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President's May Letter
Dear Cambria Neighbors Club,
The month of May is a beautiful month to see the peak of spring flowers, renew friendships, to meet our neighbors and to reconnect with everyone around us. What a joy to enjoy nature in the Spring after such an unsettled winter with the storms of uncertainty regarding the Covid 19 situation. 

Our April 1920's Fashion Show was a wonderful way to renew our spirits, to look forward with renewed enthusiasm for our future journey throughout the year 2022.I have so many people to thank for creating our fabulous 1920's Fashion Show which brought so many of us together as well as happy faces all around.  A round of applause to the following ladies and gentlemen who brought us lots of fun, joy and love to this event.
  • Janet Cooper- Program Co-Chair - liaison for our Cambria clothing stores- Linn's Al La Carte Boutique and Books, The Place, New Moon and GOWA- Gallery of Wearable Art- Live it, Love it, Wear it.
  • Jeanette Vandenbergh- Emcee - brochure designer and publicity agent; thank you for all your hard work and for the fun and creative expression of the personalities of each model and their outfits from our 4 participating stores.
  • Diana Clark - Model Coordinator- 12 models, 2 ushers and 5 helpers, quite a task to undertake, thank you.  It was inspiring to see all 12 beautiful models show their creative side and radiance in the ensemble they selected to wear. 
  • Irena Mendenhall- Centerpiece Design - Eiffel Tower vases with white ostrich feathers, pearls and lovely white flowers. 
  • Marissa Powels- Stage manager and decorator with the decor of mixed color arrangements of gladiolus, photo station for members to take photographs plus keeping us on track throughout the Fashion Show.  
  • Kathy Strahl- Decorating the stage and other areas of our venue for special effects.
  • Kathy Berry- Fashion Show consultant- Huge thank you.
  • Thank you to our models- Michelle Apitz, Ila Hamilton, Teri O'Rourke, Jill Maurer, Valerie Ratto, Marni Stanfield, Brenda DeGroot, Jackie Hogan, Nancy Warrick, Carol Guillory, KD Henderson and Dixie Walker. 
  • Our escorts- Dick Clark and Lloyd Shaw.
  • Fashion Show helpers- Deb Addis, Colleen Love, Louise Mazerov, Debbie Stevens.
  • Dancers from the CNC board- Amy Handel, Jackie Hogan, Deb Addis, Diana Clark, Mary Hill, Mary Murphy, Marissa Powels and one of our escorts Dick Clark.
  • Jenny Baumgardner- Charleston Flapper-model/dance.
  • Penny Johnson and Lloyd Shaw- our Speakeasy Dancers for the opening of our Cambria Neighbors Club meeting.
  • Special thank you to Rick Mangum, San Simeon resident for displaying his 1920’s auto for our photo ops.
  • As always to Amy Handel, our reservation chair and Cam Arnold who assisted with name tags for our Fashion Show.  
  • Last but not least, thank you to Miguel Sandoval and staff for our delicious meal and superb service to complete our fabulous program. 
Cambria Neighbors Club is fortunate to have such talented and creative members to join with us each month to enjoy our luncheons, speakers and special events. A roaring applause to everyone who attended our 1920's Fashion Show. Thank you!

Janet Cooper, CNC co-program chair, has arranged our May program, "Cambria Scarecrow Festival” presented by Paulla Ufferheide, President of Cambria Scarecrows.Further information regarding the May program is below in the program section of this newsletter.  

Looking forward to seeing you on May 19 at Cambria Pines Lodge @ 12 noon
(doors open at 11:30 ).
Until then, stay healthy, happy and enjoy each and every day,

Cheryle Raiter-President
Cambria Neighbors Club
Thursday May 19

Scarecrow Festival
Our speaker is Paulla Ufferheide - President of the Cambria Scarecrow Festival.
Paulla has been on the Scarecrow Festival Board for eight years and president for four. She will be sharing an informative presentation on the Cambria Scarecrow Festival.

Did you ever wonder?
  • How the Cambria Scarecrow festival come about?
  • How the scarecrows are made?
  • How can you get in on the fun?
  • Why the festival is important to our community?
Paulla will answer these questions and a lot more. Learn about what is in store for our community as the festival celebrates its 14th year.

Luncheon Information
Date: May 19, 2022
Place: Cambria Pines Lodge

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch starts at noon.
Price: $23
  • Grilled BBQ Chicken w/ Santa Maria Style Beans or,

  • 6oz Top Sirloin served with mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables or

  • Vegetarian Ravioli

Green Salad


Apple Pie

Coffee & Tea

To reserve your spot, send a check for $23 payable to CNC
Please address envelope  to
Cambria Neighbors Club - Luncheon 
P. O. Box 1177, Cambria, CA 93428
or leave it in the box by the front door at
1140 Hartford St..

Questions can be directed to the Reservation chair:
Amy Handel

1140 Hartford St
 310-507-3477 or
The Fashion Show Was So Much Fun!!!!!

Happy May Birthdays!
Taylor Hilden  5/2
Avril Allan       5/4
Paula Simon   5/4
Dixie Walker   5/9
Donna Crocker  5/10
Karen Dyer     5/18
Sheri Humphreys  5/20
Roxie Bloom   5/22
Joe Cehn        5/22  
Linda Seed     5/24
Heide Santos  5/25
Art Gillingham  5/27
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 Mary Murphy at or call 805-395-0546
CNC Membership

Please Welcome

New Members:
Jenny and Brian Baumgardner
Luanne Kittle
Kristy L. Dunlap
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 for more information

For the Month of April Wine Divas 5 met at Hearst Winery. It was a beautiful day to gather with the back drop of the Pacific & share our lives & of course some delicious wine & tasty’s...

Book Club VIII
Book Club VIII met on April 22 and at Ann Jones’ lovely home and discussed The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende. Next, Where The Crawdads Sing by Della Owens.

Club Openings....
Deanna Straugh has room in her Game Night Group. If your enjoy playing games this the club for you. They meet the second Friday of the Month 1:30 to 3:30pm. Contact Deanna at 310-995-0744 or

New Interest in forming a Book Club for Men & Women. Focusing on Non Fiction. For more info, Contact Diana & John at 818-807-2078

Book Club 1, the first organized CNC book club is looking for new members. We meet at 2pm, the 4th Tues of the month. Contact Linda Douglass, or 805.924.1072.

Bunco. Darlene Wadsworth (805) 458-5383 her email;  has a couple of openings for Bunco. Her group gathers on the second Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM. Contact Darlene as soon as possible. They also need Sub’s.
Potluck 1 meets once a month. They met last month & have room for more.
Contact: Diana Clark (805) 909-8003

Other Book Clubs have openings as well.

We have many different  activity groups. So if anyone is ready to get social we have many opportunities. Contact Carol Guillory for more information.
Have a fun & safe month. 
Carol Guillory
Activities Director
Cambria’s Anonymous Neighbors
CAN provides transportation to medical appointments in SLO County. 
This service is only possible because of the compassion we have for our Cambria neighbors. We are proud to be a community that has offered this service since 1983.

However we are in dire need of drivers. 
Please help us keep the program alive. We reimburse our drivers $.60/mile.
If you have questions or are interested in volunteering contact us.
Lu-Ann Kelley 805.927.3407
Linda Douglass
(805) 924-1072 or (805) 909-8494

Please Note:
When participating in any Cambria Neighbors Club function, your photo may be taken at any time by anyone in attendance as part of a candid group shot. Some of those photos may be published on social media, in our newsletter or on our website. No names will be posted at anytime, unless the person is contacted for approval to print prior to publishing.


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 2022

President Cheryle Raiter
1st VP Programs Marissa Powels and Janet Cooper
2nd VP Membership Mary Murphy
Secretary Deb Addis
Treasurer Mary Hill
Reservations Amy Handel
Activities Carol Guillory
Sunshine Penny Johnson
Hospitality Diana Clark
Newsletter & E-Mailing Cam Arnold
Webmaster Jackie Hogan


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