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MAY 2021

Dear Cambria Neighbors, 

Welcome to the month of May! 

The month of May for me is the month of renewing my enthusiasm for Neighbors, Friends, Family and all that surrounds me. Enthusiasm is one way for me as well as others to give to those we meet along our journey a sense of feeling good and being happy! Remember the old saying, stop and smell the roses? There are certainly lots of flowers blooming in Cambria. Just another reminder of mother nature's way of saying Hello to us. I love it! 

As we are enjoying beautiful days in our little corner of the world, most of us who live or visit Cambria think this is paradise! This gives me pause to reflect how fortunate all of us are to be living here. Yet not all of us are celebrating. As we look around, we may notice families, friends or even strangers who might need some assistance to see the beauty that surrounds them. A smile, kind word or a helping hand might be what is needed. I encourage each and every one of us to be kind to one another. 

Our April program, “How to Travel in the Covid Era and Where Can We Go?” was presented to us by John O’ Regan, owner of San Simeon Travel. We enjoyed the information he gave us regarding the criteria to travel safely, how to plan travel after receiving vaccines and needed documents that are required to travel. If you are having thoughts of traveling, visit San Simeon Travel for your travel inquiries. 

Thank you, Marissa Powels our CNC program co-chair, for our April program. Loved that we could see one other via Zoom despite being quarantined at home. 

Want to say goodbye to Zoom meetings for now? Drumroll please! Our June outdoor luncheon meeting is happening, Yay! We will give you more exciting details in our June newsletter. 

I look forward to seeing everyone at our next Zoom meeting on May 20th, 2021 @ 12:30. 

Thank you for your participation in our Zoom meetings, as always, feel free to invite a friend, visitor or even a member who is interested in attending, we would love to see you. 

As always, stay safe and well, I hope that all of you who wish to be vaccinated have already received the shots and feel more comfortable about getting together with friends. However, until we are assured that the pandemic is over, we still need to wear our masks and practice social distancing. 

Wishing everyone Sunshine and Joy, 

Cheryle Raiter 

Cambria Neighbors Club-President


"Time Travel From My Desk in Cambria”

Throughout most of human history at least since the invention of thinking, which probably is linked to the invention of writing, a little over 3000 years ago, humans have viewed the heavens as a remote sphere, timeless and perfect. Over the last 600 years, that facade has gradually crumbled, and three innovations that occurred in roughly the last hundred years, within the lifetimes of people most of us know, has radically reshaped our understanding of the universe.

The clean, relatively dark skies of Cambria offer a gateway to travel into space without leaving the ground, and because of the nature of our universe, this trip is also a journey back in time. Along the way we will encounter many interesting sights many occurring before the dawn of human civilization, and the discussion will draw on the three breakthrough inventions to help make sense of it all.

Frank Widmann has been involved with astronomy since he got his first telescope over sixty years ago. After a career in the aerospace and defense industry he retired and moved to Cambria with his wife, Terri Pilot.

Don’t miss this fun and enlightening presentation.

Cambria Neighbors Club is inviting you to a ZOOM Meeting

Topic: CNC Membership Meeting with guest speaker Frank Widmann talking about the night sky.
Time: May 20, 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
for our monthly meetings while we still are not able to meet in person.
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 May Hospitality Raffle, join us on Zoom, May 20 and please, to participate you must be present and RSVP to

Happy May Birthdays!

Taylor Hilden            5/2
Dave Lamkin            5/5
Richard Lee            5/25

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.

Nancy Tholen
1770 Richard Ave.
Cambria, CA 93428


 — Book Club 1 is looking for new members. Contact Linda Douglas for more information,, 805-924-1072. The next meeting is May 25 at 2 pm, hosted by Shirley Green. The book is Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs.

— Book Club VIII met on May 3 at Mary Murphy’s home. They discussed The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. The next book is The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbers. 

— Lunch Bunch Ate had lunch at the Moonstone Beach Bar and Grill on May 4. They enjoyed good food and fun times together.

— Arlene Wadsworth reports that Lunch Bunch III met for lunch at Lunada’s in Cayucos.

Now that we’re getting our vaccine shots maybe our Clubs could start gathering again. If you do, please share with the rest of us & report your Activity to 
Thank you & 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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