The club will hold its monthly meeting today at the Holbrooke Hotel, 212 W. Main St. in downtown Grass Valley, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Speakers for the event are Jerry Sakai from Save Banner Mountain, and Susan Sanders or Ralph Hitchcock from Save Our Historic Canals. All are welcome to attend.
Michael Askins was voted best speaker at the July 26 meeting for an impromptu “pocket speech” about his recent motorcycle trip up the West Coast and back. Dawa Fitzmaurice also delivered an impromptu speech about “the dao of stuff” and Jill Fox shared the joy of un-cooking in “Raw Food Preparation Video.” Josh Wimmer was voted best evaluator for his evaluation of Fox’s speech and guest Janet Dudney won Table Topics, using the word of the day, once again, “abash.”
Empire Toastmasters meets from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Fridays at Cal Fed Bank in Grass Valley. The meeting room is on Maltman Drive. For information, contact Doris Schroeder-Smith, 477-2172, or Sylvia Jordan, 477-0401. Guests are welcome.
The club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Forest Springs Mobile Home Park clubhouse. The public is invited.
A Collette Vacations representative will present information about a May 15-24, 2003, Canadian Rockies train tour with Victoria trip. For more information, call Anne at 273-3494 or e-mail
The Nevada County Beekeepers Association will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building on South Auburn Street. All visitors are welcome.
The regular question and answer session starts promptly at 7, followed by a brief meeting, refreshments and a program.
The program this month is the group’s annual gadget and gizmo night, as well as honey tasting. For more information, call Leslie Gault at 346-7092.
Nevada County Women’s Bridge Club
The club meets at 11 a.m. at Golden Empire Grange the first Friday of each month for party bridge. Come join us; newcomers are welcome. Refreshments served. Any questions, call Joyce at 273-7809.
The club will conduct a “Famous Women of History” parade workshop and potluck at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Sierra Nevada Children’s Services, 256 Buena Vista, Suite 110, Grass Valley.
Learn about the many famous women whom you can choose to portray in the Constitution Day Parade. Bring items for costume making to share. For reservations call Debbie at 272-1607 or 273-4474 by Aug. 15.
The summer potluck party will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at Banner Grange in Grass Valley. Members A-G bring main hot dish; H-O salads, veggies, relishes; and P-Z desserts. Remember your own table setting.
The Hearst Castle trip orientation will meet after the regular meeting. New members are welcome. Trip signups and payments may be made at the meeting. Further information call Lucille at 273-6776, Vonda at 477-2363, or Joyce at 272-8213.
Stroke Outreach and Support Group
The group will have its annual picnic Friday at the home of Clifford and Nancy Surrell, 14575 Wilder Lane in Grass Valley.
For more information and reservations, call Pat Mancini at 432-3935.
The support group meets at Brighton Greens on the first Friday of the month. The outreach group meets at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital on the fourth Tuesday of the month. This group visits patients at the hospital and caregivers.
Tommyknocker Sams Chapter of the
Good Sam Club
The club’s outing this month is at Woodson Bridge RV Park on the Sacramento River with Mary and Bob Northwood as host trail bosses. The July outing was at Cal Expo and a real success, despite the heat.
Recreational vehicle owners interested in finding a Good Sam Chapter to travel and camp with are urged to contact Easton Buehler, president, at 273-0448 for more information.
Items for Club News should focus on meetings, upcoming projects and special awards and should be no longer than 150 words. Submissions should be typed, if possible, and must be received by The Union by 5 p.m., five working days prior to publication. Call Janet Lee at 477-4203 for further information.
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