2019 Program Highlights


Program Highlights for 2019-2020

Rosalie and Julie have been busy booking programs for the 2019-2020 season. The September program will feature David Woods Bartley, a dynamic speaker, storyteller, and trainer, who will shed light on the issues of mental illness and mental health. In December the Nevada Union Senior Choir, under the direction of Rod Bagget, will present our Christmas program. In 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. In 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 to come – outstanding job, ladies!

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 hand crafted 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. We would like to begin collecting items for this program at our May meeting. 

Things we need:

Women’s cosmetic ditty bags and men’s toiletry bags
Toiletries from hotels you may visit
Toothpaste, dental floss
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, nail polish
Manicure or pedicure sets
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 May, June, September, or October meetings. Thank you so very much for your participation.

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