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March 2019 Member of the Month… Nora Gauck

Our member of the month features individuals who are actively involved in community service and/or inspire others through their personal accomplishments.

Nora Gauck

I am a member of the Audubon Society and enjoy hiking and identifying different bird species.  I love to tend to my small orchid collection and garden.  I have my own seed bank and love flowering plants.  I have a keen interest in ancient history and have visited many ancient Mayan, Aztec and Toltec sites and Roman sites throughout Europe.


I thoroughly enjoy my time at and Genesis and take advantage of the yoga classes and work with a trainer to help me keep from injuring myself and steer me in the right direction.  Everyone is very helpful; the place is very clean, and I enjoy a nice circle of friends who I have met there. Never once have I felt uncomfortable or not part of a community when I am there.  


If I have a special mission, it would be to help who I can, be a good friend and wife and grow as a performing artist.


If I could lunch with anyone of my choice, I would choose Joni Mitchell.  Her innovations in music and performances are stunning and she has proven to be very intelligent in her interviews.


My favorite quote would be “If you can’t run with the big dogs, stay on the porch”.  To run with the big dogs, you prepare and practice and work hard for your goals, go out there and try your heart’s desire but prepare yourself accordingly.

My name is Eleanor Gauck but my friends call me Nora.  I have been married for 33 years to my husband and collaborator in music, Gil Gauck.  I have a son, daughter-in-law and grandson who live in Texas.

I am originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania but left there 30 some years ago and moved to South Florida where I worked for many years as a florist, medical transcriptionist and singer.  We retired to Keystone Heights in 2011.  I am half of the duo “One Eyed Cat” who have been performing in the area for the last couple of years.  We are now in the studio recording and writing material for our newest CD Resiliency. Gil and I have been performing with each other for over 30 years.

I am a member of the Audubon Society and enjoy hiking and identifying different bird species.  I love to tend to my small orchid collection and garden.  I have my own seed bank and love flowering plants.  I have a keen interest in ancient history and have visited many ancient Mayan, Aztec and Toltec sites and Roman sites throughout Europe.

Past recipients of the Member of the Month Club