Dear Rotarians and Friends,
Join us this Week on Zoom
Thursday September 17 5:30pm Social
Rotary International Project Fairs with Jon Gresley, Truckee Rotary
Through the smoke...
We have been fortunate in Nevada County the past couple of weeks that we have not felt the threat of wildfire burning close enough to be a danger requiring evacuation. Unfortunately for Paul and Sonja Boch, they evacuated their home in Oroville when the North Complex Fire approached within four miles of their house. The heroic firefighters have kept the fire from burning into Oroville, and Paul and Sonja were able to return home last Friday evening. The southwest border of the North Complex is on the outskirts of Oroville. Paul says they are dealing with a lot of smoke as we are here. He was happy to see stars last night as smoke cleared some. We hope everyone is able to lay low, be safe and stay healthy.
Rotary International Project Job Fairs with Jon Gresley
For our program this week, we will hear from Jon Gresley from Rotary Club of Truckee. Rotary hosts project fairs around the world where Rotarians gather to be inspired and collaborate with global project partners. Since 2000, Jon has attended twenty project fairs, sixteen in Central American and four in Colombia. Jon will tell us about Project Fairs, where Rotarians come together to discover new opportunities for service and partnership.
To read Jon's article on Project Fairs and other information on International Service, visit the District 5190 International Service webpage - https://district5190.org/page/avenues-of-service-international-service
For comprehensive information about project fairs on the RI website: https://my.rotary.org/en/exchange-ideas/project-fairs
Currently, two virtual fairs are scheduled in West Africa and Ecuador.
Two live fairs are planned for: Panama City January. 28-30 and Medellin,Colombia February 5-7. Both will probably change to virtual. Please see Carolyn Feuille and Lynda Guthrie for more details and if you are interested in participating in a project fair.
Community Service - Save the date of October 6
Save the date of October 6, when the Nevada County Public Health will hold a free drive-thru flu shot clinic at Twin Cities Church. (https://yubanet.com/regional/save-the-date-for-our-free-drive-thru-flu-shot-clinic-october-6th/) John and Susie are coordinating with NC Public Health and Alexis of Mask Warriors to determine whether we can do another mask give-away in conjunction with the flu-shot clinic and how we could support the clinic with volunteers. More to come on this service opportunity as details are finalized.
Last Call: Rotary D5190 JOurneY 2020-21 hats for Polio Plus
In support of our District’s Polio Plus campaign, DG Berta has arranged for a special Rotary District 5190 JOurneY 2020-21 cap. Order one or more caps for $20, and $5 for each will be donated in our Club’s name to Polio Plus. All orders must be in by Thursday September 17. Fun hats for a great cause!!!
FYI, Robin reconfirmed member orders we have received sp far via email yesterday.
To order, 1) simply reply to this email or send an email to President Tom. All orders must be in by Thursday September 17. Fun hats for a great cause!!! 2) Checks for $20/hat should be made out to Nevada City Rotary (or pay with your monthly dues) and then sent to
Attention: Tom Ryan
Nevada City Rotary
PO Box 74
Nevada City, CA 95959
On to Uganda and Back to Uganda - last week
If you weren't on our Zoom meeting last week, see if you can spot Gayle and Dave Denney in Uganda 2005.
Fun and informative memories of our Club's Uganda projects by Nancy Kemp, Gayle and Dave.
From our Members:
Support Education for Girls & Women
The local branch of American Association of University Women, to which several of our members and wives are active, is holding an online auction for the first time next Friday-Sunday. The proceeds all go to scholarships and educational opportunities for women and girls. It features unique pieces of arts and crafts, jewelry, hand-sewn items and even a cord of wood - all great for gift giving!
Click here to access the catalogue and bidding: https://nevadacounty-ca.aauw.net/
Live auction bids on Facebook: 4 pm. Friday 9/25/20 - 8 pm. Sunday 9/27/20
A big thank you to our members and spouses who promote advancement of eductation for women and girls through AAUW!
The LLA sessions are recorded and can be viewed later if you are not able to participate in the live events. This is just a sampling of what is available to all of us. With Leadership Learning Assembly, the District is highlighting and expanding key resources. Learn more at Leadership Learning Assembly.
Your 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. Thanks for sharing you!
My Nevada County helps us stay informed about COVID-19 and Fire Season
Nevada County has activated its new Ready Nevada County Dashboard with the Jones Fire to keep our community informed. If you have not discovered it yet, visit MyNevadaCounty.com and click the Nevada County Update Banner - Jones Fire in Nevada County.
Learn the latest on how to get tested and what reopening includes and other Nevada County updates through https://www.mynevadacounty.com/2924/Coronavirus
Stay connected and informed
Robin monitors our firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Upcoming Events - VIA ZOOM
September 17: Social 5:30pm - Jon Gresley from the Truckee Rotary - International Project Fairs
September 24: Lunch 12:15pm - Wen Chen, Ph.D. - Human Rights Movement in China
October 1 - Social 5:30pm - Shelly Covert - California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP)
October 8: Lunch 12:15pm Pascale Fusshoeller from YubaNet; plus Foundation Mini-Moment: Dennis Geare
Feb 14, 2021: Hungry Games, Miners Foundry - NEW DATE: VALENTINE'S DAY 2021
Save the Date for a really special Valentine's Day treat as Hungry Games II is now landing on February 14, 2021.
In the coming months we will regroup and reconfirm raffle participants and many other details. For now, Miners Foundry, Sgt Funky, The Ham Stand and our Club are lined up for a fabulous celebration.
|Cathy Wilcox-Barnes||9/3||Carolyn Feuille and Bob||9/4|
|Walt Stickel and Sandy||9/9|
|Kim Stewart and Mike||9/10|
|Nathan Leishman and Stephanie||9/27|
President: Tom Milam
Club Service: Judy Soldavini/Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
If you have a whine, write it on the back of a 20 dollar bill and give it to your president.
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. Our next Board meeting is September 21 at 5:00pm. For 2020-2021 Board Meetings will begin half an hour earlier at 5:00pm and continue on the third Monday. Board will continue via Zoom until we can meet in person again. 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
www.ncrotary.org — PO Box 74 — Nevada City, California 95959
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