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Club News, June 7, 2014

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Captain John Oldham Chapter invites new members to this active, non political, woman’s service organization who promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. The only requirement for membership is a proven linage to a Revolutionary War Patriot, be it soldier, gunsmith, public servant, providing provisions or comfort, etc. And we have genealogists to assist you in proving it! For further information please contact Emily Boling at

Panhellenic Luncheon

Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni will be hosting the 9th Annual Panhellenic Luncheon for all National Greek Sorority women at 11 a.m. on Thursday June 19 at a lakefront garden home in Lake Wildwood. Bring a salad, dessert, bread or wine to share. RSVP to Julie Barker by Monday June 16 at 530-477-5705 or

Gold Country Community Services

Old-time rock ‘n’ roll by BluRoc brought back many happy memories at Friendship Wednesday lunch in our popular High Noon Cafe.  Next week’s menu features beef Stroganoff, finger lickin’ chicken, tuna salad, chicken enchilada and roast beef.

Lunch is served Mon. through Friday promptly at noon, and reservations and early arrival are highly recommended, especially on Wednesdays when we feature excellent local entertainment.  The suggested donation is just $3 per meal.

One of other important services is our Home Delivered Meals Program – and we are looking for people with valid drivers licences, reliable cars — and a genuine concern for homebound seniors.

If that sounds like you, would you be willing to be a volunteer driver?  A few hours one day a week will make a huge difference to others.

Each summer GCCS offers seniors $20 worth of vouchers towards produce at our local Growers Markets.  Find out if you qualify.  How?

Just phone 530-273-4961, and we’ll tell you more about these vouchers — as well as take lunchtime reservations and answer your questions about volunteering and the many activities and classes we offer.  You’ll find us in the Nevada City Senior Apartments, 841 Old Tunnel Rd., Grass Valley.  For more information, visit

Sierra Singles Club

Older singles are invited to attend a meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, at the Community Center, 841 Old Tunnel Road.  Calendars will be distributed listing the activities for the coming month including dining out, films, plays, and other local events.  For information, contact Shirley Maylett 530-273-5637.

The Nevada County Genealogical Society

We will hold our June General Meeting on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City, CA. This month’s speaker is Kathryn Marshall, Ph.D., and her topic will be on “Don’t Give Up the Ship!” Uncovering War of 1812 Ancestors. Ms. Marshall is an excellent speaker and genealogist.

Gulldalen Lodge 6-128


A reminder to all members – and guests – to mark your calendars for the June Potluck Picnic to be at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 9 at the Roth Estate, 12282 N. Bloomfield Road in Nevada City.

Bring your own victuals for the grill together with either a salad or dessert (with serving utensils) to share.  Don’t forget your own place settings and beverages.  Condiments and coffee will be provided as well as a smokin’ hot charcoal grill.  After the meal, we’ll have games and contests - with prizes – to add to those good conversations a picnic setting always inspires.  Call Keith at 530-913-3799 or email to let us know you’ll be there. 

Newcomers Club of Nevada County 

Newcomers Club is hosting the June 25, luncheon at the Alta Sierra Country Club. The program will feature Mary Owens, a dynamic speaker, who will help us understand how global economic policies affect us in our everyday financial lives. Mary is an expert in her field and is extremely well qualified to educate us about financial challenges and what we can do to make change. You will hear a new way of thinking to a very complex subject. The insights that Mary will share could make a difference in your financial future. You won’t want to miss this opportunity.

The luncheon menu offerings are: Choose: Sirloin Coulotte Steak with a Gorgonzola Cream Sauce & caramelized Vidalia Onions OR King Bassa, a White Fish, with Bay Shrimp and a Horseradish Cream Sauce OR Vegetarian Ravioli. All entrees will include Alta Sierra Caesar Salad with Romaine and Radicchio, House Made Croutons & Parmesan Crisps, bread & butter, coffee & tea and Lemon Tartlets with Yogurt and Ginger Snaps for dessert.

Newcomers Club is a women’s social organization. All are welcome and you may join at any time. For more information please call: Bonni Waite 530-478-1114, or Bobbie Whiting 530-470-9191 or visit

Nevada County Historical Society

Join us at the Nevada County Historical Society’s Speaker Night presentation on Sunday June 22 where you will saddle up with western authors Bill Markley, Sherry Monahan and Chris Enss as they talk about their books and share fascinating information about Western Writers of America.  Bill is the author of the best-selling book Deadwood Deadman,  Sherry has penned two popular titles Mrs. Earp and Vines, Wines and Pioneers, and of course our own local prolific Western Chris Enss.  Location is the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City and runs from 7 to 8 p.m.  For more information, visit or contact Daniel Ketcham 530-477-8056

The Gold Country German-American Club

We will hold our annual club picnic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Pioneer Park, Nevada City (in back by the creek). There will be German food, music, games, and time to visit with members and guests. NO regular meetings on Friday, June 6 or Friday, July 4. On July 4th the club will participate in the parade in Nevada City with a chalet float, and the Alpine Dancers will be performing for the spectators’ enjoyment.

Summer is a good time for new dancers to start learning German folk dancing. If interested call David at 530-432-2236 for more information. See photos of the dancers in action in the June newsletter which can be found on the club website For general club information call Christa at 530-272-6095. Or check us out online at where you will learn about our events and activities such as Oktoberfest, hiking, German dancing, and conversational German classes.

Nevada County Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Meetings are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the last Friday of the month at the Glenbrook Apartment Complex (in the Community Room), 265 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. We sometimes have speakers, or review education programs. Some meetings are more of an open discussion. Resources are available for anyone who wants them. The group members have experience with different therapies and treatment options. If you are affected by MS and would like to talk with others in a relaxed, supportive, positive, confidential atmosphere come check us out. Light refreshments are served. The meeting is open to anyone affected by MS (patients, caregivers, family members, friends, medical staff, etc.). For more information, call Erica at 530-559-4517.

The Craft Guild of Nevada County

We are open to all that is interested in sharing their craft with others. During winter months Guild meetings are at 6 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month in the Houser Conference Room at the Superintendent of Schools Office, 112 Nevada City Highway in Nevada City. The Guild is a nonprofit community service organization. Over the years donations have been made to a number of local charitable groups. Guild members also provide monthly tray favors for several local senior care facilities as well as holiday gifts for the residents and home bound seniors at Christmas time. We are supporting the Interfaith Food Ministry this year with monthly food donations provided by our members. We would like to thank all who supported the Springfaire on May 3, The Union and Ben Franklin’s. To learn more about what Guild members are doing check out the Guild’s Blog, http// and our Facebook page. For more information about the Guild visit http//

Blue Star Mothers of America

Sierra Nevada California Chapter 12 of the Blue Star Mothers of America meets on the fourth Saturday of the month at Paulette’s Country Kitchen in Grass Valley at 10 a.m. If you are a mother, adoptive mother, stepmother, foster mother, grandmother or legal guardian who has a son or daughter who is serving, or has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States, we invite you to join us.

This month immediately following our meeting, we will be meeting at the park and ride on the corner of South Auburn and Neal Streets to do our bi-yearly cleaning and decorating the Vietnam and Iraqi plaques in honor of our fallen hero’s. Please join us. To learn more, please visit

Gold Country Italian American Club

Join us for good food, socializing and games every third Tuesday. We meet at different restaurants in the area. For locations and more information, call Don at 530-271-7491. Ask about Bocci ball and dinner.

Sierra Table Tennis

Open-play table tennis, 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays at Echo Ridge School, 15504 Liberty Circle Dr. in Nevada City. For information, call 530-265-2834.


Improvisation fun. We meet every Wednesday at the “Loft” in Grass Valley from 7:45 to 9:15 p.m., call for directions. We create a fun and safe atmosphere with interactive games to explore our inner comedian and to just have a good time.

Call 530-277-2295 for more information or just show up. A small donation is usually asked for to cover room expenses.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Grass Valley Chapter #1335

NARFE’s objective is to protect retirement and related benefits for current and retired Federal employees. It also actively supports Alzheimer’s research. All active and retired federal employees and their spouses are eligible to join NARFE and are welcome to attend chapter meetings held at noon, the second Thursday of each month. The local chapter meetings serve as an opportunity for retirees to socialize and to hear programs of general interest or of value to members. A benefit of membership is receiving timely updates on policy actions affecting Federal employees and retirees.

Reservations for lunch are not necessary. For more information on the luncheon or program, please call Larry Kinkor, 530-265-6477.

Nevada County Horseman Incorporated

We are celebrating the year of the horse. NCHI seeks to promote horsemanship throughout the community and to provide a friendly and wholesome social environment for young and old alike. You’re always welcome to stop in at one of the monthly meetings, the second Friday of the month or events. Now accepting new member applications. For more information, email

Peripheral neuropathy support group

Do you have painful feet or numbness? The peripheral neuropathy support group meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Grass Valley United Methodist Church, 236 South Church St. in Grass Valley. We don’t cure, but suggest relief and comfort. We exchange ideas and share information and experiences. You are not alone in your discomfort. For more information, call 530-268-1017.

The Golden Empire Sam’s

If you are looking for a very friendly group that has a lot of fun activities, good food and friendly members, please join us for one of our camp outs as a guest. Looking forward to hearing from you! Call 530-477-1799 or 530-263-2035.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Our group meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month in the Activity Room on the second floor of the main building at Atria Senior Living Center (previously Quail Ridge), 150 Sutton Way, Grass Valley.

Come share experiences and information with others who have Parkinson’s. Family members and caregivers are welcome. For more information, contact Nancy at 530-272-7950 or Pete at 530-273-4804.

Healing Through Loss And Grief Support Group

Anyone who has experienced a significant loss, whether current or from the past, is welcome. There is no charge to participate. For more information, visit

Friends of Hospice

Come and volunteer at Friends of Hospice (530-247-5121) and do the very worthwhile job of working on events to raise money for the use of Hospice of the Foothills. FOH has no paid members and all of the monies raised is used for the benefit of Hospice of the Foothills.

Al-Anon Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families

We meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights at The Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., Classroom 5 in Grass Valley. This meeting is for women only.

Nevada City Lions

The Nevada City Lions meet at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Seamans’ Lodge. For membership information contact Membership Chair John Meyer, 530-272-0588 or President Chuck Woerner, 530-265-2039.

Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club

Award winning author Chris Enss will be the featured speaker today at 9:30 a.m., as well as the installation of officers. The event takes place at Christopher’s Old World Deli, 206 W. Main Street, Grass Valley. Brunch is $13 with reservations by June 1 to Nancy at or Shanti at 530-268-1183. Non-members are welcomed. Author Chris Enss is an author, scriptwriter and comedienne who has written for television and film, and performed on cruise ships and on stage. She has worked with award-winning musicians, writers, directors, producers, and as a screenwriter for Tricor Entertainment, but her passion is for telling the stories of the men and women who shaped the history and mythology of the American West. Some of the most famous names in history as well as ordinary individuals who did extraordinary things populate her more than 20 published books. Chris’s book will be available to purchase.

President Shanti Emerson will be installing the new officers: President Sushila Mertens, President-elect Merilee Imamoto, Secretary Carole Chapman, and Treasurer Janet Reynolds. Other business includes election results and signing up for summer events.

Soroptimist International of Grass Valley,

We are an international women’s service club dedicated to the advancement of women and children, hosted a culminating event with the Celebration of Service Thursday Night at Club 141. After raising money at the Fair Booth with Chicken Teriyaki Bowls and with A Day for Women, Soroptimists awarded grants to many deserving organizations and people. The Youth Committee donated money to Big Brothers/Big Sisters, The Salvation Army for a playground at the Booth Center, The Cinderella Project, KARE and the Karing Kloset. The International Goodwill and Understanding Committee recognized a clinic in the Congo and HEART, as well a donation to Doctors Without Borders in Syria. The Women’s Committee gave grants to the Diaper Project, Gold Country Community Services and Lunch at The Crossroads. Those interested in learning more about Soroptimist can check out the website or call 530-268-0942.

The Nevada County Genealogical Society’s Study Group

Our meetings are open to the public, free of charge. For more information contact: Donna Dugle Young at or 530-477-0192.

Chapter Preceptor Nu Delta of Beta Sigma Phi

We are a social, cultural and service-oriented sisterhood for women all around the world. With chapters in 20 countries, you can be sure you’ll have a new group of friends whenever it’s time to relocate. Our local chapter meets twice a month at noon on Mondays at a member’s home. We support several local philanthropic organizations and have an informative cultural program at each meeting.

For information, call club president Lois Robinson at 530-272-6804 or vice-president Georgine Wasley, who is in charge of membership, at 530-265-4424.

Move to Amend

We are a national, grass roots coalition that works toward overcoming corporate power by building momentum for a Constitutional Amendment that would make it clear that civil rights are intended for human beings, not for corporations. The “We the People Amendment” would not only overturn the 2010 Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, but would also abolish “corporate personhood” and declare that money is not the same as speech.

Find out more at the Nevada County Move to Amend website or Facebook page.

For more information, visit http://www.NevadaCountyMoveTo, or visit the national website,

Sons In Retirement (SIR)

SIRS is a non-profit organization for retired men devoted to the promotion of independence and dignity of retirement. The SIR Branch 11’s luncheon meetings are on the first Thursdays of the month at the Lake Wildwood Club House. Social hour starts at 11 a.m. and the luncheon meeting begins at noon followed by a guest speaker or entertainment. Lady guests are invited to our May and December meetings. Members do not have to live in Lake Wildwood. Go to our website at to learn more about us.

To inquire about becoming a member, please e-mail us at

Golden Empire Nursing Facility Auxiliary

We had our Annual Volunteer of the Year Luncheon hosted by the hospital, following the monthly meeting on April 16, 2014. Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Marge Beck and four members received years of service pins. Receiving pins were Rachel Okuma, 25 years; Carol Hribal and Millie Rowe, 20 years and Beverly Clemo, 15 years. New members Janice Mason, Patricia Gordon and Kathy DeAngelo were introduced.

New members are always welcome and can contact President, Iona Terry at 530-477-5405 or Membership Chairman, Barbara Ford at 530-273-6084.

Nevada County Republican Women Federated

In June, Ashley Neumann will be the keynote speaker on Human Trafficking. Regular NCRWF meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month, September through June. There are no monthly meetings in July and August. Meetings are held at Alta Sierra Country Club in Grass Valley. Social Hour begins at 11:30 a.m. and meetings begin at noon. Reservations are required. For information about membership call 530-78-0636, email NCRWF at or visit the website at

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free Twelve Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Auburn Grace Community Church, 3126 Olympic Way, Room 114 in Auburn. For more information or a list of additional meetings throughout the U.S. and the world, call 781-932-6300 or locally at 916-273-5413, or visit

Duplicate Bridge Club

We meet at the Golden Empire Grange on La Barr Meadows. The weekly schedule is as follows: Mondays: 9:30 a.m.; Tuesdays:12:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; Thursdays: 1 p.m. at Eskaton; Fridays: 12:30 p.m. We offer free bridge lessons for those new to the game or wanting to brush up their skills. These classes meet on Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. Email Bill Jones at for more information.

The Sierra Express Bicycle Club

We offer rides for all levels of riders. Every week there are several rides that you can join. The motto on all led club rides is “No Rider Left Behind.” The benefit of being a club member is that you get regular notices about rides. Or, you can post your own ride on the club’s list-serv. Go to to join. If you’re new to the area and wonder where it’s reasonably safe to ride, being a member of this friendly group of bicyclists will get you started.

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

The Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon for the hospital Auxiliary at Alta Sierra Country Club. Volunteers routinely supply 1,100 hours each month to several departments at the hospital along with raising funds through various vendor sales and the operating of a gift shop. All funds raised benefit the hospital in the form of equipment and/or supplies. Several months ago, the Auxiliary donated $19, 662 for the purchase of a Newborn Resuscitation Warmer.

During the business meeting prior to the luncheon, the Auxiliary approved the awarding of three scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each to very deserving Nevada County students.

Hour service pins were awarded as follows: 500 hours to Judy Bagley, Maggie Doyle, and Margaret Munson; 1,000 hours to Louise Anderson; 2,500 hours to Joyce Bern; 8,000 hours to Judy Wilson; 12,500 hours to Helen Conrey and Doris Kopf.

Applications to join the SNMH Auxiliary can be found on line at or can be picked up the main lobby or outpatient lobby at the hospital.

Gold Country Miniature Society

Our club enjoys making doll houses and doll house accessories. We build miniatures in all scales and have a variety of interesting projects throughout the year. We meet at 11 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. There are, also, three other miniature clubs in the area which get together on different days. If you are interested in this fun hobby, email Barbara at or Pat at

Gold Country Yacht Club

The Gold Country Yacht Club meets the second Wednesday of every month, excluding December. We meet at Scotts Flat Lake. Bring something to barbecue and something to share. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the Commodore’s bell is at 7 p.m. All salts, with or without a boat, are welcome to attend. Questions? Please visit our website

AAUW Nevada County Branch

For more than 75 years, the AAUW Nevada County Branch has been striving to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW membership is open to individuals with an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution. For individuals who do not meet the educational requirement, but are interested in participating in branch interest groups and other activities, the Nevada County Branch offers “Friends of AAUW” membership. For more information visit or call 530-470-9395.

Nevada County Walkers

We are a walking group of 710 members who walk 7+ days per week, would like to invite you to come by and let us personally invite you to join us in a walk, hike or other activity. We have more than one walk/ activity in a day! We walk seven days a week and also play Bocce Ball every other Tuesday and bowl alternating Tuesdays. We play Pickleball Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. We plan hikes like the one 36 of us attended Monday March 24 to Fairy Falls in Spenceville. We support local trail builders like Forest Trail Alliance and we participate in trail maintenance throughout the year.

American Chronic Pain Association

We meet monthly to facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families. The group hosts knowledgeable speakers on a regular basis who give helpful information on ways to live more fully in spite of pain. Group members also share experiences as well as support and encourage one another.

The American Chronic Pain Association meets at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. For room location and other information, contact Jeanne Spring at 530-432-0247.

Grandmothers for Peace

We meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Church at the corners of Church and Walsh Streets, Grass Valley (please enter through the door on Walsh St.).

Join us as we plan activities and projects to focus awareness on creating a world of peace for this and future generations.

You don’t have to be a biological grandmother. For information, call Shirley at 530-265-5545 or e-mail

The Palestine-Israel Working Group of Nevada County (PIWG)

We advocate for human rights, equality and justice for all in Palestine and Israel. Everyone who is interested in peace in the Middle East is welcome to join us. Our weekly vigil of Women and Men in Black Thursdays, 5:15 to 6 p.m. on the Broad Street bridge in Nevada City has resumed. We have signs to share, and everyone who believes in human rights, equality and justice for all people is welcome to participate.

The Widowed Persons Association

Our Association is dedicated to helping widowed persons, both men and women of all ages, to made new friends, have new activities and a new direction to their lives following the loss of their loved one. Should you be interested in our group and would like further information please call Eileen at 530-272-2487 or Kent at 530-432-1779.

Gold Country Reciprocity Bureau

The philanthropic educational organization has six local chapters in Nevada and Placer counties. They benefit their scholarship funds which provide scholarships to local women for their college or continuing college education. For 145 years, the P.E.O. sisterhood has been striving to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Over 88,000 women have benefited from P.E.O.’s educational scholarships, loans, awards and projects. For more information, visit the P.E.O. website,

Hope Bearers

We are available to provide Christ-centered support for all who are faced with the challenges of cancer or other chronic illness. Whether you are a patient, spouse, family member, friend or caregiver — you don’t have to go it alone. Our hope is in God and we are here for you. We offer prayer, fellowship, love and encouragement to keep our faith strong in the midst of perhaps the most difficult circumstances of our lives.

We are available for confidential ‘one on one’ or group meetings as needed by request. If you have questions or need prayer, feel free to contact Edda Hunter at 530-432-2862 or Sally Landsburg at 530-273-1468.

For more information and to RSVP please contact Erica McGee at 530-559-4517 or email

Gold Country Welcome Club

Our club has something for everyone ... literally! If you’re looking to find people with similar interests, check out this active bunch. There’s a group that plays poker. Don’t like poker? How about pinochle, or bunco, bridge or mah jong?

Not into games? How about kayaking, or hiking or snow skiing? Not athletic? No problem. There are brainiacs that meet once a month to talk about investing…wood workers that share ideas on their talents ... a craft group that comes up with amazing ideas for the home. Garden Club, Men’s Group (great monthly speakers), Women’s Group with lots of theatre and other activities.

For more information or to join the club go to, or call 530-478-0999.

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