We enjoyed a delicious lunch at the General Meeting and Spring luncheon at Mullins Bar and Grill on May 16th. We welcomed two new Board Members, Gisela Schecter and Becca Simmons. We also said goodbye to two departing board members, Joan Kersten and Teri Mallon. Guests also heard from the directors of three charities for which we provide financial support. Belinda Ariaga from ALAS, Marta Gardner from Moonridge Reading Stars and Dr. Cecilia Mello of Farrallone View Elementary School gave a brief overview of the educational services that they are providing for local schoolchildren. Please see page 8 for the full minutes of the meeting.
This was our first year to participate in “Coastside Gives” held on May 2nd . This is a twenty-four-hour fundraising event at which local residents can support their favorite local non-profit organization. As you may know, CWC is a registered 501(c)(3) charity. We utilize this status to raise funds in support of our scholarship fund and to support local grass roots educational organizations. We were very pleased to exceed our fund- raising expectations thanks to you OUR members, who gave generously during this event.
On May 30th Tanya Clarke and I attended the Scholarship Awards Night at Half Moon Bay High School. We were pleased to award 10 scholarships of $3,000 each to deserving Half Moon Bay High seniors. Our scholar- ships will have a significant impact on students who will be attending college in the Fall. CWC is excited to provide financial assistance from our fundraising efforts to these students as well as the charities selected by our Scholarship and Charities Committee. I want to thank Tanya and her committee for their work and diligence in selecting eligible students and local organizations to be awarded funding from CWC. I was reminded at this ceremony of the huge impact that CWC makes in the lives of our local high school seniors.
I would like to remind our members that your membership renewal is due now. Membership remains at $40 for one year. Renewals after July 15th will be $45. Please visit our website, www.coastsidewomensclub.org, to renew online, or send your check to CWC, PO Box 3242, HMB, CA. 94019.
Attention Bridge players!! The Wednesday intermediate bridge games and Friday duplicate bridge games will be playing at the new HMB library during the months of July and August. This is due to renovation work at the Ted Adcock Center. Please be sure to add this to your calendars!
We will be on our summer break so this will serve as your newsletter for June and July. The Board will have a planning meeting for next year on Aug. 1st. If you have suggestions for activities or would like to lead an interest group, or if you are interested in working with the Board on fund- raising, please send a note to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a wonderful summer!
Judy Kocher President