GRAPEVINE – January 2018


President’s Corner

Submitted by: Bobbie Jessup


A super large thank you to Penny Wagner for hosting the holiday party.  She always makes entertaining look so easy.  The food was delicious and the company was enjoyable.  Everyone had a good time.

Our January, 2018 meeting at Cheflavor at Vail Ranch should be informative.  Darrel, Vail Ranch historian at the museum, will present the history of the Temecula valley.  For those of you new to the area and those of us who have been here awhile, this should be an interesting presentation.

Please save the date, Saturday, January 27th.  We have an opportunity the meet the new CEO of AAUW, Kimberly Churches.  She will speak about AAUW and the future.  As I get more information, I will let you know.

As we go into the new year, make the resolution that you will get more involved with the branch. There are so many chances through interest groups, branch meetings, Tech Trek, and fundraisers to get acquainted with each other and to make a difference within our community.  May your new year be a happy and healthy one.








The Board’s 25 for 25 Challenge – 25 new members by October 28, 2018, in honor of our Branch’s 25th Anniversary, needs each and every one of you members to reach out and find women like yourselves who want to join TV-AAUW.

Our newest Challenge Member is Susan Bentley, a Redlands Branch member who lives in Lake Elsinore. She’s joining us at TV as a dual AAUW member. Susan’s in the Fans of the Opera and Culture Lovers interest groups. Please welcome her at our Jan 13 Vail Ranch meeting.

At our December AAUW-TV Lunch Bunch, because of the holidays, it turned out that only two members who didn’t know each other had lunch together. Now they are BFF.

This is one example of how Branch members can make new and special friends with like-minded women in our own community. There are many more of us out there waiting for an invitation to come in.

Ladies, let’s all make a Solemn New Year’s Resolution in 2018 to look at each woman we meet as a person to approach about just  … having lunch, going to a movie or a museum or an interesting meeting. And ask them.  –Mary Fran


— 25 for 25 Roster —

3) Susan Bentley – member contact from Redland Branch meeting. 

2) Bonnie Martland – Mary Fran met Bonnie 

at the Street Painting Festival in Temecula. 

1) Laurel Rudd – Recently moved to our area and looked for us online

4) Who Will

5) Be Our

6) Next Members???

22 TO GO!!


Special Interest Groups

Submitted by: Mary Fran McCluskey


Ladies if you are not on the email lists for our Interest Groups and you wish to attend these events together with other AAUW-TV friends instead of going it alone, PLEASE contact the group leaders so you will have info and reminders sent out to you for RSVPs. Those of you who haven’t completed our Branch and Interest Group Survey may also fill out this short survey which is located in your email Inbox dated August 29, 2017 with “AAUW-TV Branch Survey” in the Subject line. Filling out this survey will automatically enroll you onto email lists for your choice of our Branch’s many monthly events.



Book Club meets 2nd Mondays from 1:00-3:00pm at Pauba Library, Temecula

Info: Jo-Ann Doran 951-302-5315



Lunch Bunch normally meets 2nd Thursdays at 11:30. EXCEPTION THIS MONTH! We will meet TUESDAY,  JANUARY 16th, at Anthony’s Lounge & Ristorante 24630 Washington, Murrieta

Info: Mary Fran McCluskey 951-245-1544



Meet Me at the Movies is a movie group followed by optional discussion at a nearby eatery. Movie selection/location/time TBA each month by email.

Info: Mary Fran McCluskey 951-245-1544  •



Tosca – Saturday, January 27 at 9.55am Edwards Temecula Tickets: $26/$24 Seniors

Info: AAUW-TV Facebook 

Bonnie Rizzuto 951-693-4591    •

Barbara Wolcott 408-483-3823   •



Wednesday, January 11 at 6:00PM • FREE Culture Club will be going to the Temecula Valley Museum “Beyond Words” Exhibit with speaker, Dick Fox.

Info: Mary Fran McCluskey 951-245-1544  •


Looking ahead, Culture Club will be attending a matinee of the screamingly funny play “Noises Off” on February 18th. Ladies, you owe it to yourselves to show up for this event. Save the date. April 21 is world-famous violinist, Midori.

Info: AAUW-TV Facebook 

Bonnie Rizzuto 951-693-4591    •

Barbara Wolcott 408-483-3823   •



Get “interested” and get to know your AAUW friends better. As always, “drop-ins” are welcome… and bring a friend to meet us! Interest groups are a fun way to introduce prospective members to AAUW-TV. Contact group leaders to join email lists.

Ladies, ALWAYS RSVP FOR EVENTS! We won’t be able to notify you of changes if you don’t, and it’s no fun if you show up and an event has been cancelled or the date/time has changed.



Tech Trek

Submitted By: Bobbie Jessup

January is the time we make contact with middle school counselors and teachers for Tech Trek.  This year our campers are going to UC San Diego, June 24-30, 2018.  I need people to take nomination and application packets to the various schools.

Please call me at 951-301-8293 if you have some time to help out.  After the completed applications are returned to me the first part of March, I will also need people to interview the girls.  This entails one Saturday in March.  Please be generous with your time and volunteer to help with this worthwhile project.





Dear Members:

Our TV-AAUW Board of Directors would like to take this time to thank you for your ongoing support, and wish you a prosperous New Year.  We trust your holiday season was filled with joy.

Following is a brief membership update:


We continue to gain interest in TV-AAUW.  We have a few prospective members who have inquired the last few months, and anticipate new memberships in the first quarter of the year.  In the interim, please feel free to invite friends or family to any of our events.  It is a great way to generate more interest, and showcase our wonderful calendar of events!

If any of you would like more information, or help on how to introduce someone to TV-AAUW, please feel free to let me know.


As a reminder, Mary Fran McCluskey is spearheading the “25 for 25”, which is a plan to sign up 25 new members this coming year in celebration of our 25th anniversary.  We encourage our existing members to invite potential new members by inviting them to our events.


Many people tend to make it a New Year’s Resolution to get involved with a non-profit.  If you, or anyone you know, is interested in finding out how you can further support TV-AAUW, please reach out to me with any questions.

Again, thank you for your ongoing support.  We look forward to making 2018 the best year ever!

Sincerely Yours,

Cynthia L Escartin

AAUW-TV, VP Membership



SAFE Alternatives for Everyone

Submitted By: Connie French

A big THANK YOU to all the members who contributed to the gift cards for Girls Circle.  We gave 21 cards including 6 for Temeku Theaters and 6 for Target, plus various fast-food cards.  The girls will enjoy the special treat!

On behalf of SAFE, you are wished a very happy holiday season.







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