A Message from our Executive Director

September 16, 2014

With just about one week to go before the 13th annual Friendship 100, our largest annual fundraiser, we are getting excited about our biggest turnout to date!  On Monday, September 22 we will take over The 49er Fun Park – 24 community race car drivers and 36 mini-golf teams will help The Friendship Club raise […]

Guitar Signed by Joan Baez Raffle – Tickets going fast!

September 16, 2014

Last month, John Volz of Volz Bros. Automotive approached us with a unique fundraising opportunity and we are so grateful that he thought of The Friendship Club. John procured a donated guitar, courtesy of RavenWest Guitar, and with the help from the Center for the Arts staff, he was able to get it signed by […]

Academic Year Program Leaps to Greater Heights

September 16, 2014

Last week marked the first week that we welcomed our girls back for the academic year program and we sure are glad they are back!  There’s nothing like hearing the chatter and laughter that comes from the classrooms where girls meet, feeling the buzz in the air for the excitement of being back together. With […]

Volunteer Spotlight on Driver Needs by Cindy Hintz

September 16, 2014

As I began to plan for the 2014-15 school year, anticipating the volunteer needs to be fulfilled by our drivers alone, I realized that this year had a different “feel.”  I couldn’t put my finger on it, but the need felt larger, more challenging to fill than last year. And yet, being the volunteer manager for nearly […]

A Message from Our Executive Director

August 15, 2014

An amazing summer – our twentieth – is over and what a whirlwind it was!! Girls are back to school this week and will be seeing their friends, talking about their awesome summer camps and clinics, meeting their teachers, and getting ready for a great school year. Our staff is transitioning from a wild, busy […]

Friendship 100

August 15, 2014

We have 23 community drivers gearing up for The Friendship 100 on September 22!  They will don their race suits, complete with their sponsor names (that’s YOU!), and compete for the coveted trophy! We will also welcome 36 mini-golf teams to the 49er Fun Park in two different tournaments. We hope YOU will be joining […]

Summer Program Highlights

August 15, 2014

We sure kept our girls busy this summer in so many meaningful ways!  After five summer camps, seven clinics, and five Fun Fridays, here are a few of the highlights we wanted to share with you… Twenty new girls in grades 6-10 began their exciting  journey with The Friendship Club this summer. New Friends camp […]

TFC Girl Spotlight

August 15, 2014

They don’t come much sweeter than Kassie Clark. She is a senior at Nevada Union High School, and she has been actively involved with The Friendship Club since the sixth grade.  Denise noticed her positive attitude and enthusiasm from the beginning, and Kassie was asked to take part in the Friendship Club Leadership Council.  She […]

The “Y” Survey

August 15, 2014

Did you know that the YMCA held summer camps in Nevada County this summer and that they are exploring creating more programs in our area?  Local resident and volunteer, Mary Jane Huenergardt, has been organizing Y activities, exploring our community, and is looking for more input about what we see as important programs to bring […]

Celebrating Our Executive Director: 10 Years Leading, Inspiring and Being Inspired

July 7, 2014

As I think back on my first ten years as Executive Director of The Friendship Club in some ways I can’t believe where the time has gone.  On the other hand, I feel like I am just getting started!  In ten years we have moved our location to our current site where we can welcome […]