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American Association of University Women

American Association of University Women will meet at the Imaginarium on Nevada City Highway and Ridge Road Jan. 19. Coffee and refreshments will be served at 10 a.m. with the meeting and program following at 10:30 a.m.

The program topic is “Science and Math Education in Nevada County,” with a special look at girls’ involvement and achievement. The speaker will be Stan Miller, assistant superintendent of Nevada County schools.

Linda Kramer, local scholarship chairperson, will introduce local scholarship recipients to the branch. The eighth-grade girls who attended the AAUW-CA sponsored Tech Trech, a math/science camp at Stanford University, will share their experience with members. The Tech Treck awards went to Linea Lantz, Magnolia Intermediate School; Leigh Collins, Chicago Park School; and Brettany Brooks, Sevens Hills Intermediate School.

For additional information, call Diane at 274-7579 or Pat at 477-1881.

Nevada County Horsemen’s Club

The first woman president in the history of the Nevada County Horsemen’s Club was one of several new officers installed Jan. 4 as Nevada County Horsemen Inc. held its annual awards and officer installation dinner.

Long-time member Vickie Reed took the oath of office and will serve as president for 2002. Reed, whose father Calvin Milhous is a past president of the club, encouraged NCHI members to get involved.

Other 2002 officers included First Vice President Sunny Francis, Second Vice President Mel Winer, Treasurer Lela Pelton, Secretary Dana Peterson, Special Events Secretary Jan Kopecky, Wrangler John Atkinson and executive board members Spat Spathelf, Bob Pelton, Sam Crowley, Mike Sims and Jeff Peterson.

Early Risers Toastmasters

Early Risers Toastmasters is starting out the new year with Sandia Borden as president. Other officers are Chuck Coovert, vice president of education; Paula Gleicher, vice president of membership; Martha Meredith, vice president of public relations; Judy Nichols, secretary; Jim Lewis, treasurer; and Bill Young, sergeant at arms.

Early Risers meets at 6:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Trolley Junction Cafe at the Northern Queen Motel in Nevada City. Newcomers are welcome. Call 346-8775 for more information.

Empire Toastmasters

Former President Pat Barrentine opened Empire Toastmasters’ Jan. 4 meeting by asking members and guests to introduce themselves and say a little about what New Year’s resolutions they’d made – or why they hadn’t made any at all. Featured speakers were Terri Bianco, who told the story of her mother, “Mimi”; and Valerie Lowe, who discussed the healing powers of chanting.

Bianco was voted best speaker of the day, and Ted Toal won best evaluator for his evaluation of her speech.

With tongue firmly planted in cheek, Barrentine won the Table Topics portion of the meeting for her extemporaneous indictment of “Alice in Wonderland” as absolutely inappropriate for children.

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

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