Scripps Ranch

Women's Club

The board is reaching out to members to step up and serve as officers or to chair a committee next year. Scripps Ranch residents who are interested in belonging to a community service organization that focuses on charitable activities to raise money for worthy organizations and causes are encouraged to join our club. Please volunteer your talents. Our group also offers a variety of social activities.

If you are a member, or would like to become one, and want to volunteer, call Donna Apprill at 566-9930. To learn more, please visit our website at [].

Rady Children's Hospital Auxiliary

Change seems to be on everyone's mind lately. The presidential candidates constantly talk about change. The weather is changing as the signs of spring emerge. And at our recent Beach Blanket Bunco fundraiser in March our featured speaker, Debra Zanders-Willis, spoke about how the Diabetes and Endocrinology Program at Rady Children's Hospital changed her daughter's life. Ms. Willis' daughter was diagnosed with diabetes at age 4. Through the efforts of her doctor and the hospital's diabetes program, her daughter has managed eight years of control over her disease and has never been hospitalized. She also has loved attending Camp Wana Kura--for children with diabetes--for the past six years. Our unit of the Auxiliary is proud to support a hospital that has changed so many young lives!

If you are interested in joining a group of volunteers dedicated to changing the lives of children by supporting Rady Children's Hospital, please contact our membership chair, Eileen Edwards, at [[email protected]]. We thank professional auctioneer Bill Menish who served as master of ceremonies for the fundraiser. We also thank Barbara Hauschildt, our Ways and Means chair, who put much time and effort into this event!

On Saturday, Apr. 12, we will have an evening of wine tasting at the home of Cheryl Steinholt. For $25 per person, there will be several courses of wine and appetizer pairings followed by dessert and coffee. Friends, spouses, and others interested in supporting the Auxiliary are welcome to join us. For more information, please contact Cheryl Steinholt at [[email protected]].

Kami Evora

Scripps-Mira Mesa

Kiwanis Club

Service Projects

Twain Student of the Month: Matt Vivoda was honored at our breakfast meeting for taking responsibility, being kind, and "consistently doing the right thing." His mother was there to see him receive his plaque and gift certificate.

Mira Mesa Wall Painting: In March we helped members of Heroes paint the block walls along Mira Mesa Boulevard and get them back to a consistent color, as well as remove graffiti.


Jan Moyle from Big Sisters and Miguel Rosario from the San Diego Police Department gave us updates on their activities. Miguel is the community liaison for our area.

Get Involved

Interested in "Serving the Children of the World"? Your employer may encourage you to participate in community service projects. Kiwanis is a wonderful vehicle and our club is friendly and convenient. We sponsor more than 200 Key Club members at Scripps Ranch and Mira Mesa high schools.

Many potential members come to several breakfast meetings and participate with us in service projects before making a decision. Others join after one meeting. We encourage you to visit us for a free breakfast on a Wednesday from 7:15 to 8:15 am at Mimi's Café in Mira Mesa. We have interesting speakers from community-involved groups.

For more information, check us out at [] or call me at 536-9821.

Mark Branning

Computer Users Group

Have you ever looked at the skimpy manuals that come with your computer or software? You could probably read them on a short coffee break, but it seems that the answer to your problem is never in that manual.

This is where your local Computer Users Group can help. There's a good chance that someone in the group has either experienced the same problem or has the knowledge or resources to resolve your dilemma. We meet in the Scripps Ranch Library's seminar room from 9:30 am until noon on the third Saturday of each month. The next meeting is on Saturday, Apr. 19. For more information, please call Dave Bechtel--evenings from 7 to 9 pm--at 549-2077.

Toastmasters in

Scripps Ranch

Everyone can benefit from the improved public speaking and leadership skills gained through Toastmasters. We can help you overcome any fear or nervousness you may have about public speaking. The program works for all skill levels; even experienced speakers have opportunities to improve. Our meetings provide an informal, fun, and friendly environment in which to practice.

The Scripps Teasers Toastmasters Club meets at the Information Center on Cypress Canyon Road just south of Scripps Poway Parkway. Our meetings start at 7 am every Thursday and last one hour. Guests always are welcome to visit and learn about the program.

For more information, visit our website at []--note there is no "www" in the web address. Go to the "Membership Information" link under the main menu. For questions or more information, please email [[email protected]] or contact Bob Hitchcox at 395-4222. We look forward to meeting you.

Help Patrick Walk

Help Patrick Walk was formed to raise money for 13-year-old Patrick Ivison, who was hit by a car and suffered a spinal cord injury. The money raised pays for Patrick's therapy at Project Walk, a spinal cord injury recovery facility in Carlsbad. This program costs $2,800 a month and is not covered by insurance.

Our latest fundraiser is through Shaklee. Shaklee products are environmentally friendly options for cleaning that are great for people with allergies. Please consider purchasing the products in celebration of Earth Day in April. For every "Get Clean Starter Kit" sold through [], Patrick receives a portion of the proceeds. For more information on this fundraiser, please contact Wendy Hutchinson at 619-246-5948.

The Big Chill Frozen Yogurt located on Scripps Trails Drive is generously donating 100% of its proceeds on Saturday, Apr. 19, to benefit Patrick. Don't forget to bring in a flyer that is available for download on the "Help Patrick Walk" website at [], or mention this article.

Please keep in mind that all donations are tax deductible. Checks can be made out to "NTAF-Catastrophic Injury Fund," and in the memo line write: "In Honor of Patrick Ivison." Please mail to 11080 Forestview Lane, San Diego, CA 92131. Thank you for your support!

Jennifer Kayler

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change at SR Theatre

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is the longest-running off-Broadway musical--more than 4,000 performances. This great "date night" play celebrates the modern-day suburban mating game and the joys of dating, romance, lovers, husbands, wives, and in-laws. This fun musical runs from Friday, May 9, through Saturday, June 14, at the Scripps Ranch Theatre.

All performances are held in the theater on the campus of Alliant International University. For reservations, visit [] or call 578-7728. Scripps Ranch Theatre encourages patrons to make reservations early as performances sell out quickly.

Scripps Tips Small Business Networking Group

Our group is going strong and the reason is simple. A new member, in informal conversation following his initial visit to Scripps Tips, said that he had visited two other networking groups--both national organizations. He said there was no comparison between our group and the others; he said, "This group is family." We agree that this is the essence of Scripps Tips and the reason there is much conversation and laughter around the table as we rally prior to starting the meeting at 7:15 am. We have breakfast at a local restaurant every Friday morning.

Who are we? Let us introduce you to two more members, both Scripps Ranch residents. Nick Torres is our group's certified public accountant. He is a partner in his firm and serves individuals and businesses. Patrick Kilian is our financial and investment advisor. He has been a faithful member of our group since its formation in the early `90s. Both Nick and Patrick are very personable and approachable professionals who serve their clients from offices in the Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa area.

If you would like to learn more about Scripps Tips, please visit our website at [] and then call our president, Leo Klijn, at 689-4120 for more information.

Barb Grey

Team Women

Springtime means new growth, and Team Women is a great way to grow your business! The Scripps Ranch chapter is a dynamic group of women in business. Our purpose is to bring women business owners together in an environment where relationships are built that lead to increased business for members. Each member provides highly qualified business referrals to the other women.

Be a part of our team and surround yourself with like-minded women. Build relationships and friendships that will enrich your life, while you gain new ideas and strategies for your business! All meetings and socials are held at Santorini Island Grille on Scripps Poway Parkway. Meetings are every other Tuesday. Join us on Tuesday, Apr. 8 and 15, at 8:30 am. Network your business at our evening social on Tuesday, Apr. 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Please contact Alison Flores at 547-8913 for details.