Preservation

SWCPS Black & White Dinner Dance Information

 

The Sausalito Woman’s Club Preservation Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established specifically to preserve and enhance our historic clubhouse designed by Julia Morgan, California’s first licensed woman architect. To this end, yearly events are held that generate monies dedicated to maintaining the clubhouse and grounds for the present and the future. More recently, the Legacy Society was created to provide a mechanism for members and friends of SWCPS to donate through planned giving.

 The Society also receives funding from SWC dues, grants, annual contributions, memorial gifts and outside donations which are tax-deductible, thanks to our non-profit status.

 Donations can be sent to: SWCPS, P.O. Box 2488, Sausalito, CA 94966. Our Federal Tax ID is: 68-0225397.

OFFICERS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014

Chair:              Phoebe Fielding

Vice Chair:     E.V. Gilbreath

Corr. Sec’y:    Elizabeth Nelson

Treasurer:     Carolyn Merrill

Directors:      Chris Butler, Ann Elston, Susan Gordon, Cindy Mason, Sande McGarry, Linda Neilsen, Camara Scremin, Susan Watson

Ex-Officio:     Barbara Sutak, SWC President, Carol Carlson, SWC Treasurer

 

Legacy Society Committee:

Chair:    Cindy Mason
Phoebe Fielding, Alice May, Ciji Ware

 

Memorial Gifts for 2012 – 2013

Edward Anderson, Margaret Graham, Sam Hock, Susan Loosley, Ron Page, Clifford Raisbeck and Florence Seymour


 

SWCPS Annual Report:
Phoebe Fielding 2012-2013

The SWC is winding down the celebration of our centennial year and the clubhouse is beautiful, elegant and in excellent condition. This is not by chance or good fortune but the result of much hard work on the part of many members. After decades of providing a “home” for the club, by the 1990’s our lovely Julia Morgan-designed building was in great need of restoration and repair. And so, over twenty years ago, the non-profit Preservation Society was founded with the sole purpose of preserving for the long term what the SWC of today was fortunate enough to inherit. The details of this enormous project have been described in the recent Club History Committee Centennial publication and do not need to be repeated here. But it is worth putting this continuing effort in context.

Many significant historic buildings are preserved and protected for posterity through an endowment. This arrangement ensures that there is financial support to sustain the structure by providing for repairs and maintenance as well as preservation and enhancement. The Preservation Society has such a goal for our building and grounds. Other people and organizations clearly recognize the importance of our clubhouse. This is why we are listed not only as a Sausalito Historical Landmark, but are also on the National Register of Historic Places. And so to this end, we have divided our financial resources (see later in this report) into two streams: one is our maintenance schedule which covers numerous specific items which will need to be addressed over the next twenty years and beyond; and the other is a restricted fund which is invested and which we augment every year from donations and fundraising to underwrite the future of the SWC.

Our funds come mainly from the membership through several sources: a portion of the dues, donations, bequests and fundraising. This last category, year in and year out, is our major source of revenue, and this past year was no exception.

Centennial Masquerade Ball

In February 2013, only a few weeks before the actual one hundred year anniversary, Preservation threw a gala Centennial Masquerade Ball. It was a festive dinner dance that sold out well before the date. During the evening, many members made donations to Preservation in honor of special individuals and to commemorate the historic occasion. These revenues will all be added to our restricted building fund and made this event a major fundraiser.

 

Glorious California: The Art of the Golden State

Then in May, 2013, as part of the Centennial Salon Series, an exhibition and sale of paintings and photographs was held for the benefit of the Preservation Society. This exciting event took place at the SWC on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The chairs, Millie Amis, Barbara Lockhart and Millie Zinman who have long been supporters of the preservation of our clubhouse, created an elegant and inviting ambiance for guests to enjoy the beautiful art. This event was also an outstanding fundraiser.

 

Sherry Hour: Bernard Maybeck, Architect of Elegance

The Preservation Society is also dedicated to education through entertainment. Each year, this autumn program presents some aspect of local history to the members of the SWC and to residents of Sausalito. Last September, author, Mark Wilson gave a very interesting lecture on this mentor of Julia Morgan, including many beautiful slides of Maybeck’s architecture, located primarily in the Bay Area.

Message for the Coming Year:
Phoebe Fielding 2013-2014

The Preservation Society is looking forward to our programs planned for this next year. Our first event will be September 25th and is our annual Sherry Hour. Our speaker, Dr. Susheel Bibbs, is an author, filmmaker and academic. She will center her lecture around her recent book, Heritage of Power. This publication is based on original research by Dr. Bibbs describing the life and times of Mary Pleasant who was an important voice in early California civil rights including the rights of women.

In February 2014, Preservation is hosting, what has become, a traditional dinner dance with a black and white theme.  The evening will be simple and elegant consisting of live music, friends, dinner and dancing.

And finally on a late April Sunday morning, Preservation will sponsor a champagne brunch followed by a fashion show. Each table will have a special hostess who has decorated using her own ideas and her own things. It should make a glorious sight in the main hall.


MESSAGE FROM THE TREASURER
~ Cynthia Mason 2012-2013

Dear Members:

SWCPS has worked hard this Centennial year to focus on our quasi-endowment – Permanent Building Fund.    It was a successful year and we were able to grow the permanent building fund by approximately $40K.  We could not have done it without the wonderful  support of the SWC members.  This building fund is our legacy to the future generations of the SWC.  Please feel free to always ask questions.

Fund Balances 6-30-2013
Capital Fund $223,177
Permanent Building Fund/Quasi-Endowment $176,326

The Capital fund has been brought in line with the accrual amount on the clubhouse maintenance schedule.  As a reminder, the maintenance schedule is a forecast of future expenditures that will keep our clubhouse in tip top shape for a very long time.  This schedule has been updated by Architectural Liaison and is a fluid document that includes such things as roofs, retaining walls, fences, floors, electrical, kitchen appliances etc.  We have estimated the remaining life on these many items and set aside funds so when it is time to re-do or maintain the clubhouse, funds are ready and waiting.  This schedule looks out over the next 25+ years.  This is the SWCPS road map.  Currently the capital maintenance schedule as of 6-30-2013 shows an estimate of $225K for future projects. This year SWCPS spent a total of $14.6K for projects: $1.5K for the new carpet downstairs in dressing room, $12K as a GIFT to SWC for clubhouse chairs and $1.2K for an professional expert restoration and cleaning guide for  our interior wood work.

The Permanent Building Fund is a quasi-endowment fund.  As of 6-30-2013 we have $177K in this fund.  Our goal is currently $500,000, so we are about a third of the way to our goal.  The hope is that once we come close to this goal, the proceeds should help begin to sponsor annual maintenance items on the maintenance schedule.   SWCPS charter is to ensure that the SWC Landmark Building will live on for future generations and become more self-sustaining.  Our SWCPS Legacy Society continues to educate and help support these kinds of contributions that will help future generations maintain our SWC clubhouse.

Below you will find a simple Income/Expense and Fund Balance Recap for the last three years.  If you would like any additional detail, please do not hesitate to let me know.  cynthia.mason@pacbell.net

 

Financial Recap 6-30-2012

Year Over Year
INCOME RECAP 7/12-6/13 7/11-6/12 7/10-6/11
Fundraisers $ 50,716  $    36,225  $     23,624
SWC Dues Allocation $   9,094  $      8,725 $       9,295
Unrestricted Donations $   9,360  $     6,535 $       9,030
Restricted Donations  $     1, 543 $     30,349  $      5,730
Total Income  $    70,713 $    81,833 $     47,680
Maint. & Project Expense  $    (15,288) $    (9,717) $     (6,461)
Admin Expenses  $  (2,560) $    (4,373)  $     (3,345)
NET INCOME $    52,865  $    69,995 $     32,143
FUND BALANCES
OPERATING CASH  $  13,561  $      6,581 $       9,744
CAPITAL FUND  $223,177 $  207,763 $   157,353
PERM BLDG FUND  $176,099 $  133,708  $   107,729

Thank you for your generosity, support, and commitment to the preservation and future of the clubhouse we call our historical landmark home.
Cynthia Mason, Treasurer 2012-2013

 

SWCPS DONORS
2012-2013

Alice May Jane Short Michele Benjamin
Alice Merrill Janet Chapman Mickie Lloyd
Ann Arnott Janice Graham Millie Amis
Ann Elston Jann Johnson Millie Zinman
Ann Heurlin Jason & Kristin Stout Mimi Reich
Anne Bomford Jean Patterson Mollie Squires
Anne Dinelli Jeanne Fidler Myra Berkowitz
Arliss Willis Jennifer Flynn Myralin Whitaker
Babette McDougal Jim Henry Nancy Curran
Barbara Kavanaugh Jody Frederickson Nancy Osborn
Barbara Lockhart Jola Anderson Nancy Phillips
Barbara Rich Judith Lambton Nancy Terry
Bonnie Horner Judy Barber Nicki Parry
Bonnie Penprase Judy Belding Oonagh Kavanagh
Camara Scremin Julie Carlson Pamela Abendroth
Carol Cotton June Hood Pat Ronzone
Carol Kavalaris Karen B Roark Patricia Ascher
Carolyn Bonn Karen Cleary Patricia Boddy
Carolyn Merrill Karen Kay Solomon Patricia Pennington
Cathy De Lano Kathleen Earley Paula Fancher
Charlotte Mastrangelo Kathleen Hecker Peggy Millson-Wu
Chris Klinck Katrina Slattery Phoebe Fielding
Ciji Ware Kim Huff Rayner Needleman
Claudia Kennedy Lauren Gertz Rennie Ediger
Cynnie Anderson Leonie Denney Robert Williams
Cynthia Mason Leslie Harelik Roberta Maloy
Cynthia Taves Lillian Donald Sally Calef
Dana Whitson Linda Hothem Sande A McGarry
Deborah Wintermute Linda Levinson Sara De Jager
Debra Andelin Linda Neilsen Shannon Baker
Diane Bessell Linda Ojeda Sharon Seymour
Diane Hansen Linda Page Shelby Van Meter
Dick Neilsen Linda Swanson Stephanie Andres
Donna Kolkey Linda-Baldwin Page Stone G Coxhead
Eivor Taylor Lucy Alderman Susan Frank
Elizabeth Nelson Lynn Churchill Susan Gordon
Elizabeth O’Keefe Mabrey Byrnes-Scott Susan Hart
Elizabeth Reynolds Margery Schindler Susan J Frank
Elizabeth Sealey Margo Merle Suzanne Visher
EV Gilbreath Maria Hildebrand Sylvia Ruby
Frances Nelson Marilyn Gates Toni Pearl-Chepin
Gail Ann Taylor Marilyn Riede
Gail Sterling Smelick Marinda Lobo
Helen Culiner Marion Olin
Holland Gray Mary DeMund
Holly Stewart MaryAnn Dietrich
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