Women’s Club Luncheon: April 14, 2016 at 12:00 in the Clubhouse

Casa Romantica: Berenika, the artistic and general director of Casa Romantica, will be our speaker at the April 14 luncheon. The magnificent Casa is a living demonstration of California history, culture and ecology. It is a genuine part of California, not a commercial re-creation. Come and learn about the Casa’s history and up-coming programs.
This should be an exciting presentation!

Look for your e-mail invitation on Thursday, April 7. Please answer by noon on Sunday, April 10. You will be notified by email if it is your turn to bring a salad for 10-12 people.
The luncheon fee is $3 for members and $5 for guests.
For information on joining the Women’ Club, please contact Marian Kennedy at rgkmek@yahoo.com or Gloria Weintraub at rdabook@cox.net.

—Ginny Nevitt

Homes from sleekly contemporary to wonderfully beachy will be on this year’s Women’s Club Home Tour on Tuesday, April 26. You will see the charming, the spectacular, the remodeled and rebuilt as well as a variety of art and antiques. There is definitely something for everyone.
Some history: Twenty-seven years ago members of the Niguel Shores Women’s Club thought it would be interesting for their members to visit homes in Niguel Shores that had been recently remodeled. They promptly started a home tour. As far back as our records reflect, the first Home Tour was in 1989 and one has been held almost every two years since. One of the objects of the tour, other than the pleasure of visiting beautiful homes, has been to demonstrate what can be done to our 1970s houses to update and modernize them. No doubt, many of those 1989 and subsequent remodels have had extensive remodeling since and some have been completely torn down and rebuilt. Whenever possible, the organizers like to include homes from the different areas of Niguel Shores and different models within those areas. This year, we are going to have two townhomes that are the same model; however, you will be able to see two totally different ways of looking at the same home. What fun! Over these many years, a total of 77 homes have been shown from all the different areas in Niguel Shores, and this year there will be five more.
Each of the tours has had five or six homes open for viewing with hostesses to assist the owners in showing the homes. In the beginning, tour attendees met at the Community Center where they were served coffee and pastries, and received their program. At the end of the tour, the owners and hostesses who had not toured the homes, had time to tour the homes. The cost at the time was $5.
The home tour attendees are now treated to a catered lunch in the clubhouse after they have completed the tour, and, once again, owners and volunteer workers tour the homes after lunch.
Reservations for the tour, which includes lunch with wine catered by Sundried Tomato, are available in\ the office for $30 for Women’s Club members and $35 for guests.
Guests from outside of Niguel Shores may only come if they are accompanied by a Niguel Shores resident. The number is limited, so make your reservations early. The date is Tuesday, April 26. Be sure to leave your gorgeous shoes at home and wear rubber soled ones instead.
Those with reservations will meet at the beach bluff parking lot at 9:30 a.m. to receive their program and carpool to the homes.

—Ginny Nevitt

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