Our Vision Statement

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.
Dear <<First Name>>,
We’re here, just a little more than a week before International Women’s Day, March 8th. This year our theme, The Rising Feminine, is truly what’s happening around the world. We will be joining with the Global Sisterhood in a meditation being shared internationally. Women in over 80 countries will be participating. We’ll break out into our own small circles to share, or simply to listen, to what’s in our hearts.  And we will be inspired by the music of  our own local vocalist, Kellie Garmire. All the details are in the flyer below.

Please share with your friends, mother’s, daughters, granddaughters. This is age appropriate from middle school girls to our elders.
The heart of Gather the Women is strong here in Nevada County. Our core circles, see below, continue to meet faithfully every month. The women are supported, inspired, empowered by their participation. That said, we are looking to hone our financial responsibilities to a sustainable level. So...we are moving into the world of social networking for communicating. Circles for Gather the Women will be promoted on Meetup and Facebook. Each circle also maintains an individual e-list.  If you have even a slight interest in participating in one of the circles below, be sure to contact the circle leader or make sure you have her contact information. We also continue to welcome new circles. Just send me an email and our Steering Wheel will consider your proposal.
The most noticeable change will be the absence of this newsletter. This month is our last edition in this format. And the website will no longer be a presence. We hope that you continue to participate in our circles and events for our purpose remains the same: to empower women through circles.
We’re looking forward to celebrating International Women’s Day with you.

See you on the 8th, 
Judith Hurley 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.

Full Moon Water Ceremony for Women

Day and Date Changes Monthly
Fri, Mar. 2nd, 7:00-9:00 pm
Contact: Ariann, 
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). The ceremony will be held mostly indoors although a short water blessing will take place outside. Bring a snack or dish to share after. Bring drums, rattles and other instruments for the ceremony. There is a suggested donation of $10 to support the New Dream Foundation & GTW. 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 is home here.

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.

Prosperity Circle

2nd Wednesday
Wed., Mar. 14th, 6:30-8:30 pm
Contact: Ariann,
 928-284-5738 or email

The Prosperity Circle is coming into its own as a master-mind group.  At each gathering we use the Heart Triad Process to focus on our highest intention. We then request and receive support from the other members of the circle. Throughout the month each of the members sets aside time to envision what the others have requested. Money is showing up in the mail. Job opportunities are appearing. Projects are being completed.  This process is working. We would love for you to join us.

Women's Study Book Circle 

Third Thursday
Thurs., Mar 15th, 2:30-4:30 pm 
Contact: Angie Lux, or (530) 272-2402 

The Book Circle is open for new members. We limit the membership to 8. Any more than that limits the ability of  the women for sharing their voice. Come join us, especially if the books the GTW Women Studies Book Circle has selected for for 2018 interest you, call Angie.

We are reading "On Tyranny - Twenty Lessons for the Twentieth Century" by Timothy Snyder.

Drumming Circle

4th Tuesday
Tues., Mar. 27th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Contact: Judith, 
Our new 6 pm start time is to accommodate our having a potluck. Bring your favorite dish and enjoy the good food and each other.  Drumming starts at 7pm.

Our drumming circle has been deepening the impact of the drumming itself by choosing to focus each separate drumming with an intention, and then sitting in silence at the close of each drumming sequence. Come join us as the beat of the drums reflects the beat of our hearts and we become one in sound and harmony.
Please mark the 4th Tuesday of the month for future drumming dates.

Wholeness & Equality Bible Study 

4th Tuesday
Tues., Mar. 27th, 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.

GTW Steering Wheel

Contact: Judith, 
As you can see from the opening comments of this newsletter, we are shape shifting as we continue in our quest for what is the best way for GTWNC to offer leadership in the community.  

If you have ideas for circles or events, or an interest in being on the Steering Wheel, please contact Judith.

Our Steering Wheel members:
L to R: Laura Strathman Hulka, Nancy Busey
, Ariann Thomas, Angie Lux, Judith Hurley Prosser
Below: Elena Lokvig


Other Circles & Upcoming Events


March 8th, International Women’s Day
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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.

Gather the Women of Nevada County on

Getting the word out about the circles of Gather the Women of Nevada County has greatly been improved by!

On the meetup site, we are able to invite 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.)
If you are new to Meetup, be sure to visit your profile, and select how many emails and notifications you want, so we don’t inundate you with too many for you.
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