Club news 7/7/07 |

Club news 7/7/07

Early Risers Toastmasters

Toastmasters is about public speaking, learning and fun. Yes, those three do go together.

This week we learned about “The World’s Greatest Annual Sporting Event” from speaker Robert Stelson. What is that event? The Super Bowl? The Indy 500? No, it’s a 2,200-mile bicycle race around the perimeter of France- the Tour de France. An avid bicyclist, Robert gave us lots of fascinating behind-the-scenes information about the race, the kind of human physiology necessary to win it and the various teams’ strategies. Our other speaker, Katie Bennett, arrived at the meeting in a nun’s habit. Her speech, “A Nun’s Story,” was a brilliant combination of satire and truth, all based on her experiences in parochial school. We also installed our new president, Connie Suddath, as well as other officers.

The Early Risers chapter meets at 6:30 a.m., Tuesdays at the Trolley Junction restaurant, in Nevada City. Guests are always welcome. Call 470-8690, for more information.


National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Grass Valley Chapter No. 1335

The June 14, Grass Valley Chapter meeting featured Roseville financial planner Jack Everett, who spoke to NARFE members about the risks to one’s estate if one dies without a will or living trust. He also addressed durable powers of attorney for health care and finances.

During the business meeting, Chapter No. 1335 member Iris Hippert was presented with a plaque for being inducted into NARFE’s California State Federation of Chapters (CSFC) Hall of Fame at their convention in Costa Mesa, in May. Iris was awarded a place in the CSFC Hall of Fame for volunteerism above and beyond the requirements of the offices and committees in which she has served since 1983.

Instead of a meeting in July, members will enjoy a picnic at the Empire Mine State Historic Park, with a luncheon of pasties and a tour of the mine and Bourn cottage.

All current and retired federal employees are eligible to join NARFE and are welcome at our meetings, held the second Thursday each month at the Moose Lodge, 15694 Allison Ranch Road (just off Highway 49) Grass Valley. Social hour begins at 11:15 and lunch is served at noon, followed by a program and business meeting. For information, call 273-7324.

Friendship Wednesday at the Gold Country Community Center

Lunch is served at noon, followed by entertainment at 12:30 p.m., every Wednesday: July 11, “Razzle Dazzle” – Children’s Dance Group; 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.

Gulldalen Lodge, Sons of Norway

Gulldalen Lodge will hold its annual ice cream social and swim party at 7 p.m. Monday, July 9. As an additional treat, the “Gulldalen Teater Gruppe” will be performing in an “Ole and Lena and Friends” production. Please RSVP to Jackie Young at 432-5030 before July 5.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130

A regular meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July, 10 at the Grass Valley Veterans Building, 255 South Auburn Street.

American Legion Post 130

A regular meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July, 10 at the Grass Valley Veterans Building, 255 South Auburn Street. The lounge opens at 1 p.m.

Sierra Nevada Canoe and Kayak Club

Join the Sierra Nevada Canoe and Kayak Club Thursday, July 26. Our featured guest this month is John Terry, an active member of the Sierra Sea Kayakers, of Sacramento. John will give a slide show presentation on kayaking in Nova Scotia, where he has made multiple trips, and will happily answer questions about paddling away from home. The meeting will be held at Seaman’s Lodge, Pioneer Park, in Nevada City. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will follow at 7 p.m. The public is welcome.

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