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Happy New Year! It is a new year and a new decade, which I find hard to believe. What happened to 2010 when Phil and I moved to Sunriver? The SRWC finished 2019 with great flair! Kathy Garofalo-Nakae and her team did an amazing job on the Winter Gala by creating a beautiful Enchanted Forest and a very successful fundraiser for the SRWC. Thank you to Kathy and her team!

   A new decade does not slow the SRWC down. Soft Soles has a New Year’s Day hike on the Sunriver pathways. “Winter Wear for Kids” is continuing to collect donations. You can drop off your donations at Cascade Sotheby’s in the Village, First Interstate Bank or bring them to our monthly luncheon on January 21 at River Meadows. How easy is that? The Philanthropy Committee is very busy as “grant request season” has started. For the second year in a row, we have $50,000 to grant to non-profits in south Deschutes County. I find that exciting!

   Have you seen our new website? It is updated, informative and has a “members only” section where you can look up other member’s information…think of the information the directory contains. Kudos to Laura Dickinson for making this change. It took a lot of work on Laura’s part to make this switch. Thank you also to Leslie Fuhrman, Lorna Nolte, Cindy McCabe and Laurel Brennan for their input and work on the website.

   The location for our January and February luncheons has changed due to a kitchen remodel at Crosswater. We will be going to River Meadows Club House. Complete directions will be available for those attending.

   Lunch with Friends will be Wednesday, February 5, at 11:30 am at the SHARC. This is a casual way to have lunch with other SRWC members. Bring a sandwich, yogurt or whatever you eat for lunch and come join us. At the last Lunch with Friends, I stopped and got a personal pizza at Blondies.

   As always, keep reading for further details on all our events and fundraising opportunities. Thank you for “Steppin’ Up for Friends, Fun and Philanthropy”!!! --

Nancy Fischer

Board Meetings

All members are invited to the January 14, 2020 board meeting at 1:30 pm at the SHARC. Please advise Nancy Fischer that you will be attending. 

Welcome New Members

Please welcome the following new members: Beth Lynn Lindstrom, Marie Stites, Karlynn Akins, Cindy Grossman, Andrea Peterson and Cinda Wise.


Start the new year off right!  Pick up your SRWC Directory.  If you ordered a 2019-2020 Directory and have not yet picked it up, they will be at the January luncheon.  If you cannot make the luncheon, please call me 610-349-0687 or email me to make arrangements for pick up. are invited to the January 14, 2020 board meeting at 1:30 pm at the SHARC. Please advise Nancy Fischer that you will be attending. 

SRWC Programs & Luncheon

Date: January 21st

Time: 11:30 a.m

Location: River Meadows Club House, 55719 Lost Rider Loop, in the River Meadows subdivision.

Speaker: M Lauren Olander from Ronald McDonald House

Caterer: Marcello's Restaurant


  • Homemade bread

  • Mixed green salad dressed up with veggies... two types of homemade dressings.

  • Portabello Raviolo with sautéed spinach and a homemade marinara (everyone loves these but this gives a vegetarian and dairy free option)

  • Chicken Marsala (gives a gluten free option)

  • Cookies for dessert

Lunch/program cost is $25.

    Reservations open January 1, 2020. Please RSVP by Thursday, January 16 at 5:00 p.m.
    Don’t delay, the luncheons have been selling out early.

    NOTE: Options to reserve your place and choose your lunch are :

    1. Reservation emailed to, with payment by CHECK or CASH at the door.

    2. Reservation AND PAYMENT online with a credit card – additional $1 processing fee.

    Coats For Kids

    The Winter Wear drive is going strong.  The kids of south county are benefiting from the items donated.  Just after Thanksgiving waterproof gloves, boots and sweatpants were taken to Rosland Elementary School.  The message received from the school was there is a "dire" need for those items. Another delivery of over 25 coats was delivered before the Christmas break.  

    The Coats for Kids donations are accepted all winter, items can be delivered to Cascade Sotheby's Realty (bldg 5, SR Village) or First Interstate Bank in Sunriver.  At the time of this writing the items in need are waterproof gloves/mittens and boots in elementary and middle school sizes.  

    If you have any questions please contact Kelly Winch, 541-390-3098.

    Legacy Bricks


    Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift or to memorialize a special life in Sunriver? The Sunriver Women’s Club is once again selling two sizes of laser engraved bricks that will be permanently displayed as part of the walkway surrounding the amphitheater bowl at the SHARC.    

    Bricks run from $75 to $500 depending on size and custom logos.  And we are now offering mini replica bricks to keep at home! 

    Net proceeds from the sale of legacy bricks supports the Sunriver Women’s Club annual philanthropy grant program focused on providing basic services in south Deschutes County. 

    Place your orders at or email us at

    Birthday Luncheon

    If your birthday is in January, watch for your no-host lunch invitation from Carolyn Spaniol for January 10. RSVP to

    If you are logged in to the new website you will be able to see member only details about this event in the Calendar.

    Winter Gala

    The Winter Gala has come and gone and truly was an Enchanted Evening.  The tremendous success of this event was made possible through Sponsorship (a huge thank you to Platinum Sponsors, John and Bonnie Rosen and Gold Sponsors Lava Island Builders and Sue Carletti-Johnson), donations received from so many community businesses, by those individuals who donated their time and their personal items, and by my amazing Committee members Ann Juttelstad, Cindie Tegner and Marilyn Peery.  Lastly, the success was due to the incredible generosity from those attending the Gala by purchasing raffle tickets and bidding on live and silent auction items.  

    THANK YOU to everyone involved in this success from the bottom of my heart. 

    Kathy Garofalo

    Winter Fun

    Somebody needs to do the snow dance!  We'll let you know when we have an event planned.  Make sure you on the list by logging into the new website and checking your profile.

    Dinner Club

    Happy New Year Dinner Club Members:

    It is time to continue with our second event which is an Italian themed dinner for Jan/Feb.

    Please contact us if you are going to participate and when we gather the names, we will seek hosts. If you want to volunteer as a host now, please do so. To date, we have 53 members.

    Let the sauce begin,

    Barbara and Richard, co-chairs

    Loose Cannons

    Join a fun group of women for a night out - concerts, theater, dinners and more.  Email and request to be added to their list to receive announcements.

    Knitting Group

    Join us for knitting, fun and friendship. We meet the first Wednesday of each month from 1-3:00. Contact Pat Arnold if you would like more information,,


    Our philanthropy is knitting chemo caps and  also warm caps for the Sunriver and LaPine school children. We have donated approximately 130 in the past year.

    Book Club

    There are now six book clubs sponsored by the SRWC. Currently, there is a wait list for an additional group. Gloria Rasmussen and Susan Huseonica, organizers. 

    Fred Meyer Rewards

    An easy way to donate to the Sunriver Women's Club.

    Remember to link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the SRWC at  (You can search for us by our name, “Sunriver Women’s Club” or by our non-profit number #BQ165). 

    Every time you use your Fred Meyer Rewards Card, you are helping
     SRWC earn a donation! You will still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, like always. Rewards Cards are available when you check out and at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

    Email if you need more information on linking your rewards card.

    Amazon Smile

    If you use Amazon for any of your on-line shopping, please consider using Amazon Smile and select the Sunriver Women’s Club:

    • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
    • Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

    This also works with Amazon Prime.

    Sunriver Women's Club - on the web, on Facebook and our Email.

    The Sunriver Women's Club (SRWC) is a non-profit community service organization.  Membership is open to all women in Sunriver, the surrounding areas and communities.

    The majority of our members are from Sunriver, La Pine and Bend - everyone is welcome.

    The SRWC membership year runs October 1 through September 30.  You may join in any month.

    Sunriver Women’s Club is open to all women in Sunriver and the surrounding communities - part time and full time residents. 

    Sunriver Women's Club
    PO Box 3334, Sunriver, OR  97707

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