rossmoorwomansclubrossmoorwomansclub 60!Susan Denley, 17 Mar 2018 01:02:22 +0000
What a Diamond Jubilee! Rossmoor Woman's Club members gathered at the Grand on March 14 to celebrate the club's founding 60 years ago. Champagne flowed, hors d'oeuvres were passed, harpist Jillian Lopez provided lovely background music and dignitaries awarded plaques to the group in recognition of the occasion. Among the highlights:
--Current President Beverly Rigney introduced nine past presidents who attended. They included long-time member Mary Ellen Atkins, who headed the club in 1965-66. Bev later posed with the plaque that bears the names of all past presidents.
--We toasted member Charlotte Robertson's 100th birthday. She joined the club in 1972 and remains a proud member.
--Many members (such as Keiko Nakao, pictured here) wore tiaras and other "diamond" jewelry.
--Among the special invited guests who spoke were California Federation of Women's Clubs President Toby Kahan, Orange District President Mariellen Yarc, Los Alamitos Unified School District Superintendent Sherry Kropp, Los Alamitos News-Enterprise Editor Ted Apodaca, Seal Beach Sun Editor David N. Young and Advertising Account Manager Sue Onyan.
--Incoming president Maggie Paul put together a continuously-playing slide show of photographs documenting the club and its members throughout the years. A fan favorite: Beverly Rigney taking a well-deserved break from her duties with a beer at Ballast Point!
--And another favorite for all: Member Lina LoBasso's cakes -- I counted seven of them. It was deja vu: Lina, a member since 1975, baked the cakes for the club's 50th anniversary, too.
--And now a shout-out to the Anniversary Committee: Bev Rigney, Lorena Barlett, Del Clark, Sue Owen, Maggie Paul, Cindy Regan and your correspondent, Susan Denley.
February Fellowship]]>, 14 Feb 2018 23:02:37 +0000
Our general membership luncheon on Feb. 14 celebrated love and friendship. We also celebrated February birthday girls, including (from left) Shelly Solis, Ellen Bitters, Janet Hoffman, Deborah Lelchuk and Anna Moore.
Thought for JanuaryOffered by Bobbie Parkes, 10 Feb 2018 01:03:47 +0000
What Will We Do With This Year That’s So New?
As we start a new year untouched and unmarred, Unblemished and flawless, unscratched and unscarred,
May we try to do better and accomplish much more, And be kinder and wiser than in the year gone before —
Let us wipe our slates clean and start over again, For God gives this privilege to all sincere men
Who will humbly admit they have failed many ways But are willing to try and improve these “new days,”
And counting on Him to refresh and renew Their courage and faith when things go wrong
And the way seems dark and the road touch and long. What will we do with this year that’s so new?
The choice is yours and mine to renew.
Happy Valentine's Day!]]>, 09 Jan 2018 05:56:27 +0000
Club members beam as they show off homemade Valentines and gifts they plan to distribute to vets at the Long Beach Veterans Hospital.
Members explore cuisine]]>, 08 Jan 2018 03:32:45 +0000
Ellen Bitters was among the Dining Out group that recently lunched on Cuban food at Porto's in Buena Park. In 2017, Dining Out feasted on cuisines including Burmese, Chinese, Italian and even an English tea.
Garden Tour support growing]]>, 08 Jan 2018 03:32:20 +0000
Numerous community members and businesses supported our 2017 Outdoor Living and Garden Tour. We thank them! And now we are seeking support for the 2018 edition of this popular spring event, coming up on May 20, 2018. Please contact us at 562-810-7139 for more information.