Staying Connected - October 15 Social

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Join us this Week on Zoom

Thursday October 15 2020 5:30pm
Social with Shannon Byrd from Mason Jars To Go

World Polio Day 2020 ~ Saturday October 24

Without doubt, the most notable achievement of Rotary is the dedicated and very successful campaign to eradicate Polio by making sure every child across the globe receives inoculations to prevent Polio. Every Rotarian can participate in the campaign at the simplest level by making financial contributions to Polio Plus, or for those Rotarians willing to make a greater contribution, there are numerous ways to participate.

On October 24, Rotary International celebrates World Polio Day 2020 as a way of acknowledging all the work that has been done to bring the world so close to the elimination of Polio:

The World Polio Day 2020 Global Update theme is “A win against polio is a win for global health.” The program will provide a status update on Rotary and our partners’ polio eradication efforts, and will also focus on how investment in polio eradication is critical for other global health initiatives, such as the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each year, our Nevada City Rotary Club has observed World Polio Day with an activity such as a Polio Walk to raise public awareness that Polio is still active in a few parts of the world and that Rotary continues the campaign to eliminate Polio once and for all.

This year, with the challenges of limited gatherings and maintaining social distancing, we have not yet decided how we can continue our tradition of observing this special day.  But rest assured, we are determined to come up with a great way to celebrate World Polio Day and to have some fun in the process!

Mason Jar Meals To Go ~ Let's Eat!

Our program for this week is Shannon Byrd from “Mason Jar Meals To Go”.  I have not yet had the opportunity to sample their offerings and will correct that oversight very soon.  I do know that others in the club are happy customers.  In her new business Shannon offers "Fast, Easy, Convenient Homestyle meals ready to heat-and-eat or just eat delivered to your door weekly."   


"I am looking to provide healthy, easy, and affordable mason jar fresh meals, desserts, snacks & fresh drinks. Mix & match 10 jars for $50, or well priced individual meals. Available for home delivery or store pickup. Let's eat!"

Join us to hear her story and learn how you can enjoy easy, convenient Mason Jar Meals To Go!  Curions?  Check out her variety of healthy delicious foods!  At the bottom of each screen continue with Load More until there is no More to Load!  This one is making me hungry just thinking about it!

A big thank you from Nevada County Department of Public Health

Subject: RE: Drive thru flu clinic

Oh Susie, we continue to just swoon over the amount of support we received from your group. What an amazing display of community service your team provided to the local health department and county at large. We couldn’t possibly thank you enough. You were a delight to work with and we truly look forward to more possibilities of partnership.

Please send our many thanks again to your club and all the folks who donated their time that day and the mask warriors too!

We so appreciate you!

Kim Blix
Nevada County Department of Public Health

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!  See flyer for more details.  Visit for tickets.

Click image for a printable flyer!

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 15 - Social 5:30pm Shannon Byrd from Mason Jar Meals To Go; Dennis Geare - mini-Foundation

October 22: Lunch 12:15pm  Gregory Diaz and Natalie Adona, Nevada County County Clerk-Recorder

October 29: 5th Thursday - DARK 5th Thursday

November 5: Social 5:30pm  Mike Bratton MEB2 Turkey Trot Event

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   Nancy Kemp and Steve 10/12
  Wally Krill 10/18     
  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

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 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