Newsletter April 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___
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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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