Children’s Hospital Auxiliary

The Scripps Ranch Unit of the Children’s Hospital Auxiliary is actively seeking new members who are interested in joining our wonderful organization. Help fundraise for Children’s Hospital and promote community awareness for child safety while having fun and making new friends. Our meetings are held the third Monday evening of each month beginning in September. We welcome all who are interested in learning more about the Children’s Hospital Auxiliary to contact our Membership Committee and to attend our Get Acquainted New Membership Orientation early in September.

Please contact either Carol Schieman 530-2467, Diane Korsh 693-6488, or Janine Everhart 566-3858.

Chinese American Club

Linda and I hope everyone is having a great summer! Please plan on the Annual Mooncake Festival celebration early October. Place, date and time to be announced next month. Meanwhile, please check your email for potlucks and lunches in the neighborhood! For more information, please call Linda Chan at 689-8191, or me, Ruth Lim at 693-1962.

Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library

The Library. Check It Out.

San Diego is the first city in the state to experience a 13-week media campaign to promote the value of books, reading, and libraries to all Californians. Local, network, cable, and Spanish TV, teen and Spanish radio stations, billboards and bus shelters are all carrying the messages. The campaign is designed to increase: awareness of libraries, the number of library cardholders, attendance at library-sponsored programs, library access, and circulation of library materials. The California State Library launched the campaign with seed money from federal Library Service and Technology Act funds and media partners.

The Pleasure of Your Company

Recent donors to the annual fund drive underway to support the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library’s Chamber Music Series include Igor and Dorothy Ansoff, Robert and Carole Banka, Simeon and Dorothy Belknap, Neil and Ruth Berkowitz, Ida Cate, Gigi Cramer, Raymond Gordon, Carlos and Carmen Graizbord, Kevin and Sandra Hoyt, Eleanor Herzman, Jerry Inglis, Mary Evans Johnson, and Kevin and Penny Nelson.

In September the concert perfomances will move to Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm The first performance on Sept. 16 will feature a duo piano recital by Magdolna Bornemisza and Rinna Livshin. The program will include works by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, and Gavrilin.

Children’s Programs

The Summer Reading Program, Discover the Reading Galaxy, features two programs this month. On Thursday, Aug. 9 at 3 pm Tommy (Butch) Bond and his dog Petey will show two Little Rascals movies and provide background on the series and child actors. On Thursday, Aug. 23 at 3 pm the California Ballet Junior Company will perform excerpts from ballets.

Certificates to reading participants, prizes, and refreshments are also planned for the Aug. 23 session. Aug. 15 is the final day to complete reading goals for the program.

Book Discussion

On Wednesday, Aug. 22, join local residents at 6:30 pm to discuss Life Is So Good, by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman, a book about Dawson who learned to read at age 98.

Volunteer Opportunities

A variety of volunteer opportunities for teens and adults are available at the Scripps Ranch Library. Volunteer forms are available at the library’s circulation desk.

Kiwanis Club Of Scripps-Mira Mesa


The Scripps-Mira Mesa Kiwanis Club meets every Wednesday at 7 am at Amber’s Restaurant located next to the Holiday Inn-Select (I-15 and Miramar Road).

Speakers For August

Aug. 8: Our club is proud to have Police Chief Dave Bejarano as our guest speaker.

He will talk about future plans for the San Diego Police Department, and have a question and answer period.

Aug. 15th: Dan Ballister from Time/Warner Cable TV

Aug. 22: Bill Seaton, SeaWorld’s Corporate Director of Public Relations (1972-1985) will give us a history of this famous park.

Aug. 29: Lorine Lloyd from the Women’s Resource Center will be our guest

Service Projects

A special thanks to Kiwanians Jim Farrier, Tom Hankins, and John LaBar, and Kyle Chandler from the Scripps Ranch Civic Association for setting up (and taking down) the “No Parking” signs and the traffic barricades for the 4th of July Parade. During the month of July, the club also collected old cell phones and clothing for the Battered Women’s Shelter, and old eye glasses for the Braille Institute. If you would like to donate to either of these worthy causes, please call me at 578-3274 for a pickup.

The club also continues to work on the pedestrian bridge over Black Mountain Road. Although there was a lot of trash left on the bridge and the vandals came back with their graffiti, the Mira Mesa Key Club and their advisor, Kiwanian Mike Pollard, painted-out the graffiti and cleaned up the trash. Looks like this will be an on-going project!


Over half of our members and their spouses attended the play, American Rhythm at the Lyceum Theater in Horton Plaza on July 26th. It was a great play and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

Six members of the club also expressed interest in taking group golf lessons. Bill Rice made the arrangements and thus, the American Association of Awful Golfers (AAAG) was formed. I’ll report on our progress (or lack thereof) next month. On Aug. 11, many of our members will visit the Del Mar Turf Club / Il Palio for a day at the races.

Come Join Us For A Breakfast Meeting

Being a member of Kiwanis is about helping others, and having a good time in the process. I invite you to join us for a complimentary breakfast. Please call me, Ron Brown, at 578-3274, email me at: [email protected], or just come on over for breakfast any Wednesday morning at Amber’s. Our website is: Have a great summer!

The San Diego Paintball Club

The Vengeance Fun Series Tournament will return on Aug. 11, with a one day beginner’s tourney at Hidden Valley Paintball Park! Registration is $120 for a three-man team. One alternate is also allowed for a total of four on a team. Paint will be tournament paint purchased on tournament day at $75. First Prize is 3 markers (the brand of which will be announced at a later time.) If you have always wondered what it would be like to compete in a paintball tournment, then this is the one for you. This is for beginners but we play by standardized tourney rules and the cost is very cheap ($30 per person)! You get a taste and feel for tournament play and you can go on to other more intense tournies after this experience. If you are a beginner in paintball or paintball tournament play, we hope to see you on Aug. 11.

The Paintball Club will soon be selling tickets to play paintball at Hidden Valley whenever you and your group want to go! We will continue our bimonthly games, but for those of you who have scheduling problems or particular days that you need to play, this is the solution for you. You will be able to play at Club prices without attending with our group.

We hope that the new ticket system will work for you and your schedule. Give us a call for more information at 549-2524 or go to

Village Quilters

Come join us at our next monthly membership meeting on Saturday, August 18, 2001 at 10am at the Scripps Ranch Library Community Room. We will be presenting “Christmas in August” with free demonstrations of gift ideas and projects that are inexpensive and easy to make. Membership is open to everyone interested in quilting. Refreshments are served and guests are welcome. If you have any questions, please call Carla Martinez at 760-789-1810.

Scripps Tips Networking Group

Interested in your network of business contacts growing? Interested in getting leads for your small business? Join Scripps Tips and network with other San Diego businesses.

You can get useful advice from other members on such matters as health and chiropractic needs; financial planning and investments; banking; travel; accounting; insurance; real estate and property management; estate planning and tax help; residential lending; education; plumbing services; and computer help. And you can obtain excellent sources for hand painted silk; floral needs; clothing; skin care therapy; and much more.

Scripps Tips is not a service club. We focus on business networking with brief weekly meetings, which can fit into your busy schedule. We meet on Friday mornings for breakfast. There are not “fines” or dues, other than the cost to cover your breakfast. It’s a great way to start the day! For more information, please contact Paula Conlon at 578-4794 or email [email protected]

Scripps Ranch Swim & Racquet Club

What, summer’s almost over? Only one thing to do, spend August with us!

You already know all about our Swim Lessons (infant to adult.) You have heard all about our camps (full-time and drop in and so many to chose from, we have lost count!) You understand all about our tennis department (lessons and camps for 3 to 103!)

But did you know about out Labor Day Party? We didn’t think so! The Fabulous Pelicans are back to knock your socks off! Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dance along with us. We will have food and beverages available for purchase and a beer garden for those 21 and up! Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 3 from 3-5pm.

Up Coming Events:

Adult Bridge Aug. 3 & 17

Men’s Poker Aug. 10

SRSRC Board Meeting Aug. 14

Rootbeer Float Night Aug. 11

Splash N Movie Night Aug. 25

Labor Day Concert At The Club Sept. 4

Scripps Ranch Women’s Club

The ladies of SRWC gathered at the Brigantine on July 11 to celebrate the club’s successes for the 2000-01 year and to join in supporting the new board and committee members as they began their official responsibilities for the new year. Scholarship award winners Kate Longo and Erin Bradrick, along with their mothers, were honored guests for the evening.

Planned for Aug., 15 is a tour of the fabulous Tour d’ Elegance at CIELO in Rancho Santa Fe starting at 10:30, and the ever-popular annual day at the Del Mar Races sometime in late August. If you would like to attend these events, please call Peggy Foster at 693-9052.

SRWC is a non-profit organization involved in charitable, civic, educational, cultural, and social events. Membership in the Club is open to all women living in Scripps Ranch. If you would like more information about our upcoming meetings, please call Membership Chair Annie Lanning at 271-8270 to make a reservation. Let us hear from you – we’d love to meet you!

Scripps Teasers Toastmasters

Are you ever put on the spot by an unexpected question that leaves you struggling for a coherent response? Do you think of the perfect answer about an hour later? If this has happened to you, Toastmasters can help! Perhaps the most practical skill we help you develop is the ability to think quickly on your feet and respond just as though you were expecting that unexpected question.

We know public speaking can be scary at first, so our warm, supportive group lets you know you’re among friends. We believe people learn best while having fun, you’ll hear lots of laughter at our meetings. So why not take time to come by next Thursday morning and see what we’re all about? See our Toastmaster program in action, and meet some of our great members, many are your neighbors. We meet every Thursday morning from 7 to 8 at the Scripps Ranch Information Center, which is located on Cypress Canyon Road about half a block south of Scripps Poway Parkway. For more information call Patrick Kilian 619-543-1399.

WAC News

Thanks to all WAC members, spouses and friends who volunteered your time on the 4th of July to hand out water to thirsty runners, walkers and bicyclists. Also, thanks to all who helped serve the delicious pizza and salad provided by Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza. It was a great fundraiser for the WAC and we enjoyed seeing all our friends and neighbors at Hoyt Park.

The Camp Pendleton Mud Run is becoming a new WAC tradition. Several members and friends ran in the very messy, but very fun event on June 23. The next one is scheduled for Saturday Oct. 20. If you’re up for running in the dirtiest 10K in the county, please call Connie Poss at 536-9593.

WAC had a lovely afternoon at the Bernardo Winery on June 24. We sampled several wonderful wines, enjoyed the Cafe Merlot’s wonderful hors d’oeuvres, shopped at the wineries’ several unique shops and planned WAC-tivities for the rest of the summer.

A great time was had by all who attended WAC Night at the Del Mar Racetrack in late July. We placed our bets, won big dough, and danced into the night to the Smithereens. This event is definitely on the agenda for next year!

Next meeting is Thursday, Aug. 9 at 7 p. at MJ Nolan’s home. Please RSVP to MJ at 578-6340.

Rock climbing at the Solid Rock Gym in Poway takes place on Saturday Aug. 11 at 9 am. This is a WAC family event, but group size is limited. A guide and climbing gear will be provided. The cost is around $12 per person, but may change depending on the size of our group. Please RSVP to Lisa Bass at 578-5415.

Dues Discount! Women wishing to join the SR Womens’ Athletic Club will not have to pay dues again until January 2003. This one-time discount applies to our “lapsed” members as well. The $40 dues help to support Symphony in the Park, college scholarships, sponsorship of youth sports like baseball, softball, basketball and soccer and organizes women’s basketball, soccer, co-ed softball and soon volleyball. SRWAC is a great organization and we’d love to have you as a member! Please call Mary Lawler at 271-8311 or e-mail at [email protected] if you’re interested.

There is growing interest in starting up a co-ed volleyball league in Scripps Ranch. We are hoping to have an evening league starting in October. If you’re interested, please contact Mary Lawler at 271-8311 or at [email protected]

Women’s Soccer begins Wednesday night Sept. 5, 7 pm. Sunday morning games start Sept. 9, 8:30 am. The fee is $45 for 10-week season and you must be 25 years old by September 1, 2001. All levels of experience are welcome! Cleats and Shin guards are required. Call Diane Slover at 578-6102 or email at [email protected]

Basketball – After a full summer schedule, there will be no women’s basketball during August, but will resume again in September. Please call Connie Poss at 536-9593 if you have questions.

Welcome Club

There is an old saying that “The Art of friendship is to be a friend; then making friends takes care of itself.”

This is what Welcome Club’s charter is–extending the hand of friendship to all those in the community especially those new to the ranch.

We have a lot of fun attending our socials and special interest groups. Last month we had our festive July Salad Supper. The theme was “Salad & Champagne at Sunset” and was a Black & White affair. The tables were beautifully decorated, soft music playing in the background, which could hardly be heard for the effervescing laughter and greetings.

If you don’t want to miss out on these fun events, come and visit one of our Welcome Club meetings at the Swim and Racquet Club on Aviary Drive the first Thursday of the month at 7 pm with an interesting program, refreshments and plenty of time to socialize.

Welcome Club is made up of many special interest groups that reflect the women’s hobbies and wishes. These small groups provide an opportunity for fun and companionship between the monthly general meetings. Bridge is offered at several levels, bunco, golf, gadabouts, book discussion, theater group to name a few.

If you have lived in Scripps Ranch less than a year, are a new citizen, have a new baby, adopted a child, are recently divorced or widowed, then you qualify to become a member of Welcome Club.

If you would like more information, call Becky McDonald at 578-5693. She is looking forward to hearing from you.

We look forward to meeting you at the next meeting.

Pomerado Nation Indian Guide/Princess News

In this year’s Partner for Youth Campaign, Scripps Ranch’s Echota Tribe Indian Princesses placed first among the 10 Pomerado Nation tribes as the top “Y” fund-raisers. Courtesy of Rancho “Y” Board Member and Newscaster Artie Ojeda, the Daddy/Daughter combos won a tour of the Channel 7/39 Studios, witnessing a “live” broadcast of the AM news featuring a real Native American artist/musician. Winning Echota tribe members include Torrey Running Deer Westfall, Maddy Galloping Horse King, Kayla Prancing Puppy Sample, Amanda Pink Feather Boerner, Amy Purple Feather Boerner, Kendall Tiger Lily Todd, Tiffany Sunshine Stanley, Shannon Pink Flower Stoffel, Carly Blue Dog Talgo, and Marisa Tiger River Romo. Congrats to the Echotas, future fundraising champs for the Ranch?!?

On Father’s Day, the Pomerado Nation invited our beloved Mommies to participate in a family event. Hosted by the Echota Tribe, everyone enjoyed a Carne Asada tailgate and Padres game, followed by a post-game on-the-field game of Parent/Child catch. On July 4th, Nation Chief Tom (Silver Bird) Sayer and son Andrew (Rattling Snake) of the Cherokee Tribe took center stage on the rolling Teepee stage for the SRCA parade. Surrounded by Guides/Princesses in canoes, the Pomerado Nation snagged two Parade awards for the 2nd consecutive year! Chauffeuring the Teepee towtruck was Mike (Running Horse) King, who is also the new incoming Nation Chief.

Next month’s news will include highlights from the weekend tent campout on the Beach, which will include an evening luau hosted by the mighty Modoc Guides! For those interested in joining the Pomerado Nation’s fun for next year, orientation meetings will be held on Sept., 18, 19, and 20 at the Rancho Y at 7:30 pm.

For more information, contact the Rancho “Y” directly at 484-8788.

Computer Users Group Meeting

You are invited to attend the Computer User’s Group monthly discussions held at the Scripps Ranch Library. Here neighborhood friends of all ages meet in a roundtable forum and converse on the subject of computers.

The subjects covered vary with the interests and problems of those inattendance. The neophyte receives direct help and the expert receives the satisfaction of assisting a neighbor. It’s here that we acquire knowledge from the subjects covered that are outside of our field of interest. It’s a matter of being neighborly discussing a common subject, the computer.

You are invited to sit with our congenial neighborhood group. We meet in the Seminar room of the library on the third Saturday of the month. The August meeting will be on the 18th. For more information you may call Dave Bechtel, evenings 7-9 pm, at 549-2077