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April was an AMAZING month!

What an amazing month!!! Read all about it!

May 1, 2022 Newsletter



As you can see from the food spread, the food at our April 26th Potluck was a roaring success complete with a chocolate fountain and lots of other amazing food! There were 37 people in attendance, and on the day we collected $2,060!


We held our second annual raffle with an electronic application and virtual raffle tickets. There were a number of winners in attendance and many who we delivered prizes to. Below is a list of all the prizes and the winners. There are a few prizes that were not accepted as their donations were made through a charitable fund which does not permit the donor to accept anything for their donations. So those prizes will be awarded to people in attendance at the next potluck on June 21st at 6pm at Mariam Shah’s home.

Raffle Prize Winners:

  • Central Coast Floats and $20 gift cards – Patti Reed

  • The Great American Melodrama – Tickets for a Table for 4 – Linda Bishop

  • Gift card to Airport Restaurant – Fran Norris

  • Gift card to Rooster Creek – Shirley Horacek

  • Gift card to Mason Bar and 7 piece barware set – Barbara Crawford

  • Gift card to CYB Gym Arroyo Grande (Cycle, Yoga Barre) – Cathy Longacre

  • 2 bottles of private label wine and Pampered Chef electric wine bottle opener – Paula Tripp

  • 4 Bottles of premier Telosa wines – Candace Guldeman

  • 1 bottle of premium wine - Madeline Fay

  • 1 Large handmade quilt from Arroyo Grande Quilting Group – Karen Reinecke

  • 1 Large handmade quilt from Arroyo Grande Quilting Group – Ann Mathias

  • 1 Handmade decorator quilt – Paula Tripp

  • 1 set handmade dinner napkins plus cocktail napkins – Carol Chenot

  • 1 set handmade dinner napkins plus cocktail napkins – Karen Reinecke

  • 4 handmade aprons – one for each season – Jordis Daigle

  • Centerpiece glass art bowl – Carol Chenot

  • Girl Scout Cookie basket – Wendy Castleman

  • Handmade pottery by Merrilee Donald – Lori Morgan

  • Handmade pottery by Merrilee Donald – Fred Donati

  • Handmade pottery by Merrilee Donald – Karen Kolba

  • Handmade pottery by Merrilee Donald -Linda Fibich

  • Handmade pottery by Merrilee Donald – Fran Norris

  • Handmade pottery by Merrilee Donald – Nancy Shearer

  • 1 Handmade Necklace by Tina Doherty – Karen Reinecke

  • 1 Handmade Necklace by Tina Doherty – Cory Gonzales


Drum Roll Please!

Total donations received for the raffle from March 18th through April 26th (including donations received on the day of the potluck) were $10,176.63 with almost $3,000 of that earmarked for ADMIN APRIL!


The Feminine Hygiene Product Drive

The drive started on April 1 and ran through April 30, 2022. Lola Zybura and Lisa Chadwick are still organizing and getting ready to distribute all these wonderful donations to the agencies in need. This picture only shows small amount of what was collected at Lola's and Sue's house. Lisa is bring donations collected at her home and at Trilogy. A huge thank you to everyone who bought, brought feminine hygiene products to the drop off sites and to all who made cash donations.

Other Projects

We are looking for leaders of a couple of other projects for the fall. Leaders recruit a team to help with the project. Womenade will make the initial contact with the agencies to determine need and will supply team with contact information for ongoing communications and deliveries.

In September we would like to run a general toiletries drive.

In October we would like to run a “we missed the bus” drive specifically for teachers who still need specific school items for their students once the "stuff the bus" drives are done. Teachers are always reaching into their own pockets for additional school supplies.

Please email us at if you would like to run one of these projects.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT LOPEZ HIGH SCHOOL – Do you like to teach and like to cook. The culinary class teacher is interested in people who would like to teach a cooking class. Each class runs about 50 minutes, and she teaches 3 class a day. Class times run from

Period 1 8:00 Am to 8:51 AM

Period 2 8:53 AM to 9:44 AM

Period 3 9:54 AM to 10:43 AM

Each volunteer would teach 3 classes in a morning. Please email us at if you are interested in this interesting volunteer opportunity and we will put you in touch with the teacher.


To make a donation write a check to South SLO County Womenade and mail to:

South SLO County Womenade, 1793 Farroll Rd., Grover Beach, CA 93433. We encourage you to become one of our monthly or regular donors. This can be easily done through your bank or charitable foundation. Please remember that if your company has a matching grants program to include us.

or go to our website

Our website is:

Our EIN# 27-0809744

Phone number: (805) 270-5751

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