The Women’s Club in Action

Volunteer members Mary Harrison, Anita Hensley, Ariel Cottrell, and Sandi Brown prepare books for the upcoming book sale/fundraiser.

by Shirley Lorraine

The San Buenaventura Women’s Club continues to find ways to contribute to the community. For over 80 years, the Club has been committed to fulfilling its mission of giving back to Ventura County. The Club annually supports arts in the high schools, the community concert band, Search and Rescue Dogs and groups offering housing and assistance to women and children in need to name a few. Fundraisers are held for the purpose of collecting money to be given back to chosen programs. Each May, at the end of the club’s fiscal year, checks are issued to the board-approved entities.

Despite this last year of no in-person meetings, members have continued to find creative ways to raise funds to fulfill their mission. Donations back to the community for 2020 were $9,550.00.

On September 25, 2021, the Club will be operating “Expanding Reading Horizons”, a drive-through grab-bag book extravaganza. Buyers are welcome to drive in from 12:30 – 4 p.m. at the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Road, Ventura.

Volunteers have been collecting book donations for months and are now in the process of cleaning, sorting and filling the bags. Trader Joe’s generously donated the paper bags which will contain a mix of hardbacks & paperbacks covering assorted genres and interests to inspire and expand reader’s horizons.

For a $10 donation per bag, pre-filled and sealed bags are handed to you – no need to get out of the car! Also available are Bonus Bags for $15 which include a donated jigsaw puzzle.

Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, September to May at the Poinsettia Pavilion (originally named the Women’s Club) 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura. Reservations are required for the lunch, program and business meeting. Contact Business Manager Jennifer Enoch at (805) 844-9399. . Membership in the 501c (3) is open to all persons 18 and over (men welcome too!). The Club and the community welcomes your participation.

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