Tag archives: womans club

Empowering the Dream
By Richard Mineards   |   June 6, 2023

Petal power reigned supreme when the Dream Foundation hosted its 12th annual Flower Empower lunch at the Rockwood Woman’s Club, with a record 225 guests raising around $250,000 for the popular charity. Last year the scheme handed out 8,400 bouquets of flowers with volunteers putting in more than 4,900 hours, says Valerie Banks, coordinator. Since […]

Profant Foundation Fashion Show at SB Woman’s Club Luncheon
By Joanne A Calitri   |   May 2, 2023

The SB Woman’s Club at Rockwood hosted a Fiesta fashion show-luncheon on April 19th. The Profant Foundation for the Arts donated their Vintage Fiesta Costume Collection and the models were members of the SB Woman’s Club.  During the luncheon and reception, a slide show depicting the history of the Profant family and their involvement in […]

La Merienda
By Lynda Millner   |   August 23, 2022

The Santa Barbara Woman’s Club gave the first La Merienda since the pandemic. Merienda translates to “snack,” but it was much more than a snack. It was a full-on Mexican dinner with tacos, guacamole, chicken, beef, and salad. Event chair Sue Ziliotto told us, “This event has been going on for 92 years.” All the […]

Words from Former Beefeater
By Richard Mineards   |   July 12, 2022

To the Rockwood Woman’s Club to hear former British Beefeater Steve McMenamy talk about his life in the notorious fortress The Tower of London built by William the Conqueror. McMenamy served 23 years in the Royal Armored Corps before becoming a Yeoman of the Guard, founded in 1485 by King Henry VII, in 2010. They […]

A Groovy Cause
By Richard Mineards   |   May 3, 2022

Baubles, bangles, beads, and bandanas were de rigueur when Santa Barbara Choral Society hosted a Groovy Gala at the Rockwood Woman’s Club, with 100 Woodstock-garbed guests raising around $50,000. Co-chairs Margo Callis and Debra Stewart gushed: “It’s so wonderful to be back. Music pulls everyone’s soul like nothing else!” Veteran music director JoAnne Wasserman, with […]

A Lunch with Barrett
By Richard Mineards   |   March 29, 2022

Santa Barbara Woman’s Club had a record turnout of nearly 100 guests when it hosted its first post-pandemic lunch at the Rockwood Woman’s Club with celebrity gossipeuse Rona Barrett as principal guest. Rona, 85, formerly a regular on ABC’s Good Morning America covering the Hollywood scene, is now an advocate for seniors, having opened the […]