A Kumeyaay woman who was part of the local tribe shows off her handiwork of clay pots. (courtesy photo)
Docent will share tribal history
Coming on March 9 at the Scripps Ranch Welcome Club’s regular meeting, a docent from the Kumeyaay Interpretive Center in Poway will be sharing the story of her local Native American tribe. She will be offering a new understanding of local history along with the artifacts, photos and customs of her people.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Scripps Ranch Community Center.
The Kumeyaay were native inhabitants of San Diego County. The native Kumeyaay tribe lived in what is now Southern California and as far south as Ensenada for a period of more than 10,000 years. While the Community Center on Cyprus Canyon Drive may now be the home of the Welcome Club meetings, in the past it was the site of Kumeyaay Indians going about the daily tasks of providing for their families.
Interesting and entertaining speakers are not the Welcome Club’s only regular attraction. Some members of Welcome Club favor the monthly craft making sessions. Others enjoy a card or bunco game. Many like to walk local trails together a few days a week, while some of the same also like to read and discuss books.
To include more members in the enjoyment of books, Nancy Hurwitz is starting a fourth book group. They plan to meet at the middle of each month and are currently signing up those who are interested.
Members who value trips to local places of interest, cultural experiences and, later, surrounding a restaurant lunch table, participate in Gadabouts. February’s Gadabout occasion is to the movie “Emma” and afterward a lunch that will make an ideal ladies’ day out.
Many members’ favorite event, the opportunity to gather with a circle of friends and enjoy a warm cup of coffee, is known as the Coffee Klatch. While friends and coffee are the main attraction, hostesses and their helpers have been known to offer some incredibly delicious brunch dishes that make the friends and the coffee even more enjoyable. Janet Weigel will be hosting in March along with Starlene Dahl as co-hostess.
Welcome Club has been expanding its membership over the last several months and is diversifying its activity calendar to match the variety of interests of new members. Currently among the ideas being suggested are groups for dining out, wine tasting, a day or evening board game, and opera going. Other ideas are also being hatched.
Welcome Club has a website – scrippsranchwelcomeclub.com – where those interested in learning more about the group can find the newsletters and other announcements. Contact information is there, too. Welcome Club is delighted to respond when you inquire.