The November luncheon meeting of the Thimble Club was held Thursday, Nov. 1. The invocation was given by Tonie Ford. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Ann Johnson. Lunch was a huge chef salad with two choices of dressing and a roll and butter. Dessert was pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Cooks were: Barbara Baxter, Marie Ghysels, Pat Boswell and Linda Barnes.
The special feature was a presentation by Flavia Krieg and Sandra Hughes on MCOR, an acronym for Mountain Communities of Resilience. The organization is completely apolitical and its objective is to spark relocalization in Anza. There is a need to meet more of our needs right here in our community, rather than giving all our business to stores, doctors, etc., off the hill.
This would seem to the writer to be difficult to do. Anza has one of the highest poverty rates in Riverside County and possibly California. We can’t keep a doctor up here because most of the population is on medical care and it doesn’t pay enough for the doctor to even meet his overhead. We have one grocery market whose prices are so high you can pay for your gas three times over by driving off the hill. Ideally, we need a grocery coop.
Raffle drawings: The unwrapped gift was won by Sandi Roe; the wrapped gift by Mary Ann Mink, and the 50/50 of $52 by Debora Schuster.
The “Thought for the Day” was given by Char Diaz.