Coronado Woman’s Club General Meeting on March 6th, 2019

Coronado Woman’s Club General Meeting on March 6, 2019

The meeting was called to order by Elizabeth Lenardi, (filling in for President, Pearl Szymanski) at 11:36 am at the Brigantine Restaurant. In celebration of CWC ‘s birthday month, Elizabeth read the list of Past Presidents who are active members. This includes Evie Meadows, Helen Alexander, Pearl Szymanski, Linda Stanton, Ann Knoche, Betsy Vernetti, Patricia Cooley, Carrie Downey and Jerry Coziahr, many who were in attendance.

Clesi Neel led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. Anne Rising gave Thought for the Day highlighting key events in the Month of March such as the First Day of Lent, Clocks moving ahead on March 10th and St Patrick’s Day. The Pennies for Pines donation cup was circulated to members. Ann Knoche moved that the money collected be donated to the forest where it is most needed. This motion was seconded by Barbara Erickson. After a brief discussion, a vote was taken and the motion passed 100%.

Secretary’s Minutes:

The Minutes of the February 6, 2019 general meeting were distributed and reviewed by attendees. Helen Alexander moved to accept the meeting minutes and this was seconded by Kathleen Fairbanks. A vote ensued and the motion passed. Kathy Fink announced that the Meeting Minutes are currently being emailed to members and that they are also available on the CWC website. Barbara Gerth thanked Kathy Fink for taking the meeting minutes last month.

Treasurer’s Report:

Francis Rogers reported the checking account balance is $20,188.67 and the American Funds is approximately $103,630.98.

CWC 72 Year Birthday Salute to President and Members:

Jerry Coziahr led the club in singing Happy Birthday. Jerry then introduced members who have been members for 40-55 years long and they, as well as past presidents, each shared a special memory from the past with everyone. Ann Knoche shared Yearbooks from long ago which were wonderful to see! Kathy Fink distributed gifts to these special ladies, too.

Nominating Committee:

Francis Rogers reported on the progress of the nominating committee for next years’ officers. They are:

  • President OPEN
  • 1st VP Anne Rising
  • 2nd VP OPEN
  • 3rd VP Pearl Szymanski
  • Secretary Kathy Fink
  • Treasurer Barbara Gerth

Coronado Flower Show:

Barbara Gerth reminded us the Flower Show will be the week-end of April 13th/14th. A sign-up sheet was passed around for volunteers to host our section at the show.

Spring Membership Social:

Besty Vernetti announced the Bunco Party will be held April 23, 2019 at the Winn Room at the Library from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Please bring friends and potential members. A sign-up sheet was passed around for attendees as well as helpers needed for setup and refreshments.

Section News:

~Arts & Crafts will meet March 11th at Kathy Fink’s house to tie-dye aprons for the Flower Show.

~Bridge will meet March 20th.

~Creative Cookery will meet on March 8th at Anthony’s Fish Grotto in La Mesa at 11:30.


Jerry informed us that several women from CWC attended the Festival of the Arts with the theme “The Kingston Trio”. Kathy Fink won 2nd place ribbon for an art exhibit which was a beautifully decorated round hat box.

The next General Meeting will be April 3, 2019.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:03 pm.

Submitted by Secretary, Barbara Gerth