Staying Connected - October 7 2021

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday October 7, 2021 - 5:30pm Social All About YOU!

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

Raise your hand if you were ever in a talent contest. Played an instrument. Made jewelry. Rebuilt a car. Raised a 4-H animal. Had a crazy experience while traveling. Took a dare. Taught in the inner city. Took part in a protest. Won a contest.

Survived a very dangerous situation. Excelled in a sport. Flunked a subject. Got lost. Married a nun.  Married a priest.  Climbed a mountain.  Had a conversation with someone famous.  Were undercover.  Sat on an interesting jury panel.

Rode on a dog sled. Competed on a horse. Trained a snake. Lived in a town with a population under 1000. Lived in a city with a population over 1 million. Can demonstrate/describe some cooking expertise. Describe your worst cooking disaster.

We all have a little story to tell or skill to demonstrate or something hidden up our sleeve that few other members know about, past, or present. That’s what our Thursday Night Social is all about! So, give some thought and a little preparation to your participation. Our extremely tech-savvy Robin can incorporate a brief power point or video if you send it to her ahead of time. Or you can simply use your Zoom square to tell your story.

Gayle and I are practicing our routine where she stands against a wall, and I throw knives but do not hit her. That’s the tricky part, but we think we’ll have it ironed out by Thursday.

Giving a shot in the arm!

Some 525 (unofficial count estimate) Nevada County residents rolled up a sleeve during the Drive through Flu Clinic put on by Nevada County Public Health Services. For the second year in a row, Nevada City Rotary volunteered to direct traffic and provide registration packets at Griage (aka Greeting and Triage).  Nevada County Masked Warriors donated 400 masks that the team distributed to those who wanted them during the drive through clinic. 

A big thank you to Susie for coordinating the logistics with our Club and Public Health.  To Susie, John, Tom, Robin, Cathy, Chris, Gayle, and Doug, thanks for being part of the team throughout the day.  Thanks to Walt for dropping in for photos as we setup for the day.  Who are those masked peeps? ...

Tom Milam summarized the day, "It was all about going with the flow."  People showed up an hour in advance to start lining up for shots.  Mid-afternoon the traffic began to subside and the team started closing down some of the excess lines ... and then the end of the school day created a rush at 3:30pm until closing. 

Jill Blake, Public Health Director sent a gracious thank you, "I can’t tell you how many people told me that everything seemed seamless today, but we know how much hard work goes into people experiencing that kind of ease, so thanks once more for all you did today and for all you did leading up to today’s event! It’s another day when I feel so proud to be a part of this team."  Kim Blix and countless County staff expressed their appreciation for all our Rotary crew contributed to the success of the day.

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

The 15-day Rotary Plant Rich Diet Challenge is on!  Those who have signed up have gotten Starter Kits with recipes, data and lots of related information. Join in at

We are receiving new recipes, cooking demonstrations along with amazing insights from nutritionists and scientists on eating a diet that is healthy for you and our planet. Expect to make new discoveries!  For more information visit the Plant-Rich Diet Challenge.

Watch this space for plans with a plastics recycling project that your Environmental Sustainabilty Committee is planning!

Your Dues and Happy/Sad Shares make a difference!

Check your email (maybe even your "junk" folder) for your September invoices that went out last week -- Treasurer John Wilson is doing his due diligence on our behalf once again. 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 Dave (and Tom)

Photos Credits: and Hilary Clark,ESRAG and

Upcoming Events - ZOOM, LIVE and/or HYBRID

Zoom until further notice!

October 7 Social HYBRID - Zoom:  Co-presidents’ host Social Meeting

October 14 Lunch HYBRID - TBD: Jenn 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

Did we forget your birthday or anniversary? Have you recently moved or changed email addresses? Please update your profile on our club website. If you have forgotten your password, you can click on the Lost Password feature and it will be sent to your email address. Or reply to this email and request assistance!

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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 October 11 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 after September 24 - 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