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Rancho Murieta

Women’s Club

JANUARY 2012

ACTIVITYLINE

20th Anniversary Celebration Issue IMPORTANT 20 ANNIVERSARY RESERVATION INFORMATION TH

The 20th Anniversary Celebration will have reserved seating much like the fashion show. 1. Each former director will host a table of ten. 2. Invitations have been sent to the former directors allowing them to request RMWC members or guests to be seated at their table. 3. When submitting your reservation form you may request to be seated at the table of a specific former director. 4. If you wish to reserve with your friends, please have one person collect all reservation forms with entrée choices and checks. Place them all in one envelope. Please be sure to include a contact number. 5. Reservations will close when room capacity is reached but we will maintain a waiting list. 6. FIRST PAID, FIRST PLACED. Please call with questions. Cathleen Riebe Cindy Shamrock 2020 1918 realty@softcom.net cindyshamrock@ranchomurieta.org

It’s the 20th Anniversary of the

Rancho Murieta Women’s Club and we’re having a big celebration!

Join us to celebrate RMWC's 20th Anniversary with a revue featuring the original cast of Past Directors! Written and directed by Marcia Courson with musical accompaniment, this is a one-time-only presentation. A committee has been meeting since March to prepare this special event, with hours of rehearsing and planning. It’s an event not to be missed!!! If you're a long-time member, you'll savor the laughter and the memories of these ladies. If you're "newer," you're sure to enjoy the "history" of our club and being a part of our exciting "new era"! Fill out and return the enclosed reservation form now to guarantee your seat. See you there!!!!!! Elaine Copps - 2503 akaelana@sbcglobal.net Read more on the RMWC’s history inside this Activityline.


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Thoughts on the RMWC History

The purpose of the club was to foster the intellectual and social needs of the women in Rancho Murieta, which could be accomplished through the luncheon meetings and interest groups providing fun and educational activities. Other than never having enough money for programs, the Club has indeed survived with varied and interesting programs – Dan Walters, Richard Glazier, Strauss Dancers, Rick Kushman and the Twisted Sisters – just to name a few.

As we prepared this special RMWC 20th anniversary issue of the Activityline, we thought maybe a little look back at “how we got here from there” was in order, so we went straight to one of the founders to get the scoop. Here’s what first director Marcia Courson had to say: Discussion started about forming a women’s club in 1991 shortly after I moved to Rancho Murieta and met Barbara Adams playing golf. I put her off for months because I wanted to just enjoy living in Rancho Murieta after years of doing all kinds of volunteer work.

On a personal note – I have always been very proud of being part of the founding group of this Club. I knew it would still be here twenty years later if we kept to the original purpose and if the women in Rancho Murieta would be willing to serve as leaders. That has never been a problem because we have so many talented and dedicated women here. There have been changes over the years, but change makes someone or thing stronger.

Barbara was relentless. Since in 1991, I was traveling back and forth to Dallas to finish a term as president of a women’s club in the Dallas area she thought there was no reason not to have a club in Rancho Murieta. Barbara finally wore me down and I agreed to help her organize the Club. So in 1992, when golf was all we had to do, Barbara and I gathered together more than 20 Nine Hole Golfers and the RMWC was born.

So let’s toast our success and our future!!!! Marcia Courson

For the first two years the Club functioned with a very informal approach, but with a well-organized structure led by a small group of self-appointed leaders. We had great meetings, wonderful outings and lots of fun. We did realize in 1993 that we were going to need a more formal structure if the Club was going to sustain itself, so we put together a planning group.

From your new 2012 Activity Line Staff: As you can see, we’re making some changes to the Activityline in conjunction with celebrating our anniversary and starting the next 20 years of our club. (Also because of the need for different software.) We hope you like the changes – and it’s still a work in progress. Issues during the year may not look exactly the same. We’d love to hear from you. Tell us what you like and what you don’t like. This is the members’ newsletter and we want it to work for you.

The group met for several months and came up with the Board positions/job descriptions, purpose of the Club, etc., that have served the Club well. Barbara was going to be the first director in 1994 under the new structure, but she and her husband, Gene, decided to move so I got the job by default.

And don’t forget, you can always view the Activityline in color on RM.com. Pictures look much better there. Thanks, Janet Nicholson - 3353 Layout/Design Janet.nicholson1@gmail.com

In 1994 the Club continued to thrive as it has over the years. We continue to have the Holiday Home Tour, the Garden Tour and an annual fashion show with great volunteer leaders. Interest groups have come and gone, but that was always the intent; if members had an interest with a willing leader then go for it. Reading, sewing, eating and bridge are ever popular.

Marilyn Laver – 3803 Editor/Publisher marilynlaver@hotmail.com

Important Dates to Remember 20th Anniversary Celebration Reservation Forms Due

RMWC 20th Anniversary Celebration

January 19, 2012 5:00 p.m.

Doors open at 9:45 a.m. Announcements at 10:30 a.m. Program starts at 11:00 a.m. Lunch at 12:15 p.m.

January 25, 2012

Mail completed reservation forms to RMWC, P O Box 527, RM 95683 or drop off at 6565 Puerto Drive by 5:00 p.m.

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A few more thoughts on the history of the RMWC from your Activityline editor, Marilyn Laver, and friends – I was thinking… …because of all the discussion concerning the 20 year celebration of the Rancho Murieta Women’s Club, about the year that I arrived in Murieta. First thing, I knew that I’d be playing golf, but I wanted to get involved in a book club and maybe some bridge. My good friend, Joanne Larson, who had moved here earlier, said, “You need to join the Women’s Club.” Through both these groups, I’ve found friends who I hope will always be just that. I spoke with Alicerae Hanley about the early days of the club. She remembers being at the original meeting in Barbara Adams’ home. She said, “I believe the motive was to involve others in activities other than golf. Barbara and Marcia Courson explained their ideas and ask for responses from the 20 or so mostly Niners and others attending. Many of the group offered suggestions and help and expressed ideas for interest groups”. Alicerae felt the beginning policy of encouraging new interest groups that were not structured were very positive.

The 20th Anniversary Gala Committee Standing: Laura McAllister, Mindy Jenkins, Susan Kurtz, Vickie Joyner and Judy Dolata. Seated: Chairwoman Elaine Copps and Nicole Sullins. Not pictured: Marcia Courson and Michelle Hubbell

And here’s what’s in the rest of this edition of the Activityline:

Margaret Niederberger is a long time resident of Rancho Murieta who says, “When I first retired from banking, I knew some golfers, but the Women’s Club gave me the opportunity to meet other people with different interests. I also enjoyed the luncheons and meeting people I either didn’t know or who I seldom see; I’ve enjoyed the selections of entertainment and the luncheon menus have been wonderful.”

Board Briefs …………………………….. 4 - 6

Gaby Martel, a past director of the Women’s Club, felt that the outings, even when transportation was in just a few automobiles, have always been wellreceived and were of interest to many of the members.

Book Clubs ………………………………… 10

And Sally Paravantes, who also was at that first organizational meeting, feels like our club has lasted way beyond her wildest dreams. She feels that the reason it has done so is because of one of the first policies for the interest groups was “Keep it simple, and if it isn’t fun, don’t do it!”

Canasta ……………………………………... 8

Sally says, “It is a beautiful operation and I give full credit to those who have given so much time to the organization.” She feels very grateful to all those who have helped to make the Women’s Club what it is today.

Pinochle …………………………………… 8

Calendar of Events …………………….. 11 - 12 INTEREST GROUPS Art Group …………………………….…….. 9 Blood Driive ……………………………….... 6 Bridge ……………………………………… 9 Bunko ………………………………………. 8 Gladabouts ………………………………… 7 Greeting Card Clinic ……………………….... 8 Knitting Group …………………………….... 9 Inserts: 20th Anniversary Luncheon Flyer

So do I.

Membership Form

Marilyn Laver

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JANUARY 2012 While not serving on the Board, what would the Luncheons be without the lovely table decorations that Nancy Ruff and Karin Craig designed and arranged? Linda Weatherholt and Nancy Kilborn have spearheaded the Blood Drive for the past two years.

President’s Message A Big Thank you from Jude Gaither After three years of Activityline contributions as 1st Vice President and President, this issue marks last submission to our newsletter. I remain on the RMWC Board in an advisory position, but will no longer be an Officer. I have so enjoyed my tenure with RMWC Board first as a planner of programs and menus for our luncheons (my favorite job) and finally as President. I want to take this opportunity to say thanks to so many for their contributions and support.

Both the annual Fashion Show and the semiannual Holiday Home Tour are two events that we all look forward to. They don’t happen unless we have a wonderful group of volunteers to make it take place. Again, kudos to Judy Dolata, Alicia Correia, their Committee, the models and dressers on another successful Fashion Show. Attendees were once again treated to an event that could rival the Paris runways. Karin Craig, Mindy Jenkins and Janet Nicholson along with their Holiday Home Tour Committee and the Rancho Murieta homeowners provided close to 300 members and guests to a festive entree’ to the Holiday Season.

First to our incoming President, Mindy Jenkins, with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working on our successful luncheons, and then a big thank you to the rest of the Board who have so willingly contributed their time and talent to the Women’s Club activities. The 2011 Board members are, Judy Dolata, Elaine Copps, May Bakri, Cathleen Riebe, Janet Nicholson, Barbara Armstrong, Susan Kurtz, Julie Jackson, Nicole Sullins, Sue Girsch, Nancy Pohll and Berniece Jones.

If you are reading this, you have renewed your membership for 2012. Be sure to remind your neighbors and friends to do the same. Our January luncheon and gala is not to be missed, as we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of this very fine organization – the Rancho Murieta Women’s Club.

The Holiday Luncheon in November was enjoyed by all. Here are Inge King and her Art Interest Group Presentation, Barbara Keil with dolls and bears dressed by members for donation to the Salvation Army and the Sierra Ensemble who entertained us. To the right the Evening Bunko Group is shown enjoying their holiday celebration. 4


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2011 Holiday Home Tour

Interest Groups Interest Group Presentations Our thanks go to Inge King for speaking to us about the Art Group at the December Luncheon. It is always a treat to hear about the accomplishments of the Rancho Murieta women in our club. At future luncheons, we plan to invite other groups to tell us about what they are doing. Although some groups may not have a visual item to share, we can still enjoy hearing about their activities.

Ideas for New Interest Groups? If you have a special interest and would like

to start a particular interest group, let me know and I would love to help you get it off the ground. You may just have an idea that appeals to many others.

WELCOMING 2012

Interest Group Leaders Please remind your group members that dues are now being collected for the 2012 year. They must keep their club memberships current in order to participate in the interest groups. Also, let me know of any changes in your contact information, location, dates and times for your group. Thanks again for all that you do for our club. Lou Ellen Blouw - 4055 theblouws@sbcglobal.net

Sunshine

January, the month of new beginnings and cherished memories, beckons. Let winter weave her wondrous spell: cold, crisp, woolen scarf days, long dark evenings of savory suppers, lively conversations, or solitary joys. Outside the temperature drops and the smell of burning wood permeates the night air. All of nature is at peace. We should be, too. Draw hearthside. This, the month to dream, to look forward to the year ahead and the journey within. It is my pleasure to be Sunshine chairperson again this year. Last year forty cards were sent out for many different reasons. If you know of a friend's special day, sickness or other situation, please let me know and I will be happy send our best wishes. Happy New Year to all. Sue Girsch - 2253 dandsgirsch@ranchomurieta.org

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A Thousand Thank Yous What a wonderful year we had with the many donations for the Blood Bank. We would like to THANK all the people that contribute to the success. Those that gave blood during the year were:

Blood Drive

Sherry Agrella Miraglia, Barbara Armstrong, Sharon Barton, Charlotte D’Agostino, Peggy De Mello, Judith Embree, Billye Ericksen, Bobbie Fite, Barbara Fromm, Jude Gaither, Louise Gumbinger, Marie Hanson, Doris Hanson, Jill Harris, Marianna Hashorva, Annette Hickman, Michelle Hubbell, Fran Hubbert, Nancy Kilborn, Sue Kjome, Pat Lytle, Sally Mee, Bev Miller, Janet Nicholson, Karen Rutkiewicz, Barbara Saevke, Patti Silvera, Liz Smacker, Judy Somers, Louise Venturella, Arlene Wallace, Linda Weatherholt, Sandy Werp, and Barbara Wilson Also contributing to the success were the Cookie Bakers. THANK YOU! Shirley Anderson, Judy Benjamin, Marge Clark, Sylvia Coon, Sharon Coulter, Charlotte D’Agostina, Susan Dell, Judy Dolata, Judith Embree, Dixie Eudey, Phyllis Frost, Doris Hanson, Carmen Heimbecker, Annette Hickman, Fran Hubbert, Berniece Jones, Dixie Kieffer, Sue Kjome, Tene Pritchard, Carmen Rohland Nancy Ruff, Mary Silvis, Victoria Souza, Claudia Taylor, Pam Werner, and Sandy Werp And a THANK YOU to the Hostess Volunteers! Betty Akins, Fran Hubbert, Sue Kjome One more big THANK YOU to Fran Mendenhall for providing Child Care and Louise Gumbinger for the important e-mail reminders. All of these people contribute to the success of the 2011 Blood Bank. Without each one of them, it would not be the success that it was. One of the biggest THANK YOUs goes to Linda Weatherholt for the many years of dedication to the Blood Drive. Without the support of Nancy Kilborn, it would not be a happening for Rancho Murieta. Nancy will be assuming Linda’s position in the coming year. Nancy Kilborn - 2561 n.kilborn@sbcglobal.net Arlene Wallace - 1784 twoblessed@ranchomurieta.org

Membership Just a reminder everyone, your RMWC membership expired on December 31, 2011. If you have not sent in your renewal, please do so ASAP. You do not want to miss the next edition of the ActivityLine or not be able to participate in the interest groups. We currently have 144 paid members for 2012; of those we welcome five new members. If you know anyone new to the community, please let us know. We would be happy to explain the benefits of membership in RMWC. Our phone numbers: Berniece Jones 354-2873 or Nancy Pohll 354-0581 We’re looking forward to another great year starting with the 20th Anniversary Gala in January. Hope to see you all there. Nancy Pohll - 0581 mpohll@ranchomurieta.org Berniece Jones –2873 bjones@ranchomurieta.org

Welcome New Members Lucille Whitten, Kathy Elbe, Sally Montagne, Gwen Winn, Linda Grey

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Interest Group Articles

The Gladabouts!

The Gladabouts really know how to end a year! On November 5, we watched the most elaborate production of B ea uty and the B ea st by EDMT at the Three Stages in Folsom. There are three shows we plan to attend scheduled for 2012: 42 nd Stree t, O kla homa , and Honk, The Ug ly D uck ling. You are welcome to join us for lunch, then the theater. Our group gets a discount on tickets too! Here our representative Jennie Panza is talking with some of the little actresses on November 5, at EDMT’s production Beauty and the Beast. On November 16, the RMWC presented the Sie rra Ensemble shown here with the Gladabouts. This was lovely presentation and everyone was so happy to attended. The musical presentations sponsored by RMWC are particular favorites of the Gladabouts.

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At Bingo, on December 6, 2011, three beautiful scarves Billye Ericksen, Christina Maun, and Kay Lucas by who made them. The colors were just perfect and now everyone wants one too.

were presented to Margaret Wonder

To wrap up our year on December 14, 2011, the Gladabouts enjoyed C hristma s lunch a nd music, and, of course, Bingo. The lunch featured our favorite Chicken Sonora, green bean casserole, pumpkin bread, green salad, and gingerbread cake with sauce. We even shared a glass of wine to celebrate our time together. Geri Palmer played the piano and everyone joined in the singing. The Christmas Goose was passed from winner to winner as they declared BINGO!

Gladabouts were saddened by the news of Sophie Putrimas’ passing. Sophie, mother of Barbara Armstrong, our RMWC Publicity Chair, was a founding member of the original Gladabouts group, known as the Super Social Seniors and will be truly missed by all of us.

Sophie Putrimas 6/27/1916 – 12/16/2011

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Pinochle Start the New Year out by playing Pinochle. Meet new friends. Come Have Fun...Join us at the RMA, the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. We play from 9:30 to 12. We have all levels of players, from novice to expert, and we have instruction sheets on how to play. We are a fun group of ladies that love the game. QUESTIONS? Call Debbie Young - 9826 or Margie Bowes - 0224 mebowesir@juno.com

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Come join the fun at the RMA building on the 2 and 4 Wednesdays of the month. We start at 9:30 and play until about noon. And for all of you who are already playing, we’re in need of a new leader to help get the word out and pay out the Winnings! If you’re new to the game, we can teach you, so come and play canasta! Elayne Creighton - 1959 elayne.creighton@att.net

Evening Canasta On November 1st, four individuals showed up to play evening canasta. Since we had an even number of people we played partners. Jane Miller and Diann Swan partnered up and so did Sheryl Bray and Virginia Wolfe. It was great playing partners for a change and the winners that evening were Jane and Diann. We would very much enjoy having more people join us. If you would like to place canasta once a month in the evening, please come join us. We meet on the first Tuesday each month at the RMA Building at 7:00 p.m. You don’t have to be an experienced player to play, any one of us will be happy to help you as you’re learning. Just be sure to belong to the RMWC, bring $1 and you may go home the winner. If you send me your email address, I’ll even send you a reminder. Hope to see you in the New Year on January 3rd. Virginia Wolfe - 0880 goldwolfe@aol.com

FREE Card Clinic Join the fun with friends learning to explore and express your creativity making Valentine Cards! Leave our class with unique Cards ready to send! All envelopes, scissors, equipment, stamps & inkpads, card stock and IDEAS are provided at this FREE fun class. Next fun meeting is 1 PM, Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Save the date for a SPRING CARD CLASS March 20th. To RSVP and get the directions to class, contact me. Kathleen York - 916 352 6963 k @ kyork.com

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Afternoon Bunko We, in the Afternoon Bunko, had our holiday party at the Stonehouse Bistro. We had appetizers and wine tasting. We invited all of our subs and had a wonderful time. See you all in 2012. Debbie Young -9826 Youngs5460@earthlink.net

The Evening Bunko Group In November, the Evening Bunko Group met at the home of Linda Skhal. Molly Nakaji was the big winner for the night. She took home the money for Most Wins and Last Bunko. Terry Yager won for Most Bunkos. The evening ended with chatting and Linda serving a delightful Pear Bundt Cake with ice cream. A great time was had by all. In December, the Evening Group had their annual Holiday Pot Luck. The event was hosted by Joyce Adams. The food was delicious and the house was filled with Holiday Spirit. The year-end prizes were awarded. Most Wins went to Molly Nakaji, Most Losses to Linda Skhal and Most Bunkos for the year went to Berniece Jones. Additionally, a Special Award was presented to sub Betty Akins who subbed eight months of the year for the group. She won the Biggest Loser Award. She had played eight times and never won a penny!!! The group enjoyed each others’ company and the festive holiday atmosphere. It was a great 2011! Bring on the New Year!! Joyce Adams - 9772 jadams7461@sbcglobal.net

Bridge, Fun, and Food!

Party Players Bridge September 26, 2011 we met at the home of Daphne Smith only two tables. Sandy Werp placed first at 3810, second was Maryann Josephson at 3580. more Once again, no slams were bid and made. We appear to be in a slump. Mary Brennan scored the Deuce prize - hot pads, mitt and towels - will come in handy- pun intended. Daphne served her famous deviled eggs along with Mexican chips and dip, cookies for those of us with a sweet tooth, and fruit for the health conscious amongst us. All you bridge players out there, rusty or current, give some thought to joining us. We meet the fourth Monday at 1:00 PM. Paulette Rickard - 1305 rickardw@sbcglobal.net


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Art Group Note from the Activ ityline staff: Inge King submitted a marvelous article for this issue. We wanted very much to use it, but this issue was just so full with holiday celebrations and the upcoming anniversary celebration, we just ended up short on space. Rather than edit Inge’s article dramatically, which would have significantly impacted the content, we decided not to put it in this issue and make it a featured article next time instead. Our apologies to Inge and all of you who were looking forward to her article. From the Art Group: And just to remind you … any time you would like to come join us on Monday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. in the RMA building to have fun painting, talking, and learning, please do! We’d love to have you. Inge King – 2675 Ingeking3@gmail.com

Claudia Faeth - 1659 claudiafaeth@yahoo.com

Chris Wasserman - 0411 kcwassermann@sbcglobal.net

Knitting Group Would you like to learn to knit? Or brush up on knitting skills learned a while ago? Past present and future knitters are all welcome to join our Knitting Group which meets the 2nd Thursday morning of the month at the RMA building from 9 to 11. Yarn and needles are available. The time is flexible, so feel free to come whenever is convenient for you. We gather around the table of the small conference room and share progress on our projects and give each other encouragement in completing"UFO's," or unfinished objects, and help each other choose new projects to do. We are now officially in "knitting weather." It's time to knit scarves, hats, and afghans for ourselves and others to keep warm outside and comfy at home. Mittens and gloves are a challenge some of us might want to try next. For more information, please contact: Bronwyn Anthony Cell - 384-6444 bron1221@aol.com

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READING, READING, READING Selecting Our Reads The Other Book Club Fitting Choices It is fitting that our January hostess, Patti Fargo, chose the novel An Object of Beauty, by Steve Martin, for our first read of 2012. Patti is one of our talented local artists, and this book tells the story of the New York art world. Steve Martin, the acclaimed entertainer and author, is also notable for his serious art collection, and could not have written so knowingly about this culture without being a part of it. Daniel Frank, the narrator of the story, follows Lacey Yeager, a young, captivating, and ambitious woman who takes on the notoriously demanding art world of New York City. From her start at Sotheby’s, she climbs the social and career ladders, charming men and women, old and young, rich and richer. We see the soaring heights—and at times, the darkest lows – of the art world and the country from the late 1990’s through today. It is also fitting that our February choice, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, was chosen by Marilyn Laver. Marilyn’s daughter is a cell biologist who has a deep understanding of the field of cell research. Henrietta Lacks is a poor black tobacco farmer diagnosed with cervical cancer. Cells were removed in a biopsy and they took on a life of their own. These cells, called HeLa from the first two letters of her first and last name, became an instant biological celebrity. After Henrietta Lack’s death, the cells never died and they launched a medical revolution and a multimillion-dollar industry. More than twenty years later, her children found out. This is the story of Henrietta, her cells, her family and the ethical implications that are many and tangled. We meet on the third Monday of each month at 10:30. Call Brenda Mann (8894) for information. Brenda Mann – 8894 brendalmann@sbcglobal.net Fran Hubbert – 8684 fjhubbert@sbcglobal.net

And More Reads! Lit Ladies Book Club The December “Selfish Santa Book Exchange” was held at the RMCC this year and resulted in the same fun as before. There were many children’s books donated by the ladies which will go to agencies serving children. Lit Ladies have decided to bring “just read books” to every gathering to share with each other. For January 3, Lou Blouw has chosen The Lemon Tree, by Sandy Tolan. In 1967, Bashir Al-Khayri, a Palestinian twentyfive-year-old, journeyed to Israel, with the goal of seeing the beloved old stone house, with the lemon tree behind it, that he and his family had fled nineteen years earlier. To his surprise, when he found the house he was greeted by Dalia Ashkenazi Landau, a nineteen-year-old Israeli college student, whose family fled Europe for Israel following the Holocaust. On February 7, Susan Kurtz will direct us to The Language of Flowers, by Vanesa Diffenbaugh. A mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past. And for March 6, Louise Gumbinger has selected That Used To Be Us, by Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum. Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one of our leading foreign policy thinkers, offers both a wake-up call and a call to collective action. They analyze the four challenges we face— globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation’s chronic deficits, and our pattern of excessive energy consumption—and spell out what we need to do now to sustain the American dream and preserve American power in the world. We meet the first Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m., hosted at different member’s homes. Join us at any of the events if there is a book we are discussing that is on your personal reading list by calling Billye Ericksen 919-6137

The Happy Endings Book Club On December 19th, the Happy Endings and The Other Book Club met for their annual Christmas Lunch at Carolyn Samson's house. We had some wonderful soups, yummy salads, and also great desserts. We each donated children’s books to the Oakland Children's Hospital. We also had a book exchange amongst ourselves. This yearly get-together is always so much fun for all of us. In January, we will meet at Rosie Stomsvik's house to discuss Lincoln Lawyer, by Michael Connelly. This story is a mystery about a lawyer, whose law office is a Lincoln Towncar. So much for thinking of the other Lincoln, Abraham. It is a very involved story with many twists and turns. Chris Wassermann - 0411 kcwassermann@sbcglobal.net Annette Hickman -0376 ahickman@ranchomurieta.org

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JANUARY 2012 RANCHO MURIETA WOMEN’S CLUB CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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1:00 Art RMA 1:00 Gladabouts

7:00 Lit Ladies 7:00 Canasta RMA

9:30 Pinochle RMA

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1:00 Bunko 9:30 Canasta RMA

9:00 Knitting Group RMA

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7:00 Bunko 5:00 Luncheon Reservation Deadline

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1:00 Art RMA 10:30 Happy Endings and the Other Book Club

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AL in Mail

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1:00 Card Clinic

10:00 RMWC 20 Anniversary Gala 9:30 Canasta RMA

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1:00 Art RMA 1:00 Blood Drive (St. Vincent’s)

FEBRUARY 2012 Sunday Monday

RANCHO MURIETA WOMEN’S CLUB CALENDAR OF EVENTS Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1

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9:30 Pinochle RMA

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7:00 Lit Ladies 7:00 Canasta RMA

1:00 Bunko 9:30 Canasta RMA

9:00 Knitting Group RMA

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7:00 Bunko

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AL Articles Due

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MARCH 2012 Sunday

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RANCHO MURIETA WOMEN’S CLUB CALENDAR OF EVENTS Tuesday

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7:00 Lit Ladies 7:00 Canasta RMA

9:30 Pinochle RMA

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7:00 Bunko

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5:00 Luncheon Reservation Deadline

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1:00 Art RMA 10:30 Happy Endings and the Other Book Club

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1:00 Art RMA 1:00 Gladabouts

1:00 Art RMA

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AL in Mail

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26 1:00 Art RMA 1:00 Bridge

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9:30 Canasta RMA 10:00 RMWC Luncheon

If you haven’t done it already, Don’t forget to renew your membership now for 2012! 2012 BLOOD DRIVE DATES MARK YOUR CALENDARS! JANUARY 30 APRIL 23 JULY 23 OCTOBER 22 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church 14673 Cantova Way

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