of life experiences opened our eyes to the wealth of knowledge and talent within our club and has opened the doors to many conversations to come.  There is no doubt that we will be doing this again in the near future so if you didn’t get in to share this time give some thought to what you can add to the next round.

We were also delighted to welcome a special guest visitor, Megan, to our meeting who has expressed her interest and appreciation for who we are and what we do.  You will undoubtably being hearing more about her and have the opportunity to meet and greet with her at upcoming meetings.

Don’t miss this week’s 12:15 zoom meeting with speaker Jenn Singer on “Bright Futures for Youth”.  Jennifer helped co-found The Friendship Club in 1995, and became Executive Director in 2004.  The Friendship Club merged with NEO (New Events and Opportunities) in September 2020, and was renamed Bright Futures for Youth. Also, Environmental Sustainability Chair Chris, will be rolling out a new ES project that we all can take part in.

At last night’s board meeting it was decided that every effort will be made to have a live meeting at the Litton Building on November 4th for our visit with Governor Anita.  Hopefully those details will be sorted out and confirmed at our next meeting.

As always, thanks for the honor and privilege of hanging out and working with such great club members and providing a little space here to share the gratitude.

Join the Rotary Plant-Rich Diet Challenge
Now through October 15, 2021

The 15-day Rotary Plant Rich Diet Challenge continues through this week. A number of us are discovering new foods and recipes!  For more information visit the Plant-Rich Diet Challenge.  

The Environmental Sustainability Committee has arranged a partnership with Save Mart in Fowler Center for a collection point for our plastics recycling project.  Our Club is connecting with local merchants and the County to place plastic recycling boxes around the area so customers and Rotarians can recycle clean stretchable plastics including all sorts of bags:  grocery, bread, ice, produce, cereal, newspaper sleeves, dry cleaning, ziplocks, bubble wrap, pallet wrap, stretch film and more. No bottles or plastic boxes.

We need additional Rotarians to participate in placing and monitoring the collection boxes.  Contact Chris (ES Committee Chair), Nancy, Cathy, Judy or Robin if you want to actively participate in cleaning our community and recycling plastics that Waste Management will not collect.  Save Mart will deliver the plastics we collect to Trex would will convert them in to Trex deck boards and building materials.  How many of you have trex decks, railings or flooring?

Around Area 4 ~ Trick or Tri Tip

Grass Valley Rotary is again hosting their Trick or Tri Tip Drive Thru BBQ Santa Maria Style. 

Drive through on October 31 between 4pm and 6pm at Lyman Gilmore Middle School, 10837 Rough and Ready Hwy, Grass Valley.

$15 per meal or $50 Family Meal (feeds 4).  Meal includes Vaquero portion of Santa Maria Tri Tip, salad, traditional pinto beans, salsa and garlic bread.

Order by October 24, 2021 at www.GVROTARY.ORG

Nevada County Food Bank packaging

We have an opportunity to volunteer at the Nevada County Food Bank next month. Here are the details so please let me know if you are willing and able to help out! 

We are looking for 6 volunteers on Nov. 9th from 10AM-11:30AM to pack home delivery boxes for homebound elderly and disabled clients.  Many of you have already volunteered here and know what a fun filled and rewarding time it is!

Your Dues and Happy/Sad Shares make a difference!

Keep up the Happy/Sad Bucks!  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 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)

Photos Credits: (koblende12), Trex, and fellow Rotarians

Upcoming Events - ZOOM, LIVE and/or HYBRID

Zoom until further notice!

October 14 Lunch HYBRID - TBD: Jennifer Singer:  Bright Futures For Youth

October 24 - World Polio Day

October 21 Social HYBRID - TBD: Chris LaCentra: GI Junk

October 28 Lunch HYBRID - TBD:- Phil Mahoney, District 5190 Polio Plus Chair

November 4: Social HYBRID: DG Anita Daniels Governor Visit 5:30pm;
pre-meeting with 3:30pm Exec Committee and 4:00pm Board

November 24:  - Thanksgiving with our Families and Friends

April 20, 2022 Wednesday evening: Area 4 Foundation Dinner Hosted by John Baker & 49er Rotary

Special Dates


 Paul Boch  10/10   Nancy Kemp and Steve 10/12
 Wally Krill 10/18     
 Karen McDonald 10/21     
 Nancy Kemp 10/22     
 Chris Newsom 10/30    

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: 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 meeing will be November  8 at 5:00pm virtual via Zoom.  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 via Zoom until further notice - same schedule as Live/Hybrids

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

*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 Hybrid meetings. — 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