Posted inEducation

UWC Online Auction Supports Graduating Seniors from Local High Schools

Investing in the future, the University Women of Cambria (UWC) annual online auction fundraising event began on Monday and will end on Sunday, December 5.  UWC works diligently throughout the year raising funds for scholarships for graduates from Coast Union and Leffingwell High Schools.

     The online auction is the biggest charity event that the UWC sponsors.  All proceeds from the auction will be directed toward scholarship awards for 2022 graduating seniors. Since this graduating class is larger than the past few years, we are depending upon the generosity of the community more than ever.  Last year, thanks to the community’s generous support, UWC was able to award $1,000 to each student who applied for a UWC scholarship.      Auction items include wines, gift certificates, art, home décor, jewelry, weekend getaways, and even a fully decorated tree with handmade ornaments from local artists.  This is a wonderful and easy way to do some holiday shopping for family and friends.  Please support this worthy cause and the students’ future education by bidding on the items by going to the auction site (biddingowl.com) and clicking “Featured Auctions” or by arriving to the auction site directly at:  biddingowl.com/Auction/home.cfm?auctionID=24575.  The UWC also is gratefully accepting monetary donations for the scholarship fund.

Posted inRecreation

Loren Dion Wins Laguna Beach Tournament and Will Represent U.S. Lawn Bowls

On November 12, 13 and 14, the Cambria Lawn Bowls Club participated in the Pro Bowlers Association for Lawn Bowls tournament in Laguna Beach.  The purpose of the tournament was to decide who would be representing the United States at the prestigious 2022 World Bowls tournament in the United Kingdom.  The Cambria Club competed in two divisions:  singles and pairs.

       With over 40 entrants in the singles tournament, Cambria Lawn Bowls member Loren Dion won the championship.  Loren, who comes from a long family line of lawn bowlers, will be representing the U.S. this January in the indoor tournament at Hopton-on-the-Sea in England.  Loren learned from his grandfather and father as a young child and has recently been seen giving lessons to the next generation. 

     Cambria Lawn Bowls Club continues to receive national and international exposure.  The Club has had many visitors in the past year, and many more are planning to visit, with two events already planned for 2022.   The Cambria lawn bowlers will host a “Rinks” tournament with four members to a team on March 26 and 27, as well as a pairs tournament on June 25 and 26.  A charity invitational to help raise money for the U.S. team’s travel fund is in the planning stages.  Local service clubs will be invited to play a beginner’s mini tournament for a local charity of choice in the year ahead, too.

     Come join Cambria Lawn Bowls Club any Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday at 9:15 a.m. at 950 Main Street for a basics lesson and good time.  The first two visits are free.