So many of us have friends and family living in the areas affected by the devastating fires in the northern and southern parts of California. Our hearts go out to them as they deal with their new realities. I have found myself becoming quieter, making fewer plans and reading more when contemplating these events. And I look forward to seeing friends and family and holding them close. 

Our Shoppe, organized by Pat Krok at the November meeting, was enthusiastically supported. Thank you, artisans who contributed items, and thank you, Pat, for a successful event! We embraced Friends In Deed with generous donations after Linda Heller spoke of the organization’s work with our local homeless population. The Women’s Room has been supported by Civic Club in past years and it is nice to once again have the opportunity to help with their needs. 

As each and every one of you are a friend, I look forward to seeing you and hope you are planning on attending one or all of our December events— decorating the City Hall Rotunda early in the month, the Holiday Party at the McKernan’s on December 8, the General Meeting on the 13th to meet and visit with our Rose Princesses, and the Playhouse and dinner on December 16. 

Wishing you a season of love and friendship,


  Food For Thought – Inspirational 

Be well rounded
Get plenty of sunshine
Give thanks for life’s bounty
Keep growing
Be outstanding in your field
Think big!

A. Lewin

(Presented by Pat Krok at the November meeting)

2018 Sierra Madre Civic Club Board