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Dig Imperial Beach Owner and Editor, Paul Spear, will be the Featured Speaker at the IB Women's Club Meeting on Tuesday January 12th

Jan 08, 2016 12:44AM ● By Paul Spear
Dig Imperial Beach Owner and Editor, Paul Spear, will be the Featured Speaker at the Imperial Beach Women's Club Meeting on Tuesday January 12th at noon at the Imperial Beach Bys and Girls Club at 847 Encina Avenue in Imperial Beach.

The meeting is open to members and their guests as well as anyone who has an interest in joining the Imperial Beach Women's Club (IBWC)!

The IBWC is Imperial Beach's oldest club. in was establish in 1933 and has been serving the community of Imperial Beach and the surrounding area since then.

The group or club is made up of two equal units. The Night Owl is their group designed for working women or other women that for whatever reason can't make their regular scheduled day meeting.

Last February the IBWC won an award for the service to the community of Imperial Beach at the "2015 Mayoral State of the City Address and Community Award Celebration".

About the Imperial Beach Women's Club:

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

                                                                        Nite Owls

 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

Note from the editor: There are hundreds and thousands of people in Imperial Beach that are heroes or stars every day. This includes, but not limited to, parents, teachers, coaches, public officials and citizens from the City of Imperial Beach and we thank them all for what they do. If you have a special star who is deserving, feel free to submit an article on them to

Photo Credit: Kay Selke 


Paul Spear, Editor, Dig Imperial Beach


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