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Nevada County Bonsai Club

Meetings are scheduled for the third Tuesday of every month at the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room in Nevada City. Our next meeting will be held July 15, from 6 to 8 p.m.

For more information, call 273-2628.

Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary

Meetings are held the third Saturday of every month at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn Street.

Gold Country Stamp Club

Regular meetings are at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month and are open to all. The location is the Nevada City Senior Apartments, 841 Old Tunnel Road in Grass Valley, in the dining room.

For more information, call 272-8684.

Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society

A monthly meeting is held at 7 p.m., the first Tuesday of each month at the Golden Empire Grange, La Barr Meadows Road, Grass Valley.

Visit for more information.

Friendship Wednesday

Lunch is served at noon on Friendship Wednesday at the Gold Country Community Center, followed by entertainment at 12:30 p.m.

This Wednesday, July 23, will feature a Birthday Celebration.

The Gold Country Community Center (Senior Center) will be closed July 28 through August 15.

For more information, call 273-4961.

Angela Diaz 7/17/08 run with photo

American Legion Auxiliary

Members of District 7, American Legion Auxiliary, attended the Department of California 89th Annual Convention June 19 through 22 in Bakersfield. Department (State) officers were elected for 2008/2009 by 611 voting delegates. Julie Slater and Arline Kenney represented Frank Gallino Unit 130 as delegates. Reports of Department Chairmen revealed another year of support of our military, veterans and their families. 402,500 poppies were made by veterans living in our Veteran’s Homes and hospitals. Scholarships totaling thousands of dollars were awarded to veterans and their children. Dedicated Auxiliary members throughout the state gave generously of their time, talent and dollars to achieve success in service to God, Country and the Community.

Following the convention, auxiliary members conducted the 2008 session of California Girls State at Pitzer College. Hannah Lemozu, Nevada Union High School; Chloe Lyon, Bear River High School; and Emily Sidnam, Forest Lake Christian High School attended and will report on their experiences to Frank Gallino Unit 130 at a unit meeting.

District 7 officers for the year 2008/2009 were installed on Saturday, July 12, at Foresthill Post 587. District 7 President Joy Saunders of Unit 587 will Command the “Gold Country River Rafters” in keeping with the nautical theme of Department President LuAnn Capazzi (a U.S. Navy veteran). Department President Capazzi’s slogan is “Charting a Course to New Horizons.” Unit 130 members Alyce Hammond and Arline Kenney were installed as District 7 Treasurer and Secretary.

District 7 American Legion members were also installed with Commander Joseph Handy. Ray Hooker, 2nd Vice Commander of Post 130, was installed as 2nd Vice Commander of District 7. Members of Frank Gallino Post 130 attending were Commander Joe Blaz, Judge Advocate Frank Stanovich, Adjutant Jodi Woodard, Ray Hooker, and Evelyn Hooker, Secretary of Unit 130.

The next meeting of Frank Gallino Unit 130 will be held at 1:30 p.m., August 12, with Lt. Commander Julie Slater at the helm. Join us as we chart our journey “to New Horizons” during the 2008/2009 year.

Angela Diaz 7/17/08 run with photo

Captain John Oldham Chapter, DAR

At a recent meeting of the Captain John Oldham Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), local chapter members of longstanding to the organization were recognized. Honored at the May meeting for over 25 years of service in DAR were Faith Casey, Marykay Lawson, Jeanne LeFevre, Betty Ponte, Eloise Traverso and Connie Yates. Included in this group but unable to attend the meeting were Theresa Engel, Gloria Palmer, Uba Shelton and Vivian Swartz.

DAR is a volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through better education for our children. Established by an Act of Congress in 1890, DAR currently has more than 180,000 members in over 3,000 chapters in 50 states, the District of Columbia and 11 foreign countries. With a motto of “God, Home and Country,” and spanning three centuries of service, DAR’s mission remains vitally relevant, even in this changing world.

For more information about DAR, please call 271-0926.

Mother Lode Toastmasters

Sarah McTighe (ATMS) took the podium for the first time in her new role as acting president for Mother Lode Toastmasters. She kept the meeting flowing like clock work and had the pleasure of introducing Ginger Kane (DTM, PID) as toastmaster for the evening.

Denise Monsoor was our first speaker with a speech entitled “Let me make you feel better.” She told how she comforted a friend going through a rough time by telling her own horror story from the past; you think you’ve got problems, wait till you hear this one.

Gary Perterman (ATMS) won best evaluator award by critiquing Denise’s speech with impeccability as usual.

Jinnae Anderson, our newest member, won best speaker award with a captivating speech entitled “Accessing Your Intuition.” She gave several examples of how she’s used her intuition in the past to her advantage and offered us ways for to exercise our own intuitive muscles.

Sarah McTighe (ATMS) did a great job evaluating Jinnae’s speech.

Glenn Boire (DTM) won best table topics speaker amongst stiff competition from the other participants.

Angela Diaz 7/17/08 run with photo

49er Breakfast Rotary Club of Nevada City

49er Rotary equips Telecare buses.

17 buses operated by Gold Country Telecare are safer and more comfortable thanks to a community service project of the 49er Breakfast Rotary Club of Nevada City.

The local club pledged $2,000 and won a matching $2,000 grant from Rotary District 5190 and used the money to buy custom wheelchair lap belts and grocery cart tie-downs for the buses, which provide transportation to more than 1300 local seniors and people with disabilities.

Phil McGuire, Telecare’s interim executive director, said the new accessories are making travel and errands safer and easier for Telecare’s growing number of clients.

Forty-Niner Rotarian Dave Robinson, who owns a local automotive service business and helped place and install the new equipment, said one of 49er Rotary’s top priorities is assisting local senior and disabled citizens.

“It’s very rewarding for us to be able to assist an organization that provides such important services to the people of our community,” said Robinson.

The 49er Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at the Trolley Junction Cafe in Nevada City.

Photo information: Ron Montminy, driver coordinator, and Phil McGuire, interim executive director, both with Gold Country Telecare, and Dave Robinson of the 49er Breakfast Rotary Club of Nevada City show new equipment Rotary obtained for Telecare’s 17 buses.

Sierra Foothills Iris Society

Coming soon to Raley’s Supermarket parking lot, our first iris rhizome sale of this year. Sierra Foothills Iris Society invites one and all to our first rhizome sale at Raley’s Supermarket on Foresthill Ave. and Lincoln Way, Auburn, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. or sold out, on July 26. There will be rebloomers, space age, historics and every color and combo you can think of. Friendly members of the SFIS on hand to help you select and to answer any questions about iris you might have. Ask for a membership form if you are interested in joining our friendly group of iris lovers.

Questions can be sent to Our second sale will be at the Grass Valley Raley’s on Freeman next month, watch for date and time to come soon.

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