Thanksgiving 2020 Greetings

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Happy Thanksgiving to all!  We are dark this week, and I hope all of you are able to enjoy a safe Thanksgiving celebration. In this season, I am thankful for so many things, with a special thankfulness for the great club and club members we have in our Nevada City Rotary Club.

Way to Go Nevada City!

Last Friday, the clubs of Areas 8 and 9 in the Reno/Sparks part of District 5190 held their Virtual Foundation Celebration.  It was a great opportunity to meet and talk with fellow Rotarians, and the highlight of the evening was the presentation given by Past Rotary International President and Current Polio Plus Chair John Germ.  John spoke of the history of Rotary’s involvement in the movement to eradicate Polio, with an emphasis on the amount of money Rotary has raised over the years and how it has been used to help the children of the world live free from the scourge of Polio.

One of the evening’s events was an update on the District’s new PolioPlus Society.  During the update, we learned that our Nevada City Rotary has as many or more PolioPlus Society members as any of the other clubs in the District!  Our District 5190 Polio Plus Chair Dave Bianchi congratulated me and the members of our club who have pledged support to PolioPlus until Polio is finally eliminated from the world. 

Holiday Celebration - December 10 at 5:30pm

Coming soon is our club Holiday Event on December 10.  This will be a 5:30pm Zoom get-together like NONE OTHER!  Our Club Services/party team is having fun coming up with creative ideas for our Holiday Celebration. 

More Masks!  December 12 10am

With the increase on COVID-19 cases in Nevada County, California, and the entire USA, we see the ongoing need to get face masks to members of our community who need them.  On Saturday, December 12, we will hold another drive-through mask give-away at Dave Robinson’s auto repair shop on Zion Street, next door to SPD.  As with past mask give-aways, we are planning to open from 10:00 AM to Noon, or until all masks have been given away if demand is as high as it has been.  Thanks once again to Susie, Carolyn Inglis, Nevada County Mask Warriors, and all the others who are working to make this give-away possible.

Thanksgiving Day 2020

We'll be trotting around our neighborhood this year with the Turkey Trot and expect others will too!

Hungry Games Team Meeting on Zoom
Tuesday December 1 11:00am

So many questions ... and some decisions need to be made soon. With the uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases and the tightening of restrictions as a result, we don't see our original plans for Valentines Day taking place.  

Michael Young, Fundraising Chair, is calling a meeting for December 1, 11:00am via Zoom. Watch for email with the same link as our weekly meetings.  Contact Michael or Robin if you need the link.

Your Happy/Sad Shares make a difference!

Thank you Treasurer Tom Ryan for your ongoing diligence with our finances.  And thank you Club members for following the Four Way Test with your pledges to our Club!  If you have questions, Tom R is happy to discuss your statement with you.

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!

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.

Prez Tom

Upcoming Events - VIA ZOOM

November 26: Dark--Thanksgiving

December 3: Social Lifestyle and Brain Fitness with Cory Vanderwouw, Co-Owner, Physical Therapist – Fit for Life

December 10: Holiday Celebration In Some Form!!!

December 17: Social  SYRCL’s Virtual Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2021 with Jess Swigonski, Director

December 24 - Dark Christmas Eve

December 31 - Dark New Years Eve

January 7: Social Mary Ann Davis, author: Nevada County Wine

January 14: Lunch Lynda Guthrie and Jean Herschede: “Amigos de Guatemala”

January 21: Social

January 28: Lunch Chris Newsom, M.D. and Brad Miller, M.D.: “COVID-19 and Climate Change”

Feb 14, 2021:  Hungry Games, Being Revamped - Miners Foundry 

Special Dates


  Dave Fluke 11/4   Dennis Geare and Annette (39!) 11/13
  Susie Monary-Wilson 11/29   Ken Ching and Lynn (#22!) 11/15

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: Cathy WIlcox-Barnes
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 December 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