Newsletter May & June 2017





     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:

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



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


Chris Hoover/Valerie Barboza

Nominating Committee:

1st VP

Sheila Pouraghabagher

Alice Loh

2nd VP



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 .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.


A donation in each of these membershonor was made by the general membership to the CPWC Scholarship fund.


Dues - Your $25 dues for the 2017-2018 year can be brought to the May Luncheon/ Fashion Show.  Checks should be made payable to the CPWC.  You can also mail your dues to Elaine Ramos Doyle, CPWC Treasurer, 2381 Claranita Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402.


Student Academic Scholarships Four students have been nominated for a CPWC scholarship. Please forward any other names of students for recommendation for our 2017-18 scholarships to Joy Miller, Finance Director, or Elaine Ramos Doyle, Treasurer, .


ASI Childrens Center Scholarship Student/parent Lisa Lemos Jensen was the recipient of

the $500 scholarship. A photo of her receiving the award will be posted in the September




The Ambassador Section has been busy this year. We had three Centenarians in our CPWC family: Arlene Lau celebrated her 100th in November; Lurline Bucys husband, LaVerne Bucy celebrated his 100th also in November; and Carol Judd who celebrated her 100th in December. Sadly, we said farewell to our following members: Jane Batterson, Dotty Conner, Dorothy Harden, Ginger Wysock, Julie Watson, Imelda Gentile and Arlene Chandler. Our dear and dedicated Board member Connie Deam suffered another shingles attack. Please remember her in your prayers.


Section News for May and June



No meeting in May.  See you at the May Luncheon.

Thursday June 8th at 5:30 pm, dinner at Novos in San Luis Obispo.

Chairperson:  Alice Loh                                     543-9055

Tracy Kinderknecht  756-5803


We are looking for people interested in chairing this section.

Chairperson: Pat Iqbal                                         547-1993

Julia Andresen                        543-8848


Tuesday May 16th at 4:30. Meet at the SLO Vets Hall for a city tour. Park on Palm. No one gets

left behind! This is also a training walk for the Avon Walk to End Breast Cancer.

Leader: Val Barboza                          264-5901



Members will be contacted.








Chairperson: Lois Butler                                   772-4020


Monday May 8th at 11:30 am at Royal Thai, 777 Foothill Blvd, SLO. No meeting in June.  See you at the June Social.

Chairpersons: Judy Connely  543-5919

Jan Regan                             543-2978


Possible meetings Monday May 1st and/or June 5th. Members will be contacted.

Chairperson: Carol Huff                                    541-1589


No meeting in May.

Sunday June 4th at 4:00 pm a potluck at the Cayucos home of Alice & Larry Loh.

Chairperson:  Jennifer Klay          

Cell phone: 805-305-0896




Pat Cano



Janis Stansfield



Thursday May 25th at 2:00 pm. Members will be contacted. Others interested, call Janis. No meeting in June.

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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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