Tis the Season to Celebrate Together

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Thursday December 9, 2021 - 5:30pm Social
Annual Holiday Party ~ It's BYOB POTLUCK!

PLEASE RSVP if you have not!
Zoom from 6:00  - 6:30pm ONLY

InPerson & Hybrid via Zoom

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

Holidays are ON!

It seems as though the holidays are definitely on.  The Thanksgiving bird has come and gone.  Christmas shopping is in high gear.  Victorian Christmas is happening on Broad Street and decorations are popping up all over town. Hanukkah has just ended!

If you’re thinking that with all of this excitement and activity going on that there just couldn’t be time for anything else you would be wrong.  Here at Nevada City Rotary in the last week we have planted trees at Woolman Farm, bulbs at Penzance Park, daily collection of soft plastic for recycle, vaccinations going on at the time of this writing and at least three committee meetings that I know of to plot and plan more and more.  Money for the Healthy Water Project in Los Barriles is pouring in and we have pledges that exceed the $7500 goal and most of it is in the bank.  Good job Carolyn and District 5190.

Kids COVID 2nd shot Clinic and Penzance Park Bulb Planting Crews

Chris Newsom planting seedling trees in burned out Woolman Center.

With all of this activity and holiday cheer in the air, we need a party!  And that is exactly why we are gathering at the Litton Building at 5:30 PM this Thursday evening for our annual Holiday Party.  As you probably know, we are doing a BYOB pot luck dinner along with the other festivities planned by our very own holiday elves, Cathy and Judy.  If you forgot what you are offering to the pot luck, check in with them as they have the list and will be checking it twice.  So put on your best Christmas finery and don’t be late.  Join us as we celebrate with food, song, games and the joy of each other’s company. In case you just realized that you don’t want to miss out on this but haven’t signed up, please RSVP with either Cathy or Judy right now and let them know.

Los Barriles, Mexico awaits us again for the Healthy Water Project

Our work project with our partner club, the Los Barriles Cabo de Este Rotary Club, will take place from Feb. 17-19, with travel & recreation days before and after. What’s new this year is to devote our time, energy and learning to two projects:  The Healthy Water Project and health screening for school kids.  

For more details and the District registration form, we created a page on our website. Go to our NCRotary.org site and visit D5190 2022 Clean Water Project under International in the left sidebar. Please contact Carolyn Feuille with your questions:  cfeuille@gmail.com and phone 650-867-4564.

Rotary Climate Action Team Network COP26 Review - After Glasgow: Where are we now?

After diplomats, scientists, lobbyists, activists, artists, the media, politicians and business people gathered in Glasgow for COP26, it might be easy to dismiss the entire affair. That would be a mistake. The UNFCC and its COPs, for all their flaws, play a crucial part in a process that is historic and vital: the removal of the fundamental limit on humanity flourishing as a result of our dependence on fossil fuels.

To understand the results and issues, we turn to experts who were there or tracked the output of Glasgow closely.  On December 16 RCAT Network Global Forum has a three-person panel focused on Glasgow.  As we approach the rest of the 2020s, we all need to understand the commitments countries made at COP26 so that we can hold them to their promises.

The panel will include: Karen Kendrick-Hands (ESRAG), Elizabeth Bagley (SEI) and Rick Wayman (Fdn for Climate Restoration).  The moderator for this event will be Gary White (Climate Reality Project).

Rotary Climate Action Team Network COP26 Review - After Glasgow: Where are we now? Register  HERE https://rcatnow.com/events/cop26-glasgow-review-and-discussion/

Recycling bins around town

We have collected over 300 lbs of plastics!!! Add your clean stretchable plastics to our bins around town - Briar Patch, B&C, the Library, Restore, Nevada City and Wolfcreek/Grass Valley CoHousing or bring them to Robin at our hybrid meetings. 

Your Dues and 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 and for following the Four Way Test with your Happy Buck pledges to our Club!

Stay connected and informed

Robin monitors our news@ncrotary.org email. You can direct questions to that email or to your Club Presidents. 

CoP Tom (and Dave)

Photo Credits:  Nevada County Health Services, TREX.com, and fellow Rotarians

Upcoming Events - ZOOM, LIVE and/or HYBRID

December 9: Evening Social HYBRID 5:30pm Annual Holiday Party at Litton Engineering, 3rd Floor; Fun potluck!

December 16: 4:pm Rotary Climate Action Team Network COP26 Review - After Glasgow: Where are we now? Register at https://rcatnow.com/events/cop26-glasgow-review-and-discussion/

December 16: Social HYBRID 5:30pm: Shavati Kharki-Pearl, Waste Management & David Garcia, Nevada County

December 23: DARK  

December 30: DARK - 5th Thursday

January 6: Social HYBRID: 5:30pm Co-Presidents

January 13: Lunch HYBRID 12:15pm Nevada County Librarian Nick Wilczek

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

Special Dates


 NO December babies     Paul Bock and Sonja 12/29

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 December 13 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 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

Watch Upcoming Events - ZOOM, LIVE and/or HYBRID above for scheduling changes.

*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 serving food regularly.

www.ncrotary.org — 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