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