Yorba Linda Woman's Club

A proud member of CFWC and GFWC.

Citizenship β€” Honoring our First Defenders 2016

Breakfast at the Black Gold Country Club

At the Yorba Linda Woman's Club Board Meeting on October 13, 2016, Beckie Flati, the Corporate Communications Officer for the American Cancer Society presented our club with two commendations and a beautiful trophy for the support given during the 2016 Relay for Life. What a great honor to be involved in this very worthwhile cause.

City Responder's Breakfast (April) πŸ–‹ TBD, 2016-2017 Project Chair

W.O.W., Women Out Walking  πŸ–‹  Debbie Vincent, 2016-2017 Project Chair

🏈 Relay for Life Kick Off Event - April 2016 🏈


    11th MEU Baby Baskets

    City Responder's Breakfast (April)

    PYLUSD Adopt-a-Family

    Relay-for-Life (American Cancer Society)

    Smilemakers (Holiday Gifts)

    Walk for Autism (2016-2017 Orange District Special Project)

    W.O.W. (Women-Out-Walking)

Susie Autry
2nd V.P. Membership 2015-2017

Happy Holidays!

Sandee Van Oyen, Social Media

By Linda Queen,

1st VP, Dean

Louise Hernandez,

Dean 2014-2016

April 2016

Relay for Life - July 2016

Relay for Life - July 2012

Home Life Community Service Program πŸ–‹ TBD, 2016-2017 Chair

Since the 11th MEU is deployed, the Yorba Linda Woman's Club sponsored the 13th MEU Color Guard for the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce Appreciation Breakfast. This annual event, held on 4/26 at Black Gold Golf Club, honors our local Sheriff's Department, Orange County Fire Authority and Emergency Ambulance Services.

πŸŽ€Our Relay for Life Chairman, Kaycee Stack, has some new and fun ideas for adding even more funds to the donation the Yorba Linda Woman's Club gives for the walk each year.

At the actual walk, there will be a Chocolate themed Opportunity Basket. Yummy! Tickets will be on sale that day.

Additionally, Kaycee planned a Bunco Night of fun in July. We had great participation. Can't wait for the walk.πŸŽ€

The SmileMakers Guild is a group that works with the Council on Aging, Orange County, to provide for residents of licensed care facilities throughout Orange County. There are approximately 28,000 residents and, of these, 14,000 have no family or friends that can provide a gift to them at holiday time. SmileMakers contacts businesses, clubs, and other organizations to help provide gifts. They also have fundraisers to help purchase gifts that are not adopted.

At our October general meetings each year, members are asked if they are willing to adopt an angel. In 2014 seventy-nine ladies adopted an angel while six members adopted two. This information is sent to the office where the angels are prepared with the first name of the resident, age, gender, and a requested gift.  

The price of the gift should not exceed $25.00. The average cost is about $20.00. Angels are randomly assigned to members that adopted an angel. The Guild includes a sheet of suggestions about buying gifts for people with disabilities.  Another sheet is included as to when and where gifts are to be returned. Gifts are checked off and bagged according to the facility code on each angel.

Members adopted eighty-five angels in 2015 and, with Club money raised in two craft faires during the year, an additional 20 gifts were purchased including a β€œsexy-girl” calendar for a 92-year-old man.

The wrapping of gifts takes place during the first two weeks of December. Twenty-two members volunteered to help wrap the four thousand gifts. Ladies work in shifts of three hours.  The ladies that go to the wrapping workroom are truly amazed at the organization of this project.

11th MEU Baby Baskets πŸ–‹ Kaycee Stack, 2016-2017 Project Chair

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

@ Angel Stadium

Kaysee Stack and her committee: fr. left, Cari Knipfer, Kaysee Stack, Lynne Yauger and Norma Susic

Members present: Nancy Capel, Susie Autry, Sandee Van Oyen, Marcia Willett, Heather LaPorte, Margie Donovan, Donna Watkins and Lucy Huerta.

Relay for Life (American Cancer Society) πŸ–‹ Kaycee Stack, 2016-2017 Project Chair

😎 Relay for Life - July 2015 😎

From left: Myra Miles, Louise Hernandez, Ans Varenhorst, Adele Holland and Debbie Vincent.

SmileMakers' Guild Adopt-an-Angel Project πŸ–‹ Pat Porter, 2016-2017 Project Chair

Thank you to Tom Ware, owner of Progressive Builders, for designing our float.

  πŸŽ„December, 2015 πŸŽ„

Two mornings a week, Tuesday and Friday, at 8:00 a.m., some of our Club ladies meet at the west side of the Yorba Linda Community Center to walk the trail. The walk takes about an hour β€” 2.3 miles twice a week. You'll recognize them by the purple shirts they wear. Anyone is welcome to join.

These ladies leave by about 8:03 or so which means you don't need to call ahead to tell someone you are not coming this time. Everyone knows they can always "run" to catch up if they arrive at 8:05.

They make many friends along the way. During June of 2016, they were greeted by Milo the horse β€” I've heard these women are not afraid to bring a veggie or apple along as a bribe.

In February of 2016, the W.O.W. members walked to the Yorba Linda Library to enjoy the display of items shared by our club. The cases held things made by the sewing group, photographs of our projects, information about our club and even a book written by one of our club members, Nancy Capel. The purpose of the display was to share with our community our programs, projects and philanthropies.

Susie Autry

2nd V.P. Membership 2015-2017

Join Autism Speaks OC and 8,500+ autism advocates to raise money and awareness. Participating in this inspiring day makes a difference in our community and honors those with autism. Help raise crucial funds to support research, programs and services to change the future for those impacted by autism. Autism Awareness is a highlighted cause this year at the District level. The District Home Life Chairman is calling on clubs to have members participate together as a district team.

Louise Hernandez,

2014-2016 Dean

By Susie Autry
2nd V.P., Membership


Walk for Autism, O.D. Special Project πŸ–‹ Caroline Wahtstrom, 2016-2017 Project Chair

Check out the YLWC ladies in purple.

PYLUSD Adopt-a-Family πŸ–‹ Pat Porter, 2016-2017 Project Chair

The Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District is a moderate size school district that has approximately 25,000 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The population goes from students living in multimillion-dollar houses to students living at the poverty level. These are the students that our Club helps through the Adopt-a-Family project.

The Assessment Center of the school district determines the needs of the families. This year, the greatest need was food.  An article was written for the club newsletter asking members to bring non-perishable food, personal care items and paper goods to the March meeting. The response from members was over- whelming.

With $1500 club money, raised at two craft faires during the year, twenty $75.00 gift cards were purchased at Wal-Mart. The food and other supplies were delivered to the Assessment Center along with the gift cards. Fourteen families received a box of food and personal care items along with a gift card.  Six other families received a gift card.

Families that have transportation were able to pick up their boxes at the Assessment Center.  For others, the boxes were delivered to them.  

Relay for Life - July 2013

an email sent by Patriots andPaws

Pictured from left: Becki Flati, Corporate Communications Officer for the American Cancer Society; Pat Porter, Louise Hernandez, YLWC President; Kaycee Stack, YLWC Relay for Life Chairman; Norma susic; and Carrie Knipfer.