Organizations

Scripps Ranch Women's Club

The club's annual meeting and Installation Dinner took place at Aux Delices in July. The ladies enjoyed the evening by reflecting on the past year and honoring the 2001-2002 board of directors who gave tirelessly of their time. The 2002-2003 board of directors was installed and was given well wishes as they embark on their new positions.

Outgoing president, Terra Davis, reported that the Women's Club made donations to many schools and organizations over the past year. Donations were given to the Avon Breast Cancer Walk, E.B. Scripps Elementary School, Dingeman Elementary School, Miramar Ranch Elementary School, Jerabek Elementary School, Scripps Ranch Community Theatre, the Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol, and Cush Legs for Literacy.

Scholarships were awarded to three deserving Scripps Ranch High School graduating women: Cindy Nguyen, Anna Kukacheck, and Patrice Cristostomo.

Also in July, the club attended the San Diego Historical Society Showcase 2002 at the Ione Gilfillan Brown House in Coronado. Lunch at McP's Irish Pub and Grill followed the tour. Everyone had an enjoyable time.

Businesses in Scripps Ranch are encouraged to place an ad in the club's newsletter. The cost is nominal. Contact Jill Lesher at 695-8902 for details. The Scripps Ranch Women's Club is a civic organization, open to all residents of Scripps Ranch. For information, contact Terra Davis at [[email protected]].

Hidden Valley House Auxiliary

August is quiet in the Auxiliary, although we are helping out at the shelter by organizing supplies. From doing this, it is apparent there is an urgent need for washing detergent and other household cleaning supplies. We wonder if the ever-generous people of Scripps Ranch would be prepared to donate any of these supplies to help the shelter.

They are in urgent need of washing detergent, any size Pine Sol, window cleaner, dishwasher detergent, 33-gallon heavy duty garbage bags, bleach, and toilet paper. It would really mean a lot if you would pick up one or more of these supplies next time you are at the store. If you can, please leave your donation at Dianne Bramwell's door at 10826 Loire Avenue. Or, you can call 549-1057.

Welcome Club

Wow! The summer is passing by quickly and that is because we are having so much fun. There was not a general meeting in July, but we had our annual Salad Supper. There are so many wonderful dishes to taste, and we see members we have not seen for awhile.

The club has many activities: arts and crafts, gadabouts, coffees, book discussion groups, bridge at all levels, pitch, and bunco, to name just a few. The club is open to any woman who lives in Scripps Ranch.

Our club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club on Aviary Drive. The August meeting will be an ice cream social. For more information call Becky McDonald at 578-5693.

Marianne Paul, Secretary

Village Quilters

Interested in quilting? It is fun, and you can choose whether it is challenging or downright easy. Please attend the Saturday, Aug. 10, meeting of the Village Quilters at the Scripps Ranch Library.

We begin at 9:30 am, and the meeting lasts about two hours. Our program will be a series of "teach and share" demonstrations, with opportunities for your questions. This is an especially good month for a first-time look at our group because it is informal and allows for plenty of conversation. For more information, call Annie Mitchell at 566-1733.

Kiwanis Club

Special Olympics

In June, our club participated in sponsoring the Special Olympics at San Diego State University. Our part was to serve breakfast to the Olympians before their events. We served about 450 breakfasts in an hour and a half. It was great to see the enthusiasm these Olympians had. There were lots of smiling faces.

About 10 members from our club and an equal number from the Mira Mesa High School Key Club did the honors. Big thanks to our fellow Kiwanian, Dave Andrews, for coordinating this breakfast.

We would also like to thank the following businesses for donating much of the food.

  • Adohr Farms--milk products;
  • Henry's Marketplace, Poway--fresh fruit;
  • Donut Stop, Mira Mesa--donuts; and,
  • Pic-A-Bagel, Kearny Villa Road-- bagels.

International Convention

Last month the annual convention was held in New Orleans. There were about 8,000 Kiwanians in attendance. Jim Farrier and Mike Choi from our club attended. We will have more about the convention next month.

You are always welcome to join our meetings, held every Wednesday from 7-8 am at Mimi's Restaurant in the Mira Mesa Marketplace. We will even buy you breakfast! If you would like more information, call me at 536-9821 or visit our website at [www.smmkiwanis.org].

Mark Branning

Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library

Summer Reading Program

There is still time to sign up your child for the summer reading program at the library. The theme this year is "Discover the Magic of Reading," and the program continues through Thursday, Aug. 15. The Friends of the Library provide prizes to encourage readers as they work toward goals of 10, 25, or 50 books. Preschool children can also participate by having books read to them.

Special children's programs are held bi-weekly on Thursdays at 3 pm in the community room. On Thursday, Aug. 8, Craig Stone presents his spectacular magic and comedy show with audience participation.

The grand finale on Thursday, Aug. 22, will feature folk dancers in colorful costumes from Egypt, Greece, and Lebanon. Children who have completed 10 or more books will receive certificates. There will be a drawing for prizes, and lemonade and cookies will be served.

Book Discussion

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, the adult book discussion group will focus on Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There. It will take place at 6:30 pm in the library's seminar room. Copies of the book are available at the library's circulation desk.

Cheap Summer Reading

Pickup some used books and magazines for the beach or your vacation at the Book Nook store in the library. It is a great way to catch up on your reading. The Friends of the Library operate the store to support programs in our library and to buy additional titles for the library's collection.

The Book Nook is located at the back of the library's Great Room adjacent to the magazine and newspaper section. The hours are: Monday and Wednesday from 12:30-7:30 pm; Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10 am-5 pm; and, Sunday from 1:30-4:30 pm. There are "like new" books that sell for $2 or $3, and real bargains on carts outside the doorway--hardbacks for 25 cents, paperbacks for 50 cents.

More Library News

You can learn more about what is happening at the Scripps Ranch Library by reading Folio, the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library newsletter that is published six times each year. Pick up a copy at the library, or become a member of the Friends and each issue will be mailed to your home. The library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, for Labor Day.

American Association of University Women

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 6-7:30 pm, the Poway-Penasquitos branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold an informational coffee in the community room of the Scripps Ranch Library. You are invited to stop by, have some refreshments, and meet some of our members.

AAUW is the oldest and largest national organization actively promoting equity and education for all women and girls. For information, call Marie Dye at 538-1689, or Kris Downey at 484-1949.

Pomerado Community Band

The Pomerado Community Band is comprised of 60 wind and percussion musicians from your neighborhood. We are a non-profit corporation that welcomes new members. There are no dues or auditions. Just fun people who like performing in a band.

Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7-9 pm in the Scripps Ranch High School band room. Come enjoy the next free summer concert, performed in the gazebo bandstand at Old Poway Park on 14134 Midland Road in Poway. It is on Sunday, Aug. 11, in the early evening. For information, please contact Debbie Olson at 693-6244.

Scripps Teasers Toastmasters

Would you like to improve your communication and leadership skills and have fun at the same time? Try Scripps Teasers, the award winning Scripps Ranch Toastmasters Club.

No matter what your goal or your speaking experience, you will be warmly welcomed to Scripps Teasers. Our meetings are fast-paced and fun, with lots of joking and friendly humor.

The club's members boast a diverse range of backgrounds, cultures, and nationalities. Countries such as India, Laos, Kenya, Canada, and the Netherlands are represented. There is a wide range of careers and age ranges.

Scripps Teasers meets Thursdays at 7 am at the Scripps Ranch Information Center. It is located at 11885 Cypress Canyon Road, near the corner of Cypress Canyon Road and Scripps Poway Parkway. For more information, please contact Cees Molenaar at 578-7378 or [[email protected]].

Mark Shapiro

Scripps Ranch Theatre

Upcoming Season

The upcoming season for the Scripps Ranch Theatre looks great. Following are a list of plays and their dates:

  • Rumors, a comedy by Neil Simon, Friday, Sept. 13-Saturday, Oct. 5.
  • Wrong Turn at Lungfish, a comedy by Garry Marshall, Friday, Nov. 15- Saturday, Dec. 7.
  • Fatal Attraction, a thriller by Bernard Slade, Friday, Feb. 7, 2003- Saturday, Mar. 1, 2003.
  • Perfect Wedding, a comedy by Robin Hawdon, Friday, Apr. 25, 2003-Saturday, May 17, 2003.

All performances are held in the theater on the campus of Alliant International University, located at 10455 Pomerado Road, one-half mile east of I-15 at the Pomerado Road exit.

For more information and reservations, check out our website at [www.scrippsranchtheatre.org] or call 578-7728. Scripps Ranch Theatre encourages patrons to make reservations early, as performances sell out quickly.

Aubrey Nominations

Scripps Ranch Theatre's four productions from the previous season have successfully collected 48 nominations for the Associated Community Theatres of San Diego (ACT) Aubrey Award.

In June, nominations were handed out for Lend Me a Tenor, Ravenscroft, I Ought to Be In Pictures, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. This year, the Scripps Ranch Theatre's 48 Aubrey nominations took the lead among all 13 San Diego ACT participating theatres.

Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club

Start August swimming! Take those swim lessons now. We have every level, for ages 3 to 103. Stop by Aviary and see what is available.

We still have campers on our minds. This month we have Wet and Wild, Cheerleading, Sports, Tennis, Art, Magic, and Totally Extreme camp, just to name a few. Register at Aviary. Camps are open to non-members.

We saved the best for last! Our Labor Day party! Bring your lawn chairs or come dance with us to live music provided by The Fabulous Pelicans! We will also have food and drinks available at a minimal charge while supplies last. It all starts Monday, Sept. 2, at 3 pm.

Upcoming events:

  • Family dinner night--Tuesday, Aug. 6;
  • Men's poker--Friday, Aug. 9;
  • Board meeting--Tuesday, Aug. 13;
  • Duplicate bridge--Friday, Aug. 16;
  • Root beer float night--Saturday, Aug. 17;
  • Fall swim lesson registration--Saturday, Aug. 24;
  • Junior singles' tournament--Saturday, Aug. 24;
  • Swim lesson party--Sunday, Aug. 25; and,
  • Swim and movie night--Friday, Aug. 30.

San Diego Paintball Club

Our next beginners' tournament is Saturday, Aug. 31. You can register by calling us or visiting our website at [www.sandiegopaintballclub.com]. We hope to have another great tournament, so get your team together and come win great prizes.

We are continually setting up birthday parties and other private events. Give us a call for club discounts. You must register through us to receive club discounts. Contact Mona Chin at 549-2524 or [[email protected]].

Computer Users Group

It is the bottom of the ninth. The score is computer 1, user 0. A file you know you saved has disappeared, or maybe the program has developed a mind of its own and refuses to cooperate. You have two options. Call the customer service hotline and get a busy signal or, worse yet, be placed on hold for eternity.

Or, you could call one of the members of the Computer Users Group you met recently. No busy signals, no long waits for assistance. Instead, you get a friendly, willing, understanding voice that can help you resolve your problem.

We meet in the library's seminar room on the third Saturday of the month from 9:30 am-12 pm. The next meeting will be Saturday, Aug. 17. For information, call Dave Bechtel, evenings from 7-9 pm, at 549-2077.

Barters' Directory

The directory is continuing to grow! If you have a service or product that you would like to barter or trade for other services or products, please contact us at 549-2524. We list you on our Barters' Directory website so that other members will be able to contact you.

Scripps Tips Networking Group

Scripps Tips is a small-business networking group for people serving the Scripps Ranch area. Started 10 years ago as an alternative to other more formal "tips" groups, Scripps Tips is a friendly gathering. It is oriented to building relationships for long-term mutual support and referral sharing. Scripps Tips meets weekly for breakfast and members provide information and insights into their respective businesses.

Since many members have small offices or operate home-based businesses, they enjoy the camaraderie of others in complementary fields. Only one member is permitted per business area. Currently we have openings for new members. Find out if we have an opening for you!

If you would like to learn more about Scripps Tips, please call Larry Grey at 735-4008, or email him at [[email protected]]. You can also visit our website at [www.scrippstips.com].

EBook Website Planned

Scripps Ranch authors--and "would-be" authors--take notice! A website to provide free ebook publication is in the works. If you have wanted to write a book or booklet, this site is for you. We have a detailed course to teach you how to write that book. Call 549-2524.

Pomerado Nation Y-Indian Guides/Princesses

Our July 4th parade float featured Nation Chief Michael "Running Horse" and Princess Maddy "Galloping Horse" King. They were flanked by Creek Tribal Chief Deano "Hungry Wolf" Smith's authentic teepee and chauffeured by Tom "Big Foot" Brokely of the Ancient Anasazi tribe. We were honored to be awarded prizes in three categories, particularly the 1st place ribbon for emulating the parade theme.

The Guides/Princesses and dads camped at Catalina on the last weekend of July, so traffic on the Ranch should have been light--as the moms practiced their "walkable communities" skills.

The final weekend of August will be the annual Camp Del Mar luau. Scripps Ranch camping tents will take over the beach and new nation/tribal chiefs and officers will be sworn in. "Nimway" to all from the outgoing chiefs and officers, as we complete another successful year of father/child bonding.

"Bearded Feather" Boerner, Pomerado Nation Scribe