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Centennial vote 2020

Aug 27, 2019

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Amendment XIX, August 26, 1920

“The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity” for the Cal Poly Women’s Club to commemorate a milestone of democracy and support the issues of equal voting rights today. To do this, the Cal Poly Women’s Club has partnered with the SLO County Recorders Office to “Adopt-a-Poll” on campus for the March 3, 2020 primary and the November 3, 2020 general election.


The campus polling place will include many volunteers from CPWC and friends--we need you!

Contact Val Barboza at: for more information.

Note: WVCI website used for this notice.

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2018 September Newsletter

Aug 29, 2018

September 2018

Fall 2018 President’s Message

Greetings Dear members, hope you had a wonderful summer.

We’d like to welcome you to a new year of great events and gathering. My name is Mitra Nafisi. Sheila Pouraghabagher and I are the new Co-Presidents of the Cal Poly Women’s Club. We are sure proud to be accompanied by these amazing group of women and excited about where we are headed.  This is our first newsletter of the 2018-19 that contains an overview of our activities and calendar of events. Your Board of Directors have met during summer to plan events and activities to bring a fun and productive year to our club. We’d like to thank them for their time and their contributions.  We are very pleased to welcome you and look forward to seeing you all in our Annual Fall Reception, cordially hosted by Sharon Armstrong on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10:00 to 12:00 noon at her campus residence.



Mitra Nafisi and Sheila Pouraghabagher

CPWC Co-Presidents 2018-2019


News and Announcements

1. In Memoriam

The CPWC was saddened to learn of the death of longtime member, Carol Judd. Carol passed away on April 27, 2018 at the age of 101! Carol was active in our Club and served as a Board officer and as newsletter editor for 28 years! A memorial service was held in June. Contributions may be made in her memory to the French Hospital Foundation.


2. Kudos

Congratulations to members India D’Avignon and Jennifer Klay on their promotions to Professor.



Sept. 15, 2018 -The Fall Reception will be held at President and Mrs. Armstrong’s residence on campus from 10am – 12pm.  As in previous years, we are accepting donations at the reception for the ASI Children’s Center Scholarship.  Bring your generosity!


Dec. 11, 2018The Holiday Party will be held at the SLO Country Club beginning with a Social Hour at 6pm. There will be more information in upcoming newsletters.


April 5, 2019 – The General Meeting, Election of Officers will be held at the downtown Cal Poly Alumni Center at 5:30 pm. There will be more information in upcoming newsletters.


May 4, 2019 – The May Luncheon and Installation of Officers will be held at the SLO Country Club from 11:30 am–2pm. Stay tuned for more info.


June 1, 2019 – The June Coffee will be held at the Cal Poly Arboretum. There will be more information in upcoming newsletters.


4. Newsletter Availability

Our newsletter, “The Flyer”, is available electronically.  Please email Elaine Ramos Doyle at if you would prefer to receive your newsletter via email.  This will save the Club money as well as helping to save the environment!


5. Reminder - Membership Dues

Don’t forget to pay your membership dues!  If you forget to pay at the Fall Reception, you can send your $25 dues to Treasurer Elaine Ramos Doyle, 2381 Claranita Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402.


6. Fundraisers

The CPWC Scholarship Fund will benefit from Adopt-A-Poll again for the Midterm General Election.  During the Primary Election in June, the CPWC received $553! Volunteer now for the General Election to be held on Nov. 6, 2018. Polling place will again be held on campus. A minimum 3 hr. shift is required, and you must be able to verify that you are a registered California voter. Please contact Val Barboza at 264-5901 to volunteer or if you have questions.


7. Scholarships

The Orfalea Family and ASI Children’s Center scholarship of $500 each was awarded to two student-parents: Tim Connely (on the left) and Bryan Wheeler (on the right).  Tim is a Psychology major and plans to receive his Bachelor’s degree in March 2019.  Bryan is a Civil Engineering major and plans to receive his Master’s degree also in March 2019. Past Co-Presidents Val Barboza and Chris Hoover and ASI Children’s Center Director Tonya Iversen presented the checks to the two student-parents in June.



Section News for September



AMBASSADORS                                                            Meets as arranged

                                                                                    Alice Loh 543-9055

                                                                    Tracy Kinderknecht 756-5803


DINE AROUND                                               Meets quarterly as arranged

                                                                                 Lois Butler 234-4343


GARDEN GROUP                                                            Meets as arranged

                                                                               Patrice Iqbal 547-1993



Saturday, Sept. 22nd @ 9am at the Laguna Golf Course. Golfers, all levels , are

invited to join in the fun! Please RSVP to Louise Torgerson by Sept. 18.

                                                                        Louise Torgerson 756-7041



Meets second Monday of the month at 12 noon, but no meeting in September.

                                                                               Judy Connely 543-5919

                                                                                  Jan Regan 543-2978


Meets first Monday of the month at 10 am, but no meeting in September.

                                                                                   Carol Huff 541-1589


PROFESSIONAL WOMEN                                 Meets monthly as arranged

                                                                   Tracy Kinderknecht  756-5803


Meets fourth Thursday of the month at 2 pm, but no meeting in September.

                                                                                      Pat Cano 543-6210

                                                                          Janis Stansfield 543-7901


Saturday, Sept. 29th @ 7:30 am at Laguna Lake Park is the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. RSVP or call Val Barboza for more information.

                                                                                 Val Barboza 264-5901



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