Staying Connected - October 29 5th Thursday

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

This Week - 5th Thursday is DARK

Because this is a 5th Thursday in the month, we will not be meeting this week.  I hope you take the time to reenergize after this week's PG&E PSPS!  We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday November 5 at our 5:30pm Social.

By the time we meet again, Election 2020 will be done.  If you have not already cast your ballot, I encourage you to do so.

World Polio Day 2020 ~ Saturday October 24 10am-1pm

Journalist Ed Murrow: "Who owns the patent on this vaccine?" Jonas Salk: "Well, the people, I would say. There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?" - Jonas Salk, medical researcher and developer of polio vaccine (Birthday today ~ 28 October 1914-1995) 

Thanks to Cathy, Chris, Lynda, Karen, Carolyn Feuille, Robin, Doug, Dennis, Tom Ryan, and yours truly.  It was a beautiful day for us to meet in downtown Nevada City to celebrate World Polio Day and spread the word that the wild poliovirus is close to eradication with cases in only two countries after Nigeria was declared polio free in August 2020.

More about our club’s participation in World Polio Day can be seen on our Facebook page, and we expect to see District-wide recognition next month when the District 5190 newsletter focuses on happenings in Area 4.

Paul Harris Recognition

Saturday morning was also a great opportunity to surprise Dennis Geare with the presentation of his Paul Harris +2 pin in recognition of his support of The Rotary Foundation.  Congratulations Dennis, and thanks for all you do for our club, for District 5190, and for Rotary in general!

Rotary District 5190 Podcast

In support of World Polio Day, our District 5190 recorded and released the following Podcast:

Hosted by District Podcaster Shauna Ganes,
Rotary Club of Reno Midtown

Episode #6: 10/24/2020 - World Polio Day Discussion with Rotarians Bob Rogers-PDG District 5130, Mindy Hsu-Reno Midtown, Grace Nichols-Reno, Paulette Bergounous-Owner of One Handed Solutions & Sue Welsh-Tahoe Incline...

We will hear more from PDG and Polio Survivor Bob Rogers on November 12 when he joins us for his presentation to tell us about the Polio Challenge.

District 5190 Be a Vibrant Club Workshop

The restrictions on gatherings are not stopping our District Training crew from offering a great variety of opportunbities to increase our knowledge and to stay engaged in Rotary activities.

Here’s a perfect example of this:

District 5190 is hosting its all new Vibrant Club Workshop starting Friday afternoon November 6 (4:00pm - 6:15pm) through Saturday morning November 7 (9:00am-11:30am).  The workshop is FREE!  Click Vibrant Club Workshop to register.

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

Area 4’s celebration of Foundation Month has not yet been defined.  We have been invited to join the Virtual Celebration hosted by Areas 8 & 9. 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

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.

Prez Tom

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!

Each month, Treasurer Tom distributes an invoice plus a statement indicating you have an overdue balance when appropriate.  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.

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 29: 5th Thursday - DARK 5th Thursday

November 5: Social 5:30pm  Mike Bratton MEB2 Turkey Trot Event
The MEB2 Foundation sponsoring A New Day, local youth activities & suicide and depression awareness.

November 6 - 7:  D5190 Be a Vibrant Club Workshop; FREE virtual event
November 6: 4-6:15pm continuing November 7 9am-11:30am Click to Register

November 12- Lunch: Foundation Mini-Moment: Chris; PDG 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


  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 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