SMBWC Supports Next Generation of Doctors at UCLA

One of the programs the Club supports is the Next Generation Doctors program at UCLA which is formally known as the Women’s Reproductive Health Research Program.  Graduates of the program are in medical schools, residency positions, physician assistant training, and other fields of service.

On October 16, Pat Webber, Marcia Stein, Addie Stalk, and Tery Schooler attended an event at UCLA where the current students shared their work, goals, and dreams.  Two patients shared their compelling personal stories and gratitude for the care they had received that was directly related to work that has been going on in the laboratory.  The evening was inspiring on many levels, especially knowing that our Club is truly making a difference in the lives and health of women now, as well as for women in the future.

As you may know from past newsletter articles, the goal of this program is to provide a unique educational opportunity for students who are planning careers in healthcare so that they have a better understanding of how critical research is in order for patients to receive the best possible treatments. The students volunteer in a research laboratory under the direction of Daniel Dumesic, MD and Gregorio Chazenbalk, PhD.  They actively participate in highly sophisticated research that is designed to improve health for women.  The two areas of focus are infertility and a condition known as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) which affects 7-10% of women.  Their work has been published in prestigious medical journals and presented at scientific meetings.  Several of the publications and poster presentations acknowledge the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club for their support. For more photos and a video on this project go to http://obgyn.ucla.edu/photos-symposium-2017

Valentines Making & Music Event – February 3, 2018

For the 9th year in a row, the Artists’ League will be organizing the very popular Valentine Making & Music Appreciation Event, on February 3, 2018!  As in years before there will be an amazing variety of supplies to make the most beautiful, quirky, scary, funny, and especially lovely Valentine cards for those special people in your life.  We will also have tables with special projects to stimulate your creative juices and for the young and young-at-heart there will again be a special stamp table. Still only $10 with all proceeds going to School on Wheels, dedicated to tutoring homeless children.

For more information about this event, to donate supplies, or to volunteer to make this event a success, contact Susan Barry by sending us a message here.

Also, or the first time this year, on Sunday January 28, 2018 from 10:00 to 2:00, members are invited to help with getting the craft supplies ready. More about this in the January newsletter.

 

An Afternoon with Alley Mills & Orson Bean! Sneak Preview Performance – Sunday, December 17

Be among the first to see this new show by the acclaimed duo before they take the show on the road in January 2018!  We will have a special preview at the Club on Sunday, December 17 at 2pm. Orson Bean describes the show as follows:

“Last season I wrote and appeared in a one man show at the Pacific Resident Theater in Venice. It ran for nine months and won the L.A. Drama Critics Award for best solo show. This is a companion piece which I think is better. It’s about how two

people who should not have been able to have a successful marriage have lasted twenty-five years together….and it keeps getting better.”

Alley Mills has been on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful for the past ten years and is best known as the mom on The Wonder Years.

Orson Bean is best known for his role in the movie Being John Malkovich. His television work includes 200 appearances on The Tonight Show, seven years on To Tell the Truth (for the old timers), seven years on Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, the last three seasons of Desperate Housewives, guest appearances on Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family and more. He recently filmed Equalizer 2 with Denzel Washington (for release September 2018).

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online here – and are tax-deductible.  All proceeds will benefit the UCLA Women’s Reproductive Health Research Program – Next Generation Doctors.

Orson Bean’s solo show is available on YouTube here.  It is fantastic!  We are certainly in for a treat with this new show.

Volunteering with Upward Bound House

Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club has developed an on-going relationship with Upward Bound House (UBH) in Santa Monica. UBH provides transitional housing and many additional services to families in need in our community.

Suffragette – My Own Story

At last night’s Book Club meeting, we were discussing “Suffragette – My Own Story” by Emmeline Pankhurst about the fight for the vote for women in the UK. We also discussed the fight for the women’s vote in California and the US.

Senator Honors Woman of the Year

Today Senator Ben Allen honored Jacqueline Caster, President and Founder of the Everychild Foundation, as Woman of the Year, at our Clubhouse.

2017 GFWC California Convention

A reminder that our Club is part of a national organization of women’s clubs.