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A Day for Women 2019

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April 6, 2019

8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

NCC Campus
250 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945

All profits support Sierra College Foundation NCC programs for students and Soroptimist International of Grass Valley’s service projects for women and children.

The event is $45.00 per person, lunch included. If you have any questions, please contact Joan Beard, www.sigv.org or contact: sigrassvalley@gmail.com


Online registration is  now closed.  Please call Bunny at 530-272-3895 to register. 

The word Soroptimist is translated to mean “Best for Women.” Soroptimist International works to promote human rights for all, and to advance the status of women. Through Program of Service activities, members promote positive social change through Awareness, Advocacy and Action. There are almost 1,000,000 members in 120 countries worldwide. Soroptimists are women who use the special expertise and management skills developed in their working life to advance the status of women and make the world a better place.Sierra College Foundation NCC raises funds in support of Sierra College Nevada County students and programs by offering scholarships, emergency funds, supporting foster youth and tutoring for financial aid applications. In addition, we promote the awareness of the importance of the College to the Nevada County community.

Please join us at A Day for Women so that we may improve the lives of women and children in our local community.


8:00-9:00:  Registration, Coffee

9:00-9:15:  Introduction

Lane Parks, Governor, Soroptimist International Sierra Nevada Region

Logistics, Judy East, Chair, A Day for Women

9:30--10:30:  Session One

  • How to Effectively Deal with Difficult People - Machen MacDonald
  • Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life - Jan Fishler
  • Discover the Power of Real Food - Teri Petterson
  • Paper Arts - Wendy Trankle
  • Spring Gardening - Emil Baldoni
  • Super Simple Wardrobe Updates - Kelly Piercy

10:45-11:45:  Session Two

  • Creating a Motto and Logo for Life - Tawni Stober Hill
  • How to Be Your Own Boss - Denise Bushnell
  • How to Talk to Your Doctor - Dr. Elizabeth Claydon
  • Introduction to Yoga and Pilates - Tracy Lease
  • Photography: The Art of Storytelling - Joy Porter
  • Savvy Estate Planning - Tiffani Aanestad, Esq.

12:00-12:45:  Lunch, Networking

1:00-2:00:  Session Three

  • Staying Safe Online - Melissa Hannebrink
  • Self Defense for Women - Lori Osmond
  • The Secrets of Interior Decora - Barbara Wirth
  • How to Survive and Thrive in an Empty Nest - Wendy Taylor
  • Women’s Heart Health- Dr. Anabel Facemire
  • Pairing Wine and Cheese - Barbara Jenness and Dave Luce

2:15-2:30:  Closing, Raffle and Door Prizes



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Dignity Health Sierra Nevada
Memorial Hospital
Monty East, Gateway Real Estate


Aanestad Law, A Trust and Estate Planning Firm
Heather Thorpe, Edward Jones Investments
Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames
Jenni Johnston, Edward Jones Investments
River Valley Community Bank
Nacht & Lewis Architects
Roxanna Cohen, The Pilates Place


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Len Stevens Construction
Jacque Brown 
Joan Beard
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