The 2003 officers of Aurora Chapter No. 40, Order of the Eastern Star in Grass Valley, were installed Nov. 10.
The new officers are: Anne Seabaugh, worthy matron; Leland Pauly, worthy patron; Virginia Briggs, associate matron; Warren Chambers, associate patron; Annette Huston, secretary; Helen Flemming, treasurer; Lou Katen, conductress; Mildred Harris, chaplain; Lilo Koegler, marshal; Betty Lee Frost, organist; Marie Norton, Mary Ulmer, Genevieve Thomas, Jone Rothenberg, and Lovella Fazio, all star points; Glen Lovejoy, warder; and Roy McDowell, sentinel.
Meetings are the first Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Grass Valley Masonic Center, 126 S. Auburn St.
For more information, call Annete Huston at 265-0955.
Soroptimist International of
Soroptimist International of Sierra Foothills is looking for a young woman between 14 and 17 who represents the spirit of community service and volunteerism.
Applications for the $500 award must be submitted by Dec. 1.
For more information, call Dorothy Hitchcock at 272-4787 or see your school scholarship coordinator.
Nevada County branch, California Retired Teachers Association
The Nevada County branch of California Retired Teachers Association will hold its annual holiday luncheon Dec. 2 at the Nevada City Elks Lodge.
The business meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon.
The holiday program will feature the Bear River High School Jazz Band. The afternoon will conclude with communal singing in the holiday spirit, accompanied by Betty Lee Frost at the piano.
Retired teachers who live in Nevada County are urged to join the local CRTA group. For membership information and/or luncheon reservations, call 273-4734.
Penn Valley Toastmasters
Tom Robertshaw won the Nov. 12 best speaker award for “Goofy Government,” a speech about the use of electric vehicles.
Sue Warrick-Smith won the table topics and best evaluator award. Pete Andrews was presented his CTM badge and certificate.
Penn Valley Toastmasters meet at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce building. Due to the holidays, the Nov. 26 and Dec. 17 meetings will not be held. Guests are always welcome. For more information, call Pete at 432-7704.
Grass Valley Lady Elks
Grass Valley Lady Elks held its meeting Nov. 5, when it was decided to buy Christmas toys for the children of the families that receive food baskets from the Elks. The club is sending 50 pounds of popcorn every two months to patients at the Reno Veterans Medical Facility. The December meeting will feature the gift exchange, ornament or gift.
American Legion Auxiliary
George Miller of Gold Country Special Olympics made a presentation on the group’s work at the Nov. 12 meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary. The auxiliary is a supporter of the organization. President Penny Johnson thanked the members who served Veterans Day breakfast and Arline Kenney for speaking at the Veterans Day service.
Darlene Crabtree, chair of veterans affairs and rehabilitation, reported that 15 members and two nonmembers participated in the Military Fan Mail program, with 3,926 Christmas cards mailed to our troops.
The next meeting is Dec. 10 and will be a gift exchange and Christmas party.
Golden Empire Sams
At the November campout at Almond Tree RV Park in Chico, Sherrie Rankin was elected president of the Golden Empire Sams Club for 2003.
The next meeting will be the Christmas luncheon Dec. 11, where new officers for 2003 will be installed. For more information about the club, call Sherrie at 273-8946.
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