Staying Connected - November 4 2021

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday November 4, 2021 - DG Anita Daniels Governor's Visit
4:00pm - Board Meeting in 2nd Floor Conference Room
5:30pm - Club Social in 3rd Floor Meeting Room
InPerson & Hybrid via Zoom

Litton Engineering

3rd Floor, 200 Litton Drive, Grass Valley ~ On: Google Map

Here we are into the month of November! 

The way I know it’s November is that we just drove through Nevada City on Sunday in order to see hundreds of people out in Halloween costumes, and most of them seemed to be on East Broad Street. Those residents must take out a second mortgage to afford the candy they give out!

A big piece of news for Nevada City Rotary is that we are resuming hybrid meetings, in our meeting space at the Litton Building for in-person attendance.  With the club’s recent purchase of new tech equipment, an even better hybrid experience should be facilitated for those who need to stay home and Zoom in. Thanks to Tom Milam who makes sure that the tech set up happens before and runs during each meeting and always to Robin who helps keep things flowing smoothly for all of us during the meeting.

To help celebrate our first hybrid meeting for quite a while will be a visit from our District Governor Anita Daniels. The yearly visit to our club from the District Governor is a great chance to find out what is going on in District 5190 and to hear news of Rotary International. Anita has already visited clubs all over Northern California and Northern Nevada, and her husband Don has been her right-hand man.  We look forward to hosting them both at our Thursday night meeting.

Anita grew up in Nevada County and had a long career in local banking.  In 2017, she retired and began devoting herself to Rotary full time. Prior to that, she had served in many local volunteer capacities and has been honored often for her civic engagement.  She is an enthusiastic Grass Valley Club Rotarian, and we are fortunate to have “a local” as our governor this year.

Her daughter Kris Stepanian is also a GV Rotarian and a wonderful local singing talent. In fact, when I was district governor back in 2001-2002, Kris serenaded me at our district conference with that breathy/Marilyn Monroe version of “My Heart Belongs to Daddy.”

“If I invite
A boy some night
To dine on my fine Finnan haddie,
I just adore
His asking for more,
But my heart belongs to daddy.”

You can see that I have some fond memories of my governor year, and I know that Anita and Don have been accumulating theirs, too. We look forward to adding to them on Thursday night!

Bring your Stretchable Plastics for Recycling This Week!

As we announced last month, our Environmental Sustainability Committee has arranged a partnership with Save Mart in Fowler Center as a collection point for our plastics recycling project.  Bins are already at Briar Patch and Habitat's Restore with more in the works.  We are launching our plastics recycling Club collection at this week's meeting. To kick off our project, bring any stretchable plastics you have that are clean and fit into one of the following criteria: grocery, bread, ice, produce, cereal, newspaper sleeves, dry cleaning, zip locks, bubble wrap, pallet wrap, stretch film and more. NO bottles or plastic boxes. If it stretches, bring it. If it crunches or crackels, find another outlet! 

ESRAG Big West ECOLOGY DAY Virtual Conference Saturday, November 6
The Challenges of our Planet Earth, Solutions and Taking Action

Register Today at:

Read more details at NCRotary Environmental Sustainability.

Once again at the Nevada County Food Bank - November 9

A team of 6 volunteers will pack home delivery boxes for homebound elderly and disabled clients on November 9th from  10AM-11:30AM  Many of you have already volunteered at the Food Bank and know what a fun filled and rewarding time it is!

Your Dues and Happy/Sad Shares make a difference!

Check your emails for October invoices and keep up the Happy/Sad Bucks!  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 and for following the Four Way Test with your Happy Buck pledges to our Club!

Stay connected and informed

Robin monitors our email. You can direct questions to that email or to your Club Presidents. 

CoP Dave (and Tom)

Photos Credits:, ESRAG, and fellow Rotarians

Upcoming Events - ZOOM, LIVE and/or HYBRID

November 4: Social HYBRID: 5:30pm DG Anita Daniels Governor Visit, 3rd Floor
4:00pm pre-meeting with Board 2nd Floor Conference Room
Litton Building - Google Map

November 6: Rotary Ecology Day 9am - 12:30pm General Session - ESRAG Conference
Click to register here.

November 9: 10am -11:30am Service project at Food Bank of Nevada County box packaging

November 11: Lunch HYBRID: Bridges of Nevada County - Honoring our Veterans throughout the area.

November 18: Social ZOOM Sol Henson, Sierra Streams

November 24: Thanksgiving with our Families and Friends

December 2: Social HYBRID:Co-Presidents

December 9: Evening Social HYBRID Annual Holiday Party at Litton Engineering, 3rd Floor

December 16: Social HYBRID:

December 23:

December 28:

April 20, 2022, Wednesday evening: Area 4 Foundation Dinner Hosted by 49er Breakfast Rotary

Special Dates


 David Fluke 11/11   Dennis Geare and Annette 11/13
 Susie Monary-Wilson 11/29   Ken Ching and Lynn 11/15

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: John Wilson
Public Image: Walt Stickel
Youth Service: Kim Stewart
Vocational Service: Gayle Denney

Club Service:  Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Community Service: Susie Monary- Wilson
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

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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 November 8 at 5:00pm virtual via Zoom.  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 via Zoom until further notice - same schedule as Live/Hybrids

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

*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 Hybrid meetings. — 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