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March 2017

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The Prez Says

from JoAnn Marie, LWVWNC President

    It seems that we have all taken a deep breath and a much-needed pause, but just as we all look forward to spring, I think most of us are ready for action.
    Our March meeting is full of the opportunity to, once again, get informed, educated, and ready to do the work that needs to be done.
    The meeting is about the Centennial Dam, and we have the very best voices to address both sides of this proposed dam. Rem Scherzinger of the Nevada Irrigation District and Caleb Dardick of the South Yuba River Citizens League will give you the facts and their opinions.
    As a reminder, when we have panelists we take written questions in advance and then a League member presents the questions to the panelists. As always, we ask that the questions be relevant and respectful. Our meeting opens at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and then starts promptly at 10:00 a.m.
    Our Recreation and Parks Study has been completed after a lot of hard work and dedicated effort. The report has been submitted to the Board of Supervisors and a presentation to the Board is tentatively scheduled for March 14th, time to be determined.
    Looking forward to seeing you at our March 11th meeting.

Don’t Miss It!

Centennial Dam and Regional Water Resources

Saturday, March 11, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., Grass Valley

The proposed Centennial Dam has become a flashpoint for heated controversy. We will present a panel of speakers including Rem Scherzinger of the Nevada Irrigation District and Caleb Dardick of the South Yuba River Citizens League to give you the facts and their opinions about why this dam has been proposed, where it would fit into the needs of our region, and why many people are opposed to it.

We hope you’ll join us before the meeting begins to enjoy refreshments and socializing with friends old and new.

From Karen Schwartz, Co-Chair, Program Planning Committee

Recreation and Parks Study Update

    The League’s Recreation and Parks Study has been completed and approved by our Board for distribution and action. Joey Jordan submitted an Action Plan which was approved by our Study Chair, our Action Chair Polly Bacich, and our President.
    Consistent with the Study recommendations, we will work to develop a collaborative plan with other recreation stakeholders in order to raise the priority of recreation needs with the Nevada County Board of Supervisors. A meeting with the interested League members and stakeholders is scheduled for February 28th. Please contact Joey Jordan if you’d like to attend.
    The Recreation and Parks Study final report has been submitted to the Board of Supervisors and will be on their March 14th meeting agenda. Once a time for the presentation has been determined we will inform all League members and stakeholders and encourage them to attend.
Karen Schwartz, Chair, Recreation and Parks Study

Join the League Book Club

    With the guidance of Librarian par excellence Madelyn Helling, members of our League Book Club read some wonderful non-fiction in 2016.

    Our 2017 reads have included bestseller, “Hillbilly Elegy,” by J. D. Vance and the classic, “Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West,” by Stephen E. Ambrose. For our March meeting we’re reading Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s, “My Own Words.” Our April selection is, “Who Discovered America: The Untold History of the Peopling of the Americas,” by Gavin Menzies and Ian Hudson.

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