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Bonsall Woman’s Club February Meeting

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Bonsall, CA — Each year the Bonsall Woman’s Club (BWC) president chooses a local charity to focus on.  This year, current BWC President, Arlene Rutherford, chose to join in with a group of retired teachers and other neighborhood volunteers to support a magnificent program they started called ‘Love on Your Back’, which is in conjunction with the Bonsall Unified School District.  The ‘Love on Your Back’ program consists of sending a backpack full of food home with the participating students each weekend.  During the school week these low income and/or family crisis students rely on reduced cost or free school breakfast and lunch as their primary source of nutrition.  The backpacks are filled with nutritional foods these children are so desperately missing in their weekend diets.   To quote a nurse in the Bonsall Unified School District, “these kids need food!” As Carol Wood said, “Children can’t learn when they are hungry”. 

L-R: Front row: Jean Bertino , Lenore Trombetta, Carol Wood, Arlene Rutherford Back row:  Phyllis Minner, Colette Blackham, Jean Grubaugh 

Should you wish to donate separately, send your check made payable to “Love on Your Back”, to Carol Wood, 3597 Kellington Ct., Oceanside CA 92056. Carol is president of the Love on Your Back program, which is a 501(c)(3) charity. There is also a container in the office of Bonsall Elementary and Sullivan Middle Schools to donate food items.  Items needed are shown on their Facebook Page: Love on Your Back. 

The Bonsall Woman’s Club meets the first Thursday of the month at The Golf Club of California, 3742 Flowerwood Ln., Fallbrook, CA. The doors open at 9:00 a.m. with coffee and tea available.

The February lunch will be Chicken piccata with lemon caper sauce, white rice, salad, and bread.

To reserve your seat at one of the monthly meetings, send your check, made payable to BWC, to Barbara Hartloff, 4202 Palomar Dr., Fallbrook, CA 92028. The lunch cost is $23, which includes tax and tip. For additional information on BWC, visit bonsallwomansclub.org.

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