Tommyknocker Sams

For their mid-July outing The Tommyknocker Sams Chapter of the Good Sam Club will visit the Woodson Bridge RV Park on the Sacramento River near Corning. This is another of their favorite outing sites. Joel and Donna Casteel will be in charge as trailbosses.

A full calendar of interesting outings covering each month of the next year is available. RV owners interested in camping with a Good Sam Chapter should call Duane Maddox, president, at 887-0877 or e-mail him at maddoxpat@

Nevada County Beekeepers Association

The Nevada County Beekeepers Association will be meeting Monday night in the Veterans Memorial Building on South Auburn Street in Grass Valley at 7 p.m. All visitors are welcome. Are you ready, or interested in becoming a beekeeper? Join our regular question-and-answer session starting promptly at 7 p.m. followed by a brief meeting, refreshments and a great program.

Join us and our guest speaker, Rich Johansen, an organic citrus and olive farmer from Orland for a fascinating talk organic agriculture. For information, call Merrill Grant at 432-0725.

Grass Valley Aglow

All women are invited join Aglow Thursday from 9:45 a.m. to noon. Our featured worship leader and guest speaker is Lou Ann Lee. Lou Ann is a musician, worship pastor and womens’ pastor at Celebration Community Fellowship in Meadow Vista.

Aglow meets at Crown Point Hall, 336 Crown Point Circle off Brunswick Road, Grass Valley. Bring a friend and join us. For more information, call 432-9258.

Penn Valley Hi Graders Lions

The Penn Valley Hi Graders Lions held its final meeting of this term on June 24. The meeting was devoted to a recap of activities during the year and presentation of awards by President J.B. Becker.

Among our guests was Lion Bob Schmitz, Director of the Folsom Project for the Visually Impaired conducted at Folsom Prison.

Zone Chair Jim Mansinni and Marion Mansinni were also guests. Jim Mansinni thanked our club for our participation and support during his term as Zone Chair.

Becker then presented achievement awards to club members, our Partners in Service (members wives) and other family members and friends for their participation in and support of our activities. Lion Darrell Stiving was awarded the Lion of the Year Award.

For more information call 265-3245.

American Legion Auxiliary

Frank Gallino Unit

The 85th Annual Convention of the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California was held in Redding June 24-27. Attending from Frank Gallino Unit 130 was Delegate Joyce Rowe.

On Friday, June 25, at the convention Alyce Hammond of Unit 130 was awarded, The Unit Auxiliary Member of 2004. She was presented to the convention delegates and was again honored at the Past President’s Luncheon.

Hammond was honored for her 53 years as an Auxiliary member and for her community service to her church, her accounting skills for Nevada County Food Bank, The AIDS Foundation, and the Lutz Center for Alzheimer patients. She cooks a meal every month for the Saturday crew of Habitat for Humanity.

Hammond has also gained the respect of all members of Unit 130 and also from the Department of California, American Legion Auxiliary.

Northern Mines Business and Professional Women

If you are looking for a group whose mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information, then the Northern Mines Business and Professional Women (BPW) is that group.

Please join us on Wednesday, July 14 at 5:30 p.m. to learn more. The meeting will feature a panel of local members discussing BPW: who we are, what we do and how you can become active.

Business and Professional Women/USA, was founded in 1919 and was one of the first women’s organizations to endorse the Equal Rights Amendment in 1937. BPW/USA has been a successful leader in promoting and supporting legislation affecting workingwomen ever since.

The meeting and dinner will be hosted at a member’s home: reservations are a must. Call Kim at 268-8204 by July 12. The cost of dinner is $10.

Early Risers Toastmasters

Early Risers Toastmasters Club inducted new officers. Leading the group is Cheryl Domnitch. Other officers are Lori Burkart Frank, Sylvia Pichitino, Courtney Furgeson, Al Alstrand, Judy Nichols, Chuck Coovert and Kathy Hillis.

At a recent meeting, Al Alstrand was the Toastmaster for the Day. Winning speaker was Anne King; Sandia Borden was the winning evaluator. This club meets at Trolley Junction Restaurant in Nevada City Tuesdays at 6:30 a.m.

At another recent meeting, Cherie Beitz was the Toastmaster of the Day. She gave the Best Speech trophy to Courtney Ferguson. The winning speech was entitled “Let’s Play Ball” and it was a tribute to her dad, who was there.

Cheryl Domnitch was the winning evaluator for the day. Everyone enjoys Table Topics, and Sylvia Pichitino gave the best answer to the question “What was the sneakiest thing you did as a child?” The newest member is Todd McKissock. For more information call 265-2114.

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