Celebrating Earth Day April 22

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday April 22, 2021 - 8:45am - 4pm Earth Day

13075 Woolman Ln, Nevada City, CA 95959 Click for Google Maps

Earth Day April 22 Work Day at Woolman Farm:

This Thursday we will celebrate both Earth Day 2021 and Rotarians at Work Day at Woolman Farm. We will be working outside and separated over a wide area during the day so feel free to bring family and friends to work with us.

The farm at Woolman is behind the Administrative Center at 13075 Woolman Lane, Nevada City, CA 95959

We plan to meet at 8:45am at the Administrative Center and will plan to work from 9am until done, or to 4pm at the latest.  A number of us will work the whole day, but every hour of support will be appreciated. If you can’t work the whole day, come on out for an hour or two or three, and enjoy the fellowship of your Club members on a beautiful Spring day!

Please RSVP to this Rotario so we have an idea how many are planning to come!  And come even if you don't RSVP!


We will be digging in the dirt so dress accordingly!  Please bring bring masks, water bottles, bag lunch and snacks (there might be some cookies provided by Cathy), sunhat, work gloves, trowels/ hand shovels, buckets, hoes, rakes, and a shovel if you have one.  Wear work clothes that can get dirty, and a sunhat. Sunscreen is highly advisable as Thursday is forecast to be a warm sunny day.

  • Plant hedge row (what our club is providing and what is already on hand)
  • Weed garden beds near entryway
  • Rake burmuda grass out of tilled area
  • Dig burmuda in hoop house edges
  • Collect tree prunings and stack by road
  • Take down tables on small hoop house and carry to new pad
  • Mulch berries

Directions to Woolman: 13075 Woolman Ln, Nevada City, CA 95959 Click for Google Maps

  • Take CA-49 N to Newtown Road. 
  • Turn left onto Newtown Rd and go 3.2 miles to Jones Bar Rd
  • Turn right onto Jones Bar Rd
  • Go .8 mile and turn right onto Woolman Rd
  • Follow Woolman Rd .8 mile to the Administration building.  Park in the parking areas around the Administration building.

Spring Clean Up in Nevada City

Nevada City’s annual Spring Clean Up continues as fun community-building event to spruce up our city. Projects include power-washing sidewalks, painting curbs, building planter boxes, planting hanging baskets and planters, weeding, raking of leaves, and painting storefronts.

Workdays will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-11:30am throughout the month of April.

Volunteers are asked to bring their own mask, work gloves, and water. Tools and other supplies will be provided. In adherence to COVID-19 guidelines, masks will need to be worn and social distancing will be maintained among volunteers.

Miners Trail and/or Penzance Park
Or grab a couple Rotary buddies and head to Miners Trail or Penzance Park for spring cleaning along the properties we have adopted. 

Susie and Cathy are planning a clean-up day at Penzance Park in May

Around our District

District 5190 RALLYE Week May 1-8, 2021

Hurry up and register for RALLYE 2021 to get your swag on!!  You can see the amazing District 5190 Governor Roberta Pickett is delighted at the one she just received. These are limited items and they are going quick so don't wait to register or you will miss the limited swag bag.

Early bird prizes are going fast... Hurry Up and Register

Only a few packages are left for first 200 people to register and qualify for the bonus goody package for the Early Birds registrants!

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 news@ncrotary.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.

Prez Tom

Upcoming Events - VIA ZOOM

April 22:  EARTH DAY!  8:45-4pm Work Party A Club Project digging in the dirt together to rebuild Woolman School's farm that was destroyed by the Jones Fire.

April 29: Fifth Thursday- Dark

May 6: Social  Foundation Moment; Stephanie Lewis - Robotics Update

May 13-Lunch - A.G. Timothy Massawe,  Rotary Club of  Hai-Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

May 20-Social: Merrill Glustrom (Boulder Rotary Club) Recycled Computers for Palestine

May 27: Lunch--Elias Funez- The Union

June 3: Social

June 10: Lunch: Foundation Moment

June 17: Social- Ramona Howard from Nevada County Media “Update during Pandemic”

June 24: Demotion Day - Details to Come!

July 1: Social  Co-Presidents Tom Ryan and Dave Denney

July 8- -Lunch: Foundation Moment

July 15: Social PRIP Ian Riseley- Rotary International and our new Avenue of Service

Special Dates


  Walt Stickel 4/01     
  John Hensley 4/11     

Club Leadership

President: Tom Milam
Presidents-Elect: Tom Ryan / Dave Denney
Presidents-Nominee: Carolyn Feuille / Chris Newsom
President-Nominee-Designate: Kim Stewart
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
Director-At-Large: PDG Doug McDonald

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

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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 May 17 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

www.ncrotary.org — 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