Staying Connected March 31, 2022

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday March 31, 5th Thursday 
We are DARK -- No meeting this week!

Saturday April 2 - Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling 10 - 2:30pm
Litton Engineering Parking Lot
Tell friends and neighbors!!!

What a fabulous Sunday afternoon was spent at the Miner’s Foundry as Dennis Geare and Carol Scofield put on an incredible event, sponsored by our five area clubs, honoring and paying tribute to our local heroes who stood their ground getting us through the pandemic, fires and snowmageddon these past two years.  Robin put together a wonderful RI Showcase project with pictures, facts and figures and will probably give you more insight than me going on about it here so check out Rotary Honors People of Action. All I can say is that we have a tremendous community and you don’t have to take my word for it, just ask anyone who serves it or lives in it.  Many thanks to all.

Everybody probably knows that this is a fifth Thursday so we will be dark this week, but that does not mean that we will be taking the week off.  This Saturday, April 2nd, we will be having our first Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling event in the parking lot of the Litton Building from 10am-2:30pm and all Nevada City Rotarians are invited to put on your Rotarian at Work shirt and join us along with members of other clubs in the area to direct traffic, help with the collection, meet and greet those dropping off their rechargeable batteries and hang out with some of your very best friends.  If you’d like to help out come on by at 9:30 and if you don’t have a lot of time to spend, come by when you can and spend the time that you have.  Don’t forget to bring your old rechargeable batteries. A big thank you to Chris Newsom and her committee for making this happen and to Redwood Materials for helping with organization and for picking up what we collect and actually doing the recycling.

By the time we have our next meeting, a hybrid on April 7 to hear John Katis of Gold Country Senior Services speak, Dave and Gayle will have returned from Hawaii, we’ll have a new storage unit at the Litton Building for our stuff, you all will have registered for District Conference and Walt will be older.  That certainly doesn’t sound like a week off to me.  I’m looking forward to seeing and hanging out with you all soon.

Sign up for District Conference and let’s have a party in South Lake Tahoe.  

Harrah's Lake Tahoe Hotel discounts only AVAILABLE THROUGH MARCH 29!

Click to Register

Lithium-Ion Battery Products Recycling

Contact Nancy Kemp to volunteer! 

How you can support Ukrainians


In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has created an official channel for Rotary members around the world to contribute funds to support the relief efforts underway by Rotary districts and has designated its Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions.

Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund in support of Ukraine can be made here. All funds need to be received into the Disaster Response Fund by 30 April 2022 in order to qualify for use in support of the Ukrainian relief efforts. Our Club donated $1,000 in honoring John Hewko.  With membership contributions, Nevada City Rotary has donated over $3,000 through TRF for Ukraine support.

Make a special donation or designate your annual donation to the Disaster Response Fund, Polio Plus, or Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation.

Your Dues and Happy/Sad Shares make a difference!

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 95959

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

Recycling bins around town

As of this week, we have more than tripled our original goal of 500lbs by April 1 with 1,723lbs.  2,000 lbs is on the horizon!!!

Check out Briar Patch Food Co-op's latest edition of The Vine for a fun story and photos of our Plastics Recycling at the Patch! Flip to pages 24-25 for the article.

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. 

CoP Dave (and Tom)

Photo Credits: Sierra Harvest, Rotary International, District 5190, Bright Futures for Youth, Redwood Materials, and fellow Rotarians

Upcoming Events - ZOOM, LIVE and/or HYBRID

March 31: Dark


April 2: Lithium Ion Product Recycling IN PERSON - Litton Building Parking Lot - Contact Chris Newsom


April 4: Lunch 12:00 noon Area Speech Contest IN PERSON Nevada Union High School; Room J204

April 7: Social Hybrid 5:30pm  John Katis, Gold Country Senior Services Organization

April 14 Lunch Hybrid 12:15pm Shannan Moon - Nevada County Sheriff

April 21 Thursday evening IN PERSON Area 4 Foundation Dinner Hosted by 49er Breakfast Rotary

April 28: Lunch ZOOM ONLY 12:15pm Evani Radiya-Dixit - Global Scholar

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

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    

Club Leadership

Co-Presidents:  Tom Ryan & Dave Denney
Presidents-Elect: Carolyn Feuille & Chris Newsom
President-Nominee: Kim Stewart
Past President: Tom Milam
Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Walt Stickel
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 at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. Our next meeting will be March 14  at 5:00pm virtual via Zoom.  (Moved to Tuesday to enjoy Valentine's Day with loved ones!) 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