University Women of Cambria
 Newsletter- November 2021


The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
                                           Helen Keller, Humanitarian   
What a UWC teamOf (honest workers)!!!

 We have talked about the “village” that works behind the scenes to collaboratively plan, orchestrate and organize our UWC events, but the efforts of our Program Committee were vividly exemplified in the production of our October 2021 gathering.

The Program Committee (Kristy Dunlap, Helen Pitton, Corrinne Zinn, Margie Sesser, Penny Church) rose to the occasion, was able to take an unforeseen cancellation, and create a whole new event with incredibly swift turnaround.  Their quick thinking and ability to problem solve, saved the day!

Thanks to Helen Pitton and her husband, Jim, the committee was able to relocate our October event to the lovely Pitton house. The fun filled demonstration of how to make your own pizza coupled with the gourmet ingredients made us all master chefs. The pizza building gave us the opportunity to mingle and socialize with other participants and learn a thing or two about pizza production.

In addition, Helen and Jim’s generous offer to use their house, contribute pizza ingredients and donate their labor, made the entire cost of the lunch applicable to our worthy scholarships. 

On top of that, Helen blessed us with her mouthwatering chocolate truffles.  Oh, not to mention the homemade limoncello!
  Thank you!

Coast Union Counselor visit-
Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Jackie Hogan, and Co-Presidents, Avril Allan and Penny Johnson, will be meeting with the new Coast Union counselor, Samatha Brossette, this month. The goal is to introduce ourselves, familiarize her with the University Women of Cambria Scholarship opportunities and brainstorm ways to advertise our fantastic scholarships to all eligible students.  We hope to encourage as many students as possible to take advantage of this financial opportunity for assistance in pursing their college education.


Asking for and gathering items for the Holiday fundraiser silent auction is a huge undertaking unless we all chip in to lighten the load.  A few people signed up to ask businesses for donations and sponsorships which is so helpful, but we are going to need a lot more.  If every member asks a business that they frequent for a donation or sponsorships and followed through with a pick-up, our fundraiser will be a great success! If you are a crafter, artist, or baker, consider donating your talent to the cause. The silent auction is so much more fun when it includes handmade from the heart.

The deadline for donations is November 15th, so we can get the online auction set up.  Please reach out to Shannon Sutherland if you have any questions or want to see what businesses have been spoken for.  Email Shannon if you want to donate your art, craft, baked goods, or service and she will add you to the master list. Call or email Shannon if you need help, or to arrange a drop-off.  You can also bring your donations to the November lunch.

Thank you for your dedication and hard work! 805-886-7248

Treasurer Departure-
We are sorry to announce that Rosemary Flamion, who served as UWC treasurer for 4 years, has announced her resignation from this position.  We want to acknowledge her dedication to UWC and commitment to the financial stability of the organization. Rosemary’s attention to detail, organizational skills and adherence to the operating budget was noteworthy. Her genuine commitment to the success of our mission to finance scholarships for our well deserving high school graduates, will continue as her legacy with the organization.

UWC Treasurer replacement-the treasurer plays a vital role in providing oversight of our fundraising and allocation of scholarships for Coast Union students.  If you are interested in serving as our interim treasurer for the remainder of the 2021-22 term, please let us know.  This will help UWC make a difference in the lives of our scholarship recipients.
UWC Co-Presidents, Penny Johnson (PJ) and Avril Allan

Deb Addis
Deb Addis was raised in a small town in Northern Jersey and attended college at Virginia's George Mason University.   She received her BSN in nursing and started her first RN job as a Navy Nurse in San Diego.  She met her husband, Scot, a dashing Coast Guard officer, in San Diego.  She obtained a Master’s degree in Social work at San Jose State University.
Deb has enjoyed her career as a nurse and LCSW, working in various fields such as hospice, pediatrics, case management, mental health, and private practice. One of her career long interests has included music as an adjunct to treatment in her work with various client/patient populations.  She recently retired and moved to Cambria with her husband, after teaching nursing at Baptist Health Sciences University in Memphis, TN.  She looks forward to getting involved in UWC!

Judy Robertson
After growing up in northern Minnesota, I moved to California where I graduated from Inglewood High School and studied music at UCLA. I received my general secondary credential, married, and raised our daughter and two sons while I worked part time as a church organist, piano teacher, and freelance accompanist. Faced with an empty nest, I returned to teaching seventh grade English until my husband was transferred to Houston. With no job and no kids I was frequently able to join him on his international business travels. We moved to Cambria in 2002 when he retired. Now that I am widowed, I continue to read, travel, play the piano, participate in Bible studies, and enjoy my seven grandchildren.   

Diana Boles
I received my BS in Social Sciences and two teaching credentials from Cal Poly.  I hold a multi-subject credential and an educational specialist credential.  I taught general education kinder, first, and reading at Cambria Grammar School for 5 years and taught Special Education at the elementary level in Paso Robles for 15 years.  I am a third generation Cambria resident and raised three sons in our lovely little community.  My husband, Darrel, and I are currently working to restore our 1930's cottage.  In my free time, I like to hike and garden.
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UWC November Newsletter 2021

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