Birthday Celebrants – June 2019

We celebrated the birthdays of Stella Berrier, Russ Hanthorn, Linda Staehr, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Wickstrand on THURSDAY, May 2 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hunter Steak House in Oceanside. It was a typical cool, May gray day but the fellowship was as warm as ever.
 
We contributed two hundred ninety-five ($295) dollars to the Special Olympics of Southern California.
 
Our next lunch will be in July so watch for the details. Everyone is welcome to join us but you do need a reservation with the Birthday Coordinator, Jo Voertman, jvbythesea@cox.net, 760-721-6674.


Birthday Celebrants – May 2019

We celebrated the birthdays of Tom Burke, Evelyn and Lyle Meyer, Kathy Seemann, and Sarah Sherwood at Mimi’s Café, on FRIDAY April 5, 2019 with a delicious lunch and heartfelt fellowship and sent one hundred thirty-one ($131) dollars to Solutions for Change.
 
The May/June birthday lunch will celebrate with Stella Berrier, Russ Hanthorn, Linda Staehr (unable to attend), Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Wickstrand on THURSDAY, May 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hunter Steak House, 1221 Vista Way in Oceanside (next to the I 5 onramp).
 
In addition to your lunch, we request a one dollar contribution per celebrant which will go to the Specials Olympics.
 
Everyone is welcome to join us but you do need a reservation with the Birthday Coordinator, Jo Voertman, jvbythesea@cox.net, 760-721-6674. 


Birthday Group – March 2019

We celebrated the birthdays of Buck Lehmann, Rachelle Iadicicco and Evonne Salyer on Valentine’s Day, February 14 at Dini’s Bistro.  It was the day of the major storm and we stayed dry despite rainwater seeping in from the patio.  A good time was had by all, especially the birthday celebrants themselves.  We contributed one hundred ($100) dollars to Saint Jude’s Research Hospital. And we meet again at Dini’s Bistro, by the Sea in Carlsbad, 3290 Carlsbad Boulevard, to be exact, on THURSDAY, March 28, at 11:30 a.m. to celebrate the birthdays of George Ann Barnes, Dave Berrier Louise Dockerty (unable to attend) Di Haarmeyer, Rich Sherwood and Gayle Timken.
 
Lunches range from twelve to eighteen ($12-18) dollars.  In addition to your lunch we request a one dollar contribution per celebrant which will go to Dogs for Better Lives, a facility that trains dogs to help hearing impaired and/or autistic people.
 
Everyone is welcome to join us but you do need a reservation with the Birthday Coordinator, Jo Voertman, jvbythesea@cox.net, 760-721-6674.  


Birthday Group – Feb 2019

We celebrated the birthdays of Jan Bishop and Erika Reiswig at Dini’s Bistro. It was a warm sunny day and the doors were open to the patio so we could hear the surf (when the traffic didn’t drown it out) as well as watch the waves. We ate at smaller, intimate tables which everyone seemed to enjoy. Congratulations to Ann Doering and Minerva Brown for winning the bottles of wine lottery.
 
And we meet again at Dini’s Bistro, 3290 Carlsbad Boulevard, on February 14 at 11:30 to celebrate birthdays of Buck Lehmann, Rachelle Iadicicco and Evonne Salyer. Lunches range from twelve to eighteen ($12-18) dollars. In addition to your lunch we request a one dollar contribution per celebrant which will go to Saint Jude’s Research Hospital. Everyone is welcome to join us but you do need a reservation with the Birthday Coordinator, Jo Voertman or 760-721-6674


Birthday Group

We celebrated the birthdays of John Bacon, Cordelia Degner, Otis Haarmeyer, Suzanne Hughes, Norma Russell, Jo Voertman and Joan Wilson at the Argyle Steak House. We were seated by ourselves in the hotel library, looking out over the lagoon—a perfect setting to celebrate birthdays. Celebrants were given crème Brule for dessert.
 
We contributed two hundred ninety-five ($295) dollars to Concordia University-Irvine. We will start the New Year off with a birthday lunch on THURSDAY, January 24, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at Dini’s Bistro, 3290 Carlsbad Boulevard, celebrating the birthdays of Jan Bishop and Erika Reiswig. Lunches range from twelve to eighteen ($12-18) dollars. In addition to your lunch we request a one dollar contribution per celebrant which will go to Solutions for Change, which helps homeless families in our community.
 
Everyone is welcome to join us but you do need a reservation with the Birthday Coordinator, Jo Voertman, jvbythesea@cox.net, 760-721-6674.
 


Birthday Group – Dec 2018

We celebrated the birthdays of Faye Bacon and Bill Barnes at Dini’s Bistro. It was a warm, sunny fall day with half of us watching waves lapping quietly on the shore and all of us enjoying each other’s fellowship and company, as well as the good food.
Ken Voertman and Lyle Meyer held the tickets for a wine bottle raffle but deferred and Evelyn Meyer and Suzanne Hanthorn were the lucky winners.
We contributed one hundred forty-one ($141) dollars to Solutions for Change.
 
The December lunch will be on THURSDAY, December 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the Argyle Steak House, 7447 Batiquitos. Mark the date down now because December tends to fill up quickly on our calendars. We are celebrating the birthdays of John Bacon, Cordelia Degner (unable to attend) Otis Haarmeyer, (unable to attend) Suzanne Hughes, Norma Russell, Jo Voertman and Joan Wilson.
Lunches range from sixteen to eighteen ($16-18) dollars. In addition to your lunch we request a one dollar contribution per celebrant which will go to Concordia University – Irvine.
 
Everyone is welcome to join us but you do need a reservation with the Birthday Coordinator, Jo Voertman, jvbythesea@cox.net, 760-721-6674.
 


Birthday Group

Hacienda de Vega was the scene of our gathering to celebrate the birthdays of Jo Brandt, Erika Burke, Ann Doering and Paul Lahr, as well as fellowship with one another.  The restaurant serves delectable cheesecake to its patrons who are celebrating birthdays and there was plenty to share.  We all agree that the burrito is the largest we have ever seen in any restaurant.

We are celebrating the birthdays of Faye Bacon and Bill Barnes on THURSDAY, November 8 at 11:30 a.m. at Dini’s Bistro, 3290 Carlsbad Boulevard (parking in the rear of the restaurant).  Lunches range in price from eight to fifteen ($8-15) dollars.  In addition to your lunch, we request a one dollar contribution per celebrant which will go to Solutions for Change.

Everyone is welcome to join us but you do need a reservation with the Birthday Coordinator, Jo Voertman, jvbythesea@cox.net, 760-721-6674.  



Birthday Group

THURSDAY, September 6 was a warm, sunny day and we celebrated the birthdays of Suzanne Hanthorn and Bettye and Don Howard at Mimi’s Café.  We all got into the restaurant despite the fact that the parking lot was being repaved.  The birthday celebrants were treated with a strawberry/blueberry short cake with ice cream that was far too large for any one person, so it was shared with the entire group.  We always share the birthday desserts anyway but this time we had a serious reason.

The meal was finished, dessert served, checks distributed and negotiated and still we stayed on to Fellowship with one another.   It was a lovely day.  We contributed one hundred ($100) dollars to the Concordia Fund at Concordia University – Irvine.We meet again on FRIDAY, October 12 at 11:30 a.m. at Hacienda de Vega, 5806 Van Allen Way in Carlsbad (the corner of College and Faraday) to celebrate the birthdays of Jo Brandt, Erika Burke, Ann Doering and Paul Lahr.  Lunches range from eight ($8) to ($15) dollars. In addition to your lunch, we request a one dollar contribution per celebrant which will go to Shepherd’s Canyon Retreat, an association offering getaway time and counseling to pastors and their spouses. Everyone is welcome to join us but you do need a reservation with the Birthday Coordinator, Jo Voertman, jvbythesea@cox.net, 760-721-6674.