The Roamin Angels Car Show is Saturday, August 28, 2021 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. More info to come!

Memorial Park

It’s not often that you meet people who still live in the area they grew up in. Our own Brad P. is one of those. In fact he tells me his grade school principal had my last name. Cars and Coffee on Saturdays has several home growns as well. I’ve had the fortune in the last 6 months to meet another which is Retired Marine General Orlo Steele. The General is leading the effort to bring Grass Valley’s Memorial park and its’ memorials back up to good condition. Memorial park…

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In The News

Long Time PV Chamber Volunteers Retire: Pam & Fred Dias call it quits after 17 years Pam and Fred Dias (photo above) have retired after seventeen years of volunteering at the Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce. Pam was working at a Credit Union and her friend Sheri asked her to come and help with the Chamber. Pam enjoyed the volunteer work and scheduled to work every Friday helping in the office and at community events. When her husband retired in 2014, she asked him to come see what it was…

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Vietnam Veterans Honored With A Drive-Thru Or Sit-Down Boxed Lunch

The sunny Vietnam Veterans Day event was held Saturday, March 27 from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building. Jay Cooper and crew served up over 200 tri-tip sandwiches. The auxiliary served yummy homebaked cookies. Music was provided by In Harmony and the USO style show was emceed by Bill “Bob Hope” Johnson. It was a gorgeous sunny day and a lot of fun. The Official Vietnam Veterans Day is March 30th. – Photos by Pat G., Mike H. and Diane B

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Our ’40 Ford(s)

We all remember our favorite car in high school and for Don it was the 1940 Ford coupe. Don’s best friend had a ’40 deluxe coupe and they spent many Friday nights cruising down Valley Boulevard in San Gabriel Valley, So Cal.  Luckily Don’s father got tired of driving his 47 Ford deluxe coupe and we were able to cruise Valley Blvd and go to the Starlight drive-in in Rosemead. After our marriage, we rented a small house in Alhambra.  One day in 1964, due to a detour, Don had…

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The Club Donates To Local Charitable Groups

The Roamin Angel Board approved four local area charities for disbursement of some of the funds from our 2020 Toy Drive. KARE Crisis Nursery $1000.00.  The check was presented to KARE by Lew and Debra D. on Tuesday, March 16th.  They are friends with Sarah and Lynn, the founders of the KARE Crisis Nursery. Interfaith Food Ministry $1500.00.  Gary B., Dave and Diane B., and Pat G. presented the check to IFM on Thursday March 18th.  We met with Executive Director Phil and Development Director Naomi at their building off…

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Kudos and Announcements – April 2021

Congratulations! Vice President, Ron C., showed off a few of the service awards to the recipients who attended the Zoom meeting on Wednesday, March 17th. The President’s Award went to Pat G. (shown above). A Service Award went to Christy B. (shown above). Ron announced all of the award recipients. He said that he will arrange a time to get the recipients together and present their awards to them. Member of the Year: Gary B. President’s Award: Patricia G. Service Awards: Pam & Fred D. John P. Steve & Paula…

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Short Talks

Something Old – A found treasure by Lanny N. “I found this button (above) while cleaning out one of my drawers. It is from the very early days of the Roamin Angels club. We only had about 20 members and we used to meet at our homes. JIM BEITZ was a member and his home had a pool. As I remember it we had a great time. He handed out a button to everyone that was there.” Goin’ a little stir crazy?  Here’s a way out and a way to help. About…

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Story Time

The pictures of the kids in the Mustang are some of my favorites. When I was on the Board as the Event guy I arranged a visit to Hennessy School to stage a small car show specifically with cars the kids could get into and mess with. These kept saying “I’m driving to New York!!!!” I use this photo as back drop on one of the computers, so I see it frequently. It leads me to the point of this note told in a couple of stories… Story 1 I…

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Mentoring the Future

This is an overview of the mentoring/intern program (CTE) at Nevada Union High School (NUHS) and my participation in the program. – Randy K. Our Roamin Angels’ colleague, Mike Hauser, has been a huge advocate of community involvement on behalf of the Roamin Angels especially with the youth of our community.  He recruited me in late 2018 to work with George Woodward, Auto Shop instructor at NU, to possibly mentor/intern a student in my shop.  I interned a student, Dillion Haemmig, the spring semester of 2019.  It went very well….

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