Club briefs 7/14/07 |

Club briefs 7/14/07

Sacramento German Genealogy Society (SGGS)

The next monthly meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 24. The topic will be “German Research: The ABC’s plus Maps and Atlases,” by Larry O. Jensen, AG.

Wherever Jensen speaks, family historians listen. Over the years, he has spoken to SGGS members several times, always to an expectant audience and always to people grateful afterwards that they attended. He will give an overview of requirements needed in our field and will review aspects of German government, cultural aspects, jurisdictions, records and methodology. He will discuss research processes, involving maps and atlases, as well as specific uses to which they may be put. Monthly meetings are held in St. Mark’s Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Lusk Drive and St. Marks Way, Sacramento.

Early Risers Toastmasters, July 10 Meeting

One important way to advance your career is by developing your public speaking and leadership skills. That’s what Toastmasters is all about. The Early Risers Toastmasters Club meets every Tuesday morning, at 6:30, at the Trolley Junction restaurant, in Nevada City. Please join us. You will be most welcome. As a guest, you do not have to speak.

Diane DiLeo’s speech this morning’s covered her seemingly magical ways of helping first-time home buyers. Ruth Schwartz combined humor and seriousness to tell us about her experiences in San Francisco, during the 1989 earthquake. By coincidence, Larry Lansburgh spoke about the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco and one of the architects who rebuilt the city, Arthur Brown, Jr.

For more information about Early Risers Toastmasters, call 470-8690.

Gold Country LeTip

LeTip meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesdays, at The Holbrooke, to exchange business leads. Each month, the member who passed the most business leads is recognized by the membership. For the month of June, our Top Tipper was Michelle Phillips, of Select Carpet Cleaning Service, followed very closely by Susan Gisler, of Welcome! Gift Basket of the Gold Country, and Dawn Riley, of Coldwell Banker, Grass Roots Realty.

If you are interested in increasing your customer base and would like to attend a meeting, please call 477-3727 to make a reservation. Only one business category per profession is represented in the Club. If you want to see if your business category is available, or you have general questions about LeTip, please e-mail Judi at

New Rotary Sponsored Club Targets Young Professionals

The groundwork has been laid to start a new Rotaract club in western Nevada County. All five Rotary Clubs in the area are sponsoring the charter of the new Rotaract Club, aimed at professional development and community service for college students and young professionals age 18 to 30. “We are actively seeking young people age 18 to 30 to join us in membership for our inaugural year,” explains Yolanda Cookson, founding President of Rotaract of Western Nevada County.

Rotaract is an international program of Rotary International. There are more than 163,000 members of some 8,000 Rotaract clubs in 155 countries. Rotaract clubs conduct meetings that include presentations by professionals from a variety of industries as well as social activities such as barbecues, hiking events, camping trips, softball games, cultural events and more. Rotaract clubs also work hard to provide volunteer work and community service projects locally as well as internationally.

For more information about joining the Rotary Club of Western Nevada County please visit or email

Captain John Oldham Chapter, DAR

Washington DC was the recent destination for four members of the local Captain John Oldham Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Attending the 116th DAR Continental Congress were Regent Bev Moncrieff, Past Regents Nancy McClellan and Karen Keasbey, and Project Patriot Chairman Susan Carr.

This five-day conference, full of pomp and circumstance, history, formality and patriotism was attended by approximately 3,400 DAR delegates, from every state and also from overseas chapters. National Defense Night was highlighted by speaker Admiral Michael G. Mullen, United States Navy Chief of Naval Operations as well as a special performance by “The Singing Policeman” Daniel Rodriguez, who rose to fame after September 11th. Mr. Rodriguez was presented with the Founders Medal for Patriotism. Receiving the Medal of Honor was Morrill Worcester from Maine who is responsible for placing Christmas wreaths on the graves in Arlington Cemetery every year. Since DAR was established by an act of Congress in 1890, a Continental Congress has been held every succeeding year.

For more information about DAR, please call 274-9710.

Friendship Wednesday at the Gold Country Community Center

Lunch is served at noon, followed by entertainment at 12:30 p.m., every Wednesday: July 18, Patsy Hannebrink Ð Accordion Player; July 25, Birthday Celebration; Aug. 1, 8 and 15, Community Center closed due to the Nevada County Fair; Aug. 22, “The Choir Friends”; Aug. 29, Birthday Celebration. For more information, call 273-4961.

Gold Country Stamp Club

Meetings are held from 7 to 9 p.m., the first and third Thursday of every month, at the NID headquarters building in the old boardroom. Members discuss philatelic information. Meeting are open to the general public. For more information, call Jens at 272-3870.

Widowed Persons Association of California, Chapter #14

Marge Campbell and Joan Madeford were guests at the June meeting of the chapter. The July meeting and luncheon will be held at noon Saturday, July 14, at the Alta Sierra Country Club. Guests are welcome and reservations are required. Call 432-9357.

A trip to Big Spring Garden is planned for July 25. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Rite Aid parking lot. $33 includes lunch and a tour of the garden. For more information, call 273-3803.

Pinochle is played every Tuesday of the month at the Olympia Park Clubhouse. Come join us.

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