A Message from our President - Maria Grigoreiff

Dear Friends,
Fall is here, and many activities are planned. First is our Fall Social on October 25th at the Colony Club, where you can enjoy a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres as you meet new people and catch up with old friends. A special orientation is planned for our new members, from 6-6:30 pm. There is no charge for attending our socials, the cost is paid through member dues, so please join in the fun. On November 16th we will tour the Arion Press in the Presidio, a historic and unique printing and bookmaking facility. The group will meet at 2:15 pm at CVS to carpool, and there is a $10 charge. If you would like to attend, please contact Freda Jeffs.
 
On Friday, November 17th, we will have our second bridge tournament at the Colony Club. Please sign up, and invite your bridge playing friends to join us. There will be sections for novice, intermediate, and duplicate bridge players, a light lunch, and snacks.
 
Those who attended the last tournament began asking for an encore almost immediately, so here it is! The cost is $25, and all proceeds will go to our Scholarships and Charities fund. Those who enjoy the Coastal Repertory Theatre should buy a ticket for “Coney Island Christmas” on Saturday, December 9th (please note the date change). The Show starts at 8 PM, but CWC members will meet at the theatre at 7:30 pm for a glass of wine and have another opportunity to chat during intermission. Our holiday 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. Along with your choice of seared salmon or filet mignon, you will have the opportunity to buy holiday goodies and gifts that are handmade by our members. If you would like to sell items or join a group to learn how to create small gifts, please contact Sharon Weight.
 
Virginia Perry has volunteered to take charge of the “Great Gatsby Gala” on April 14, 2018. If you would like work on one of the committees, please let Virginia know. Also, we are seeking auction items such as tickets to sporting or cultural events, vacation rentals, chefs for a dinner party, etc. If you have an item to donate, please contact Judy Kocher.
 
We sold the beautiful watercolor donated by Jan Pretto and painted by Priscilla Klass. I want to thank Jan for her generous donation which will benefit our scholarships and charities fund. Now it is time to carve a pumpkin or two, roast some pumpkin seeds, count your blessings, and if you haven’t done so, send a contribution to our Cup of Tea campaign.
 
With my best wishes, Maria Grigorieff