President’s Message 2021-2022

Joanne Quijano, President 2021-22

(July 2021) It was indeed a challenging year for the past Board!  We all had to adjust to changing levels of restrictions, yet still managed to have a full state of programs and engaging events. Many, many thanks to the outgoing Board members, and to all of you Branch members who stayed active and engaged.

This coming year should bring us back together in person with new purpose. I am anticipating plenty of energy and an exciting agenda will emerge from the incoming Board’s strategy session in August. Our new and continuing Board members will be ready to build on our past year’s successes to continue the Branch’s education and advocacy activities. Please feel free to contact me at with any ideas you have for our Branch this coming year.

For July, there will be another fundraising event at the beautiful Ruth Bancroft Gardens. We’ve reserved two dates, July 28th and 29th, where our ticket holders will have exclusive access to stroll through the gardens with amazing garden docents on hand. We’ll be offering wine tasting and several other extras to enhance your experience.

In addition to the garden stroll, plans are under way for two great member events. In August, we are bringing back our Membership Appreciation Party with a garden party at the lovely home of Teresa Cheung.  Following in September will be our Fall Membership Brunch that we’ll have at the Crow Canyon Country Club. This is shaping up to be a not-to-be-missed event.

Be sure to look for details about these events in the Upcoming Events section!

Joanne Quijano
DAW President, 2021-22

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