Scripps Ranch Women’s Club
At a recent function the Scripps Ranch Women’s Club (SRWC) collected close to $4,000 worth of clothing, toiletries, and spa supplies for the women and children staying at Hidden Valley House. Some of the items also went to families in the transitional housing coordinated by the Center for Community Solutions.
Members attended Perfect Wedding at the Scripps Ranch Theatre in May. Phil and Judy Gagnon hosted a pre-theater cocktail hour at their house. The club’s annual Membership Brunch was also held in May at Laura Goodrich’s home. The brunch was to welcome new members. Nancy Sundheimer of Design Connection in Carlsbad spoke to the group. Her topic was "Finding Your Style."
Upcoming club events include the following: participating in the Liberty Run/Walk across the Coronado Bay Bridge on Sunday, June 8; chaperoning the Scripps Ranch High School senior graduation party on Friday, June 13; International Dining’s Puerto Rican dinner hosted at Mary Cooksey’s house on Saturday, June 21; and, the annual meeting on Wednesday, July 16.
A big thank you to all the local businesses for their donations for the club’s annual fashion show and fundraiser. Their generous contributions helped make the fashion show a very successful event. More about the club’s community donations will be in future articles.
Do you have a business located in Scripps Ranch? You are invited to advertise in the club’s monthly newsletter. Business card ads are $45 per space for three months. For more information, call Jill Lesher at 695-8902.
The SRWC was organized in 1990 as a nonprofit community organization. Its motto is "Women United in Community Spirit." The club’s goal is to promote community service and to serve as a social outlet for its members. In addition to regular monthly general meetings, the club also has an international dining group and two bunco groups.
Membership in the club is open to all Scripps Ranch residents. If you would like to attend a meeting or learn more about our club, contact Joanne Franklin at [[email protected]] or 578-1118. Also, check out our website at [srwomensclub.org]. Please join us.
Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library
Meet the Author
Scripps Ranch resident and author LaVonne Misner will discuss her book No More Mondays, on Wednesday, June 11, at 7 pm. She will also show slides of her husband, Tom’s, and her six-year adventure sailing a 50-foot boat from Lake Superior to the St. Lawrence Seaway, Atlantic coast, Caribbean, Panama Canal, South Pacific, and New Zealand. The Welcome Club Literary Group will host a reception following the talk.
"It’s a Jungle Out There–Swing into Your Library" is the theme for the Summer Reading Program, which starts Friday, June 13. Preschoolers through young adults are invited to register at the library and start reading to earn awards.
A free program on Thursday, June 19, from 3 to 4 pm features fun for all ages as storyteller and actress Stacey Wein presents Hooway for Wodney Wat and The Stinky Cheese Man.
The next concert in the "Pleasure of Your Company" chamber music series is on Sunday, June 15, at 2:30 pm, and features the Rob Thorsen Trio playing classical jazz. Treat dad to a delightful afternoon of music! Meet the musicians at a complimentary reception.
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading Daughter of Persia: A Woman’s Journey from Her Father’s Harem through the Islamic Revolution by Sattareh Farman Farmaian. Everyone is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, June 25, at 6:30 pm in the seminar room.
The book for July is American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph Ellis. Copies of the books are available at the library circulation desk.
Scripps Ranch High School sophomore Chelsea Bakewell was a citywide winner in the sixth annual essay contest sponsored by the Friends of the San Diego Public Library, the San Diego Public Library, and the San Diego City Schools Library Media Teachers. Congratulations to Chelsea, who read her essay at the ceremony at SeaWorld.
Save the Date!
Saturday evening, Nov. 1, plan to go "Back to the Future" as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center at a gala dinner dance.
Other Library News
Our beautiful library building has been selected by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as one of the important buildings of the San Diego region and is included in the recently published guide, San Diego Architecture. A copy of this book has been ordered for our library’s collection.
Please park in the lot on Meanley Drive and come up the paved walkway for special programs and events.
Scripps Ranch Theatre
The Scripps Ranch Theatre celebrates its 25th anniversary with four exciting 2003-2004 season productions. In 1978 Scripps Ranch Theatre presented its first show, the performance of Our Town. Twenty-five years later, we are proud to offer four new performances.
In order to accommodate our increasingly growing audience, we have also added 4 pm Saturday matinees on the next to last weekend of each performance. This is in addition to our Friday and Saturday night 8 pm performances and our Sunday 2 pm matinees.
Arsenic and Old Lace is a comedy by Joseph Kesselring that runs from Friday, Sept. 5, through Saturday, Oct. 4. At the old Brewster home, a pair of elderly sisters mix up a special elderberry wine that they "charitably" serve to lonely gentlemen houseguests. The antics of their nephews make for hilarious mayhem. It is a great show for the whole family!
Greetings! is a comedy by Tom Dudzick and runs from Friday, Nov. 14, through Saturday, Dec. 13. Andy is a 30-something advertising man from New York who takes his Jewish atheist fiancée home to Pittsburgh for Christmas to meet his Polish Catholic family. The holiday quickly turns into Andy’s worst nightmare. But, by the end of the evening, each person has learned the true meaning of love and faith.
Killjoy is a comedy/mystery by Jerry Mayer and runs from Friday, Feb. 6, through Saturday, Mar. 6, 2004. Unpredictable and hilarious, this comedy/thriller for mature audiences has witty dialogue and fascinating characters.
Once Upon A Mattress is the classic musical comedy by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer, and Dean Fuller and runs from Friday, Apr. 30, through Saturday, June 5, 2004. Based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, this musical spins the tale of a medieval kingdom’s search for a princess to marry the hapless Prince Dauntless the Drab. Everyone wants to see the prince engaged–no one can marry until he does.
All performances are held in the theater of Alliant International University. Season tickets for all four shows are $50, $40 for seniors and students. Individual show prices are $15 and $12.50 for seniors and students. The musical Once Upon a Mattress is $17 and $14.50 for seniors and students.
For information and reservations, call 578-7728 or check our website at [www.scrippsranchtheatre.org]. Scripps Ranch Theatre encourages patrons to make reservations early as performances sell out quickly.
Happy New Year! That’s right. It is the new 2003-2004 year for Welcome Club. We have a new slate of board members with enthusiastic plans–starting with a Caribbean party on Saturday, June 21. We will have a steel band, island food, and the price is right.
Come to our June meeting and find out about this party and our other activities. The general meeting is the first Thursday of the month at the Swim and Racquet Club on Aviary Drive at 7 pm. There is no July meeting.
The board does the yearly charity selections in May. The charity selection was approved as follows: four elementary schools, $100; one middle school, $100; Scripps Ranch Theatre, $250; and, Scripps Ranch Library, $250 designated to the matching fund. We also donated a beautiful maple lectern to the Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club on Aviary Drive. It was built and designed by our own member Walt Becker.
The Welcome Club has monthly activities that take us to new and different areas of San Diego. There is also book discussion, coffees, ladies and couple’s bunco, pitch, and mah jongg, just to name a few. For more information, call Becky McDonald at 578-5693.
Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club
We have the best camps ever! Pick up the 2003 Summer Camp brochure and see for yourself. Everything from Adventure to Ice Hockey to Mad Science to Wet and Wild camps. We offer half-day and full-day camps with optional extended hours–6:30 am to 6:30 pm.
Our aquatic team is gearing up for swim lessons. We offer morning, afternoon, and evening sessions and cater to each level–from 3 years old to advanced swimmers. Did I mention our springboard diving lessons and junior lifeguard camps?
Get ready for summer by working out at our new 2,111 square foot Fitness Center! During June we are holding special Saturday in-gym orientations–from 9:45 to 11 am–to get you better informed on all the new equipment.
- Family dinner night–Tuesday, June 3;
- Adult bridge–Friday, June 6;
- Summer camp kickoff–Saturday, June 7;
- Board of directors meeting–Tuesday, June 10;
- Senior Sprout Tournament–Saturday, June 14;
- Summer Solstice-Saturday, June 21;
- Swim and movie night–Friday, June 27;
- Family campout–Saturday, June 28; and,
- Wimbledon mixer–Saturday, June 28.
Our club is involved in local service projects. This month they include:
- Children’s Hospital "Miracle Mile of Quarters"–Every year Kiwanis clubs from all over San Diego bring the quarters they collect and present them to Children’s Hospital.
- Special Olympics–On Sunday, June 1, we will serve breakfast. The high school Key Clubs take part.
- Relay for Life was an event for cancer survivors. We served breakfast. Our newest member, Sarah Young, helped coordinate the event.
Councilmember Brian Maienschein attended a recent Kiwanis meeting and gave us an update on what he is accomplishing. Always a pleasure to see him.
Join us at our meetings that are held every Wednesday from 7 to 8 am at Mimi’s Restaurant–we’ll even buy you breakfast! For more information, call me at 536-9821 or visit our website at [www.smmkiwanis.org].
Computer Users Group
Have you ever looked at the skimpy manuals that come with your computer or latest software? 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 someone in the group can help resolve your dilemma. We meet in the library’s seminar room on the third Saturday of the month from 9:30 am to 12 pm. The June meeting will be on Saturday, June 21. For more information, you may call Dave Bechtel–evenings 7 to 9 pm–at 549-2077.
Scripps Ranch Garden Club
The Scripps Ranch Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday, June 23. We meet the fourth Monday of most months from 6 to 7 pm. We are a group of garden enthusiasts with various talents and levels of gardening experience.
This month we will meet at the home of one of our members. Please join us for a tour of a wonderful private garden. Please contact Steffi Bokser at 586-0050 or [[email protected]] for information.
Scripps Teasers Toastmasters
Check out Scripps Ranch’s own Toastmasters Club, Scripps Teasers, where you can improve your leadership and speaking skills. Scripps Teasers meets Thursday mornings at 7 am at the Scripps Ranch Information Center on Cypress Canyon Road. For more information, please contact Chris Verdugo at 578-6834 or [[email protected]].