Club News, Nov. 24, 2012 |

Club News, Nov. 24, 2012

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The Grass Valley/Nevada City Chapter of LeTip International

We meet Tuesdays from 7:16 to 8:31 a.m. at Trolley Junction Restaurant at 400 Railroad Ave in Nevada City.

Our featured speaker this week was Jacki Olson. Jacki O. is a licensed stylist at Simply You Salon & Spa in Penn Valley, and spoke about significant women’s hairstyles over the years, from pin curls and bobs to feathers and weaves.

BUSINESS MIXER! Please join us on Tuesday, November 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for appetizers and light conversation at Jim Flaherty’s home (an excellent spot for a wedding or private party) at 13447 American Ranch Ct., Grass Valley, CA 95949. Take the third gate on the left, it will be open. Bring 50 of your business cards and make NEW connections for more business!

For information about Grass Valley/Nevada City LeTip, or to see if your business category is represented, call (530) 477-4777.

Native Daughters of the Golden West

Manzanita Parlor 29

We will hold a special business meeting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon at the Odd Fellows Hall, 113 So. Church St. in Grass Valley. For more

Sierra Singles Club

Make new friends. Enjoy weekly group outings to dine out, attend plays, movies and other local events. Older singles are invited to attend one of our monthly meetings held at the Community Center, 841 Old Tunnel Road.

For information, contact Shirley Corry, (530) 274-3355.


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. The 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.

The Nevada County Chapter of Health Care for All-CA

We will meet 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. Off season, the meetings are held at Alta Sierra Pizza Parlor. 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 visit our web site or call (530) 265-2070.

Sierra Wine and Grape Growers Association (SWGGA)

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. 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

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Nevada County Branch

AAUW 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, visit or call (530) 470-9395.

Sierra Foothills Audubon Society

It’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC) season again. SFAS endeavors to devote the December 6 program to a celebration of the CBC. Last year Rudy Darling discussed the three SFAS-affiliated CBCs and the birds we have found during them. This year’s focus will be on some of the birds we haven’t found (a.k.a. the wish list), and will also take a look at some of the birds we have found that might present ID problems, including Rudy’s favorites, the owls. The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the Community Room at Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. This will be accompanied by photos of the subject birds, Rudy’s groan-inducing verbal and visual humor, vocalizations, and ID tips. Rudy Darling has participated in the Grass Valley CBC every year since its inception in 1994, and has been the compiler since 1998.

He has also participated in the Auburn and Lincoln CBCs for many years. He has lived in Nevada County since 1976 and has sat on the SFAS board since 1998, being in charge of the GV CBC and the Bird-A-Thon, and is a field trip leader. He is currently the Nevada County sub-regional editor for North American Birds. He holds an MS in Ecology from the University of Minnesota and works for Nevada County in the water analysis field.

For information, visit

Gold Country Kiwanis

Meets at Kane’s Restaurant Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. Come see what we’re up to. Join us for lunch.

For information contact Cal McKitrick at (530) 210-4493.

Grand Father’s Motorcycle Club

We serve a pancake breakfast the first Saturday of each month to raise money for families in need. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at our clubhouse at 301 S. Railroad St. in Colfax. Cost is $5. The next breakfast is served today a 8:30 a.m. For more information, call Crunch (530) 613-0912.

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 email

Gold Country Trails Council

GCTC is a non-profit 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

Evangeline Chapter # 9 Order of the Eastern Star

The Order of the Eastern Star is one of the largest fraternal organizations in the world to which both men and women can belong. The tenets of the Order are fidelity, constancy, loyalty, faith and love. Evangeline Chapter meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Nevada City Masonic Center, 108 N. Pine St. in Nevada City. Come join us for fellowship and dessert prior to our meeting at 6:30 p.m. and meet some of our friendly members.

For information, call Kathy at (530) 478-1286.

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Banner Mountain Post 2655

All former, retired, active and reserve members, both men and women of all military branches, who served in a foreign theater of conflict are invited to join. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. the first Friday of each month at the Nevada City Veterans Building, 415 North Pine St. We are open for social events at 2 p.m. every Friday. Prospective members are encouraged to bring their DD 214 (proof of military service), which will be returned upon verification.

For information contact us every Friday evening at (530) 265-8396.

Craft Guild of Nevada County

We are open to anyone who is interested in sharing their craft with others and in selling handmade items locally. To learn more about what these crafters and artisans are doing, check out the Guild’s blog: Guild meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month at the Superintendent of Schools office, 112 Nevada City Highway in Nevada City, in the Houser Conference Room.

The Guild is a non-profit community service organization. Over the years, donations have been made to a number of local charitable groups. Recently these include Women of Worth, the Friendship Club and the Neighborhood Center of the Arts. The Guild has historically offered scholarships to graduating high school seniors who want to pursue a career in the arts. 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 during Christmas time.

For information, visit

Widowed Persons Association

We are an active group enjoying outings and friendships following our great losses.

If you are interested in joining our group please call Nickie, our membership chairperson, at (530) 272- 7292. We welcome new members.

Newcomers Club of Nevada County

Throughout November the Newcomer Club has been busy working on the Christmas Families Project. Our goal is to assist families, focusing on children, have a more enjoyable Christmas than their current situation will allow. The project is funded mainly by our Silent and Live Auction in October. A big thank you and congratulation to everyone who made the auction a success; organizers, committee members, donators, bidders. And a special thank you to Bonnie Lawless, our efficient and entertaining auctioneer. Under the auspices of The Newcomer Club the Christmas Family Project was founded in 2002 by Rosalie Baker with the help of her daughter, Kim and Cally Shaller of Social Services. During the past ten successful years, CFP has grown from the original two Newcomer Elves to a committee of fourteen, plus many volunteers. These ELVES are busy trying to fulfill the wishes of the children/families who are selected through Social Services of Nevada County and Women of Worth (women of domestic violence and families in crisis).

The next General Meeting will be Wednesday, December 5 at Alta Sierra Country Club and will include entertainment by “Sister Swing.” They have captured the sound of three part harmony such as the Andrew Sisters and other “girl groups” of the 1930s and 1940s. Checks for reservations must be received by Monday, November 26.

For information regarding membership, please call (530) 478-1114.

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

We advocate for human rights, equality and justice for all in Palestine and Israel. We meet at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Peace Center of Nevada County, 216 B Main Street, Nevada City.

PIWG sponsors the Women and Men in Black vigil Thursdays, 5:15 to 6 p.m. on the Broad Street bridge in Nevada City. We vigil to in support of the Women in Black in Israel, who founded the movement in 1988. All who support human rights and justice for all in Palestine and Israel are welcome to join the vigil. Bring a sign or use one of ours.

The Sierra Nevada Canoe and Kayak Club (SNCKC)

We are a recreational paddle club that enjoys flat water and slow moving rivers. SNCKC includes people of all age groups and skill levels. Most members are residents of the Nevada County foothills and surrounding areas although there is no residency requirement. Monthly Club meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Seamans Lodge, 425-A Nimrod St., Pioneer Park in Nevada City. They provide social, informational, and recreational gatherings associated with the sport of paddling.

For more information, visit MYSNCKC.ORG.

Healing through Loss and Grief Support Group

Anyone who has experienced emotional loss, be it current or in the past, is welcome.

For information, call (530) 265-3258 or visit

Blue Star Mothers of America

California Chapter 12 of the Blue Star Mothers of America meets at 10 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month at Paulette’s Country Kitchen, in Grass Valley. If you are a mother, adoptive mother, step-mother, foster-mother, grandmother, or legal guardian who now have, or have had, children honorably serving in the military, we invite you to join us.

For more information, visit

Mothers Prayer Warriors

Our group now meets 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Twin Cities Church. If you are a mother who has lost a child, you may gain strength and knowledge from our unique Bible study. For information, call Cyndi Fellman at (530) 432-8148.

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