Barters’ Directory

Do you have a service that everyone wants? Do you enjoy bartering these services or have always thought about bartering but never knew how? We have a new directory being compiled of professionals, services and businesses who wish to barter their services for those of other businesses. We are looking for accountants, landscapers, electricians, repairmen, lawyers, doctors, graphic artists, silk screeners, printers, handymen, carpet cleaners, etc. Call us at 549-2524 for more information.

San Diego Paintball Club

Well, congratulations to everyone who entered our summer Vengeance Fun Tournament. We enjoyed watching the teams compete in a serious but FUN series of games. Congrats to the winning teams.

Our next regular game has been rescheduled to Saturday, Sept. 29. Go to our new web address: (if your browser cannot open that page you can still reach us at or call 549-2524)!

There is still a bogus paintball group calling themselves the San Diego Paintball Club. They have been told to stop using our name but if you should come across them on the web or at a paintball park, would you do us a favor and ask them to use a different name! Thanks.

Children’s Hospital Auxiliary

Now that the summer is past and vacations taken, it is time to settle back into the routine that the Fall season brings. Well, instead of just settling for the same routine, why not take this opportunity to find out more about the wonderful work done by the Scripps Ranch Unit of the Children’s Hospital Auxiliary. Perhaps you’ve just moved to the area, have a few New Years resolutions to fulfill or have thought about participating in the past? This is your chance!

The Membership Committee of the Scripps Ranch Unit for Children’s Hospital is pleased to announce their annual New Member Introduction and Orientation Dessert. This wonderful event will be held on Monday, Sept.10 at 7 pm at the Crown Pointe Clubhouse. The event is open to anyone interested in participating.

During this brief and delightful evening you will be treated to delicious desserts and have a chance to find out more about the efforts of the Children’s Hospital Auxiliary. Some of the items discussed during the orientation meeting include: a history of Children’s Hospital, the goals and objective of the Scripps Ranch Auxiliary, a description of the fundraising and social activities held throughout the year and an chance to ask questions.

This is your opportunity to join a fun and spirited organization dedicated to supporting the notable and worthy cause found in Children’s Hospital. If you would like further information, you may contact Carol Schieman at 530-2467 or Dianne Korsch at 693-6488.

Chinese-American Club

We hope everyone’s having a wonderful Summer. Moon Cake Festival is Oct. 2! Let’s get together to celebrate Saturday, Oct. 6 at Lake View Park. Please bring desserts (moon cake and other Chinese sweets) and your lanterns! Come after dinner, 6:30 pm, and admire what’s left of the fullest moon of the year! Please call Ruth 693-1962 or Linda 689-8191 for more info.

Friends of the Library

Sunday Afternoons at the Library

We will have four more hours each week to enjoy our local library with Sunday hours from 1 to 5 pm being added to the Scripps Ranch Library’s schedule beginning Sept. 9. Librarian Rita Danskin and Library Assistants Philip Gunderson and Katherine Wolf will be among the Sunday staff at our branch.

The Pleasure of Your Company

The Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library kickoff the 2001- 2002 Chamber Music Series with a concert on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2:30 pm in the library’s community room. The program features pianists Magdolna Bornemisza and Rinna Livshin performing works by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms and Gavrilin. Concerts have been moved from Tuesday evenings to Sunday afternoons to make it easier for audience members to attend.

Book Discussion

Everyone is invited to join the book discussion group for a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 pm in the library’s seminar room. The book for September is Blood Money, a mystery by Rochelle Majer Krich.

Children’s Programs

On Thursday, Sept. 20 at 3 pm, preschoolers through young teens will enjoy Craig Stone’s Magic Show. The show combines magic, comedy ad lots of audience participation.

“Let’s Read,” the children’s book discussion group that meets at 4 pm on Wednesdays, is getting ready to resume its weekly meeting schedule. This year, the group will include children in grades 1 to 4 and will focus on basic instruction on how to use the library and on biographies and autobiographies of outstanding children’s authors and illustrators and some of their works. The first session will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Parents may pre-register their children by calling Youth Services Librarian Ann Young Persons at 538-8158.

Scheduling Events at the Library

Oct. 2 is the first day to schedule events on the Scripps Ranch Library’s calendar during 2002. Representatives for groups who would like to use the library’s community room and seminar room should contact Library Clerk Eleanor Rubic during the hours of 9:30 am to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays either in person or by phoning 538-8158.

Hidden Valley House Auxiliary News

We would like to thank all of those people who participated in the Liberty Walk in June. It was a huge success! Thanks to all those community members who joined in and to those who sponsored our walkers. We hope to report soon about the financial success of the event.

As the summer finishes and the back to school frenzy starts we find that our “Item of the Month” for September is new school supplies, new art supplies, and diapers. If you are able to help us with any of these please leave them for Karen Wood at her house 10455 Spruce Grove or call her at 566-7144. Thank you for your support.

Kiwanis Club Of Scripps-Mira Mesa


We moved! We now meet at Mimi’s Restaurant located at 10788 Westview Parkway in Mira Mesa. We meet every Wednesday at 7 am.


Sept. 5: Bruce Ackerman from Horizon Hospice will talk about this incredibly important and humane service provided for the terminally ill

Sept. 12: Our guests will be Miss Rancho Penasquitos and Miss Mira-Mesa. They will give us some insight into what it is like to be involved in a beauty pageant

Sept. 19: A representative from the Salvation Army Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program will speak about their internationally famous and highly successful program.

Sept. 26: Author Diana Lindsay will talk about the history, ecosystem and recreational opportunities of the Anzo Borrego Desert.

Service Projects

We are continuing to collect cell phones and clothing for the Battered Women’s Shelter, and eye glasses for the Braille Institute. If you would like to donate to either of these worthy causes, we have collection containers at the following four locations: the Washington Mutual Banks and Vons stores in Scripps Ranch and on Scripps-Poway Parkway.


Over half of our members and their spouses attended the play, American Rhythm at the Lyceum Theater in July. It was a great evening and a great play. We also had a nice turnout for a day at the Del Mar Races. Once again, the ponies helped redistribute the wealth of our club members, BUT it was a lot of fun! AAAG (The American Association of Awful Golfers) had our first lesson on Aug. 18 at the Thunderbird Driving Range in Escondido. Our pro’s were fairly happy with our progress and some of the practice balls we hit were actually recovered. We met every Saturday for five weeks and yes, we really did improve. Thanks to Bill Rice for setting it up, and to Craig and Shirley Johnson for their incredible patience.

Installation Banquet

On Sept. 28, the Club will hold its annual installation dinner at MCAS Miramar Officer’s Club. Mike Pollard volunteered (actually was volunteered) to serve as the Master of Ceremonies. A number of Kiwanis dignitaries have indicated they plan to attend including our outgoing Lt. Governor, Kathleen Cheatum, our new Lt. Governor, Jeff Ott; and several student leaders from our Key Clubs. Our new officers are: Tom Hankins, President; Jim Farrier, President-Elect; Myra Ratcliffe, Secretary, and Joe Gersztyn, Treasurer. During the banquet, we will also honor those who have made significant contributions throughout the year.

Year In Review

Being in Kiwanis isn’t about business, it is about helping others- especially children who are in need. I think we as a club, did a lot of good! To recap: we maintained school partnerships with Dingeman Elementary School, Jerabek Elementary School, Miramar Ranch Elementary School, Mira Mesa High School, Scripps Ranch High School and Twain-Mesa School. By being their partner, our club sponsored youth organizations at the high schools (Key Clubs), raised money, taught classes, painted out graffiti and performed special projects; one member also teaches the 55 Alive Mature Driving Classes for seniors. Our Kiwanis Club also helped with Special Olympics and the Scripps Ranch Clean up. We also raised a substantial amount of money for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, Children’s Hospital and the American Cancer Society. We also helped two needy families during Christmas by providing a tree, presents and the meal.

We had fun along the way too. We went dinners as a group, took an historic train ride from Campo to Miller’s Creek and back, and attended a play. Most importantly, we grew this year and added six new members who have already played a significant role in our programs. We welcomed Mark Branning, Wayne Campbell, Jim Farrier, John LaBar, Myra Ratcliffe and Herman Wong. We have had great speakers and entertaining meetings. Most of all however, I believe the greatest part of being a Kiwanian is working with, and enjoying the friendship of this wonderful group of people.

You really ought to join us for a breakfast meeting: Please call me, Ron Brown, at 578-3274, email me at: [email protected], or just come on over for breakfast any Wednesday morning at 7 am at Mimi’s. Our Website is:

Scripps Ranch Swim & Racquet Club

What a summer we all had! We want to thank everyone who came to swim and play and exercise!

But now that summer has ended, we are thinking about school days, just like you.

We offer before and after school care at both locations and for all schedules. The Children’s Center is coordinated with Jerabek’s year round school calendar. The program promotes arts, homework time, outdoor play, and friendships.

At our Aviary location, we offer care for the kids on traditional school calendars. Our staff will pick students up from Miramar, EBS, and Dingeman Elementary schools. Our “All Around Fun Afterschool Program” provides art, P.E., and homework time.

We also offer two licensed pre-school programs for members. Children’s Center has a full time pre-school program for 3-5 year olds. Children can be dropped off at 6:45 am and picked up at 6:15 pm.

Adventure Park offers part-time or full time pre-school programs. Children 3-5 will love doing art, science, math and music with us.

We are very excited about our just for 2’s Adventure Tot program. This wonderful program is based on the developmental needs of 2-year-olds. To learn more about all our school programs call Aviary at 271-6222.

Upcoming Events

Labor Day Concert @ The Club 3rd

Adult Bridge 7th & 21st

SRSRC Board Meeting 11th

Men’s poker 14th

Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament 22nd, 23rd

Scripps Ranch Theatre

Auditions Scheduled for Ravenscroft

Scripps Ranch Theatre and director Natalie Sentz are holding auditions for Ravenscroft, a psychological thriller by Don Nigro, on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 10 and 11 at 7 pm. Auditions will be held in Green Hall on the campus of Alliant International University (formerly USIU) at 10455 Pomerado Rd.

Casting will be for all ethnicities for: Inspector Ruffing (lead): male, 40’s, pompous but vulnerable (Note: Ruffing is central to every scene and must be available for all rehearsals); Marcy: late 20’s, a governess: cool on the outside, passionate underneath; Mrs. Ravenscroft: late 30’s, lady of the house, elegant but none too bright; Gillian: late teens, her daughter, playful and possibly crazy; Dolly: early 20’s, the maid, perpetually terrified; and Mrs. French: 40’s, the housekeeper, fiercely protective. Auditions will consist of a one-two minute monologue, if prepared, and readings from the script. Bring headshot or photo, and resume. Rehearsals begin late Sept. The play runs Nov. 9- Dec. 1. For additional information, call the director at 619-838-1979.

SRT Wins Aubrey Awards

Scripps Ranch Theatre was the second highest Aubrey Award winner at the annual award ceremony held on July 22. SRT earned seven awards, second only to eight earned by Poway.

SRT received awards as follows: Bermuda Avenue Triangle: Dave Rethoret and Jane Harris, lead actor and actress, respectively, in a comedy;

Don’t Dress for Dinner: John Simonds and Nancy Simonds for best direction and best production, respectively, in a comedy; and Karina Montgomery, actress major support in a comedy; and Fences: Mary Neuru, best lighting design in a drama and Raymond Harris, minor support in a drama.

Eleven amateur theaters throughout San Diego County compete for the Aubrey Awards. SRT garnered 32 nominations for this year’s top awards.

Welcome Club

What a wonderful community we live in. Even though it has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years there is still that wonderful aura of being a small caring community with its concerts in the park, the annual parade, and the local theater to name a few. Then we have the Welcome Club to even make it easier for new neighbors to make friends, continue their interests, and have a lot of fun.

In September, our Gadabouts will go on a one-hour harbor cruise and have lunch at Anthony’s. The theater group will attend a play on the 15th, and we will have a light pot luck supper at one of the members homes before the play. Those are just a few of the fun outings we have to look forward to.

If you don’t want to miss out on one of 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. Our program for September will be The History of Scripps Ranch by Rick Gordon, followed by 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, book discussion, pitch, cards handcrafts to just 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.

Scripps Ranch Women’s Club

At August’s general meeting, members of SRWC gathered for a tour of the houses featured at Tour d’Elegance CIELO, in Rancho Santa Fe, and after treated themselves to a lovely lunch on the grounds. Everyone loved the beautiful homes and landscaping.

September marks the end of summer, and is a busy month for the club. Two of the events planned for September are “Day At The Races” in the Clubhouse Terrace Restaurant at the Del Mar Race Track, on the 2nd, and on Saturday, Sept. 29, the entire club is invited to attend Couples International Dining’s End of Summer Tropical Island Party hosted by Sandi and Rodger Mehrer. This all member party is always a well-attended and especially fun event. If you would like to join in the fun this month, please call our Membership Chair, Annie Lanning, at 271-8270, for more information.

We are 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. Interested? Call Annie Lanning. We’d love to have you join us.

Computer Users Group

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 in interests and problems of those in attendance. 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 September meeting will be on the 15th. For more information you may call Dave Bechtel – evenings 7-9 p.m. 549-2077.

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.

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]