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Club continues outreach, welcomes new members

Enjoying the Japanese Friendship Garden are (from left) Connie Gutierrez, Deidre Spruce, Bunny Block, Gigi Cramer, Lauretta Johnson, Susie Hill and Renie Martin. (courtesy of SR Women’s Club)

Club continues outreach, welcomes new members

By Mary Rea
Publicity chair

April kept us busy as we began wrapping up our community outreach programs for the year. Our Scholarship Committee started the rewarding process of reviewing applications from graduating high school senior girls in advance of interviewing the outstanding finalists. Board members began reviewing
applications for funding from local schools and Scripps Ranch community groups.

In May, a final determination will be made as to the amount of funding awarded for individual scholarships as well as for local schools and the community. This effort to support our Scripps Ranch community, which is a primary focal point of our club and part of our legacy, will be culminating this year with multiple awards in June.

Membership becomes the center of attention for the Women’s Club from now through July. A Mother’s Day Luncheon is planned for May 9 at the Brigantine Restaurant where we will introduce new members and welcome prospective club members. This is a celebration of our membership where we foster our connections and friendships, and we enjoy becoming better acquainted with both our new and prospective members.

The Women’s Club Mother’s Day Luncheon officially kicks off our annual Membership Renewal drive which runs through July. During this time, we also promote and encourage new members to join us.

Club highlights this month included a tour of the WNDR Museum, which provided a unique, multi-sensory experience combining art and technology, and a Downtown Waterfront Walking Tour. This is a favorite area to walk surrounded by the beautiful San Diego skyline, the blue Embarcadero waters, gentle breezes and colorful sights.

Our Theatre Group was in high spirits with the opportunity to revel in an evening at the theatre featuring “Stew,” a highly acclaimed play about the family dynamics among three generations of women. Of course, theatre night always starts with a party! A popular Pre-Theatre Cocktail Party was held at the home of Krissy and Eric Palmer. Thank you, Krissy and Eric for sharing your amazing home and hospitality with us!

The Women’s Club works diligently to ensure that our club provides something for everyone to enjoy. As such, we encourage our members to find their “niche” of interests and social activities that appeal to them.

New members inspire us, and we are always looking to expand our slate of activities and programs. If you are interested in joining a fun and versatile group, and have ideas for starting new social activities, we are always receptive. This is how several of our new groups started in the last few years, with members sparking ideas for American Mahjong, Fun and Games, Arts and Culture, and most recently, Scrabble. So, bring your ideas and join us! Our club provides a place of connection and inspiration for women of all ages, backgrounds and interests. We look forward to meeting you!

The easiest way to learn about the Women’s Club is by contacting our Membership Chair Laurie Wenger at lauriewenger@hotmail.com or visiting our website at srwomensclub.org.


Exploring the WNDR Museum are (from left) Patti Beaver, Deidre Spruce, Michelle Cyphers, Carol Murphy, Bunny Block, Cathy Christiansen, Mary Ann Harper, Carol Merten, Connie Gallagher, Barbara Measelle, Mary Belfiore, Gigi Cramer and Lauretta Johnson. (courtesy of SR Women’s Club)