Staying Connected - March 11 Lunch

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Join us this Week on Zoom

Thursday March 11, 2021 - 12:15pm Lunch

"Days for Girls" with Ramona Delmas of Bishop Sunrise
and Lynda Guthrie/ Carolyn Feuille

A Circle of Synchronicity ...

As I write this week’s Rotario, it is the evening of March 8, the day when International Women’s Day was celebrated.

In synchronicity with International Women’s Day, I just received a Spring Update newsletter from our new Rotary partners Amigos de Guatemala, with more on the progress of their programs in Guatemala to enable young indigenous women to continue their education through middle school and high school. Enjoy reading about student interviews, their community garden and more at Welcome Spring from Amigos de Guatemala

To complete the cycle of synchronicity, our program this week will tell us more about the "Days For Girls”, a great program that Rotary supports to benefit young women around the world.

What is Days for Girls?

Every girl in the world deserves education, safety, and dignity. We help girls gain access to quality sustainable feminine hygiene and awareness, by direct distribution of sustainable feminine hygiene kits, by partnering with non-profit groups and organizations, by raising awareness, and by helping communities around the world start their own programs. Thanks to a global grass root network of thousands of volunteers and supporters around the world, we have reached women and girls in 100 countries on 6 continents

Ramona Delmas joined the Rotary Club of Alturas in 1991 and was a member until 1993. In 1992 her family hosted a RYE student from Chiapas, Mexico.  At the time she didn’t know it, but that relationship with a young man from Chiapas would become a key part of her future Rotary journey.

In 2012, after retiring, she returned to Rotary and became an active member of the Rotary Club of Bishop Sunrise and is a Paul Harris plus 2 Fellow and Benefactor to the Rotary Foundation.

She served as her club’s 2014-2015 President,  2015-2018 was the Assistant Governor for Area 13 and is currently the District 5190 Grants Committee Chair.

Today Ramona will speak about the Days for Girls Program and how Days for Girls has become a component of the D5190 Maternal Health Global Grant projects in Chiapas, Mexico.

Good news from CDC

A top news story today was that the CDC has now released guidelines for “fully vaccinated people” that open the possibility of face-to-face gatherings of people who have had their full course of immunizations and have passed the two week point after the second shot.  With these guidelines, we are moving closer to the day that we can resume gathering in person for our weekly meetings.  We will continue to follow the recommendations of the Nevada County Health Department, the State of California, and RI when it comes to the resumption of face-to-face meetings.

Around our District

District 5190 RALLYE Week May 1-8, 2021

Early bird prizes are going fast... Click to Register

You still have a good chance of being one of the first 200 people to register and qualify for the bonus goody package for the Early Birds registrants!

Hear a preview from one of our stellar Keynote Speakers ~ Jenny Stotts

Open Conversations about Leadership!

Expand your career opportunities. Appreciate your strengths and skillsets. Discover your special gifts.
Welcome one and all! Calling anyone and everyone who is interested in leadership in general or personal leadership development. Click the event title for session access to PDG Gail Ellingwood and DG Berta Pickett's next Leadership program. 

Leadership: Leading Effectively

On-Line Via ZOOM
Mar 09, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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

March 11: Lunch: Foundation Moment
"Days for Girls" with Ramona Delmas of Bishop Sunrise, and Lynda Guthrie/ Carolyn   Feuille

March 18: Social: Mar. 18- Social- Yavuz Atila: Protecting the Environment: Rotary’s New Area of Focus and ESRAG.

March 25  Lunch: Looking back and looking ahead

April 1 Social: Foundation Moment
Nicole McNeeley: The Food Bank of Nevada County

April 7 (Wednesday) Area Speech Contest

April 8 Lunch: US Dept. of State speaker:  US Relations with Latin America

April 15 Social:  Amelia Barrett - Updates; Prez Tom: Rotary Historical Anecdote

April 18: (Sunday) Area Music contest via Zoom

April 22:  EARTH DAY!  Club Project - watch for details

April 29: Fifth Thursday- Dark

May 27: Lunch--Elias Funez- The Union

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

June 24: Demotion Day - Details to Come!

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

Special Dates


  Dennis Geare 3/04   Chris Newsom and BIll 3/18
  Carolyn Feuille 3/06   Stacy Drake Robinson and Dave 3/30
  John Woodford 3/07    
  Lynda Guthrie 3/16    
  John Wilson 3/21    

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 is March 15 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
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