At the October General Meeting Westlake Club Members and guests celebrated the Club’s 55th Birthday with numerous members, special guests with Founder Helene Ross and Presidents Cathy Stewart, Beverlie Kirkpatrick, Jackie Harris and Silvia Scally. A BIG THANK YOU TO Helene Ross, Lora Adler, Kathy Farshidi, Petra Montante and Mr. and Mrs. Davies for bringing the delicious Birthday cakes we all enjoyed!!!!
Member Deanna Owens presented on Domestic Violence/Sexual Abuse Awareness Month; and “What We Should Learn” about this serious circle of violence, and the important Support Programs of the Ventura County Family Justice Center, and their Camp HOPE which our Club supports. This issue touches every community of every race, religion, and background; its consequences transcend generations, impacting children and reshaping whole families.
Members and Guests were impressed with Guest Speaker Tim Hagel from the SAFE
PASSAGE FOUNDATION who presented on the incredible important outreach programs for local Underserved Youth Pre-K through High School students, designed to steer them away from troublesome behavior and possible gang affiliation.
Chairpersons for the Holiday Fantasy event, Cally Pantages, Connie Mercurio, Janice George, Michelle Konold and Helene Ross received donations and Gift Certificates for the Silent Auction.
The Holiday Fantasy Event will be held on November 10th. 10:00 am to 2:00pm at the North Ranch Country Club, Westlake Village
Tickets may be purchased by clicking HERE !
Some of the WWC History:
In 1968 a group of ladies that were all new neighbors in the recently built homes near the lake decided to unit and found a Non-Profit all volunteer organization of women committed to making a difference in the community. Amongst many others projects the Westlake Women’s club has:
Welcomed and helped a family coming from a war region;
Donated two El Camino Real Lamps and donated $ 7,500 in cash and their labor to plant 771 drought tolerant plants in all four sides of the Lindero Canyon ramps on the new 101 Ventura Freeway;
Supported the creation of the Westlake Village and the Thousand Oaks Libraries;
Funded training programs of four Search & Rescue Dogs at the National Disaster Search Dog Foundations;
Yearly donations for Child Development Programs, Senior Concerns and the Manna local food bank;
Supporting The Painted Turtle Camp - founded by Paul Newman, a serious fun camp with top medical care and activities for children with more than 120 serious medical conditions;
Donating funds and items for Homeless programs to build three Tiny Homes, and a room for four at The Woodlands Shelter;
and many more…