The first half of March was a bit of a lost month for me as I cooled my heels in the hospital. Thank you all for the cards and letters that perked me up while there. I am also grateful to First Vice President, Gail Taylor, and to my Board for taking my place and running things smoothly in my absence. By all reports, the March business meeting was lovely, giving those present the opportunity to fete our newest Honored Member, MaryAnn Dietrich. MaryAnn is a twenty-year SWC member who has given untold hours to the Club serving on multiple committees including the Kitchen Remodel Committee, the Cookbook Committee and most recently as the editor-in-chief of the SWC’s gorgeous Centennial Book. We are so grateful to MaryAnn for all her efforts! We also welcomed Sausalito’s educators who filled us in on the programs in our local schools.
Sadly, I also missed Beverly Robbins’ SF Mission District Walking Tour which I have heard was absolutely wonderful. I hope we can repeat this event in a couple of years. Thank you Beverly for putting it together. The Low Jinks was a captivating rerun of Vision Quest and a thumpin’ great party with our favorite Alan Choy at the piano and the “Newbies” in fine voice again after the show. Thanks to Co-chairs Kate Powell and Fay Rudio for making this happen. The hikers walked around Phoenix Lake (darn – missed that too!). And last, but not least, the Sausalito Players took to the stage for their penultimate event of the year.
The excitement is not over! Turn the page of your Yearbook and make your reservations for April’s events! First up: our business meeting on April 4. It is an evening meeting. Doors will open at 6 p.m. so you can grab a glass of wine. Don’t forget to buy a copy of the Centennial book and also your raffle tix for the Scholarship fundraiser before the meeting. The drawing will be held at the end of the meeting. See you there!
SWC Preservation Society
Phoebe Fielding, Chair
The recent 2013 Jinks production focused, in a number of ways, on the goals of the Preservation Society as well as the club. Their “Vision Quest” ended up emphasizing very important intangible goals for our Centennial Year and for the years beyond.
For Preservation, which is also looking to the future, our concern is more tangible. Our overarching desire is to provide a secure, stable and as permanent as we can manage, future for the home of the SWC. It is to this end that some years ago a fund was established which is referred to in the information following, as a quasi-endowment fund. Each year we strive to set aside a substantial sum from our fundraising efforts to help this grow. As you can see, this year the donations from the Centennial Ball will all go into this fund. We are as always very grateful for your wonderful support. None of this would be possible without all of you.
A breakout of our current financials have been compiled and written by
Cindy Mason, SWCPS treasurer. Below you will find SWCPS year to date financials. Through the generosity of the membership, our capital improvement fund is now in line with the ongoing 30-year maintenance schedule of the SWCPS. The SWCPS maintenance schedule provides for all capital expenditures we can think of for the next 30 years (windows, floors, electrical, roof, plumbing, painting, etc). This schedule is based on historical costs with an end of life projection and shows us how much money we need to have accrued or saved to date so when it is time, we can repair, or rebuild without any membership assessments.
The SWCPS permanent building fund (MCF quasi-endowment) has made great headway and continues to grow even though we are a long way off of our goal. As a reminder, this permanent building fund is a quasi-endowment that will hopefully help support and underwrite costs in the future that will be incurred by the preservation of our historic clubhouse. We also were able to provide a gift to the general membership of $12,000 for the purchase of the new chairs as an investment for future SWCPS events. Thank you for all your generosity and support of this historic clubhouse that brings us all together.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
SWCPS LEGACY SOCIETY UPDATE!!
The June Legacy Society tea and informational gathering will indeed be happening this June 2013. This will be the 4th year since our inception and due to our growing ranks, we have burst out of private home events. So this year, we will be having our annual Tea in mid to late June at the clubhouse. Date and times and invites to be announced. We will also be presenting a speaker who will address issues of planned giving, estate planning and information tailored to our membership and our long term planning. For those of you who attended our event last year at the home of Barbara Holmes, we have listened to your recommendations and included a simple information sheet and form for you to fill out to expedite your membership. All of this is available on the SWC website.
Please go to our website at : http://sausalitowomansclub.org/preservation-2/legacy-society/become-a-member and follow the directions. If you have questions, contact Phoebe Fielding, Millie Amis or Michele Benjamin.
Thank you for your interest and support for our historic Clubhouse.
SWC Scholarship Recognition Fund
Jean Patterson, Chair
SWCSRF’s Spring Fundraiser –a Raffle for Pinot, Plumas or Paris!!!
By the time many of us read this newsletter, the April 4 drawing for these three great Raffle prizes may have already occurred! Congratulations to the winners….and THANKS to everyone who bought tickets to support Scholarship and our students!
Scholarship Applications are in!
SWCSRF has received a total of 39 applications for 2013-2014 Scholarships! As with every year, these applicants represent a mix of graduating high school seniors, students continuing their undergraduate or graduate programs and those who want to return to school to either complete their educations or pursue another degree. The SWCSRF Board will be busy in April evaluating these applications and determining who will be an SWCSRF scholar this year.
Recipients of 2013-2014 SWC Scholarships will be announced and honored at the June 2 Awards Ceremony and Reception. We will also have a guest speaker this year – the inspiring and talented former scholarship recipient Rondell Gibson, profiled in this column in February. We think you’ll enjoy what he has to say!
Won’t you make sure these deserving students know how much you care by joining us at the June 2 event? Mark your calendars now!
Where Are They Now
Profiles of previous SWC scholarship recipients will return next month. In the meantime, enjoy the smiling faces of some of the SWC Scholarship “alumni”…
SWC Scholars – Past and Present
Fran Nelson and Beth Garbutt, Co-Chairs
We will meet at the SWC on April 16 at 7 pm to discuss The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal. Please note that this is a Tuesday, and that we are returning to our evening meetings, now that we are back in Daylight time.
In this very enjoyable book, British sculptor Edmund deWaal traces the history of his family, the Ephrussis, an illustrious banking family, back several generations to Paris and Vienna.
The intriguing title refers to the Japanese netsuke, small, carved wood and ivory figurines which were prized collectibles in 19th century Paris, when Japanese objects were all the rage among art collectors. His, great, great uncle Charles’s collection of 264 netsuke was all that remained of the family’s vast fortune after World War II. When they came into the author’s possession, he began to research the places where they once “lived”, bringing both art and family history alive through them.
We’d love to have you join us to talk about the book and share some light snacks.
Pat Ascher will facilitate the discussion, which will begin at 7:00 pm at the Club.
Fran Nelson 332-4768 and Beth Garbutt 332-0666
Nancy Curran, Margo Merle and Nancy Kaltreider, Co-Chairs
Thursday, April 11, 9:30am - Dipsea Trail to Mountain Home Inn (moderate/strenuous hike)
Meet at the SWC to carpool. A new hike for the SWC.
Join us to see beautiful vistas and Spring wild flowers on this Mt. Tam hike. We will start at the TOP of the Dipsea Stairs and continue on the Sun Trail past the Tourist Club to the Redwood Trail and on to the Mountain Home Inn for lunch. The easy walk back will be via the “pipe line” trail and Edgewood Ave.
Wear hiking shoes, layered clothing (long pants and long sleeves to protect against poison oak on the sides of the trails). Bring money for lunch.
RSVP by April 8 to Co-chairs, Fran Nelson, 332-4768; Jeni Flynn, 332-5648
Wednesday, April 24, 9:00 am – SAUSALITO WATERFRONT (Easy walk)
Join us for a walk along Sausalito’s beautiful and historic waterfront. Meet at the SWC and walk down to Swede’s beach for coffee on Carolyn’s deck. After, we will stroll along the waterfront, through downtown, Gabrielson Park, Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Dunphy Park, Galilee, Schoonmaker Beach and end in the historic Marinship.
Cars will be parked at the Post Office lot to ferry us back to The Seafood Peddler for lunch and then on to the SWC.
The walk is approximately 2.5 – 3 miles.
RSVP by Monday, April 22. Please call or email Carolyn Ford, 332-3409 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday May 1, 8:30am - Tomales Point Inverness
Meet at SWC at 8:30am to carpool
It’s approximately 90 minutes to Tomales Point/Pierce Point Ranch…a longer day hike due to travel time …but it’s a beautiful one for all range of hikers….
The trail is approximately 7 to 9 miles….with scenic bucolic hills….. a must see for new SWC hikers …
Agnes Kaprielian, Chair
Spring has sprung and with it comes the inspiration to entertain. A delicious and easy side dish is found on page 99 of Sausalito, Cooking With A View, Lemon Pilaf with Currants and Almonds. The pilaf recipe is offered below. You could serve your pilaf with Zesty Veal Strips (p. 141) or Swiss Cheese Chicken (p 156.) Don’t forget a light salad: Marin Green Salad with Parsley Dressing (p 59.) A delightful finishing touch might be Noel’s Hazelnut Meringues with Lemon Filling (p 218)–all parts of which could be made the day before and prettily arranged in no time!
Shelby Van Meter, Chair
Cheer and Encouragement
Paula Fancher – Recovery From Major Surgery
Jane Scott – Recovery From Wrist Surgery
Linda Shanfein – Featured in SF Chronicle as organizer of Philanthropy By Design Fundraiser
Kim Huff, Chair
Special news … Mary Ann Dietrich was bestowed with a surprise Honored Member status at the February meeting. Several long-term members of the club wrote letters in support of Mary Ann and described her outstanding service to the club. The membership whole-heartedly agreed that her dedication to the club deserved recognition. Congratulation’s to Mary Ann!
At the February Business Meeting we had the pleasure of welcoming one New Member. Please update your yearbook with her name and contact information:
621 Nevada Street
We look forward to welcoming another new member in April!
If you are interested in sponsoring a new applicant, please contact me for an application and guidelines at email@example.com or 892-5032. I also bring them to business meetings and you can pick one up from me as well.
SWC Programs and Events - Full Calendar link here.
Thursday, April 4th - 6:30 pm - Business Meeting and Tea
Friday, April 5th - 6:30 pm - Centennial Salon IV: Step Back into Club History
Tuesday, April 9th - 7 pm - SWC SOMEONE’S IN THE KITCHEN…
Shannon and Steve will share with you their experience and tips for entertaining a large gathering. From set-up to clean up, you can enjoy your party because you’ve planned each stage.
Come for the talk, stay for the stories. RSVP 332-3843 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, April 11th - 7:00-9:00 PM
THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC … and HerStory
Celebrate and share a bit of nostalgia, light vintage fare and Sally’s Slush as we update you on the progress of our project — capturing via video Club members’ Jinks memories and reflections on past eras.
Please join us! The evening is free and is open to Club members only.
RSVP to Denise Gustafsson by APRIL 4 – 331.9457
Co-chairs: Denise Gustafsson and Paula Monsef 332.8666
Thursday, April 18th - 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm - Free
A Presentation By
Suzanne Cassidy, MD (AKA Susie Visher), Medical Geneticist
Andrea Zanko, MS and Beth Crawford, MS, Genetic Counselors
Hope to see you there!
Saturday, April 20th - 10am-2pm -
MAT GILDING WORKSHOP with Master Gilder Leslie Hail
Wednesday, April 24th - 7-9 pm - Centennial Salon Series V: Poetry Night
Thursday, April 25th - 10am-3pm – THE LAST ART WORKSHOP
Come and spend time at the club working from a set up still life with studio lighting.
Or bring your own project and work on it .
Members and friends welcome. Bring a lunch.
RSVP Heidi Snowden 887-9028; Jean Capron 331-0133;
Susan Keegan 332-3093; Kate Powell 332-5787
Monday, April 29th - 10am-3pm - Sonoma Horticultural Garden & Nursery Tour
If time permits, we’ll stop in Petaluma for a visit to Cottage Gardens.Bring $5 for tour. RSVP by 4/26. Meet at SWC at 10am for carpool.Let me know if you are willing to drive. Chair: Mickie Lloyd, 332-6443
Friday May 3rd – 6:00-9:00 pm - Centennial Salon Series VI: Gala Preview Party
Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th - 2:00-5:00 pm
Embrace the beauty of art!
Don’t miss our show and sale – Invite your friends
Nationally known Marin artists will exhibit their works at the Sausalito Woman’s Club Saturday May 4th and Sunday, May 5th from 2 to 5pm. The 2013 Centennial Art Salon – Glorious California: The Art of The Golden State – will be an opportunity to savor California through the eyes of painters, sculptors and photographers who have been inspired by the light and beauty of our golden state. The clubhouse will be transformed into a fine art gallery for the weekend, capturing the golden light of California and enhancing the works of art on display.
All art lovers are invited to attend this event, which is free and open to the public. The following artists are among those showing their work:
* Suzie Buchholz: Abstract painter and sculptor
* Jim Caldwell: Painter and teacher at Stanford Continuin Study Program
* John McCormick: Nationally recognized landscape painter
* Ray Jackson: Plein-air painter, member of “Outsiders”
* Sharon Paster: Figurative sculptor and abstract painter
* Carol Peek: Western Marin landscape artist
* Jerry Stitt, AWA: Watercolorist
* Jim Stitt: Graphic and fine artist
* Caroline Zimmerman: Still life and plein-air painter.