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The Carmel Valley Women's Club is a social, civic, and educational organization celebrating Friendship, Education, and Community. Through friendship, its members work to support the charitable and education purposes of the Carmel Valley Women's Club Foundation.  Our monthly luncheons are the first Wednesday of the month from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm with the exception of our New Member Reception in September, our Holiday Extravaganza in December, and our spring fundraiser in April. We meet at various restaurants in the Carmel Valley area.
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Read our most recent newsletterhere  

A Message from our President

Hello Ladies,
Happy New Year to you all, and may 2023 bring you great joy and happiness!
We had a terrific early January luncheon with Dr. Daniel Luba of Project DNA as our speaker.  I know I speak for all attendees when I say that we all learned something new about preventing genetically linked cancers. There'll be some more information in our January newsletter for those who couldn't attend.
Our February luncheon promises to be interesting as well, with Dr. Kakani Katija from MBARI as our speaker.  And we'll be kicking off our Scholarship Committee this month as well.  Watch for details in the newsletter.
As always ladies, I would love to hear from you with your ideas and thoughts for our beloved club. The board of directors of our club and I, your President, are always looking for new ways to engage with our members and make all of our events fun and memorable.

Warm regards and stay dry out there,
Kathy Kaminski

February Luncheon - February 1 2023

Turn 12 Bar and Grill

400 Tyler St.

Monterey CA 93940

11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Our guest speaker will be Dr. Kakani Katija, a Bioengineer at MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute). Dr. Katija is the lead researcher of the Bioinspiration Lab, where her group investigates ways that imaging can enable observations of deep sea life. They develop novel imaging and illumination tools to automate the classification of underwater visual data using artificial intelligence and integrate algorithms on vehicles for robotic missions to observe ocean life more consistently and persistently. The hope is that these efforts will increase access to biology in the deep sea. This will help spark collaborative research and engineering innovations inspired by the currently poorly understood inhabitants that live in the least explored habitat on our planet. Dr. Katija will talk about her work and the various tools she and her team have developed.

Reservations can be made HERE

Reservations must be made before Friday, January 27 at 12:00 noon.

It's all in the Family - January Luncheon

2022 January Luncheon
Who minded the wind and rain on January 4 when we dined at Shearwater Tavern and listened in fascination to Dr. Daniel Luba.  He described his work with the Monterey County medical establishment to put in place a consistent and well-executed process to screen patients for potential hereditary cancer syndromes.  This allows patients to choose to do genetic testing and become educated and informed about their own and their family's likelihood of an inheritable cancer.  When caught early most of these cancers can be prevented from developing into more serious cases.   Dr. Luba was a great speaker and was bombarded with questions following his presentation.  If you are interested in more information go to the Project DNA webpage.  You will also find a link there to calculate your TYRER-CUZICK SCORE, a tool to calculate a person's likelihood of carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations.

2022 Holiday Extravaganza - What a wonderful time

December 7 saw the banquet room at Rancho La Cañada transformed into a sparkling marketplace.  Side tables lined the walls with goodies to bid on, gorgeous centerpieces graced the dining tables, and 70 members and guests helped make our holiday fundraiser memorable  Many, many thanks to Kathy Kaminski and Laura Warren for their leadership in organizing all aspects of our signature event, and to Kathy, especially, for her decorating prowess with all the auction items and the centerpieces. And a special thanks to Bill Kaminski for all his help in the background. Thanks to the many members who assisted with their donations, and our volunteers Renee Wagner (and Bruce Wagner too!), Gayle Paul, Susan McFarland, Pinkie Terry, and Marly Auerbach who assisted with pricing, transporting, arranging, and clean-up.  Thanks to Les and PinkieTerry for their ever-ready support lending us space at Los Laureles Lodge for our set-up.  Thanks to Cynthia Rivera, Connie Hong-Smith, Les Terry, Pinkie Terry, June Dawson and Judy Tschirgi for staffing the welcoming and sales tables.  And thanks to Linda Arroz for arranging for Jenifer Solano and her parents to attend.  Our apologies to anyone who was left out.
2022 Holiday Extravaganza

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