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Early Risers Toastmasters

Club president Rick Paulson gave the winning speech “Toast and Jam,” completing his “Entertaining Speaker” manual. Alison Lehman won the best evaluator award for the morning, and Annabelle Loucks won table topics.



First-time table topics chairman Mike McDaniel did an excellent job prompting members to speak off the cuff using a “word of the day.” The club meets at 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Trolley Junction restaurant.




The public is invited. Call 273-9777 for more information.

Sierra Travelers ‘Over

the Hill Gang’

The group will meet for a potluck dinner at Banner Grange at 1 p.m. April 9. Members please bring: A-G, desserts; H-O, main hot dish; P-Z, salads, veggies and relishes. Remember your table service. There will be a red-ticket drawing for a free May 3 Reno trip.

Signups and payments may be made for upcoming trips. Newcomers are always welcome; the nonprofit travel club has no dues.

For information, call Lucille at 273-6776, Vonda at 477-2363 or Joyce at 272-8213.

Chicago Park Garden Club

The club will hold its general meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Peardale Firehouse. Cheryl Moden, club member and professional gardener, will speak on basic landscape design for gardens. The election for the 2002-03 officers will be held. The May installation luncheon and July picnic will also be discussed.

The Flower Arrangers workshop will be held at 10 a.m. on April 11 at the firehouse. Jeanine Ports will demonstrate Oriental design. Bring flowers such as irises, lilies, day lilies and branches; sturdy frogs and a container suitable for Oriental design.

Nevada County Women’s Bridge Club

The club meets the first Friday of the month for party bridge at the Golden Empire Grange on La Barr Meadows Road at 11 a.m.

Winners this month were: first, Nellie Blackmore; second, Mildred Varnadoe; third, Ann Gray. Mary Stillwell came to enjoy a game of bridge and brought a friend. For more information, call 273-7809.

Sons of Norway

The Sons of Norway will hold a hard-times dinner and meeting at 6 p.m. on April 8 at the Grass Valley Senior Center.

Attendees are requested to wear hard-times clothing and bring their own dinner service. Prizes for best costumes will be awarded.

The annual Scandinavian food luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 11 at the Grass Valley Senior Center. Reservations are limited so please contact 272-1085 for ticket information.

Kentucky Flat 4-H

The club held a community meeting March 18. The minutes were read by secretary Graham Blagg. The treasurer’s report was given by Kaitlyn Smith, and the reporter’s report was given by Patrick Lane. There was no club correspondence this month.

The 4-H council information report was given by Carolyn Steel and project reports were given by various project members. Announcements were made by Gail Blagg. Old and new business was discussed.

Empire Toastmasters

Ted Toal won the best speaker award at the March 22 meeting for an impromptu “pocket speech.” Dawa Fitzmaurice also spoke about how lesser holidays such as April Fool’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day present the perfect opportunity to goof off in “Small Holidays for Big Fun.” Terri Bianco told the story of “Starhawk” and the chocolate mousse.

Titus Roth won the best evaluator award for his evaluation of Fitzmaurice. Marion MacGillivray won the Table Topics contest, using the word “tumescent.” Josh Wimmer led the meeting as Toastmaster.

Empire Toastmasters meets from 1 to 2:15 p.m. every Friday at Cal Fed Bank, 11751 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley. Guests are always welcome. Call Doris Schroeder-Smith, 477-2172; or Pat Barrentine, 478-0995, for more information.

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