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P.E.O. Sisterhood

The Gold Country Reciprocity Bureau of the P.E.O. will hold its founder’s day luncheon today at 11:30 a.m. at the Sun City Lodge, 7050 Del Webb Blvd. in Roseville. The theme will be “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.” The cost is $18 per person. For information, call Carol Stevenson at (916) 747-9523.



The P.E.O. Sisterhood was founded Jan. 21, 1869, and is dedicated to funding higher education for women. The Gold Country Reciprocity Bureau includes nine chapters in the Nevada City, Grass Valley, Truckee, Auburn and Roseville areas.




Sierra Foothills Art Association

Executive board members, formerly known as Bangor Art Association, met at the home of President John Howell to plan for the remainder of 2002. Using the results of a member survey taken in November, the board scheduled workshops, trips to galleries, a zoo and museums, and observations of recognized artists.

Board members reviewed procedures for the 15th annual art exhibit to be held in conjunction with the annual Bangor Community Barbecue in May. Nona Loomis, vice president, will chair the event.

The association is now in winter hiatus. No meetings are held during January or February. Meetings are the first and third Mondays of the month at 9:30 a.m. at the Bangor Community Park Hall.

For information, call 589-5364 or 679-2586.

American Association of University Women

The club will meet Feb. 16 at the Banner Grange, 12629 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley.

Guest speaker will be Dr. Carol Mandell, DVM, from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Mandell is suing the school, alleging unfair denial of tenure. Financial and emotional support are being provided to her by the AAUW National Legal Advocacy Fund.

Coffee and refreshments will be served at 10 a.m., with the meeting and program to follow at 10:30 a.m. Guests are welcome.

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

Nevada County Genealogical Society

The society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the community room of the County Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City. The guest speaker is Natalie Boucher of Sacramento, speaking on “Irish Research: Finding That Elusive Irish Parish.” She has done research in Ireland and worked in the Sacramento Family History Center for many years, and has taught numerous classes on Irish research.

Mother Lode Toastmasters

The club will be host to its annual evaluation contest Feb. 18 and the club International speech contest Feb. 25. Visitors interested in learning better communication skills and having some fun are encouraged to attend then and every Monday evening, 6:45 p.m., at Larry and Lena’s Pizza and Grill, Highway 49 and Alta Sierra Drive.

Gary Peterman walked away with the Table Topics award at the most recent meeting for sharing his memories as a 112-year-old man. Toastmaster Jim Myers won the award for the best speaker of the evening with his first Toastmaster speech (the Icebreaker), titled “Humble Beginnings.” Marjorie Quist was honored as the best evaluator.

For more information about Toastmasters, call Mary Ann Smith at 265-5381 or Robert Rasch at 274-8323.

49er Fire District Auxiliary

Eric Carr, registered professional forester for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the auxiliary at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the 49er Fire Station, Highway 49 and North Bloomfield Road in Nevada City. A representative of the fire department will report on the current activities of the firefighters. The public is invited.

Empire Toastmasters

Michael Rasch presided as Toastmaster at the Feb. 1 meeting, where Josh Wimmer won the best speaker award for “Lazy,” a recounting of his daily struggle to get out of bed before noon. Doris Schroeder-Smith showcased her talent for quilting – and her love of elephants – with “Artquilt: A Creative Outlet.” Valerie Lowe shared a few words about “Intuitive Massage.” Terri Bianco was named best evaluator for her evaluation of Schroeder-Smith’s speech, and Marge Kaiser won Table Topics.

Empire Toastmasters holds its evaluation contest Friday. The club welcomes new members Allison Bettencourt, Darshanno Terrill and Marcia Westbrook. Empire Toastmasters meets from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Fridays at CalFed Bank, 11751 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley. Guests are always welcome. Call Schroeder-Smith, 477-2172, or Pat Barrentine, 478-0995, for more information.

Nevada County

Travel Club

The next meeting is Wednesday. The club meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Grass Valley United Methodist Church at 12:30 p.m. Luncheon reservations are necessary and may be made by calling Marilyn at 265-3608 or Fern at 272-5623. New members and guests are welcome.

Dues for 2002 are now due. Only members can go on an overnight or longer trip.

This month’s program will be presented by Bill and Jan Postell, who will show slides of their recent trip to China.

Call Jackie McGuigan at 273-8214 for information on all trips, or to request a club newsletter.

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