. The IB Women’s Club Showed its Community Spirit During Imperial Beach’s Military Appreciation Day by having a Booth for Kids to make “Thank you” cards for our Veterans!
Nov 21, 2015 01:18AM
● By Paul Spear
The Imperial Beach Women’s Club has lived up to its names as being the most active service club in Imperial Beach as they have been working like crazy the last 10 days on Community Projects!
On November 8th, During Imperial Beach’s Military Appreciation Day, their booth help children make approximately 100 “Thank you” cards that were taken to recovering veterans here in San Diego off of Pacific Highway! On Saturday November 14th they
held their Annual Fall Bazaar and on November 17th the severed coffee and refreshments for the City f Imperial Beach as it held its Community Workshop on coastal Flooding and Disaster Preparedness.
The Imperial Beach Women's club is the oldest service club in Imperial Beach. It was founded in 1933.
The Imperial Beach Woman's Club helps lots of organizations in our community. Here is were just some of their help went toin the last couple
of years: Imperial Beach Library - Donation, Mar Vista HS Band - Donation, Mar Vista Middle School Band - Donation, SBUSD So Bay Music Club - Donation, IB Jr. Lifeguards - Donation, Girl Scout Troop #5447 - Donation, Girl Scout Troop #5957 - Donation, Serving Seniors (St. Charles) - Donation, Balboa Park Committee of 100 - Donation, VIP Village - Donation, Art Kids of San Diego - Donation, Imperial Beach Senior Center - Donation, Pearl Kelly - Christmas Trees, Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce (Santa comes to IB).
The IBWC also adopt a couple of families at Christmas time. This included: 4 - $500
scholarships to our high schools, donation to the kids going to the Freedom Foundation in DC, they purchased chairs for the IB Senior Center, purchased a bench for Veterans Park, and they bought the IB Fire Dept. a BBQ.
They have two groups. One meets the second Tuesday of the month at noon at the Boys and girls Club gym at 847 Encina Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA 91932. the other group is called the Night Owls.
In February of this year they received an award from the Mayor for their excellent community work.
Here is their roster of the great women who make up this club as of the last time I had it!
Imperial Beach Woman's Club 2014 – 2015 Members
Jessie Allen, Joan Brooks, Susan Burchett, Dolores Clark, Mary L. Corklin, Nancy Dayton,
Penny Drozd, June C. Engel, Mary Feeley, Marirose Fernandez, Lori Ferran, Lori Fleming, Ofelia Gastelum, Evelyn Griffin, Alice Halowell, Josephine 'Josie' Hamada, Barbara Hartley, Donna Hedgecock, Jean Hirst, Diana Jordan, Pearl Kelly, Terri Koepenick, Rose Krejci, Elaine Marcov, Kathy Markey, Iona Mayson, Linda McDaniel, Beverly Miner, Shirley Nakawatase, Carol Nichols, Jacqueline Noel, Joanne Norden, Mary Parsons, Virginia Regan, Edna Reynolds, Rose Reynolds, Amy Riviera, Diane Rose, Ginny Schmuckal, Kay Selke, Katrinka Sieber, Gean Steinhoff, Muriel Stingl, Mary Vollrath, Marti Wales, Joleen Warren, Angela Zagami
Gladys Beit-ishoo, Netta DiBella, Wilma Bottomley, Connie Criswell, Sheri Gilmore, Vicki Hankins, Nellie Hazel, Sandi Newton, Karen Odermatt, Jean Ordonez, Virginia Syverson, Vonda Webb,
Marirose Fernandez said Feb 16, 2015 at 07:36AM
Thank you for the article about the IBWC however I would like to point out that one lady "Donna Moore" is one of our most valuable members. She is our Fundraiser and has done an excellent job the last 3 years in helping get the funds necessary to keep the IBWC able to continue their work. She is the one person who comes up with the ideas and goes out to the businesses and asks for donations. Without Donna Moore the IBWC would not be as successful as it has been the last few years. She is our MVP. Marirose Fernandez
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Photo Credit: Kay Selke
Paul Spear, Editor, Dig Imperial Beach