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Club News, July 6, 2013


Nevada County Chapter of Health Care for All-CA

We will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20 (note the one hour earlier start time) at Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters, 671 Maltman Dr. in Grass Valley. This meeting is open to the public, and newcomers are welcome. HCA is working to bring universal, single-payer (Medicare-for-all-type) health care to all Californians.

For more information call Bob at 530-274-3989 or email spbob20@gmail.com.

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. It’s about looking at the world we want to create two generations ahead. All ages and genders welcome (join us, grandfathers!).

For information, call Shirley at 530-265-5545 or e-mail Grannies4peace@hotmail.com.

Nevada County Republican Women Federated (NCRWF)

A luncheon welcoming new members to NCRWF is planned for July 30 and the next regularly scheduled general meeting will be on September 17. Over the summer members will be participating in the 4th of July Parade and volunteering at the Nevada County Republican Party booth at the Nevada County Fair.

For more information or questions about meetings and membership please call (530)-470-8507, email NCRWF at NCRWF@hotmail.com or visit the website at www.nevadacountyrwf.org.

Multiple Sclerosis self-help support group

We meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the last Friday of each month in the community room of Glenbrook Apartments, 265 Sutton Way in Grass Valley. Each meeting is an opportunity to share experiences, gain information and feel connected. If you feel you don’t need support, then come and provide support to those who do.

Meetings include educational discussions of many topics related to MS treatment options, managing symptoms, as well as available resources and services.

Family members are welcome to join you. Members range from newly diagnosed to years of experience.

For more information, call Erica at 530-559-4517 or email MCGee.erica@yahoo.com.

Gulldalen Lodge 6-128, Sons of Norway

The ever-popular annual Lodge ice cream social will be held at 7 p.m. on July 8 at Lake Wildwood’s Commodore Park. As in the past, it’s a great opportunity to do just that – socialize – while enjoying generous portions of flavorsome ice cream and a wide assortment of toppings. Of course, the lakeside setting provides the perfect environment for chatting with old friends and new members. And it’s not too early to make plans to attend the August 3rd annual multi-lodge picnic at Camp Norge. It’s a chance to meet with fellow Sons of Norway members while enjoying the rustic beauty and calm of the great outdoors.

Business and professional women of Nevada County

On Wednesday, July 17, BPW-NC presents a lively panel discussion featuring local Women In Media. Our three accomplished panelists, Jesse Locks, Suzanne Warren and Jeannine Glista will talk about how they became involved in the media industry, why they chose to make films or to create media content with a message versus a standard piece of entertainment, and much more. And, we’ll have a special guest who will share her inspiring story of burgeoning activism through media.

Our regular monthly meetings are held at Union Square, 151 Mill Street

Grass Valley. Social/networking hour begins at 5:30 and dinner is at 6 p.m. Cost is $22. DINNER RESERVATIONS FOR GUESTS MUST BE PREPAID USING PAYPAL (go to our website, http://bpwnevadacounty.org to access our PayPal dinner link. A PayPal account is not necessary to reserve your space). All RSVP’s must be submitted by the Sunday before the meeting. Newcomers and guests are always welcome!

Please RSVP by July 14to Kim Wydra at kim@deltahl.com or contact Kim for more information.

PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) of Placer County

We will hold our monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 8 in Conference Room A at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, 11815 Education Street, Auburn. PFLAG is an advocacy and support group for the LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer) community and their allies. This month’s featured speaker is Johnnie Terry - Philosophy Professor, Spectrum Committee Chair and Interim LGBTIQ Advocate for the Sierra College Community College district, and former vice president of our PFLAG chapter. Johnnie will speak about new and exciting LGBTIQ work at Sierra College and provide a prevue of his presentation for the Arts and Education college event on the liberatory potential of drag performances. He will have for sale Spectrum Committee t-shirts urging people who say PFLAG meetings are open to the community, and all interested persons are cordially invited to attend.

Empire Toastmasters

We enjoyed a meeting of wonderful speakers, great education and fun! Judy Nichols won better speaker for her speech sharing some of the reasons businesses have to close their doors. Joe Hunnicutt won better evaluator for his evaluation of Judy’s speech. Diana Carolan won the Table Topics contest.

Widowed Persons Association of California

We will hold our monthly meeting at the Moose Lodge in Grass Valley on July 13. We will have our monthly breakfast at Happy Apple Kitchen on July 18 and Sunday Night supper at Villa Venezia in Grass Valley on June 30. We are a group organized to help widowed men and women to make new friends and find redirection in their lives. We welcome new members.

For more information call either Kent Parker at 530-432-1779 or Eileen Hawkes at 530-272-2487.

American Legion Auxiliary Frank Gallino Post 130

Post 130 will be holding their monthly general membership meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9 in the Remembrance Room.

Our meetings are on the second Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Veterans Hall, Grass Valley. Call 530-478-0488 for any information on joining us as we welcome new members.

The Gold Country Yacht Club

We meet the second Wednesday of every month excluding December. July 10 is our next general meeting at Scotts Flat Lake, home of our Club House. Dinner beings at 6 p.m. (bring something to barbecue and something to share) and the Commodore’s bell is at 7 p.m. All salts, with or without a boat, are welcome to attend. Questions? Visit our website at http://gcyc.net.

Native Daughters of the Golden West, Manzanita Parlor No. 29

Our scheduled business meeting is Tuesday, July 2 at Odd Fellows Hall, 113 So. Church St. in Grass Valley. Refreshments to follow. Manzanita Parlor will welcome our scholarship recipient and present a check for her education. Please try to attend.

For more information, contact Yvonne at 530-273-1936.

Grass Roots Genealogy Study Group

We meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Family History Center (entrance at the back of the LDS Church), 615 Hollow Way in Nevada City. Meetings are open to anyone interested in genealogy research. The building is wheelchair accessible and has ample parking.

There are no dues. Topics are posted at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cagrgg.

For more information, email cstowe@oro.net or call 530-268-0348.

Order of the Eastern Star’s Evangeline Chapter No 9

We are a fraternal organization of men and women committed to providing an environment of friendship and fellowship, regardless of age, by implementing innovative ideas, facilitating positive change and planning for the future, while working cohesively with our Masonic Family.

Our goals include: Mutual Respect — To demonstrate mutual respect for each other, while recognizing the strengths and diversities of our members. Service — To make the name of Eastern Star synonymous with service to our communities and service and assistance to our members. Membership — To engage and revitalize our existing membership and appeal to prospective members through creative programs and activities. Evangeline Chapter meets the first Tuesday of each month and 6:30 for fellowship and 7:30 p.m. for our meeting at 108 N. Pine Street, Nevada City.

Call Kathy at 530-478-1286 or visit http://www.oescal.org for more information regarding this Masonic organization where both women and men may join.

Nevada County Genealogy Society

Ken Harris, a local family history researcher experienced in Native American genealogy and history, will speak at the Nevada County Genealogy Society’s meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 9 at the Community Room of the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City.

Harris’ parents worked with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and from his earliest memories to his graduation from high school he was exposed to a wide range of Native American education and health issues. His mother was a registered Lakota and his father a registered Hupa. He is registered on the Cheyenne River Reservation in Ziebach County, South Dakota.

After serving in the Navy, Ken attended UC Riverside and UCLA, earning a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. He eventually became a teacher, finishing out his career teaching history and language arts at Grizzly Hill School on the San Juan Ridge.

When he became interested in genealogy and family stories, Ken was naturally drawn to the area of Native American genealogy. He has had good luck in this area and will offer suggestions to others interested in this area of research.

The Society meets on the second Tuesday of every month.

For more information on the Nevada County Genealogy Society, call Helen Martini at 273-0855 or visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cancgs/.

Gold Country Trails Council

GCTC is a nonprofit incorporated association formed in 1981 to develop, maintain, and protect non-motorized recreational trails in the Sierra Foothills area for public use and enjoyment. Coordination with Tahoe National Forest, Bicyclists of Nevada County, Nevada County Woods Riders Off-Road Motorcycle Club and other local groups has brought an amicable sharing of trail work and trail use in our area. Planned are seven work days, along with several camp-outs and day rides with horses. General meetings include speakers relevant to this mission, along with horse health, trailer safety, and joint efforts with other community organizations. New members and guests are welcome.

For more information, visit our website at goldcountrytrailscouncil.org.

NC Business Network International

The Nevada County Business Builder chapter of Business Network International is a dynamic referral group that helps local businesses grow and thrive. Guests are welcome to come to a weekly meeting and consider joining. We have an opening for a graphic designer, caterer, photographer, landscaper, pet groomer and others. Only one business per category so you benefit from our referrals. Connect with us on Facebook at BNI Grass Valley. Come check us out! The group meets weekly, noon to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday at Goomba’s Restaurant, Highway 174, Grass Valley.

For information, call 530-205-9509 or visit http://www.BNIGrassValley.com.

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. Social events are scattered throughout the year for fun and building friendships. There is always a sister there for support whenever the need arises.

For information, call club president Gladys Joost at 530-477-2632 or vice-president Lois Robinson, who is in charge of membership, at 530-272-6804.

Spontanee-us

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.

NA-Golden Empire, Grass Valley Chapter

The chapter has started a monthly study group that meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the BriarPatch Community Room. T

he group is called UNA: Focus on Women, which is for all genders to hear presentations and discuss “living in a culture of respect for all.” The same group with just women meets the months in between as UN Women’s Circle, affiliated with the UN Women’s Circle Campaign.

Gold Country Stamp Club

Is Grandpa’s old stamp collection in the attic gathering dust? Bring it in and we will help you sort the trash from the treasure, the gems from the junk, the extra-ordinary from the ... well you get the idea.

If you are considering selling these family treasures for say ... some new transportation, we could help you decide if you’ll be browsing for a Beamer or haggling over pre-owned sneakers. On the other hand, maybe you would rather pick up where Grandpa left off and fill in some of those blank spaces. We can help with that too!

We’re Gold Country Stamp Club and we meet the first and third Thursdays of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. So hitch a ride on down to the dining room of the Nevada City Senior Apartments at 841 Old Tunnel Road in Grass Valley. Everyone is welcome.

For more information call 530-477-0108.

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

The Auxiliary continues to serve the hospital in various departments at the hospital along with holding outside vendor sales to raise money for equipment and supplies used at the hospital. The Auxiliary recently gifted $9,620 for various pieces of equipment along with a $5,000 donation to the SNMH Foundation towards the purchase of an Oncology CT Simulator. Auxiliary members donate approximate 1,100 hours each month but like all volunteer groups need the service of additional volunteers.

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

The Grass Valley Chapter is also planning its annual membership picnic for 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, at Pioneer Park in Nevada City. All active and retired federal employees and their spouses are eligible to join NARFE and are welcome to attend the picnic and chapter meetings.

NARFE’s objective is to protect retirement and related benefits for current and retired Federal employees. It also actively supports Alzheimer’s research. The local chapter meetings serve as an opportunity for retirees to socialize and to hear programs 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 Social Singles

We are a group which provides friendship and the opportunity for shared activities for singles of all ages. We regularly hold a social hour open to both members and non-members alike on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. Non-members are welcome to come and get acquainted. Information about the group and a monthly calendar of activities will be shared with potential members. For more information, call 530-272-7075.

The Gold Country Chapter of LeTip International

We meet Wednesdays from 11:46 a.m. to 1:01 p.m. at Kane’s Restaurant at 120 East Main Street in Grass Valley. We welcome anyone interested in growing their business! For more information about Gold Country LeTip, please call 530-477-3727.

Bicyclists of Nevada County

Mountain Bikers hosts a “No Rider Left Behind” ride the first Saturday of every month. We also lead trail work parties and advocate for more and better trails for mountain bikes. We maintain a list-serv to keep people aware of trail conditions and group rides.

For information, visit www.BONC.org.

Sierra Express Bicycle Club

We host several rides a week for all levels from beginner to advanced. These rides are a great way to get acquainted with other riders and to learn new bike routes. We maintain a list-serv to keep people aware of group rides and cycling events.

For information, visit www.SierraExpress.org.

Nevada County Genealogy Society

Ken Harris, a local family history researcher experienced in Native American genealogy and history, will speak at the meeting of the Nevada County Genealogy Society. Open to the public, the meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on July 9 in the Community Room of the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City.

Harris’ parents worked with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and from his earliest memories to his graduation from high school he was exposed to a wide range of Native American education and health issues. His mother was a registered Lakota and his father a registered Hupa. He is registered on the Cheyenne River Reservation in Ziebach County, South Dakota.

After serving in the Navy, Ken attended the University of California, Riverside and the University of California, Los Angeles, earning a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. He eventually became a teacher, finishing out his career teaching history and language arts at Grizzly Hill School on the San Juan Ridge.

When he became interested in genealogy and family stories, Ken was naturally drawn to the area of Native American genealogy. He has had good luck in this area and will offer suggestions to others interested in this area of research.

The Nevada County Genealogy Society meets on the second Tuesday of every month.

For more information, call Helen Martini at 530-273-0855 or visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cancgs.

The Nevada County Newcomer’s Club

Nevada County Newcomers Club is a women’s social club that usually meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month for a luncheon and program. New members are welcome and do not have to be new residents of Nevada County. Our club is open to all ladies, regardless of the length you have lived here. We offer monthly luncheons and have numerous activity groups available for joining including book clubs, card clubs, cooking clubs, etc. You will find friends at Nevada County Newcomers Club. If you are interested in receiving information regarding the club, please call 530-478-1114.

Sierra Singles Club

This is an organization for older singles who meet weekly to dine out and attend plays, films and other local events. While events during July and August are for members only, membership will open again in September.

For information, contact Lois Bassett at 530-273-8002.

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.

Palestine-Israel Working Group of Nevada County

PIWG advocates for human rights, equality and justice for all in Palestine and Israel. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Everyone who is interested in peace in the Middle East is welcome to join us. We also maintain a weekly vigil of Women and Men in Black Thursdays, 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. on the Broad Street bridge in Nevada City.


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