Democratic Women’s Club Upcoming Events and Recap

Please join us on Saturday June 8th at 9:30 AM for our monthly club meeting. Please note, we are meeting the SECOND Saturday in June. Mindy Oberne will be speaking to us about the free 2-day health care clinic coming to Grass Valley in January by the United Way of Nevada County and California Care Force. Join us in learning about this special event and how you can be a part of bringing healthcare services to over 1,000 of Nevada County’s underserved citizens. Check-in and socializing at 9:30 AM. Breakfast and meeting at 10:00 AM at Trolley Junction Restaurant at the Northern Queen Inn, 400 Railroad Ave. Nevada City. $15 for full buffet breakfast, coffee & juice. Buy tickets here. Non-members and guests always welcome. RSVP at nevcodwc@gmail.com.
In case you missed our luncheon on May 4th here is your recap. We hope you will be able to join us at our next event. At our annual Annette Gillette Luncheon we honored our three scholarship recipients. The Annette Gillette Memorial scholarship was awarded to Kacey Harmon. Kacey read us her essay which gave pertinent guidelines about how to identify fake news. In it she used the example of the mailer Congressman Doug LaMalfa sent out during the last election showing a falsified image of candidate Audrey Denny signing a pledge to Nancy Pelosi and Liberal Democrats. Our of 17 applicants for the Community Service award, two were elected: Fiona Duggan-Fuchs and Shelby Smith. Both spoke about the ways in which service has been integral to their lives. Keynote speaker Pascale Fosshoeller of YubaNet spoke to us about the differences between disinformation, misinformation and fair vs. balanced. She urged support for local media and the importance of alerting media to issues of concern.

Cheers,
Kate Wanamaker

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