Newsletter January 2017

As we begin 2017, we send our heartfelt best wishes to all our members and their families for a healthy, happy year filled with good fortune. We are looking forward to

new opportunities for our membership including a new walking section for all members and their families. “City tours” can include walks through the historic sections of SLO or could be a hiking group. You decide! We hope that our book group will resume with a new day and time. If you are interested, contact Pat Iqbal! Are you a Bunco fan? Canasta or other card game? Step up and let’s reignite this section with a card game group. Contact Mei-Ling Liu for more information.

We also hope that you have marked March 30th for our fundraiser production of The

Nerd. The SLO Little Theater has generously given us 100 tickets to sell for the March 30th dress rehearsal to benefit our scholarship fund. Contact any Board member if you can assist us with ticket sales! We also need help with refreshments for intermission.  

Our holiday party and silent auction at the SLO Country Club was attended by over 50 guests! Silent auction items included donations of wine, jewelry, quilts and El Corral

merchandise, as well as two tickets to The Nerd. Thank you to all the members-at- large and their committee for donating auction items and for organizing the event’s entertainment! Once Elaine completes the tallies, we’ll know how our scholarship fund increased!

 Finally, as we begin 2017, we are tremendously thankful for the continuing generosity of spirit that has grown and sustained our Club as we head toward our centennial! Hope to see you at one of our section get togethers!

Chris Hoover & Val Barboza

CPWC Co-Presidents 2016-2017

 News and Announcements

1. In Memoriam

The Cal Poly Women’s Club was saddened to learn of the death of long time member, Dorothy Conner. Dotty passed away on November 20, 2016 at the age of 92.  A

Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 14 at the SLO Country Club at 1 pm. A donation in her honor was made by the general membership to the CPWC Scholarship Fund.

Another long-time member, Virginia “Ginger” Wysock also passed away. Ginger was the CPWC’s President in 1980 and 1981. A donation in her honor was made by the general membership to the CPWC Scholarship Fund.


2. Save the date of March 30, 2017 on your calendars for “THE NERD” PERFORMANCE at the Little Theater!

More information will be coming in the February newsletter.


3. Newsletter Availability

The newsletter, “The Flyer”, is available electronically. Please email Elaine Ramos Doyle at if you would prefer to receive your newsletter via email. This will help the club save money and help save the environment! Thank you!


4. New Members

JOHNSTON, Liz                      756-1230

1250 Osos Street                              Social Sciences

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401       

Corrections & Changes:


1727 5th Street

Los Osos, CA 93402

DICKINSON, Torry         

REGAN, Jan                 


5. CPWC Newsletter Trivia & Tidbits

In the early 40’s, the Club newsletter was called the “Grapevine”. In 1941, Alice McCapes put out a Club newsletter calling it “The Eye of The Needle”. The current Club newsletter “The Flyer” was established in 1964. Robert Reynolds, professor and renowned artist, designed the logo for the newsletter.

 Section News for January


Thursday, January 12th at 4:30 pm at the home of Tracy Kinderknecht, 2654 I St. in

Santa Margarita. Pie and coffee/tea will be served.


Alice Loh             543-9055

Tracy Kinderknecht 756-5803



Pat Iqbal and Julia Andresen are not continuing the Book section due to lack of

interest. We sincerely thank CPWC’s support in the past. Please let us know if anyone would like to step in to keep this section going.


Pat Iqbal              547-1993

Julia Andresen      543-8848


CITY TOUR WALK – a NEW section!!

Saturday, January 28th at 9:30 am. Meet in the parking lot at Meadow Park (off South St. & Meadow in SLO) for a two-hour walk. Strollers welcome and open to members and family! Please RSVP to Val by January 21st.

Leader: Val Barboza                  264-5901


Members will be contacted.

Chairperson: Lois Butler            772-4020

LUNCH BUNCH (formerly “Morning Gourmet”)

Monday, January 9th at 11:30 am at Milestone Tavern, 972 E. Foothill in University

Square, SLO. A 20% discount will be applied to the bill for wearing Cal Poly logo gear as

Mondays are designated “Mustang Monday”! RSVP by January 5th.


Judy Connely       543-591

Jan Regan             543-2978


Monday, January 16th at 10:00 am at the home of Chris Hoover, 1144 Buchon, SLO.


No meeting in January.


Chairperson: Carol Huff            541-1589

Chairperson: Jennifer Klay

Cell phone: 805-305-0896


Thursday, January 26th at 2:00 pm at the home of Pat Cano, 1854 Castillo, SLO. Marianne Santos will give a talk on the Camino Pilgrimage Walk in Spain.


Pat Cano              543-6210

Janis Stansfield   543-7901


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Sept: Adopt a Poll election fundraiser.  Volunteers welcome!  Please contact Val Barboza

Oct 4th,10am: CPWC Crafters Section mtg, zoom 886 2197 0880 

Oct 14: Tour & Lunch @ Vista Grande

Dec. 7: Holiday Party

Feb: SLO art museum tour

March: Adopt a Poll election fundraiser, Volunteers needed, call Val!

April: General meeting & election

May Luncheon: tbd

June 4: Coffee @ the Leaning Pine Arboretum



2017 Scholarship awardee, Lisa Lemos Jensen

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