April 2017 Update
Thank goodness the bitter cold and snow is behind us! Although it’s still a bit chilly and gloomy, there is a hint of spring in the air, with the flora beginning to burst into bloom. We were in Seattle last weekend, and the trees are blooming everywhere – our turn is next!
We are doing something a little different for the April luncheon. As opposed to one speaker presenting for 30 to 45 minutes, we are going to have three speakers presenting for approximately 15 minutes each. I think you will find it very interesting and informative. Dave Wilbrecht, Blaine City Manager, will be bringing us up to date on happenings in Blaine; Suzanne Melby, the new manager of the Semiahmoo Resort Spa, will tell us what she has planned for the spa and will be asking for input from the group as to what services people would like the spa to provide; and we have Debbie Farmer, Chairperson of the Blaine Library and Director of the Friends of the Library, speaking. All speakers will take questions and/or input from the group. Our featured artist is Debbie Haggman, who teaches at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center. She will have a drawing for one of her beautiful watercolors. Jan Horn won the drawing for a free lunch, and we will be drawing again from those members attending in April for a free lunch in May. As always, new members to our club will be introduced at the luncheon and presented with a swag bag full of goodies. If you are a new member and haven’t yet received your new member gift bag, please inform one of our Hospitality Co-Chairs, Ann Stubenrauch or Nora Young.
If you aren’t aware yet, we are changing our luncheon meeting times slightly to allow more time for socializing and the speaker. In the past we began are 11:30 for registration, with the program beginning at 12:00. Now and for the foreseeable future, we will open registration at 11:15 and begin the program at 11:45. As a gentle reminder, RSVP’s and cancellations are required by 5:00 PM the Monday prior to the luncheon. If you have RSVP’d that you will attend but don’t show and we don’t hear anything from you, we will have to charge you for the luncheon. I regret that we have to do this, but we have to submit the list of attendees to the Resort three days prior to the luncheon, and we get charged per person based on that list.
Finally, we are still searching for someone to be the SWC official photographer for 2017. The position primarily involves taking snapshots of people at the monthly luncheons and coordinating with the SWC website manager for posting on our website. We have several backup photographer options if you can’t be present at every luncheon. You can view previous luncheon photos on the Monthly Memories tab in the SWC website. If you would like more specifics about the job, please contact Anya Abercrombie, our photographer for 2016. Please contact me if you are interested in this fun and rewarding position.
See you all at the luncheon on April 13th, and bring a new friend!
Semiahmoo Women’s Club President
New members are always welcome!
Current Members - Payment of your annual SWC membership ($40) was due January 1, 2017. While you can still renew your membership, he deadline for inclusion in the 2017 Roster was January 31st. The new Membership Rosters will be available for pickup at the March luncheon, those who did attend should have received those either by mail or dropped off by another member.
Membership in SWC is open to all area women. The membership form can be found on the tab below. If you are unable to print from the website, please contact Marie to have it emailed to you as an attachement. Checks and membership forms can be submitted at the monthly luncheon or mailed directly to Marie at 5411 Quail Run, Blaine, WA 98230.
Please contact Marie for any membership questions, to have a membership form emailed to you, to submit a new or renewal membership form, or to update your directory listing.
Marie Wallace email@example.com
5411 Quail Run, Blaine, WA 98230
Linda Huberman firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to our Newest Members!
Happy Birthday To You!
Be sure and wish these SWC members a very
Happy April Birthday!
3rd Delores Carter
6th Anya Abercrombie
9th Carmen Thibault
9th Jen Hui Wu
14th Marti Rinkel
16th Carol Feist
21st Peggy Richter
22nd Linda Bergquist
SWC Activity/Interest Group News
The club has several groups that are always open to new members. If you wish to participate, please contact the member in charge of that group for more information and to be added to their email distribution list. Becoming active in one or more groups is a wonderful way to share your personal interests with others while getting to know more ladies in the community.
SWC Book Group
All members are welcome to join us! Our next meeting will be Thursday, April 28th, 3:30 at the Blue Heron Grill. Our book for April is The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson. Set in 1949 on the idyllic English coast, the book starts out as a "sparkling period drama, but it leaves us thinking about duty, friendship and the fragility of everyday life."
At our March meeting we discussed The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman. On a four point scale our Book Group rated this book 2.75. Only those who attended the meeting and read the entire book voted. The scale: 4-Loved It, 3-Liked It, 2-It was OK, 1-Did Not Like.
Reminders for the monthly meeting are emailed a few days prior to Book Group. New members are always welcome, no need to rsvp, just come! If you are interested in joining the group or no longer wish to be on the email list, contact Lora Crawford at LL2crawford@aol.com or Pattie Lulu at email@example.com
Looking for a great read? Check out SWC Book Group selections from previous years' along with some great reads that were not selected for the coming year.
Wednesday Coffee Break
Donna Leach is our weekly hostess for an informal coffee gathering at the big round table in the Blue Heron Grill at 10:00 each Wednesday morning. This is a drop in social time with no need to RSVP. New and potential club members are welcome! Contact Donna at (360) 371-3864 for more information.