Staying Connected - November 12 Lunch

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Join us this Week on Zoom

Thursday November 12, 2020 12:15pm Lunch
PDG 5130 Bob Rogers ~ A Personal Polio Challenge

Changing Seasons

How was that for a fast change in the weather?  Last week we saw temperatures as high as 80 degrees and last night the low temperature at our house was 26 degrees!  Let’s hope that the bit of rain we had this weekend, along with the more significant amount of rain forecast for next weekend, puts an end to the threat of wildfire for the season.

The Holiday Season is just around the corner. This season promises to be much different from anything in the past, with the necessary restrictions on social gatherings putting a stop to holiday parties and many family gatherings. While our Club Services Committee is actively looking at how we can celebrate the holidays together, it is not likely that we will have an in-person event. We will get creative on Zoom for December 10 at 5:30pm.

Looking back on the recently completed Rotary year, our Past District Governor Randy Van Tassell has sent out a message of Celebration for the Rotary year 2019-2020.  Nevada City was recognized with a Silver 2019-2020 Presidential Citation.  "From the Back of the Bike, I applaud all of you!"  PDG Randy 

For this week’s program, we welcome fellow Rotarian and PDG Bob Rogers.

PDG 5130 Bob Rogers ~ A Personal Polio Challenge

Bob joined the Rotary Club of Sebastopol, California in 2007 shortly after moving into town.  It wasn’t long thereafter, as a polio survivor, he joined the District 5130’s PolioPlus Committee and was soon giving polio talks to clubs in the district.

Bob served as District Governor in 2017-2018, alongside his classmate, PDG Doug McDonald.

While DG, he and 13 other bike riders created a 6 day, 350 mile bike ride called “Pedal 4 Polio”, and raised $140,000 in the process. Rotary clubs along the route supported the riders with potluck dinners and beds, and in the process, cultivated many new long term friendships in the district (and like good dinner guests, the riders did supply the beer and wine!).

Bob’s Rotary travels have taken him on multiple visits to Mexico, to Uganda for a Global Grant project, to India for a Rotary Friendship Exchange and last January, to India again, this time for a National Immunization Day in New Delhi.

In 2020-21 Bob is serving as Chair of District 5130’s PolioPlus Committee and as the End Polio Now Zone Coordinator for Zone 27.  Bob is a member of the Paul Harris Society and with his wife Peggy are major donors and members of the Bequest Society.  Bob retired as an airline pilot from USAirways in 2002...and now claims his second career is Rotary.

Foundation Month - Friday November 20, 2020
Area 8 & 9 Virtual Foundation Celebration with PRIP and Polio Plus Chair John Germ

November is Rotary Foundation Month.  In years past we have celebrated Rotarians from Area 4 Clubs who have achieved new levels of recognition for giving to The Rotary Foundation.  Due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Area 4 will not have a celebration this November.  The 49er Breakfast Club is responsible for the Foundation Recognition Awards this year. They are working with our Club on plans to combine the Foundation Recognition and the Community Awards event for early Spring.  More information will be provided as details are worked out.

In the meantime, you can still celebrate November Foundation Month by joining the Virtual Foundation Celebration hosted by Areas 8 & 9. PRIP John Germ will be guest speaker.  Click icon to Register and donate $25 to PolioPlus. Participate in the Area 8 & 9 Virtual event and Nevada City Rotary will extend you a $15 Happy/Sad Buck credit!

Area 8 - 9 Foundation Celebration with PRIP John Germ

Thanksgiving Day 2020

Mike Bratton shared plans for the 2020 MEB II Turkey Trot.  A great family and community event!  Click REGISTER! or the banner above for more details.

Your Happy/Sad Shares make a difference!

October invoices and/or statements are in your email!  Please follow 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

November 12- Lunch: Foundation Mini-Moment: Chris; PDG 5130 Bob Rogers - The Polio Challenge

November 19- Social:  Real Estate and Retail in the Covid Era - John H & Nicole

November 26: Dark--Thanksgiving

December 3: Social Cory Vanderwouw - Lifestyle and Brain Fitness

December 10: Holiday Celebration In Some Form!!!

December 17: Social  SYRCL’s Virtual Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2021

December 24 - Dark Christmas Eve

December 31 - Dark New Years Eve

January 7: Lunch  Mary Ann Davis, author: Nevada County Wine

Feb 14, 2021:  Hungry Games, Miners Foundry - NEW DATE: VALENTINE'S DAY 2021

Save the Date for a really special Valentine's Day treat as Hungry Games II is now landing on February 14, 2021. 

In the coming months we will regroup and reconfirm raffle participants and many other details.  For now, Miners Foundry, Sgt Funky, The Ham Stand and our Club are lined up for a fabulous celebration. 




Special Dates


  Dave Fluke 11/4   Dennis Geare and Annette (39!) 11/13
  Susie Monary-Wilson 11/29   Ken Ching and Lynn (#22!) 11/15

Club Leadership

President: Tom Milam
President-Elect: Open
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
Sergeant at Arms: TBD when live meetings resume

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 November 16 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