It’s hard to believe that we are already into the Holiday season and approaching the new year. Is it just me, or does everyone feel that time is passing by too quickly?  To get into the holiday spirit, please join us for our Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 13th at Mezza Luna restaurant.  RSVP’s are due by Dec. 7th.  We will enjoy entertainment from the Masterworks Choral.  In the spirit of the season, we will also have our “Time for Giving” so please open your hearts and your checkbooks.  We are very excited to have some “Secret Santa’s” who have offered to match donations.  If you cannot attend the luncheon, but would still like to make a donation, please see page____, or visit our website (www.coastsidewomensclub.org)  Funds raised through a “Time for Giving” are used entirely for our scholarship program.  CWC is a 501 (c)3 non-profit so your donation is fully tax deductible.

 Our Nov. 2nd bridge tournament was a huge success!  Over 40 players competed while enjoying a wonderful luncheon.  A heartfelt THANK YOU to Maria Grigorieff for organizing this once again!   Her team included Teri Mallon, Judy Duncan, Bonnie McGuiness, Sharon Weight, Ann Toillion, Virginia Perry, Becca Simmons and Linda Estrella. The next tournament is scheduled for Feb. 1st. By popular demand, the next series of lessons will start again in early 2019.  Please see page__for details on the lessons.   Sign up to get ready for the Feb. tournament!

 While bridge exercises our minds, we have two new activities to exercise our bodies as well.

Jeannette Young is leading a hiking group every Tues. and Leslie Jeffries is starting an informal walking group on Tues. and Thurs. mornings.  Please see page__for more info or to sign up for these new activities. 

 Our “Outings and Excursions” team of Freda Jeffs and Bonnie Dunham have arranged several cultural activities.  On Sat. Dec. 8th please join us for an evening of theater at the Coastal Rep.  An outing to the Legion of Honor to view an exhibit of “Jewels of the Maharajas” is planned for Tues. Dec 11th.   A visit to the Gaugin exhibit at the De Young is planned for Tues. Jan. 15th. See details for signing up on page__.

 We are also introducing a new activity for members who would like to learn basic skills using their laptops, computers or other tech devices.  “Tech Topics” will offer classes at our new library starting in Jan.  Please see page ___ or contact Bonnie McGuiness if you are interested in joining the classes.

 Please mark your calendars for our Winter Social on Jan. 23rd at the home of Sunny Balson.

 We are, once again, planning a Valentine’s Party at the Colony Club on Sat. Feb. 16th.  More details to follow but save the date for what promises to be a fun and romance filled evening!

 Lastly, I want to wish Happy Holidays to you and your families, and my very best wishes for the New Year!

 Judy Kocher

President