Staying Connected - April 15 Social

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Join us this Week on Zoom

Thursday April 15, 2021 - 5:30pm Social

History Revealed - Prez Tom and Cathy Wilcox-Barnes

History Week:

This week we will hear from Club members to learn some fascinating tidbits of Rotary and Nevada City history.  Prez Tom will cover Rotary history with a recap of the role his grandfather played in the very early days of Rotary in Texas and Past President Cathy will share some of the history of Nevada City.

Are there any other Club members that have a family history in Rotary, or that have interesting historical stories to share with the Club?  If so, let us know and our Program Chairs will be happy to set up a date for you to share with the Cub during a meeting.

Area 4 Speech and Music Contests:

Last Wednesday April 7 the Area 4 Speech Contest was held. The winners were: First place: Katia Griffin; Second place: Maggie Aguilar Diaz; and Third place: Hannah West.  Here are links to the YouTube videos of their presentations:

  1. Katia Griffin  First Place Winner
  2. Maggie Aguilar Diaz Second Place Winner
  3. Hannah West Third Place Winner

Last week also brought us the final results of the Music Contest.  Thanks to Music In The Mountains for all their work in planning and executing the virtual music contest! If you have not had a chance to watch the YouTube video of the contestants and winners, I highly recommend taking an hour to watch the wonderfully talented young people in our local community at this link:

Earth Day April 22 Work Day at Woolman Farm:

Next week our meeting will be replaced by a work day in celebration of Earth Day 2021. This Work Day will also be our Club’s participation in Rotarians at Work Day scheduled for April 24.

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-4pm.  A number of us will work the whole day.  But every hour of support will be appreciated. 

We will be digging in the dirt so dress accordingly!  Please bring bring water bottles, bag lunch and snacks, sunhat, work gloves, trowels/ hand shovels, buckets, and a shovel if you have one.  Wear work clothes that can get dirty, and a sunhat.

Please RSVP to this Rotario so we have an idea how many are planning to come!

Directions to Woolman:

  • 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.

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. 

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.

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

You still have a good chance of being one of the 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 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 15 Social:  PP Cathy: Nevada City History; Prez Tom: Rotary Historical Anecdote

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

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 April 19 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