Staying Connected - December 16, 2021

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday December 16, 2021 - 5:30pm Social
With Shavati Kharki-Pearl, Waste Management &
David Garcia, Nevada County Solid Waste Division

Litton Engineering

3rd Floor, 200 Litton Drive, Grass Valley ~ On: Google Map

A Jolly White Week ...

The first major snowfall of the year brought about 8” to us on Pasquale Road, and more is coming on Wednesday.  With this beautiful weather happening but challenging access, we co-presidents made a  decision that Thursday’s meeting will be Zoom only. Look forward to seeing all of you in your little squares.

The jolliness of our recent Rotary Christmas party definitely contributed to Rotary fellowship which, along with service, is why we value our organization. Thanks again to Judy and Cathy for organizing a tasty potluck and fun and games amid festive decorations, last week!

Looking forward to this week’s program from Shavati Kharki-Pearl and David Garcia regarding changes at Waste Management and Nevada County’s involvement with the landfill’s operation. Because of Rotary’s new avenue of service and our club’s new service project regarding plastic film, our members have increased our awareness of local recycling issues.

Wishing all of you and yours happiness during this holiday season.

Los Barriles, Mexico awaits us again for the Healthy Water Project

Our work project with our partner club, the Los Barriles Cabo de Este Rotary Club, will take place from Feb. 17-19, with travel & recreation days before and after. What’s new this year is to devote our time, energy and learning to two projects:  The Healthy Water Project and health screening for school kids.  

For more details and the District registration form, we created a page on our website. Go to our site and visit D5190 2022 Clean Water Project under International in the left sidebar. Please contact Carolyn Feuille with your questions: and phone 650-867-4564.

Rotary Climate Action Team Network COP26 Review - After Glasgow: Where are we now?

After diplomats, scientists, lobbyists, activists, artists, the media, politicians and business people gathered in Glasgow for COP26, it might be easy to dismiss the entire affair. That would be a mistake. To understand the results and issues, we turn to experts who were there or tracked the output of Glasgow closely.  On December 16 RCAT Network Global Forum has a three-person panel focused on Glasgow. 

The panel will include: Karen Kendrick-Hands (ESRAG), Elizabeth Bagley (SEI) and Rick Wayman (Fdn for Climate Restoration).  The moderator for this event will be Gary White (Climate Reality Project).

Rotary Climate Action Team Network COP26 Review - After Glasgow: Where are we now? Register  HERE

Recycling bins around town

We have collected over 350 lbs of plastics!!! Add your clean stretchable plastics to our bins around town - Briar Patch, B&C, the Library, Restore, Nevada City and Wolfcreek/Grass Valley CoHousing or bring them to Robin at our hybrid meetings. 

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!

Stay connected and informed

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

CoP Dave (and Tom)

Photo Credits: - Erik Karits,, RCAT Now, and fellow Rotarians

Upcoming Events - ZOOM, LIVE and/or HYBRID

December 16: 4:pm Rotary Climate Action Team Network COP26 Review - After Glasgow: Where are we now? Register at

December 16: Social ZOOM ONLY DUE TO SNOW 5:30pm: Shavati Kharki-Pearl, Waste Management & David Garcia, Nevada County

December 23: DARK  

December 30: DARK - 5th Thursday

January 6: Social HYBRID: 5:30pm Co-Presidents

January 13: Lunch HYBRID 12:15pm Nevada County Librarian Nick Wilczek

April 20, 2022, Wednesday evening: Area 4 Foundation Dinner Hosted by 49er Breakfast Rotary

Special Dates


 NO December babies     Paul Bock and Sonja 12/29

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: Carolyn Feuille
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

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 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 meeting will be January 10 at 5:00pm virtual via Zoom.  We intend to do a Zoom link for anyone who cannot 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 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

Watch Upcoming Events - ZOOM, LIVE and/or HYBRID above for scheduling changes.

*The Board is still sorting through logistics and related food costs with our new venue.
Announcement about new plans will be made when we return to serving food regularly. — 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