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Monthly Updates - 8/11 

President’s Letter

August 2011

I would like to thank Karen Forte for coordinating a fabulous monthly luncheon at Marie Callender's.   The event was executed with such finesse but most importantly enjoyed by all who attended.  Again thank you Karen for a job well done.
Summer is here and in full swing! The warm weather invites us to enjoy outdoor activities, all at the mercy of the sun. I would like to remind everyone to take the necessary precaution to prevent overheating and sun over exposure. Please use sun lotion with a high SPF and stay in the shade as much as possible. 

Enjoy the rest of the summer season.

Carol Maul

The Board Meeting  will take place at 1pm on August 3rd
at Kay Moioffer's home.  Please call Kay at 661-291-1674 to reserve a seat.
Remember – No Call, No Chair!


The new 2011 - 2012 Newcomers & Friends Directories will be available at the August Board Meeting on August 3rd and at the  August 11th Luncheon.  Kindly see Nancy Andrews for your copy.  If you are unable to attend the luncheon a friend might be able to pick up your copy.  Be assured a copy will be reserved for you as a member and can be obtained at a later time. Bulk mail is no longer available to meet our needs.  Cost to mail a  directory would be $1.50 each.  Let us work  together on the delivery. 

Thank you. Nancy Andrews

Please welcome 3 new members:
     Joan L. Dane  -  Birthday: November 12
     Harriet Flancer – Birthday: October 16
     Glenda Groenenstein  -  Birthday: August 25
And one renewing member:
     Brigitte A. Houlette  -  Birthday: December 1

For information on membership, New member or Renewing member Applications or additional copies of the Directory contact Nancy Andrews, V.P. Membership, at 661-295-6771


From Shirley Birnholz, Activities Chairman: 
Thanks to all the gracious hostesses and chairpersons who are responsible for making the games possible - and so enjoyable. 

If anyone is interested in getting on a sub list just notify the game chairman of your availability.  Or, just give me a call (661-254-2181) or click here to send me email  and let me know what games you like.
Happy gaming....  Shirley

THE COFFEE CORNER will be held on Thursday, August 25th at 10:00 a.m.  Call Carolyn Wolf or Shirley Lamoureaux for location.


Your hostesses Shirley Lamoureaux, Lois Silverman, and Grace Elliott invite you to join us for a fun day in Hollywood.

When – Wednesday, August 24, at 10:15 am
Where – the Hollywood Museum, 1660 N. Highland, south of Hollywood Blvd.

The Hollywood Museum is dedicated to preserving movie memorabilia, and is  situated in four stories of the old Max Factor building. We will be on a guided tour for approximately one and a half hours. After the tour we will go for lunch to Mel's Diner, immediately adjacent to the museum.

Cost - $17.00 for the museum tour and lunch will be at your own expense.

Bring a family member or friend if you'd like, just no one under 18, please.

Send a check for the museum tour payable to Lois Silverman. The checks must be in by August 10. There is ample parking available at the Kodak Center, at the corner of Hollywood and Highland – cost is $2.00 for four hours. For those of you who don't want to drive, Metrolink is available to Union Station where you can connect to the Red Line which will drop you off in front of the Kodak Center; cost $8.50 round trip.

For further info re: the Museum -  go to 
If you have any questions please call any of your hostesses


Giovanna Cabaret, Alyce Kesselman, Sharon Welch

From Thursday, October 20 to Friday, October 21 the PARTY BUS comes alive again,   Vagabonds have planned a fantastic trip!!

Highlights of the trip:

A visit to the Maloof Residence and Discovery Garden.  Sam Maloof was acknowledged as one of the finest master craftsmen of our time. He designed and produced furniture with profound artistic vision for more than half a century.  His furniture is in some of the most important private collections in the nation and the permanent collection of the Boston Museum of Art, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian and many other fine museums. He designed and built his home and studio which is now in the national Register of Historic Places.  A docent will show us the treasure filled rooms and woodshops and we will be able to see the gorgeous landscaped areas. This will be a unique experience for all of us.

A stop at an historic olive ranch which is home to a well known brand of olives that have been grown and produced by the same family since 1894.  We will be able to tour the olive processing facility and visit their gourmet gift shop.

An exciting tour, in a surprising venue, that reaches back into the past. You will be amazed, delighted and entertained by this one!

Additional features yet to be determined.

Included :

Overnight stay in a double room at a very nice hotel with breakfast.

Two lunches:  One at a “Ristorante Italiano” which features a beautiful dining room decked out with paintings and etched glass The other at a very famous Southern California spot.  Dinner at a Vagabond Favorite restaurant.

Price of $245.00 includes bus, tours, hotel, meals, tips and surprises.

We are now keeping a waiting list.  If you want to go (and have not signed up and sent your check already) call Giovanna and ask her to put you on the list in case a space opens up.


July has been a month of recovery for many members: 

Wishing Margarita Pond, Barbara Peterson, Ernie Motter, Jean Fancy, and Gale Effinger a speedy recovery and prayers for each of you.

Julia Walker,  Barbara Walker's eight year old granddaughter has been diagnosed with Leukemia.  She will undergo two + years of extensive therapy and Barbara would appreciate prayers from her many friends.

Another caring and very concerned member requests that we advise all our members how important a yearly mammogram is.

If you or anyone your know has a special celebration or an illness, please send the information to our Sunshine chairperson, Pat Culp, so that she can send them a card and include them in our monthly updates.


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