Jack Crombie, president of Citizens Bank, presented the Miners Foundry with a check for $1,750 for the cultural center's bathroom restoration project. The money was raised during a promotion with bank employees and KNCO radio. In photo above, left to right, are Dr. Robert Stone, foundry board member; Jack Crombie; Bob Breck, general manager of KNCO; Ellen Davis, executive director of Miners Foundry; Pat Gregor, board member; and Wyn Spiller, board member.
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Sons of Norway

The Sons of Norway will hold its regular meeting along with a potluck installation dinner Monday at 6 p.m. at the Grass Valley Senior Center. Officers for 2003 will be president, Donovan Lee; vice president, Madelyn Helling; secretary, Irene Lucas; assistant secretary, Areline Kenney; financial secretary, Laila Glahn; and treasurer, Mary Barstad.

For more information call 272-1085.

Penn Valley Hi Graders

Lion’s Club

The Penn Valley Hi Graders Lion’s Club annual crab feed will be Jan. 24 and 25 at the Penn Valley Fire Station on Spenceville Road. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.

The Jan. 24 dinner is sold out, but there are tickets available for Jan. 25. Tickets are $25 per person.

For more information or tickets call Frank Spenger at 432-2325.

Sierra Travelers

‘Over the Hill Gang’

Sierra Travelers “Over the Hill Gang” will meet Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Banner Grange in Grass Valley for a potluck. Members A-G bring a hot dish, H-P salads, veggies, relishes, and P-Z desserts. Also, bring your own table service.

The “Over the Hill Gang” is a nonprofit travel club which offers a variety of both day and extended trips. There are no dues and new members are always welcome.

For more information, call Lucille at 273-6776, Vonda at 477-2363, or Joyce at 272-8213.

General Federation

of Women’s Club

A grandmother learned that her fifth-grade grandson at Scotten School in Grass Valley had read all the nonfiction books in the school library by the month of October. She took the matter to General Federation of Women’s Club Monday Alpha, a small past presidents’ club.

They donated $50 to the library. The grandmother then went to the GFWC Women’s Improvement Club of Roseville, which donated $100 to the library. Books were also collected from the two clubs plus the GFWC Alliance of Federated Women.

The clubs are participating in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs project “Libraries 2000 and Beyond.” GFWC women’s clubs across the nation have supported the 1997 Presidents’ Summit, headed by Colin Powell, and committed to raise funds for public school libraries, K through eighth grades.

To date, they have raised $13.7 million dollars. GFWC clubs in California have raised $3.4 million as their portion.

For more information call Gail Remington at 885-6466.

Early Risers

Toastmasters Club

Last week’s meeting included the award-winning speech titled, “Nursing a Grudge,” given by Jim Lewis. Other presentations included “Moment of Truth,” a special TM module by Mary Ann Smith, and “Psychological Obstacles of Getting Organized” from Saskia Stone.

Winning Evaluator was Sandia Borden. So much fun was had that there was no time for table topics. A great time was had by all, laughter and good company, the reward.

Early Risers Toastmasters, a safe, friendly place to get over the fear of public speaking, meets Tuesdays, 6:30 a.m., at Trolley Junction in Nevada City. Guests welcome, no reservation required. The cost? A great breakfast with friends! For more information, call Karen at


Nevada County Genealogical


“Research Trip Action Plan” will be the program topic at the next meeting of Nevada County Genealogical Society.

Speakers will be Maria Brower and Josie Vaughn, both past presidents of the Genealogical Society and veteran researchers.

The Nevada County Genealogical Society meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the meeting room of the Madelyn Helling County Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City (in the Nevada County Government Center adjacent to Highway 49).

Guests are always welcome. For more information, contact President Sue Gross, 477-0639, or

Lambda Chapter, Phi Epsilon Phi Sorority

Lambda members attending the National Convention of Phi Epsilon Phi Sorority in November 2002 in Santa Maria were extremely proud to see several sisters elected to National Office: Jean Pritchard, president; Ellie Cook, second vice president; Mari Campbell, recording secretary; Bobbe Smith, board member; Claire O’Brien, yearbook chairman.

President Jean has chosen as her theme “Our Heritage of Freedom,” which fits in nicely with the ongoing goals of the sorority: philosophy, growth, friendship.

Our Christmas party, with Secret Sister Revealing, was hosted by Nancy Bruning. Meetings are held twice monthly at members’ homes. A business meeting is scheduled for Monday, hosted by Melba Heisey, and an educational meeting is set for Jan. 27, hosted by Miriam Davis. National board is Jan. 18-19 in Milpitas. High school scholarships are awarded, and various charities benefit through fund-raising efforts. The organization aided a family at Christmas via the Salvation Army.

For information call Lambda President, Mari Campbell, at 477-6552.

Soroptimist International

Of Grass Valley

An annual scholarship award in the amount of $2,000 is being offered to a college female undergraduate of junior or senior standing by the Sierra Nevada Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas, Inc.

The title of the scholarship is the Ceec Abrahams Memorial Scholarship. To qualify, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

1. She must be of junior or senior standing or completing her sophomore year by the end of the term in which the application is filed.

2. Her major field of study must be one that will qualify her for a career of service for the betterment of people, especially women.

3. She must be from the Sierra Nevada Region, but she may be attending a college or university anywhere in the world.

4. She must complete all criteria as requested on the application, and the application must be postmarked no later than Feb. 5, 2003, to be eligible for this year’s judging.

To obtain an application, contact the president of Soroptimist International of Grass Valley, Hollie Grimaldi-Flores, at 477-7660 or 274-1754, or e-mail

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