Staying Connected - September 17 Social

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 - 

For comprehensive information about project fairs on the RI website:

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. (  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:

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 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 

Stay connected and informed

Robin monitors our 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. 



Special Dates


  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

Club Leadership

President: Tom Milam
President-Elect: Open
Past President: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Tom Ryan / Walt Stickel
Public Image: Michael Young / Robin Milam
Youth Service: Nathan Leishman
Community Service: Carolyn Inglis / Susie Monary- Wilson
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard

Club Service:  Judy Soldavini/Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
International Service: Carolyn Feuille/Lynda Guthrie
Foundation: Christine Newsom/Dennis Geare
Membership: Carla Burke
Program Chairs: Christine Newsom & Nancy Kemp
Sergeant at Arms: TBD when live meetings resume

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 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
1st & 3rd Thursdays for Social Mixer at 5:30pm and
2nd & 4th Thursday for Lunch Meeting at 12:15pm
at The Station at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959 Directions
Note: Lunch $14  Social Mixer $12 + BYOB — 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