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Newsletter May & June 2017

May 5, 2017


MAY & JUNE 2017 NEWSLETTER

 

PRESIDEN’TS MESSAGE

 

     RSVP’d for May 20th luncheon at the SLO Country Club by May 3rd to Pat Iqbal.

Invited a Cal Poly friend to join me at the luncheon.

This year’s theme will feature past Club presidents as part of our honoring the

Club’s history.

Rosa’s Boutique will also host a fashion show.

     Send in 2017-18 membership to Treasurer Elaine Ramos Doyle or bring to luncheon.

     Review revised By-laws at: https://womensclub.calpoly.edu

Thank Tracy Kinderknecht, our outgoing Secretary and web guru; Mei-Ling Liu, our outgoing Section Coordinator and Mitra Nafisi, our outgoing 2nd VP.

     June 24th - Social/Picnic at Cheng Park on Marsh St. @ Santa Rosa- Mark my calendar

Club will have snack and drinks.

Vote on By-laws and 2017-18 Budget

 

It’s been a whirlwind year for us as your Co-presidents, and we want to thank you all for your cooperation! This year we’re all very proud that a new endowed scholarship in honor of Marie Van Asperen will benefit future teachers in the Liberal Studies major and/or credential students. The first award will be made next year.

 

Additionally, our two fundraisers, the Silent Auction at the Holiday party and SLO Little Theater performance of The Nerd, brought in collectively almost $2,300 for our ongoing scholarships. We’ve also awarded a $500 grant to student parent Lisa Lemos Jensen to help her with childcare expenses at the ASI Children’s Center.

 

And we’ve revised and updated the By-laws that will be voted on by membership at the June

24th picnic social.

 

Best of all, we are still friends! Hope to see you soon!

 

 

Chris Hoover and Val Barboza

CPWC Co-Presidents 2016-17

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New Officers for the Boards of 2017 – 2018

Congratulations to our newly elected Board members! Thank you to these dedicated

members who are willing to serve the Club.

 

Board of Directors                                                                              Off-Board Directors

Co-President

Chris Hoover/Valerie Barboza

Nominating Committee:

1st VP

Sheila Pouraghabagher

Alice Loh

2nd VP

Secretary

Treasurer

Pat Cano

Pat Iqbal

Elaine Ramos Doyle

Natalie White

Section Coordinator          Tracy Kinderknecht

Members-at-Large           Cari Moore Erika Callero Lois Butler

 

News and Announcements

The May Luncheon/Fashion Show (Learn-by-Doing) and the Installation of New

Officers will be held May 20th at the SLO Country Club. Club members will model fashions from Rosa’s Boutique in Pismo Beach. There is still time to send in your reservations ($25/person)! Send reservations to Pat Iqbal, 6080 Lewis Lane, San Luis Obispo 93401 by May 3rd. Make your check out to CPWC. We hope to see you all there!

 

New Retirees

Please send the names of members or their spouses/partners who will be retiring this

year to Linda Soenen lmsoenen@gmail.com .These new retirees will be honored at the

May Luncheon.

 

In Memoriam

The CPWC was saddened to learn of the passing of our member, Arlene Chandler.  Arlene passed away on April 4, 2017 at the age of 94.  A memorial service was held April 29th.

 

Imelda Gentile passed away on March 4, 2017 at the age of 91. A memorial service will be held May 13th at 1 pm at the Los Osos Valley Memorial Park on Los Osos Valley Rd.  A reception will follow at 3 pm at the SLO Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St. Donations may be made to the CPWC Scholarship.

 

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Election Meeting Minutes: Ice Cream Social April 29, 2017

May 4, 2017


CPWC ELECTION AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL--APRIL 29, 2017

AGENDA AND MINUTES- Val Barboza, substitute Secretary

WELCOME: Chris Hoover

AGENDA:

 

ELECTION & NOMINATIONS:

Judy Connely & Chris Hoover

Slate for 2017-2018 Board

Co- Presidents: Chris Hoover and Val Barboza

1st VP - Sheila Pouraghabagher

2nd VP - Pat Cano

Secretary - Pat Iqbal

Treasurer- Elaine Ramos Doyle

Section Coordinator- Tracy Kinderknecht

 

Off-Board Directors -Nominating Committee:

Alice Loh

Margarite Gowgani

Lois Butler

 

Nominations for Members-at-Large:

Taken from the floor

 

ICE CREAM SOCIAL:

Open forum -- what’s on your calendar for summer?

 

CLOSING: Val Barboza

 

Many thanks to Committee members Judy Connely, Jan Regan, Jean Dettloff, Erika Callero and Chris Hoover for organizing and hosting this event. Pat Iqbal supplied the lovely flowers from her garden!

Also many thanks to California Fresh, Rite Aid, Starbucks for their donation of items for the Social!  David Rau of the United Methodist Church assisted with the set-up and logistical strategies for our meeting--much appreciation to David as well!

Remember to thank our community partners for their support of our Club when you patronize their businesses!

 

ELECTION MINUTES:

Attendees: Jean Dettloff, Judy Connely, Jan Regan, Erika Callero, Chris Hoover, Elaine Ramos Doyle, Sheila Pouraghabagher, Barbara Wilkins, Natalie White, Patrice Iqbal, Blanca Kesner, Kathy Golden, Mei-Ling Liu, Margarite Gowgani, Val Barboza (recording secretary)

 

Chris Hoover called the meeting to order at 1;20 PM and welcomed all attendees. Chris then called on Judy Connely to give the report of the Nominations Committee. Judy Connely presented the slate of officers from the Nominating Committee for 2017-2018. It was moved, seconded and passed to accept the slate as presented.

   Three members-at-large were elected from the floor as follows: Cari Moore, Erika Callero and Linda Soenen. They were nominated by Jan Regan, Patrice Iqbal and Jean Dettloff respectively, then individually seconded and passed.  Three members of the nominating committee will continue to serve next year. They are Alice Loh, Lois Butler,and Margarite Gowgani. Two members were elected from the floor: Natalie White and Judy Connely.They were nominated by Patrice Iqbal and Elaine Ramos Doye respectively.Nomnations were then seconded and passed.

Chris Hoover closed the Election portion of the meeting by thanking the nominees, the Nominations’ Committee for the new Board and the attendees for participating in the Election.

The social portion of the meeting then proceeded with an ice cream social. Mei-Ling Liu volunteered to send a letter of thanks to our community business partners for their generous donations. Val will send individual Club thank-you notes. Val also reminded attendees that the amended By-laws are on our Club website. She is also working on a document that itemizes the changes and will post those to the website mid-May. The Club vote will take place at the June picnic social at Cheng Park on June 24, 2017.

Meeting adjourned at 3PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Val Barboza

Agenda: Ice Cream Social April 29, 2017

Apr 26, 2017


CPWC ELECTION AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL--APRIL 29, 2017

AGENDA

WELCOME: Chris Hoover

ELECTION & NOMINATIONS:

Judy Connely

Slate for 2017-2018 Board

Co- Presidents: Chris Hoover and Val Barboza

1st VP - Sheila Pouraghabagher

2nd VP - Pat Cano

Secretary - Pat Iqbal

Treasurer- Elaine Ramos Doyle

Section Coordinator- Tracy Kinderknecht

 

Off-Board Directors:

Nominating Committee

Alice Loh

Lois Butler

Margarite Gowgani

 

ICE CREAM SOCIAL:

Mitra Nafisi will answer questions about her trip to Iran.

CLOSING STATEMENT: Val Barboza

Many thanks to Committee members Judy Connely, Jan Regan, Jean Dettloff, Erika Callero for organizing and hosting this event. Pat Iqbal supplied the lovely flowers from her garden!

Also many thanks to California Fresh, Rite Aid, Starbucks for their donation of items for the Social!

 

Newsletter March 2017

Mar 30, 2017


March 30 Fundraiser: 

The Nerd by Larry Shue

One of the funniest plays ever written, this extraordinarily inventive, side- splitting comedy centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is

visited by a man he’s never met, but who saved his life in Vietnam. This strange visitor turns out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid “nerd” who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.

Do you have your tickets?

Contact a Board member to reserve your tickets for will call at the SLO Little Theater the evening of the performance. Mitra, Sheila, Alice, Chris, Tracy, Elaine and Val have tickets! mnafisi@calpoly.edu , sheilaangel91947@yahoo.com, aloh@calpoly.edu, chrish734@aol.com , tkinderk@calpoly.edu , emrdmom@yahoo.com , vbarboza@calpoly.edu

 

The doors open at 5:30 PM and the performance begins at 7 PM. The Cal Poly Women’s Club thanks the SLO Little Theater (www.slolittletheter.org ) for their support of the dress rehearsal performance ticket sales. Hope to see you there!

 

Details about this award-winning Larry Shue play may also be available on our new and improved website: http://womensclub.calpoly.edu which is still a work-in-progress. Check it out! Thank you Tracy!

 

ALSO COMING SOON:

April 22- The Election with Ice Cream Social and general meeting

May 20- The May Luncheon at the SLO Country Club

June 24-June Picnic Social at Cheng Park that was designed by our own Alice

Loh!

 

Chris Hoover & Val Barboza,

CPWC Co-Presidents 2016-17

 

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News and Announcements

1. General Meeting & Election Reminder

The next General Meeting & Election of Officers will be from 1 to 3 pm on

Saturday, April 22nd at the United Methodist Church (1515 Fredericks St.,

San Luis Obispo). Erika Callero, Virginia Walter, Jan Regan, and Val Barboza will be assisting the Committee Co-Chairs – Judy Connely and Jean Dettloff.

 

 

Please contact Alice Loh aloh@calpoly.edu if you are interested in serving as an officer for the Club or wish to nominate another member. Alice and her committee may be calling you to serve! Nominees will be published in the April newsletter.

 

 

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2. Scholarships

Please forward names of students for recommendation for our 2017-18

scholarships to Joy Miller, Finance Director, xjoymillerx@yahoo.com or Elaine

Ramos Doyle, Treasurer, emrdmom@yahoo.com . The Financial Aid Office will make the final decisions. More information on the scholarship is in your Directory on page 6.

 

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Newsletter April 2017

Feb 24, 2017


President’s Message


We want to thank everyone who volunteered for our SLO Little Theater scholarship
fundraiser The Nerd and to those who bought and sold tickets, baked cookies and
showed up to help! Elaine will have a recap of ticket sales and refreshments once
everything settles down! Proceeds benefit our scholarship fund! Special thanks to the
SLO Little Theater for supporting the Cal Poly Women’s Club and other local nonprofits
with this program and to Peets Coffee for their generous donation of specialty coffee
for our guests.
Join us for the April 29, 2017 (this is a date change) general meeting
and program from 1-3 PM. This is an especially important meeting, since we have an
election of next year’s board. To sweeten the meeting, the Club is also hosting an ice
cream social with all the trimmings, and our own Vice President Mitra Nafisi will be
speaking on her recent trip to Iran to visit family. This meeting will be held at the
United Methodist Church in the Wesley Building that sits below the main church.
There’s plenty of parking and an elevator! Please join us!
Mark your calendars for the May 20, 2017 May Luncheon at the SLO Country Club. This
year’s program includes recognition of our Club’s past presidents, a fashion show with
apparel from Rosa’s in Pismo Beach and the installation of the 2017-2108 new officers.
Sign up and invite a friend to join you! The May Luncheon reservation form is included in
this newsletter.
Chris Hoover & Val Barboza
CPWC Co-Presidents 2016-17
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Slate of Nominations for the Boards of 2017 – 2018
According to the CPWC Bylaws, your Nominating Committee has informally and formally solicited
nominations for next year's Boards. Thanks to our dedicated members, who are willing to serve
as we have a great slate as follows:
Board of Directors Off-Board Directors
Co-Presidents Chris Hoover & Valerie Barboza Nominating Committee:
1st VP Sheila Pouraghabagher Alice Loh
2nd VP Pat Cano Lois Butler
Secretary Pat Iqbal Margarite Gowgani
Treasurer Elaine Ramos Doyle
Section Coordinator Tracy Kinderknecht
Please remember that three Members-at-large and two more members of the Nominating
Committee will be elected from the general meeting which will be held April 29th (date
change). The General Meeting and Ice Cream Social will be held at the United Methodist
Church on Fredericks in SLO from 1-3 p.m.
Submitted by the 2016-2017 Nominating Committee Members:
Alice Loh, Judy Connely, Lois Butler, Carol Leong & Margarite Gowgani
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News and Announcements
In Memoriam
The CPWC was saddened to learn of the passing of three members all in their 90’s:
Imelda Gentile, Dorothy Harden and Julie Watson.
Imelda passed away on March 4, 2017 at the age of 91. Imelda provided her many
artistic talents to the Club throughout the years she was involved.
Dorothy passed away on March 5, 2017 at the age of 94. Dorothy was the CPWC
President in 1954. Donations may be made to the Newman Center at Cal Poly.
Julie passed away on March 7, 2017 at the age of 94. Julie was the CPWC President in
1982. A memorial service will be held April 22nd at 2 pm at St. Stephen’s Episcopal
Church in SLO. Donations may be made to the Harold J. Watson Memorial Scholarship
fund at Cal Poly.
A donation in each of these members’ honor was made by the general membership to the
CPWC Scholarship fund.
New Retirees
Please send the names of members or their spouses/partners who will be retiring this
year to Linda Soenen lmsoenen@gmail.com .These new retirees will be honored at the
May Luncheon.
Dues
Time to think of next year's membership dues. Your $25 dues for the 2017-2018 year
can be brought to the May Luncheon. Checks made payable to the CPWC. Thanks! You
can also mail your dues to Elaine Ramos Doyle, CPWC Treasurer, 2381 Claranita Ave., Los
Osos 93402.
Scholarships
Please forward names of students for recommendation for our 2017-18 scholarships to
Joy Miller, Finance Director, xjoymillerx@yahoo.com or Elaine Ramos Doyle, Treasurer, emrdmom@yahoo.com .

“Learn by Doing”
Cal Poly Women’s Club May Luncheon
SLO Country Club Saturday, May 20, 2017
255 Country Club Drive, SLO 11:30 a.m.
Fashion Show by Rosa’s
Menu
Lemon Rosemary Chicken Breast Sandwich with
Sundried Tomatoes and Jarlsberg Cheese
On a Ciabatta Roll and Fruit
Or
Butterleaf Salad with Candy Spiced Walnuts,
Dried Cranberries, Butternut Squash, Seasonal Vegetables,
Edamame Beans and Lemon Herb Dressing
Dessert: Cheesecake with Berry Sauce
Hosted Soft Drink and Coffee & Tea Service
Golf transport to Club House available
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Please cut along dotted line and remit
Deadline for reservations is May 3rd, 2017. Make checks payable to CPWC. Send
to Patrice Iqbal, 6080 Lewis Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Check whether
you’d like Chicken or Salad.
Name:
_______________________________ Chicken___ Salad___
_______________________________ Chicken___ Salad___
_______________________________ Chicken___ Salad___
_______________________________ Chicken___ Salad___
Enclosed: ______@ $25/ per person $______
Section News for April
AMBASSADORS
Thursday April 6th at 5 pm. Potluck dinner at Tracy Kinderknecht’s home in Santa
Margarita.
Chairperson: Alice Loh 543-9055
Tracy Kinderknecht 756-5803
BOOK EXCHANGE & DISCUSSION
We are looking for people interested in chairing this section!
Chairperson: Pat Iqbal 547-1993
Julia Andresen 543-8848
CITY TOUR WALK
Walks on hold until May! Please stay tuned.
Leader: Val Barboza 264-5901
Val_barboza@yahoo.com
DINE AROUND
Members will be contacted.
Chairperson: Lois Butler 772-4020
LUNCH BUNCH
Monday April 10th 11:30 am at the Inn at Morro Bay (60 State Park Rd., Morro Bay).
Chairpersons: Judy Connely 543-5919
Jan Regan 543-2978
NEEDLEWORK-KNITTING
Monday April 3rd at 10 am at the home of Natalie White.
Chairperson: Carol Huff 541-1589
PROFESSIONAL WOMEN
Wednesday April 19th at 6:30 pm for Dinner under the Stars at Luna Red, 1023 Chorro
St. in SLO. Members will be contacted by email.
Chairperson: Jennifer Klay jklay@calpoly.edu
Cell phone: 805-305-0896
SMART AGING
This group, if formed, will meet to exchange ideas and information about sustaining an
independent lifestyle as we age, on issues of mobility, health care, living arrangements,
estate planning, resources for seniors, etc. If you are interested in chairing or
participating, please contact Mei-Ling Liu, mlliu2006@gmail.com
TRAVEL
Thursday April 27th at 2 pm. Chuck Clarke will talk about Alaska, including dog sled
races. Members will be contacted by Janis. Others interested in attending, please call
her.
Chairpersons:
Pat Cano 543-6210
Janis Stansfield 543-790

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Bylaws: Proposal for Changes Feb. 2017

Feb 23, 2017


PROPOSED BY-LAW UPDATES

BYLAWS

CAL POLY WOMEN’S CLUB

 

ARTICLE I – NAME

 

The name of this organization is Cal Poly Women’s Club at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

 

ARTICLE II – PURPOSE

 

The Cal Poly Women’s Club is a non-political organization whose purpose shall be to provide social and cultural activities for members, to promote the welfare of members and students, and to be of service to the University.

 

ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP

 

Section 1 – Eligibility:

Membership shall be open to the following persons:

  1. Any current non-student employee of either the University or a campus-recognized auxiliary organization, or the spouse of any such current employee.
  2. Any retired non-student employee of either the University or a campus-recognized auxiliary organization, or the spouse, widow or widower of any such retired employee.
  3. Any person who has formerly been an active member of this Club, but who does not currently meet the eligibility requirements set forth in Section 1-a of the Article.

 

Section 2 – Membership Privileges:

Members, upon the payment of dues, shall be entitled to all membership privileges, including voting, holding elective and appointive offices, and any other privileges deemed appropriate by the Club.

 

ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS

 

Section 1 – Enumeration:

The elected officers of the Club shall be President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Section Coordinator.

 

 

Section 2 – Term of Office:

Term of office shall be one (1) year from June 1 through May 31.

 

Section 3 – Elections:

Elections of officers, Members-at-Large and members of the Nominating committee shall be held at the April General Meeting (refer to Article XI).

 

ARTICLE V – DUTIES OF OFFICERS

 

Section 1 – President:

The President shall:

  1. Preside at all meetings of the Club and of the Board of Directors.
  2. Call special meetings if necessary and approved by Board of Directors.
  3. Make an annual report to the Club, as needed.
  4. Appoint all standing committees.
  5. Act as an ex-officio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee.
  6. Approve emergency expenditures of unbudgeted items up to the amount established by the Board of Directors.
  7. In the absence or disability of the Treasurer, sign or endorse checks, drafts and notes.

 

Section 2 – Vice Presidents:

The two (2) Vice Presidents, in order of their rank, shall, in the event of absence, disability or death of the President, possess all the powers and perform all the duties of that office until such time as the Board of Directors shall fill the vacancy, or until the next election of officers.

The First Vice President shall:

  1. Arrange the year’s program with the approval of the Board of Directors.

The Second Vice President shall:

  1. Appoint and supervise all social committees for general and special meetings.
  2. Reserve the facilities for general meetings  and assume the responsibility for room set-up.

 

Section 3 – Secretary:

The Secretary shall:

  1. Keep records of the meetings of the Club and the Board of Directors.
  2. Carry on the official correspondence of the Club.

 

Section 4 – Treasurer:

The Treasurer shall:

  1. Receive and disburse funds and have the authority to sign checks, drafts, and notes.
  2. Give reports to the Board of Directors and to the membership at general business meetings.
  3. Serve on the Finance Committee while in office.
  4. Submit the books at the end of the fiscal year.  Submit books for audit of accounts  every other year.

 

Section 5 – Section Coordinator

The Section Coordinator shall:

  1. Confirm the section chairpersons, who volunteer yearly.
  2. Coordinate the activities of the sections.
  3. Serve as the liaison between the Board of Directors and all sections.

 

ARTICLE VI – BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Section 1 – Number, Manner of Selection, Term of Office:

The Board of Directors shall consist of the following:

  1. The six (6) elected officers;
  2. Four (4) directors appointed by the President.

These consist of:

  1. Parliamentarian
  2. Chairperson of the Finance Committee
  3. Chairperson of the Membership Committee
  4. Chairperson of the Publicity Committee
  5. Additionally, there are three members-at-large elected by the general membership

Officers and directors shall hold office for one (1) year from June 1 through May 31.

 

Section 2 – Powers and Duties:

The Board of Directors shall consider, manage, and conduct business of the Club subject to the instructions of the general membership; approve unbudgeted bills and have charge of the Club property; and establish written policies and procedures as appropriate.

 

Section 3 – Meetings:

The Board of Directors shall meet prior to each business or social meeting or at the call of the President.

 

Section 4 – Quorum:

A majority of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum.

 

Section 5 – Vacancies:

Any vacancy occurring on the Board of Directors by resignation, death or disqualification shall be filled by the President’s appointment upon approval of the Board of Directors.

 

President’s office, if a vacancy occurs, shall be filled by vice presidents in order of their rank (Article V – Duties of Officers, Section 2).

 

ARTICLE VII – GENERAL MEETINGS

 

Section 1 – Meetings:

Unless otherwise ordered by the Club, a minimum of four (4) meetings, business or social, shall be held from June 1 through May 31.

 

Section 2 – Special Meetings:

Special meetings may be called by the Board of Directors and members shall be notified one (1) month in advance.

 

Section 3 – Voting at Meetings:

A majority vote of the members present shall be required to carry a motion with the exception of bylaws amendments (Article XIII – Amendments).

 

ARTICLE VIII – FINANCE

 

Section 1 – Fiscal Year:

The Fiscal Year shall be from June 1 through May 31.

 

Section 2 – Dues:

Annual dues should be paid by the 30th of June but are accepted through December 31st. Dues are not prorated. Members’ dues shall be an amount to be determined by the membership at a general meeting.

 

Section 3 – Ways and Means:

The funds raised by any Ways and Means Project shall be used in support of Club capital projects and/or student related activities or other projects related to the purposes of the Club as set forth in Article II.

 

Section 4 – Enumeration of Finance Committee:

The committee shall consist of three (3) members; the members shall be:

  1. Current Treasurer;
  2. Additional members appointed by the President upon approval of the Board of Directors to keep the committee at minimum of three (3) members including Committee Chair.

 

Section 5 – Term of Office – Finance Committee:

The terms of office shall be one (1) year for each appointed member.

 

Section 6- Vacancy on Finance Committee:

In the event any member is not able to serve for the term of office specified, the President, upon approval of the Board of Directors, shall appoint replacements to fill the remainder of the term of that member.

 

Section 7 – Duties of the Finance Committee:

Duties of the committee shall be to:

Newsletter January 2017

Feb 8, 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.

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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.

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3. Newsletter Availability

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

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4. New Members

JOHNSTON, Liz                      756-1230

1250 Osos Street                              Social Sciences

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401                 lbjohnst@calpoly.edu

Corrections & Changes:

CIRILO, Sandy

1727 5th Street

Los Osos, CA 93402

DICKINSON, Torry                   dickins@ksu.edu

REGAN, Jan                           janregan50@icloud.com

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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

AMBASSADORS

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.

Chairperson:

Alice Loh             543-9055

Tracy Kinderknecht 756-5803

 

BOOK EXCHANGE & DISCUSSION

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.

Chairperson:

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 val_barboza@yahoo.com

 DINE AROUND

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.

Chairpersons:

Judy Connely       543-591

Jan Regan             543-2978

NEEDLEWORK-KNITTING

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

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN

No meeting in January.

TRAVEL

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Newsletter

Newsletter November/December 2016

Nov 29, 2016


We can’t believe how quickly this year has passed and how much we’ve accomplished as a Club. Here’s a quick review:

1.     Our Club has been able to receive funding and support to update our technology and access using a Cal Poly email address and website. Tracy Kinderknecht, our Secretary, is taking classes for use of the website for Club news and updates.

2.  The new Cal Poly Women’s Club Van Asperen Scholarship endowment is almost a reality and

will award a student with a teaching objective in about a year.

3.  Our interest sections are revamping and looking for new ways to better engage our

members. For example, the Morning Gourmet group is now the Lunch Bunch and will meet for lunch at a local restaurant, member’s home or a surprise location monthly at 11:30AM -

1:30PM. We hope on-campus members will better be able to join us.

4.  A new walking group begins Saturday, January 28th for a “city tour.” Families, strollers are welcome! Depending on the group, an optional brown bag lunch or restaurant may follow the walk. Route and time details will be in the January newsletter.

 

Our Holiday dinner at the San Luis Obispo Country Club is also right around the corner.  The RSVP form is in this newsletter with various dinner choices. This year the committee is organizing a silent auction during the social hour with the proceeds benefitting our scholarship fund. If you would like to donate an item for the auction, please contact Cari Moore, Rebecca Heath or Pauline Menon. The evening will also include entertainment!

 

As the year concludes, we are all thankful for your support and appreciate your continued membership. As members, your feedback and involvement have made the Club stronger and more vital. Both of us look forward to seeing you at one or all of our Club events!

 

Best,

Chris Hoover & Val Barboza

CPWC Co-Presidents 2016-2017

 

News and Announcements

1. In Memoriam

The Cal Poly Women’s Club was very saddened to learn of the death of long time member, Jane Batterson.  Jane passed away on September 26, 2016 at the age of 78. She was the CPWC Treasurer for many years until 2015. A donation in her honor was made by the general membership to the CPWC Scholarship Fund.

 

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2. Newsletter Availability

The newsletter, “The Flyer”, is available electronically. Please email Elaine Ramos Doyle at emrdmom@yahoo.com if you would prefer to receive your newsletter via email.  This will save Club resources as well as help the environment!

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3. Reminder - Membership Dues

Don’t forget to pay your membership dues!  You can send your $25 dues to Treasurer Elaine Ramos Doyle, 2381 Claranita Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402. If dues are not paid by December 1st, you will no longer be listed in the Directory or receive the newsletter.  Thank you!

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4. Membership Directory Additions and Corrections

 

New Members:

CENSULLO, Margaret (Albert)                    440-3553

1595 Cordova Dr.                                            Chemistry

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405                           maggiecen@sbcglobal.net

 

 

KESNER, Blanca Amaro (Brian)                      704-3007

133 Rosita St.                                                 Architecture

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

 

 

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5. 2016-17 Scholarship Recipients  My           name    is           Magdalena Arechiga. I am from Ventura and transferred to

Cal Poly Fall 2014. My major is Kinesiology and if all goes as planned I will be graduating on December 17, 2016. Before coming to Cal Poly, I was  a  para-educator  at  a  school  for  children with moderate to severe special needs for 14 years. It is there that I was introduced to the many  services  that  are  provided  to individuals with special needs and became interested in physical therapy. My goal is to become a physical therapist and continue to work with individuals with  special  needs  in  hopes  of improving  their activities of daily living. I don't think I landed in this field by chance, I truly believe that this is where I belong and where I can make a positive impact   on  people's   lives.    Here  in  San  Luis Obispo, I work at the Office of the Registrar

 

and also work with a 7-yr old girl with cerebral palsy. I am so grateful for receiving this scholarship  from the Cal Poly Women's  Club as this has greatly contributed  to the success  of my  last  quarter  here  at  Cal  Poly.  From  the bottom of my heart I thank you.

 

 My name is Kiana Nafisi and

I  am  a  Business  Administration  major  with  a double concentration in Accounting and Information Systems. I am a Senior and will be graduating  in Spring  2017. After graduation,  I will be starting my career in consulting where I will learn the ins and outs of businesses and how to run one efficiently. I hope to use these skills to create my own business in the future.

 

Elsa Ruiz is a second year CPWC scholarship recipient. Elsa’s major is Kinesiology. This is the

 

note we received from Elsa: “I just wanted to express my appreciation and say thank you for rewarding me with the scholarship for this upcoming school year. It means so much to me to know that individuals such as yourselves appreciate and understand how much work and dedication I put into my schooling. This generous scholarship will enable me to purchase my textbooks for the entire year and for that I want to say thank you. My education is a major priority in my life and I immensely appreciate you supporting me in my efforts to continually

We can’t believe how quickly this year has passed and how much we’ve accomplished as a Club. Here’s a quick review:

1.     Our Club has been able to receive funding and support to update our technology and access using a Cal Poly email address and website. Tracy Kinderknecht, our Secretary, is taking classes for use of the website for Club news and updates.

2.  The new Cal Poly Women’s Club Van Asperen Scholarship endowment is almost a reality and

will award a student with a teaching objective in about a year.

3.  Our interest sections are revamping and looking for new ways to better engage our

members. For example, the Morning Gourmet group is now the Lunch Bunch and will meet for lunch at a local restaurant, member’s home or a surprise location monthly at 11:30AM -

1:30PM. We hope on-campus members will better be able to join us.

4.  A new walking group begins Saturday, January 28th for a “city tour.” Families, strollers are welcome! Depending on the group, an optional brown bag lunch or restaurant may follow the walk. Route and time details will be in the January newsletter.

 

Our Holiday dinner at the San Luis Obispo Country Club is also right around the corner.  The RSVP form is in this newsletter with various dinner choices. This year the committee is organizing a silent auction during the social hour with the proceeds benefitting our scholarship fund. If you would like to donate an item for the auction, please contact Cari Moore, Rebecca Heath or Pauline Menon. The evening will also include entertainment!

 

As the year concludes, we are all thankful for your support and appreciate your continued membership. As members, your feedback and involvement have made the Club stronger and more vital. Both of us look forward to seeing you at one or all of our Club events!

 

Best,

Chris Hoover & Val Barboza

CPWC Co-Presidents 2016-2017

 

News and Announcements

1. In Memoriam

The Cal Poly Women’s Club was very saddened to learn of the death of long time member, Jane Batterson.  Jane passed away on September 26, 2016 at the age of 78. She was the CPWC Treasurer for many years until 2015. A donation in her honor was made by the general membership to the CPWC Scholarship Fund.

 

*******************************************************************

2. Newsletter Availability

The newsletter, “The Flyer”, is available electronically. Please email Elaine Ramos Doyle at emrdmom@yahoo.com if you would prefer to receive your newsletter via email.  This will save Club resources as well as help the environment!

*******************************************************************

3. Reminder - Membership Dues

Don’t forget to pay your membership dues!  You can send your $25 dues to Treasurer Elaine Ramos Doyle, 2381 Claranita Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402. If dues are not paid by December 1st, you will no longer be listed in the Directory or receive the newsletter.  Thank you!

**********************************************************************

4. Membership Directory Additions and Corrections

 

New Members:

CENSULLO, Margaret (Albert)                    440-3553

1595 Cordova Dr.                                            Chemistry

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405                           maggiecen@sbcglobal.net

 

 

KESNER, Blanca Amaro (Brian)                      704-3007

133 Rosita St.                                                 Architecture

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

 

 

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5. 2016-17 Scholarship Recipients  My           name    is           Magdalena Arechiga. I am from Ventura and transferred to

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The Cal Poly Women’s Club can look back on 92 years of history. First known as The Ladies’ Faculty Club, the group was formed in September 1924. Cal Poly President’s wife, Mrs. B.R. Crandall served as the Club’s first president. The original 20 members, all faculty wives, met in homes until 1928 when the ladies held their first meeting on campus in the newly completed Crandall Gym. Faculty women joined the wives in 1929 and meetings were moved from the gym. The gym was considered something of a sacred sanctum of the male athletes and not opened willingly to groups of the female persuasion! The year 1929 also saw women students banned from classes, not to return until 1956.

The Club drafted its first Bylaws in 1940 and changed its name to California Polytechnic Women’s Club (CPWC). Membership eligibility was expanded to include all women connected with faculty and staff. For a brief period between 1976 and 1979, the name was changed to California Polytechnic Wives’ Club in compliance with Title IX that stated “there must be no discrimination by sex.” Campus lawyers felt the name change was proper, and men employed as Cal Poly faculty and staff were invited to join. With a relaxation in campus rulings, the name was reinstated in 1979 to California Polytechnic Women’s Club.

The Club held its first “function” in 1931, a Christmas party for children of Cal Poly families. This became a tradition for several years. Interest sections were formed in 1937 to provide cultural and social activities for members. The first section, Books, was soon followed by Home Economics in 1940 and Music in 1941. Over the years, there have been a wide variety of sections including specialized interests, such as folk dancing, choral and travel. The numbers and types of sections fluctuate yearly according to member interest.

During its 92-year history, CPWC has met in several places both on and off campus; however, a special bond developed between CPWC and the Music Department during Harold P. Davidson’s tenure at Cal Poly. Quarters were shared with the Music Dept. in 3 campus locations from 1936 to 1973 when Mr. Davidson retired. Club members were honored yearly by performances of the various student musical groups; the first such event being at the 1936 CPWC card party. Just after WWII, the Men’s Glee Club was preparing for a 15-day tour and each student needed one white shirt per day. A plea for old or outgrown shirts went out and CPWC donated 75 shirts. For 25 years, the Glee Club presented a dress rehearsal performance to our Club members before beginning its Spring Concert Tour. In 1971, on the 25th anniversary performance, Mr. Davidson was made CPWC’s first and only male honorary member.

In 1933, the Club took on service to the University and students during “the Great Depression”, and  established a Student Loan Fund. The ladies held card parties, style shows, bazaars and rummage sales and sold tickets to both Cal Poly and town communities. Various departments donated such prizes as eggs, cheese, chickens and flowers. One year the members were asked to earn a dollar for the Loan Fund and to relate how the money had been earned. The first of several special “ways and means” projects were held in 1954 at the now long-gone Elmo Theater (which was near the current Granada Hotel). “Wedding Belles” was a glamorized show of wedding gowns and finery modeled by Club members. In 1956, an extravagant variety show, “Bustles and Beaux” was presented at the Veteran’s Memorial Building. A Foreign Fashion Festival was held for two evenings in 1957 at the Veteran’s Memorial Building. Students, faculty, staff, families and townspeople modeled 114 costumes from many foreign countries. A profit of $783 was turned over to the Student Loan Fund. In 1959, a melodrama, “The Land of the Dragon” was produced in the former San Luis Obispo High School auditorium. In 1964, a “hat sale” netted $1,340 for campus services. Five hundred twenty-eight hats were sold on consignment and members appeared at the CPWC May Luncheon in their new finery. Members of the Club worked enthusiastically for months on the many committees necessary to produce these “ways and means” projects.

Various types of loans have been offered to students over the years; i.e., the original long-term loans, short-term loans (1940), and a Veterans Loan Fund (1945). In 1976, the Marie Van Asperen Loan Fund was established. There is also a Cal Poly Women’s Club Scholarship. All students are eligible to apply for this scholarship, however special consideration is given to members of the CPWC or their relatives. In the past 33 years, over 50 students have been awarded scholarships totaling more than $33,900.

In 1963, a scholarship committee was formed to select 2 women students in each class in recognition of their high scholastic achievements and participation in campus activities. Recipients received a gift of money and were honored at the annual CPWC May Luncheon. Today both male and female students are eligible for academic scholarships funded by the Club and selected by the University Financial Aid Office. In 2005, the CPWC established a $10,000 Endowment with the University Foundation to help fund the student scholarships. Additional funds have been added and today private donations are still encouraged. The endowment augments scholarship funds held at the University Financial Aid Office. Between 1996 and 2016, the Club also has awarded over $8,000 in financial aid toward tuition for the children of needy student families at the Orfalea Family and ASI Children’s Center on the Cal Poly campus.

There are several other ways that CPWC has served the University and its students. At one time, Cal Poly had a large foreign student enrollment. In 1956, CPWC established social ties with 157 foreign students representing 37 countries. Host families dined and entertained students in their homes, provided refreshments in their campus lounge areas, and organized several activities for the students. By 1959, the foreign student population had grown to 450. The mid-70’s saw a decline in foreign student enrollment and service was discontinued in 1979.

In 1949, the CPWC sponsored the Student Wive’s Club, a very active organization for several years. A Blood Bank Committee and a Hospital Auxiliary Committee were organized in the 1960’s.  Members worked as volunteers in the Student Health Center donating time, and small items for students and assisting confined patients.  Volunteers contacted faculty and gathered classroom assignments for these students. This service was discontinued in 1987 when the Health Center no longer kept students overnight.

Cal Poly campus accommodates several conferences during the Summer months. In the early 1960’s, CPWC hosted coffees for wives of high school agriculture teachers and P.E. coaches, as well as wives of Farm Bureau conference attendees. In 1994, the CPWC donated $5,000 to help fund construction of the Performing Arts Center.

For the Club members, it is not “all work and no play.”  The academic year begins with a Fall Reception to welcome returning and new members to Cal Poly.  Members gather mid-year for a holiday party with spouses, significant others and guests. General meetings keep members abreast of CPWC activities and, of course, entertainment is included.  With shared pride in their accomplishments, members meet in May for a luncheon, entertainment and installation of officers for the coming year.  Farewells and wishes for a happy summer holiday are shared at the June Coffee.

May the Club continue to live up to its purpose!

 

Updated 2016

 

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