Pasta for Pennies
The Pasta for Pennies fundraiser brought in $200,000 for the San Diego Leukemia-Lymphoma Society. Kiwanis and our local schools participated in collecting donations for this worthy cause. There is one class from each school who will receive a catered lunch compliments of the Olive Garden. The total raised by our Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa schools exceeded $11,000! In addition, a portion of the donations will be given to the schools for teaching supplies. What a great effort by our local youth!
Thanks to Kiwanis Club member Jim Farrier for personally signing up most of the local schools this year. The Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa participating schools were: E.B. Scripps, Miramar Ranch, and Jerabek elementary schools; Marshall, Challenger, and Wangenheim middle schools; and, Scripps Ranch, Mira Mesa, and Twain high schools.
More Service Projects
Our Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser at E.B. Scripps Elementary School was a hit! Our club hosted the dinner and the proceeds were split between Kiwanis and the school.
Our club was on site to help direct and load the dumpsters for the SRCA’s Scripps Ranch Clean Up Day. It was fun sprucing up the Ranch.
"Rebuilding Together, San Diego" was a project to rehab a home for battered women in La Mesa. Our club, along with Key Club members, assisted the Tierrasanta club.
At the Special Olympics nothing starts an athlete’s day like a good breakfast. That’s where we come in. Yes, once again in June, we will do our part by serving breakfast. The high school Key Clubs are a big part of this event.
Diane Niles from the Center for the Developmentally Disabled gave a presentation at a recent breakfast. She gave us great tips on how to approach, and what to say to, people with disabilities.
You are welcome to join our meetings, which are held every Wednesday from 7 to 8 am at Mimi’s Restaurant in the Mira Mesa Marketplace–we will buy you breakfast! For more information, call me at 536-9821 or visit our website at [www.smmkiwanis.org].
Hidden Valley House Auxiliary
Don’t miss our annual High Tea that supports the women and children at Hidden Valley House. This popular event is on Saturday, May 17, from 1:30 to 4 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. In addition to the yummy food, our everlasting thanks goes to Sandy Price for her ideas and recipes. There will also be a silent auction and opportunity drawing prizes.
If you don’t have your ticket yet, please call Sandy at 693-1531 or Katie Sullivan at 549-2369. They will be glad to help, and we promise that you will have a great afternoon and support a very worthy cause as well. See you there!
In the meantime, with all that is going on in the world at the moment, the focus this month for the shelter is emergency supplies. Can you help us? We need first-aid supplies and new flashlights with spare batteries.
We also need the usual nonprescription medications, including pain relievers, stomach remedies, and others. If you can help us provide some of these items, please leave them at Katie Sullivan’s house at 11058 Twinleaf Way.
Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club
Our membership special starts on Thursday, May 15. Join the Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club at the one-time initiation fee of $825 and pay no dues until August 1, 2003. Hurry, this is valid from Thursday, May 15, through Thursday, July 31.
Our "Fitness Center Grand Opening and Open House" kicks off on Saturday, May 17, from 10 am to 1 pm. We will have special fitness events, raffle drawings, and personal tours. If you join the club on Saturday, May 17, you will receive an additional $50 off the initiation fee. Plus, members have priority summer swim lesson registration from 11 am to 2 pm.
Our Memorial Day celebration will be on Monday, May 26, from 11 am to 3 pm. This free event is open to everyone. We will have music, "Challenge the Pro’s" tennis matches, family games, astrojumps, and more. There will be a barbecue and beer garden, with food and drinks for purchase while supplies last.
Summer camps are enrolling now! Stop by Aviary or go online at [www.srsrc.com] for camp information.
- Thursday, May 15, to Thursday, July 31–Membership special;
- Tuesday, May 6–Family dinner night;
- Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10–Calcutta Tournament;
- Saturday, May 17–Fitness Center Grand Opening;
- Saturday, May 17–Member priority swim registration;
- Monday, May 26–Memorial Day celebration;
- Friday, May 30–Swim and movie night; and,
- Saturday, May 31–Open swim lesson registration.
Computer Users Group
Change. It is one of the only things you can count on. Computers and software are certainly no exception. The Computer Users Group is made up of your neighbors who get together to share their experiences and discuss changes that have affected their computer use.
We meet in the Scripps Ranch Library’s seminar room from 9:30 am until 12 pm on the third Saturday of the month. The May meeting is on Saturday, May 17. For more information, call Dave Bechtel–7 to 9 pm–at 549-2077.
Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library
In a free program on Thursday, May 15, at 3 pm, "The Magic of Ventriloquism" will be presented by Lynn Trimble, who brings humorous dialogue and artful manipulation to a variety of comedic ventriloquist figures. The show includes lively comedy, songs, crazy illusions, and audience participation.
The next concert in the "Pleasure of Your Company" chamber music series is on Sunday, May 18, at 2:30 pm and features The Windsor Hills Consort. This group–which performs on period instruments including harpsichord, treble viol, viola da gamba, and recorder–will perform a program of mainly trio sonatas from the baroque era.
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading The Lovely Bones by T. Alice Sebold. Everyone is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, May 28, at 6:30 pm in the seminar room. The book for June is Daughter of Persia: A Woman’s Journey from Her Father’s Harem through the Islamic Revolution by Sattareh Farman Farmaian. Copies of the books are available at the library circulation desk.
Local winners of the sixth annual essay contest for students in grades 4, 8, and 10 were honored in April in a special program at the library. The essay contest was sponsored by the Friends of the San Diego Public Library, the San Diego Public Library, and the San Diego City Schools Library Media Teachers
The students honored were: Chelsea Bakewell, SRHS; Tyler Beaty, Dingeman Elementary School; Harry Chang, Miramar Ranch Elementary School; Hanna Cohen, Jerabek Elementary School; Darren Critchlow, Jerabek; Katie Euphrat, SRHS; Briana Genovese, Dingeman; Jessica Kuykendall, E.B. Scripps Elementary School; Kyle Miller, Jerabek; Vinh Phan, Marshall Middle School; Elena Ramos, Marshall; Valaree Tang, Marshall; and, Brian When, Dingeman.
Katherine Nakamura, Board of Education member, and Councilmember Brian Maienschein presented the awards. Ms. Nakamura and Nancy Assaf, Scripps Ranch branch librarian, each shared favorite poems.
Overall winners for each grade were:
- Darren Critchlow–4th grade;
- Elena Ramos–8th grade; and,
- Chelsea Bakewell–10th grade.
Names of citywide winners, recognized in a ceremony at SeaWorld in late April, were not available at press time.
Friends Annual Membership
It is time to renew your membership or join for the first time. Your membership support enables us to buy books for the library and to provide many special programs, including the children’s afternoon and summer programs and the Sunday chamber music concerts.
You will receive our newsletter, the Folio, bimonthly, in addition to knowing that your contribution makes a difference in the lives of fellow library users! Annual membership levels start at $8 for students and seniors. Pick up a membership form at the library and join today.
Scripps Ranch Theatre
Take your mom to see Scripps Ranch Theatre’s Perfect Wedding. On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, Scripps Ranch Theatre will present a special 2 pm performance. All mothers will receive a chocolate and a rose, courtesy of Sweet Posies Florist located at 10549 Scripps Poway Parkway in the Vons center.
Perfect Wedding runs through Saturday, May 17. Performances are scheduled Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm, and matinees on Sunday at 2 pm. General admission is $14; tickets for seniors, students, and groups of ten or more are $12. On closing night, Saturday, May 17, one additional performance has been scheduled at 4 pm.
For more information and reservations, call 578-7728 or check the website at [www.scrippsranchtheatre.org].
Pomerado Nation Y-Guides and Princesses
Including moms and siblings to create a "family event," we had record-breaking attendance at our ice skating extravaganza, hosted by Chief Burgess Hallums and the Chumash tribe.
Snow camp at Big Bear followed. Despite much less snow than previous years, it didn’t dampen the spirit of our energetic and adaptable Scripps Ranch guides and princesses.
Most recently, the Nation sent 150 Scripps Ranch dads and children camping out to Indian Hills. Leather Arrowheads and punches were the craft du jour, surrounded by the bike track, obstacle course, campfire games, and much more.
The next two events on tap include participation in the May Dr. Seuss Hike for Literacy, Camp Marston over Memorial Day weekend, and the Pinewood Derby in June.
New sign-ups for this unique father and child bonding experience continue to take place for all 5- to 9-year-olds. Interested Scripps Ranch dads should contact the Rancho Y via either the website at [http://rancho.ymca.org] or through Y-agent Megan Fercho at 484-8788 to get placed within a Pomerado Nation tribe. The program fosters companionship between dads and their children, setting a foundation for lifelong positive relationships.
Gordon "Bearded Feather" Boerner, Pomerado Nation Scribe
Scripps Ranch Women’s Athletic Club
The women of the Scripps Ranch Women’s Athletic Club (WAC) are busy! Some of us are helping to get the concert schedule and sponsorships confirmed for another awesome season of Symphony in the Park. Others have gotten the brand new Women’s Volleyball League up and running. It has been a real thrill seeing this finally come to fruition, and players are enjoying it. We plan to keep volleyball a permanent part of the women’s sport scene in Scripps Ranch.
Do you want to play coed softball? Sign up as a single or as a couple and "have a ball" this summer! The WAC sponsors a fun coed softball league right here on the Ranch! Get your registration form at [www.SRWAC.org].
If you are new to Scripps Ranch, this league is a great way to meet others. Very social, not too competitive, a little beer–need we say more? Questions? Email Sarah Slaughter at [[email protected]]. League play begins in June, so dust off your mitt and batter up! $$$Incentive$$$ If you refer a new player to the softball league, your registration fees will be reduced.
Women’s soccer and basketball continue with their successful and popular leagues through the summer. Go to the website [www.SRWAC.org] to get your registration form and get involved.
Many, many thanks to our league registrars and their assistants. It takes the effort and organizational skill of several dedicated people to get leagues started and to keep them rolling. The WAC registrars–Barbara Noerenberg, Lisa Bass, Sarah Slaughter, Katrina Eagle, and the many who support them–are great role models and do a wonderful job keeping all participants and players informed and active. Thanks from the grateful athletes.
Scripps Ranch Women’s Club
Members will attend the Scripps Ranch Theatre on Saturday, May 10. Judy and Phil Gagnon will host the pre-theater party. The Scripps Ranch Women’s Club (SRWC) annual membership brunch will be held on Saturday, May 17, at Laura Goodrich’s home.
Do you have a business in Scripps Ranch? You are invited to advertise in the club’s monthly newsletter. Business card ads are $45 for three months. Call Jill Lesher at 695-8902 for information.
Membership in the club is open to all Scripps Ranch residents. If you would like to come to a meeting or learn more about our club, contact Joanne Franklin at [[email protected]] or 578-1118 for information. Or, check our website at [www.srwomensclub.org].
The SRWC welcomes new members Jackie Baird and Kathleen Downs.
The Welcome Club is open to all Scripps Ranch women and is a social and service organization. The club’s focus is welcoming new women into the community and fostering friendships.
The club is made up of special interest groups that reflect the women’s hobbies and wishes. The small groups provide an opportunity for fun and companionship between the monthly meetings.
The general meeting, held the first Thursday of each month at the Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club on Aviary Drive, provides members the chance to greet friends and hear an outstanding speaker. We invite you to join us at our next meeting. For more information, call Becky McDonald at 578-5693.
Marianne Paul, Secretary
Scripps Tips Networking Group
Networking. It’s a great approach to building business contacts and relationships among small-business owners. Scripps Tips is a local organization that provides this opportunity to those who live in or near Scripps Ranch or whose businesses provide services to our area.
Each member represents a different business or profession, so there’s no competition for referrals. When members commit to consistent participation, the benefits are substantial, as can be evidenced by membership longevity. Some have been in the group for over 10 years.
The group meets every Friday morning for a brief breakfast meeting at a local restaurant. The reasonable dues cover the cost of breakfast and the group’s website, which is currently being updated and rebuilt.
If interacting with professionals and small-business people in diverse fields is appealing to you, contact William English at [[email protected]] or 530-2343 to see if we have an opening for your business or profession.
Scripps Teasers Toastmasters
Need to get a better job or improve your speaking or leadership skills? Want to learn how to amuse your friends? Check out Scripps Ranch’s own Toastmasters Club, Scripps Teasers.
Scripps Teasers meets Thursday mornings at 7 am at the Scripps Ranch Information Center, located at 11885 Cypress Canyon Road, near the corner of Cypress Canyon Road and Scripps Poway Parkway. For information, contact our club president, Chris Verdugo, at 578-6834 or [[email protected]].
Scripps Ranch League of Women Voters
The Scripps Ranch unit of the League of Women Voters invites you to join in a roundtable discussion about the USA PATRIOT Act–which stands for the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001. The legislation is broad and changes immigration laws, tightens controls on money laundering, and expands the legal use of electronic surveillance.
Much of the Act expands the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), in which the standards for courts to approve surveillance of foreign intelligence gathering are far less demanding than those required for approval of a criminal wiretap, which requires probable cause.
Two meetings are scheduled: Tuesday, May 13, at 9:30 am, and Saturday, May 17, at 9:30 am. For information and directions, please call Sylvia Hampton at 578-8852. The meetings are free and open to all. Also, visit the League website at [www.lwvsandiego.org].
Scripps Ranch Garden Club
The Scripps Ranch Garden Club meets on the last Monday of each month from 6 to 7:30 pm. We are gardening enthusiasts with various levels of experience. Our next meeting is Monday, May 19, due to Memorial Day. Join us for a garden tour at a member’s home. For information, contact Steffi Bokser at 586-0050 or [[email protected]].
The Village Quilters Guild of Scripps Ranch will hold its first Quilt Auction on Saturday, May 17. The event will be at the Mira Mesa Senior Center located at 8460 Mira Mesa Boulevard. Viewing begins at 9 am; the auction starts promptly at 10 am and goes until 12 pm.
San Diego Paintball Club
The April tourney was a great success. With 10 pre-registered teams and many more showing up the day of the tourney, it was a fun day. This was the first tournament the club held at Adrenaline in Temecula, but we plan more.
As usual, Team Vengeance and the San Diego Paintball Club ran an efficient tournament. Our next tourney is tentatively set for Saturday, June 21. Visit [www.sandiegopaintballclub.com] for the latest information.
We now offer a discount to teams who play in consecutive tournaments! Call us at 549-2524.
Mona and Robert Chin
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