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Welcome Club stays very active

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Welcome Club of Scripps Ranch chairpersons include JoAnn Farmen, Paulette Millander, Starlene Dahl and Lynnell Hallock. (courtesy photo)

Welcome Club stays very active

By Diane Rider

Members of the Welcome Club of Scripps Ranch have been taking advantage of the warm days to hold their activities out of doors as they regroup for the new normal.

One of the main events every year is the Salad Supper. This year, as a welcome back to members, the event was a complimentary catered Taco Supper. The setting was under the trees in the front gardens of the Scripps Ranch Community Center on Cypress Canyon Road. There was an array of beautiful raffle baskets created and donated by the many interest groups. The centerpiece flower arrangements by Lynnell Hallock were also gifted to members. George Cannon provided live guitar background music. Starlene Dahl, Paulette Millander and JoAnn Farmen headed the hard-working committee to create a festive and delightful evening.

All four book clubs are going strong. Book Discussion and Literary Group are meeting on Zoom as members have become quite adept with the technology and find some advantages to this platform. They are reading “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins and “Talking to Strangers” by Malcom Gladwell, respectively. Morning Book Club and Lit Fit combine their morning coffee with a patio setting and are reading “The Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro and “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles.

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Welcome Club members proudly wear their custom made t-shirts for the Taco supper. (courtesy photo)

Bunco and Crafts have also reconvened. Crafts will be painting bird houses and pots this month. They used their creative talents to design matching tee shirts for the Taco Supper.

Trailwalkers can be spotted twice a week as they wend their way through the many beautiful paths here in Scripps Ranch. Gadabouts have begun to meet at interesting locations that include lunch in an outdoor patio setting.

Summer evenings provided an opportunity for TGIs, which are potluck gatherings at someone’s home. The TGIs are especially designed to include guests – friends, husbands, partners! Two of these events were held out of doors with great success.

An afternoon Coffee Klatch was planned for Oct. 14 as another opportunity to mingle and chat.

If you are interested in more information about the Scripps Ranch Welcome Club or are considering joining, visit our website at scrippsranchwelcomeclub.com. The website includes the monthly calendar and contact information.