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We are a global sisterhood that connects women though circles. We create safe spaces to share our true selves. Meeting in circle, we find our voices, claim our power, and celebrate our self-worth, leading to personal and planetary transformation.

Special Announcement

Celebrating the anniversary of the 19th Amendment,
that finally gave women the right to vote. 


Women's Rally in Sacramento, CA

On Friday, August 18, 12-2pm, we unite women from all walks of life and beliefs to honor the sacrifices of those who came before us and to carry the torch until equality is achieved for all women.

Promoted by: Indivisible Women of Nevada County

Go here for more information.
Dear GTW Sisters,
It’s August. Whew!  This summer is flying fast.  The Nevada County Fair starts in just a little over a week and then the kids will be back to school.

I work and live near the airport, so I hear the planes flying, heading out to drop retardant on the latest fire.  We’ve had some close calls, already,
and other communities have not been so fortunate.  Please make sure everyone in your family has a “Go bag”.  If you need more tips on being Firewise, go to the Fire Safe Council’s website,  

There is also information on emergency preparedness in the lobby of the Rood Center, Hwy. 49 at Maidu in Nevada City.  It’s on the right as you walk in. 
So we’ve talked about being prepared for a natural disaster, but what can we do to keep ourselves afloat on a more personal level?  In the midst of our busyness, where do we get the emotional support and encouragement we need, the sustenance to keep us going?  Where can we find someone who will just listen?  Sometimes just being heard is enough. I tell you from my heart, that Gather the Women circles are providing that safe space for me right now. I know they can for you, too. 
Enjoy your summer, keep the sunscreen handy, stay hydrated, avoid the river rapids, and remember to make time to be with women friends.
Judith Hurley Prosser
Photo credit by Larry Prosser

Giving Changes Everything

Your financial gifts assist in empowering the women of our community. Checks can be made out to GTWNC and mailed to GTWNC, PO Box 87, Cedar Ridge, CA 95924. Or you can simply click the donate button below. Thank YOU!


Monthly Circles

Gather the Women Nevada County is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. As part of our business practice we are asking that each woman who attends a circle sign our Liability Waiver & Release Form.  If you go to multiple circles, you only need to sign one form.  There may be special waivers for those circles held in commercial locations instead of private homes. Thank you for supporting us in this process.
In consideration of others, we request that women honor the No Scent Zone at our circles and events.

GTW Steering Wheel

First Tuesday
Tues, August 1st, 6:45–9:00 pm
Contact: Judith, 
All 7 of our Steering Wheel members met to brainstorm at our annual retreat. You’ll be hearing more about the ideas that were generated in the coming months. If you have any ideas for circles or events you would like to create with us, please contact Judith.  We welcome your input.

Our Steering Wheel members:
L to R, front row: Rachelle Bloksburg, Ariann Thomas, Lily Valeria Pantheion, Judith Hurley Prosser, Elena Lokvig, back row: Angie Lux, Laura Strathman Hulka, Nancy Busey


Transformational Wholeness: Integrating Body, Mind, & Spirit 

Weekly Ongoing Circle
For Women dealing with cancer
Tues, 10 am-12:30 pm
Contact: Dr. Nanci Shanderá 

Email for registration, location, and detailed flyer. No charge - Offered in partnership with SNMH Dignity Health Cancer Center
In this warm, supportive group, you will transform limiting and unconscious perceptions of your life, discover inner secrets of healing, learn how your dreams reveal deep messages, learn how adversity is a gift, and eliminate judgment. We’ll work with the challenges you are experiencing, whether regarding physical health, emotional harmony, relationships, spiritual growth, or other struggles.

This group is sponsored by the SNMH Dignity Health Cancer Center and is open to all women wishing to heal on any level. The work is particularly effective for those dealing with cancer now or in the past, dealing with cancer (or death from cancer) of a loved one, or working with caregiving cancer patients. This group is not a therapy group, but rather Soul and heart-based. You will learn to perceive your challenges of body, mind and Spirit from an unconditional, healing perspective.

Full Moon Water Ceremony for Women

Day and Date Changes Monthly
Sun, August 6th, 7:00 pm
Contact: Ixchel,
925-332-8164 or


Transforming the limited body into the limitless self.
This beautiful ancient Native empowerment ceremony for women takes place monthly, during the full moon.  If you yearn for a deeper bond with your sacred feminine spirit, and have an affinity for the sacred nature of water, this ceremony will offer you an experience with the Sacred Feminine. Any woman who has begun, is in the middle of, or completed her menses is welcome to attend.

Women, please wear a long skirt (I have extra).  Bring a snack or dish to share after. There is a suggested donation of $10 to support the New Dream Foundation & GTW. Bring drums, rattles and other instruments for the ceremony. We will be outside, so dress appropriately for the weather. Come share this beautiful ceremony and snacks even if you cannot share a donation at this time. RSVP as space is limited; if you RSVP and cannot come, please cancel in advance.

Allergy alert:
A Cat rules this household!.
moon photo used with permission of
© Kelly Thompson

Prosperity Circle

2nd Wednesday
Summer Break, Resuming in Sept.
Contact: Ariann,
 928-284-5738 or email

Do you find yourself on the edge of "never enough" and wanting more financial security? Our attitude towards money contributes to truly having the life we dream. Through examining and redefining our relationship with money we intend to create expanded prosperity. Please join us as we support each other in transforming our relationship with money to create greater financial flexibility. We’ve completed reading and discussing Lynn Twist’s book, The Soul of Money and Easy Breezy Prosperity: The Five Foundations for a More Joyful, Abundant Life by Emmanuel Dagher.

We’re now using the Heart Triad Process to focus on our highest intention, and then requesting and receiving support from the other members of the circle.  It’s a very powerful approach. We hope you will join us.

Please join us for this circle!
Sounding for Self-Care & World Peace

Third Tuesdays
Tues, August 15th, 7:00-8:30 pm
Contact: Hilary Brumley, or
Temporary Location, see Meetup for details

In this circle we will explore the healing, transformative, and creative power of self-created vocal sounds called “toning”. We will experience harmonic resonance and heart coherence, bringing balance and clarity, enabling us to be the best expressions of ourselves. We will learn about the sacred vowel sounds and their correspondence to the chakras and glands. We will explore basic principles of sound healing. We will explore silence and harmonic overtones, creating sacred space and sending intentions for the highest good and harmony of all.
“tone”...expresses his whole organization of body, soul, and spirit 
 as a revelation to the outside as well as to the inside.
     The vowel element is the sound playing on this musical instrument.
     When producing vowel sounds, 
we actually push what lives in the soul out through the body.

                                                                           ~ Rudolph Steiner

Come let your unique voice enrich the diverse harmonic symphony of the universe!

Women's Study Book Circle 

Third Thursday
Thur, August 17th, 2:30-4:30 pm 
Contact: Angie Lux, or (530) 272-2402 

The Book Circle is currently closed to new members.  We limit  the membership to 8. Any more than that limits the ability of  the women for sharing their voice. We have women on the waiting list, so if you are interested in starting a new book study circle contact Angie.

We are currently reading the last 3 chapters of  Healing the Heart of Democracy.

It's not too late to RSVP for this circle.
Drumming Circle

4th Tuesday
Tues, August 22nd, 6:30–8:30 pm
Contact: Judith, 
There is something about drumming together that unites us.  It’s relaxing, yet empowering on a primal level.  Join us for this unique experience as we create
Sacred Space. Through drumming, singing, chanting, sharing, and yes, even dancing when we feel like it, we will express our true selves.
Please mark the 4th Tuesday of the month for future drumming dates.

We hope to see you for this circle!
Wholeness & Equality Bible Study 

4th Monday
Mon, August 28th, 6:00–8:00 pm
Contact: Laurel, or call/text 916-799-0998 and see Gather the Women NC Meetup to RSVP

At Laurel's home (a free speech zone) in Penn Valley

Handouts Provided
Repairing the Narrative. Occupying Jesus. Restoring Mary Magdalene This is a study of relatively recently discovered and translated, early Christian texts.  In particular, studies of the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, lost for centuries, reveal the true legacy of Jesus and Mary, and provide the wholeness and equality missing from the traditional narrative. Perhaps more of the world is ready now, for the full story and the progressive vision for humanity that it represents. 

Thanks to the latest translations, the Son of Man now becomes the Child of True Humanity. Readings from The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity by Cynthia Bourgeault; also The Gospel of Mary of Magdala by Karen L. King & other works will be provided. Jean-Yves LeLoup's book, The Gospel of Mary Magdalene will be discussed. All faiths and worldviews welcome.

Women's Harmony Circle: Activating Peace Inside Out

On the 11th of every month
Fri, August 11th, 6:30-8:30 pm
Unity, 180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley
Contact/RSVP: Sushila Mertens,

530 305-6045,

Be part of the shift consciously activating your innner peace and creating harmony between women. Experience:
  • The many ways the hormone oxytocin positively affects your physiology and personal power. 
  • How understanding your survival pattern increases your self awareness, an essential ingredient for transformation. 
This is a gift to all women in our community. Voluntary contributions are gratefully accepted.

Upcoming Events


2017 Gather the Women Global Matrix Annual Gathering 

Colorado, USA
Together We Rise
Sept. 28-Oct. 1

For more info, or to register:

Peaceful Valley Retreat Center, New Lyons, CO

Inviting Sacred Space into your Home

This circle is postponed until 2018

How Are You Rising?

Please send Ixchel your photos and stories about what you are doing whether it be a march for political or charitable causes, an action group, assisting community organizations like DVSAC , Good Women International, Hospitality House, etc. Input from women of diverse views is encouraged. 

Contributions will be posted on our website, and occasionally here in the newsletter.


Indivisible Women of Nevada County

There are lots of things still going on in Nevada County.
Check the link above for one of the Facebook Women's Groups.

Circle Contributions & Updates

Above it was noted that there is a request for $5.00 to be contributed to GTW when attending a circle. The purpose of that is to help with funding for the ongoing outreach of Gather the Women of Nevada County, including films, presentations, and special events.

Many of you are attending more than one circle. Some circles meet more frequently than others. Our request is just that each person give as she is able to joyfully contribute without creating a hardship for herself. No one will ever be denied participation in a Gather the Women of Nevada County event because of lack of funds.

In consideration of others, we request that women honor the No Scent Zone at our circles and events. GTW is not liable or responsible for the content or qualifications of the materials or presenters of the programs listed.
“Listening, witnessing, role modeling, reacting, deepening, mirroring, laughing, crying, grieving, drawing upon experience, women in circles support each other and discover themselves, through talk.” 
- Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, The Millionth Circle.

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In two years, this forum has added 200 more women to GTW or signed up for the newsletter! On the meetup site, we are able to invite the 200 members to circles, remind them, track the RSVPs, and receive emails from other members.  (The number of RSVPs on meetup does not accurately reflect the number of women who will attend.)
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