Staying Connected - June 10 2021

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday June 10, 2021 - Lunch 12:15pm

David Whitehead from Nevada County Citizens Climate Lobby
plus a Foundation Moment

With the start of the new Rotary Year 2021-2022 on July 1, Rotary International’s new focus on “Protecting the Environment” officially launches.  This new area of focus will provide Rotarians an avenue to work within our local communities and throughout the world to support our life-sustaining environment.

Rotary continues to be a non-political organization. For those Rotarians who desire to be involved with climate support issues at a political level outside of Rotary, there are many choices of non-Rotary organizations that are working to protect the environment.

This week we will hear from David Whitehead of the Nevada County Citizens Climate Lobby. Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy climate change organization focused on national policies to address climate change. The Nevada County chapter is just one of over 500 chapters across the world working to create the political will for a livable world. The local chapter has about 50 active members and a roster of over 600 interested supporters.

David has lobbied Congressional offices several times, both in Washington DC and at the local Congressional District offices. The Nevada County Chapter of CCL has grown steadily, using all five of the levers of political will to build relationships and support for climate action. The chapter has obtained resolutions of endorsement for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act from both the City of Nevada City and the Nevada Irrigation District, and is planning to offer a resolution of support to the City of Grass Valley this year. Our Grassroots Outreach activities help community volunteers take action in the local community to develop support for climate action.

David J. Whitehead is a registered Civil Engineer retired from a 28-year public service career. Since moving to Grass Valley in 2016, he volunteered at several local non-profit organizations, such as KVMR and Wolf Creek Community Alliance, before starting the Nevada County Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby in 2017.

Demotion party Thursday June 24 at 5:30pm
at the home of Chris and Bill Newsom

If you haven't seen an invitation, reply to this newsletter and we will get one to you ASAP! 

Don't miss the fun!

Food Bank of Nevada County - Fresh Produce Project

Our fresh produce deliveries to the Food Bank have started. This week a team of 5 Club members will be packing food boxes for home delivery. Next week a team goes in to pack summer lunches for youth who have started their summer out of school.  And yes, the time frames for the two days are different. Robin is the team lead this week and Susie will be the lead next week if you have questions.

This Week:
Wednesday June 9

Next Week:
Thursday June 17

Pack Home Delivery Boxes

10:00-11:30 AM

Pack Summer Lunches

9:00 AM-12:00 Noon

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.

June 10: Lunch: David Whitehead from Citizens Climate Lobby and Foundation Moment

June 17: Social- Ramona Howard from Nevada County Media “Update during Pandemic”

June 24: 5:30pm Social!!! Demotion Day - watch for mail!

July 1: Social  Co-Presidents Tom Ryan and Dave Denney Launch meeting

July 8: Lunch: Foundation Moment; Mike Stewart “Washington - Town Emergency Preparedness”

July 15: Social PRIP Ian Riseley- Rotary International and our new Avenue of Service

July 22: Lunch Christy Hubbard - Mine Watch

July 29: Fifth Thursday Dark

August 5: Social - Co-Presidents' meeting

August 12: Lunch Carrie Hawthorne from Kitkitdizzi, NC

August 19: Social Chris La Centra from GI Junk

August 26: Lunch Leah Schwinn- Health Care for All

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

Special Dates


  Ken Ching 6/03   Dave and Gayle Denney 6/12
  Ron Knaus 6/09   Ron Knaus and Nancy 6/20
  Nicole Dillard 6/13   Doug and Karen McDonald 6/24
  Michael Young 6/17   Judy Soldavini and George Roberts 6/24
  Robin Milam 6/29    

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. For June, our Board meeting Is MOVING to June 14  at 5:00pm. Tom back to John Hensley's office.  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 - On Zoom Until Further Notice
1st & 3rd Thursdays for Social Mixer at 5:30pm and
2nd & 4th Thursday for Lunch Meeting at 12:15pm — 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