April 4, 2022
Lead with Love.
For we must always know that what we do, and show is what our peers will remember of us later.
Lead from you Heart.
Your love will bring peace to those and comfort to them in need.
Lead with Mercy.
Know that not everyone is like you and that is the truth of this world, and it is truly the beauty of life.
Lead with Truth.
Always strive to be authentic and speak your truth, for you cannot be your real self if you deny others of your real story.
Lead by Healing.
Know that your words and deeds will help others rise and be joyful. For when we bring Love, Heart, Mercy, and Truth to our World we can heal the woes of those that touch our souls.
Luv, Pam
P.S. It has been so long since I have written a poem for Federation and this one, though short and sweet, poured out of my fingertips this morning. Every Sunday morning, I sit down at the computer and write from my heart for the next day’s Quick Bytes…this is what cam from my heart today.

The CALL to the 2022 CFWC State Convention,
the Proposed Bylaw Amendments and the Proposed Resolutions
can be found on the CFWC Website


Join the fun as we meet the author of
A Hint of Mischief

Daryl Wood Gerber is the Agatha Award-winning, nationally bestselling author of of The Fairy Garden Mysteries, featuring a fairy garden shop owner in charming Carmel, California, The French Bistro Mysteries, featuring a former chef who is now an up-and-coming bistro owner in Napa Valley, and The Cookbook Nook Mysteries, featuring an admitted foodie and owner of a cookbook store in picturesque coastal California. Under the pen name Avery Aames, Daryl writes the Agatha Award-winning, nationally bestselling The Cheese Shop Mysteries set in fictional Providence, Ohio. Daryl also writes suspense novels, including the Aspen Adams books and standalones, which have garnered terrific reviews.
Prior to her career as a novelist, Daryl wrote screenplays and created the format for the popular TV sitcom Out of this World. A fun tidbit for mystery buffs, Daryl was also an actress and co-starred on Murder, She Wrote, as well as other TV shows. Daryl is originally from the Bay Area and graduated from Stanford University. She loves to cook, read, golf, swim, and garden. She also likes adventure and has been known to jump out of a perfectly good airplane.
Please remember the following Registration deadlines:
Advance registration accepted if received on or before April 9, 2022. To avoid mistakes:
Mail Registration Fee and Registration Form with a check to cover the Registration and meals in time for them to arrive NO LATER THAN APRIL 9, 2022. Late registration fee is $30.
The DEADLINE for Convention Late Registration is set for April 23, 2022. Late Registration must be mailed on or before, and no later than April 23, 2022. This includes all Meals, Credential Forms and Fees to vote as a Delegate or attend Workshops. Late Registration Fees for Convention are $30.00 per person. All Registration deadlines will be strictly enforced.
Mary Sprague
5924 Arno Crescent
Anaheim, CA 92807
All checks should be made payable to CFWC CONVENTION FUND
Mail Credential Forms to:
Linda McNutt,
517 Crosby Drive
Lompoc, CA 93436
Section 13.3. Fees.
B.       All delegates and other members, regardless of the amount of time spent at 
            Convention, are required to pay the convention registration fee. 
CONVENTION ART SHOW - Mary Lou Benzel, Chair

HELP WANTED! We need YOU to help to make our Art Show a success.

I need a few volunteers to help with set up, check-in and take down for the Art Show. If you can help on Thursday morning for an hour or so between 8:00 am -12:00 on Thursday morning or 9:00-12:00 on Saturday morning, please send me your name, email and phone number. I will put together a schedule and let you know when I need you. Your main job will be to help place the arts and crafts items on the tables in a particular order. Easy job but you must be mobile!
Thanks for volunteering
Mary Lou Benzel, Chair, Convention Art Show

GFWC Clubwoman and CFWC California Clubwoman magazines
available online. See PUBLICATIONS tab.

Thanks Lu Arredondo (our CFWC Clubwoman editor), for another great issue!

CFWC Health and Wellness Program
Myrna Binford, Chair
April has quite a few National Month events. It is National Autism Month and National Financial Literacy Month. But, congratulate yourselves as it is also National Volunteers Month.
Since it is tax season and the economy is troubled right now, I feel it is a goodtime to have a discussion on financial wellness (physical and mental wellness have been discussed in other articles). For many people finances are at the top of their list. Financial health may have changed over the past two years. Some of your clubs many have members who have financial training and would be willing to discuss the current financial situation. Or, members may know of a financial analyst in the community who would be willing to give a talk. My club has such a member who will be offering a seminar called “Women & Wealth – Money Talk”. While the seminar is free and will be held at the Woman’s Clubhouse, it is open to both club members and the community. Discussion will include – account types, wills, trusts, beneficiaries, taxes and the widow trap as well as social security claiming age. We can all use an update on finances.
Environment - Jane Thomey

April is an especially significant month to show our love and respect for our Planet Earth. The most significant celebration is Earth Day occurring on April 22 during Earth Month. There are many activities planned throughout the country and the world that are designed to promote environmental activism and encourage activities and movements to save our planet.
Not coincidentally, National Park Week, by presidential proclamation, is also celebrated every April, this year from April 16-24. Nine national parks are situated in California, the greatest number of any state in the U.S.  To quote the National Park Service, “We have It all: towering temperate rainforests with the largest arboreal organisms on the planet; the lowest point in North America; a desiccated and scorching desert wasteland; iconic glacier-cut granite valleys and active volcanoes; sandy beach shores and Pacific Islands.”
If you are so inclined, you may visit a park entrance free on April 16. Otherwise, your admission fee will go towards the parks’ maintenance. It may not, however, be possible to visit these parks in person.  We have previously provided virtual tours of some of them in past QuikByte articles. Here is a listing of all nine. Take a moment to consider our state’s treasures and perhaps create memorable virtual tours of your own. 
Redwood National Park
Pinnacles National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Channel Islands National Park
Yosemite National Park
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Death Valley National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Point Reyes National Seashore

Federation Day marks the day in 1890 when 63 clubs came together to form the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in New York City under the leadership of GFWC founder Jane Cunningham Croly. Today, with nearly 80,000 clubwomen and 3,000 clubs, we continue to stand together and celebrate Unity in Diversity.


Just a thought ......

“You know what's weird?
Day by day, nothing seems to change,
but pretty soon...everything's different.”
― Bill Watterson