Program Highlights


Program Highlights for 2019-2020

Our wonderful two Program Chairs have been busy booking programs for the 2019-2020 season. Here are some highlights:

September – David Woods Bartley, a dynamic speaker, storyteller and trainer will shed light on the issues of mental illness and mental health.

October – We will have our very popular Silent and Live auctions, which raise funds for our Christmas Families Project.

December – The Nevada Union Senior Madrigal Choir, under the direction of Rod Baggett, will present our Christmas program.

January – Lori Osmond of Damsel in Defense will talk about protecting our families and ourselves.

February – Retired Rear Admiral Bonnie Totter will share her experiences as a woman and physician in the military and commanding a hospital ship during the Gulf War.

March – Dr. Rob Dunbar, a Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment, will discuss his research on the environment and the earth’s climate.

More program information to come!

More Program Highlights – Mark Your Calendars!

December – Christmas Program – Nevada Union Senior Madrigal Choir, under the direction of Rod Baggett, has been invited annually to perform abroad. They will bring their outstanding talent home to Alta Sierra for our enjoyment this holiday season.

The program will also include two recipients of our Christmas Families Project, sharing how our program has supported them in their journeys to self-sufficiency.

October Live Auction

It may seem early to be thinking of our annual Live Auction coming up in October, but the Live Auction team has been busy collecting exciting items for you to consider. To date, some of our packages, which are recurring from last year, include theater tickets paired with a restaurant, a quilted wall hanging, car detailing, a week’s stay at a condo in North Carolina and tree services provided by Tim the Tree Man. Some of the new items for 2019 are a massage at Aloha Healing Touch Massage, a facial at Terra Bella Salon, several baskets of handcrafted items, window washing by Auburn’s Finest Window Washing, and a 4-night stay at a condo in Lake Tahoe. Of course, John Renwick will be returning as our vibrant and always-entertaining auctioneer.

Christmas Families Project

The Supplemental Donations team for our Christmas Families Project is asking for donations for the parents of the children we serve each holiday season. Pleases don’t forget to bring your treasures to our September or October meeting.

Things we need:

Women’s cosmetic ditty bags and men’s toiletry bags
Toiletries from hotels you may visit
Toothpaste, dental floss and infant and/or toddler toothbrushes

NOTE: We have an overabundance of adult and children’s toothbrushes, and no more are needed.

Additional suggestions for small items for the ditty bags for both men and women:

Small flashlights, key rings
Cosmetics, manicure or pedicure sets, nail polish
Combs, small hair care items

Possibilities for larger items to give as presents for both men and women (this could be anything you might give as a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift):

Shampoo, lotions, bath or shower items—larger than travel size
Costume jewelry
Kitchen items, tools
Hats, gloves
Socks, slipper sox
Wallets, purses, tote bags, backpacks
First aid or emergency items
Playing cards or other games
Other special gifts

NOTE: We cannot use sized clothing or shoes, as we don’t know the exact sizes of our parents.

Please bring your donations to our September or October meetings. You may call the Christmas Families Chair if you have questions or need help getting your donations to us. Thank you so very much for your participation.

Be sure to check out our Christmas Families Project update – here!