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May 15, 2020

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As you all know the Fashion Show has been postponed until October 13, but it depends on what happens in the next months. As soon as I have any new information, I will let you know. Whatever happens, we will work it out. As long as everyone is safe and healthy, we can always make a few changes. That being said, take care of yourselves and pray for an end to this virus. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. New Unto Others Remember to tell your family and friends to take their gently used items to New Unto Others Thrift Store on Vermont in Glendora and mention Glendora Woman’s Club #14. We get 40% off what the item sells for if we help sorting through donations.

Carolyn Cunningham and Suzanne Rodgers
Ways and Means Co-Chairmen

Glendora Woman’s Club President’s Message

April 17, 2020

 

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I greet you this month with the hope that all of you and your families have been well. I do realize that it is necessary to have our "Stay at Home" orders in place during this health crisis, but this is sure an unusual time in our history. Thinking positively, we know that this, with God's and everyone's help, will pass. I really miss people! And that means all of YOU! Note – that our May General Meeting has been changed to May 19th. We are tentatively planning for our May and beyond GWC activities. Thanks to the Garden and Crafts Department for giving us "their day". At our May 19th General Meeting, we will honor our Club's Past Presidents, present 25-year member pins to all members who have reached 25 years and beyond, and have our election of officers for 2020-2021, as well as an excellent program by our own member Evie Larimore: "Original Stories – Memories of Yesterday". May is also the month that all Departments are asked to pay their assessments to our Club. You are thanked in advance for this contribution to our main Club. As you know our Fashion Show's new date is Tuesday, October 13. If you have not had a chance to obtain your ticket before now, they will be on sale at our May meeting or send me a check and I will mail back your ticket to you.

As our May Meeting has been cancelled, the June 2 will be the next general meeting.

Chris Ohrmund, President

Glendora Woman’s Club Presented LaFetra Center Choir

May 14, 2018
by Joan Hallidy

Glendora — The Glendora Woman’s Club’s recent program featured a group of singers from a class at LaFetra Center in Glendora called “Sing For Health, Sing For Joy.” said Woman’s Club program chair Helen Storland. Under the direction of Kim Holland, with piano accompaniment by Pat Kelly.

The group of 50 singers presented a varied program of old favorites and special selections. Included in the group of singers was Rev. Alisia Proctor, long-time Glendora Woman’s Club member and active committee member.

The group’s director Mrs. Hollard started the free class at LaFetra Center in June 2017 with 18 members. Since then, the class, that is open to all who want to sing, has grown to 60 members. She added that recent research illustrates how singing, especially in groups, is beneficial to health, and that singing groups are increasingly used as therapy for those with any kind of speech or cognitive disorder.

A long-time resident of Glendora, Director Hollard is a graduate of Glendora High school and Citrus College, and holds a Masters Degree in Counseling, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She retired from Citrus College after 20 years as a teacher and Zyzukistrator, said Mrs. Storland.

For information about joining the Glendora Woman’s Club, it’s four departments, and service projects, call Chris at 909-598-0554; for information about renting the clubhouse for a special event or meeting, call Ryan at Cambria Catering at 626-335-7010.

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The La Fetra Center class of singers named “Sing For Health, Sing For Joy” is pictured following a recent performance at the Glendora Woman’s Club. The group’s program, under the direction of Kim Hollard, included a selection of songs both old and new for the audience’s enjoyment. Piano accompaniment was by Pat Kelly, pictured in front of the piano.

 

Glendora Woman’s Club Past Presidents Honored At Club’s 110 Anniversary

May 14, 2018
by Joan Hallidy

GLENDORA — The Glendora Woman’s Club Honored the  club’s past presidents and celebrated 110 years of service to Glendora during a recent Anniversary Celebration in April, said club Historian Rose Myers.

Attending this years special Anniversary Celebration were the following 13 Glendora Woman’s Club past presidents, listed with their term of office: Fran Surface, 1981-83; Shirley Geimer, 1983-85; Rose Myers, 1985-87; Marilyn Edwards, 1989-91; Mary Hanna, 1991-93;  Diana Williams, 1993-95; Helen Storland, 1995-91; 2005-07; Gloria Liddle, 1999-2001; Sue Bauer, 2003-05, 2011-13; Gilda Skinfill, 2005-05; Donna Henderson 2007-09; Gerry McIntosh,  2009-11; and Carolynn Cunningham, 2013-17.

As each club past president was introduced, she received a “Rose of Appreciation” gift from the club, presented by Club Vice President Patty Bateman,  in the absence of Club President Chris Lear.

The Glendora Woman’s Club is one of the oldest active service clubs in Glendora and one that maintains its own clubhouse at the self location at 424 N. Glendora Avenue in Glendora. The club was organized on April 28, 1908, with 75 charter members, at a meeting held at the Glendora Opera House in downtown Glendora.

The display for the special celebration featured a combined display of both the Historian’s Table and the Member’s Participation Art Display, said committee members.  Included among the club’s many awards were two special recognition awards presented in 2012 honoring the club as founder of the Glendora Public Library in 2012 honoring the club as founder of the Glendora Public Library i 1912, and several acknowledgement award for the club’s many philanthropies and service projects.

Also on display were photos of the inside and outside of clubhouse at the time it was built in 1912 for the Glendora Woman’s Club by the R.M. Goebel CO. of Glendora.

As the club Marks 110 years of service to the community, one of the club’s many successful service projects especially stands out—founding of the Glendora Public Library  by the Glendora Woman’s Club in 1912, The Glendora Public Library was officially established o May  20, 1912, through City Ordinance No 43, an ordinance made possible through the Glendora Woman’s Club’s gifting to Glendora of the club’s already established and maintained Free Library opened in 1911. (From information in the  1912 Glendora City records at the City and press coverage at the time).

Through the years, the Glendora Woman’s Club has maintained and nurtured its historic 1912 link to the Library through continuing support, friendship, and involvement, said past President Carolyn Cunningham.

For information about club membership, service projects or special events, call Chris at 909-598-0554; for information about renting the clubhouse or hall for a special event or meeting, call Ryan at 626-335-7010.

 

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Photo by Chris Ohrmund. Glendora Woman’s Club past presidents recognized a the club’s 110th Anniversary Celebration in April are, seated from left, Mary Hanna, Fran Surface (holding on of the luncheon’s birthday cakes), Rose Myers, Gloria Liddle, Shirley Geimer; standing from left, are Diana Williams, Marilyn Edwards, Donna Henderson, Helen Storland, Gilda Skinfill, Gerry McIntosh, Carolyn Cunningham and Sue Bauer.

 

Glendora Woman’s Club To Present Speaker Mary Lou Langedyke

April 22, 2018
by Joan Hallidy

 

GLENDORA — The Glendora Woman’s Club will present speaker Mary Lou Langedyke in a program “Vacation Highlights” at the club’s luncheon-meeting on Tuesday May 1, 2018

The Club Day will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a social time, followed by the business meeting at 11 a.m. The catered luncheon by Cambria Catering,  at noontime and afternoon program by guest speaker Ms Langedyke will follow.

For speakers Langedyke’s program “Vacation Highlights,” she will include information on enjoying vacation highlights world-wide and local scenes, said program vice president Helen Storland. She will also include tips on programs and tours, and useful information on planning and packing, said Mrs Storland.

Ms. Langedyke is a Rhodes scholar representative, formerly Elderhostle, said Mrs. Storland.

A regular display each month is the Member;s Participation Art Display that features a different display theme each time. The theme for this month will be “Flowers,” and members are encouraged to participate, said committee member Loretta Salazar.

At each club meeting, members are asked to donate nonperishable food items for Shepherd’s Pantry, one of the club’s ongoing service projects.  The Pantry located in Glendora, serves families in need in 10 area cities said project chair Gloria Liddle.

One of the club’s annual service projects is supporting the Glendora Coordinating Council’s Campership Program, said philanthropy chair Carolyn Cunningham. The 2018 Campership Program’s goal is again to send 60 Glendora children to one-week of day camp. The cost for a child to go to camp is $110. Donations provide a special opportunity for a child who otherwise would not be able to experience summer day camp. Donations from clubmembers, in any amount , will be greatly appreciated for the program, said Mrs Cunningham. Information flyers will be available at the luncheon tables.

For information about joining the Woman’s Club, its four departments, or service projects, call Mrs. Cunningham at 626-963-7725; for information about renting the clubhouse or hall for a special event or a meeting, Call Ryan Ingram at 909-592-1130. The clubhouse is located at 424 N. Glendora Avenue in Glendora.

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The Glendora Woman’s Club is presenting guest speaker Mary Lou Langedyke in a program “Vacation Highlights” at the club’s luncheon-meeting on Tuesday May 1, 2018

 

Glendora Woman’s Club Fashion Show, A Successful Fundraiser

April 8, 2018
Joan Hallidy

 

GLENDORA—The Glendora Woman’s Club’s recent successful Fashion Show and Luncheon continues to help raise funds for the club’s philanthropies and service projects, said Club President Chris Lear.

Some 125 guests attended this year’s Fashion Show, with the theme “Journey to Hawaii,”” and viewed a collection of fashions from Dressbarn and Undercovers for spring and summer, special occasions, and at-home,\~ said Fashion Show co-chairs Joy Martau and Carolyn Cunningham.

Helping to make the event a continuing success were the more than 30 clubmembers serving on the show committee, the patron sponsors, merchant donor, and member donors; the club four departments; and the platinum, gold, and silver sponsors.

Also acknowledged were the four local publications publishing the event, and the addition this year of the club’s event banner on display across Glendora Avenue announcing the club’s upcoming Fashion Show.

For this year’s Fashion Show, each guest received a Fashion Show Program booklet for 15 pages that included the listings of participants, sponsors, and programs. Also, one page listed some of the club’s philanthropies and service projects that received donations and support from the club and its four departments.

And a “Special Thanks” to clubmembers and community residents for continuing to support and club, its projects, and activities through the years, said Club~~ President Mrs. Lear.

For information about membership , service projects, or special events, call Patty at 909-929-0684; for information about renting the clubhouse or hall for an event or meeting, call Ryan at Ritz Catering at 909-592-1130.

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Photo by Rose Myers Some of the participants in the Glendora Woman’s Club’s recent Fashion Show “Journey to Hawaii” that featured fashions from Dressbarn and Undercovers are pictured at the close of the show.~ They are, from left, the Rev Luff Johnson, escort for the models; Denise Turek, Dressbarn fashion commentator; models Pat Overstreet, Toni Barrett, Trudy~ Hite, Barbara Whitton, Gloria Aparicio, and Nada Fakhreddi; Carol Gill, Undercovers owner and and fashion commentator; models Pam Drennan and Margaux Viera; models Jean Willard and Loretta Robertson from Undercovers; and Helen Storland, model coordinator. Not pictured are Club President Chris Lear and Fashion Show co-chairs Joy Martau and Carolyn Cunningham.

Baskets For Children At Ywca Wings Shelter

April 8, 2018
by Joan Hallidy

 

GLENDORA–One of the Glendora Woman’s Club’s service projects each year at Easter time is the YWCA WINGS (Women In Need Growing Strong) Shelter for battered women, accompanied by their children.

For the Woman’s Club’s recent Easter project, clubmembers packaged and wrapped eight Easter Baskets, one for each of the children currently staying with their mothers at the Shelter. Each basket was filled with toys and gifts basked on the child’s age and gender, said chair Rose Myers.

gDuring the year, the Woman’s Club also provides Mother’s Day corsages and gift bags for the others staying at the WINGS shelter on Mother’s Day. In addition, the Woman’s Club provides personal supplies, clothing for children, and gifts for children at Christmas time.

This year marks the 30th year that the Glendora Woman’s Club has selected the WINGS Shelter as one of its ongoing service projects, said Club President Chris Lear.

For information about joining the Woman’s Club, special events, or service projects, call Patty at 909-929-0684; for information about renting the clubhouse for an event or meeting, call Ryan at Ritz Catering at 909-592-1130.

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Photo by Sue Falls – Glendora Woman’s Club committee members display the eight Easter gift baskets assembled and wrapped by clubmembers pictured are, from left, Susan Lepkojus, Rose Myers, Eleanor Shetron, Connie Roberts, Evie Larimore, Connie Halbert, Patty Guzman and Trudy Hite.

Glendora Woman’s Club to Celebrate 110 Years of Service

March 27, 2018
by Joan Hallidy

 

Glendora — The Glendora Woman’s Club will celebrate 110 years of service to Glendora and honor the club’s past presidents at the club’s birthday luncheon meeting on Tuesday, April. Sharing the special day will be a musical program by the Darden Sisters Band.

The club day will begin with a social time at 10:30 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 11 a.m. The cater luncheon by Ritz Catering at noontime and the musical program by the Darden Sisters will follow.

To mark the special day’s  and honor the club’s past presidents,, Club President Chris Lear will welcome each past president and present her with a “Rose of Appreciation”for her service to the club and community.

The special day’s program will feature the Darden Sisters Band, a return engagement for the group. The program will included a selection of well-known songs and some old favorites, said program vice president Helen Storland. The Darden Band is comprised of Clarah, lead guitarist; Havi, on mandolin, Selah, on violin; and Tabbi, the bassist. All four sisters are vocalists in the group, focusing on harmonies and musical blends.

One of the club’s ongoing service projects each month is Shepherd’s Pantry, located in Glendora. At each club meeting, clubmembers are asked to donate nonperishable items for the Pantry that serves those in need in  10 areas cities, said project chair Gloria Liddle.

For the club’s 110 Birthday Celebration, the Member’s Participation Art  Display and the Historian’s Club Memorabilia.” Members are asked to share items for the display that will also include historical items and photos from the club’s archives, said Historian Rose Myers and display committee member Susan Lepkojus.

Also on display will be three recognition plaques: on plaque is from the Glendora City Council and one from the Glendora Public Library, both presented to the Glendora Woman’s Club in 2012 and honoring the club as the founder of the Glendora Public Library in 1912.  The third plaque is from the Glendora Historical Society, presented to the Woman’s Club in 2008, honoring the club as on of the 22 historic monuments of the Society’s Pride Project.

The Glendora Woman’s Club, organized, on  April 28, 1908, is one of the oldest active service organizations in Glendora and one that maintains it’s own clubhouse at the self location. This year marks 110 years of continuing service by club to the City of Glendora, said Club President Mrs. Lear.

For information about joining the Woman’s Club, its service projects, or department activities, call Patty at 909-929-0684; For information about renting the clubhouse for an event or meeting, call Ryan at Ritz Catering at 909-592-1130.

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Glendora Woman’s Club To Hold Annual Fashion Show

March 1, 2018
by Joan Hallidy

 

GLENDORA—“Journey To Hawaii” will be the theme for the Glendora a Woman’s Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon set for Tuesday, March 20. The event will be held in the club’s ballroom at 424 N. Glendora Avenue in Glendora, said Fashion Show co-chairs Joy Martau and Carolyn Cunningham.

The social hour will begin at 11a.m., followed by the catered luncheon at noon served by Ritz Catering.

A selection of Spring and summer fashions, along with apparel for vacations and cruises, will be presented at the Fashion Show by Dressbarn, with commentary by Denise Turek, and by Undercovers, with commentary by Carol Gill.~~ Clubmembers will serve as models and will be escorted by the Rev. Luff Johnson, said Helen Storland, model coordinator.

For the event, table centerpieces by Glendora Florist, listed in the program as a platinum sponsor, will feature the Hawaiian theme. Also, special recorded Hawaiian music will be provided by committee member Margaux Viera.

Included at the Fashion Show will be door prizes and drawings for opportunity baskets that are on display, with tickets for sale by committee members, said project chair Rose Myers.

Greeting guests as they arrive and presenting them with leis will be Steven B Flowers, vice president of the Glendora Historical Society. Serving wine to the guests will be Ari Ruiz, representing Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio.

Funds raised from the Annual Fashion Show help support the club’s philanthropic activities and community service projects, said Club President Chris Lear.~ The Woman’s Club, organized in 1906, has participated in the community for more~ than 100 years and is officially recognized as the Founder of the Glendora Public~ Library in 1912.

To purchase Fashion Show tickets at $40 per person or more information, call 909-598-0554

Included at the Fashion Show will be door prizes and drawings for the opportunity baskets that are on display, with tickets for sale by committee members, said project chair Rose Myers.

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Glendora Woman’s Club Fashion Show committee members display opportunity tickets-for-drawings they will be selling at the club’s Annual Fashion Show set for March 20. This year’s theme is “Journey to Hawaii.” Members pictured are, from left Gloria Aparicio, Club President Chris Lear, event co-chair Joy Martau, and Pam Drennan.

Glendora Woman’s Club To Present Storyteller Bronwyn Schram

February 23, 2018
Joan Hallidy

GLENDORA—The Glendora Woman’s Club will hold its monthly luncheon-meeting on Tuesday, March 6, at the clubhouse, 424 N. Glendora Avenue in Glendora.

The Club day will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a social time, followed by the business meeting at 11 a.m., said Club President Chris Lear. Following will be the catered luncheon at noontime an the afternoon program featuring storyteller and entertainer Bronwyn Schramm.

For Ms. Schramm’s program titled “Irish Tales,” in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, she will share stories and tales about Ireland, said program vice president Helen Storland. Ms. Schramm has two degrees in the classics, has taught Latin, and has been a stage manager and a ballroom dancer, according to press information. Her programs of stories and songs reflect her great love for nostalgia, stories, and dogs that she shares with her audiences.

At each club meeting, a special display titled “Members Participation Art Display” will feature a different theme.~ This month’s display theme will be “Anything Green” in keeping with St. Patrick’s Day and members are encouraged to share an item from home for the display, said committee member Joy Martau.

One of the club’s ongoing service projects is Shepherd’s Pantry located in Glendora. Each month at club meeting, members are asked to donate nonperishable food items for the Shepherd’s Pantry project that serves those families in need in 10 area cities, said project chair Gloria Liddle.

Coming up on March 20 will be the club’s Fashion Show and Luncheon, and annual event that provides funding for the club’s philanthropies and service projects, said Fashion Show co-chairs Joy Martau and Carolyn Cunningham. This year’s theme for the Fashion Show will be “Journey to Hawaii.”~ Fashions will be from Dressbarn and Undercovers, with the catered luncheon by Ritz Catering.

Available at the meeting will be a special t able featuring the sale of Fashion Show tickets at $40 per person, opportunity drawing tickets, and information flyers. For information about Fashion Show tickets, call 909-598-0554

For information about joining the Woman’s Club, special events and service projects, call Patty at 909-929-0684; for information about renting the clubhouse, call Ryan at Ritz Catering at 909-592-1130.

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Bronwyn Schramm, storyteller and entertainer, is presenting her program ” Irish Tales” for the Glendora Woman’s Club on Tuesday, March 6. Her visit marks a return engagement to the Woman’s Club.

The Glendora Woman’s Club To Present Guest Speaker Robert Broski

February 1, 2018
Joan Hallidy

GLENDORA—The Glendora Woman’s Club will present speaker Robert Broski at the club’s luncheon-meeting on Tuesday 6. His program titled “A Look at President Abraham Lincoln” is part of Broski’s personal commitment to bring Lincoln’s life and achievements to more audience. He has presented his special program at schools, churches, clubs, and presidential libraries, to name a few.

Special events have included Civil War reenactments. Broski has also portrayed President Lincoln in films, television, plays, and commercials said program vice president Helen Storland.

The Woman’s Club meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a social time, followed by the business meeting at 11 a.m.~ The catered luncheon by Ritz Catering around noontime will be followed by the program by guest speaker Robert Broski.

The Members’ Participation Art Display, held every month, featured a different display theme each meeting. The theme this month will be Red, White and Blue said committee member Loretta Salazar.

One of the club’s ongoing service projects is Shepherd’s Pantry, located in Glendora. The Pantry services families in need in 10 area cities and members are asked to donate nonperishable food items at club meetings for the families in need, said project chair Gloria Liddle.

Coming up on Tuesday, March 20, will be the Club’s Annual Fashion Show, with the theme this year of “Journey To Hawaii.” Fashions will be from Dressbarn and Undercovers Intimate Apparel, with the luncheon by Ritz Catering, said even co-chairs Joy Martau and Carolyn Cunningham. To order Fashion Show tickets at $40, or for more information, call 929-598-0554. Fashion Show sponsorships, available at four levels to choose from, the revenue will\~ help the club continue its philanthropic donations and service projects. To participate as a sponsor as a sponsor by February 15, call 626-963-7725.

For more information about the Woman’s Club, its four departments, service projects, or special events, call Patty at 909-929-0684; for information about renting the clubhouse or hall for a special event or meeting, call Ryan at Ritz Catering at 909-592-1130. The clubhouse is located at 424 N. Glendora Avenue in Glendora.

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Robert Broski, portraying President Lincoln, is the guest speaker for Glendora Woman’s Club’s luncheon-meeting set for Tuesday, February 6.~ His program is titled “A Look at President Abraham Lincoln.”

Holiday Gifts For Children at YWC WINGS Shelter

January 30, 2018
by Joan Hallidy

GLENDORA—One of the Glendora Woman’s Club’s special service projects during the Holiday Season is the YWCA WINGS (Women in Need Growing Strong) Shelter for battered women with their children.

This year marks the 29th year the Woman’s Club has selected the WINGS Shelter Project as one of its major ongoing service projects, said project chair Rose Myers.

For the Club’s recent Christmas service project for the WINGS Shelter, clubmembers assembled Christmas stocking gift bags for the seven children currently staying with their mothers at the Shelter.~ The gift bags were filled with gifts and toys that were matched to the children staying at the Shelter through their age and gender, said project chair Mrs. Myers.

Also during the year, the Woman’s Club sends other items to the WINGS Shelter, including Easter Baskets for the children, Mother’s Day gifts, personal supplies, and children’s toys and games..

The club’s many ongoing service projects through the year are made possible through the continuing support and participation by the clubmembers and community friends, said Club President Chris Lear.

For information about the Woman’s Club, its four departments, and service projects, call Patty at 909-929-0684; for information about renting the clubhouse or hall, call Ryan at Ritz Catering at 909-592-1130.~ The clubhouse is located at 424 N. Glendora Avenue in Glendora.

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Glendora Woman’s Clubmembers display Christmas gift bags they assembled for children currently staying with their mothers at the YWCA WINGS Shelter, one of the club’s ongoing service projects. Pictured are, from left, Eleanor Shetron, Helen Storland, Rose Myers, Evie Larimore, Susan Lepkojus ad Trudy Hite

Glendora Police Chief Lisa Rosales To Speak At Glendora Woman’s Club

January 30, 2018
by Joan Hallidy

GLENDORA—-Glendora Police Chief Lisa Rosales will be the guest speaker at the Glendora Woman’s Club’s luncheon-meeting on January 2.~ She will be presenting a~ program titled “The Challenges of Law Enforcement, said program vice president Helen Storland.

The Woman’s Club meeting day will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a social time, followed by the business meeting at 11:00 a.m., said club President Chris Lear. The luncheon by Ritz Catering, scheduled around noontime, will be followed by the program by Police Chief Rosales.

A regular feature at each club meeting is the Members’ Participation Art Display that features a different theme each meeting, said committee member Susan Lepkojus. This month’s theme is Hobbies and members are encouraged to share an item from home to display.

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One of the club’s ongoing service projects each month is the donation of nonperishable food items by clubmembers for Shepherd’s Pantry, said project chair Gloria Liddle. Located in Glendora, the Pantry serves families in need in 10 area cities, and donations are always appreciated.

The Glendora Woman’s Club has a special arrangement with the New Unto Others Thrift Store, located at 175 N. Vermont Avenue, said ways and means vice president Joy Martau. When clubmembers and community residents donate saleable useable items or make purchases at the store and mention the Glendora Woman’s Club name at the time, the Woman’s Club will receive credit.\~ This special arrangement replaces the club’s Annual Rummage Sales held previously at the clubhouse, said Mrs. Martau.

For information about membership, service projects, or special events call Patty at 909-929-0684:

For information about renting the clubhouse or hall for a special event or meeting, call Ryan at Ritz Catering at 909-592-1130. The clubhouse is located at 424 N. Glendora Avenue in Glendora.

Glendora Police Chief Lisa Rosales in scheduled to speak at the Glendora Woman’s Club’s luncheon-meeting on Tuesday, January 2.\~ Her presentation is titled “The Challenges of Law Enforcement.”

Glendora Woman’s Club Presented Guest Speaker Steven Bluitt Flowers

January 30, 2018
Joan Hallidy

 

GLENDORA—-At recent program for the Glendora Woman’s Club featured guest speaker Steven Bluitt Flowers, Executive Vice President of the Glendora Historical Society. His program titled “Early History of Glendora” included a slide presentation of historical photos and their special history, said program vice president Helen Storland.

For more than 21 years, beginning in 1996, Flowers has been active in the Glendora Historical Society, first serving as a museum docent. Since that time, he has served on the executive board, and has led and been a member of many committees and special projects.

Currently, Flowers is working with the Preservation Foundation in the preserving of history and the sharing of common goals.\~ His newest endeavor is helping to get the lights turned on in the Historic Lighting District, according to the society’s newsletter.

For his longtime volunteer efforts and service, Flowers has recently received two special awards–the Founder’s Award fro the Glendora Coordinating Council, said Mrs. Storland.

The Glendora Woman’s Club’s early history beginning in 1908, the year the club was organized, fit right in with Flowers’ program, as the Woman’s Club is included in the Historical Society’s brochure titled “Glendora Pride Downtown Walking Tour,” said Mrs. Storland.

The Society’s Walking Tour brochure featured photos, history, and location of the society’s 22 designated historic monuments-picture plaques that are located in Glendora.

For the Woman’s Club’s special honor and write-up in the brochure, the photo published was that of the club’s first clubhouse built in 1912 by R.M. Goebel Co. of Glendora and was located at the self as today’s clubhouse.

Also in that self year in 1912, the Woman’s Club founded the Glendora Public Library through Ordinance No 43, as documented in 1912 City Records of minutes of the Board of Trustees of the City of Glendora.

The Woman’s Club’s special historic monument-picture plaque present by the Glendora Historical Society is located in front of the clubhouse at 424 N. Glendora Avenue in Glendora, said Club President Chris Lear, and noted the honor and newspaper coverage at the time.

Following guest speaker Flower’s special program on Glendora’s Early History to the 1920s, he answered questions from clubmembers and said he was planning future programs that would also focus on Glendora’s history

 

Glendora Woman’s Club Honors Carolyn Cunningham for Service

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January 15, 2018
Joan Hallidy

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Glendora Woman’s Club immediate Past President Carolyn Cunningham, at left is pictured receiving the club’s “Club Woman of the Year” award for 2017 from presenter Sue Bauer, Past President and board member, during a recent presentation. The special award is in recognition for outstanding service to the club over a period of years.

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Joan Hallidy

GLENDORA\f1\emdash -The Glendora Woman\rquote s Club honored cub member and past president Carolyn Cunningham with the club's "Club Woman of the Year" Award for 2017 during a presentation at a recent club meeting.

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\f1 The special service award presented to Mrs. Cunningham was established in 1982 to recognize outstanding service to the club over a period of years.

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\f1 In honoring Mrs. Cunningham, who has just completed serving four consecutive terms as president, her service began when she joined the Woman\rquote s Club in 2004. Since that time, she has served as second vice president of programs for three terms and as a third vice president of ways and means for two terms.

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\f1 In addition, Mrs. Cunningham has served on numerous committees and special projects. Also, she has held many chairmanships, including\~ Philanthropy, Budget, Annual Fashion Show, Welcome Tea, and again this year as chair of the Welcome Tea on September 19.\~ Other committees and projects have included the club\rquote s Glendora Library Memorial Book Program, Budget committee, and the Annual Fashion Show committee.

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\f1 And since 2008, Mrs. Cunningham has either chaired or co-chaired the Music-Drama Department, one of the club\rquote s four active departments.

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\f1 During Mrs. Cunningham\rquote s award presentation by Past President Sue Bauer, Mrs. Cunningham received a \ldblquote Club Woman of the Year\rdblquote recognition pin and a gift of an engraved crystal plate with stand. She also received a special award plaque in appreciation for her serving four consecutive terms as club president.

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\f1 For information about joining the Glendora Woman\rquote s Club, membership, special events, or service projects, call Patty at 909-929-0684; for information about renting the clubhouse for an event or meeting, call Ryan at Ritz Catering at 909-592-1130