Dear Rotarians and Friends,
Join us this Week on Zoom
Thursday January 7, 2020 - YES Another 1st Thursday 5:30pm Social
Nevada County Wine (American Palate) with Mary Anne Davis
Welcome to 2021!
The new year is here, bringing hopes of a better and brighter year…
I’m not big on making New Year’s resolutions, but I am looking forward to an eventual return to a more normal life and resolve to make the most of it!
Here’s hoping that we all will continue to be healthy, and that we can once again enjoy working and playing side by side before too much of 2021 has passed.
From Mines to Vineyards - Nevada County Wine
Sit down with your favorite Nevada County wine, and join fellow Rotarian and author (among many other talents), Mary Anne Davis as she explores the family vineyards of the California foothills. Mary Anne published a delightful and informative book, Nevada County Wines in April 2020. She has made fascinating connections between our rich Gold Country mining history and our local wine industry.
Nevada County's tumultuous wine history includes several booms and busts, starting in the 1850s when gold prospectors brought the first grapevines in their saddlebags. Economic downturns, prohibition and war all tried to kill the fledgling wine industry, but it hung on thanks to gentleman farmers and members of the mining industry who supplied a thirsty clientele. Today, although the mines have gone quiet, wineries are thriving in the hills of the Gold Country, and the pioneering spirit lives on in their distinctive vintages and growing techniques.
Mary Anne serves as Marketing and Events Manager for Hospice of the Foothills and is an active member and past president of the 49er Breakfast Rotary Club.
Virtual International Project Fairs - in 2021
In January and February of the new year, we have the unique opportunity of participating in virtual Project Fairs. Remember when we learned all about Project Fairs from our speaker Jon Gresley (Truckee Club) last September? Well, now we have an opportunity to participate in two virtual Project Fairs at the end of this month and in February.
The fairs are on Zoom and open to all Rotarians, at no cost. This arrangement is ideal for learning how project fairs work without leaving the comfort of your home and with no travel expenses. So, take advantage!
Registration for the two upcoming Project Fairs:
- Uniendo America, January 28-30, 2021 in Panama City, Panama: https://projectfair4240-4250.org/register
- Colombia, February 5-12, 2021: feriadeproyectosrotarycolombia.org
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Please contact Carolyn Feuille if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
RIPN Jennifer Jones - February 13, 2021
Grab a cup of coffee and join us for this exciting event with Rotary International's soon to be first woman President! FREE 1- HOUR VIRTUAL event on Saturday February 13. Please register by clicking below.
Around our Community
Dr. Scott Kellermann is our newly appointed Nevada County Public Health Officer and will be our guest speaker on February 4, 2021. He will be speaking to the COVID vaccine program and community. A number of you participated in the Nevada County Flu Clinic last fall. As the County rolls out the COVID vaccine we can expect similar clinics. Scott has reminded us that to volunteer to support clinics, volunteers need to be registered at https://www.healthcarevolunteers.ca.gov/.
Our Club has known Dr Kellermann for many years through our partnership with the initial Uganda project to bring clean water and medical care to the Batwa people.
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@example.com 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.
Upcoming Events - VIA ZOOM
January 7: Social Mary Ann Davis, author: Nevada County Wine
January 14: Lunch Lynda Guthrie and Jean Herschede: “Amigos de Guatemala”
January 21: Social Brooke Dunn-Red Cross: Disaster Preparedness for Older Adults
January 28: Lunch Chris Newsom, M.D. and Brad Miller, M.D.: “COVID-19 and Climate Change”
February 4: Social Dr. Scott Kellermann, Nevada County Public Health Officer - Update
February 11: Lunch Brett McFadden- Update on NUHS during pandemic
Feb 14, 2021: Hungry Games is being rescheduled. Your Board is looking at when/how to handle the 2020 Raffle.
March 4: Social: Tracy Pepper of Color Me Human
March 11: Lunch: "Days for Girls" with Ramona Delmas of Bishop Sunrise, and Lynda Guthrie/ Carolyn Feuille
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President: Tom Milam
Club Service: Judy Soldavini/Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
If you have a whine, write it on the back of a 20 dollar bill and give it to your president.
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 January 18 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
www.ncrotary.org — PO Box 74 — Nevada City, California 95959
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