SR Women’s Club Scholarship Winners

Each year a special event of the Scripps Ranch Women’s Club is t e awarding of annual scholarships to local girls heading to college. This year the Women’s Club awarded four scholarships to four different you g women. The beneficiaries were Claire Caputo, Sabine Menzhausen, Madeline Snyder, and Elizabeth Lynch. Congratulations to all these amazing young women and good luck in college!

If you want to learn more about the Women’s Club or how potenti l members may meet others in a comfortable environment, come to our “COFFEE—Come Over For Friendship, Eats, and Enjoyment.” It’s on We nesday, Oct. 12, from 10 to 11:30 am. RSVP to Beth Surrell at [email protected] Our hostesses are Laurie Wenger and Elaine Scott. For more information, visit or call Susan Barnett at 735-0310 or Connie Gutierrez at 603-3049.

Mary Ann Harper, Women’s Club

Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, Scripps Ranch Unit

September 9 was the inaugural Nine Months Matter—Walkfest for Healt y Alcohol-Free Pregnancy at Liberty Station. Scripps Ranch member Jan McGowan was an organizer along with the UCSD Center for Better Beginnings and the National Organization for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. The ninth day of the ninth month at 9 am is recognized internationally as a reminder that no amount of alcohol is okay for pregnant women. One drink can cause this devastating birth defect, which has no cure and is 100% preventable.

Join us for a fun-draiser to help the hospital. Our Brewery “Get n Board” Tour is on Sunday, Oct. 23. Leave the driving to us and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of beer tasting and great food. A luxury bus will drive you to nearby Green Flash and AleSmith Brewing Companies. We will meet at the Park ‘n Ride on Scripps Poway Parkway next to Yanni’s at 12:30 pm. Buses leave at 1 pm and return at 5 pm. Tickets are $75, which includes the bus, beer tastings, and food. For details, email [email protected]

For membership information, contact Doris Berry at [email protected] Meetings are the third Monday of the month at 7 pm at the Crown Pointe clubhouse.

Cheryl Steinholt, Publicity Chair

Hidden Valley House Auxiliary

Domestic violence is something that has touched most of us, whether it happened to a friend, colleague, or family member. Have you ever thought about how you can help? We invite you to learn more about the Scripps Ranch Hidden Valley House Auxiliary, which provides volunteers and items for the Hidden Valley House shelter.

We hold only one fundraiser a year. The committee (below) has been working on the event for months. This year we will hold a luncheon rather than a high tea, and we’re excited about the changes!

Invitations go out soon for the “Afternoon in Tuscany” on Satur ay, Nov. 5, and the public is welcome. All funds raised will be used to provide basic needs at the shelter. If you would like an invitation, please contact Madeline Pantalone at 619-997-2942 or [email protected]

The “items of the month” needed are baby wipes, diapers, and strollers—single or double, new or used. Please call Ellen Hawkins t 693-0810 to arrange to bring donations to her house at 11528 Wills Creek Road. We send a special thank you to the Village Quilters who continue to sew beautiful quilts for the children, as well as items that you’ll see n the silent auction baskets at our fundraiser.

Lynn Parke

Village Quilters

Quilt artist Larene Smith will give a presentation on piecing with pre-cuts and will share her beautiful quilts. Join us on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 10 am at the Scripps Ranch Library. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to contribute $5. Village Quilters supports community charities and provides a social structure where quilters of all levels share ideas and friendship. For questions, please contact me at [email protected] or 456-0270.

Linda Pountney, Village Quilters

Win a Cruise for Two!

Scripps Ranch Theatre (SRT) presents a cruise for two opportunity drawing! For just $50 per entry, you could support SRT and win a seven-night Princess Cruise for two! The drawing is on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 11 am at Yanni’s. Join us for “Dionysian Delight: An Island Escape To Benefit S T.” You do not need to be there to win.

SRT’s fantastic production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike ru s through Sunday Oct. 9. Shows are on Fridays and Saturday’s at 8 pm a d Sundays at 2 pm.

To purchase play or opportunity drawing tickets, please call 578-7728. Visit

Scripps Teasers Toastmasters

Scripps Teasers Toastmasters will hold its 2016 Open House on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 7 to 8 am at the SRCA Community Center, 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. Guests are welcome to meet our members and learn about the Toastmasters program. For more information, please visit Join us!

Scripps Teasers was recognized by Toastmasters International as a “Select Distinguished Club.” Each year the Distinguished Club Pro ram recognizes club achievements in education, membership growth, club leadership, and club communication. Scripps Teasers president Douglas Coates was given the award by Janet Mebane, area director (pictured below).

League of Women Voters

On Thursday, Oct. 20, at 10 am we will have a meet and greet for the San Diego Unified School District Board District E candidates. The location is to be determined. For details, please email Emily at [email protected]

YMCA Adventure Guides

The Scripps Ranch Anasazi and Omaha Circles head for Agua Caliente—just west of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park—from Friday, Oct 7, through Sunday, Oct. 9. Come pitch a tent with us and enjoy three naturally-fed, geothermally heated pools. We also will explore mud caves and hike in the fascinating desert scrub.

In September we traveled to the YMCA’s beachside Camp Fox on Catali a Island (kids on boat pictured above). Daytime activities included hiking, swimming, kayaking, a climbing wall, a giant swing, archery, GaGa ball, fishing from the pier, and an interactive aquarium. Saturday night, everyone enjoyed the “bridging over” ceremony for the older kids who moved on to the Trailblazers program.

Sound like fun? Join us! Adventure Guides is open to dads and their children—K–5th grade. Older kids—6th grade–age 15—take p rt in the Trailblazers program. For more details, visit or contact Dean Ridgway at [email protected]


Music Program

The “Pleasure of Your Company” music series welcomes back flutist ori Bell and pianist Mikan Zlatkovich on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 2:30 pm. Their program—“From Bach to Bebop”—will range from classical flute reper oire to fabulous jazz. There is no charge for the concert, sponsored by the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library.

Free Film Screening

Our free film series “Picture This!” features a screening of W ody Allen’s 1994 hit, Manhattan Murder Mystery, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7 pm. A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor’s wi e suddenly drops dead. Join us for a post-screening discussion.

Book Discussion Group

This month the group is reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. Everyone is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for next month is Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris.

Children and Teen Programs

For little ones and young children, don’t miss “Pumpkin Science†with STEAM2 Academy on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. The “Haunted Library” returns on Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 pm. Prepare for a fr ght as you tour the library after dark! This event, organized by our Teen Council, is appropriate for children ages 7 and up. Costumes are welcome.

Check or at the library for a calendar of all children†s programs.

Free Adult Programs

In partnership with Continuing Education, Technology for Older Adults continues on Mondays at 3:30 pm. Learn new skills about computers, the internet, social media, and more in this weekly class! Our Fitness Class for 55+ on Tuesdays focuses on basic health and wellness, strength training, and gentle exercises.

Our next OASIS program, sponsored by the SRFOL, features “Rendezvo s with Books.” Join presenter Dale Spector for an evening of book talks n Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 6 pm. She will share new titles plus older titles you may have missed.

Check or at the library for information about other free programs.


Volunteers Honored

Four of our wonderful board members were honored at the annual meeting of the Friends of the San Diego Public Library. Congratulations to the volunteers who received recognition for their outstanding service: Liz Erickson, volunteer coordinator, former essay contest chair, and membership chair; Diane Rider, president and former membership chair; Rachelle Sanders, Folio newsletter editor; and Wendy Tompkins, music program chair, past president, and past secretary.

Active SR Singles

Our group has many fun activities coming up. We have plans for a Food Truck Night and a mid-week social. Now that it’s getting cooler, we have a hike planned as well. Another advantage of our group is that members learn about other singles’ activities around town. We have been well represent d at events outside the Ranch.

If you’re single, enjoy a variety of activities, join our fu , friendly—and growing—group. We have a private Facebook page hat highlights some of our events and allows our members to reach out anonymously and plan activities. To join or find out more details about our upcoming events, email Steve or Barb at [email protected]

Welcome Club

New to our community? The Welcome Club is the place for you! It’s a wonderful way to make new friends or meet up with old friends. All women are welcome to partake in our many interest groups. If you would like to join us, please call JoAnn Farmen at 695-9217 or Becky McDonald at 578-5693. To learn more about our activities, look us up at

Scripps-Mesa Garden Club

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, Oct. 25, and we will host nursery owner Fausto Palafox. His topic is “Trees,” their use in our gardens, and how to care for them. We meet the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:45 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. For questions, email me at [email protected]

Louise Badham, President

Scripps Tips

Networking Group

Scripps Tips Networking Group is one of the longest running referral groups in the area. We have a wide variety of dedicated, experienced professionals who gather every Friday morning for timely information exchange, networking opportunities, and, of course, lively discussions.

At our last meeting Cheryl Chase-Berkson shared Scripps Tipsâ ™ membership roster from 19 years ago. There are still four active members from that roster! First, Cheryl, our longstanding chair, tops the roster. Also on the list are Lynnell Hallock, Patrick Kilian, and Sally Mowry. All are consistent attendees and serve as business leaders with great professionalism.

To learn more about Scripps Tips, please visit