Staying Connected May 19, 2022

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday May 19 - Social 5:30pm
PDG Doug McDonald  -  A Glimpse at Rotary's Inner Workings
and the Council on Legislation

Hybrid - In Person at Litton Engineering
200 Litton Drive, Grass Valley, CA

Together As People of Action

As we head into a new Rotary year it is a good time to contemplate our plan of action that fits who we are as a club.

“Together we see the world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.  As people of action, we make decisions grounded in evidence.  We are inclusive, engaging, compassionate and ambitious on behalf of the world. We create meaningful relationships across decades and continents.  We seek new perspectives and new ideas that can strengthen Rotary and create lasting change.”

I pretty much lifted that off the web site. Log in and on the opening page scroll down under My Rotary to Featured Links and click on Rotary’s Action Plan.  It’s a great read full of poignant reminders of things you may know but don’t think of all that often.  And it lays out a good plan of action that is not only good for RI, it’s good for clubs and for individuals.

After coming home from Conference and spending time poking around the RI web site I am again reminded of the immensity of our organization and of the tremendous amount of knowledge, tools and information that we have at our finger tips.

I hope that everyone will take a bit of time and look around the RI web site and find something that sparks your interest and share it.  If you’re wondering what got me started on this it’s an ancient African proverb that I was just introduced to recently. It says, “Not to know is bad, not to want to know is worse”. 

So that’s what sparked something in me to look around in search of knowing. I hope that this will spark something in you to go on your own search.

Don’t miss Doug McDonald’s recap and report on his recent participation at the Council on Legislation.  The Rotary International Council only meets every three years and that is where changes and new directions become realities.  Doug will give a first-hand glimpse of Rotary's inner workings. PDG Doug served as this year's district COL representative. It will be good stuff to know.

Another good reason to be at Thursday’s meeting is to get all of the last-minute details on how you can help make our May 28th Garage Sale at Dave’s Garage an even bigger and better event than it would be if you didn’t get this important information.  Aside from that, it’s just always good fun to get together.

And look what we got from Trex for collecting a ton of stretchable plastic in six months!  Tom looks pretty proud of his assembly along with what we have accomplished!  Your Rotario editor can't see any of pink bubble wrap Tom has been collecting from AJA Video each week in our bench but who knows, maybe it is!

Love at first sight - CoP Tom and our Trex Bench!!!

Nevada City Rotary Garage Sale - May 28

Now that the conference is over, it’s time to turn our focus towards our upcoming Garage Sale on Saturday May 28 at Dave’s Auto Repair. Clean out your cupboards, closets, attics, garage and storage bins with all of that stuff that you’ve been holding on to and wish you could find a good home for, to be put to good use while making a little money for your club.  This is going to be a one-day event and another opportunity to get together for fun and fellowship while gaining a full measure of Rotary spirit. Dig out those “treasures” you discovered. Price each and set them aside for our Rotary Garage Sale.

Walt is planning our onsite logistics and has asked that members let him know how much space you need to display the items you have for sale.  Many thanks!  

Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Dave’s Auto.

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

Grass Valley Rotary is taking the lead for the second 6th 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. 

CoP Tom (and Dave)

Photo Credits: fellow Rotarians,, and Pixabay (Pixaline)

Upcoming Events - ZOOM, LIVE and/or HYBRID

May 19: Social 5:30pm HYBRID PDG Doug McDonald  -  A Glimpse at Rotary's Inner Workings and the Council on Legislation

May 26: Lunch 12:15 HYBRID - April Shirley - Interim Health  Care

May 28: Garage Sale  Dave's Auto on Zion St

June 2 : Social 5:30pm HYBRID Co-President's Meeting

June 9: Lunch 12:15 HYBRID- Leo Granucci and Katherine Doolittle:  Home Path- Program for Homelessness

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

June 23: Lunch 12:15 HYBRID

June 30: 5th Thursday DARK

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

July 16: Area 4 Social 3 - 6pm at Curious Forge, 12024 Bitney Springs Rd, Nevada City
$10 at the door, RSVP to Club Presidents

Special Dates


  Tom Milam 5/01   Tom and Robin Milam 5/01
  Nathan Leishman 5/08   Wally Krill and Mary 5/02
  Stacy Drake Robinson 5/23   John Hensley and Sandra 5/05
  Doug McDonald 5/27    

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 at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. Our next meeting will be May 9 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