The Woman’s Club of Vista GFWC: Volunteers and Philanthropists


Those volunteer hours sure do add up! Recently-completed reports show that members of The Woman’s Club of Vista GFWC worked many hours as volunteers at non-profit organizations in North County San Diego to improve their communities – and the total for 2018 is 10,700 hours of volunteering by their 47 members.

The statistics compiled by the Club in January show members donated with their hearts and hands to benefit Operation HOPE-Vista, Vista Community Clinic, Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, Meals with Love, Blue Star Families, Gently Hugged, the Women’s Resource Center, Only Losers Litter, Brother Benno’s, and many other local non-profits. Projects include baby showers, crocheting blankets, collecting supplies for schools, selling Moonlight Opportunity tickets, and collecting gently-used baby clothes.

Members enjoy donating personally to Heifer International, collecting over $4,000 in 2018. This project is promoted by the Club President Judy Pantazo.

In March, the Club will present “Women of Achievement” to honor women in our community. This new event will be held at the Vista Historical Society and will include food, vendors, and raffle baskets.

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The Club is also looking forward to Donation Day on May 8 when local non-profits will receive donations from the Club. Members will nominate an organization that will send a representative to share a celebration luncheon, accept the award, share about their organization’s work, and tell how the donation will be used.

This year, the Club will award $12,000 in scholarships to students at six local high schools who will be recognized at the Club’s June 12 meeting. Students share about their school experiences and where they plan to attend school.

The Club’s Night Owls group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Thai One On. This group supports the projects of the Club but is geared to the Club’s members who are working during the day. Contact

All meetings of the friendly and ambitious Woman’s Club of Vista GFWC are open to everyone. The Club welcomes new members. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at Shadowridge Golf Club at 10:30 a.m. For lunch reservations contact Karen Keusseyan 919-847-2786


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