Staying Connected - June 3 2021

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday June 3, 2021 - Social 5:30pm
Celebrating our 2021 High School Scholarship Recipients
Host: Nicole Dillard, Vocational Services Chair

June is here!  With the long warm days of Summer come all the joyous activities we love - Barbeques with family and friends, tending our gardens, a refreshing swim at a local lake or river, ice cream cones on a sunny afternoon, an outdoor concert or a ball game, and for the younger generation, graduations and weddings.  This is my favorite time of the year, with Nature bursting with exuberant growth and so many different things to choose from to make the most of each day.  And the great news this year is that we can finally start to come together again to enjoy the company of our families and friends.

Celebrating our 2021 High School Scholarship Recipients

Speaking of graduations, our program this week focuses on the local students that our Club has selected to receive scholarships to assist them with their educational and vocational goals.  Nevada City Rotary awarded scholarships to:

  1. Connor McGehee - $1500. Graduating from Bear River High School, Connor is university bound and currently intends to major in Agricultural Business or Veterinary Sciences
  2. Patrick Farrell - $750. Graduating from Nevada Union High School, Patrick is university bound and currently intends to major in Biology
  3. James Seeberg - $750. Graduating from Nevada Union High School, James is headed to junior college and currently intends to major in Agricultural Business, Business, or Construction Management

We look forward to hearing more from a couple of our youth scholars.

Looking to the new Rotary year ...

With June comes the end of our Rotary year and the transition to our new Club leadership on July 1.  The Club Board and I are working with our incoming co-Presidents Tom Ryan and Dave Denney to ensure a smooth transition of leadership.  One of the exciting “changes” we will see with the new Rotary year 2021-2022 is the resumption of face-to-face Club meetings and Socials.

Cathy Wilcox-Barnes is heading up a team that is searching for a new location for our meetings. The team is also working to transition our meetings to a hybrid format where we can have full participation of attending Club members and a Zoom connection for anyone who not able to meet in person. We will have more information available very soon, along with a survey to request input from Club members.

Food Bank of Nevada County - Fresh Produce Project

Our District Grant to provide fresh produce to the Food Bank of Nevada County has been funded and will be completed in June. Our hands-on efforts will be packing food boxes for home delivery one day and packing summer lunches for youth a second day.  And yes, the time frames for the two days are different. Please contact Susie to volunteer at the Food Bank with us:

Wednesday June 9

Thursday June 17

Pack Home Delivery Boxes

10:00-11:30 AM

Pack Summer Lunches

9:00 AM-12:00 Noon

Susie and Cathy checking out emergency equipment for the Food Bank distribution

Nevada County Vaccine Clinics need Volunteers

We have two opportunities to serve our community as the effort to get COVID immunizations to everybody in the County is moving forward.

Western Sierra Medical Clinic (WSMC) needs volunteers again on Saturday June 5 at the new clinic on Old Tunnel Road off Brunswick in Grass Valley.  Contact Doug McDonald <> if you are interested and available for one of those dates.  

Nevada County Public Health Vaccine Clinic at Whispering Pines has extended a request for volunteers this month: 

  • Friendly personalities needed to be clinic “Patient Runners”
  • Four hour shifts either 8:30-12:30 or 12:30-4:30, Monday-Friday
  • Walking many miles a day within our clinic building escorting patients from registration to exam room
  • Vaccinated individuals preferred (we can vaccinate them if necessary)
  • Registration in DHV required
  • Start date as soon as possible

If you are interested please contact, Donna Tully, at 707-933-6664.

Thank you for your ongoing partnership and support of Public Health!! 

Kim Blix
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Nevada County Department of Public Health


  • Demotion party Thursday on June 24 at 5:30pm at the home of Chris and Bill Newsom.
    Watch for mailings and emails from the Demotion Planning team. Prez Tom doesn't know it but we are ready to party together!  Plan for fun!
  • Area 4 All-Club Social on August 28, 6:00-7:30 PM at Condon Park in Grass Valley.
    Music by the Auburn Winds Band.  Come socialize with fellow Rotarians and our new District Governor, Anita Daniels of Grass Valley Rotary.  More details will follow as plans for the Social are firmed up.

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 3: Social - 2021 High School Scholarship Recipients

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

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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. Our next Board meeting will be EITHER June 14 or June 21 at 5:00pm. Tom is confirming the date with Board members. 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
1st & 3rd Thursdays for Social Mixer at 5:30pm and
2nd & 4th Thursday for Lunch Meeting at 12:15pm
at The Station at The Northern Queen
400 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959 Directions
Note: Lunch $14  Social Mixer $12 + BYOB — 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