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Bonsall Woman’s Club Monthly Programs Will Have A Little Something For Everyone

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   Bonsall, CA –   From dogs, flowers and home building to Christmas carols, trains and butterflies…. a variety of informational and entertaining programs are slated for the Bonsall Woman’s Club monthly meetings on the first Friday of each month, October through June, at the Bonsall Community Center.  The exception to this is the Nov. 10 meeting that has been scheduled for the second Thursday of November due to preparation of the Community Center as a polling site.  

Next Step Service Dogs board member Ian Dunbar introduces a Bernese Mountain puppy that will enter the service dog training program

     Care-Rite Vocational Services will be the featured program at the Oct. 7 meeting. This 501(c)(3) organization is family-owned and operated to support adults with intellectual disabilities.  By teaching vocational and life skills, Care-Rite empowers participants to live more self-sufficient, independent, productive lives.  Steve Gilpen, owner and program director, and Mike Visser, manager of business operations, will bring six adults to the BWC meeting to demonstrate one of the vocational skills taught in the program: flower bouquet designing.

     Anyone attending this BWC meeting may bring clean, gently-used vases to donate to Care-Rite, which will be used for future job training/skills-building and fundraising. 

    At the September meeting, Next Step Service Dogs was the featured program. The NSSD founder explained how this 501(c)(3) program provides support dogs for military veterans who have visible and invisible injuries.

Next Step Service Dogs delivered an informative program at the Sept. meeting of the Bonsall Woman’s Club.  Presenters were program director Gina Esoldi (kneeling) with labrador Cruz, NSSD board member Ian Dunbar, center, (with Bernese Mountain puppy Sam), and NSSD participants Travis (with his dog Leno) and Tonya (with her dog Lucy).  

     Programs for the rest of the monthly meetings have been designated as follows: The Gary Sinise Foundation, November; Willie Buchanon/Westminster Carolers, December; guitarist Alan Sargent/ BWC Art Show, March; Fallbrook Historical Society (trains), April; and Wings of Change: Butterflies, May.  Where specific programs are not noted above, the following traditional “in-house” programs are scheduled:  white elephant silent auction, Jan; 43rd BWC “birthday” celebration, February; and induction of new officers, June.

     Bonsall Woman’s Club is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports other local non-profits.  This past year, despite some restrictions imposed by Covid19 protocols, BWC donated more than $11,000 to 20 different charitable programs and more than $15,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors. 

     Anyone who is interested in learning more about BWC can attend the monthly meetings.  The Bonsall Community Center is located at 31505 Old River Road, Bonsall. More information about the BWC may also be found on the website (bonsallwomansclub.org) or can be requested through email: bonsallwomansclub@gmail.com


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