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Woman’s Club of Vista Awards $31,500 to Local Non-profits

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The Woman’s Club of Vista held its annual Donation Day  at Shadowridge Golf Club on Wednesday May 9th.

With over eighty guests in attendance the club distributed $31,500 in donations to 26 non- profits organizations from all of North County.

Guests enjoyed lunch while listening to each organization speak on what they do and how the donation given will be used.  In attendance were club members and special guests Mayor Judy Ritter, Mayor Pro-tem John Aguilera and Councilperson Joe Green.

Photos by Sonya Hults Photography

The non-profits were:

Alabaster Jar Project  •  Alta Vista Botanical Gardens  •   Angel Faces • ALNC  • Blue Star Families

City of Vista Fire Department   • Friends of the Vista Library, Children’s Section   •  Garden of Innocence

Gently Hugged   •  HMLA 369 Family Readiness   •  The Kids College   •   LYFF Love Your Feral Feline

Meals with Love    •  Miss Pride of Vista Pageants  • Operation Hope – Vista  •  Pride of Vista Lions Club

Rancho Buena Vista Adobe  •  Route 78 Civitan Club  •  San Diego County Sheriff’s Vista Station

UURISE Refugee and Immigrant Services  • Vista Art Foundation  •  Vista Historical Society and Museum

Women’s Resource Center

Bread of Life Rescue Mission • Brother Bennos   • Canine Companions for Independence

Club meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:30 am,  September through June  at  Shadowridge Golf Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista. The Night Owls, the evening section   meets the 1st Wednesday at 6 pm at Thai One On 485 S Melrose Drive, Vista. For more information email   womansclubofvista@gmail.com  or visit our website at


Anita Hutchins, Judy Pantazo, Fran Jensen

Also at a recent meeting club member,  Fran Jenson was selected “Clubwoman of the Year” and Anita Hutchins was presented  at Woman’s Club District  “Volunteer of the Year”.


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  1. The Woman’s Club of Vista’s Donation Day 2018 was very special. It was so beautifully organized and performed that I was not aware of ANY lapses or mistakes and our newest member and photographer, Sonja Hults captured it all from START to FINISH with beautifully taken pictures. To keep the presentation of “donations” going smoothly we stopped to give out the many, many raffle prizes which included a shopping bag full from Trader Joe’s from Gateway with all the fixings for an Italian family dinner to tickets to the Moonlight Theatre before presenting the last of the Donation Day envelopes. I was pleased to be sitting between the Reverend for the Bread of Life Rescue Mission and Allan Musterer and Dr. Jerry Moore from Garden of Innocence. I found it very informative. One discovers there is so much more to these organizations than the few sentences we hear about at meetings. I learned that at the service for the abandoned babies, they are wrapped in a hand-made blanket and put in a hand-made coffin, there is a service, music and white doves are released at the end of the service. I HIGHLY recommend we all take the time to to go to each of the recipients’ websites and take a good look at what they do for our community. Lori Sanna provided beautiful potted lilies for each of the tables which were given as door prizes at the end of the afternoon. This wonderful afternoon encouraged long-standing members Lynn Sapin and Shirley Lahr to join us in our celebration. Many members of WCV put in LOTS of time and effort of this presentation which includes BUT is not limited to: Judy Pantazo, Nancy B. Jones, Emily Kjellson, Karen Keusseyan, Ruth Schneider, Eleanor Hutchins, Anita Hutchins, Linda Story, Fran Jensen, and Judy Bird.
    Alice Reule, member of The Woman’s Club of Vista GFWC

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