A Message from our President - Maria Grigoreiff

Dear Friends,
The holidays are just around the corner and they bring excitement, joy, and appreciation for our many blessings. We are also aware that many of our neighbors are less fortunate, and for the CWC, the holidays have become “A Time for Giving.” This tradition began several years ago when Maureen West stood up at our Holiday Luncheon and announced that she would match all donations for our scholarships and charities, collected at the luncheon, up to $500. Within a few minutes, the hat was passed, and dollars flowed out of our wallets.
 
Today, we have three Secret Santas who have pledged to match on a two to one basis, all donations received at the Holiday Luncheon up to $5,000. This means that for every $1 you give, our Secret Santas will donate $2. We need to collect $2,500 by December 14th, the day of the luncheon, if we are to receive the full $5,000. We can do this—we can do even more! Those of you who plan to attend, bring your checkbook or money. Those of you who cannot attend and who want to triple the impact of your gift, please write a check with the notation, “A Time for Giving,” and send it to the CWC, P.O. Box 3242, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, or pay on line through our website. We thank you!
 
This year, our luncheon will be on Thursday, December 14th at Mullins Bar and Grill. We will be regaled by the Masterworks Chorale who will also lead us in a sing along. In addition to your choice of seared salmon or filet mignon, you will be able to buy holiday goodies and gifts that are handmade by our members. If you would like to sell items you have made, please contact Sue Perls at susanperls05@gmail.com.
 
Those who enjoy the Coastal Repertory Theatre should buy a ticket for “Coney Island Christmas” on Saturday, December 9th . The Show starts at 8 pm, but CWC members will meet at the theatre at 7:30 pm for a glass of wine and chat during intermission.
 
The greatest strength of the CWC is its members. The Club is now more than 30 years old, and we continue to grow because many talented women have stepped forward throughout the years to provide leadership. Now is the time for you to consider joining the Board of Directors or leading an interest group. Next month, a call will go out asking for volunteers. Serving on the Board is a privilege, and the rewards are great. Please join us!
 
With my best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving and holiday season,
 
Maria Grigorieff