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President's Letter
March 2021

Hello Neighbors,
March is already here!  Lots of wonderful things to celebrate!
☘️  St. Patrick's Day
       Springtime for New Beginnings  
       Our Beautiful Cambria
       Friends, Family and Neighbors

With St. Patrick's Day in's  an Irish Blessing!

May your troubles be less, and your blessings 
be more, and nothing 
but Happiness come through your door.   
For those who missed our program last month, Kitty Connolly, Executive Director of the Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, was our speaker for the February Zoom meeting.  Kitty’s talk focused on the natural history of the ranch and future plans to insure it’s preservation for everyone to enjoy. 
Thank you Janet Cooper, CNC program co-chair for collaborating with Kitty to bring us this interesting and informative program. 
If you would like more information regarding the ranch go to : or call (805)927-2856
A heartfelt thank you to Mary Murphy , CNC Membership chair for our elegant Cambria Neighbors Club 2021 directory.  
Our Zoom meetings are coming along with 30 to 36 members attending, our board is thrilled to see you and the interactive participation in the CNC meetings. 
Once again, I encourage you to come and visit with us on March 18, 2021 at 12:30.  We will have a wonderful presentation from Michele Roest about the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Ask a friend, a new friend, another member and your neighbors to join us. 
All are welcome!
Till then, my wish for each of you,
Good Days, Good Health and Happiness.
Cheryle Raiter - President
Cambria Neighbors Club 

12:30 PM
Thursday, March 18
Topic: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Michele Roest is a biologist and naturalist with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in biology. Her work experience includes more than 20 years of teaching nature and science in both formal and informal settings. For the last 10 years she has been founder and principal of her consulting firm, Science Environmental and Education Development (SEED). Michele taught biology at Cuesta College and teaches part-time at Cal Poly. She also teaches a California Naturalist Certification Program through Cuesta College Community Education. In March 2000, Michele joined Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary as community liaison. The sanctuary’s protection extends from San Francisco to the Fiscalini Ranch in Cambria.

Michele’s presentation will be a colorful exploration into the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and what makes it so special. Come learn about how sanctuaries protect our ocean and the communities adjacent to them, like Cambria.


Topic: CNC Membership Meeting with guest speaker Michele Roest talking about the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Time: Mar 18, 2021 12:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Your board members have been hard at work, practicing their Zoom skills in anticipation of a virtual CNC meeting in 2021.
We want you to practice too!
We have been working hard to see how we can bring a virtual meeting to our members and we invite you to participate. If you are feeling discouraged and left out of this new fast-moving Zoom world, we would like to help by inviting you to practice online.
Simply click on the link below and follow the instructions.
If you still need help, please contact First VP-Co-Chair Marissa Powels at She will try her best to help get Zoom downloaded on the device of your choice as well as set up a practice session with one of our board members.
Hospitality Raffle

If you want to participate in the March Hospitality Raffle, join us on Zoom, March 18 and please, to participate you must be present and RSVP to

Grandmother’s Recipe for Irish Dinner
Yummy Yummy

16 Mint Hydrox or Oreo cookies crushed in blender
5tsp Melted butter
28 lg marshmallows
2/3 cup Milk
1-2 Jiggers Cream de Mint
1 cup Whipped cream (or Cool Whip)
Mix cookie crumbs with melted butter then press into 8” pie pan. Reserve some for topping.
Melt marshmallows with milk then cool.
Add liqueur and whipped cream then pour into pie shell. Sprinkle reserved crumbs on top.
Refrigerate until firm and enjoy

Irish Soda Bread

3 cups all-purpose flour                     1 2/3 cups buttermilk
1/3 cup sugar                                         ¼ cup margarine, softened
3 tsp baking powder                              1 large egg, beaten
1 tsp baking soda                                    2 Tbsp. caraway seeds
1 tsp salt                                                    1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in buttermilk, margarine and egg, mix well. Add raisins and caraway seeds. Equally divide dough into 2 pieces and place each piece in a greased 9-inch pie pan. (cut a cross in the top of each loaf to let the devil out!). Bake until golden brown, 30-40 minutes. Cool before slicing. 
This recipe was made by some of the wives at the Piedras  Blancas lighthouse.

Please share your favorite family recipes!
 We will feature them in our newsletter on "Roberta's Recipes" page.
Send to or call 805-927-5524

Tell us your Birthday
Day and Month

We'd love to help you celebrate by including your birthday in our newsletter.
Please send the day and month of your birthday to Roberta Major at or call 805-927-5524
CNC Membership

Are you or one of your friends interested in becoming a member of the Cambria Neighbors Club?

New Members are always welcomed!
Feel free to invite your friends to join this amazing group of Neighbors!

For info. contact Mary Murphy (
Or check our website at 
for more information.

We have one update:
Please correct the email address for:
Gini Hassing

Lynda Jodsaas
2242 Madison St.  93428-4514
Phone # 612-868-7428


 — Book Club VIII will be meeting Friday March 12th at Judy Lund's house... outside, social distancing!  All four of us!! A new book will be offered by Ann Jones. We just finished Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris.

 — Book Club 7 is continuously meeting on Zoom every month.

 — Lunch Bunch Ate met on Zoom March 2nd. Lots of conversation & laughter. Bon Appetit.

If you’re in one of the Neighbors Club Activities Groups, we would love to hear from you. Tell us if you are meeting by Zoom or in person. Take a picture so you can share with the rest of us. Please submit your activity to me:
Thank you for your participation. Have a fun month.
Carol Guillory
Activities Director
CERT R.U. OK Check
Cambria CERT with the backing of CSD Fire has volunteers performing phone call wellness checks in Cambria and San Simeon for those that sign up. This link will take you to the sign up sheet and tell you more about the project.
Stay well, my friends.
Jackie Hogan CERT Volunteer


Know someone who may need a little Sunshine?
Something to brighten up their day? Help Cambria Neighbors Club take the clouds away. We send Get Well and Condolences to our members on behalf of the CNC.
Please let Penny Johnson, Sunshine Chair, know of members needing a card, and she will let our CNC friends know we care and are thinking of them.
Take a look at our website

Cambria Neighbors Club Board Members 2021

President Cheryle Raiter
1st VP Programs Marissa Powels and Janet Cooper
2nd VP Membership Mary Murphy
Secretary Anna Mullin
Treasurer Mary Hill
Reservations Amy Handel
Activities Carol Guillory
Sunshine Penny Johnson
Hospitality Irena Mendenhall
Newsletter & E-Mailing Cam Arnold
Webmaster Jackie Hogan
Chairperson-at-Large Roberta Major

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See you on Facebook! Our private Facebook group is now listed as Cambria Neighbors Club.You need to join the group to see our posts. Simply sign onto Facebook and search for “Cambria Neighbors Club.” You will need to request to join the group.

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