Staying Connected - March 4 Social

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Join us this Week on Zoom

Thursday March 4, 2021 - 5:30pm Social

Tracy Pepper ~ Color Me Human

The action continues . . .

This week our Club begins Phase 3 of our support for the Food Bank of Nevada County, following up on our canned food pallet donation and our drive-through food collection day.  On Wednesday March 3, a team of six Club members will go to the Food Bank facility to put together food packages for home delivery.  We will follow this up with a second work session on Wednesday March 17.  Congratulations and thanks to all in the Club who saw a need in our community, then stepped up to take action to address this need!  Haven't signed up but want to participate?  Please contact Susie at  

The "You" in Club Membership

A big Thank You to Membership Chair Cathy for her great presentation last week.  Cathy’s survey and her analysis of member input is essential for making sure that Club leadership is meeting the needs of the Club membership.  In spite of all the obstacles thrown in our way by the COVID-19 pandemic, our Club stays engaged, connected, and in action to serve our community.  Cathy’s program was validation that we are doing well as a Club.

Color Me Human with Executive Director Tracy Pepper

For our program this week, we welcome back Tracy Pepper. At her last visit with our Club, Tracy told of of the work of Community Beyond Violence. This week Tracy and Daniela Fernández, Director of Programs will update us on their important advocacy work with Color Me Human.

Color Me Human is a local nonprofit that works to dismantle systems of oppression within ourselves and within our institutions. Led by a multi-racial, multi-cultural team we celebrate and support the under-resourced communities in California’s second whitest county. Through community education, cross movement solidarity building, capacity building, and crisis response we aim to eliminate harm inflicted on people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals in Nevada County.

Tracy Pepper is the founder and Executive Director of Color Me Human. She is a graduate of the University of Phoenix in Business Management and holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from Cal State Fresno. Tracy is a retired law enforcement officer who spent her career in community service at the local, state, and national level.

Daniela Fernández is Director of Programs for Color Me Human and serves on the City Council of Nevada City. For over 15 years Daniela worked in social services with a variety of different communities - seniors, adults with disabilities, queer youth, people of color, and incarcerated women and their families. She worked as a Community Engagement Specialist with our local non-profit Connecting Point supporting the independence of seniors and people with disabilities.

Around our District

District 5190 RALLYE Week May 1-8, 2021

Join us for RALLYE 2021! Add some more JOY to your Rotary JOurneY, and prepare to cruise into the year ahead.  And most of all, come celebrate the opportunity to be together with our Rotary friends and be inspired by world class speakers. This year's District Conference and Leadership Learning will be held on the weekend of May 1-2 and May 8. Participate from the comfort of your own home! An awesome opportunity to celebrate our Rotary year, learn more about Rotary. Click the icon to learn more and 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!

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 4: Social Tracy Pepper of Color Me Human

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 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