Dear Rotarians and Friends,
Wishing you and your loved ones...
As we bring this year to a close, I want to take a moment to reflect on the good we have shared this year ...
Highlights of 2020
In the face of a global pandemic that brought much of the world to a stop, our Club rose up and found ways to stay active and engaged in supporting our community:
- Mask Give-Aways - two accomplished and one postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions
- Mask Give-Away and Support of Nevada County Health Department Flu Shot Drive-Through Clinic
- "End Polio Now” Information Table during Nevada City Farmer’s Market on World Polio Day
- Excellent response to the new PolioPlus Society with more sign-ups that almost all of the other clubs in District 5190
- A wide variety of engaging and informative programs each week
- Enthusiastic support for and attendance at our weekly Zoom virtual club meetings
- A fun and rewarding first ever Virtual Holiday Party
On an International level, Rotary's campaign to End Polio achieved special global recognition in 2020. CNN issued a Christmas Day Edition, opening with acknowledgement of Eradition of wild polio from Africa in August as a "great day" and Time Magazine's recognition of Dr Tunji Funsho, chair of Rotary International's polio-eradication program in Nigeria, among Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2020.
During Foundation Month in November, we learned from PRIP/Polio Plus Chair John Germ and PDG Bob Rogers how Rotary is assisting global COVID testing efforts based on the extensive logistics lessons our Rotary partners have learned in testing community sewage and water systems for the presence of polio and the distribution of volatile vaccines.
We can look forward to sustaining our momentum as we start a new year with 2021 ahead of us. The pandemic conditions will ease, restrictions will be lifted, and we will be able to start meeting face-to-face once again.
When that time comes, we will have the opportunity to look back at the new ways we found to get things done and chart our future course of action using the best combination of old ways and new ways.
Virtual International Project Fairs - in 2021
In January and February of the new year, we have the unique opportunity of participating in virtual Project Fairs. The fairs are on Zoom and open to all Rotarians, at no cost. This arrangement is ideal for learning how project fairs work without leaving the comfort of your home and with no travel expenses. So, take advantage!
Registration for the two upcoming Project Fairs:
- Uniendo America, January 28-30, 2021 in Panama City, Panama: https://projectfair4240-4250.org/register
- Colombia, February 5-12, 2021: feriadeproyectosrotarycolombia.org
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Please contact Carolyn Feuille if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rotary Mid-Years Dues are Due
We are rapidly approaching mid-point in our Rotary year! For those of you who chose to pay dues in two increments, your balance of $85.50 ($171 / 2) is due before January 1, 2021. You should have an invoice from Treasurer Tom; please pay promptly.
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@example.com 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
December 31 - Dark New Years Eve - Happy New Year to all!
January 7: Social Mary Ann Davis, author: Nevada County Wine
January 14: Lunch Lynda Guthrie and Jean Herschede: “Amigos de Guatemala”
January 21: Social Brooke Dunn-Red Cross: Disaster Preparedness for Older Adults
January 28: Lunch Chris Newsom, M.D. and Brad Miller, M.D.: “COVID-19 and Climate Change”
Feb 14, 2021: Hungry Games is being rescheduled. Your Board is looking at when/how to handle the 2020 Raffle.
March 11: Lunch: "Days for Girls" with Ramona Delmas of Bishop Sunrise, and Lynda Guthrie/ Carolyn Feuille
|Dave and Janet Bunje #50!||12/12|
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 January 18 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
TOGETHER, we see a world where PEOPLE unite and take action to CREATE lasting CHANGE across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves