07 Nov עופר איתן Convey: Club News, Nov. 7, 2020
EDITOR’S NOTE: While some clubs have informed The Union of meeting cancellations due to COVID-19 concerns, we did have not heard from them all. Please call ahead to confirm future meeting times and/or cancellations. We encourage club members to inform us of any future cancellations.
The Union publishes Club News each Saturday. To share the latest from your western Nevada County club or organization, email [email protected]. Unfortunately only a small fraction of club submissions are published in the print version of The Union due to space constraints. To see the complete list of clubs, visit http://www.TheUnion.com, scroll down to the bottom and click on “announcements.”
Gold Country Senior Services
Today, November 7, is the last Senior Firewood Program volunteer day this year, from 9 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome to lend a hand, especially those with pick-up trucks. Together, we’ll load and deliver firewood to local, low-income seniors. Simply arrive around 9 a.m. at 12503 Brunswick Rd., Grass Valley. Besides the need for firewood, GCSS continues to meet the increased need for food. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver several days of meals at a time, with similar supplies available for collection at the Nevada City Senior Apartments, 841 Old Tunnel Rd., Grass Valley. Phone 530-273-4961 to sign up. Visit http://www.goldcountryservices.org for further information.
Gold Country Welcome Club
In spite of the pandemic, we have a few of our activity groups that are still meeting regularly like our Hiking Group. Some of our groups are meeting via Zoom meetings and some, like our Reservations Group (who try out a new restaurant with about a dozen friends) are not meeting until things clear up a bit more. Join now and your $12 single/$24 couples dues are paid through next year. Find out more about the Welcome Club on our website at http://www.gcwelcome.com.
Nevada County Genealogical Society (NCGS)
We are holding a presentation via Zoom at 1 p.m. on Nov. 10. The Rev. Dr. Judson O. Gears will present, “Interpreting Church Records.” Early church records are excellent sources of information for births, marriages, and deaths before civil records became available. What do these records mean? What else may lurk in the church’s archives? What information might be available about the clergy? Where might we begin our journey to locate these records? The Rev. Dr. Judson O. Gears, a retired, ordained United Methodist Pastor, served churches in Maryland, Texas, Pennsylvania, and California over a 50 year period. He was the pastor of the Grass Valley United Methodist Church from 1983-1989. He has been working on descendent family trees for over thirty-five years. His geographical focus has been Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, New Jersey, and North Carolina from the earliest European settlements. He has served as a Past President Jonathan Cartu and of the Board for the Nevada County Genealogical Society. This presentation is open to the public and free of charge. For more information on attending this event, contact Diane Brown by email at [email protected].
Business & Professional Women of Nevada County
We are pleased to announce our Zoom program at 6 p.m. on Nov. 18 featuring Jennifer Litton Singer, executive director of Bright Futures for Youth. Singer’s timely topic is “Addressing Challenges Faced by Youth.” Nevada County children and young adults are dealing with loneliness, hunger and homelessness, among other issues. She will share the latest about the nonprofit’s never-ending efforts to help those in need in our community. This work includes the Distance Learning Center which has opened at the Fairgounds’ Main Street Service Center. All are welcome to join this important “virtual” program. Find the Zoom link on our website http://www.bpwnevadacounty.org.
Early Risers Toastmasters
Toastmasters is committed to improving communication and leadership skills in a safe and supportive environment. We would love to have you join us! We meet 6:45 to 7:50 a.m. via Zoom every Tuesday. Call Summer at 281-382-4207 if you would like to join us or have any questions.
Chicago Park Garden Club
Our annual Victorian Tea and Vintage Fashion Show, usually held in early November, has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are sorry to disappoint our regular attendees, but we plan to be back with a great 1920s-themed event next year.
The Nevada County Amateur Radio Club
We normally hold monthly meetings at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Salvation Army facility on 10725 Alta Street in Grass Valley. But due to the coronavirus there will be no monthly face-to-face meetings until further notice. However, non-ham members as well as persons interested in becoming ham radio operators or learning more about ham radio can go to the Club website at http://www.NCARC.org for the latest information on this subjects and other ham related subjects.
Grass Roots Genealogy Group (GRGG)
We are having Zoom meetings to stay connected and engaged with genealogy. We begin with the traditional sharing of “finds” (recent research discoveries) by members and brainstorming to help solve members’ research problems. GRGG is an informal gathering of people interested in learning and sharing about how to do family history research. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month (except for holidays). During the pandemic, meetings are held online via Zoom. We welcome newcomers and beginners to genealogy and enjoy helping you break through those “brick walls” to find your ancestors. Call Susan at 530-271-1311 for more information or to request the Zoom link for the meeting.
Gold Country Kiwanis
Kiwanis continues to meet the second and fourth Thursdays via Zoom from noon to 1 p.m. If you enjoy working with children, we are always looking for new members. If you are interested in attending by ZOOM, please contact us at [email protected] or at http://www.goldcountrykiwanis.org and we’ll set you up to be part of our ZOOM meeting.
Alcoholics Anonymous of Nevada County
If you want to keep drinking, that is your business. If you want to stop, that is ours. We have a 24-hour hotline 530-272-6287 and our website at http://www.dist20aa.org can guide you to in-person meetings, virtual meetings and other information. The hand of AA is here to help.
Golden Empire SAMS RV Club
Are you tired of sheltering in place? COVID-19 got you down? Why not give that lonely RV some love and join us? We’re the Golden Empire Sams RV Club, a fun loving group of RV enthusiast. Our last camp out of the year will be Nov. 15 through 19 at the Almond Tree RV Park, 3124 Esplanade in Chico. For reservations contact Tony or Carrie at 916-717-0210. For more information on our club check out our website at http://www.goldenempiresams.org.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Nevada County Branch
AAUW membership is open to individuals with an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution. The Nevada County Branch offers “Friends of AAUW” membership for individuals interested in participating in branch interest groups and other activities, but who have not had the opportunity to complete a degree.
Nevada County Travel Club
Hello fellow travelers. I’m sure that no one is surprised that we didn’t hold our monthly meeting in August and didn’t have a meeting in September. We want all of you to be safe and stay healthy until we can again gather safely for our monthly meetings. Meanwhile, our tour director has been working with two of our major suppliers and they have sent us a large list of available trips for 2021. They are too numerous to mention here. If you are a NCTC member you have already received two emails with details about these trips. If you are not yet a member but are interested in joining or hearing more about our club, just give me, Judi Foy, a call at 530-432-3393 and I will see that you get all the current info via email and a complimentary newsletter.
League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political…