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Grass Valley Aglow International

Grass Valley Aglow International installed Diane Barham as president at its December meeting.

Aglow is a place where women minister to women and Diane will continue to inspire women in Aglow’s ministry. Aglow meets on the second Thursday of each month.

The next meeting is Jan. 9 at 9:45 a.m. LouAnn Lee, musician and songwriter, will lead in praise and worship and will be speaking on “Discerning the Will of God.” LouAnn is praise and worship leader and pastor’s wife of Celebration Community Fellowship in MeadowVista.

Join us for a free continental breakfast and fellowship. Location is 336 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley. Call 432-9258 for information.

Nevada County



The Nevada County Beekeepers Association will be meeting Monday night in the Veterans Memorial Building on South Auburn Street in Grass Valley at 7pm.

All visitors are welcome. Are you ready to become a beekeeper? Any questions about bees? Wondering about pollination and how it can help your garden and orchard?

Join our lively regular question and answer session starting at 7 p.m. followed by a brief meeting, refreshments and a great program.

John Miller, of Miller’s Honey Farms Inc., will speak on ‘A very interesting year (that is, 2002) in the life of a local commercial beekeeper.’

If you have any questions, call president Leslie Gault at 346-7092.

League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County

The League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County will hold its monthly program meeting Jan. 11, at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St. in Grass Valley.

The program will feature Joan Lancaster and Norm Westmore, who will discuss the work of Habitat for Humanity in Nevada County and how it is helping to meet the need for affordable housing in our community.

Habitat for Humanity was organized in 1995 by community, government and church members. Currently there are 50 persons on the board of directors and standing committees.

Two houses have been completed in Penn Valley Gardens and are occupied by qualified low-income residents.

Slate Creek Village is a six-unit subdivision in Grass Valley in which five houses are completed and occupied.

The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. with refreshments; the program will follow at 10 a.m.

Persons interested in learning more about Habitat for Humanity are welcome to attend. For more information call 432-1062.

Early Risers


Early Risers Toastmasters Club celebrated its 20th year Dec. 24 by sharing three-minute icebreaker speeches, with each speech celebrating personal anniversaries.

Many new and interesting tidbits were shared and received, with laughter the predominate reward. Cheryl Domnitch was winner of the meeting’s best presentation.

Early Risers Toastmasters, a safe, friendly place to get over the fear of public speaking, meets Tuesdays, 6:30 am, at Trolley Junction in Nevada City. Guests are welcome, no reservation required.

The cost? A great breakfast with friends! For more information about Early Risers Toastmasters Club, call Karen 273-9777.

Mother Lode


Two new members, Ginger and Max Kane, were welcomed to Mother Lode Toastmasters during the last meeting of 2002.

Ginger was voted the Best Table Topics Speaker for her impromptu response to Table Topic Master Heather Peterman’s question about New Year’s resolutions.

We also enjoyed two excellent speeches. Anna Oates, whose task from the Communications and Leadership Manual was to “Work with Words,” spoke on the subject titled “Solomon, A Wise Man.”

Mary Ann Smith’s challenge, also from the basic manual, was to “Show What You Mean.” Her five-to-seven-minute speech was titled “Celebrate This Life.”

Toastmaster Janet Miller walked away with the trophy for the best evaluation for her constructive comments on Smith’s speech.

Mother Lode Toastmasters meets each Monday evening at 6:45 at the Lutz Center. Guests are welcome. For more information, call Helga Rohl at 470-0122.

Nevada City

Rotary Club

At its first meeting of 2003, Nevada City Rotary Club member Jackson Dinwiddie helped raise more than $100 for local programs the club supports.

The fund-raiser was the result of a dare to Dinwiddie to wear his black lace see-through shirt at a club lunch at the National Hotel on Thursday. Members contributed the money after Dinwiddie showed up in the ensemble.

Later this month, several club members will travel to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to work on two medical clinics the club built there.

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