When: February 22, 2023 at 11:30

Where: Alta Sierra Country Club

Cost: $30

Program: From Cowgirl to Congress: Journey of a Suffragist on the Front Lines.

The guest speaker for our February luncheon will be author, Mila Johansen. She is a professional public speaker, author of five books, as well as an educator for 38 years in the performing arts for young drama students and actors here in Nevada County. She will be presenting a memoir that she completed and published for her grandmother, Jessie Haver Butler, entitled From Cowgirl to Congress: Journey of a Suffragist on the Front Lines. Ms. Butler escaped a childhood of tragedies on a Colorado cattle ranch to attend Smith College which propelled her into the fight for women’s rights. She later became the first woman lobbyist in Washington D.C., taught public speaking to over 500 women including Eleanor Roosevelt, and shared the speaker’s podium with George Bernard Shaw. She also helped to establish the first Pulitzer School of Journalism at Columbia University.

Ms. Johansen has several more books and writing projects in progress. A book signing will follow her presentation.

To make table reservations for FEBRUARY 22, 2023, please make your $30 check payable to NEWCOMERS CLUB. Write Feb-Tomato or Feb-Italian on the bottom of your check.

Mail your check to the Reservations Team.

Checks must be received by MONDAY, February 13. We will not be able to return your check unless you cancel by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, February 14. For more information, call the Reservations Team.

NOTE: If you are not able to drive or don’t want to drive alone, do not let that stop you from attending the luncheon. To see if a ride can be arranged, please call the Reservation Team member assigned for the month above.