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Club briefs

At a recent meeting of the Nevada County Genealogical Society, members finalized the planning for two events this year. First is the annual fundraiser yard sale. It is today from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nevada Union High School parking lot in front of the Don Baggett Theatre on Ridge Road. The second event is the 14th Annual Genealogy Seminar on Saturday, Aug. 25.

If you have questions about either event, or the Society in general, please call 346-8909 or 273-4156.

Sacramento German Genealogy Society

Tuesday, June 26, Pamela Boyer Porter, CG, CGL will give the talk, “Some Real Research Sites on the Internet.” Pamela Porter was so well received by our members in July 2006 that we quick-like-lightning signed her up for another presentation in 2007. Recognizing that new information becomes available every day on the Internet, Pamela Porter will explain how to ignore undocumented material and go to the sites that offer high-powered information, in other words, some real Internet sites. Author of the book, Online Roots, she has been a regular speaker at FGS conferences since 1999 and NGS conferences since 1997.

Monthly meetings are held at 1 p.m. in St. Mark’s Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Lusk Dr. & St. Marks Way, El Camino.

Friendship Wednesday at the Gold Country Community Center

Lunch is served at noon, followed by entertainment at 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday: June 20, “Dos Amigos”; June 27, Birthday Celebration; July 4, Gold Country Community Center closed; July 11, “Razzle Dazzle” – Children’s Dance Group; July 18, Patsy Hannebrink Ð Accordion Player; July 25, Birthday Celebration; Aug. 1, 8, 15, County Fair – Center closed; Aug. 29, Birthday Celebration. For more information, call 273-4961.

Early Risers Toasmasters Meeting, June 12

“Whose picture appears on fifty dollar bills?” That was the question of the day. Answers ranged from Andrew Jackson and Ulysses S. Grant to it “should be” Robert Redford and Mickey Mouse. Fast, fun start to a lively meeting.

Speakers Lauren Bennett, Tina Visco and Otto Haueisen enlightened us with news of childhood goals, travel-and-learning experiences and straight-from-the-heart life advice respectively. New member Lauren Bennett won the ‘outstanding speaker’ trophy. Her evaluator, Shawn Tuttle, won for ‘outstanding evaluator’ as well. Anne King led us in an outrageous table topics session, and Mick Tuttle won for his outlandish (and completely untrue) explanation of where the word ‘tarnation’ comes from. He tried to convince us that it was from the Tar Nation, a place in North Dakota where tar is a key part of the eco-socio life, and he did it with a straight face!

Learning to speak off the cuff is one of the ways Toastmasters improves our communication skills. If you’re up for a challenge and lots of fun, please join us Tuesday mornings, 6:30 a.m., at Trolley Junction for the most dynamic breakfast ever! Relax, as a guest you’re off the hook when it comes to speaking. For further information, phone 273-9777.

Daughters of the American Revolution Captain John Oldham Chapter

Captain John Oldham Chapter, DAR, sends over 200 cartons of sundry items to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq

Each month, since January of 2006, the local Captain John Oldham Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has shipped at least two large cartons of miscellaneous useful articles and non-perishable food items to our troops who are currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The cartons are addressed to military personnel from Nevada County and contain sufficient items to share with a platoon. In addition to non-perishable items of comfort food, these cartons often contain white cotton socks, foot care products, many types of games and playing cards (among other things). Last month, the chapter noted shipping the 200th carton to the war zone.

Under the auspices of National DAR’s Project Patriot, the chapter’s program is led by members Susan Carr, Sue Olander and Penny Stowe. Each month, during the last year and a half, a different team of 2 to 4 chapter members have worked together to compile goods, as well as pack and prepare the cartons for shipment.

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

Gold Country LeTip

Gold Country LeTip meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at The Holbrooke Hotel, to exchange business leads. The 2007-2008 Board was recently installed as follows: President, Michelle Phillips, Select Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery; Vice-president, Lacey Elliott, East Main Insurance Services: Treasurer, Jeanine Callinan, Bank of the West; Secretary, Dawn Ryley, Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty; Tip Master, Jennifer Merical, Paychex Payroll Services and Membership; Judi Bannister, Fast and Fit for Women.

Each month the member who passes the most tips is recognized for his/her accomplishment. For May, the kudos go to Pamela Determan, of Delta Home Loans, followed by Gary Tanaka of BP Landscapes, Inc.

June 6 we received a visit from our Regional Ambassador, Tracy Ralls, who presented a Silver Badge to Judy Nichols, CPA, for sponsoring 11 new Club members. She received a beautiful desk top Library Set for her effort.

If you are interested in building your business and would like to attend a meeting, please call 477-3727. Only one business category per profession is eligible, so we need to verify if your category is available.

We are co-hosting the upcoming chamber mixer from 5:30 to 7 Thursday, June 28, at Pioneer Park. Please feel free to join us and bring 50 business cards.

Americans for Constitutional Integrity (ACI)

The next bimonthly meeting (held on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month) will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Peace Center on Argall Way, across from the Magic Theatre, in Nevada City. Please contact for more information.

Rollins Lake Blues Jam and Campout

The Sierra Blues Society will be returning to the Greenhorn Campgrounds for its 2nd Annual Rollins Lake Blues Jam and Campout, June 21-23. It’ll be a weekend full of great friends, great food and great music!

Bring your family and invite all your friends for a weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the rat race. Prepare one of your favorite dishes to share in the potluck. Get your instruments out and sign-up for the blues jam. There’ll even be a partial back line of equipment to use; call to verify that we’ll have what you need.

We have reserved the Wagon Wheel group site by the stage. The area has up to 24 campsites with fire rings and fresh water. Electricity is an additional $3 per outlet fee. There is a two night minimum at $30 per night for the stage area (includes first four people and one vehicle, $2 a night per person thereafter). These can be reserved through the Sierra Blues Society at 268-9166. Day parking passes will be available at the rate of $6 per vehicle with four persons. Pets, boats, extra cars, etc. are subject to additional fees. The better sites go fast, so don’t hesitate to make your reservations early! Call 268-9166, and secure your space now. This is a first come, first serve adventure in the beautiful Sierra Foothills.

Located just North of Colfax, off of Hwy. 174 at 15000 Greenhorn Access Road, the Campground staff are just as excited about this becoming a continuing event as us and made some dynamic adjustment to accommodate us coming in.

Sierra Foothills Iris Society monthly meeting

The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. June 26 at the Auburn Civic Center’s Rose Room, 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn. This month’s program was very popular last year as many people want to know “How to Dig and Divide Your Iris.” Bring all your questions. No cost to attend. For more information, visit or e-mail


Gold Country Kiwanis

Dave Humphers, Nevada Union High School’s head football coach discussed NU’s football program and the upcoming team at a recent Gold Country Kiwanis luncheon meeting. He said that the year’s team will be another winner.

Gold Country Stamp Club

Meetings are held between 7 and 9 p.m. at the N.I.D. headquarters building in Grass Valley, the first and third Thursday of every month. Philatelic information is discussed between members. The public is very welcome. For more information, call Jens at 272-3870.

Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary

A potluck and regular meeting are held the third Saturday of each month. The next meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn St. Bring a dish to share for the potluck. For more information, call 273-1612.

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