Corte Madera Women's Improvement Club

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NEWS for October, 2017


“Neighborhood Resources” Presentation at October 10 Meeting

CM Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera
  • 10:30 AM – Business Meeting – Club members are encouraged to participate. There’s no need to RVSP, just show up!
  • 12:00 Noon – Speakers on “Neighborhood Resources” at our General Meeting and Potluck

You won’t want to miss our October 10 General Meeting, focusing on “Neighborhood Resources.” You will hear an overview of the following organizations and will have Q & A time with these community leaders. Thanks to Suzi Beatie and Cheryl Longinotti for putting this together.
  • Age-Friendly Corte Madera – Pati Stoliar and Marge Cavalli  
  • Disaster Preparedness and Neighborhood Response Groups – Robin Moller
  • Resilient Neighborhoods  – Executive Director Tamra Peters
  • Twin Cities Village – Ann Morrison and Larry Meredith.  
Please RSVP by Friday, October 6. Your response will help us set up 
the appropriate number of tables, chairs, and nametags.

Please bring a favorite dish to share. Plates, utensils and beverages are provided.

Coming Up in November: “Where to Give.” With an eye to Thanksgiving and end-of-year donations to charities, our next meeting program will highlight local foundations and what each one does to strengthen communities. We’re planning on hosting speakers from the Marin Community Foundation, the Larkspur Community Foundation, and the Corte Madera Community Foundation.


Giant Indoor Yard Sale Scheduled for April 27-28, 2018

We have the dates for our 2018 Giant Indoor Yard Sale! Please mark your calendars for setup on Friday, April 27, and for the sale itself on Saturday, April 28.  

Thank you in advance for saving items for the sale. An organizational meeting will be announced in an upcoming newsletter.
Some Members Still Lagging on Paying Dues

Thank you to all those who have renewed club membership by paying their dues. 

Please take a moment to check your records and if you have neglected to pay, send your dues now, using either the PayPal link on our website or mailing a check to CMWIC, P.O. Box 486, Corte Madera, CA 94976.

Dues remain at $20 per year and our membership year runs July 1 through the following June 30. If your last payment was made before June 2017, your membership is probably not up to date. Contact us at if you have a question. 

Marathon Bridge Group Meets Tuesday, October 17

CM Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera

The Marathon Bridge Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 11:00 AM.  Players rotate through an established schedule each month, but substitutes are often needed and new subs are welcome.

For more information, contact Jana Haehl at CMWC or call her at 415-265-1105.

Corte Madera Rummy on Wednesday, October 18

Meet at Jane Purkey's home in Larkspur.

Corte Madera Rummy is held the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM at Jane Purkey’s home in Larkspur. For questions about CM Rummy, contact Doris Hunker or phone her at 415-464-1698.

NEW! Knitting Group to Meet on Tuesday, October 24 

CM Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera

Linda Varonin and Janet Sayles are starting a knitting and crocheting group to make blankets and hats for chemotherapy patients, grieving families, and new babies at local hospitals. 

The first meeting will take place at the Community Center on Tuesday, October 24, at 11:00 AM. Beth Burrafato, volunteer coordinator for Kaiser Permanente, will come to provide information and inspiration. Thereafter, the group will meet regularly on the fourth Tuesday of each month. 

No knitting or crocheting experience is required, however, there are some beautiful projects for those who do know how. Instruction and help will be provided. 

Any extra yarn and knitting or crochet needles members would like to donate are welcome.

Field Trip October 25 to Two Museums at Hamilton Field 

Meet at the CM Community Center parking lot at 11:00 AM to carpool. Or, if you prefer, meet at Palm Drive parking lot near Marin Museum of Contemporary Art at about 11:20.

This month, field trip participants will explore Hamilton Field in Novato. The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art(“MarinMOCA”) is a real gem that displays unique, high-quality art. The Fall National Juried Exhibition will be showing, with works from all over the country. They have a fabulous gift shop as well. 

Then lunch next door at Beso Bistro, which has a good menu selection and a covered deck for eating outside when the weather is nice.

After lunch, participants will walk to the Hamilton Field Museum to learn about the history of the Air Force Base. 

Please RSVP to Linda Varonin415-924-5343 -- even if you are joining the group at Hamilton -- so Linda can reserve a large enough table at Beso Bistro.

Come see something new and make new friends!

Button Buddies Craft Workshop November 28

CM Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera

At the knitting group meeting on Tuesday, November 28, 11:00 AM, Linda Varonin is offering a workshop to teach participants how to make “button buddies” to add to knit/crochet and other crafts projects. Button Buddies are cute retro characters that are a lot of fun!


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