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Nevada County Camera Club

The next meeting for the Nevada County Camera Club will be Monday at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. The Technical Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be about Color Management. The Regular Meeting will feature guest speaker Kirk Thompson, from the Berkeley Camera Club, who will do a demonstration on “From Camera to Fine Print.”

Early Risers Toastmasters



Ever wondered how to accept an award graciously – with heartfelt appreciation? Today’s ‘outstanding speaker’ LeeAnn Brook showed us how it’s done. Al Alstrand delivered his autumnal ‘Rain X’ speech – all about measures we can take to keep our winter-windshield visibility good, so driving is safe and effortless. President Sylvia Pichitino shared some of the secrets of effective mentoring, pointing out the advantages for everyone. Her own mentor, Chuck Coovert, must still be blushing from the praise.

Anne King was voted ‘outstanding evaluator’ – however, both Kathy Hillis’ and Otto Haueisen’s comments were full of useful truths and personal observations. Tricky Table Topics Master, Jim Lewis, tried to fool us with a so-called “Dutch” word of the day. It was ‘fooled you’ spelled backwards. Mike Crandall caught it right away.




Vanessa Smith was a gracious, well-prepared Toastmaster – and she ran a dynamic meeting.

It was a pleasure to welcome Janis Aydelott as our guest – a very professional lady whom we hope to see again. Guests are always welcome. Join us for a Trolley-Junction breakfast at 6:30 a.m. every Tuesday. (As a guest, you never have to speak – just enjoy.) For more information call 273-9777.

Newcomers Club of Nevada County

Our October general meeting and luncheon will feature one of our favorite events: a Silent and Live Auction that will take place at the Alta Sierra Club House on Oct. 27.

The auction is an annual event in October, and is a fundraiser to enable our club to create happy holiday experiences for local families in need at Christmas.

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for viewing of auction items. The meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m. and luncheon will be served at noon. Luncheon choices will be ham with scalloped potatoes or vegetarian lasagna. Each entrée will be accompanies by green salad and pumpkin pie with real whipped cream. The luncheon cost is $16.

For membership information call 274-1955 or 478-1114. New members are welcome and do not have to be newly arrived in Nevada County.

Northern Mines Business and Professional Women

In celebration of the 78th Annual National Business Women’s Week, Northern Mines Business and Professional Women will debut its 2007 “Notable Women of Nevada County” calendar. This year’s calendar features pictures and stories of special women living in Nevada County. This year’s notable women include Geri V. Bergen; Lee Ann Brook; Nita Browning; Nanci G. Clinch; Dolores “Dee” Eldridge; Carol Hamilton; Kim Janousek; Lynn McDaniel; Christine Newsom, M.D.; the Rev. Barbara Smith; Eileen Valdez Woods and Helen Williams. Northern Mines will also honor one of there own, Rosemary Metrailer, as a Woman of Achievement.

Join Northern Mines BPW members at a reception on Sunday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Grass Valley Elks Lodge, 106 S. School St. in Grass Valley. $12 per person, and light refreshments will be served. For reservations, call Gail at 272-2141.

Calendars are $8.95 each, two for $16.50. The sales of this calendar benefit the Real Women Scholarships (given to high school Seniors for writing essays in March) and the Women Helping Women Scholarship (given to women returning to school).

For more information, call Dee Eldridge at 273-0257.


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