New Leads Club Chapter

Business owners, managers, sales people, independent professionals and entrepreneurs are invited to expand their businesses through relationship-based network marketing. A new Leads Club chapter is forming in Scripps Ranch and applications for membership are currently being accepted by Nghia Mien Diep, Financial Advisor with EMC Royal Alliance (510) 393-6904.

Based in San Diego, CA, Ali Lassen’s Leads Club, provides a forum to increase member business though personal referrals. With a 23-year track record, Leads Club is the pioneer in the business networking industry with over 5,500 members in 400 plus chapters nationwide and in Australia and Ireland. Chapters are limited to 30 members – in non-competing business categories – to ensure the Leads Club proven, 75-minute program maximizes business relationships in a targeted, result-oriented format. During weekly meetings, members exchange leads collected from the previous week and rotate 10 minute presentations, educating colleagues to act as an informal sales force. An overview of the organization can be found online at

Welcome Club

The holiday season is here! The next meeting is on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Swim & Racquet Club on Aviary Drive. We will have a gift exchange. BringING a gift with a suggested value of $15 is optional, but having a great time at this always fun-filled get-together is mandatory.

As a way to share and show we care, we will participate in the San Diego Armed Services YMCA Needy Military Holiday program as our holiday project. Those wanting to participate will donate unwrapped new toys, non-perishable food items, and (or) cash.

Another opportunity to meet fellow members and wish them a happy holiday is at the monthly coffee or our Gadabouts lunch. For our Holiday Party this year, it will be at the University Club atop Symphony Towers for a gala dinner & dancing.

The Welcome Club has activities to meet almost everyone’s interest. A sample of some of the activities are gadabouts, bridge, bunco, pitch, crafts and cards, golf, theater group, book discussion, and many more. Although it is the end of a year, maybe it is time to start something new.

If you have lived in Scripps Ranch less than a year, or have a new baby, or became a new citizen, or are recently divorced or widowed, then you qualify to join Welcome Club.

If you would like more information, call Becky McDonald at 578-5693. We look forward to meeting you at the next meeting.

Scripps Ranch Womens’ Club

November’s general meeting took place at Clay N’ Latte where members enjoyed an evening of ceramic painting and socializing. We’ve discovered several budding artists in our group. A great time was had by everyone.

December, as always, promises to be a busy and exceptional month. The annual cookie exchange will take place on Dec. 12 at the home of Diana Whitney and on Dec. 16, Club Members and friends will gather at the Edgewater Grill Restaurant for cocktails and dinner, and to view the Boat Parade.

The Womens’ Club still has for sale its Holiday Ornaments which are featured in the November issue of the Newsletter. If you would like to purchase Ornaments, you can purchase them at The Country Store, next to the old Vons, Mail Boxes, Etc., near the new Vons, Jennica’s Passion Flowers By Design, on Carroll Canyon Road, by Carl’s Jr., or the Scripps Ranch Information Center. Or, if you prefer, you may order by mail. Send your check to the SRWC, 9842 Hibert Street, Suite 250, San Diego, CA 92131. Each ornament is $20. Holiday delivery guaranteed!

Scripps Ranch Womens’ Club 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. General meetings are held regularly throughout the year. We have two monthly Bunco groups, as well as an International Dining group. If you would like to learn more about us, visit our Web Site at: or give our Membership Chair, Annie, a call at 271-8270. We’d love to have you join us. We wish you all a happy and safe holiday season.

Art Club News

The next meeting is a party! We are combining the November and December meetings into a group show and reception. The event will be held at the home of exiting president, Cathy Carey. Join us from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday, Dec. 2. The public is welcome! The address is 48 Ridgecrest Place, Escondido, CA 92920. Call 760-489-9109 for more information. The show will feature the work of Scripps Ranch Art Club artists: Kris Buenger, Kathy Meyer, Suzie Lee, Liane Nishio, Barbara Frank, Carole Mathios, Lesley Wilson and Cathy Carey.

A People’s Choice award will go to the artist with the most votes, so come out and vote for your favorite! Most of the artwork will be for sale, great for Holiday Gifts!

Cathy Carey’s art studio, The Glass House, will be open to the public for tours during the event. Located overlooking Lake Hodges, the outdoor art studio has 360 degree views of mountains, gardens, the lake and the valley. Demos by Cathy Carey will be on-going throughout the day. The watercolor demo starts at 11 am, acrylic is at 12 noon, egg tempra is at 1 pm and an oil demo on glazing is at 2 pm. People wanting to sign up for classes will be eligible to win art supplies in watercolor, acrylic, egg tempra and oil. The sets are valued between $150 and $200. A public painting project will be in the works, all visitors are encouraged to do some painting on a community painting! The Glass House Open Studio Tour is a unique event, a way to get a peek at a working art studio!

People wishing to join the Scripps Ranch Art Club for 2002 may join for a donation of $30 (put to good use in running the club). Persons kind enough to donate and join, will be eligible to win a set of brushes valued at $30. The brushes will be presented to you at the meeting in January if you are not present at drawing.

Kris Buenger is the new Scripps Ranch President for 2002! She is planning some exciting paint-out events for 2002, so we hope you can join us!

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. We already have a dentist, graphics company, carpet cleaner, lawyer, and estate planner. But we need more! We are able to list more than one of each type of business so don’t hesitate to call us at 549-2524 for more information.

San Diego Paintball Club

The club’s web address is: We have had many new members locate us on the web and we are pleased that we get so many hits. Please spread the word (and our address.)

Our next Beginners’ Tournament is scheduled for Jan. 19. If you have thought about playing in a tourney but were unsure of it, try ours. We set it up to provide a fun introduction to paintball tournaments. Call us for more information – 549-2524.

Need paintball stickers for your equipment or car? We are not able to make custom stickers for you. Call us!

Computer Users Group

Installed Windows XP or considering installing it? Drop by our usergroup meeting this month and share your experiences or get some suggestions on whether you should or should not install it.

Don’t forget, the Christmas clock is ticking. Christmas is only a couple of weeks away and your still looking for that perfect gift for your computer guru. Maybe we can offer a suggestion or two.

As always a forum for discussing the latest in home computing (from software bugs to hardware incompatibilities).

The December meeting will be on the 15th. For more information you may call Dave Bechtel – evenings 7-9 pm 549-2077.

Friends of the Library

Holiday Bake Sale and Book Sale on Dec. 1

The Friends of the Library will be selling homemade treats, gently used books, and other items at the open house for the new Fire Station on Saturday, Dec. 1. The Friends will be at the event at Fire Station 37 at 11640 Spring Canyon Road from 1 to 4 pm.

Holiday Concert

Join the Friends of the Library for a special performance of madrigals and other holiday music by the La Jolla Renaissance Singers on Sunday, Dec. 1 6.

The 2:30 pm performance in the Community Room will feature a cappella singing of songs by this group that was established more than 20 years ago.

Children’s Activities

Mad Science demonstrations of bubbling potions and amazing chemical

reactions will be the children92s program this month on Thursday, Dec. 2 at

3 pm in the community room.

Let’s Read, the book discussion group for children ages 7 to 9, starts a new session on Dec. 5. To sign up, contact Ann Persons at the library at 538-8158.

Adult Book Discussion

Come to a special meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12 to choose books for 2002. Bring something to share for a potluck dessert and you will go home with loads of ideas for great reading. The meeting is from 6:30 to 8 pm in the library92s seminar room.

Library Holiday Hours

The Scripps Ranch Library will be open daytime hours on Monday, Dec. 24. The library will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 25 through Jan. 1. The Mira Mesa Branch will be open during the holiday period.

Look Forward to in January

Opera previews with Myron Fink will start again in January and continue

through May on Monday evenings.

Get a head start on the book that will be discussed in January. There are copies of The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood at the circulation desk.

Hidden Valley House

The Hidden Valley House Auxiliary would like to extend many thanks to the Scripps Ranch Hidden Valley House Bridge Marathon that raised over $600.00 for Hidden Valley House. We are going to put this money to good use by buying the house the bedspreads they so desperately need. Thank you to all those who took part. You did a great job!

As the holidays approach we are looking for such things as phone cards, gift certificates for stores such as Target for the women. If you think you can help please consider using it as a tax donation in time for the end of this tax year. We really will appreciate it. If you are able to help the drop off address for this month is Patti Beaver at 10540 Pine Falls Court, Tel 271-9245.

YMCA Indian Guides & Princesses

October’s highlight for the Dads and Guides/Princesses of SR’s Pomerado Nation was weekend camping at Agua Caliente. Hosted by Jim Hester and the Cherokee tribe of Indian Guides, the weekend weather was warm and windy for the SR tent campers. Hikes to Squaw Pond and the mud caves sandwiched swims in the thermally-heated pool. This year’s kite-flying contest created a much more colorful skyline than last years’ windless version. The water balloon toss left everyone appropriately wet as camp teardown and car pack-up ensued, leading the caravan back toward Scripps Ranch on Sunday (before the SR mommies became too relaxed).

At press time, everyone is gearing up for Nov. 18 horseback riding, hosted by Jeff Kalman and the Navajo tribe Guides, which will be followed by indoor rock climbing on Dec. 9th. The “Y” is still accepting new Guides & Princesses into the Nation. Interested Dads should contact Alan Yeoman at the Rancho Y via 484-8788.

Kiwanis Club of Scripps-Mira Mesa

Kiwanis is a service organization based on the fundamental premise that we can accomplish a lot of good in our community by volunteering a few hours of time. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, we’d love to have you join us at one of our weekly meetings held on Wednesdays at 7 a.m. We now have a new meeting place, Mimi’s Restaurant in the Mira Mesa Marketplace, as well as a new president! Congratulations to Scripps Ranch resident Jim Farrier on his new position.

School partnerships are a key area of emphasis for us. Over the last several months, we put on two very successful spaghetti dinner fund-raisers to benefit two of our school partners. Thanks to Filippi’s Pizza Grotto, we were able to raise $1,000 for Jerabek Elementary and $2,000 for Miramar Ranch Elementary. Currently, we’re working with our partner schools to identify service projects that will help them accomplish their goals.

Our collaborators for the spaghetti dinners were the Key Club members from both Scripps Ranch High School and Mira Mesa High School. These Key Clubs participate in many service projects in our community. They are working now on adopting a needy local family for Christmas, so that the clubs can provide clothing, food, and gifts.

Our club also participated in the Mira Mesa Street Fair. We were able to fingerprint 200 children, thanks to the Mira Mesa Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP), and we raised $150 towards the Children’s Miracle Mile of Quarters.

Scripps Ranch Swim & Racquet Club

Sunday, Dec. 9 is our annual “End of the Year Tennis Banquet.” Come and enjoy a Mexican Buffet, guest speaker Richard Lederer will entertain us, awards will be presented and raffle prizes awarded! Everyone is invited to attend! Tickets cost $12 per adult/ $8 per child under 12 yrs. Sign up at Aviary.

Parents drop the children off at Aviary on Friday, Dec. 14 and do your holiday shopping. We will provide dinner and entertain the kids. Cost: $12 per child/$20 sibling. Non-members $15 per child. This is a popular event, so sign up early at Aviary.

Winter Camps start Monday, December 26th. Camps include Winter Wonderland, Sports Fan, Cooking, Funtasia, and Teen Camps. There is limited enrollment, so sign up early at Aviary.

New Years Celebration! We are closing out 2001 with a bang! Swing and Jitterbug dance lessons, entertaining juggling-mime, DJ, light show, delicious heavy hor dorves. Cost: Members $45 per person Non-members $50 per person. Childcare will be available for an additional fee. Sign up at Aviary before Dec. 21st.

Upcoming Events:

End of the Year Tennis Banquet Sun. Dec. 9

SRSRC Board Meeting Tue. Dec. 11

Family Dinner Night Wed. Dec. 12

Parent Holiday Shopping Night Fri. Dec. 14

Picture With Santa Sat. Dec. 15

Winter Camps begin Wed. Dec. 26

New Years Eve Celebration Mon. Dec. 31

Scripps Ranch Theatre

SRT Offers Discounted Tickets

Do you need a stocking stuffer for that person who has everything? How about a small gift for that neighbor who has done something special for you? What about supporting your local theater?

Scripps Ranch Theatre’s season is half over. SRT is offering a discount to anyone purchasing half-season tickets for the remainder of the 2001-02 season. Half-season ticket prices are $19 for adults and $16 for seniors, students, and groups of ten or more. You can see the last two shows for less than $10 per show. Non-season ticket holders will pay $15 to see the musical alone so you can see what a bargain you get with half-season tickets.

The last two shows of the season are I Ought to be in Pictures by Neil Simon, a poignant comedy running from Feb. 8-Mar. 2 and the popular musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying which will run from Apr. 19-May 18. Join the hundreds of other Scripps Ranchers who have chosen SRT as their theater of choice.

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]