Did I mention the Jinks? The wonderfully fun and spectacular JINKS Week was brought to us this year and every year by a “cast of thousands.” The Author of this year’s show, Paula Fancher, and her teammate and Director, Jean Spaulding, brought us “The Treasure of Whiskey Springs” a charming, disarming, and very funny show. The new members: Tiffy Leonard (Calamity), Johanna VanderMolen (Bella Donna), Ellen Rosenstein (Ima Desperado), Miranda Lobo (Ping), and MaryKae Krause (Auntie Ming) played their characters’ roles to the hilt…like real professionals. Yes, they all sing and dance and act, now, just like the SWC classics. First Vice President, Liz O’Keefe as Production Manager for the entire week’s events, was masterful in her organization and management roles. It all came together seamlessly under her watchful eye. Michele Benjamin, Second Vice President, played out the show’s Western theme in stunning decorations throughout the Clubhouse and grounds. Her eye for detail and her impeccable taste were evident everywhere. Millie Amis and Millie Zinman collaborated on a clever and breath-taking “Riders of the Purple Sage” theme. Barbara (Baba) Conroy created individually wrapped, western theme silver party favors for every guest. Candace Curtis created the Past President’s gifts of bolo ties. The Founders’ Day Luncheon was beyond spectacular. The food, prepared by Lucy Alderman and her capable kitchen staff, was out-of-this-world. Every bite was a treat for the palette. I was so charmed and delighted by the whole event that I never wanted it to end…although the sighs of relief from exhausted volunteers were (almost) audible once the celebration was concluded.
SWC Preservation Society
Phoebe Fielding, Chair
SWC Scholarship Recognition Fund
Jean Patterson, Chair
SWC Scholarship Recipients, 2013-2014 (June, 2013)
‘Wild” is a memoir of a young woman who after the death of her mother, experienced a continuing alienation from family and friends. After making some very bad life choices, she impulsively decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail alone, in spite of the fact that she was not an experienced hiker. The story of her journey is at times funny, and at times poignant.We usually have light refreshments, and if you feel so inclined, bring a bite to share. We look forward to seeing you!Discussant: Pat AscherNo need to RSVP
Nancy Curran, Margo Merle, Susan Watson, Co-chairs
April 9, 10:00 am | Headlands Hike
Hike from the SWC to the coastal trail in the Headlands, on to the Golden Gate Bridge, through Ft. Baker and back to the SWC.
Enjoy the stunning views of open space and the ocean as well as the City and bay views.
We will have lunch at Cavallo Point at 11:30 before returning to Sausalito.
This is a moderate hike except for the initial climb to the Headlands that is somewhat strenuous but we can pause along the way and enjoy the views.
Please note the time change as it differs from the Yearbook.
Contact Helen Bennett at 332-4020 or Carolyn Ford at 332-3409 or send us an email
April 24, 9:00 am | Bon Tempe Lake Hike
Join us for an easy/moderate hike around Bon Tempe Lake. This is the best of the Lake hikes passing thru wooded and open hillsides that provide wildflowers and great views. The Lake has just 50′ elevation gain and around the Lake is 4.1 miles We can begin and end at Lake Lagunitas where there are many picnic sites and walk over to the Bon Tempe Lake for the loop.
We will meet at the SWC at 9AM. Bring a picnic lunch.
We should be back at the Club by 2 PM.
Call or email Nancy Curran 332-1289 or Helen Bennett 332-4020.
Claudia Kennedy and Billie Anderson, Co-Chairs
This report covers three Council Meetings and is more lengthy than usual.
The City Council heard reports from the Sustainability Commission, a report by staff on the progress on evaluating the Marinship Specific Plan, and an update on the Housing Element.
In addition, the Council heard a presentation from staff on the mid-year budget review. In addition to the projects that the Council had previously approved, the Council allocated $30,000 as seed money for the Beautification Project which proposes a public/private partnership to redesign and/or better maintained public spaces.
The Council approved monies from Measure A to trim the trees at Robin Sweeney Park, repair the parks playground equipment, and resurface the basketball court. Other monies were set aside for a future restroom at Dunphy Park.
They accepted status reports from the Bridgeway median project consultant and the Gate 6 intersection improvement project.
They adopted a resolution certifying the Environmental Impact Report and CEQA findings, regarding single use carryout bags, and introduced an ordinance requiring a 10 cent per bag charge for single use bags at large grocery stores and pharmacies, liquor stores and convenient stores that sell food and drinks.
They introduced an ordinance to update standards for duplex and multi-family zoning districts to encourage building multi-family homes, rather than overly large single-family dwellings. There was also an exemption given for subterranean additions to encourage building down, rather than out or up.
Staff reported on a recommended increase in sewer rates, which will amount to about $50 per year per parcel for There will be a First Reading of the Ordinance and Public hearing on May 6.
A report was received from The Friends of Dunphy Park about a public forum on November 13, 2013. Fourteen topics were discussed. The consensus was that the forum was very successful and well attended. The information for the update on the master plan was drawn from the open city hall website and comments received there, questionnaires distributed at the forum and the forum itself. Some areas of interest to be further explored are: shoreline restoration, better parking, toilet facilities, more local events, and drainage.
The next step is to develop a schematic master plan. There will be coordination with other groups and entities such as the Cruising Club, staff and the city manager, Audubon Society.
A representative of the Police Department met with San Francisco Tour Operators Association. Out of these meetings came a commitment by the tour operators to make several changes. Busses will come into town on Alexander but go north on Bridgeway and exit at the north end of town. This will eliminate the noise and pollution associated with the busses laboring up the Alexander hill. There will be a quiet zone on Alexander and South streets where the tour guides will not use loudspeakers. The agreed upon changes will be given a chance to work and the issue of the busses will be revisited in June.
Chief of Police Jennifer Tejada presented the bike plan for 2014. Last year there was a bicycle reservation system that allowed ferry riders with bikes to make a reservation for a particular ferry rather than standing in line hoping to get aboard. There was bike parking in Lot 1. Blazing Saddles provided a part-time employee, Golden Gate Transit provided two full-time employees and the Chamber of Commerce provided a person in the kiosk. All of these people as well as volunteers in the Ambassador program assisted bicyclists to help relieve the congestion. The steps helped but by the end of the summer season the downtown area was again swamped with bikes and riders.
The plan for summer 2014 is to close Tracy Way to vehicles and install 340 bike parking spaces. El Portal will be made a two way street with a turnaround so that people and things can be dropped off along the street. Five parking spaces will be eliminated to expand the turnaround area. Parking for commercial vehicles will be allowed from 7 to 11 am only on high volume days with parking again allowed in the evening for all vehicles. This plan will be evaluated after the summer to determine if other steps need to be taken.
Reported by Claudia Kennedy, Fran Nelson, and Ann Elston
SWC Programs and Events - [ April Calendar ]
Thursday, March 6 2:00 pm Business Meeting & Tea
Thursday, April 10 Noon Rotary Club at SWC
The Rotary/Sausalito Woman’s Club luncheon that was postponed in January, will take place on April 10th at noon. Join us for fun and feisty entertainment and a delicious lunch prepared by Chef Noel Norton and her team.
RSVP, $20 to Anne Teller, P.O.Box 2802, 94966. You may also pay at the door.
Co-chairs Susan Cullen and Anne Teller, 350-0944.
Saturday, April 12 CANCELED The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
- Wednesday, April 23 Poetry Night
No-host bar and Hors d’oeuvres: 6:30 P.M Program: 7-9 P.M.
Co-chairs: Julie Carlson, 383-5037 | Anne Elston, 332-5598 | Oonagh Kavanagh, 332-7997 | Jackie Kudler. 332-4179
- Wednesday, April 30 5-9 pm Someone’s in the Kitchen: Tamalada
Those of you on the wait list from last year, please RSVP to me, as you are getting first preference.We will be making tamales and having dinner.RSVP to Heidi Snowden 887-9028. $15 made out to Heidi Snowden holds your spot.Hasta Pronto!
- Wednesday, May 7 – 8 Women’s Yoga Retreat and HikingSOLD OUT:Overnight stay at Ralston White Retreat Centre in Mill Valley.$115/person, includes stay, dinner and breakfast.
If you need to drop out or you want to be put on the wait list, contact Rayner ASAP: 332-2608 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any Founders Day pictures you would like to share for our online album; please email them to Kim Huff and Kim@kimber.net