A Message from our President - Maria Grigoreiff

Dear Friends,
The holidays are here, and 81 women (a club record) signed up for our December 14th Holiday Luncheon where they will hear the Masterworks Chorale, participate in a sing along, contribute to our “Time for Giving” campaign where their gifts will be matched by three generous donors, and purchase holiday gifts and goodies that were handmade by our members. We look forward to welcoming 2018, a new year of camaraderie and service to our community. Your enthusiasm, can do attitude, and friendship make the CWC what it is today. Happy New Year!
 
A full schedule of activities is planned for the new year. Don’t miss our January 25th social, from 6 to 8 PM, that will be hosted by Sunny Balson, who has generously offered her lovely home for the event. On Saturday, January 27th, we will play Bingo to benefit our charities at the Ted Adcock—the doors open at 6 PM and close at 7 PM, when the game begins. You may consider Bingo to be a child’s game, but you will have fun in spite of yourself, and you may even win a cash prize.
 
If you have ever thought about going to the movies, a museum, the Coastal Repertory Theatre, or other local attraction, but were discouraged because you didn’t know anyone else who might want to go, know where to park, or where to eat lunch, you should try attending with the CWC. If movies are your thing, contact Bonnie McGuinness. If you are interested in other excursions, contact Freda Jeffs or Bonnie Dunham. Their 2018 plans include a visit to the Legion of Honor for the Klimt and Rodin exhibits on January 19th, a visit to the Disney Museum in the Presidio on February 16th, a February visit to the Coastal Rep to see “Sense and Sensibility,” a March trip to see hand blown art at Lindsay Art Glass, and a trip to see the baby goats at Harley Farms in Pescadero in April. Everyone is welcome, and the more the merrier!
 
Our November 17th bridge tournament was a big hit, and, back by popular demand, we will have another bridge tournament at the Colony Club on Friday, February 23rd. Sign up early and encourage your bridge playing friends to attend!
 
Planning for our big event, the Great Gatsby Gala (scheduled for April 14th), will resume in earnest on January 11th at 1 PM with a meeting at Mullins Bar and Grill. If you would like to help, please contact Virginia Perry and join one of her committees. You receive more than you give when you work with the women of the CWC. This is also the time when we are recruiting volunteers to serve on our Board of Directors. There will be some opportunities for job sharing which is a great way to get involved. If you would like to join the Board, please contact Bonnie McGuinness.
 
With my best wishes for a joyful holiday season, Maria Grigorieff