Yoga Fundraiser for Next Gen Docs – November 9th!

Please join us for a morning of yoga with Al Tavera from YogaWorks! The event takes place on Sunday, November 9th, 2014 – 11am.

We are raising awareness and funds to train the next generation of doctors in basic science and clinical research to benefit women with
Infertility and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

This Fundraising event is Co-sponsored by the Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club and the Santa Monica Sports Club. It is a part of the Spark Crowdfunding Campaign to Benefit the Women’s Reproductive Health Research Program at UCLA.

There is a $20 minimum suggested donation for participation and donations are tax deductible.
Capacity is limited so register today to reserve your spot!

Please visit https://giving.ucla.edu/YogaForNextGenDocs to sign up and donate!
Doors open at 10:00am – Class begins at 11:00am

For event-related questions, please contact Ariel Simerman (email hidden; JavaScript is required).

Your contribution is greatly appreciated!

Participant Levels:

WARRIORS – $20 *
WARRIOR I – $100
WARRIOR II – $200
WARRIOR III – $300
YOGI – $500
GURU – $1,000
* Suggested donation for participants is $20. Registration is required to attend but a donation is suggested.
To register offline, please contact Ariela Simerman (email hidden; JavaScript is required).

 

Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club, 1210 Fourth Street, Santa Monica CA 90401

November Book Club

The book selection for November is the newest book by San Francisco author, Dave Eggers.

“When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency…  Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.”

The Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club Book Group is pleased to partner with ‘Reading Opens Minds’ and founder/program director, Lauren Lovett.  Book selections for upcoming discussions will be announced in the monthly newsletter.  If you would like to be placed on the email-announcement list, please contact us here and let us know you want to join the Book Club.

Health Lecture October 8th – Mindfulness Meditation

On October 8th, at 7pm, The Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club will host its tenth complimentary Health Lecture, which is part of our monthly series.

Our October Lecture is titled Mindfulness Meditation and will be presented by Christiane Wolf, MD, PhD. Dr. Wolf is the Director of MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Programs at InsightLA, and she will discuss the topic of how mindfulness meditation can improve both physical and emotional health. 

Please join us on Wednesday, October 8th, 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Club.

 

Upcoming Lecture:

Nov 12th: Bladders, Prolapse and Incontinence by Amy Rosenman, MD

Dec 10th: Aging Eyelids by Mehryar Taban, MD

October Book Club

The book selection for October is the newest book by San Francisco author, Lisa See.  See’s recent books offer well researched insight into the struggles of Asian women woven into the dramatic history of California where she lives and writes.

“It’s 1938 in San Francisco: a world’s fair is preparing to open on Treasure Island, a war is brewing overseas, and the city is alive with possibilities. Grace, Helen, and Ruby, three young women from very different backgrounds, meet by chance at the exclusive and glamorous Forbidden City nightclub. Grace Lee, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled the Midwest with nothing but heartache, talent, and a pair of dancing shoes. Helen Fong lives with her extended family in Chinatown, where her traditional parents insist that she guard her reputation like a piece of jade. The stunning Ruby Tom challenges the boundaries of convention at every turn with her defiant attitude and no-holds-barred ambition.

The girls become fast friends, relying on one another through unexpected challenges and shifting fortunes. When their dark secrets are exposed and the invisible thread of fate binds them even tighter, they find the strength and resilience to reach for their dreams. But after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, paranoia and suspicion threaten to destroy their lives, and a shocking act of betrayal changes everything.” ~From Lisa See’s website

The Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club Book Group is pleased to partner with ‘Reading Opens Minds’ and founder/program director, Lauren Lovett.  Book selections for upcoming discussions will be announced in the monthly newsletter.  If you would like to be placed on the email-announcement list, please contact us here and let us know you want to join the Book Club.

Health Lecture September 10th, 2014 – Sleep Update

On September 10th, at 7pm, The Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club will host its ninth complimentary Health Lecture, which is part of our monthly series.

Our September Lecture is titled Sleep Update and will be presented by Ravi Aysola, MD.

Dr. Aysola is a UCLA sleep specialist and pulmonologist, and will explore the promotion of healthy sleep and treatments of common sleep disorders. This lecture is co-sponsored by UCLA. To RSVP call: (800) 516-5323

Please join us on Wednesday, August 13th, 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Club, 1210 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

August Book Club

Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love-and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

THE GOLDFINCH is a mesmerizing, tell-all-your-friends triumph, hailed by Stephen King as “a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind.” (New York Times Book Review) (Amazon)

The Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club Book Group is pleased to partner with ‘Reading Opens Minds’ and founder/program director, Lauren Lovett.  Book selections for upcoming discussions will be announced in the monthly newsletter.  If you would like to be placed on the email-announcement list, please contact us here and let us know you want to join the Book Club.

Health Lecture August 13th – Fear and Loathing in Los Angeles: Understanding OCD

On August 13th, at 7pm, The Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club will host its eigth complimentary Health Lecture, which is part of our monthly series.

Our August Lecture is titled Fear and Loathing in Los Angeles: Understanding OCD and will be presented by Sarosh Motivala, PhD.

Dr. Motivala, is the Director of Training at the UCLA OCD Intensive Treatment Program. He will cover basic concepts for understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and its treatment, including what “obsessing” actually means and the variety of behaviors that are compulsions. This lecture is co-sponsored by UCLA. To RSVP call: (800) 516-5323

Please join us on Wednesday, August 13th, 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Club.

Upcoming Lecture: Sep 10th: Sleep Update by Ravi Aysola, MD

Art & Craft Show and Sale

On Saturday April 26th the Club will hold a very special Arts and Crafts Show, from 10am – 3pm. The work of artists that participate in art therapy programs of local charities, including OPCC’s Daybreak Designs and Step Up on Second will be for sale.   In addition, the show will feature arts and crafts produced by members of the Club’s own Artists’ League and other local artists.  This is the perfect opportunity to buy that unique Mother’s Day present and support the charities that serve your local community at the same time. The event will be at the Club.

To learn more about our Club’s activities, check out our website, Facebook page and Meetup.com or call us at 310- 395-1308.

2/4/14 5th Annual Valentine Card Making & Music Appreciation Event

Tuesday, February 4th – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Everyone deserves a special Valentine’s Day card! The Artists’ League of the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club will supply a veritable smorgasbord of paper hearts, animals of sky and earth, celestial phenomena, and more, along with blank cards and envelopes for all participants.
Musicians will be on hand to put you in that lovely Valentine’s Day mood.

Bring your kids, grandkids and friends! This event will be wonderful.

2/12/14 – Health Lecture Series – Promoting Brain Health

On February 12th, at 7pm, The Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club will host its second complimentary Women’s Health Lecture, which will be part of a monthly series. We have speakers scheduled for the next 6 months.

Our February Lecture is titled Promoting Brain Health and will be presented by John Geirland, Ph.D. Dr. Geirland is a licensed psychologist with a clinical practice in Burbank.  He is an assistant professor (voluntary) in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA, where he works at UCLA’s Longevity Center.  John specializes in working with older adults and other persons who are dealing with life transitions such as retirement, aging and illness, taking care of a spouse, preparing a child for college, starting a new career, and other issues.  John serves on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Psychological Association where he edits The Los Angeles Psychologist, the Association’s publication.

Please join us on Wednesday, February 12th, 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the club. 1210 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. To RSVP, please call: (800) 516-5323.

Upcoming Lectures:

March 12th: Gluten Free: Is it Right For You? by Nancee Jaffe, RD