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Club briefs

Nevada County Camera Club meets

This month’s meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools office in the Houser Room located at the southwest corner of Ridge Road and Nevada City Highway.

If you find no space in the parking lot, try the lot across the street at the Imaginarium on the southeast corner of the same intersection. Note the change of room for our meeting.

Our speaker this month is Eileen Joyce. She is a staff photographer for The Union, our local newspaper.

If you have an interest in photography and would like to meet others who enjoy it, please attend our meeting.

If you have some matted, unframed pictures you would like to show, bring them.

For information, please call Bill Thomas at 274-2313.

Penn Valley Toastmasters

announces awards

Ed Meihofer won the Feb. 4 best speaker award with his speech titled “Icebreaker.” Since Ed is a new member and it was his first speech, it was about himself.

Bill Koontz took second place with his speech titled “A New Beginning.” Since Bill has become more seriously involved in the Lake Wildwood television group, he used the Toastmasters Club setting and video equipment to practice his camera appearance, timing and vocal presentation.

Pete Andrews was the best evaluator for his evaluation of Meihofer’s speech.

The table topics award for the best table topics speaker was Bill Koontz reacting to a question that might be presented during a job interview.

Penn Valley Toastmasters meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce building. Guests are always welcome. For more information, call Pete at 432-7704.

Ducks Unlimited

holds fund-raiser

Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual dinner fund-raiser at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Nevada City Elks Lodge.

Tickets are $55 per person or $80 per couple. For information or tickets, call Rich Morris at 432-2508.

Foothill Quilters Guild

presents annual show

The Foothill Quilters Guild presents its 21st annual Quilt Show, “Magic in the Foothills,” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn.

Admission is $5 and parking is free. This year’s featured quilt artist is Cordy Sander, a prolific local artist whose work is featured in the Gene Autry Museum in Palm Springs and is a known speaker throughout the state.

There are over 300 entries of quilts of all sizes, as well as wearable art, in the show. Additional attractions include a vendor mall, country store, kids corner, demonstrations, and more.

For more information, call 916-784-0923 or e-mail

Newcomers Club

holds luncheon

The Nevada County Newcomers Club luncheon will be at 11:45 a.m. Feb. 26 at the Nevada City Elks Lodge. Guest speaker will be Diane Dean-Epps. Make reservations by Feb. 20 at 273-3019.

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