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Sierra Travelers

Sierra Travelers’ “Over the Hill Gang” will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 11 at Banner Grange in Grass Valley for its Valentine Party Potluck. Members please bring: A-G salads, veggies, relishes; H-P desserts; O-Z hot dishes. Remember to bring your own table service.

New information will be presented for our Fall Foliage Tour, plus more trips. There will be a ticket drawing for a throw, watch and other items. New members are always welcome.

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

Empire Toastmasters

Terri Bianco was elected president of Empire Toastmasters in January. She has been a member of Empire Toastmasters for three years.

Also elected to the board was Sylvia Jordan, who will serve as vice president of education; Jacob Griscom is vice president of publicity; and Dr. Michael Askins will continue his service as sergeant-at-arms.

Mary Elizabeth Young will serve as vice president of membership, and Chris Scammon and Jill Fox round out the board as secretary and treasurer, respectively.

Empire Toastmasters meets every Friday from 1 to 2:15 p.m. in the community room at the Cal Fed Bank, Nevada City Highway in Grass Valley. For more information, call 272-9005 or 272-2991.

Penn Valley


Dave Doll won the Jan. 21 best speaker award with his speech titled “Beowulf,” which is a folk tale.

His speech was about the character Beowulf, and how he used his might and courage to rid the night of demons that stalked and killed man many centuries ago.

Gerry Curie took second place with his speech titled “America at the Crossroads,” a speech on how a war with Iraq could be devastating to the United States, the world economy, and the many countries of the Middle East.

Jack Meeks was the best evaluator in his evaluation of Dave Doll’s speech. The table topics award for the best table topics speaker was Ed Meihofer, the guest for the evening.

Penn Valley Toastmasters meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce building. Guests are always welcome. For more information, call Pete at 432-7704.

Fleet Reserve


The Fleet Reserve Association is looking for eligible members to join local Branch 296. They are trying to increase their influence in Washington D.C. concerning the interests of active and retired members of the armed forces.

The Fleet Reserve Association is open to enlisted personnel of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard who are on active or reserve duty or are retired.

Officers who have at least one day of enlisted service are eligible. Wives and widows are also eligible and are encouraged to become members of the Ladies Auxiliary.

If you are a member at large, consider joining the local branch, which meets once a month and includes a potluck lunch.

For more information, call 885-5809 or 878-2411.

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