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Club welcomes new members at luncheon

Enjoying the SRWC Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon at the Brigantine restaurant are (from left) Sally Anderson, SRWC vice president; Renie Martin, SRWC president; and Marty Salkin. (courtesy of the SR Women’s Club)

Club welcomes new members at luncheon

By Mary Rea
Publicity chair

A warm welcome to the new members of the Scripps Ranch Women’s Club (SRWC)! Our club hosted its Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon at the Brigantine restaurant in Poway on May 9, where we were delighted to welcome our new members from this past year.

This luncheon was well-attended with nearly 50 members present and provided a special opportunity to meet new members and join together in an afternoon of good friendship, conversation and connection. Laurie Wenger, our membership chair, orchestrated this lovely event for our club.

There are 11 new Women’s Club members this year and those who were able to attend the luncheon were introduced to the group. This was a very fun and inspirational afternoon. Our new members are an amazing group of women with diverse skills, talents and backgrounds.

New members will find that the SRWC has many exciting opportunities awaiting them, including an array of monthly social activities ranging from Mahjong, Bridge, Bunco, Fun and Games, Arts and Culture, Scrabble, Book Group, and Adventure and Exercise Walks. There is also a myriad of social activities, including Happy Hours, Pre-Theatre Parties, Luncheons, High Teas, Wine Tastings, Museum Tours – and the list goes on.

We are also pleased to report that in May our Scholarship Committee, which was co-chaired by club members Betty Robertson and Barbara Hunter, interviewed scholarship applicants and selected our 2024 scholarship recipients. A second scholarship committee representing the Kimbra Sellers Scholarship, which is specifically ear-marked for high school senior girls with a focus on pursuing an education in business, completed its interviews and selection process as well. Lynn Parke ably chaired this committee. All awards will be announced on May 29 at the SRHS Awards Ceremony. As is our tradition, the Women’s Club plans to honor our scholarship recipients and their mothers at a luncheon at Yanni’s in June.

At the Women’s Club board meeting in May, community awards were determined for local schools and Scripps Ranch non-profit organizations requesting funding for various projects. The Scripps Ranch Women’s Club is proud and fortunate to be able to contribute to the future of our graduating Senior High School girls through our Scholarship Programs as well as our local community in a meaningful way.

May marked a special Arts and Culture outing where members were encouraged to enjoy a day at Liberty Station. The day featured a private, docent-led tour of the Watercolor Society of San Diego followed by lunch at the Liberty Station Public Market Food Court. This was a very fun and enriching day. We thoroughly enjoyed the exhibitions of beautiful art, workshops and painting demonstrations as well as the array of international foods at the Food Court.

Our walking group sets out for the Ramona Grasslands in late May for an adventure walk followed by a luncheon at the Mt. Woodson Golf Course. In June, plans are underway for our traditional Summer Cocktail Party which will be held at the beautiful home of Lyn and Greg Cobb. Our significant others will join us for a wonderful evening of socializing with old and new friends.

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