Thimble Club honors past club presidents

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February Thimble chefs, Myrna Hawthorne, Jackie Braaten and Laurie Knight pose for a photo. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo

The Anza Thimble Club held their February meeting to honor past presidents. Attending past presidents were Jean Ahlfeld, Sally Kaspar, Annie Ashby, Tonie Ford and Shaaron Chambers.

Ahlfeld and Kaspar traveled from La Quinta to attend. They said they enjoyed the chance to catch up on Anza’s latest news. Former presidents Barbara Baxter, Betty Love and Joan Kessman were unable to attend.

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Past presidents who were honored at the February Thimble Club meeting were, from left, Jean Ahlfeld, Sally Kaspar, Annie Ashby, Tonie Ford and Shaaron Chambers. Anza Valley Outlook Courtesy photo

As part of the past president’s program, vice president Annie Ashby presented a review of the Anza Thimble Club’s history and past community activities. Anyone interested in the Anza Thimble Club, its history and importance to the Anza Community can go to Hamilton Museum, where an entire room is devoted to the club.

Luncheon was prepared by February Thimble chefs: Myrna Hawthorne, Jackie Braaten and Laurie Knight.

Plans for various events, including the Pancake Breakfast before the July 4 Parade and the Victorian Tea set for April 18, were discussed, and a donation to Anza Civic Improvement League toward the new fireproof roof on the Little Red Schoolhouse was unanimously approved.

New member, Karen Wright, was inducted by membership chair Pat Chaney.

Maryann Mink won the unwrapped gift and the 50/50 raffle.

The March 5 meeting will include a traditional luncheon of corned beef and cabbage. The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. The nominating committee will present their slate of officers for the 2020-2021 year.