Staying Connected - September 3 Social 5:30pm

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Join us this Week on Zoom:

Thursday September 3 Social at 5:30pm
Three Forks Bakery and Brewing Co
. with Brewer Dave Cowie

Quiet Rotarian and Heart of Service Awards and Paul Harris Fellows awarded

After a delightful program with Peggy Wright of Treats Ice Cream, Nevada City Rotary converged at Treats on Friday to celebrate Cathy and John with their Heart of Service and Quiet Rotarian awards and to present Cathy with her PHF+8, Chris with her PHF+2 and Tom with his PHF+1 pins. 

A fun treat on the streets of Nevada City! Thanks to all who spontaneously showed up after a brief discussion in our Zoom Club meeting call.

This Week's Social: Three Forks Bakery and Brewing - Davie Cowie, Brewer

Co-Founder and beer master extraordinaire of Three Forks Bakery and Brewing, Dave Cowie will be our guest speaker this week.  Dave will share his passion for traditional styles and balanced beers that is evident in the beer brewed at Three Forks.  Join us and learn about his fastidious attention to detail during the entire brew process – from recipe formulation, sanitation, and technique all the way to final product evaluation that is obvious in every finished pint Three Forks serves. This will be a fun evening learning more about the brews that stand on their own AND go so well with the pizzas and other delectables of Three Forks Bakery and Brewing, Co.

Brewer Dave Cowie in the heart of his Three Forks Brewery!

Community Service Opportunity

In past years, our Rotary Club has supported SYRCL with their River Clean-up Day to help keep our beautiful beaches, camp sites and trails pristine, but this year, the COVID pandemic requires a completely new approach. Keeping volunteers and the community safe from the spread of COVID-19 is the number one concern. Therefore, rather than one day of fun, this year’s cleanup will be spread across 12-days from September 16-27th. 2020. We will be adhering to social distancing guidelines with this cleanup model, protecting ourselves while we protect the Yuba River. 

Volunteers can register online for the cleanup, choose your cleanup site and choose a time to pick up trash between September 16-27th. Volunteers will be spread across 16+ sites over 12-days to minimize contact with visitors and volunteers.  Only 5-10 volunteers are allowed per cleanup site each shift.  We need your help this year to bring your own garbage bags, masks and gloves to your cleanup spot. Please click on the link below to learn more about this program and sign up. Remember to wear your "Rotarians at work" t-shirt! We encourage you to participate with Club members on a date and location that works for you. For more details, visit

Thank you Susie!

By our members in action!

PDG Doug McDonald and the District Membership team hosted an engaging Membership Seminar that is now online for those of you who missed it. The Membership team triggered creative new ideas for attracting and retaining members as well as new approaches for starting new Clubs. Visit District 5190 Membership Webinar on YouTube to view.

Doug also highlights our newest district podcast, available at The latest podcast is all about why we are Rotarians, with interviews from new and long-time Rotarians and new Rotary leaders. We think you'll enjoy and be inspired by it.

Earlier in August District International Committee Chair, and our Club Chair for International Service Carolyn Feuille co-hosted an International Service - Opportunities for Worldwide Partnering Seminar with District Grants Chair Ramona Delmar.  Their seminar is now online to view at District 5190 International Service Webinar,

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 3: Social 5:30pm Dave Cowie, Three Forks Cafe and Brewery--COVID Business Update

September 10: Lunch 12:15pm Our On To Uganda Grant - Nancy Kemp and Gayle and Dave Denney
plus Foundation Mini-Moment: Chris Newsom

September 17: Social 5:30pm - Jon Gresley from the Truckee Rotary - 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

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. 

To be rescheduled: 

  • Christina Giffin, Nevada Co. Sup. of Schools Office  “Career Pathways Partners”
  • Randy Arnold, The Barefoot Spirit - with goodie bags!


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