Club News: Oct. 23, 2010 |

Club News: Oct. 23, 2010

Chicago Park Garden Club

The Chicago Park Garden Club will host its 7th “Victorian Tea Affaire” on Thursday, Nov. 4 at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 N. Main St. in Grass Valley. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m.

The menu will consist of a salad, scones served with Devonshire Cream, jam and lemon curd, three delicious sandwiches, wonderful tea cakes and two specialty teas, all served by our best waitresses and waiter.

The program will be given by Bob Bingham, a Yuba City floral designer, who will design several spectacular arrangements. At least three will be raffled off.

There will be crafts for sale.

The Victorian Tea is the Chicago Park Garden Club’s biggest fundraiser. Funds raised will go towards expanding and improving the Meditation Garden at the Chicago Park Firehouse, and toward other local projects.

Tickets are $25, advance sales only. For tickets, call (530) 273-4813.

Marine Corps League, Gold Country Detachment 885

The Marine Corps League, Gold Country Detachment #885 invite all past and present Marines to celebrate the 235th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 10 at the National Hotel in Nevada City. This is a free, informal gathering of our “Band of Brothers” and formal attire is not required.

A no-host bar opens at 5:30 p.m. and cake cutting will be held at 6:30 p.m.

The Marine Corps League, Gold Country Detachment 885 invites all former, retired, active and reserve Marines, women Marines and FMF Corpsmen who are interested in renewing the “Espirit de Corps,” camaraderie and social events.

Meetings are held at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Grass Valley Veterans Building, located at 255 S. Auburn St. (enter at the side of the building on second floor). Bring your DD 214 or proof of serving honorably.

Gold Country Celtic Society

The date of this month’s gathering is Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the Nevada City Veterans Building, 415 North Pine St. Join us for the 6 o’clock social hour. A potluck dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share for eight to 10 people, an appetizer, salad, entree or dessert, beverage and your tableware. Coffee and tea will be available. 

There will be a program beginning around 7:30 p.m. with presenter Kevin Fraser discussing DNA genealogy. The Scots in particular have embraced DNA genealogy for their ancestral research. Fraser has long operated one of the largest DNA projects and will explain (a) what it is, (b) how it is done, (c) why it is significant, (d) how to participate, sharing, along the way, some very funny stories that resulted from 10 years of testing people. This is science made simple.

Relax and enjoy Kevin’s presentation. You don’t have to be Celtic!

For information call (530) 265-2079 or (530) 272-1316.

Nevada County Bonsai Club

A social, nonprofit club founded for sharing the beauty and enjoyment of Bonsai through teaching and communicating the living art form of Bonsai. Open to all.

Meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room in Nevada City. Meeting subject matter/presentation will be announced prior to the meetings. At the meetings with no presenters, there will be workshops and discussions.

The next meeting is Nov. 16.

For information call (530) 273-2628.

50’s Plus Social Singles

The 50’s Plus Social Singles invites all who are interested in making new friends and sharing in fun activities to check us out by joining in one of our socials, 6 to 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at the Holbrooke Hotel, Grass Valley.

For more information call (530) 271-0303 or (530) 273-6898.

The Sierra Nevada Canoe and Kayak Club

The Sierra Nevada Canoe and Kayak Club October general meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 28. Flat water kayakers and the public are invited to meet at Seaman’s Lodge in Pioneer Park in Nevada City for the social gathering at 6:30 p.m. The program begins after a very brief business meeting at 7 p.m.

The guest speaker is Reinette Senum, Nevada City Councilmember, who will inspire you to turn passion into action and to apply “green” principles to outdoor activities.

This last meeting of this season is free and is a meeting only – no potluck.

For general club information, check out the website at or call (530) 265-7907.

P.E.O. Gold Country Reciprocity Bureau

P.E.O. Gold Country Reciprocity Bureau fundraiser and program.

P.E.O. chapters in the Auburn – Grass Valley – Nevada City – Truckee area had a successful fundraising day for educational scholarship projects at their semi-annual Gold Country Reciprocity Bureau meeting on Oct. 16. Each of the seven chapters in GCRB sponsors one or more scholarship projects that are awarded by P.E.O. International or California or local chapter. One of many fundraisers is held at the GCRB October meeting. The items for sale are homemade or from the garden.

Lucille Lovestedt, P.E.O. Chapter VJ, was the featured speaker. She gave a very interesting and entertaining talk about her life changing experience in the 1960s, when she went from being a stay-at-home housewife raising three children to becoming a speech pathologist in a dangerous, crime-ridden part of the city.

Grass Roots Genealogy (Study) Group

Meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Family History Center (entrance at the back of the LDS Church), 615 Hollow Way, Nevada City. The building is wheelchair accessible and has lots of parking. There are no dues. The meetings are open to anyone interested in learning about genealogy research.

The topic is posted at

Wolf Mountain Camp

One of the Grass Valley’s oldest and largest nonprofit organizations is celebrating nearly a half century of providing services to kids and families. Wolf Mountain Camp has provided camping and high adventure experiences to more than 50,000 kids and families since its founding in the early 1960s, mostly at its rustic 640-acre ranch-like camp located in the foothills just outside of Grass Valley.

Wolf Mountain is known for its exceptional summer camps, equestrian programs for campers of all ability levels, and challenging ropes courses. Through the years, the nonprofit organization has provided hundreds of “camperships” to campers with special needs, such as children with parents in prison (through its Angel Tree program) and foster children.

Like many nonprofits, Wolf Mountain has struggled financially during the national recession of the last few years. To help counteract the recession’s impact, Wolf Mountain Conference Association (the nonprofit organization that manages the Christian camp) is organizing the Wolf Mountain 48th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner and Auction on Friday, Nov. 5 at the Sunset Christian Center in Rocklin.

Dick and Norma Jones, the couple who founded Wolf Mountain in the early 1960s, are returning as special guests at the anniversary dinner.

The fundraising event also features a live auction and a raffle-style drawing. Luxurious vacation rentals and a flight in an authentic AT-6 World War II-era fighter/trainer airplane are among the items being auctioned to raise money for the nonprofit organization.

Check-in registration for the dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.

To purchase dinner tickets, sponsor a table at the event, or for more information, go to or call (916) 284-0388.

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Banner Mountain Post 2655

All former, retired, active and reserve members, both men and women, of all military branches who served in a foreign theater of conflict are invited to join.

Meetings are held at 6 p.m. the first Friday of each month at the Nevada City Veteran’s Building, 415 North Pine St. We are open for social events at 2 p.m. every Friday.

Prospective members are encouraged to bring their DD 214 (proof of military service), which will be returned upon verification.

For more information contact us every Friday evening at (530) 265-8396.

Sierra Singles

Sierra Singles Club members plan to attend Del Oro Theatre’s classic movie presentation of “Top Hat” on Tuesday, Oct. 26. On Wednesday, Nov. 3, members will gather at Tofanelli’s for breakfast.

There will be a members-only Thanksgiving luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 10. The club will furnish the turkey and gravy and each member will bring a dish.

For information contact Shirley Corry at (530) 274-3355.

Pioneer Arts

Pioneer Arts’ 27th Annual Northern Mines Exhibit and Sale is now at The Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley. More than 50 pieces from artists around Northern California are on display, including oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed-media, sculptures, and pencil and ink works. The exhibit, which is open to the public, will run through Nov. 14.

On Sunday, Oct. 24, the winners of this year’s Northern Mines Exhibit will be announced at a reception. Join us for refreshments, music and the drawing of the raffle winners from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Center for the Arts.

Pioneer Arts’ Nov. 10 general meeting will feature Sacramento landscape artist Daniel Mundy as our guest presenter. Daniel has shown his oil paintings regionally in Northern California since 1991, including the William Lester Gallery in Point Reyes Station and the 20th Street Gallery in Sacramento. 

The meeting will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Center for the Arts. Admission is free for club members; $5 for non-members.

For more information about Pioneer Arts and Pioneer Arts events, visit


Beta Sigma Phi

The Preceptor Nu Delta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi meets at noon on the second and fourth Mondays of the month.

For further information and meeting location call Georgia at (530) 272-7785.

Early Risers Toastmasters

Shawn Tuttle, President, opened the meeting with the question of what is the one thing you would put into a time capsule. Our Toastmaster of the day was Kathy Hillis.

Otto Haueisen appealed to our emotions and showed us how we are all a miracle. He inspired us to look at ourselves in the mirror and recognize there is one chance in a billion that we actually exist. Otto was voted best Speaker for his inspirational talk.

Lori Burkart Frank spoke from the advanced Storytelling manual and told us a folk tale entitled “The Gift of the Magi.” The way Lori told the story, it wasn’t only about a Christmas gift, but it was about marriage and sacrifice. The moral of the story is a gift out of love is a true gift.

Judy Nichols spoke about a program she recently completed at Sierra Commons called Speechcraft, which is basically a “free sample of what Toastmasters is all about.” Upon completion of the program, Judy earned her Distinguished Toastmasters designation, the highest designation you can achieve in Toastmasters International. Sylvia Pichitino won Best Evaluator for her evaluation of Judy’s speech.

Table Topics by Scott Davis was about the changing of the seasons and how you would get ready for the upcoming cold weather using the word banal. Shawn Tuttle won the Best Table Topics trophy for her impromptu talk about the first Christmas with her infant niece.

Mark your calendars for the District Conference Nov. 12 and 13 in Sacramento.

Toastmasters meetings are always open and we welcome guests to join us for breakfast at 6:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Trolley Junction in Nevada City.

For more information call (530) 273-9777.

Gold Country Stamp Club

Regular meetings are at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month at the Nevada City Senior Apartments, 841 Old Tunnel Road, Grass Valley, in the dining room and are open to all.

For more information call (530) 272-8684.

Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club

Democratic Women’s Club Scholarship Luncheon.

The student recipient of the annual Eleanor Roosevelt scholarship award will be honored at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. The public is invited. Speakers will be Eleanor Roosevelt (Merilee Thompson) and Jacqueline Kennedy (Sushila Mertens). Proceeds benefit our young womens’ scholarship program.

RSVP by Oct. 31 to (530) 268-1183 or Entree choices are artichoke chicken and basil pesto lasagna.

The Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club will resume its regular breakfast meetings, 9:30 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month at Trolley Junction Restaurant in December.


Grass Valley Rotary Club

Grass Valley Rotary Club sponsoring a huge golf ball drop.

On Oct. 30 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, hundreds of golf balls will be dropped from a crane and the ball closest to the pin wins $1000. You have to buy a raffle ticket to qualify and this is the way funds are developed for the Grass Valley Rotary Club to do good work in the community.

Don’t be surprised to see Rotarians wearing identity aprons in front of local supermarkets and hardware stores every Saturday through Oct. 23 hawking tickets. For $5, one chance; $10, three chances; and the super sale price of $20 for eight chances.  

Join the fun during Halloween weekend at the Fairgrounds and take a chance on being a big winner. In the long run everyone’s a winner who buys a chance because through the programs of Rotary, Nevada County benefits.

The Women of the Moose

The Women of the Moose will hold a Craft Faire from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Grass Valley Moose Lodge, Women of the Moose, Allison Ranch Road and Highway 49.

For information, call (530) 615-7520 or (530) 272-4867.

Craft Guild of Nevada County

Craft Guild of Nevada County is open to all artisans who are interested in sharing their craft with others and in selling handmade items locally. To learn more about what these crafters and artisans are doing, check out the Guild’s blog,

Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month at the Superintendent of Schools office, 112 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City – Houser Conference Room. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Oct. 26.

The Guild is presenting its 28th annual Fall Festival, Winterfaire, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23 and 24 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Main Street Building in Grass Valley. Admission is $1 and parking is free! There will be locally made hand-crafted items from over 45 juried artisans. Items for sale include metal work, handwoven textiles, jewelry, dolls and much more. There will also be door prizes, activities for children and a food concession.

For information about the Guild, call (530) 273-3795 or see the Guild’s website,

Penn Valley Toastmasters

Penn Valley Toastmasters began on Oct. 14 with introductions from President Jeff Pylman asking: “What did you do to enjoy last weekend?” Melissa Stevens from Mother Lode Toastmasters and Jim Golladay were our honored guests for the evening.

As Table Topics Master, Melissa Stevens had us draw our surprise topics that related to categories of music, movies or countries. Table Topics Winner Marjorie Quist spoke about “Love Story’s” celebrities Ali McGraw and Ryan O’Neil as mature individuals who appeared on Oprah. Marjorie revealed how both Ali and Ryan are far more interesting and have more to say now, 40 years after the famous movie was made. “Reminisce” was the Word of the Day.

Melissa Stevens was voted Best Evaluator on Jeff’s United Way speech. Mary Lynn Peters was voted Best Speaker for her speech titled “The Adoption.” She spoke about how a young boy was traumatized by a stranger’s shocking news that he was adopted and how he finally came to acceptance.

If you would like to improve your speaking, listening and leadership skills for business or your own personal growth, please visit one of our meetings. We love having guests visit us! Guests are not required to speak.

Penn Valley Toastmasters meets at 17422-B Penn Valley Drive in the Penn Valley Shopping Center. Park and walk past the Penn Valley Market, under the staircase, across from the laundromat to find our meeting room. The time is 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second, third and fourth Thursdays of each month.

Sons in Retirement, Chapter 124 – Alta Sierra

We’re well into fall and baseball season is heading into the World Series (Go San Francisco Giants). Football, basketball and hockey are just getting underway. Like newlyweds, golf and bowling never seem to stop. The leaves are starting to turn color making fall a beautiful time of the year which of course leads to raking and blowing.

I feel like I want to take a train ride. Why? Because our October guest speaker was Stan Kistler who lives right here in Alta Sierra. Stan presented a video on over 50 years of trains in the west. He photographed them all himself. It was wonderful.

The guest speaker on Tuesday, Nov. 2 will be Stacey Stanga from Wells Fargo Bank. Stacey will talk to us about such things as credit/debit card fraud and identity theft. We read and hear about fraud and ID theft almost daily. Maybe Stacey can teach us to be more aware and careful.

The bill o’ fare for our next meeting will be hot roast beef sandwiches. If any retired man is reading this article and may be interested in joining us at one of our meetings, call Dan at (530) 477-2767.

Sons in Retirement (SIR) is a nonprofit organization for retired (or semi-retired) men. SIR promotes the independence and dignity of retirement. Our main purpose is to renew acquaintances and meet new friends. Our chapter meets for lunch on the first Tuesday of every month at Alta Sierra Country Club.

Penn Valley Hi-Graders

Penn Valley Hi-Grader Lion Faustino Cardona presented Jane De Zell with a $250 donation for the “Saddle Pals” program at their fundraiser on Oct. 16.

Soroptimist International of Grass Valley

Soroptimist International of Grass Valley meets at 12:30 p.m. the first three Thursdays of each month at the Nevada County Contractors Association Board Room, 149 Crown Point Court, Grass Valley.

For more information call (530) 477-1201 or visit

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership hosts a half day workshop on Saturday, Oct. 23, teaching participants the most sought after tools on how to plan and conduct effective board and committee meetings. The workshop will be held at Grass Valley United Methodist Church from 8 am to 12:15 p.m. and is geared toward board committee chairs, officers and members, executive directors, managers and coordinators from all types of businesses and organizations.

This highly interactive session will be taught by local leaders Gary Quehl, a leadership expert, Keith Porter, President of InConcert Sierra and Jennifer Litton Singer, Executive Director of The Friendship Club. The half-day workshop will begin with identifying your own personal leadership style in meetings and how to identify other leadership styles. The day will continue to a discussion on The Deadly Sins of Conducting Meetings and checklists on planning and conducting effective meetings.

The cost is $40 for Center for Nonprofit Leadership members and $50 for non-members. A continental breakfast will be served. Advanced registration is requested by contacting the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at (530) 477-3700 or

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership is a membership-supported organization whose members represent a wide variety of nonprofit public benefit organizations whose board members and executive leadership see the benefit of investing their time and talent engaging with their peers in sharing best practices. The Center for Nonprofit Leadership exists to strengthen nonprofit organizations in order to advance the quality of community life.


Grass Valley Duplicate Bridge Club

Games at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Classes are available.

Located at the Golden Empire Grange in Grass Valley.

For more information and directions call Bruce Lester at (530) 477-9586.

Mother Lode Toastmasters

Acting president of the evening Melissa Stevens started us off with, “If you could be somebody else, who would you be and why?” Toastmaster Glen Boire guided us through an amusing evening full of light hearted humor and laughs.

The first speaker of the evening was Carol Prentice, giving her Ice Breaker speech titled, “How Did I Get Here?” Her speech gave us a summary of her life and how she came to Ayurveda both personally and professionally. Evaluator: Lucinda Porter. Our second speaker, Amarnath Matthews gave an organized speech, “Let’s Change the World, Shall We!” about how our actions, words and thoughts have an effect on the world around us. Evaluator: Melissa Stevens. Our third speaker, Sharon Hollis gave an inspirational speech titled, “Desire to Inspire.” She used her recent adventures in Hobie Cat boat racing at the Nationals as a means of inspiring each of us to reach a little higher and stretch ourselves and to consider simply trying something as a win-win situation. Evaluator: Sara Kudrle.

Marjorie Quist had some fun with us during Table Topics. Speakers were required to use the word “obfuscate” while making sense of various alliteration phrases.

Speakers that best met their objectives: Best Speaker – Carol Prentice, Best Evaluator – Lucinda Porter, and Best Table Topics – Lucinda Porter. Emma Santa was our General Evaluator.

If you are interested in learning more about Toastmasters, please come to one of our meetings. We love guests! Speaking is optional for guests. Meeting place: Eskaton Village Lodge – 625 Eskaton Circle, Grass Valley. Meeting time: 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Mondays.

For more information contact Sharon Hollis, (530) 264-6902 or visit our website:

Gold Country Welcome Club

Gold Country Welcome Club welcomes new residents and invites all members to these events in November.

Nov. 1, the Men’s Breakfast will have a presentation of the history of the Washoe Tribe by Wanda Batchlor, selected as 2003 “Woman of the Year” by the Nevada State Attorney General for her positive contributions to her native people.

Save the date of Nov. 17 for lunch and a presentation by Ken Harden at the historic National Hotel in Nevada City. Reservations due by Nov. 12.

Call (530) 477-3750 for more information and a membership packet.

Elks Ladies of 518

The Elks Ladies of 518 hold a dinner business meeting at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Nevada City Elks Lodge, 518 Highway 49 North.

For information call (530) 265-2107.

Empire Toastmasters

At the Oct. 15 meeting of Empire Toastmasters, Judy Nichols won the Better Speaker trophy for her speech, “This is the Place.” Judy’s speech educated the audience on how to plan a speech on short notice, which is what Judy was called upon to do at this meeting! Delivering the speech without use of notes, she demonstrated an experienced Toastmaster’s skills at speaking effectively with little preparation.

Elizabeth Dunn was voted Better Evaluator for her feedback on the other speech, Paul Dessau’s Technical Presentation Project, “Resonance Ignition.” Judy Nichols also won Best Table Topics, impromptu speeches on the theme of favorites. Judy spoke about her favorite age, incorporating the Word of the Day, perfunctory. One first-time visitor attended the meeting.

Toastmasters welcomes all who are interested in improving their speaking, listening, and leadership skills – skills that will serve you in business as well as in life! Empire Toastmasters meets at noon on Fridays at Trolley Junction restaurant in Nevada City. Guests are invited and are never required to speak.

For more information, contact Judy Nichols at or (530) 477-9120.

Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 535

Meetings are held at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Grass Valley Veterans Building, 255 South Auburn St., Grass Valley.

For information call (530) 274-3787.

Nevada County Genealogical Society

The last of the Study Group Sessions for this year will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 in the Community Room of the Madelyn Helling Library. The topic, by Donna Dugle Young, will be “In Search of U.S. Military Records.” She will cover what types of records you can look for, where they are located and how they can assist you in your family research. She will speak extensively about the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, since there are document rich records available for these two conflicts, but she will also cover all of the other wars of the United States.

There is no charge to attend the meeting, and it is open to the public.

Sierra Table Tennis

Open play table tennis, 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays, at Echo Ridge School, 15504 Liberty Circle Drive, Nevada City.

For information call (530) 265-2834.

NC Business Network International (BNI)

The Nevada County Business Builder chapter of Business Network International is a hot referral organization that helps local businesses grow and thrive. The group started over a year ago and is growing quickly. Guests are welcome to come and consider joining while business categories are still available.

The group meets weekly, noon to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday at Goomba’s Restaurant, Highway 174, Grass Valley. We put the work in networking.

For more information call (530) 271-3603 or (530) 470-0321 or visit

Friends of Hospice

Friends of Hospice received the second place award and a $600 check for their Christmas-themed table in the “Charity Challenge” table setting event at Alta Sierra Country Club’s annual “Table Affair” on Saturday, Oct. 16. The event included a viewing of creative, elegant, one-of-a-kind table settings. For the first time, this year’s event included five charities that presented unique table settings and a percentage of the proceeds were awarded accordingly.

Marji Kerhart and Donna Mack were chairman of the event and designers of the award-winning Christmas-themed table setting for the Friends of Hospice table.

Friends of Hospice will meet at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 26 at Alta Sierra Country Club for their last luncheon meeting of the year. All interested parties are invited to attend. 

Please phone (530) 274-5121.

Gold Country Community Center

This last week, we enjoyed nutritious, home cooked meals, served by our volunteers in our friendly High Noon Cafe. Main courses included meatloaf, coq au vin, spinach lasagna, stir fried chicken and breaded whitefish.

On Wednesday, Executive Director Bette Worth read a story on tradition, nutrition and friendship. Very appropriate for our group! Wednesday, Oct. 27 is Birthday Wednesday with a gorgeous cake from Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital. Phone (530) 273-4961 and book your reservation. We’ll have a place set for you.

We still have an A.P.B. out for more volunteer drivers for our home-delivered-meals program – as well as for our wood program. Just two hours a week will help keep more Nevada County seniors safe and warm this winter. Phone (530) 273-4961 and ask to speak with Charity.

The Center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Ask about the many classes, activities and services we offer. Also ask about membership, and how you can save money year-round. The Gold Country Community Center is in the Nevada City Senior Apartments on Old Tunnel Road in Brunswick.

Soroptimist International of Nevada City

Soroptimist International of Nevada City holds its luncheon meetings at noon on the first three Wednesdays of each month at the Organic Grill on Argall Way in Nevada City. In November, we will hold only two meetings, Nov. 10 and 17.

Our club is actively looking for people who wish to volunteer to assist women and girls – both locally and internationally. The more members we have, the more women and girls we can assist through our fundraising efforts.

For more information on membership and our club, please call Carol York at (530) 477-5901.

We are currently compiling information to share on the application process, including guidelines for eligibility, for our Woman’s Opportunity and Violet Richardson Awards. We will be detailing theses awards in the future.

Soroptimist International is a worldwide organization committed to improving the lives of women and girls, both locally and throughout the world, through a variety of service projects.

For more information please visit the website –

Nevada County Camera Club

6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, the Nevada County Camera Club has its meeting at the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City.

The technical program will be presented by Marcel Verdooner.

The subject matter will be Focus & Depth of Field.

Dolores Frank, PSA Judge is a Sacramento area resident who in retirement after a 24-year career with the Upjohn Co. pursued a second career as a fine art photographer. She is now all digital, using Photoshop CS4 and Epson printer to produce her prints. She will be judging and commenting on member’s submittals.

Assigned subject for this meeting is “Orange.” We encourage you to be creative and try new things.

Refreshments will be served and guests are welcome to join.

Golden Empire Sams RV Club, Grass Valley

Hot dogs and puppy dogs, we all love to camp.

Our September campout was in the beautiful foothills of Nevada County at Dutch Flat’s RV Resort. The rumble of the trains, the hum of traffic on I-80. The visit of the bear every night to the dumpster. The sound of rain on our roofs. What else could you ask for? Oh, the agony of waiting for one number at Bingo. The numbers all around yours are being called then someone else gets the prize. I’ll have to try again next month.

We ate lunch at the newly opened Dutch Flat Hotel. What wonderful food and the hotel is a must to visit. Very quaint with lots of antiques and history. We really enjoyed our visit to the lovely town.

Our hosts Len and Pat Fuson barbecued a wonderful dinner on Wednesday night. We played many games during our four day stay.

The Dingle Ball game was won by Fred Fluke and Berta Brown.

In November, we will be at Gridley RV Park.

Our Club is open to anyone with an RV, a Good Sam member and loves to have fun. Call Fred Fluke at (530) 823-5562 for more information.

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