Club News, Nov. 10, 2012 |

Club News, Nov. 10, 2012

The country classics band, Stepside entertained at Gold Country Community Services' popular Friendship Wednesday lunch.
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The Nevada County Chapter of Health Care for All-CA

We will meet at noon on Saturday, November 17 at Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters, 671 Maltman Dr., 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 Mindy at (530) 273-3033 or email

The Yacht Club

We meet the second Wed. of every month excluding December. November 14th is our next meeting. Off season, the meetings are held at Alta Sierra Pizza Parlor. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m and the Commodore’s bell is at 7:00 p.m. All salts, with or without a boat, are welcome to attend. Questions visit our web site or call 265-2070.

Friends of Hospice Club News

Pennies make a change! We had the last “count” for the year of 2012 Pennies Drive. Judy Nelson, chairman of the Pennies Drive for thee years, has turned over her leadership to Pat Doscher who is the new 2013 Pennies Drive chairman. Judy provided a lunch before the “count” as a thank you to all those who helped with the drive throughout the year. Judy Nelson took the Pennies Drive to a new high with her calm leadership and friendship during her three years of chairing the event, she will be missed as chairman.

Pat Doscher has been working with Judy throughout 2012 and is ready to take over the leadership, it promises to be a smooth and successful transition. Pat is looking forward to working with the FOH women who man the tables for the drive.

With the new year soon to be upon us, it is a good time to become part of the Friends of Hospice. New ideas abound and it is fun. to be in on the creating of new events. Please phone us at (530) 274-5121 for more information and join us soon to benefit Hospice of the Foothills. You won’t regret it.

The Nevada County Division of the California Retired Teachers Association

On November 13, The Nevada County Division of the California Retired Teachers Association will hold its annual Brunch reception for retired teachers and those contemplating retirement. The brunch will be at Tofanelli’s restaurant on West Main St. in Grass Valley. The time is 10 a.m.

We wish to invite retired or soon to be retired teachers. For those who are not presently members of the Association there will be no charge. You will be our most welcome guests. Please join us. We’re sure you will find it an enjoyable experience.

For further information and to make reservations please call Peggy Boss at (530) 273-1711.

Sierra Wine and Grape Growers Association (SWGGA)

The SWGGA monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Ponderosa Hall (Gate 2) at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. This meeting will begin with our Annual General Meeting and election of officers. Following this brief business meeting, our guest speaker, Dave Luce, will give his presentation.

Dave Luce, wine broker, distributor and part-owner of the Alta Sierra Wine Shop, will present a tasting of Wines for the Holidays, featuring sparkling wines, ports, and a special Madeira wine. Dave will also give suggestions of wines for pairing with holiday foods. If you want to add any of the featured wines to your “cellar,” all in attendance will be able to order any of the wines following the presentation.

Because this event is expected to be well attended, we ask that you r.s.v.p. the number in your party to

If you are interested in growing grapes, making wine, wine tasting or learning about wine in general, please join us for cheese and crackers at our monthly meetings and bring a bottle of your favorite wine for all to taste. (However, for this particular November meeting, you do not need to bring a bottle of wine.) You do not have to be a grower or winemaker to join our group! We have fascinating speakers at our meetings discussing subjects like vineyard management, winemaking or critiquing wine. We have a summer picnic, a holiday party every year and fund an educational scholarship to a local student.

For more information about SWGGA, visit

Nevada County Historical Society

Join us at our Speaker Night presentation on Thursday November 15 as we hear Richard Burrill, author and anthropology educator, who will be presenting Ishi’s Untold Secrets. Richard has become the preeminent living scholar regarding the historical figure we have come to know as Ishi (not his Yahi name) who, contrary to what has been written about him, was not the last of his tribe, but was the last steeped in traditional ways and skills like a time traveler before the California Gold Rush era. He plans to speak about the rich history passed down by the six neighboring tribes of the Yana, who knew the Yahi raiders first hand. His PowerPoint presentation will show several historical pictures and early maps of the California into which Ishi’s parents generation was born. If you have read Theodora Kroebers 1961 and 1964 books on Ishi, you will not want to miss Richard Burrill’s talk.

Burrill’s set of two books, Ishi’s Untold Story In His First World, Parts I and II and Parts III-VI will be available to purchase that evening.

The presentation is held in the Conference Room of the Madelyn Helling Library; it is open for public attendance and admission is free. Refreshments are provided. Presentation starts at 7 p.m. and lasts approximately one hour.

For more NCHS information, go to: www. or contact President Daniel Ketcham at (530) 477-8056.

Gulldalen Lodge 6-128, Sons of Norway

Gulldalen members and friends will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the lodge at 1 p.m. on November 11 at Alta Sierra Country Club. The lodge held its first meeting on November 20, 1982 at Scheidels Restaurant in Grass Valley with Julie Anne Droivold as president. About 75 persons were initiated on that day. Since 1982, the lodge has had 18 presidents; the current one being Sven Fjeldheim.

In addition to enjoying a delicious lunch, the guests will be hearing some of the charter members tell about the “good old days.” The 2013 slate of officers will be presented by Penny Johnson and Siri Fenson. Lee Osnas will be accepting contributions for the Sons of Norway Foundation and Adrienne Lincoln, Lodge VP, will award anniversary pins to those having been Sons of Norway members for five up to 50 years. The executive board plans to recommend that the lodge contribute to the following organizations: Hospitality House, Sierra Services for the Blind, Food Bank of Nevada County and Wounded Warriors Project.

We appreciate the community’s support of our October 20 Viking Fair. TUSEN TAKK to all of you who attended.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Nevada County Branch

The focus of our November 17 AAUW Branch meeting will be “Healthcare: What You Need to Know.” Katherine Medeiros, president and CEO of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital (SNMH), will be our guest speaker, discussing how SNMH is responding to changes in today’s healthcare system and the impact those changes may have on everyone. Find out how the hospital is partnering with the community, local doctors and other healthcare services to ensure the “right care is provided at the right time in the right location.” Free and open to the public, the meeting will be held on Saturday, November 17 at 9:30 a.m. (program begins at 10 a.m.) at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 West Main Street, Grass Valley.

AUW membership is open to individuals with an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution. Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, the AAUW Nevada County Branch strives to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW has been recognized as a top-rated charity by a number of organizations, including GreatNonprofits and Charity Navigator.

For more information about AAUW in Nevada County and/or becoming a member: or call (530) 470-9395.

Rooster Tails Fishing Club

Mark ‘The Striper Guy’ Wilson will be the special guest speaker at the Rooster Tails Fishing Club breakfast on Friday, November 16, providing his personal tips for catching trophy striped bass. The breakfast is held at the Auburn Elks Lodge, 195 Pine St., Auburn. The doors at the lodge open at 7 a.m. with a fantastic $12 buffet breakfast served from 8 to 9 with the presentation at 9 a.m. sharp.

Mark is a legend, spending a lifetime perfecting how to catch striped bass on the California Delta. Included in his presentation will be lure selection and how to rig them as well as recommended trolling techniques. Also, Mark will explain how to read tides and structure to maximize the chances of finding big stripers. This special seminar is open to the public.

The 30 year old, 150+-member Rooster Tails Fishing Club of Northern California, Inc. meets the third Friday of each month to educate, entertain, and enhance a fishing experience. The Rooster Tails Fishing Club provides a balanced mix of fishing techniques presented by fishing experts targeting a variety of fish species on multiple types of waters.

Further information can be found at For more information on attending Rooster Tails Fishing Club of Northern California, Inc. meetings, contact Jim, Club Chairman, (530) 887-0479, or

The Golden Empire Auxiliairy

We will be meeting at 10:30 a.m. on November 15. Subjects to be discussed will be the December 17, 2012 Christmas gift and cookie project. Homemade cookies and gifts will be distributed to the residents by Auxiliary members. Following the meeting the Auxiliary members will be serving homemade apple and pumpkin pie, made by the members, to the residents in the dining room following their Thanksgiving dinner with family. The Auxiliary is also looking for a volunteer to work in the Pamper Parlor to help with shampooing residents hair. Fore more information regarding the Auxiliary and its activities can contact Iona Terry, (530) 477-5405.

Frank Gallino American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130 Grass Valley

The next business meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 in the Veterans building in Grass Valley, when we will continue to pack Christmas home made cookies and many other things to send to our troops. We would appreciate any contributions of cookies as that is their favorite thing to receive according to the thank yous that we receive from them.

We will be helping to serve breakfast at Veterans breakfast November 11 prior to ceremony at 9:45 a.m. In the auditorium. Expect a big crowd as experienced in past years .We will be visiting various assisted Health Care Facilities and visit with the Veterans there in the afternoon.

Anyone interested in becoming part of our group can call Julie Slater at (530) 273-4179 for information. We are a very involved group in supporting Veterans and community projects for those in special need. Happy Turkey Day!

Sierra Singles

A club for older singles, we meet on the second Wednesday of each month, usually in the dining room of the Community Center, 841 Old Tunnel Road, There are planned activities once a week. For information, contact Shirley Corry, (530) 274-3355.

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