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“Operation Cookie” 2017 aka “Cookies by the 1,000’s”


Students from Sts Felicita & Perpetua School delivered 1000’s of cookies at curbside service

Volunteers, including SP Firefighers packed cookie boxes

100’s of sugar free cookie boxes were packed by club members



Tens of Thousands of cookies were delivered to the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena on Wednesday, May 24th as part of “Operation Cookie” for hospitalized, homeless & special needs veterans. Donors - young and old - from as far away as Palmdale and San Diego brought a variety of cookies of all shapes and sizes for the annual event. The cookies were packaged in patriotically decorated containers saluting our veterans and delivered prior to Memorial Day.


The cookie donors were as diverse as the cookies---from Pre Schools to Senior citizen groups, from churches to local businesses, from working moms to retired business men. Several groups promoted cookie collections and involved entire classrooms or all of the employees. These groups each contributed up to several thousand cookies including San Pasqual Elementary STEAM Magnet school in Los Angeles, Sts. Felicita and Perpetua School in San Marino, Golden Oaks Residents in South Pasadena, St. James Church in South Pasadena, Del Mar Park Senior residence in Pasadena, Big Sunday in Los Angeles, Citizens Bank and Priority One Credit Union in South Pasadena, and SLS Consulting in Pasadena, One local resident baked and donated 550 homemade biscotti and three Woman’s Club members baked 1500 colorful star shaped cookies


Volunteers worked tirelessly to pack cookies in decorative containers, including, community service students from South Pasadena High School, AT&T Pioneers and Arcadia Kiwanis. City Councilman, Robert Joe, staff from the office of State Senator Anthony Portantino, and several South Pasadena Firefighters also took time to work on the cookie “assembly line. “ There were veterans from the Vietnam and Gulf Wars, and the volunteer spirit was epitomized by the participation of five WWII veterans, who served in the Pacific and in Europe. They were Marshall St. John, 89, Marine; John Genovese, 92, Naval Air Force; Al Gonzales, 93, Air Force; Vincent Sugar, 94, Army; and Wendell Hanson, 95, Navy. All five WWII veterans, members of the “greatest generation” reside in South Pasadena. We also had military volunteers from the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado and Camp Pendleton, and volunteers from the V.A. Center in downtown Los Angeles.

The cookies were distributed to over 2000 veterans throughout the southland in appreciation of their service and sacrifices to our country. The cookies were distributed to veterans at Long Beach, Sepulveda-North Hills, and Loma Linda VA health care facilities; to the Wounded Warriors Battalion at Camp Pendleton, to the East LA Veterans Center and Mental Health complex; to Military Women in need, to the Jimmy Miller Foundation that provides ocean therapy for special needs veterans, to veterans at local convalescent hospitals, and to homeless veterans served by the Cabrillo Center in Long Beach and the VA Clinic in downtown Los Angeles, and to numerous other veterans groups. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we had enough cookies to also share with Military troops at Camp Pendleton who will be deployed to Afghanistan, to Veterans attending the South Pasadena Memorial Day program and to VFW families.

“Operation Cookie” originally began in W.W.II when Club members sent cookies to soldiers. It continued during war efforts over the next few decades, including the Gulf War and again in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo. “Operation Cookie” no longer ships cookies to war zones, but now sends the cookies to hospitalized veterans at local veterans hospitals. Cookies are also distributed to homeless and special needs veterans.

The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena, founded in 1899, has a long history of charitable and volunteer services. In addition to “Operation Cookie,” the Club also makes financial donations to charitable and community groups, and provides scholarships to local high school students.




COOKIES & VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR “OPERATION COOKIE”

Cookies are needed for hospitalized, homeless and special needs veterans as part of the annual “Operation Cookie” project to be held on Wednesday, May 24th at the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena. The veterans really enjoy home-made cookies, but donations of local bakery and pre-packaged cookies are also welcome. Sugar free cookies are especially appreciated.

Volunteers are needed to help receive and sort cookies, and to work on the “assembly line,” where cookies are individually packed into decorative containers labeled with a special thank you to the veterans for their military service. Help is also needed to load and transport cartons of cookies to VA hospitals and Centers.

The cookies will be delivered to Veteran’s Hospitals, to the Wounded Warriors Battalion at Camp Pendleton, to Military Women in Need, the Foundation for Women Warriors, to the Jimmy Miller Foundation in Manhattan Beach that provides ocean therapy for veterans, to homeless and special needs veterans, and to other veteran groups.

You may deliver your home baked, quality packaged or sugar free cookies (minimum of two dozen) to the Clubhouse at 1424 Fremont Avenue between the hours of 7:00 am and 11:30am, Wednesday, May 24th. Alternate delivery time is the evening before (4pm–7 pm). Convenient curbside service available both days

For further information on cookie delivery and volunteer opportunities, or to learn how you can help in other ways, including financial donations to help defray expenses for supplies, please call or text 213-300-9305, or email spwc1899@aol.com




OPERATION COOKIE

for Hospitalized, Homeless & Special Needs Veterans May 24, 2017





Hi friends,

"Operation Cookie" for hospitalized, homeless, and special needs veterans is almost here! The veterans really enjoy home-made cookies, and we hope you already have your best cookie recipe planned. But donations of local bakery and pre-packaged cookies are also welcome and we always need sugar free cookies.

“Operation Cookie” delivers decorative containers of cookies to Veteran’s Hospitals, to the Wounded Warriors Battalion at Camp Pendleton, to Military Women in Need, the Foundation for Women Warriors, and to other groups serving special needs veterans. We remember our homeless veterans as well. Your support is more important than ever for the increasing number of veterans who we will remember with your cookies.

You may deliver your cookies (minimum of two dozen) to the Clubhouse at 1424 Fremont Avenue between the hours of 7:00 am and 11:30 am, Wednesday, May 24th. Alternate drop off time is the evening before (4pm–7 pm). Convenient curbside service is available both days. We also hope you will be able to volunteer some time with us helping on the cookie “assembly line,” or packing the cookie boxes in cartons, or helping transport cookies to the various hospital and veterans groups. Financial support is also welcome. For information or to volunteer: call or text 213-300-9305 / Email: spwc1899@aol.com.

Thank you in advance from the “Operation Cookie” Committee 2017
Sheila, Beverly, Sally, Katie, Brandy, Betty, Raquel, Suzanne, Janet, Bee, Lisa

History of Belly Dancing and Performance at Woman’s Club

Performing artist and dancer, Alicia Dhanifu, is the featured entertainment at the April 5th luncheon meeting of the South Pasadena Woman’s Club, 1424 Fremont Avenue. The public is invited to attend the program which will present the history of belly dancing over the centuries and include a performance depicting the rich cultural expressions of belly dance movements.

Professor Dhanifu, who holds a Masters in Fine Arts from UCLA, will present her landmark documentary, “Belly Dance: A History and an Art.” The film is considered one of the most visually attractive oriental dance videos on the American market today. In addition to dance sequences, the documentary highlights traditional music, temple courtyards, modern cabarets, and beautiful costumes associated with belly dancing. As a graduate student at UCLA, Alicia’s studies led her to Egypt to research the African origins of the dance. She traced the Belly Dance to the Neolithic period to a now extinct people named Bovidians, who lived in the Central Sahara Desert at that time. Her research was the basis for producing the documentary.

Dhanifu will also perform several ethnic belly dances which includes cymbal patterns, and veil and floor routines. She may invite interested guests to join her in some basic belly dance movements, so dress comfortably, and bring a veil and finger cymbals if you choose.

Dhanifu performs with multicultural dance groups around the southland, She is also a writer, producer, and the director of the Fitness and Fun Instructional series. She is a strong advocate for healthy exercise and the importance of breathing from the diaphragm ----all integral to belly dancing movements.

Don’t miss this entertaining, educational, and exhilarating program. The Club meeting starts at 10:30 a.m., and Danifu’s program at 11 a.m. followed by luncheon at noon. The cost for program and lunch is $15.00. Reservations should be made by Sunday, April 2nd by calling (323) 255-5739 or via email at spwc1899@aol.com for more information on Woman’s Club activities and upcoming events, visit www.thewcsp.org or like us on Face Book




Woman’s Club to hold Community Rummage Sale



The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena (WCSP) will hold a Community Rummage Sale on Saturday, March 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the historic clubhouse located at 1424 Fremont Avenue. The clubhouse is conveniently located on the northeast corner of Fremont and Rollin Streets.

The Community Rummage Sale offers residents of South Pasadena and surrounding areas the fun of yard sale shopping without driving to individual sales. New, old and vintage items of all kinds will be available for bargain shoppers. Food and beverages will also be available throughout the day. Admission to the event is free and the community is invited to participate in the Sale.

Spaces are available for the Community Rummage Sale. A 6-foot booth with table is $35.00. For additional information or to reserve a space, call or text WCSP Member, Lisa Shetler at 626-318-6910. Donation of items are also welcome for the Club’s booth. Proceeds from sale of Club items will benefit WCSP charitable programs.

The Woman’s Club, an active philanthropic and service organization, was founded in 1899. After meeting in numerous locations in South Pasadena, the group finally raised funds to build their own Clubhouse in 1913. The historic building was designed and built by Norman Foote Marsh, a noted architect for many public buildings in the area. The spacious clubhouse is well suited for a variety of events such as a community rummage sale with many vendors.




BE OUR GUEST! MEMBERSHIP TEA & LUNCHEON MARCH 1
Women in the community interested in learning about the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena (WCSP) are invited to be guests of the Club at a Membership Tea and Luncheon to be held Wednesday, March 1st at the historic clubhouse, 1424 Fremont Avenue.

Guests and prospective members will have the opportunity to become better acquainted with the Club’s variety of activities and philanthropic projects. WCSP, founded in 1899, has a long history of service and charitable programs. Membership Chair, JoAnn Snyder says , “It is Women's History Month and we are proud of the many women in our Club who have contributed to South Pasadena for 117 years. We are looking to expand and diversify our membership to achieve more community involvement and charitable outreach.” She adds, “If you enjoy fun and friendship, caring and creative projects, and meeting new people, plan to attend the Membership Tea and luncheon.” In keeping with the tradition of women’s teas held at the historic 1913 Clubhouse in the past, she encourages guests to wear their favorite vintage or new hat. . Membership information and applications will be available.

There will also be an entertaining musical performance by the award winning Music Committee from the Verdugo Hills Showtime Chorus (VHSC . The Committee specializes in the art of four-part acappella harmony, barbershop style. They will perform a variety of music from country to contemporary, including jazz, rock, and ballads. Barbershop singers are known for their perfectly tuned chords and precise pitches and intonation. They are a chapter of Sweet Adelines International and regularly perform throughout the southland.

Social hour begins at 10:30 followed by a brief business meeting and presentations, the musical program and lunch. Reservations should be made by Sunday, February 26 by calling Lynn Cathcart (323)255-5739/e-mail:spwc1899@aol.com. For more information, visit http://www.thewcsp.org or like us on Face book.





SPIRIT OF CHARITABLE GIVING CELEBRATED AT WOMAN'S CLUB

The spirit of charitable gift giving highlighted the December meeting of Woman’s Club of South Pasadena. The annual “Spirit of Giving” luncheon program, held at the historic 1913 Clubhouse, culminates a year of philanthropic activities and projects by Club members. Guests were also entertained by young musicians from the Pascale Music Institute of South Pasadena. Special guests from the Huntington Hospital Breast Cancer Program, County USC Hospital, Veterans Centers, and Neonatal centers were on hand to accept donations of items prepared and assembled over the past year. Items include handmade comfort pillows for breast cancer patients, lapghans for wheelchair-bound veterans, hygiene kits with personal sized toiletries for County hospital patients and homeless veterans, and crocheted caps for hospitalized infants. The Club’s Philanthropy Committee also presented monetary contributions to other charitable organizations, including the Holy Family Giving Bank, St James Food Locker, South Pasadena Nature Park, South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Float Committee, Urban Harvester, and the South Pasadena High School Band. the Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition and Friends of Foster Children.

The Woman’s Club, a 501(c)3 organization, was founded in 1899 and has a long history of charitable activities and service. They also provide scholarships to local high school students; distribute 1000’s of cookies to hospitalized and homeless veterans through “Operation Cookie” and volunteer for various community events.

For information on Woman’s Club membership, meetings, and philanthropic projects, call 626-799-9309 or visit the website: thewcsp.org and "like us" on Facebook.



The spirit of charitable gift giving highlighted the December "Spirit of Giving" luncheon meeting of the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena when annual donations were presented.L-R: Stephanie Jones, WCSP Philanthropy Chair, Coco Ceja, LA County Hospital & Medical Center; Nancy Andrews, SP Tournament of Roses; Carol Rodenaucher, Friends of Foster Children-Pasadena ; Ron Brand, Cal Vets Homes, Westwood; Mavis Hansen, Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition; Jeanne Bonafilio, Veterans Administration, Rev Ann Tumulty and Jan Arndt, St James Church and Food Locker,and Linda Hess, Urban Harvester. Not pictured: Representatives from South Pasadena Nature Park;South Pasadena High School Music Deparment, and Huntington Hospital Breast Cancer Center.

Guests celebrated the spirit of the season and enjoyed a musical performance by young string musicians ranging in age from 5 to 10 years from the Pascale Music Insitute of South Pasadena under the direction of Founder and Director, Susan Pascale.

Spirit of Giving and Pascale Music strings group at Woman’s Club
The spirit of charitable gift giving will highlight the December 7th luncheon meeting of the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena. The public is invited to attend the heartwarming “Spirit of Giving” program to be held at the Clubhouse, 1424 Fremont Avenue. Guests will also be entertained by young musicians from the Pascale Music Institute . The clubhouse, a Cultural Heritage landmark built in 1913 by noted architect Norman Marsh, will be festively decorated for the event.

Special guests from the Huntington Hospital Breast Cancer Program, County USC Hospital, Veterans Centers, and other groups will be on hand to accept donations of hand assembled items prepared by Club members throughout the year. These items include comfort pillows for breast cancer patients, lapghans for wheelchair-bound veterans, knitted caps for children, and hygiene kits for County hospital patients and homeless veterans.

The Club’s Philanthropy Committee will also present monetary contributions to local organizations, including the Holy Family Giving Bank, St James Food Locker, the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Float Committee, and Urban Harvester.

Entertainment will be provided by members of the award winning, nationally acclaimed Pascale Music Institute under the direction of founder, Susan Pascale. The youngsters, ages 6 to 10 years old, will perform works by Pachelbel, Bach, and Chopin. .The Strings Program has earned many honors, and was the youngest string orchestra to ever play at Carnegie Hall. Pascale, a former concert violinist, is also Director of the Los Angeles Childrens Orchestra and will also discuss the development of the Strings program.

Reservations for the “Spirit of Giving” luncheon should be made by December 4, by calling Lynn Cathcart (323) 255-5739 or email spwc1899@aol.com . The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m., musical entertainment begins at 11 a.m. followed by luncheon and the annual “Spirit of Giving” donations. Cost of the program and luncheon is $15. For more information on Club activities, visit www.thewcsp.org or “like us” on Face book.





Woman’s Club plans Holiday Boutique December 3
The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena is busy planning their annual Holiday Boutique and Christmas Store to be held Saturday, December 3rd from 9:30 am to 3:00 p.m. at the historic Clubhouse, 1424 Fremont Avenue in South Pasadena.
Artisans from foothill communities and San Gabriel Valley crafts persons will participate in the event. A variety of handmade items, including scented candles and soaps, creative quilted décor, designer greeting cards, custom jewelry, infant wear, wood toys, and eco-friendly cosmetics will be available. There will also be holiday-baked goods, gourmet jams and salsa, and a selection of colorful wreaths, succulent planters, and festive pine cone arrangements. A percentage of the proceeds from the Boutique will support Club charities and the Scholarship Fund for high school students. The Woman’s Club, a nonprofit 501(c )(3) organization, has been an active philanthropic and service organization since it’s founding in 1899.
The Clubhouse, a Cultural Heritage landmark built in 1913 by noted architect Norman Foote Marsh will be festively decorated for the holidays. Plan to enjoy a fun day of shopping and cheerful holiday music in the warm and colorful ambience of the historic Clubhouse. A light lunch in the Dining Room will be available for shoppers from 11a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and a raffle of holiday gifts will also be held throughout the day.
For further information on the Boutique, call Beverly Passon at 323-256-0123, or visit the Club website: www.thewcsp.org or “like us” on Face book.

Woman’s Club Urges Donations for Reforestation Project

The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena urges the community to support their 2015 “March of Pines,” fundraising drive for the Penny Pines Reforestation program. The “March of Pines” drive continues throughout the month of March as part of the Club’s observance of National Arbor Day.

The Penny Pines program, sponsored by the United States Forest Service, began in 1941 to help conserve, maintain, and replant national forests in California that had been devastated by natural and man-caused fires, pests and disease. Through donations, over 30 million seedlings have been planted, renewing over 90,000 acres of national forest land in California. Seedlings are grown from local seeds and acorns, and replanted near the areas where the seeds were collected to improve their chance of survival. Donations are also used to maintain existing tree stands and improve wildlife habitat.

Proceeds from the “March of Pines” drive will be donated to the Ranger District in the Angeles National Forest responsible for reforestation and restoration of forest land devastated by the horrific Station fire in 2009. The Penny Pines project is ongoing and is especially important this year to help meet the needs of areas adversely affected by California’s continued drought.

The Woman’s Club has a long history of tree preservation. Shortly after its founding in 1899, the Club took steps to protect trees from being cut or removed unnecessarily in developing neighborhoods. They worked with the City in 1911 to establish a park in the Arroyo Seco and later started a tree-planting program. They have donated to Penny Pines over the years, advocated for the City’s first Tree Ordinance, and are supporters of South Pasadena’s Nature Park.

Persons interested in supporting Penny Pines during March or throughout the year may send a check made payable to the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena, a 501(c) 3 charitable organization, and designate “Penny Pines Project” on the memo section. The mailing address is 1424 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena, CA 91030. For further information, call 626-799-9309 or e-mail spwc1899@aol.com.


MEMBERSHIP TEA AND LUNCHEON AT WOMAN'S CLUB

Women in the community interested in learning about the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena (WCSP) are invited to attend a Spring Membership Tea and Luncheon to be held Wednesday, March 4 at the historic clubhouse, 1424 Fremont Avenue. Guests and prospective members will enjoy tea and lunch with Club members. Membership Chairperson, Valerie Gast, says “The event will give interested women an opportunity to become better acquainted with our club, our members, and our variety of activities and philanthropic projects.” She points out, “It is Women's History Month and we are proud of the many women in our Club who have contributed to South Pasadena for over 100 years. We are looking to expand and diversify our membership to achieve more community involvement and charitable outreach.”

There will also be an entertaining and educational program, “American Women and Their Hats” featuring authentic antique and vintage hats as well as some reproductions used by women in the Americas from colonial through present times. The program, presented by Vicki Guagliardo, a former librarian and historian of Woman’s Club Houses throughout the State, will select guests to model some of the variety of hats on display.

WCSP, founded in 1899, is celebrating 116 years of charitable activities and service. Philanthropic projects include preparing items for convalescent patients, gift boxes for foster children, assembling hygiene kits for county hospital patients, and distributing cookies to hospitalized and homeless veterans. WCSP donates money to charities and needy families in the community and provides scholarships to high school students. Members also volunteer at various community events.

If you enjoy fun and friendship, caring and creative projects, and meeting new people, plan to attend the Membership Tea, enjoy a delicious lunch and interesting program. Membership information and applications will be available. Social hour begins at 10:30 followed by a brief business meeting, the program, and lunch. Reservations should be made by Sunday, March 1 by calling Lynn Cathcart (323)255-5739 / e-mail: spwc1899@aol.com. or visit us on the web at http://www.thewcsp.org


For the Love of Chocolate PHOTOS



For the Love of Chocolate” planned February 7 at Woman’s Club

Plans are underway for the fourth annual "For the Love of Chocolate” event to be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 7th at the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena, 1424 Fremont Avenue.

The festive event will be filled with a variety of chocolate sweets and treats, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner catered by Charlie’s Trio. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by ballroom dancers, “Fred & Ginger,” depicting the dazzling artistry of the late Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Dinner selections will include Charlie’s Trio’s famous heart shaped pizzas, lasagna, chicken parmesan, and salad. For dessert, guests will be able to indulge themselves to their hearts content at an all chocolate treats buffet which will include a festive chocolate fountain. A selection of wines and beverages will also be available.

Woman’s Club member, Wendy Grace, is coordinating the event. She encourages everyone to “Join with friends, family, or a special someone and come and share the simple of joy of chocolate.” She adds, “There will also be a festive Valentine themed raffle prizes and a silent auction. “ All proceeds from “For the Love of the chocolate” will benefit Restoration Projects of the historic 100 year old Clubhouse. The large brown craftsman style Clubhouse was built for the Woman’s Club in 1913 by noted area architect, Norman Foote Marsh.

Plan to attend this festive chocolate party and support the Woman’s Club historic Clubhouse. Tickets are $35 per person and will be sold on a first reserved basis. "For the Love of Chocolate” reservations must be made by February 1st by calling Wendy Grace at 323-353-4139 or email wendygrace17@yahoo.com. For information on other Club activities, volunteer opportunities, and membership, call 626-799-9309.

Canine Companions for Independence at Woman’s Club January 7th

The January 7th luncheon meeting at the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena will feature a special program by Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), an organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities (other than blindness) by training and providing assistance dogs. The program, open to the public, will be held at the Clubhouse, 1424 Fremont Avenue.

CCI, founded in 1975 in Santa Rosa California, is today the largest assistance dog program in the world. The training facility for the Southwestern states is in Oceanside, California. CCI trains and provides four types of assistance dogs: Service dogs who assist adults with physical disabilities by performing daily tasks; Hearing dogs who alert deaf and hard of hearing individuals to important sounds; skilled companion dogs to enhance independence for adults and children with physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities; and highly specialized therapy dogs who help out in the mental, physical and emotional development of a person in need.

CCI uses purebred Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers, as well as a cross between the two known as an LGX. As puppies, the dogs go through extensive temperament and medical evaluations before being selected for the breeding program. Future assistance dogs are placed with a volunteer/ caretaker for 14 months as puppies before they go to CCI for extensive training for their specialized work. CCI gives the dogs to qualified individuals and also provides ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

Guests will have the opportunity to meet one of the service dogs and see demonstrations and some of the amazing and life changing tasks they perform for persons with various disabilities.

Reservations for the luncheon and program should be made by Sunday, January 4th by calling (323) 255-5739 or email: spwc1899@aol.com. The Club meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. and the Canine Companions program begins at 11:a.m. followed by luncheon at noon. Cost is $12.


Spirit of Giving” Celebrated at Woman’s Club

The spirit of charitable gift giving highlighted the December meeting of Woman’s Club of South Pasadena. The annual “Spirit of Giving” luncheon program, held at the historic 1913 Clubhouse, culminates a year of philanthropic activities and projects by Club members.

Special guests from the Huntington Hospital Breast Cancer Program, County USC Hospital, and Veterans Centers were on hand to accept donations of items prepared and assembled over the past year. Items include handmade comfort pillows for breast cancer patients, lapghans for wheelchair-bound veterans, hygiene kits with personal sized toiletries for County hospital patients and crocheted caps for hospitalized infants.

The Club’s Philanthropy Committee also presented monetary contributions to these and other charitable organizations, including the Holy Family Giving Bank, St James Food Locker, South Pasadena Nature Park, South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Float Committee, Urban Harvester, a local organization that supplies food to homeless shelters and food-insecure people, and to the South Pasadena High School Band. The spirit of giving continues throughout the holiday season when the Woman’s Club donates gift certificates to needy families in the community.

The Woman’s Club, a 501(c)3 organization, was founded in 1899 and has a long history of charitable activities and service. In addition to donations to various organizations, they provide scholarships to local high school students; distribute 1000’s of cookies to hospitalized and homeless veterans throughout the year and for “Operation Cookie,” each May. They also volunteer for various community events.

For information on Woman’s Club membership, meetings, and philanthropic projects, call 626-799-9309 or email: spwc1899@aol.com


The spirit of charitable gift giving highlighted the December "Spirit of Giving" luncheon meeting of the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena when donations were given to: L-R:(back row) Toni Marshall, Woman’s Club President, Stephanie Jones, Philanthropy Chair, Jeanne Bonfilio, Cal Vets Retirement Homes, Rev. Michelle Baker-Wright for St. James Food Locker, Nancy Andrews. South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Float Committee, Howard Crawford, Music Director, SP High School, Linda Hess, Founder of Urban Harvester, (front row) Coco Ceja, County USC Medical Centerl,Sheena Idnani, Huntington Hospital Breast Cancer Center, Barbara Eisenstein, Friends of the South Pasadena Nature Park, Not Pictured: Carrie-Ann Lue Sue, Holy Family Giving Bank; and Tanya Ibarra, California Hospital Medical Center Neonatal Department


Festive Holiday Boutique to be held at Woman's Club

Festive Holiday Boutique to be held at Woman's Club The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena is busy planning their annual Holiday Boutique and Christmas Store to be held Saturday, December 6th from 9:30 am to 3:00 p.m. at the historic Clubhouse, 1424 Fremont Avenue in South Pasadena. San Gabriel Valley crafts persons and artisans from foothill communities will participate in the event.

A variety of handmade items, including scented candles, woven scarves and handbags, custom jewelry, wood toys, scrap-booking materials, and eco-friendly soaps and cosmetics will be available. There will also be colorful wreaths, festive succulent planters, and holiday-baked goods, gourmet jams and salsas. A percentage of the proceeds from the Boutique will support Club charities and the Scholarship Fund for high school students. The Woman’s Club, a nonprofit 501(c )(3) organization, has been an active philanthropic and service organization since it’s founding in 1899.

The Clubhouse, a Cultural Heritage landmark built in 1913 by noted architect Norman Foote Marsh will be festively decorated for the holidays. Plan to enjoy a fun day of shopping and cheerful holiday music in the warm and colorful ambience of the historic Clubhouse. A light lunch in the Dining Room will be offered from 11a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and a raffle of holiday gifts will also be held throughout the day.

For further information on the Boutique, call Beverly Passon at 323-256-0123, or visit the Club website: www.thewcsp.com