Staying Connected June 16 2022

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday June 16,  5:30pm
Let's Celebrate Demotion Time!!

In Person on the Lawn at Chris and Bill Newsom's
Reply to request directions if needed!


Lame Duck ... NEVER!

I must be having fun because time just seems to be flying by. With the Demotion Party coming up the day after tomorrow its beginning to set in.  When I looked in the mirror this morning, I thought to myself, you’re a lame duck, and I started thinking to myself, now what am I going to do?  Then I looked at my calendar.  I’ve got to go to AJA today and pick up stretchable plastic, I had two committee meetings yesterday, Hungry Games fundraiser and Environmental Sustainability, and it looks like those are going to be weekly ongoing commitments along with our weekly club meetings for some time to come.  Evani will be coming home soon and then there will be a Global Grant to close out. I’ll be treasurer again next year too, so I guess that I’ve got plenty to do.  In fact, I’ll probably need some help.

It’s a wonderful thing about Rotary, it never ends.  The Rotary wheel just keeps turning round and round.  The presidents and the boards change, but the goals, the projects, the service and fellowship just keep going on.  I’m looking forward to the Demotion Party, not because anything is over, but because they are so much fun and its time to rotate.

Thank you all for shepherding me through this year as we look forward to the beginning of the next rotation of our wheel.

CoP Tom (and Dave)

Demotion Here We Come!

It is time to once again pass the scepters!  We do know how to party and our Demotion Parties are always fun and filled with laughter!  It would be a great time to introduce a friend to Rotary and our Club! 

Only $25/person; on the regal lawn at Chris and Bill Newsom's home! If you need directions, reply to this email or contact Chris or Cathy.


Big new plans for Hungry Games II in the Park! Yes in Pioneer Park from 4pm - 7pm, Sunday afternoon September 4.  Watch this space and Club meetings for more details as plans unfold.  Our winning Chef Jason Jillson and the Ham Stand crew will be back serving up gourmet specialties to the tunes of Sgt Funky Band! 

Plans are forming for another big Restaurant Raffle along with an array of other enticing raffles are in the works.  Speaking of Asks, our Fundraising Team needs your partnership in collecting merchandise, art and gift certificates from your favorite restaurants and businesses around our community! 

Your Dues and Happy/Sad Shares make a difference!

2022-2023 DUES INVOICES have been sent! Check your email for annual dues invoices from Treasurer Tom.  As we prepare to start a new Rotary year, annual dues invoices are due by July 1.  Tom reminds us that a good time to make an annual contribution is with your dues.  If for some reason you haven't seen an invoice, let Tom know!

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. 

REMINDER - Please send in your Happy Sad/Bucks

You will not be billed for your Happy Sad/Bucks pledges.  We ask that you track your own pledges and submit your payment at the end of each month.  Here is a Happy/Sad Bucks tracking form you can download and use to track your pledges.   As always, payments go to Nevada City Rotary, PO Box 74, Nevada City, CA 95

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

Recycling bins around town

Grass Valley Rotary is taking the lead for the second 6th-month cycle with our Plastics Recycling. A big thanks to our Environmental Sustainability Committee who is partnering with our Area 4 Clubs.

Add your clean stretchable plastics to other bins around town - Briar Patch, B&C, the Library, ReStore, Peace Lutheran, Nevada City and Wolf Creek/Grass Valley CoHousing.  And we are adding Wild Birds Unlimited!

Read more on what can and cannot be collected at Nevada City Rotary TREX Recycling Program.

Stay connected and informed

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

Photo Credits: fellow Rotarians, Home Path,, and Pixabay (Noupload/OpenClipartVectors)

Upcoming Events - ZOOM, LIVE and/or HYBRID

June 16: Demotion Party IN PERSON at Chris and Bill Newsom's Home

June 23: Lunch 12:15 HYBRID Carolyn Feuille: U.S. Relations with Russia:  From Cold to Warm to Cold Again

June 30: 5th Thursday DARK

July 7: Social 5:30pm HYBRID Co-President's Meeting

July 14: Lunch 12:15pm HYBRID Dr Moss

July 16: Area 4 Social 3 - 6pm at Curious Forge, 13024 Bitney Springs Rd, Nevada City
$10 at the door, RSVP to Club Presidents

July 21: Social 5:30pm Movie Night!

July 28: Lunch 12:15pm HYBRID Kevin Marini -  Composting

Aug 11: Lunch 12:15pm HYBRID DG Jeff Gabriel Visit

Sept 4: Sunday 4pm-7pm Hungry Games II in Pioneer Park at the Bandshell SAVE THE DATE!!!

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   Guidita Soldavini and George 6/24
  Michael Young 6/17   Doug and Karen McDonald 6/24
  Robin Milam 6/29    

Club Leadership

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

Club Service:  Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Community Service: Nancy Kemp
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 via Zoom. Our next meeting will be June 13 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