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American Association of University Women

Fifth annual American Association of University Women Nevada County Branch (AAUW) Appraisal Faire from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Banner Grange, 12629 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley.

There will be approximately 18 local appraisers to appraise art, antiques, and collectibles. The money collected from this fundraiser will help AAUW’s Educational Foundation support graduate students by giving grants in their specialized fields. Judith Resnik received money to enable her to receive her doctorate in engineering and become an astronaut. Another part of the EF is the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund, which gives teachers funds for research projects.

First appraisal $12, second appraisal $8, and $5 for the third appraisal.

For more information, call 432-7556 or 274-7579.

Aglow – Grass Valley

Aglow’s April 14 meeting will feature Cheryl Batcheller. Cheryl’s topic will be The Healing Power of God. She will do this through song, testimony and demonstration of God’s love. Cheryl will share how the proof of her faith was tested by fire as she lay in the intensive care unit of the hospital dying. Come and let her message bring you hope where there is no hope. 

Praise and worship will be led by George and Lillie Parker. All women are invited to attend. Join us for this special time together and enjoy a free continental breakfast.

Meeting time is 9:45 a.m. to noon on Thursday, April 14, at Crown

Point Hall, 336 Crown Point Circle, off Brunswick Road. For more information, call 432-9258.

Early Risers Toastmasters

Tuesday morning Early Risers Toastmasters meeting are more like a surprise party these days. New faces like Michelene Bowman and Shawn Tuttle are becoming friends.

New friends such as Howard Loyd and Vanessa Smith are now members. Long-time friends such as District Governor Joyce Peterman come and visit us. Tuesday’s meeting was a memorable one.

We were treated to three wonderful Ice Breaker speeches from Howard Loyd, Vanessa Smith and Kelsey Kenna. Howard gave us the ‘low down’ on Betsy Ross, and Vanessa shared her life in London as well as a touching look at personal life learnings. Kelsey Kenna gave us a youthful insight about her own personal goals in terms of leadership and growth. Vanessa won the trophy du jour ” but the choice was a tough one!

Our club meets Tuesday mornings at 6:30 a.m. for breakfast at Trolley Junction in Nevada City. For more information, call 273-9777.


League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County

The League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County will hold a

membership program meeting Saturday, April 9, at Peace Lutheran Church Community Room, 828 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. The program will begin promptly at 10 a.m.

The program will feature the growing use of methamphetamine and how this is impacting every area of our community.

The speakers will be Officer Bill Smethers, an investigator in the Sheriff’s Department Drug Taskforce and Mary Graebner, a nurse with the County’s Community Health Program. She is also a member of the Substance Abuse Advisory Committee.

Both speakers have direct experience with the effects of methamphetamine use … its production, sale, and impact on families, especially mothers and children.

Following the program, a League business meeting will be conducted by Dottie Schmidt, League president.

The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 265-0956.

National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE)

The Happy Strings Trio (Carol Wilson, Judie Proulx and Eva Pennington) entertained members of the NARFE Grass Valley Chapter 1335 at the March 10 meeting at the Moose Lodge in Grass Valley. The trio played a wonderful array of music from the civil war era to the delight of all attending.

Legislation Chair Larry Kinkor reported on the Social Security Reform situation and presented information taken from an annual report compiled by the Social Security Trustees. The next NARFE meeting will be Thursday, April 14, and will include a program featuring attorney Rich Keene who will speak about Trusts and Estate Planning.

All current and retired federal employees and their spouses are eligible to join NARFE and are welcome to attend our meetings.

Chapter 1335 meets the second Thursday of each month at the Moose Lodge No. 2217, 15694 Allison Ranch Road (just off 49) Grass Valley. A social time begins at 11:15 a.m. with lunch served at noon. For more information, call 273-7324.

California Retired Teachers Association Nevada County Division 51

The Nevada County Division of the California Retired Teachers Association will hold a luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. Monday at the Nevada City Elks Lodge, 510 State Highway in Nevada City.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Terry McAteer, Nevada County superintendent of schools, who will present an overview of the current programs under his jurisdiction.

Gary Clarke, president, will conduct the business meeting at 11:30 a.m. which will include reports from committee chairpersons. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by the guest speaker.

The Nevada County Division of CRTA participates in the promotion and protection of pensions of all recipients in the California State Teachers Retirement System.

Retired teachers are urged to join the local CRTA Division. For more information, call 268-3689.

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