The Nov. 4 Prime Rib dinner kicks off our annual toy drive for the Camp Pendleton Marine kiddos. Please bring a toy, or make a monetary contribution to bring love and smiles to these children. You can charge your donation to your club account or bring cash to the club office. Last year, we had more than 50 toys and $1,000 worth of gift cards. If you miss the kickoff, the sleigh for toys will be in the lobby until Dec. 12. These families so appreciate our contributions. Thank you in advance for your participation to bring joy to these families. 

Mark your calendars for Nov. 18, as we will present our fabulous Fashion Show event. There will be multiple vendors available to help you with your holiday shopping for family, friends and, of course, you. The fashions are beautiful and range from casual to holiday attire. We invite, and honor, our lady Marines and the Marine spouses at this event. We provide them with baby-sitting services at Camp Pendleton, and treat them to a beautiful day. Please call the club office and tell them how many Marines you wish to sponsor when you make your reservations. You may sponsor even though you cannot attend – the amount is the price of the luncheon. You really should attend, so you can see the beautiful smiles on these ladies. They look forward to this event every year. 

Plan to be part of our Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 9. Silent and live auction items will be available, as well as entertainment and some surprises. Chef Georges Rapicault has promised a celebratory lunch – end 2021 enjoying this wonderful luncheon. I look forward to seeing you at the club. 

Barbara Eden, Las Commodoras