Staying Connected - April 29 Fifth Thursday

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday April 29, 2021 - Fifth Thursday

We are dark -- Moved to RALLYE!!!!

Earth Day April 22 Work Day at Woolman Farm:

In celebration of Rotary's new Protecting the Environment focus, Nevada City Rotary decided to initiate an environmental project for Earth Day April 22 and Rotarians At Work Day 2021. Thank you Susie, Cathy, Carolyn, Bob, Chris, Pres Tom, Walt, Lynda, Gayle, and Robin for joining us to clear the orchard and grape arbor, weed the garden, plant our plants, repair the irrigation line ... just fun digging in the dirt together!

The Club worked with Malaika Bishop cleaning up the orchard and garden, repairing irrigation lines, and replanting an extended hedge of pollinator plants donated by Nevada City Rotary and a grant from Rotary District 5190. The Center is planning to repair fencing and hoop houses as it rebuilds the garden.

Supporting local healthy farms is critical to ensuring food security and a healthy environment for our community. Club members were delighted to partner in an outdoor socially distanced project – digging in the dirt together to rebuild our community and help ensure local healthy food sustainability.

See our press release for more photos!

District Grants support Nevada City Rotary Service Projects

Our Club is excited to have received TWO District 5190 grants this month. The first is for $320 to purchase the pollinator and other plants we put in the ground at Woolman last week.  We have completed that project and closed the grant.

And now we have a $2,200 grant to provide 1,100 servings of fresh produce -- fruits and vegetables -- to the Food Bank of Nevada County.  Susie is coordinating project scheduling.  Watch for dates for teams to pack food again at the Food Bank. Earlier in the year, we donated 1,800 cans of vegetables. In assessing current needs, Nicole McNeely, Executive Director, suggested we donate fresh produce from three local farms.  So not only will this project provide healthy foods to kids and families in need, we are also supporting local food production and our farmers.

This Week is World Immunization Week

Join with Rotary as we raise awareness of our work to #EndPolio and show that #VaccinesWork.

In today’s interconnected world, an outbreak anywhere is a threat everywhere. Vaccination is one of the best tools we have to improve people’s health and well-being. Even as COVID-19 vaccination efforts take place, vaccinations for other preventable diseases, such as polio and measles, need to continue in order to protect vulnerable children.

According to the World Health Organization, immunizations save up to 3 million lives per year. Thanks to the work of Rotary and our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, more than 19 million people who would otherwise have been paralyzed by polio can walk today.

Join with Rotary in reminding everyone that our progress in the fight to end polio is proof that vaccines work.

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

District 5190 RALLYE Week May 1-8, 2021

We are now ready to RALLYE!  The organizing team which includes PDG Doug as RALLYE Chair, Dennis as RALLYE Registrar, Robin as Chair of the Plenary sessions, Karen as moderator with keynote Jenny Stotts on May 1, and Carolyn Feuille facilitator at LLA on May 8 are wrapping up final plans.

Come prepared to celebrate our Club along with Clubs across the District. You will be moved by some amazing speakers, entertained and delighted by District Rotarians!  Expect surprises and some really good laughs along the way. 

This weekend 9am - 2pm on Saturday May 1 and 9am to 10:45am on Sunday May 2.  Then again next week Saturday May 8:30am-11:30am.  

We have at least 14 registered from Nevada City.   Registration is still open and only $59!  Click to REGISTER.

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 29: Fifth Thursday- Dark

May 1-2 RALLYE Celebration!

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

May 8 RALLYE Leadership Learning Assembly

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 — 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