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Evangeline

Chapter No. 9,

Order of the



Eastern Star

Pat Harper, worthy matron of Evangeline Chapter No. 9 in Nevada City, has been appointed deputy grand matron for District 7 for 2003.




District 7 consists of Evangeline Chapter No. 9 in Nevada City, Aurora Chapter No. 40 in Grass Valley, Placer Chapter No. 49 in Dutch Flat, and Bethany Chapter 304 in Colfax.

She will be the liaison between the worthy grand matron of California and the chapters.

Grass Valley

Lady Elks

The club will hold its second annual Oktoberfest today at the Grass Valley Elks Lodge. Doors open at 2 p.m., and music and dancing will begin at 3 p.m.

The Hannebrink Duo will provide music, and Gold Country Alpine Dancers will perform. Admission is $2. German food and beverages will be plentiful. For more information, call 273-8342 or 273-3157.

Mother Lode

Toastmasters

Senior Toastmaster Mel Burris walked away with the best speaker trophy for his 12-minute talk titled “My Concept of God.” During his emotionally charged speech, Burris described his journey from the religion of his childhood to his current understanding of God.

Helga Rohl was Burns’ evaluator and received the best evaluator trophy. Glen Boire was voted as the best impromptu speaker.

Mother Lode toastmasters meets at 6:45 p.m. every Monday at Lutz Center. Guests are welcome. For more information, call Rohl at 470-012

Sons of Norway

The club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Grass Valley Senior Center.

A program on the Viking Trail in Newfoundland will be presented. For more information, call 272-1085.

Gold Country

Kiwanis

Linda Haldane has been awarded the distinguished Tablet of Honor by the Gold Country Kiwanis for her fund-raising efforts for Kiwanis Family House. She created and oversaw the “House for a House” project, a playhouse built by local Kiwanis members with assistance from the Sierra Foothill High School woodshop class.

The house toured various community events in Northern California, where raffle tickets were sold. The playhouse event raised $12,000 before the winning ticket was drawn May 31.

Kiwanis Family House provides temporary housing and support to families of seriously ill children being treated at the UC Davis Medical Center.

Gold Country Kiwanis meets at noon every Thursday at the Holbrooke Hotel. For more information, call 470-1919.

Rambling Gad-A-Bouts

The club will hold a meeting at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Grass Valley Senior Center, Gate 3, Nevada County Fairgrounds. Attendees will hear about travel plans and can present ideas for types of travel they would like to see incorporated into the club’s events.

All trips are fund-raisers for the Senior Center with prices held to an affordable level. Call the Gad-A-Bouts Travel Desk at 273-4961 for more information.


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