Staying Connected - October 1 Social

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Join us this Week on Zoom

Thursday October 1, 2020 5:30pm Social
Shelly Covert - California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP)

Miscellaneous Ramblings:

This is one of those disconnected weeks where there doesn’t seem to be any one thing that demands attention.  So I am going to ramble about a bit, looking at some of the things that are popping up here and there.

After filling the bathtub, checking to be sure all our batteries, iPads, phones, and flashlights were charged, and generally preparing for yet another PG&E PSPS, we heard Sunday morning that the weather forecast had improved enough that much of our local area would not lose power!  Yay!  And we definitely commiserate with all those among us who did have their power turned off.  Hopefully everybody has had their power restored by now.

Nevada County Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic - October 6

John and Susie are continuing their efforts to coordinate with the Nevada County Health Department in support of the Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic next week.  I plan to be there serving our community, and I’m sure I will see many of you there.

See our special Rotario on the Nevada County Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic for volunteer opportunities on site the day of the clinic or sewing masks for free giveaway.

Then contact Susie Monary-Wilson ( sends e-mail)) or John Wilson ( sends e-mail) or by calling either one at 530-470-9272 if you can help out with this service project, and let us know what time frame and activity you are interested in.

CHIRP ~ to preserve, protect and perpetuate Nisenan Culture

Have any of you noticed a large number of acorns falling from the oak trees this year?  We definitely have in our neighborhood, and I plan to ask our guest speaker for this week’s program what significance the Nisenan place in this phenomenon.

Wacorn bowl at Foley Library Nevada Cityhich leads me to this week's program and guest speaker. We will hear from Shelley Covert Spokesperson for the California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP).

Shelly sits on the Nisenan Tribal Council and is community outreach liaison. She is also the Executive Director of the non-profit, C.H.I.R.P. (the California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project), whose mission is to preserve, protect and perpetuate Nisenan Culture. 

The Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribal members are the direct, lineal descendants of the original indigenous people who were here before the Gold Rush. Their homelands lay within the Bear and Yuba River watersheds and all Tribal members remain in their ancestral homelands today. The Nevada City Rancheria was terminated in 1964 and their reservation was sold. The Tribe has started a campaign for Federal restoration, and they could use your support! 

To learn more:

Join us for an enriching program with the Nevada City Rancheria about the history of this place we call home and their vision for their ancestral homelands.

Around our Area

The Rotary Club of Grass Valley is putting on a Halloween Trick or Tri-Tip Drive Through Dinner - looks like fun and good food!  Visit or contact a member of the Club for more details and tickets.

November is Foundation Month

Our Area 4 is still developing plans for a Foundation Dinner or virtual alternative. In the meanwhile we just heard, Areas 8 and 9 are joining forces to present a Virtual Foundation Celebration with a Virtual Happy Hour, and Key Note address from Polio Plus Chair John Germ.  Looks like another creative way to get together to celebrate all the Rotarians who have done so much to support The Rotary Foundation. Watch for details on what our own Area 4 is planning in the coming weeks. 

Prez Tom

The LLA sessions are recorded and can be viewed later if you are not able to participate in the live events.  This is just a sampling of what is available to all of us. With Leadership Learning Assembly, the District is highlighting and expanding key resources.  Learn more at Leadership Learning Assembly.

Your 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.  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.

Upcoming Events - VIA ZOOM

October 1 - Social 5:30pm - Shelly Covert - California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP)

October 8: Lunch 12:15pm Pascale Fusshoeller from YubaNet; plus Foundation Mini-Moment: Dennis Geare

October 15 - Social 5:30pm

October 22: Lunch 12:15pm

October 31: 5th Thursday DARKaween 

December 3: Social 5:30pm Cory Vanderwouw - Lifestyle and Brain Fitness

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


  Paul Boch 10/10   Nathan Leishman and Stephanie  9/27
  Wally Krill 10/18    Nancy Kemp and Steve 10/12
  Karen McDonald 10/21     
  Nancy Kemp 10/22     
  Chris Newsom 10/30     

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: Open
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 October 19 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