Staying Connected - September 2 2021

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday September 2, 2021, 5:30pm Social via ZOOM

Evani Radiya-Dixit - RI Global Scholar

Returning to Zoom at least through September 9
Same ZOOM link works!!!


Last week’s meeting gave us some education from the point of view of achieving universal health care through single-payer public financing.  A lot of useful information was given by Leah Schwinn, Chair for the Nevada County Chapter of Health Care for All California.  There was a lot of positive exchange between her presentation and during the Q and A.

Welcome Evani Radiya-Dixit ~ RI Global Scholar

This week we all have the opportunity to see Rotary in action and seeing the RI Foundation, District and Club dollars at work.  Our Global Scholar, Evani Radiya-Dixit, will be our speaker and educate us on the intricacies of artificial intelligence and facial recognition.  Don’t miss this chance to meet and chat with this extraordinary young woman.

Evani Radiya-Dixit recently graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University. Her interests include tech policy and AI ethics, and she is also passionate about human rights and gender justice. Through the Rotary Global Grant Scholarship, she will be conducting research on facial recognition technology at the University of Cambridge during the upcoming academic year.

Saturday I stopped in at the area wide picnic at Condon Park and hoist a glass of wine or two with around forty of our Rotary friends around the area.  I knew that Kris Stepanian from Grass Valley Rotary would sing like a bird but I had no idea what to expect from the Auburn Winds Band.  The sixteen-piece band of saxophones, trombones, trumpets, bass, keyboard and drums absolutely killed it.  What a treat. The smoke wasn’t too bad, but everything else was great.

D5190 Vibrant Club Workshop

Join fellow Rotarians around our district exploring 4 key priorities that support being a Vibrant Club.  Nevada City Rotary is a Club in action.  This virtual program will offer insights, tools and techniques for us to further Increase our impact, Expand our reach, Enhance Club and community participation and continue to Increase our flexibility and ability to adapt. 

Saturday morning September 18, 9am - 1pm, from the comfort of your own home -- and attire to suit! Here's a flyer with the program agendaFREE! No charge!  Click to REGISTER!

Rotary D5190 Fire Disaster Press Release

By now, most everyone is aware of the devastating forest fires that have ravaged parts of District 5190 including the Tamarack Fire in eastern California and Nevada, the Dixie Fire in Plumas and Lassen counties affecting Greenville, Chester, Westwood, Portola, Quincy and Susanville, the River Fire in Placer and Nevada counties, and the Caldor Fire affecting Pollock Pines, Camino, Grizzly Flats now bearing down on South Lake Tahoe, and more.

District 5190, in conjunction with our respective clubs/partner organizations, has established ways for you to contribute to those affected by the many fires occurring within our district.  The relief efforts are widespread and GoFundMe accounts and various Community Funds have been set up to fund relief for the fire victims. All funds raised will go to assist the fire victims. Committees of Rotarians in the affected and surrounding areas will manage the distribution of funds for all Rotary-related efforts.

The attached Press Release outlines the various ways to make a donation, should you so choose.

Looking forward to zooming with you all on Thursday.  Hopefully Co President Dave still has the bell to ring us in but just in case I still have my trusty train whistle.

Your Dues and Happy/Sad Shares make a difference!

Check your email (maybe even your "junk" folder) for your latest invoices -- Treasurer John Wilson has completed his due diligence on our behalf once again. 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 Tom (and Dave)

Photos Credits: Evani Radiya-Dixit; Jacqueline Macou -, fellow Rotarians.

Upcoming Events - ZOOM, LIVE and/or HYBRID

Zoom through at least September 9, 2021

September 2: Social ZOOM: Co-Presidents meeting and Evani Radiya-Dixit - Global Scholar

September 9: Lunch ZOOM: Keegan Thompson, RYLA

September 13: Board Meeting ZOOM

September 16 Social TBD - HYBRID:  Sol Henson - Sierra Streams Update

September 18: D5190 Vibrant Club Workshop - ZOOM click for Vibrant Club Flyer

September 23 Lunch TBD - HYBRID: Carrie Hawthorne, from Kitkitdizzi

September 30  5th Thursday Dark

October 5: 9:00 - 5:00 Nevada County Drive-Thru Flu Clinic - SAVE THE DATE!!
If you registered with the State last year, you should still be active. If this is your first time to volunteer, please register with DHV* to participate.  The County will administer regular flu shots, not the senior dose. We will distribute masks from Masked Warriors again this year!

* CA Disaster Health Care Volunteers (DHV).

October 7 Social HYBRID:  Co-presidents’ meeting

October 14 Lunch HYBRID: Jenn Singer:  Bright Futures For Youth

October 21 Social HYBRID: Chris LaCentra: GI Junk

October 28 Lunch HYBRID:- “Alumni Day” with the Membership Committee

November 4: Social HYBRID: DG Anita Daniels Governor Visit 5:30pm;
pre-meeting with 3:30pm Exec Committee and 4:00pm Board

Special Dates


 Cathy Wilcox-Barnes 9/03   Carolyn Feuille and Bob 9/04
      Walt Stickel and Sandy 9/09
      Kim Stewart and Mike 9/10
      Nathan Leishman and Stephanie 9/27

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

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 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 meeing will be September 13 at 5:00pm virtual via Zoom.  We intend to do a Zoom link for anyone who can not 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 after September 13 - 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