Staying Connected - August 26 2021

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday August 26, 2021, 12:15pm Lunch via ZOOM

Leah Schwinn - Health Care for All

Returning to Zoom at least through September 9
Same ZOOM link works!!!


Deep Purple” was a song from my parents’ generation. Unfortunately, it described the air quality earlier today. With Zoom coming to us all again, courtesy of COVID, and now with air quality, we’re stuck inside again.

Spending some time with August’s Rotary magazine today, I read RI President Shekhar Mehta’s message on the first page. His call to action regarding membership is “Each One, Bring One.” If we can’t be meeting in person for a while, we can at least be thinking about who it is that we might consider asking when our groups of three Rotarians team up to meet with potential members.

The person I’m thinking about is younger by a generation than I am, has a parent who was a Rotarian, and probably will be “too busy” at first blush. Oh, I just remembered that Mexico has often been a vacation destination for this potential Rotarian and her family, so our team will definitely need to talk up Los Barriles.

Click Deep Purple to enjoy and reminisce with Bing Crosby!

Leah Schwinn - Health Care for All

A native of the Bronx and a first generation American, Leah Schwinn spent her childhood in New York. Then as a young adult she moved to London. Returning to the US, Leah headed west to Northern California where she has lived since 1966. She served as a K-8 teaching assistant for 25 years, much of those years in Special Ed.  When she and her husband retired, they followed their son and daughter-in-law to Nevada County. 

Today Leah serves as Chair for the Nevada County Chapter of Health Care for All California, The organization is a statewide non-partisan, non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to achieving universal health care through single-payer public financing.


Training for Sewing Circle to make Menstrual Hygiene Management kits

Volunteer Zoom Meeting :  11:15 am Thursday August 26
Questions?  Call Lynda at 707-236-0220 or Carolyn at 650-867-4564

Nevada City Rotary is embarking on a new program that allows girls and young women to comfortably leave their homes to attend school, market or work away from home during their menstrual cycle. To get this program off the ground, Carolyn and Lynda are looking for three or more Rotarians who will meet at 11:15 am right before this week's meeting to discuss this program and how to move forward with a sewing circle.

Ramona Delmas is open to organizing a late September-early October training session in Bishop.  Carolyn and Lynda are hopeful that additional Rotarians will commit to the project, participate in the training, and become a part of the team that meets monthly to create the kits.  For those interested who cannot attend the training in Bishop with Altrusa, the core group who gets trained will be authorized to train others in making the kits.

When completed, these kits will be given to girls and young women in Chiapas, Mexico. We hope to expand the program to girls and young women in Los Barriles via the Rotary Club of Los Barriles and in Guatemala via Amigos de Guatemala.

Rotary D5190 Fire Disaster Press Release

District 5190, in conjunction with our respective clubs/partner organizations has established ways for you to contribute to those affected by the many fires occurring within our district. 

The attached Press Release outlines the various ways to make a donation, should you so choose.

Area 4 - 5 Club Social Saturday August 28 6-7:30pm

RSVPs are still open! If you did not RSVP earlier, please RSVP to GV Rotary President Kathleen Shaffer directly at

Only $10/person at the door check or cash!

Your Dues and Happy/Sad Shares make a difference!

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 and for following the Four Way Test with your Happy Buck pledges to our Club!

And a big Rotary Thank You to John for stepping up to manage our financials!

Stay connected and informed

Robin monitors our email. You can direct questions to that email or to your Club Presidents. 

CoP Dave (and Tom)

Photos Credits:  Rotary International, Leah Schwinn, Jacqueline Macou -

Upcoming Events - ZOOM, LIVE and/or HYBRID

Zoom through at least September 9, 2021

August 26: 11:15am ZOOM planning call for Menstrual Hygiene Management kits with Carolyn and Lynda; contact Carolyn for details

August 26: Lunch ZOOM: Leah Schwinn - Health Care for All

August 28: Saturday 6:00-7:30pm LIVE ONLY at Area 4 Social at Condon Park; music by Auburn Winds Band

September 2: Social ZOOM: Co-Presidents meeting and Evani Radiya-Dixit - Global Scholar

September 9: Lunch ZOOM: Keegan Thompson, RYLA

September 13: Board Meeting ZOOM:

September 16 Social TBD - HYBRID:  Sol Henson - Sierra Streams Update

September 18: D5190 Vibrant Club Workshop - ZOOM click for Vibrant Club Flyer

September 23 Lunch TBD - HYBRID: Carrie Hawthorne, from Kitkitdizzi

September 30  5th Thursday Dark

October 5: 9:00 - 5:00 Nevada County Drive-Thru Flu Clinic - SAVE THE DATE!!
If you registered with the State last year, you should still be active. If this is your first time to volunteer, please register with DHV* to participate.  The County will administer regular flu shots, not the senior dose. We will distribute masks from Masked Warriors again this year!

* CA Disaster Health Care Volunteers (DHV).

October 7 Social HYBRID:  Co-presidents’ meeting

October 14 Lunch HYBRID: Jenn Singer:  Bright Futures For Youth

October 21 Social HYBRID: Chris LaCentra: GI Junk

October 28 Lunch HYBRID:- “Alumni Day” with the Membership Committee

November 4: Social HYBRID: DG Anita Daniels Governor Visit 5:30pm;
pre-meeting with 3:30pm Exec Committee and 4:00pm Board

Special Dates


  Dave Denney 8/20   John and Susie Monary Wilson  8/08

Club Leadership

Co-Presidents:  Tom Ryan & Dave Denney
Presidents-Elect: Carolyn Feuille & Chris Newsom
President-Nominee: Kim Stewart
Past President: Tom Milam
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: John Wilson
Public Image: Walt Stickel
Youth Service: Kim Stewart
Vocational Service: Gayle Denney

Club Service:  Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Community Service: Susie Monary- Wilson
Environmental Sustainability: Chris Newsom
International Service: Nathan Leishman
Foundation: Lynda Guthrie
Membership: Dennis Geare
Program Chairs: Chris 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 second Monday of the month at 5:00pm at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. Our next meeing will be September 13 at 5:00pm virtual via Zoom.  We intend to do a Zoom link for anyone who can not participate in person.  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 via Zoom until after September 13 - same schedule as Live/Hybrids

Thursday Meetings - at Litton Engineering, 3rd Floor, 200 Litton Drive, GV
1st & 3rd Thursdays for Social Mixer at 5:30pm and
2nd & 4th Thursday for Lunch Meeting at 12:15pm

Note: Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch $10  Social Mixer $10 + BYOB*
*The Board is still sorting through logistics and related food costs with our new venue. Announcement about new plans will be ma — 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