A Message from our President - Maria Grigoreiff

Dear Friends,

Thanks to your hard work and generosity, we announced the award of 12 scholarships for deserving college bound seniors in the amount of $1,800 each. In addition, at our May luncheon, we awarded four grants of $1,850 to local charities. With a grand total of $29,000, together we are making a difference in our community. Summer has arrived, and we continue to be active. Mah Jongg and bridge games will continue, times and places are in the newsletter. Please join Freda Jeffs for a museum visit on July 28th and/or a coastal walk with lunch on August 18th. Join us on the 4 th of July when we march in the Half Moon Bay parade. The parade starts at noon and lasts about an hour. However, everyone must be in line at 11 AM for judging—we won second prize last year! So don your red, white, and blue, and contact Delores Menge for details!

On July 13th we will say good-by to two very special women, Carol McPadden and Jan Pretto, who are moving away to be closer to their families. Join us for a pizza and salad buffet at noon on the patio at It’s Italia. Both Jan and Carol are very dear to us, and we will miss them!

On July 20th from 10 AM to 2 PM, the Board will meet to begin planning the year’s activities. If you have ideas or recommendations, please share them with us, and if you would like to attend the meeting, please contact Sharon Weight (sweight42@gmail.com) —everyone is welcome.

For those of you who are very organized, please mark September 14th, the date of our fall luncheon and the kick off for our new program year. As we move forward, we want to thank four departing Board members for their many contributions, hard work, and good cheer: Delores Menge, Carol McPadden, Susie Montgelas, and Gayle Hester. In addition, we want to welcome our newest Board members: Linda Estrella, Sunny Balson, Jeannette Young, Bonnie Dunham, and Tanya Clarke. We look forward to your ideas, energy, and enthusiasm.

Enjoy the sunshine!

Best wishes, Maria Grigorieff