Thursday, December 4th at 2pm
- Get a peek at the beautifully decorated clubhouse as we get ready to open our doors to community on Sunday
- Enjoy the “cookie exchange”, a favorite tradition, where you can share your bags of cookies or treats along with recipes with others… Yum yum!
- Enjoy the offerings from our traditional tea table presented by STEPHANIE LEONARD and her sponsors Jean Patterson, Myralin Whittaker and Beth DiLego
- Welcome new members SIOBHAN TAYLOR, DIANE BARKER, MARJORIE THOMAS, ALISON DEAL and MARIA PATERNO (and their sponsors) to the club !
- Decorating for the Holidays with Flowers in 1988
- Cooking light for the holidays (1989)
- Children’s Christmas Program and puppet show (1968)
- Christmas Ornament Workshop – 1971
- Festival of Santa Lucia – 1971
- Presentation of SF Boys Chorus at the club with Christmas songs in 1975
- Red Shoes and Mistletoe performance by Marin Ballet Theatre in 1977
- Holiday Crafts Festival in 1986 – designers and local celebrities
- Designer Christmas trees were on sale at holiday party in 1986 via silent auction
It’s fun to look back at the rich traditions our club has sustained and the creativity of its members.
This year our December holiday programming extends past our open house. We always look forward to the Sausalito Players Holiday Show for the joy and laughter it produces for our club and community.
The Holiday Marketplace returns in a new creation this year thanks to Sherrie Faber on Friday, December 12 from 4– 7 PM (unique gifts and handmade crafts from all over the world).
Harps of Orpheus is back by popular demand on Sunday December 14th. This Celtic harp ensemble is just the uplifting experience to balance out the holiday “noise”.
In parting, while holidays are a special time for many of us, for some it is a lonely time of the year for various reasons – loss of loved ones, illness, isolation, shorter days, colder nights, and we must continue to reach out to our community …
And once again, I’m quoting Maya Angelou who best sums up my thoughts for this holiday season.
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud”.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS….. and thank you all for your support this past year…
A little quote from Emerson as we leave the month of Thanksgiving!
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Scholarship Recognition Fund
Kim Huff, Chair
Cynthia Mason, Chair
In case some of you did not make it to the last evening business meeting, it was announced that SWCPS has approved the costs for new garden path lighting and up-lighting for our wonderful clubhouse grounds. This is just another example of one of those things that SWCPS saves for each year, year after year, on the SWCPS Capital Improvement Schedule/Reserve. It always amazes me that this list of building and grounds projects that stalwart Preservationists pulled together so many years ago holds fairly true to course. I know you have all heard it before… our historic clubhouse’s capital repairs, replacements and improvements cost conservatively about $25,000 a year. We are the savings account arm of the SWC. When you think about what it costs to keep your own house in tip top shape and you think about the historic nature and community traffic/service our historic building provides, I am really glad we have had the knowledge and foresight of some of our annual costs to provide a roadmap and goal each year to set aside these savings till they are needed. While we still have a ways to go to be completely shored up to where we should through 2014/2015; we continue to plug away and hope we provide you fun events in the process of fundraising.
We thought we would try something new! If you feel strongly about where you would like your donation to be directed… or just a little more “hands on” about where your generous contributions go, we have some directed donation choices for some of the larger projects we save for if you are so inclined. Below you will see a website link where you can pick your project of choice to donate to. We will ensure your donations go to these categories. Check it out and please let me know what you think? …your thoughts and specifics.http://swcpsdonations.com/
Speaking of fun events… our annual educational Sherry Hour will be held on Monday, January 26 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. This is a free community event. This event is co-chaired by E.V. Gilbreath and Susan Gordon.This year, “Panama-Pacific International Exposition” Illustrated talk by the Pan Pacific International Exposition 1915 historian, Laura Ackley. We will hear fascinating tales of the fair as we tour the Panama-Pacific International Exposition illustrated with amazing photos. This visual tour appeals to any audience with an interest in history and in the celebration of the PPIE 100th Year Anniversary also known as “The Jewel City”
Susan Watson and Donna Christie Kolkey, Co-Chairs
SWC Emergency Awareness Committee
Linda Daniels, Chair
- Hope McCrum for her husband Ted McCrum @ aldersley
- Claudia Kennedy a broken hip
- Katherine Whittaker return of a former medical condition
- Cis Muldoon a broken hip @ Smith Ranch Rehab
Millie Amis, Chair
29 Edwards Ave.
Sponsors: Fay Rudio, Sharon Lambton, Elin Hyytinen
373 Sausalito Blvd.
Sponsors: Marilyn Riede, Patty Bacon, Susan Watson
There is no one more deserving .
At the November Board Meeting, the following resignations were approved in good standing:
- Kathryn Abbassi
- Norah Frei
- Frances Grant
- Kathryn Keller
- Katharine Whittaker
SWC Programs and Events
Sunday, December 7 3 – 5 pm Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 7 3 – 5 pm Toys for Tots
Friday, December 12 4 – 7 pm Holiday Global Marketplace
Sunday, December 14 Doors open at 3PM Harps of Orpheus
SAVE THE DATE
Friday, January 23 7-9pm Chasing Portraits
Chasing Portraits in the words of Elizabeth Rynecki, is her journey to find the lost works of her great-grandfather, Moshe Rynecki, a Warsaw based artist who painted scenes of the Polish-Jewish community in the interwar years. Part memoir, journalistic reporting, mystery, and scholarly detective, Elizabeth is on a quest to answer questions about what happened to her great-grandfather and his art in the Second World War. In doing so, she raises larger questions about legacy, history, provenance of art, loss, justice, and forgiveness.
Elizabeth is the daughter of Sausalito Woman’s Club member Fern Rynecki. She grew up in a home surrounded by her great-grandfather’s paintings.
Elizabeth discovered that her great-grandfather Moshe had been a prolific artist, producing close to 800 paintings and sculptures. She began to wonder why they had only 120 paintings from his original collection, and started asking questions of her family, art historians, and museum curators.
With this special evening, Chasing Portraits, Elizabeth shares her story, about the art painted by her great-grandfather, the bulk of which was lost or destroyed during the repeated devastation suffered by Warsaw during the Second World War, her family’s subsequent attempts to locate the works, through many closed doors and where her family’s story fits into the larger picture of art restitution issues.
The 40-minute presentation shares many of the vibrant images of her great-grandfather’s work and is followed by a Q&A session.
Light hors d’oeuvres and no host bar.
Paula Fancher: email@example.com
Leslie Hail: firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATE Thursday, March 19 Founders Day
We sell out every year so …
It’s not too early to reserve your seat.
Two tables of 8 have already been sold!
It will be a great party with a cast of 19 new members – come join the fun!
Reservations: first-come first-served
Checks are payable to SWC and mailed to Yvonne Spencer, 607 Main St, Sausalito 94965
$30 per person
$240 for a table of 8
Yvonne can’t save places, so if your jinks mates want a table together, please send Yvonne 1 check ($240) with the names of the 8 members and she can seat you together.