Personal Growth Series Workshops – Ongoing (check back for current offerings)
Throughout the year, The Friendship Club will be offering workshops to promote personal growth for our volunteers and anyone in the community who wants to deepen their self understanding and connection with others. The workshops will typically be offered as a series, and each will have a suggested donation as a benefit for The Friendship Club.
- Discover Your Strengths Series: Facilitated by The Friendship Club’s own Jennifer Singer who’s also a Certified Strength’s Consultant. People who play to their CliftonStrengths are the absolute best version of themselves. Gallup research finds that they’re more engaged and productive at work and 3x more likely than others to have an excellent quality of life. Discover how CliftonStrengths helps people maximize their potential! Thursdays, 1/18/18, 1/25/18, 2/22/18, 3/22/18 and 4/26/19 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at The Friendship Club.
- Deep Listening Workshop Series: Facilitated by Personal Growth Consultant, Lyn Gunn-Smith, learn and practice deep, mindful listening. Become more aware of how your thoughts, feelings and beliefs impact your ability to be present with others. Thursdays, 6/7/18, 6/14/18, and 6/21/18 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at The Friendship Club.
Power of the Purse – March 22
The Power of the Purse, held annually in March is an introduction to The Friendship Club. We ask 30 community members to be table captains and invite friends to attend the event. While there is no cost to attend there are plenty of opportunities to be inspired and we do hope this serves as a launching off point for being involved with The Friendship Club. In 2017 we will hold the Power of the Purse on March 22 at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building. Click here for details.
Graduation and Scholarship Dinner – May 11
This is the culminating event where we honor our graduating seniors. Guests enjoy a beautiful dinner catered by Antonio Ayestaran, enjoy meeting and mingling with our seniors and have the opportunity to learn firsthand how The Friendship Club has impacted their lives and their plans for the future. The cost to attend is $100/per person and includes catered dinner and wine with dinner and a no host bar.
The Friendship 100 – September 18
This unique event brings out fierce competition for some and is downright silly for others. Held annually at the 49er Fun Park, The Friendship 100 is our largest fundraiser and there is room for everyone to participate! 25 community members commit to raising at least $1,000 for the honor of racing the go-carts. And 36 teams of four descend on the mini-golf course over two tournaments. Adult guests enjoy a catered dinner by Antonio Ayestaran and a beer, wine and margarita bar. There are plenty of opportunities for sponsorship. With over 250 guests, this is a fantastic sponsor opportunity for businesses. Click here for more details. Call us soon for more information, especially if you’d like to race a car – these coveted spots fill up fast!
6th Annual Spaghetti Dinner – Date TBD
Each year, The Friendship Club Leadership Council girls organize and deliver this wonderful dinner event to our community as a benefit for The Friendship Club. This is a great family-friendly event for a good cause! The event will be held at the Grass Valley Veteran’s Hall in their dining room from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Check back later for more information.
Thanksgiving Dinner – Date TBD*
This is our very special annual Thanksgiving Dinner for The Friendship Club girls and invited guests.
Holiday Reception – December 4*
Every year we hold a holiday reception to look back on the year and to celebrate everyone who makes our work possible – our Friendship family.
*If you are interested in attending the Thanksgiving Dinner and/or Holiday Reception, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 265-4311 to let us know and we’ll be sure to send you an invitation!